Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Meet the Great Red Dragon. Part 1.
Friday, April 11, 2003
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
April 11, 2003
The Greek puts emphasis on the dragon – drakon [a dragon] puros [red] megas [and great].
It was a synonym of ophis translated snake or serpent.
The priestess who handled the snakes was called in the Greek, Puthon – python in the English, where we get one of the names for constrictors or obstructors.
The drakon referred to a snake who can see clearly, and the snake who saw clearly the issue was the snake who became the woman’s pet in the garden.
Rahaab, JOB 26:12, where it means a great snake or a dragon.
The chief antagonist in the angelic conflict is called Satan or the devil.
Heylel – shining one or morning star.
ha Satan – an attorney who slanders and gets away with it because of some legal loophole, an adversary.
Diabolos [devil] – an adversary, an attorney in opposition in law, or a slanderer.
While the devil persecutes believers on earth, he prosecutes believers in heaven.
As long as believers make positive decisions toward doctrine, the god of this world will put pressure on us on earth and he will also go to heaven and prosecute.
There are rank and file demons who specialize in investigating members of the human race under satanic scrutiny.
REV 12:10 for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
When Satan makes accusations against us, our Lord Jesus Christ acts as our defense attorney and bases His defense on the doctrine of propitiation.
Propitiation = God is satisfied with the work of Jesus Christ on the cross regarding your past, your present and your future!
“Finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever.”
The intensive perfect refers to a completed action with emphasis on existing results of that past action.
HEB 8:12 “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”
HEB 10:17 “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
Intensive perfect tense teleo “Finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever” = a completed action with emphasis on existing results of that past action.
The present state is that salvation is available.
The past action is that Jesus Christ was judged for our sins.
Passive voice = the subject, Jesus Christ, as being acted upon by someone else.
The omnipotence of the Father imputed all our sins to Christ on the cross.
The justice of the Father judged every sin in the history of the human race.
The love of the Father offered salvation to anyone who would believe.
ROM 5:8 God commends His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died as a substitute for us.
The one thing in which you can take absolutely zero credit is faith; none of us earn or deserve salvation.
The only condition for eternal life is non-meritorious personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary spiritual death on the cross provided all the efficacious work for salvation.
Anytime anyone adds baptism or any system of works like joining a church or raising a hand or walking an aisle, or anything that man can do, he has rejected the work of Christ on the cross.
PHI 3:18, an enemy of the cross of Christ.
Under the law of double jeopardy, these sins cannot be re-tried in heaven or judged again – they have already been judged on the cross!
ROM 6:10 For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all.