Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Meet on of the most vicious angelic armies of all time. Part 16.
Friday, October 25, 2002
Fire - puros = red Hyacinth = blue Brimstone = yellow
“And the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions” = a comparative connotation and it has the idea of power.
A lion runs the 100 yard dash in under five seconds.
A lion has tremendous power in his jaws, and there is your fire power.
When a lion hits you, there is also the shock.
Plagues - plegon = a killer. This fire and smoke and the brimstone or sulfur are all killer agents.
Turn to REV 6:7
Turn to REV 9:18
Satan does not regard the laws of divine establishment, and this demon assault army group will just completely ignore those principles.
This is Satan assassinating his own prisoners.
Fire - napalm Smoke - chemical warfare, Sulfur - conventional gun powder weapons. Tails - fire power in the rear.
That operation has to do with religion which is still Satans greatest attack - the religious attack or the attack of man on man, Rev 17-18.
Verse 20 - the works of their hands = the manufacturing of idols and the practice of the phallic cult which includes human sacrifice.
Demon possessed unbelievers of the Tribulation who survive the attack of the second demon assault army group worship demons because they refuse to be delivered through faith in Christ.
Getting into the cosmic system and staying there is always inevitably relationship with demons.
Sorceries = occult activity, black magic, witchcraft - pharmakeia also referring to drugs.
Jesus Christ controls history.
Turn to ISA 45:1
JOH 1:3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
COL 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities all things have been created by Him and for Him.
COL 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
HEB 1:3 He upholds all things by the word of His power.
a. Direct control based on His own divine sovereignty which will be brought more forcibly to the earth at the Second Advent.
b. Indirect control occurs through the laws of divine establishment. Freedom Marriage Family Nationalism
c. Permissive control is God permitting evil to run its course during the angelic conflict.
Calamity or evil = “RA,” used in JER 39:12 for injury, in AMO 6:3 for a time of distress, in ISA 45:7 for disaster, other passages use it for disease and violent death.
No matter how much chaos, confusion, disorder or evil is in the world or in the universe, Jesus Christ holds the universe together, HEB 1:3.
MAT 28:20 “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
HEB 13:5 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
Jesus Christ is holding the universe together to resolve the angelic conflict in human history and to bring many sons into glory, HEB 2:10.
Turn to 1PE 1:23-25
TLJC is holding the universe together in order to allow grace, which began with the Holy Spirit radiating heat over the ice pack, to run its full course until He destroys the universe by nuclear fission at the end of history.
MAT 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”
The believer will remain forever, even surviving the destruction of the present universe, HEB 12:26-29.
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