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To consider history one has to have a framework upon which to build. There are basically two perspectives from which to view history. The first is that it is a sequential record of man's achievements and progress from his primitive origins to his ultimate enlightenment. While this is the most popular view today, a second view paints a less flattering view of man. History then becomes a sequential record of man in a fallen state, largely unable to restrain his destructive and selfish nature, goaded by Satan to enslave himself in a global collectivized system through which Satan will be able to leverage his influence and control over the whole world.
The view that the world is run by Satan (for now and insofar as he is allowed by God) is not a popular view even among Christians. However, it can be interesting to look at historical events using this perspective as it often explains otherwise mystifying historical events as well as current social directions.
The purpose of this book is to describe various threads through history culminating at the present time to show how Satan has worked and continues to work to manipulate us to do his will. It is hoped that some may be roused from the Matrix-like slumber Satan has been so effective in inducing in Christians. It is hoped that some may learn to recognize entanglements and avoid or extract oneself and family so that a more effective life for Christ can be led.
The first and perhaps most effective strategy Satan has used is to make the idea of his existence seem ridiculous. This gives him the room to put forth all sorts of other ideas regarding existence alternative to the one found in the bible. Once people can be divorced from a knowledge of God and the truth about our creation, existence, and ultimate fate, they are vulnerable to being herded into whatever direction Satan desires. As we come to understand how significantly Satan has shaped the world to his will, we can see how important it is to avoid his contamination.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. - James 1:27
The first thing to do is to define what is meant by 'the world'. Mostly excluded from this definition will be the physical planet and most biological organisms. What is more considered are the activities of humans such as commerce, exploration, military, and social activities.
Christians are called to not be 'of' the world;
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. - John 15:19
We are further warned that to be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God;
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. - James 4:4
We are also told that we will not be able to 'go out of the world'. By this presumably, we might infer that much of Christian labor is to be within the world.
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. - 1 Corinthians 5:9-10
A better way of looking at the role a Christian plays in the world might be like an ambassador of another kingdom;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. - 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
We have described for us a program that God is administering for the reconciliation of the world. We can see that the bible describes the problem of the world that man has fallen into sin (trespasses) which accrue penalties that condemn us to punishment. God sent Christ to pay for sin so that we would have the possibility to be reconciled (have our sins forgiven) by trusting in Jesus.
Most of the world is populated by people who do not think they sin or do not care.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. - Matthew 7:13-14
Christians then can act as 'ambassadors' and can testify as to the kingdom of God should any be seeking it. This would seem a rather straightforward proposition and history might be a rather boring recitation of most people being disinclined to seek after the things of the Lord.
History however, is a record of events that seem larger than just people lost in sin or disinterested in the forgiveness of sin available through faith in Christ. This is where the consideration of Satan can greatly aid in understanding these events.
Satan was created by Christ;
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. - John 1:1-3
Satan was created powerful and perfect;
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. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. - Ezekiel 28:14-17
We get a glimpse of the causative factors of Satan's fall. Because of 'beauty' and 'brightness' his heart was lifted up and his wisdom was corrupted. It may have been pride that caused him to see Jesus not as his creator, but as another created being and thus (in his mind) freeing him from any obligation to his creator, and acting as a free agent he felt he was justified in exercising his power in whatever way he wanted to.
We can see some of Satan's ambitions;
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. - Isaiah 14:12-15
We know that Satan has an angelic (now demonic) organization;
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: - Revelation 12:3-4a
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. - Luke 11:18
We also know that Satan exerts influence over people;
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. - John 8:44
We can also see that Satan directs events in the world according to his own plans;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: - Ephesians 2:2
We can also know some of Satan's Plans;
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. - 2 Corinthians 2:11
The bible is the only document that successfully describes future events. Many of the events described have yet to be fulfilled. One is a description of a future event where the entire world economy is controlled.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. - Revelation 13:16-17
This event implies a technology to be able to implement such global Draconian measures. There is also technology implied in a related future event;
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. - Revelation 11:7-10
In previous times one might have wondered how the entire population of the world could see an event in the streets of Jerusalem. One needs not only television, but orbiting satellites to get the signal around the world. With the pervasive use of cell phones, how this possibility could come about is no longer a mystery.
These descriptions of future events give us a little insight into some of Satan's objectives. He wants to bring the whole world under his control. He is going to use advanced technology to do so. The rise and fall of civilizations might be seen as attempts by Satan to build a social collective that can be both stable and innovative. The rise and fall of charismatic leaders (i.e. Caesar, Napoleon, Mao, Hitler) might be seen as attempts to experiment with configuring a proxy for himself on earth. Our review of history in the context of Satan working out his plans will give a different emphasis to historical events than is usually encountered.
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