Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Vanity of Lucifer the Fallen


















Satan's rebellion against Almighty God will be just as a brief moment in light of ETERNITY'S FOREVERNESS. It will be a vapor, a puff of smoke, the chief vanity of all vanities but his brief rebellion will have EVERLASTING consequences and damnation (Isa. 14:12-15, Rev. 20:10).

Lucifer, the Son of the Morning, the greatest creation of Almighty God, is the progenitor and father of vain imaginations, delusion, false reality, lies, slander, murder, deception and rebellion (John 8:44; Ezek. 28:12, 15).

Lucifer is also called the Father of Lies, an angel of light (deceiver), Satan (adversary), the Devil (slanderer), a devouring lion, the Great Dragon (a consuming dreadful violent monster), and that Old Serpent (cunning and crafty for evil designs) - John 8:44, 2 Cor. 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8, Rev. 12:9.
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These various names for Lucifer describe his godless character and actions against Almighty God, his Creator, and against God's ETERNAL Person and RIGHTEOUSNESS.

These various names given to Lucifer describe his godless and lawless character and actions against Almighty God, his Creator, and against Almighty God's ETERNAL Person and His PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS. These descriptions are given for us ("sons of Adam") by the Holy Spirit to help us better understand who this Tyrant of Lawlessness truly is and to warn us of his horrific rage (John 8:44, Rev. 12:9).
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In ETERNITY past Lucifer enjoyed a relationship to Almighty God. I truly believe there was a point in his existence where he loved and adored the Triune God with all his heart. He had the chief place as Protector of the Holiness of God (Ezek. 28:14), and he was the worship leader and choir director of all Heaven (Ezek. 28:13). Lucifer enjoyed all the heavenly blessings of his rank and position. However there came a time when Lucifer became very proud, arrogant, envious and bitter. In his foolish heart he sought the place of his ETERNAL Creator and Sovereign for himself, and and in a series of events he led a delusional rebellion against Almighty God in which he and his followers were cast out of the presence and holy habitation of Almighty God (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:15-18; Jude 1:6; Rev. 12:4).

In his foolish heart he sought the place of his ETERNAL Creator and Sovereign for himself, and and in a series of events he led a delusional rebellion against Almighty God in which he and his followers were cast out of the presence and holy habitation of Almighty God.
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Lucifer could have remained in his highly honored position indefinitely, enjoying the ETERNAL blessings and fellowship with His Creator. However, in his madness Lucifer chose rather to abandon the confines of absolute reality and perfection for a vain existence in the darkness of make-believe and delusion (John 8:44). In his vain attempt to exalt and preserve himself at all costs, he rejected and abandoned all that was real, becoming a murderer of souls, a tyrant of humanity, a despot to the fallen angelic host and a mastermind of slander, false truths and darkness. He designed and has mastered the slander tactic to deflect any righteous criticism and to distract attention away from his lawless activity and diabolical intentions. Lucifer is now known as the Prince of Darkness (error, delusion and vain imagination), for this is the godless darkened reality that he has chosen to adhere to (Isaiah 14:16-17; John 8:44; 1 John 3:8; Rev. 12:9).
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In his vain attempt to exalt and preserve himself at all costs, he [Lucifer].... designed the slander tactic to deflect any righteous criticism and to distract attention from his lawless activity and diabolical intentions.
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Lucifer is the adversary (Satan) against ALL reality, truth and ETERNAL absolutes, i.e., all that pertains to Almighty God. He is the slanderer (the Devil) against all those who stand in his way, especially those who trust and believe in Almighty God in Spirit and Truth, and so are His children and followers (John 8:44).
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In the end Lucifer will be held fully accountable for his rebellion and ALL of its EXPONENTIAL consequences it has reaped upon the angelic world and Adam's race. He will be forced FOREVER to face the RIGHTEOUS REALITY of ETERNITY in Almighty God's ETERNAL prison, the Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:10). Lucifer, who once stood before the RIGHTEOUS presence of Almighty God and led the worship of Holy, Holy, Holy Oh RIGHTEOUS Creator (Ezek. 28:13), will now FOREVER and EVER be tormented by this same RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS and PERFECTION as he is chained in ETERNAL REALITY and its tormenting RIGHTEOUS flame (Rev. 20:10).

Indeed Lucifer's mighty zeal, ambition, passion and existence is the very pinnacle of vanity and futility of an existence lived which excludes Divine REALITY and RIGHTEOUSNESS! May those who live outside of Christ take heed to this warning! Lucifer's fate is already decided but yours is not until you take your last breath and then it will be to late for you FOREVER and EVER.

My dear friend, if you know not the Savior of the world may you seek to do so! Your ETERNAL destiny depends on it!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
DJP I.F.
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

The TRUE Super Sunday! The Lord's Day!

This Super Sunday in America millions will be missing out on the TRUE Super Sunday that transcends time and ETERNITY!

The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave ( Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23, Rev. 1:18) is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word. It is a day set apart by the Father for His saints to enter into His HOLY presence in a very special way; to worship Him in Spirit and TRUTH, to expose one's hearts and minds to the REALITIES of time and ETERNITY, to be challenged, strengthened and encouraged in the Savior and to fellowship with believers in Spirit and TRUTH (John 3:21, 4:24).  How many churches across this land today have that mindset when they go to hear God's Word? Not many and that is a sobering very reality (Rev. 3:14-22).

The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word!

My beloved, If the Lord's Day is not "super" to you then it is safe to say that the ETERNAL God, His  Blessed Son, His saving grace and ETERNAL promises are not  precious to you either and you might not be truly saved (Matt. 7:21-23, 2 Cor. 13:5, Jude 1:10).

Football today in our nation has made millions of America's obsessed and fanatical. It consumes and dominates their minds and with the 24/7 sports media, it occupies all their time. I love football for it is the greatest game but our nation has become consumed with this sport and the day that it falls on. The NFL has been a satanic distraction in our culture for years and has replace the Lord's Day and the fallout from this has helped to bring us as a nation to where we are today; lost, ignorant, distracted, godless, narcissistic and doomed. Our post Judeo/Christian America Sunday has now become "MY" - day and the Lord's Day has been put on the back burner for emergency purposes only. No doubt this appraisal sounds a  little radical and fanatical I bet but that is where it is at today in the U.S. of A. Ban and remove the NFL in America and watch a civil war begin. Remove the Lord's Day from post Judeo/Christian American culture and see how many people truly care.

The NFL has been a satanic distraction in our culture for years and has replace the Lord's Day and the fallout from this has helped to bring us as a nation to where we are today; lost, ignorant, distracted, godless, narcissistic and doomed.

Football is very exciting, full of militaristic tactics, excitement and great passion, however football has become - as it were - a cult in our country today and the Super Bowl the high holy day which is most reverenced in our nation each January. Sunday NFL football has also been set apart by millions for the worshiping of one's favorite teams. The amount of money and time invested by individuals into football, fantasy football leagues, gaming, food, alcohol, preparing and studying all the NFL stats, setting Sunday morning apart for all the pregame shows is zealousness at its very best! From tail gating to house party football gatherings who has time or room to worship the Almighty in the spirit of TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS on His day set apart? Tragically, very few. today.

Indeed football is a great game to watch and follow as I do but it can NEVER replace the Lord's Day in my mind and heart and I am not saying that to sound self righteous and full of piety. That is the Lord's truth. A saving personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ in Spirit and TRUTH has absolutely no comparison and until one fully has surrendered to the will of Almighty God for their lives one will never be free to enjoy all things (John 8:32, 36).

Football has become - as it were - a cult in our country today and the Super Bowl the high holy day which is most reverenced in our nation each January. Sunday NFL football has also been set apart by millions for the worshiping of one's favorite teams.

My dear fanatical football friend, enjoy the game of football but NEVER let it replace Almighty God and His Divinely set apart Day. Beware of what it has become unto you and to millions like you. It is has become a snare, a trap, a stumbling block, a distraction unto you, to remove your affections from the ETERNAL REALITIES of time and ETERNITY (Matt. 6:19-21). It has been placed on a Sunday as a detour from the road to ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS to a road on which its bridge is out.

The Lord Jesus made this very sober remark to those who are obsessed and addicted with the temporal things of this world and not taking the ETERNAL serious enough.

"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." Matt. 5:29-30

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt. 6:19-21

Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior? That is the ETERNAL question for all.  "The world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God, abideth FOREVER (1 John 2:17).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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