Why Does Satan Hate the Law of God? Is it because it shows the Character of God?
Most people know the name of God as Jehovah, YHVH, YHWH, Yahweh, LORD, "The Almighty", Jesus and in the Qur’an, Jesus is also known as Isa... But in Exodus 33 and Exodus 34, God has expressed a facet of His name in a manner that most have not recognized. So what is this Hidden Facet of God? Let's let God tell us through His Holy Word...
Remember when Moses went up to Mount Sinai? This was when God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. During this time of fellowship with God, Moses asked God a very interesting question. Moses pleaded with God to show him His Glory, and look what God revealed to Moses.
(Exodus 33:18) And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
(Exodus 33:19) And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
(Exodus 33:20) And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
(Exodus 33:21) And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
(Exodus 33:22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
(Exodus 33:23) And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
(Exodus 34:5) And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
(Exodus 34:6) And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
(Exodus 34:7) Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
(Exodus 34:12) Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:
(Exodus 34:13) But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
(Exodus 34:14) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
(Exodus 34:15) Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
God revealed many facets of His Glory to Moses. At first glance, all we see are attributes of God's glory, and His glory is made up of His mercy, His graciousness, His longsuffering and His abundance in goodness and truth. These are all character traits.
... But also notice that God proclaimed His Name and what He revealed to Moses is that God's Name and God's Glory are synonymous with the Character of God. A facet of God's Name and Glory is His Character.
Another name and character trait of God that He proclaims is that His name is Jealous. God is a jealous God and wants you to only love Him and not other FALSE gods. So God proclaims His name as Jealous. ( See Exodus 34:14)
Since we can see that God's Name is His Glory and Character, where else can we find God's Character and His Name? We can see God's character in His 10 Commandments. A question I've asked before... Would you allow or feel safe allowing a loved one around someone who has the character traits found in the 10 Commandments?
Interestingly, the 10 Commandments not only reflect God's Character, which is synonymous with His Name and Glory, but the 10 Commandments are also the foundation of God's Government which protect His creation. This is why Satan Hates the Law of God. God's 10 Commandments encompasses much more than just a list of Dos and Don'ts, they reflect many facets of God's true character which is the heart of who God is. This is the reason why Satan Hates and wants to destroy the Law of God. Satan does not want you to see the true character of God and he has been very successful in hiding God's true character from God's creation and only wants to destroy the heart of God which is His Law. I'll speak more about this later.
Remember, Satan never works alone or in the open, but rather through the workings of Man. After all, Mankind would reject Satan if they saw who he really was. This is why Satan works "secretly" in the background of the Human race through Men, Women, Governments or Religious organizations.
Here is an interesting note about the Name of God... Notice where God's Name will reside in His people when the New Heavens and New Earth have been created after Earth's History is over... This implies that God's children will have the Character of God which is His Name. God's character will be in the hearts and minds of His children. They will reflect the character of God.
Remember, the Law is God's Ten Commandments...
(Hebrews 8:10) For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
(Hebrews 10:16) This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
(Revelation 21:1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(Revelation 21:2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
(Revelation 22:3) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
(Revelation 22:4) And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. (i.e. in our minds)
We need God's Name or character now, so that we will be able to stand firm during the turmoil about to come upon this Earth. This is why God is allowing us to rediscover lost Biblical truths now. He wants to prepare us for Christ's soon return.
The Seal of God
Please bear with me for one moment and let me take you on a quick little detour. Does the above reference to the Name of God found in their foreheads sound anything like another reference to the forehead found in the book of Revelation? It sure does. In Revelation 14:9,10 it references the Mark of the Beast which is received in the forehead or in his hand.
(Revelation 14:9) And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
(Revelation 14:10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Now, even if you do not know what the Mark of the Beast is referenced in Revelation, you do not need to worry if you have the Seal of God. You cannot have both, you can only have one. So we should seek to understand the Seal or Mark of God. So what is a seal or mark and what is the Seal of God?
Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionary
G4972 = Seal
From G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication to keep secret, to attest: - (set a, set to) seal up, stop..
G4973 -- Seal
Probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively: - seal.
Now God places His personal seal in a very interesting place ... in His Law, The Ten Commandments. Remember, this is the main reason why Satan hates the Law of God... It contains many facets of God's character but it also contains God's Seal of authority.
Just as a president, king or diplomat of a nation has a seal, so does God. An official seal has three elements... A person's name, their title or office and the territory over which they have rule. ... So the seal of the president of the United States looks like this..
Name: Donald Trump
Title or Office: President
Area or Territory of rule: The United States of America
Now let's look at God's seal which can be found in the middle of His Law, The Ten Commandments. God's seal is found in the 4th commandment, which interestingly starts with the word, Remember... It looks like God knew we would forget. I will mark in Red His Name and Title... and will mark in Blue, God's territory.
Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:9 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;
Exodus 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exodus 20:11 for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it...
So the seal of God looks like this...
Name: Jehovah - or God
Title or Office: Jehovah Made i.e. Creator
Area or Territory of rule: Heaven, Earth and Sea and ALL that are in them.
God's Mark and Sign of Authority is our observance and worship of Him on His declared day of worship, which is the Sabbath, or Saturday. God has declared this in His 4th Commandment.
(Exodus 31:16) Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
Webster's New World Dictionary: Perpetual
1) lasting or enduring forever or for an indefinitely long time; eternal; permanent 2) continuing indefinitely without interruption; unceasing; constant
(Ezekiel 32:17) It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
God, the creator of the universe, put His Mark and Seal in the heart of His Ten Commandments to show that He, God alone, wrote them and not man.
The Sabbath, which is God's MARK of authority, shows He has authority over Mankind and the universe..
Now before you misunderstand that the scripture in Ezekiel 32:17 above only applies to the Jewish people, look at what is said in Galatians 3:26-29 below... If we are in Christ, we are heirs according to the promise given to Abraham... Just like the Jewish Israelites. We are spiritual Jews.
(Galatians 3:26) For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:27) For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
(Galatians 3:28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:29) And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We must also remember that the Sabbath was established at Creation, many centuries before the Jewish nation had ever formed. So we cannot say that the Sabbath is just for the Jews. It has always been the day that God set aside for His day of worship.
To finish this detour, remember this... The name and seal of God will be very significant in the last days. For more information about what the Mark of the Beast truly is and God's Final message to Mankind just before the Second Coming of Jesus, click on the following link...
OK, now that we understand what the hidden Name of God is... His Character... Let's try an experiment and substitute the word Character in place of Name in the following scriptures and see if it makes sense...
(Revelation 2:13) I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
(Revelation 3:8) I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
(Revelation 13:1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
(Revelation 13:6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
(Revelation 14:1) And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
(Revelation 16:9) And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
During a time in Human history known as the Dark Ages, 538A.D. to 1798A.D., the Roman Catholic papacy attacked and trampled upon the Character of God... His Law. Remember the 10 Commandments reflects God's Character, His Name, His Government and God's Glory.. and God's Seal and Mark of Authority. So how has the papacy attacked God's Character, His Law?
The Roman Catholic papacy undertook the prerogatives of God and changed God's 10 Commandments law by removing the 2nd Commandment from the Roman Catholic Church Catechism. The Catholic Catechism is the book used to teach new Catholic converts doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic church. The papacy also split the 10th Commandment into two commandments. They split the 10th commandment in order to reflect the correct number of commandments. They also changed God's holy day of worship from Saturday to Sunday.
Well so what you may say to yourself. I'm not Catholic, this doesn't affect me. Oh, but it does affect you as you will see as you read on and study End Time Bible prophecy... During the Protestant reformation, Protestant churches brought along many Catholic errant doctrines along with many pagan traditions and beliefs when they left the Roman Catholic mother church.
The Roman Catholic papacy embraced many pagan and man-made doctrines which were later intertwined with Catholic church doctrines. Because of this, many doctrines and beliefs found in both Catholic and Protestant churches today, are contrary to truths found in God's Holy Scripture. Bible truth started being lost through Catholic church practices.
Modern day Christianity has Apostatized from Bible Truth.
In the 2nd Commandment, which was removed from the Catechism, God forbids the making and worshipping of idols.
(Exodus 20:4) Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
(Exodus 20:5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
(Exodus 20:6) and showing loving kindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
As I've mentioned before, please do not think that I am bashing my Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ, I am not. In fact my own sister was a Catholic. I am exposing the Apostate Roman Catholic papal System which rejected Biblical truth for man-made doctrines and pagan teachings. The Roman Catholic papal system has moved the Christian faith from a God centered faith to a Man centered religion. Also, many false doctrines were passed onto the Protestant church movement after the split from Catholicism
Many Catholic false teachings have shed a false light on the true character of God and in many cases, have made God out to be nothing more than a Sadistic Monster.
The Catholic papacy Embraced Many Unbiblical False Doctrines and False Practices such as...
-- We go directly to Heaven or Hell when we die. (The false belief that we are immortal already).
-- God tortures the Wicked for Eternity in the Lake of Fire - Catholic Dict., pg395. This is NOT true.
-- Man or a Priest can forgive your sins – The Confessional.
-- Sprinkling rather then Full Baptismal Submersion (11th century).
-- That Sunday is God's Day of worship and not the Sabbath, i.e. Saturday.
-- The teaching of a Purgatory.
-- Praying for the dead. -- Forbidden in the Bible
-- The Roman Rite of Mass.
-- Penance and Indulgences.
-- Transubstantiation – The Priest turning Wine and Bread into the Literal Blood and Body of Christ.
-- Repetitive prayer for forgiveness of sins. Prayer beads.. -- Forbidden in the Bible
-- Prayers to the dead and relics. -- Forbidden in the Bible
-- Infant baptism (6th century).
-- Preterism - A Jesuit teaching that the Antichrist was Antiochus Epiphanes in 167 BC.
-- Futurism - A Jesuit teaching that the Antichrist will appear during the 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation.
-- and many others...
(Matthew 15:8)This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
(Matthew 15:9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
On a Final Note
If you do not know or have drifted away from God, please consider what I've written here. Satan mocks those who reject Jesus, knowing they will suffer the Second Death.
Remember, Belief Cannot Change Reality and the reality is that God exists and wants nothing more than to have a relationship with you through His Son Jesus. Please hearken to His call on your life.
If you do not have a relationship with Jesus, please consider turning your heart and life over to Christ...