I've heard it said by many a Christian, "Satan is tempting me." I'm afraid this is almost assuredly false. Lucifer is one being, and unlike the Lord, he is not omnipresent. I hate to break it to you, but it is very probable that Satan has bigger fish to fry than you. This week in a discussion on Revelation, one of my professors aptly stated: "Satan saves himself for the Hitlers of the world." Satan is not on the same level as God - he requires a lot of help, and he gets it.
That being said, the work of the Evil One is still effecting you and I. His demons are great in number and they roam the Earth restlessly, deceiving and spreading lies.
So where is Satan?
We already know that he is not omnipresent, so who is he revealing himself to? His goal is to deceive as many people as he can (and he delegates this great task to the demons), but it's still not enough. He uses the help of humans as well. Just as God uses the Church to spread the truth, Satan uses the deceived to spread lies. I believe that his targets are those with power. If he can get ahold of the leaders of this world, his work will be done for him. In scripture we see that Satan presents himself as an "angel of light" (read 2 Corinthians 11:14). I don't believe this is at an individual level, but rather on a greater, more universal one. He entices those who have influence and then those people deceive the remainder of the populous.
I have freely expressed my distain for the government in previous articles. It is not simply one out of rebellion or "sticking it to the man", but ultimately it boils down to spiritual issues.
We (referring to the people of the Earth, not just Americans), are all governed. We all live under some government with laws and people in charge. It's not necessarily such a bad concept in and of itself, but it seems to inevitably lead to corruption. Mankind is simply too selfish to be trusted with power. Certain individuals rise to the top of their respective governments and gain the respect of their people. They are given various powers and responsibilities which earn them a much desired Earthly wealth/status. I believe that these are the people that Satan focuses his efforts on.
Am I saying that Satan is found in the government? Yes.
Let's take a look at the American government.
I have heard it proclaimed for eons that we are a "Christian nation", one founded in Godly principles. While I do believe that the very origin of this nation was one of Godliness, I also believe that the rapid growth of our government was an invitation for Satan and a dismissal of God.
Look at some of the founders of this nation: George Washington, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson... all of them Freemasons. Do I know a ton about Freemasons? No. But I doubt you do either, because it is a secret society with an exclusive inner circle. The higher the status the more secrets there are - that is how these societies work. They have also been known to have Pagan rituals woven into their ceremonies. Some of the great founders of America were men involved in a ritualistic, pagan, and secretive organization. That doesn't sit well with me.
Today, the secret societies are as strong as ever and greater in number. Men such as George Bush (Jr. and Sr.), Ronald Reagan, John Kerry, and Clint Eastwood are/were members of the Bohemian Club - a very exclusive Luciferian secret society. The very esteemed members meet at the Bohemian Grove in California and perform pagan rituals (including worshipping a statue of an Owl while wearing red hooded robes).
It sounds ridiculous, right? Presidents and famous film directors meeting in the woods to worship an Owl? It is ridiculous. Here is some footage, take it or leave it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5dHhvpHIjM
If you can't buy into everything about the ceremonies I understand, it's a little weird. But let's take a look at something more obvious. The other day, a friend of mine showed me a dollar bill and pointed out the strange symbol on the left side.
Have you ever wondered why there is a pyramid with an eye on your $1 bill? It's seems a bit strange, doesn't it? Yet it goes largely ignored and few people bother to question it.
The Pyramid was added in 1935 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (also a Freemason). The Eye on the top of the pyramid represents the "all-seeing eye" (a symbol of the "Great Architect of the Universe"). This "god" is one that is very generic in nature and is worshipped by those in the inner circle of the Freemasons. The writing underneath reads: "Novus Ordo Seclorum" (Latin for "New World Order").
I find this phrase interesting. It indicates a change or revolution in the workings of the world - and it just so happened that soon after this addition to the $1 bill, World War II began. During this time, Roosevelt captured the hearts of the people with his "New Deal" - promising the citizens a "chicken in every pot". This New Deal actually turned out to be the impetus of socialism in this country, creating a mindset of government dependency among the people. The tactic worked. FDR was elected President 4 times in a row.
One of the most surprisingly corrupt Presidents is one from my childhood - George W. Bush. He is lauded by many Christians for his conservative approach and seemingly Godly worldview, but he too is not what he appears. He is a member of the Bohemian Club and Skull & Bones Club (another pagan society). He started the current war (conflict really, since it isn't a declared war) and nearly doubled the American military presence worldwide.
Is this the sort of compromise that is displayed by "good" men?
Based on these observations, I see a government that is ultimately submitting itself to Satan and the things of this world. The leaders of this country and of this world are men who avoid transparency and abide in secrets. They perform rituals and deceive the people. Previously, I referenced the scripture about Satan appearing as an "angel of light" - I believe that this is the angel of light. The charades and facades put on by leaders, making the people think that everything is as it should be. The government pitting us against each other with Republican vs. Democrat debates and petty arguments. Is there really that big of a difference between these men?
The little things that we argue about are a distraction from the truth. Isn't that one of Satan's greatest tactics? Causing strife within the Church and getting us to fight about the insignificant while he sweeps away his prey. We are constantly taking the bait - latching on to the latest news story or scandal, while we remain blind to the corruption and fraud happening in the background.
Friends, I urge you - put your red and blue ties away, wake up, and take a look around you. The true conflict is not within the political parties or between the government officials - it is between us and the true Evil of this world. Defending one side of the government against the other is of no use - the true leaders of this nation are of one mind. Cast aside your allegiance to political agendas and use the precious time you have on this Earth to spread the truth.
Satan is smarter than you think - do not be deceived.