Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday November 29, 2018
Pastor Rick Bettez
Angels Part 12.
- Angels rebelled in eternity past which points to free will similar to mankind.
- No created creature is perfect outside an intimate relationship with Christ.
- Mankind was offered redemption therefore it would only be fair and just that angels were also offered a form of salvation.Heb 2:2 “For if the doctrine having been communicated through angels became permanent (and it did), and every violation of the law and negative volition received a just punishment (and it did).”This highlights that all plans and repercussions (punishment & rewards) were dealt with in eternity past.Hebrews 2:1. The shadows were administered by angels. Now that man is superior to angels and now that the born again believer is superior (position) to angels (not physically at the present time) —The Word is taught by pastors.The (elect) angels could communicate the Mosaic law, they knew the Law; but Church Age doctrine they did not know. Therefore it is fitting that in God’s plan of grace that men, starting with the apostles & continuing in every generation with pastor-teachers, should communicate things that angels did not even know of.Eph 3:10 so that the manifold wisdom (mystery) of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.11 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, ( HE HAS CARRIED OUT,) done in eternity past.God’s design and plans were meticulously laid out, the Cross was the pinnacle of the universe why would we doubt God did not have an inclusive plan for angels as well as mankind?
Job 15:15 If God puts no trust in His saints, and the heavens are not pure in His sight
There is no flesh or angelic force that can stand up to the purity of God.
Jude 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,
2Pet 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Psa 130:3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
Pro 20:9 Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”?
Mat 10:26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Mat 10:1 Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.
Mar 3:28 “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” 30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Mat 17:18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.
Mat 9:33 After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed and were saying, Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.
2Cor 12:7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself!
(2Cor 12:7) The Greek, masculine noun- aggelos (messenger), used for angelic or a human being who are under authority of another. This is a fallen angel allowed by God to keep Paul from becoming arrogant.
1Tim 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2Cor 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
Gal 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
The subtleness of satanic agendas are wrapped within religious standards and many pulpits & denominations are teaching principles closer to doctrines of demons than they are to Bible Doctrine.
Rev 9:11 They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss, his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon
Rev 9:17 And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.
Both fallen and elect angels have a military impact upon human history; the elect are designed as a protective or guarding force and the fallen as the attacking military adversary.
Both elect and fallen angels have been predestined in their roles toward humanity and the resolution of the Angelic Conflict. Both have abilities to contact or communicate with mankind.
There is a system of rank and file among all angels, other than being an all-male population there are definitive similarities between humans & angels; Free will, Bel & Unbel, winners and losers, divine judgement, participation in the AC.
Remaining inside the PPOG is the only source of comfort, truth and protection the human race has until the 2nd Advent of Christ.
2Thes 2:8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,