The First Angels: theunfetteredpreacher.com

In Luke 10:18-20Jesus had sent out 70, 2 by 2, to preach the Kingdom of God. We find them returning, with Joy, that the sick were healed and devils were subject to them.

In verse 18, we find Jesus saying.

“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Angels appear to be the first of God’s Creation, to have Freewill. Most chose God, a third joined satan and rebelled. (Revelation 12:4)

Who was this satan? We find he was the highest of the Angels, possibly the Praise and Worship leader. (Revelation 4:8, Isaiah 6:3), ((leading the seraphim)).

In Ezekiel 28:14, he is called ‘The anointed Cherub. He was adorned with very precious jewels, (Ezekiel 28:13), he was full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, (Ezekial 28:12b). Why then did he fall?

Ezekiel 28: 15. “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from. the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”

In Isaiah 14:12-15 We find he is full of Pride, he wanted and thought he was God, he was sent to earth, from heaven, even though he was free to come before God. (Job)

His mission on earth?

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

The mission of Satan. To Kill, Steal and Destroy. He uses the three Temptations.

1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

He used the three temptations on Eve and Adam.

Genesis 3: 4.

“the woman saw that the tree was good for food,” lust of the Flesh

“pleasant to the eyes,” lust of the eyes

desired to make one wise,” pride of life

Satan, was successful in causing man to fall. He actually killed them, Spiritually. We see the same temptations less successfully used on Jesus.

Luke 4:2-14

“command this stone that it be made bread.” lust of the flesh. Jesus’s answer: “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

“shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world” lust of the eye. Jesus answered: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”

“If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:” pride of life. Jesus said: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”

Jesus was tempted externally, we can be also, yet most of our temptations come from within.

James 1:12-15

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

When David saw Bathsheba, it was lust, his lust that was enticing him, he was drawn away from Righteousness, causing him to sin, and on to greater sin. If he had not repented, his Spiritual life would have been lost.

I am convinced that if Adam had manned up, he would have been forgiven and remained in the Garden.

We see a lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and the pride of life, throughout he Bible. We need to follow David’s example, and confess and repent. Enter into the holy of holies, to find grace and mercy in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

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Heal the sick that are there: theunfetteredpreacher.com

And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (Luke 10:9)

The Tenth chapter of Luke is a field ripe for the Harvest. (The home of many a message).

First seventy are sent out 2 by 2, they were told to take nothing with them. They were to stay where their peace remained, to be fed and cared for by those who recieved the Word of God, And they were to ‘heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

They returned with Joy, saying, ‘even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Jesus replied: I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.‘ (Luke 10)

If the sick are not healed, is the Kingdom of God not nigh?

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.‘ ‘And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. (Luke 9:2,11)

Healing is tied to the ‘Preaching of the Kingdom of God.’ Jesus often said: “ONLY BELIEVE” When people heard that Jesus was there, they followed.

Do we Believe?

Here I am, wondering far afield of my desired message. Luke 10, goes on to tell us about the Good Samaritan, and Martha and Mary, who chose to sit at His feet.

While I sat at His feet, I realized the Angels, preceded us in the realm of Freewill.

I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18) Why did Satan and his angels fall from heaven?

Isaiah 14:12-15

‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.’

Pride, the original sin, ‘I will be like God.’ Satan used it against Eve. (Genesis 3:5-6)

Satan is the God of this world, and his angels his messengers, who kill, steal and destroy. (John 10:10) They are the ones who tempt us, draw us away from the Lord. They invade our minds and spirits, we become sick, die spiritualy, can be possesed by these wicked spirits.

Jesus gives us a way to escape. ‘Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee.’ (James 4:7)

He may turn us over to the devil, that we might be saved. (1 Corinthians 5:5)

‘To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (Fornicators)

Satan and his messengers only have the power to hurt us, if we don’t call on and trust in the Lord.

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Why Angels: theunfetteredpreacher.com

The folks in my little Bible Study are not real excited to learn about Angels. Please realize I am not teaching the worship of Angels, just an understanding.

I believe, we must study beyond our Denominations teachings. Like Jefferson, we have our own Bible, that which we believe and accept, and that, that we reject. (God doesn’t do that, or speak to us anymore).

If Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, (Hebrews 13:8), then the promises in the Word are for us today. Healings, signs and wonders, miracles, and power over unclean spirits.

We need to recognize the workings of the Lord, God and the Spirit, The Trinity is one, yet individuals.

In our lives, some of us are strick, followers of the rules and regulations of man. Others are more forgiving of our failures and mistakes. Some recognize and accept that the Spiritual is bigger than what concerns us today.

I want to Know God. Love God. Follow and Trust God. To Understand His Will and Ways. To put on His Yoke and Walk with Him.

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Sins Promise: theunfetteredpreacher.com

The Promise Verses the Reality:

As a Christian, what is sin?

The book of Hebrews, tells us, it is, ‘an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. (Hebrews 3:12) Not believing the Word, the Promise of God, whether it is about entering into the Promised Land, or believing we can live a life, pleasing to the Lord, is sin.

Abrahan believed God, and it was counted as righteousness. (Romans 4:3)

The Lord told Cain, if you do not, do well, sin lies at the door, and desires to control you, you must resist, it’s power. (Genesis 4:7) Jesus told Peter, satan desires to sift you like wheat. (Luke 22:31) James tells us, (James 1:14) ‘But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.’

That lust, can be for Power, Money, or Sex, or the jealousy of what someone else has that we lack. Whether Talent, Skill, Charisma, Wardrobes, Looks, or Personalities. Others often, seem to have a better life then ours.

We need to be satisfied either in want or in plenty. (Philippians 4:11-12) We need to learn to forget that whitch is behnd, and reach for what is before, pressing towards the prize of the calling of Christ, for our lives (Philippians 3:12-14)

In truth, we can see sins results in nature.

This stump, was once a strong platform for the anvil, carpenter bees made their home within, like sin in our lives it destroys.

Sin weakens us, hollows us out, we no longer are strait and true. We become unable to be a profitable witness for the Lord. People do not recognize Him within us. Sin, when finished, brings death. (James 1:15)

We need to submit to God and resist the devil. (James 4:7)

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We are blessed: theunfetteredpreacher

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

We are blessed of God. Spiritually, Physically and Mentally.

I have spent far too long, trying to think of something witty to say, when all I want to say is thank you, Bruce and Chris.

It was nice to connect with you after all these years. It was a blessing for us to see you, and to spend time, remembering our youth and sharing our love of the Lord.

Our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord of love, continue to lead, guide and bless you on your way.

You have blessed us mightily.

Thanks for the card and beautiful arrangement. I know your Texas family is thrilled that you are there.

Blessings,

Bill and Bette

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