Deceive, divide and destroy
Dr. David Jeremiah commented on the tactical strategies of Satan in his sermon series on Spiritual Warfare. He reduces it to three components: to deceive, to divide, and ultimately to destroy. Those who are contemplating the spiritual battle being fought for the heart and the soul of America would do well to recognize Satan’s tactics, which interestingly enough can all be used to describe the actions of the man now occupying the White House.
Still, according to Newsmax, Mr. Obama enjoys an inexplicable approval rating of 30% with 69% disapproving. The percentages are exactly the same for those that trust and do not trust him. The fact that the Liar in Chief has any approval rating at all is troubling but remains consistent with past struggles both in the American Colonies and in heaven itself. Biblical scholars contend that one-third of the angels in heaven joined with the Father of Lies and rebelled against God, with one-third fighting on the side of righteousness and the remaining one-third sat on the fence. In John Adam’s personal writings of 1815, he “coincidentally” estimated that approximately one-third of the population remained loyal to the king with a great majority maintaining their position on the proverbial fence. Other estimates predict that number to be somewhere around 20%. Regardless of the exact number, history has indeed shown that there are always substantial percentages that are blinded to the truth in spite of all reason. And so liars are able to thrive here on earth as they did in heaven with the Father of Lies still being able to enchant those who are blind to or do not value the truth.
Battles spiritual and real
If the battle remained in the spiritual realm, America would not have the problems it is experiencing today. But that is not the case. The Father of Lies has adopted a silver-tongued protégé in the person of Barack Obama who has beguiled a substantial number of Americans – approximately one-third if the polls are correct. Unfortunately, Satan’s human protégé has not limited his tactics to deception. He has also employed Satan’s tactical strategy of division. While the opportunities before a person with Obama’s skin color were exponential, he has chosen to use them to divide rather than unite the country. Not since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s has the schism between Americans based on skin color been so prevalent. While many arguments about Mr. Obama can be debated, no one with an ounce of common sense would attempt to argue that the man is a liar and that he has thrown wood on the fire of racial unrest.
To make matters worse, the country’s Divider in Chief hasn’t been content to divide us strictly along racial lines. He has also done his best to divide us along economic lines as well. His now emboldened entitlement class that had previously looked to those who had achieved economic prosperity with hope for their own future now viewed them as piranhas that had somehow taken advantage of their inequality and built their prosperity upon the misfortune of others. The perverted Robin Hood figure occupying the White House clearly encouraged the violation of the 10th Commandment by inspiring many to covet what rightfully belongs to another. Contrary to Robin Hood who stole from the rich that which they stole from the poor through back-breaking taxes, this perverse do-gooder steals from the rich and the middle class through back-breaking taxes what the rich and the middle class rightfully owns to give to the envious in exchange for votes – all the while convincing the envious that this is somehow socially just.
Deceive and divide. Destroy also?
Since the man in the White House fulfills the criteria for deception and division, the question becomes: is he, Barack Obama, using these tactics to bring the Father of Lies demonic strategy of destruction to fruition? If the answer is “yes”, then we can expect everything that he does and says to be part of a strategy designed to destroy this nation that was founded upon Judeo/Christian principles. And as in the realms of heaven, we can expect one third of our earthly population to fall victim to these demonic tricksters, which seems to already be a documented statistic.
Another question: since he fits nicely into the devil’s tactical strategies that lead to destruction by being a liar extraordinaire and every bit as divisive as he is insincere, will America allow him to accomplish the devil’s goal to destroy America? Some will argue that it is already too late for America. Others make the case that he has done so much damage that we will never be able to recover. However, I will point out that in spite of all the destructive plans to bring down America that have already been accomplished, we are still standing. That is a fact well worth contemplating. A fair analysis of the situation would indicate that by all reason we should have collapsed as a nation in every way possible by now. Our economy has been ravaged and our jobs have been sent to foreign nations. Our educational system, once number one in the world, has digressed to #27 – well behind many third world nations. Our children have been eroticized and government has become our provider, both of which have led to the destruction of the family. By all accounts, our debt is unsustainable and our gross national product is lagging far behind what we need it to be in order to recover. Our elected officials have totally disregarded our Constitution and our judges have created their own rule of law. And yet – we are still standing. This is not a tribute to the American spirit, nor is it something we should take pride in. It is simply a reminder that our God still reins. If God were not on our side, surely we would be all speaking Russian or Arabic by now. We are not. We are Americans who in opposition to all the propaganda and censorship by Evolutionists, still believe that God is the Creator of the Universe and that this country owes its blessings to Him.
But we have made ourselves vulnerable to Barack Obama and the minions of his father, the devil, by abdicating our country to ungodly rulers and submitting morality to political correctness rules. Even as we see the devised plans of the devil playing out before our very eyes, few stand up and boldly proclaim that the man now occupying the White House is something less than an American president should be. And those that proclaim that he is a deceiver who seeks to divide us for the purpose of destroying us often raise the eyebrows of the very people who should be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them in the defense of liberty.
Yes, America is still standing – by the grace of God. But will it continue to stand if those who pray “…Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” pray those words in vein and will not fight for the glory of God – as the angels in heaven once did?
We have seen the deceiver. We have seen him divide us one from another. Will we now see him complete his plan because we were too cowardly or apathetic to stand against him? (Remember, cowards are the first to be thrown into the lake of fire at the end of time. Rev. 21:8.) As we enter the Administration’s time commonly referred to as “lame duck” period, we can expect the Liar in Chief to do all he can while he still can to destroy America. This is the time to stand – not only for country, but for God. We the People must rise up and make our voices heard or we are doomed. For surely the man now occupying the White House will not go quietly into that good night, and neither should we!
Reprinted from The Daily Rant, copyright 2015 Mychal Massie. Used by permission.