ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED (four)?
Adam was not deceived
*4** The Devil could not conceal his devious intention in Luke 4:5-7. 5) “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6) And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7) If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” Note that Jesus did not differ on Lucifer’s claim to the ownership of the cosmos and the dominion of it. Where he was actually taking Jesus was to be ‘worshipped.’
The word ‘worship,’ of verse seven is proskuneo (pros-koo-neh’-o) ‘1. to fawn or crouch to 2. to fall face down (prostrate) in adoration 3. a physical act of lowering oneself in humble submission with an attitude of utmost adoration or respect.’ Please, do try to carry out some research on the richest people of this world and you will find out that they, the very richest, are quite satanic. Lucifer, the god of mammonism, did give it to them! They have done the proskuneo before him, who desires it more than anything else in his derailed, evil life. Lucifer. Why, you would probably ask, the reason he took Jesus to the high mountain? He simply aped the Most High, which he is not; nothing would please the disillusionment of the warped mentality of Lucifer’s insanity than being worshipped on a mountain.
Luke 4:9 “And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:” The motto of the devil can be found in the scriptures. Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:”* He wanted to kill Jesus the same way he killed the first Adam. He wanted to steal from Jesus, the mandate and the anointing to save mankind. To have destroyed Jesus would have truncated His divine business. Satan craved the ownership of the Church. Thank God that Satan failed!
Matthew 26:24 “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Jesus gave Judas Iscariot an ample opportunity to rescind his cruel resolution to sell off his Lord and Master. He even told him the danger of his Satanic embarkment. Judas was as stiffnecked as Lucifer, his spiritual father.
In conclusion, we see the reenactment of Eden intrigue in the garden of Gethsemane. Judas acted the Eden ophidian role of Satanism; he came to steal, to kill and to destroy. The same way God used Adam as an entrapment to sentence the masquerading Lucifer, so He used the villainous machination of Judas to engender the passion of the Christ, which resulting in the death of the sinless Christ, paved way for His resurrection and by extension, that of His bride, the body of Christ. Amen!
Our minds are playgrounds for the operations of Satanism. He has an unchallenged access to our thinking faculties, where he drops any stupid notion that comes to him. It is this same thought realm, of mankind, he has continued to tread from Adam’s days to the future day of his incarceration. Satan will do anything to deprave us of the copious bestowal of our Christlike virtues. Keep away from satanic deception. Amen!
Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” (The Conclusion)
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