Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Meet the Great Red dragon, Part 5. Leave the injustice of the world in the Lord’s hands.

Monday, May 7, 2003

Satan’s tail sweeping away one third of the angels in heaven = the prehistoric revolution in heaven in which Satan convinced one third of the fallen angels that God was unjust.

PSA 55:22 “cast your burdens on the Lord, and he will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to fall apart.”

Turn to 1PE 2:18

It is very important to have a soul filled with doctrine so that you can handle unjust treatment in the same manner that you handle fair treatment.

Turn to ROM 12:14

Persecute – pres-act-part – dioko = they habitually pursue after you, they persecute you; their purpose is to make you miserable and to persecute you!

By feeding your enemy when he is hungry, the believer leaves hostility from others in the hands of the Lord – dependence on the integrity of God rather than on revenge and retaliation.

Turn to PSA 58:10

The angels are called “holy angels” because God made them holy by providing for them some non-meritorious way to receive His righteousness, REV 15:4; REV 16:5.

REV 7:10-12 – resurrected believers praise the Lord for salvation and the angels join in by twice saying Amen, in which they concur, agree, express that they believe it.

In the Tribulation, while angels bring divine judgment upon the earth, no angel is allowed to execute this judgment apart from Jesus Christ because He alone is worthy, REV 5:2-5.

Turn to JOB 4:17

If Jesus Christ is called the only Holy One, REV 15:4 – He alone is the only one who remains experientially holy – and the elect angels are called holy, how can this be unless they were made holy after they were found unholy?

1. Christ is the only Holy one.
2. Since others, men, angels, things are called holy, His unique holiness must be in that is it perpetual, not merely present.
3. Angels are called holy and thus must have been made holy from a status of not being holy, like the Christian.

Turn to PSA 89:5

COL 1:19-20 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, – having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

The condemnation against Satan in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 is very specifically against him and him alone.

JOH 16:11 the ruler of this world has been judged.

Upon being judged and found guilty and condemned, Satan objected and accused God of not being a just God, violating His essence, His love, His fairness, His omniscience, etc.

As Satan stood condemned, all the angels stood condemned, but condemnation only sets up the divine provision of reconciliation.

Satan fell due to his own initiative and then deceived other angels. In the same way Satan as the serpent deceived the woman, GEN 3:5.

Adam fell without deception.
He chose to disobey God just as Satan did.

Satan disobeyed by his own initiative, and the other angels were deceived.

At the fall, Satan had offered man a counterfeit salvation prior to God offering man a true salvation.

True salvation looked ahead to Christ:
GEN 3:21 And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

Satan’s counterfeit was fig leaves.
GEN 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

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