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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL 59
verted, distorted, twisted!
His thinking becarne warped. God gave
hirn and the angels control over their own rninds. They can never
straighten thern out - never again think rationally, honestly,
rightly.
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have had a nurnber of personal experiences with dernons
through a few dernon-possessed people.
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have cast out dernons
through the narne of Christ and power of the Holy Spirit. Sorne
dernons are silly, like spoiled children. Sorne are crafty, sharp,
shrewd, subtile. Sorne are belligerent, sorne are sassy, sorne are
sullen and rnorose. But
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are perverted, warped, twisted.
Look, now again at God's overall suprerne
PURPOSE.
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is
to develop ÜODLY, PERFECT CHARACTER IN THE MILLIONS OF
MANKIND WHO SHALL DO THIS CREATIVE COMPLETION THROUGH–
OUT THE ENTIRE LIMITLESS PHYSICAL UNIVERSE!
That is THE AWESOME PURPOSE!
For this PURPOSE, God started by creating rnillions of angels–
Spirit beings. Then He created the PHYSICAL UNIVERSE and this
earth, and He put angels here to develop this earth, ruled by THE
GOVERNMENT OF ÜOD.
But the king He set as ruler - LUCIFER - rebelled, revolted,
rnisled a third of all the angels, and THE GOVERNMENT OF Goo no
longer governed the earth.
Lucifer was the suprerne rnasterpiece. If Lucifer and his an–
gels went wrong, there was no assurance the other two thirds would
not.
As God surveyed this tragic cataclysrn, He rnust have realized
it left HIMSELF as the
ONLY
BEING who will not
and CANNOT
SIN!
The only possible ASSURANCE of accornplishing His great
PURPOSE was for Hirn now
to reproduce Himself!
But let us answer another question before proceeding:
WHYis
it IMPOSSIBLE for God to sin? No greater power exists
that will prevent Hirn - but God has sirnply by His own power -
suprerne and above all power- set Hirnselfthat He
will not!
What God saw was this.
No being /ess than God
could be
cer–
tainly
relied upon NEVER to sin, that is, NEVER to turn against
God's LAW, and God's governrnent, which rnakes possible His ul–
tirnate PURPOSE. To fulfill His PURPOSE for the entire UNIVERSE,
God saw that nothing less than HIMSELF, and His holy, righteous