Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, November 1, 2013
JOB 24:2 states, “Some remove the landmarks; They seize and devour flocks.
PRO 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
The next piece of equipment which we are to put on, which is the combat shoes or the footwear found in EPH 6:15.
The principle that operation footstool is the ultimate victory behind the wearing of our combat shoes or our footwear.
Operation footstool refers to the termination of the strategic victory of the angelic conflict, by which the Lord Jesus Christ returns to the earth to establish His kingdom and to remove Satan and all fallen angels.
“had disarmed” is the aor-mid-part of apekduomai which means to strip off the clothes and throw them away or to strip off from oneself, it means to disarm or neutralize the enemy.
Who is being disarmed here?
The angelic forces of evil. The angelic forces under Satan.
“the rulers” is the accusative plural of the noun archon which is an old noun that refers to the highest ruler of Athens in the 5th century B.C.
The word authorities is ezousia which means demon commissioned officers in the demon organization.
While God the Father was cancelling our debt on the cross the whole satanic system of fallen angels superior to man was disarmed and neutralized at the cross.
Why did the cross break the back of Satan if Satan has already been sentenced? The answer; the Angelic conflict.
Satan appealed the case and the cross was the place of his second judgment.
He made a public display which is the aor-act-ind of deigmatizo which means at a certain point of time he began to make a show of them openly.
A custom in the ancient world after winning a war was to bring the captives back. This was called a triumphal procession or a march through the city of Rome.