Dark Ministry of Evil Angels
This World is a
Place of Conflict
Against whom do we
For our struggle is
not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the
powers of the dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
To what place were the
angels that sinned cast? For what purpose?
For if God did not
spare angels when they sinned, but sent them
to hell, putting them in gloomy dungeons to be
held for judgment. 2 Peter 2:4.
What is Satan himself
The god of this age.
2 Corinthians 4:4.
The prince of this
world. John 14:30.
The ruler of the
kingdom of the air. Ephesians 2:2.
Temptation and Deception
What is the chief
occupation of Satan and his angels? To what is
And he [Jesus] was in
the desert forty days, being temped by Satan.
Mark 1:13. Be self-controlled and alert.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring
lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8. (See Revelation 12:9, 12; 16:14.)
Note Angels of
God will preserve His people while they walk in
the path of duty, but there is no assurance of
such protection for those who deliberately
venture upon Satans ground. An agent of the
great deceiver will say and do anything to gain
his subject. It matters little whether he calls
himself a spiritualist, an electric
physician, or a magnetic healer.
By specious pretenses he wins the confidence of
the unwary. He pretends to read the life history
and to understand the difficulties and affections
of those who resort to him. Disguising himself as
an angel of light, while the blackness of the pit
is in his heart, he manifests great interest in
woman who seeks his counsel. He tells them that
all their troubles are due to an unhappy
marriage. This may be too true, but such a
counselor does not better their condition. He
tells them they need love and sympathy.
Pretending great interest in their welfare, he
casts a spell over his unsuspecting victims,
charming them as the serpent charms the trembling
bird. Soon they are completely in his power; sin,
disgrace, and ruin are the terrible sequel.
These workers of
iniquity are not few. Their path is marked by
desolated homes, blasted reputations, and broken
hearts. But of all this the world knows little;
still they go on making fresh victims, and Satan
exalts in the ruin he has wrought. The visible
and invisible world is in close contact. Could
the veil be lifted, we would see evil angels
pressing their darkness around us and working
with all their power to deceive and destroy.
Wicked men are surrounded, influenced, and aided
by evil spirits. The man of faith and prayer has
yielded his soul to divine guidance, and the
angels of God bring him light and strength from
heaven. E.G. White. Testimonies, Vol.
5, pp. 198, 199.
What are we admonished not to
In your anger do not
sin. Do not let the sun go down while you
are still angry, and do not give the devil a
foothold. Ephesians 4:26,27.
Note Those who give
vent to anger or retain old grudges, who parley
with temptation or tamper with vice, who indulge
in intemperance, pride, foolishness, or levity,
or give way to any other weakness, give place to
the devil; that is, they give the devil an
opportunity to work through them give him
an advantage over them. We should therefore close
every avenue to Satan and his angels. We should
suppress anger, be sober and watchful, and nip in
the bud every prompting to sin.
The Last Days of Devils
As we near the closing
scenes of the last seven trumpets, why may we
expect an increase in demonical manifestations?
you heavens, and you who dwell in them! But woe
to the earth and the sea, because the devil
has gone down to you! He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.
Note As enemies of
God, Satan and his angels pervert the truth and
disseminate the truth and disseminate error as
far as possible. Far better, also, than the
inhabitants of the world, do they know that the
end of all things is fast approaching, and that
their time to work is short.
Concerning what have we
been definitely informed?
The Spirit clearly
says that in the later times some will abandon
the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things
taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1.
Apostle [Paul] saw clearly, as every Christian
sees, that the foundation of religious life,
which consists of faith in a risen Lord,
is seriously imperiled when the seen is
substituted for the unseen, the phantasms of the
Spiritualistic sťance for the realities of the
Kingdom of Heaven, which comes not with
The same peril
exists to-day, and always will exist. This, every
thoughtful and reverent mind must admit, and it
is a distinct warning against making a religion
of Spiritualism. Of the Threshold of the
Unseen (1927 ed.), pp. 30-34. Copyright, 1918
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
What shall be the final
doom of Satan, his angels, and all the wicked?
Then he will say to
those on his left, Depart from me, you who
are cursed, in to the eternal fire prepared
for the devil and his angels. Matthew
25:41. Surely the day is coming; it
will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and
every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that
is coming will set them on fire, says the
Lord Almighty. Not a root or a
branch will be left to them. Malachi
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