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Our victorious Lord has received a title higher than the angels, which He shares with us. Angelic Conflict. Part 39.

Sunday, December 29, 2002

A. Why the creation of man?

Mankind was created to glorify God as an inferior creature to angels.

ISA 5:14 Therefore Hell has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure;

Because the message was something new that could not be found in the Old Testament, God had to give His messengers a credit card.

The ultimate triumph of man occurs in the world to come the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ.

Mans fall did not win the conflict for Satan, nor did it set Gods plan back, it actually sent it forward into the greater gear of “grace,” DEU 23:5, GEN 50:20.

This is a reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ whereby all angelic creatures, including fallen angels, are subordinated to Him “in His humanity.”

In His deity, Jesus Christ is the creator of angels but, in His humanity, He was made lower than angels, HEB 2:7.

1CO 15:45-49 - describes only 2 members of the human race who came into the world under conditions of perfection without an O.S.N.

Originally man was made inferior; the first Adam was made inferior to angels, both elect and fallen.

The only way man becomes superior to angels is through union with TLJC who is seated at the right hand of God the Father.

EPH 2:6 And He [God the Father] raised us up with Him [Jesus Christ], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.

Positionally, every believer in the Church-age is superior to angels; someday experientially we will also be greater.

PHI 3:21, 1CO 15:53 - our resurrected body is greater than angels which is why the church is the first to go up in the rapture to receive their resurrected bodies at the bema seat judgment.

DEU 32:4 “The rock! His work is perfect, for all his ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He.”

Crowned - aor-act-ind - ejstefavnwsa" - estephanosas = to adorn with an honorary crown, to receive the approval of God.

GEN 1:28-30 - God gave the first Adam dominion over creation.

Verse 9 - “crowned with glory and honor” = the birth of TLJC which was just like the creation of the first Adam.

The difference is that the first Adam lost his glory and honor, the second Adam, TLJC, built upon His glory and honor.

The difference is that the first Adam lost his glory and honor, the second Adam, TLJC, built upon His glory and honor.

We have positional truth in the first Adam, we have positional truth in the second Adam - 1CO 15:22 “In Adam all die, in Christ shall all be made alive”

At the second coming, when the Millennial reign of Christ begins, there will be believers on earth minus demons and unbelievers, (the baptism of fire, MAT 24:40-41).

During the Millennial reign, the saints will rule in resurrection bodies just like the unseen forces now who run the world.

All things being subjected to Him refers to the human race, the angelic race, nature, weather, animals, and plant life.

“He left nothing that is not subject to him” = the baptism of fire where all that is against Christ will be removed.

Verse 7 - we went back to the first Adam in the garden of Eden. Verse 8 - we went forward to the Second Adam in the Millennial reign. Verse 9 - we go back to the Church-age.

“Crowned with glory and honor” is not speaking of His resurrected body but His physical body which was without sin and impeccable.

1. It saved mankind! 2. It got back the crown that Adam lost.

Taste is used because the first Adam tasted the fruit and died spiritually; the last Adam tasted death and we live eternally.

For - gar = used to link the last sentence with the next one. It points to the reason why the first chapter andHEB 2:1-9 are true.

It was fitting imp-act-ind [Eprepen eprepen = to have inner fitness, to be totally equipped or suitable.

As a part of the victory in the angelic conflict and our Lords new position at the right hand of God the Father, God takes fallen human creatures and makes something out of them that causes Satan to grind his teeth.

1. Everything depends on Gods character and Gods ability.

2. God designed a perfect plan that man can have nothing to do with or else it is no longer perfect.

3. Legalism is the great enemy of Christ.

4. Satan cannot get into us through demon possession so he uses false doctrine and legalistic teaching to cause demon influence in our souls.

“All things” = every detail in the plan of God is from “Him” not us.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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