Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, April 19, 2013

EPH 6:10 Finally = “from now on”

Anything that causes confusion and division and splits your thinking up is what we call cosmos diabolicus, or
of the “devil’s world system.”

His “wearing out” tactics are not even noticeable.

He “wears out the saints”
little by little, so that it is even hard to spot.
You may think it’s something very insignificant.
Satan knows the value of “small things.”

DEU 25:17, Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you came out from Egypt,

DEU 25:18, how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.

JDG 8:4, Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over,
weary yet pursuing.

ISA 40:29, He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.

ISA 40:31, Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

MAT 11:28, Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

MAT 11:29, Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and
you shall find rest for your souls.

MAT 11:30, For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.

2TH 3:13, But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.

HEB 12:3, For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you may not grow weary and lose heart. People begin to feel restless, unhappy, depressed…their joy is gone.
He wears out their Spiritual life.

In fact, the “cosmic system” is organized to teach us to trust God, less and less, and self, more and more.

By holding out bait, angelic enemies keep believers on the march in the cosmic system; then at the proper time,
lie in wait to ultimately deceive them. 1PE 5:8…your enemy the Devil, prowls about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

Very few believers recognize that the details of life or the everyday affairs of this life are the situations used by our angelic enemies as their plans laid out for victory.

By holding out bait and so-called “advantages” to the believer, our angelic enemies can cause the believer not only to live in the ways of the world or the cosmic system,
but to be in bondage to it.

By bringing in situations of pressure, suffering, and inflicting damage angelic enemies can make it possible for the believers to draw near to them rather than draw near to God.

Know your enemy and Know yourself.

If you are ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle.

You should examine and investigate the enemy’s plans so that you will know their shortcomings and weakness as your strong points.

EXO 14:13, But Moses said to the people, Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which
He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you
have seen today, you will never see them again forever.

EXO 14:14, The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.

Our angelic enemies have been tempting members of the human race for over 6,000 years.

When it comes to warfare, they master in The Art of Subtlety and Secrecy.

Our real enemy is invisible and inaudible.

A clever general avoids an army when its spirit is sharp, but attacks it when it is sluggish and divided.

And no one is a greater master at studying moods than Satan.

He is disciplined and calm, and awaits the appearance of disorder and confusion before his attack.

2PE 3:17, You therefore, beloved knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness,

Demons are called the Enemies of God,
1CO 15:25; HEB 10:13.

HEB 10:13
He sat down on
the right hand of God,
from that time on,
waiting until His enemies,

JOH 8:44
You are of your father
the devil, and you want to do
the desires of your father.
He was a murderer
from the beginning,

and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie,
he speaks from his own {nature;} for he is a liar,
and the father of lies.

Our Lord said in
MAT 13:38
that the unbelievers are
the children of the evil one;

Our Lord said in
JOH 6:70
that Judas Iscariot was
of the devil.

Paul said that
unbelievers were
children of the devil
in ACT 13:10, not me!

Both categories of
The Enemies of God,
the Fallen Angels
and Unbelievers, will be
Judged in the Lake of Fire.

have been allotted the
footstool of His feet.

The unbeliever is like the
fallen angel, in that the
fallen angel has made his
decision in some angelic
history of the past, and
he has been consigned to
the lake of fire even though
he is not there as of yet.

The sentence has not
been executed even though
it has been given,
MAT 25:41
the eternal fire has been prepared for the devil
and his angels;

The sentence has not been executed, and will not be executed until the end of human history, after the Millennium,REV 20:10.

This place that many call Hell, had to be enlarged to make room for members of the human race who remained enemies of God, ISA 5:14.

The fallen angels represent
a category of creatures
that had the chance,
over a long period of time,
to make a decision
and did not do so, and they
are Satan’s servants during
this part of the angelic conflict.

One question that
a lot of individuals have,
who understand some of
the principles behind
the angelic conflict is
“Did one third of the angels fall or did they all fall and two-thirds came back to Christ?”

When God created the universe, He formed a
race of super-creatures, classified in the Bible as angels.

God made them perfect, without sin, acceptable to
His absolute righteousness.


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