The following scriptures tell us much about the trends during these last days, in the World System, and trends in the Church.
Attitudes That Lucifer Inspires – Eve and the Rebellion of Self – Global Rebellion in the Time of Noah – The Tower of Babel – Save Us from Our Imagination – Global System of the Counterfeit Christ
Consider an example of the attitudes that Lucifer inspires (actually the first recorded use of affirmation and self-talk to reprogram the subconscious to achieve infinite potential!),
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
“I will… I will… I will…” And I half-kiddingly tell people I think that Satan has these affirmations on 3x5 cards, and he wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror and says, “I will…” And he repeats his affirmations…
So because of his rebellion of self-exaltation, Satan was booted out of heaven.
Then Satan went to the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3 where he deceived Eve into the rebellion of Self. This was the origin of the Human Potential Movement… and the origin of the Feminist Movement… and the origin of the Patriarchal-dominate-women-mentality… the origin of everything in which humans exalt themselves.
Eve was deceived into thinking that she didn’t need to obey the God who created her and who loved her; that she didn’t need that love relationship; rather that she needed to decide for herself what was right and wrong; that she needed to “take responsibility” for her own life… to “look within” for wisdom… to pursue self-realization… to find her SELF… to be the god of her own life.
So, Eve was deceived and Adam followed her, and they joined Lucifer’s rebellion of Self.
“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
God judged and destroyed the World System… and yet it was not long before the Rebellion of Self went global again.
In Genesis 11, at the place that came to be known as Babel and later Babylon, the people of the earth gathered together.
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
What God says, I believe is very important:
“And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
Genesis 11:5, 6
The people will be able to do whatever they imagine!
This word, “imagined”, “proposed”, “plan” is the Hebrew word “zamam“…2161 zamam (zaw-mam’); “a primitive root; to plan, usually in a bad sense: -consider, devise, imagine, plot, purpose, think (evil).” (Strong’s)
What ever they IMAGINE to do they will be able to do. Now in our age, we have been conditioned to say, “That’s great isn’t it?” Because we have been conditioned to worship the human imagination, to worship human creativity… But God said NO. God confounded the languages and dispersed the nations to SAVE US FROM OUR OWN IMAGINATIONS. God loves us so much that he wants to save us from our own imaginations!
The human imagination is central to how mankind is being deceived and how humans are rebelling against God and how even those who profess to be Bible-believing Christians are being deceived.
The human imagination is foundational to the ancient mysticism, occult, sorcery, and shamanism found on every inhabited continent, and in every culture in every century. It is every bit as prevalent in our society today and is even in the Church in many disguised forms.
The human imagination is the central tool of the “visions” of humans to achieve their “infinite potential” and to be the gods of their own lives.
The human imagination is also central to the “Tower of Babel” visions for Global Unity. The vision of the people at the Tower of Babel was to gather together in “community” to build a city to make a name for themSELVES. We don’t need God. Through our imagination… our vision… our technology… our COMMUNITY we can create heaven on earth. We can create Global Unity. This is the vision being promoted in the World System today: Preparing mankind for a global government, a global economic system (controlling the buying and selling of everyone on the earth), a global RELIGIOUS system, preparing the world to worship a COUNTERFEIT CHRIST.
Several of these insights came from a video of Dave Hunt teaching in the late 1980’s. See The Berean Call