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  1. 1. Deception: The Enemy Within ? Bible’s Definition of Deception? • 1Tim. 2:14 [transgression of God’s Law] Gen 3:13 [Eve: fruit] • 1 Corinthians. 15:33 [evil communication] • Job 15:31 [trusting in vanity] • Mark 13:6 [impersonating Christ] • Rom. 7:11 [using God’s commands for your personal gain] • James 1:22 [hearers and not doers] • 1 John 1:8 [saying I have no sin] • Gen 31:7 [changing the original ] • Titus 3:3 [serving divers lust & pleasures] • Isaiah 19:13 [deception is seduction] • Obadiah 1:3 [pride of heart] • Ephesians 4:14 [cunning craftiness] Gen 3:1 [Now the serpent was more cunning...] Consider: 10 Parellels>Satan uses in Gen 3: MLM Pyramid Scams 1: If your allegiance is not to God, the idea is, “you must do whatever it takes to make a sale.” 2: You need a Sales Pitch: vs.1... “Has God indeed said you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” 3: You need target audience vs.2: And the woman said to the serpent......” 4: You need a sales rep vs.1 “Now the serpent” 5: You need propaganda ads to make consumers question your rivals credibility and legitimacy, while increasing your image, sales, and popularity vs.5. God knows when you eat that fruit, your eyes will be open and you will be like God. 6: You need: Consumer/ Producer / Advertisement / Product / Distributor vs.6: “So when the woman saw the tree was good for food, that it was desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate and gave to her husband.” 1
  2. 2. 7: Your product must Wow consumers and mushroom sales! Vs.7: “Then their eyes were opened...” 8: vs.9: Notice: Credibility: Seeing, Touching / Feeling and Tasting. Hey Adam, this is the real deal! vs.6, 7 9: The Blame game: vs.12: “Adam: It’s my wife’s fault!” vs.13: “Eve: The Serpent’s fault!” “The serpent deceived me!” 10: vs.14: “The Lord said to the serpent: Because you have done this...” Prior to Satan’s deception on earth, he was already accused of the same thing in heaven? Ezekiel 28:12 mentions 3 assets which Satan possessed. Vs.12 1. Seal of Perfection 2. Full of Wisdom 3. Perfect in Beauty With those 3 mentioned above, vs.17: • Heart was lifted up // Wisdom was corrupted • Vs.18: He defiled the heavenly sanctuaries his iniquities and by the multitude of his “Trading” Trading in the Greek means to: Thoroughly occupy oneself? To earn in business // gain by trading //To busy ones self. By doing a deed // an affair // object [material] business matter Money: hierarchy/competition/status/power> in a thing or work EGW in GC p.493-497 writes: Satan deception in heaven “Leaving his place in the immediate presence of God, Lucifer went forth to diffuse the spirit of discontent among the angles. Working with mysterious secrecy, and for a time concealing his real purpose under the appearance of reverence for God, he urged that the angels should obey the dictates of their own will. He claims that in aspiring to greater power, he was not aiming at self-exaltation, but was seeking to secure liberty for all the inhabitants of heaven.” He persistently defended his own course, and fully committed himself, in the controversy against his maker. He sought also to make a false issue between himself and the loyal angles” Ezekiel 28:16, “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within you and sinned.” 2
  3. 3. Isaiah 14:12, 13: I will ascend into heaven // I will exalt my throne above I will ascend above the heights // I will be like God. Satan’s Deception on Earth. If you’re busy propagating Goji / Noni Xango juice, [World Financial-Group] while you should be preaching the Gospel, you’re working to diffuse the spirit of discontent among church & family members. You have persistently defended your own course, and fully committed yourself as a church & family member who has become adamant in your business in securing liberty from sickness for earth’s inhabitants. Matt 6:33 [Seek him first] Deut.28:13[Make you first] Deut.7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt. • Job loved God more than his wife. [Curse God and die] • Adam loved his Wife more than he loved God. [he ate ] When Satan steps up his offence, you should strengthen your defence. Excuses: Wednesday nights/recruiting nights Love for God is all about relationship which is the very foundation of God. Example: When God says don’t steal...would that command apply to you? ! Adam & Eve broke all Ten Commands Ex 20: Heb 10:1[Law having a shadow of things to come] Deception involves the original. You can’t counterfeit a 100.... • No other gods or carved images of God // No Bowing down // Takes God’s name in vein: Gen 3:13[Serpent you created] • Remember the Sabbath day // Honour your father that your days may be long. • Don’t Murder // Don’t commit Adultery // Don’t Steal // False witness Gen 2:17>don’t eat>eat & touch// Don’t Covet Original Counterfeit • Disciples of Jesus The Jesuits [Society of Jesus] SDA CHURCH Victor Houteff: Heart / David Koresh: Fire S.D.A.R.M • ATN NETWORK ATN NEWSBREAK: Magazine ? God’s [Job Description] for Adam & Eve? Gen 2:15 [dress & keep it] 3
  4. 4. EGW commenting on LDE subtitled “A New Denomination Not Needed” p.50, writes: “You will take passages in the Testimonies that speak of the close of probation, of the shaking among God’s people, and will talk of a coming out from this people of a purer, holier people that will arise. Now all this pleases the enemy. [1selected messages 179] Again EGW in LDE chapter 11 entitled: “Last Day Deceptions” under the sub-title: Even in the Adventist church, “We have far more fear from within than from without.” Angels: represented God’s family in heaven. Adam & Eve: represented God’s first family on earth. Church: represents the God’s remnant body on earth. ? Family or church member...idea/business opportunity, what....fear? How does deception occur? When the original is twisted, packaged, presented, traded or marketed in disguise as the real thing with or without your prior knowledge or consent. Lucifer’s Deception in Heaven: Full of wisdom/beautiful/perfection 1st diffuse the Spirit of discontent: went about trading 2nd cast out of heaven: disguise as a serpent; advertising a fruit using his sales pitch 3rd Deception: If you eat that fruit, you’ll be thrilled...! Satan’s Deception among church & family of twelve: Judas educated...disciples: Accounting Degree [prestigious University] 1st diffuse the spirit of discontent: went about trading 2nd disguise in the garb of Christianity; but really he was Satan’s spy in church who was busy refining his sales pitch 3rd Deception: Judas [church & family member] traded his Leader & Master [Jesus] for 30 pieces of silver: [It’s not mentioned: World Financial Group, MLM’s and Internet as a Pyramid scheme /scam] ? 1st Temptation of Jesus was? Luke 4:3, “Bread” hunger>appetite 2nd Luke 4:5, “Kingdoms, Glory” Authority ...Who delivered it to him? 3rd Luke 4:9, “Temple mount/citadel God”/ decisions/ Take you up/Cast out! Satan: offers>open hands>he has refused>closed hands. Luke 4:13, “He [Satan] departs until and opportune time” Read Job 1:6 4
  5. 5. ? Force, cajole, woo, seduce, entice. James 1:14. [Self] never dead / dormant 5
  6. 6. ? Force, cajole, woo, seduce, entice. James 1:14. [Self] never dead / dormant 5