Satan seldom appears as «Satan». When he does, no one gets deceived. The devil is most dangerous when He pretends to be God, and takes the name of «Jesus»
In the book of Job Satan appears, and enter into a conversation with God the Most High.
«Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?»
By using Job to test Satan, God of the Bible displayed who is the supreme commander in the Heavens above.
Eve did not stand the test. In the garden of Eden, Satan took the form of a serpent, and deceived her. God of the Bible has warned us that Satan will try to get you to worship him as «God», simply by making an idol, and claiming that a piece of stone and wood needs to be adored or venerated.
The Jewish Apostle Paul warned us, that Satan may also appear as an Angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
«And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light».
When Satan does such deceptive moves, many people shout «Hallelujah» and «Praise Jesus». They do not realize that there has to be a gift of discernment in every Church, to be able to tell the difference between a miracle and sign performed by Lucifer or God Most high.
To create maximum havoc among Christians, and destroy Churches, Lucifer has to operate inside our fellowships. To be able to do that, Satan has to claim to be «Jesus». If he had not done so, no true Christian would have listen to any of his messages.
What would be a typical message from a counterfeit and false Jesus?
A false Jesus would come and promote sin as the truth, or call for acceptance of sin as permitted by the Word of God. Often we have heard messages like: «The Bible opens for different interpretations». Thats the beginning of a satanic deception, that will end up in a final approval and promotion of sin.
The true Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, warned us that there would come people in His name, claiming to be Him. Since they are not Him, they are some form of an anti-Christ.
Let me give you some examples:
«Jesus of Rome»:
He is a promoter of idols in form of wood and stone, and is in disagreement with God of the Bible in various issues. His followers are well known for claiming that the Bible can not be understood and followed as it is written.
«Jesus of Mecca»:
He is a mortal man, a good and learned prophet, who is dead and gone. His followers do not worship him, and do not believe He is a divine Son of Allah.
«Jesus of prosperity»:
He is a fleshy fellow, who feeds his sheep with money and prosperity. His followers are promoting a false gospel of health and wealth.
«Jesus of Jehova Witnesses»:
This copy-cat is not the Creator, but a created being. His followers do not worship Him as God
«Jesus of the Mormons»:
This is a Jesus who promotes two Bibles. The same Bible as the Christian Holy book, and one exclusive Mormon Bible with the final revelation from God Most high.
«Jesus of Hinduism»:
Many Hindus worship «Jesus». But only as one of an endless list of gods. This Jesus is good, and miracles and wonders takes place. But he is not the only way to Heaven.
You might say:
But I prayed to God, and He answered my prayers?
Well, and good. But how do you know that is was God Most High, and not Lucifer who entertained you?
Let me ask you some questions:
Who helped Pharaohs magicians to copy the miracles of Moses in Egypt?
Elijah challenged 600 false prophets of Baal. Who gave them all their false messages?
Would these false prophets have been with Baal, if he never answered any of their prayers?
Even Jesus warned us about false Messiahs to come, and false miracles and wonders to appear to deceive even the elect of God Most High.
«For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible».
Who feeds such false prophets?
Is it not the false Messiah who performs such miracles and wonders?
How to discern the difference?
Do like Paul:
Preach the divine God the Son crucified, focus on his death for our sins, and resurrection that brings eternal life. Demand fruit of repentance, and spot for the U-turn they have to take to avoid ending up in the lake of fire.
It will never be enough to listen to the gospel. You have to «do» the gospel. You have to walk on Earth as Jesus the Messiah did. Like the Jewish apostles Peter, Paul and John.
If you have received the Holy Spirit , you will never again challenge the Word of God. The Word has to understood the way it is has been divinely inspired, and written down. Word by Word. Start your new life with the Gospel according to the Apostles John, chapter 1.
First published: September 8th 2009.