Monday, April 4, 2011

God's Plan of Redemption

And Satan's Plan of Deception

Continuing in the series "Know Your Enemy" by Mark Fairley of The Fuel Project, these collection of videos examine God's plan to redeem mankind from the realm of the fall as well as what Satan has attempted to do through time to prevent man's redemption.  The "enemy" is not a person or even a group of people for we wrestle not against flesh & blood.  The "enemy" is Satan who exerts himself as a spiritual force against that which is of God.

There are a number of videos in this series, so feel free to use the arrows on the left and right of the video screen to navigate to the particular topic you wish to review, as listed below:

Part 11 - God's Masterplan
God chose Abraham to be the patriarch of a great nation through which He would usher in His plan of redemption. He revealed Himself to them so that He could reveal Himself to the world through them. The animosity the Arabs have towards the Jews goes back to the animosity Ishmael felt towards Isaac. The Hebrew nation eventually grew and moved to Egypt during a great famine. When God determined to bring His people out of Egypt, He sent ten plagues which directly attacked the false gods which had originated in Babylon.

Part 12 - The Plagues
When humans create idols, a real demon is assigned to become the object of their affections. Satan encourages idolatry in order to direct worship to the angels who fell with him as a fulfillment of his promise to make them gods. With each plague against Egypt, God was showing his superiority over their demonic idols (the fallen angels). At the end of time, God will again show Himself supreme over the "hosts of heaven".

*Part 13 - The Desert Years (This one I particularly recommend)
Even after having seen God triumph over the idols of Egypt, the Hebrews still fell into idol worship and created for themselves a golden calf to worship. This calf points back to the same spirit under which Nimrod ruled, wearing bull's horns as a crown. This is also why Satan is often depicted as having two horns.  Moses found the people participating in sexual sin around the idol just like in the Babylon mystery religion. Babylon connects all false religions together.

In order to have a people through whom He could bring for the Messiah, God had to ensure that Israel remained pure. Purity is still of the utmost importance to God as His people represent His Son to the world. Part of the wilderness experience was to purge His people from the idolatry of Egypt and make them pure.

Part 14 - Plan "A" & Plan "B"
Satan has two plans to dominate the world: A. Manipulation (feminine); and B. Intimidation (masculine). If Satan cannot deceived by appealing to your vanity, then he will resort to threats. Hatred of the Jews is a tell-tale sign of satanic influence.

* Part 15 - Ahab & Jezebel (This one I particularly recommend)
Like Semiramis, Jezebel desired to dominate the people by using illegitimate religious authority to gain temporal control. Satan has no new tricks.

* Part 16 - God vs. Baal (This one I particularly recommend)
Once again, God shows Himself superior to the idols (fallen angels) in a showdown between Elijah and the priests of Baal. Self-mutilization (including tattooing, strange body piercings, etc.) is a staple in Baal worship.

* Part 17 - The Jezebel Spirit (This one I particularly recommend)
Like Babylon, Jezebel also lives on after the literal, physical figure has long gone. This Jezebel spirit is specifically called out as an enemy of the end time church in the Book of Revelation. This is a spirit of witchcraft and uses manipulation and intimidation to dominate. It can be exhibited in both males and females, but is a formidable spirit at work today.

Part 18 - Neo-Bablylon
Eventually, God let Babylon capture and subdue Israel as a punishment for her idolatries. Even when Satan seems to be winning, God is always in control. The Ishtar Gate in Babylon was built at this time as a literal representation of the gate to Hell.

Part 19 - The Four Kingdoms
In the 2nd year of his reign as king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about 4 kingdoms and Daniel gave him the interpretation. Even though the empires of the world would change, the mystery religion of Babylon, which had come to be known as Gnosticism, thrived.

Part 20 - The Pergamos Detour
The dissolution of the Babylonian Empire and the transition of spiritual power of darkness to Pergamos, which is referred to as Satan's seat in Revelation 2:13. The current healthcare system is based upon these spiritual powers.

Part 21 - Caesar
Roman Caesars represented high priesthood, supreme rulership, and godhood over the people. Both Babylon and Rome destroyed the temple of God in Jerusalem.

Part 22 - Jesus
Although Satan had tried to defile Israel in order to prevent the coming of the Messiah, he failed. Jesus' arrival marked a new phase in God's plan of redemption. The Gospel message would then explode exponentially as more disciples came into the faith.


  1. Hi Lonnie,

    I couldn't agree more. The entire series is really a blessing.

    When I think of the scope of what he has covered, relaying the history of civilization as it relates to the Scriptures and Satan's attempt to war against God...if someone had asked me to do it I would have thought the very idea was insane. Yet, somehow, by the grace of God, he has managed to do just that.

    God Bless!

  2. All I can say is WOW!

    Thank God for His saving grace!!!


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