[CF Devotionals] 2003-07-06 - Demons

The Doctrine of Angels Part 9 ~ The Fall of Fallen Angels

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  1. The Fall of Fallen Angels

    There is much more here than I can take the time to discuss. This includes the subject of Satan’s kingdom against Christ’s. Another large area is that of the believer and spiritual warfare. We did go into this a while back. The manuscript of that study is available at www.cfdevotionals.org. From there, follow the Bible study link.

    As believers, we don’t have to be fearful of the dark kingdom, because God has already had victory over him. As we already noted, he has no power over us but that which God allows. And God allows only to the extent we can benefit spiritually. We do not need to fear because:

    1. The fallen angels will be judged.

      1. They will be judged on the "great day"

        "And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day" (Jude 1:6).

      2. They will be judged by believers and Christ.

        "Do you not know that we will judge angels?" (1 Corinthians 6:3).

    2. Satan will be judged.

      1. He will be cast into darkness.

        "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever" (Revelation 20:10).

      2. Satan and his fallen angels, free and chained, will at last be judged for all time.

        "For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment" (1 Peter 2:4).

  2. Conclusion

    The message of these studies is one of warning and of hope, warning to the unbeliever and hope for us. Let me conclude with the words of Lindsell.

    "The Church’s message is not simply one of unrestrained pessimism. Along with the eschatological note of a doomed world, is the optimistic and bright hope that men do not need to perish with the world. The Church’s message is therefore twofold: it warns men that the world is doomed; and it enjoins men to be prepared for the final judgment. This message of the final judgment offers hope to the hopeless, light to those in darkness. The hope comes through the preaching of the Gospel of redemption, which makes it possible for men to be saved from the doom and the wrath to come. The earth shall not escape, but men can. The Church has its marching orders from the Captain of its salvation, who proclaimed:" 10

    "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'" (Matthew 28:18- 20).

  1. Lindsell, Harold, The World, The Flesh, & The Devil, published by World Wide Publications, Minneapolis, MN, 1973, p. 189.

(1 John 4:4; 2:16)

  1. The Fall of Angels:
    1. The _________:
      (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; Matthew 25:41; Genesis 6:4)
    2. The _______:
  2. The Power of Fallen Angels:
    1. Their ________ Describe Their ____ _________:

      1. ________ Spirits:
        (Leviticus 19:31; 20:6)
      2. ________ Spirits:
        (Mark 1:23-27)
      3. ________ Spirits:
        (Luke 7:21)
      4. ________ Spirits:
        (1 Timothy 4:1)
      5. ________ Spirits:
        (Mark 9:25 )
    2. Their ________ Describe Their ___________:

      1. Satan and demons work against the ________.
        (Ephesians 2:2)
      2. Satan and demons work to _______ ___________, ______; and they are the _________ of _________. 1
        (Ephesians 6:12)
      3. Demons can _______ the _______ of _________.
        (Mark 5:1-9)
      4. In _________ demons can cause ________ _________.
        (Matthew 9:32; 12:22; Mark 9:25-29)
      5. Demons can _____ people to move further into the _____ they have __________.
        (John 8:44)
      6. While _________ demons can ________ through their __________.
        (Mark 5:9)
      7. Demons are often the ________ behind ________.
        (Acts 16:16)

        Sorcery, (Acts 8:9-11); Witchcraft, (Galatians 5:20); Necromancy, (Isaiah 8:19, Deuteronomy 18:10-12); Astrologers, (Daniel 1:20; 2:2; 4:7); Divination, (Ezekiel 13:6-7; Acts 16:16); Magician, (Daniel 1:20, Exodus 7:11, 22).

  3. The Fall of Fallen Angels:

    1. The fallen angels will be __________.

      a. They will be ______ on the "______ ____"
      (Jude 1:6)

      b. They will be judged by believers and Christ.
      (1 Corinthians 6:3)

      1. Stringfellow, p. 89.
    2. Satan will be ______.

      a. He will be ____ into _________.
      (Revelation 20:10)

      b. Satan and his fallen angels, free and chained, will at last be _________ for all ______.
      (1 Peter 2:4)

  4. Conclusion:

    (Matthew 28:18-20)

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