He thought he could tempt Jesus to fall.
He thought he was destroying God's creation in the Garden when he appeared beautiful and resplendent to Eve
He thought he could rise to the level of being God himself.
13 And thou saidst in thy heart,
That is the voice of a deluded being. He has people enslaved that sound just like him.
That voice sounds among his people even today. He uses imaginations, ambitions, greed, selfishness and vain speculations to divert and confuse God's chosen into being useless in the kingdom.
- refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23
- speculation rather than the stewardship of God's work, which is by faith. 1 Timothy 1:4
- an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions, Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth.
To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.
1 Timothy 6:4-5
- What causes conflicts and quarrels among you? Don't they come from the passions at war within you? James 4:1
I know right away when I am dealing with such a person. It doesn't take great discernment. Here are the signs of this corruption that has taken place:
They see a movie and begin to frame their world around it as if the movie carries some level of truth. I remember well a good man who used to have a vital ministry all taken by the movie about George W Bush called W. He was convinced it was nearly a documentary. He lost his ministry.
Movies and television are powerful delusion machines and the devil knows just how to use it.
The Internet and it's many portals is a cesspool of speculations, quarrels, conflicts, controversies and semantics all designed to confuse.
Books and magazines can carry the lie forward as well.
What is worse is you can hear this on "Christian" TV and Radio. Gobbeldy gook. Confusion. Misinformation. You may even hear it from the pulpit under which you are sitting this very day. The capacity to believe the lie is much easier than facing the truth.
Many get rich quick or at least easy schemes are driven by these delusional ambitions. There is nothing to them, particularly the Multi Level schemes. When I hear people trapped in the delusion they sound just like Satan... I WILL. It's not inspiration, it's delusion.
We have a sad state of affairs today. People missing God. People believing the lies.
Jesus said, "If you know the truth, the truth will set you free". Yet most of humanity lives under a dark cloud of lies, suspicions, confusions and delusion. This must stop.
It's high time to get back to the reality of life. His name is Jesus. He's really all you will ever need.. ever. You don't need the delusions.