…Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness…
2 Cor. 11:14-15 (NKJV)
Did you really expect Satan-an angel in the presence of God from long before you or I existed, full of knowledge and cunning-to send his prophets and pastors with bloody fangs?
Look at that smile. Look at the pedigree.
Look at these shiny white teeth.
Look at the charm.
The power in the voice.
The political clout.
The glory of it all.
And you thought Satan was a foolish little horror-fiction writer, conjuring up pastors you would be afraid of? You thought Satan would be so stupid… that he would try to get you hooked on crack or something? You thought Satan only appears like this, right?
But no, Satan’s game is not crack and prostitution. He doesn’t mind those things. He “digs” it when a human turns into living trash… but his -game- and his master stroke is the well-dressed, articulate, lovely, edgy, successful “men of God” who do one. little. thing.
(Get your eyes slightly off of Jesus and His certain Word of law and gospel in redemptive history).
Where are your eyes?
Thanks for reading,