Who is The Adversary?

Who is the god of this world?

Who has dominion over this earth

By James Oliver Near

November 10, 2017

Job 1:6- 7 AGAIN THERE was a day when the sons of God [the angels] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and the accuser) came also among them to present himself before the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? And Satan (the adversary and the accuser) answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it. Remember we are that earth! For that is what Adam was when he became a Living Soul. God said You are DUST. And we know that God told the serpent, All the days of it's life, It would eat DUST!

So now you know where the so called satan dwells! It is YOU!

Strong's 7853 satan. (saw-tan') a prim. Root; to attack, (fig.) accuse; – (be an) adversary, resist. 7854 satan, saw–tawn'; from 7853; an opponent;

Num 22:22 And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants [were] with him.

1Kgs 11:14 “And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he [was] of the king's seed in Edom.”

1Kgs 11:23 And God stirred him up [another] adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:

1Kgs 11:25 And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad [did]: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.

Esth 7:6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy [is] this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

The word enemy oyeb (o-yaɓe') subv. H341 אֹיֵב 'oyeb (o-yaɓe') subv.

אוֹיֵב 'owyeb (o-yaɓe') [fully] 1. hating. 2. an adversary. [active participle of H340] KJV: enemy, foe. Root(s): H340 [?]

Ps 74:10 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Lam 2:4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all [that were] pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like fire.

The word Adversary is from the word tsar (tsar) adj.tsar (tsawr) look at # 4. H6862 צַר tsar (tsar) adj. צָר tsar (tsawr) 1. narrow.2. (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, i.e. trouble).3. (also) a pebble (as in H6864).4. (transitive) an opponent (as crowding). [from H6887]KJV: adversary, afflicted(-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble. Root(s): H6887 See also: H6864 [?]

Amos 3:11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary [there shall be] even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

Matt 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

The word Adversary G476 ἀντίδικος antidikos (an-tiy'-d̮iy-kos) n.1. an opponent or adversary (in a lawsuit). 2. (specially) Satan (Adversary-Accuser), as the arch-enemy. [from G473 and G1349] KJV: adversary Root(s): G473, G1349 Compare: G4567 [?]

1Tim 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

The word adversary G480 ἀντίκειμαι antikeimai (an-tiy'-kei-mai) v. 1. to lie opposite, i.e. be adverse to. 2. (figuratively) repugnant to. [from G473 and G2749] KJV: adversary, be contrary, oppose Root(s): G473, G2749 [?]

1Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

The word Adversary G476 ἀντίδικος antidikos (an-tiy'-d̮iy-kos) n. 1. an opponent or adversary (in a lawsuit). 2. (specially) Satan (Adversary-Accuser), as the arch-enemy. [from G473 and G1349] KJV: adversary Root(s): G473, G1349 Compare: G4567 [?]

The word devil G1228 διάβολος diabolos (d̮iy-a'-ɓo-los) adj. 1. a slanderer. 2. (specially) Satan. [from G1225] KJV: false accuser, devil, slanderer Root(s): G1225 Compare: H7854 [?]

Matt 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

G1228 διάβολος diabolos (d̮iy-a'-ɓo-los) adj. 1. a slanderer. 2. (specially) Satan. [from G1225] KJV: false accuser, devil, slanderer Root(s): G1225 Compare: H7854 [?]

This is what Revelation says about satan Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The word dragon G1404 δράκων drakon (d̮ra'-kōn) n. a fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate). [probably from an alternate form of derkomai “to look”] KJV: dragon [?]

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him (self) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

The word him G846 αὐτός autos (af-tos') p:p. Self. {reflexive pronoun used of the third person (alone or in the comparative G1438), and of the other persons (with the proper personal pronoun)} [from the particle au (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind (backward))] KJV: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), (the) same, (him-, my-, thy-)self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which Compare: G848 See also: G1438, G109 [?]

The word lives G5590 ψυχή psuche (psï-chee') n. 1. soul, inner being or life. 2. (literally) breath. 3. (figuratively) the heart's desire, the drive or passion of one's soul (i.e. that which brings satisfaction to one's being). {(the animal sentient principle only, instinctual; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416)} [from G5594] KJV: heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you Root(s): G5594 Compare: G4151, G2222, G4983, G2372, G3563 See also: H5315, H7307, H2416 [?]

In the verses above where the word adversary is used by the king James Bible. Here is a question. Why did they not use the word Satan or saw-tan in place of adversary? For and example: Jesus said, Matt 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

Rewritten for emphases: Agree with thine Satan quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the Satan deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. [This just does not make sense does it?] Christ would not tell us to agree with satan or saw-tan!

In my mind the word satan only means Adversary The Question is what is the adversary?

This gives us the answer where to look. Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: Cue in on the word old serpent! Where is one mention? Why in Genesis Gen 3:1 “Now the serpent

Also you can see that the Great Red Dragon is that OLD SERPENT and it is called the Devil and The Satan! Christ knew that man would distort or make the little serpent into a great monster. It is only the Flesh under control of the carnal mind of man. That is what defiles us. It is not a being called satan means adversary.

Who is the god of this world?

In the New Living Translation it states this. 2 Cor 4:4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

My thought: This makes it sound like saw-taw or satan is some how the god of this world. In the words (who is) That is something, I have not found in the word of God. In all of these scriptures. I see three items 1. god of this world, 2. god of this age, 3 god of eon, which means age or period of time. Look at these verses for yourself:

Amplified Bible state this, 2 Cor 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

Concordant 2 Cor 4:4 in whom the god of this eon blinds the apprehensions of the unbelieving so that the illumination of the evangel of the glory of Christ, Who is the Image of the invisible God, does not irradiate them.

20cNT 2Cor 4:4 Men whose minds have been blinded by the God of this Age, unbelievers as they are, so that the light from the Good News of the glory of the Christ, who is the very incarnation of God, should not shine for them.

AKJV 2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.

ASV 2Cor 4:4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn [upon them].

BBE 2Cor 4:4 Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.

DLNT 2Cor 4:4 in whose case the god [of] this age blinded the minds [of] the unbelievers so that [they might] not see the illumination [of] the good-news [of] the glory [of] Christ— Who is [the] image [of] God.

EBR 2Cor 4:4 In whom, the god of this age, hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to the end they may not discern the radiance of the glad–message of the glory of the Christ––who is the image of God.

ERV 2Cor 4:4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them.

ESV2011 2Cor 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

HCSB 2Cor 4:4 In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

ISV 2Cor 4:4 In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.

KJV 2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

LEB 2Cor 4:4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they would not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

NET 2Cor 4:4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God.

OEBus 2Cor 4:4 people whose minds have been blinded by the God of this age, unbelievers as they are, so that the light from the good news of the glory of the Christ, who is the incarnation of God, should not shine for them.

RNKJV 2Cor 4:4 In whom the elohim of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious evangel of the Messiah, who is the image of יהוה, should shine unto them.

SLT 2Cor 4:4 In whom the God of this world blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.

TS2009 2Cor 4:4 in whom the mighty one of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the Good News of the esteem of Messiah, who is the likeness of Elohim, does not shine on them.

UKJV 2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

VW 2Cor 4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, so that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.

WEB 2Cor 4:4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

YLT 2Cor 4:4 in whom the god of this age did blind the minds of the unbelieving, that there doth not shine forth to them the enlightening of the good news of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God;

1864 Emphatic Diaglott Bible 2 Cor 4:4 to the UNBLEIEVERS, whose MINDS the god of this AGE blinded,

In all 24 versions they used (god of this world, or god of this age (eon) Not one states (Satan, who is the god of this world). In my mind there is something wrong with the New Living Translation bible.. It leads one to believe that this satan blinds the minds of men. I have step out on faith and do not believe this! Outside of Christ, the only being that has been giving authority to Rule or Dominion is Adam! Who is the god of this world or god of this AGE! Not a being so called

Gen 1:26 And God saith, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth.' YLT

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. AKJV

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.” HCSB

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!” ISV

Gen 1:26 And Elohim | said: Let Us make humanity in Our image and in according to Our likeness. + Let them hold sway over the fish of the sea and over the flyer of the heavens, + over the domestic beast, + over every . land ~ animal and over every . creeper . That is creeping on the earth. Concordant Version

My question is this, Here is God stating that Adam (man) has authority to Rule or Dominion over this world or earth. There is not one mention of as (Satan, who is the god of tis world) ONLY in New Living Translation! Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” NLT Here the NLT states they man “will reign over – on earth” I think they forgot satan!

Now the word satan ONLY MEANS ASVERSARY!

Again this is what the NLT says: 2 Cor 4:4 Satan, who is the god of this world. It should be written as “ Adversary who is the god of this world”! Now I can understand that!

To back this point up lets look at Gal 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Look it does not say “Now the works of the Satan are manifest” We read in Romans, 8:7-8 because the mind of the flesh [is] enmity to God, for to the law of God it doth not subject itself, for neither is it able; and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.”

When our Creator changes our mind!

Then we will manifest or bring forth the works of Spirit! Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Look at what Paul said here: Gal 5:17-18 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Can we not see the flesh is the adversary! It is not a saw tan or satan.

Most of our Troubles

Come from our Minds. Or from someone else's mind. For Christ said, Matt 15:19-20 For out of the heart (MIND) proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are [the things] which defile a man:

Matt 15:16-20 And, he, said, To this moment, are, ye also, without discernment? Perceive ye not that, every thing which entereth into the mouth, into the stomach, findeth way, and, into the draught, is passed; while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the (mind) heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man. For, out of the (mind) heart, come forth wicked designs,––murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, profane speakings: these, are the things which defile the man, but, the eating with unwashed hands, doth not defile the man. EBR

Mark 7:21-22 For from within, out of the heart (mind) of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: Mark 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

The word heart G2588 καρδία kardia (kar-d̮iy'-a) n. 1. the heart. 2. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind). 3. (by analogy) the middle. [prolonged from a primary kar (Latin cor, “heart”)] KJV: (+ broken-)heart(-ed) [?]

It is very plain We OUR the god of this world or the god of this AGE! Our MIND is where ALL the problems of Man is based. When this Flesh or the Living Soul is change back to the mind of Christ! Then ALL the WORKS of The Flesh WILL be GONE! And the mind of Christ is Spirit. For that is what God is. Jn 4:24 God is Spirit! And it is stated “God will be ALL in ALL” It is not satan or the serpent, which man has come to know. But man has “called the serpent the Devil and The Satan! “ Only man sets in the temple of God, showing himself he is god! That is the man of sin, the son of perdition, the anti-Christ!

And that all comes down to this our MIND being led by the Living Soul

By James Oliver Near

November 10, 2017