“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1)
We are introduced to The Serpent at the beginning as he deceives Eve by twisting her understanding of God’s Word. And from that point forward we can trace his tracks as he slithers in and out of the narrative.
There are four basic lies The Serpent always uses.
First, he tells us God’s Word is not true; you cannot trust Him. “Yea, hath God said?” You can almost hear the sarcasm dripping from his smug lips as he raises suspicion towards God. He wants us to question God, to doubt God, to mistrust God, to act independent of God. Anything but trust and obey God.
Second, he says there are no consequences for you disobeying God and doing whatever you want to do. “You shall not die,” said the Serpent. He wants us to imagine a world in which “there’s no heaven, its easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky” (John Lennon). No countries, no religion, no possessions, no boundaries, no rules — and no consequences for doing anything wrong.
Third, he whispers that there are secrets that only a select group of people can know….and you are one of those special people; a member of the Illuminati. All you have to do to join is trust the Serpent and “your eyes will be opened.”
And, finally, he says you can be your own god. “You shall be as God,” the serpent said. You do not have to serve anybody else, or answer to anybody else. You are the captain of your own ship, the master of your own destiny, the lord of your own kingdom.
This is nothing less than an all out rebellion against God. This sums up the core agenda of The Serpent.
But, let’s step aside for a moment and ask a question. For what purpose is the Serpent trying to do this? Of course, he wants the Son of God slain. But why? What is his agenda? Why all this murder and deceit? The answer is found in the prophetic words of Isaiah.
“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.’” (Isaiah 14:12-14 NKJV)
Ah, HE wants to be as God.
So he deceives the nations into rebelling against God so that HE might rule over them instead! And this brings us to another question — “Why?”