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God has never left any generation of believers without a place of refuge.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

To give - aor-act-ind - didomi = anything given by God is always a matter of grace, it is not earned, it is not deserved, and therefore this is classified as a part of logistical grace provision.

The positive believer advancing to maturity in any time of historical disaster is not in any way deterred from the blessings that belong to him in the midst of those adversities in life.

Even though we often associate blessing and prosperity from God related to the good times - there is no personal blessing, no promotion, no system of prosperity, which you cannot have in the greatest time of historical adversity.

God’s plan continues and has the same blessings, the same rewards, the same promotions in historical adversity, as in historical prosperity.

Dative singular indirect object - gunaika = the woman. It is referring here to Israel, specifically regenerate Israel in the first half of the Tribulation.

Dative of advantage - it is to the advantage to be a believer in time of historical disaster.

GAL 6:8 For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.

To fly - pres-mid-subj - petomai = to fly or to soar above.

Where men are lovers of self, money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

The place is described in DAN 11:31, the land of Edom, Moab and Ammon, high desert country.

MAT 24:16 - it is described as the mountains.
REV 12:6 - it is described as the high desert country.

The place is the provision of logistical grace, and the challenge to perpetuate the faith-rest drill once they have arrived.

No matter how great the adversity, to an individual or to us collectively as a nation, God still has a plan for your life, and logistical grace is still functional.

The temporal clause begins with the particle of place - the adverb of place - hopou - “where” = in that place.

Adverb of place = there are times when there is only one place to be in the plan of God, the right place to be at the right time, and you arrive there by the use of Bible doctrine previously given.

God has never left any generation of believers without a place of refuge, without protection.

We are all products of our own decisions, not our circumstances, and for the Jews to move from that place after they arrive is to destroy their security.

Pres-pass-ind - trepho = to be sustained.

DAN 7:25 And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

DAN 12:7 And I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half {a time;} and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these {events} will be completed.

Living Bible - REV 12:14 But she was given two wings like those of a great eagle, to fly into the wilderness to the place prepared for her, where she was cared for and protected from the Serpent, the Dragon, for three and a half years.

The serpent is used instead of Satan or Devil because during the last half of the Tribulation, Satan will attempt to lure or to get the born again Jews to leave their place of refuge.

They are safe as long as they stay in their place of refuge, and this why we have
MAT 24:21-30, which has to be applied as a part of the faith-rest drill, on the part of these believers.

Just as the serpent tempted the woman in the garden, so the serpent will tempt the woman Israel in the place of refuge.

Satan knows and realizes that the Jews are safe in that high desert country, therefore he must lure them out of their place of safety, their place of refuge.

1TH 2:18 For we wanted to come to you - I, Paul, more than once - and yet Satan thwarted us.

REV 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.

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