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September 10, 2020 8:00 am
Create something or someone evil is Adrian Rogers with the answer. God did not create in them.
They created a holy angel and he gave that Angel the power of choice between good and evil and this angel chose to Lucifer, the son of the morning became Satan the father ever.
17 tells us that his wisdom and his beauty are correct Allison Corrupted or not traces of them still remain. Welcome to Leavenworth trim profound yet biblical messages from pastor teacher and author Adrian Rogers.
As Christians we know our war is not against flesh and blood behind all wickedness and depression in the world seek beating the drums of diversion to drown the truth. Satan's origin story in Ezekiel 28 is one of riches to rags. It's important to learn about his descent from the palace to the pit because we are pawns in this battle but never forget God has done something about the devil is find out about it. If you have your Bible turn to Ezekiel chapter 28 is Adrian Rogers teaches the lesson from the palace to the pit.
Now the king of ancient car that we see described in Ezekiel 28 is used in the Bible as an illustration of Satan himself. And as you read Ezekiel 28. If I'm God speaking to the king of ancient car, a wicked mall level terrorist king, but God knows right on through the king of Tyre and God addresses Satan himself who is the power behind the throne before things out of this passage here in Ezekiel chapter 28 that I want to lay upon your heart. Many more things before things I want you to see about the devil himself, and I remember this involves you, first of all, Satan was created in perfection. People asked this question, why did God ever make the devil to begin with print, God did not create a devil Satan, who became the devil was created in perfection. Look, if you will now beginning in verse 11. Moreover the word of the Lord came to me saying Son of Man take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and saying to him, thus says the Lord God, thou seamless up the Psalm full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, thou hast been in Eden, the garden of God.
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We know it was. Not talking about the little king of Tyre because the king of Tyre was not full of wisdom and perfect in beauty the king of Tyre had never been in Eden. God is speaking through the king of Tyre to someone else.
But now notice verse 15 thou lost perfect in thy ways from the day thou wast created, until iniquity was found in the now verse 15 tells us that Satan was the noblest, the most beautiful of angelic creation.
Satan was surpassing in beauty. He was superlative, and wisdom. Originally, his name was Lucifer, which means light bearer.
There was a time when this created being dwelt in a place called heaven. He was like the high priest of heaven and it was his responsibility to orchestrate the worship and the praise to God the father, but remember that he was a created being never get the idea that Satan somehow was coequal and coeternal with God. Satan had a beginning. He was created by Almighty God. God did not create a devil. God created a perfect be absolutely totally perfect. So the first thing I want to learn about this sinister minister of evil is that he was created in perfection is the second thing was he created in perfection, but number two he was corrupted through pride that here was this Lucifer, the son of the morning, who is absolutely beautiful wise having all of the attributes and accouterments that God could be up to him but then he was infected with pride.
He came to believe I'm too good I'm too wise I'm too holy. I'm too great to be anything less than God, the counterpart of this passage is found in Isaiah chapter 14 where the Bible says that he was lifted up with pride and said I will be like the most high. Now look, if you will, in verse 17. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty that has corrupted thy wisdom by reason of eye brightness. I get down plane because some people stumble over this fact God did not create a devil. He created a holy angel and he gave that Angel the power of choice between good and evil and this angel chose to do evil and Lucifer, the son of the morning became Satan the father might and verse 17 tells us that his wisdom and his beauty are corrupted. But I listen carefully corrupted or not traces of them still remain. So when you think of the devil. Don't think of some repulsive monster some scaly beast the Bible tells us that he is a master camouflage and he is been transformed as an angel of light is so strange thing if his ministers also be that way, be transformed as the ministers of righteousness say that I was not against religion but that was up to his ears and religion is the master of camouflage and Satan works through music. Satan works through our through literature.
He is brilliant but brilliantly stupid is beautiful, but he is hideously beautiful and he has blemished beauty is warped wisdom. Satan was created in perfection. Satan was corrupted through pride. By the way, nothing will put you further out of the devil's recent genuine humility is the third thing I will lay upon your heart. Satan continues with power. Now God says that I'm go to cast you out of this holy place. Look at me with number 17 by heart was lifted up because of thy beauty that is corrupted by wisdom because of my brightness. I will cast the to the ground.
Satan is cast out of heaven. No sooner had he unsheathed this sort of rebellion than the power of Almighty God cast him from his holy place, from the holy mountain. Jesus said, I beheld Satan as lightning flow from heaven. Jesus was there when it happened. This was eons before Bethlehem when Satan fell. But even though his men cast out of heaven by the express permission of God.
Satan continues with power.
Look, if you will, in verses 16 through 18. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence and I say and therefore I will cast is profane out of the mountain of God, and will destroy the O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. That is, you no longer going to walk up and down here in this holy place thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty that has corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness.
I will cast it to the ground.
I will lay before kings, that they may behold be thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, and by the iniquity of thy traffic therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of the and it shall devour the and I will bring the to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold the now. Here God is speaking of a process that begins with Satan's being cast out of heaven and finally brought down the hill, but in the meanwhile, Satan still has power is God gave to Adam and Eve the dominion of their Satan, having been cast out of heaven came as a con artist and con the Adam and Eve out of that dominion, they turned it over to him. They became slaves of Satan and all the progeny of Adam and Eve have become slaves to Satan. The Bible says the whole world live in the lab. The bosom of the wicked one. We are by nature. Now the children of wrath, and believe turnover the power and the authority on earth to this one call Satan you say will I do know that Satan had power and authority owner. Yes, he does put the Scriptures down them. John 14 Jesus said, hereafter I will not talk much with you all the prince of this world, the prince of this world. Jesus called the prince of this world, and hath nothing in me. What is that mean I don't have any extra devil can scratch.
That's what that means in second Corinthians 44, the apostle Paul called him the God of this world. The word God with a little G is the God of this world of Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12 speaks of the rulers of darkness.
That means that Satan is the commander-in-chief of the vast number of spirit beings angels to rebel with him and are in full sympathy with him and do his bidding, and now Satan has this reign of terror over there. You want to know what's wrong with the world today there is a reign of terror and Satan is the master chief PS principalities and powers.
When Satan said to Jesus fall down and worship me because all these kingdoms have been given to me.
Jesus did not argue with him.
Jesus did not say is not yours to give. Jesus knew that Adam had delivered it over to Satan. Satan had usurped it as a con artist, but nonetheless Satan had Jesus refuse to worship him. But he did not deny the power that Satan has Martin Luther with that great him, which is one of my favorite hymns. A mighty Fortress is our God Santa Satan his power and craft are great and armed with cruel hate on earth is not his equal, and he is known now for a multitude of iniquities.
Notice in verse 18. The multitude of iniquities. What's wrong with the world today.the Scriptures down. Acts chapter 10 verse 38 speaks of those oppressed of the devil. 13 spoke of one whom Satan has bound up. Second Corinthians 12 seven the messenger of Satan. Satan has today a reign of terror. He is the chief terrorist subversion version divergent. He wants to divide he wants to depress.
He wants to destroy depression or oppression. These things come from the devil you wonder why the such a war little babies friend just open a Bible reading the ancient God Malik Malik ran a fire in his belly with open arms and in order to please this pagan deity mothers were taken toward babes in and roll and screaming into the fire to please Malik.
Then they had the worship of bail. The fertility God, the God of sex, worship the God of sex bail by the sacrifice of their little babies.
Satan is always hated children think of Pharaoh. What did Pharaoh do to kill babies. What did Herod do babies. What is Planned Parenthood new skills of babies abortion is a blood sacrifice to Satan. Satan has a wall against the unborn against the innocence to say that just over God's with moving way say pastor is it hopeless and helpless. Of course, no.
That's why Jesus came, but Hebrews chapter 2 in verse 14 down for as much then as children are partakers of flesh and blood. As the children talk about us the children of God are partakers of flesh and blood, he Jesus also himself took part of the same Jesus became flesh and blood. Why bathroom he might destroy him that had the power bear the devil. Jesus came to this earth to die in my place in your place, and through his death destroy him who had the power of death, the devil now the word destroy Cardillo does not mean to obliterate it means to make of non-affect Jesus does not obliterate the devil. But Jesus has taken away the authority of the devil. What Adam gave to Satan legally. What was legally lost Jesus as legally taken back by his death, burial and resurrection. When Jesus Christ was on the cross. Hill had a holiday they said he is finished, but he wasn't finished. Satan was finish the power Satan was finish. Now notice put down. Colossians chapter 2 in verse 15 it speaks of Jesus and his death and it says and having spoiled principalities and powers. He made a show of them openly try something over them in it and what it is been Jesus spoiled principalities and powers.
Now the Bible says we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, but those principalities and powers headed up by the devil had been decimated by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. He has been stripped. That is all of his accouterments of taken from it was a strip, but the Bible's teachers that he is shamed his authority has been taken from him.
Jesus has spoiled principalities and powers. The Christian therefore in your life in my life. Satan has been defeated. He has been vanquished, even if he has not vanished. He is present, but he is powerless. If I could only get to understand this. Listen to me come up close.
Satan has no power over you want to understand that you are not a victim back was broken at Calvary he sales a sinking ship. He rules like dome domain and Jesus said, I give you a RT over all the power of the enemy. You need to understand that our Lord said in nothing terrified by your adversaries is that mean I can be put to death the price.
If you get put to better be Satan's biggest mistake they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb by the word, the testimony, and they loved not their lives on the bed friend in Jesus we have called Thanksgiving call because of us always to try in Christ Jesus you not a helpless victim and click saying that made me do it.
He has the King.
Now you can fail to use the authority that God is giving you.
And if you do then you got a big problem, but friend, our Lord says, behold, I give you authority over all the power of the enemy is not bigger, stronger, wiser, braver than Satan but Jesus is the Bible says. Greater is he this and you then he puts in the world fourth and final thing will and your heart today.
Satan is consigned to the pit. Satan is consigned to the pit look in verse eight. They shall bring me down to the pit look in verses 18 and 19 thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of the and it shall devour the and I will bring the to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold the and all they that know the among the people shall be astonished at the thou shalt be a terror that is your dissolvable look at and never shalt thou be anymore. That doesn't mean that he won't exist anymore.
It means never will you terrorize people anymore. It's over for you. Satan is coming a time is coming time when we see Satan with say that more that someone made the nations to trim what's it all about you choose sides, carefully, because if you follow Satan you going end up with the Bible says that hell was prepared for the devil and his angels.
It wasn't prepared for you if you go to hell you be an intruder, but all who follow Satan will end up with number two don't you be terrified by Satan idling to swagger. I don't mean to be careless.
Bible says be sober, be vigilant. Your adversary the devil goes about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. But remember that in Jesus you have authority. It you will use number three understand where the real warriors. Our battle is not with flesh and blood.
Our battle is with principalities and powers. Many times we lose a war because we don't show up for the battle.
Are you saved being of the Lord Jesus Christ. If not, Satan has you like a plaything like a puppet on a string. Now and one of these days you join him inhale faster.
Once the devil going to rule inhale never.
The devil is a rule, inhale the devil is going to hell to suffer the idea that somehow Satan rules Hal Hayden rule hell for a while. He's a usurper here on earth is back is been broke and he has no power over you if you trust Jesus that Jesus came to destroy the power Satan. Jesus came to deliver you.
Jesus came to set you free. He came maybe peace and power forgiveness of sin in a home in heaven, but he will not force upon you the same God. They gave to Lucifer the power of choice gives to you the power choice, choose you this day whom you will serve.
Like they say would you prepare like this dear God, I'm a center I need to be saved.
I want to be saved. Jesus you died to save me a promise to save if I would trust you. I do trust you, Jesus.
I believe you're the son of God. I believe you paid my send it with your blood on the cross. I believe that God raised him from the Dean and I receive you in my life is my Lord and Savior, and I give my life to you live it out for you. You take me to him.
I give you my life I receive you as my Lord and Savior save me Jesus prayed and mean it saved me, Lord Jesus give me the courage to make it your name on if you prayed to receive the forgiveness that Jesus has offered you. Would you let us celebrate with you. Go to our website LWF.org/radio and click the tab. This is discovered. Jesus there you will find some answers. You might need about your faith as well as a response section. Would love to hear how this message has affected your life. Welcome to the family of God, let us hear from you today again go to LWF.org/radio and click Discover Jesus, if you like to order a copy of today's message. Call us at 1877 love God and request the title from the palace to the pit's lessons also part of the powerful series challenges to the cross for the complete collection whole six insightful messages: number 1877 love God or go online to LWF.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 Adrian Rogers said God gave Satan a choice and he became Satan. God gives you a choice to become a saint spent time in his word today. Pray you may follow him and honor him with all of your life and all your choices.
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