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The Angelic Conflict – Part 17 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 17 –

Point 6. – The Satanic Plan for Offensive Action in Human History –

(1) At the point of the Gospel, Satan attacks to obscure the content of the Gospel and to corrupt faith in Christ alone for eternal salvation.

2CO 4:3-4 “but if our gospel has been veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the God of this world has blinded the thinking of those who are unbelievers,

that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

Another attack on the Gospel is salvation by works or faith plus something, GAL 2:16.

ROM 3:28 “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” 

EPH 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.

(2) Satan attacks the believer’s volition to reject doctrine, through false doctrine, legalism, distraction, false scales of values, and many other ways.

By neutralizing the importance of Bible doctrine, the believer is hindered from executing the PPOG, and glorifying God in the angelic conflict.

From the prehistoric angelic conflict Satan learned that he cannot directly attack God. Satan and his angels have already been sentenced to the lake of fire, MAT 25:41.

“If the devil and his angels have already been sentenced to the lake of fire then why does God allow them to be free today?”

1. God is perfect, therefore His plan is perfect, and He allowed evil to come into being.

2. He allowed Satan and the fallen angels to rebel so that the elect angels and the human race would see the evil behind sin and rebellion.

3. He allowed sin because he wanted the angels to have a free will or choice to serve Him from their own free will and personal love.

4. It was necessary to allow the fall of angels to show the grace of God in saving the elect angels and in the redemption of the human race.

In man, God will magnify His grace forever before angels.

His hope and plan is to get mankind to attack the character and nature of God as a third party in the conflict!

The oldest book in the Bible is the book of Job, written in Archaic Hebrew. 

The very first book that God gave man starts out with a scene in the courtroom of heaven and the angelic conflict and a man being entered into evidence testing.

ISA 43:21 “The people whom I formed for Myself, Will declare My praise.” ISA 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, I have created for My glory,”

Satan always started the courtroom session by making it clear that while God had put Adam in charge of the world as its ruler, Satan had recovered it!

GEN 1:1-2a In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth became formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep;

GEN 1:2b and the Spirit of God began to move over the surface of the waters.”

Man’s occupancy on planet earth didn’t last too long before Adam and the woman fell, and then Satan became the ruler of the world again!

Arrogance is unteachable!! 

REV 20:7-8 “And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth,

Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.”

With the statement “Have you considered my servant Job,” Job is now entered as a witness for God in the historic appeal trial of Satan and the fallen angels.

EZE 14:14, 20 – Job, Noah, and Daniel represent three of the greatest believers of ancient history!

He is not sinless but as a mature believer, he stays away from evil!

PSA 55:12-14 For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear {it}; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.

But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend. We who had sweet fellowship together, Walked in the house of God in the crowd.

Why in the world would God ever turn over to Satan the greatest believer alive if there was no angelic conflict?

Vs 6 – the Supreme Court of Heaven. Vs 7 – Satan acts as a defense attorney. Vs 8 – Job is entered into the courtroom as a witness for the prosecution.

Vs 9-10 – Satan’s defense against God, accusing Job. Satan’s contention = if God removes Job’s escrow blessings and cuts off His logistical grace support that Job will curse God!

Vs 11 – motion of defense – “Put forth Thy hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse Thee to Thy face.” Vs 12 – motion granted – “all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.”

Being entered into the angelic conflict and suffering for blessing comes to the mature believer without notice, without warning and without explanation!

Because the believer receives this privilege at the peak of his spiritual life, it is obviously undeserved suffering!

Instead of appealing to the grace of God to deliver you, you should be utilizing what He has provided in grace – the power of God and metabolized doctrine!

JOH 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

The issue in glorifying God in the angelic conflict is a very simple one and a very powerful one – is the giver of grace more important to you than His gifts?

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