Is God’s wrath against man alone?

Imagine our God, who has created the heavens and the earth, working His wonders upon the earth night and day.

Imagine an imposter named Baal, a “man” of renown, of legend. This imposter was supposedly born of a virgin mother, and died at the hands of the Phoenician god of death. According to legend, this imposter rose from the dead.

Baal, the original antichrist.

Beelzebub, another name for Baal, and a name for Satan, the snake, the deceiver, cursed more than any other of God’s creation because of his deception of Eve.

God’s wrath did not originate with man, it originated with Satan. It will end with Satan. Check out then, if you are willing, the story of Baal, and of all the gods of ancient cultures. Surprisingly, you will find that every culture’s gods have a twin in a different culture. That’s because idolatry began in Babel, and the origins of false gods all come from the same place.

Flash forward to the Revelation of Jesus Christ, chapter 13, verse 11-15

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.

He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

I told a friend today we have not heard the last of Baal. I don’t know that there are any Baal worshippers out there in this world today, but I do know that Baal will be back. How do I know? Because he is the first beast of Revelation 13. His name is Beelzebub, Satan’s deception. Many are going to follow this deception, and I believe this deception is the very man of lawlessness that Paul speaks of in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

Baal is merely a legend, formerly. But there will be a man who will figuratively be Baal, just as Satan will be also be revealed. And this Baal, as he once did to the Israelites, will mislead many of mankind once again.

There are many today who claim that God’s wrath was spent on Christ at the cross. But Baal and Satan are not men. Satan is of old, a creature who is spirit, full of lies and murder. And all who will follow Baal and Satan will do so at their own risk. The first beast will perform miracles and signs through power not his own, to mislead many into believing he is the returned Christ.

Baal has always been a false god, and a false Christ, misleading many. And the wrath of God toward Satan for this deception will come upon him in full. So when you hear of people saying, “The Lord has ALREADY returned, and the man of lawlessness appeared a long time ago”, do not be misled into thinking that God’s wrath toward Satan was fully incensed because some idiot sacrificed a pig in the Temple a long time ago. That so-called man of lawlessness never once did any attesting signs of wonder to stake his claim upon the title some give him.

The deceptions of Satan have always been to take the truth, and twist it into a believeable lie. The purpose of Baal was to take credibility away from the prophesied Christ. The next time, it will be an attempt to take the glory away from God completely. Watch and see how victorious God will be in all of this.

Hard to believe? About as hard to believe as a bunch of Israelites lighting the arms of their Baal on fire, placing their infant child in its arms, and then having an orgy in rythym with the screams of the burning, dying infant. That is exactly how Baal was worshipped at some times.

Sorry if this is heavier than what I normally write. This is what is on my mind tonight.

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