BIBLE’S MESSAGE UNCOVERED

By the Scripture's Own Writers

Definition

The Devil—a mighty spirit person, an angel. Originally a righteous cherub of God's creation by means of the Word, the First-begotten Son of God. He was not created a devil or Satan, but made himself such by his rebellion against Almighty God. He was the beginner and introducer of sin in the universe, and is extremely wicked, the great enemy of God and all His righteous creatures. Sentenced to death at the time of his rebellion, but permitted to remain in order that God's supremacy might be proved. He will be abyssed at Armageddon by Christ Jesus, and finally annihilated at the end of Christ's millennial reign. Also known as Satan. A false, mimic god.

Originally a Righteous Creature of God—Placed as Protectorate over Adam and Eve in Eden

Ezekiel 28:12-15 "Take up a lam­entation over the king of Tyre, and say unto him,. .. You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; .. . the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was in you; in the day that you were created they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub that covers: and I set you, so that you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you."

Daniel 4:10-12 "Behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth. The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in the branches thereof, and all flesh was fed from it."

How Sin, Disobedience, Lies and Murder Were Brought In by 'Covering Cherub'

James 1:13-15 "Let no one say: 'I am being tried by God.' No; for with evil things God cannot be tried nor does He Himself try anyone. But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the de­sire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death."

Ezekiel 28:15, 16 "You were per­fect in your ways from the day that you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your traffic they filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned."

John 8:44 "You are from your father the Devil and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie."

1 John 3:8 "He who practices sin originates with the Devil, be­cause the Devil has been sinning from when he began."

Instituted Rebellion Against Jehovah

Isaiah 14:13, 14 "You said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of con­gregation, in the uttermost parts of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."

1 Timothy 3:6 "Not a newly con­verted man, for fear that he might get puffed up with pride and fall into the judgment passed upon the Devil."

Ephesians 2:2 "You at one time walked according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit that now operates in the sons of disobe­dience."

Ezekiel 28:17, 18 "Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: ... By the multitude of thine iniqui­ties, in the unrighteousness of thy traffic, thou hast profaned thy sanctuaries."

Brought Challenge Against God's Supremacy, Truthfulness, Justice

Genesis 3:4, 5 "The serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die; for God knows that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil."

See: Job, chapters 1, 2, below; Isaiah 14; 13, 14, above.

Raised Question of Man's Integ­rity Toward God and Challenged God's Way of Ruling Universe by Love

Job 1:9-11; 2:3-5 "Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth Your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce You to Your face."

"And Jehovah said unto Satan, Have you considered My servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and turns away from evil: and he still holds fast his in­tegrity, although you move Me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has will he give for his life. But put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce You to Your face."

Revelation 12:10 "The accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God."

Names Given to Him After His Rebellion

Revelation 12:9 "So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the en­tire inhabited earth."

Revelation 20:2 "He seized the drag­on, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan."

Introduced False Religion, Creature Worship

Romans 1:22 "Although asserting they were wise, they became fool­ish and turned the glory of the incorruptible God into something like the image of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed creatures and creeping things."

Jude 9 "Michael the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses' body."

See: Genesis 3:4, 5, above.

The Cause of Sin and Death and Earth's Woes

Isaiah 14:12, 16, 17, 20 "How are you cut down to the ground, that did lay low the nations! ... Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and over­threw the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home? . .. You have slain your people."

Acts 10:38 "Jesus . . . went through the land doing good and healing all those oppressed by the Devil."

Romans 5:12, 19 "Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned."

Important to Know About Satan and His Activities so as to Avoid His Snares

2 Corinthians 2:11 "That we may not be overreached by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his designs."

2 Timothy 2:25, 26 "Instructing with mildness ..., as ... they may come back to their proper senses out from the snare of the Devil, seeing that they have been caught alive by him for the will of that one."

2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10 "The lawless one's presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders and with every un­righteous deception."

Satan Is a Person, Not the Abstract Quality of Evil

Matthew 4:1-11 "The Tempter came and said to Him: ... In re­ply He said: ... Then the Devil took Him along into the holy city, and he stationed Him upon the battlement of the temple and said to Him: ... Jesus said to him: ... Again the Devil took Him along to an unusually high moun­tain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to Him: 'All these things I will give You if You fall down and do an act of worship to me.' Then Jesus said to him: 'Go away, Satan!'... Then the Devil left Him."

See also: Luke, chapter 4.

Jude 9 "When Michael the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses' body, he did not dare to bring a judgment against him in abusive terms, but said: 'May Jehovah rebuke you.' "

Zechariah 3:1, 2 "And he showed me Joshua the high priest stand­ing before the angel of Jehovah, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary. And Jehovah said unto Satan, Jeho­vah rebuke thee, O Satan."

Mark 3:22 "Also the scribes ...were saying: 'He has Beelze­bub, and He expels the demons by means of the ruler of the demons.' "

See also: Job, chapters 1, 2; Revelation 12:3-17, regarding the con­versation between God and satan and the war in heaven between Michael and satan.

He Appears as Benefactor, Light-Bearer, to Deceive

2 Corinthians 11:3, 14 "But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent se­duced Eve by its craftiness, your minds might be corrupted away from the sincerity and the chas­tity that are due the Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light."

Revelation 3:9 "Look! I will give those from the synagogue of Sa­tan who say they are Jews, and yet they are not but are lying —look! I will make them come and do obeisance before your feet."

See: Genesis 3:1-5.

Cast Out from God's Organiza­tion, Sentenced to Death at Time of Rebellion in Eden—No Light, Appointment or Assignment from God Thereafter

Genesis 3:14, 15 "And Jehovah God said unto the serpent, Be­cause you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

Daniel 4:13, 14 "A watcher and a holy one came down from heav­en. He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches."

Ezekiel 28:16, 18, 19 "Therefore have I cast you as profane out of the mountain of God; . . . therefore I have brought forth a fire from the midst of you; it has devoured you, and I have turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you. All they that know you among the peoples shall be astonished at you: you are become a terror, and you shall nevermore have any being."

Psalm 94:20 "Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with You?"

2 Corinthians 6:15 "What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?"

Nahum 1:3 "Jehovah . .. will by no means clear the guilty."

Habakkuk 1:13 "You that are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and that cannot look on perverseness."

Permitted to Exist for a Time, that the Issue of Jehovah's Su­premacy and Faithful Men's In­tegrity Be Settled Forever

Exodus 9:16 "In very deed for this cause have I made you to stand [spared you], to show you My power, and that My Name may be declared throughout all the earth."

Romans 9:17 "For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: 'For this very purpose I have let you remain, that in connection with you I may demonstrate My power and that My Name may be published throughout all the earth.' "

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7, 8, 16, 17 "For every­thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: ... a time to keep si­lence, and a time to speak; ... a time for war, and a time for peace. ... In the place of justice, ...wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, . . . wickedness was there. ... God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work."

Nahum 1:9 "What do ye devise against Jehovah? He will make a full end; affliction shall not rise up the second time."

Proverbs 27:11 "My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproaches me."

Psalm 74:10, 22, 23 "How long, O God, shall the adversary re­proach? Shall the enemy blas­pheme Your Name for ever? Arise, O God, plead Your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches You all the day. Forget not the voice of Your ad­versaries: the tumult of those that rise up against Your ascends continually."

Psalm 83:17, 18 "Let them be put to shame and dismayed for ever; yea, let them be confounded and perish; that they may know that You alone, whose name is Je­hovah, are the Most High over all the earth."

Revelation 6:10 "And they cried with a loud voice, saying: 'Until when, Sovereign Lord holy and true, are You refraining from judging and avenging our blood upon those who dwell on the earth?' "

Still Retains Personal Power and Acts as Outlaw Against God, Assaults God's Servants

1 Peter 5:8 "Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour."

Luke 22:31 "Simon, Simon, look! Satan has demanded to have you men to sift you as wheat."

2 Corinthians 12:7 "That I might not be overly exalted, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan, to keep striking me."

1 Thessalonians 2:18 "We wanted to come to you, yes, I Paul, both once and a second time, but Sa­tan cut across our path."

Revelation 2:10 "Look! the Devil will keep on throwing some of you into prison that you may be fully put to the test, and that you may have tribulation ten days."

Genesis 3:15 "He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."

John 13:2 "So, while the eve­ning meal was going on, the Devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him."

See also: Matthew, chapter 4, and Luke, chapter 4.

Through Sin and His Organiza­tion, Satan Brings Temptation and Distress

Hebrews 2:14, 15 "Therefore, since the 'young children' are sharers of blood and flesh, He also similarly partook of the same things, that through His death He might destroy the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil, and might emancipate all those who for fear of death were sub­ject to slavery all through their lives."

James 3:14-16 "If you have bitter jealousy and contentiousness in your hearts,. .. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is the earthly, animal, demonic. For where jealousy and contentiousness are, there disor­der and every vile thing are."

1 Chronicles 21:1, 8 "And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel. And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing."

Acts 5:3 "Peter said: 'Ananias, to what end has Satan em­boldened you to play false to the holy spirit and to hold back secretly some of the price of the field?' "

Nahum 3:1 "Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and rapine; the prey departs not."

Revelation 18:2, 3 "Babylon the great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling-place of demons .. . and a lurking-place of every unclean and hated bird! For because of the passion-arousing wine of her fornication all the nations have fallen victim, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich due to the power of her shameless luxury."

Matthew 24:9 "Then people will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on ac­count of My name."

Has Built Up a Great "Seed" Organization Composed of In­visible "Heavens" (Demons), and Visible "Earth" (Humans)

Genesis 3:15 "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed."

Daniel 2:31-33 "You, O king, saw, and, behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before you; and the aspect thereof was ter­rible. As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay."

2 Peter 3:7-13 "The heavens and the earth that are now are stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction ... the heavens will pass away ... and earth and the works in it will be discovered.... the heavens being on fire will be dissolved and the elements being intensely hot will melt!"

Isaiah 47:1, 5 "Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne,... you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms."

His organization of demons

Revelation 12:3, 4 "And another sign was seen in heaven, and look! a great fiery-colored dragon, with seven heads and ten horns and upon its heads seven diadems; and its tail draws a third of the stars of heaven, and it hurled them down to the earth."

Matthew 12:24 "The Pharisees said: 'This fellow does not expel the demons except by means of Beelzebub, the ruler of the de­mons.' "

Ephesians 6:11, 12 "Stand firm against the machinations of the Devil; because we have a fight, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world- rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places."

Daniel 10:13 "The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me."

His organization of humans

Matthew 13:38, 39 "The field is the world; ... the weeds are the sons of the wicked one, and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil."

1 John 3:10 "The children of God and the children of the Devil are evident by this fact: Everyone who does not practice righteousness does not originate with God, neither does he who does not love his brother."

Revelation 13:1, 2 "And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, and upon its horns ten diadems, but upon its heads blasphemous names. Now the wild beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were as those of a bear, and its mouth was as a lion's mouth. And the dragon gave the beast its power and its throne and great authority."

Satan's First World Destroyed by the Flood

2 Peter 3:6 "The world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water."

Satan Is the God of This Present Evil System of Things

2 Corinthians 4:4 "The god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through."

1 John 5:19 "The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one."

Became "God of World" in the Broadest Sense in 607 B.C. at Time of Fall of Jehovah's Typical Theocratic Government at Jerusalem

Ezekiel 21:25-27 "And you, O deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day is come,... thus says the Lord Je­hovah: Remove the mitre, and take off the crown; this shall be no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: this also shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him."

Isaiah 14:13 "I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north."

See: Psalm 48:1, 2.

Satan's Uninterrupted Rule of Nations Extended "7 Times" (2,520 Years) till His Failure to Overthrow the Newborn Kingdom in Heaven, A.D. 1914

Daniel 4:16, 25 "Let his heart be changed from man's and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.... till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whom­soever He will."

Revelation 12:4, 5, 7, 9 "And the dragon kept standing before the woman who was about to give birth, that, when she did give birth, it might devour her child. And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was caught away to God and to His throne. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, ... So down the great dragon was hurled."

Jesus' Earthly Course Fully Proved Satan a Liar and Brought a Judgment of Condemnation on Satan's World

John 12:31 "Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out."

John 14:30 "The ruler of the world is coming. And yet he has no hold on Me."

John 16:33 "Cheer up! I have conquered the world."

Luke 10:18 "He said to them: 'I began to behold Satan already fallen like lightning from heav­en.' "

Cast Down from Heaven to Earth by the King Christ Jesus, A.D. 1914-1918, Satan's Ac­tivities Are Now Con­fined to Earth

Revelation 12:9-17 "So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the en­tire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven say: 'Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ,'... Now when the dragon saw it was hurled down to the earth, it persecuted the woman that gave birth to the male child... And the dragon ... went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed, who observe the com­mandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus."

Revelation 18:2 "She has fallen! Babylon the great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling-place of demons and a lurking-place of every unclean exhalation and a lurking-place of every unclean and hated bird!"

Satan Causes Earth's Present Distress; He Gathers Nations to Final Battle Against God

Revelation 12:12 "On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time."

Revelation 16:13-18 "I saw three un­clean inspired expressions that looked like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are, in fact, ex­pressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhab­ited earth, to gather them to­gether to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.... And they gathered them together to the place that is called in He­brew Har-Magedon."

Taunt Song Against Satan Now Applies in Fullest Sense, Reaches Crescendo at Armageddon

Isaiah 14:4-20 "Sheol from be­neath is moved for you to meet you at your coming; ... Your pomp is brought down to sheol,., . How you are fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how you are  cut down to the ground,... you shall be brought down to sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit. . .. You are cast forth away from your sepulchre like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, that are thrust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a dead body trodden under foot. You shall not be joined with them in burial."

Will Be Cast into Abyss of Deathlike Inactivity After His Organization Is Destroyed at Armageddon

Revelation19:19-20:3 "The wild beast . .. and . . . the false prophet... both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulphur. But the rest were killed off with the long sword of the one seated on the horse ... And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he hurled him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him, that he might not mislead the nations any more until the thousand years were ended."

Romans 16:20 "The God who gives peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly."

Jeremiah 25:15-26 "Take this cup of the wine of wrath at My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it. . . . and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them."

Daniel 2:34, 35 "You saw till that a stone was cut out with­out hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces to­gether, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great moun­tain, and filled the whole earth."

All Traces of Satan's Works Erased Forever from Universe by Christ Jesus

Hebrews 2:14 "Therefore, since the 'young children' are sharers of blood and flesh, He also similarly

partook of the same things, that through His death He might de­stroy the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil."

1 John 3:8 "For this purpose the Son of God was made mani­fest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil."

1 Corinthians 15:24-27 "Next, the ac­complished end, when He hands over the kingdom to His God and Father, when He has destroyed all government and all authority and power. For He must rule as king until God has put all enemies under His feet. As the last ene­my, death is to be destroyed. For God 'subjected all things un­der His feet'."

Satan Resuscitated at the End of 1,000 Years of Christ's Peaceful Reign, Then Eternally Destroyed in Final Vindication of God's Sovereign Supremacy

Revelation 20:3, 7-10 "Now as soon as the thousand years have been ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison, and he will go out to mislead those nations in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war.... But fire came down out of heaven and de­voured them. And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever."

Truth and Spirit of God with Service and Prayer the Pro­tection Against Satan

Psalm 91:4 "His truth is a shield and a buckler."

James 4:7 "Subject yourselves, therefore, to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you."

John 8:32 "The truth will set you free."

Acts 26:18 "To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of satan to God."

Matthew 4:10, 11 "Then Jesus said to him; 'Go away, Satan! For it is written, "It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to Him alone you must render sacred service." ' Then the Devil left Him, and, look! angels came and began to minister to Him."

Ephesians 6:14-18 "Stand firm, there­fore, with your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, and with your feet shod with the equipment of the good news of peace. Above all things, take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the wicked one's burning mis­siles. Also accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God's Word, while with every form of prayer and supplication you carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit."

Satan Is Restrained by God's Angels from Destroying God's Servants

Psalm 34:7 "The angel of Jeho­vah encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them."

Psalm 91:11, 12 "He will give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash you foot against a stone."

Matthew 18:10 "Keep watching that you men do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven al­ways have access to My Father who is in heaven."

Hebrews 1:14 "Are they [angels] not all spirits for public service, sent forth to minister for those who are going to inherit salva­tion?"

2 Kings 6:16, 17 "He answered, Fear not; for they that are with us are more than they that are with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Jehovah, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And Jehovah opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."

Satan Has Never Been God over Those Serving Jehovah

Luke 20:36-38 "He calls Jeho­vah 'the God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob'. He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living, for they are all living from His standpoint."

Hebrews 11:32, 16 "The time will fail me if I go on to relate about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David as well as Samuel and the other prophets. Hence God is not ashamed of them, to be called upon as their God, for He has made a city ready for them."

Those Maintaining Integrity and Who Prove Satan a Liar Re­warded with Everlasting Life

2 Timothy 4:7, 8 "I have fought the right fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have ob­served the faith. From this time on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me as a reward in that day, yet not only to me, but also to all those who have loved His mani­festation."

Revelation 2:10 "Prove yourself faith­ful even with the danger of death, and I will give you the crown of life."

1 Peter 4:14, 19 "If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, even the spirit of God, is resting upon you. So, then, also let those who are suffering in harmony with the will of God keep on commending their souls to a faithful Creator while they are doing good."

Matthew 25:46 "And these [the goats] will depart into ever­lasting cutting-off, but the right­eous ones [the sheep] into ever­lasting life."

DEMONS

Originally Angels of God; These Rebelled, Joined Satan Before Flood, Becoming Devils.

De­mons—Materialized as Humans

Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were in the earth in those clays, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown."

1 Peter 3:19, 20 "In this state also He went His way and preached to the spirits in prison, which had once" been disobedient when the patience of God was waiting in Noah's days, while the ark was being constructed."

Such Demons Were Cast Out from God's Organization, Sentenced to Death

Jude 6 "And the angels that did not keep their original position but forsook their own proper dwelling-place He has reserved with eternal bonds under dense darkness for the judgment of the great day."

2 Peter 2:4 "God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into Tartarus, delivered them to pits of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment."

Restrained from Materializing Since the Flood, They Use Human Mediums to Com­municate with Men

Leviticus 19:31 "Turn ye not unto them that have familiar spirits, nor unto the wizards."

Revelation 18:23 "By your spiritistic practice all the nations were mis­led."

Acts 16:16-19 "A certain serv­ant girl with a spirit, a demon of divination,... used to furnish her masters with much gain by practicing the art of prediction. . .. Paul.. . said to the spirit: 'I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.' And it came out that very hour."

May Possess Humans, Con­trolling Their Minds and Actions

Luke 4:41 "Demons also would come out of many, shouting and saying: 'You are the Son of God.' But, rebuking them, He would not permit them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ."

Luke 8:27-29 "A certain man from the city who had demons met him. And for a considerable time he had not worn clothing, and he was staying, not at home, but among the tombs. At the sight of Jesus he cried aloud and fell down before Him, and with a loud voice he said: 'What have I to do with You, Jesus Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me.' (For He had been ordering the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For over a long time it had held him fast, and he was repeatedly bound with chains and fetters under guard, but he would burst the bonds and be driven by the de­mon into the lonely places.) "

May Impersonate Dead Humans, Deceive Men

1 Samuel 28:11-14 "Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto you? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. ... And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what do you see? And the woman said unto Saul, I see a god coming up out of the earth. And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man comes up; and he is covered with a robe. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel."

To Consult Such Means Disfavor of God and Death

1 Timothy 4:1 "Some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons."

Revelation 21:8 "As for ... those prac­ticing spiritism ... their portion will be in the lake that burns

with fire and sulphur. This means the second death."

Demons Know God and Christ Are Superior, Know About Sen­tence of Destruction, but Do Not Exercise Faith or Serve God

James 2:19 "You believe there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder."

Acts 19:15, 16 "The wicked spirit said to them: 'I know Je­sus and I am acquainted with Paul; but who are you?' With that the man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped upon them, got the mastery of the two of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled naked and wounded out of that house."

Demons Receive Worship of Those Not Serving God

Deuteronomy 32:16, 17 "They moved Him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacri­ficed unto demons, which were no God."

Psalm 106:37 "Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons."

1 Corinthians 10:20 "The things which the nations sacrifice they sacri­fice to demons, and not to God, and I do not want you to become sharers with the demons."

Revelation 9:20 "But the rest of the men.. . did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they should not worship the demons and the idols of gold and silver and copper and stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk."

Demons Control This Evil World, Permeate the World Religions

Revelation 18:2 "And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: 'She has fallen! Babylon the great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling-place of demons. .. and a lurking-place of every un­clean and hated bird!' "

Demons Reproach God by Blas­pheming Him, Degrading His Creatures

1 Timothy 4:1 "However, the in­spired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading in­spired utterances and teachings of demons."

Psalm 74:10 "How long, O God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme Your Name for ever?"

Luke 4:33-35 "Now in the syna­gogue there was a man with a spirit, an unclean demon, and he shouted with a loud voice: 'Ah! what have we to do with You, Jesus you Nazarene? Did You come to destroy us? I know exact­ly who you are, the Holy One of God.' But Jesus rebuked it, saying: 'Be silent, and come out of him.' So, after throwing the man down in their midst, the demon came out of him without hurting him."

Satan and Demons Foment Wars, Enjoy Seeing Creatures Kill One Another

James 3:15, 16; 4:1 "This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is the earthly, animal, demonic. For where jeal­ousy and contentiousness are, there disorder and every vile thing are." "From what source are there wars and from what source are there fights among you? Are they not from this source, namely, from your crav­ings for sensual pleasure which carry on a conflict in your mem­bers?"

Isaiah 14:16, 17, 20 "They that see you shall gaze at you, they shall consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake king­doms; that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home? . . . You have destroyed your land, your have slain your people; the seed of evil-doers shall not be named forever."

Demons Will Be Abyssed with Satan at Armageddon

Luke 8:31 "They [demons] kept entreating Him not to order them to go away into the abyss."

Matthew 8:29 "And, look! they screamed, saying: 'What have we to do with You, Son of God? Did You come here to torment us be­fore the right time?' "

Revelation 20:2, 3 "And he [Christ] seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Sa­tan, and bound him for a thou­sand years. And he hurled him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him."

Brought Back with Satan at End of 1,000 Years, Then Eternally Destroyed

Matthew 25:41 "Be on your way from me, you who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

Revelation 20:10 "The Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were."


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