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The Angelic Conflict – Part 56 Outline
The Angelic Conflict – Part 56 –
Point 15. – Operation Footstool, the Ultimate Triumph of the Angelic Conflict –
The first mention principle = God indicates in the first mention of a subject the truth about that subject as it relates to other passages of Scripture.
The first mention principle = the first occurrence of a word, expression, or a verse is the key to its subsequent meaning and a guide to truth connected with it.
The first time we meet Satan, GEN 3:1, he is described as being subtle and crafty; so all through the word of God every time the serpent or the devil is mentioned it points to his subtlety and craftiness.
It is quoted four times in the N. T. under a rebuttal concept, to settle a Jewish controversy regarding Christ as the Messiah to Israel and the dispute about the Hypostatic Union.
MAT 22:41-46 – when questioned by the Pharisees about the sonship of Jesus Christ, our Lord quotes this passage, saying how could David call his son “my Lord.”
MAR 12:35-37 is quoted by Jesus when He was in the temple answering a dispute with the scribes.
HEB 1:13 But to which of the angels has He ever said, “Sit at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies A footstool for Thy feet”?
HEB 10:12-13 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet.
The occasion for this prophecy is the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and session of the humanity of Christ in the Hypostatic Union.
MAT 28:20 “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The humanity of Christ is limited to one spot.
The session of Christ was the occasion for receiving His third royal title based on the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union and the resultant strategic victory in the historical angelic conflict.
Operation footstool is the ultimate triumph of our Lord Jesus Christ when He comes back a second time and sets up His kingdom on earth.
A. At the Second Advent of Christ, following the Tribulation period, the time of great demon activity.
When our Lord returns at the Second Advent, He will throw all fallen angels off the earth and incarcerate them and Satan for 1000 years.
ZEC 13:2 “And it will come about in that day,” declares the Lord of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.”
JER 10:11 “The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.”
The unbelievers who survived the Tribulation are collected into two groups for their judgment, called the baptism of fire, MAT 3:11-12.
Jewish unbelievers of the Tribulation are removed from the earth and cast into torments, the compartment of Hades for all unbelievers since the beginning of time.
Gentile unbelievers of the Tribulation are also removed from the earth and cast into the fire of torments, MAT 25:31-46.
The one that is left is the believer going into the Millennium which starts with believers only. The one taken is the Jewish unbeliever put into torments.
(1) The wheat and the tares, Mat 13. wheat = believers going into the Millennium. tares =Jewish and Gentile unbelievers who are gathered into bundles and put into the fire.
At this time our Lord will rule from Jerusalem as His headquarters, Zec 14.
a. The judgment of prehistoric, rational, super-creatures – angels. Satan and fallen angels are judged, removed from the earth, and incarcerated for 1000 years, REV 20:1-3.
b. The judgment of historical, rational creatures – unbelieving mankind. Those unbelievers who survived the Tribulation are collected into two groups for their judgment, the baptism of fire, MAT 3:11-12.
(1) He is waiting for His royal family to be formed.
(2) Then He owes Israel seven more years, the Tribulation period.
(3) Then He hits the earth with the Second Advent, where operation footstool begins.
Fallen angels are imprisoned in the abyss for 1000 years, and unbelievers of the Tribulation are imprisoned in torments for 1000 years.
Operation footstool has two phases, one at each end of the Millennium.
B. After the Gog revolution at the end of the Millennium, Satan’s last revolt at the end of human history.
JOH 3:18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
JOH 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
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