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  • 1. DECEPTION: THE ENEMY WITHIN
  • 2. A SINGLES AD IN ATLANTA’S JOURNAL READS:
    • A SINGLE BLACK FEMALE SEEKING MALE COMPANIONSHIP. I AM VERY GOOD LOOKING GIRL WHO LOVES TO PLAY. I LOVE LONG WALKS IN THE WOODS, RIDING IN YOUR PICKUP TRUCK, HUNTING, CAMPING, FISHING TRIPS, AND COZY WINTER NIGHTS BY THE FIRE. CANDLE LIGHT DINNER WILL HAVE ME EATING OUT OF YOUR HANDS…RUB ME THE RIGHT WAY AND WATCH ME RESPOND. I WILL BE AT THE FRONT DOOR WHEN YOU GET HOME FROM…
  • 3.
    • … WORK WEARING ONLY WHAT NATURE GAVE ME. KISS ME AND I AM YOURS. CALL ME AT: 404-875-6420, AND ASK FOR DAISY.
    • 15,000 MEN
    • WHAT WAS THE DECEPTION?
    • ATLANTA HUMANE SOCIETY---8 WEEKS OLD BLACK LABRADOR DOG!
    • BIBLE: STORIES OF DECEPTION
  • 4. BIBLE’S DEFINITION: DECEPTION?
    • TRANGRESSION: LAW [1 TIMOTHY 2:14]
    • BEGUILEMENT : GENESIS 3:13
    • EVIL COMMUNICATION:
    • 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33
    • TRUSTING: VANITY [JOB 15:31]
    • IMPERSONATION OF CHRIST: MARK 13:6
    • DISTORTION OF GOD’S COMMANDS: ROMANS 7:11
    • HYPOCRISY: JAMES 1:22
  • 5. BIBLE’S DEFINITION: DECEPTION
    • SAYING, “I HAVE NO SIN.” 1 JOHN 1:8
    • CHANGING/MIXING: ORIGINAL
    • GENESIS 31:7
    • LUST & PLEASURES: TITUS 3:3
    • ARCHAIC : AMUSEMENT---To delude or deceive . Collins Essential Thesaurus 2nd Edition 2006
    • SEDUCTION: ISAIAH 19:13
    • PRIDE OF HEART: OBADIAH 1:3
    • CUNNING CRAFTINESS: EPHESIANS 4:14
  • 6. CUNNING CRAFTINESS: SERPENT
    • GENESIS 3:1
    • Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
    • 10 STRATEGIES
    • LOYALTY: GENESIS 3:1 [Serpent…subtle…beast]
    • 2. SALES PITCH: Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? vs.1
  • 7.
    • TARGET AUDIENCE: And the woman said unto the serpent … vss.1, 2
    • SALES REP: Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. vs. 1
    • PROPAGANDA AD: SALES/IMAGE/POPULARITY vs.5
    • For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    • SALES INDUSTRY: CONSUMER
    • PRODUCER/DISTRIBUTOR/
    • ADVERTISEMENT/ADVERTISER/CLIENT
    • PRODUCT/ vss.5, 6
  • 8.
    • Advertiser/Advertisement vs.5—For God...
    • And when the woman [ consumer ] saw that the tree [ producer ] was good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she [ distributor ] took of the fruit [ produce ] thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband [ client ] with her; and he did eat.
    • 7. PRODUCT: WOW…SALES! vs.7
    • And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
    • CREDIBILITY: SENSES
    • SEEING/TOUCHING/TASTING/FEELING vs.6, 7 [SAW/TOOK/GAVE/EAT]
  • 9. THE BLAME GAME!
    • And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat . And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me , and I did eat . vss.11-13
    • 10. BACKGROUND CHECK: EZEKIEL 28:2, 18
    • … and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic;
  • 10. ADAM’S FIRST TEST: SELF DENIAL
    • EGW, CONFRONTATION, p. 13
    • The first moral lesson given to Adam was that of self-denial.
    • THE STORY OF REDEMPTION, pp. 30, 31
    • It was decided in heaven's council for angels to visit Eden and warn Adam that he was in danger from the foe. They told Adam and Eve that the most exalted angel, next in order to Christ, refused obedience to the law of God which He had ordained to govern heavenly beings; that this rebellion had caused war in heaven, which resulted in the rebellious being expelled…They told them that Satan…could not harm them while they yielded obedience to God's command …But if they disobeyed the command of God , then Satan…
  • 11. LUCIFER: ASSETS & LIABILITIES EZEKIEL 28:
    • THREE ASSETS: DECEPTION VSS. 15-18
    • SEAL OF PERFECTION
    • FULL OF WISDOM
    • PERFECT IN BEAUTY
    • THREE LIABILITIES: DAMNATION VS.17, 18
    • [1 JOHN 2:16]
    • HEART WAS LIFTED UP
    • WISDOM IS CORRUPTED
    • DEFILEMENT [BY TRADING]
  • 12. BOOK: “ HE CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE ” WRITTEN: REBECCA BROWN, M.D.
    • CHAP. 17, p. 233
    • ELAINE: “DURING MY YEARS IN THE BROTHERHOOD, I WAS CAREFULLY TRAINED, AND I, IN TURN, TRAINED OTHERS HOW TO INFILTRATE AND DESTROY THE VARIOUS CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.”
    • 8 POINTS OF ATTACK--“DESTRUCTION OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES”
  • 13.
    • POINT ONE: PROFESSION OF FAITH… SATANIST MUST PRETEND
    • POINT TWO: BUILD CREDIBILITY
    • POINT THREE: DESTROY THE PRAYER BASE
    • POINT FOUR: RUMORS
    • POINT FIVE: TEACH & CHANGE DOCTRINE(S)
    • -PRAYER
    • - HEALTH AND WEALTH MESSAGE
    • -LOVE DOCTRINE
    • POINT SIX: BREAK UP CHURCH & HOME FAMILY UNIT
    • PROGRAMS: PRESCHOOL/SCHOOL/TEENAGE AGE
    • PROGRAMS: WOMEN/MEN SEPARATELY
  • 14.
    • YOUNG PEOPLE: LOSE RESPECT FOR THE PASTOR
    • HUSBAND/WIVES
    • POINT SEVEN: HALT ALL ACCURATE TEACHING OF SATAN
    • POINT EIGHT: LAUNCH DIRECT ATTACK BY WITCHCRAFT AGAINST KEY MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH
    • TRADING / TRAFFICKING: PROPAGANDA AND LIES
  • 15. TRADING: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
    • OXFORD ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY
    • TO THOROUGHLY OCCUPY ONE’S SELF
    • TO EARN IN BUSINESS
    • TO GAIN BY TRADING
    • TO BUSY ONE’S SELF
    • TO DO A DEED: AFFAIR/BUSINESS FOR SELF
    • TO TRADE MATERIAL/MONEY/HIERACHY
    • TO COMPETE: STATUS/POWER IN A THING OR WORK
  • 16. EGW, GREAT CONTROVERSY, pp. 493-497
    • Leaving his place in the immediate presence of God, Lucifer went forth to diffuse the spirit of discontent among the angels. Working with mysterious secrecy, and for a time concealing his real purpose under an appearance of reverence for God ,…He claimed that in aspiring to greater power and honor he was not aiming at self-exaltation , but was seeking to secure liberty for all the inhabitants of Heaven, that by this means they might attain to a higher state of existence. He persistently defended his own course , and fully committed himself to the great controversy against his Maker. . . . He sought also to make a false issue between himself and the loyal angels .
  • 17. DECEPTION: ORIGINAL
    • HEBREWS 10:1
    • For the Law having a shadow of things to come…
    • No other gods before me
    • No bowing down
    • God’s name in vain: Genesis 3:4 [Serpent]
    • Remember the Sabbath day
    • Honor: Father and Mother
    • Don’t kill
    • Don’t commit adultery
    • Don’t steal
    • Don’t commit false witness: Genesis 3:3<>Eat/Touch
    • Don’t covet: Foundation<>SELF
  • 18. ORIGINAL AND COUNTERFEIT: DISCIPLE<>JOHN 10
    • ORIGINAL
    • MISSIONARY VALUES:
    • HONOR
    • COURAGE
    • COMMITMENT
    • DISCIPLE
    • SERVE
    • CHRIST ( FREEDOM)
    • GENUINE
    • LOVE: WORD
    • WAR/CONTROVERSY
    • BASIC TRAINING
    • DEFECTION(S)
    • COUNTERFEIT
    • MISSIONARY VALUES:
    • HONOR
    • COURAGE
    • COMMITMENT
    • DISCIPLE
    • SERVE
    • CHRIST ( FREEDOM )
    • GENUINE
    • LOVE: WOR L D
    • WAR/CONTROVERSY
    • BASIC TRAINING
    • DEFECTION(S)
  • 19. WHO IS A DISCIPLE?
    • WEBSTER’S DEFINITION
    • A FOLLOWER OF ANY TEACHER WHO HELPS / ACCEPTS THE TEACHING OF ANOTHER.
    • FOLLOWER OF CHRIST
    • HOW DO WE DISTINGUISH THE ORIGINAL FROM THE COUNTERFEIT?
    • MATTHEW 24:5,11—DECEPTION: CHRIST
    • HONOR
    • COURAGE
    • COMMITMENT
  • 20. EGW, SELECTED MESSAGES, Vol. 1, p. 122
    • Even in the Adventist Church
    • We have far more to fear from within than from without. The hindrances to strength and success are far greater from the church itself than from the world.
  • 21. BODY OF CHRIST: MEMBERS
    • MEMBER: INITIATIVE
    • MEMBER: MONEY
    • HOW DOES DECEPTION OCCUR?
    • WHEN THE ORIGINAL IS TWISTED, MASQUERADED, PACKAGED, PRESENTED, TRADED, AND MARKETED IN DISGUISE AS THE REAL THING, WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PRIOR CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE OF DECEIT.
  • 22. LUCIFER’S DECEPTION: GOD’S LIVING ROOM
    • HEAVEN: COURTS
    • 1. DIFFUSE THE SPIRIT OF DISCONTENT
    • DISGUISE AS A ANGEL OF LIGHT: TRAFFICKING AN IDEA USING HIS SALES PITCH
    • DECEPTION: TRADING POSITION, POWER
    • AND LIES.
    • EARTH: CHURCH
    • DIFFUSE THE SPIRIT OF DISCONTENT
    • DISGUISE AS A SERPENT: TRAFFICKING AN IDEA USING HIS SALES PITCH
    • DECEPTION: TRADING POSITION, POWER
    • AND LIES.
  • 23. ADAM & EVE: SELFISH<>HOME
    • It is through this avenue of self-esteem and self-sufficiency that Satan will seek to ensnare the people of God.
    • {REVIEW & HERALD, JUNE 18, 1889}
    • CONTAGION
    • COUPE D’ETAT
    • COUNTERFEIT
  • 24. SATAN’S TRUTHS
    • WISDOM
    • POPULARITY
    • POWER
    • LUKE 4:9
    • And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me ; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
    • GENESIS 3:4
    • And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die :
  • 25. SATAN’S LIES: REBELLION NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS
    • EGW , DESIRE OF AGES, p. 309
    • … all who break God's commandments are sustaining Satan's claim that the law is unjust, and cannot be obeyed. Thus they second the deceptions of the great adversary, and cast dishonor upon God . They are the children of the wicked one, who was the first rebel against God's law .
  • 26. GREATEST DECEPTION: “ SELF ”
    • SELF: DORMANT; BUT NEVER DEAD!
    • SELF: WORSHIPS THE CREATURE; NOT THE CREATOR.
    • ROMANS 1:24, 25
    • Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves : Who changed the truth of God into a lie , and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
  • 27. WHO CHANGED GOD’S TRUTH INTO A LIE?
    • REVELATION 12:9
    • And the great dragon was cast out , that old serpent , called the Devil , and Satan , which deceiveth the whole world : he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him .
    • DECEPTION: ANGELS<>ANGEL OF LIGHT
    • DECEPTION: ADAM & EVE<>SERPENT
    • DECEPTION: CHURCH<>JUDAS<>TWO MASTERS
    • THE ENEMY WITHIN:
    • -MERCENARY DISGUISED AS A MISSIONARY
    • -ANGEL…DARKNESS DISGUISED…ANGEL OF LIGHT
    • S i n