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The Great War

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12/12/2010 10:55:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
We wage today a war. This war overshadows all previous wars, on its outcome hinges more than any other war ever fought. It is a war not for land, or money, or even power. It is waged for the souls of mankind.

It began thousands of years ago, in heaven. We were all assembled in a grand council, and our Eternal Father set forth a plan whereby we could gain a body, and then return to live with him. Upon hearing this "the morning starts sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy"[1] Now God knew that we would make mistakes and that not all of his children would choose to follow him and return to live with him, so he built into his plan a Savior that would redeem mankind and take upon him the sins of the earth.
So he asked "Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me."[2]
This was Jesus Christ however Satan was also present at that Grand Council and said "Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor."[3]
Now Satan's counterproposal was to force every person to do right and to make sure that everyone returned to live with Heavenly Father. This seems like a great plan doesn't it; however Satan's plan undermined the essential element of God's plan. Agency, in God's plan all mankind would be free to choose whether or not to choose the right, Satan would force good upon everyone giving them no choice.

"And the Lord said: I will send the first."[2]
Thus a war erupted in heaven, it was a war over agency
"And there was a war in heaven: Micheal and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels."[4]
In this war one third of the hosts of heaven followed Satan and were banished and cast down to the earth. These are those who kept not their first estate and so they will not receive mortal bodies. Now the remaining two thirds are those that have lived on this earth, those that will live on the earth, and those that do live on this earth.

The war did not stop however with Satan being cast out, it continues to this day upon the earth. For Satan seeks to undo all the works of God, he operates on some misguided belief that if he can keep enough of God's children from returning to heaven he will manage to stop God's plan. He understands not that God is all powerful and does not understand that God knows all things, and foresaw even from the beginning of time what would happen.

Now Satan wages this war upon this earth still today. He is going to use every tool at his disposal to try and bring down the souls of mankind to captivity and bondage. In addition these are the last days and so he is now using every last weapon in his arsenal to ensnare and capture mankind and lead them speedily down to help. He will give no quarter in this war, he will fight with everything in his power to bring down everyone that he can. He will not play fair and he will not give one inch of ground to us, he will never let us rest and never give us a break. He will attack and attack and attack never ceasing, never easing, he is incredibly good at it to. He has been dragging down the souls of mankind to hell for over 6000 years now.

Now you may ask how can we resist and overcome him.

Well God put in his plan a redeemer, who would suffer and atone for the sins of the world. This was Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten of the Father. He was born 2010 years ago, he led a perfect and sinless life, he gave sight to the blind and healed the sick, he even raised the dead. He loved everyone without limit and bound, he harbored no anger or resentment to anyone he set an example of a perfect life. Then in a Garden called Gethsemane he kneeled down and said
"O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."[5]
He then began to have heaped upon him all the suffering ever endured by anyone who had ever passed through mortality. His pain was so great that it caused him to bleed from every pour. We cannot know how intense or great this suffering was, it was not for a few mortal hours that he endured this. For the atonement must have been eternal and infinite in order for us to return to live with God. After that great agony, wherein he endured such things that the mortal mind cannot even begin to fathom a thousandth of how horrid it was, he was then betrayed by his friends to those who sought to kill him. He summarily endured a mockery of a trial and was ordered to be crucified to satisfy the demands of an angry and evil mob. Then the Son of God, who had just suffered for the sins of all those that had just persecuted them, was crucified between two common thieves while his persecutors mocked him and gambled for his clothing. Then he died
[please watch video one now]
However this was not the end, for on the third day he rose again from the grave, and ascended to his father in heaven. Thereby breaking the bands of death, spiritual in Gethsemane, and temporal, in the tomb, for all man.

He now today offers his love and aid to all that will partake of it and follow him. That is how we can overcome Satan, we must cast ourselves fully upon Christ, and the rock of our redeemer. That is the only way in which we can overcome the forces of Hell. So therefore
"Onward Christian Soldiers marching as to war
With the cross of Jesus going on before"[5]
[please see video two now]
Christian soldiers we fight this protected by
The Breastplate of Righteousness[6]
we must choose the right and continually strive to improve if we wanted to have the Lord protect our Heart.
Your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace[6]
We must continually remember the Gospel of Christ and it behooves us all to warn our neighbor.
Our Lions girt about with Truth[6]
The word Gospel is the Greek word for Truth we must continually seek out all gospel knowledge, must read our scriptures and ponder them.
Taking the shield of Faith.[6]
We must always remember our faith and never forget it or loosen our grasp on it. All sorts of opposition will arise, but if we hold true to the faith we cannot perish.
Helmet of Salvation[6]
We must never despair or lose hope, we must always remember and never have our thoughts far from our Salvation, Jesus Christ.
And continually armed with the Sword of the Spirit.[6]
We must always be armed with it at all times so that we can fight Satan and his legions, we keep the sword of the Spirit with us by praying diligently attending church regularly and doing all we can to strive for the kingdom of God.

If we do these things continually and rely on the rock of our redeemer who is Christ, we can stand firm against Satan and all his hellish legions. We can endure to the end and overcome. I testify of the truth of these things, and known of the truth of these things.

[1]Job 38:7
[2]Abraham 3:27
[3]Moses 4:2
[4]Revelation 12:7
[5]Matthew 26:39
[5]Onward Christian Soldiers, Hymn 246
[6]Ephesians 6:13-18
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12/13/2010 3:06:33 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Matt 13:15
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
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12/13/2010 1:35:53 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Minister Of Trolling
: At 12/6/2011 2:21:41 PM, badger wrote:
: ugly people should beat beautiful people ugly. simple! you'd be killing two birds with the one stone... women like violent men and you're making yourself more attractive, relatively. i met a blonde dude who was prettier than me not so long ago. he's not so pretty now! ha!
: ...and well, he wasn't really prettier than me. he just had nice hair.
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12/13/2010 11:32:33 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
....Um I fail to see the point in this post unless you are trying to convert people which would then be a very bad idea on this site my friend.