God of This World? Names of other Gods have Power?
Q: You talk about names being so important what about names you say are false names, used in healings. Do you mean that you believe there is power in those names? That healings are done by devils?
A: You asked if there is Power in other names, names of other gods? Of course, this is a trick, I mean, tricky question. I am fully aware that our Savior was accused of performing miracles by the power of Beelzebul, the Devil.
(Mar 3:22-234) The scribes who came down from Jerusalem (YaHshalayim) said, "He has Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons He casts out the demons." He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
(Mar 3:28-29) Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme; but whoever may blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"
It is a very serious to make charges against the work of the Holy Spirit. With is in mind let's have a look at what is going on, and why does it seem that so many miracles and healings seem to happen in other names, not just the name Jesus, but in other names as well.
Yes, of course, other names miracles seem to happen, mostly because it is a power that men will give them, and that Satan does support -- and our God allows for His own purposes. The question is about the Name JESUS, and the thousands upon thousands of miraculous signs and healings have been witnessed in that name. But, these signs and wonders are not exclusive to Christianity, or only to the name of JESUS. There are false gods, these fake gods, dead gods and even living gods (Satan & his demon angels) have power -- also, why are they called gods, if no power is given them? Fake gods? Fake power, but remember, a god without power cannot be called on because such a god does not exist, whether for real or in the minds of men and women, who give them their power and the names.
There are and have been False Messiahs too, and some of them had great power, with many followers, until they didn't --thousands have risen up to follow false gods and messiahs to their death, which means these gods called on by many different names, do have some kind of power.
The Roman Church, under the power of the name of IESVS murdered millions in that name -- confess that name or die, and sometimes when some would give in they were killed anyway, so they could not recant. Of course, they have no power compared to our Creator and Savior. Dead gods, alive only in the minds of men. But wait, let us not forget about the god SATAN -- It is said that he appears to us as an Angel of Light, and that His demons and his servants can and do preform fake miracles. That means that we cannot use miracles as evidence -- and the False prophet is going to do miracles as well -- all fake, but how are we to tell? Certainly, it is a slip and slide across religious paths to use miracles as a proof we have the one true god. But we have to be careful in this denial, not of true miracles but of the fake and of the misuse, especially in names that are not His.
(2Co 11:12-15) But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them that desire an occasion, that in which they boast, they may be found even as we. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as the Messiah's Apostles. And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light. It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
I cannot apologize for what is written, and I mean not disrespect to your Pastor friend, who said that thousands upon thousands of people have been healed and blessed in the name of JESUS (Geezus), and I am not saying he is one of those mentioned, after all, he, himself may be a victim of deception. Once the mind has accepted a lie as the truth, it is very hard to turn that around, sometimes it takes a miracle, an act from Heaven itself to remove the Fog of Reiigion covering their Spiritual sense. How is it you see and they, or in this case, your Pastor friend?
But, make no mistake Satan rules, He has not been displaced just yet, powers lessened, or at least reduced to this world. He and his angels are trapped here on this Earth, cast out of Heaven -- all a matter of record, found in Revelation 12, something most do not teach, and if they mention chapter 12 at all it is only to twist what it says. Satan and his angels no longer have access to Heaven of Heavens and is trapped, he and his angel demons, are imprisoned on this Earth, and the Angels of Heaven did rejoice, but woe to the people of Earth -- The accuser has been cast down to this place of his authority.
Make no mistake, Satan has great power and authority, and is called the God of This World. But right now He has power over this Earth and is called the god of this world. Satan is not dead, and not made up of wood or stone, but a living spirit being with power and authority on this Earth, and He is a god of this world masquerading as someone people will worship -- and they do, in many different ways and in many different names -- Satan, also called the Devil has many different names, many different looks and appearances, but we worship in one Name only. The coming Beast will receive great power and authority from Satan, because it is Satan's to give.
(Rev 13:2) The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
How can this be? Because Satan is the god of this world, a god who goes may many different names, while our Creator, our Savior our Father go by only One Name, but men are pleased to remain blind to this, while calling on everything and anything that leads back to Satan. Harsh words, but that is what the Word says. This False view, held by most in this world, has taken thousands of years to mold and shape among mortals, but the natural inclination of men and women to believe in themselves and to embrace lies as truth, the god of this world, Satan, tell people what they want to hear, not what they should hear, he is only too happy to encourage this self adulation, because this brings about worship toward himself, under the guise of many different names. As Satan ask Adam and Eve what they thought, then told them what they wanted to hear, so it is today.
(2Co 4:4) In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of the Anointed (YaHshua), who is the image of God (the Father), should shine unto them.
And it is His to Give -- Believe it or not.
(Luke 4:6) And the Devil said to Him (YaHshua), "All this power will I give You, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto Me; and to whomsoever I will I give it"
Satan, the Devil, tempted our Savior with something Satan he has, his power and his glory over this earth and its kingdoms -- he is the god of this world, and he offered the kingdoms of this world to our Savior, to YaHshua, and good for us, our Savior refused this offer. YaHshua never corrected Satan, YaHshua never said that he, Satan, could not offer Him something he does not own, no, our Savior did not dispute this claim. We should all know who our God and Savior is, and to know enough to call on our Heavenly Father and our Savior, by their Name, not by hundreds of different names, but Their Name alone. Our Father has a personal Name, and it is the Name our Savior came in, and it is not one of the many names for the worship of Satan, the god of this world. We are separated by this one truth alone -- sealed by the Name of our Father and our Savior, sealed by their One Name, that is representative of their Glory. All other names are fake and false and do not belong to any other than Satan, and it is by all of these fake names that Satan fools men and women into worshiping him, in all the various forms and shapes of religion, and beliefs.
We are the strangers, waiting for our citizenship and for His Kingdom to come, which is coming to replace the work of Satan and his minions, to smash the governments under his influence and establish true peach for, at least, another 1,000 years, then the New World and the New Heavens -- Rev 21.
So is there power in any other names? Yes, there is, power to corrupt, power to do evil, and even power to hide behind the names, names that Satan is happy to accept while keeping his followers blind to the truth. Have you ever heard that old comedic saying? The devil made me do it? That is another kind of evil, to blame others or our problems, or our own short comings. There is a certain point we have to take the responsibility for our own beliefs and for guarding against the scams of Satan and his agents.
When crazy people realize that they are crazy, then they are crazy no more -- real crazy people do not know they are crazy, and you get enough of them together and they think they are sane and it you, the you are crazy, and it us you that is their problem.
Peace, Dan -- firstname.lastname@example.org