THE WISDOM OF SATAN AND HIS DEMONIC AGENTS
Satan is the god of the current age and world system (2 Corinthians 4: 4: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God). Satan assumed the world's godly position when he deceived our First Parents; Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and illegally appropriated the power, authority and dominion over the earth, seas and everything under heaven that the True Jehovah Lord God Almighty gave to Adam and Eve. Our Lord Jesus Christ came to restore the powers back to the human race after paying the price for the disobedience of Adam and Eve. Jesus Christ died on the Cross through His Blood-Atonement and thus broke the back of Satan and his illegal spiritual hegemony on the human race. But in His Wisdom, God Almighty has allowed every human soul the opportunity to choose who they will spend eternity with between Him and Satan (Mathew 13: 24-30: Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' 'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'" Our Lord Jesus Christ went further to explain the meaning of the parable thus: Mathew 13: 37-43: “He answered, "The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. "As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He, who has ears, let him hear.” Know this people of the world: the True Lord God Almighty will judge every soul on earth: Bad and Good. Try as you might, if you're reading this, you and I and all human beings have a date with the Creator one day. You may not believe it, but it doesn't matter. We shall all appear individually before Jesus Christ to give account of what we did with our lives here on earth. Satan and his demons have been deceiving human beings for long since the Fall. They have devised their anti-God wisdom in furtherance of this deception. The Bible disclosed the wisdom of this world in 1 Corinthians 1: 20: “…Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” Similarly, in both 1 Corinthians 3: 19 and 2 Corinthians 1: 12, God identified the wisdom of the world: “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight,” and Apostle Paul didn't spread the Good News “… according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace,” respectively. Consequently, the first wisdom of Satan is atheism. No wonder, the fool says in his or her heart there is no God. There are two other forms of satanic wisdom identified in Isaiah 47: 13 thus: “All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you.” The fourth and fifth types of satanic wisdom were disclosed by Apostle Paul in Acts 17: 18 thus: “A group of Epicureans and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, "What is this babbler trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be advocating foreign gods." They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.” Finally, the sixth and last type of satanic wisdom is identified simply as the wisdom of this world (1 Corinthian 3: 19).
There are six characteristics of Satanic Wisdom namely: Fear, Envy, Selfish Ambition, Boastful, Lies and Unscriptural wisdom (James 3: 15 & 16). Let's examine these six features of satanic wisdom in detail. Fear is one of the greatest artifices of Satan in the world. It is an emotion killer, which dislocates the trust, faith and confidence redeemed children of God are blessed with by the Holy Spirit to run and finish their earthly race in flying colors. That is why the Bible constantly admonishes us: “Do not be afraid.” Christians are not supposed to entertain any fear about our tomorrow because we know who holds our future: the Lord Jesus Christ and Savior. He-Jesus Christ-assured us; He would not leave us by ourselves, abandon us, neglect us forsake us, make us desolate and leave us as orphans. Surely, Jesus Christ has our backs, so we do not need to fear as the disbelievers and Christ-rejecters of the world. Any form of knowledge, idea or concept that doesn't offer human beings assurances of salvation, no matter how moral, intellectually-sound and alluring is definitely from Satan and his minions. No wonder fear stalks every part of the world today, because we have rejected the Wisdom of God Almighty. The current fear of terrorism is just a tip of the fearful iceberg that is about to consume the world. In fact, the Bible says that the faith of any will dissipate, because of the thick air of fear that will envelop the world. The second feature of satanic wisdom is envy. Envy is Satan's nature aftermath of his fall. He wanted to be like God and he failed miserably. He deceived Adam and Eve with the same trick; Adam and Eve fell for his deception but they all failed to be like their Maker. Satan and his demons are still using the same evil wisdom in the world today. Many of the governments of the world have taken moral instructions, prayers and the Ten Commandments out of our public schools. Those of us who continue to call on this Good Lord God Almighty are abused, disparaged and considered lame and old-fashioned. We are told; we do not need the Creator of the heavens and earth and all that are in them. We have bought into the satanic wisdom that we do not need the Jehovah Lord God Almighty in our lives and we can run our affairs without Him. No wonder, we are running our lives by our envy and rebellion against this Lord God Almighty. The world will pay a heavy price very soon for rejecting the Wisdom of the Great Alone. Another feature of satanic wisdom is selfish ambition. The gift of God Almighty to every creature is to aspire to any level with the Creator's endowments. Every human soul is put in this world for a purpose, and God expects every human being to fulfill his/her mission on earth. Our Lord Jesus Christ through whom all things were created admonished each and every one of us to use our talents for His Glory. Consequently, you are either advancing the Kingdom of God on earth; or advancing the goals of Satan; you're either gathering with the Lord or scattering with Satan, period. There is no median lane in this spiritual warfare. But the moment any creature begins to entertain the idea of wanting to be like the Creator, you're doomed. There is only One Creator in the heavens and the earth; His Name is Jehovah Lord God Almighty, Hallelujah! It was by His spoken words that all things in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth were made and besides Him, there is no other. Satan, hitherto known as Lucifer, attempted to make himself a Creator and failed woefully, and that is why he and his rebellious hordes are in trouble and will spend eternity in the Nether Gloom. It is enough to be ambitious and a legitimate aspiration to use all Godly talents for His Glory, but any wisdom that is self-centered, egotistical and selfish is not of God but of Satan. What is the level of spiritual growth and development can one aspire to? No matter the number of gifts of the Holy Spirit any spiritual person can possess, they all pall into insignificance without the knowledge of the Creator. The desire of God Almighty is to have fellowship with His creation, pointedly human beings. That was why He left His Glory in heavens and became Immanuel: “God with us.” (Mathew 1: 23). God Almighty wanted a family and so He planted His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Savior, Who bought us with His Precious Blood. The highest form of spirituality is having a relationship with God, period He said as much that anyone who boasts, let him/her boast that he/she knows Him. (Jeremiah 9: 24: “… let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.”) No one hears from the King of kings and Lord of lords remains the same again. God Almighty is real; He speaks to His children and once you hear His distinct and clear Voice, you can never remain the same again and all earthly pursuits take back-burners. To know God Almighty experientially is far, far different from knowing Him mentally through information. The day I heard from this Good Lord fifteen years ago for the first time, I am still at a loss to describe it. When you cherish such experience, you want to maintain the relationship. That is the acme of wisdom and spirituality. Lies and unscriptural knowledge and wisdom are the last features of satanic wisdom. Satan is a liar, the father of lies and when he speaks, lie is his native language. Any word of wisdom, knowledge or thoughts about life and proper decisions on the things of eternity that cannot be established in line with the revealed Words of God-the Holy Bible-is satanic and demonic. No matter the level of moral degeneration that today's world has sunk, the Truth of the Lord is unassailable. The Bible gave us Christians a heads up ahead of world events and the signs of the end of the present age when it says there would be exponential increase in knowledge and demonic sermons would be widespread in 1 Timothy 4: 1-3 “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” Earlier on, the Holy Spirit had revealed to Daniel that knowledge shall abound and people shall seek diverse knowledge in diverse places, while neglecting the real Truth of God's Word. The world is at that stage right now and for those who have the Wisdom from Above as opposed to earthly wisdom, we know we are nearer the end of the present corrupt age of Satan.
NEXT WEEK: We look at the Holy Spirit gift of Faith.
WORLD PROPHECY: This is huge! Something of global importance, an earth-shattering event and a cosmic occurrence is in the offing in the world. I don't know what it is but the Holy Bible has predicted it and we shall all see it with our very eyes soon. This event is part of end-time prophecy and it's about to take place very, very soon in the next 12 to 24 months. I don't know what it is; I repeat again, I wasn't shown what it is but again, it's HUGE. The whole world will be shocked; from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun; from the East to the West; from the South to the North, the planet earth is about to witness a catastrophic event. The Divine Hand of God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the universe, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is about to intervene in the affairs of humanity. The world media, the commentariat, the scientists, the astrologers, the men and women of earthly wisdom and their ilk will be talking their heads out but will not be able to explain but those who know the True God will be unshaken and unperturbed. What is it? I wasn't shown but was only told (Luke 21:11 & 25).
(This prophetic spiritual message will be a weekly feature until its fulfillment before our very eyes on earth).
A SUCCESSFUL BOOK SIGNING EVENT IN CHICAGO LAST SATURDAY:
Our first book signing event took place last Saturday on a good and promising note. When Ms. Wright suggested August 3, 2013 as the maiden authors' autograph signing and the first official unveiling of our book: “Aliko Mohammad Dangote; the Biography of the Richest Black Person in the Word,” we trusted her judgment as our publicist. But we didn't know the event would coincide with the annual three-day Lollapalooza Festival which draws nearly half-a-million attendees in Chicago. This year, over half-a-million attendees graced the popular festival from Friday August 2 to Sunday August 4, 2013 contributing nearly $1 billion into the local economy. The human and vehicular traffic last weekend could have put a damper on our event but unbelievably, our book signing event was well attended. We thank the management of Pullman Historic Visitors Center on Southside that provided all that we needed for the event. Kudos and appreciation to Ms. Antoinette Wright and her team, who put everything together and ensured a hitch-free event. We thank all our invitees, who took time out of the cacophony in Chicago last weekend to honor our invitation. We will not fail to express our appreciation too to Ms. Mercy Ihuoma, our private caterer, who prepared the special African dishes for our esteemed invitees. Our book signing train now moves to Washington, DC mid-month and other parts of the United States as we engage our audiences on the changes that are taking place in Africa through this biography. Once again, on behalf of my co-author, Dr. Margie Marie Neal, we thank all those who honored us at our first book signing event in Chicago and look forward to the same reception in Washington DC later in the month.
AWKWARD AND UNSOLICITED EMAIL: I have been receiving all kinds of email of recent (see below) from some ladies and I think it is appropriate for me to tell these ladies to stop sending these types of email to me. I am happily married and I'm not looking for another lady so please; stop sending these types of unsolicited and awkward email to me. Thanks.
“Hello Dearest, My name is Abby. I was motivated to communicate with you after going through your profile, And I will like to have a very important discussion with you, if you do not mind, Meanwhile I will appreciate if you contact me through my private email for more communication ([email protected]¬k)or send me your email ID for easy communication. Please I am not always here online for some reasons, and i hope you will understand….... ([email protected])T¬hank you.”
Similarly, I have also been receiving tons of mail and email from people I do not know around the world asking for financial assistance and help to reach Mr. Aliko Mohammad Dangote, the richest black person in the world. Also, some have injected religious sentiments into their correspondence, because they assumed I am a Moslem. First, I am not a close relation of Mr. Dangote and so if anyone needs his financial assistance, the person should get in touch with Mr. Dangote in Nigeria. I co-authored his biography but that doesn't make me his agent so please, stop bombarding me with email on how to get financial assistance from Mr. Dangote. In addition, I am not a Moslem. I am a born-again, Holy Spirit-filled Christian and a redeemed child of the Living God. Thank you.
DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER:
I have been receiving all sorts of email and also Facebook comments on my co-authored book; “Aliko Mohammad Dangote; the Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World,” now on sale all over the world. From the reactions of most people, the biography was a public relations book for Mr. Dangote. Unfortunately, many of the commentators haven't read the book and have peremptorily concluded what the book is all about. How can one judge a book he/she hasn't read? How can you judge a book by its cover? On the first page of the book, we inserted this “caveat emptor” if you'll pardon the use of that expression:
“Note: The authors did not solicit for, and neither were they commissioned, compromised, induced in whatever form, nor offered financial assistance of any kind, either by Mr. Aliko Mohammad Dangote, his associates or any of his companies to write this book. This is a well-researched work voluntarily undertaken by the authors in Africa, between October 2010 and January 2012 as an unbiased narrative o the story of Aliko Mohammad Dangote, the richest black person in the world." FROM PAGE 1 OF THE BOOK: ALIKO MOHAMMAD DANGOTE; THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE RICHEST BLACK PERSON IN THE WORLD.
That Mr. Aliko Dangote is the richest black person in the world today is not in dispute, but how did this man succeed in amassing staggering fortune of $20 billion in a country where the national per capital income is $1,600 per annum and the average citizen lives on less than $1 per day? What are the sources of Mr. Dangote's wealth? How did this man make his billions in a nation bedeviled by sclerotic corruption? These are the motifs of this biography and that was why it was endorsed by more than ten university professors, a diplomat, a US Congressman, and has garnered rave reviews in many Book Reviews in the United States and Asia. The quality of the book is also evinced by its worldwide distribution in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. The You-Tube Video posted by our publishers is just one of the several videos planned to capture the various nuances of the thematic features of this bestselling book. For those who know my journalism pedigree, I have never been an agitprop or a pot-boiler of the status quo-ante. We bared all the behind-the-scenes stories of the biography and what we experienced in Africa while gathering materials for the book to all our invitees at our book signing ceremony last weekend in Chicago. No wonder, we are preparing for a second edition against the background of the positive reception the book has received so far from readers and buyers around the world, especially here in North America. My final footnote is; please read the book first before jumping into conclusions about what the book is about and do not judge the biography by its cover.
• Dr. Fayemiwo, co- author of the newly-released; “Aliko Mohammad Dangote; the Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World,” is CEO, Christ-Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA Chicago, USA.