Part I: The Lord of the Scroll – Fellowship Lost!

The ruler of the dark angels – Lucifer – came to Earth and deceived, then stole the Scroll of Authority from man. He then returned to his invisible kingdom in the atmosphere of Earth (Ephesians 2:2) (2) to ruthlessly kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10) man with the very authority that was taken from him.

And some things that should not have been forgotten have been forgotten… history has become legend, and legend has become myth, and the Scroll of Authority passed out of all knowledge (3)… until… the Revelation!

Before time began, there was God (Titus 1:2). This statement adds perplexity to our time-based thinking. If there is no time, then there is no measure of when things first existed. Without time as soon as something exists, then it has always existed! God created time; therefore, He came before time and has always existed. What came before God? Again, with no time to quantify when things appear, then when they do exist, they have always existed. In the beginning God… in the beginning, nothing else… just God (Genesis 1:1).

God created beings called Angels (1) to serve Him, and they had various angelic rulers to govern themselves (Job 38:4-7. Revelation 1:20 stars = angels). One of the high angels (i.e., archangels) was Lucifer, whose name means bright morning star. He was the most beautiful and brilliant of all the angels entrusted with leading worship before God and care of the physical world, including planet Earth. However, as has often been seen repeated throughout the ages – absolute power corrupts absolutely (4). Lucifer led a rebellion to make himself above God, with a third of the angelic population siding with him (Ezekiel 28:12-19. Isaiah 14:12-15). However, Lucifer and his fallen unholy angel army were defeated and expelled for the first time from heaven and sent to Earth at the speed of light! (Revelation 12:3,4. Luke 10:18). (8)  

Lucifer, stripped of authority but not power, still wanted to have the worship that God alone deserves (6).

The planet Earth was not created in chaos

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), “I am the LORD, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:18 NASB95)

and was found to be in chaos from Lucifer’s tampering,

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (Genesis 1:2 NASB95)

so God, in His usual pattern, brought about its destruction so that it could be born again via baptism of water.

For they deliberately suppress this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water. Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water. (2 Peter 3:5–6 NET)

God then re-created the Earth in six Heaven days (Note Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:1 that means making something from nothing is different from the word used in the remainder of the chapter, which means making something from something already in existence).

Recall that as one day passes in Heaven, a thousand years pass on Earth (2 Peter 3:8). It can be shown by Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity time dilation formula that if a spacecraft traveling near the speed of light (c) (99.9999999996252% of c) leaves our planet heading into space for 12 spacecraft hours and then returns, a thousand years will have passed on Earth during what appeared to be 24 hours to the astronaut. Consequently, I believe the Earth was re-created in six thousand Earth years, with the initial creation taking billions of years.

Realize before God re-created the World and made mankind, He anticipated all things that could go wrong and computed the cost. He realized that if mankind betrayed Him ignorantly yet willingly chose to be enslaved by the enemy, our redemption would cost His sacrifice by a cruel death on a cross. Knowing this, He created us anyway! (Luke 14:28-32. Revelations 13:8)

During this re-creation of planet Earth, mankind was made as a class of being a little lower than God but above the angels (Psalms 8:5. The Hebrew word for God – Elohim (1) – is used four times and translated as “angel” only once). That is, the man was created in God’s image with free will allowing freedom to choose who he will serve – something God never overrides!

God created a man named Adam in His image from the soil of the Earth. (Genesis 2:7) God then planted a Garden called Eden (i.e., pleasure) and then, like a farmer (Isaiah 5:1-7. James 5:7), caused many different kinds of trees to grow from the soil. Realize God did not create a garden with a “Let there be” command as He did when creating all other vegetation on the Third Day (Genesis 1:11-13). Again, like a farmer, God caused the trees to grow from the soil (Genesis 2:8,9). God then places the Man into the Garden to tend to its trees (Genesis 2:15). A woman is created from the man’s flesh and bone (note that blood is not mentioned) to be his indispensable companion. (Genesis 2:21-23).

He was given all authority over everything on planet Earth, including Lucifer (Genesis 1:28. Psalms 115:16. Psalms 8:4-8). He was also given access to God, and the Garden of God called Eden came from God’s spiritual planet, Heaven. The Garden of Eden was a template or pattern for mankind to reproduce throughout the Earth (Genesis 2:8). This was the giving of the Scroll of Authority, the title deed or covenant (i.e., strong contract) to rule the Earth as its god (John 10:34. Psalms 82:6, little “g” – not as a creator but as its created ruler – man is not a God in the sense of being the creator and never will be… ever). It was a covenant of life that was to be sealed eternally by eating from the Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9. Genesis 2:16,17). However, Lucifer, still seeking a race to worship him, deceives Eve into rebelling against God (1 Timothy 2:13,14).

God had told Adam that he would die if he ate the fruit from the tree, but the serpent said it was because God did not want human beings to become like Him with the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17; 3:1-6). He implied that God was withholding good things from them, and sadly, Eve was deceived into believing the lie (5). Adam then willingly and undeceived, standing next to Eve while Lucifer deceives her (2 Corinthians 11:3) in the form of a snake, followed Eve’s leading into the rebellion (Ecclesiastes 7:29). When Adam partakes of the forbidden fruit (likely a pomegranate, Exodus 28:33-35), the covenant with God is violated and broken.

But they, like Adam, have violated the covenant; there they have betrayed Me. (Hosea 6:7 ESV)

They are separated from God (i.e., they both die spiritually).

But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers. (Isaiah 59:2 NET)

Furthermore, they will pass the curse of a fallen nature that desires sin to their offspring via the male DNA (1) (Psalms 51:5) (7).

It was not until Adam, not Eve, sinned that mankind fell. The man was put in authority with Eve as his helpmate (Genesis 2:18). Consequently, children from the union of man and woman will be born vulnerable to sinful desires. When they knowingly and willingly commit sin, they will die spiritually. However, those mentally challenged and those who never live to reach an age to know right from wrong go to Heaven when they die (1) because they never die spiritually (Deuteronomy 1:39. Matthew 18:1-4. Psalms 116:6).

My wife and I have had two miscarriages, connecting that with the time dilation concept (see above); if we go to Heaven 70 years after losing our babies on Earth, it will seem to them like we have been separated for only one hour and 41 minutes!

Why did Adam follow Eve? Well, many strong men have fallen for Satan’s strategy of using a woman’s influence over a man to seduce him into sinful choices (Proverbs 7:24-26). This is not a statement against women – I love the woman that is my wife and would have her no other way than female! However, we can all be sincerely wrong and sincerely deceived into sin. Men are vulnerable to women (Proverbs 31:3), and women are vulnerable to deception (e.g., many abused females have exclaimed – he seemed like such a nice guy!).

Consequently, Adam was confronted with the same choice husbands are tempted with today, either choosing the “Lady” or the “Legacy.” Adam chose to follow his “lady” Eve into sin, thus destroying his “legacy.” Today husbands are tempted to commit adultery (1) which is the test of lady vs. legacy! Choosing the other lady can affect your children, their children, and their children’s children! (1)

The result is that man surrenders his authority under God to Lucifer. Lucifer becomes the god of the world system (1) that he subsequently develops on planet Earth (Luke 4:5-7. 2 Corinthians 4:4. 1 John 5:19). Mankind has become Lucifer’s slaves (Romans 6:16) and is separated from God (i.e., spiritually dead to God, 1 Corinthians 15:22).

For just as in Adam all die...  (1 Corinthians 15:22 a NET)

The earth, all creatures, and their offspring are cursed along with Adam and Eve.

But to Adam he said, “Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:17–19 NET) 
The earth is defiled by its inhabitants, for they have violated laws, disregarded the regulation, and broken the permanent treaty. So a treaty curse devours the earth; its inhabitants pay for their guilt. This is why the inhabitants of the earth disappear, and are reduced to just a handful of people. (Isaiah 24:5,6 NET)
For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly but because of God who subjected it—in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. (Romans 8:19–22 NET)

The Lord confronts Adam and Eve after their sin, with Adam blaming the woman God gave him for his sin and Eve blaming the serpent for tricking her into sin.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” And the Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:8–13 NET)

Finger-pointing started in the Garden of Eden and has not stopped since! For example, during the Babylonian deportation of Judah, most of the remaining Jewish people were taken to Babylon. However, some attempted to escape to Egypt and declared they would worship false gods there. On this occasion, the women blame the men for their sins.

The women added, “We did indeed sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven. But it was with the full knowledge and approval of our husbands that we made cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her.” (Jeremiah 44:19 NET)

Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, where they once walked with God (Genesis 3:8. Genesis 3:22-24). The sweet fellowship they shared with God is now lost, at least for now. Lucifer now has the authority or right to use the power he retained, having been an archangel of God, and also regains access to Heaven for himself and his fallen unholy angels from man (Job 1:6,7). Lucifer’s name is later changed by God to Satan, which means the accuser or adversary of man (Revelation 12:9,10; 20:2).

A worldview created from the knowledge of good and evil (i.e., yin and yang) is set in motion. Realize evil cannot exist without good, for evil destroys all things. However, good can exist without evil. Satan knows this; consequently, he does not want to eliminate all good, just subjugate it so that it can be used to empower and preserve evil. Again, he attempted to subjugate God Himself, but that did not work out so well for him!

Consequently, Satan desires a compromised church; however, if it will not compromise, he seeks to destroy it. (1) Furthermore, he seeks to have the nations fight against one another throughout all time, with the victor shifting from one nation to another to maintain the killing, stealing, and destroying for all eternity.

A covenant has been made between Satan and fallen man that is later ratified with the blood sacrifice of Abel by his brother Cain (1) (Genesis 4:8. Hebrews 12:24). It is a covenant of death (Isaiah 28:15). Man is cut off from God. All his offspring born of man will be Satan’s (Psalms 51:5. Romans 5:12). A man willingly entered this death covenant, and only a man can do away with it. However, the PROBLEM is that it would have to be a man NOT born of the DNA of a human male, and no one meets those criteria.

Nor is there an arbiter between us, who might lay his hand on us both, (Job 9:33 NET)
Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price (the ransom price for a human life is too high, and people go to their final destiny), so that he might continue to live forever and not experience death. (Psalm 49:7-9 NET)

Consequently, mankind is without God and hope (Ephesians 2:12) since man has willingly submitted to Satan.

Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh—who are called “uncircumcision” by the so-called “circumcision” that is performed on the body by human hands—that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:11–12 NET)

Satan has now set himself up as a god with the race of man to serve him. The line of authority from God to man has been broken! Furthermore, mankind will now die physically and cannot, after death, enter Heaven because Satan is his spiritual father (John 8:44;14:6).

Nevertheless, God made a provision of grace and mercy for those who will walk in a covenant relationship with Him, offering animal blood for their sins (i.e., the judgment for sin is death (Genesis 2:17. Romans 6:23)). Therefore, God allowed an animal to take a human’s place (1) – at least temporarily (Genesis 3:21;4:4). Those atoned by animal blood in the Old Covenant would then be incarcerated in Abraham’s Bosom or Paradise when they die instead of going to the place God intended for Satan and his angels, which is Hell (Matthew 25:41. Psalms 63:9). Paradise (think white-collar prison) was created by lowering the Garden of Eden into the heart of the Earth adjacent to but separated from Hell by an abyss (Ezekiel 31:18. Luke 16:22-26). Recall Eden is the Garden of God from the planet Heaven and has properties beyond the natural. However, those who chose not to walk in a covenant relationship with God went to Hell (1) when they died in the past, still do today, and will in the future until the Final Judgment (1) (Luke 16:19-25) when they will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

Furthermore, God has a SOLUTION… the DNA of a woman shall break Satan’s lordship over planet Earth and make a way to free the human slaves that are being held in Paradise (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14).

And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring’s heel.” (Genesis 3:15 NET)
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 NET)

The Lord of the Scroll is coming! (Revelation 5:1-9)

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Then he said to them, “Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old.” (Matthew 13:52 NET)

(1) Select the link to open another article with additional information in a new tab.

(2) Note that the only time in the account of the six days of re-creation that God did NOT say it was good is when He re-made the planet’s atmosphere (Genesis 1:6,7). I believe this is when Lucifer moved back to Earth and occupied the atmosphere. (Ephesians 6:12;2:2).

(3) Adapted from the Lord of the Rings.

(4) John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902).

(5) Ellel Ministries, Seeds of the Kingdom, 02/24/16, Angela Weir (1).

(6) Satan experimented with the life forms on Earth, mutating (i.e., evolving) them in an attempt to produce a race in his image that would worship him as a god. Realize the law of things only producing after their own kind was not yet in effect in this pre-Adamic Earth – that would come later in the re-creation (1) to prevent future tampering (Genesis 1:11,12,21,24,25). The fossilized remains of these creatures have been discovered and are inaccurately said to be proof of the evolution of man; however, science admits that there is a missing link. The missing link is that they find Lucifer’s attempts at making a man-like creature from apes – a process that was never completed having been stopped by God. Demons came into existence from the race of these hybrid angels and animal life forms.

(7) This sinful nature has passed via the male’s chromosomes (1) (in the sperm or male seed) to every human since then – except for Jesus, who had no human father (Psalms 51:5).  Jesus was born of the seed of a woman and therefore was not born in our fallen state.  The virgin birth was not only a sign but also a necessity.  Jesus, the last Adam, came into the world like the first Adam – free from sin’s grip but not free from sin’s temptation.  This was only possible because Mary’s seed (ovum or egg) was caused to grow by the Holy Spirit and not a human male’s sperm. 

Question: So, what was the sperm or seed of the Holy Spirit?
Answer: the Word of God was the seed that caused Jesus to be born in Mary.  No wonder Jesus is called the Word of God!  Remember, Mary said to be it done unto me according to your word!

So Mary said, "Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38 NET)
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, because she was fully deceived, fell into transgression. (1 Timothy 2:14 NET)
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." (Genesis 3:15 NKJ) 
You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. (1 Peter 1:23 NET)
So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living person"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45 NET)

(8) Question: Why did God not immediately and eternally incarcerate Fallen Lucifer and the Fallen Angels in the Lake of Fire since it was created for that purpose, thus averting all future sufferings?

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels! (Matthew 25:41 NET)

Answer: At that time, there was no law for having another God, idols, or using God’s name in vain. There had been no need for those laws for a very, very, very long time. God could have chosen to judge Lucifer, but He selected a jury trial to demonstrate His righteousness before the Heavenly Host of Holy Angels. God would create beings in His image, including those having free will, to be independent jurors. That is, humankind would be the jury! Unfortunately, the jury (i.e., the “first Adam” and Eve) chose Satan as their God of this age (2 Corinthians 4:3,4), thus exonerating him, and all seemed hopeless. (Ephesians 2:12)

Nevertheless, during the re-creation, God did make a law that all things were to reproduce after their own kind. (Genesis 1:11,12,21,24,25) Consequently, when some of the fallen angels, called sons of God in the Old Covenant (Job 1:6), reproduced with human females producing a hybrid human/angel race (i.e., not reproducing after their own kind), those angels were immediately incarcerated in a chamber of Hell called Tartarus for violation of the law of “reproduction only after your own kind.”

the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose... The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. (Genesis 6:2,4 NET)
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but threw them into hell and locked them up in chains in utter darkness, to be kept until the judgment, (2 Peter 2:4 NET)
You also know that the angels who did not keep within their proper domain but abandoned their own place of residence, he has kept in eternal chains in utter darkness, locked up for the judgment of the great Day. (Jude 1:6)

These Human/Angel hybrids formed a race of giants that were eliminated by the flood of Noah. Now you know why the flood happened! Apparently, after Noah’s flood, fallen Angels once again mated with humans producing offspring like Goliath! This time the Israelites eliminated the giants while conquering the promised land! Now you know why it was a “take no prisoners conquest!” (Numbers 13:28,33; Deuteronomy 3:11; Deuteronomy 9:1-6; 1 Chronicles 20:4-8) Both times were an attempt to pollute the DNA of women so that Jesus could not be born as a “Son of Man” and thus not save mankind.

God then gives the Law of Moses, thus providing adjudication for sin and sins (Romans 5:13). Thus starts the plan for Satan’s demise with Jesus (the “second and last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15:45-47)) paying the price for humankind’s sin and sins, including condemning Sin (i.e., Lucifer himself (John 16:7-11)), by living a sinless life (i.e., thus choosing God) by dying on the Cross of Calvary (Romans 8:3. 1 Corinthians 2:8). Hallelujah! If any angel rebels in the present or future, there is legal precedence for expulsion from Heaven and immediate confinement in Hell, which was created for Satan and his fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41). However, we must wait to throw Satan in the Lake of Fire (1) until the Scroll’s lease terms (1) are satisfied.

Hal has taught the Bible for over three decades. Through an interdenominational ministry dedicated to helping the local church build men for Jesus, Hal trained men, the leaders of men’s ministries, and provided pulpit supply. Before that, he was a Men’s Ministry Leader and an Adult Bible Fellowship teacher of a seventy-five-member class at a denominational megachurch. Presently, Hal desires to honor Jesus Christ through this Internet teaching ministry, thereby glorifying the Heavenly Father in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. He believes, second to cultivating his relationship with God that raising his family unto the Lord is the most significant task for him while on Earth. Furthermore, Hal believes that being a successful leader in the church or workplace is no substitute for failing to be a successful leader at home.  DOULOS HAL'S TOPICAL INDEX

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