Spiritual Warfare | Introduction
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Why was Satan cast out of Heaven? What was the rebellion in him”?
ReadIsaiah 14:12, 14 and list the meanings of the five
a. I will ascend to Heaven
Satan wants to be in a place that is exclusivelyfor Godb. I will raise my throne above the stars Refer to Daniel 8:9,10 andRevelation 12:4 as well)
The stars are referred to as angels as well, soSa
tan’s statement says tha
t he wants to be above the other angels.c. I will sit on the mount of assembly
Scholars believe that the Mount of theAssembly is the center of Gods earthly rule and is the throne of theMessiah. Satan is then ch
allenging Christ’s role as king. (See Matt 4:89)
d. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. Clouds are associated with
glory. Once again Satan wants the position of the Lord. (SeeExodus 13:21,40:34,38 and 1Kings 8:10,11e. I will make myself like the Most High. Here
is Satan’s final challenge and
defiance of God. The Created wanting to rise up to/surpass the Creator.See Isaiah 43:10b, 44:6,45:56,45:21,23
2. Satan is not only jealous of God, but he jealous of man as well. List tworeasons:
Psalm 8:5 and Genesis 1:26,27
3. How does Satan steal glory away from God?4. Do you believe most Christians understand the glory of God to be thecentral issue in spiritual warfare? Why or why not?5. Does the relationship between spiritual warfare and the glory of Godchange the way you perceive Satan and his work in your life?
Worldview is defined as:
The thought system we develop for explaining the world around us and our experiences in it. It is determined almost entirely by the society in which we grow up. In most instances, it is something that we absorb subconsciously more than something we
adopt after careful study.”
1= TimothyM Warner, Spiritual Warfare, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books 1991), PG 24
6. With the above definition of worldview, describe how it affects ourperception of reality.