Monday, November 19, 2012

The Third of Heaven vs. The "47%"

I had an interesting thought today. As I was reflecting on the way America is going and the many Americans who have the attitude that they don't need to work hard, don't mind being told what to do by the government in exchange for being taken care of - and not wanting to glorify the Lord in any way, I couldn't help but notice how much it parallels Lucifer's plan in the great counsel in heaven. 

Moses 41:1-2

And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That Satan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor.

But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.

A third of the entire hosts of heaven followed him and rebelled against God. They were cast out of heaven. 
It's clear how Satan is very much a part of the attitudes and philosophies we see going on today. Looking for the easy way though life. Not having to work or achieve but being guaranteed stability and security. The one providing the stability (the government) and security requires that those dependent on him (it), should give him all praise and credit him as the only source of their salvation. Thus, not giving glory to God for all they have.

They are stirred up in anger against those who glorify God and desire to work hard. They create wars and attempt to destroy those who follow the way of the Lord.

Satan is behind this idea. Continuously seeking revenge for being cast out. Full of anger and hatred he will do all he can to destroy the souls of men. Those who follow him will be led to captivity. His plan is to enslave and to destroy.

It's amazing to see this happening in our day.


Tiffanie said...

Speaking of the Modern day war in heaven reminded me of this article in Meridian Magazine in 2008 that is referenced here: (the original has been deleted, doh) here's another blog with the summary of his guess at the arguments Satan used are:

Lindsey said...

Thanks Tiffanie! Can't wait to check this out!