A common misconception and popular teaching that issues out of the religious system called by men, Christianity, is that Christ is earth’s present king or ruler. Given the state of affairs today in the entire world and set against the backdrop of what is written in Scripture, is this true?
A Look In The Garden
When one reads the Genesis account concerning the sixth day of creation, some very interesting information begins to unfold concerning who exactly this Serpent is and why God placed him in the garden in the first place. It must first be established that it was God who placed the Serpent in the Garden and for a purpose. Genesis 3:1 establishes that it was God that placed him there.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.
So here we see that it was God who made the Serpent. God does not create evil, so this Serpent that God had made was not originally anything evil. And, we see this Serpent in the Garden where the first man and woman are? I might add that we never at any time read of God casting this Serpent out of the Garden – which was on the earth. Why? Before I answer that question please permit me to clear up a misconception that so many have that stumbles them: The reference to the Serpent being a Wild Animal or a Wild Beast is not to be taken literally. Beasts in Scripture are used in another sense to represent kings, rulers, and kingdoms. We see this at Daniel Chapter 7. Specifically at Daniel 7:17 we are told concerning four beasts that would stand up in the earth:
The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth.
Also, we see a prejudice in the translation concerning the Serpent at Genesis 3:1. He is portrayed as crafty or sneaky. That is not a correct translation. It is more accurate to say that he was more intelligent and wise than any of the wild beast the Lord God had made. As you will see in a moment, the Serpent is depicted exactly in this manner.
And, at Daniel 8:20-22, the Prophet Daniel confirms that beasts, in this context, refers to kings or kingdoms:
The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.
So when we read in the Genesis account that the Serpent is a Wild Animal or Wild Beast (depending on what Bible translation you read), it would be in error to visualize him as a literal snake or animal. This Serpent represents a king or ruler over mankind, as I will prove to you in a moment.
Mankind’s First Guardian
What I am about to say may come as a shock to many; primarily because it goes against what has been traditionally taught about the Serpent. Secondarily, because the religious system called by men, Christianity, is essentially incapable of teaching and presenting the truth. Christianity has made a major blunder by Europeanizing God’s interests and merging the teaching of His Son with man-made doctrine. The result: A gross distortion of the truth about God and Christ. And, unless persons take courage and champion God’s truth – through His Christ – above anything any human or human agency may say or teach, they will simply be carried along by the flood of lies that saturate the earth today.
Mankind’s first ruler was an entity called The Serpent. That is why God made him and put him in the Garden. This Serpent was not a literal snake, but an angel; a very powerful angel of high station in heaven. We know that this Serpent was not a literal snake because he is referred to as the creature the world today knows as Satan the Devil at Revelation 12:9:
The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
So the idea that the Serpent in the Garden was a literal snake or that the Woman Eve spoke to a literal snake is absolutely in error. Angels are spirit creatures and are not flesh and blood. They are invisible in their natural state. Yes, they have been known to materialize and take human form, but that is not their natural state. Never are we told that Eve herself recognized that the entity she was conversing with a literal snake or a serpent. Never are we told that Eve was looking at a literal snake. Eve was speaking with something unseen to her very much in the same manner that her husband Adam was speaking to God; who was also unseen to him. So the entity Eve was speaking with was not visible to her. What is also important to note is that Eve was not afraid of this entity with whom she was conversing with. Had this entity been some visible grotesque creature – in the manner in which it is portrayed today – it is doubtful that Eve would even be near such a thing.
It should also be noted that the Serpent was not called Devil in the Garden. The references Satan and Devil do not appear in the Genesis account. Why is that? Because the Serpent had not become Satan and Devil yet. Many people miss this. As I stated a little while ago, God does not create evil. However, when this powerful angel spoke to the Woman what God did not speak to Adam, it made itself Satan and Devil.
The word Devil comes from the Greek word diabolos and it means slanderer. The word Satan means resister or opposer. So this angel, The Serpent, made himself Satan and Devil. Yet, he was not always that way and he had a righteous and perfect start. Notice what Ezekiel 28:13-15 says of the Serpent:
You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Notice that the Serpents settings and mountings were made of gold. Too, notice that is was God who anointed this cherub (angel) as a guardian in the Garden. Also notice where this Serpent was: On The Holy Mountain of God. Lastly, this Serpent was blameless in his ways UNTIL wickedness was found in him.
That this Serpent was NOT a literal snake, but a Cherub (guardian angel) has been established (not by me) but by what is written in Scripture. This angel was a seal of perfection and full of wisdom and perfect beauty. One really needs to pause and think about that. Why is someone working overtime to present The Devil as something ugly, grotesque, and base? He is not those things at all, he is still full of wisdom and beauty, but also wicked. Did the Devil ever know the truth? Listen to what Jesus says about him at John 8:44:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
He knew the truth and like so many today within all of religion, rejected the truth and give preference to lies and deception. That is the world in which we live today. The world today speaks (breathes) this native language: the lie. Do not be duped into thinking that when men stand up religious systems and organizations and slap fancy names on them that make them appear of God and Christ that what comes out of them are not lies, but the truth. It is just the opposite. The number one misleader and dispenser of “bad air” (the lie) is the system of religion called and named by men, Christianity. It is an imposter. Just giving it a name does not change what it really is: The Serpents number one tool to mislead.
Notice the reference at Ephesians 2:1-2 of this Ruler of the Kingdom of the Air:
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
This ruler – The Serpent – has a mighty kingdom that controls the medium by which things are communicated: The air. When we perform the simple act of speaking to each other, we breathe. If one teaches something to others, they are breathing; that is, dispensing air. If the entire world is bathed in lies, we breathe – take in – those lies. When we repeat those lies to other and re-enable each other with these long-standing lies, we after a time believe it is the truth.
Christ followers were warned not to become a part of this world. Why? As Ephesians 2:1-2 indicate their is a ruler of the kingdom of the air that has the world completely saturated in lies. It is in everything. Yes, even in what so many hold dear to them, Christianity. Again, as stated earlier, Christianity (a name man made up) is a mighty factory that pumps out and dispenses bad air. And, it teaches that the world needs its air for life support (eternal life).
This Serpent (Cherub) was created by God and placed in the Garden of Eden as Guardian over the man. To nurture and guide him in the ways of his righteous Creator. This Cherub was allowed to communicate with both Adam and Eve (though we read of him speaking with the woman) and it seems clear that in his speaking with them – and as their Guardian – would be able to teach them the truth about God.
Still King and Ruler Over Mankind
I showed earlier that the expressions Wild Beast or Wild Animal are often times referred to as kings or kingdoms in Scripture. I showed you this from Daniel Chapters 7 and 8. Now, I am going to show you that this very same Cherub, The Serpent, is today ruler and king over mankind.
That the Serpent is the ruler of the world today can be seen Scripturally at John 12:31:
Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. (American Standard Version)
Note: Other Bible translations render the translation as “Prince of this world.” Nonetheless, a Prince is a ruler given kingly authority.
Other Scriptures such as John 14:30, John 16:11, Acts 26:18, and Ephesians 2:2 all show that Satan, the original Serpent, has great authority and is ruler of this world.
2 Corinthians 4:4 refers to Satan as the god of this world.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
What is stated in the above Scripture is THE NUMBER ONE GOAL of the Serpent: To PREVENT THE TRUTH FROM BEING TOLD.
1 John 5:19 shows that the entire world is under The Serpents power. Why? Because he is its ruler or king. Only a ruler can exercise total power and influence over his subjects.
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
What I find most interesting is that the King James Version goes out of its way to purposefully mistranslate evil one into wickedness. Why? Because most of the world of Christianity uses the King James Version and by omitting it makes it easier for them NOT to teach the truth that Satan is the ruler of this world.
The Serpent Has Great Power, Authority and … A Throne!
What is a throne but a kingdom? Kings sit on thrones. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines throne as:
The chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary.
Revelation 13:2 shows that The Dragon, the original serpent, has power, a throne, and great authority:
The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
We see here at Revelation 13:2 that the Dragon will give to the Beast HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, and Great Authority.
The Revelation also shows that the Serpent’s throne is on earth. This is in harmony with the other Scriptures I presented above about him being the ruler of this world. Notice how Revelation 2:12-13 reads:
To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.
This congregation in Pergamum was located in Greece. Greece is on earth. Therefore, Satan’s throne is on earth.
So let there be no denying that this Serpent that was in the Garden of Eden is still with us and is the ruler of this present world.
Rightly Warned Not To Be A Part of This World
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. (1 John 2:15)
What is stated in the two Scriptures above is to be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, the system of religion that claims to be of God and Christ has lulled its membership to sleep and they have allowed themselves to be folded into this world to such an extent that it is an inseparable entity in it.
Christ’s followers were not to be a part of this world. What does this mean? It means that we are not to allow ourselves to be drawn in, by the way, this world reasons and thinks. This would reason and think based on the air (lies) they take in by its ruler, The Serpent. Our thinking should be crafted solely by Christ’s teachings which are TRUTH. Let me give you examples of what I am talking about.
Example One: Persons claiming to be followers of Christ but who are also loyal to their particular country and who think God is with them and their country. So when their country engages in warfare with another country – right or wrong – they are OK with it because they think that this what God wants them to do. The words of Christ to “Love your enemies” is not even a thought or practice. God and Country right or wrong is their banner, and that is an unholy marriage. Yet, it is Country – that is under the control of the ruler this world – that dictates what they think and believe. The air they breathe is the air of the world’s thinking, not God and Christs.
Example Two: The belief that Israel is God’s chosen people. So when the powerful nations who are allies with Israel make decisions in defense of Israel no matter how those decisions adversely impact other oppressed people in the region, these so-called proclaimers of Christ blindly go along with such decisions because they think it is Bible Prophecy. In fact, there is no such thing as Bible Prophecy. No book is a Prophet. The world – in which Satan is ruler – teaches that God has a chosen people. And concerning The Most High God, He does not play favorites, show favoritism or has a chosen nation. This is stated at Acts 10:34-35:
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.
It is not ANY nation that accepts, but individuals out of those nations. So one can see nations who are political enemies have individuals within them who are Brothers under Christ. But the world is clever. The political nations rally their citizens under flags, national anthems, national pride, and common goals and agendas which separate them all. Thus, persons are loyal to country. And, if those countries tell their citizens to think this way or that, they will do it. The citizen is made to feel unpatriotic if he or she does not go along with the flood of thinking of their country. Cleverly, the nations merge religion in with its political and militaristic agendas. The religious systems are used to massage the conscience of the citizen to make them think that they condone or actually participate in is OK. To make them think they can be both godly even in the face of condoning and participating in acts that violate Christ’s teaching of “Love your enemies.”
There are endless examples. The point I wanted to make is that the entire world’s thinking and reasoning base was created by and under the control of a mighty Cherub, The Serpent. This Serpent has been very effective in dispensing what appears to be the truth, but are lies. Like a very good counterfeit dollar bill, he has been able to counterfeit the truth. Only a trained eye will be able to recognize this counterfeit. The Apostle Paul said of the Serpent at 2 Cor 11:13-15:
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
All one has to do is look around them. We live in a world full of religion and yet it is a very dangerous place to live in. The nations claiming “In God We Trust” are the very ones who have unleashed some of the most terrible weapons of mass destruction upon the human family and possess the large majority of them. These so-called Christian nations are eager to enter and wage war – as opposed to diplomacy – against the backdrop of fighting terrorism and not realizing that they are viewed as terrorists by those on the receiving end of their weapons of mass destruction.
So gone are these so-called Christian nations is that they exchange the truth for the lie. In other words, rather than call what they are about to engage in or engaged in a war, they make up other words such as conflict or surgical strike. When the truth of the matter is that it is war. It is a dysfunction. This sickness is caused by breathing in that bad air from the Serpent, their ruler.
These so-called Christian nations point fingers at all other nations who do bad things to their citizens forgetting its own heinous history and what it has done in the name of God: Namely, African Americans, The Slave Trade, lynchings, and the Native American Indian only to name a few. It forgets that it was the first to unleash the atomic bomb (two of them) on another nation, the most powerful weapon of mass destruction ever created. It does not understand that much of the world views them as hypocrites. It does not care. Why should it? It breathes the air of its ruler who hates mankind and a slayer of mankind. Since the entire world breathes the air of its ruler, it stands to reason why there is so much bloodshed all over the world. Mankind hates itself in many respects because of foolish things such as the color of one’s skin, gender, nationality, language, religion, etc.
These so-called Christian nations have invaded and laid waste and destruction to many countries and it opens its mouth in moral protest to other nations are doing immorally. It is a hypocrite. As Jesus said, clean up your act first before you start judging others for what they are doing. In other words, Jesus is saying that you will be hypocritical if you demand of others what you do not demand of yourself. This is stated in Matthew 7:1-5:
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I know people from within the system of religion called Christianity who really believe that the expression brothers in the above Scriptures only apply to Christians. I strongly beg to differ. We are ALL Brothers as we ALL came from Adam and Eve. It was in this sense that Jesus was speaking. This has nothing to do with religion, but with being civil and humane with each other; something the ruler of this world will not allow.
This is the thinking of the world and the worlds ruler – The Serpent – has created this air (mentality) that exists in so many; especially those claiming to be of God and Christ. They are infected and show by their thinking and conduct, that it is not the Father in them, but the Serpent and is the Serpents will that they carry out.
As stated a moment ago, the Serpent hates man and is a manslayer. (John 8:44) So those who he controls as their ruler would follow suit and slay each other. And, that is exactly what so many – even many claiming to follow Christ -have done. Rather than protest and speak out against injustice and slaying other people – no matter how badly they may be perceived – they relish in the idea of killing and revenge.
I am keen to notice that whenever there is a major conflict in the world that potentially leads to great loss of life and devastation, the voices within the religious system is largely silent. Why? Because it’s membership is folded so completely into the world, it is the one causing the killing and devastation. So-called Christians fly the bomb-carrying aircraft, man the tanks, navigate the drones, and fill the boots on the ground. And, when it is all over and all that remains is death and devastation, they stand before the political leaders who sent them to be given medals and honored with parades. They also enter into their churches to be told that God has blessed them. They get their consciences massaged.
Where were the moral voices of Christianity and the so-called Christian nation when Black people (Africans) in Rwanda in 1994 were upward to one million people were butchered? You looked the other way. Why? Because you care primarily about those who look like the persons you portray in your religious literature. But you looked the other way and did nothing. You allowed the manslaughter because that is what your ruler does. You did his bidding.
There is no doubt in my mind that in this the world – The Serpent – who is the one who is being listened to today, and not God and Christ. Jesus at John 8:44-47 says:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.
Christianity would be in total denial of this. But the past and present evidence of its conduct and dealing with the human family shows it up as a counterfeit. Most of its membership would never believe what I just stated about themselves. They think that they are of God and they really would resent anyone telling them otherwise. It is that resentment they possess is what would reveal the truthfulness in that statement about them.
It is because they do not hear what God says – through His Christ – and that they proceed on their own accord and listen to religious organizations, influential men and women, their created heroes, and country show – no matter what THEY call themselves – do not belong to God. God and Christ would not recognize them as their subjects. They are the subjects of The Serpent and they listen to him as ruler. How?
The Serpent has a throne. Within his throne, he has systems: Religious, political, economic, educational, commercial and military systems. It is a massive and great world. A world where the rabbit hole goes so deep, that it has taken full control over the world of mankind today. Only relative few today see above this proverbial polluted air of the world have not allowed themselves to be carried downstream with it.
Many have no appreciation for the depth of the warning not to be loving anything in the world and what that expression really is saying. The Serpent is ruler or king of this present world and many will not want to believe this is the truth in spite of what Scripture clearly state. Rather than confront the truth – which would be beneficial for them – they would rather launch personal attacks against those – such as myself – who raise the issue. Knowing the truth is the first step towards coming to Christ as his disciple and attaining freedom from the clutches of The Throne of the Serpent in which the great majority of the population are unwitting subjects of.
A New King Will Come
Now one should be able to see why the Serpent in The Garden of Eden lied to the Woman Eve. It would benefit this Cherub (who is ruler and king over the present world) to place mankind on to the path of death. If mankind would die, no provision would be possible for another king from among mankind to rise up and replace him as king over the earth. But The Most High God’s love for his Creation mankind provided a way out; a way out that this Cherub did not factor.
The Most High God would send one of the brothers of this Cherub to mankind. The Most High God would send one of the other Sons of God (angel). The Most High God would send His most beloved and first born (created) Son. The Serpent never envisioned that his Father (Creator) would send his most beloved as a sacrifice to die for all of mankind. God would introduce into the human family another Adam. This second and last Adam would prove faithful to God and would not allow the Serpent and his throne (world) to tempt him to be disloyal or disobedient to God. This last Adam would bring not death, but life – eternal life – to the human family. If humans would live forever, then righteous human kings could rule over themselves forever. This is what the Serpent wanted to prevent from happening when he lied to and deceived the woman, Eve. Where does it say that Christ was the last Adam? 1 Cor 15:45:
So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
Jesus promised that there would be others who would have a share in his kingdom as kings. One of the places we read of this is at Revelation 20:6:
Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
I have encountered those who say that the above Scripture doesn’t say that they will be kings. Well, what does reign with him mean then? So I show them another related Scripture at Revelation 5:10:
You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.
That Christ will be the ruler of these others who will have a share in his Kingdom of 1000 years over the earth as kings can be seen in Revelation 1:5:
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Jesus promised at Matthew 5:5 that mild-tempered and meek ones will inherit the earth. Inherit the earth as what? As kings in his kingdom.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
These others are humans born not of the first Adam who became a living soul, but of the last Adam a life-giving spirit.
This explains why the Serpent hates mankind so deeply. It is because it would be righteous humans in future days who will rule as kings over mankind forever. That means that the Serpents kingdom will be destroyed.
Let us not confuse the issue. Many say, “No, God’s Kingdom will rule forever.” I say to that, “Yes, that is correct.” But The Most High God folds into His indefinite Kingdom Christs “definite” 1000 year kingdom which includes those others Christ mentioned who would be kings with him. There is a Headship principle involved here. It is seen at 1 Cor 11:3:
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
God is Christs Head or Master and Christ is man’s Head and Master. So when God folds into His Kingdom a king of His choosing (Christ); Christ folds into his kingdom others from among mankind. These other humans are unknown to us today. Many of them are probably already dead and awaiting their promised resurrections. Some may be living today. Others might not have been born yet. Even those alive today – if there are any – that God has chosen for this privilege of being kings over mankind forever might even know that they have been chosen.
Again, this is what the Serpent does not want, human rule over the earth by those born from the last Adam, Christ Jesus. This subject gets much much deeper and I will reserve writing about it at a later time.
Yet, it is vital that the reader grasp that The Serpent – a mighty Cherub – was placed in the Garden of Eden by God as an anointed guardian (babysitter) over the man. This Cherub was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty and had God’s favor else God would not have placed him there.
But this Cherub knew that as God’s creation – the man – grew to maturity, he would not be like God (as the Serpent lied about), man would be like the Cherub, an anointed guardian over himself and his own natural environment. Earth is not a natural environment for angels. It was this angelic guardianship that the Serpent did not – and still does not – want to relinquish.
I wanted to add that – contrary to what many have been taught – Christ has not been coronated King … not yet. I know as a former Jehovah’s Witness that the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society teaches that Christ is presently ruling as king. This is based on the date of 1914; a date that (1) Did not originate with the Watch Tower organization or its founder Charles Taze and (2) according to what Jesus said in Matthew 24:36, Matthew 24:42 and Acts 1:7 it is not possible for any human or angel – or even himself – to know. The Master said:
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. (Matthew 24:42)
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. (Acts 1:7)
The air that this world breathes is so bathed with lies and deception, even clear statements spoken by Jesus himself are either ignored or rationalized away even by those who claim to follow him. What power would possess any human or human agency claiming for themselves to be of God and Christ to say that THEY KNOW when Christ will come – and even place a month and a year on that return – when Jesus said, “You do not know when your Lord will come.”
Jesus said, “It is not for you to know times or dates …”
Yet, despite what Jesus clearly says humans and human agency claiming to be of God and Christ publish dates. The power doing the possessing is the ruler of this world: The Serpent. He blinds the mind to the point where even if these Scriptures are read, they are not seen. Yet, when those clinging to such dates, when confronted by these Scriptures prefer not to deal with them and look to those who present these Scriptures as being the subject of discussion. They really do not realize that the spirit (air) that operates within them is that of the Serpent. He does not want the truth told.
Created a Little Lower Than Angels
When God created Man, he created him a little lower than angels. Why? Because it was not God’s intent for angels to inhabit the earth forever as guardians over mankind and bring the earth under their subjection (rule). This is stated at Hebrews 2:5-7:
It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor.
It would be humans who would inhabit the earth forever and bring it under their rule via God’s Kingdom that would one day come down to the earth. Not coming down in a literal sense, but human representatives and human subjects of that Kingdom. Future human rule would be under the subjection of Christ and Christ’s rule would be under the subjection of God’s. The totality is “God’s Kingdom.” This is what was promised to come to the earth and it was what Christ taught his followers to pray “to come” to the earth. Matthew 6:10.
See the big picture here: This is precisely what the Serpent does not want to happen. He does not want to see his throne (Kingdom) over the earth destroyed. Yet, he knows it is too late. Notice Revelation 12:12:
Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.
At present, the Serpent is still a very powerful Cherub who as a real throne on the earth unseen to humanity. He rules over mankind from heaven. As stated earlier, he awaits the birth of Christs Kingdom. Christ is also a Son of Man (via the human Mary and a Son of God via God). The Serpent knows that once Christ’s kingdom is born, his (the Serpents) kingdom over the earth comes under attack in the sense in that it has to go. The Serpent knows this. He also knows that he will not prevail over the new King Michael (Christ’s name in heaven). So a war ensues in heaven unseen and unheard by humans. The Serpent is kicked out of heaven down to where his throne is: Earth. The fight will have ended in heaven and another battle must be waged on earth between God (not Christ) and His kingdom being established over the earth and the Serpent and his Kingdom and it’s being maintained. But this battle does not take place until after the Serpent is abyssed for 1000 years, Christ’s Kingdom over the earth as run its course to the end of the 1000 years, and then the Serpent is released. (Rev 20:6-8)
Since the Serpent already knows that he cannot win and that he will go into non-existence (The Lake of Fire which is The Second Death), he will devote many from among mankind to go down with him.
It is important to understand that Satan has no interest in taking down with him anyone born of the first Adam. That includes all of us today. The Serpent knows that Christ died for all of us and it serves no purpose to pull anyone of us down with him as he will not be able to because of Christ’s sacrificial death on behalf of ALL of mankind ever born since Adam. The Serpent would be, however, interested in pulling down those that Christ – the last Adam – will have resurrected from the dead and restored to their Creator via his kingdom of 1000 years. Why? Because the Serpent knows that all of mankind in those future days will not die as we do now; that is, from inherited sin which leads to death. The Serpent knows that upon one’s resurrection from the dead, their sins were paid for by Christ so they are resurrected without sin. The Apostle Paul fully understood and taught this at Romans 6:7. This Scripture teaches that one’s death is payment in full for the sin we inherited from Adam:
Because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
The Serpent, who is full of wisdom, knows that the mankind of the future – the restored mankind – has the prospect of eternal death (destruction) – The Lake of Fire which is the Second Death in front of them, just like he (the Serpent) has in front of him now. It is upon this path to non-existence that the Serpent in future days will want to place the restored mankind of the future on. His motto will be, “If I am going down, I am going to bring God’s glory – restored mankind – goes down with me.” That is why we see at the end of Christs 1000 year rule over the earth, we see the Serpent ascending out of the Abyss to go out to all of that restored mankind, to mislead them and devote them to eternal destruction with him. (Notice I said eternal destruction, not eternal torment).
The Serpent, when he ascends out of the Abyss after the 1000 year reign of Christ over the earth ends, brings up with him and establishes a Beast (government). And via that Beast, will prepare restored mankind – by deceiving them – to fight and oppose what assuredly must come down out of heaven: God’s Kingdom. This opposition is what is called Armageddon. You can read more about Armageddon in my article “What and When Is Armageddon.”
No carnal weapons used. A message will come from an angel that will upset the normal system of things and “air” within Satan’s Beast – who the Dragon gives his power, throne, and authority. (Rev 13:2)
That angelic message will begin to permeate into that future Beast governmental system’s lying polluted air (thinking, reasoning, beliefs, and mentality) and provide “fresh air” of truth and good news that “God’s Kingdom is about to arrive, prepare yourselves.” That angelic message will be opposed by the majority of that future world. The Serpent will have deceived and prepared the world so thoroughly that they will either not believe the angelic proclamation or they will take sides with the Serpent and support the maintenance of his beastly government which will be a “peaceful and secure” system of life for those who worship (support) it. But it was established on a lie and must be destroyed.
That angelic message will be The Good News (Gospel) of the Kingdom that Jesus said WILL BE preached as a witness to the entire world (the future world of the Beast) as a witness to it and all the nations of people folded into it, and then the end (it’s end) will come as God’s Kingdom comes down.
At Matthew 24:14 Jesus said:
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
If anyone today says that they are preaching the Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom they are either outright lying or they have been misled into thinking that they are. Revelation 14:6 tells us that an angel – a single angel- will be tasked with declaring that message of the Good News of the Kingdom. That Scripture says:
Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.
Too, I challenge anyone to tell the world WHAT EXACTLY is that message. They cannot because God has not given them any message to proclaim. I know as a former Jehovah’s Witness, knocking on the doors of people and placing books and magazines with them and establishing “Bible Studies” is what that organization says is “Preaching the Good News.” Yet, what is the message? I ask.
If you Google “What is the Good News of the Kingdom” NO ONE can tell you exactly WHAT that message is. They ALL hem and haw and NEVER lock it down. Why? Because they cannot because it is not there. Ask, for example, ten so-called Christian denominations what is that message and ALL of them will tell you something different. And, in all cases, there is no message they can tell you. Just a bunch of Red Herring preaching that has a ring of legitimacy but without substance and devoid of an answer as to what is the Good News of the Kingdom message.
The truth is that God has not given and will not give any human or human agency nor entrust them with preaching and declaring a message of such vital importance. Only one angel qualifies to preach it AS A WITNESS to all of mankind in those future days. And that angel is the FAITHFUL WITNESS himself and ONLY ONE who has put his seal to it that God is true, Christ himself, The Son of God. (John 3:31-33)
That Christ, who is presently in heaven not as a flesh and blood man, but there in the form that he was in before he was sent to the earth – an angel – is the FAITHFUL WITNESS and the only one qualified and has earned the privilege to declare the Good News of the Kingdom when the time comes, can be seen in Revelation 1:5 and Revelation 3:14. Here are those Scriptures:
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.
What is more is that we do not see this declaration of the Good News of the Kingdom being made by a STRONG angel and concluded until Revelation Chapter 10. And, if one studies The Book of Revelation, that angelic declaration of the Good News of the Kingdom is not made until AFTER Christs 1000 year kingdom will have came and gone and the Serpents Beast is in existence.
Most noteworthy is the description of that mighty angel who has that scroll (message) in his hand. He is described this way at Revelation 10:1-3:
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.
Who does this description sound like? Christ! First of all are we not told that Christ is coming with the clouds of heaven at Revelation 1:7? Above we see this mighty angel robed in a cloud. At Matthew 17:2 are we not told that Christs face shone as the sun? Above we see this angels face was like the sun. At Revelation 5:5 are we not told that Christ is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah? And in the above Scripture, this angel gave a loud shout like a lion?
This is ample proof who this mighty angel is, he is The Christ, The Son of God. And, it will be The Christ, the Faithful Witness, who will be tasked by his Father in heaven to proclaim the Good News About God’s Kingdom.
I implore you, dear reader, do not readily accept what I say. Put it’s truthfulness to the test. Such testing cannot be done by comparing what I have written up against what any religious organization teaches. None of them can be a benchmark of truthfulness. Besides, you will have already prejudiced yourself and no true test can come out of it. Anything anyone says or writes MUST be measured up against what God Himself has spoken through His Son (The Word of God). It cannot be measured up against what Prophets of old say as these persons are not The Son of God and none of them carry the title of The Word of God. Neither can a true and honest test come from what men call The Bible. Why? Because men have been lied to and told that a book is ALSO the Word of God. This is blasphemous. As there is only one God, there is only one Word of God and he is a person, Christ. It is to that one, The Most High God has identified as His Son and The Word of God – not a book that men gave the name Bible to. (Luke 9:35)
So, it is by obeying what Christ said at Luke 11:9 that we are able to find the proper benchmark upon which to put anything that anyone may say to the test as to whether or not it is true and FROM GOD. Jesus simply says:
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Did you get that? All we have to do is ask God through Christ for whatever it is we need to gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding about. Christ promised that when we ask when we exert effort to seek out answers, if we knock the door WILL BE OPENED to us. I am NOT talking about asking God for material things. He knows we need those things. I am talking about asking Him for His Knowledge, His Wisdom, and His Understanding in prayer through his Son. We MUST keep on asking. We MUST keep on knocking. We MUST keep on seeking. Not wanting the truth is either not seeking or being persistent in seeking; not knocking or knocking a few times and no one answers to open the door so you walk away.
So we approach God in prayer through His Son for placing things spoken and written to the test to see if it is God’s air (spirit) that is being breathed. I encourage such testing of anything I write. Yet, sadly many insist on turning to the sources of this world of the Serpent and its religions to test things. What such testing always amounts to are emotional disagreements because it goes against what their particular religion teaches or what THEY perceive is taught as the truth. Yet, if one would only trust God and approach HIM via prayer through His Son with their requests as I have described above, they would be better and wiser for doing so. But the Serpents world is pervasive and does all it can to prevent persons from seeing this great truth.
No book can contain God’s knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. Yet, so many limit themselves – no confine themselves – to a book called by men, The Bible, and miss out on the wonderful privilege God has provided us to approach Him in prayer via His Son and we can ask Him for such things. We gain much more from receiving from The Father than any book by any title. One of the wisest men known in the world was Solomon. Did he have a Bible? No! He relied upon and trusted God to give him wisdom.
Secret: The more you ask God for such things, the more persistent you are in doing it, the wiser and more knowledgeable you will become. The door to your mind will open up in ways you never thought was possible. So much so, many persons around you who believed as you did, will think something might be wrong with you because you do not “run with them” and believe as they do anymore. You will begin to ascend above the bad air in the world and find yourself closer to God and where the good air (truth) is.
So I encourage you to pray consistently to God and ask for the things I mentioned above. Be persistent at it. Never give up in doing so. Know that you have one Master, Teacher and Head: The Christ. His God is your God.
When you pray, you do not have to assume some special position such as kneeling, bowing your head, closing your eyes or folding your hands. Christ never taught such things. These things come from men; specifically, the man of European descent.
When you pray all you have to do is speak to God within yourself. You can do this while you are standing, walking, running, sitting, etc. The important thing is that NO ONE – no human – hears what you say to God. Your prayers are between you and God and you and God alone. They must be private. Privacy can be achieved by speaking to God within yourself as I mentioned above with taking upon some external position that would alert others to what you are doing OR privacy in prayer may be achieved by literally withdrawing away from others to a private place to pray to God in private. This is what Jesus said at Matthew 6:5-8:
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Sadly, most are praying as a hypocrite would and such prayers are not heard by God.
Prayer to God through his Son is your powerful ally and mechanism to approach the greatest resource of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge that there is. Please use it.
So the next time you hear the song, “He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands” realize that it is not God’s hands. The earth belongs to God, the worlds established on them by angel and human are not. God has destroyed several worlds on earth in the past: The world of Noah’s day and the world of Sodom and Gomorrah; and, so will this world who has as its ruler the Serpent. Yet, the earth remains forever. (Psalms 37:29; Psalms 104:5; and Eccl 1:4)
No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.