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The Angelic Conflict. Part 46. How God is Glorified in the Angelic Conflict.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Point 11. How God is Glorified in the Angelic Conflict.
We live in the most intensified stage of the angelic conflict, the Church-age, because it is a time of invisible warfare.

The pastor-teacher must be gifted, prepared, qualified and filled with the Spirit and then the master-teacher, who is God the Holy Spirit, is able to take the information taught by the pastor and teach every single prepared believer.

Stewardship - oikonomia - dispensation = a period of time, namely the Church-age.

In this dispensation of grace, the Church-age, God demonstrates the fallacy of the satanic lie through people who are graced-out totally.

The present dispensation is the ultimate power experiment from God.

There is an infinite gap between divine perfection and human imperfection and grace is the infinite filler that fills the gap.

EPH 3:2 calls this the dispensation of the total grace-out; there is nothing you can do in human effort or human merit, or human energy or power, in the spiritual life.

All of us are ordinary believers, but we have the grace and power offered to us to become extraordinary invisible heroes.
Invisible heroes are found in - 2CO 6:9 we are unknown yet well-known,

Invisible heroes are born-again believers who execute the plan of God, recognize that they are a vital part of the angelic conflict in human history, and avoid all the distractions of legalism, etc.

Like Bible doctrine and like invisible heroes, the trial called the angelic conflict is the least publicized of all trials.

2TI 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

Pray for the communicators of Bible doctrine because they are a kerux, someone who has important news to bring.

2TI 1:15 “You are aware of the fact that all who are in Asia turned away from me”
2TI 4:11 “Only Luke is with me.”

Paul became the target of hostile pursuit by both humanity and evil angels, because he was carrying and communicating and heralding and teaching the very doctrines that would reveal the destruction of the evil angels and the angelic conflict.

2CO 12:7 - he was called an angel from Satan to buffet me - [kolaphizo - to maltreat with violence and rude language]

Any communicator of doctrine who exposes the strategies and the schemes of the devil and is doing what EPH 5:11 says, exposing the unfruitful deeds of darkness, is going to have adversities and tribulations.

LUK 6:26 Woe {to you} when all men speak well of you, for in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets.
LUK 16:15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.”

MAT 9:34 “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
MAT 11:19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners!”

MAT 26:65-66 Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, “He has blasphemed!” They answered and said, “He is deserving of death!”
MAR 3:21-22 And when His own people heard {of this,} they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul”

MAR 3:30 “He has an unclean spirit.”
LUK 15:2 “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

LUK 23:2 And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar,”
LUK 23:5 But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people,”

LUK 23:14 “This man is one who incites the people to rebellion,”
JOH 7:12 “He leads the multitude astray.”

JOH 8:48 The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
JOH 10:20 And many of them were saying, “He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?”

LUK 23:28 “Stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”

The mastery of mystery doctrine - in the pulpit we give it so that we can recognize it, but in life God brings tests so we can utilize it.

Your mastery of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age does not just get you an A+ at the judgment seat of Christ, it makes you competent and more than equal to any adversities or tests in this life.

Your mastery of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age makes you competent and more than equal to any adversities or tests in this life.

It is demonstrated before elect and fallen angels through your faithfulness to God that God is just in everything He does, so that He must have been just in imposing sentence on Satan and all his angels!

ISA 28:10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.

EPH 3:10 in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places [the elect and fallen angels].

Manifold - polupoikilos = the multifarious, many-sided, multi-faceted wisdom of God.

EPH 3:10 in order that the multi-faceted wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places [the elect and fallen angels].

What is the multi-faceted wisdom of God?
It is the genius of omniscience applied in a plan of God for both man and angels.

The cross resolves the angelic conflict, COL 2:14-15.
The cross is also the means for the redemption solution for man, COL 1:20.
The cross is the means of propitiating God the Father, HEB 12:2.
The cross is the means for glorifying Jesus Christ, GAL 6:14.

EPH 3:10 in order that the multi-faceted wisdom of God might now be made known through the church.
Something could not be discovered about God until the Church began.

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