By Nicole Marie Hilton, Wednesday June 8th, 2022 – January 6th 2023
In the LDS temple, what does Satan say to the messengers about what he has been teaching Adam, Eve, and their posterity? That he’s been teaching the philosophies of men, mingled with scripture.
It’s like, if Satan can get us just 1% off of the path…well, 1,000 miles down the track from now, imagine where we’d be.
I have a friend who is very close to the veil—for both good and bad. I have absolutely nothing against her. In fact, I’ve hurled worse at people who were trying to help me in the past—things that I’m truly ashamed of. But just for illustration, watch what tactics Satan’s angels took the other day to confuse her or make her be anything but peaceful when she messaged me on Facebook:
“I was up north and came inspired by the God of Jesus Christ to come and be inspired to be the hero of this story. You killed yourself because you did NOT LISTEN TO MY WARNING. YOU DIED AND CAME BACK AS A CURSE. I love you but this is usually what happens to people who are suicidal and have ndes they do eventually say something bad like, he love us and forgives us of our suicide sin. Incorrect. They are learning I love them no matter the choice, but telestial people murder Nicole. It’s scary Nicole you did something that could have damned you forever! Forever! Never to return to the celestial kingdom!
“I love you. But that is my warning and message you are headed to the telestial world because of what you’ve done. You’re in hell mentally but not as bad as there so repent. I am leaving this relationship until you are fully repentant because I did this to R—- as well she spiritually murdered herself as well after seeing the savior. And she’s going to be destroyed in the flesh. Warn her through jj. It means she’ll be burned in the last days. Don’t be this person ever. Get out of hell and repent!”
The thing is—about 5% of what she is saying is true—the rest is completely false. But you better believe she believes everything she’s saying. It’s her current reality. 20 years ago I would have been scared for my soul, but now I see through Satan’s lies which are mixed with bits of truth.
I was watching random Youtubes while working on my computer the same day, and this awesome black preacher guy came up, and he likened Satan’s tactics to football. First, he describes what teams go through as they prepare to face each other, then he compares this with Satan and his devils:
“I can assure you, every single team has been watching game film all week. They’ve been watching game film of the enemy—of the team they’re going to play. They’re going to learn their tendencies, they’re going to learn what their movements have been, the personnel, they want to be fully acquainted with the group they want to destroy.
“Satan has game film on you. You’ve been assigned a demon. And that demon knows your every move, he knows your every moment, he knows your orientation, he knows your sensitivities, he knows your inclinations—that demon understands you. There is a report on you.
“So there is a tailor-made strategy to do you in—as a believer—to defeat you, and to bring negative consequences into your life. You’re on tape, spiritually speaking.”
I think the trick to foiling Satan’s game plan for us is to cross the path of becoming God-like every chance we get. Yes, we will waver—either to the right or the left—but if we cross the path enough, we will get to where we can gain the Spirit of God with us always—and that’s when we’ll board God’s train and go 200, 300 miles per hour down the track, and Satan won’t be able to stop us or swerve us ever again.
I think that’s what is happening in Helaman 10 to Nephi:
3 And it came to pass as he was thus pondering—being much cast down because of the wickedness of the people of the Nephites, their secret works of darkness, and their murderings, and their plunderings, and all manner of iniquities—and it came to pass as he was thus pondering in his heart, behold, a avoice came unto him saying:
4 aBlessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with bunwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine cown life, but hast sought my dwill, and to keep my commandments.
5 And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that aall things shall be bdone unto thee according to thy cword, for thou shalt dnot ask that which is contrary to my will.
This is my goal in life, and could be yours as well: to become so in love with God, so willing to sacrifice for Him, without any fear, or holding back, that we gain the sealing power—and nothing will be able to smack us down ever again.
(Also see Enoch/Metatron.)