Grace Bible Church

Pastor Teacher Robert R. McLaughlin

Friday, October 3, 2014
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.
It’s also interesting that 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 breastplate was filled with 12 stones representing each tribe of Israel.

(b) Secondly, 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 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.

Also, we read in 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 day and 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. 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,

The point is that 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 experiential.

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.

Rekullah – 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,

The fall here refers to the second fall of Satan, it is a reference to Satan being cast out of heaven.

The time of this fall is in the middle of the Tribulation period.

REV 12:1-2,  And a great sign appeared in heaven a woman [a reference to Israel] clothed with the sun [a reference to Jacob], and the moon under her feet [wives of Jacob], and on her head a crown of twelve stars [the twelve patriarchs or the twelve tribes of Israel]; and she [Israel] was with child [a reference to the virgin pregnancy]; and she cried out [this is a reference to the many different Jewish Holocausts throughout human history], being in labor and in pain to give birth [this means that she wanted to be delivered from this anti‑Semitism].

REV 12:3-4, And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon [that’s Satan] having seven heads and ten horns, [which is the revived Roman empire of the Tribulation plus ecumenical religion, which is being formed today.
and on his heads were seven diadems or crowns. And his tail [a reference to Satan’s power] swept away a third of the stars of heaven [this is a reference to the prehistoric revolution in Heaven when one third of the angels in Heaven followed Satan in the prehistoric angelic conflict], and [He, God] threw them to the earth [this will happen in the middle of the Tribulation]. And the dragon [Satan] stood or who had stood before the woman [the virgin Mary] who was about to give birth
[This was the thing that Satan tried so hard to stop, anticipating the virgin birth of Christ], so that when she gave birth he [Satan] might devour or destroy her child destroy the humanity of Christ.

REV 12:5-6, And she [the virgin Mary] gave birth to a son [the humanity of Christ], a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron [that is the harness that TLJC will use to rule during the Millennium]; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne [ascension and session]. And the woman, true Israel, the believing Jews fled into the high desert country in order that there [in that specific geographical location, namely the desert country of Edom, Moab and Ammon] she might be nourished [or sustained] for one thousand two hundred and sixty days – 3 ½ years.

REV 12:7-9, And there was a battle in heaven, Michael and his army of elect angels fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven, which is just a nice way of saying they were kicked out, period. 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.

REV 12:10-11, And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now deliverance [Second advent], and the power, [Jesus Christ in hypostatic union, undiminished deity, true humanity in one person forever]  and the kingdom of our God [the Father’s plan for the Millennial reign of our Lord Jesus Christ] and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. Furthermore they overcame him, that is Satan, because of the blood of the lamb, [the saving work of Christ on the cross], and because of the doctrine applied by means of their testimony. In fact, they did not love their life to the point of death.

REV 12:12  For this reason, be celebrating you heavens, [elect angels and resurrected Church‑age believers] and you, who live temporarily in them, [Old Testament saints and Tribulational martyrs, who reside in heaven in the interim body]
Woe to both land and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having and holding on to great wrath, or foaming with fury because he knows that his time is short.

The first fall of Satan took place in eternity past, perhaps billions of years before man existed, that’s EZE 28:15  “You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created, Until unrighteousness was found in you.”

Now, in the middle of the Tribulation, Satan has his second fall, he is cast out of heaven, 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.

And then we have the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ and at the end of that time we have the third fall of Satan, REV 20:10  And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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