Read for This Week’s Study: Ezek. 28:1-2, Ezek. 28:11-17; Gen. three:1-7; Rev. 12:1-17; Rom. eight:31-39; Rev. 14:12.
Memory Text: “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17, NKJV).
The cosmic controversy, typically known as “the great controversy”, is the biblical worldview. It varieties the background during which the drama of our world, and even of the universe, unfolds. Sin, struggling, loss of life, the rise and fall of countries, the unfold of the gospel, final day occasions — these all happen within the context of the cosmic controversy.
This week we are going to have a look at just a few essential locations the place the controversy took maintain, starting by some means, mysteriously, within the coronary heart of an ideal being, Lucifer, who introduced his insurrection to earth by the autumn of different excellent beings, Adam and Eve. From these two “pivot points”, the autumn of Lucifer after which of our first mother and father, the good controversy took root and has been raging ever since. Each one among us is part of that cosmic drama.
The excellent news is that at some point it is not going to solely finish, however it should finish with the entire victory of Christ over Satan. And the even higher information is that due to the completeness of what Jesus did on the cross, all of us can share in that victory. And as a part of that victory, God calls us to religion and obedience now, as we await all that we have now been promised in Jesus, whose coming is assured.
Study this week’s lesson to organize for Sabbath, April 7.