Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 8. When and How the Angelic Conflict Began.
Sunday, December 4, 2005
Point 2. The Existence or the Creation of Rational Creatures.
a. The prehistorical category called angels, PSA 8:4-6; HEB 2:6,7; 2PE 2:11.
b. The historical category called homo sapiens, human beings, mankind.
a. Angels have soul essence and humans have soul essence.
1. The self-consciousness: awareness of our own existence as a creation from God, LUK 1:46.
2. Mentality - what you think.
3. Volition, LUK 12:19.
4. Emotion, LUK 12:19.
5. The conscience: the evaluator of the soul.
The conscience contains the norms and standards, ACT 24:16.
b. All the angels fell at one time and all members of the human race fell as well, ROM 5:12.
c. Adam was created perfect in the garden of Eden, but he fell and now anyone who believes on TLJC actually becomes greater than Adam who was created perfect.
Heylel, Satan, the devil, the son of the morning, the anointed cherub, was created perfect and was the highest ranking angel at that time.
Just like Adam was created perfect and he fell, and anyone who follows God will become greater than Adam, so certain angels were rewarded a higher rank than Satan after his fall - seraphim, angels with 6 wings.
4. Just as members of the human race are rewarded for their faithfulness to TLJC, so the angels were given rewards for living in something similar to our PPOG.
God never has and never will coerce or force angelic or human volition to make choices.
There is a special group of angels who in eternity past made the right possible grace decisions for our Lord.
Angels were apparently created out of light, and are able to move through space at will, and are invisible to the empirical investigation of mankind.
They are superior rational creatures.
Angels = superior rational or intelligent creatures who have existed in the universe for an unknown period of time and have not died.
One of the great sins, especially of the sophomore believer or the adolescent believer, is the distortion of doctrine.
You can perceive and metabolize doctrine and still refuse to apply it, or apply in the wrong way.
One of the biggest difficulties with believers when they get into suffering is that they lose the manliness principle of being courageous.
You cannot be a cry-baby about the past and serve the Lord in the present.
No believer can serve the Lord when he is hamstrung by a guilt complex, or bitterness, or regrets regarding the past.
The very fact that God tells Job to “gird up his loins like a man” reveals that Job was acting like a baby, relying on his morality rather than virtue.
EZE 22:30 “I sought for a man that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.”
1KI 2:2 Be strong therefore and show yourself a man.
2SA 10:12 “Be of good courage and let us play the men for our people”
“Men” - chazaq = a valiant brave soldier.
1CO 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
Verses 4-11 - Was Job present at the creation of planet earth?
No, Job was not there.
You are a part of my plan; I am not a part of yours.
PSA 16:2-3 I said to the Lord, “Thou art my Lord; I have no good besides Thee. As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.”
LUK 14:18 “I bought a piece of property and need to look it over. Send my regrets.”
LUK 14:19 “I just bought five teams of oxen, and I really need to check them out. Send my regrets.”
LUK 14:20 “I just got married and need to get home to my wife.”
Job was complaining and God’s plan was to bring some adversity into his life whereby Job could glorify Him in the angelic conflict.
“You do not have it made when you are spiritual.”
2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly [eusebos-spiritual] in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
If a person does not know what God is doing it is simply because he does not need to know or he is not oriented to God’s plan.
JOH 13:7 “What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter.”
ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and incomprehensible are His ways!