Spiritual Gifts part 166: satan lusted after a rank he can't handle.

Gal 6:7-10; Isa 14:12-14; Eph 2:4-7; Gen 14:18-19.

ROMANS-284-110914 - length: 60:50 - taught on Sep, 14 2011

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John Farley
September 14, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 166: satan lusted after a rank that he can’t handle.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 3: What is a “Spiritual Gift”?

Discernment from spiritual growth is part of being equipped to function effectively in your spiritual gift.

What is discernment?

Discernment is being able to determine what is coming from the thinking of Christ and what is coming from doctrines of demons, 1TI 4:1.

Sin and evil originated inside the soul of one angel.

REV 12:9
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world;

The Bible tells us that angelic sin is along the lines of three closely related evils:

1. Ambitious pride
2. Anti-God
3. Untruth
This captures the essential character of satan.

1. The root sin is ferocious pride.

2. Pride by its nature is a slow burning, consuming fire that corrupts blessings from God.

3. One of the biggest signs that a person is proud is that he or she has no respect for the authorities in his or her life.

4. Pride makes creatures blind and stupid, and if left unchecked, eventually it drives them to insanity.

5. Pride is a secret sin and the arrogant person will usually attempt to disguise his arrogance to look like something good.

6. God sees all of our secret sins.

7. Someone who is proud and self-centered will sooner or later lash out against the things of God: Christ, the cross, the word of God, the Holy Spirit, the church.

8. A person under the control of arrogance will become an entirely different person, and will be the exact opposite of how they are when under the control of the Spirit.

9. The strategy of the kingdom of darkness is deception. They develop lies to trap other creatures into following them.

10. The arrogant will appeal to arrogance in you. They will use flattery and try to stimulate your selfishness and lust.

11. They can use beauty, power, and intellect to deceive.

12. The outcome of these things will always be death, not life.

In Isaiah we get the the details of what satan was thinking.

ISA 14:13
"But you said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;

Satan sought to rise above the sphere in which he was created, and above the purpose and service assigned to him.

satan figured that his place should be higher than the place God had appointed for him.

This shows why implacability is such a horrific sin in the scheme of things, never being satisfied, lack of gratitude.

Church Age believers who were born into a state lower than the angels will be given this position higher than the angels because of our union with Christ, EPH 2:4-7.

Clouds in the Bible speak of the glory of God.

So, whenever things move in the direction of giving credit to the creature not the Creator -watch out!

Satan wants to put God out so satan can take His place as the possessor of the heavens and the earth.