Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Tuesday August 14, 2018
Angels. Part 5.
Pastor Rick Bettez.

Satan, Lucifer, god of this world, ruler of demons, the devil, prince of the atmosphere, serpent, dragon, adversary, tempter, anointed Cherub, father of lies & murderer, wicked one.

Ezk 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him; Thus says the Lord God, You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect beauty.

Satan (fallen angels) has the ability to possess a human being. Possession is a soul abduction that removes a level of control or power from a human being so they are more in tune with the alien spirit than their own natural norms and standards. After a period of time they become human puppets.

Demonic influence is the ability to breathe negative (ungodly) thoughts into a soul structure that will slowly change thought patterns. Eventually effecting emotions, morals & possibly physiological abilities as well.

Notice it is a historic figure and a leader (king) that Satan focused on. Also that Satan was sealed as a flawless and powerful angel, full of wisdom & perfect beauty. He had the highest rank and ability in eternity past.

Ezk 28:13- Satan was in the Garden before, then during man’s occupation of Eden. From all accounts of eternity past (Gen 1:1-2) it is a high probability that the earth was first occupied by fallen angels.

Ezk 28:13-  Precious stones seem to be his coat of arms. His design was unique and beyond human perfection.

the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared.’

Ezk 28:14 You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.

Cakak- protector, to screen or cover and shelter something or someone.

Ezk 28:16 By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezk 28:17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground (Tribulation); I put you before kings, that they may see you.

Led- (heart) Inner thoughts, a place of understanding.

God has no desire for evil or sin nor does He desire His creation to fall into it. God does create creatures with complete freedom which enables sin/evil opportunity to breath.

Ezk 28:18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you, and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the eyes of all who see you.

Pro 8:13 The (yir'ah) fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverted mouth, I hate.

Respect/reverence so deep it would cause terror to not apply it to the Lord.

The problem first arose within the mind (heart/soul) when respect began to dwindle and implacability set in. This was never put in check or under control…it was allowed a room to dwell within Lucifer’s inner being.

2Cor 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought 

captive to the obedience of Christ,

The devil had a period of time with negative thoughts that began with a respect issue first, which led into a pride issue later that sparked the arrogance of action which in turn began a rebellion of epic proportions.

Joh 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Satan like all created beings had freedom to choose for or against God. Once respect diminishes, pride is given room to grow. Pride gives way to an arrogant complex of sins that develops over time and completely dominates the soul. This was the formula Satan fell into and has only increased over time!

Isa 13:11 Thus I will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud and abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Pro 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Isa 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to earth, you who have weakened the nations!

1) I will ascend to heaven- Permanently lifting himself into the 3rd Heaven. God’s throne room is in the 3rd heaven. Angels dwell in the 2nd Heaven.

Eph 4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.

(Eph 1:21)

2) I will raise my throne above the stars of God- Reference to having full authority over all angels.

This term is used for angels- Job 38, Jude 13, Rev 12.

3) I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north- Reference to a congregational setting of vast proportions where divine worship took place. Satan wants the focus of all angelic beings to be on him!   (Psa 48)

Psa 48:1 A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain. 2  Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion in the far north, the city of the great King.

4) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds- The majority of scriptures pointing to clouds almost always have a divine reference within them. Clouds is a reference to rising above the power & authority of God.

Exo 16:10 It came about as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

(Exo 40:38, 1Kin 8:10, Isa 19:1)

Mat 24:30 “And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

(Act 1:9, Rev 1:7)

5) I will make myself like the Most High- Satan finds great frustration in this because with all his power & intensity he can’t MAKE himself like God. He became; ‘Satan the original counterfeiter’ because he fails miserably.

1Tim 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

Counterfeit doctrine

1Cor 10:20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

Counterfeit Communion

2Cor 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.           Counterfeit teachers

2Cor 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

Counterfeit gospel

Gal 3:2  This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Counterfeit spirituality

2Thes 2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.    Counterfeit god

2Thes 2:8  Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,

Counterfeit power

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