Satan in the NIV/ESV/NLT “Lord’s Prayer”
Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4
The Lord’s prayer, which begins, “Our Father Which Art In Heaven”, appears in only two of the four Gospels, in Matthew 6 & Luke 11.
In this church, the only version of the Bible that I preach from is the King James versions, we are KJV Only, and there’s a reason for that.
We believe that the King James Bible is the only supernaturally preserved, inerrant, infallible Word of God in the English language. & that All modern versions which came AFTER the KJV are fraudulent counterfeits of God’s Word.
And sadly, corrupt versions like the NIV, NLT, & ESV are the versions that are the most used in today’s churches and the sheep are feeding on filler & modified food full of harmful additives instead of the pure, perfect, God-made words of the King James translation of the Bible.
And specifically, what I want to address today is the fact that the modern versions have an explicit agenda to attack prayer and replace prayer to God with prayer to Satan.
And I know, it sounds extreme & preposterous! But let me prove it to you from the Bible by comparing the Lord’s prayer in the KJV to the modern versions.
I have in my hands, a side-by-side Bible comparison that showcases the KJV alongside the NIV.
• In Luke, The Lord’s pray in the KJV has 58 words v. 34 words (approx. 41% that’s missing!) Coupled w/ the removal of the last line of the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6, approx. half of the Lord’s prayer is missing in the modern versions of the Bible!
• Read KJV/NIV
• Occultists view Lucifer or Satan as “The Universal Father” or the “Father of all”. When Satanists refer to the “Father”, they are referring to Lucifer.
• This is also the New Age god ecumenicalism: the idea that God is the One, Invisible, Universal Father of All Human Beings, that we’re all God’s children.
• But that’s not what the Bible teaches. What does the Bible teach?
The Bible teaches that you are ONLY a child of God if you’ve put your faith in Jesus Christ. Otherwise, God is NOT your father! We’re all estranged from God until we put our faith in Jesus Christ because your sinful nature has separated us from Him!
Analogy about sin is great gulf fixed between us and God and Jesus bridges that gap between us and God the Father.
Galatians 3:26 says:
For ye are ALL the children of God by FAITH in Christ Jesus.
The Bible says we are all God’s creation … but that doesn’t make us all His children!
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
What does the Bible say about “unbelievers”?
In Ephesians 2:3, the Bible calls unbelievers, “Children of Wrath”.
“Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”
Who are “children of wrath”? These are people who are born to Adam, born into humanity, born natural men, but who’ve been disinherited as God’s children because of their sin.
Jesus also called the Pharisees – the unbelieving religious Jews of His time – “children of the devil”.
But what the Universalists want to do is create this ecumenical religion that makes God the Father of all mankind, thereby setting up the perfect environment for the Anti-Christ to seize power.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? [even] because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
So we see that no one is automatically a “child of God” simply by birth or just because they’ve been created in God’s image.
In fact, Jesus says in John 3:3 that you have to be born again to become a child of God!
And so in Luke 11, by changing “OUR FATHER” to “FATHER” & removing “which art in heaven”, the altered Lord’s prayer becomes conducive to occult prayers!
• Satanists and the New Age like to mimic God by using “the Father” title, because Satan wants to be like the Most High.
In Isaiah 14:14, Lucifer says:
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
HP Blavatsky or Madame Blavatsky as she is known, was a famous occult, Luciferean author and founder of the Theosophical Society in 1875.
She was a spiritist involved in necromancy and many other evils; And she called Satan: “Holy Father of Evil. Sainted Satan.”
This is an occult term for the devil. And so what’s it doing in the modern Bibles?
And that is the agenda of the Lucifereans. They want to replace the majestic throne and authority of God with the wretched reign of Satan and the Anti-Christ.
• So for New Agers, “Our” must be removed from “Our Father” because the word “our” delimits God’s fatherhood to believers only and is a clear witness – the KJV is a clear witness – against the New Age Universal god.
And this isn’t the only place where the modern Bibles remove “our” from “Our Father”.
KJV: “I and [my] Father are one.”
NIV: “I and the Father are one.” (impersonal, universal)
NLT: “The Father and I are one.”
KJV: “Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?”
ESV: “Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?”
2 Thessalonians 1:2
KJV: “Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
NIV: “Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
They even do this in Rev. 22:21 w/ Jesus.
KJV: “The grace of OUR Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
ESV: “The grace of THE Lord Jesus be with all.6 Amen.”
• The epistles of Paul in the KJV do sometimes refer to God as “God the Father”, and He is God the Father, but Paul always makes a point of addressing God as “our Father” in the first chapters to denote that He is the Father of believers.
• What the modern versions are doing is subtly chiseling away at the Word of God.
• And some of these changes may not seem like a big deal to some, but the New Age editors are operating under the principles of incrementalism – the same method that the NWO uses to slowly chisel away at our civil & God-given Constitutional rights over multiple generations.
• This is just the beginning …
KJV: For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST …
NASB: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father
NIV: For this reason I kneel before the Father,
ESV & NLT also leave our “our Lord Jesus Christ”.
• So which “Father” are the modern versions bowing their knee to? Which Father are they worshipping?
• Apparently, it’s not the God “of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
The Satanists laugh at Christian behind closed doors, because of our ignorance on this issue!
This idea of Satan as “Father” abounds in the New Age.
In “Domga and Ritual of High Magic” one spiritist writer calls necromancers to invoke the name “Father of All” when calling up the dead.
Madame Blavatsky, the Luciferean occult leader that I mentioned earlier, calls the fallen angels: “the fathers” and she calls Satan: “the Serpent of Genesis … the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind.”
She also calls Lucifer, “Christ, the bright and morning star”.
Where do you think she gets the false notion that Lucifer is Christ instead of Jesus?
Well, there’s a passage in Modern Bibles where Jesus is indirectly called Lucifer.
Turn to Isaiah 14
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
So this is a clear reference to Satan and it’s the only place in the Bible where the name “Lucifer” is mentioned.
Isaiah 14:12: How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
So “son of the morning” is changed to “morning star”.
There is a difference between being called “son of the morning” and “morning star”.
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Revelation 22:16 in the NIV calls Jesus the “bright morning star”.
When comparing parallel passages, it’s inconsistent.
There’s an agenda to change the Bible … and to influence it’s language to be conducive to Satanic, occult practices right under the radar of unsuspecting Christians.
In other words, what the occult is getting modern Christians to do in these fake versions, in these counterfeits, is to pray to Satan instead of to God! And that’s been Satan’s goal all the time! So of course, he’s going to seek to corrupt God’s Word.
Alice Bailey another New Age occultists, speaking of the Anti-Christ wrote: “He is closer to the Father and to the One … He had to re-institute the Mysteries of Initiation in such a form that they would prove the basis of a new world religion, the Father, the Lord of the World … We are all gods, all the children of the One Father.”
That’s their goal: to usher in the reign of the Anti-Christ’s one-world religion, so that all will be forced to worship the beast and his image. And they’ve begun this work by corrupting the text that Christians go to as their final, ultimate authority.
Luke 11:2 says that we should pray to “Our Father Which Art In Heaven”.
By removing “Our” and also “Which Art in Heaven”, the modern versions have segregated God from both believers and from heaven.
So the modern versions don’t have us praying to God in heaven, but to the devil beneath.
The Bible says God’s dwelling place is in heaven:
Matthew 5:34: “But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:”
Matthew 5:44-45: “44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven…”
So in the NIV when they pray, “Your kingdom come” to a Father who is not in heaven, whose kingdom are they asking to come to earth? God’s or Anti-Christ’s?
And when they say give us this day our daily bread, who are they asking for provision? The God who provides manna in the wilderness or the god of the prosperity teachers who preach that you should have your best life now, and promise wealth and material success, instead of daily bread sufficient for the day.
Joel Osteen: “You are supposed to live a victorious life, an abundant life”
It’s true that God is going to provide us with the provision that we need to support our families & enable us to preach the Gospel, But that doesn’t mean that we’re going to be rich in this world!
Now there’s nothing wrong with being rich if God has blessed you or if you’ve earned it, but that’s not the purpose of the Gospel!
Prosperity Word of faith / name it and claim it / or speak positively / is not from the Word of God / but from the Law of attraction / it’s the “new thought movement” of the early occult teachings of the 1800s and from the same theosophical societies as Madame Blavatsky. It’s the same principle as the “Secret” that Oprah promoted some years back.
They all preach a false god that submits to the demands of its followers!
Osteen: “You need to send your words out in the direction that you want your life to go. Words are like seeds, you continue to speak them, believe them and they can become a reality.”
He’ll say things like, “Get up and say this is going to be a great day! I’m excited about my future! Something good is going to happen to me!”
“Like a magnet we draw in what we are constantly thinking about”.
But how is that any different than New Age theology?
Joel Osteen isn’t just a mis-guided, feel-good prosperity preacher with soft doctrine, he’s preaching the SATANIC doctrine of the LAW OF ATTRACTION practiced by Lucifereans of the New Age and the OCCULT!
Joel Osteen isn’t even saved! He’s on his way to hell!
And he’s got thousands of lukewarm, baby Christians deceived into following him!
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION teaches that good thoughts attract good things and bad thoughts attract bad things.
Annie Besant, another occult thinker, wrote: “We must think of that which we desire to receive, and refuse to think of that which we desire not to receive.” (1903).
Osteen isn’t preaching anything new.
Kenneth Hagin, father of the modern “word of faith” movement: “If you’re not satisfied with what you have, you’ve created it yourself”.
That’s the same thing that Hinduism teaches: that Life is an Illusion that you create.
But the Bible admonishes us in Luke 12:31:
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
NIV: “But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
Who’s kingdom are they talking about?
The ESV & NASB remove “of God” also.
The objective of the NWO is to usher in the kingdom … not of God … but of the Anti-Christ … it’s the exact polar opposite.
… that’s the focus of our current social order, our politics, our schools, our state-controlled pastors who are toting the line, and the whole “do not judge” attitude and tolerance of sodomites that’s infiltrated our churches.
MODERN VERSIONS ALSO REMOVE “thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
• By removing this verse and the “art in heaven” of the first line, every reference to heaven is removed from the Lord’s prayer!
Jesus prayed in Luke 22:42: “ … not my will, but thine, be done.”
And that should be our prayer every day: that His will be done, not ours, as we die daily.
1 John 5:14-15:
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And that goes directly against the WORD OF FAITH movement.
The final line REMOVED from the Lord’s prayer is “BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL”.
In the New Age movement, black & white words and doctrines like “Heaven” or “Hell” or “Good” & “Evil” are purposely obscured.
The New Age seeks after permissive shades of gray.
Everything is ultimately permissible and moral relativity is the only commandment, so long as you “don’t judge!”
And the Lord’s prayer isn’t the only place where prayer is removed.
Mark 13:33: “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”
NIV: “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” (ESV, NASB, etc)
FASTING, which goes hand in hand with prayer, is also removed from key parts of the modern Bibles.
Matthew 17:21: “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
REMOVED from the NIV, ESV, NLT.
2 Corinthians 6:5
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
NIV: in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
Same thing happens in 2 Cor 11:27 – fastings is replaced with “hunger”.
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
NIV: He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
Look, we could go on all day about the hundreds or thousands of places where the modern Bibles corrupt the Word of God.
But I just want to thank Jesus for giving me eyes to see! Because we have the Word of God!
Unlike many churches who are preaching out of these counterfeit phony versions of the Bible, these Satanic corruptions, we actually are among the privileged who have the inerrant Word of the Living God among us in the KJV.
LET ME FINISH WITH THIS:
We need to make prayer a daily & consistent part of our lives:
Psalm 5:3: My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Prayer should be the first thing that we do before beginning our day.
We do that at our house. We begin & end each day w/ prayer.
Encourage your family and your kids to pray with you daily!
Psalm 88:1: “O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:”
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Paul says to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
In v. 18: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Before Jesus called his disciples together and appointed the twelve apostles, He went into a mountain and prayed ALL NIGHT.
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
• If you’re not praying consistently, don’t be surprised if things aren’t going your way … if your life is stalling!
Psalm 145:18: The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
A lot of these verses are from the Book of Psalms. The psalms were originally prayers and hymns that were read and cited in the congregations! If you’re not sure what to pray, pick up the book of psalms!
Ephesians 5:19: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”
There’re so many good verses on prayer.
The Lord’s prayer is our example. And I what I notice about the Lord’s prayer is that we often begin our prayers by just asking God to bless us and give us things and help us.
But we have it a little bit reversed.
The Lord’s prayer begins with calling out to God as our Father, hallowing His name, asking for His kingdom to come!
(We’re literally praying for the return of Jesus Christ)
We’re asking for His will to be done!
And then – once we’ve done that – we ask for our daily bread! We’re asking God to provide for all of our needs!
And forgiving us of our sins …
We ask that he lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil!
And we end by acknowledging His kingdom and His power and giving him the glory!
May God’s will be done, in earth as it is in heaven!