"The Most High God, Possessor of Heaven and Earth"

THE MOST HIGH GOD, THE POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

Gen 14:19 KJV - And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of THE MOST HIGH GOD, POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH:


Satan, in his sin and rebellion against God, sought to exalt his throne above the stars of God (Isaiah 14:13), and was thrust (fall) down from heaven (Luke 10:18). He now dwells in the lower heavens as the prince and power of the air (Ephesians 2:2; 6:12). God created heaven and earth, so they belong to him. In Satan’s wickedness, he has disrupted the order of heaven and earth by usurping (to act on his own) authority over God and has instituted his sinful plan of evil. Man in his continued rejection of God has been given over to sin and Satan (Romans 1:24, 26, 28), who is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). This article will show how God brings all things in heaven and earth back into harmony and peace with its creator (Colossians 1:15-20).


Lucifer was not satisfied with his exalted position as God’s anointed cherub.

Eze 28:14 KJV - 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.

Eze 28:15 KJV - Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, TILL INIQUITY WAS FOUND IN THEE.


Satan fell or was thrust down from his place in the third heaven to the second heaven.

Luke 10:18 KJV - And he (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall (to be thrust down) from heaven.


So, when evil was found in him, Lucifer purposed in his heart, that by his own will and power he would be like the most high God.

Isaiah 14:13-14 For thou hast said in thine heart, I WILL ascend into heaven, I WILL exalt my throne above the stars of God: I WILL sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I WILL ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.


In his attempt to be like God, he has usurped authority. and though limited, Satan is now the god of this world and governs and exercises powers over both heaven and earth.

Eph 2:2 KJV - Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph 6:12 KJV - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Satan knew about God’s plan to regain the earth by Jesus Christ. He knew Christ would reign as King over the earth and that through Israel, all the nations of the earth would be blessed. So, Satan through his own powers and schemes believed that he could be the victor over God’s chosen people, Israel. And when he, through Judas (Matthew 26:47; Luke 22:13) and even through the Jews (Matthew 27:1, 22) devised a plan to kill Jesus, he thought he had achieved his goal.


What Satan didn’t know was that God had a hidden plan which he purposed in himself before the foundation of the world.

1Co 2:6 KJV - Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

1Co 2:7 KJV - But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1Co 2:8 KJV - Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


God’s hidden plan was that in the dispensation of the fullness of times, he was going to take back everything in heaven and earth that Satan had usurped, and give it to Christ, the rightful owner.

Eph 1:9 KJV - Having made known unto us THE MYSTERY of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Eph 1:10 KJV - That in the dispensation of the fulness of times HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN, AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH; EVEN IN HIM:

Phl 2:10 KJV - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, OF THINGS IN HEAVEN, AND THINGS IN EARTH, AND THINGS UNDER THE EARTH;


Col 1:16 KJV - 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: all things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:18 KJV - And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; THAT IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMINENCE.


The first realm of God’s creation to be recovered from Satan will be heaven.

Rev 12:7 KJV - And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Rev 12:8 KJV - And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Rev 12:9 KJV - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.


The church, the body of Christ is an essential part of God’s eternal plan when he takes back the heaven. It is through his body, the church, with Christ as head, that He will rule and govern the heavens.

Eph 1:20 KJV - Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Eph 1:21 KJV - Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Eph 1:22-23 KJV - And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.


PART II - TAKING BACK THE EARTH:

The rapture of the church, the body of Christ has already taken place when Satan and his angels are cast to the earth. It is the middle of the seventh week.

Rev 12:6 KJV - And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND THREESCORE DAYS (3 ½ years).

Rev 12:7 KJV - And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Rev 12:8 KJV - And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

Rev 12:9 KJV - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.


With 3 ½ years remaining on Israel’s prophetic calendar, Satan knows that his time is short, so he accelerates his persecution against Israel.

Rev 12:12 KJV - Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. WOE TO THE INHABITERS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE SEA! for THE DEVIL IS COME DOWN UNTO YOU, HAVING GREAT WRATH, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

Rev 12:13 KJV - And when the DRAGON SAW THAT HE WAS CAST UNTO THE EARTH, HE PERSECUTED THE WOMAN WHICH BROUGHT FORTH THE MAN CHILD.

Rev 12:14 KJV - And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for A TIME, AND TIMES, AND HALF A TIME, FROM THE FACE OF THE SERPENT.


The wrath of God poured out on his enemies during the great tribulation is unlike anything man has ever known or experienced.

Mat 24:15 KJV - When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Mat 24:21 KJV - For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mat 24:22 KJV - And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.


THE SECOND COMING

Rev 19:11 KJV - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called FAITHFUL AND TRUE, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Rev 19:14 KJV - And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Rev 19:15 KJV - And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Rev 19:16 KJV - And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


JESUS, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS TRIUMPHS OVER HIS ENEMIES

Rev 19:19 KJV - And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Rev 19:20 KJV - And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Rev 19:21 KJV - And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Rev 20:1 KJV - And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

Rev 20:2 KJV - And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, AND BOUND HIM A THOUSAND YEARS,

Rev 20:3 KJV - And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


THE LAST OF SATAN

Rev 20:7 KJV - And WHEN THE THOUSAND YEARS ARE EXPIRED, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Rev 20:8 KJV - And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

Rev 20:9 KJV - And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

Rev 20:10 KJV - And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.


POSSESSOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

Rev 11:15 KJV - And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST; AND HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER.

Rev 21:3 KJV - And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Rev 21:5 KJV - And HE THAT SAT UPON THE THRONE SAID, BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Rev 21:6a KJV - And he said unto me, IT IS DONE. I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END……