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The Angelic Conflict – Part 8 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 8 –

The element in sin which reveals total rebellion against God is the sin of independence.

Anything done outside of the will of God becomes a form of evil in the sense of being independent from God.

The majority of believers are much more occupied with their own life and their own will over the will of God.

God’s grace will take some members of the human race, created lower than the angels, and lift them up to an eternal citizenship in the highest realm.

HEB 2:6 “What is man, that Thou rememberest him? Or the son of man, that Thou art concerned about him?”

HEB 2:7 “Thou hast made him for a little while lower than the angels; Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, And hast appointed him over the works of Thy hands;”

HEB 2:8 “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him.”

JOH 17:21 that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.

JOH 17:22 And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one;

JOH 17:23 I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me.

JOH 17:24 Father, I desire that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world.

Satan has no right either by position or redemption to claim this eternal citizenship and this highest of all heavenly positions, so he is very angry!

His self-seeking intention is an outrage against the Creator’s plan and purpose for the creature.

ROM 1:25 exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

ROM 1:23 They exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures

ISA 14:13 – “will raise” = rum = “I will cause myself to rule”

Although Satan was appointed to the guardianship of the throne of God, he lusted for a throne of his own to rule over the “stars of God.”

Satan is the prince of the power of the air, EPH 2:2. Satan is the god of this world, 2CO 4:4. He is the ruler of this world, JOH 12:31.

This earth is a terrible reflection of Satan’s rulership.

“I will sit on the mount of the assembly in the recesses of the north” = rulership over the government of the earth, ISA 2:1-4. (Messianic recognition.)

The original sin was a thought of independence from God.

Morality is not spirituality! The worst sins are related to what you think or say, such as gossip, maligning, jealousy, and pride.

In most churches, people are evaluated on the basis of their obvious, overt sins.

ISA 14:13 – This was power lust expressing a desire to rule over God. “ascend” = to rule or to have the sovereignty in heaven.

ISA 14:13 – Satan wanted to rule over the angels on the earth as well as those in heaven.

ISA 14:14 – Clouds are used to represent the divine presence of God or His glory. EXO 16:10, PSA 104:3, 1KI 8:10, ISA 19:1.

Satan wanted the glory which belonged to God alone. MAT 24:30; REV 1:7.

Satan’s ambition was to take over the functions of God.

Satan has neither the character nor the personality to control all types of creatures, or to bring them into eternal compatibility with God.

Satan wants the glory but he doesn’t have the ability – that same spirit is manifested everywhere in the human race.

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