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The Angelic Conflict – Part 3 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 3 –

Point 3. – When and How the Angelic Conflict Began – 

The revelation concerning the angelic conflict begins with the period between the creation of the heavens and the earth, GEN 1:1, and the desolating judgments which ended that period, when earth became waste and empty, GEN 1:2.

GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

God has no beginning, He is eternal! The angels were already around before God created the heavens and the earth.

JOB 38:4-5 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements, since you know? Or who stretched the line on it?”

JOB 38:6-7 “On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars [angels] sang together, And all the sons of God [angels] shouted for joy?”

JOB 38:7 – all the angels shouted for joy because they were undivided at that time.

GEN 1:1 – the universe, the heavens and the earth, was originally created as the domain of the angels.

It was between GEN 1:1 and GEN 1:2 that Lucifer rebelled against God and enticed one third of the angels to follow him.

REV 12:4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars [angels] of heaven,

Along with sin and evil, Satan’s rebellion brought chaos upon the earth.

As part of God’s judgment against the rebellious angels, the planet was enshrouded in darkness. The raging waters of the deep froze into an ice pack, and before the earth could be inhabited again, restoration would be necessary.

GEN 1:2 And the earth became [not was] formless and void [tohuw waabohuw],

ISA 24:1 Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface, and scatters its inhabitants.

JER 4:23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void [tohuw waabohuw]; And to the heavens, and they had no light.

JER 4:24-25 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, And all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and behold, there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled.

JER 4:26 I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were pulled down Before the Lord, before His fierce anger.

GEN 1:2b “and the Spirit of God began to move over the surface of the waters.” This was actually the beginning of God granting Satan’s appeal!

Man was created to be a witness for the justice, righteousness, and love of God, during the angelic conflict.

Man’s occupancy on the earth started long after the creation of the earth.

Man’s occupancy on planet earth didn’t last too long before Adam and the woman fell, and then Satan became the ruler of the world again!

Satan always considers this one of his greatest victories.

Satan is the highest of all angels, and ruler of all fallen angels, MAT 8:28; MAT 9:34; MAT 12:26; LUK 11:18-19.

He is the most beautiful creature to come from the hand of God. He is superior in genius, beauty, personality, and persuasiveness, and is invisible.

He is an organizational genius with a great organization of demons, EPH 6:10-12.

He is the enemy of Bible doctrine. He is the enemy of the Church (Royal Family). He is the enemy of Israel. He is the enemy of Christ.

The king of Tyre was possessed by Satan, just like the serpent in the garden and Judas Iscariot who betrayed our Lord.

“You had the seal of perfection” Of all of the creatures to come from the hand of God, Satan was the most beautiful, the wisest, and the most personable.

He has the greatest mind that any creature has ever had. Only one mind is more intelligent than his – “the mind of Christ,” 1CO 2:16, PHI 2:5.

God offers us the mind of Christ which is much greater than the greatest mind of all time, Satan’s, and the average believer says “NO thank you!”

REV 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

He deceives the whole world! REV 13:14 – he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform.

REV 18:23 – he deceives the world by using a very popular church in Rome.

REV 19:20 – he deceives those who had received the mark of the beast.

REV 20:3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

If there’s anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent, beauty, or anything else that can be considered worthwhile, it is arrogance.

There is the thought of arrogance, then the decision of arrogance, and then the action of arrogance.

The original sin among angelic creatures is like the original sin among human creatures; it occurred as a decision in perfect environment!

There are three things that you can do without as far as happiness in life is concerned! 1. To be a genius mentally.

2. Physical beauty in some form. 3. Perfect or improved environment.

Degeneracy in any nation, in any society, is merely a manifestation of the fact that people are unhappy.

Happiness comes from truth. Happiness is a state of mind.

He was created an adult with perfect beauty, with the greatest genius of any creature God ever made, and with perfect environment.

Satan was created with perfect beauty and brains, and authority as the Messiah’s personal angel, the guardian of the Messiah – yet his desire was for more POWER.

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