Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
A description of the leader of the angelic rebellion. Part 4.
Tuesday, October 8, 2002
The angelic conflict is the result of a group of prehistoric creatures called angels 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 description of Satan in Eze 28 = the devil in all of his glamour and beauty and glory.
Satan was the most beautiful creature to come from the hand of God, superior in genius, beauty, personality, persuasiveness, and he is also invisible.
If there is anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, anything that can be considered worthwhile, it is arrogance.
1. The thought of arrogance. 2. The decision of arrogance. 3. The action of arrogance.
The original sin among angelic creatures is like the original sin among human creatures, it occurred as a decision in perfect environment.
1. To be a genius mentally.
2. Physical beauty in some form.
3. Perfect or improved environment.
Degeneracy in any nation, in any society, is merely a manifestation of the fact that people are unhappy.
He was created an adult with perfect beauty, with the greatest genius of any creature God ever made and with perfect environment.
With self-consciousness, he had perfect beauty, perfect brains, in a perfect environment.
Satan had beauty and brains from the start of his life and he also had authority, being the anointed cherub or the Messiahs angel, but he got tired of being second in charge!
Arrogance promotes ambition, inordinate ambition.
They are following the devils pattern.
The lust for power has its roots in arrogance.
Arrogance is a desire for recognition.
Even in the Garden of Eden, his name nahash, translated “serpent,” means “the shining one.”
2CO 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
A. In the high priests breastplate as a manifestation of divine grace.
B. In the New Jerusalem, which reflects the glory of God.
C. As the covering of this great angel, which signalizes the highest of all creation.
The workmanship of your settings and sockets = he did not need an instrument to praise and glorify God, he was given a built-in Royal crown of praise to praise his Creator.
The cherubim were the group of angels related to the throne of God as protectors and defenders of His holiness.
“Their father” = John the apostle called Christians under the thinking of Satan, sons [teknons] of the devil, 1JO 3:10.
1TI 3:6 and make sure he is not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
When Satan sinned one third of the angelic creatures went with him, he had plans for them.
Trade - rekullah = to go about in order to traffic something against someone, to slander, to try to destroy someones reputation by trafficking gossip and slander.
In this one context God records the origin, the estate, the character, and the sin of the greatest of angels.
PRO 8:13 Respect for the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate.
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,
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