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Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Satan has been described in scripture as masquerading as an angel of light. This deceptive action is probably also true for his demon cohorts. Those who have been privileged (?) to view their actual form have described them in terms not nearly so complimentary.

Words are used that speak of black leathery skin and reptilian appearance with glowing, yellow, cat-like eyes. Possessing wings that look like curtains of darkness with taloned hands and feet, and horrible animal-like faces with large fangs. Probably even our imagination would fail us to describe these beings without actually viewing them ourselves.

I pondered this and wondered why this was the case, since they were created as eternal beings--why are their forms so grotesque?

The only thing that seems to make sense to me is that it's because they are not allowed to remain in the presence of God and consequently cannot be beneficially effected by the healing and renewing power that being in His presence brings.

From scripture and being convinced about these things and seeing them at work in my life and the lives of other Christians, as well as other references--humans that draw close to God find healing, forgiveness, freedom, peace and joy with these increasing in relation to the closeness and the length of time spent in His presence. Conversely, the farther away we are from Him, the more ugly and unacceptable our life and even our appearance becomes--being away from the restorative life and joy giving power found in being near Him.

Without God we sink into the pit of coarse physical and linguistic vulgarities. This happening when we by choice deprive ourselves of God's closeness and presence. We bog down into moral turpitude--which is kinda like turpentine--except the latter thins paint and the former thins morals.

The only reason I see that those away from God don't get quite as hideous appearing as demons is that they haven't had thousands of years to "evolve" into that appearance. ec


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