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Seed of destruction

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Our battle is not against flesh

We all know that we are in a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12 states

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”.

And, Ephesians 6:11 states that we are to:

 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Now, the rest of the verses discuss how we are to put on the whole armor of God.

What are Satan’s schemes?

But what are the wiles, or schemes or the strategies of the devil? And from a worldly view, how are they playing out?

In any sports endeavor, the team or player on one side begins by analyzing the strategies of the opposing team or player. What are their tricks? How do they deploy their offenses, their defenses? What are they best known for?

We shouldn’t be blind to Satan’s strategies and we need not be.

What are His Tactics?


The Bible tells us about Satan’s activities in John 10:10:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy

What does Satan want to steal, kill and destroy?

All that God created – humanity and the world, and the institutions that God established – the family, the church and government.

Meanwhile,  Isaiah 14: 14-16 lets us know that Satan’s goal and ultimate disposition are essentially a scorched earth concept:

 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

In other words, I will become God by destroying all things he created.


Throughout history, Satan has done everything he could to steal, kill and destroy.

He tempted Adam and Eve and brought down humanity such that Jesus had to die to pay for our sins.

He caused the first person born, Cain, to murder his brother Abel.

He did and does everything in his power to destroy the Jews – God’s chosen people.

He killed all the infants at the time of Christ’s birth in an attempt to kill Jesus.

He has and continues to do everything in his power to destroy the Church of Jesus Christ.

But now, he is ready for a final climactic encounter. His big chance to rule and become “like the most high”.

End time strategies

Let’s start at the time of Rev 6:2.

“And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

In Revelation 13:7-8, Satan, again through the Anti-Christ, is given power over all people.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

How does this happen?

How does one man, albeit Satan inspired and empowered, rule over all the world?

Think about it. The whole world relinquishes their sovereignty to one man. All countries are no longer separate kingdoms or states or nationalities but become one nation under the anti-Christ.

How is that achieved?

Karl Marx

Let me introduce you to Karl Marx, a German philosopher/economist/author who lived from 1818 to 1883. Now Karl never ruled any country. In fact, he was the beneficiary of another wealthy individual – Fredrich Engels and spent most of his time running around the library in London, England writing books on economics and politics etc.

Here’s what Marx taught:

Capitalism can only thrive on the exploitation of the working class.

Thus there is inevitably a change from the oppression of capitalism to the ultimately classless and utopian society of socialism.

Socialism is thereby achieved by forcibly overthrowing all existing social conditions – religion, family, possessions, freedom and democracy and turning over control to the State or the ruling elite. (Read that again. It’s critical.)

This results from the overwhelming categorization of society into two classes – the oppressed, which may be people of color, immigrants, women, the LGBT community, etc. and the oppressors, which are all descendants of European Judeo-Christian Anglo Saxons or better known currently as “old white men”.

How do they take over? – you may recognize this from modern day attitudes – resentment, deceit, and arrogance. That’s a powerful combination.

How do they infiltrate?  – schools, the media, government employees, and even churches.

So, just as elections matter, words matter.

Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Khrushchev, Kim (NK), Castro, Che Guevara, Chavez, Maduro etc., all built socialist regimes on Marx’s theories.

The result – about 100 million people have been murdered and more than a billion enslaved. (The world currently is approximately 7.4 billion people.)

None have ever been successful.

Let me share a story know as Stalan’s collectivisation.

There is a law of nature known as the Pareto principle. You might recognize this as the 80/20 rule. In other words, 80% of the effects come from approximately 20% of the causes.

A refinement of this is the outcome of production rule which state that 50% of the production is due to the square root of the producers. Thus, with 100 farmers, 50% of the crop production will be due to 10 of the farmers.

This is important because in 1927 Stalin failed to recognize this rule and blamed the minority of Russian farmers, known as the Kulaks for being oppressors in producing such a large portion of the produce.

(In other words, Capitalist farmers were only thriving due to the exploitation of the working class farm workers.)

To address this, he got rid of 1.5 million oppressors by killing them and their families or sending them to the gulags.

The consequence – grain production went from 73.3 million tons in 1928 to 69.6 million tons in 1932 and 5 – 6 million people starved.

Socialism compliments Globalism

Socialism, or a world without classes, destroys from the inside while Globalism destroys from the outside.

Remember, Satan is intent on destroying family, church, and government.

You don’t need to look far to see how socialism destroys the family. Just the accusation of wrongdoing is enough currently to destroy someone of the oppressor class. Men, historically the leaders of the family, are eviscerated because of white privilege and masculine toxicity. They’re even college courses on this subject.

Globalism turns Churches into World Wide Councils which advocate globalism through Universalist and Unitarian concepts of salvation. That is, all are saved. Read, no more classes – saved and unsaved.

Globalism devastates governments and leads to EU type rule, the elimination of borders and the loss of ethnic identity and growth of economic poverty for all through mass immigration. This is being pursued in Europe, Canada and the U.S. currently – read oppressor countries.

The real oppressed

Marx’s socialism has defined the “oppressed”. So too has the word of God.

The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land. 

You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
   defending the fatherless and the oppressed,

So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

Go forth to conquer

How does Satan, that “man who is of the earth” go forth and conquer without any force?

Simple, Socialism, which leads to Globalism has broken down all the barriers.

The church is gone and only universalists are left, to which the False Prophet will rule.

The Church age believers and their antiquated ideas of morality and family values are gone after the rapture. The families of those remaining are devastated because of the lack of any valid leadership or historic Judeo-Christian norms.

Finally, governments are essentially united under one world order. A world order looking of a ruler…

and Satan provides one – the Anti Christ.

Satan’s strategy or how can one man takes over the entire world and steal, kill and destroy?

It started when thrown from heaven and in earnest 200 years ago with Karl Marx.

Outline for Seed of Destruction

Thad Brown @ forbyfaith

  • A spiritual battle
    • Ephesians 6:12 “…we wrestle not against flesh…”
    • Ephesians 6:11
      • put on the whole armor
      • that you may stand
      • against the wiles of the devil
  • Satan’s schemes
    • What are they?
    • Sport illustration
    • We should not be blind
  • Satan’s background
    • John 10:10 – to steal, and to kill and to destroy
    • All God created
      • humanity
      • the world
      • institutions
        • family, church, and government
    • Isaiah 14:14-16 – “I will be like the most high.”
  • Satan’s history
    • all of humanity through Adam and Eve
    • first born, Cain, kills Abel
    • destroy the Jews
    • kill infants around birth of Christ
    • church of Christ
    • …now the climatic opportunity
  • End time strategy
    • Rev 6:2 – (through the Anti-Christ) “…he went forth conquering and to conquer.”
    • Rev 13:7-8 – “…and power was given him over all…and all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him…”
    • HOW?
  • Karl Marx (1818-1883)
    • German philosopher/economist/author – never ruled, he taught:
      • Capitalism can only thrive on the exploitation of the working class
      • inevitable change from the oppression of capitalism to utopy of socialism
      • socialism achieved by overthrowing existing conditions – religion, family, possessions, freedom and democracy and giving to state control
      • moved by oppressed – poc, women, immigrants, LGBT, etc. against the oppressors – Judeo-Christian Europeans (aka “old white men”)
      • resentment, deceit, and arrogance
      • infiltrate – schools, media, government employees and churches
    • Results
      • Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Khrushchev, Kim, Castro, Che Guevara, Chavez, Maduro – all fail
      • millions killed, billions enslaved
      • Stalin’s collectivism
        • Pareto – 50% of production from the square root of producers
  • Socialism compliments Globalism
    • socialism destroys from within, and
    • globalism destroys from without
      • family – men (oppressors) eviscerated because of white privilege and masculine toxicity – leaders no more
      • churches – all unitarian concepts – no classes between saved and unsaved
      • government – EU type rule, elimination of borders, loss of ethnic identity and growth of economic poverty through mass migration
  • The real oppressed
    • Psalm 10:16-18 “…to vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
  • How does Satan go forth and conquer without any force?
    • socialism and globalism has broken down all the barriers
      • governments are essentially united under a one world order – a world looking for a ruler
      • and Satan provides one, the Anti-Christ
        • thanks Karl