THE EARTH WITHOUT FORM

Sunday Morning - June 15, 1997

Text: Genesis 1:1-2 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

GOD CREATED

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

AND JUDGEMENT

Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

WAS = BECAME

Genesis 19:26 "But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt."

RESTITUTION

Acts 3:21 "Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began."

JUDGEMENT OF A KING

Acts 12:20-23 "And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: &ldots; 21. And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost."

JUDGEMENT OF ANOTHER KING

Ezekiel 28:12-17 "&ldots;take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, &ldots;14. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16. By the multitude of thy merchandise [slanders] they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, &ldots;17. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground&ldots;"

SATAN CAST TO THE EARTH

Revelation 12:7-8 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven."

HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY AUTHORITY

Colossians 1:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers [judicial authority]: all things were created by him, and for him:"

SATAN HAS THE AUTHORITY

Luke 4:5-7 "And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6. And the devil said unto him, All this power [judicial authority] will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that [authority] is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine."

IN THE HEAVENLIES

Ephesians 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"

SEATED IN THE HEAVENLIES

Ephesians 2:6 "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:"

PRINCE OF THE AIR

Ephesians 2:2 "Wherein in time past yett walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power [judicial authority] of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"

WE WRESTLE IN THE HEAVENLIES

Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers [judicial authority], against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [heavenlies] places."

MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Jude 1:9 "Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."

MICHAEL THE PRINCE OF ISRAEL

Daniel 10:21 "&ldots;Michael your prince."

NO A RULER OF DARKNESS

Daniel 12:1 "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:&ldots;"

ONE OF THE CHIEF PRINCES

Daniel 10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia [one of Satanís princes] withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I [or I would have been detained there] remained there with the kings of Persia."

SATAN USES OTHER RULERS TO CHANGE ISRAEL

REMOVED FROM SATANíS AUTHORITY!

Acts 26:18 "To open their [saved Gentiles] eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power [judicial authority] of Satan unto God, &ldots;"

DELIVERED FROM SATANíS AUTHORITY

Colossians 1:13 "Who hath delivered us from the power [judicial authority] of darkness, and hath translated [stand among] us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"

UNDER NEW AUTHORITY

BEGUILED BY THE DEVIL

2 Corinthians 11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

BLINDING OUR MINES

2 Corinthians 4:4 "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, &ldots;"

TAKEN CAPTIVE

2 Timothy 2:25-26 "In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; &ldots; 26. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."

THAT WE MIGHT KNOW

Ephesians 1:19-21 "And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe [present active], according to the working of his mighty power, 20. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21. Far above all principality, and power [judicial authority], and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world [age], but also in that which is to come:"