In these days of the beginnings of sorrows, our adversary is on the attack as never before in history, for he knows his time is short. How he knows this we can only conjecture, but the fact remains the same, he does know, and he is moving swiftly.
Many of his plans for these days were set up long ago, prepared, as it were, for the day of advantage, others have been moving along slowly and meticulously, each corner being approached with great care. He knows that nothing he does can be hidden from the Almighty, yet in his arrogance and pride he seeks to employ every effort toward his end goal whether it is permitted or not. Satan has not been given free reign in any of his endeavors, he has in a sense a set of rules that he must abide by, a chain of certain length that cannot be stretched, removed, or broken. That does not mean that he will not attempt to do so, and as the final days of this age of grace, this dispensation of time approaches if you like, he will find that he is able to step just a little further than before.
He has two fronts, one is the conquest of men’s hearts, for that is what one must have if the whole world is going to wonder after you. (Rev. 13:3) The other is the same one that he has been doing since his moment of “I will,” to dishonor and defame the name of the Most High in any way possible. Those that are lost, those who are not the children of the Most High have no protection from him, they are as cattle, as brute beasts to him, and he is able to do to them as he pleases, again, within set rules that have been placed upon him since that day. He is malevolent in the extreme, but do not think it is their death he desires, it is obedience, and the dead obey no one but the Most High in the place that He has prepared for them, and the devil and his angels. But do not think that the Lord sorrows over each and every one of the lost souls, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Eze. 33:11) But that does not infer sorrow, one does not spend time in grief over those that one has prepared to be vessels fitted for wrath. (Romans 9:22)
As these final days reach their conclusion for the church in the rapture, his attacks will become more violent upon that church, the body of Christ on this planet, but not as many may think as to the reason, his main goal has always been against the Most High, and so by attacking the Holy Spirit of God within each of us, you and I my friends, in Satan’s plans, do not matter as much as we might think. If we can do nothing of ourselves, (John 5:30) if we can do all things through Christ, (Phil. 4:13) if we have been crucified with Christ, and it is not us that lives any longer, (Gal. 2:20) then it is Christ that Satan is attacking, and you hold absolutely no power of and within yourself against this power.
If Michael would not contend with Satan, (Jude 1:9) what makes you believe that you have the power to do so? If it is Christ that lives in us, why are you attempting to do anything on your own?
When we are removed from this planet of existence, the Holy Spirit will also be removed, the third in the Trinity that is holding evil at bay, then the true sorrows will begin, then the wrath of God will begin to be poured out upon this planet. How much more as these days approach will the Lord allow Satan to persecute us before we are removed is immaterial to the equation, if you are not prepared to stand now, you will not stand then.
Many are going to find that they had no faith in the first place, others will see their faith grow exponentially, some will suffer before we are taken out, some will not, but all need to prepare, and to be prepared for what is coming. “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21) No matter how that death occurs, no matter what suffering He asks you to bear.