|CHURCH OF SATAN
CONGREGATION OF LAWLESSNESS
| THERE ARE JUSTTWO CHURCHES
The Church of Jesus Christ VS Satanís Church of Lawlessness
Jesus warned of a great religious deception that would sweep the professed Church. He warned that many of the people who professed to be a Christian, actually would not have a relationship with him; and would be lost.
Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Notice my friends these were not so called Ďbackslidersí or apostates from the Christian faith, for they NEVER knew the Lord. This group is made up of two classes, the insincere hypocrite and the sincerely deceived. Yet both are viewed as being equally lost. And both exhibit the very same fruits in their life, and that is the fruit of iniquity or lawlessness.
The bible tells us that those who know Jesus Christ are born of his Spirit (John 3:3, Romans 8:9) and those who have been made partakers of the holy Spirit will have the fruits of the Spirit in their life. The most prominent fruit is the fruit of love (Galatians 5:22). When we love GOD like we should we will wish to please him, we will want to conform our lives to his will. The true Christian does not live a life in willful rebellion to Godís rules. Thus who practice known sin are in rebellion to GOD are obviously not born of his Spirit.
1st John 3:3-10 And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as *he* is pure. Every one that practices sin practices also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. And ye know that *he* has been manifested that he might take away our sins; and in him sin is not. Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him. Children, let no man lead you astray; he that practices righteousness is righteous, even as *he* is righteous. He that practices sin is of the devil; for from the beginning the devil sins. To this end the Son of God has been manifested, that he might undo the works of the devil. Whoever has been begotten of God does not practice sin, because his seed abides in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God. In this are manifest the children of God and the children of the devil. Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, and he who does not love his brother. (DBY)
In the days of the Apostles, those who professed to be a Christian, and lived like a devil were put out of the church; so if they were deceived about their salvation, they would realize it, and have a chance to repent. If they were merely hypocrites the church did not want them. The Apostles were very plain that those who practice lawless were lost and needed to sincerely repent.
1 Corinthians 5:11,5 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eatÖ. deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1st Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5-7 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Clearly the children of disobedience are those who do practice lawlessness; and the reason they practice lawlessness is because they do not have the Spirit, they do not have the love of GOD. If they did, their fruit would be in goodness instead of wickedness.
Ephesians 5:8-10 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
So we see within the professed Ďchurchí there actually exists two churches. One is made up of those who know the Lord personally and have been born again by the Spirit; and the other is made up of those who profess him with their mouth, but who really do not know him, and by their works they truly deny him.
What makes one a member of the TRUE CHURCH?
1Corinthians 12:12-14 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
As we have studied earlier, the Church of Christ, his true Church; is not a denomination, it is not a building, it is not everyone who professes to be Christian, but the Church of Christ is made up of everyone that has been born of the holy Spirit. The bible says if you have not his Spirit, then you are none of his. When a person is filled with the Spirit of Christ, he becomes a part of the body of Christ. There is no other way.
You can profess Christ all you want, you can be baptized in the river a dozen times, you can sit in the Church house every time the door opens, but if you are not born of the Spirit then you are not a Christian.
How do we receive the holy Spirit? You must first believe the Gospel. You must believe that GOD loved you so much that he sent his only begotten Son into this world, to die for you. You must believe that Jesus died for your sins, that he was buried and that GOD raised him again; and you must recognize him as the lone mediator between GOD and men. Once you believe this, you must repent of your sin. You must ask God to forgive you, accept the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ as full payment for your sins, and then you ask Jesus to come into your heart. Jesus doesnít come to you bodily, for the heavens have received him until the day of restitution, but his Spirit will come to abide in your heart.
You canít pay for it, you canít work for it, all you have to do is ask for it. Is it Godís will to fill you with the Spirit? Amen. All you have to do is ask, and accept it into your heart by faith. Does a good dad, withhold good things from their children that they really need? Do children have to set and beg and plead to their good earthly fathers for something they need? Of course not. And God only wants us to ask him.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Some might wonder, How do you know that you have received the holy Spirit?
My Friend, when God Almighty and his Son come to abide in your heart, there will be a change. When you become partakers of the Spirit, you become partakers of the divine nature, and that divine nature will bring forth the fruits. Before the holy Spirit came in, you were a follower of darkness, and now if it abides in you, you will be a follower of GOD and Jesus is our example, amen?
Amen we see that those who are born of GOD are to be followers of GOD, and their fruit are to be in holiness. And if youíre not bringing forth fruit unto holiness youíre not going to be in the Kingdom of GOD. I donít care what the churches down the road tell you. Your works donít save you, but they show everyone who you really serve. Your actions are fruits of what is in your heart. If youíre living like a devil, then expect to end up in a devils hell.
REPROVE WORKS OF DARKNESS
Paul tells us that we were once darkness, but now we are children of light, and now because we are partakers of the Spirit, we have our fruit in goodness, righteousness and truth (Ephesians 5:7-11). And light cannot have fellowship with darkness. What happens to darkness when a light is turned on? When a candle is lit? When a lamp is ignited? The darkness has to flee. Light and darkness are incompatible. And when light comes into a dark place the things that were hidden in the darkness are exposed. And this is what Paul is saying when he writes that we are not to fellowship with the works of darkness, but rather we are to reprove, or expose them.
How do we expose darkness? How do we reprove the works of darkness? Well sometimes we have to talk, but usually it is by our lifestyle. We are to abstain from evil, and to do good. When the world sees you doing this they are going to wonder what is wrong with you, they will think it strange that youíre not a partaker in their evil deeds. And when they find out the reason that you abstain from evil, is because you love GOD more than the world, their sinfulness is exposed.
When you call by sin by its rightful name, are you a friend to the world?
When you cease to call sin fun, or sin pleasure, or sin cool, or sin a good time. And you begin to call sin, evil, hateful, hurtful, selfish, prideful, damnable, and disgusting, those who have pleasure in unrighteousness will become your enemy.
1John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
When Christ founded his church, and the Apostles went out into the world with power, and turned the world upside down; the world was their enemies. The early church was persecuted and it was tried with fire. They were beaten, imprisoned, starved to death, fed to the lions, they were burned at the stake, they were beheaded, torn into, their families were slaughtered before them. Satan came against the church with all of his fury.
The bible says that he went to make war with the remnant of her seed, they who keep the commandments of GOD and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And this persecution did not begin with the Apostles, but it has been so since the beginning.
The righteous has always been persecuted by the unrighteous, especially in religion.
Hebrews 11:36-40 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
The Old Testament saints endured all of these afflictions at the hands of the world, and they were willing to die for their faith, even with out seeing the promised Messiah (they all died before Jesus became flesh). Are we any better than they? If the world hated them, do you think it will love us?
John 15:17-21 These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
My friends the world hated Jesus Christ, it persecuted him, it beat him, and it nailed him to a cross and mocked him as he died, are you better than your Master? Jesus said if they did this to me, they will also do it to you. Does the world love you? Then youíre a part of the world.
John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Have you ever seen these giant church houses on TV that seat thousands of people, and they are filled to the rim. And the preacher is popular, and even holds a national audience? Doesnít that sound fishy to you? If a man is that popular I guarantee you that he is preaching smooth messages, and not speaking against sin.
Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
The world has always hated the people of GOD, and the world will always hate the Children of GOD. It has one purpose and that is to destroy the Church of Christ. For three hundred years Satan tried to destroy the church through pagan persecution. The more innocent blood that was shed, the more new converts were added to the Church. Historians say the blood of the martyrs was like seeds that brought forth a bountiful harvest.
When Satan saw that persecution from the outside could not destroy Godís Church, he decided to infiltrate it, and bring it down from with in. One lie after another was brought into the church through compromise, by trying to be more appealing and more friendly with the world; and the lies began to decay the pillars, and finally the foundation gave way. The professed Church accepted tradition over the principles of Godís word, and the ĎChurchí began to be acceptable to the world. It could no longer reprove sin, because it had forced out the light; and it became the bastion of lawlessness. One historian said, speaking of the Church during the fourth century, that you could walk from the temple of a false god, down to the local church and you couldnít tell the difference in their worship. The world and the church were united and they ceased to be enemies of each other.
And this union gave birth to a new creature a satanic church that professes to be Christian, which is in truth just the renewal of a very old Apostasy, people have been worshipping Satan while thinking they were worshipping God for long time have they not?
The first brothers, Cain and Abel is an example. They both were religious; both were claiming to serve the One God. But one of their works was evil, and the other was righteous. When the works of Cain was exposed, his wrath was poured out upon his brother, and he killed him.
1John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
What made Cainís work evil? Cain offered God the best of his crop, things he had worked hard to cultivate and grow, and yet it was evil, because GOD said to offer a lamb, and Cain chose his own way. When GOD says to do this, and you do something else, then your works are evil.
When the professed Church united with the world, did God cease to have a Church on earth? By no means, there were those who saw the abominations that were taking place in the name of Christ, and they protested and rebuked it with the word of GOD. And upon them who wished to continue in the purity of Christ was the persecution of the world and a world loving church poured out. The Church of the world became a persecuting power, as Cain persecuted Abel. They estimate 60 million Christians were slain by the Apostate Church. The true worshippers of GOD had to flee to the mountains, the wilderness and to caves to escape the sword of a harlot church.
Revelation 12:14-17 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
After the Dark Ages ended and the papal persecutions had ceased, the woman came out of the wilderness, and there was a great Reformation. Men translated the bible into the languages of the common man. People once again began to read the bible, and apply its teachings to their lives. And many of the traditions of men were laid aside for the word of GOD.
No longer able to wield the sword to slay those who were faithful to God, the Church of the world, repeated the tactic of Satan and it began to infiltrate those who professed to follow the bible and the bible alone. Little by little truth was compromised to gain the favor of the world and those who once protested Rome are now no more than a mirror image of the Great Whore.
RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
What do we have in the world today? 1,500 different denominations and Thousands of different independent churches, and yet in the eyes of God there are only two; in truth there are only two churches. You have the worldly, pagan, sin loving church of Satan. And you have the bride and body of Christ. And the sad thing is you have members of Satanís church mixing in with the congregations of Christís body. You have true members of Christís body that are mixed up with the congregations of Satan.
A TIME OF SEPARATION
But my friends there is coming a time of Separation. God knows those that are his, and he is calling his people out of the midst of Babylon. And shortly the whole universe will know who truly serves God.
Ezekiel 9:2-6 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
If you are filled with the holy Spirit will you have pleasure in things that God considers an abomination? No you will sigh and cry, you can not, and you will not find pleasure in these things; and those that do obviously are not born of his Spirit. And thus Judgment begins with the house of GOD, with all those who profess to be Christís. Those who have pleasure in the abominations will be cut off, and given to slaughter.
While all those who died in the faith; are resurrected. From the dungeons, the ash pits, and the dust of the coliseums, from the mountains, the deserts, and the caves of the earth, Christ will gather his Children.
While on earth they may have been destitute, afflicted, tormented, and judged by men as being vile, rancid and a cancer to society; But on that day, they shall be rich and comforted and God will judge them to be pure, clean, holy, and jewels in his kingdom.
And one day the wicked who once tried to Ďlordí over us, will bow before our feet.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
My friend, which church are you in?