Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Point 5. The Church of the Church-age believer.
The cosmic system of Satan, which is his power system, is designed to cause doctrine to be choked or suffocated in our souls, MAT 13:22; MAR 4:19.
When we talk about the Cosmic System, we are basically talking about two fundamental systems, which I refer to it as Cosmic One and Cosmic Two.
Cosmic One is Satan’s power system or plan of emphasizing love for ourselves only, with emphasis on selfishness rather than selflessness.
Cosmic two is Satan’s power system of emphasizing antagonism toward the Bible, the Word of God and attacking the grace and forgiveness of God.
In Cosmic One, two basic passages emerge: LUK 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
JOH 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
In Cosmic Two, antagonism toward the grace of God and the word of God, two basic passages also emerge: JOH 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 2PE 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
OBA 1:3 says “The arrogance in their heart has deceived them.
PSA 94:8 Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?
JER 4:22 “For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children,
Cosmic one, living for self, is Satan’s means of controlling the human race.
In Eze 28, we meet the devil in all of his glamour and beauty and glory so that we can understand why he was so determined to designed the two cosmic systems, C1 and C2.
The king of Tyre was one of 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.
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.
If there’s anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, or anything else that can be considered to be worthwhile, it can be destroyed by arrogance.
a. There is the thought of arrogance.b. There is the decision of arrogance.c. There is 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.
These three factors cannot and do not bring happiness to the one who has them.
One of the most asinine stupid statements is the fact that people are born free.
The extent of the helplessness of the baby guarantees no freedom at first, and that’s the way it’s suppose to be.
If we had perfect brains, perfect beauty in a perfect environment, we would be happy.
Do you know what it is that they think is usually missing?
Arrogance promotes ambition, or today we call that inordinate ambition.
This is why the first sin mentioned in God’s top seven is arrogance, the sin of Satan.
Get involved with what?
Whitewashing the devil’s world?
The lust doesn’t begin with trying to exercise authority or influence over people.
The arrogance part of the cosmic system, especially C1, states it all when it says “Look at me!”
Satan was indeed in God’s garden of Eden, however, he did not appear there as a minister of God but as an apostate and venomous serpent eager for the ruin of the new creation.
This could have been the same Garden of Eden or may not have been the same, all we do know is, at this time, he was worshipping God.
Even in the Garden of Eden, his name nahash, translated “serpent,” means `the shining one.’
His cosmic system is filled with human good, self-improvement and making the world a better place to live.
2CO 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
In verse 13, these precious stones mentioned are displayed three times as recorded in the Bible.
(a) In the high priest’s breastplate as a manifestation of divine grace.
The cosmic system of Satan has its’ counterpart.
(b) In the New Jerusalem, which reflects the glory of God, these are the stones that we are told are there.
These stones that Satan possessed were also manifested in the eternal state.
(c) The third time the stones are mentioned is in our passage as the covering of this great angel, which signalizes the highest of all creation.
The jewel for the tribe of Issachar is missing because it represented the sin and burden bearer which Satan is not.
The jewel for the tribe of Gad is missing because it represented victory and Jesus is the only victor who was crucified.
The jewel for tribe of Asher is missing because it represented the royal seed, and Jesus, not Satan is the royal seed, the Royal King forever.
The workmanship of your settings and sockets refers to the fact that he did not need an instrument to praise and glorify God, he was given a built-in Royal crown of praise to praise to his Creator.
He did not need an instrument of praise to glorify his Creator; he was an instrument of praise.
PSA 148:2-5, “Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.”
He is said to have been the Anointed Cherub that covers by God’s appointment.
The word anointed means the Messiah’s angel as we would say in our dayand age, the Messiah’s right hand man.
He is also said to have been upon the Holy Mountain of God and to have walked up and down in the midst of the Stones of Fire.
1. EZE 28:12, the Bible teaches no man is perfect and yet we read the phrase “You had the seal of perfection,
2. In verse 12, it says that the one who the Lord is talking to was Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, and that’s a problem.
3. The king of Tyre was never in Eden, the garden of God as EZE 28:13, “You were in Eden, the garden of God;
4. In our passage, the king of Tyre was never an anointed cherub who covers.
5. He never walked in the midst of the stones of fire, only an angel could do that.
6. In EZE 28:15, it could be said to the king Tyre, “You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created,
We are definitely talking about an angel, namely, Satan, the devil, or Lucifer, who has developed those two cosmic systems.
The holy mountain of God is the place of His presence in visible glory, where our Lord’s High Priest would stand before Him to minister to Him, EXO 4:27, PSA 2:6.
Satan’s presence on the holy mountain would indicate his enjoyment of the full Cherubic privilege of nearness to the throne of God.
The cherubim were the group of angels related to the throne of God as protectors and defenders of His holiness.
Do not be surprised when you run into someone who is suppose to protect and defend the authority over them but instead attacks it and discredits it, it started with their father the devil…..not literally in many cases, but experientially.
In 1TI 3:6, Paul is warning Timothy not to put men in positions of authority too soon, and he says “And not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.”
The phrase the abundance of your trade refers to his genius plans.
Perhaps he promised them what a lot of conspirators promise their victims, promotion.
The word for trade, rekullah is also translated slander, it means to go about in order to traffic something against someone, or to slander, or to try and destroy someone’s reputation by trafficking gossip and slander.
One of the reasons is simply because he wants us to see the devastating affects of arrogance and pride.
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,