The Revelation of the Cross – Part 4

In this series, we have looked at the fallen nature of man and the fallen nature of Satan and the angels.  Today we will review how God judged Satan and the fallen angels, and how God restored man.  As we do, we must become deeply impressed with the kind of death Jesus took on the cross for us.  We need to fully understand He took everything to do with the fall, and completely changed our position, authority, nature and destiny.  The process of how man was restored to his right-standing with God is understood by the revelation of the cross.                                            

                                           SCRIPTURES:

Satan was cast to earth, but God’s final judgment condemning him to hell was already in place.  Satan wanted mankind to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil so man would have “Sin” in him; the sinful nature of Satan in him.

Ezekiel 28: 12-19:   12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:  “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.  The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you16By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thingout of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. 17Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you18You defiled
your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.” ’ ”   NKJ

Luke 10: 17, 18:  17The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.” 18 So He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Berean

Revelation 12: 3-5
:    3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. NAS   diadems – a crown worn by royalty, sovereignty, world leaders

Isaiah 14: 12-1512 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  KJ

Satan tempted Jesus in the same way he continues to tempt man by promising the world in exchange for his soul.

Luke 4: 5-8:   5  Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. 7 So if You worship me, it will all be Yours.” 8 But Jesus replied, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.  Berean

Sin entered man at the fall, but Christ came as a fleshly man, representing the old creation, yet without sin. So He went to the cross, as the old creation, literally in the likeness of the serpent who was the epitome of all Sin.  On the cross, Jesus removed everything to do with the sinful old creation restoring man as righteous before God through Him.

John 3:14:  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, NKJ

Romans 8:3:   For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,   NKJ

2 Corinthians 5:21:  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  NAS

Romans 7: 4,64 Therefore, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God. 6 But now, having died to what bound us, we have been released from the law, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written codeBerean Study

2 Corinthians 5:17:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  NKJ

Romans 3:20:   Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the law. For the law merely brings awareness of sin. BSB

Isaiah 53:6:  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.   KJ

1 Peter 2:24:   Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healedKJ


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