Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 36. The final part of the appeal trial is the verdict and the sentence being executed.
Friday, February 10, 2006
Point 7. The Courtroom Trial of the Angelic Conflict.
While the world has been without weapons for a thousand years, the evil genius of Satan is quick to arm and organize this revolutionary army.
Millions of unbelievers who have enjoyed the benefits of blessing and prosperity and perfect environment are looking for a leader like Satan around whom they can rally around and express their discontent and their rejection of the whole thing.
The power of arrogance is always greater than the power of prosperity.
Arrogance demands power.
The noisy gong or the clanging cymbal means to become an empty, meaningless noise.
A believer speaking out of fellowship is like a noisy gong which was used by peddlers in the ancient world to attract attention to their merchandise.
The clanging symbol analogy refers to the fact that professional mourners in the ancient world would draw attention to themselves by their loud noise.
Patient - makrothumei = suggests not merely willingness to wait a long time, or endurance of suffering without giving way, but endurance of injuries without retaliation.
Makrothumei or patience = poise and self-control where you are able to handle suffering, hostility, provocation, and unjust treatment.
Patience is stability of mentality under unjust treatment.
Patience also gives you the ability to make good decisions under provocation and unjust treatment.
Patience = you have personal control of your life so you do not surrender your happiness because of someone who has been antagonistic toward you.
Kind - chresteuomai = to show oneself useful, to perform acts of kindness, to have integrity, to have moral, honest, and artistic values.
Pres-mid-ind = impersonal unconditional love causes an individual to perform gracious acts.
Jealous - pres-act-ind - zeloo = to be envious, jealous, to strive, to be resentful and spiteful.
Brag - perpereuetai = to boast, to brag; one who is talkative, an exaggerator.
In Classical Greek this word was used for those constantly asserting themselves and having an obsession with criticizing and wounding others with aggressive words.
Phusioo = to be inflated, puffed up, conceited, to put on airs or to pretend.
It is well said that you can spot a gentlemen not by the way he addresses his king but by the way he address servants.
Aschemonei = to behave indecently, disgracefully, to act improperly or unfairly.
In the O.T., in the Septuagint, it is used in DEU 25:3 to disgrace others publicly, or to publicly humiliate.
Love not only does not seek that which does not belong to it; it is prepared to give up for the sake of others even what it is entitled to.
Provoked - paroxuno = to arouse and provoke to wrath, to irritate, to make angry.
It does not keep a private file of personal grievances that can be used at the proper time.
This type of love will cause you to give up resentment, excuse a guilty party, release others from payment, forget an offense, never bringing it up again, not even to discuss it.
Love does not enjoy endless discussions about what is wrong with the churches and institutions we serve.
Love will join with others in rejoicing over the truth.
Love does not seek to make itself distinctive by tracking down and pointing out what is wrong; it gladly sinks its own identity to rejoice with others at what is right.
Bears all things - stegei = to cover with silence, to put a roof over something or someone, “it keeps all things confidential.”
Believes all things = not that it is gullible, but it prefers to be generous in its openmindedness and acceptance rather than suspicious or cynical.
LUK 7:47 “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Fails - pres-act-ind - ekpipto = it never quits, it never becomes inefficient, it never loses.
The two great dictators of the Tribulation, the beast dictator who is the ruler of the revived Roman empire and the dictator of Israel known as the false prophet, are the first occupants of the lake of fire.
We have a strange trio: the unholy Trinity, Satan, the beast, and the false prophet.
We have a representative of two racial categories: Jews and Gentiles.
The first dictator, the beast, is a Gentile.
The false prophet is a Jew.
The beast is a political dictator of the revived Roman empire and the religious leader of ecumenical religion in the Tribulation.
The false prophet is a political dictator of Israel during the Tribulation and a religious leader of revived Judaism in the Tribulation.
MAR 8:36-37 “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Prayers for the dead began around the year 300 AD, but it is not found in the Bible.
The Doctrine of Purgatory was established by Gregory I in 593 AD, but it is not found in the Bible -
HEB 9:27 it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
The final part of the appeal trial is the verdict and the sentence being executed.
Planet earth and the universe used for the courtroom is destroyed.