Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 30. A case of Satanic accusation of prosecution in the court of heaven.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Point 7. The Courtroom Trial of the Angelic Conflict.
The chief antagonist in the angelic conflict is called Satan or the devil.
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.
As long as we are alive, Satan will put pressure on us on earth, but he will also go to heaven to try to prosecute us.
ROM 14:10 For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.
JUD 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
He objected on the basis that they were unworthy of the honor about to be bestowed upon them -
as if Satan had been worthy of the honor God had given him.
The Lord encourages his priest by showing that their demerit does not disqualify them for the work because they are accepted in the righteousness of another, their great High Priest, the Branch.
Those who belong to TLJC are protected by Him whenever Satan makes accusations against them.
DEU 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
HEB 13:5 For He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
ISA 64:6 For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
Joshua represents all of God’s people who compared to the +R of God are all unclean but have already been washed and sanctified by the Lord Jesus Christ.
He separates between them and their sins and therefore prevents their sins from separating them between them and their God.
ISA 44:22 I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you,
HEB 8:12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.
HEB 10:17 And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
MIC 7:18-19 Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? Yes you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
PSA 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
2SA 12:13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.”
He not only has the shame of his filthiness removed, but the shame of his nakedness covered.
Joshua was in danger of being dismissed from his office; but, instead of that, he is reinstalled and established in his office.
GEN 50:20 “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”
DEU 23:5 “but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.”
The clean turban for his head is symbolic of a cleared conscience so that the dignity of the priesthood might be perfect: and this was fulfilled in Christ, who was both Priest and King.
When Satan makes accusations against the people of God, TLJC, their defense attorney is standing by.
Whether you know it or not, the moment you accepted Christ as Savior, you retained the services of the greatest barrister or lawyer on retainer of all time, our Lord Jesus Christ.
All of the sins of the world, all of our personal sins, past, present and future, were never imputed to us for judgment; only Adam’s sin was.