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What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 52. The warning concerning the god of the world.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

This is accomplished through Bible doctrine, which the unbeliever cannot understand because he does not possess a human spirit, Jude 1:19.

He was the highest of all angelic creatures, and therefore of all creatures, EZE 28:11-19.

Satan is the ruler of at least one third of all angelic creatures and angelic creatures like human beings run into the millions, REV 12:4.

He is the ruler of all fallen angels, MAT 9:34, MAT 12:26, LUK 11:18-19.
If ever there was a super genius creature it is Satan or the devil, or as he was originally known, he was calledheylel, the son of the morning.

He would have every form of attractiveness; for Satan is the super-genius, the greatest creature of all time.
The origin of evil is Satan’s genius to devise a system to oppose God.

Being a super genius he is a great organizer.
He is the greatest organizer of any creature who has ever lived.

He is the super genius in the field of executive function and organization.
Along with all this facade of magnificent ability, he is the original murderer.

1JO 3:12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil [his offering to God], and his brother’s were righteous.

JOH 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning,”

In Satan and in evil, there is the wonderful magnificent attractive personality, but then, flip the coin, and there is a terrible evil side.

When evil finally controls that personality we call it degeneracy - or psychosis, neurosis, or psychopathic behavior.

PSA 37:7 Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

PSA 73:3 For I was envious of the arrogant, {As} I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
JOH 12:31 Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.
JOH 14:30 I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in me;

2CO 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

EPH 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.

He has set up a system of administration whereby Dr. Jekyll can function even though he is Mr. Hyde.

In the same way, Satan has devised a system whereby people can be nice, lovely, and wonderful, as far as society is concerned.

The system that Satan has developed with regard to human beings so that they always appear “good” even though they are evil is a system which we call the cosmos, and therefore the cosmic system.

It is called self-respect.
It is really hypocrisy.

It is self-righteousness.
It is religion and legalism.

It is manifest in those who think they are intellectual but are really blinded by blind arrogance.

There is a duality of personality that exists among believers - that is because all of us have a sin nature.

He made a decision to disobey the divine command which was not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The woman was doing what she was made to do, which is to serve the man.
The man was made for God and the woman for the man, 1CO 11:7-9.

1TI 2:13-14 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression.

1CO 7:17 the Lord has assigned to each one [a husband and wife].
MAT 19:6 “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

ECC 9:9 Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your life which [woman] God has given to you;

Helper - ezer - someone to aid, help, and to respond to the man.

Satan always uses an agent or agents to represent him and his evil policy.
Serpent - nachash = to hiss, to whisper and to be bright.

Satan says, “I must approach this woman but not frighten her” - he always uses an agent.

Satan himself is called the old serpent, the tempter or deceiver, REV 12:9.

2CO 11:3 but I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Satan’s greatest weapon is a conversation because Satan is the greatest genius that ever came from the hand of God.

“Was more crafty” - aruwm = cunning, crafty, smarter, clever, and subtle.

Satan with his policy of evil, will open up his attack with a very tender statement for the woman’s well being.
In his first approach with his evil policy, he just wants to introduce some doubt to the woman.

ROM 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned.
MAR 11:23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him.

JAM 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

He tries to make her focus in on the prohibitions rather than the provisions.
The word “God” here is recognition of a supreme being, but denial of the Savior, the Lord God, Jehovah Elohim.

Satan’s evil policy is recognition of God but not of TLJC the only Savior.
JAM 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.

Satan’s ministers of righteousness focus in on the do’s and don’ts; they bring in standards that even God does not have.

Both good and evil is Satan’s policy, and Satan is the inventor of good or creature credit.
Satan’s first weapon was neither terror nor intimidation, nor threatening.

Conversation is a medium for expressing thought, and Satan is much smarter than any creature that has ever existed pre-historically or historically.
By entering into dialogue with the woman, Satan rejected divine authority and divine order.

Since Adam was the ruler of the world at this time, his fall would have removed the issue of volition as far as the woman is concerned.
The genius of Satan picks the right target, he always does this.

“Surely die” - two words, first the Qal infinitive absolute - muth.
It is translated “dying” and is a reference to spiritual death.

Then God repeats the same verb - Qal imperfect - muth.
“Surely” is added by the translators to translate the doubling of the verb.

Satan is a master of twisting the scriptures, distorting the scriptures, misinterpreting the scriptures.
Two deaths are involved here = “dying thou shalt die” or really “dying spiritually you shall die physically.”

The woman is the source of the first heresy in human history.
The wages of sin is physical death.

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