Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 10. Satan deceives the whole world.
Thursday, December 8, 2005
Point 3. When and How the Angelic Conflict Began.
The revelation concerning the angelic conflict begins with the dateless period between the creation of the heavens and the earth in their perfect form in which they first appeared, GEN 1:1, and the desolating judgments which ended that period, when earth became waste and empty, GEN 1:2.
In the human race, we have different categories like smart and ugly or beautiful and dumb.
First, there is the thought of arrogance.
Then there is the decision of arrogance.
Then there is 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.
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.
ROM 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
ROM 6:23 For the wages of sin is [spiritual] death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
ROM 5:12 Through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned - when Adam sinned
He was created an adult with perfect beauty, with the greatest genius of any creature God ever made, and with perfect environment.
With self-consciousness, he had perfect beauty, perfect brains, in a perfect environment.
Satan had beauty and brains from the start of his life, and he also had authority being the anointed cherub or the Messiah’s angel - but he got tired of being second in charge.
Arrogance promotes ambition, or “inordinate ambition.”
The first sin mentioned in God’s top seven is arrogance, the sin of Satan, PRO 6:16.
They are following the devil’ s pattern - following it perfectly.
“I can do a better job of the universe than God can.”
“Vote for me angels and I’ll give you a better universe!”
The lust for power has its roots in arrogance.
Arrogance is a desire for recognition.
Even in the Garden of Eden, his name nahash, translated “serpent,” means “the shining one.”
a) In the high priest’s breastplate as a manifestation of divine grace.
b) In the New Jerusalem, which reflects the glory of God.
c) As the covering of this great angel, which signalizes the highest of all creation.
“The workmanship of your settings and sockets” = he did not need an instrument to praise and glorify God; he was given a built-in royal crown of praise to praise to his Creator.
In the next verse we seem to pass from the royalty of Satan to his priestly dignity.
“Anointed” = the Messiah’s angel.
The cherubim were the group of angels related to the throne of God as protectors and defenders of His holiness.
Do not be surprised when you run into someone who is supposed to protect and defend the authority over them, but instead attacks it and discredits it; it started with their father the devil.
“Their father” = John the apostle called Christians under the thinking of Satan, sons [teknons] of the devil, 1JO 3:10.
God placed Satan there knowing that he eventually was going to rebel and start a conspiracy against God.