Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
It pays to be a plugger, it pays to stay with truth, it pays to stay with Bible Doctrine.
Sunday, August 31, 2003
“Heard” – akouo = to listen, hear, concentrate, to hear in an audience; it means that the one who is listening or hearing is teachable.
Patmos was a Turkish island in Asia Minor. In Roman times Patmos was one of the many places to which Rome banished her exiles and mentally ill people.
This is a proclamation dealing with the defeat of Satan, therefore it belongs to the realm of angelic heraldry.
The highest-ranking angel prior to the angelic conflict in prehistoric times, was Satan, the anointed cherub.
Wings do not belong to all the angels, only a few angels have wings, only the angels who have high rank.
At the end of the prehistoric angelic conflict, a new order of angels called seraphim was created as a result of their decorations and awards.
The six wings angels are called seraph; there were no seraph’s in the creation of the angels.
A Seraph is an angel who was lower than Satan, or Lucifer, before the angelic conflict began.
He is a Seraph, he is the King of Arms, he is one of the highest ranking angelic creatures in the angelic college of heralds.
It pays to be a plugger, it pays to stay with truth, it pays to stay with Bible doctrine.
He did not have as much talent, or ability, or beauty, or brains or anything else, but he was consistent.
Satan became a loser as Lucifer. He became a loser through his arrogance, through his inordinate ambition, through his lust for power.
This angel became a winner through his consistent perception of doctrine, and fulfillment of the plan of God for the angelic creatures.
Quit blaming the past for your present as Adam and the woman did in the garden, GEN 3:8-12.
Quit making excuses, as those individuals invited to the banquet did in LUK 14:18.
A person is not a loser when he is defeated; he is a loser when he quits.
They are always trying to overcome the negative rather than to execute the positive.
The winner believer is not one who concentrates on what to quit, but instead on what to start.
To quit something negative is to simply rebound, but rebound is not enough, we also need to recover or to start.
If you want to succeed as this angel did, in REV 12:10, and be used by God in a mighty way with a megaten [great] phonen [voice] then you must learn not to quit.
JOH 1:23 I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight or make room for the way of the Lord,”
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the situation.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
If you want to look at true success like this angel in REV 12:10 eventually attained, then you must realize that true success is how high you bounce back once you hit bottom.
Winners make goals, losers make excuses.
A winner solves his problems, but a loser is defeated by his.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
GAL 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, perseverance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
“He conquers who endures.”
Faith can move mountains, doubt can create them.
There are only two options regarding commitment. You are either IN or you are OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.
Hank Aaron –
“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.”
Only those who are brave enough to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
When you fall flat on your face, as we all do from time to time, always remember not to worry because you are still going forward.
He did not have as much talent, or ability, or beauty, or brains or anything else as some others did, but he was consistent.