Is Satan Being Restrained?

Q.   I need some clarification on an issue that is confusing to me. You have stated that Satan in in charge of the world at the present. I agree, but isn’t God in His sovereignty setting limits on the Tempter’s actions?  In a sense isn’t that what the Holy Spirit is doing in His role as restrainer? I would think He stops mankind from going too far as well. Am I looking at this correctly?

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Free Choice Vs. God’s Plan

Q.  I know there is free choice given to us by God. I also know the hairs on our head are known to him and our days are known and he has a plan for all of us.  In the shooting and stabbing rampages we see happening around us, it is free choice for the people who do those things, or is it in God’s plan for all the random people to be killed?

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Dealing With Difficult People

Q.   Do you think God puts difficult people in our lives for a purpose? Do you think God wants us to spend more time with difficult people and let friendly people out of our lives? Do you think He puts them there to shape us, to mold us, to change our hearts, and to helps us grow to become more Christ-like (i.e conforming to the image of His Son-which is spiritual growth)?

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Was Satan One Of The Cherubim?

Q. In one of your studies, you mention that Satan was once one of the cherubim, meaning there used to be five cherubim at the throne of God.  Is there any Biblical support for your claim?  I’ve never heard of this.  I thought Satan was an archangel.

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Who Is The Day Star?

Q. In the KJV, 2 Peter 1:19 refers to day star not morning star. I took this to mean we are to take heed and not be fooled by Satan.  The KJV refers to Satan as Lucifer in Isaiah. Some bible versions refer to Satan as morning star in Isaiah and some refer to Satan as day star in Isaiah. I know Christ is the morning star. Who is the day star – Christ or Satan? Continue reading…

Jesus And Lucifer, Follow Up

Q.  Re. Jesus And Lucifer.  After reading your posting, I was interested in checking out Isaiah 14:12 where the name “Lucifer” appears in the Strong’s Concordance.  Going further into The Interlinear Bible translation we have (from latest edition printing – 1986), all I could find was “o shining star”.  Not all that familiar with Hebrew, I am wondering what the Hebrew equivalent would be to the Latin’s “Lucifer” (and BTW: how does the Hebrew get translated to Lucifer in Latin?)

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Has Satan Been Expelled From Heaven?

Q. You stated that  as of the beginning of the Great Tribulation Satan will no longer have access to God, but will be confined to Earth.  I, and everybody I know, always thought that BEFORE creation the earth was in total chaos because Satan was cast down from Heaven with a third of the angels that followed him. And that he was ejected  from heaven for good!  We understood that God immediately got rid of him and his followers and they were all thrown to earth to do all the evil we have witnessed throughout history.  Does that mean I and so many others have misunderstood this point?

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Finding Gog, Follow Up

Q. In your recent article, FINDING GOG, the following statement was made….

”The Bible clearly states that behind the human seats of government stand supernatural figures manipulating the thoughts and actions of the world’s leaders. These figures are in Satan’s employ, helping in his effort to wrest ownership of Planet Earth from its Creator.”

I would appreciate if you could provide scriptural reference to support this statement.  I am aware the Bible states clearly that God creates and establishes the kings of all nations, but can not find any supporting verses to clearly support the quote from this recent article.

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Satan, The Millennium, And The Church

Q.  Will the church be on earth when the devil is allowed to run around for a while after Jesus’ 1000 year reign? I figure we will be here on earth after Heaven descends and all. Still wondering how and why he’s allowed to come back esp if Jesus is in charge at that time.

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Understanding 1 John 5:16-19

Q.  Thanks for a wonderful site. Please explain or give your view on the verses in the above mentioned Scripture regarding sins not leading to death, sins leading to death and more specifically verse 18.

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