Wednesday: Satan Evicted
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The Fallen Ones

As we have seen, the war in heaven was not confined to heaven but affected the earth too. For some time it appears that Satan (the “accuser of our brethren, ” Rev. 12:10) was still able to stand before God’s throne and make accusations against God’s people. Job was one biblical character who suffered this … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: War in Heaven
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Revelation 12: Woman and the Dragon

We have no idea what war in heaven means; that is, we don’t know what kind of physical battles were fought other than the casting out of Satan and his angels. The fact is, the Bible does not say anything about the physical aftermath of this heavenly conflict. It deals, instead, with the spiritual results … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Prince of this World
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Read John 12:31, John 14:30, and John 16:11. Why does Jesus call Satan the prince of this world? When God first established Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He entrusted them with the management of Eden (Gen. 2:8, and Gen. 2:15) , and the care of all creatures in the waters, skies, and … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Fall in Heaven
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Star of the Morning

Read Isaiah 14:4, Isaiah 14:12-15. What descriptions of the king of Babylon indicate that he is speaking of someone much greater than a mere human ruler? No earthly king has ever fallen from heaven, a truth that suggests that verses 12-15 are focusing on someone bigger than the king, even of Babylon. Furthermore, the images … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Crisis in Heaven
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Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 14:4, 12-15; Ezek. 28:2, 12-19; John 12:31; Rev. 12:7-16; Luke 10:1-21. Memory Text: “‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:10, NKJV). The law of love being the foundation of the government of God, the happiness of all intelligent beings depends … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Introduction – Rebellion and Redemption
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Somehow, and we don’t know exactly why, sin arose in God’s perfect Creation, and that sin became the starting point for what we understand as the great controversy. One thing, though, we do know, and very well too: as human beings, we are caught in the middle of this controversy. It’s a battle that none … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Lessons From Jeremiah
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Humility Award

Many years ago a Seventh-day Adventist minister named W. D. Frazee preached a sermon called Winners and Losers. In it he went through the lives of various Bible characters, looking at their work and ministry, and then he asked the question regarding each one: Was he a winner or a loser? For example, he looked … [Click to read more …]

13: Lessons from Jeremiah – Discussion Starters
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A Branch of Righteousness. What beautiful promise does the Lord share with Jeremiah to give him a sense of stability and strength as he enters the final phases of his ministry? Is this the only prophecy in the Old Testament of the coming of a Savior to this earth? See the next-to-last paragraph on the … [Click to read more …]

Can the Bible Be an Idol?
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This is my very first Bible. I received it before I could even read. It has pictures, and I remember one Sabbath while the preacher was preaching, I was studying a particular picture of Jesus on the cross, and I gave my heart to Jesus.  I was taught that my Bible was holy and not to … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Remnant
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Isolated Church

In the closing years of Judah’s apostasy the exhortations of the prophets were seemingly of but little avail; and as the armies of the Chaldeans came for the third and last time to besiege Jerusalem, hope fled from every heart. Jeremiah predicted utter ruin; and it was because of his insistence on surrender that he … [Click to read more …]