God vs. Satan
by Richard Pinelli
An epic battle has been going on between God and a powerful, evil spirit, Satan the devil. How did it begin? How will the battle of God vs. Satan end?
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Although we are only given small glimpses of the world prior to man, the Scriptures tell us that during this time Lucifer, one of the high-ranking angels serving before God’s throne, convinced a third of the angels to follow him in rebellion against God (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:13-16; Revelation 12:7-9).
Apparently, because of this great battle, the beautiful earth God had created (Isaiah 45:18) became “without form, and void” (Genesis 1:2). Because of Lucifer’s rebellion, his name was changed to Satan, meaning “adversary.” His followers, fallen angels, became known as demons.
After refashioning the earth so it could sustain human life, God created the first man, Adam. Eve, the first woman, was created a short time later. In addition to placing them in the Garden of Eden, where they could live and multiply, God gave them instruction in the way of life that would lead to happiness and eternal life.
But this couple was also given the choice of whether they would obey their Creator or choose their own path. God gave Adam and Eve the first opportunity to rule when He put all things under the feet of man, giving him dominion over the works of God’s hand (Psalm 8:4-8).
Satan attacks mankind
Though largely banished to earth with only a few exceptions when he could appear before God’s throne (Job 1:6), Satan and his demons were not ready to concede in their fight against God. Satan the devil soon brought the battle to the Garden of Eden.
Satan convinced the first man and his wife to disregard the instruction and commandments of God. They bought the lie that man can choose for himself what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil. As a result of this tragic decision, sin entered the world and death entered by sin. Man cut himself off from the guidance, direction and blessings of God.
From mankind’s perspective, this began the battle of light vs. darkness, right vs. wrong, evil vs. good. Sides were drawn. Camps and philosophies were developed.
The result is that we now live in a world where we face a clash of values having to do with the questions of what is sin and who is in charge of this earth. Until mankind comes to terms with God’s ageless law, he will forever struggle in the battle of the ages with Satan’s philosophy that humans can decide for themselves what is good and what is evil.
Speaking of the confusion that this way of thinking has brought about, Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.” Mankind has lost the ability to think and reason soundly. He has lost sight of the way to peace and happiness. The subsequent history of humankind is a record of struggle in the battle of the ages. What is the deception of the ages? And how does it affect our present day? Consider how Satan deceived the first man and woman.
A deadly deception
Shortly after creating them, God instructed Adam and Eve to look to Him for the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:15-17). Satan came along and portrayed God as a liar and an oppressor (Genesis 3:4-5). Eve was deceived (2 Corinthians 11:3), and Adam willingly ate of the wrong tree (1 Timothy 2:14). Satan convinced mankind that he should and could decide for himself good and evil.
This is the great deception. The deceiver and his agents brought darkness and oppression disguised as light and liberty. As a result of Adam’s choice, mankind was cut off from God—the only true source of light, life and liberty.
What a deception! The author of darkness and death posed as an angel of light and sold the most fatal potion of the ages. God said, “In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Satan, in effect, said, “God knows better—He’s been lying to you.” Through the ages, Satan and his agents have designed various systems to disguise the same old package of death.
God vs. Satan: the longest-running prophecy
As a result of Adam’s sin, God dealt with each one of the players in the deception of Eden. In Genesis 3:15 we see the oldest and longest-running prophecy of the Bible. God told the serpent, Satan the devil, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed [Christ].”
The battle lines for thousands of years—until the return of Jesus Christ and the removal of the devil—had been drawn. There would be enmity or hostility between the woman, representing the true Church with God’s servants, and those of Satan’s world. Thus began the division between those who choose light and truth and those who choose darkness and lies.
Continuing His address to Satan, God went on to say, “He [Christ] shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His [Christ’s] heel,” referring to the fact that Satan would orchestrate the hatred of Jewish leaders to have Christ crucified. As Christ said to these leaders, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do” (John 8:44).
This battle—God vs. Satan—has been going on for over 6,000 years. We are told in 2 Corinthians 4:4 that Satan is the “god of this age.” In God’s sovereign purpose, Satan has been permitted to exercise a great measure of authority and power through the duration of this age.
While man remains a free moral agent and is answerable and responsible for his actions, evil is more than human. Evil has its source in a powerful being who has blinded the minds of unbelievers.
One of the primary manifestations of satanic influence and of the evil of this age is religious deception. It is blindness in reference to the laws of God’s coming Kingdom. It is obvious from many passages in the Bible that the Kingdom of God in its permanence does not belong to this age—for Satan is indeed the god of this age.
Hope for this world
But God has not gone off to heaven and left this world under the complete control of this evil spirit being called Satan the devil. God has not been dethroned. It remains eternally true that “the LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all” (Psalm 103:19). God is still king of the ages. It is simply a matter of understanding that the fullness of God’s Kingdom will not come about until this present evil age comes to an end.
“Jesus Christ established a beachhead for the Kingdom of God through His Church, though this world remains largely the kingdom of Satan.”We also need to understand that the Kingdom of God is not only future. Jesus Christ established a beachhead for the Kingdom of God through His Church, though this world remains largely the kingdom of Satan. The author of the book of Hebrews speaks of faithful people living during the time of the early New Testament Church who “have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come” (Hebrews 6:5).
The powers of the world to come have thus penetrated this age. The defeat of Satan by God and the establishment of His Kingdom are not solely in the future. God has already acted in His kingly power to break the power of Satan. This present evil world—the domain of Satan—has been breached by God.
Satan’s kingdom doomed
The Scriptures make it clear that Satan’s evil influence over mankind is destined to end. Speaking of Christ, Hebrews 2:14-15 says, “Through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” The word destroy in this passage means to ruin, put out of action or render inoperative. (Read more about this in our article “Satan Destroyed? How?”)
The destruction of Satan’s stronghold has already been guaranteed through Christ’s death, burial and resurrection from the dead. It was a defeat for Satan in that his activity—his power in some real way—was and is curtailed towards God’s people. As Revelation 12:11 says regarding faithful Christians, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”
Christ’s ministry was also an invasion of Satan’s realm. Christ came “preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23). Christ preached the Kingdom of God and then demonstrated its power. He told the people of His day that casting out demons was clearly the work of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 12:24-29).
The power of the Kingdom already on earth
Part of the gospel—the good news—of the Kingdom of God that Jesus brought included the fact that the power and the authority of the Kingdom of God had come to earth and that it is at work in and among humanity.
John the Baptist and Jesus Christ began to proclaim the reality that the power of God’s Kingdom was and is already at work on this earth. It has come near and the opportunity through the Spirit of God to be a part of that Kingdom is being offered to those whom God is calling (John 6:44). This calling from God includes instruction on how to live. It has immediate relevance and urgency.
The Jews of the first century were expecting God to send them a leader who would overthrow Roman rule. But the hope of such a leader did not happen. The Jewish state was not restored, the temple was destroyed, and the Jewish people were scattered.
But Jesus was not wrong in His prediction. The fullness of His Kingdom had simply not yet come.
Even though the Kingdom of God is not yet a reality on earth, Jesus instructed the members of His Church, which is the spiritual body of people representing that Kingdom, to preach this message to the world. The teachings of Jesus, including many Kingdom parables, explain that while the Kingdom has not yet replaced “the kingdoms of this world” (Revelation 11:15), the seeds of this future government have been planted and are growing.
What we must do
In order to enter the Kingdom of God and be part of God’s eternal family, we have to repent of our sins, be baptized and start living by the laws of the Kingdom. We have to choose to be on God’s side in this great battle of God vs. Satan. When we make this decision and begin living as God says, God rescues us from the “power of darkness” and considers us to be part of “the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13).
We are also instructed to pray for God’s Kingdom to come (Matthew 6:9-10). As we experience the limited aspects of God’s Kingdom now, we gain confidence that the future Kingdom will be a full reality. When this occurs, faithful saints will assist Christ in teaching those who have never known God’s truth.
After every human has had the opportunity to hear God’s truth and choose whether to respond to it, the great battle of God vs. Satan over mankind will finally come to a close. God is destined to win. Make sure you are on His side.
Not one New Age Teacher or Guru teaches about true morality or natural law.
There are no New Age leaders teaching the truth, they are all spiritual deceivers.
Don’t Get Sucked into the New Age Deception.
Here are links to charts explaining New Age Deceptions and their Corrections as well as explaining what real Universal Cosmic Natural Moral Law is:
(Colossians 2:8) Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.
List of New Age Deceptions:
— ‘All you need is love’ – or ‘Love is always the answer’
— ‘If you look at negative or dark things happening in the world that is the reality you will attract and create’
— ‘That you attract absolutely everything into your life’ ‘Law of Attraction’
— ‘You create your own reality absolutely’
— ‘That Truth is subjective and there is no objective truth’
— ‘Whatever you say is just a reflection of you’ – or ‘Don’t Judge’
— ‘That there is no ‘right or wrong’ – ‘good or bad’
— ‘Transcend your ego, all sense of self, and all thoughts feeling and emotions’ (a Non Duality one)
— ‘That it is OK if someone is suffering, as they chose this life time to experience this’
— ‘You are God – or can become God’
— ‘I will raise my vibration and shift to a different timeline’
— ‘An ET race will come down and save us’
— ‘We can wait for the ascension ‘event’ or the ‘solar flash’ of energy’
— ‘That it is all the ‘Illuminati’ Bloodlines and the Reptilians (or whatever ET race is the flavor of the month) that are causing all the worlds problems.’
NEW AGE MOVEMENT = NAM
God is an impersonal force.
God is all and all is God. He is a part of creation, as are all of us.
The is no sin, only misunderstanding of truth.
Man saves himself.
Heaven and Hell do not exist. They are states of mind.
Jesus is a man who exemplified “Christ Consciousness”, and the divinity that is man.
God is personal. He is our Heavenly Father who loves us.
God is the Almighty Creator of the universe, and all within it. Man is finite, and one of God’s creations.
Rebellion from God is sin. All have sinned, and all must be saved.
Jesus Christ (Yeshua) paid the penalty for our sins. Only through faith in Him can man be saved.
There is a literal Heaven, and a literal Hell.
Jesus (Yeshua) is the Son of God, and is part of the triune nature of God.
The modern New Age movement has a definite agenda which has been agreed upon by their constituents. Adopted much after the same original ideals as Alice Ann Baily, the manifesto of the New Age movement calls for a:
(1) New World Order
(2) Universal credit card system
(3) World food authority
(4) World Health Authority
(5) World water authority
(6) Universal tax
(7) Universal military draft
(8) Abolishing of Christianity, Judaism and Islam
(9) One world leader
New Age Deceptions vs Truth Corrections
New Age Deception
We’re all ONE. Everything is “good”
Right/wrong is “dualistic” & “invalid”. You’re a “divider”, against “unity”,
you’re a “chooser”. All is fine & right, as it should be. You are perfect as you
are, things will come when you are ready, don’t actively seek truth or try to
change, no need to better yourself, to heal. The universe will provide you
with everything. Go with the flow & let it all unfold, what is happening is
meant to happen. Moral relativism.
Right & Wrong Exist. Your Actions are a Part of it.
Conscience is the development of morality & Care. Knowing the objective
difference between right/wrong. It is common sense to live in Truth and Morality.
So long as you engage in wrongdoings against other innocent sentient animate
beings, you are in violation of Morality, Natural Law, Higher Self, Higher Will, etc.
Rejection of this Truth is the the real duality, internal contradiction and conflict.
New Age Deception
Enlightenment is Only about Changing Yourself
Only changing beliefs in heart & mind, just create delusional fantasies,
worldviews, self-images & self-concepts about yourself to “feel-good”.
Escapism to inner “feel-good” states.
Responsibility to Truth & Right-Action
True CARE for Truth, embrace Truth. Truth hurts, is harsh, is uncomfortable, & is
brought to you to have your emotional compass become active, face yourself.
Anger, shame, guilt are teachers! You’re not facing the Truth. Evolve your heart-
center, care, conscience, morality, consciousness. Seek, discover, embrace & Care
for Truth, embody, become and live Truth, Love, Natural Law, Higher Self, etc. then
you won’t be have to pretend that you actually are living it.
New Age Deception
Truth Doesn’t need to be Defended
Don’t call people out on their bullshit. Don’t rock the boat or make waves.
Don’t call-out “truthers” because that is “disunity”, it only creates “problems.”
Stay in “false unity” to keep friends, to be “popular”, to remain “liked”. We’re
all in this together, so shut your mouth if you don’t have anything nice
& complementing to say. People who don’t think they follow New Age BS
are actually following it, they only validate calling BS out when it’s a “non-
truther”, because they aren’t “popular”, so it’s ok. But don’t call out “leaders”,
don’t call out the hand that feeds you various truths, we have to remain
attached to a cult of personality, a mental-emotional guru-cult mindset.
We are the Voices and Vehicles for Truth to be Expressed
Destroy, shatter, disintegrate, dissolve, disassemble the lies, bullshit, deceptions,
manipulations, mind control & illusions people buy into. People are attached to
lies & take an assault on the bullshit they are attached to as an assault on them.
This is negative-ego attachment. Wake up. Face yourself in the mirror. Let go of
attachment to these lies. Do the hard work, Great Work, yourself Don’t expect
someone else (guru, cult of personality, leader, popular speaker) or something
else (meditation, plant-substance) to do it for you. You have to do the work. Truth
unites. Lies divide. People aren’t on the same level of consciousness in alignment
with Truth because we let people get away with lies in order to “falsely unite” and
make “friends”, uniting on some things, but not daring to tell people they are
still attached to lies and wrongdoings. The people who don’t want to face
themselves are the problem, even the so-called “leaders”, not the people who call
out BS even when it’s a “popular truther”. Truth is one Way, go all The Way. CARE
for Truth reigns above all. Then develop the courage & will to speak it & defend it.
That is the only way we can create a better world for all sentient animate beings.
New Age Deception
Kill the Ego
Kill the ego, be egoless, remove the ego, only then can we be “one” with All,
“love” unconditionally everything in universe, etc. People say: “I don’t have
ego”. “I am purely spiritual”. The ego is bad, the ego is false, the ego is wrong,
we must kill the ego in order to enlighten ourselves and become a true
spiritual being of light, love, etc, and ascend this reality into the 5th
Dimension, whatever other nonsense to validate killing the ego.
Ego is a Valuable & Necessary Tool to Exist
The ego-personality-identity construct as I call it, is part of our existence here in
this realm, plane, dimension. It is a valuable tool at our availability if we use it
correctly. To deny it is to deny an aspect of your existence here. The aspect of the
ego construct that needs to be destroyed is the negative calcified immersion in
the darkness, shadow, demon, negative ways of living in attachment & alignment
with lies, deceptions, mind control & illusions to live in reality in order to engage
in the inner shadow work of alchemy & create a better reality. The ego construct
needs a cleaning, not a complete annihilation, removal or false denial.
New Age Deception
Don’t Judge, Judging is Bad, Judging is Wrong
Judgments create “dis-ease” & illness. You can’t “judge” others because you
haven’t walked in their shoes, we are all on a journey. You’re mean, you’re
not kind, etc. Different variations are: don’t be critical, don’t compare.
Tied to #2, #11. Avoiding the discomfort and non-ease of having to face
hard, harsh, uncomfortable Truth. New agers are convinced not to judge
because judging is discernment of reality where you see truth from lies,
right from wrong, good from bad, and when you see the bad and judge it
as so, well that creates negative feeling inside of you, and these negative
feelings will create illness inside, and you will kill yourself in the end. So
don’t judge. Tied to #4, #14, solipsism. The only judgments that are bad are
erroneous judgments that are wrong and those based on superficial
evaluations of worth and value such as a car, house, career, fashion, etc.
Judgment is a Valuable & Necessary Tool of Life
I wrote a whole article on this one. Also the Dualistic Conceptual Framework
articles talk about this specifically. Judgments are discernment, distinction,
differentiation, assessment, evaluation, analyses, critical thinking, comparison, etc.
about the variability, diversity & multiplicity of the various aspects of reality,
universe, truth, etc. Without judgment, everything would just be one thing
indistinguishable from another thing, and there would be no you and me, no
reality, just one being entropic soup of symmetric order where nothing unique
exists. Comparison is a necessary tool. See others live by examples of Truth, Good,
Morality, etc., compare yourself to them and learn how you can improve your
way of living to embody more aspects of Truth, Natural Law, etc.. The “don’t
compare yourself to others” is a huge deception.
New Age Deception
All you need is “love”. “Love” conquers all.
Just “love” everyone and everything will get fixed. Unconditional “love”.
Love everyone no matter what, we are all “one”. Only “love” will bring peace.
Send “love” and “light”, that’s the solution. Send your thoughts of love/light.
You don’t need Truth. You don’t need to learn. You don’t need to discern.
All you need is to “feel-good” about yourself & others. Just “feel” your way
with this belief that you are in “unconditional love” and everything will be ok.
The universe will provide everything you need.
Truth is the Real Love
Unconditional “love” is a pipe-dream. Unconditional “love” is not part of the
purpose for us to have towards everyone and everything. Unconditional “love” is
madness of “loving” everyone no matter what harm they do to you, false
forgiveness, avoidance of personal responsibility of being held accountable for
actions. Unconditional “love” is needed for those who aren’t mature yet, and need
us to survive until they mature to a point where they can survive on their own
without our daily care for their survival, like children. But mature adults need to
be held accountable. Unconditional “love”/”care” is in the realm of God, One, All,
etc., it just is. We are not that fullness of everything. This belief is not a
requirement of enlightenment. Tied to #3, #7, #15. It is unconditional confusion!
New Age Deception
Alwasy Focus on the Current Moment, Now
Ignore Past History & Future Possibilities. Don’t look at the past or towards
the future, just be in the here and now. Thinking about the past or future
will only take you away from the present moment awareness. Immerse
yourself in the present and observe it. Take it all in. Don’t divert your
attention towards what already happened or what hasn’t happened yet.
Learn from the Past, Imagine the Future, Live & Act Now
We must learn from the past in order to learn the root causal factors for how &
why we arrived at this current condition, & not repeat the same mistakes over
and over again. This is how history repeats, when we avoid or are ignorant of
learning about the past, & keep doing the same shit over and over. Using
imagination to envision a better future is necessary to create a better future.
Take that knowledge of where we came from, the possibilities of where we want
to go, & use it to create better conditions for ourselves, every other sentient
animate being, and the planet itself. Live and create in the present moment.
New Age Deception
Reality is an Illusion (Quantum Bullshit)
Reality is an illusion, everything is energy. Your observation of matter is
what creates matter. You have special powers. You create reality. You are
pure light. You are pure energy. You are God. There is no solid matter. The
double-slit experiment proves it! Quantum physics proves it!
Quantum False Interpretations aren’t Truth
People don’t understand the double slit experiment. They don’t do their own
homework, they just believe the interpretations of other people, “gurus”, New Age
& cult of personality “leaders” unthinkingly & uncritically, because it makes them
feel-special and good about their concept of the world and their position in it.
It sells a lot of books, selling people bullshit to make them feel-good and special
about their position in reality, their worldview, their self-image and self-concept.
Psychologically this is related to the Forer/Barnum effect. It’s a big huge business
selling part of the pseudo-spiritual New Age movement. Target people’s
psychological “needs” to feel-special, powerful, valued by the universe, target their
wants and desires to create a virtual relationship and bond.
New Age Deception
Evil is Necessary. Good doesn’t Exist without Evil
We must have Evil, bad and wrongdoings in the world, otherwise there
would be no good, since they are both part of creation one doesn’t exist
without the other. This belief is one of the longest lasting lies since the
beginning of our attempt to make sense of Evil.
I ran out of room on the right, so I will put this explanation here:
The difference between nescience and ignorance can be demonstrated
through the concept of evil existing or not. In a reality where there would
be an innocence of no evil existing it would be an experience of nescience
of evil because there would be no evil action done by anyone and therefore
no evil around for them to know that evil exists and therefore evil would not
exist because evil would not be manifested through actions and behaviors
to recognize that evil exists. In our reality we are currently manifesting our
consciousness in forms of wrongdoings and evil that permeates all around
us, yet people choose to be willfully ignorant of this evil.
Good is what ‘IS’. Evil is the Absence of Good.
This is confusion based on lack of proper contemplation & reflection on how the
spectrum, continuum, scale, degrees or grades of Good function. Truth is what
is, Falsity is the lack of Truth. Good is what is, Evil is the lack of Good. Truth, Love,
Good, Right, Morality, Natural Law, True Self, Higher Self, Higher Will, etc., is one
way. God is not dualistic. The absence of what is creates the opposite polarity
which allows for a comparative assessment to distinguish between various things.
The only reason there is Evil is because we create it. The reason there is evil, is
because we do not align ourselves with Truth, Love, Good, right, etc. If we refuse
to create evil and let go of the lies and deceptions, then our consciousness will
rise, it will be raised. Knowledge (Truth Level 1) is not the sure-fire way to raise
consciousness. Truth Level 2, which is Truth, Love, Good, Right, is how we can
really raise our consciousness and really create a better world. Thinking Evil is
necessary is a failure of understanding how these polarities operate.
The Police State, The Military Law Enforcement Officers and Order Followers are the caste of people who separate the people (citizens) from the Authoritarian Rulers / Controllers which include the media, corporations, military & law enforcement officers, political figure heads, and the dark occultists behind their influence. Without Man’s Law Enforcement Officers the people would be free from the bankers, politicians, and dark occultists for they are the one’s who the officer protects, the one’s who pay the military personnel’s paychecks. The bankers, politicians, and military work together in a satanic cult network of collaboration in the goal of enslaving humanity thru fear mongering, war mongering, and threat of physical violence to be bound by shackles of dept slavery. The people are bound by a massive debt that the people supposedly owe to the authoritarian rulers. A debt which the authoritarian rulers have created themselves thru their own invention of a debt based economy credit card system which continually creates greater and greater inflation, and greater and greater debts are created owed to the banks which print and circulate the monetary currency into the system in the first place. Just remember who grows your food…
“The lowest shall be the highest.”
“But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.”
– Matthew 19:30 (KJV)
“But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.”
– Luke 9:48 (NIV)
The naturalist hunter gatherer who lives in harmony with natural law, the earth, nature, and the environment are the people who only take what they need and give back what they can. The naturalists live in balance with nature never taking more than what is necessary to live and survive upon the earth. The bankers and dark occultists on the other hand always take more than what they need and expect more than enough slave labor from the lower class citizens. The farmers provide the food for all the people and they are truly the most noble caste. Without farmers no one would have anything to eat and everyone would starve to death. Farmers really do a lot of hard work to keep a society strong, well fed, and holding together to produce work. There is plenty of enough food for everyone in the world let alone the country but due to debt based economy, inflation, and greed, good food is more expensive and harder to afford financially for many people in a society to be able to eat well, even for people who have jobs it is impossible to afford a household and be able to feed an entire family one income from only one job or working person. This has caused the break up of many families and the collapse of the nuclear family model: One man, one woman, and children. Much of the food which could be donated to people who really need it is wasted by being thrown away daily in dumpsters and trash in mass quantities. Enough aluminum from soda and beer cans is thrown away in the USA to be able to recycle into material to build a fleet of bowing jumbo jet airplanes.
Artisans and Craftsmen – Artisans and craftsman are responsible for creating the artifacts and visual imagery which make up the cultural aspects of a society. The most interesting part of history I’ve studied is art and paintings and how they are used in propaganda for spiritual and political manipulation to get people to feel a particular way about a particular subject or idea. Propaganda sways people’s emotions and ideas to swing towards a particular point of view. Artists in this regard hold some of the most power within a society to be able to influence a persons consciousness thru manipulation of imagery and symbolism towards a specific desired outcome of thought, perception, or ideologies spiritual or political.
– Cyrus Azoth Dreifuz