The Devil's Plan
The Devil has a great and profound hatred for our God and Christ Jesus. This whole conflict – the entire rebellion – is about Lucifer vs. God – Lucifer’s own creator! Mankind was not the target; we were simply pawns and collateral damage. In his distorted mind, the Devil believed he was doing man a favor, giving them ‘true liberty,’ showing them how to be ‘like God.’ When they fell into sin, the Devil took advantage of the chaos he created, and asserted himself as man’s ruler, concocting one nefarious plan after another to distract and confuse those foreordained sons of the Great and Eternal Father in heaven. His true anger was against the Father to thwart His foreordained purpose and desire for man to ascend to the heavens and meet their God face to face, with Christ Jesus showing us the way. No, rather than destroy man, the Devil wanted man as his own particular possession, for them to serve him as ruler, even as their god!
For his plan to work, the Devil would have to trick man into believing that an earthly existence is all there is. And he has developed several insidious schemes to accomplish that, including atheism, agnosticism, materialism, earthly kingdoms – anything to keep man from seeking their true hope and heritage in the heavens! Anything to embarrass the Father, interfere with, and, if possible, defeat His eternal purpose.
Those in the spirit world were very well aware of God’s purpose for man, and they knew the truth of the words spoken by the prophets:
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
– Isaiah 55:11
“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.”
– Joshua 23:14
“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.”
– Isaiah 45:22-23
Yet, they were perplexed at how the foreordained adoption of mankind would be accomplished since the tragedy of the rebellion and the default of Adam and Eve had divided the human family so completely. Brothers warring against their brothers. Brothers dominating brothers to their injury. (Ecclesiastes 8:9) Brothers stealing, and lying, and murdering one another. Tribes devastating tribes with no real hope of worldwide peace in sight. Until . . .