Satan’s strategy is directed toward believers, unbelievers and nations.


July 29, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,
July 29, 2018

“Casting all your cares or worries or anxieties upon the Lord because He cares for you.”

God always does the promoting — Jos 3:7; 1Pe 5:5-6.

Jos 3:7   Now the Lord said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.

He does it on the basis of His omniscience in eternity past;  ISA 65:24  “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.

The strategy of Satan; 2CO 2:11  in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

His strategy is directed in three areas of life: toward believers, toward unbelievers, and toward nations.

  1. To accuse the believer in the Supreme court of Heaven. It is the objective of the devil to accuse believers in heaven — Job 1:6-11.

The oldest book in the Bible (Job) talks about the Angelic Conflict and the doctrine of the Supreme Court of Heaven.

The same principle of doctrine is taught in Zec 3:1-7.

Nothing is more necessary for the winner believer than wisdom and power from God especially when we are faced with internal adversaries.

Not only does the kingdom of darkness try to put things in our mind but in reality their best work is done by keeping things out of your mind….namely doctrinal viewpoint.

Our adversary the devil is compared to a serpent because he is sly and deceitful!

Without doctrine resident in the soul and obedience to that doctrine all of us are in danger of the craftiness and deceitfulness of the devil.

Why do you think the majority of believers are AWOL?

They’ve been deceived by his craftiness and policy.

Prin – If Satan could overcome man and woman when they were in a perfect state without an OSN, just think of how easy he can do it now.

Satan is a master at choosing the proper time and the most advantageous season for tempting and attacking the believer.

He will attack when the believer first gets into doctrine.

No sooner do individuals discover doctrinal truth but temptations and things they searched for for years are brought in to distract them and get them back into the cosmic system.

Secondly, he also attacks when the believer is plagued by some great affliction.

Thirdly, he will attack the Christian soldier when he is about to enter some significant venture for God’s glory.

GEN 49:17  “Like a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse’s heels, So that his rider falls backward.”

Satan also attacks when the believer is ignorant of doctrine and out of God’s geographical location as he took Eve, when she was near the tree.

Satan will attack after a great manifestation of God’s love.

When Paul was exalted with the abundance of revelations, that was the time that Satan set upon him with his strong temptations; 2Co 12:7-10.

Point 1. The Definition and Introduction which proves the Supreme Court of Heaven is a biblical doctrine.

Before we on with our doctrine there is one important principle that I taught concerning our Lawyer and our Advocate; 1Jo 1:5-2.2.

PHI 3:1  On the one hand, to be writing the same doctrines to you is not troublesome to me, while on the other hand, it is a safeguard or a basis of security for you.

Rather than trying to solve certain problems on our own, we need to give certain situations over to the Lord and allow Him to function as our lawyer or advocate; 1Jo 2:1.

You cannot love and respect God without having fellowship with God and with His People.

1JO 1:8  If we say [assert] that we have no sin nature, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth or doctrine is not in us.

1JO 1:9   “If we acknowledge [name and cite] our sins, He is faithful and righteous, with the result that He forgives us our sins [known sins] and purifies us from all unrighteousness [unknown sins].”

  1. The first result of walking in the light is that we will have fellowship with one another, and therefore if you don’t have fellowship with other believers then you are directly disobeying the divine command to do so.

The Lord commands us to gather together and have fellowship with one another and if we do not do so, then we are willfully sinning against the Lord.

The writer of the book of Hebrews wrote about this; Heb 10:23-27.

  1. The second result of “walking in the light” – 1JO 1:7, “the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” because even though we walk in the light we still need to rebound and recover .

If you don’t have fellowship with other believers and if you do not walk in the light, then you are directly disobeying the commands from headquarters in heaven.

In Rom 8:33 we have an application to this principle concerning the confidence we should have whenever we give anything over to the Lord as the Supreme Court Judge.

The Supreme Court judges those who try and attack and accuse any of God’s people.

Whether they are human or angelic no one has the right to judge any of us because God has justified us.

Rom 8:33 then is the continuation of a doctrinal conclusion concerning the believer’s right to even approach the Supreme Court of Heaven.

For the believer who is growing spiritually, this is the principal of pressure from Satan who is the original judge and accuses us day and night in the Supreme Court of Heaven before the Throne of God.

The most incredible thing is that he uses other believers and even other pastors to do so; Joh 16:1-4.

JOH 16:2  “They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

We are under surveillance by a super-natural system of demon investigators. These demon investigators have a book or a journal or a diary of your life.

According to Eph 6:12, Satan has demon investigators who constantly keep track of all believers to accuse them before the throne; Rev 12:9-10.

HEB 4:16  Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

This throne remember was created by TLJC in COL 1:16  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.

ROM 8:33  Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?
“Who” not only refers to human beings but angelic beings as well.

The only thing that hinders a judgment from being carried out is that a believer gets in the way through reaction, seeking revenge, arrogance sins, emotional sins, lust to hurt others.

These principles are just the beginning of God’s laws for both the natural minded man and the spiritual minded man.

One of the main attributes that God uses as the Supreme Court Judge is His power or omnipotence which means He has the ability to use His power any time He wills to do so.

Gen 17:1   Now when Abram was ninety‑nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.

Gen 18:14  “Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Isa 40:26  lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.

Jer 27:5 “I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.”

God’s power is NOT manifested by muscle, His power is in His word and whatever He says happens. As Heb 1:3 says “He upholds all things by the word of His power.”

This power is also used by God to keep the believer safe for Him forever as in 1Pe 1:5, “You are protected by the power of God.”

All that happens is not from the power of God.

God has allowed both angels and mankind to possess volition, and both angels and mankind have used that volition in a negative way.

When we understand the omnipotence of God, we will be assured that “nothing is to hard for Him” as Jer 32:7 states.

Mat 19:26, “with God all things are possible.”

Job said after he went through more suffering than anyone alive “I know that You can do all things” in Job 42:1.

Therefore, approaching the supreme court of heaven for redress of grievances or as a plaintiff  demands you live in the faith-rest drill and let the Supreme Court of heaven handle the matter.

As soon as you take matters in your own hand, either by going to court over church matters by entering into some system of emotional sinning (like guilt, rage), you take the matter out of God’s hands, and the Supreme Court of Heaven can no longer act on your behalf.

Strong faith rest is needed and strong faith-rest comes from maximum metabolized doctrine circulating in the soul through the cognition and inculcation of Bible doctrine regarding the essence of God.

If you develop your faith, you will use the whole realm of doctrine, and you will have the peace of God which passes all understanding, and you will be able to handle everything in life no matter how you may have been victimized.

Point 2. The Supreme Court of Heaven is open twenty-four hours a day.

  1. Evil in the world.
    b. Sinfulness and injustice in human affairs.
    c.  The rise and the fall of nations.
    d.  Anti-semitism, personal or national.
  2. Conflicts among believers.
    f. Satanic accusations against believers.
    g.  Divine discipline of believers.
    h.  Child abuse.

The role of Jesus Christ as a supreme court justice is documented in Joh 5:22, “for not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,”

Joh 5:27  “And He [the Father] gave Him [Jesus Christ] authority to execute judgment because He is the son of man.”

  1. Jesus Christ is God. He is co-equal with God, superior to mankind, and perfect mankind in one person forever. Therefore, He is the perfect judge.
  2. Jesus Christ, as the son of man, emphasizing his hypostatic union, makes him the unique judge sitting on the Supreme Court of heaven’s throne.

The judgment of our Lord on the cross, which was the work of eternal salvation, qualifies our Lord to be a supreme court judge and preside on the bench in judgments related to history.

That judgment qualified our Lord to be the judge, not only of the supreme court of heaven, but all of the historical judgments on earth after His session at the right hand of the Father.

There are six major historical judgments on earth from the time of the Church-age until the end of human history in which Jesus Christ functions as the Supreme Court Judge.

  1. The rebound technique
    b. The judgment of the believer’s works
  2. The judgment of all “believers” at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 13:24‑30, 36‑40, Mat 13:47‑50.
  3. The judgment of all “unbelievers” at the baptism of fire at the second advent of Christ. Mat 25:31‑46.
  4. The judgment of Satan and all fallen angels at the end of the Millennium, Rev 20:1-10.
  5. The judgment of all unbelievers at the end of the Millennium.This is called the Second Resurrection and the Great White Throne judgment, Rev 20:11-15.