It would appear that negative beings such as the devil has had his greatest impact on human history as a result of his influence on key individuals in diverse spheres of influence (academic, intellectual, economic, political, etc.). For example, Nietzsche represents the flowering and culmination of a long and flawed line of German philosophy. The slope is slippery and starts with seemingly innocuous and even well-intended errors which pass off as truth. Through such influence, a whole class of "intelligentsia" has been lead astray and the world has followed along unaware.
One is left to ask how and where may such influences be manifesting themselves today? Only one clue is necessary. Wherever power is, there lies in wait those who would use power to further their own ends. It is said that absolute power corrupts absolutely and that every man has his price. Evil tends to be much better organized, goal oriented, and assertive than good on our world and Im afraid that the reigns of power (all types) have been and are in the hands of those who would use them to further their own ends rather than for the welfare of those that are in their charge.
11Q13 How long will you (the Lord) judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? (Psalms 82:2)
Its interpretation concerns Belial (devil) and the spirits of his lot who rebelled by turning away from the precepts of God to (missing text). And Melchizedek will avenge the vengeance of the judgments of God (missing text). And he (Melchizedek) will drag them (captives) from the hand of Belial and from the hand of all the spirits of his lot. And all the Gods of Justice will come to his aid to attend to the destruction of Belial. (interpretation by TR)
Here, it is made clear, Belial is the ultimate force behind the leaders and nations who take Gods people captive in the latter days. Most serve Belial unknowingly for promises of wealth, power, and prestige. We literally 'sell our souls' to get what we think we want most.
At present, the USA is still sitting on top of the world order (the beast). However, this developing world order really hates America (the harlot) because of her arrogance, power, and wealth. The devil (the little horn) is behind the scenes and he has successfully subverted the three governments of China, Russia, and the USA. This is done from the inside and thus the little horn pushes up from beneath and undermines these three governments/rulers. It is necessary to destroy America because she is too free, too powerful, and too haughty. This is why there is a concerted effort to weaken Americas moral fiber, military, and educational systems. This is why America has, not so secretly, intentionally transplanted our high technology to China. China and possibly Russia are being prepared to take leadership of the newly developing world order. The devil would like nothing better than to destroy the Judeo Christian peoples because among them are the lovers of the true God of Abraham, Jacob, and Jesus.
The devil has been given a great deal of credit for evil which does not belong to him weak and dissolute mortals are merely being dominated by their own inherent and debased tendencies
The bestowal son (Jesus) is the Prince of Peace. Your Master warned his advent would not bring the usual reign of peace He distinctly told them (his disciples) that there would be "wars and rumors of wars," and that "nation would rise against nation."
At present one-third of all nations (65 out of 185) are at war. At the end of the cold war in 1990 there were only 35. This planet is in the hands of self-serving, unwise, and immature leadership who, as a rule, have little spiritual connection. The world is getting more violent and uncertain. This corrupt world leadership possesses all the political, economic, military, and financial power. It cannot be removed or replaced except by force and defeat. The world cannot evolve smoothly into a peaceful age without a crisis and only divine intervention can conclude that crisis favorably on the behalf of the brotherhood of man, which is otherwise in the process of formation. For, as the new heavens and the new earth, which I (God) will make, shall remain before me, so shall you and your children survive; and it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the Lord. (Isaiah 66:22-23).
Satan approved the plans to kill
Lucifer misled and deluded the orders of seraphic ministers
by the sophistries of unbridled personal liberty.
As we look around today, these same "sophistries of unbridled personal liberty" are all around us. The rebellion is ongoing and coming to full fruit at ages end. We see this in our youth, on our TV sets, in our government, in our marriages, and in our academies. Power has replaced religion and politics has replaced ethics. The time of trial approaches. Rebellion still has its last gasp to breath The devil is still here. What "schemes" is he involved in? Can we find and recognize their activities in the world today or are they so impotent that they do not even register on the scales of human activity? What difference does their presence make in the world around us? How would our planet, our nation, our lives be different without their presence? There are two mistakes that can be made with regard to evil. One is to be blind to it and therefore become powerless to effectively overcome it. The second mistake is to overly focus on and stress evil.
This blinds us to the good around us, robs us of our inner peace and creates undo fear and paranoia. Evil and sin exist, but they remain powerless relevant to the destiny of any soul. Rebellion against God, the very source of being and all reality, is tantamount to cosmic insanity. It is suicidal and bears its own seed of self-destruction. God allows it, because true freedom requires it and true freedom is necessary to any prospect of true love, and true love, the love a Father for His children is the foundation of the world. Emily Dickinson says it the best, as usual, "Evil is the leisure of Gods Will" it is the transient shadow cast by Gods ever-increasing light of life.
1Enoch speaks about a race of people who are descended from the offspring of "the sons of God who mated with the daughters of men." This race is referred to as the Nephilim. This inter-racial union between Nodites and the daughters of man is blamed for the evil and sin that resulted in "the flood," by which God purified the earth. Enoch again identifies "an evil race" which is associated with the evil harvest of the messianic period. This raises the question of whether or not there are still present, relatively pure line descendants of this ancient Nodite race? Is this the race that has been associated with royalty throughout the centuries? If so, this would explain the royal links between the ruling class, the Power Elite, and the secret societies. Who are they, where are they, and what role, if any, will they play in the messianic period?
We are equipped to overcome evil with good, vanquish hate by
love, to destroy fear with a courageous and living faith in truth.
The above excerpts are from the book "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" by Ed Roache.