Over the years, it seems that people tend to mix up all the labels to do with “Satan”, the “Devil” and “demons”… thinking that each ‘entity’ is synonymous with each other. This is again a half-truth. Just as we have God the Father is “spirit” (John 4:24), we also have Jesus who has a “body” and has the “spirit” of the Father (e.g. John 17). In other words, the Father has ‘no form’ as He is only spirit (John 4:24) contrasted to Jesus who has ‘form’ (i.e. Jesus has a body and has breath). Two separate ‘God-entities’ but united in common purpose. With this in mind, how do we come to grips with understanding Satan and the Devil?
Have you ever wondered why Jesus turned the water into wine? He and his mum were celebrating a local wedding party… and a party it was, especially as all the wine was consumed. With no alcohol left, Mary seemingly coerces her son to turn the clay-urns (that were filled with water) into wine. The party was back on, and everyone hailed that this wine was the best they had ever ever ever tried (John 2:1-10). Analogy principle: every wedding should have a Jesus to make sure the grog is flowing….!?? No, not really… so let’s unpack this:
We are taught that there is an Arch-Angel called Michael… who, being a mighty warrior, is one of the Seven Arch-angels of God within the military division of Heaven, and has battled with the likes of Lucifer and his demons. Yes, this character has shaped many a sermon as well as several blockbuster Hollywood movies. However, I have particular views on angelic theology that goes against the grain of modern day Christianity... where I smell a similar ‘Luciferian doctrine’ (please refer to previous blogs). Consequently, I found something quite unexpected: