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The Angelic Conflict. Part 29. The Courtroom Trial of the Angelic Conflict.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Point 7. The Courtroom Trial of the Angelic Conflict.

The chief antagonist in the angelic conflict is called Satan or the devil.

In A.D. 382 Pope Damascus commissioned the scholar Jerome to make an official revision of the Latin versions of the Bible that were floating around in the Catholic Church.

His Hebrew name - heylel = shining one or morning star.

His title in the Hebrew - ha Satan = an attorney who slanders and gets away with it because of some legal loophole; an adversary.
Greek - diabolos [devil] = an adversary, an attorney in opposition in law, or a slanderer.

This is why we see Satan constantly bringing accusations against believers into the Supreme Court of Heaven,ZEC 3:1; REV 12:10, JOB 1:11; JOB 2:4-5.

REV 12:10b “the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.”

While the devil persecutes believers on earth, he prosecutes those same believers in heaven.

There are rank and file demons who specialize in investigating members of the human race under satanic scrutiny.

ZEC 3:1-2 - we find Satan prosecuting Joshua the High Priest and others in Israel.

God was about to reestablish the priesthood in Israel, and Satan found out about it and objected because of the sins that were found among the priests.

If we go astray in any area, Satan will be sure to aggravate it and make the worst of it.

Whenever we stand before God to serve His interests, we should expect all the resistance that Satan’s subtlety and malice can give us.

JAM 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Satan - wa’ha SaaTaan [the Satan] - a transliteration = the accuser, the prosecutor, the opponent, the adversary.

ROM 8:31 If God is for us, who is against us?

ROM 8:33-34 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died,

It is part of the happiness of the believer that the Judge is their friend.

Those that belong to TLJC have Him ready to appear vigorously for them when Satan makes his accusations and is most vehement against them.

Satan is told that he may resist the priest, but let him know that his resistance will be fruitless; it will be to no purpose to attempt anything against Jerusalem, because the Lord has chosen it, and He will abide by His choice.

You are a priest, 1PE 2:5,9, and you are also the elect and chosen by God, ROM 8:33, and the Lord will abide by His choice.

Whatever is opposed against God’s people, God saw it billions and billions of years ago; He foresaw it when He chose them and yet He still chose them.

MAT 12:20 “A battered reed He will not break off, And a smoldering wick He will not put out, Until He leads justice to victory.”

Joshua appears as one polluted, but he is in reality purified because of TLJC.

The Lord despised the filthiness of Joshua’s garments, but did not put him away, He put them away.

He reconciles himself to the sinner, but not to the sin.

When God forgives our sins, He causes them to pass away from us, that they may not appear against us to condemn us; He passes them from us as far as the east is from the west.

PSA 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Joshua was powerless to correct the condition; he could do nothing to cleanse himself.

Joshua was like most of us; he only saw himself as he appeared before men.

Our vision is what the word of God has to say about our position in Christ.

COL 1:22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach -

EPH 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.

EPH 5:27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.

Never forget that who and what you really are is as God sees you, not as what you appear in the eyes of the world.

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