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Scripture: II Thessalonians 2:1-4

II Thessalonians 2:1-4 states, “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, ‘All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.’” This passage reveals the very essence of the nature of the enemy in his determination to demonstrate to himself that he is god. And the only way he can do that is that he has to gain worship. It is only when he gains worship that he proves to himself that he is god. The very essence of worship that is given to satan is when we make choices based on the spirit of mammon, or the love of money. How many services have we been to where we have seen ministers claim that the Holy Spirit told them God would do so-and-so if people would give a certain amount of money. This is demonic worship being gained from an unsuspecting church. The Didache says that any prophet who orders his own table is a false prophet. Ordering our own table means any prophet who prophesies something he gains from. The early church determined that God did not operate that way, but demons do. Satan goes to church and sometimes he shows up in the form of the minister.