Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Angelic Conflict. Part 34. The mystery behind perfect environment.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

First of all, the formal presentation of the case: the prosecution [God] presents His case, followed by the defense [Satan and the fallen angels] presenting their side.

Next is the rebuttal phase: the rebuttal arguments of the prosecution [God, bringing to the witness stand TLJC and winner believers of the Church-age] followed by the rebuttal arguments of the defense [Satan cross-examining those witnesses].

Third and final phase of the trial: the closing arguments and summary of the prosecution includes the Second Advent and the Millennial rule of Christ.

LUK 3:38 Adam was the first one to be called the son of God.

While Satan is a genius he has not learned the simplest lesson of society - the power of God is infinitely greater than the power of man or any angelic creature.

MAT 5:45 “for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

Even when God is judging the unbeliever, He is treating him in grace; judgment by pain is the perfect illustration.

Grace directed toward the unbeliever in judgment by pain, and toward the human race in general in judgment by death, is absolutely phenomenal.

Instead of judgment by pain, it is warning by perfect environment.

Yet they reject the gospel; they absolutely refuse to believe in Jesus Christ who is not only ruling the world at that time, but in the First Advent went to the cross and was judged for their sins.

2PE 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

It will be one of the greatest manifestations of total depravity and evil: man’s rejection and distortion of the grace of God.

As in the case of the prehistoric angelic conflict so it is in human history; certain creatures are not content to live under perfect rulership and a perfect plan.

Our Lord’s rulership was rejected by certain angels, REV 12:4-8.
His rulership is rejected by believers in the Church-age who reject His perfect plan just like His rulership will be rejected in the Millennium, REV 20:7-8.

No capacity in the Millennium for the perfect environment will be just like our original parents, Adam and the woman who had absolutely no capacity.

The best environment in all of history occurs at the time of the Millennial reign of Christ and there will be a tremendous revolution against it.

At the end of the Millennium when Satan is released after serving a 1,000 year prison term, he leads a conspiracy against Christ.
It is called the Gog and Magog revolution in Rev 20.

This revolution demonstrates the fact that mankind, like the angels before him, is never satisfied apart from that capacity of life that comes from regeneration and spiritual living, i.e. the capacity of the mature believer.

Improved environment,
Better environment,
Perfect environment,
is not the solution to man’s problems.

The carnal believer of the Church-age and the unbeliever of the Millennial reign of Christ have one thing in common, an arrogance which destroys capacity for life.

It is far better to be living historically during our Lord’s rule of the Church than to be a human being during the Millennium.

There is no problem too great for the divine provisions of the Church-age.

1. No matter what mankind possesses, he cannot be satisfied without a personal relationship with TLJC.
2. Believers can use B.D. and remain faithful even in prosperity.

The fact that man has 1,000 years of perfect environment and he revolts against perfect environment is a demonstration of the principle that environment is not the solution to man’s problems.

MAR 8:36 “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”

Satan seeks to overthrow the rule of Christ by violence because he cannot meet the wonderful administration of our Lord’s rulership over the world.

A member of the human race, TLJC, has done what Satan could not do - rule the earth and bring glory to God.

MAR 4:24 “Take care what you listen to.”
LUK 8:18 “Therefore take care how you listen;”

ISA 11:3 “He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;”
JOH 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

His goal is to lead all believers astray from the real plan of God.
Satanic deception is so powerful because it offers so much obvious and outward proof.

MAT 22:29 “You are deceived, not understanding the scriptures, or the power of God.”

Scroll to Top