Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The book on the Angelic Conflict is going to very important to make available during the Tribulation period because it will relate exactly upon the time in which many members of the human will be living.

“His hour” is a reference to the cross and really it is “His hour of victory in the angelic conflict,” as we have noted in JOH 12:23; JOH 17:1, MAR 14:41.

In COL 1:13-14, there is a reference to the two kingdoms which are at war, which is the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.

The greatest gift that we could ever receive by which all other blessings and gifts are based upon is “forgiveness.”

The greatest passage I believe that is written upon the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ is the cross as found in COL 2:13-15.

While our Lord was going to the cross and while our Lord was on the cross His attitude never changed toward the disciples….that’s grace.

HEB 12:2  who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

In JOH 13:2, we have some opposition to the Father’s plan, as always.

Now, anyone of the apostles could have said it, but they did not. but they could have said “The devil is after me,”

Since the eleven disciples were born again, he couldn’t possess them. So, sure enough, here is man at the last supper who was not “demon possessed”, but worse, like very few have ever been, he was “Satan possessed,” possessed by Satan himself.

There was the serpent in the Garden of Eden who was already possessed by Satan, in GEN 3:1-5.

REV 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

The king of Tyre was literally possessed by Satan according to Eze 28.

He is the most beautiful creature to come from the hand of God.  He has a voice like a pipe organ.  He is superior in genius, beauty, personality, persuasiveness, and also invisible.

He is an organizational genius with a great organization of demons, Ephesians 6:10‑12.

He is the enemy of Bible doctrine. Enemy of the Church (the royal family). Enemy of Israel. Enemy of Christ.

The king of Tyre was one the few individuals in human history who was possessed by Satan just like the serpent in the garden and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed our Lord.

Tyre was the merchant city of the ancient world, as was the city of Babylon, the Great.

Of all of the creatures to come from the hand of God, Satan was the most beautiful, the wisest, the most personable creature ever created.

They appear to be made of light and can travel through space. And their bodies are not visible to the human race for the obvious reason of the danger of worshipping angels, as COL 2:18 warns us against.

Satan has mentality and the greatest I.Q., he is a super-genius.

He has the greatest mind that any creature has ever had….only one mind is more intelligent than his which is made available to creatures and that is “the mind of Christ”, 1CO 2:16, PHI 2:5.

REV 12:9  “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
In REV 13:14, he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform.
In REV 18:23, he deceives the world by using a very popular church in Rome.
In REV 19:20, he deceives those who had received the mark of the beast.

A Seraph angel, that’s a six-winged angel, is said to throw Satan into the abyss in REV 20:3  and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

He was the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.”

He was smart enough to know that he was the most beautiful creature that ever came along from the hand of God, as a creature to try and use his beauty and his genius to his own advantage.

In the human race, we have different categories like smart and ugly or beautiful and dumb.

If there’s anything that destroys genius, smartness, talent and beauty, anything that can be considered worthwhile, it is arrogance.

First, there is the thought of arrogance. Then there is the decision of arrogance. Then there is the action of arrogance.

As with Satan, first he thought it. Then he decided it. Then he did it.

He led the first great revolt in the universe.

He started the first conspiracy in the universe that we call the pre-historic angelic conflict.

He was not only perfect but he was also in perfect environment.

The original sin among angelic creatures is like the original sin among human creatures, it occurred as a decision in perfect environment.

Adam was perfect in beauty and in brains just as Satan was. And the environment was perfect.

1. To be a genius mentally. 2. Physical beauty in some form. 3. Then #3, Perfect or improved environment.

In making these statements I am not trying to glorify stupidity, God forbid!

Nor glorify humanity and ugliness, especially when we live in a time when so much improvement can be made with so little effort.

Nor am I being critical or antagonistic toward perfect or improved environment.

Degeneracy in any nation, in any society, is merely a manifestation of the fact that people are unhappy.

Degeneracy is an advertisement for unhappiness.

Happiness comes from truth. Happiness is a state of mind.

Above all, happiness is something that all members of the human race are born without.

We are not born happy….even as we are not born free.

We were not born free. I wasn’t born free. You weren’t born free. We were all born helpless.

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