"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
 John 3:19

 

 "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1


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    COUNTERFEITS 06

    'Angels of Light'

    Do you think that you would be able to identify a person who is working for Satan and has evil angels controlling or helping him? I am sure you think you would, perhaps you say that they would be weird people, sneaking around in the dark and doing strange things. Maybe some are, but I have to tell you today, that most are not!

    Remember that the Bible tells us that Satan is now coming as an 'angel of light' and his angels too. What is an ‘angel of light’ to you? Perhaps you are in trouble, or having a hard time and someone comes along and is so nice to you, and they help you with your problems, and soon you are feeling so happy about that person. You say, “My, you have been a real angel to help me like this!” 

    Now maybe this person is a good friend, who honestly helps you, and maybe they are a real Christian, who loves Jesus with all their heart and shows His love to others all the time. But Maybe; this is one of those ‘angels of light’ that are really ‘angels of darkness!’

    I want you to learn a secret that most people don’t know about; the same devil that can cause people that he controls to do very bad things, can cause them to be real good, nice and sweet also! Oh, yes, he does it all the time. One of the ways he tricks people into marrying his agents is by making this man or lady so nice that the Christian person is totally fooled. They think, “Oh this man/lady is such a good person, I know they don’t believe in my religion, but with such a good person, I am sure it is OK anyway.”

    Oh yes indeed! And hundreds of young Christian people are fooled by this and choose for close friends, or even marry people who are of other religions, or that don’t even believe in God; just because Satan was making that person be Oh so nice to them! Then, after Satan gets them married, he has lots of fun, because by disobeying God’s commandment in the Bible, that we are not to marry unbelievers, he has caused us to sin against God.

    This removes some of God’s protection from us and allows evil to come in and meddle in our lives. AND he then gets this person that he controls to be as bad and as mean as before the marriage they were nice!  The Lord Jesus had Ellen White write to us the warning, that if we marry those who do not believe the message we believe, we will have a home where the shadows are never lifted! Yes, and Satan’s angels are lurking in those shadows. Instead of our home being a little heaven to go to Heaven in, it will be a little hell on earth!

         I want you to take a special look at these words from the Desire of Ages. If some of the words are too big for you, ask someone to help you understand it. It is so very important that all of us understand it.

    “When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan.

    “But unless we do yield ourselves to the control of Christ, we shall be dominated by the wicked one. We must inevitably be under the control of the one or the other of the two great powers that are contending for the supremacy of the world. It is not necessary for us deliberately to choose the service of the kingdom of darkness in order to come under its dominion. We have only to neglect to ally ourselves with the kingdom of light. If we do not co-operate with the heavenly agencies, Satan will take possession of the heart, and will make it his abiding place. The only defense against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. We may leave off many bad habits, for the time we may part company with Satan; but without a vital connection with God, through the surrender of ourselves to Him moment by moment, we shall be overcome. Without a personal acquaintance with Christ, and a continual communion, we are at the mercy of the enemy, and shall do his bidding in the end.” Desire of Ages, Pg. 324

    The first part tells what wonderful things that Jesus will do for you when you give all your heart to Him. The second part warns us that if we don’t give ALL our heart to Jesus, Satan still has power over us, and sooner or later, we will be captured by him and dirtied and destroyed.

    This also warns us that if our friends are the kind of people who may go to church or claim to be Christians, but still like to do worldly things and have worldly entertainment as often as they can; they are still people controlled by Satan and he can work through them to tempt us and do us harm.

    You see, most of us have been taught to think that all of us are really good people at heart. But do you know a secret? This is a lie-and it comes from spiritualism! The Bible says nothing like this at all. The Bible says: “…there is none good but one, that is, God.” Mark 10:18

    What does the Bible warn us about our ‘good hearts’? “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. So if you think people, including yourself, are ‘basically good hearted’, then you are fooled already, by one of Satan’s lies.

    Notice that it does not just say ‘deceitful’, which means it lies to us, but that it is deceitful ‘above all things’! In other words, your heart and my heart are the biggest liars around!

    God is telling us that our hearts, that is our inside mind and feelings, are so tricky that we even fool ourselves! We need to pray and ask Jesus to show us the truth about our ‘heart’ so we can ask Him to come in and change those tricky, wicked hearts.

    Until a person has done this and Jesus is truly in charge of that person’s tricky heart, he can still be used by Satan to do his nasty work!

    Continued  =^..^=

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