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Title
   Lecture on Genesis Ver.2(19) - Spiritual Beings (8)    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   Genesis 1:1
Date
   2009-12-18



Scripture

Genesis 1:1
[1] In the beginning God created heavens and the earth

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

This is the 19th Lecture on Genesis.
In the last Lecture, I explained the process of Lucifer's rebellion and its result.
With crafty words, Lucifer won one third of angels, the dragons, and some cherubim over to her side.
However, her rebellion failed and they were all confined in the Abyss.
In this lecture, I'm going to tell you the conversation that Lucifer had with God the Holy Spirit and God the Father before she was confined the Abyss.
I'll tell you what Lucifer said to God the Holy Spirit first.
"God gave me this authority."
She was referring to the authority she would get later to govern the darkness.
(She continued). "After God the Son goes down to the earth of flesh, He will receive suffering because of me, and so will You, Holy Spirit."
It means Lucifer will instigate evil people to persecute Jesus at the time when God the Son comes down to this earth as a Son of man.
Then, what does it mean that the Holy Spirit will also suffer because of Lucifer as well?
It means that Lucifer will instigate evil people to do evil things to the children of God who receive the Holy Spirit.
Then, in turn, it will be the same as the Holy Spirit, who resides in them, will also suffer.
By the way, the fact is that the Holy Spirit doesn't suffer from the persecution itself that the children of God receive.
The Holy Spirit receives pain in His heart when the children of God are tempted to commit sin by the enemy devil and Satan, that are controlled by Lucifer, and go to the way of death.
It is just as Romans 8:26 says, "...the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
For example, there are people who go astray even after they experience the gifts from heaven and the power of eternity through the Holy Spirit.
Gradually they quench the Holy Spirit.
They sometimes commit the sin of blaspheming and standing against the Holy Spirit, which are the sins that can never be forgiven.
Because of these souls, the Holy Spirit feels terrible pain and sorrow.
It is the same when they also commit smaller sins, not only such grave sins.
The reason souls commit sin like this is that Lucifer has the authority over the darkness and she invokes the sinful nature in their hearts.
During the period of the Human Cultivation, Lucifer continues to exercise this authority of the darkness.
Therefore, until the Human cultivation is over, the Holy Spirit also keeps suffering from pain and sorrow due to such souls.
This is why Lucifer said, "You will also suffer on account of me" to the Holy Spirit.
Lucifer also said this;
"You say I'm arrogant, but I'm not arrogant. God who loved me knew that I wanted to enjoy this authority, and allowed me to have this authority."
Saying this she means that it was not from her arrogance that she betrayed God or stood against God.
Right up to the end, she hadn't yet recognized her arrogance.
She was still confused that she was receiving the love of God, and that God gave her such authority because He loved her.
And she was clinging to the authority she would exercise.
Even when she was being driven out after her betrayal against God, she revealed her ambition to enjoy such great authority.
Lastly Lucifer said to the Holy Spirit,
"During the period of the Human Cultivation, the world that I govern will be greater and larger than the world under the reign of the Holy Spirit.
Since my authority will be greater than Yours, I will make you suffer."
On what grounds was Lucifer saying that the world she would govern would be larger than the world that would be under the reign of the Holy Spirit?
She thought that the number of the people who would belong to the darkness, that is to say, the number of those who wouldn't believe in God and fall under the control of Lucifer, would be bigger than the number of the children who would be born again in the Holy Spirit.
Based on this, Lucifer said her authority would be greater.
However, the reason the number of the unbelievers is bigger is not because Lucifer's authority is greater than that of the Holy Spirit.
The authority of the Light that belongs to the Holy Spirit is too huge to compare to the authority of the darkness that Lucifer possesses.
You can find the evidence in the history of mankind.
Even though evil people seemed to prosper, in the end it is goodness that has always been victorious.
In addition, no matter how severely the authority of the darkness persecuted the God-believing people, the genealogy of faith has continued.
In this word of darkness that Lucifer governs, there are children of God who are constantly coming out of the darkness and into the light by faith.
It proves that the authority of the light always defeats the authority of the darkness.
Moreover, in the end time, the power of the Holy Spirit will explode to help countless souls receive salvation.
Therefore, when Lucifer said to the Holy Spirit that her authority would be greater, it was mere miscalculation from her arrogance.
We can find here how arrogant her heart was.
What Lucifer said will become evidence on the Final Judgment Day.
It proves that her arrogance and evilness reached the extreme, and thus she will receive the most terrible punishment of Hell.
Dear brothers and sisters.
Lucifer arrogance became this great that she couldn't understand the deep heart of God who loved her so much He gave her human nature.
She misunderstood that she had received God's love because her greatness and she thought God gave her authority over the darkness because she was worthy!
She thought the entire fleshly world would be under her control in the future.
And thus, she could say that she would make God the Son as well as God the Holy Spirit suffer.
It was because of this arrogance of Lucifer that she had even been able to dare conceive the thought of betraying and turning against God the Father.
God the Holy Spirit tried everything to make her realize her mistake.
He spoke to her like this;
"You don't understand the heart of Father, and you don't know His love, either.
"Father loved you, favored you, and enjoyed your praise.
If you knew the deep heart of Father, you wouldn't have become like this. If you knew the love of Father, you never would have spoken as you have.
Since I know how much Father loved you, I feel sorry. I feel so sorry.
I feel sorry because you don't understand the love of Father, and you don't understand His deep heart."
The Holy Spirit was so hurt in His heart because of Lucifer.
The reason God the Father gave Lucifer human nature and loved her was that He wanted to share true love with her.
However, Lucifer failed to understand what true love is, and became arrogant.
True love never changes in any situation.
The more they receive, the more they serve the other and the more love they give; but Lucifer was not like this.
The Holy Spirit also spoke to Lucifer saying,
"As the history of the human cultivation comes to an end, you will be confined by Me.
And, you will bitterly regret what you are now saying.
No matter how many people you control, you will realize that your authority can never be greater than that of the Father.
The reason God the Son and will suffer on account of you is not because your authority is greater.
You will eventually realize that all this had been included in the plan of God the Father."
With the following words God the Holy Spirit finished what He had to say.
He knew that, even though He tried to make her realize, Lucifer was too arrogant to listen to Him.
You must understand how terrible arrogance is by this:
Proverbs 16:18 says, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling."
Since pride (arrogance) blinds the eyes of people, those arrogant people become deceived by themselves.
Even as they are walking the wrong path, they think they are walking the right path.
When others see they are wrong, they think about it and try to correct it.
If a man wants to change, he has to realize his fault. But arrogance hinders him from realizing his fault.
Therefore, you should always be alert not to give arrogance an opportunity.
Through the conversation between Lucifer and the Holy Spirit, you must realize that you should never go under the authority of the darkness that Lucifer governs.
In other words, you should never become a slave to the enemy devil and Satan.
Jesus said in John 8:34, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin."
If a child of God commits sin, it is like he becomes a slave to the enemy devil and Satan.
Then, she becomes triumphant because she thinks the world she reigns over becomes larger.
However, the Holy Spirit feels the pain and mourns for the soul who commits sin.
I urge you to remember this, to commit sin no more, but to live by the word of God.
I ask you in the name of the Lord to please God the Father as you practice the truth.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ;
Before Lucifer was confined in the Abyss, she haughtily spoke arrogant words before God.
She stared into the eyes of God the Father and talked to Him as if she were distinguishing between right and wrong.
The face of Lucifer was completely different from before.
Her once beautiful face has now become frightening with upward slanting eyes.
Lucifer bluntly revealed her arrogance daring to enter into contention with God the Creator.
Moreover, she was so indiscreet toward God that she disrespectfully called God, "you" She said like this;
"You created countless angels and cherubim that serve you and minister to you in the spiritual realm.
You are the only God, and I'm a mere creature. I want you to give me the same authority that you have.
Give me a bunch of angels too so that I can establish my own country.
Don't you think it's only fair that you give me the same authority with which I can compete with you?
Give me such authority, and give me the spirits of the darkness that I can control.
It is fair that you should give me the authority that is equal to yours so that I can compete with you during the period of Human Cultivation.
Only when the race begins on fair terms, will there be no grounds for accusation when I talk to you.
Then, I can say I equally and on fair terms competed with you. Only then can you be called the God of justice."
Even when Lucifer was speaking arrogantly and insolently, God the Father just listened to her.
And when the human cultivation began in earnest, He granted her request.
He released many spirits of the darkness from confinement so that Lucifer could govern them.
Why did God the Father grant Lucifer's request?
It was to accomplish the perfect justice just as Lucifer said.
It was to show that she could never defeat God the Father even if she was granted the authority of the Darkness as she requested.
Dear brothers and sisters.
When you read in the Book of Job, you can find the situation of Satan bringing an accusation against Job.
In Job 1:8, God said this to Satan regarding Job, "There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil."
Then, Satan said in Job 1:9, "Does Job fear God for nothing?" and then asked God to touch all that Job has.
Once God granted Satan's request, Job instantly lost his children and all his possessions.
But Job didn't begrudge God, but held fast to his integrity.
But Satan didn't give up. Satan accused Job a second time.
Satan said in Job 2:5, "However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."
God once again granted Satan's request.
God put Job under Satan's power, but with the condition to spare his life.
Then, Satan smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head to make him suffering extreme.
Then, Job started to begrudge God, and got angry at his friends; he revealed his evil hidden in his deep heart.
Now, doesn't it mean Satan won the challenge?
You will know it that it doesn't mean that at all if you look at the conclusion of "Job."
Due to the accusation of Satan, Job underwent trials, and he reveals much evil in the middle of the trials. But it was rather a blessing for Job.
It was a good opportunity to find evil that Job himself didn't even know was there.
Eventually Job repented before God, and became all the more a (spiritually) whole person.
And he received blessing twofold.
Since God acquired a perfect child, the accusation of Satan actually benefitted God.
Just like the case of Job, when Satan accuses someone, chances are that God allows trials for the person.
If he goes under trials even though he didn't commit any sin, he undergoes the trials to receive greater blessing.
On the other hand, if he committed a sin, trials are allowed for him to pay for the sin he committed.
Likewise, there are trials that are like 'whips of love' to help you bear in mind not commit the same sin again.
Therefore, if you pass any trials with thanks, it will result in blessing.
It is just as Job 23:10 says, "He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
Eventually, human cultivation leads to the process of overcoming the trials until you are recognized as true children of God.
Even if you are not undergoing such serious trials like Job did, you will surely undergo different types of trials.
Only when you undergo trials can you find evil in your heart and cast it off.
Besides, though the trials, your heart can be cultivated into spirit, and your faith can be refined as refined gold.
With the authority of the Darkness, Lucifer motivates and encourages the evil in people's hearts to commit sin and go to the way of death.
However, the children of God who receive the Holy Spirit can repent most of their sin by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Then, the love of God the Father will be deeply engraved on their hearts so that they can live more perfectly in the light.
Eventually, they can become the true children that God the Father desires.
Likewise, Lucifer is actually helping God accomplish the purpose of human cultivation.
Therefore, Lucifer and the spirits of the darkness can be compared to the fertilizer that farmers use.
Men cannot eat fertilizer.
If a man eats fertilizer, he can be harmed.
However, if he uses the fertilizer to cultivate his land, he can harvest good fruit.
Just as fertilizer used directly brings harm to a man, Lucifer and the spirits of the darkness that are evil spirits that stood against God are used much the same way.
However, through the works of the spirits of the darkness, God can harvest true children, the spiritual grain that God wants.
The work of the spirits of the darkness to test and persecute the children of God plays the role of "fertilizer" to make God's children come out as good grains.
It is said that shepherds tend their sheep together with horned goats.
To the gentle sheep, goats are the antagonists that bring trouble to them.
It is because the goats inflict pain on the sheep with their horns when the sheep stand still.
And thus, the sheep go here and there to avoid the goats.
Thanks to the goats, the sheep can become healthier.
In addition, there is "a catfish effect."
It is said that farmers who cultivate loach fish (mudfish) use catfish to get healthy and active loach fish.
They put several catfish in a loach farm pond.
The catfish is a natural enemy of a loach.
Once several catfish are released in the farm, loaches actively move around to survive.
Even though some bad and unhealthy loaches may be eaten by catfish, most of loaches grow up much stronger and healthier.
Moreover, when loaches are transported to a distant place, people put a catfish in the tank where the loaches are, the loaches stay active until they reach the destination.
The natural enemy of a loach, the catfish plays the role of extending the life span of the loach.
The same principle can be applied to the reason God the Father allows the evil spirits to work during the period of human cultivation.
God wants His children to have better faith like fine gold as well as true hope and spiritual love through trials.
Therefore, I urge you to give thanks even when you undergo trials.
1 Peter 1:6-7 says, "In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.
In the next lecture, I will explain the world of evil spirits that were established around Lucifer.
Lucifer was a mere creature, and she betrayed the love of God.
Nevertheless, God granted Lucifer's request, and allowed her to establish the world of evil spirits.
He did it only for His one and only hope.
His hope is to acquire true children of God in the perfect justice.
In order to accomplish this hope, God granted Lucifer's request even though she spoke to Him rudely.
During the period of human cultivation, Lucifer has instigated and controlled evil people to continually hold grudges against God and condemn God.
However, God the Father has endured even with such people who condemn God.
Since they were also, created after the image of God, He wanted them to repent at some time and to become His children.
There were people who didn't turn back from the evil path, but went to the way of destruction. Still, God the Father wishes all the men to reach salvation.
2 Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."
I wish all of you can understand such a heart of God the Father deep in your heart.
I urge you to cast off every form of evil and become a child of God who has a truly good and clean heart.
May you become the perfect fruit at the end of your period of human cultivation to be the evidence that God the Father wins, in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray!

[Amen]

 
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