Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

All the counterfeit systems Satan has, simply reveal his desire to be like the Most High. Part 10.

Thursday, October 17, 2002

There are two categories of fallen angels under the command of Satan.

1. The non-operational angels.

a. The angels of Gen 6 who were involved in the angelic attack to infiltrate the human race who are now incarcerated underneath the earth in a place called Tartarus.

Paradise For Old Testament believers only - empty since the resurrection of Christ.

b. The first demon assault army incarcerated in the abyss at this time.

Paradise For Old Testament believers only - empty since the resurrection of Christ.

Abyss = the location of one of the demon kings called Abaddon. Abaddon is mentioned once in the New Testament and six times in the Old Testament.

Paradise For Old Testament believers only - empty since the resurrection of Christ.

The abyss is the fourth compartment of Hades and is the jail for certain demons who have been incarcerated there because they disobeyed the rules for the angelic conflict in human history.

The Church today is the focal point of invisible warfare, so we are required to become invisible heroes.

The abyss, at the present, is the barracks or prison for the first demon assault army under the command of Abaddon (Hebrew) or Apollyon (Greek).

There will be visible heroes among believers - Moses and Elijah and the 144,000 Jewish evangelists.

When Satan is cast down to the earth, he is going to be permitted to release his three hard-core demon armies.

1. Only those in the cosmic system or involved in the world system can be attacked.

2. They cannot kill their victims.

A time of wrath, 1TH 5:9; REV 6:16-17; 11:18; 14:19.

A time of judgment, REV 14:7; 15:4; 16:5-17.

A time of indignation, ISA 26:20-21; 34:1-3.

A time of punishment, ISA 24:20-21.

A time of trial, REV 3:10.

A time of trouble, JER 30:7.

A time of destruction, Joel 1:15.

A time of darkness, Joel 2:2; ZEP 1:14-18.

Fifth angel = one of the elect angels who have privileges and authority for glorifying The Lord Jesus Christ in the first angelic rebellion.

ISA 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!”

LUK 10:18 “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.”

Bottomless - abussos = the abyss. Pit - phrear = a well, the pit of the abyss.

Satan is permitted to release his first demon assault army and they will torture their targets for five months.

Satan does this to his own servants because Satan is an ungrateful master.

Once Satan can no longer use those involved in the cosmic system, he tries to destroy them in his satanic frustration.

The opening is the entrance and the exit for the great underworld prison known as the abyss.

Arrogance tortures arrogance. Arrogance destroys arrogance.

He uses what God has given him to destroy those that have served him against God, both carnal believers and unbelievers.

MAT 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

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

MAR 12:30 “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.”

If you are in the cosmic system you are the servant [slave] of Satan.

There are two areas where demons are in prison; the first is Tartarus and there is smoke in Tartarus. The second is the abyss and there is smoke in the Abyss.

2PE 2:4 For if God Himself did not spare the angels when they sinned [GEN 6:2], but He incarcerated them in Tartarus with chains of darkness [zophos - black clouds and a mist], keeping them for judgment;

JUD 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under thick darkness [zophos] for the judgment of the great day.

Locusts - akrides = an army of destruction. The destruction of Nineveh in Nahum is described in terms of the locust plague, NAH 3:15-16.

Locusts invade the land and destroy crops; they are analogous here to the demon army which invades planet earth from the Abyss.

PRO 30:27 The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;

They travel in large numbers and usually occupy a space of about 12 miles long by five miles wide, about 60 square miles is the normal space used for an invading locust army.

Whenever the locusts form up and go into the air, their wings make an awesome sound and they literally darken the sky around them.

For the first time in history, beginning in the middle of the Tribulation, demons are permitted to attack men.

Scorpions - skorpioi = belongs to the spider family and is usually 5 or 6 inches long and has a poisonous sting in its tail.

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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