Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The sea is those most powerful set of gates ever used for a prison.
Thursday, November 6, 2003
1. It is addressed to the elect angels or those who entered into an eternal relationship with God during the course of the prehistoric angelic conflict.
2. Church-age believers who are in their resurrection bodies.
3. Believers who are in an interim body, the Old Testament saints and the Tribulational martyrs of the first half of the Tribulation.
The third woe covers the time from Satan’s expulsion in heaven to earth all the way to his imprisonment, REV 20:1-3.
The third woe – ouai – oujaiV = an exclamation of grief.
“Woe, to both land and sea.”
Sea – accusative singular noun – thalassan – qavlassan = the flood waters of the universal flood where the fallen angels are imprisoned.
It is talking about the sea as those most powerful set of gates ever used for a prison.
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;
Jud 6 “and the angels [beni ha elohim of GEN 6:2] who did not keep their own domain, but who deserted their proper abode, He has incarcerated them in everlasting chains of thick darkness for the judgment of the great day.”
Many scholars believe that the demons inhabited the earth at one time in physical form and that God incarcerated them in the sea or the part of Hades called the deep.
Many believe that demons refer to those beings who inhabited the earth before the creation of man with a superior knowledge.
GEN 1:2 And the earth became formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep;
The demons are continually seizing upon the bodies of men; and endeavoring to use them as their own.
Instead of sea being coupled with land, we find it mysteriously connected with Death and the unseen world, and it is mentioned in a list of places filled, not with the remains of material forms, but with disembodied spirits.
Everyone will be judged in his own order, so these preadamite beings are mentioned before the unbelievers of Death and Hades.
When you have made your own mistakes through your own bad decisions, it is inevitable that there will be a certain amount of self-justifying frustration.
The attempt to justify yourself because your house of cards is tumbling down, and instead of blaming it on yourself, arrogance always blames it on others.
If you blame yourself you move on.
Pres-act-part – echon – e!cwn = “to have and to hold.”
Accusative singular direct object – megan thumon – qumoVn mevgan = an idiom, “And he has vehement anger,”
Frustrated arrogance produces maximum anger directed toward others.
If you are in a state of humility, humility is not only the beginning of virtue, but it is the beginning of wisdom, and this means you recognize your own bad decisions and you take the responsibility yourself.
Thumos – thuo – a violent movement of air, water, ground or man; it means to boil over, boiling or foaming with anger = foaming with rage.
There is frustrated arrogance from one’s own bad decisions.
The frustration does not exist until your own bad decisions produce adversity.