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How the Angelic Conflict relates to Israel.

Thursday, October 3, 2002

The angelic conflict is the result of prehistoric creatures being in opposition to God, which began with the fall of Satan and continued until all angelic creatures had made a decision for or against God.

The angelic conflict refers to the two trials of Satan and the fallen angels, one in prehistoric times, the other during human history.

a. The prehistorical category called angels, PSA 8:4-6; HEB 2:6-7; 2PE 2:11.

b. The historical category called human beings, mankind, or man.

His real name is Lucifer, the son of the morning, the anointed cherub. He was at that time the highest of all creatures.

Today the Seraphim are the highest ranking angels above the cherubs - why?

The elect angels and the fallen angels both observe the human race and human history.

When the average person thinks of the devil they think of someone with a red epidermis, carrying a trident, or a pitchfork,having a forked tail, with green eyes, horns on his head and fangs from his mouth...

The devil is not interested in getting people to sin. He is vitally interested in getting you to perform human good.

2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Satan is interested in performing all the good he can and eliminating the bad.

Satans plan is to get humans to produce as much human good as possible and to infiltrate the plan of God with human good, and the only way he can do so is to persuade believers to perform human good.

"Government, morals, education, art, commercialism, vast enterprises and organizations, and religious activity are included in Satans plan to deceive the human race."

This is why Gods plan for the human race is not to clean up the devils world, it is to offer salvation to the unbeliever and knowledge of doctrine to the believer.

Today the Seraphim are the highest ranking angels above the cherubs - why?

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.

We now have the very righteousness of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In the eternal state, the difference between the perfection of Adam in the garden and the perfection we will all enjoy = we have received a nature that cannot sin; Adam, even though he was created perfect, could sin.

1JO 3:9 “No one who is born of God sins, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

1PE 1:23 “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.”

Turn to ROM 7:17

Adam was created perfect, he fell or sinned against God and a higher category of humans came into existence called the children of God.

Heylel or Lucifer, 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, with 6 wings.

Turn to 1CO 15:40

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. They are able to move through space at will, and are invisible to the empirical investigation of mankind.

Angels are rational and superior and prehistoric to mankind. They existed in the universe before man for an unknown period of time.

Angels = superior rational or intelligent creatures to mankind who have existed in the universe for an unknown period of time and have not died.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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