THE GALACTIC WAR
The world is plunged into a galactic war because of one creation making war against God in his mind and then publicly, deceiving one thirds of the angel in heaven. Revelation 12:7-9,3,4,9
We are told that this war begun in heaven where “…Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Revelation 12:7-8
The issue of this war is briefly explained in Isaiah 14-12-14 where the sum of it is that Lucifer said in his heart he will be God with God. Let us consider the deterioration that took place in Lucifer’s mind.
Isaiah shows the war against God which begun in the mind of Lucifer by explaining how Lucifer is fallen from heaven or as John puts it “ there was no more place found any more in heaven.”
We are told that Lucifer, son of the morning was cut down to the ground because of what he said in his heart. What did he say? “I will ascend into heaven.” Now according to Isaiah and John, Lucifer was already in heaven. This therefore means that there is a hidden substratum behind this statement. Let us continue, “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God”. Now according to the scriptures there is only one throne in heaven. Also, according to the revelation of Christ that was given to John, “Stars are… angels” Revelation 1:20. Lucifer is saying in his heart that he will exalt his imaginary throne above the angels of God. He further said in his heart that “I will sit also on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” The mount of the congregation is where God’s throne is (Ezekiel 1:4, 26, 28). So where the angels of God congregate to worship God, Lucifer is saying that he will be there. The logical implication of this statement is that he wants to be worshipped as God is worshipped by the congregation in heaven and not to be a worshipper of the Most High because he is above the angels and he has his own throne. This is the corruption of wisdom in Lucifer’s mind. You see the war against God begins in the mind first, then is manifested.
He went on to conspire in his mind how he can achieve being God with God. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds” another symbol of angels (Daniel 7:13, Revelation 10:1) “I will be like the Most High.” Picture this scene: the Most High (God) exists, and Lucifer reasoned that he can be like him, that he can be worshipped as God is worshipped by the angels. It therefore means that he Lucifer wants to be God with God.
The war against God is not only angelic. Human beings became a part of this war when Satan beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-6). He is known as man’s adversary and uses deception to cause us to fight with him against God. But there is hope for the human race, victory over the deceiver can be experienced through Jesus Christ who destroys the works of the devil. We are told,” He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 So all sin is of the devil, that is the concept of being God with God or exalting creation as God with God is behind every sin. You might not understand this but it is very true according to the scripture.
How can we destroy the works of the devil (his deceptions that cause us to sin), through Christ? We must abide! Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not… 1 John 3:6 (emphasis supplied) and what does it mean to abide in him? Having Christ (the word) stayed in our heart. “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Abiding in Christ , is having His words in our heart influencing the choice to do right, His words in our heart being the light that dispels the deception of the devil. Christ makes it emphatically clear that without him in us we cannot do anything. We cannot overcome the deceptions of the devil but we will be swept away by them. “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
So the science of overcoming the Devil is Christ (the word) dwelling in us, this David established in the book of psalms chapter 119:9, 11.” Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word… Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
I pray dear reader that you will understand this great controversy and the power of God to save us from satanic delusion that causes us to fight against God in this controversy. I pray that you will be on the winning side as the chorus says.
“Jesus is the Winner man
The Winner man, the winner man
Jesus is the winner man, the winner man all the time
I am on the winning side
The winning side
The winning side
I am on the winning side
The winning side all the time.”
Sis. Karima Paris