Thursday, October 22, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“Getting close to halloween, I see the usual costumes of devils with horns and tails. Why don't people realize the devil doesn't look like this, they are so deceived...”
Randy/ San Francisco U.S.A.
This subject, rests in the area of the devil and his demons.
What did Isaiah think?
Isaiah spoke of Judgment on all nations that do not serve The Lord: (Babylon-Ancient and Modern.)
Isaiah 13:21 KJV (B.C. 713 B.U.)
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs* shall dance there.
*Satyrs-Hebrew: Saiyr (Saw-eer): He goat; Devil, goat, hairy, kid, rough, satyr.
Isaiah 34:14 KJV (B.C. 713 B.U.)
The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr* shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
*(Same as above.)
Satyrs in Greek art were represented as a man with a horse’s ears and tail, but in Roman representations as a man with a goat’s ears, tail, legs, and horn
Origin: Late Middle English: from Old French satyr, or via Latin from Greek saturos.
Halloween (hăl'əwēn`, häl'–), Oct. 31, the eve of All Saints' Day
Observed with traditional games and customs. The word comes from medieval England's All Hallows' eve [Old Eng. hallow=saint]. However, many of these customs predate Christianity, going back to Celtic practices associated with Nov. 1, which was Samhain (sä`wĭn), the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year. Witches and other evil spirits were believed to roam the earth on this evening, playing tricks on human beings to mark the season of diminishing sunlight. Bonfires were lit, offerings were made of dainty foods and sweets, and people would disguise themselves as one of the roaming spirits, to avoid demonic persecution. Survivals of these early practices can be found in countries of Celtic influence today, such as the United States where children go from door to door in costumes demanding "trick or treat."
(The Free Dictionary: By Farlex)
Lucifer was once a most beautiful Cherub, but he opened a door, that banned him forever, his purity, his calling, his position, and his riches, were forever lost.
Ezekiel 28:13-15 KJV
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
The opposite of Light is darkness, the opposite of holiness is evil, the opposite of beauty, and attractiveness is grotesqueness, and hideousness.
But the devil is not stupid, he may change his appearance at will.
II Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
What is the end of this matter? It is enough for us to follow the dictates of our Lord. Little do we know or realize concerning spiritual domains!
Satan is an arch deceiver:
Genesis 3:4 KJV
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Matthew 4:6,7 KJV
6 And saith unto Him, If thou be The Son Of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt The Lord thy God.
II Corinthians 2:11 NLT
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.
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Psalm 2:11,12 NLT
11 Serve The Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal son, or He will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities — for His anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in Him!