Part 3 – Satan Was Our Boss
We enter life with our human spirit joined to the spirit of error, or Satan. As unfamiliar as this idea may be to you, please take note because it is cutting edge truth. Until we are born again, we are Satan-bossed and sin (All have sinned–Rom. 3:23) for us is a way of life: Wherein times past ye walked according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience (Eph. 2:2). Our sin does not have to be some dreadful transgression. The slightest infraction, like a white lie here and there or some slight selfish act, is all it takes. The good news (and that is why the Gospel is called the good news) is that when we accept Christ as our savior, the Holy Spirit joins Himself to our spirit and we become one spirit with Him: But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17). He then is our boss or operator and through us He expresses His nature. Thus we are total humans who become one with a Total God.
Another equally important component of the Total Truth is that everything and everyone in the universe, whether saved or lost, is and always will be 100% dependent on God, the creator and sustainer of all things: In him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). And as strange as it seems, this includes Satan. In light of this truth, we conclude that there is no such thing as anyone being independent of God or, to put it another way, being an independent self. Nonetheless Satan (created Lucifer, God’s Light Bearer) driven by pride and ambition, made the calculated choice to act as though he was independent. He chose to reject God’s authority over him and defiantly declared himself equal with or independent of God: I will be like the Most High (Isa. 14:13, 14).
This statement is the foundation of Satan’s sin. His transgression became full-blown when he moved from thoughts and words to deeds, his deeds being his self-love and in turn, his rejection of God who is self-for-others love. By doing this, Satan opened the dark side of God and became the opposite of Him–total self-for-self. The God-given consequence for Satan’s sin was that he and his angels became enemies of God and were cast out of heaven forever.
- Part 1 – Desperate to Live Right
- Part 2 – We’re the Container, Not the Contents
- Part 3 – Satan Was Our Boss
- Part 4 – “I” – The Original Sin
- Part 5 – Our Human Makeup
- Part 6 – Crucified with Christ — What Does It Mean?
- Part 7 – Body, Soul and Spirit
- Part 8 – Soul—The Troublemaker
- Part 9 – Just What Is Spirit?
- Part 10 – What About Sin?
- Part 11 – How Temptation Really Works
- Part 12 – Avoiding the Sin Trap
- Part 13 – What To Do About the Turmoil of Feelings
- Part 14 – Not I, But Christ