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03-God On Trial

Kameron DeVasher

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Kameron DeVasher

Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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  • October 19, 2013
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you would please take down your worksheet worksheet number three another provocative title God on trial gone on trial is it possible to God is being examined well I believe it is impeccably doing it right now looking to build the type of our theories God is love greatly is it possible that he's really believe that the now as he recalled our very first evening together we talked about how the question of whether there even is a God of the Bible is trustworthy is prominent in most people 's minds why should I trust this old book and what we decided what we discovered from that book is that God himself anticipated that question is that if there's any other God let them come before me into something that only God can do which is how the future and got them all not only claim to know the future but I'll tell you in advance the things that are coming in from the time of Babylon Daniel chapter two he given outlined step-by-step the political history of the world until Jesus comes and were living on the end of it we had the benefit of history the hindsight is twenty one he can look back and see that every single step that God said has come true exactly as he said what so now we can demonstrate objectively that God 's word is trustworthy but then we ought to read it we find out women if this is such a good God as the Bible claims not only do these of these lovely loving buddy is love himself but how come the claims of the Bible about the character of God don't seem to be met in the world how come there's so much natural disaster out of the political unrest in wars and famines and always awful thing how can there be a good powerful loving God and a terrible awful world while as we look at last night was napping chapter thirteen the parable of the week and the tears and how he said I take no responsibility for that presence of evil I created a perfect being in a perfect place of every opportunity and he chose to rebound I create evil evil was started by the choice of a perfect being in rebellion and now the distorted views that were going to let it run its course so that all you need to mature and needs to mature thumbnail to take a look at this working of the three gone on trial before we get our study tonight with begin with a word of prayer heavenly father would we thank you so much for the safe travels you given everyone here and thank you for the opportunity to be here and study word but I would ask your Holy Spirit be here now not just in a vague kind of general sense very specifically Lord send your Holy Spirit to to open your word to our minds and soften our hearts but it might be stubbornness would give us a picture of who you really are so that we may see for ourselves the contrast between good and evil for we pray in Jesus name was again denied in the book of Exodus the Old Testament book of Exodus the second book of the Bible Exodus chapter thirty three in the city page eighty five in your pew Bible Exodus chapter thirty three it will start with verse eighteen here we find Moses that great leader of God who the Lord used to call his people out of Egypt and to leave them to the promised land Exodus chapter thirty three and verse eighteen this Moses has a very particular request of the Lord and he says please show me your one authority wants glory now I don't know about you but oftentimes was growing up when I third the word glory I would think of something shiny or something sparkly like all bright luminescent Lori and this is the conversation with God that the law of God because what I want to see you showing your glory galore dancer verse nineteen then he said that his God in return I will make all of my what that word goodness pass before you know work setting up a biblical equivalence here Moses asking the Lord 's glory in the God that I will show you all of my glory of the Lord apparently is his goodness it's who he is very character any notices even begin reflecting anything I will make all my goodness pass before you and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion but he said you cannot see my face and no mention into my face and live so we go to chapter thirty four that was the deal they struck you that I was you glorying show you my goodness and we see it actually occurred the very next chapter starting with verse five axis thirty four starting with verse five now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood within their and proclaim the name of the Lord and the Lord passed before him and proclaimed the Lord the Lord God merciful and gracious long-suffering abounding in goodness and truth keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin so always positive after he's patient he's kind of impact this sounds exactly like first printing thirteen definition of love love is patient love is kind of junk on his thing that's who I am you want to see my glory to glory is my character and again versus the claimant in the Lord gracious long-suffering abounding in goodness and truth keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity Christians in the also includes but by no means clearing the guilty right would like a map mercy and patience and kindness and all of those good attributes right but also don't think I'm a pushover and I won't let things just all let me just go on and on but by no means clearing the guilty visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children the children's children to the third and fourth generation to be thorough in my work on judgment by the same time Vanity Fair and just about any merciful and gracious he described in response to a question about seeing the glory of the Lord Hume 's body responds by explaining and revealing the character of the Lord which brings us to our first film of blank when Moses asked to see God 's glory the Lord described his character a is a very key issue when Moses asked to see God 's glory the Lord described his character this is what my glory is at my goodness it's my character traits my attributes the notices that hear the no man can see my face and live why is that the case why can we not just approached his glorious merciful gracious loving God and come right up face-to-face while it's true the book of Isaiah is not because God is so mean let's just make that clear right now what is the actual problem Isaiah chapter fifty nine page seven one six in your pew Bible as a chapter fifty nine versus wanting to notice what it says here behold the Lords hand is not shortened that it cannot save nor his ear heavy that he cannot hear but notice verse two but your iniquities and what's another word for iniquities send you will then have separated you from your God will and your sins of the new muesli will adhere to notice the issue is not that God can't talk with doesn't want to talk with but the issue is we have to send problem right we have cut ourselves off from direct access with the Lord and the Lord doesn't just give up for Lawrenceville and that's too bad images leave is in the know will be gracious to be merciful on it will you try to get you back we cannot have visitors pretend everything 's okay kind of relationship I have to deal with the same problem but I love you and I want to be long-suffering patient and kind at the same time Moses asked to see his glory and God said let me tell you about my character who I am now that the Lord 's description of himself from his work merciful gracious kind long-suffering all of those wonderful things in the same time fair and just now but contrast that with Satan 's representation of God 's character is working to build a theme tonight with what God says he is and what God actually is is nothing like Satan takes him to be what God actually is in reality Satan is trying to smear the character of God it will take a look at the book of Job page four seven eight this treasure of a book in the Old Testament page four seventy eight in your pew Bible just go to chapter one of the book of Job now will give a little expanded context of what we have your notes with the start with the first one but Joe is is oftentimes thought of the story of this patient manually through these difficult times and he was a patient man who did go through difficult times but we're going to see tonight that the key character in the book of Job is not Joe you just have to be a much bigger controversy well defined context first one there was a man in the land of Oz whose name was Joe and .net was blameless and upright one who feared God and shun evil 's apparently had two choices to get a follower or you can follow double and this one shows the fall of Lord and to shun evil and he goes on to talk about a seven sons and three daughters were born to him also his possessions were seven thousand sheep three thousand camels five hundred yoke of oxen five hundred e-mail donkeys and a very large household so that this man was the greatest of all the people of East and this man was wealthy and healthy and at the same time faithful to the Lord and he says in verse for his sons McGowan please than their houses each on his appointed day perhaps they had no birthday celebrations or something with this and would send an invite the three sisters eat and drink with them so it was when the days of feasting and run their course the Job would send and sanctify them and he would rise early in the morning and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all for jokes that it may be that my sons of sin and curse God in their hearts must Job did regularly he had a concern for the soul of his children and in their salvation and it walk with the Lord he will he got up early frame for them he had concerns Lizzy is a good man a righteous man upright man and that's all verse five that we go to verse six and look at the change we seek the actually describe the setting in the context that shifts us to this picture now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before whom the Lord and Satan also came among them okay now one of the key things you wanted of years of the sons of God this is not the son of God with F singularly Jesus Christ these are plural sons with a s a be sons of God whoever they are at this point it's not a pretty good burden may we can address the question-and-answer session sometime wink wink right in giving but right now apparently there was a convocation a coming together of people and arranged time with these people would come before the Lord and they had a guest visitor among them that day and Satan also came along the verse seven and the Lord said to Satan from where do you come down we study last night where did Satan come from originally present right we didn't lose his place in heaven with the cast out and he was sent to the earth and his angels were cast out with him Revelation chapter twelve versus seventy nine war in heaven which the lost but now becomes striding back in among the sons of God and takes his place at the meeting of the Lord and the Lord Anson from where do you come the implication is almost differently cast you out of here and put you somewhere continue so Satan answered the Lord and said from going to and fro on the earth and from walking back and forth on it notices like I'm not immaturity anymore right eye I'm coming from the earth but not just one little part of it a little corner now the treehouse they stuck me in I run this place unwitting implication is apparently the other people or from some other places to each has a location of their rare representing insane here on behalf of the earth today going all over I run the place I'm guessing things got tense at the meeting that the Lord doesn't stop conversation verse eight the Lord said to Satan have you considered my servant Job but there is none like him on the earth a blameless and upright man one who fears God and shuns evil now that is a very it seems kind of a common question but notice that this was is is almost inflammatory of the Lord have you considered with another worker consider how do you thought about how you noticed as it dawned on you that you claim to run the whole earth but bears it doesn't say a good man Job he called them my servant Job there's no one like him on the other blameless and upright man one who fears God and shuns evil which is a nice way of saying huge follows me and he doesn't follow you know what Satan doesn't come back and say well you can't win them all what you know what to do one guy got away our minds in modern politics with the idea that someone that one person out of the citizenry would not be appreciative of the leadership at the current time is not completely outing we can't expect that at this point like half the people are not like whatever's going on in our button notice this is this is between good and evil between Christ and Satan and Satan says I run the whole place as if to say you know you cast me out because I was hitting a nerve and now those people who you made a knight in your image have given the keys of the place over to me and I run the whole planet the implication being if you gave people a fair shot choosing between the two of us every single person had a brain in their head would you the freedom I offer versus the arrogance that you keep calling to yourself and not visible have you noticed the amongst your free citizens there's one who doesn't like you still love me in this kind of light Satan verse nine continue think so Satan answered the Lord and said just Joe fear God for what you think he's doing it for ages you of course he you him him him were visited that this is an argument have universe can have you not made a hedge around and around with household around all that is on every side you have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions of increased in the land no wonder you're getting the insides of your paying of what is called paper influenced the primary right of course these people you know you given the goods but now with doing experiment verse eleven but now stretch out your hand and touch all that he has and he will surely curse you to your face that you take away all those sweet blessing that nice payment your giving in the juicy lifestyle you take all that away and make it moderately mono your government versus mind your ways are my ways and will see you I guarantee you even he will perceive your face Lord verse twelve and the Lord said to Satan behold all that he has is in your power so he allows him some extra space network all expand the borders of your territory to this extent only do not lay a hand on his what a person on his body on him personally but everything we have all those possessions you say that I given all that abundant lifestyle but apparently I paid them to take away all of payments the experiment is on so Satan went out from the presence of the Lord the rest of the entire book of Job is seen Job deal on earth with this great controversy was raging in heaven he doesn't assume even see what he is exhibit a in the eyes of the universe watching this play out and basically got grimaced as he loves me just because of who I am he just loves me things that he doesn't actually let me just faithful could you pay them you take away all the good stuff and you'll be on my side and Job is the rope in this tug-of-war in the suspecting savings argument again was good for our worksheet your savings argument was that Joe was only rule oil to God because God you can put in their blast door if you want to be a little more crude paid-in the only reason he was loyal to him because he was bought off bribery designated though the book bears his name Job is not on trial course Job 's suffering but who is really on trial God himself are you really this great God that everyone would love it they really thought we wore or are you just a guy who have to bribe people to get their affection God is the one being judged that they can give you extra text that are not on your worksheet now don't worry what to charge me extra for this this is free register extra Bible and let's go back to the book of Ezekiel is skinny page eight thirty one in your pew Bible the Ezekiel chapter twenty eight what we see in Job is simply a continuation of Satan 's motives are on how he operates his methodology of rebellion if you will usage of chapter twenty eight page eight thirty one were going to verse sixteen it says in verse sixteen this is again going back to the fall of Lucifer how we became the enemy of Christ the enemy was planted the seed of rebellion after it says in verse fifteen you are perfect in your ways with a rated till iniquity was found in you daily read verse sixteen by the abundance of your ones that were trading if you are the King James version is the merchandise commerce your pedaling something by the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within and you send nothing on verse eighteen oxygen you defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities and what were the sins of iniquities by the iniquity of your trading that what's fascinating about this is this particular word for traffic as the King James version T R a F F I C K the old English word or merchandise or trading as different versions that this this word is not used in the Scripture outside of these two passages here in the SQL Server twenty eight however the root word from which that word comes in Hebrew is used in other passages in the Old Testament what is this thing that he's trading what is the pedaling around heaven with you the Scripture says go to the book of Leviticus Leviticus chapter nineteen or page one twelve in your worksheet on your worksheet barrier to Bible Leviticus chapter nineteen forget it feel free to jot down and write on these worksheets you would take the sex down but the same root word of trading that we thought easy to chapter twenty eight is found in Leviticus chapter nineteen page one twelve in verse sixteen a notice is these are instructions to the children of Israel same root word is training but notice the translation differences chapter nineteen verse sixteen you shall not go about as a user versions that talebearer tale bearing is the same root word as trading or traffic as a talebearer among your people nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor I am the Lord instead you shall not walk around the tale bearer also write slander lies telling stories making stuff up you know you telltale tales and fairy tales are not true right but this is what is patently red apparently this trafficking this training the merchandise that he was doing had was selling some falsehoods some life back to look at another version the same reward those who backed out of the book of Ezekiel this time chapter twenty two Ezekiel chapter twenty two three page eight twenty two Ezekiel chapter twenty two verse nine again the same root word as trading or trapping these on the twenty eighth eleven Tina called Hale bearing and here the same word is translated into twenty two in verse nine as the following is an and you are men who adheres our word lavender to cause bloodshed and you are those real nuns in your midst they can circumvent lewdness and it mentions his word again slander so we have tale bearing slander and those are the things that constitute his traffic or trading the Merck he was going around heaven not peddling arms in guns and tanks and bombs right whether handling weapons he was handing out word tale bearing false he was smearing the character of God in the courts of heaven just as we see them down the book of Job which he wasn't really follow you because you only pay and everything that I knew you would you take all that good stuff away it occurs at your face I guarantee it in the experiment is on experimental like to highlight here back in the book of Job back to Job is the entire conversation Joe was not even there for the meeting right if the sons of God the Lord himself and Satan who came among them but the only two people there actually doing any speaking at all are the Lord himself and the accuser said what's fascinating to me of the sons of God is apparently are loyal to God but they don't say one word of remonstrance to defend God 's fascinating little thing I think what you doing here Johnny Ripley where do I get to get no beer loyal to God but it's as though they were sank down he does bring up some interesting points let's see what were still loyal to God but let's see with this thing go Amazon another chapter thirteen if you recall who were the people asking about the presence of tears in the field the Angels 's workers the servants the reverse and they asked questions their loyal to the Lord but there like let's see with this thing goes let's hear this thing out and if you recall and I think up to fourteen and Ezekiel chapter twenty eight the reason that God tasks date out of heaven incident of destroying them on the spot was noted everyone who knew him would have an opportunity to see his true character revealed because what was going on within his heart but on the outside you look great and feel like a Lord I understand that I don't understand I mean of course unfaithful to you but he's got some pretty perplexing questions and we need to see in the Lord understand we need to see once the same experiment has started it has to run its course so that everyone can see the difference between the week the tears they can see for themselves and make an informed decision making informed decision to go over the Isaiah chapter fifty six again we saw last Lazarus he again at Jesus came to this world not simply to save sinners though I'm so glad he came to save sinners Isaiah chapter fifty six apparently there's something greater involved apparently the character of God is at stake in for the whole universe Isaiah chapter fifty six and verse one indicates seven one three Isaiah fifty six verse one says the Lord Chief Justice and do righteousness for my salvation is about to come located is looking forward to whom Jesus Christ right noticed is that my salvation is about to come in future tense and my righteousness to be what's that word revealed interesting is that when Jesus comes he is going to bring salvation and he's also going to read meal a lot righteousness not notice that Jesus doesn't create the righteousness of God is simply reveals it as though it's been there the whole time you first run within this example can you see my left hand know what doesn't exist best grades I believe this right but there's something obscuring your view and if I move that something I just create my hand no I didn't bring it into existence I simply revealed what had been there all along part of the purpose of Jesus Christ coming was to reveal the righteousness of God not to make God righteous easement rights of all time which is a Louisiana show us that God got have always been with good of the next great will see this theme developed throughout the New Testament as well second Corinthians chapter four page eleven thirteen one one one three second Corinthians chapter four and verse six notices now again looking at the purpose for Jesus coming to this art segregates at one four six four it is the God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness taking our mind back to creation right when he said let there be light that same God commanded the light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ now this is a rather long sentence with a lot of prepositional phrases loaded absorbent breaking down a little bit with the apostle Paul he will have books of the Bible that are like two sentences long very long what's this note given for six Ford is a God who commanded light to shine out of darkness that the God of creation the creator God the same God who has shown where in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of what of the glory that with the glory of God the character of God right he wants to show us in our heart who he really is his true character and how does he show us who he is in the face of Jesus Christ in the phase Jesus Christ in fact you will see this is only possible to come up to mistake Lord to show us the father and insufficient thrust and what is his reply if you have seen the you have seen in the father that's part of my job as a part the primary purpose of me coming here is to reveal who God really is if you see me you've seen the father Jesus that it was God 's plan that Wesley would David Jesus Christ we would come to appreciate the character of the God who sent John chapter one page ten twenty five John chapter one and verse fourteen again the purpose for Jesus coming were looking at this and the Word became what this is the word W Mrs. Jesus Christ the living Word of God and the Word became flash and dwelt among us and we beheld his lot that of Jesus the shiny splendid being a bright cloud with all the lights and we can see the glory of God in Jesus Christ not its outward beauty but isn't inward character you saw God in Jesus again verse fourteen the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory the glory as of the only begotten of the father which is full of grace and what apparently Christ came to show us the truth because someone else had been telling some very bad lives as a part of Christ's mission was revealed the true character of God in contrast to what Satan 's tale bearing slanderous merchandise that been peddled around the created universe with David again first John John the first John chapter three in verse eight page eleven sixty nine first John chapter three and verse eight notice the simple logic of this he sends is of the devil for the devil has been from when the beginning so anyone who stands as if all copying the father of it all right and he goes on to say for this hurt us the son of God was manifested it doesn't say that he might save sinners even though yes he does need letters for this purpose the son of God was manifested that he might do what destroy the works of the devil apparently the devil would working very very hard to do something the Christ we become here to destroy unit building up an edifice building up and I believe a false representation of God the father close representation of who he really wants his character in Christ came to turn it down by showing people who got really want if you want to understand God as Elizabeth Second Life actually seeing God himself in the character of Jesus Christ John chapter eight going back to the gospel of John John chapter eight page ten thirty five John chapter eight to start with verse thirty thirty seven flush this one out I think this is a fascinating exchange that Jesus had these people that Jesus was always on guard because people always trying to axiom there are three put in the corner and trap and trick in and Jesus was brilliant in his responses simple right to the point it would throw them off their game day notice this in verse thirty seven I know that you are Abraham 's descendents he's speaking to the religiously the I know you are Abraham 's descendents he's like I get it genetically biologically you are descendents of Abraham unfunded but you seek to do what they tell me because my word has no place in you notice what he says in verse thirty eight I speak what I've seen with my father so crisis you're representing his father correct analogously set and you do what you've seen with your father and Jesus doesn't play around me these the series is like I'm here to show you I'm manifesting the character of God the father my true father God you are manifesting the character of your father is the devil yet but either give me what they did not like this our father my father got your father is what someone else with a response for thirtieth they answered and said to him Abraham is our father and engages like I know genetically you're right but spiritually and Jesus said to them and look beautiful logic of it if you were Abrahams children you would do the works of Abraham right if you are anything like Abraham you'd be something like Abraham now the genetic you might have his DNA in flesh and blood in you but spiritually you're from a different father than you think you are the numbers again the unity of the first forty but now you seek to kill me a man who has told you the what the truth which I heard from the from God I've been sending a message to reveal to you the truth which I heard from God Abraham did not do this you do the deeds and here comes the opinion of your father the next of them we were not born of fornication we have one father God and that is what Jesus Jesus said that verse forty two if God were your father you would love me for I proceeded forth and came from God nor have I come of myself but he sent me why do you not understand my speech because you're not able to listen to my word you are of your father near it is the devil and the desires of your father you want to do so what were these works that Satan wants to do to these people that Christ came here to destroy verse forty four convenience he was a was the first thing were from the beginning remember a CNET all that from the beginning language he was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the what truth because there is no truth in him when he speaks a lie he speaks from his own resources for he is a liar and the father of it everything that comes out of him is a misrepresentation it is a falsehood is all alive everything I say is the truth and the reason you can hear me is because you are like your father who was a murderer from the beginning in the liar to this elementary what Putin Satan killed in the war in heaven was not aware of weapons but warm words who did he murder well the second I like guessing that's good but the Bible gives answer a good Matthew chapter five again will exit the extra tidbit which is growing away Bible for free tonight is fantastic Matthew chapter five verse twenty one the same Jesus who said Sabine was a murderer from the beginning goes on to define what murder really is verse twenty one Nephi chapter five you heard that it was said to those of old you shall not murder and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment so that I say to you that whoever is what that word angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment and whoever says to his brother right shall be in danger of the council but whoever says you fool shall be in danger of hell fire notice that Christ takes the concept of murder beyond just merely the act of killing someone but to the internal motive of the hearts and never wanting instead I listened I will and where we been saying in his heart you have said in your heart she became stuck but with my island but where was the violence within now he did get his chance to finally unleash all that violence but not until Calvary until then he was a murderer and his hearts is waiting for that opportunity but he's been a liar in the very beginning spreading these falsehoods about the character of God as we saw evidence in the book of Job and by the way if someone in the notes I thought I think when someone calls you a liar but I don't want to assume the summons ever get to call you a liar so that when someone calls you are on the off chance someone would ever you being a liar you know you can't say in your own defense nor not commit exactly what a liar would say I no I didn't see that you're doing it again no I'm not your liar and the Anfield and would by the way this is what we saw the book of Job Satan says God the only reason that he is faithful to you as you pay a note that this is both not in the sons of God are watching this conversation like a tennis match back for the ball and goes in supporting there comes a time if someone pulls the girl liar card and plays that trick on you if the accusation is that your liar you cannot simply respond with no one not explanation doesn't do it at some point you need a demonstration of the truth there's something greater than just simply proclaiming yourself to be true you have to demonstrate the truth Jesus was sent here not just to say what God was like to actually show what God was like that make sense stories is when you see me seen the father I is the messenger IM the message itself I am the way through the no man comes to the father but by me I'm what he looks like a New Year's and Jesus as he was coming close the greatest manifestation by the way of love the greater as manifestation of love is the giving of yourself right Jesus himself a greater love has no man than this and he would do what they had his life for his friends love is to come to a later meeting is the principle of a flight of fancy is not a frivolous trivial affection love is a spiritual principle of putting others ahead of yourself Satan 's argument apparently was regarding selfish and he would take and take and take anything that has anything to do and everything about him I just want you be free and you take for you where in reality Satan was the one being selfish I will send I will exalt you I will be like the most high it was a battle between the principle of selflessness and the principle of self issues in Christ came up just to say hey God would actually give of himself he really is self-sacrificing he really is love you really would get you came to show it John Chapter twelve as Jesus got closer and closer to that voluntary sacrifice of himself his humanity trembled page ten thirty one site ten forty in your pew Bible John Chapter twelve versus twenty seven and twenty eight will see Jesus have this is struggle to fulfill this mission John Chapter twelve the intense battle that was going on in the mind of Christ John Chapter twelve verse twenty seven now my soul is what the word troubled and what shall I say father save me from this hour or he sees the good impending doom squeezing closer and closer anything but what about if this is a now father save me from this notice but for this are I came to this hour of one of becoming was revealed the character of God in the selfless sacrifice and I don't want to do it number the Garden of Gethsemane what if there's any other way leads but not my will but yours be done verse twenty eight father glorify your what that word name of the Lord I will proclaim the name of the Lord gracious and merciful and long-suffering is what people need to see who you really are that come to show it I shrink away from it I need to be faithful in fact look at verse thirty one think about what he saying here now is the judgment of this world now the ruler of this world will be what the potter there who is he calling the ruler of this world that will write stop and Christ technologist he's legitimately right who was originally supposed to be the ruler of this world Adam but by transgression and sin he gave the keys over the devil and doubles the number of the place Christ comes to enemy territory instead I'm going to be a living reputation of the slanderous lies of Satan 's been talking on the show the truth of God 's principles without them I like announcing Christ looks at diseases now is the judgment of this world now the ruler of this world will be cast out now the already been cast out what's right so regarding cast out of heaven with what is casting out all about will come back to that just meant to keep beneficial in your mind for just a couple of minutes now the ruler of this world will be cast out this he said in a and he says in verse twenty thirty two and I if I am lifted up from the earth will draw all people to myself so what is now the rooms will be cast out what event is he talking about Calvary right across and vertically this he said to think these were unclear to what he was talking about this he said signifying by what death he would die so apparently the death of Jesus on the cross which hath Satan out the bogey already been cast out from the court the bed was before with look at this little bit more verse forty five forty four and forty five of the same chapter then Jesus cried out and said he who believes in me believes not in the butt in him who sent me I have a China we need to me per se on trying to win you to the true character of God which on the part of your life is winning me to be as adjoining to thought over all you know there are some Christians who think you know I love Jesus but I'm afraid that Old Testament God but still buying the lies of Satan Jesus that if you see me using the father I'm trying to wipe away to reveal the righteousness of God why have you seen me this exact with the fathers like Jesus cried out that he believes in me believes not in me but in him to send me and he sees me sees him who sent me trying to show you the father still the book of John John chapter fourteen apparently Jesus had to struggle likely referenced before amongst his own disciples John chapter fourteen verse starting with verse seven Jesus comes back to the screen again if you had known me you would've known whom my father also and from now on you know in an asthenia Philip picks up on this birthrate both of them Lord show us the father and is sufficient for us even understand he's getting close to beginning his ministry I been with you guys like three years now and you you know really busy with Lindsay God is like the movie the most discouraging volleyball I've been right here with you then he said to him in John Junta fourteen Jesus says in verse eight after he said that with the birthdays of Lloyd shows the father sufficient rest verse nine Jesus said to him have I been with you so long and you and that you are not known me for you you see who has seen me has seen the father how can you say show us the father Jesus kept trying to get this idea across I'm here to be the living answer to that lies of Satan is told about God Romans chapter five Romans chapter five in verse eight page ten eighty eight in your pew Bible Romans chapter five and verse eight and a lotus that the language the apostle Paul uses here but God demonstrates his own love towards us how does he demonstrate his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ and what he died for us greater love has no men would lay down his life for his friends Jesus explained the principle and then he lived it out in his own voluntary self-sacrifice showing that the character of God is the giver one would would give himself even if the cost the very life of Christ he would give where Satan on the other hand would take everything even if it took the life of the innocent now up until this point Satan had run roughshod over this whole world people had died by the scores by the thousands and millions untold billions of people but the Bible says that all have standing come short of the glory of God in the wages of sin is what the delivery time Satan had a hand in someone dying in some awful way could need always like they got the basin and his onslaught that sinners die on fun with everybody living on this trying to show you what your God and his laws all about but when Jesus came though he was tempted in all points likened to as we are he was without sin and he was no rational reason why anything should happen to Jesus much less the ignominious death of the cross and when those sons of God those watching onlookers saw Jesus spread out his arms involuntarily laid down his life in that one act based on two things for the very first time number one baseball finally fully revealed the character of God before an event beautiful and wonderful harmonious theory that if anyone were ever in trouble I would give myself for you but no one ever been in trouble for sin and never broken out and once it started it can't just cut off and we have to let it run its course once someone called your life to demonstrate the truth in here Jesus demonstrates who is God is not just like he's a created being the godsend which by the way abuse is merely a created being the gods that you actually bolster things cause that the God is not self-sacrificing but if God were to say I'll show you how loving I am all make something and then go kill it things like that's my point but Jesus Christ is one with the father and giving the sun he gives of himself for God so loved the world Dave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life in one act when Jesus was with the the onlooking universe fall for the very first time manifested demonstrated the love of God they saw the true character of God unfold displaying the person of Jesus Christ also they saw for the very first time the full demonstration of the character of Satan for the very first in what we see apparently is the second casting out of sight not just physically from the court of heaven but the last link some sympathy between Satan and the unfallen worlds were finally broken those sons of God were no longer listening to his arguments they were interested in what that is fake because they seen the truth for themselves Revelation chapter twelve as we close Revelation chapter twelve page eleven eighty two Revelation chapter twelve starting with verse seven we seen this passage before but I want to show you that these two castings out are actually recorded in Scripture again point by point step by step relationship to twelve starting over seven and war broke out in heaven this is the original were back in heavenly or talk about it Michael and his angels fought with the Dragon and Dragon in a single spot but they did not prevail nor was the place found for them in heaven any longer so the great dragon was cast out there's a phrase again that serpent of old called the devil and Satan to deceive the whole world he was cast in the earth of his angels were cast out with them but then you continue the passage look at verse ten then that is after that then I heard a loud voice saying Evan now salvation and strength in the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ have come with the accuser of our brother and the who accused them before our God day and night had been passed down apparently he was cast out originally in the original war in heaven but when Jesus died on the cross he was cast out again this time not physically from the court of heaven but sympathetically from the hearts of the unfallen they said were done with you will have no more of your lives we see the truth with our very own in review Satan had smeared the character of God argument he was not the God of love any claim and bigger by linearly calling Satan a liar wouldn't prove anything God needed to read Jesus to reveal his character to actually demonstrate his love thus Christ death severed any remaining sympathy unfallen beings might have had for state nonaccredited chases we close tonight Christ is already kicked him out of heaven once by the way price are right into his heart right guy could see right into his heart didn't figure it out he sought for himself and he cast them out but he didn't blot them out of existence because he needed others to gaze at him and consider them and feed them for themselves the truth between the contrast between the two characters but now the unfallen beings themselves have seen for themselves what he was all about those who knew him have engaged in and have rejected with them finally for all the questions were coming up on his estate and have a sympathy in your heart to any sympathy for him and his ways left or are we willing to take our stand for Christ no matter what that's over having overhead presentation made sense with the logical was a clear principle principle becoming to an appeal not right now but will be making one in the coming days and I want you to see for yourself not by force intimidation not by some BBQ I don't want to just drive drug drag out on your emotional heartstrings I want you to see with your minds are always see for yourself that God is love and that he would give anything he already has given everything the question is now starting to choose you this day and use that will be the appeal to make it tonight or planting the seeds for the nights to come you can be wrestling with these things and get the victory of Jesus Christ teachers and start heavenly father if you so much for being a God who not only says that your love but you demonstrate that love and you show us who you really are in the face of Jesus Lord help us to also cast Satan out of our hearts not in our own strength Lord we been close to long but Lord in your string we ask that you would give us both Martin and we can have the same longhand and then will training is a media was brought in by audio errors in website dedicated to spreading God 's 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