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The Angelic Conflict – Part 31 Outline
The Angelic Conflict – Part 31 –
Point 1 – Definition. Point 2 – The Existence of Rational Creatures.
Point 3 – When and How the Angelic Conflict Began.
Point 4 – The Two Categories of Fallen Angels Under the Command of Satan.
Point 5 – Demon attacks during the Church age.
Point 6 – The Satanic Plan for Offensive Action in Human History.
Point 7 – The Courtroom Trial of the Angelic Conflict.
Point 8. – The Strategic Victory of the Angelic Conflict –
The strategic victory of the angelic conflict is our Lord’s humanity being judged for our sins on the cross.
COL 2:13 And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
COL 2:14 Having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way having nailed it to the cross
having cancelled = aor-act-part – ezaleipho = to blot out, to cancel, to erase, to eradicate, or to obliterate.
It has the connotation of someone holding an IOU against you and putting a lot of pressure on you as well.
ezaleipho = blot it out, cancel it, erase it, eradicate it or obliterate it.
The aorist tense = that point of time when the entire debt was totally wiped out which was at the cross.
A phenomenal pressure has been removed by the grace of God.
TLJC cancelled the debt for the entire human race, and Satan hates that!
The Essence of God
JOH 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
I owe God perfect righteousness! I owe God a perfect life!
The IOU that has been cancelled was an IOU totally impossible for any of us to pay!
God is a giver, and God has found a way to cancel that debt without compromising His character.
If you don’t get with doctrine after you’ve been saved for a while, the chances of becoming a weirdo are extremely high.
MAT 4:4 “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
JOB 23:12 “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth [doctrine] more than my necessary food.”
It is only the grace of God that turns spiritually dead, deep in debt mankind into a noble creature in time for all the angels to see!
COL 2:15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
It was through the cross that the IOU was cancelled!
Any believer who is so sin conscious and feels so guilty, unworthy, condemned or ashamed, has been blinded by Satan concerning the work of the cross!
HEB 8:12 “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
HEB 10:17 “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
MIC 7:18-19 “Who is a God like thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? Yes you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
ISA 43:25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake [because of My honor and integrity]. Furthermore, I will not remember your sin.”
ROM 4:7 “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven and whose sins have been covered.” Rom 4:8 “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.”
ROM 11:27 He will take away our sins… 1Jo 2:12 your sins are forgiven you for His names sake.
The cross reveals the character and nature of a loving, caring, and gracious Creator toward His creatures.
Satan appealed his first judgment in eternity past and the cross was the place of his second judgment!
“He made a public display” = aor-act-ind -deigmatizo = at a certain point of time he began to make a show of them openly, to display the captives.
“having triumphed” = aor-act-part – thriambeuo = to lead a Triumphal Procession or make some kind of a special exhibition.
Operation footstool began the Triumphal Procession in heaven and will conclude with a Triumphal Procession on earth at the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.
A custom in the ancient world after winning a war was to bring the captives back, and it was called a Triumphal Procession or a march through the city of Rome.
When TLJC was resurrected three days after the cross, He was on the earth for 40 days and then He ascended to the right hand of the Father.
When TLJC arrived in the presence of the Father, He arrived as the conquering general and in front of Him was Satan, and all demons were in the Triumphal Procession as captives!
The fallen angels went back to their activities because they will be executed as it were at the Second Advent which is Operation Footstool.
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