“I give you My keys and My spirit helpers-powerful forces for good, workers of change and miracles, helpers to assist you whenever you call on them.”
First Published February 1983
I was thinking about where all these gods and goddesses come from that are in these different religions. Of course, the evil ones are generally attributed to the devil's forces, his angels and officers of his forces. We have already dealt with the idea that God not only has good angels, He also has the good saints who become like angels in the afterlife. Some of them are very important saints, important spirits, good spirits, like angels, part of the forces of God--and so important He says we're even going to judge angels. “Know ye not that we shall judge angels?” (1Corinithians 6:3)
Some of us, along with them, are going to judge the angels, the created spirits. Some of the human saints who passed on, such as perhaps the patriarchs, prophets, great men and women of God of all time, will be considered so important that they will even be appointed judges of angels.
These departed saints are obviously still extremely active agents or angels of God, messengers. Angels were frequently called gods, the Lord's good gods, the lesser gods.
If some of God's saints are now even greater than the angels of God, who are sometimes referred to in the scripture as gods, then couldn't some of the devil's forces and his leading demons and leading devil gods be some of his departed evil human spirits who have gone on into the other world and are still working and fighting on his side?--If God's good saints have become angels of God, or even greater than angels, lesser gods of God--why can't the devil's evil saints become part of his evil spirits?
Obviously throughout all these different religions the devil's demons and devils had names, and Satan has his archangels and great angels and generals and captains and leaders of his forces. Therefore couldn't some of these so-called gods be some of these departed saints of the devil, evil spirits working for the devil in the other world just like good spirits working for God?
A strange thing about it is that I have found a number of names of people who lived and were in the Bible and ancient history, whose names very closely resemble the names of gods and demon gods and evil gods, mythological gods, who possibly are those same outstanding evil people in the old testament who have gone on into the other world and become very likely demon gods or evil angels of Satan. Some of that history about their doings and exploits were perhaps while they were still humans, and others after they became evil spirits in the afterlife. It seems perfectly logical.
If the departed saints of God become like archangels, even greater than angels, with greater power and leaders of forces, then why couldn't some of the departed saints of the devil and chief opponents of Christ and anti-christs of this human race have gone on to the other world and become chief officers, agents, emissaries, messengers and forces of Satan?
For example, when Gabriel wrestled with the prince of Persia, that's been taken to mean, of course, that the prince of Persia was one of the devil's angels, the spiritual ruler of Persia. Perhaps he was a former king of Persia on the devil's side, who after being so loyal to the devil in this life, was made a prince over Persia in the afterlife? “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.” (Daniel10:13)
The devil and all his angels have not yet been judged. They have not even yet, been cast out of heavenly places to the earth, as they will be at the time of the antichrist, and the abomination of desolation, and the image set up at the beginning of the Tribulation. It is only at that time, according to Revelation, that the devil and his angels are cast out of heaven to the earth,and he's very angry. (Revelation 12:9,12) This is when he possesses the antichrist and pursues and persecutes Christians. This is only one step in their demotion. This is their last step or stepping-stone before they're also cast into hell, into bondage, like Satan in the heart of the earth for a thousand years.
The angels of Satan and perhaps some of his departed evil characters who lived for him faithfully and loyally, and helped to create hell on earth in this life, if the time of their final judgement and their final fate has not yet come, why could they not continue to serve him in the afterlife? As the evil spirits said to Jesus, "Art thou come to torment us before the time?" (Matthew 8:29) The coming time when they will be judged and damned and punished -the Great White Throne judgement. (Revelation 20:11-15)
In the battle of Armageddon Satan's forces are completely vanquished and Satan is imprisoned in the heart of the earth. Not until the Great White Throne judgement at the end of the millennium after the battle of Gog and Magog are all the wicked and evil raised to the judgement.
That would explain a lot of things, including ghosts that do evil.
There are good ghosts that do good and bad ghosts that do evil. The Bible confirms that certainly there are good spirits of departed humans who are still busy working for the Lord. Why then couldn't there be evil spirits of departed humans still working for the devil on the other side, since the time of their judgement will not come until after the millennium and the battle of Gog and Magog and the Great White Throne judgement?
If God has his honoured saints and powerful spiritual forces consisting of saints, departed humans, on the other side, why not also the devil? Why could he not also be allowed to receive into his kingdom, the dark kingdom, his departed faithful and loyal evil ones to serve him there until the final day of judgement? Although some may be cast immediately into judgement, who knows but what perhaps God has allowed others to serve the devil just like the saints are serving the Lord right now?
Satan's saints are his separated, set apart ones-- saint meaning separated, set apart. In our context it means holy, made pure, set apart. Well, they are wholly devoted to the devil, purely his and set apart for his use.
This could begin to explain a lot of things about the devil's kingdom and how it's organised and how he operates and how he uses perhaps even some of the agents he had on this earth in human form after they have departed into the next world.
This would also explain why the wicked are not judged, all of them, until the final second resurrection after the millennium and the battle of Gog and Magog at the Great White Throne judgement. Why would God wait so long unless they were also filling their cup of iniquity in the hereafter, continuing to do evil in the next world and serving Satan there?
In the 20th chapter of Revelation, verse 10, it says that after the battle of Gog and Magog, "The devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are." The beast and the false prophet were cast immediately into the lake of fire after the tribulation, wrath of God and the Battle of Armageddon (Revelation19:20)--which shows that some are cast immediately into the Lake of Fire. Some are so bad, their judgement won't even wait. God's word says of some humans, some men, their judgements go before them, but others, their judgements follow after. “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgement; and some men they follow after.” (1Timothy 5:24) God waits.
Some are already so evil that their judgement has already been settled ahead of time. With others it's almost as though they're put on probation for a period in the afterlife until the final judgement of all the wicked at the Great White Throne judgement. Perhaps God puts them on probation to see what they will do in the afterlife, if they're going to repent when they see that there is such a life, as obviously some of the spirits in prison must have done after Jesus went down and preached to them in hell. “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?” (Matthew 12:40; 1Peter 3:19; 4:6; Ephesians 4:9) There must be some period of probation and a so-called second chance for those who will receive it then. Why would he have preached to them if there was no hope.
This is all a part of the same doctrine of a probationary period for an in-between group, who are neither too good or too bad. they are neither saved Christians, nor the damned very evil wicked, those who actually fought God and rebelled against God. What about all the millions who never heard the Gospel, who never had a chance to be saved?
However there will be other stubborn, rebellious, still unrepentant spirits, who will continue to serve the devil, and they won't finally be judged until all of their cup of iniquity is full, which will not be until the end of the millennium. Look at all those wicked people at the end of the millennium that follow Satan! “And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.” (Revelation 20:8) A lot of them are not judged until then.
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