The Daily Word of Righteousness

The Tail of the Dragon, #5

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, (Ephesians 3:10)

God's Way of Dealing With the Rebellion

In some instances, God's way of dealing with rebellion is to allow the transgression to take place so the consequences of disobedience can be understood. This is what God has done in the case of the angelic rebellion.

God is using the physical realm as one great demonstration of the folly of disobeying His laws. The angels that sinned are doomed to eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire, but they are being allowed to portray in the physical realm, where they cannot do eternal harm, the consequences of lust and rebellion.

The angels who remained with the Father are gaining understanding by watching the events transpiring on the earth.

God's elect sometimes are not delivered from deception and transgression, even when they are seeking righteousness, in order that God may shake out of them the rebellion and other soulish darkness deeply entrenched in their personalities. But because they truly love God the blood of the Lamb continues to hold them guiltless before the Lord while they are coming to the understanding of God and His ways.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another [with the Father], and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (I John 1:7)

The continual, compensating cleansing of the blood does not atone for the careless, sinning, disobedient "believers" but only for those who, to the best of their ability, are endeavoring to walk in the light of God's will.

For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:26,27)

God answers even the elect according to the idols in their heart until they have been delivered from those idols. We cannot hear God's voice accurately and clearly while there are burning desires in us.

Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the Lord will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; (Ezekiel 14:4)

The wicked of the earth, the seed of Satan, portray Satan's lusts and self-will in the earth and then go to their own place when they die. This is true even when they are numbered with the disciples of the Lord.

That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. (Acts 1:25)

Nothing—absolutely nothing—can prevent the total accomplishment of all that God has purposed. In the end, Satan and all who are part of him will be confined in the Lake of Fire, there to remain in torment to the ages of ages. They will serve as a perpetual reminder of the utter folly of disobeying the will of the Father.

To be continued.