In U255 we saw that all of us have a modem connection to the heavens. This is how God permits the angels to communicate with us through our subconscious. God can and does direct the attention of his people subconsciously to passages of the bible or other matters. This is one way in which he can help us. This may be the mechanism God uses to inspire bible students immediately after they ask a blessing on their research.
But God operates a level playing field policy towards the angels and the demons. So the demons can guide people in the direction they wish if they have hold of their modem link. Now God only directs those with faith who ask him. This is a specific group of humans. Likewise Satan will only be able to direct a group of humans who satisfy some criterion in his direction. But Satan is a deceiver and he does not empower his followers with the truth, he empowers himself with the truth and abuses everyone else with the lie. So his followers for the most part are unaware that they are his followers.
But what is this criterion for followers of Satan? Well we know that 50% are saved due to faith and the other 50% are condemned due to lack of faith. So we do not really need any criterion other than faith since that divides men into two equal camps. The scary thing is that it appears that either you are connected to God's administration, the holy spirit, or to Satan's administration the heavenly dragon. There does not appear to be a group that is disconnected at any point in time. Because if everyone with faith is connected to the spirit, which they must be since ther prayers must be answered in some way, then everyone without faith is one the other side of the equation connected to the dark side upstairs. Perhaps this is why Paul said...
14 On the other hand, we exhort you,
brothers, admonish the disorderly, speak consolingly to the depressed souls,
support the weak, be long-suffering toward all.
15 See that no one renders injury for injury to anyone else, but always pursue what is good toward one another and to all others.
16 Always be rejoicing.
17 Pray incessantly.
18 In connection with everything give thanks. For this is the will of God in union with Christ Jesus respecting you.
19 Do not put out the fire of the spirit.
20 Do not treat prophesyings with contempt.
21 Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine.
22 Abstain from every form of wickedness (1Thessalonians5).
41 Keep on the watch and pray continually, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26).
Praying forces the modem link to be connected to God. That might be the true power of prayer. When Solomon prayer to God at the inauguration of his temple he said this...
46 In case they sin against you for there
is no man that does not sin, and you have to be incensed at them and abandon
them to the enemy, and their captors actually carry them off captive to the land
of the enemy distant or nearby;
47 and they indeed come to their senses in the land where they have been carried off captive, and they actually return and make request to you for favor in the land of their captors, saying, 'We have sinned and erred, we have acted wickedly';
48 and they indeed return to you with all their heart [where the modem link is located] and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who carried them off captive, and they indeed pray to you in the direction of their land that you gave to their forefathers [praying in the congregation of the 1AC under the direction it gets from the holy spirit], the city [praying in the true church under the direction it gets from the spirit] that you have chosen and the house [praying as a saint in the direction they get from the spirit] that I have built to your name;
49 you must also hear from the heavens, your established place of dwelling, their prayer and their request for favor, and you must execute judgment for them,
50 and you must forgive your people who had sinned against you and all their transgressions with which they transgressed against you; and you must make them objects of pity before their captors and they must pity them
51 for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out from Egypt, from inside the iron furnace,
52 that your eyes may prove to be opened to the request for favor of your servant and to the request for favor of your people Israel, by listening to them in all for which they call to you.
53 For you yourself separated them as your inheritance out of all the peoples of the earth, just as you have spoken by means of Moses your servant when you were bringing our forefathers out from Egypt, Oh Sovereign Lord Jehovah (1Kings8).
Remember also that in Genesis we have domestic animals, moving animals and wild animals. So we have a group, God's people, the domestic animals, who are permanently connected to God's organisation, the holy spirit, and we have another group, the wild animals, who are permanently connected to the spirit of the dragon and then a third group who are floating voters, the moving animals, who get connected to one then to the other on a regular basis. These moving animals are the battleground of the angels.
Solomon's prayer and the entire experience of the Israelite race was that they were continually leaving Jehovah and then being captured by an enemy, and then being transferred to the land of the enemy, then repenting genuinely due to the hardship of that land, and praying for forgiveness, and then being rescued by God and returned into the promised land. This pattern of movement of God's physical people on the earth, prefigures the movement of the modem connection in heaven of God's spiritual people through the cycles of their faith and faithlessness.
When we sin and lose faith we lose our heavenly modem link to the holy spirit and are captured by the demons in the sense that they gain access to that link. We can only escape this condition through repentance and prayer, which returns the link back to the holy spirit. All scripturally recorded actions of the Israelites tell us about the future condition of men of faith.
Actually it is even simpler that that. Just as you are thrown out of the true church if you sin in such a way as to bring death. So you are thrown out of the heavenly church of the 1AC, if you defile your conscience in such a way as to lose faith. When out of that church your modem is connected to the dragon, when in that church your modem is connected to the spirit. The modem link the the means by which you get a sermon either from the angels or the demons. Those in the church of the 1AC get a regular feed from the good guys, those outside it get a regular feed from the bad guys.
Disfellowshipping from a true church involves a minimum fixed period of absence. But disfellowshipping from the 1AC can be fixed instantly. There is no minimum period. The minute you genuinely repent, you are back in that church. This is the parable of the prodigal son. The father did not say to him, sorry you can't just walk in here like this, go and spend 7 years thinking about how bad you have been! So a sincere prayer of repentance will always fix the modem link. Now we see the power of prayer and the necessity for genuine repentance.
7 I tell you that thus there will be more joy in heaven over one
sinner that repents than over 99 righteous ones who have no
need of repentance (Luke 15).
That joy is expressed by a reconnection amongst other things. The blessing of Abraham is not only salvation in the kingdom but also communication with the holy spirit in this system.
7 Keep on asking, and it will be given you [salvation,
through the 1AC]; keep on seeking, and you will find [the
true church in heaven if one does not exist on earth, and the truth about God
and his plans]; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you [the
heavenly modem link to the holy spirit].
8 For everyone asking receives [truth, blessings, salvation, communication], and everyone seeking finds [God, truth, true church in heaven if not on earth], and to everyone knocking it will be opened [There is a door to a church and there is a gate to the holy spirit] (Matthew 7).
One corollary of this is that no one is sitting on the fence here. Either we are connected to the holy spirit or we are connected to the unclean spirit. We are all participants in this game whether we want to be or not. The truth is that if you have not faith in God you are actually being used by the demons to attack those who do have faith whether you are aware of it or not.
40 He that is not against us is for us (Mark 9).
Obviously he that is against us is against us, and Mark says that he that is not against us, is for us. So since everyone is either against us or not against us, no one is sitting on the fence. That is what Mark is saying here. Everyone is either for us or against us, no one is neutral. At the end, everyone's side will be exposed. We all do take a side. And the result of this is that everyone ends up either in the kingdom or in Gehenna. There is no third way. Either you embrace a sustainable way of living or you are a threat to continued life.
If you are in the true church then your modem link is connected to the heavens unless you have a sin that you are deliberately hiding, defiling your conscience. True Christians have long known that if someone commits and sin and hides it then before long he will commit a really obvious sin which he will not be able to hide and he will pay for that sin. Now we can see the mechanism by which the angels achieve this. This angels see the sin that is hidden from the congregation. They then hand over the modem link to Satan. He then shoves a bunch of daft sin suggestions down the link one of which the faithless brother goes and commits. In the case of the Watchtower administration this was: Hey why don't you join the UN and ride the beast like a harlot? I'll give you all the kingdoms of the world for field service if you do!
This is why it is so important to keep a clean conscience, to repent and own up immediately, for then your sin only affects your modem link for a very small period of time. A repentant murderer is in a better condition than an unrepentant thief in this regard. The murderer has a bigger sin, but a more secure future!
Furthermore there is little point in having a heavenly modem connection which you youself do not use. This is the power of prayer. It not only transfers your connection from the dragon to the woman, it also enables many more blessings to flow from the woman whilst you are connected to her.
If we pray incessantly as Paul prescribed, then we shall be blessed incessantly in ways we cannot describe!
As regards the unrepentant fornicator of 1Cornithians5, or any unrepentant sinner...
5 you hand such a man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord (1 Corinthians 5).
True, the congregation should chuck him out, disfellowshipping him from meetings. His ICC Kingdom flesh is thereby destroyed. Also the angels will have already handed over his modem link to Satan due to his lack of faith in not owning up to his fornication. This is the destruction of his 1AC Kingdom flesh. But if he is then repentant then his 1AC baptism and his heavenly modem connection are restored in that instant. This will help him return to the church at the first opportunity after the minimum expulsion period.
Now let us apply this same reasoning to the angels themselves. Those who remain part of the unclean spirit, the spirit of the dragon, will all go to Gehenna, since they are unrepentant mass murderers of humans. Angels can only go to Gehenna if they interact with humans whose lives can be taken. It is not possible for an angel to commit a life abusing sin against another angel, since they exist in immortal bodies. So there will be angels living in a non sustainable way in the heavens. In fact there must have been a society break down and various mental conditions of unhappy abused angels which may not have been far from death of an emotional or mental type. There may also have been great indignation against God by those suffering from abuse by other angels. One might argue even than continuing to exist for ever in an emotionally abused condition is worse than death if you cannot drag yourself out of it. Many of these angels will be fixed when they see their trouble physicalized in humans. It will help them to grasp the precise nature of their malaise, and to see really what behaviour is sustainable and what behaviour is not.
So Satan's administration will go to Gehenna, the dragon is thrown into the fire of Gehenna.
2 And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years (Revelation 20)
But those angels who rejected God's administration but have not interacted with humans cannot be sent to Gehenna, since they have committed no life abusing sin. Hopefully they will see the error of our ways, and thereby change their mind about their ways. If not then they should understand what this means...
10 And the Devil [Satan's deceiving administration] who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where both the wild beast [the UN] and the false prophet [the US/UK 2 horned beast] [already were]; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (Revelation 20).
These organisations are destroyed. But they are not forgotten. Videos of
their antics will be with us in God's library for all time. They are another
copper serpent. All creation will spend the next few million years laughing and
shouting at and screaming at and ridiculing the behaviour of the humans and
angels involved in those organisations.