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The Angelic Conflict – Part 57 Outline
The Angelic Conflict – Part 57 –
1. Isagogics = the historical setting of a passage.
2. Categories = systematic theology developed from combining Scripture with Scripture.
3. Exegesis = the grammatical and syntactical analysis of the passage from the original languages.
An analogy is made between operation footstool and a Roman Triumphal Procession.
“He made a public display” = aor-act-ind -deigmatizo = to display or exhibit the captives or the demons He disarmed.
“having triumphed” = aor-act-part – thriambeuo = to lead a triumphal procession or make some kind of a special exhibition; to celebrate a triumph.
This is a reference to operation footstool which began the Triumphal Procession in heaven and will conclude with a Triumphal Procession on earth at the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.
A custom in the ancient world after winning a war was to bring the captives back, called a Triumphal Procession or a march through the city of Rome.
a. Company grade officers – centurions.
b. Field grade officers – tribunes.
c. General officers -praetor or imperium.
The highest honor that could be given to an Imperator was a Triumph (Triumphus).
On the day appointed for the Triumphal Procession, the senate declared a holiday and the entire population of Rome came out of their homes and stationed themselves along the streets.
The highest honor was the corona = stephanos = crown.
At the end of his speech and having given out all of the decorations, he gave a command and the finance corps distributed to every Roman soldier a large sum of money for his part in the campaign.
At the gate of the city, the Imperator was met by the Roman senators and magistrates of the city.
The idea was to make a display of these people or a public display of the captives!
Then came a long train of carriages, extending for miles, on which were displayed various pictures of the country that had been conquered, including the plunder of the campaign.
Next came a flute-playing band, followed by the white bulls which were destined to be offered as sacrifices, followed by the priests carrying their sacrificial knives.
Next came the enemy’s captured weapons, the leaders of the enemy country and army and their family members, followed by all the prisoners of war in chains.
Next came the lictors of the Imperator marching in single file. Then came the victorious general or Imperator himself, standing erect in his chariot.
“sic transit gloria mundi” = so the glory of the world passes away.
“Look after yourself; remember that you are only a man.”
Next the Imperator’s family, then, mounted on horses, his staff, senior officers, and other decorated soldiers. Last came the entire body of infantry in marching order.
Just as the procession ascended the Capitoline hill, the leaders of the conquered army were pulled out of ranks, taken to the Mamertime dungeon, and brutally slaughtered.
A certain number of prisoners were slaughtered as a sacrifice to Jupiter and the general himself would come to the temple of Jupiter.
A public banquet was held in honor of the Imperator that lasted from six to eight hours.
During the course of the banquet, the Imperator was given what was called a Triumphalis Domas, which was a beautiful mansion, called the House of Triumph.
2CO 2:14 “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”
When TLJC was resurrected three days after the cross He was on the earth for 40 days and then He ascended to the right hand of the Father.
When TLJC arrived in the presence of the Father, He arrived as the conquering general and in front of Him, Satan and all demons were in the Triumphal procession as captives!
Then the fallen angels went back to their activities because they will be executed at the Second Advent, operation footstool.
When an Imperium was victorious, his army saluted him with a tremendous shout: “Ave Imperator!” TLJC will be honored as the King of kings and the Lord of lords at the Second Coming.
The highest honor given to an Imperator was a Triumph. The highest honor given to TLJC is to sit down at the right hand of God as the “King of kings, Lord of lords, the bright morning star.”
The first part of the triumphal procession was when TLJC arrived in the presence of the Father as the conquering general, and in front of Him were Satan and all the fallen angels as captives!
The Second Advent, part two of the Triumphal Procession, will take place on earth. ZEC 14:4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east;
God the Father will support His Son Jesus Christ and at the Second Coming there will be a victorious procession to celebrate our Lord’s victory.
REV 1:7 He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him,
Before our Lord comes back in the Second Coming, He will deliver a speech to the church at the bema seat judgment commending those who were victorious by becoming invisible heroes.
At the end of our Lord’s speech He will decorate those winners at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
The crown of righteousness is awarded to invisible heroes, not only for execution of the PPOG but also for fruit bearing – the invisible historic and angelic impact, 2TI 4:7-8.
The crown of life is a decoration awarded to invisible heroes for maximum production of divine good through the execution of the PPOG.
JAM 1:12 “Happy is that person who perseveres under testing, for once he has passed the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.”
The crown of glory is awarded to pastors who faithfully study and communicate Bible doctrine to their congregation, 1PE 5:4.
The highest honor that can be given by TLJC will be the order of the morning star which He also possesses!
Although not all winners will receive the order of the morning star, there will be many believers who are rewarded different crowns and awards for faithfulness and dedication to the Lord in time.
The first resurrection is pictured as a battalion pass-in-review in 4 ranks, 1CO 15:20-24. 1CO 15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
First comes the triumphal procession in which all demons are disarmed by Jesus Christ and publicly displayed,COL 2:15.
At the Second Advent, TLJC will present those winners to the entire world as He sets up His Millennial kingdom.
JOH 19:2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and arrayed Him in a purple robe;
At the Second Coming, all demons are disarmed by TLJC and publicly displayed, COL 2:15, Satan is imprisoned for 1000 years, REV 20:1-3, and Church-age believers cast demons into prison, ZEC 13:2; 1CO 15:24-25; COL 2:15.
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