Here are some things I have read recently that give a reflection on who Satan is and how the demon’s in this world operate. The first is from writings of Islam, and reflect on Satan’s “tools” he is embued with to entrap men:
“Your writing will be to tattoo” – This is why tattoo’s are almost always either self-serving or Satanic themed.
“Your reciting will be poetry” – remember again, that Satan, as other demons, can appear as angel’s of light
“Your messengers will be the fortune-tellers and astrologists”
“Your drink will be alcohol”
“Your truth will be falsehood”
“Your home will be the toilets”
“Your net to ensnare will be women”
“Your Muezzin (i.e., the object to call people to him) will be the musical instruments”
“Your musjid (i.e., place of his realm), will be the market-place” (Wall Street? Financial markets?)
From Clementine Homilies (Clement was an early church leader and knew Peter):
-It is writings of a converted Christian (from paganism) in the beginning of the year 200 A.D., translated at that date from a disciple. He (Clement) meets with Peter, so he was alive during Christ’s ministry.)
Origin of Idolatry (At the time of the Giants and Noah):
“But when all these things were done (i.e., when Moses was selected as the only true righteous person left), men turned again to impiety;
and on this account a law was given by God to instruct them in the manner of living.
But in process of time, the worship of God and righteousness was corrupted by the unbelieving and the wicked, as we shall show more fully by and by.
Moreover, perverse and erratic religions were introduced, to which the greater part of men gave themselves up, by occasion of holidays and solemnities, instituting drinkings and banquets, following pipes, and flutes, and harps, and diverse kinds of musical instruments, and indulging themselves in all kinds of drunkneness and luxury.
Hence every kind of error took rise; hence they invented groves (i.e., Bohemian Grove?) and altars, fillets (altars) and victims, and after drunknness were agitated as if with mad emotions.
(The following sounds exactly like the modern dance parties “Raves”):
By this means power was given to the demons to enter into minds of this sort, so that they seemed to lead “INSANE DANCES AND TO RAVE” like Bacchanalians (sex orgy false god cult); hence were invented the GNASHING OF TEETH, and BELLOWING FROM THE DEPTH OF THEIR BOWELS; hence a terrible countenance (facial expression) and a fierce aspect (attitude) in men, so that he whom drunknness had subverted and a DEMON had instigated, was believed by the deceived and the erring to be filled with the Deity.
Note that the word “Rave” is used, and gnashing of teeth
The following is from Wikipaedia:
(RAVE dances usually involve MDMA, or Ecstacy, one the side effects are Trisma (jaw-clenching) and bruxia (gnashing of the teeth)
In 1958 Buddy Holly recorded the hit “Rave On,” citing the madness and frenzy of a feeling and the desire for it to never end.
Since the beginning of rave culture, ecstasy use has been linked to it and the culture was branded by the media as a drug-centric culture.
I don’t know if the gutural bellowing is associated with Raving, but there was a sub-rave category called hardcore or Jungle Core and I have been told that in Raves, the crowd makes noise in unison..
It is important to realize that the above information from Clementine was written in the year 231 A.D., further proof that Satan, ever the loser, has never changed his tactics, and why should he, they always work.
Remember that nothing is new under the sun is NOT a simple phrase when it comes to the world…Man, evil and full of sin, is the same now as he was then, we are just “civilized” (Not my term, nor I suspect, God’s)…