LCN Article
Satan's Plan to Divide and Conquer!

September / December 2016

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

Dear Brethren and Friends,

We can all surely recall the recent news about five policemen in Dallas who were murdered, with seven others wounded. It took place during a “peaceful protest” by thousands of people marching in that city to protest the recent police killings of a black man in Louisiana and another black man in St. Paul, Minnesota. News reports on the radio reported that the police spoke to the killer, Micah Xavier Johnson, who admitted that he “hated” white people and especially white policemen. So it certainly looks like Satan the Devil may be trying to stir up “race riots” across the United States more than ever!

In the United Kingdom, great political upheaval is occurring, along with all kinds of infighting among various factions of the population because of the recent “Brexit” vote to remove Britain from the European Union. And now the Scottish people are being pushed to break away from Britain itself and remain in the EU. A divided United Kingdom will certainly be much weaker in the future, militarily and politically, and will become a “ripe plum” for the coming Beast power to more easily conquer or perhaps just “absorb” by political means.

Brethren, one of Satan’s key methods to destroy God’s people has always been “divide and conquer.” Satan the Devil knows that modern Ephraim and Manasseh have been the “birthright people” of God and have been the main ones sending out Bibles and missionaries all over the world—far more than other nations.

So, he is “going after” our nations now more than ever before in history, because we have continued to turn away from God in a horrible way by literally “despising” God’s statutes and laws—turning away from the Christian way of life in every way and even promoting sexual perversion among our peoples. So the former “protective hand” of Almighty God is being totally removed from our peoples because of our rebellion against Him and His laws. Almighty God reveals to us that Satan is the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). He is the “spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.” As the present ruler of this human society (2 Corinthians 4:3–4), Satan is being allowed by God to heavily influence people through this earth’s atmosphere—especially through the pervasive media, which now seems to control the ideas and attitudes of increasing millions of people. Although many in the media perhaps don’t even realize it themselves, their methods and the way they “frame” their approach to all kinds of issues is turning people more and more away from the approach of the Bible and more toward Satan’s approach, which will certainly divide and destroy our nations in due time unless we repent.

So all of us in God’s Church—guided by God’s Spirit—must profoundly seek God more than ever before. We must genuinely study the word of God to gain the “mind of Christ.” We must meditate on the real meaning of all these issues and fast as we have the strength and opportunity. In every way we can we must truly “seek” God’s guidance and strength as the end of this human society approaches, and as Satan becomes angrier and “lashes out” at God’s Church—and at the modern nations descended from ancient Israel—in every way he can.

For Satan is literally “brainwashing” millions of people, especially our young people, to assume that the perverted way of life they see promoted by many of our political and religious leaders—and especially through the pervasive influence of modern media—is somehow “normal.” For this world is becoming a modern “Babylon” right before our eyes and God Almighty tells our peoples, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

I pray that all of you dear brethren in God’s Church—whatever your race or ethnic background—will try to truly come out of this world and fully realize that “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).

So we are waiting for Christ to return soon from heaven and set up a truly Christian Government—the Kingdom of God—on this earth. We need to wholeheartedly cry out for His intervention and His guidance in helping us learn to observe the laws and the ways of that Government, and to practice them in our own lives right now. We need to do everything we can to get Christ’s message out and help this confused world understand that there is a real God—and that He does have true servants on this earth who preach to the entire world the powerful message of the coming “Government of God” under Jesus Christ as “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).

I pray that all of us will begin to truly “walk with God” more than ever and have Christ’s mind on all these issues so we do not get sidetracked, disillusioned, discouraged or even led away from God through the intrigue of Satan the Devil and his demons! For Satan really is trying to destroy God’s people and God’s Church!

Please remember, brethren—and help our young people understand!—the so-called “fall” of man was when Adam and Eve took of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9–17). The “fruit” of this tree was not “all evil”! So Satan often uses certain situations where there is a little bit of “good” mixed in with a great deal of evil. That way, he can deceive well-meaning people more easily. For instance, Satan has led our modern professing “leaders” in the media and even in religion to constantly talk about the murder of unborn children as merely a “woman’s health issue”! Instead of focusing on the murder of an unborn child made in the image of God, they “frame the issue” so that people are focused simply on the woman and her desiresnot, under any circumstances, the purpose of Almighty God in creating man in His image and how we ought to treat one another, including our unborn children.

So it becomes—in “Satan’s Alternative Universe”—a health issue! They do not focus on the “health” of the little child who is to be murdered! Also, our modern society completely neglects to involve the husband or boyfriend who “fathered” this child. For if we were a truly Christian society, desiring to “live by every word of God” (Luke 4:4), the father of this child would always be brought into such decisions and given an opportunity to prevent it!

Jesus constantly talked about the Old Testament as “Scripture.” We in God’s Church keep the Holy Days and observe the laws of unclean meats—as you all know. Upon what are these based? They are based upon the “statutes” of Almighty God as given in the Old Testament.

One of these God-inspired statutes describes how a father may “overrule” his unmarried daughter if he hears her make a vow that does not make sense. Also, a husband may nullify his wife’s vow when he hears about it if he realizes that her vow is not wise. So how much more would a husband or the father of an unborn child have every right to prevent the murder of his child? God concludes these passages in Numbers 30:6–16: “These are the statutes which the Lord commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, and between a father and his daughter in her youth in her father’s house” (v. 16).

Brethren, I have come to realize that even in God’s true Church too many of us have been “brainwashed” so much by the ever-pervasive media and the teachings of false Christianity that many often do not even think about what God directly says about such matters! For it would never occur—in our “politically correct” society—to ask what Almighty God would say about all these matters that are now becoming pervasive in our confused world.

When people talk about “transgendered” people, they assume—because of what the media says—that all such individuals are “born” that way. Yet, as I have described to you in other articles, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the chief psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, has stated clearly that people who imagine themselves to be the opposite sex are not “born transgender,” or born into any other perverted state. Rather, they become that way. As Dr. McHugh states, “It is biologically false that one can exchange one’s sex… Transgender men do not become women, nor do transgender women become men… All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future” (CNS News, May 11, 2016). But such comments are usually “hushed up” by our modern “leaders” in the media and even in the educational system—in Satan’s society. So, again, we in God’s Church need to deeply meditate on the laws and statutes of God and get back to the “mind” of God as revealed in His inspired word. Let us wake up and truly “come out” of this world!

Near the end of his life, the Apostle Peter powerfully exhorted God’s people: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:8–11). Notice that the wonderful reward will be granted us if we truly resist Satan and also “after” we have “suffered a while”!

God does allow us to go through all kinds of “trials and tests” before we are given glory in the coming Kingdom and Family of God. So we all need to pray fervently for one another, to endure the trials and tests that we will be suffering and to come out with a right attitude that we may become members of God’s Family forever! What a magnificent reward we will all have if we truly seek to have “Christ’s mind” and fully surrender to let Christ live His life within us through the Holy Spirit in the months and years ahead (Galatians 2:20). May God grant that all of you dear brethren learn to do that. Again, let each of us pray fervently for one another, pray for God’s Work, and pray for Christ’s Kingdom to come soon to this very confused world.