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The Angelic Conflict – Part 38 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 38 –

“The paradox of the fortunate fall.”

God created man lower than all angels and limited him to planet earth under the law of gravity, confining man in space, time, intelligence and power.

HEB 2:7 “Thou hast made him for a little while lower than the angels; Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor, And hast appointed him over the works of Thy hands;”

Out of the lowest, God shall bring the highest.

Even out of man’s fallen condition, God will reach down below the level man was created and offer mankind salvation and eternal life.

Satan wants the creature to earn or deserve things because he’s the greatest creature to come from the hand of God, so he would receive more merit than anyone else.

God’s will for your life as a member of the royal family of God is to bless you!

In eternity past God provided a fantastic plan which included His highest and best just for you.

EPH 1:3 Worthy of praise and glorification be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Anything God does results in His glorification.

God doesn’t depend on us for His pleasure and glory, but instead He expresses His pleasure and glory toward us, EXO 33:18-19.

God is not glorified by our system of human works but by meeting our every need.

ISA 26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, Thou hast increased the nation, Thou art glorified;

ISA 60:21 Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.

PSA 50:15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will glorify Me.

Satan hates when we live by faith because we are trusting in the character and nature of God by believing what His word has to say, even when it doesn’t seem right!

2CO 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight 

HEB 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

ROM 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

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.

Man awoke to find himself a creature of noble beauty and wisdom, and to be informed that he was to have dominion over all the renewed earth.

Out of man Christ would come, and through certain chosen members of the human race God would proclaim the defeat of Satan to both the elect and fallen angels!

The earth was Satan’s kingdom; God had set him in authority over it, EZE 28:14.

Satan had never been dispossessed of the earth even in his confinement; he had been placed on the earth!

God had placed an offensive force in the midst of the enemy-held territory, planet earth.

The battle of the garden of Eden, though on the surface a victory for Satan, was in reality the beginning of his ultimate defeat.

Gen 3 – In the angelic conflict or the invisible war, the drama begins here on the stage of human history.

It would have been impossible to reach man apart from the destruction of his confidence in the mind and heart of the Creator.

He first attacked the Word of God when he said “Indeed, has God said?” – a subtle question of doubt concerning the authenticity and validity of God’s word.

LUK 8:12 “And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be delivered.”

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