Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The conclusion of the Israeli/Arab Conflict.
Friday, January 30, 2004
They survived because they had doctrine resident in their souls and they were flexible.
Pres-act-part – tereo = to guard, to protect; they kept observing.
Accusative plural direct object – entole – “commandments” = the mandates of doctrine,
the precepts of God or the divine prescriptions.
Testimony – accusative singular direct object – marturia = the testimony of their life, as well as the lips – their testimony before God, their testimony before angels primarily, and their testimony before the world.
1. Bible doctrine in the right lobe of the mentality of the soul is the greatest power in life.
2. So it is with these Jewish believers who are delivered in the last half of the Tribulation, through perception and application of doctrine they obey the mandates of God.
3. Through perception and application of doctrine they keep on having a witness or testimony for our Lord Jesus Christ before man but most of all before God.
4. While Satan is a genius and the ruler of this world, he cannot contend with the active power of Bible doctrine perceived and applied in his domain, the world.
5. Doctrine is useless unless it is loaded into the gun, the right lobe of the soul – epignosis doctrine is the only doctrine that can be applied.
Through regeneration and perception of doctrine, man, as a believer, is able to contend with the fallen angels and their attacks on the human race.
Believers in the Tribulation will face both angelic attacks and demonic attacks, one is visible, the other is invisible.
REV 13:1 And the dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
KJV and NKJV –
REV 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea.
Kai = “and”
+ aor-pass-ind – histemi = “to take a stand, or to oppose.”
Sea = the sea of nations during the last half of the Tribulation.
Sand = Satan is confined to the earth during the last half of the Tribulation or the period of the eschatology of the devil’s desperation.
Satan takes a stand on the earth, because he has no place else to go.
Satan’s bad decisions have limited his options.
Bad decisions resulted in his being thrown out of heaven forever in the middle of the Tribulation.
It is inevitable, in our time on earth that all our bad decisions will have very painful repercussions apart from the overruling grace of God, which occurs under certain conditions of rebound and continued residence in the PPOG.
Bad decisions from a position of weakness, resulted in his confinement to planet earth during the last half of the Tribulation, the time of the devil’s desperation.
JER 49:16 The arrogance of your heart has deceived you.
1CO 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
GAL 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
PRO 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
PRO 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
LUK 18:11 The Pharisee stood and was praying about himself, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer.”
1JO 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Bad decisions from a position of weakness, result in the demotion of Satan as the ruler of this world.
Bad decisions from a position of weakness, result in the incarceration of Satan for one-thousand years in the Abyss.
Bad decisions from a position of weakness, motivating arrogance, cause Satan on his release from prison, to return to the earth to form a final conspiracy, which terminates in the Gog Revolution.