God’s ultimate purpose for creating the universe, is first and foremost for His pleasure; through worship from His creation. But also, Satan’s foremost agenda and prime goal is for the world to bow before him and worship him as God.
You said in your heart,
“I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. Isaiah 14:13(NIV)
This is a hard saying, but it is trustworthy: God has NO NEED for creation other than for the Pleasure of His Glory; which is worship!
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” Revelation 4:11
See what the angels are saying; “You alone, O God, art worthy, to receive Worship” … what did they call worship? It is the embodiment of Glory, Honor, and power; because you, O God, created all things for these Three reasons in One — Pleasure.
The ONLY reason God venture into creating human beings and all that eyes can see, is to receive glory, honor, and power through all that He created. So then, God created you and I, with only ONE expectation as His goal; WORSHIP — Glory, Honor and Power. But if you cannot offer it to Him through dedication to an obedient lifestyle and commitment to Him in Truth and in Spirit, you are not on His side. Up until now, God’s only expectation from you and I, is Worship.
However, God has never and will never force any Man or Angelic being to fulfil His pleasure for worship; no Man or Angel had God ever or will ever coarse into bringing unto Him Glory, Honor, and Power.
It is Satan that forces men into worship against their will. It is Satan that induces men into worship contrary to their allegiance.
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! Romans 6:20-21
Nevertheless, we like the Angels and Adam have been given the FREE Will to choose between good and evil; between becoming servants of Christ or slaves to Satan –the originator and personality of SIN.
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:15-16
When you exercise your choices and the power of will to live in displeasure against God, you are not just committing sin against God or yourself; what you are simply doing is a switch of pledged allegiance from God to Satan.
And you are simply acting and saying, “Satan, I trust you and now believe the voice of your counsel than that of God. Therefore, I submit myself to you Lordship and control; I WORSHIP YOU.”
…and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:26
I say it again. Satan’s motive from the beginning is to force worship from you towards him. And he employs all manner of means to achieve this aim. He employs every crude and severe methods; such as stocking and kitting your life with temptation, problems, difficulties; all to force you into worshipping him against your will; consciously or unconsciously.
Listen Carefully, afflictions, problems, temptations, difficulties and struggles are voices of Satan in our lives, and all they resonate to our heart is singular and not perpendicular: “Worship ME as Your God!”
Hallelujah, you have Dominion and Authority in Christ Jesus, and Satan has no power over you; he is not your master, because you are no longer under his laws, but now under the grace [power and favour] of God through Christ Jesus.
”We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5(NIV)
Watch Out, and Watch your Back!