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Out of the lowest, God shall bring the highest.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Angels were used by God to bring doctrine to men, ACT 7:38,53.

Man is now being used by God to bring doctrine to men and angels,
EPH 3:10.

EPH 3:10 In order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

Disobedience – parakoe parakohV = disobedience that results from neglecting to hear doctrine and letting these fantastic things drift by.

Turn to ROM 5:19

Kenneth Wuest –
“The nature of the sin of Adam was a careless indifferent attitude towards the commands of God.”

Parakoe = “to hear alongside” thus failing to concentrate when hearing or hearing amiss. It has the connotation of failing to hear due to carelessness because of a desire to have our own will.

Turn to AMO 8:11

a. An enemy of the cross [finished work of Christ],
PHI 3:18.
b. The enemy of God, JAM 4:4.
c. A hater of God, JOH 15:23.
d. Double-minded, JAM 4:8.
e. Anti-Christ, 1JO 2:18, 22; 1JO 4:3; 2Jo 7.

f. Carnal, ROM 8:7; 1CO 3:1-2.
g. A disciple of the devil,
1JO 3:8, 10.
h. Drifting off course from grace, GAL 5:4.
i. Falling from grace,
HEB 12:15.

j. Becoming a tortured and unstable soul,
2PE 2:7-8, 14.
k. Becoming shipwrecked, 1TI 1:19.

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Verse 2 – the recompense is just; God is absolutely right and just concerning His judgment on the fallen angels.

1. God owes the fallen angels the lake of fire, but they are not there at the present time.

2. Human history is the space between Satan’s trial and His conviction and between the passing of His sentence and the execution of the sentence.

3. The passing of the sentence is the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and His angels before human history, MAT 25:41.

4. Execution of the sentence –
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.

5. Because Satan appealed His sentence before human history, man was then created as a third party to show Satan that His appeal is not justified.

6. Human history demonstrates that God is righteous, just and perfect; therefore, God is glorified by the creation of man,
REV 4:11; ISA 43:21.

Neglect – aor-act-part – amelesantes = to be careless toward something or to make light of, to disregard, to be unconcerned, to neglect.

“So great a salvation” = our Lord’s finished work on the cross.

JUD 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

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;”

2PE 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

1CO 1:22 for indeed Jews ask for signs,

JOH 1:11 “He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.”

There was the virgin birth foretold, ISA 7:14.

ISA 28:11 – there were tongues as a sign to unbelievers.
ISA 53:9 – there was the prophecy of the two deaths of Christ.

In the Church-age, Satan and His angels reign.

In the Millennium, man will rule – Jesus Christ, the Son of David.

Remember –
pres-mid-ind – mimneske – mimnh/vskh/ = to recall to mind, to remember in an affectionate way.

“Son of man” = the descendants of Adam, not Christ, though the term “son of man” generally does refer to Christ.

Out of the lowest, God shall bring the highest.

He shall Himself condescend to be a member of this lower creation called humans.

Out of that creation, even out of man’s fallen condition, God will reach down below the level man was created and bring new sons who shall be associated with Him forever and ever for all eternity.

ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Out of the creation of a lower creature called man will come the greatest glory to God and the full and total victory in the invisible war or the angelic conflict.

For the first time Satan heard the authority over the earth being given to someone else.

God was choosing man as the arm which would defeat Satan, both in bringing him to total defeat and in replacing him in the scheme of the government of the universe.

It was to be out of man that Christ would come, and it would be through certain chosen members of the human race that God would proclaim the defeat of Satan to both the elect and fallen angels.

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