Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Foundations for Christian Living! What we don’t know can have an adverse effect upon our lives. Fortunately, the Bible has much to say about the spirit realm and its operation. So now we turn our attention to those spirits that function in this world other than the Holy Spirit. There is no reason for us to be afraid of Satan and his host, since Jesus has already defeated him 2,000 years ago. In order to enforce his defeat in our lives and in those around us we need to learn about the authority God has given to believers. We’ll also talk about God’s elect angels that are His servants in this earth that listen to and obey God’s Word.
1. A Profile on Satan
There was an Arch-Angel at one time named Lucifer- an Arch-Angel is a high ranking angel. Isaiah 14:12-17 (KJV), “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” He had authority given to him upon this earth, a throne over the nations of that time- Ezekiel 28:15,17. Lucifer was originally created a perfect angelic being, but unfortunately it all went to his head and was lifted up in pride. He led a rebellion that resulted in a catastrophic flood, Genesis 1:2- this occurred before Adam and Eve.
2. The Kingdom of Darkness
Our goal out of this episode is for the believer to be made aware of Satan’s nature, schemes and operations so he can’t take advantage of our ignorance of him. Satan prefers anonymity, if he can deceive people into thinking he does not exist, than no one will oppose him, he can operate in this world with impunity. Through the light of God’s Word we are going to expose a number of his dark secrets so we can put him in his place, under our FEET in a place of defeat.
3. Elect Angels
Concerning the role of God’s elect angels during this age of mankind on the earth, according to Scripture their primary function is ministering to us among other things. The Bible from Genesis to Revelation has recorded frequent occurrences of angels operating in the earth, carrying out God’s will. Like us, they live to serve God’s purpose. According to Job 38:4-7, the angels were present when God created the earth, they are created beings like us- Psalms 148:2,5; Colossians 1:16.
4. The Believer’s Authority
We know Jesus is the Lord and that He is seated at the right hand of God the Father. But what about us on earth, did Jesus leave us powerless to fend for ourselves, to live in some kind of survival mode until we die or He returns, whichever comes first. Not at all, He did not leave us as orphans, John 14:15-18 states that we have the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead sent to live inside of us! So what is authority you may ask; simply put, it is delegated power! We receive this authority when we are born again, we inherit the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we can use it in the prayer of authority against the enemy.
5. Nephilim Giants in the Bible
There were giants on the earth before the flood of Noah, and also afterward, when fallen angels cohabitated with the daughters of men, and they bore children to them and produced a race of giants. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. These ancient heroes or giants became the gods of the heathen neighbors of Israel and Greek mythology. The fact that giants were partly of supernatural origin made it easy for men to regard them as demigods. These guys were twisted, wicked evil tyrants who were huge in stature.Support the show