Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 19. The only defense against fallen angels is fellowship with our Lord.
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
1. The connotation of attraction is the long hair of the woman.
2. The connotation of destruction is the teeth of the lion.
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.
Beauty is used by Satan to attract and destroy, and it has always been that way with creature beauty.
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?
Or is it a facade so that when contact is made, there is the teeth of the lion - the formula for torture?
The teeth of the lion represents power, cruelty, arrogance and torture.
The breastplates of iron in the ancient world were considered to be the best piece of defensive equipment.
The only defense against fallen angels is from our fellowship with the Lord, and this is also true during the Tribulation period.
Before they hit they have already paralyzed their victims with fear.
Fear is met and destroyed only with courage.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
Most of our problems would be totally solved if, instead of fearing to face them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
Whenever we are afraid, it is because we do not know enough; if we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Whenever we fear something, we give that which we fear power over us.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Fear is also lack of thinking under pressure.
The word worry comes from the word “to choke”or “to strangle” and is an extension of fear.
ROM 14:23b whatever is not from faith is sin.
PSA 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?
To face your fears and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
Fear is crippling; it shackles those who could do great things and keeps them from even attempting that which they could possibly achieve.
Fear chokes and kills dreams and creativity, and the most interesting thing about fear is that it is a learned behavior.
Fear switches you from mentality to emotion.
Emotion is a wonderful thing when it is controlled by thought.
They hit you with sound before they hit you with their weapon systems.
JER 49:23 For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed.
The victims of the attack are there not because God made this happen, but because they made bad decisions from a position of weakness.
The greatest power you carry in your soul is a greater power than the attack of demons; it is your volition.
In the Tribulation, the removal of the restraining ministry of God the Holy Spirit is one of the characteristics.
At the end of the Tribulation those in the cosmic system are vulnerable to something that has never occurred in all of history.
People saw Apollo and Apollo was a demon.
Zeus is a demon.
Aries is a demon.
Pan is a demon.
PSA 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are demons, But the Lord made the heavens.
Before these people are tortured for five months, they have made many bad decisions leading to that torture.
The attack today is not physical pressure; it is mental pressure.
We have seen the locust description, the audible attack, the noise which intimidates; now we see the scorpion description.
They have authority and power but it is limited.
This authority and power originates from God.
God never permits this to happen until the end of the Tribulation period, and the five months of torture without death is one of the great illustrations of the justice and grace of God in giving them five months in which they can repent.