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The Angelic Conflict. Part 28. One of the most dramatic visits in all of human history: a visit to Tartarus.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

DEU 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever,”

Seek - verb - zeteo = to keep on searching for, to keep on pursuing, to keep on endeavoring to obtain, to keep on investigating, to keep on examining, to keep on desiring to possess something.

MAR 12:30 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

Strength - ischuos = all your physical strength in the sense of you making the maximum effort to get to know God.

PRO 2:4 If you seek her [wisdom] as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern true respect for the Lord, and discover the true knowledge of God.

Seek - piel future - baqash = to search intensively or to strive after something.

JER 29:13 And you will seek Me and find {Me,} when you search for Me with all your heart.

Search - kal future - darash = to beat or to tread a path; used figuratively to learn and to study.
It means to go to a place so frequently to learn that you tread a path from your home to that place [Gesenius].

HEB 11:6 And without faith [residual doctrine] it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Seek - pres-act-part - ekzetousin = to seek diligently, to investigate, to scrutinize, to crave and desire for
something = P.V.T.D.

Point 6. The Satanic Plan for Offensive Action in Human History.

a. The genetic attack of GEN 6:1-13; 2PE 2:4-5; 1PE 3:18-22; Jud 6. This was an attempt by Satan to destroy true humanity on the earth by the sexual intercourse of angels with women producing a race of half-human half-angelic beings.

Jude 6 And the angels [beni ha Elohim of GEN 6:2] who did not keep their own domain, but who deserted their proper abode [from angelic to human], He has incarcerated them in everlasting chains of thick darkness for the judgment of the great day.

The “judgment of the great day” occurs when all fallen angels are cast into the lake of fire, MAT 25:41.

Under the custodianship of God the Holy Spirit, His soul not only went to Paradise but He also visited Tartarus.
The third compartment of Hades, Tartarus, is the prison of the angels who were involved in Gen 6.

The “spirits in prison” are the beni ha Elohim, the “sons of gods” of GEN 6:1ff, or those fallen angels who were judged and incarcerated in Tartarus when the universal flood occurred on the earth, Jud 6, 2PE 2:4.

“Made proclamation” = He proclaimed certain doctrines and informed those demons in prison that they had failed and that God’s plan was right on time.

Our Lord’s human soul was in Hades in an interim body for three days and during the time that He was there He went to Tartarus.

In the vacuum of their souls, they continued to worship the gods of Mount Olympus, who were not gods but demons.

God kept waiting under the principle that grace always precedes judgment.

This is not a reference to water baptism or baptismal regeneration because those who went under the water were destroyed.

The water that drowned the unbelieving world was also used to deliver the eight souls who were believers and true humanity.

At the moment of our salvation, the baptism of the Spirit made us members of the Royal Family of God.

Union with Christ delivers each member of the Royal Family of God from any form of divine judgment just like being with Noah and his family delivered anyone from the divine judgment of the flood.

For they were delivered from the catastrophe of the flood by being inside the ark just as we are delivered from the lake of fire by being in union with Christ, due to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Your conscience was delivered from guilt and condemnation at the moment you believed in Jesus Christ as Savior, when God the Holy Spirit entered you into union with the person of Jesus Christ, making you Royal Family of God and a new spiritual species.

First the Lord went to Paradise, then Tartarus, and then His next trip, from earth to the third heaven.

When Jesus Christ ascended, He was seated at the right hand of God the Father and received His third royal warrant, King of kings and Lord of Lords.

He announced to them a victorious proclamation, that they had not succeeded in their great attempt to prevent Him from coming in the flesh as true humanity.

Then our Lord gave those fallen angels or spirits an entire dissertation on the dispensation of the hypostatic union, and how He had been judged for the sins of the world.

DEU 29:29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever,”

a. There is the genetic attack of GEN 6:1-13; 2PE 2:4-5; 1PE 3:18-22; Jud 6.
b. The attack of demon possession, in which the demons occupy the bodies of unbelievers.

Diseases, MAT 9:33; MAT 17:18, LUK 4:35;
Certain mental disorders, MAT 11:18, LUK 7:33;
Divination, the operation of the phallic cult, and many other things.

c. The attack of demon influence against mankind, in which demons penetrate the soul and personality of both believers and unbelievers, 1TI 4:1.
d. The physical attack of demon armies during the Tribulation.

1. The attack of the first demon assault army stationed in the abyss, REV 9:1-12.
2. The attack of the second demon assault army stationed under the Euphrates river, REV 9:12-21.
3. The attack of the third demon assault army stationed in heaven under the direct command of Satan, REV 12:7-17.

e. The fifth and final great satanic attack - the Gog and Magog revolution at the end of the Millennium.

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