The Masked Man

“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
- 2 Corinthians 11:14-15
When you picture Satan, what do you see? For most of us, the image of the devil has been created and placed in our minds. We picture him dressed in red with the horns and the pitchfork. We think of the angel and devil on the shoulder and the devil is exactly what many believers expect Satan to appear as.

But we see in Scripture that this is not the case. 2 Corinthians 11:13- 14 tells that “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.” This tells us that in the end times, Satan will not appear as a devil who is easy to reject. We have been conditioned to picture the image of the devil and associate that with “bad.”

Satan is smart. He will not come to earth appearing in a form that people will quickly associate with “bad” and easily reject. Instead, he will be a masked man. He might not literally be wearing a mask, but he is masking his true identity to gain the trust of society.

And thus, I have breaking news for you: this is not a new tactic Satan is saving for the end times. Just as he will disguise his identity then, he does so now. He does so in the form of your decisions. He tempts you in ways that you do not know it is him. He makes his offer desirable and without you seeing how clearly wrong it is. He does not want you to know the devil is on your shoulder giving you this advice and you should clearly choose against it.

Instead, he makes his case as a masked man, presenting what he wants you to do in a desirable way and even twisting it to make it seem that God wants you to do what he is proposing. Be careful my friend. The same masked man who is coming one day, masks himself everyday in our lives. This is why we must stay in the Word, so that we can decipher against it!

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Sandi Cantu - March 1st, 2022 at 4:23pm


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