Grace Bible Church
Pastor Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday October 11, 2018
Pastor Rick Bettez.
Gen 18:2 When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
Gen 18:2, 9 & 16 these angels have all the human qualities that we would have, walking, talking, standing and carrying on conversations in a normal fashion.
Gen 18:22 Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.
Gen 19:1 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
Gen 19:3 Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
Gen 19:11 They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway.
Gen chapter 19 we have angels (wingless) in human form, eating, sleeping, walking and talking among human beings. Gifted with powers to blind and also destroy under the authority of the Lord.
There are appearances of wingless angels, in human form that we have to assume are not common due to their unique missions & at times their proximity to our Lord. Most likely they are appearing in human form so as not to alarm mankind.
Heb 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have
entertained angels without knowing it.
Gen 32:1 Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him. 2 Jacob said when he saw them, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.
Exo 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
Shachath– destroyer, one who corrupts or to batter or bring destruction or to lay waste.
Exo 23:20 “Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
HORNETS in Exo 23:28; Heb noun- tsir`ah . The root word is tsara`- used in reference to disease to be stricken, often used for leprosy.
Jos 5:15 The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
This is believed to be Lord Jesus Christ. (Theophany)
Deu 4:19 And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
tsaba‘ shamayim –army of heaven.
1Kin 22:19 Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
1Sam 18:10 Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a spear was in Saul’s hand.
God did not create the demon spirits nor does He approve of them, God does allow them a certain level of authority during the angelic conflict because it falls under the doctrine of free will.
In order for the complete realm of spiritual warfare to play out, free will which includes evil and corruption must be factored in from eternity past. Just as divine good and positive volition were factored into God’s plan as well.
Psa 81:12“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, to walk in their own devices.
Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
Deu 32:16 They made Him jealous with strange gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger. 17 “They sacrificed to demons who were not God,
To gods whom they have not known,
New gods who came lately,
Whom your fathers did not dread.
Psa 106:35 But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices,36 And served their idols, which became a snare to them. 37 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,
Basilides, also from Egypt followed similar doctrines that lined up with the teaching of Valentinus though they were considered rivals in the local circles of Gnostics. His belief relied strongly upon intellect which led to purity which then led to salvation…not faith!
1Tim 6:3 If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out
of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
1Tim 6:5 and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
(power, wealth & prestige)
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,
John Dewey a New England based philosopher and psychologist who became instrumental in educating the educators of the modern American school system. He was a self-proclaimed Christian whose mother was deeply involved in church activity all her life.
John Dewey respected and taught European psychology principles that were often anti-Christian at their core and he is responsible for introducing Darwin’s theory of evolution into our school system.
Most of what the world and many Bels assume is satanic attacks is nothing more than negative decisions, lifestyle choices and OSN clashing in various ways.
Remaining inside the PPOG is the only source of comfort, truth and protection the human race has until the 2nd Advent of Christ.
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,