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August 2018 Newsletter: Questions & Answers


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QUESTION:

What Is Satan’s Reasoning?

ANSWER:

“When the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.” [Luke 20:14]

“And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.” [Mark 4:15]

“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.” [Revelation 12:9]

“What is the tactics of Satan? Reasoning. "It's just reasonable." And when you hear anything that reasons against the Word, get away from it. It's the devil. I don't care how old fashion it is, how strange it looks, when God said so, that settles it eternally. Get away from anything that reasons against the Word. "Oh, it's reasonable today we don't need Divine healing, because we got fine doctors." Get away from that. "It's, oh, just the twelve apostles received the Holy Ghost. It..." Well, why did Peter say "It's for you, and for your children, and to them that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call?" [From That Time, Spokane, WA 62-0713]

“These denominations rely on human reasonings, upon human reasonings. Listen close now. They... We are not to rely upon human reasonings. Proverbs, the 3rd chapter, the 5th verse, said, "Rely not upon thy own understanding." See? Don't do it, no matter what God's Word seems like.  You say, "Well, it seems like it's just as good this way." That ain't what It is. It's God's Word, take It the way He said It. Eve said... Satan said to Eve, "I know God said That, but It really don't mean that. It means this." And she believed it. She believed it. That broke up the oneness, that broke up the fellowship, that broke up the union, that broke up the world, that broke up life, that broke up everything! And the person that disbelieves one Word of God's Word, it breaks the whole fellowship and all. Right! We believe It or we don't believe It. Let's stay with It! God said so, and let's stay with It. Lot of things I got to skip here, 'cause it's already past time.” [Oneness, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0211]

“Satan's army brings diseases, and God's army is commissioned to cast them out. Amen. There you are. Every time Satan throws any on, onto you, God's army is to cast him out. Amen. Cast out! That's the very technique that God used. Satan used the army of destruction, to disbelieve God's Word, and set him up a better kingdom than Michael had, and God cast him out. God's method, is, cast out the evil. Cast down reasoning. Cast down superstition. Cast down worry. Cast down diseases. Cast down sin. Amen. You're above it, resurrected in Christ Jesus, setting in Heavenly places, with every devil under your foot. If he starts to stick his head in there, what...You know, you are dead. Your life is hid. What is dead? You're dead to your senses. You are dead to your conscience. Your own human will would say, "Yes, I guess I..." Dead to your reasoning. Dead to all those things. And you are buried in the Name of Jesus Christ; and raised with Him. And wherever He is, there you are also.” [The Greatest Battle Ever Fought, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0311]

“In order to do this, he has to make it very appealing, reasonings. And that's the way Satan does. He's good at the job. And he's a good adversary. And he makes it appealing. He had to make it appealing to Eve. He said, "Now, look, dear, you know, you don't know what's right and wrong. And you--you must remember that it's--this fruit is pleasant to the eye. It--it--it'll make one wise, and all..." Oh, if that isn't a good bait. "Just get your Ph.D., or LL., double L., Q.U., S.T.D., or something like that. You'll be wise." [Putting On The Whole Armor Of God, Aberdeen, NC 62-0607]

“They try to reason, "Why would we need the Holy Ghost today? Why would we need Divine healing? Why would we need this, and how would we need another Pentecost? We're all civilized." They were too. But, you see, if whatever it taken to begin with, and whatever God give them to begin with, that's what it ever remains. And tactics of reasoning is what Satan used, and that's what he ever uses: reasoning.” [To Take On The Whole Armor Of God, Santa Maria, CA 62-0701]

“The Devil won the battle over the human race by reasoning with the human race. Just reason, "Why, it stands to reason this would be? It stands to reason." If the reasoning is contrary to the Word, then the reason is wrong! The Word is right, just the way It's written! Don't put any private interpretation. Just say It the way It's written, and believe It like that. See? God has took care of It. It's just exactly the way It's supposed to be, so let's just believe It that way. Now it's the Word, every Word! Every! The Holy Spirit in a man; every sentence of the Bible, the Holy Spirit in you will punctuate with "amen," because the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible. And if He's in you, how can He say, "Well, That was for another age, That was for this, or That was for that"? How can He say that and be the Holy Spirit in you? Can't do it. He has to say "amen" to It!” [Jehovah Jireh, Grass Valley, CA 62-0705]

“If Satan could ever get Eve just to reason that that Word was... Said, "Now, surely you'll not die. Oh, sure, God has said... That's exactly right. But surely..." That's the first thing that he won by, and that's the thing he still knocked the human race down by: reasoning. He kills the human race by reasoning against His Word. And great seminaries and things raise up, and they put their minds together and reason, and things like that. I don't care how many minds there is, let every man's word be a lie and God's be the truth.” [From That Time, Spokane, WA 62-0713]

“The enemy spy, Satan, tried to find out what could he do to break into that. So he--he knowed he just couldn't come out and bluff her, so the only thing that he could do was to get her on reasoning. And that's what God uses today, to fortify His Church, is His Word. And Satan comes around with reasoning power. Satan knowed that was the loophole. That was the place that people would break the easiest, was at reasoning. You say, "Now, let me just reason with you. Now is it necessary?" If God said it was necessary, it's necessary, whether we have to cry, and boohoo, and do all this. If God said that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is necessary, I don't care how heavy It is, and how much of the world you have to give up. You're going to have to use It, one of these days, to stay alive. The only way of survival.” [A Trumpet Gives An Uncertain Sound, Phoenix, AZ 63-0114]

“Don't take Satan's unbelieving mark. Now, he will put it on you tonight if he can do it. He will poke you up against the wall and you'll walk out and say, "Aw, I don't know about that." You go home and study it. And then be sincere and pray, 'cause everything's too--is too perfectly Scriptural at this very hour, this sacred hour of time. It's done been for years, proved. Come right up to it and this is the hour. This is the time. And now, don't let him poke that in your ear, his unbelieving mark. See? 'Cause he was an unbeliever to begin with. He doubted it. All right. Oh, don't even let--don't let him take the Scripture with his wisdom and--and twist It and pervert It with his own wisdom into reasoning powers. You just be humble and say, "God said so, and that's all there is to it." [The Second Seal, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0319]

“Look, the natural woman, Adam's bride, before he come to her as a wife, fell for the Satan's scheme against the Word of God by reasoning it. Before Adam lived with Eve as a wife, Satan beat him there. That's right. You heard "The Bride Tree" I preached on, that talks of it. See? All right. Now, notice, there Eve fell for reasoning. Now, he, Satan, tried to reason it.” [The Second Seal, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0319]

“Satan's duty is to pervert the Word of God to wisdom's reasoning. Oh, my. Oh. Then he marks his subjects by rejecting the original Word.” [The Second Seal, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0319]

“That's the reason John wept, because if no one could get that Book, all creation, everything was gone. She'd just simply turn back to--to--to atoms and molecules and so forth and cosmic light, and not even be creation, person, nothing else, 'cause Adam lost the rights of that Book. He forfeited it when he listened to his wife, and she listened to Satan's reasoning in the stead of the Word of God. See?” [The Sixth Seal, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0323]

“There is a little spot in a man, or woman, when they're born of the Spirit of God, that's Eternal.  And you'll get into a place sometime to where every... Everything that's human about you, in reasoning, the devil can reason it away from you. But when it all breaks away, then, if that Eternal Life isn't there, you will fall also, because you can reason yourself away from God. But a man that claims to be a Christian, has no right in the pulpit, or has no right in the office, a leader anywhere, until first he has climbed them steps into a place to where he is born of the Spirit of God, filled with the Holy Ghost, in such a way that nobody can explain it away from him.” [Why? Hot Springs, AR 63-0626]

“That is the unbeliever, unfaithful to the Word of God, that don't notice what the Word says, but notice to your own reasonings. That's what Eve done, in the first place. She relied upon her reasoning. Satan said, "Now, look here. Isn't it reasonable? I know the Word says That. But, wait a minute, isn't it reasonable that--that you'd be better off if you knowed right from wrong?"  "Why, yes." Then she took it. See? Sure. That's the way with reason. Now, unbelief will always goes to reasonings, but faith won't touch it.” [The Third Exodus, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0630M]

“Here is Lucifer at his job again, today. And, remember, the antichrist is not communism. The antichrist is so close like the real thing, till, "It'd deceive the very Elected if it was possible," Jesus said, Matthew 24, "the Elected if it was possible." Lucifer, again, Lucifer again is breaking God's unity in man, by his--his limiting the Word of God to his reasonings. What he thinks that's right, and what he thinks, he breaks the Word of God. And the same thing he did in the days of Jesus. And Jesus said, "You, by your traditions, has made the Word of God of no effect." And the denominations, by their organized intellectual reasonings, has made God's Word of no effect upon the people. That's right. They just can't see It. Then they say, "Where is the God of the Bible?" He's right here. He's the Bible, that's what He is.” [Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0728]

“What did they do? Sold out to reasonings of wisdom and education, like Eve did, fallen angels did. Wesley was a man of God; but what followed him? Fallen angels got into it. What was the angels, first? Creative beings of God, but fell for Lucifer's wisdom, fell for Lucifer, Lucifer's wisdom. And you see what they become? Fallen angels. And organizations, from men of God who has went forth to establish Truths in the earth; before that Truth could go on and proclamate and get on to the real revelation of Christ, fallen angels come in and took it over and made denominations out of it. That's the reason the revelation of the Seven-Seal mystery had to be unfolded. Now you see it? What they left off! If Luther would have went on, it'd have been here. If Wesley would have went on, if Pentecost would have went on, what would they'd done? [Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0728]

“You can't add one word, or take one from It. See? So, remember, one word disbelieved! One word caused every heartache, every sickness, every death, and even the coming of the Lord Jesus to die to redeem us. Eve, she disbelieved, just reasoned with Satan, or Satan reasoned with her. "Well, that, honestly, God won't do it." See, that's Lucifer's business today, say, "God can't turn us down. We're too big a people. We stand tens of thousands, millions strong. You think God could turn us down?" He, sure, He has already done it. When you reject His Word, you're on the other side. It isn't God turns you down; you've turned God down. That's where it's at. See?” [There Is Only One Way Provided By God For Anything, Chicago, IL 63-0731]

“The very name, Ephesus, has a strange compound meaning, "Aimed at", and "Relaxed". The high aspirations of this age that had begun with the fullness of the Spirit, "the depth of God", whereby they were aiming at the high calling of God, began to give way to a less watchful attitude. A less ardent following of Jesus Christ began to manifest itself as an omen that in the future ages the physical vehicle called the church would sink to the awfulness of the "depth of Satan". It had become relaxed and was drifting. Already the age was backsliding. It had left its first love. The tiny seed planted in that Ephesian Age would one day grow in the spirit of error until all foul birds of the air would roost in its branches. So inoffensive to human reasoning would that little plant appear to that New Eve (the New Church) that again she would be deceived by Satan. The Ephesian Age had presented to her the opportunity for God's best, and for awhile she prevailed, and then relaxed, and in that unguarded moment Satan planted the seed of complete ruination.” [Seven Church Ages Book, Ephesian Church Age 65-1204]

Bible References: Luke 20:14; Mark 4:15; Revelation 12:9

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]

 

LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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