WATCH THIS! – HOW SATAN OPERATES: Lucifer was cast down because he lusted for the worship and attention that belongs only to God. That’s still Lucifer’s problem, and you can see it in how he operates … both in the Garden when he deceived Eve, and in our world today. His deceptions always have the same common thread running through them … TWIST AND PERVERT something God says or creates, and then use that to bring glory and attention to Lucifer instead of to God.
If you want a classic example of this, consider the RAINBOW. Genesis 9 tells us (I’ve copied relevant passages below) that God set “His” rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His covenant with Noah … that God would not destroy the earth again by flood, and that Noah and his sons should go out and multiply to replenish the population.
Today the world no longer sees the rainbow as a covenant from God in the context of men and women “multiplying” as God instructed. Instead, Satan has STOLEN the rainbow to promote NON-REPRODUCTIVE HOMOSEXUALITY … and to celebrate SIN and the god of this world, Lucifer … rather than to remember and celebrate the CREATOR of life. Satan has DECEIVED humankind into believing they are doing something “good” by stealing God’s rainbow and using it to celebrate sin which God said was an “abomination” (God’s word, not mine).
This is how Lucifer operates. He takes something God created for good … the Garden, the Rainbow, even the Gospel itself … and Satan then DISTORTS AND PERVERTS it for his own purposes and to bring glory and attention to himself (and to sin) rather than to God (and to holiness). After Lucifer perverts something God created, Lucifer then DECEIVES man into embracing the TWISTED VERSION of God’s creation, rather than the original … and good … gift from God.
When the Antichrist appears, he will be the ULTIMATE DISTORTION AND DECEPTION. God the Father sent His “only begotten Son” to die on the Cross and to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. Just as Lucifer has done with the RAINBOW, Lucifer will create a FALSE AND PERVERTED copy of the original … he will try to duplicate the very SON OF GOD in the form of a SICK AND TWISTED ANTI-CHRIST. And the great tragedy will be that, as with Satan’s theft of the RAINBOW, mankind will BE DECEIVED INTO EMBRACING THE ANTI-CHRIST … so that Lucifer, once again, can direct to himself the WORSHIP AND ADORATION that should be directed to the REAL LAMB OF GOD.
Here are the verses from Genesis 9 (NIV) on the original RAINBOW … which as you can see have nothing to do with homosexuality, being “trans-gender” or any other perversion of God’s creation …
“As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”
8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: 9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. 11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.”