En Tois Epouranios #13

By Michael S. Mecikalski

“In the Heaven Far Above All Heavens” #13

Please review articles 1 thru 12; we resume our examination of the “Dispensation of the Fullness of Times," Eph. .

In our last article, #12, we spoke of the fall of Lucifer (this name is used only once in all of Scrip­ture; i.e. Isa. ; Lucifer means "the morning star;" the concepts of "to shine," "to boast," and "to rave" are also associated with this name). When the fall of this "shining one" occurred his name became Satan; his rebellion affected the entire creation.... Between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2. Some foolishly and ignorantly call this truth "the gap theory." Well, there are no theories in relation to God's Scriptures, just solid truth that is spiritually discerned. Those that I have encoun­tered who throw the word "theory" around have been spiritual "babes" at best. (Study Gen: Ch. 1; Isa. 45:18; Eze. 28:11-19.) For example, we live on the third planet from our sun (3= the number of divine completeness; the number of the Godhead). Our solar system has nine planets (3x3=9: the number nine is divine completeness intensified). Third planet in a system of nine; if you believe that this occurred "randomly" I have some land in Arizona with a great ocean view to sell to you! Mankind has sought out human answers by probing these other planets in our own solar system; and low and behold, these planets are found to be "waste and wild!!!" None have conditions able to sustain human life; not even close! Did the Lord originally create these other planets as they exist today? Do they remind you of "orderly ornaments of God's Glory?"

The Book of Job should be studied thoroughly by all of us. Chapters 1 & 2 help us to understand that the Lord will allow Satan's attacks upon the faithful saints to go only as far as the Lord permits. The name "Satan" means "the adversary;" "the opposer." From his rebellion (Eze. 28:11-19); to the reworking of planet earth and creation of Adam (Gen. 1,2&3); to the life, death, burial and resurrection of out Lord Christ Jesus (the Gospel of John); to the rejection of the Godhead in totality by the nation of Israel (Acts 28:23-31); to the spiritual warfare of the Church which is Christ's Body (Eph. 6:10-19); to the eventual deception and worship of the world (Rev. 13); to his final destruction (Rev. 20:10); Satan the destroyer (I Cor. 10:10); the one who has the power of death (Heb. 2:14); the god of this world (II Cor. 4:4); the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2), has been the evil antagonist of any and all holy works of God (from Genesis to Revelation). The Son of God came into the world to destroy the works of the devil (I John 3:8). To understand the plan of God, we must understand the multiple territories that Satan has polluted... continued