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The Angelic Conflict – Part 36 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 36 –

Point 10. – The Pseudo Victory of Satan in the Original Fall of Man –

EZE 28:15 You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created, Until unrighteousness was found in you.

God revealed His hatred toward the sin of rebellion by putting an ice pack around the earth and confining Satan and all of his followers, GEN 1:1-2, 2PE 3:6, JOB 9:5-8, JER 4:23-25, PSA 18:7-15.

God’s plan was for all the universe to see, once and for all, if it were possible for any creature, of any rank, to live for even a moment independent of God the Creator.

The angelic conflict (invisible war) brings out a second will, the creature’s will over God’s will, and it takes place in human history!

It was a judgment which was fitting for Satan and his followers because it revealed the power of God and the impotence of Satan.

By the simple Word of God the heavens and the earth were brought down into judgment and chaos.

Anyone who thinks that he can get along without God and accomplish anything in his own power, is doomed to the sensation – “dust in the mouth.”

It began to dawn in his darkened mind that his wisdom was not omniscience, his power was not omnipotence, and he was a creature with no ability to create.

He had the appetite and desire to be like God, act like God, and possess the universe; but there was nothing but a sense of emptiness, impotence because of inability!

Everyone who wishes to be independent of God should know that the path of any creature who cuts loose from a surrendered dependence upon God is the path of Lucifer.

Emptiness, inability, frustration, dust: these are the portion of the man who walks his own way.

JER 49:20; JER 50:45 – Therefore hear the plan of the Lord! HEB 11:6 – Without faith it is impossible to please God

JER 18:12 We are going to follow our own plans [independence from the plan of God], and each one will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.

PSA 78:8 A stubborn and rebellious generation does not prepare its heart, And their spirit is not faithful to God.

JER 5:23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed.

JER 7:24 Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Satan, who had claimed he would be like the Possessor of heaven and earth, was to be revealed as the bragger and boaster who could not fulfill what he claimed to be!

We are not to think of a creature “perfect in all his ways” becoming in an instant “the dragon … that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world,” REV 12:9.

The frustration, bitterness, and jealousy in Satan grew into an ever-increasing hatred toward God; it fed upon itself and he became worse and worse and more depraved!

From the first moment when God spoke the Word that brought light shining out of darkness, Satan was aware that God was about to do something Satan didn’t really understand!

The divine command went forth and when the light pushed back the curtains of darkness, the stage, planet earth, was seen to be empty.

After six days of preparation, the new character stepped on the scene: homo sapien or man, a new creature made lower than the angels!

PSA 8:4-5 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than the gods [angels], And dost crown him with glory and majesty!

The very place which had been the scene of the challenge to the authority of the Most High God was to see His victorious vindication.

JOH 17:4 “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”

Through the redemption in Christ, God would bring a mighty company of believers, whom He could raise to the very throne of heaven without the remotest possibility that any one of them ever claim any power in his own right.

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