7. MOST WANT TO LIVE THEIR OWN LIFEtheir own way. They do not want Gods Word toreignover them, because Satan puts thoughts of rebellion in their mind, which their heart agrees with-ref Lk 19:27. However, when a person gets saved they receive the Holy Spirit. This gives them additional power to resist sin. Things that are wrong seem more sinful to the new Christian. It is written, Ps 119:128-I hate every false way. Pv 8:13-The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. The Bible gives them knowledge on how to defeat Satan. 8. SATAN WAS GIVEN, WHAT SEEMS LIKE, UNLIMITED POWER, TO DECEIVE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, to bring upon them a deep fog (or darkness, or blindness) when it comes to believing or understanding Gods Word. But God lifts that fog for those He calls. 9. YOU WERE BORN AT THE EXACT TIME ORDAINED to be tested to see if you will follow Jesusno matter what. If your heart follows the Bible you will be with Jesus, if not you will perish. So Satan makes you believe you are following Gods Word, when you are not. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR EVIL THOUGHTS ARE PUT THERE BY THE DEVIL. They are ignorant of Satans devices and that many ministers belong to Satan-ref 2 Cor 2:11, 1 Cor 11:13-15. Satan can put thoughts in peoples mind that even the most evil clergy and child molesters are of God, and people still go to their churches. Friend, this is deception. It is written: SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, HYPOCRITES! FOR YE ARE AS GRAVES WHICH APPEAR NOT, AND THE MEN THAT WALK OVER THEM ARE NOT AWARE OF THEM-Lk 11:44. Satan can speak lies and half truths and make you believe it is God. He is the master of deceptionthe most crafty, subtle, intelligent of Gods created beings. Satan deceives the whole world-ref Rev 12:9. 10. THE BLINDNESS OF A PERSONS HEART DECEIVES THEM. A persons own agenda, which is contrary to Gods Word, blinds them. People want their own way, not Gods waythis deceives them, as there is a lack of repentance. Satans programming agenda begins in our childhood and never ends until we die or are raptured. He blinds people to the fact that he exists. He has the power to make people do what he wants, such as crucify Jesus Christ, make wars, and irritate you. He can make people think right is wrong and wrong is right and that the sky is black, when it is blue. Satan can stir up an angry spirit in you. Satan can make you believe the Bible is not Gods Word, when it is. He can make you believe the Bible says things it does not, and make you believe it does not say what it really does. Satan twists Gods Word-ref Mt 4:3-10. The deceiver can make people sure they are saved, when they are not. Satan tells man that evolution is how he came into existence. Man blindly believes it, despite overwhelming evidence that in an instanttime, space, matter, and energy all came into existence. There is no chance that the universe just happened by chance and the perfect balance and combination of many factors necessary for life came through evolution. Some teachers know this, but because of fear, they promote the lie of evolution. If a person is hardened toward being corrected when he is wrong (which is pride), he will most likely perish. He is meat for Satan. Life is a test. 11. FEW RECOGNIZE SATAN GIVING THEM THOUGHTS or stirring up their emotions, such as anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, fear, and pride. Satan uses your desireto be someone, to be wanted, and your desire to live the way you wantto deceive you. He puts hate, rebellion and stubbornness in your heart, while God puts love, forgiveness, and the fruits of the Spirit in your heart. Which do you follow? Satan tells man he can serve God and himself. Man believes it, but then perishes. Satan does not tell those he deceives they will perish, but Gods Word does, but man does not believe God. Many do not believe there is a hell until they get there. Search the Scriptures and see for yourself. Most are clueless regarding their own thoughts, Satans thoughts in their head, or the Lord trying to correct them. To most, ALL THOUGHTS ARE SIMPLY THEIR OWN. To them the idea that they have thoughts from Satan is ridiculous. 12. Through Satan, THOUSANDS OF FALSE RELIGIONS exist. Most people will perish, but never know it until it happens-Lk 16:23. 1 Pe 5:8-Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Satans voice in your head can be like a roaring lion. He can make you afraid with thoughts, such as what if this happens? Or cause his followers to put you in jail, though you did nothing wrong. 13. However, in the history of the Bible, the DEVIL HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO STOP OR ALTER ONE SINGLE PROPHECY out of thousands. He tried to stop Israel from inheriting the Promised Land, tried to kill the baby Jesus, and tried to stop Israels rebirth, but failed. He tried to deceive Jesus, but failed. PROPHECY PROVES THE BIBLE CAN ONLY BE THE WORD OF GOD. Every prophecy in the future will come to pass, as it has in the past. You can bet your life on it. It is not possible that any person could write over 1000 prophecies, hundreds of years before they happen, and be 100% perfect in every detail. The Bible does this. The probability that the Bible is the Word of God is beyond 8 x 10 to the 63rd power. If you think the Bible is not true, you had better think again. 14. WE ARE NOW LIVING IN THE LATTER DAYS OF THE END TIMES. The Bible reveals that during this time, violence, sin, and filthy conversation will increase as birth pangs of a woman. Sexually perverse people and their hostility will increase and become acceptedref Gen 19:9; Lk 17:29. All of mans ways will be corrupted. The Bible will become less accepted, as hate increases. The preaching of most is already unacceptable to God-ref Rev 3:16. Persecutions against God-fearing people and churches that teach truth will become intense. The world will try to eliminate Jesus and His Word, so people will not know what is happening. This is happening now-ref Mt 24:37; Lk 17:28-29; 2 Pe 2:4-8; Rev 3:14-22. In this time of many enjoyable things to do and see, both Christians and non-Christians have no desire to deny themselves. Satan puts in your thoughtsyou only live once, enjoy everything while you can. 15. SATAN HAS A SON called the Antichrist or beast. The number of his name is 666-Rev 13:18. We believe he is alive right now, probably in Europe. He is being restrained from coming forth, until Gods children are removed-ref 2 Thes 2:7. Just before the Tribulation happens, God will remove His children. 1 Thes 4:16-17-For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. THE CAUGHT UP, OR TRANSLATION, or what we call the Rapture will happen (we believe soon). Those raptured are before the Gods throne, as the 7 seals are opened by Jesus-ref Rev chapters 4-6. 16. After the Rapture, Ro 14:10; 2 Cor 5:10-WE SHALL ALL STAND BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST that every one may receive the things done in his body, whether it be good or bad. This judgment of Gods children is for rewards or loss of rewards. During a lifetime, people go through a battle for their soul, which takes place in their thoughts. Getting an education, becoming a billionaire, getting married, means nothing compared with the loss of their soul. For those that receive Christ and stand firmthese are also tested for their positions of authority during the Millennium, plus eternal rewards including crowns. Gods children receive: 1 Pe 1:4 an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven . A persons attitude, childlike submission to God, and faithfulness is being tested. Some that follow Jesus are excuse-makers. Some work a 4 hour day, when God has called them to work more. Elders are judged more critically, for they are also examples to the flock. They can gain more rewards, but lose more. Even a persons excuses will be judged: Mt 12:36-Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof... Each of Gods children have some talents. Some receive 10, some 5, some 2, and some 1. Some work hard beyond their calling and multiply them. They study Gods Word, day and night. Whatever God calls them to do, they do it with all their heart-2 Chr 31:21. Excuses are not in their dictionary, neither is a reluctant attitude. A person that receives only 1 talent can multiply it to 10but, then, they will receive more at the Judgment-ref Mt 25:19. Some may be given 10, but only have 5 left. There are ranks in Gods army. Eph 4:11-12-And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry... Some are lay people, missionaries, or elders. Life is a test. During the Millennium, some will reign over tens, fifties, hundreds, thousands, cities, etc. The position of Gods children is determined during their lifetime according to their faithfulness. Some will work 10, 12, 14 hours a day. This seems to be what Jesus (our example) did. Mk 6:31-Jesus said, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for they had no leisure so much as to eat. Paul also tells us: 2 Cor 11:23-Are they ministers of Christ? I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure Satan knows how to make a person a busybody, doing things they feel they must do, but accomplishing little God has called them to do. God is not pleased with a lazy, complaining, excuse-making servant. For a full reward, do that which pleases God-ref 2 Jn 1:8. The Judgment also includes: Mt 5:19-Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. All people are bombarded with deceitful thoughts, but Gods children can learn to recognize and resist them. 17. ONCE THE RAPTURE OCCURS, THE ANTICHRIST COMES FORTH. He is also called the beast, the man of sin, and the number of his name is 666. HE WILL SIGN A COVENANT WITH ISRAEL AND OTHERS-Dan 9:27. This begins THE TRIBULATION. It is the worst time, since man has been on the earth. 18. DURING THE FIRST PARTWHAT WE CALL WW3 (the Russian/Arab invasion of Israel-Ezek 38, Rev 6:4) will take the lives of one-fourth of the worlds population. There will be famine and food prices soar. Sin and hate abound. 19. DURING THE TRIBULATION (about 3 ½ years from the end, the second part) people must take a mark of the Antichrist in or on their right hand or forehead-Rev 13:16. If they refuse, they cannot buy or sell. All must worship an image of the Antichrist or be beheaded-ref Rev 13:15. Most of the worlds population will take the mark and worship the image; thus, committing the unforgivable sin. They accept the Antichrist as God. The Bible warns do not do it, but because of intense pressure, they do it anyway. During the second part, one-third of the worlds population dies, as 200 million troops come to Israel from the far east-ref Rev 9:15. 20. THEN THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON EXPLODES IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION. Jesus returns with His saints-ref Zech 14:5; Rev 19:14 to fight against Satan, the Antichrist, false prophet, his angels, and those that pledged allegiance to Satan by taking the mark and worshipping the image. It lasts 24 hours. The blood at Armageddon will be about 5 feet deep for about 180 miles. Jesus uses the weathertornadoes, lightnings, earthquakes. Satans forces are terrified as they die. There are so few people left alive that a child may write them. The Antichrist and his false prophet are thrown alive into the lake of fire-Rev 19:20. 21. AT THIS TIME SATAN HAS FULFILLED PART OF WHAT HE WAS TO ACCOMPLISH. An angel will come down from heaven, HAVING THE KEY OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND A GREAT CHAIN IN HIS HAND. AND HE LAID HOLD ON THE DRAGON, THAT OLD SERPENT, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, AND BOUND HIM A THOUSAND YEARS, AND CAST HIM INTO THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, AND SHUT HIM UP, AND SET A SEAL UPON HIM, THAT HE SHOULD DECEIVE THE NATIONS NO MORE, TILL THE THOUSAND YEARS SHOULD BE FULFILLED -Rev 20:1-3. Isa 14:12-17-HOW ART THOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER, HOW ART THOU CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, WHICH DIDST WEAKEN THE NATIONS! YET THOU SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL, TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT. THEY THAT SEE THEE SHALL NARROWLY LOOK UPON THEE, AND CONSIDER THEE, SAYING, IS THIS THE MAN THAT MADE THE EARTH TO TREMBLE, THAT DID SHAKE KINGDOMS; THAT MADE THE WORLD AS A WILDERNESS, AND DESTROYED THE CITIES THEREOF; THAT OPENED NOT THE HOUSE OF HIS PRISONERS? The Tribulation is closer than you may think. It happens soon, after the catching away of Gods servants. 22. The Judgment of the Nations is held-ref Mt 25:31. FOR 1000 YEARS, JESUS (the King of Kings and Lord of Lords) WILL REIGN AND RULE IN HIS TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM. This is called the Millennium. The saints also reign and rule. Because Satan is bound, there will be love and peace. The world will love the Jew. When Satan is later loosed, there is violence and war again. 23. TRY TO UNDERSTAND SATANS POWER OF DECEPTION. Look at today versus the way things will be when Satan is bound. THERE ARE wars, arguments, bitterness, cheating, lying, stealing, hatred, drugs, mass murders, torture, selling body parts, killing unborn babies, and every sinful lifestyle and sexual perversion imaginable. Cable TV and the Internet are overflowing with pornography. Comedians mock God, and the audiences laugh. There is hatred toward God, the Bible, preachers preaching truth, and Gods people Israel. Television, movies, and childrens cartoons on Saturday morning are filled with violence, and the people seem to love to have it so. Can a new movie be found that doesnt curse Gods name?and if a person attends, why doesnt he walk out and get a refund? It is because the number of real born again Christians are few. 24. NOW LET US LOOK AT THE WAY THINGS WILL BE when Jesus reigns, and Satan is bound. IMAGINE YOURSELF. ONE MOMENT YOU ARE HAVING ALL SORTS OF EVIL THOUGHTS of anger, bitterness, sex, and hatred toward your neighbor. You are surrounded with cursing and foul language. You are upset with your boss. Your wife talks a mile a minute. 25. THEN, IN AN INSTANT, THOSE THOUGHTS DISAPPEAR, and your mind is filled withlove, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control-ref Gal 5:22. There is no more selfishness, cheating, lying, war, and stealing. There are no more sinful lifestyles. The woman that talks a mile a minutestops. She no longer feels rejected. It is a miracle. Can you imagine a world that will love Israel, and the Jew, and each other? It is because Satan is bound. The earth will love, worship, and obey Jesus. 26. If you can UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE between the way people are now, as opposed to the way they will be during the Millennium, then you can get a glimpse of the incredible power of your adversarySatanto fill peoples minds with hatred, garbage and deceit. This includes your mind also. If Satan was locked up right now, the evil thinking and enticing thoughts YOU have, even WISECRACKS, WOULD STOP. Gods will for you right now is to repent, be converted and let Jesus begin transforming you to be like Himdespite the power of Satan bombarding your thoughts. 27. AFTER THE 1000 YEARS, SATAN IS LET LOOSE. WHY? As Satan goes forth to deceive people, what is in each persons heart will be revealed. During the Millennium, a persons life span will greatly increase. A child will be a hundred years old. Billions of people will be born. Rev 20:7-10-AND WHEN THE THOUSAND YEARS ARE EXPIRED, SATAN SHALL BE LOOSED OUT OF HIS PRISON, AND SHALL GO OUT TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS (the people born during the Millennium will be tested), THE NUMBER OF WHOM IS AS THE SAND OF THE SEA. AND THEY WENT UP ON THE BREADTH OF THE EARTH, AND COMPASSED THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS ABOUT, AND THE BELOVED CITY: AND FIRE CAME DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, AND DEVOURED THEM. There are two groups: the saints and Jerusalem on one side, and the rest of humanity led by Satan on the other, wanting to kill the Jews and Christians. Satans hypnotic powers to deceive are awesome. At this time, all that Satan was destined to do is finished. 28. SATANS EXISTENCE ENDS. Ezek 28:18,19-God says I BRING FORTH A FIRE FROM THE MIDST OF THEE, IT SHALL DEVOUR THEE, AND I WILL BRING THEE TO ASHES UPON THE EARTH IN THE SIGHT OF ALL THEM THAT BEHOLD THEE. ALL THEY THAT KNOW THEE AMONG THE PEOPLE SHALL BE ASTONISHED AT THEE: THOU SHALT BE A TERROR, AND NEVER SHALT THOU BE ANY MORE. Rev 20:10-AND THE DEVIL THAT DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, WHERE THE BEAST AND THE FALSE PROPHET ARE, AND SHALL BE TORMENTED DAY AND NIGHT FOR EVER AND EVER. The lake of fire was created for the devil and his angels-ref Mt 25:41, and for all that rejects the forgiveness of their sins that is offered through faith in Christ. When an unsaved person dies, they go to a place of torment called hell. This is where the rich man is of Lk 16:19-31. This is where they stay until the Great White Throne Judgment. Did you know all these things? 29. Rev 20:11-15-NEXT COMES THE JUDGMENT OF THE UNSAVED, the final Judgment. AND I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE, AND HIM THAT SAT ON IT, FROM WHOSE FACE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVEN FLED AWAY; AND THERE WAS FOUND NO PLACE FOR THEM. AND I SAW THE DEAD, SMALL AND GREAT, STAND BEFORE GOD; AND THE BOOKS WERE OPENED: AND ANOTHER BOOK WAS OPENED, WHICH IS THE BOOK OF LIFE: AND THE DEAD WERE JUDGED OUT OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT; AND DEATH AND HELL DELIVERED UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN THEM: AND DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. 30. You were born to be testedwill you follow God or Satan? There is no other choice. If you are not for God, you are against Him-ref Lk 11:23. The unsaved are being TESTED TO DETERMINE THEIR ETERNAL PUNISHMENT. The number of stripes each receives before being cast into the fire at the Great White Throne is determined during the persons lifetime. At this Judgment, there appears to be two groups and various amounts of stripes. These are part of the eternal torment. There is also the tongue of the unsaved being set on fire and burning forever and ever. We might say that group 1 is for the lower, less wicked ranks; while group 2 is for the higher, more evil ones. There are also degrees of sin, plus lesser and greater abominations. Jesus said-Jn 19:11-He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. Those that practice perverted lifestyles and try to force such things on Gods childrenwoe to them! Such tried to do so to those sent to Lot-ref Gen 19:9 and were destroyed. 31. (Group 1) are those that were never saved and never knew Gods will. Some were nice people that may have given to the poor. They were passive. They did not come against those that followed Jesus, but neither did they receive Jesus as their Saviour. In this group, there can be those whose heart is evil. These receive few stripes. 32. (Group 2) are those that aggressively tempt and offend the brethren, putting stumbling blocks in their path. Their hearts are evil. These include unsaved clergy. These can include terrorists. (Group 2) can also include: Lk 12:45-47-But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which KNEW HIS LORD'S WILL, and prepared not himself, NEITHER DID ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, shall be beaten with MANY STRIPES. (Group 1) V. 48-But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. (Group 2) Mt 18:6-7-But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!-ref Mk 9:42; Lk 17:1-2. (Group 1 and 2) Ja 3:5,6,8-10 The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and IT IS SET ON FIRE OF HELL. The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men All that appear at this Judgment chose to believe the lies, the half truths, and various deceptions that the devil flooded their thoughts with. Some had a spirit of fear. Others were prideful. Some were busybodies, no time for God. Some of these professed Jesus Christ-ref Mt 7:20-28, but their heart was far from Him. 33. SOME THOUGHTS THE UNSAVED HAVE ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. There is no God, no heaven, no hell, only now. 2. The Bible was only written by men. 3. Dont tell me Ive fallen-2 Thes 2:3; Rev 2:5; Gal 5:4. There is nothing wrong with what I am doing. I believe in God. 4. I know I am saved. Dont tell me otherwise. 5. I am a Catholic, a Protestant, a Hindu, a Moslem, a Buddhist, a Jehovahs Witness, a Mormon, etc. Ill believe my own way. 6. I am a good person, better than most. 7. When being corrected by their preacher some have thoughts: The preacher doesnt understand. Some thought their good works, church, or religion could save them. Only through repentance and trust in Jesus Christ, Gods only begotten Son, Who is come in the flesh, can you be saved.