RMBM & GBC
He’s Coming Back
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, August 5, 2016
The Big Genuflex, our acknowledgment of Christ in eternity, will be the greatest moment of worship in history, full of great singing.
In time, we acknowledge Christ by our daily intake of doctrine.
In NEH 8:18, a revival was taking place in Israel because of the desire for doctrine from their teacher, Ezra, the priest.
NEH 8:18 And he read from the book of the law of God daily, from the first day to the last day.
PRO 8:30 Then I [doctrine] was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,
PRO 8:34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts.
LUK 9:23 And He was saying to them all, "if anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
LUK 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,
LUK 22:53 While I was with you daily in the temple,
ACT 16:5 So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
PSA 145:2..."Everyday will I bless thee"
PSA 61:8..."I will perform my vows or my responsibilities daily"
PSA 72:15... "Daily shall He be praised"
PSA 119:164 Seven times a day I will praise Thee because of your righteous judgments.
PSA 1:2 "But his delight [the mature believer] is in the Law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night."
ISA 8:9 "My Lord, I have called daily upon you."
Acts 20:31 "Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
2CO 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
ACT 2:46 the early church continued daily with one accord in the temple, ACT 2:46 And day by day continuing with one mind in the temple,
In ACT 5:42 they ceased not to preach and teach about TLJC daily in the temple, ACT 5:42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
In 2CH 8:14, The Levitical priests would praise and minister daily.
In 2CH 31:16, They would enter the house of the Lord for their daily obligations.
In EZR 3:4, they offered burnt offerings daily, according to the ordinance, as each day required.
In JER 7:25, the Lord says "Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all my servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them.
In ACT 19:9, the apostle Paul taught doctrine and reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
In HEB 10:11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering
HEB 10:25 says Not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some,
1JO 4:16 And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Should bow is the aor-act-subj of the verb kampto which is kampse which means to bow, to bow in honor.
The King of kings and the Lord of Lords is resurrected first, that's what we saw as Alpha company.
Bravo company follows and you happen to be in bravo company as a member of the Royal Family of God.
Charlie Company which is the Old Testament saints and the Tribulation saints which is the third part of the first Resurrection.
The fourth part which has to do with the fourth part of the first resurrection which is the Millennium believers.
"of those who are in heaven" is a possessive genitive plural, epouranion and it should be translated in the plural "every knee of the heavens".
and is the conjunction kai with the masculine plural noun epigeion which means the ones on earth and it refers to the royal family who are alive on earth when the rapture takes place.
In 1Co 15:54 they are designated as mortals taking on immortality.
and under the earth, is the conjunction again and with this we have the word katachthonion meaning the ones under the earth and i refers to all unbelievers who some day will be forced to acknowledge that Jesus is Lord.
PHI 2:10 in order that at the title of Jesus every knee of the heavens should bow [that's the big Genuflex], and on earth [believers who are alive at the Rapture], and the ones under the earth [unbelievers],
1. The Rapture.2. The Big Genuflex.3. The Judgment Seat of Christ.4. The Second Coming.
The unholy trinity refers to Satan [the father]. the anti-Christ [the son and therefore Satan's son] and the false prophet [counterfeit spirit who is the messenger for the anti-Christ].
We begin with the very first prophecy of the Bible which takes note of him, for in GEN 3:15, we have a direct reference made to the Serpent's "Seed".
GEN 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel. "
If he is a literal person, who is he, is he alive right now, and where is he, and when will he come on the scene?
In Exodus a striking type of the anti-christ is furnished in the Pharaoh: the defier of God; the one who cruelly treated His people; the one who by ordering the destruction of all the male children, sought to cut off Israel from being a nation.
In the prophecy of Balaam, the Antichrist is referred to under the name of "Asshur" (NUM 24:22),—in other chapters evidence is given to prove that "Asshur" and the Antichrist are one and the same person.
In the book of Job he is referred to as "the Crooked Serpent" (JOB 26:13).
In the Psalms we find quite a number of references to him; as •the Bloody and Deceitful Man" (5:6); "the Wicked One)" (9:17): "the Man of the Earth" (10:18);
the "Mighty Man" (52:1); "the Adversary" (74:10); "the Head over many countries" (110:6) ; "the Evil Man" and “the Violent Man" (140:1).
Isaiah mentions him: first as the "Assyrian", "the Rod" of God's anger (10:5); then as "the Wicked" (11:4): then as "the King of Babylon" (14:11-20 and cf 30:31-33); and also as the "Spoiler"—Destroyer (16:4).
Jeremiah calls him "the Destroyer of the Gentiles" (4:7) : the "Enemy", the "Cruel One" and "the Wicked" (30:14 and 23).
Ezekiel refers to him as the "Profane Wicked Prince of Israel" (21:25), and again under the figure of the "Prince of Tyre" (28:2-10), and also as "the chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal" (38:2).
Daniel gives a full delineation of his character and furnishes a complete outline of his career.
Hosea speaks of him as "the King of Princes" (8:10), and as the "Merchant" in whose hand are "the balances of deceit" and who "loveth to oppress" (12:7).
Joel describes him as the Head of the Northern Army, who shall be overthrown because he "magnified himself to do great things" (2:20).
Amos terms him the "Adversary" who shall break Israel's strength and spoil her palaces (3:11).
Micah makes mention of him in the fifth chapter of his prophecy in verse 6.
Nahum refers to him under the name of "Belial" (Heb.) and tells of his destruction (1:15).
Habakkuk speaks of him as "the Proud Man" who "enlargeth his desires as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all and heapeth unto him all peoples" (2:5).
Zechariah describes him as "the Idol Shepherd" upon whom is pronounced God's "woe", and upon whom descends His judgment (11:17).
Nor is it only in the Old Testament that we meet with this fearful character. Our Lord Himself spoke of him as the one who should "come in his own name", and who would be "received" by Israel (John 5:43).
The apostle Paul gives us a full length picture of him in 2Th 2, where he is denominated "that Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition", whose coming shall be "after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders."
The apostle John mentions him by name, and declares that he will deny both the Father and the Son (1JO 2:22).
"the Beast" who shall ultimately be cast, together with the False Prophet, into the lake of fire, there to be joined a thousand years later by the Devil himself, to suffer forever and ever in that fire specially "prepared" by God.
Satan promotes his interests by trying to keep the world in ignorance of the coming Super-man, and there can be no doubt that he is the one who is responsible for the general neglect in the study of this subject.
The first have applied these prophecies to persons of the past to men who have been in their graves for many centuries.
The second have given these prophecies a present application, finding their fulfillment in the Papacy which still exists.
While the third give them a future application, and look for their fulfillment in a terrible being who is yet to be manifested.
"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know
that it is the last time" (v. 18).
In strict harmony with this, the apostle Paul affirmed that the "mystery of iniquity" was "already" at work in his day (2TH 2:7).
It is of first importance that we should distinguish clearly between an antichrist and the Antichrist.
Attention is called to Rome's hatred of the Gospel of God’s grace; to her mongrel combination of political and ecclesiastical rule; to her arrogant claims and tyrannical anathemas.
The pope has usurped the place and prerogatives of the Son of God, and his arrogance, his impiety, his claims to infallibility, his demand for personal worship, all point to the title given to Judas as the Son of Perdition.
The study of Antichrist is not merely one of interest to those who love the sensational, but it is of vital importance to a right understanding of dispensational truth.
In 2Th 2, he will find that the saints in Thessalonica had been waiting for the coming of God's Son from heaven, because they had been taught to expect their gathering together unto Him before God launches His judgments upon the world, which will distinguish the "Day of the Lord".
We have quoted this passage at length to show that the Day of the Lord cannot come until after the Rapture (verse 1);
after the Apostasy (v. 3), and after the appearing of the Man of Sin (v. 3), whose character and career are here briefly but graphically sketched.
Our reason for saying this is because the majority of the prophecies yet unfulfilled are to be fulfilled during the time that the Antichrist is the central figure upon earth.
The chapter opens by revealing the Savior healing the impotent man who lay by the pool of Bethesda.
The Father Himself (v. 32) ; John the Baptist (v. 33); His own works (v. 36) ; and the Scriptures (v. 39).
Just as Eve's rejection of the word of God's truth laid her open to accept the serpent's lie, so Israel's rejection of the true Messiah has prepared them, morally, to receive the false Messiah, for he will come in his own name, doing his own pleasure, and will "receive glory from men".
The term "Antichrist" whether employed in the singular or the plural, denotes a person or persons, and never a system.
Just as truly as the Christ is the title of a single person, the Son of God, so the Antichrist will be a single person, the son of' Satan.
According to the Bible the Antichrist will be a descendant of Abraham, a Jew.
He is a full-blooded Jew and that is why he will be able to palm himself off on the Jewish people as their long-expected Messiah.
In 2Th 2:4 we learn that the Man of Sin shall sit "in the Temple of God", and St. Peter's at Rome cannot possibly be called that.
The "Temple" in which the Antichrist shall sit will be the rebuilt temple of the Jews, and that will be located not in Italy but in Jerusalem.
This is clear from the passage which I quoted in John in 5:23 which says "I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive";
The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:27.
We know of no record upon the scroll of history of any pope having ever made a seven-year Covenant with the Jews!
Dan 9 shows that he will make his seven-years' Covenant with the Jews at the beginning of the last of the seventy "weeks" which is to bring in "the end" of Israel's sins and "finish the transgression" (9:24).
The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).
Since the time of the Council of Trent (1563 A. D.), every Roman Catholic has had to confess "I believe in God the Father and in the Lord
Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th. 2: 4).
The popes have made many false and impious claims for themselves; but they have never tried to take the role of the Father even though they have taught another Jesus, Gospel, Spirit and doctrine.
The Antichrist will be received by the Jews.
The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:24-27.
The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).
The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th 2: 4).
The very name "Antichrist" argues strongly his Jewish nationality. This title "Antichrist" has a double significance. It means that he will be one who shall be "opposed" to Christ, one who will be His enemy.
It also purports that he will be a mock Christ, an imitation Christ, a pro-Christ, a pseudo Christ.
He will pose as the real Messiah of Israel. In such case he must be a Jew.
This mock Christ will be "received" by Israel.
The Antichrist Will Be The Son Of Satan.
Do we read of Christ going forth to sow the "good seed" (Matt. 13:24), then we also read of the enemy going forth to sow his "tares" -- an imitation wheat (MAT 13:25).
Do we read of "the children of God," then we also read of "the children of the wicked one" (MAT 13:38).