Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday
August 7, 2020

In the eternity past, before the creation of the universe, God created the Angels.

If the Lord had given you a choice to observe any biblical event at all, what would you choose?

Would you choose a day in the restoration process not creation but restoration, when creation was restored from all the chaos that the kingdom of darkness produces.

Why did planet earth stoop down so low to becoming the Dark Devil’s Den, over-crowded, and on the verge of becoming a lost and dying world, confused and forgotten by the arrogance of the Kingdom of Darkness?

The place where the criminal unbelievers and the Carnal Fleshy believers and unbelievers dwell finding both the angelic and  the human nature that our Lord requires our obedience to the Laws of Establishment.

Notice how clear it is being able to prepare yourself to handle the coming attractions and the Trials and Tribulations coming our way.

Our Lord had to depend upon others not for Himself but a trap that sets us free; Eph 6. The revelation concerning the angelic conflict begins with the dateless period between the creation of the heavens and the earth in their perfect form in which they first appeared in Gen 1:1 and the desolating judgments which ended that period, when earth became waste and empty, Gen 1:2.

Nor is this the beginning of the angels because the angels were already around before God created the heavens and the earth; from Job 38:1 TO Job 42:17.

At some time in eternity past, before the creation of the universe, God created the angelic host.

 

Job 38:7, when God laid the foundation of the earth all the sons of God not some but all the angels shouted for joy because they were undivided at that time.

 

In Gen 1:1 the universe, the heavens and the earth, were originally created as the domain of the angels.

 

Remember one of their responsibilities was to protect Jehovah Elohim and to guard His throne from anyone who tries to usurp the Lord’s authority.

 

It was between Gen 1:1 and GEN 1:2 that Lucifer rebelled against God and enticed one third of the angels to follow him.

 

REV 12:4  And his tail swept away a third of the stars [angles] of heaven,

 

Along with sin and evil, Satan's rebellion brought chaos upon the earth.

 

As part of God's judgment against the rebellious angels, the planet was enshrouded in darkness because angels have problems functioning with light, they need light to perpetuate .

 

GEN 1:2  And the earth became [not was] formless and void [tohuw waabohuw],

ISA 24:1  Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface, and scatters its inhabitants.
Something made the Lord angry and caused Him to do this to planet earth.

 

It was the angelic conflict which took place before the creation of the human race.

 

GEN 1:2b tells us "and the Spirit of God began to move over the surface of the waters."

 

The earth had to be restored for man's occupancy.

 

Prin-Man's occupancy on the earth came long after the creation of the earth.

 

Eze 28, where we must meet the devil in all of his glamour and beauty and glory first to understand what the angelic conflict is all about.

We could say a lot about the devil such as the fact that he is the highest of all angels, and ruler of all fallen angels Mat 8:28, 9:34, 12:26; Luk 11:1819.

 

He is the most beautiful creature to come from the hand of God.

 

He has a voice like a pipe organ.
He is superior in genius, beauty, personality, persuasiveness, and is invisible.

 

He is an organizational genius with a great organization of demons, Ephesians 6:1012.

 

He is the enemy of Bible doctrine.

 

He is the enemy of the Church (The Royal Family).

 

He is the enemy of Israel.
He is the enemy of Christ.

 

The king of Tyre was one the few individuals in human history who was possessed by Satan just like the serpent in the garden and Judas Iscariot who betrayed our Lord.

 

Tyre was the merchant city of the ancient world, as was Babylon the Great. Today we would call it New York City or Hollywood or Chicago, Los Angeles.

It represented the promotion of the world's ideal of success.

 

Because of all of the creatures to come from the hand of God, Satan was the most beautiful, the wisest, the most personable creature ever created.

 

No insecurities with the Lord; 2CO 10:12.

 

They appear to be made of light and can travel through space.

 

Their bodies are not visible to the human race for the obvious reason of the danger of worshipping angels, as Col 2:18 warns us against.

 

He has the greatest mind that any creature has ever had....only one mind is more intelligent than his which is made available to creatures and that is "the mind of Christ", 1Co 2:16, Phi 2:5.

 

REV 12:9  "And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him."

 

In REV 13:14, he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform.

 

In REV 18:23, he deceives the world by using a very popular church in Rome.

 

In REV 19:20, he deceives those who had received the mark of the beast.

Just before the Millennial reign begins a seraph angel (six-winged) is said to throw Satan into the abyss in Rev 20:3.

 

Rev 20:3    and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

 

If there's anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, anything that can be considered worthwhile, it is arrogance.

 

Arrogance makes a smart good-looking man, dumb and stupid.

 

Arrogance makes a beautiful intelligent female, homely and with a bitch --- stupid!

 

First, there is the thought of arrogance.
Then there is the decision of arrogance.
Then there is the action of arrogance.

 

He led the first great revolt in the universe as far as we know.

He was not only perfect but also in perfect environment.
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.

Nor am I being critical or antagonistic toward perfect or improved environment.

 

Degeneracy in any nation, in any society, is merely a manifestation of the fact that people are unhappy AND THAT MAKES THEM UGLY.

 

Degeneracy is an advertisement for unhappiness.

Above all, happiness is something that all members of the human race are born without.

 

The extent of the helplessness of the baby guarantees no freedom and that's the way it's suppose to be.

 

He was created an adult with perfect beauty, with the greatest genius of any creature God ever made and with perfect environment.

 

As EZE 28:12 says he was the sum total of perfection.

 

Satan had beauty and brains from the start of his life and he also had authority being the anointed cherub or the Messiah's angel......but he got tired of being second in charge.

 

He had everything except God's power and that's what he wanted.

 

And so a principle emerges, Arrogance promotes ambition, or today we call that inordinate ambition.

 

ACT 20:9  And there was a certain young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor, and was picked up dead.

 

"I can do a better job of the universe than God can!"

 

"Vote for me angels and I'll give you a better universe!"

 

"Look at me, I'm beautiful...."

 

"Look at me I'm smarter than anyone else...."

 

"My talent and ability is being over-looked by the leadership!"

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