God’s Plan For Evil’s Final Destruction
What could be more important for us to know as Israelites than WHO WE ARE, WHERE WE CAME FROM, AND WHY WE ARE HERE. Throughout history Israel has searched everywhere, even within herself, to find the elusive answers to these all-important questions to give them the reason for their existence. Not knowing God’s purpose for our life is like being on a sightseeing tour in the Rocky Mountains with a blindfold on; God’s magnificence is there we just can’t see it.
Today “Judeo-Christians” don’t have any more insight on the answers to these questions than does the common atheist on the street. They are ignorant of God’s purpose for their life because they have NOT been taught the true Biblical teachings of Christ. PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC CHURCHES DON’T TEACH THEIR MEMBERS THE TRUTH OF THE BIBLE BECAUSE TI DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS MOST OF THEIR DOCTRINAL BELIEFS, AND BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER THEIR CHURCHES WITH THE 501(c)(3) DESIGNATION. For this reason, the Judeo-Christian priests and pastors have failed miserably to help their congregations understand why they were created.
This is also true, in many instances with those who know the Israel Truth; because they cannot throw off the baggage they picked up in the Judeo-Christian churches before God opened their eyes, so they could see His truth, and their ears, so they could hear and understand the message. Many of them would rather attack their brother and sisters in the movement, doing the work of the Jews, because of some disagreement in the interpretation of the Scriptures. They conveniently forget that the Scriptures clearly says:
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:20-21) (KJV)
Modern Judeo-Christianity’s explanation of why God created us is lame and illogical because it has taken its answers to these vital questions form the Gnostic (Jewish)-Christian philosophy of two medieval fairytales instead of the Word of God. The first was Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy” (1320 A.D.), and the second was John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained.” (1665, 1671 A.D.)
In “The Divine Comedy,” Dante tells of his journey through the IMAGINARY world of the dead from his own preconceived ethical viewpoint. Each of the poem’s three major divisions “Inferno,” “Purgatorio,” and “Paradiso” indicates the realm of the afterlife as Dante visits and describes each one.
As far as Purgatory the Scriptures relate;
“None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him.” (Psalm 49:7) (KJV)
In “Paradise Lost” and “Paradise Regained,” Milton wrote a FICTITIOUS cosmological epic of the creation and wonders of the universe, as well as the all and regeneration of mankind. In these whitings, both Milton and Dante paraphrased the Bible as they interpreted it, combining Gnostic (Jewish)-Christian traditions with Scripture, and thereby greatly adding to the confusion that modern Judeo-Christianity labors under.
Most professing “Judeo-Christians” believe that they were created by God for a purpose, but the vast majority of them have been so confused by what their Judeo-Christian churches teach they have no idea what that purpose is; nor do they know how God plans to use the faithful few who follow His Laws, Statutes, and Judgments too achieve it. God, will, as in the days of Gideon use His Israel people to fight His enemies and destroy them.
If our Israel people ever completely understand their destiny in this world they must realize that all of the answers to life’s age-old questions can only be found within the pages of the Bible; they cannot be found in all of the famous prose and poetry ever written. But those of us who study God’s Word know where the answers can be found. Christ clearly revealed them in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 when He said:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
By combining what Christ said and inspired others to write in the Old and New Testaments, and letting the Bible interpret itself “line upon line,” we can go a long way towards understanding what Israel’s purpose on the earth is. If we follow the suggestions of Isaiah 28:9-13, and study the Scriptures, looking for knowledge “here a little” and “there a little,” we can answer most of the questions that have puzzled mankind since the Creation. Questions like:
1). Why did God crate the Earth?;
2). Why did He create mankind?;
3). Why did Christ come to this earth?;
4). Why did Christ have to die?;
5). Why did God put man on the earth with Satan?’ and
6). Why didn’t Christ destroy Satan and the demons when He came?
Evolutionists have proclaimed for centuries that our existence here on earth is totally accidental, with no special purpose. Of course they, as all atheists, don’t believe in God, and therefore obviously don’t believe in HIS DIVINE WORD THAT REVEALS MAN’S DESTINY!
Did Almighty God put us here on the Earth and then leave us to wonder our whole life why he did it? The answer is NO! As mentioned, God reveals to us the answers to all of these question IN THE BIBLE, not in the ambiguous writings of over-educated, or educated beyond their intelligence evolutionists or philosophers. Only by combining the Scriptures with our God-given common sense can we know what His reasons were for creating us.
Those who teach evolution as “fact” are permitted, without question, to use phrases like “highly probable,” “most likely,” and “it seems that” to lend credence to their imagined Darwinian theories. Why don’t Christians have the same leeway to use similar phrases, backed up by Scripture of course, to support logical deductive reasoning in describing God’s Biblical plan for mankind? From time to time we will borrow these phrases to connect Scripture with logic to arrive at the relevant conclusion of why God created mankind.
King David of Israel, a “man after God’s own heart,” (1 Samuel 13:14) who will rule just under Christ in the Kingdom of God, once asked a very pertinent question of God: “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” (Hebrews 2:6) The Apostle Paul reiterated that question in Hebrews 2:5-8. The Bible clearly teaches us that THE KINGDOM OF GOD WILL BE ESTABLISHED ON THE EARTH. If we heed God’s call and accept Christ as our Redeemer and Savior, repent of our sins, and follow Him we shall become sons of God and rule over the earth with him in His Kingdom. But most people don’t realize there is another reason that God created us and put us on this magnificent orb. IT IS THAT REASON WE WANT TO DISCUSS.
Thousands, millions, perhaps even billions of years ago, The Almighty, All-Powerful, Omnipotent God of the universe “created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, most “Judeo-Christian” churches teach the earth is only 6000 years old, which is not true or Biblical. It is true that the White man was created about 6000 years ago, but not the earth. By is interpreting a word in the second verse of the first chapter of Genesis, they postulate the erroneous “Young Earth” theory, and thereby seriously damage the Bible’s credibility (Which many believe is the purpose this idea was presented to the world in the first place) in the world. The Hebrew word for “was,” as in “was without form and void,” could also be translated “became,” AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
Without Form: Strong’s Concordance #8414 tohuw (to'‑hoo); from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain: KJV‑‑ confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
Without Form: Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Definition: #8414 tohuw‑ formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
a) formlessness (used of primeval earth); nothingness, empty space
b) what is empty or unreal (used of idols) (figurative)
c) wasteland, wilderness (used of solitary places)
d) place of chaos
And Void: Strong’s Concordance #
922 bohuw (bo'‑hoo); from an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: KJV‑‑ emptiness, void.
And Void: Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Definition #922 bohuw‑emptiness, void, waste
The NIV translation footnotes “was” and states in the footnote that the word could have possibly been translated “became.”
Many professing Christian scientists and archeologists have proven without a doubt that the earth is much older, stating the earth is probably millions or even billions of years old.
Some time after the initial creation of the earth in Genesis 1:1, we are not told how long, there was a great “Star Wars” star meaning angels) in the heavens. (Revelation 12:7) The mighty archangel Michael and God’s angels repelled Satan’s attempt to overthrow God’s throne, and cast him and the fallen angels out of “the holy MOUNTAIN of God,” down to the earth. (Ezekiel 28:14) Christ Himself said in uke 10:18: “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
From what archaeologists and scientists have discovered over the years, “it appears that” God INITIALLY created the earth’s surface with massive amounts of vegetation, and millions of giant “dinosaurs’ which grew to enormous size, feeding on the plentiful plant life. A few species even grew large feeding on each other. God created the heavy vegetation and huge numbers of enormous creatures on the PRE-HUMAN EARTH to decay over the eons and become the fossil fuel that He would use later to direct man’s destiny according to His Master Plan.
The earth, which contained huge dinosaurs and thick vegetation, was created, and then violently destroyed some time BEFORE the re-creation of the earth we inhabit mentioned in Genesis 1:2.
We know this to be true because the Scriptures attest to it:
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH THE EARTH, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) (KJV)
Replenish: Strong’s Concordance #4390 male' (maw‑lay'); or mala' (Esth. 7:5) (maw‑law'); a primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively): KJV‑‑ accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, X draw, give in, go) full (‑ly, ‑ly set, tale), [over‑] flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a [hand‑] full, + have wholly.
Dinosaurs and modern man did not coexist on the earth. The fossils of men have always been found close to the earth’s surface, while most of those of the ancient dinosaurs have been found hundreds to thousands of feet below the surface.
Scientists tell us the dinosaurs met with a quick and violent destruction, most of them buried, as mentioned, thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. It is “highly probable” that the powerful destruction on the earth’s surface was as a result of the “great war in heaven” mentioned in Revelation 12:7.
So, why did God create the earth? According to Isaiah 45:18, HE CREATED IT TO BE INHABITED BY MAN.
“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” (KJV)
He created it to support human life, but why? Who not put us somewhere else? Because Christ said that where He was we would be also, and God is going to establish His throne on this earth (Revelation 20:4 and 21:3). He determined this before Creation. Yes, mankind was predestined to inhabit the earth before the earth was ever created. Some time after “iniquity” was discovered in heaven, god devised a plan to let “humanity” play another important role: the means by which He would destroy the “Evil” that was poisoning the initial perfect Universe He had created.
Lucifer was one of the three mighty cherubs at God’s throne. Michael and Gabriel were the other two, but only Lucifer was described as the “anointed” cherub. (Ezekiel 28:14) “It seems that” Lucifer was created with more power than the other two, and was only subordinate in heaven to God the Father and God the Son. This is indicated in Jude, verse 9, when Michael is contending with Satan about the body of Moses and we are told that even Michael “did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him (Satan),” but called on God to rebuke him. It is akin to the younger son calling the father into discipline the older son.
We are told in Ezekiel 28:15 that Lucifer was created perfect in his ways UNTIL “INIQUITY”WAS FOUND IN HIM. Satan the Devil, as Lucifer was called after his fall, was created with “FREE MORAL AGENCY” al all angels, and later men, were. Angels, like men, were given the freedom by God to choose whether or not they would follow “Good” over “Evil” as their controlling moral authority. Approximately 1/3 of the angels chose Evil and followed Satan’s lead to challenge God’s Throne and His authority to rule over the Universe.
In 1 Peter 5:8, Satan is described “as a roaring lion,” walking about “to and fro in the earth,” “seeking whom he may devour.” Paul strongly warns us in Ephesians 6:12 that:
“we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
This being was so powerful that even the mighty Archangel Michael would not confront him head on. It would further appear that Satan, who was apparently the ruler or prince of Persia was so powerful that he could delay the angel from delivering a message from Almighty God, until Michael came and helped him:
“Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 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.” (Daniel 10:12-13) (KJV)
Satan and his demons were defeated in their attempted coup d’etat of God’s heavenly government. Consequently, God had them cast out of the third heaven down to the earth thousands, possibly even millions of years ago.
Years later, no one knows how many, God created man from the dust of the earth and set him in the midst of the garden of Eden, right on the same planet where he had exiled the diabolical Lucifer and his demons earlier: WHY? With all of the other stars and planets in the universe, why would God put man on the same planet as the powerful, evil archangel Lucifer? God could have ostracized Satan and his demons to any planet in the cosmos, so why send them to earth? THE REASON: TO DESTROY EVIL ONCE AND FOR ALL ETERNITY!
Many Judeo-Christians have wondered throughout history why God didn’t just destroy Satan by using His heavenly power outright The answer is that God established Hi divine Universal laws as a standard for governing all of His creation, physical and spiritual. His laws sustain the universe and maintains order in it. He always works within the parameters of those laws to perform His will; He does not break His own laws, in heaven or on earth. When God says in Hebrews 6:13 that He “sware by himself,” He means that He will abide by what He has said and written as He inferred in Ezekiel 21;17 when He said” I the Lord have said it.”
Due to the fact that there was a great multitude of people in God’s Heaven He could not just destroy Satan when He found iniquity in him. He had to show the other beings that Satan’s way was the way to death and destruction, and not the correct way; that His way was the only way which led to life. Therefore, God had to allow Satan to go his way and created havoc and evil upon the earth, to prove to these other beings that His way was best, honorable, just. Since He wants is creation to love Him and serve Him because of that love, and not out of fear He has had to prove Satan’s way wrong.
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9) (KJV)
God and the One who became Christ made the laws that govern heaven, earth and the universe. Satan and his angels broke His laws in heaven and were cat out, down to the physical earth TO ONE DAY BE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS THAT GOVERN HUMANITY. AT THAT TIME HE, THE JEWS AND ALL ENEMIES OF GOD ARE TO BE DESTROYED, OR TAKEN OFF THE EARTH. (Exodus 17:14; Numbers 16:26; 24:20; Deuteronomy 7:6; 1 Chronicles 17:9; 2 Samuel 4:11; 7:10; Job 11:20; 18:5; 18:5; 21:17; 21:30; 31:3; Psalm 1; 69; 9:5-6; 9:16-17; 11:5-7; 31:17; 34:21; 37:8; 37:10; 37:14-15; 37:20; 37:28; 37:34; 37:38; 58:10; 68:2; 75:10; 92:7; 101:8; 104:35; 106:18; 112:10; 139:19; 145:20; Proverbs 2:22; 5:22; 10:30; 11:5; 13:9; 21:7; 24:20; 2 Esdras 13:9-11; 13:25-38; Ecclesiastes 8:10; Jeremiah 6:29; 8:10-15; Ezekiel 20:37-38; 35; Isaiah 2:1-9; 11:4; 14:1-29; 25:1; 30:27; 34:5-8; 51:34; 66:15-16, 24; Obadiah 1:1-10; 15-21; Nahum 1:15; Zephaniah 1:3; Zechariah 14:21; Malachi 4:1-2; Matthew 3:12; 13:36-38; 13:49-50; 21:41; 25:41; Luke 19:14, 27; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) Jude 1:1‑12). To show that the Jews are Yahweh and Yeashua’s enemies: (Psalm 17:9; 22:16; 27:2)
The Ark of the Covenant with the mercy seat, the temple and the sanctuary (all described in Hebrews 9:1-7) were all patterned after things in heaven. God’s laws that rule in heaven also rule on earth. Remember,
“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10; Luke11:2) In verse 22 Paul says, “almost all things are BY THE LAW purged with blood; and WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION” (of sin).
In verse 23 we read;
“It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens (the earthly sanctuary) should be purified with these (the blood of animals); but the heavenly things themselves (the heavenly sanctuary) with better sacrifices than these” (the blood of Christ). (Hebrews 9:23)
Evil could only be atoned for and purged from God’s physical earthly realm by the sacrificial blood of animals; but Evil could only be purged from God’s spiritual realm by the “sacrificial blood” (or power) of God the Son who had the ability to become human flesh and sacrifice His blood.
Satan knew that, unless he defeated the human Jesus by causing Him to sin against His own law, and god’s plan, he would be destroyed. But how does God intend to destroy the spirit being Satan? That is where man comes in, and why Satan was cast down to earth and introduced to man in the Garden of Eden. The spirit beings of heaven are not subject to death, but mortal man is. As mortal, all men will die the “first death” because of Adam’s sin; after their resurrection, all EVIL men will die the “second death” because of God’s judgment. (Revelation 20:6; 2:11; 20:14; 21:8)
In Revelation 12:12, God reveals to us that Satan knows that he has “but a short time” left to exist. Unless he defeats Christ, the man, and God’s plan, he will be destroyed, because he will face “the judgment.”
We are told in 1 John 3:4 that if we break God’s laws, then we are guilty of sin and are under the penalty of death (Romans 6:23), but there was no death penalty in heaven for the breaking of God’s law by the SPIRIT BEINGS there. They could not die because they were/are spirit beings. So when Evil was discovered in Lucifer and his demons, and they broke god’s laws in heaven and sinned against god, what was to be their punishment? Was sin going to exist throughout eternity?
Christ did not come to this earth as God in human flesh, but as a full “man.” (Philippians 2:7 Christ came to this earth;
“In the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” (Romans 8:3)
In Hebrews 2:9, Paul explains to us why Christ had to become a man for God’s plan to work:
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels FOR THE SUFFERING OF DEATH; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
As a member of the Godhead, Christ could not have had a physical birth or death until He emptied Himself of His Divine nature and became totally mortal man.
In Hebrews 2:14-17, Paul further explains why Christ had to become human:
“For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same, THAT THROUGH DEATH, HE MIGHT DESTROY HIM THAT HAD THE POWER OF DEATH THAT IS THE DEVIL...for verily He took not on Him the nature of angels, but He took on Him the seed of Abraham, therefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like unto His brethren that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the (Israel) people.”
Completely contrary to what modern Judeo-Christendom believes today, Christ did not come to this earth to establish “peace on earth” through the “Holy Catholic Church.” If they bothered to read and believe Christs’ own words, they would know that He said in Matthew 10:34:
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
Christ is going to use the “sharp two-edged sword (Revelation 1:16) of His Word (Ephesians 6:17) to rightly divide “Evil” from “Good.” Those who believe and obey God’s Word, Christ (John 1:1, Revelation 19:13) are “Good,” those who ignore, disobey, or pervert God’s Word are “Evil.”
Christ revealed to His Apostle John in the book of revelation what His mission for coming to earth was then, and will be upon His return. In John 3:8, John announced to all of us who want to know why Christ came to earth:
“FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.” = EVIL!
Christ was a Son of man, yet He knew through the Holy Spirit that, in the Garden of Eden, God (He) had originally delegated the sovereignty of the Earth to Adam; but when Adam sinned he basically sold “his birthright,” if you will, to Satan. Satan then became ruler of the earth (prince of the world, air; (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 1:5) So we can see that Satan came to take the birthright back.
Christ knew that under God’s plan:
“the heavens, even the heavens are the Lord’s, BUT THE EARTH HATH HE GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN.” (Psalm 115:16)
Because of Adam’s sin, death (evil)
“Entered into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men.” (Romans 5:12
It was by one man’s offence against God’s Word that sin and death ruled on the earth. In verse 14 Paul writes “death reigned from Adam to Moses...” God gave Moses His laws on Mt. Sinai as a guide for man to follow to keep from sinning. God also gave these laws for man to follow if he wanted to inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:17)
We read in Romans 5:13:
“For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.”
This is why the other races cannot sin, because they never had God’s law in the first place; and sin is the breaking of God’s Laws. Webster’s dictionary says in theology “imputed” means: “to ascribe (good or evil) to a person as coming from another.” It was Christ, God the Son, also gave us the laws on Mt. Sinai to define sin, our sins that when He came to this earth only He could take our sins (evil) upon Himself. God reiterates this in Isaiah 53:11, saying
“By his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.”
King David describes himself and all men:
“Behold I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalm 51:5) Not that sex was a sin, but through Adam, sin was hereditary in all human beings. In Romans 3:10-12, the Apostle Paul reiterates what David revealed about mankind in Psalm 14:1-3;
“There is none righteous, no, not one...There is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
Every Israelite was born into sin, lived in sin, and died in their sins, UNTIL CHRIST. Without external hep from Christ, our Israel people would be doomed to die, “for the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23)
Christ knew that the only way He could save his Israel people was to withstand Satan and not give in to temptation. The Bible tells us during His life He was perfect in all His ways and never sinned, yet, in Matthew 19:17, Christ makes a statement to indicate that He would not escape “the wages of sin.” He corrected the young man who called Him “Good Master” by saying “there is none good” but God. Christ, ALTHOUGH HE NEVER SINNED, knew that soon He would, at the stake, take our sins upon Himself to save us from death. Christ knew that once He did that, according to the laws of God, He had to die man’s death. But Christ also knew by prevailing against Satan and evil, He would be resurrected from the dead WITH FAR GREATER POWER THAN HE HAD ON EARTH, for He had emptied Himself of that power when He became a man.
Before Christ began His mission on earth, God imbued Him with His Holy Spirit. It was that Spirit of God that helped Christ withstand Satan’s temptations in the wilderness, but it was also that same Spirit initially that led Christ;
“Into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Satan) WHY? Because that was part of “The Plan.” Christ became a MAN so that Satan could tempt Him, because,
“God cannot be tempted with evil.” (James 1:13)
Satan knew this, and he also knew that,
“Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:14-15)
He intended to destroy Christ and defeat God’s plan by tempting Him to sin.
Satan knew he only had one chance to survive: tempt Christ into breaking His own laws. Then, according to the law, if he sinned, He would fall under the power of death before God’s plan could succeed. It was a “do or die” scenario for Satan and Christ. That is why, for forty days and nights, he went all out to tempt Christ in the wilderness.
“And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.” (Mark 1:13) (KJV)
During those forty days, they were locked in a life and death struggle for the lives of mankind. Contrary to what most Judeo-Christians have been taught, nothing was guaranteed here. It was Christ’ will against Satan’s will to determine Israel’s destiny. As a man, Christ could have yielded to temptation and sinned and we (Israelites) would all have been condemned to eternal death.
Although Christ may not have personally had the power at that time to destroy Satan, all He had to do was pray to His Father, and God would instantly send more than twelve legions of angels to rescue Him (Matthew 26:53) from Satan’s power. Remember, Christ told Pontius Pilate in John 19:11 that He could have no power at all against Him, unless god had given it to him.
Had Christ weakened and asked for God to rescue Him from his captors, God would have done so immediately and their plan to defeat evil would have probably failed. After Christ asked His Father three times to “take away this cup from me.” (Matthew 26:39, 42; Mark 14:36; John 22:42) He then strengthened His resolve and aligned Himself with God’s Holy Spirit and recanted His pleas to say, “not my will, but thine be done.”
Even though Christ pleaded three times for Him to, God could not alter the plan; thee was too much at stake. For in John 6:38, Christ said that He came down from heaven, not to do His will, but the will of His Father who sent Him. God’s plan was to make a way to destroy Evil.
“It appears that” god the Father, according to His Will, had limited the mortal Jesus’ power against Satan and his demons. With God’s Holy Spirit in Him, Christ had the power as a man to withstand and defeat Satan and cast out his demons, but at that time, not to destroy them (no demons were ever destroy by Christ in the Bible). The heavenly power to out-rank and destroy Satan and the demons would be AGAIN bestowed on Christ at the “appointed time.” (Matthew 8:29)
In Psalm 2:7, god says,
“Thou art my Son; THIS DAY have I begotten thee,” meaning that there was a certain day that Christ was reinstated into the God Family. Also in Hebrews 1:5, Paul quoted God’s statement about Jesus being begotten, but he added,
“AND AGAIN, I will be to him a Father: and he shall be to me a son;”
Conveying that Christ was once again the son of God with the glory He had from the Beginning.
When Jesus was resurrected, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and approached Jesus to touch Him, but He said, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father,” yet later that day He appeared to the apostles in the room where they were hiding from the Jews, and no doubt let them embrace Him. The full power of the Son-ship was conferred on Christ after the resurrection. For it was after He rose form the dead and ascended to the Father that He was declared “again” to be the son of God WITH POWER (Romans 1:4); the restored Godly power to destroy Evil.
In Ephesians 1:19-21, the Bible gives us an account of God’s plan for Jesus after His resurrection. Paul states that God plans to restore Jesus as before:
“According to the working of his (God’s) mighty power. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. For above all principality (Lucifer), and power (Evil), and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world (physical), but also in that which is to come (spiritual).”
To summarize what has been covered so far: Satan rebelled against god in heaven. He cast Lucifer and his demons out of heaven down to earth. He recreated the earth to be inhabited by man. God created man and put him on the earth with Satan. Satan tempted man in the Garden of Eden and caused him to sin against God. Satan stole man’s birthright of rulership over the earth and evil was rampant. Jesus came to the earth as a man and overcame Satan to free man from evil. Jesus triumphed over evil by living a life fee form sin and sealed Satan’s fate. Jesus was killed by Satan’s children only to be resurrected by God the father. Jesus was reinstated as the Son of God WITH POWER and not sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest. Now the final, future event must occur: Satan’s destiny.
It was God the Son (Jesus) who created our solar System, earth, and mankind for a duel purpose; first, to produce loving family members of rule with Him in His Kingdom for eternity; secondly, to finally destroy the rebellious Satan and his evil offspring, and his Evil throughout the universe.
When Christ comes back to earth to complete His mission and fulfill God’s Law, He will have the power to destroy Evil. In Matthew 5:17, Jesus said that He came to “fulfill the law,” and that the law was in effect until all of it as fulfilled. Part of God’s Law stated, as mentioned earlier in Ephesians 9:22, that Evil could only be purged (destroyed) “with blood;” and “without the shedding of blood there is no remission’ of sin. SPIRIT BEINGS DON’T BLEED. That is why Christ had to become a man and battle Satan on earthly terms. Now, by completing His mission, Christ who emptied Himself of His “Power” as God and became a man, now had the power, according to the law, to empty Satan of his “power’ and transform him into “flesh and blood.” Lucifer will finally be judged under God’s Law, as we will be. Christ will turn Satan and his demons (children) into beings WHO CAN BE DESTROYED, INSTEAD OF SPIRIT BEINGS WHO “SEEM TO BE” PROTECTED UNDER GOD’S LAW, FROM BEING DESTROYED.
Almighty God intends to come to his earth to set up His Kingdom and His Universal Throne on the spiritual “new heaven and a new earth.” But for God to do that meant that “Evil” had to be destroyed throughout the earth, BECAUSE GOD CANNOT, AND WILL NOT COHABIT WITH EVIL. Therefore God the son came to destroy Evil on the earth. When Christ returns to this earth, He will return as a conquering King to destroy evil men. He will then usher in His physical Kingdom on earth, without Satan’s influence. All mankind will have his chance to learn of Jesus and follow His Will, or reject him to follow Evil and eternally die for their sins. Satan will be cast (and apparently will be destroyed) in the lake of fire; and God will create a “New Heaven and a New Earth,” where God’s spiritual Creation will be free from “EVIL” throughout eternity.
In what Christianity has called the “Lord’s Prayer.” (Matthew 6) Christ taught us to pray to our Father:
“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;”
then, near the end He said, “Lead us not into temptation, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL.” When Christ comes back and “deliver us from evil,” our prayers will all have been answered; and God will place our spirits in indestructible bodies fit for an adventure in all of earth’s four dimensions, no longer bound by the physical laws and limits of the earthly existence. (Taken in part from an article by Rick Allen, God’s Plan For Evil’s Final Destruction, in The Herald, The Congregation of God Seventh Day, P.O. Box 2345, Kennesaw, GA 30144-23445, pp. 8-10, 16)