Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Meet the Great Red Dragon. Part 2.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Purrhos = red
Megas = great
“The great red dragon”
diadhvmata – diademata = crowns of rulers, not crowns decorations as for Roman soldiers.
Turn to DAN 7:2
They control weather, the four winds or the wind machines; they are used to indicate that Jesus Christ controls history including the rise and fall of empires.
Great sea = people, Daniel 7.
Turn to REV 17:12
Turn to DAN 7:3
The Chaldean empire is made up of Iraq, the Southern part of Babylonia.
Chaldaea lies between the Tigris and Euphrates river in Iraq.
The Persian empire stretched at one time from India to Egypt including all western Asia, the Arabian desert, the Persian gulf.
Verse 6, the leopard – the rise of the Macedonian Empire or the nations in Europe.
Fourth beast = the Roman Empire.
The ten horns of the revived Roman Empire = ten nations.
England was a part of the Roman Empire, not Scotland, and Ireland, but England.
France is a part of the Old Roman Empire.
Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Holland.
Italy, and especially Spain.
If you want to throw in Portugal.
Libya, Egypt, all North Africa, was a part of the Roman Empire.
Part of the Roman Empire was also Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Austria, Yugoslavia, all of the Balkans, Macedonia, Greece.
Turn to PSA 46:6
“Come, behold the works of the LORD” – the wonderful way God has provided and preserved believers in military service, especially those in combat.
Client nation = a divinely protected national entity in which spiritually mature believers form a pivot sufficient to fulfill the divine mandates of evangelism, –
– custodianship and communication of Bible doctrine, providing a haven for the Jews, and sending biblically orthodox missionaries abroad.
These nations hate peace; they use terror and military force, expressions of their power lust, to conquer other nations. Evil nations are described in Psa 55.
“Fight and slay the pagans (infidels) wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.” Koran, Surah 9:5.
“Prophet, make war on unbelievers and hypocrites, and deal rigorously with them.” Surah 9:73.
“Believers (Muslims), take neither Jews nor Christians to be your friends: they are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship –
– Shall become one of their number, and God does not guide (those Jewish and Christian – “wrong-doers,” 5:51-5:74).
Surah 9:3 and 13.
And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people assembled on the day of the Great Pilgrimage, that Allah and His Messenger dissolve treaty obligations with the Pagans.
Turn to Psa 140
Three principles of protection against such nations:
Jesus Christ controls history; the pivot of mature believers; and a strong military establishment professionally prepared to defend national freedom and national interests.
Turn to PSA 55:21
Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you, 1Pe 5 :7
In the faith-rest drill the spiritual believer mixes the promises of God with faith to generate tranquility of soul in the midst of adversity.
Turn to PSA 120:6