Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 9. When and How the Angelic Conflict Began, Part 2.
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Point 3. When and How the Angelic Conflict Began.
The angelic conflict began before the creation of the human race.
The revelation concerning the angelic conflict begins with the dateless period between the creation of the heavens and the earth in their perfect form in which they first appeared, GEN 1:1, and the desolating judgments which ended that period, when earth became waste and empty, GEN 1:2.
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!
It is God’s intention that every believer come to understand everything in the Bible, and that is “in time.”
DEU 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may observe all the words of this doctrine.”
Every book in the Bible was written by a human author who understood what he was recording.
Job is about to learn from God that some of the greatest blessings you can have in this life come through suffering, not through prosperity.
Gen 1 is not a record of the creation of the earth, but a record of the restoration of the earth.
JOB 38:7 - when God laid the foundation of the earth all the sons of God, not some, but all the angels shouted for joy because they were undivided at that time.
GEN 1:1 - the universe, the heavens and the earth, were originally created as the domain of the angels.
Along with sin and evil, Satan’s rebellion brought chaos upon the earth.
Without light or heat the raging waters of the deep froze into an ice pack and before the earth could be inhabited again, restoration would be necessary.
“Formless and void” = tohuw waabohuw.
ISA 24:1 Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface, and scatters its inhabitants.
GEN 1:2b “and the Spirit of God began to move over the surface of the waters.”
Man’s occupancy on the earth came long after the creation of the earth.
Man’s occupancy on planet earth did not last too long before Adam and the woman fell, and then Satan became the ruler of the world again.
Eze 28 - where we met Satan in all of his glamour, beauty and glory to understand what the angelic conflict is all about.
PHI 3:1 Finally, my brethren, keep on having inner happiness in the Lord. On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.
You do not learn because you hear it once; you learn because you hear it again and again and again.
Inculcation = to press upon the mind through frequent repetition.
It means to indoctrinate or to ingrain.
Repetition of doctrine is the only way of teaching an entire congregation of believers who are at different levels of spiritual growth.
Repetition of doctrine is necessary for converting gnosis (knowledge) into epignosis (wisdom).
Repetition may drive people away, but repetition is the means of tapping into the greatest resources that have ever existed for mankind.
Repetition never bothers the believer who has positive volition toward doctrine.
When you like something repetition does not mean a thing, whether it is your favorite food or beverage or sport, etc.
As long as you have positive volition toward doctrine and you listen carefully and concentrate under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, something new always breaks through.
Whatever we have cultivated in our conscious and subconscious mind and nourished with repetition will one day become a reality.
It is the repetition of that which we truly believe that leads to assurance and conviction.
The king of Tyre was one the few individuals in human history who was possessed by Satan just like the serpent in the garden and Judas Iscariot who betrayed our Lord.
Their bodies are not visible to the human race for the obvious reason of the danger of worshipping angels, COL 2:18, Let no one keep defrauding you or robbing you of your prize [escrow blessings] by delighting in self-abasement [false humility] and the worship of the angels [or the type of worship that the fallen angels promote]taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause [arrogant] by his carnal and fleshly system of thinking,
Satan has the greatest mentality and I.Q.; he is a super-genius with the greatest mind that any creature has ever had - only one mind is more intelligent than his which is made available to creatures and that is “the mind of Christ,” 1CO 2:16, PHI 2:5.
DAN 7:25 And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One,
Maybe he will use someone of the opposite sex as he did against Samson, JDG 16:16.
Delilah wore down Samson continually.
Diaboloi = to “rip apart;” psychologically Satan tries to tear apart the mind.
1. He creates discord.
2. He breaks up unity.
3. He destroys patterns.
4. He tears the mind apart.
5. He destroys the emotions.
6. He attacks the body.
God offers us the mind of Christ, which is much greater than the greatest mind of all time, Satan’s, and the average believer says “NO thank you!”