God’s Legality – Pastor Chris
Sunday, October 22, 2017
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen (Romans 16:20).
Some people have asked, “Why didn’t God just destroy Satan, instead of allowing him to run rampage all over the place?” Well, Satan is operating on legal grounds, and God respects laws; He’s a covenant keeper and very legal. That’s the reason He’s dealt even with Satan legally.
Before God ever created man, there was Lucifer, the anointed Cherub, who later became the devil through his rebellion against God. He lost his position as God’s vice regent, and his anointing became corrupted. When God eventually created man in His image and in His likeness, Satan hatched a plan to ruin God’s creation. Adam chose to obey Satan in the Garden of Eden, and committed high treason against God, and thus forfeited his authority to Satan.
Satan thus assumed this Adamic authority, and the lease of that authority is still on. Adam became subject to Satan, legally, because the Bible says you become a slave to whoever you obey; this is spiritual law (Romans 6:16). Satan, legally, became Adam’s boss. Remember, God had given Adam authority over the earth, and everything in the earth (Genesis 1:26). That Adamic authority is what Satan still operates with today, and God respects it.
A second Adam for a new creation became necessary. Man would require a rebirth under this second Adam; Jesus Christ. The Bible calls Jesus Christ the second and last Adam. He came to make it possible for man to be born again and taken out of the dominion of darkness; from under Satan’s power. The Bible says God has “…delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13). Being born again, you’ve been legally removed, transferred from the control of Satan, into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. Now, you’re a child of God, and bona fide citizen of God’s Kingdom.
I worship you, blessed Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for your greatness, power, mercy, grace and love. There’s none like you; you’re the only true and wise God. Your work is perfect and all your ways are just! Thank you for bringing me into the glorious liberty of the sons of God; you’ve established me in Zion, as a tree of righteousness, to produce fruits and works of righteousness. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 32:4 Psalm 92:15
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Timothy 4:1-16 Jeremiah 11-12
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 7:1-10 2 Kings 9
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