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Like it or not, every one of us is in a spiritual war. God is for us, and the devil is against us. The one we cooperate with is the one who will control us. You can’t be discharged from the service in this war, and ignorance of its extent only aids the enemy. The enemy loves to work covertly, using his only weapon, deception. In this teaching, Andrew exposes this war and the enemy for what he is.
Andrew brings a fresh perspective to the subject of the Believer’s Authority in Christ; that may challenge everything you’ve been taught including:
If believers have been given authority, then when, how, and toward what should it be exercised?
Most people believe God created our enemy, Satan, but did He?
Is spiritual warfare, as taught in many churches today, valid?
Andrew reveals the spiritual significance of your choices, words, and actions and how they affect your ability to stand against the attacks of Satan and to receive God’s best.
Discover the powerful truths behind true spiritual authority and begin seeing real results.
00:10 Andrew introduces this new series, and his book, Study Guide, DVD’s and CD’s of the same name, The Believer’s Authority. Today’s lesson: “Who Made Satan?” God’s word is a covenant to Him. His integrity is perfect and it is impossible for God to lie. Gen 1:26-28 says that God, by His word, gave man dominion over everything that moves on the earth. So, God gave mankind authority over this earth.
03:25 Psalms 82:6 says, “I have said, Ye are gods”. God created mankind to be the absolute ruler over the earth. God upheld Adam and Eve’s authority to turn their authority over to the devil. This is how satan became the god of this world, as said in 2 Cor 4:4.
04:45 In the previous teaching, “The Word Became Flesh” Andrew explained that Jesus had to become a man because God, as a Spirit (John 4:24) would have been unjust to take back this authority from satan, having been given it by man. God had not put any conditions on man’s authority. As a man, Jesus had the authority on earth to take back man’s authority from satan.
06:40 A man may choose to act against his word because he does not have integrity, but to do so is not godly (Psa 15:4). To consider your word binding is a godly trait. Jesus, having atoned for our sin by His death, stripped satan of his power and authority.
09:00 So, who made satan? God created Lucifer (Isa 14). But, in summary, mankind made satan , empowering him with human authority; so, satan does not have superior power and can only do things in your life with your cooperation and consent. People cannot give excuses for what the devil does through them. Satan is only using the power and authority that God gave mankind.
11:00 The “Long Earth Theory” claims that, between the times of verses 1 and 2 of Genesis Chapter 1, there was a span of time during which God gave satan rule over an earlier civilization on earth and that he rebelled and was rejected by God at that time. This extensive addition of supposed history and unprecedented authority given to an angel is hazardous at least and adds no understanding.
14:50 Romans 6:23 teaches that death came as a results of Adam and Eve’s sin, so there could not have been a civilization prior to Adam. A common claim that, in this rebellion, satan took a third of angels and rebelled against God is said to be supported by Rev 12:3-4, however the assertion that the stars are angels and that these verses record satan’s rebellion is not substantiated here nor by any other scripture.
19:00 This “prior rebellion” theory says that God then loosed satan and his multitude of rebellious demons upon Adam and Eve without even teaching them who satan was. God is perfect in goodness and love and would never have done this.
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