Freemasonry with it rituals is all about
stirring up the Spirit World that surrounds us.
Satan is an evil spirit.
I have learned through much questioning, researching, prayer, and ministry that it is actually the unseen spirit world that most affects the world we live in.
What we see and experience through our natural senses isn’t always the true picture of what is actually happening. I seemed to have been dogged by situations over which I had no control that often made me feel and look completely ridiculous, that no amount of prayer seemed to fix.I have continually had to remind myself of what Ephesians 6:12 says:
For we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness
in the heavenly places.
But how should I know what I don’t know? How would I know what questions to ask to get the answer I needed? When I began to seek the Lord, I became aware of questions just popping into my mind, and so I would research it and then another and another. The questions were getting curlier though, and sometimes I wondered if I really wanted to know the answer.
He began to reveal that the spiritual influences I had been confronted by had been associated with our families for many generations and that it wasn’t what I had actually done or the sins I had committed but rather what I had inherited. Certainly, I was responsible for things I had done and decisions I had made, but a lot of what I experienced were situations where what was meted out to me did not fit the crime I had allegedly committed.
I would describe it as the enemy continually overplaying his hand, but while I didn’t understand what was happening, he just kept on getting away with it. Satan, the devil, or Lucifer, has always been well able to deflect attention away from himself to the point that most people don’t even realize he exists—that whatever is occurring is just a product of people’s fertile imaginations or that God must somehow be responsible for it, and so blame God for their predicament.
Satan is a created being, an angel. He was one of the three archangels mentioned in the Bible and was probably in charge of worship (Ezek. 23:13). It was he who beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he has been beguiling people ever since. He is very subtle at just planting thoughts into our minds which, if we don’t realize are from him, can cause untold damage. He is extremely jealous of Jesus as the Son of God and considered himself equal to Him. In Isaiah 14:12–14, God declares:
How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
For you have said in your heart;‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;I will be like the most High.
His plan since time began has been to wreck God’s creation and capture it and mankind for himself—to set up an alternate kingdom. He has been very successful at it by creating a number of alternate philosophies and religions, a lot of which have come together under the auspices of Freemasonry.
Because the devil’s deceptions are so subtle and the truth is distorted ever so slightly, what he purposes is almost believable. For example, in Freemasonry, the eighteenth degree is called the Knights of the Pelican and Eagle and the Sovereign Prince Rose Croix of Heredom. The Rose Croix is another name for the Rosicrucians. The Rose is a symbol of secrecy. The Latin sub rosa means ‘under the rose’, so the secret societies swear sub rosa.
For more about Sub-Rosa please go to the article on The Rosicrucian