Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
June 24, 2018

I said this past week that "one of the greatest forms of victory over the OSN and Satan is that God's power can break the enemy's resistance without even fighting back at times.”

Peter = Petros - a tiny or small piece of the rock.
Petra - the belief you have received TLJC as the massive rock; 1Co 1Co 10:1-4.

Here the rock speaks of the Lord and the fact that he is the solid rock of salvation.

So, let's look at what took place after our Lord won this victory on the cross and paid the price for all who steal or are thieves in some way.

Now, because these fallen angels did not observe the cross, then TLJC decided to go down to Hades and gave these angels, as well as believers and unbelievers a message we could call the "Victorious Proclamation."

They were around before the fall of man, during the fall of man, and after the old man was crucified with Christ on the cross, Gal 2:16-20.

Now, I want you to notice what the apostle Paul tell us about which is what happened to our old sin nature on the cross.

Well, it was on the cross where our Lord was crucified for the sins of the world; Joh 1:29;  therefore it refers to the sins of the human race being judged and human good or "dead works" being rejected.

Now, the rest of this passage explains what happened to our Lord's soul between the phrases "having been put to death in the flesh" and "but made alive by means of the Spirit."

And here it is; Our Lord went to Hades and spoke a message to all believers and unbelievers who were in Hades along with the rebellious fallen angels who were imprisoned for their rebellion and they all heard a message that could have been called "The Victorious Proclamation" from our Lord.

We know that as of right now, some of Satan's fallen angels are held in the Abyss, the maximum security of the prisons the Lord made; Rev 9.

We know that some of the fallen angels are already in Hades or Hell because of what he apostle Peter said 2PE 2:4  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

And He did all this through the very same power you and I have from God the Holy Spirit available to witness for TLJC to those whom he loved just as much as He loves you; HEB 9:14.

HEB 9:13  For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,

HEB 9:14   how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Deception is demonization of the soul and personality of the believer or unbeliever living in the cosmic system.

This is why the apostle Paul said in Col 2:4  I keep on communicating these things in order that no one may delude you with persuasive argument.

And this type of deception is the worst kind, it is deceiving yourself,

Deception is the invasion of the soul, especially the mind, emotion, and self‑consciousness of the soul.

And the result is the "invasion" of the human personality of the believer or unbeliever who lives in the cosmic system.

Deception is also the infiltration of satanic thought controlling your life.

It isn't just expressed in terms of evil, but in terms of improving this world, doing nice things for your fellow man, and supporting crusades.

Therefore, deception is the invasion of the soul with thought that is false thinking, i.e., the policy and principles by which Satan operated prior to the creation of man and afterwards as the ruler of this world.

The apostle Paul said this in Eph 4:14,  We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Peter said this in 2Pe 3:17,  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men [men with no principles], you fall from your own steadfastness,  

Only the truth can keep false thinking and false doctrine out of the soul.

If the believer only understands the laws of divine establishment, that gives him some protection.

But the greatest victims of deception are believers, who are going forward in the plan of God which is a direct result of the genius plan of Satan to distract them from the PPOG.

Now, under the custodianship of God the Holy Spirit, His soul not only went to Paradise but He also visited Tartarus.

And while there, He went to Tartarus, the third compartment or area of Hades is called Tartarus and it is the prison of the angels who were involved in Gen 6.

1Pe 3:19 is amplified; In which [Spirit or by means of Whom, God the Holy Spirit] also He went [passive voice i.e. He received transportation] and made proclamation to the spirits [fallen angels and demons] now in prison,

Now that the "spirits in prison" are the "beni ha Elohim" or the "sons of gods" of Gen 6 or those fallen angels who were judged and incarcerated in Tartarus when the universal flood occurred on the earth, Jud 6; 2Pe 2:4.

"made proclamation" means that He proclaimed certain doctrines and informed those demons in prison that they had failed and God's plan was right on time!

They produced what 1Co 3:11-15 calls good works but really it is "disgusting to the Lord at its best; Isa 64:6.

Dr. Luke tells us that He died with a dying thief beside Him, and the Lord also saw our old friend Lazarus, but He didn't stay there for long!

By means of God the Holy Spirit our Lord made one of the most dramatic visits in all of history, another great title for a message we could call "A Visit to Tartarus."

"Holy Triune Separation" - where our Lord's resurrection body is placed in the ground, His soul goes to Hades, and His spirit goes to the presence of God the Father.
This is called the "Holy Triune Separation."

In this "Holy Triune Separation," our Lord's human soul was in Hades in an interim body for three days and during the time that He was there he went to Tartarus.

Again 1Pe 3:20  Who - the relative pronoun refers to the sons of the gods, beni ha elohim, in prison now in Tartarus.

The patience of God waited 120 years!
 Because of the righteousness and justice of God we can conclude that every one of the Nephilim had a chance to believe in Christ, and every one of them said "No!"

God is always righteous and His dedication to us causes us to enjoy the inner rewards and crowns of peace, love, inner happiness, etc.

In the vacuum of their souls, they continued to worship the gods of Mount Olympus, who were not gods but demons.

PSA 96:5  For all the gods of the peoples are demons.

God kept waiting under the principle that grace always precedes judgment.

However, the water that drowned the unbelieving world was also used to deliver the eight souls who were believers and true humanity, Noah, his wife, and his three sons and their wives.

Prin-Water was an instrument of destruction for unbelievers but physical deliverance for believers (opposites attract).

At the moment of our salvation, the baptism of the Spirit made us members of the Royal Family of God.

And each member of Noah's family in the ark is analogous to the believer who is union with the person of Jesus Christ.

Union with Christ delivers each member of the Royal Family of God from any form of divine judgment just like being with Noah and his family delivered anyone from the divine judgment of the flood.

Those eight souls were an anti-type or copy of what happens to us in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is given only to those believers who are called "Temples or Body" during this Church-age.

For they were delivered from the catastrophe of the flood by being inside the ark just as we are delivered from the lake of fire by being in union with Christ, due to the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Just as they were safe in the ark, so we are safe in union with Christ.

Your conscience was delivered at the moment you believed in Jesus Christ as Savior, when God the Holy Spirit entered you into union with the person of Jesus Christ, making you royal family of God and a new spiritual species.

So the pledge of good conscience toward God begins with knowing that you are a new spiritual species and a member of the royal family of God.

So, first the Lord went to Paradise then Tartarus, and then His next trip was from earth to the third heaven.

When Jesus Christ ascended, He was seated at the right hand of God the Father and received his third royal warrant, King of kings and Lord of Lords.

So, when our Lord Jesus Christ went to the fallen angels of Gen 6 in Tartarus, He announced to them a victorious proclamation, that they had not succeeded in their great attempt to prevent Him from coming in the flesh as true humanity.

The Holy Spirit transferred our Lord's human soul from Paradise to Tartarus to make His proclamation.

He announced that He had come into the world as true humanity.

He fulfilled HEB 10:5  Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;

Then our Lord gave those fallen angels, demons and unbelievers an entire dissertation on the dispensation of the hypostatic union, and how He had been judged for the sins of the world.

He told them how their plot had failed, for true humanity had remained on the earth with Noah and his family.

And this was an attempt by Satan to destroy true humanity on the earth by the sexual intercourse of angels with women producing a race of half human half angelic beings.

This was another attempt by Satan to destroy true humanity on the earth by the sexual intercourse of angels with women producing a race of half-human half-angelic beings.

JOH 10:1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber.

False teachers and false prophets are called thieves and robbers.
JOH 10:8  "All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

JOH 10:9  "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

PHI 3:20  For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

Like Abraham in HEB 11:9  By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;

HEB 11:10  for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

The point here is that God is building a Home or a Temple and He is using you to furnish it and finish it.

This means that you have the opportunity to build, the opportunity to live and the opportunity to build a soul-structure within,  regardless of all the problems with the giants you may be facing in the "promise land."

Notice once again notice that the Church, the body of Christ, is referred to as a temple.

He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation of the Church and now He's using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone.

REV 21:3 John says "I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle or the Temple of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them,"

And then in REV 21:22, in the eternal state we read "And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple."

Repeat -- What we  have noticed so far is that we need to be careful how we treat one another in the Temple of God as we would have treated TLJC.

This is especially true in the communication of doctrine for the last thing you want is to over-emphasize one doctrinal principle over another.

Listen, all scripture is from the same Lord and Savior and it is from the very breath of our Lord, 2TI 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

In 2PE 1:20-21,  no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Here we see how the scripture reveals to the believer the very life and breath of God; JOH 6:45;63.

For as JOH 6:45 "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.

Or in Joh 6:63, it is the scripture or the words from God that carry the very life of God. Joh 6:63  "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life."

And you also have been taught and grounded to the principle that the  Word of God, the very scriptures in the Bible, is really a revelation of to the fact that the word is God and God is the word, JOH 1:1.

JOH 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Look at another principle concerning the importance of the scriptures because they reveal or bear witness of TLJC; JOH 5:39.

JOH 5:39  "You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me;

The scriptures also reveal the very life of God in the power of the Spirit, JOH 7:38.

So, if all these principles are true, and they are, then think how many times ignorant believers attack TLJC when they really attacking you and the Scriptures!

So, if all these principles are true, and they are, then think how many times ignorant believers attack TLJC when they really attacking you and the Scriptures!

Now, notice again in HEB 13:5, that your "lifestyle is to be free from the love of money, not flee from money, but flee from being in love with money and instead being content with what you have;"

Money and sex --- just add power and you have the "Unholy trinity" what most people live for, money, sex and power, and end up worshipping and serving them as idols.

"What should your mental attitude be toward money be?"

It's alright to think of the different ways money can be your servant rather than  you being its slave but you can't afford to fall in love with it.

MAT 6:24  "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money].

Or 1TI 6:10  For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.

Do you remember Psa 73:3  For I was envious of the arrogant, As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.  They are not in trouble as other men; Nor are they plagued like mankind.

PSA 73:16-17;  When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.

Therefore ECC 11:1 teaches us how we should give.
Ecc 11:1  Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.

ISA 55:1   "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

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