The Revelation of the Cross – Pt. 3

In this series we have observed God’s two creations, and how each fell.   Today, we will explore further the 2 old creations.  We will see how God handled the old creation of Satan and the fallen angels, and how God restored the new creation of mankind from the knowledge of sin and death.   As we see the role of these 2 creations, I want you to ask yourself again.  Are you walking in the new creation, or do you still walk in the nature of the old creation? 

 Luke 10: 17, 18:  17 The 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 heavenBerean
              

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

Ezekiel 28: 12-19:  ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.  13 You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald.  Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold, prepared on the day of your creation.  14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for I had ordained you.  You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the fiery stones.  15 From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you. 16 By the vastness of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and I banished you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.  17 Your heart grew proud of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor; so I cast you to the earth; I made you a spectacle before kings. 18 By the multitude of your iniquities and the dishonesty of your trading you have profaned your sanctuaries.  So I made fire come from within you, and it consumed you. I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the eyes of all who saw you.  19 All the nations who know you are appalled over you.  You have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’”   Berean

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

Since the fall, Satan has utilized all the necessities of man’s existence: eating, clothing, marriage, housing, laws, etc. to systemize the human race into a Satanic system called the world.  It is not based on the principles of God’s kingdom.

John 12: 31:   “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.   NAS   world – system orderly arrangement ruler- archon – the first in rank and order; chief magistrate, prince

Colossians 2:15:  And having disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.  Berean Study

Romans 8:3:  For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in thelikeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh   NAS

Genesis 3: 4b,5:   4“You will not surely die,” the serpent told her. 5For God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Berean

Romans 3: 20:  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.  KJ
Colossians 1:13:  He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His beloved Son. Berean    dominion also referred to as kingdom, domain, power
Ephesians 1: 7:  In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.  NKJ emphasis added

Romans 8: 1, 2:   1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and deathBerean

Ephesians 6:10-17:   10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.


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