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Doctrine of Enemyship, Part 9. The justice and righteousness of God dealing with His enemies.

Friday, December 22, 2000

Point 3. Angelic Enemyship as it is related to Satan.
Point 4. Demons are called the Enemies of God, 1CO 15:25; HEB 10:13.
Point 5 Unbelievers are said to be the enemies of God, ROM 5:10; COL 1:21.

Both Categories of Enemies of God, Satan and the Fallen Angels and Unbelievers, will be Judged and Sentenced to the Eternal Lake of Fire.

LUK 12:5But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Turn to ISA 14:9

Did one third of the angels fall or did they all fall and two-thirds came back to Christ?

1TI 5:21I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.”

Angels are rational with the ability to make their own decisions.

He perfectly blended freedom, authority, and responsibility, creating a structured environment within, whereby each angel could express his own volition.

He was entrusted with responsibilities and was granted privileges beyond those of any other angel, but he abused his freedom through arrogance and rebellion against God, EZE 28:12-19.

Arrogance was the self-deception that caused Heylel or Lucifer to compete with God rather than love and worship Him.

Turn to MAT 25:28

He sentenced Heylel or Lucifer and all the fallen angels to “eternal fire;” MAT 25:41.

The words “devil” and “Satan” are not names but titles, both of which mean accuser or adversary, as an attorney accuses someone in court.

His proper name, Heylel translated Lucifer or “star of the morning” means “translucent, light of the dawn” identifying a creature of exceeding beauty.

He continues to act as an attorney now that the trial has entered its appeal phase during human history, JOB 1:6-12; 2:1-5; ZEC 3:1-2.

MAT 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;”

Eternal fire has been prepared for the devil and his angelsREV 20:10.

Turn to LUK 15:4

We are called not only to witness to the world but to be a witness before both the elect and fallen angels, 1CO 4:9, EPH 3:10.

Angelic Conflict the result of 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.

How can a loving God cast His creatures into hell or an eternal lake of fire?

When Satan appealed his sentence, God convened an appeal trial which is coterminous with human history.

God anticipated mans fall and in His matchless grace designed a plan of salvation for all mankind through faith in Jesus Christ.

God created fabulous assets, privileges, and opportunities for every believer so that he might enjoy fellowship with God.

Point 6 Both Categories of Enemies of God, the Fallen Angels and Unbelievers, will Be Judged in the Lake of Fire.

Human history displays Gods magnificent character and gracious policy to Satan, to all the angels, and to mankind.

Turn to LUK 15:4

History also demonstrates that no one goes to the eternal lake of fire or hell, if you will, but by their own negative volition, JOH 3:18,36.

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