Satan shows himself as Jesus Christ in churches



"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

Satan shows himself as Jesus Christ in churches

2 Thessalonians 2:4 says: "… so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Satan sits in all worship places, which are churches for Christians, shows himself as he is Jesus Christ, deceives Christians and so he is worshiped as God. Christians think and pronounce that God is in their churches. But our own Bible, which is the word of God, says that Satan is sitting in our worship places, and is worshiped. If Satan says it we can reject it. But the Bible says this. What shall we do?

The true God is the creator of everything. But people throughout the world create their own gods and worship them. There is Satan, a created angel called Lucifer, who desires to be worshiped, luring people, shows himself as god to different people in different names and is worshiped. God allows this and gives people the option to choose. Satan took the place of worship and people Chose him. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 says: "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Theologians teach that this is a man, who will come in the end. The Bible says that he is sitting in the worship place for the last 2000 years. No man can sit invisible in the worship place for more than 2000 years. It is Satan.

1. God has left our Churches

Let us look inside the Churches, which should be the body of Christ. The Apostles planted Churches. However, even in the first century, the enemy was beginning to take over the churches. 3 John 1:9 says: "I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not." Even the very apostle, who found the church, was not received in the church.

The main thrust of evangelism is church growth. Every worker, including evangelists, are involved in this. In order to bring more members to the churches, all kinds of messages are preached. The purpose of evangelism should be to convert the souls and to teach them to follow the life of Jesus Christ. If we do not do that, it is not evangelism. False workers are turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, to help the people to live the way they desire, rather than to help them to live in obedience to the Lord. However, people are taught to call him Lord with their lips and to live their own way, in disobedience to God. The Holy Spirit says that these ungodly men are ordained to the condemnation of God. "Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." Since God is no more the Lord or master in churches, the presence of God has left churches. So, churches became religious organizations. However, they need to worship a God, even though God has left them. So, it was easy for Satan to sit in the place of worship, as 2 Thessalonians 2:4 says: "... or that is worshipped; so that he (Satan) as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." But, Christians continue to worship as if, Jesus Christ is in the Church. So, as the Bible says, Satan shows himself as Jesus Christ, and receives the worship of Christians.

There are pastors who love their monitory profit including pay checks and will not mind to be a part of unrighteousness to earn it. They speak swelling words of vanity and they themselves are servants of sin. 2 Peter 2 says: "15) Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;... 18) For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19) While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." Their latter end will be worse than the first. However, those who are clean will escape from them.

The ungodliness in Churches today is the same as that of the temple at the time of Jesus Christ. Most of the church leaders are the same as the temple leaders of that time. So, Jesus Christ says in Luke 18:8 "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Will churches have faith?

2. Another Jesus and Sons of Perdition

The devil deceives people showing himself as an angel of light. Whoever do not have the love for the truth of God, will fall for the deception of the devil. Satan with his group of people are called in the Bible 'the son of perdition' and 'the man of sin'. And the devil is seated in the Churches (Temple was the Old Testament name). 2 Thessalonians 2 says: "3) that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Satan shows himself as god, angel of light, in the churches and is worshiped. If there is no reverence for righteousness, holiness, fear of God, and godliness in a church, then the presence of God will not be there. Satan gets into those places in the form of an angel of light, even with lying wonders, shows himself as God and receives the worship of those people. If the people reverence God with fear and godliness in their life, the presence of God will be in their worship. Satan cannot enter into those places of worship.

If only, those people who followed Satan for lying wonders and signs, would love the truth of God, they could have been saved. Just because they don’t have the love for the truth, God has sent a strong delusion to them to make them believe a lie. 2 Thessalonians 2 says: "10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth," That is the reason for their worship of Satan in the churches. These people will have no hope.

3. The True Worshipers

Jesus said that the true worshipers must worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. Unless they have the spirit, how can they worship God in the spirit? Unless they know the truth, how can they worship in truth? Whoever worships God without the spirit and without knowing the truth, is not a true worshiper. Jesus Christ says in John 4: "23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

Those who are born of the Spirit are mysteriously led of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ says in John 3: "7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." 1 Corinthians 2:12 says: "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." The Holy Spirit will teach them, reveals the things of God to them, will bring the commandments of Jesus Christ into remembrance and will give them spiritual power to fulfill them. Jesus Christ says in John 14:26: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

Jesus Christ says that the only way to know 'the truth' is by continuing in the Word of God. As the Holy Spirit reveals the word, continue in the word, that is to study and obey his Word which will make them His disciples. Then only, they will know the truth. The Holy Spirit will teach and guide the believer with all the truth so that they may obey the whole truth in their life. They are the true worshipers of God. John 8 says: "31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 16 says: "12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."

4. Second Coming of Jesus

The Churches are expecting Jesus Christ to come at any moment. People are ready to be caught up now in the rapture. Most of the churches proclaim this often to show their religious fervency. These statements are nothing more than a cliché to kindle just an excitement among the people. According to the Bible, two definite incidents must happen before the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 says: "3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

1. The first incident will be the falling away, which is the backsliding of the church. The spiritual church has to become worldly and materialistic. This has been fulfilled in almost all the churches all over the world. The churches have learned to talk very religiously for a facade without any godliness in their life. They have no knowledge of the truth of God. They read selected portions of the Bible, but study many books in order to know God. The lives of the Christians are empty without God. The falling away has happened.

2. The second incident will be that, the man of sin, the devil with his influenced followers, should be exposed (revealed) from their disguise. The Bible says that Satan is sitting in the churches (temple) and showing himself as God and exalting himself above all that is worshiped. For some reason God is allowing this deception to happen. The Scripture context refers the temple to the New Testament Churches and not to the temple at Jerusalem. Until Satan is exposed out in the open, that day, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the rapture of the church shall not come. The next great event in the church will be 'the exposing of Satan', but not the rapture or the second coming.

5. Things have not changed

The very people of God, who were waiting for the coming of Messiah, crucified him when he came because they did not believe the truth of God. Things have not changed even today. Even now, people don’t want to believe the word of God. But they do believe whatever they want to believe. They will not hesitate to go out of the way to refer to commentaries, different translations etc., until they hear what they want to hear. The natural tendency of the flesh is to believe a lie. Jesus Christ says that the devil is a liar and the father of it. People will believe the devil because he is the father of them. Jesus Christ told the truth and people did not believe him. God forsook them and they worshiped their father, the devil. Jesus Christ says in John 8: "43) Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45) And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not."

The truth of God can be understood by his disciples only. We have to start obeying his word to become his disciples in order to understand his truth. If we love mammon, which is the things of this world, we will not understand his truth. God will send strong delusion to those who do not have the love for the truth so that they may believe a lie. At this point Satan will blind their minds and will show himself to them as God and deceives them. They worship Satan thinking that they are worshiping God. 2 Thessalonians 2 says: "4) --- he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 10) --- because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,--" 2 Corinthians 4:4 says: "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." So, love the truth and escape deception.

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