This post, I want to get into the many other distractions of Satan. If you would like to get the lead-in to this post, click here.
Ever wonder, what in the world is going on in this world? I’d like to give you another acronym for KISS. Wikipedia tells us in part: KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.
I believe all we see that exists is a KISS “design principle” used by God in the creation of everything. To us it may be complicated, much like a small child watching his or her father, a mechanic, working on the engine of a car. But for the father, having mastered his craft, it is a simple task.
The most important thing that separates mankind from all other species on earth is our right to choose. It’s that simple. No other species on our planet has the right to make choices that effect all other living things on earth. By all rights, we having been created in the image of our creator, and are the most intelligent species on our planet. If you were Satan, how would you misdirect the human species away from God? The same way he did in the Garden of Eden. By making something simple, complicated. God simply stated to Adam and Eve. Don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad and you will continue to live. Eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad and you will die. Simple.
Then Satan starts talking to Eve, posing as a snake. He makes it appear as though God is keeping something good away from her. He calls God a liar by telling Eve that she would not die in the day that she eats the fruit from the tree, but she did die with-in the thousand year day of Jehovah. He told her she would become like God knowing the difference between good and bad. What was this big secret God was keeping from Adam and Eve? Unselfish love is good. Selfish love is bad. Satan took something simple and made it complicated. The part of KISS that should not be implemented?
Unnecessary complexity should be avoided.
While the statement made to her by God was simple, Satan made simplicity unnecessarily complex. This caused Adam and Eve to ponder: ‘What if God is a liar?’ so they became stupid in their actions because they added the what if factor, to the simple truth that God had told them.
Satan has been adding this what if factor, before our beginning and throughout our history here on earth. You may think it crazy to believe that God would allow Satan to manipulate the DNA of lesser creatures to make things like dinosaurs, and yet we as human beings are starting to manipulate DNA. You may think it crazy to believe that God would allow spirit beings to take a physical form, yet it is recorded in the bible that he does, ergo we have little gray alien beings reported throughout our history. You may think it crazy to believe that God would allow Satan to build flying saucers that can defy our belief. Yet we build spacecrafts that have been traveling through space for decades, sending back all kinds of information that would defy the belief of only a generation passed. You may think it crazy to believe that God would allow Satan to create many different religions around the world, but here they are.
I want to read again the scripture found at 2 Corinthians 4:4: “ Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.”
Satan, the god of this world, at this time, has been allowed to use as many ways as he can think of to blind the minds of mankind away from God, to cause us to say “what if?” What if, God is a liar? What if there is no God? What if there are many Gods? What if there are other life forms in the universe? He has made sure that there is plenty circumstantial evidence that would cause us to wonder, “What if?”
The best way to hide the truth is to cover it over with as many lies as one can. Satan has had the time in our history to do just that. Time to provide enough false evidence to cause doubt about the truth of God and His way of ruling.
I ask, how did there come to be dinosaurs fossils if there were no dinosaurs? And yet the bible says that God felt regret over having to destroy the things moving on the earth because of all the badness. God does not create badness. It was destroyed because of the choices made by disobedient spirit sons to manipulate the DNA of His creations mentioned in Genesis.
I ask how ancient structures got built on earth, if not by spirit beings in a physical form or at least with their direct involvement. We as modern man cannot duplicate what was supposedly done by our hunter gatherer ancestors. Why does it appear that these structures were destroyed by massive amounts of water, if there was no flood? If you have an opportunity please take the time to watch a documentary called: Is Genesis History. I think I found it on Netflix, it will make you wonder … what if?
I ask why there is a belief in UFO’s if there are no UFO’s. Where has all of our
recent technology come from, if not from sources other than ourselves? We have been here for thousands of years and yet it is only relatively recently that technology has had made the advancements that it has. When asked where they received their technology, all ancient cultures of earth reply the same, from the gods that came down from heaven. Is it any different today? Why has technology moved so fast in our time?
Jesus told his disciples that when he returned there would be many signs to identify his presence to those searching for him. In Matthew 24; 3 it says, “Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. The followers came to Him when He was alone and said, “Tell us, when will this happen? What can we look for to show us of Your coming and of the end of the world?” You can read all the things he mentioned in chapter 24 but what I’d like to point out is what he said in verses 33 and 34 of the same chapter,
33“So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.”
Why are there are so many different cultures on earth if we all started in the same place? Are we not all human beings? Something is just not adding up if we look at ourselves as a whole. The few prosper while the masses struggle. If like the bible says that the whole world belongs to Satan, then the attitude of the world would present his way of ruling. Selfishness. Ask yourselves: is the attitude of the world in our time and throughout all of our history, not selfishness?
We as humans have been trained by this world that the most important person of all is you. This cancer of selfishness would continue to infest all of humanity as time moved forward from the Garden of Eden. It went from Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit to Cain killing Able. It is even more prevalent today than any other time in our passed. Let’s read 2 Timothy 3: 1 through 5:
“You must realize, however, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. 5 They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.”
If we look back through all the civilizations that have ruled on earth, what has been the driving motive of their government if not self? They may start out with good intentions, but they all have passed away into nothingness basically because of selfishness. No matter how many ways Satan uses to mislead mankind they are all based in his rule of self. The bible in Matthew 4: 8 and 9 tells us that while Jesus was being tempted by him in the wilderness Satan made him this offer, “Once more the Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor. 9 He told Jesus,[a] “I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!”
Satan wanted Jesus to denounce God’s way of ruling unselfishly and to follow his way of selfish rule. He was willing to give all the kingdoms or governments of the world to Jesus for this act of treason. Did Jesus say to Satan that these kingdoms or governments were not his to give? Jesus did not deny that they were his to give to whomever he wanted. But instead Jesus told Satan this at verse 10:
“Go away, Satan! Because it is written, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”
In this world there are many ways to be selfish. Indeed that is why Jesus told us, in Matthew 7: 13 & 14 this: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
What Jesus is telling us is that if you chose self, you would find a road saturated with opportunities. But these opportunities are based on taking and taking only. There are many ways to take from others, but if you choose the unselfish road it is narrow and small and only a few find it. Why? Because a person has to give rather than to take to be on this road. Do most of the people you know choose to give rather than to take? Do the governments of the world give more than they take? Do the religions of the world give more than they take? Do the businesses of the world give more than they take? Does your health care provider give more than it takes? Look at whatever you will in this world and ask yourselves, do they give more than they take?
Selfishness is a cancer that is growing at a very intense rate in this generation. If we view the human race as a body and each one of us as an individual cell within that body, then it is clear to see that if this cancer is not removed from the body, it will die from selfishness because it will spread into every cell in the body. People are tired of being taken from all the time by everything in this world. The whole world uses people as if they have no importance at all. Eventually each one of us will start taking for ourselves and stop caring about others because that is what is being done to us. It will consume us all.
Everything in this world belongs to Satan. The only thing that Satan does not possess are our acts of unselfish love. Many distractions are present in this world because Satan has had the time to lay the foundation for them. You can ask, what if, until the cows come home but that will not change the fact that this world backed by Satan is full of self-love.
Remember Satan is the master of illusion. Illusion is, “a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.” We know that Satan is an illusionist because we can read in the bible at 2 Corinthians 11; 14 this, “And, no wonder for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.”
Satan is so good that he can even convince people that he is from God. How could he do that? Religions, many, many different religions both Christian and non-Christian. I will be getting into that a little later in future discussions.
What has God done to correct this problem in our world? What type of surgery will He use to remove this cancer? What was God doing while Satan took control of this world by means of selfish misdirection? Why has He allowed this cancer to grow to the point that it has? What has God done for you? We will start to explore these questions and more beginning with my next discussion. What has God done for you?
Thanks again for dropping in. See you here next post!