How Satan attacks us.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

e are near the promise of the future new earth. Just as in times past when Jehovah’s people were very near promises being fulfilled Satan’s attacks became viscous. We must remember God can undo anything Satan and his people do. No one can undo what Jehovah does. This is a spiritual war that started in the Garden of Eden when Satan started desiring to have God’s throne so he lied to Adam and Eve to get them to rebel against God. They had no reason to believe God was deceiving them because he put them in a paradise garden and told them to make the whole earth like the garden. In rebelling against God they brought all the death , suffering , corruption, violence and many other things on the earth. Things are coming to a climax and very soon The rebellion against God will occur on a world wide scale when they try to completely replace God’s right to rule over the earth and they ban worship of God. When this occurs we do not have to fear God and Jesus will protect those who remain faithful and loyal.

We are to imitate Jesus and not let any deception be found in us, we are to walk worthily at all times even when under trial. We have to keep in mind Jehovah can read our hearts so we have to be careful we do not false reason to justify wrong doing. Our fruits will show Jehovah the intentions of our hearts. So it becomes clear we must produce good fruits in order to please Jehovah. By our actions we prove our faith. If we follow in Christ foot steps and try our best to please Jehovah, just as Jesus had no fear of anything except Jehovah we will not have any reason to fear anything even death. If we imitate Jesus and let no deception be found in us we will always let Jehovah’s word guide us no matter how dire things may seem. When the time is right we can have confidence that Jehovah will do what is right concerning us. If we do not then we have only one hope and that is death.

Now more then ever we need to be aware of our short comings. Satan can use these to pry his way in and destroy our lives. Job was attacked very bad by Satan. Because he had a deep love and strong faith for God , God said he was righteous but we are imperfect humans and fall short of God. When this happens it can give Satan an opportunity to attack us and accuse us. Just as he accused Job of only loving God because he protects him and blesses him we also are being accused. So the less room we give Satan to attack us the less difficult he can make things for us. If we continue to sin it will blind us to what God wants us to do. This works to Satan’s advantage because once we are blinded he can make us like a wave on the ocean easily blown about the direction the wind blows. In other words he can easily manipulate us into destroying our own lives, causing ourselves misery and even cost us our life. Thus making us an easier target to drag us down to the pit with he and others who are going there. How much better would it be that by our actions we prove to be righteous enough that our righteousness becomes so apparent that it cannot be hidden. So are slowly lured into sin because they will ignore certain scriptures that conflict with what they want to believe. This really opens the door for Satan and he can easily lure a person into committing many sin. All it takes is one door to be open for Satan to be able to open many more. Job believed he was more righteous then God. He ask questions of God he should not have ask. Once Job repented God blessed him.

The bible says bad associations spoil useful habits. We are not to even mention shameful conduct let alone do it. We are not even to keep company with those who do such things. Many will associate with those who have no faith in God believing it is ok because they are a nice person. We need to stop and consider God would be calling them to Jesus if he felt they were worthy. He can read their hearts and see things we cannot. Many in the bible have had bad associations that did not seem so bad but they drew them away from Jehovah and it has destroyed and even cost them their lives. We are not supposed to be a part of the world which means we put our faith in the heavenly kingdom and not humans. Those who may seem nice but do not have faith in God can lure us into putting our trust in man. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. He has corrupted most politicians and the ones he has not corrupted will die and anything they have done will be either forgotten or the person who replaces them will do away with the things they have accomplished. By getting involved in politics we are telling God we do not need him we can rule ourselves. Man has tried every form of government and we are only making things worse. We need to follow Christ example, he put his trust in the heavenly kingdom , which he knew God would seat him on the throne. He knew this is the only way the suffering, corruption and evil things happening on earth would be done away with.

In these calamitous times those who trust Jehovah and lean on him will have inner peace no matter what they endure. Those who obey Jehovah have no fear of death or man but those who do not trust Jehovah and do not let his word guide them always have that fear of judgment hanging over them.

We know we are very near the future hope of the promises of Jehovah. Satan’s attacks are an indication of this. He has always viciously attacked Jehovah’s people when they were near to the promises Jehovah made, being fulfilled. This system belongs to Satan and his people. We will not get full use of it like his people will. This system is temporary. We know we will suffer for our faith. We need to keep our eyes forward and see our suffering for what it is. If Satan can side track us get us to lose faith then we will start to lean on our own understanding and lose out on the future hope that is so near. Satan’s attacks are only going to get worse. He does not want us to make it. We must see these attacks for what they are and hold onto to our integrity. The new system belongs to the meek and the righteous. This will all be gone soon and is temporary so why waste time with this system be happy to make it through this system alive. Work to survive not to gain what will be lost when this system is gone.

So what are some ways Satan and his people attack you? One of Satan and his peoples main weapons is sex. It has gotten many to fall short of God and lose his favor. Satan likes to isolate people first then when he gets them isolated he will temp them in some way. This is when we are most vulnerable. Very soon they will attempt to isolate many of us, this is when we have to pray to God the most and trust him the most and be very aware of our short comings because Satan will use them against us.

Remember Jesus said members of our own household will be our enemies. When I started becoming no part of the world and learned most holidays and traditions of man had pagan origins and glorified mythical characters instead of God I stopped celebrating them. Those holidays and traditions are also full of idolatry something we are not to do. Many got very angry at me when I stopped celebrating them. Those holidays and traditions do not bring us closer to God. They actually anger him and make him jealous because during those times people give glory to symbols and idols rather then God. Jesus showed to celebrate his death because that marked the moment that man had been redeemed and our sins could now be forgiven meaning we could now live forever. Jesus never told us to celebrate his birth. His death marked the sealing of the new covenant. We need to remember that it was Jesus own people who killed him . We were warned in the last days that family would betray us. Things are rapidly winding down so we need to be much more careful of what we say and to who we say it to. We need to be absolutely certain we can trust someone whether it is family or a spiritual relative. The bible tells us many will make it through the great tribulation so not all will die but some will be betrayed.

Before the ransom sacrifice once you died you remained dead. Without the ransom sacrifice there would have been no hope for a resurrection so it is the memorial of Jesus death we should be celebrating. Not traditions or doctrine of man which is in opposition to God. This also removes the fear of death because we know if we die righteous and obedient to God we will experience a resurrection of life. Stephan had such faith even when he was being stoned to death he prayed for those stoning him. He did not fear death, he loved God and wanted others to know God as he did. Many of the apostle were killed with violence but they did not let that deter them from teaching others because how could someone put faith in God if they have not heard about him or learned about him. Things will occur very soon and some of us may be in danger but we will not have to fear death because the bible tells us even death cannot separate us from the love of God and the love of Jesus. Just a note during the apostles days those who were not worthy to partake of the wine and unleavened bread became ill.

We have the example of Job. Satan took his health, his children, his wealth and left him with nothing. Jobs short coming was pride. Job remained faithful and repented for his error and he was rewarded many times over. God corrected Job he repented and God forgave him and blessed him. By being aware of our short comings it can protect us from attacks by Satan. This is why we need to reflect in the mirror of Gods word and if we see something we need to work on we should correct it because any short coming Satan is aware of he will use to try and break your faith and attack you. Remember he is the accuser. He accuses man of only loving God because he blesses and protects us. By staying faithful and loving to God no matter what we endure we prove Satan to be wrong. Satan’s attacks can get pretty relentless. It is not what we do when things are going well that shows God we love him and are faithful it is what we do when things are not going so well. Look at what the apostles endured and they stilled accomplished a lot for God and glorified him.

False teaching is another way that Satan can draw people away from God so he can attack them. We were warned the great apostasy would come first. We were also warned in the last days people would gather teachers who would scratch their itchy ears. So they would tell them what they wanted to hear and not what they needed to hear. The bible even said many of the churches would follow teachings of demons. The bible said the deception would get so bad that even some of the elect would be led away from the truth and be deceived. If we write God’s word on our hearts by reading it and letting it guide all we do until it becomes a habit and we don’t have to think about what to do we will automatically know, it will be much more difficult for us to be deceived. The bible warned in the last days the great apostasy or man of lawlessness would be revealed. In other words the ones not obeying God and the commands Jesus gave us. If you learn you are not worshiping the way God would require do you make the changes needed to worship him in truth? Many will refuse to and it will cost them their lives. It would be sad to see someone give up their life because they did not want to give up a doctrine that had been taught so they could please God. Christ means anointed one. So many would claim to be anointed by God and lead many astray. Many think that they are going to claim to be Jesus but Jesus stated they would come on the bases of his name saying they are Christ. So they would claim to be anointed , and would claim to be representing Jesus. These false Christ can be identified because they will not teach what Christ taught. This is why Jesus said we would have to enter through the narrow gate. Jesus is the narrow gate so we have to observe all he told us to do and we have to try our best to imitate him.

Many still cling to images and idols in their worship. These do not bring a person closer to God and they actually offend him. This is a form of idolatry. Anything we covet more then our relationship with God is considered idolatry to God. We do not need images or idols we have God’s creation to observe and we can see his glory in all his creation. The human body is incredibly made, there are billions of stars and they move in such a predictable way they use them to keep more accurate track of time. This is why the bible refers to them as the soldiers of heaven it is like they march in formation. There are billions of stars out there and many we view in the night sky is actually whole galaxies. We could make no image that could compare to God. This is why we are told not to make or use images of heaven above or earth below in our worship. We can also have faith when we read about the miracles Jesus performed so we know the future promises of no more sickness, violence, crime, hatred, or suffering will be fulfilled. No promise God has made went unfulfilled so we can be certain the future promises will be fulfilled.

Satan lied about God in the Garden of Eden. Before then lies did not exist. That is why Jesus calls him the father of the lie. There is another way Satan attacks people he falsely accuses them. He had Joseph imprisoned for attempted sexual assault even though it was the woman who tried to assault Joseph and he fled. Jesus warned in Matthew 5:11 they would lie about you if you are trying your best to follow him. I experienced this first hand. It is very difficult when you hear people saying things that are not only untrue but they even get ridiculous and even falsely accuse you of criminal activities. They did this to Jesus so if you are going to follow Jesus you will be treated the same. When this occurs do not attack them or get angry it will only make things worse. Pray to God to help you through it and keep in mind God knows the truth no matter what they say or do. Jesus stated to the pharisees when they were lying that their father was Satan because he was the creator of the lie. So keep in mind if you are being lied against the source is Satan. Those who choose to lie are choosing Satan as their father instead of God. When Jesus had a conflict with Satan he did not insult or attack him but prayed to God for him to deal with it. We may have to endure some humiliating things when this system collapses but keep in mind it will only be for a short period of time. The new system will be worth whatever we have to endure. If we react in a way God would not approve of when falsely accused then we could lose God’s favor. The bible tells us when they start arresting those who worship in truth we will not have to worry about what to say because the holey spirit will tell us what to say.

Most know temptation is a way Satan can try and attack you. Once he gets you to fall short , he can destroy your life. As long as you do not give in to temptation he is limited in what he can do to you most of the time. For example he was not allowed to take Jobs life. It is when we give in to temptation that we endanger ourselves. The temptation is not always obvious. For example when Satan tempted Jesus he tried to get Jesus to put his trust in the political system of the world by offering him all the kingdoms of the earth. He even used God’s word to try and deceive Jesus when he was trying to temp him so we have to be careful because we know Satan and his messengers can appear as angels of light. Make certain something is from God and you do not have to compromise your values or to put your trust in material things of the world in order to get it. I have learned often times when you except something from someone , it can come with a heavy price. We are supposed to give without expecting anything in return but the world is not like that so we have to be careful. Satan could use our needs to temp us and draw us away from God. Jesus was fasting and he was hungry the first thing Satan did was try to get him to use the power and gifts God had given him for selfish reasons. Jesus made it clear to Satan it was obedience to God that comes first.

Many under estimate the authority Satan has , when he offered Jesus the kingdoms Jesus never contested Satan’s authority to do that. Jesus even stated he is the ruler of this world and would be cast out. So we cannot under estimate Satan’s authority but there is no authority higher then God’s so no matter how much he has corrupted things or influenced things God can provide the way out. We do not have to fear Satan and the demons. Whatever they put us through God can save us as long as we are obedient and faithful. We know Satan can perform man signs and wonders to deceive people. When he empowers the Beast and tries to force everyone to bow to it, we are told it will perform great signs and wonders. Jesus is the one anointed to sit on the heavenly thrown. He is the one that God has given the right to rule the earth to. By Satan trying to take that right on himself he is going against God and Jesus. This is why the Beast which is the United Nations and it’s allies will be destroyed and Satan will be bound for 1000 years. Christ means anointed one. Jesus is the one God anointed to set on his thrown . During that 1000 years he will work to restore the earth to the paradise it was meant to be.

Negative emotions is another way Satan can cause us tribulation. It is why we are told to forgive others. The bible warns if we go to bed angry it can give Satan an opportunity. So we should do our best not to hang on to anger. So if we are feeling emotions that could gave Satan a way to attacking us we need to work on correcting them as quickly as possible. As we can see Satan only needs us to give him a way and he can attack us. As things are winding down we need to make certain of everything and make certain we are doing all God requires so Satan will not have a way to attack us. When the beast has full power we do not have to fear. We may have to go into hiding but God will provide for us and protect us.

(1 Peter 2:21-25) 21In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely. 22He committed no sin, nor was deception g in his mouth. 23When he was being insulted, he did not insult in return. When he was suffering, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously. 24He himself bore our sins in his own body on the stake, so that we might die to sins and live to righteousness. And “by his wounds you were healed.” 25For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

(Ephesians 4:1-6) 4 Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, appeal to you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, 2with all humility and mildness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, 3earnestly endeavoring to maintain the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace. 4One body there is, and one spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling; 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

(Jeremiah 17:10) 10I, Jehovah, am searching the heart, Examining the innermost thoughts, To give to each one according to his ways, According to the fruitage of his works.

(Job 2:2-8) 2 Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Where have you come from?” Satan answered Jehovah: “From roving about on the earth and from walking about in it.” 3 And Jehovah said to Satan: “Have you taken note of my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth. He is an upright man of integrity, fearing God and shunning what is bad. He is still holding firmly to his integrity, even though you try to incite me against him to destroy him for no reason.” 4 But Satan answered Jehovah: “Skin for skin. A man will give everything that he has for his life. 5 But, for a change, stretch out your hand and strike his bone and flesh, and he will surely curse you to your very face.” 6 Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Look! He is in your hand! Only do not take his life!” 7 So Satan went out from the presence of Jehovah and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 . . .

(Ephesians 6:10-13) 10 Finally, go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil; 12 because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm.

(Revelation 22:12-14) 12“‘Look! I am coming quickly, and the reward I give is with me, to repay each one according to his work. 13I am the Al′pha and the O·me′ga, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. 14Happy are those who wash their robes, so that they may have authority to go to the trees of life and that they may gain entrance into the city through its gates.

(Jeremiah 17:10) 10 I, Jehovah, am searching the heart, Examining the innermost thoughts, To give to each one according to his ways, According to the fruitage of his works.

(Revelation 2:22, 23) 22Look! I am about to throw her into a sickbed, and those committing adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with deadly plague, so that all the congregations will know that I am the one who searches the innermost thoughts and hearts, and I will give to you individually according to your deeds.

(Colossians 3:15-17) 15Also, let the peace of the Christ rule in your hearts, for you were called to that peace in one body. And show yourselves thankful. 16Let the word of the Christ reside in you richly in all wisdom. Keep on teaching and encouraging one another with psalms, praises to God, spiritual songs sung with gratitude, singing in your hearts to Jehovah. 17Whatever it is that you do in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, thanking God the Father through him.

(Matthew 10:27-31) … 28And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Ge·hen′na. 29Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.

(Luke 12:4, 5) Moreover, I say to you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after this are not able to do anything more. 5But I will show you whom to fear: Fear the One who after killing has authority to throw into Ge·hen′na. Yes, I tell you, fear this One.
(Hebrews 10:31) It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

(Psalm 38:3-14) 3My whole body is sick because of your indignation. There is no peace within my bones because of my sin. 4For my errors loom over my head; Like a heavy burden, they are too much for me to bear. 5 My wounds stink and fester Because of my foolishness. 6I am distressed and extremely downcast; I walk around sad all day long. 7There is a burning within me; My whole body is sick. 8 I have grown numb and become completely crushed; My anguished heart makes me groan aloud. 9O Jehovah, all my desires are before you, And my sighing is not hidden from you. 10My heart pounds, my strength is gone, And the light of my eyes has left me. 11My friends and my companions avoid me because of my plague, And my close acquaintances keep their distance. 12Those seeking my life set traps; Those trying to harm me speak of ruin; They mutter deception all day long. 13But like someone deaf, I would not listen; Like someone speechless, I would not open my mouth. 14I have become like a man who cannot hear, Whose mouth has nothing to say in defense.

(Ephesians 5:3-5) 3Let sexual immorality and every sort of uncleanness or greediness not even be mentioned among you, just as is proper for holy people; 4neither shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting—things that are not befitting—but rather the giving of thanks. 5For you know this, recognizing it for yourselves, that no sexually immoral person or unclean person or greedy person, which means being an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of the Christ and of God.

(1 Corinthians 5:9-13) 9In my letter I wrote you to stop keeping company with sexually immoral people, 10not meaning entirely with the sexually immoral people of this world or the greedy people or extortioners or idolaters. Otherwise, you would actually have to get out of the world. 11But now I am writing you to stop keeping company with anyone called a brother who is sexually immoral or a greedy person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. 12For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you not judge those inside, 13while God judges those outside? “Remove the wicked person from among yourselves.

(John 17:15-19) 15 “I do not request that you take them out of the world, but that you watch over them because of the wicked one. 16 They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world. 17 Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also sent them into the world. 19 And I am sanctifying myself in their behalf, so that they also may be sanctified by means of truth.

(1 John 5:18-20) 18We know that everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, but the one born from God watches him, and the wicked one cannot take hold of him. 19We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. 20But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true.

(Ephesians 4:17-19) 17So this is what I say and bear witness to in the Lord, that you should no longer go on walking just as the nations also walk, in the futility of their minds. 18They are in darkness mentally and alienated from the life that belongs to God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the insensitivity of their hearts. 19Having gone past all moral sense, they gave themselves over to brazen conduct to practice every sort of uncleanness with greediness.

(Proverbs 19:1-3) 19 It is better to be poor and walk in integrity Than to be stupid and speak lies. 2 A person without knowledge is not good, And the one who acts rashly is sinning. 3It is a man’s own foolishness that distorts his way, And his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah.

(Proverbs 19:1-3) 19 It is better to be poor and walk in integrity Than to be stupid and speak lies. 2 A person without knowledge is not good, And the one who acts rashly is sinning. 3It is a man’s own foolishness that distorts his way, And his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah.

(Isaiah 29:14) 14Therefore, I am the One who will again do wonderful things with this people, With wonder upon wonder; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the understanding of their discreet men will be hidden.


(Isaiah 29:15) 15Woe to those who go to great lengths to conceal their plans from Jehovah. Their deeds are done in a dark place, While they say: “Who sees us? Who knows about us?”


(Isaiah 26:3) You will safeguard those who fully lean on you; You will give them continuous peace, Because it is in you that they trust.


(2 Peter 2:9) So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment

(Isaiah 26:3) You will safeguard those who fully lean on you; You will give them continuous peace, Because it is in you that they trust.
(2 Peter 2:9) So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment


(Isaiah 48:17, 18) 17This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel: “I, Jehovah, am your God, The One teaching you to benefit yourself, The One guiding you in the way you should walk. 18If only you would pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.


(1 John 2:15-17) 15Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Revelation 21:1-6) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven froSatan’s attacks can be relentless. They can knock you down pretty bad. Then is when you can really give God glory by showing your faith in him and continuing to do all he requires. It is not what you do when things are going well that shows God how faithful you are and how much you love him. It is what you do when things are not going so well that really shows God what is in your heart. Keep in mind those who may tell lies about you may be spiritual relatives to protect themselves so we have to be careful what we say and to who we say it to.

(2 Corinthians 12:7-9) . . .To keep me from becoming overly exalted, I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan, to keep slapping me, so that I might not be overly exalted. 8 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it would depart from me. 9 But he said to me: “My undeserved kindness is sufficient for you, for my power is being made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I will boast about my weaknesses, in order that the power of the Christ may remain over me like a tent. . .m God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he said to me: “They have come to pass! I am the Al′pha and the O·me′ga, the beginning and the end. To anyone thirsting I will give from the spring of the water of life free.

(Job 40:1-17) 40 Jehovah continued to answer Job:  2 “Should a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let the one who wants to reprove God answer.”  3 Job said in answer to Jehovah:  4 “Look! I am unworthy. What can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.  5 I spoke once, but I will not answer again; Twice, but I will say no more.”  6 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the windstorm:  7 “Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me.  8 Will you call into question my justice? Will you condemn me so that you may be right?  9 Do you have an arm as powerful as the true God’s, Or can your voice thunder like his? 10 Adorn yourself, please, with glory and majesty; Clothe yourself with dignity and splendor. 11 Release the fury of your anger; Look at everyone who is haughty, and bring him low. 12 Look at everyone who is haughty, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand. 13 Hide them all in the dust; Bind them in the hidden place, 14 Then even I would acknowledge to you That your right hand can save you. 15 Here, now, is Be·heʹmoth, which I made as I made you. It eats grass like a bull. 16 Look at the strength in its hips And the power in the muscles of its belly! 17 It stiffens its tail like a cedar;. . .

(Job 42:10-13) 10 After Job had prayed for his companions, Jehovah removed Job’s tribulation and restored his prosperity. Jehovah gave him double what he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and all his former friends came to him and ate a meal with him in his house. They sympathized with him and comforted him over all the calamity that Jehovah had allowed to come upon him. Each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. 12 So Jehovah blessed the last part of Job’s life more than the beginning, and Job came to have 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 pairs of cattle, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He also came to have seven more sons and three more daughters. . .

(John 18:35, 36) . . .” 36 Jesus answered: “My Kingdom is no part of this world. If my Kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from this source.. . .

(John 15:17-23) 17 “These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours. 21 But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the One who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me also hates my Father.

(Proverbs 5:3-9)  3 For the lips of a wayward woman drip like a honeycomb, And her mouth is smoother than oil.  4 But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood And as sharp as a two-edged sword.  5 Her feet descend into death. Her steps lead straight to the Grave.  6 She gives no thought to the path of life. Her course wanders, but she does not know where.  7 Now, my sons, listen to me And do not turn away from what I am saying.  8 Stay far away from her; Do not go near the entrance of her house,  9 So thabible sneaky woment you may not give your dignity to others Nor reap years of what is cruel;

This was king Solomons downfall.

(Proverbs 5:3-9)  3 For the lips of a wayward woman drip like a honeycomb, And her mouth is smoother than oil.  4 But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood And as sharp as a two-edged sword.  5 Her feet descend into death. Her steps lead straight to the Grave.  6 She gives no thought to the path of life. Her course wanders, but she does not know where.  7 Now, my sons, listen to me And do not turn away from what I am saying.  8 Stay far away from her; Do not go near the entrance of her house,  9 So that you may not give your dignity to others Nor reap years of what is cruel;

(Proverbs 7:10-21) 10 Then I saw a woman meet him, Dressed like a prostitute, with a cunning heart. 11 She is loud and defiant. She never stays at home. 12 One moment she is outside, next she is in the public squares, She lurks near every corner. 13 She grabs hold of him and gives him a kiss; With a bold face, she says to him: 14 “I had to offer communion sacrifices. Today I paid my vows. 15 That is why I came out to meet you, To look for you, and I found you! 16 I have spread fine covers upon my bed, Colorful linen from Egypt. 17 I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let us drink our fill of love until the morning; Let us enjoy passionate love together, 19 For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a distant journey. 20 He took a bag of money with him, And he will not return until the day of the full moon.” 21 She misleads him with great persuasiveness. She seduces him with smooth speech.

(Hebrews 13:3-6) . . .. 4 Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers. 5 Let your way of life be free of the love of money, while you are content with the present things. For he has said: “I will never leave you, and I will never abandon you.” 6 So that we may be of good courage and say: “Jehovah is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

(Proverbs 6:32, 33) 32 Anyone committing adultery with a woman is lacking good sense; The one who does so brings ruin on himself. 33 He will get only wounds and dishonor, And his disgrace will not be wiped away.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-15) 13 Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. 14 For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. 15 For this is what we tell you by Jehovah’s word, that we the living who survive to the presence of the Lord will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep in death;

(John 3:16) 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

(John 5:27-29) . . .. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(1 Corinthians 15:26-28) 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Romans 8:37-39) . . .. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Matthew 26:26-30) 26 As they continued eating, Jesus took a loaf, and after saying a blessing, he broke it, and giving it to the disciples, he said: “Take, eat. This means my body.” 27 And taking a cup, he offered thanks and gave it to them, saying: “Drink out of it, all of you, 28 for this means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. 29 But I say to you: I will by no means drink again any of this product of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my Father.” 30 Finally, after singing praises, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

(1 Corinthians 11:23-30) 23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night on which he was going to be betrayed took a loaf, 24 and after giving thanks, he broke it and said: “This means my body, which is in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” 25 He did the same with the cup also, after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood. Keep doing this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he comes. 27 Therefore, whoever eats the loaf or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty respecting the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 First let a man approve himself after scrutiny, and only then let him eat of the loaf and drink of the cup. 29 For the one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment against himself. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and quite a few are sleeping in death.

(Acts 7:54-60) 54 Well, at hearing these things, they were infuriated in their hearts and began to grind their teeth at him. 55 But he, being full of holy spirit, gazed into heaven and caught sight of God’s glory and of Jesus standing at God’s right hand, 56 and he said: “Look! I see the heavens opened up and the Son of man standing at God’s right hand.” 57 At this they cried out at the top of their voices and put their hands over their ears and rushed at him all together. 58 After throwing him outside the city, they began stoning him. The witnesses laid down their outer garments at the feet of a young man called Saul. 59 As they were stoning Stephen, he made this appeal: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then, kneeling down, he cried out with a strong voice: “Jehovah, do not charge this sin against them.” And after saying this, he fell asleep in death.

(Mark 13:9-13) 9 “As for you, look out for yourselves. People will hand you over to local courts, and you will be beaten in synagogues and be put on the stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them. 10 Also, in all the nations, the good news has to be preached first. 11 And when they are taking you to hand you over, do not be anxious beforehand about what to say; but whatever is given you in that hour, say this, for you are not the ones speaking, but the holy spirit is. 12 Furthermore, brother will deliver brother over to death, and a father a child, and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all people on account of my name. But the one who has endured to the end will be saved.

(2 Peter 2:1-3) 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-5) 3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

(Mark 13:21-23) 21 “Then, too, if anyone says to you, ‘See! Here is the Christ,’ or, ‘See! There he is,’ do not believe it. 22 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. 23 You, then, watch out. I have told you all things beforehand.

(Matthew 24:4-6) 4 In answer Jesus said to them: “Look out that nobody misleads you, 5 for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

(2 John 8-11) 8 Look out for yourselves, so that you do not lose the things we have worked to produce, but that you may obtain a full reward. 9 Everyone who pushes ahead and does not remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God. The one who does remain in this teaching is the one who has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him. 11 For the one who says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.

(Hebrews 11:1-3) 11 Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen. 2 For by means of it, the men of ancient times had witness borne to them. 3 By faith we perceive that the systems of things were put in order by God’s word, so that what is seen has come into existence from things that are not visible.

(2 Corinthians 4:17, 18) 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

(Zechariah 13:1, 2) 13 “In that day a well will be opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for cleansing sin and impurity. 2 “In that day,” declares Jehovah of armies, “I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will rid the land of the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness.

(1 Corinthians 10:14) 14 Therefore, my beloved ones, flee from idolatry.

(Colossians 3:4-6) . . .Christ, our life, is made manifest, then you also will be made manifest with him in glory. 5 Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of those things the wrath of God is coming.

(Deuteronomy 5:8-10) 8 “‘You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 9 You must not bow down to them nor be led to serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a God who requires exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing loyal love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

(Revelation 12:10-12) . . .“Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

(John 8:44) 44 You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie.

(Jude 8, 9) 8 Despite this, these men too are indulging in dreams, defiling the flesh, despising authority, and speaking abusively of glorious ones. 9 But when Miʹcha·el the archangel had a difference with the Devil and was disputing about Moses’ body, he did not dare to bring a judgment against him in abusive terms, but said: “May Jehovah rebuke you.”

(Luke 4:1-13) 4 Then Jesus, full of holy spirit, turned away from the Jordan, and he was led about by the spirit in the wilderness 2 for 40 days, being tempted by the Devil. And he ate nothing in those days, so when they had ended, he felt hungry. 3 At this the Devil said to him: “If you are a son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.” 4 But Jesus answered him: “It is written, ‘Man must not live on bread alone.’” 5 So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time. 6 Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 If you, therefore, do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” 8 In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’” 9 He then led him into Jerusalem and stationed him on the battlement of the temple and said to him: “If you are a son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written, ‘He will give his angels a command concerning you, to preserve you,’ 11 and, ‘They will carry you on their hands, so that you may not strike your foot against a stone.’” 12 In answer Jesus said to him: “It is said, ‘You must not put Jehovah your God to the test.’” 13 So the Devil, having finished all the temptation, departed from him until another convenient time.

(John 12:29-31) 29 The crowd that was standing there heard it and began to say that it had thundered. Others said: “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered: “This voice has occurred, not for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. . .

(Luke 4:5-8) 5 So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time. 6 Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 If you, therefore, do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” 8 In reply Jesus said to him: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’”

(1 John 5:18, 19) . . .. 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.

(Ephesians 4:25-27) 25 Therefore, now that you have put away deceit, each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, because we are members belonging to one another. 26 Be wrathful, but do not sin; do not let the sun set while you are still angry; 27 do not give the Devil an opportunity.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deceptive influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

(Revelation 13:11-15) 11 Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but it began speaking like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first wild beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 And it performs great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind. 14 It misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that it was permitted to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. 15 And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast.

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