Participants: Shakeela Yasuf
Series Code: DOA
Program Code: DOA000012
00:41 As-Salaam-Alaikum to our Muslim brother and sisters,
00:45 shalom to our Hebrew cousins,
00:48 peace be upon you our Christian friends.
00:51 Welcome once again to "The Descendants of Abraham."
00:54 We are blessed that you here with us today
00:59 and we pray that you will be filled
01:01 with the knowledge of the Creator God
01:05 and of His Son who gave His life,
01:08 sacrificed His life for you and for me that we can be free
01:14 from the bondage of sin, from Satan himself.
01:19 Many people have rejected the thought that Satan is real,
01:24 many people, today, sometimes we think that
01:29 we are too civilized to believe in such a thing
01:32 but in today's program I would like to show you
01:36 that he really does exist and that he does hold us
01:40 in bondage if we don't know where to go.
01:43 If we don't go to the Creator
01:45 and accept Him and accept His truth.
01:49 If we don't believe in the existence of Satan,
01:54 then all the evil that happens around us,
01:58 that happens in your life and my life
02:00 we tend to blame it on God, we say it's an act of God
02:04 or we will blame it on other natural forces,
02:08 but there is so much sin
02:10 and so much evil in the world today
02:13 and we are going to look at how it all began.
02:15 And right now let's start with the Prophet Ezekiel
02:18 to see what he tell us in the Torah.
02:21 Let us look at the scripture in Ezekiel 28:13-15.
02:28 "You were the seal of perfection,
02:31 full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
02:34 You were in Eden, the garden of God.
02:38 Every precious stone was your covering,
02:41 The Sardius, Topaz and Dimond,
02:44 Beryl, Onyx and Jasper,
02:47 Sapphire, Turquoise and Emerald with Gold.
02:52 The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
02:54 was prepared for you on the day you were created.
02:59 You were the anointed cherub who covers, I established you.
03:04 You were on the holy mountain of God,
03:06 You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
03:11 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
03:15 till iniquity was found in you.
03:20 Who is the prophet describing,
03:23 the Prophet Ezekiel who is he describing?
03:25 He is describing Lucifer.
03:27 It is Lucifer, the angel that was created by God.
03:32 Perfect, he was created perfect.
03:36 He was the-- he was created
03:37 to be the head of all the angels in the kingdom of God.
03:42 He was created to serve God, to serve the Creator
03:49 and he did wonderful things when he was loyal.
03:55 We are going to look at another scripture
03:58 and that will be in the Book of Isaiah 14:12-14.
04:05 Let's read that, "How you are fallen from heaven,
04:09 O Lucifer, son of the morning!
04:12 How you are cut down to the ground,
04:14 you who weakened the nations!
04:17 For you have said in your heart,
04:19 I will ascend into heaven,
04:21 I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
04:25 I will also sit on the mount of the congregation,
04:29 on the farthest sides of the north.
04:32 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
04:35 I will be like the Most High.
04:39 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
04:41 to the lowest depths of the Pit."
04:46 It was Lucifer, Lucifer's pride and his lust for power
04:52 that caused him to sin against the Most High God.
04:56 Remember how he lied to Eve
04:58 in the Garden of Eden in the very beginning.
05:03 What was one of the things he told her?
05:06 When he tempted her
05:09 and he tempted her we believe through the serpent
05:12 but nevertheless he tempted her,
05:14 it was Satan that tempted her.
05:16 He said to her, "Did God tell you
05:18 not to eat of the fruit of that tree in the garden?"
05:24 And she said, "Yes,
05:25 God did forbid us to eat from that fruit.
05:28 And He said that If we do eat of that fruit we will die."
05:33 And what did Satan say to her?
05:37 You will not die, you will not surely die.
05:41 He assured her that God was lying to her
05:45 that she will not die.
05:49 Well, where is Eve today?
05:51 Eve is not alive, she did die.
05:55 God's word is true always.
05:59 Satan did the same thing to the angels in heaven.
06:05 His lust for power and his pride in himself
06:10 because he was a beautiful angel
06:13 caused him to want to be higher than God
06:19 like we read in the scripture before.
06:21 I'll ascend in to heaven, I'll be like the Most High,
06:24 I'll sit in the mountains of congregation.
06:29 Satan wanted to be above the Son of God, Christ.
06:36 There was jealously, there was envy
06:40 but you know all of that cause Satan to sin
06:44 and so he turned around and he started
06:47 to whisper in the ears of the other angels
06:52 and saying, you know, God is not fair, God is lies,
06:58 And he started assaulting God's character,
07:02 that was where sin started.
07:04 God did not create sin,
07:05 He created a beautiful perfect angel.
07:08 He did not create sin but that is where sin started.
07:13 A third of the angels and there are thousands
07:17 and ten thousands and thousands
07:19 upon thousands of angels
07:20 but a third of heaven's angels were deceived by Satan,
07:25 a third of the angels followed Satan.
07:30 They believed him, they believed him
07:32 when he was attacking the character of God.
07:35 These angels lived through the holy and loving God
07:39 and yet they allowed themselves to be deceived by Lucifer
07:43 or Satan as we know him now.
07:47 Satan did not care about these angels.
07:52 He just wanted to overthrow
07:53 the laws of God and the government of God.
07:56 He wanted to rule the nations.
07:59 He wanted to be first in heaven.
08:03 Let us take a look at the last book of the Injil
08:08 to see what happened and this book is Revelation,
08:11 the last book in the Injil, it's Revelation 12:7-9.
08:19 "And war broke out in heaven,
08:22 Michael and his angels fought with the dragon
08:26 and the dragon with his angels fought,
08:29 but they did not prevail,
08:31 nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
08:36 So the great dragon was cast out,
08:38 that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan,
08:43 who deceives the whole world, he was cast to the earth,
08:47 and his angels were cast out with him."
08:52 So we see that the beginning of sin
08:56 or disobedience to the Creator God
08:59 started in heaven, it didn't start in here on earth
09:02 it started in haven where a war broke out
09:06 between the dragon Satan and Michael,
09:09 we're told between Michael and Satan.
09:13 We also see that the one who triumphed in this conflict
09:18 was Michael but who is Michael?
09:21 Well, we have to take a look
09:24 at what the holy book teaches us on this subject.
09:29 I'm not going to tell you, I can't tell you,
09:31 we have to see what God tells us, who is Michael.
09:35 Let's go to the Torah in Daniel 12:1, we read,
09:43 "At that time Michael shall stand up,
09:46 the great Prince who stands
09:48 watch over the sons of your people."
09:54 And if you continue to read the whole of this chapter,
09:57 chapter 12, you will see that there is no doubt
10:01 that Michael is the son of God who will deliver his followers,
10:06 his true children at the end of this world.
10:12 This is soon by the way, this is soon,
10:15 the end of the world, we see all the signs
10:17 and the holy book gives us all the signs that we need
10:23 and the Son of God, the Christ tells us a lot about that.
10:28 But, that's for the next time,
10:30 it will happen in a global level,
10:32 not in any one country, in a global level.
10:36 And in another program we'll take more closer look at that.
10:41 But right now let us look at Daniel 10:13 in the Torah.
10:48 And it says, "But the princes of the kingdom of Persia
10:53 withstood me twenty-one days
10:56 and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes,
11:00 came to help me, for I had been left alone there
11:04 with the kings of Persia."
11:09 The Prophet Daniel helps us to see this mighty struggle
11:14 between the forces of good and the forces of evil.
11:19 Here he is saying not Daniel but the angel Gabriel saying,
11:25 for three weeks, for 21 days,
11:29 he struggled with Satan and his angels
11:34 who are trying to influence the kings of Persia
11:37 namely Cyrus to rise up against the people of God at that time,
11:42 Gabriel, Angel Gabriel was working to counter act
11:46 the influences of the powers of darkness,
11:51 work on the mind of Cyrus.
11:54 Finally as we read as Daniel says,
11:59 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia
12:01 withstood me twenty-one days
12:02 and behold, Michael,
12:03 one of the chief prince, came to help me."
12:05 Finally Christ himself as we learned
12:08 was Michael who will stand up,
12:10 Christ Himself came to Gabriel's aid
12:13 and the battle was won again for God's people.
12:17 Cyrus and his son Cambyses were favorable to the people of God.
12:23 But, let's look at Daniel 10:21 right now in the Torah again
12:28 same Daniel 10:21, it says,
12:31 "But I tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth.
12:36 No one upholds me against these,
12:38 except Michael your prince."
12:42 The angel Gabriel confirms to the Prophet Daniel
12:47 that the battles are not easy
12:50 but that Michael your prince strengthens him
12:55 even the highest, most honored angel, Gabriel
13:00 knows that he needs the strength
13:02 of the Most High God to uphold him.
13:08 We cannot battle with the powers of darkness
13:13 with Satan on our own.
13:15 We need to call in God,
13:17 we need to call in the Son of God
13:19 to help us in these struggles, these battles
13:23 and these are stories here in the Torah,
13:27 in the Torah that shows us this.
13:31 Let us go now to the next scripture, Daniel 9:25-27,
13:39 we read, "Know therefore and understand
13:44 that from the going forth of the command
13:47 to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince,
13:52 there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks,
13:56 The street shall be built again,
13:58 and the wall, even in troublesome times.
14:02 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off,
14:07 but not for Himself
14:09 and the people of the Prince who is to come."
14:15 Brothers and sisters, this book of the Torah,
14:20 the Book of Daniel has so much prophecy,
14:24 past, present, future,
14:27 that we do not have time to go into today.
14:30 But it is a powerful book,
14:33 but you can see from the verses that we have read
14:36 that the Messiah is also called Prince, the Prince.
14:42 So once again we have to allow the holy book to interpret us--
14:47 interpret itself and when we read
14:50 and we ask for God's spirit to be with us,
14:54 He will guide us into all truth.
14:58 Let's look at another passage
15:00 and this again now is in the Injil,
15:03 in the Book of Jude and in that book of Jude
15:06 there is only one chapter,
15:08 so we are going to read verse 9 in the Book of Jude
15:12 and it says "Yet Michael the archangel,
15:16 in contending with the devil,
15:18 when he disputed about the body of Moses,
15:22 dared not bring against him a reviling accusation,
15:26 but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
15:32 Moses passed through death
15:36 but Michael came down from heaven
15:39 and gave him life before his body had decomposed.
15:44 Satan tried to hold that body claiming it as his,
15:48 but Michael resurrected Moses and took him to heaven
15:52 and that we can--we will see also later on in the program
15:56 that Moses did come back to minister to Jesus.
16:04 In the same Injil, in the Book of Thessalonians,
16:10 the 1 Thessalonians 4:16 here again we read,
16:16 "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout
16:21 with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God."
16:27 This scripture verse tells us that the voice of the archangel
16:31 and the voice of the Lord Himself is one of the same,
16:37 again looking at all the other Bible verses we read
16:42 and putting them all together building upon each other.
16:47 This scripture verse tell us that the voice of the archangel
16:52 and the voice of the Lord is one of the same.
16:57 The Torah is all about Jesus, the Torah is all about Jesus,
17:03 the Torah tells us so much about the Son of God.
17:09 But He is not called Jesus in the Torah,
17:12 He was not given that name until after His birth here on earth.
17:20 He had to become like us.
17:24 He was representing us to His Father,
17:28 He had to become like us when he came here as a baby.
17:34 The world is full of sin
17:36 and He needed to come and rescue us from sin.
17:42 The Torah points us forward to the crucifixion,
17:48 the resurrection and the second coming
17:52 of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ.
17:57 In the upcoming programs we will take a look
18:01 at the tabernacle service given to Moses by God
18:05 and how that whole sacrificial system
18:09 or the whole service there points to Christ
18:14 hanging on the cross, for your sins and mine.
18:22 My brothers and sisters, I know that we are taught that
18:28 God does not believe in human sacrifice
18:31 and that's right, He doesn't, He never did.
18:34 And when that practice was going on,
18:39 He was not pleased with it.
18:44 But this is different and again in later programs
18:49 you will see that, we will see that
18:52 this is not where you and I think of as human sacrifice
18:58 but there is a price to be paid for our sins.
19:07 The Prophet Isaiah prophesied in detail
19:10 the crucifixion of Christ in detail.
19:14 This prophecy was given 600 to 700 years
19:19 before Christ came to this earth.
19:21 600 to 700 years before Christ
19:25 even came to this earth as a baby.
19:28 I pray that you will read if you have a Bible,
19:34 the chapter in Isaiah 53 and you will--
19:40 your eyes will be opened that,
19:44 that prophet wrote and prophesied
19:49 exactly what was going to be happening
19:52 600, 700 years later at Calvary.
19:58 Many of our Jewish brothers and sisters
20:02 accepted Jesus as the Messiah
20:05 because they studied the Torah searching for truth
20:09 and it was shown to them at that time.
20:12 Look at what Philip, who was a Jew
20:15 and he was from Bethsaida
20:19 and he said of Jesus in 1 John, again in the Injil 1 John 1:45,
20:25 we can read, "Now Philip was from Bethsaida,
20:31 the city of Andrew and Peter.
20:34 Philip found Nathanael and said to him,
20:38 "We have found him of whom Moses in the law,
20:42 and also the prophets wrote--
20:45 Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
20:52 Although Philip recognize that Jesus was the one
20:56 that Moses and the prophets wrote about.
21:00 He still did not fully understand that this time
21:03 that Jesus was God in human form.
21:07 He called Jesus the son of Joseph.
21:12 When Jesus was about 12 years old,
21:15 he went up to Jerusalem with his parents Joseph and Mary
21:21 to the feast of the Passover which was normal.
21:25 You know, at that time
21:26 all the families went up to Jerusalem
21:28 to celebrate the feast of the Passover
21:31 and after the feast was celebrated over many days,
21:35 Joseph and Mary and Jesus and all the family left
21:40 and everybody would leave
21:41 and go back to their respective homes in their towns.
21:44 Well, into the journey Joseph and Mary realized
21:49 that Jesus wasn't with them, their little boy,
21:51 their 12 year old wasn't with them,
21:53 so they turned around, they looked around
21:56 and asked the rest of their family.
21:58 No, nobody had seen him, so they went back to Jerusalem
22:01 and when they went back to Jerusalem
22:03 and they looked for Him there and inquired where He was,
22:05 they found out that He was in the temple.
22:07 He was in the temple among the teachers,
22:10 the rabbis and the priests and He was listening to them,
22:13 He was learning from them and He, believe it or not
22:16 at 12 year old, He was teaching them,
22:18 He was asking questions and they were astonished
22:22 at the knowledge that He had, 12 years old.
22:28 Let's read what transpired there
22:30 when Mary went and she found Him in the temple.
22:34 We will go to the Book of the Luke
22:36 again in the Injil, the Book of Luke 2:47-49,
22:45 "And all who heard Him were astonished
22:47 at His understanding and answers.
22:50 So when they saw Him, they were amazed,
22:53 and His mother said to Him,
22:55 "Son, why have you done this to us?
22:58 Look, your father and I have sought you anxiously."
23:03 And He said to them, "Why did you seek me?
23:07 Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"
23:14 The child Jesus knew that His true Father was God.
23:21 He said, He was about His Father's business,
23:24 why are you seeking me, Mary and Joseph?
23:27 He wasn't rude, He wasn't being rude,
23:30 He was just stating the fact, why are you seeking me,
23:33 I'm about My Father's business, My Father in heaven.
23:40 I would like to remind you my brothers and my sisters,
23:44 you are my brothers and my sisters.
23:47 We do not believe that Mary should be worshiped
23:50 in anyway shape or form, we do not worship Mary,
23:56 she was human like you, like me and she was blessed,
24:02 she was blessed by the Most High God
24:05 and that she was chosen to carry His Son as a babe.
24:10 She was blessed but Mary is asleep,
24:15 Mary is still gone and we don't read anything
24:23 in the Torah or the Injil about Mary being alive.
24:30 So we do not worship her.
24:33 My prayer for you is that your eyes,
24:36 your mind and your heart will be opened
24:39 by the spirit of the living God to see truth and all its glory.
24:46 There is only one God, you will say yes there is,
24:52 I'll say yes there is, so there has to be only one truth.
24:59 Let us look at the warning given to us
25:01 by the great disciple Peter in 1 Peter 5:8, 9.
25:07 Here is what he says, "Be sober, be vigilant,
25:12 because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion,
25:17 seeking whom he may devour.
25:19 Resist him, steadfast in the faith,
25:22 knowing that the same sufferings
25:25 are experienced by your brotherhood in the world."
25:30 We have seen how Satan became a fallen angel
25:35 and how sin developed.
25:36 We have studied a little about the war that started in heaven.
25:41 The first war started in heaven
25:43 between Satan, the fallen angel
25:47 who chose to disobey the Creator God.
25:51 We have seen through the Holy Book
25:53 that Michael, the Prince of heaven
25:55 who is also our Messiah and the archangel
25:59 also called the angel of the Lord
26:02 and best known as Jesus Christ has won the war
26:06 with Satan for our salvation, yours and mine.
26:11 When you get to The Descendants of Abraham,
26:14 you can be sure that you're lighting the way for all
26:17 in search of the Creator God
26:19 and His message of love and forgiveness to all nations.
26:23 Thank you for your support and for your prayers.
26:26 All contributions are tax deductible.
26:29 Please visit us online today at www.descendantsofabraham.org
26:35 or write to us at the address you see listed on your screen.
26:38 All correspondence will be kept confidential.
26:41 Thank you so much brothers and sisters
26:43 for being with us here today.
26:46 There is so much to cover on this subject
26:49 that we couldn't do it all today
26:51 and so this is going to be a two part series
26:54 and I would encourage you to please join us again next week
26:57 and let's continue studying the subject of sin,
27:02 of the eradication of sin, of the reality of Satan.
27:07 My prayer for you is that your heart and your mind
27:12 will be opened to truth,
27:15 to the truth of the God of Abraham
27:17 who He really is, who Abraham worshiped,
27:21 what God Abraham worshiped.
27:24 I will keep you in prayer, I don't know your name
27:27 but God does and I'll be praying for you.
27:32 Please go to the website www.descendantsofabraham.org
27:39 and send me your pray request
27:41 or if you have questions, email me. God bless you.