Angelic Conflict part 229: Human history (the Church) – Rom 8:22-39; Isa 54:17; 1Pe 4:16; 1:3-7; Gal 4:28-29.

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Title: Angelic Conflict part 229: Human history (the Church) - ROM 8:22-39; ISA 54:17; 1PE 4:16; 1:3-7; GAL 4:28-29.



So in the CA, how does a sound client nation that allows freedom, containing a sound pivot who grow from sound doctrinal pulpits ever decline to a point where they are practically wiped out?


As satan knows, cook them slow. By the time they realize that they are the prey of his falsehoods then it will be too late for most of them.


There are several telling instances of this in church history. And I’m sure in the future I will use them as examples, but if we did so here you would only see that satan’s schemes do not change from what we have already seen done to Israel before the exodus, during the exodus, in the Promise Land, during the Judges, during the Monarchy, during the exile, after the exile and during the first advent of Christ. Only now his target has changed.


But it is comforting to know that God is the one who sets the target and although it always seems for a time that satan has hit that target, further time shows that God protected His target and those who choose for Him are always delivered.


ROM 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.


ROM 8:23And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.


ROM 8:24For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees?


ROM 8:25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.


ROM 8:26And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;


ROM 8:27and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


ROM 8:28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.


ROM 8:29For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren;


ROM 8:30and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.


ROM 8:31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?


ROM 8:32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?


ROM 8:33Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies;


There are fallen angels and men who follow in their opposition that bring charges, but they amount to nothing.


Those who are bothered by these charges are those who have been led astray from the single minded devotion to Christ.


REV 12:10

"Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.


ISA 54:17

"No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper;

And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

And their vindication is from Me," declares the Lord.


ROM 8:34who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.


ZEC 3:1

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.


The accuser, the condemner, the one who brings charges is now faced with the resurrected Christ at the right hand of God.


So don’t get frustrated or stressed over accusations or those who wish to condemn for Christ intercedes and the Spirit intercedes for us at all times.


Yet, because of the many things that have gone wrong in God’s universe due to sin and evil we will face adversity and tribulation which God has allowed. We must remember that it cannot happen if God doesn’t allow it. These things in particular are not a part of His Sovereign will, but He is in control of it all and can allow or stop anything that comes our way. In all of it, the positive believer has the privilege of displaying God’s surpassing power.


ROM 8:35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation [suffering or pressure], or distress [narrow space], or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?


In our civilization we may not experience physical persecution but we do experience mental and nervous pressures that weigh upon men and are just as challenging.


MAT 5:11-12

"Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. "Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


1PE 4:16

but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God.


Famine, nakedness, peril, or sword have to do with disasters and wars. None of this can separate us from the love of Christ, and since that is true, we continue in our ministries, producing fruit, producing the sweet fragrance of God’s love in this fallen world, knowing that our toil is never in vain.


1CO 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.


ROM 8:36Just as it is written,

"For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long;

We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered."


This is quoted [PSA 44:22] as descriptive of what God's faithful people may expect from their enemies at any period when their hatred of righteousness is roused, and there is nothing to restrain it.


This psalm is a picture of a period of undeserved suffering in Israel at a time when they did not forget God’s covenant.  


GAL 4:28-29

And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.


Persecution, suffering, and trials will not ever, no matter what the outcome, erase your salvation or inheritance.


And so despite of various trials we are to rejoice.


1PE 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,


1PE 1:4to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,


1PE 1:5who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.


1PE 1:6 In this you greatly rejoice [salvation and inheritance], even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,


1PE 1:7 that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;


ROM 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.


ROM 8:35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation [suffering or pressure], or distress [narrow space], or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?


ROM 8:36Just as it is written,

"For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long [there is no armistice or treaty]; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered. "


ROM 8:37But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.


The presence of evil at the hands of fallen angels and men is not removed from the life of the believer, but through Christ we overwhelmingly conquer it.


We overwhelmingly conquer (more than conquerors) because our victory is not natural but supernatural, without ceasing, and has eternal results - overwhelming, conquering sheep.