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4 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Test 5

Yes, Yeshua’s warning to HIS disciples Corinthians 11:14).
of ALL TIMES was that HIS Church -- the YEHOVAH allowed him to hold the
Church of YEHOVAH God -- would always be office of rulership over this earth originally
a little flock, a despised congregation -- a given to him. In the temptation on the mount
persecuted church -- not the generally accepted Yeshua the Messiah qualified to take over this
organizations of the masses which merely rule from Satan the Devil. By his victory over
appropriated His name, CALLING themselves death he is able to take over the rulership of this
“Christian.” world at any time. But there is a PLAN being
We are told to choose life (Deuter- worked out here below, and as yet the God of
onomy 30:19), choose whom we will serve heaven HAS NOT INTERVENED to strip
(Joshua 24:15), choose good and refuse evil Satan’s authority from him. Notice that SATAN
(Isaiah 7:15). If there had been only evil in the IS STILL THE RULING “GOD” OF THIS
world, we would not have known good. If there WORLD: “In whom the GOD OF THIS
had been only good, we would not have known WORLD hath blinded the minds of them which
evil. In order for us to “choose,” both good and believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel
evil had to exist on this planet at the same time. of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine
If YEHOVAH God planned that the unto them" (II Corinthians 4:4).
system of good and the system of evil function in Satan does not appear to this world in the
this world, it is not unreasonable to conclude that clothing that he has deceived this world into
each system needed a leader. Since YEHOVAH thinking Satan would appear in. He does not
God is the leader of that which is good, another appear with a pitchfork and horns and an evil
power, an OPPOSITE of YEHOVAH God (as it look on his face.
were), was required. It is not impossible, Just as Yeshua the Messiah prophesied in
therefore, that Satan was created as such from Matthew 24, Satan claims his converts are
the beginning. spiritual Judahites -- Christians. But the
Yeshua the Messiah once said that Satan Messiah, in a series of personal letters to his
“was a murderer from the beginning” (John Church in all of its eras, warns about these
8:44). This does not fit very well with the congregations -- “and I know the blasphemy of
concept that he was in the beginning a holy angel them which SAY they are Jews (claim to be
and then, later -- perhaps thousands of years later spiritual Judahites, or Christians), AND ARE
BECAME the devil. We also read that a person NOT, but are the SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN"
who commits sin “is of the devil; for the devil (Revelation 2:9). And again “... the SYNA-
3:8). This could not be rightly said of Adam. and are not, but DO LIE!" (Revelation 3:9.)
According to Genesis 2 and 3, it was not until Satan looks like a lightbringer to the
AFTER Adam was created, after he was placed deceived eyes of a deceived world. His ministers
in the garden, after he named all the animals, look like and sound like what deceived people
after the woman was taken from his side, and think the ministers of the Messiah should look
after she listened to the serpent that Adam and sound like -- that’s the very meaning of THE
sinned. In a very definite sense Adam was NOT WORD DECEPTION! “For such are FALSE
a sinner from the beginning. But, we are told that apostles, DECEITFUL workers, transforming
Satan was a sinner FROM THE BEGINNING. themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no
Instead of him being an angel that became the marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an
devil, if anything, the REVERSE would come angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if
closer to the truth: Satan seeks to transform HIS MINISTERS (Satan the Devil does have
himself INTO an angel of light to deceive (II ministers) also be transformed (apparently
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