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The Angelic Conflict – Part 11 Outline
The Angelic Conflict – Part 11 –
Point 4. – Two Categories of Fallen Angels Under the Command of Satan –
(1) The non-operational angels.
(a) Gen 6 angels who were involved in the angelic attack to infiltrate the human race, now incarcerated underneath the ground in Tartarus.
GEN 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God [angels] had sex with the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
(b) The first demon assault army incarcerated in the abyss at this time. The abyss is the location of the demon king, Satan’s right hand man, called Abaddon.
The abyss is the jail for certain demons who have disobeyed the rules for the angelic conflict in human history.
The Church today is the focal point of invisible warfare, and therefore we are required to become invisible heroes.
The abyss is related to visible warfare during the Tribulation period. It is the barracks 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 will be permitted to release his three hard-core demon armies, and they will attack human beings physically.
1. Only those involved in the cosmic system, the world system, can be attacked. Believers who are positive toward doctrine are protected by a wall of fire.
2. The angels cannot kill their victims.
The fifth angel is one of the elect angels who have privileges and authority for glorifying TLJC 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, it refers to 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 he is an ungrateful master; once he can no longer use those involved in the cosmic system, he tries to destroy them.
Once Satan is cast out of heaven he sheds all hypocrisy; he shows his real colors in pettiness, vindictiveness, implacability, arrogance, and colossal vanity!
Arrogance tortures arrogance!
Satan is ruthless; he uses what God has given him to destroy those who have served him against God, both carnal believers and unbelievers.
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’re in the cosmic system you are the servant [slave] of Satan.
Two areas where demons are in prison, Tartarus and the Abyss, both contain smoke.
2PE 2:4 For if God Himself did not spare the angels when they sinned, 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 – black clouds and a mist] for the judgment of the great day.
locusts = akrides = an army of destruction. The destruction of Nineveh is described in terms of the locust plague, NAH 3:15-16.
PRO 30:27 The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;
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, in the middle of the Tribulation, demons are permitted to attack men.
scorpions = skorpioi – belongs to the spider family, usually 5 or 6 inches long and has a poisonous sting in its tail.
This is all a manifestation of the grace of God.
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