Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 18. God's last appeal to believers and unbelievers to get out of the cosmic system.
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Point 4. Two Categories of Fallen Angels
1. The non-operational angels.
a. The first category of angels are in Tartarus, and reproduced a group of super-creatures called the Nephilim,JUD 1:5-6, 2PE 2:4.
b. The first demon assault army incarcerated in the abyss at this time.
The abyss is that part of Hades which contains demons who transgressed the boundaries or the rules of the angelic conflict in the human race.
The fifth angel is one of the elect angels who have privileges and authority for glorifying TLJC in the first angelic rebellion.
The star = Satan who falls to the earth in the middle of the Tribulation -
ISA 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning,”
Bottomless - abussos = the abyss.
Locusts are used for an army of destruction in the Bible.
The scorpions belong to the spider family and are known for the venom that they release which inflicts extreme pain from their sting.
The scorpion sting is a very painful thing, and it is used in the analogy to torture here.
This is warning before judgment.
Grace precedes judgment.
This is God’s last appeal to the believer to get out of the cosmic system and to the unbeliever to become born again and saved.
Pain can serve as a motivation, but also in some cases pain can make a person a lot worse.
When you have a problem, a difficulty, a disaster, you are never going to be the same.
COL 1:16 “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him.”
Satan’s servants hate anything that reminds them of Him, TLJC.
There are two mandates on this demon army: first, they cannot destroy vegetation.
In addition, they are not permitted to kill their targets, torture only.
Those who have the seal of God are those who became saved after the Rapture during this Tribulation period who are being faithful to God.
Because many believers become involved in the cosmic system, their attitude toward death changes drastically.
Arrogance cannot endure torture for arrogance is a state of tenseness increasing vulnerability to pain.
The same humility that provides capacity for life and prosperity also provides the ability to withstand pain in time of adversity.
Those living in the cosmic system do not make decisions from a position of strength, they are making decisions from a position of weakness.
Satan is an evil and an unjust ruler and he turns his first demon assault army on his own human servants.
He is now going to try to rule the world with his demon assault armies, something that has never happened before in all of his reign in this world.
REV 9:7 And the appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
The appearance of the demons: their faces were like men, indicating that demons do appear as men though they have greater intelligence and adaptability.
The significance of crowns like gold is victory and this demon assault army comes out of the abyss shouting victory, but for the demon assault army it is a false victory.
The only combat victory they have is against those members of the human race who during the Tribulation reside in the cosmic system as Satan’s servants.
1. They do have hair like women.
At the time that this was written long hair of a woman meant beauty.
Covering - peribolaion = her long hair is a sign that she is under authority.
It also has to do with a woman using her long hair in different ways to make herself beautiful.
It is used as a veil or a covering.
In this passage and Eze 28, there is a relationship between the hair of women and the concept of beauty related to arrogance.
Beauty + glamour = the arrogance in the Satanic revolt against God.
SOS 4:1 How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil; Your hair is like a flock of goats that have descended from Mount Gilead.
One of the signs of a petty narrow minded society is to elevate beauty and reject the mentality of the soul.
The connotation of the attraction is the long hair of the woman -
the connotation of destruction is the teeth of the lion.
The teeth of lions indicates that behind the facade of beauty is the ruthless desire to destroy.
This is not only a surprise visitation from an army presently stationed underneath the ground - but it is a deceptive army as well.
Most humans are looking into the sky waiting for a visitation from beings from another planet, when in reality the visitation that they should fear is the one that is going to come up out of the ground.
When a man has long hair that is considered to be evil and a sign of great weakness and revolt.
Long hair is the sign of revolt against the laws of divine establishment.
The appreciation of beauty demands humility.
The distraction of beauty leads to arrogance and arrogance means no capacity for love.
Is it character, integrity, honor, sensitivity, or capacity for love?
EXO 1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out
1CO 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”