no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor.
Satan is preparing his deceptions that in his last campaign against the people
of God, they may not understand that it is he. "And no marvel; for Satan
himself is transformed into an angel of light." . . . Satan will go to
the extent of his power to harass, tempt, and mislead God's people.
dared to face, and tempt, and taunt our Lord, and who had power to take Him
in his arms and carry Him to a pinnacle of the temple, and up into an exceeding
high mountain, will exercise his power to a wonderful degree upon the present
generation, who are far inferior in wisdom to their Lord, and who are almost
wholly ignorant of his subtlety and strength.
In a marvelous
manner will he affect the bodies of those who are naturally inclined to do
come personating Jesus Christ, working mighty miracles; and men will fall
down and worship him as Jesus Christ.
be commanded to worship this being, whom the world will glorify as Christ.
What shall we do?--Tell them that Christ has warned us against just such a
foe, who is man's worst enemy, yet who claims to be God; and that when Christ
shall make His appearance, it will be with power and great glory, accompanied
by ten thousand times ten thousand angels and thousands of thousands; and
that when He shall come, we shall know His voice.
is coming when Satan will work miracles right in your sight, claiming that
he is Christ; and if your feet are not firmly established upon the truth of
God, then you will be led away from your foundation.
determined to keep up the warfare to the end. Coming as an angel of light,
claiming to be the Christ, he will deceive the world. But his triumph will
be short. No storm or tempest can move those whose feet are planted on the
principles of eternal truth. They will be able to stand in this time of almost