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Lesson 1: September 26-October 2

‘War in heaven’

 

MEMORY VERSE: ‘And there was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.’ Revelation 12:7-8.

STUDY HELP: Patriarchs & Prophets, pages 33-43 Great Controversy, pages 492-500

LESSON SCRIPTURE: Revelation 12:7-17.

LESSON AIM: To study the origin of the great controversy between Christ and Satan.

 

Introduction

 

‘The Bible is its own expositor. Scripture is to be compared with scripture. The student should learn to view the word as a whole and to see the relation of its parts. He should gain a knowledge of its grand central theme, of God’s original purpose for the world, of the rise of the great controversy, and of the work of redemption. He should understand the nature of the two principles that are contending for the supremacy, and should learn to trace their working through the records of history and prophecy to the great consummation. He should see how this controversy enters into every phase of human experience; how in every act of life he himself reveals the one or the other of the two antagonistic motives; and how, whether he will or not, he is even now deciding upon which side of the controversy he will be found.’ Counsels to Teachers, Parents & Students, page 462.

 

‘It was very good’

 

1. How is God’s creation described? Genesis 1:31. Compare Job 38:4-7, Psalm 104:24, Isaiah 40:26.

NOTE: ‘The great Jehovah had laid the foundations of the earth; He had dressed the whole world in the garb of beauty and had filled it with things useful to man; He had created all the wonders of the land and of the sea. In six days the great work of creation had been accomplished. And God “rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.” God looked with satisfaction upon the work of His hands. All was perfect, worthy of its divine Author, and He rested, not as one weary, but as well pleased with the fruits of His wisdom and goodness and the manifestations of His glory. After resting upon the seventh day, God sanctified it, or set it apart, as a day of rest for man. Following the example of the Creator, man was to rest upon this sacred day, that as he should look upon the heavens and the earth, he might reflect upon God’s great work of creation; and that as he should behold the evidences of God’s wisdom and goodness, his heart might be filled with love and reverence for his Maker.’ Patriarchs & Prophets, page 47.

 

2. How was the creation of the one we now know as Satan described? Ezekiel 28:15.

NOTE: ‘Evil originated with Lucifer, who rebelled against the government of God. Before his fall he was a covering cherub, distinguished by his excellence. God made him good and beautiful, as near as possible like Himself. Of him it is written, “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”’ Review & Herald, September 24, 1901.

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