We Are Not Ignorant of Satan’s Schemes: Part 3 :: By Ron Ferguson

This is a series where we examine some means by which Satan has made inroads into human activity. It might be surprising to hear that we are not ignorant of Satan’s devices, but the Bible says that, and this is an attempt to explore that fact. 2 Corinthians 2:11 “in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan, FOR WE ARE NOT IGNORANT OF HIS SCHEMES.” We look at different avenues the devil and his agents have used to cripple the human race. I have selected about 30 of these agendas.


A part of the sexual revolution is deviant sexual practice. It is the worst because it destroys what God created. Terms such as bisexual, transsexual, homosexual, lesbian, gay, intersex, transvestite, and dozens more absolutely fly in the face of this verse – Matthew 19:4 “He answered and said, ‘Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.” Satan destroys gender and family.

The verse we just had progresses to this one – Matthew 19:5-6 “and said, ‘For this cause A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE and the two shall become ONE FLESH?’ Consequently, they are no longer two but one flesh. What God has joined together, let no man separate.'”

I have known homosexuals in relationships and get on well with them. We have been friends. They wish no ill will toward Christians, but the homosexual activists do. They hate Christians and the Christian Bible because of passages such as Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6, and Leviticus 20. These activists have been very busy agitating Governments and organizations in society. They have procured extraordinary rights over “normal” people and especially over Christians, who are gagged and can be arrested for opposing homosexuality and homosexual marriage.

“Where is the fairness in all that?” you may ask. Well, there is no fairness. We have been told that the world becomes very bad toward the end of the Church age, which is where we are now. The devil has orchestrated homosexual rights everywhere: privileges and legal protection against those who oppose them.

Is it just accidental that such a thing happened? No, it is not. It is Sodom’s revival and fits perfectly into Romans 1, the downward progression of humanity when man throws God away, which is where we are today. As Lot was removed from Sodom before the judgment of God fell on the cities of the plain, so shall the Church be removed from this earth, and then the judgment will fall in the Tribulation. The world is storing up for itself judgment that will come crashing over its head.

Because of the deep implications of homosexuality that oppose God’s Genesis order, then Satan himself is active in this field even to bring alternate sexuality into school curricula and education, in the study of “personal relationships.” Deviants have been pushing for this, so it is embraced by Governments as part of human lifestyle education. We are destroying our kids in the name of education and relationship. It is a disaster.

What can Christians do about the matter? In many countries, you might get arrested for protesting against this deviant practice, and in some, for preaching against it. So many laws are enacted that are punitive against Christians and people who desire decency. Christians can pray, and I would never lessen the part of prayer. We know from several scriptures that the world will worsen quickly and will proceed from bad to worse. As Christians, we have to realize all this, even though it is grossly distasteful to all of us. 2 Timothy 3:12-13 “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. Evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Those verses follow from 2 Timothy 3:1 – the last days (of the Church age).


To destroy God’s sedate order of creation, man must interfere to disrupt it. These are not man’s unique ideas but come from demonic influence. Before we go any further, there is a difference between demonic possession, demonic influence, and demonic oppression. In “possession,” a person is possessed by evil spirits, and that we saw on several occasions in the Gospels. A possessed person does not have to foam at the mouth; most don’t and might seem fairly normal, but they are evil. However, a Christian can feel most uneasy in the presence of a demonic person. All witches and wizards, a lot of new age mediums, and those given to the occult, etc., I believe are possessed.

By far, the biggest demonic operation is “influence” in the minds and souls of those who are not of Christ.

Consider this verse – Matthew 12:30 “HE WHO IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.”

There is no such thing as a foot in both camps in spiritual concerns or in allegiances. No one can serve two masters. He is loyal to one, not the other. The Christian works for the interests of Christ, and the non-Christian works for those things not of Christ, even though they may not be really evil and morally bankrupt as we view them. All those of Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran are possessed or under demonic deception, which brings us to the next one.

The worst of these people against Christ and under strong demonic influence are those under the control of the demonic world, even though they do not know. I don’t want to sound mean, but I see many of these in our Parliaments and Governments who are bringing in anti-God policies and persecution against what is good. For some reason, possibly more of these are women. All the evil being legislated in the world comes from those under demonic deception, delusion, and influence.

Christians cannot be possessed but can come under even strong demonic “oppression.” Sometimes, it feels like a weight is pushing on you. We do not despair, for we have to realize we are in a battle, and the stronger we are for the Lord, the greater often is the enemy’s opposition. Paul wrote to the Corinthians – 2 Corinthians 11:3 “but I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, YOUR MINDS SHOULD BE LED ASTRAY from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” That shows Christians can be led astray under the oppression of the evil ones. Be on your guard, or as the apostle said it – 2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, BE ON YOUR GUARD LEST YOU FALL from your own steadfastness, BEING CARRIED AWAY by the error of unprincipled men.”

As part of the blindness of those who grope in the darkness, we have the adoption of equal representation in government for “things.” I used the word “things” because, in the WOKE nonsense, distinctive gender pronouns or nouns can’t be used in some deluded places. They mean male and female, but in one Australian State, you can’t say “men and women,” or “boys and girls” in school, or in some of the government offices. This is political policy from the left socialists who say there must be an equal number of males and females, disregarding the matter of competence or ability. This has ensured women are incapable of the job because numbers must be equal, are found in positions of authority, and some competent males are rejected.

My mind goes to a White House “spokesthing,” Karine Jean-Pierre, who has the position she is utterly incapable of. She is an American political advisor who has served as the White House press secretary since May 13, 2022, and is the first black person, first black woman, and the first openly LGBT person to serve in the position. Clever people are overlooked because of the numbers game based on affirmative gender (affirmative action).

My State government changed the makeup of work gangs at one stage, and I am not sure if it still applies. Say one of these work details had 6 people; then one had to be white, one colored, one disabled, one aboriginal, and one at least female. Society is weakened because of this confusion, but Satan loves it. We are right at the end of the Church age, so Satan will try to destroy as many as he can so they will not believe the truth and get converted – destroyed by demonic WOKEISM and evil legislation.

I close with one verse that is our strong battle tank – Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore, TAKE UP THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and HAVING DONE EVERYTHING, TO STAND FIRM.”


In case the heading is confusing, it means those who escaped the Moloch death of abortion are now under the Moloch destruction in some schools. I deal with abortion later on.

I am saying more on this theme later on down the list, but we look at the destruction of the innocence of children. Yes, I know in biblical terms that no child is innocent because of the fall, but in the matter of accountability, there is a difference. I do accept that at the Rapture, those who have not the understanding to accept or reject Jesus as Saviour are taken to heaven, and the age of responsibility varies, but it is left in God’s hands. But Satan wants to influence the child even before he or she has reached accountability; such is his hatred of children.

There is a new form of the god Moloch. Our children are being sacrificed to the sexualization of the school curriculum. Younger and younger children are being exposed to the facets of sexual activity in so-called sex education, human relationships, and deviancy such as homosexuality and lesbianism. I have heard that in a few places, children aged from around 9 and upwards are told there is no restriction on behavior and it is all right to experiment with these sexual ideas. What evil minds could contrive that? These satanic agents are implementing the devil’s schemes.

Children are now being subject to a socialist curriculum, and anything associated with socialism is not of God but built on the humanist platform. Humanism is the heart of communism and socialism, probably of the Nazis as well. They embrace their godless evolution, and all those “isms” are the devil’s offspring.

In the last week of November 2023, hundreds or thousands of children in schools in Melbourne, Australia, took the day off school for a great gathering in support of Palestinians (actually for Hamas), and the vile rhetoric against Israel was frightening from these children and teenagers. Most of these kids are not Islamic; they are pawns of the system, deceived by this socialist agenda. There is an unbelievable rise in anti-Semitism in many nations, especially in elements of Australian society, as the Prime Minister refuses to support Israel.

I think he and the Foreign Minister hate Israel. Those who hate Israel will fall under the curse of God because those who curse Israel will have their fate – Genesis 12:2-3 “and I will make you a great nation and I will bless you and make your name great, and so you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you AND THE ONE WHO CURSES YOU I WILL CURSE. In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

The older people will remember school days when we concentrated on the basics, enjoyed the edifying literature and the content of different subjects, and had a wonderful childhood generally. The curricula in those days were built on what was wholesome, beneficial, and necessary to life. It did have a Christian ethic to a greater or lesser extent, but it was not as divisive as it is now, training children and young people to question their gender and sexuality and to experiment with their sexuality as is done now in some places, and to despise the settlement of their own nations.

Specialists in devious areas like the psychology of education, human relationships, and social issues are developing this mutant platform for school curricula while lessening the concentration on the basics. It is pure humanism, anti-God and anti-Christian.

Why is Satan doing this? The simple reason is that Satan hates children. When you destroy the young generation, you have destroyed the future offspring of that generation. Whatever Jesus said and taught, the devil has the opposite agenda in each one of those teachings. Jesus loves children; the devil hates them and tries to destroy their personalities. That is why the devil’s evil agents – Pharaoh, Herod, Haman, and Hamas, hate children and try to destroy them.

Satan makes sure drugs are freely available and sexual subjects are always confronting children. He also covers his tracks so that Christians who object and protest find it extremely difficult to get their point over or face legal issues from wicked Governments when they try to take action.

God’s day of judgment is very close and will break over this world when the Lord takes His precious Bride to Himself in heaven.


We said earlier that wicked men will proceed from bad to worse in the last days of the Church age. In that same passage in 2 Timothy 3, we are told that “perilous times – AV” or “difficult times – NASB” will come. It means times of hardship. Taken worldwide, I think those times are definitely here; and remember, Israel is always God’s time clock. Maybe you live in a Western democracy where you might be a bit more sheltered from hardship, but Christians in communist nations, African nations, all Islamic countries, and in sections of South America are living dangerous and difficult lives.

Devious governments will ensure devious schemes (satanic schemes, of course, but they do not realize it), and the worse they are, the worse the lengths they go to maintain their position.

80% of the taxpayers’ money in Australia goes to prop up a massive public service (civil service in Britain; public service in the USA) and employees of the Federal Government. The nations become unworkable, but the government has placed them there because they will implement the government’s agendas and planning. AND the government has “bought them,” meaning they will get their votes in the election. How disgusting is that? It is a self-serving, sly agenda.

It is corruption, but that is unsurprising, for one of the names for Satan is Beelzeboul = Lord of the flies, or “lord of the dung heap.” Filthy corruption is Satan’s objective in all he does. Successive Australian (especially the Australian Labor Party) governments have brought into the nation hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and radical Muslims because they know they will vote for Labor at the election.

It is a cunning strategy, and we know who teaches them these cunning strategies. Satan’s plans are not just for the immediate time frame but for trouble in the future, a lot of trouble.

The United States has its own problems on the southern border, with millions streaming in because Biden removed the protective border Trump built. I think I saw where most of these “illegal immigrants” will vote for the Democrats. Is that why Biden removed the border protection? Wicked men are self-serving because they are strongly under satanic influence.

I don’t want to sound demented or anything like that, but we must examine Satan’s motives and purposes. However, as these things continue, they will fracture society more and more, leading to severe political unrest and eventually to civil wars.

In the Tribulation, looking at this description of the red horse not long after the Church’s Rapture – Revelation 6:3-4 “When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, ‘Come,’ and another, a red horse, went out, and to him who sat on it, IT WAS GRANTED TO TAKE PEACE FROM THE EARTH, and that MEN SHOULD SLAY ONE ANOTHER, and a great sword was given to him.” Then, we see that peace is removed. Not only are there wars everywhere – international wars – but I think it also means civil and racial wars. We already have the conditions primed and the fuse, but it has not been ignited. The red horse is the ignition.


END OF PART 3. Part 4 will follow, and it will deal with more of these.