Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday, August 16, 2013

1CH 29:1 Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, but for the Lord God.

1CH 29:2 “Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron,

1CH 29:3 “And moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,

1CH 29:9 Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.

1CH 29:10 So David blessed the Lord in the sight of all the assembly; and David said, “Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever.

 

1CH 29:11 “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Thine is the dominion, O Lord, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head over all.

1CH 29:12 “Both riches and honor come from Thee, and Thou dost rule over all, and in Thy hand is power and might; and it lies in Thy hand to make great, and to strengthen everyone.

1CH 29:13-14, “Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name. But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from Thee, and from Thy hand we have given Thee.

 

Rev 9, we have noted that an angel called Abaddon or Apollyon [meaning exterminator] breaks out of jail with the help of Satan who at this time has been cast out of heaven and can never return there again.

ISA 14:12-13, “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

ISA 14:13 “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.

The word star is actually the word heylel which is translated Lucifer in other passages and it means the shining one or the star.
Lucifer actually comes from the Latin and it means light bearer. It means the shining one, the translucent one, the simulating one.

His real title however is “star of the morning”, his glorious heavenly identification before his fall.
So his name means bright or shining one.

They are going to be restricted as to what they can do to their target which is going to be made up of people who live in the cosmic system, believers and unbelievers of the Tribulation.

This first demon army is prohibited from destroying
vegetation.
Apparently the demon army can be destructive not only with people but with things.

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.”

There are two mandates on this demon army, first, they can’t destroy vegetation.
And in addition to that they are not permitted to kill their targets, torture only.

They are those who have the seal of God and those who became saved after the Rapture and during the Tribulation period.

Only a certain group of believers who have the seal of God.

2TI 2:19 “Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord abstain from evil.”

JOH 3:33 “He who has received His witness has set his seal to {this,} that God is true.

JOH 6:27 “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, {even} God, has set His seal.”

These are individuals who said, “No” to the divine plan of God and they are turned over to Satan for punishment.

Arrogance cannot endure torture for arrogance is a state of tenseness and increasing vulnerability to pain.

The First Advent begins with the virgin birth and concludes with the resurrection, ascension and session.

During the First Advent, Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union accomplished the strategic victory of the angelic conflict and the salvation of the human race.

He must have a royal family to go with this royalty.
Therefore, there is the need for the Church, the body of Jesus Christ.

The Second Advent is designed to reveal Him as both battlefield royalty and Jewish royalty.

At the Rapture of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom God has ordained, does not return to the earth as in the Second Advent.
We meet Him in the air.

There is a distinction between the Rapture and the Second Advent.

Concerning the Rapture, the Rapture is a private Theological event or manifestation of divine glory.

The Rapture is a private illustration and example of the divine glory of God, Acts 1:9-11; 1TH 4:16-18.

1TH 4:16-18, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

1TH 4:17-18, Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

The Second Advent means the Coming or the Arrival of something extremely important.

The First Advent begins with the virgin birth and concludes with the resurrection, ascension and session.

During the First Advent, Jesus Christ in His Hypostatic Union with true humanity and undiminished deity in one person FOREVER, will accomplish the strategic victory of the angelic conflict and the salvation of the human race.

This strategic victory gives Him battlefield royalty.
He must have a royal family to go with this royalty.

The Second Advent is designed to reveal Him as both battlefield royalty and Jewish royalty.

REV 1:7, Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.

ZEC 12:10, And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication,

So that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter
weeping over a first-born.

The Rapture takes place in the air, 1TH 4:17:
SA. Whereas the Second Advent or the Second Coming takes place on the earth; ZEC 14:4.

1TH 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.

ZEC 14:4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.

The Rapture evaluates the Judgment of the believer’s works,
2CO 5:10.
SA. Reveals the Baptism of Fire, MAT 25:31-46.

2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

At the Rapture the Church goes to heaven, JOH 14:3.
SA. At the Second Coming the Church returns with Christ, 1TH 3:13.

JOH 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, {there} you may be also.

1TH 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.

At the Rapture the Holy Spirit has His restraining power removed, 2TH 2:6.
SA. At the Second Advent or Second Coming there is the Removal of Satan, REV 20:1-3.

2TH 2:6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he may be revealed.

Change in believer’s body, PHI 3:21.
SA. Earth is changed, ZEC 14:9; ROM 8:19-22.

PHI 3:21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.

ZEC 14:9 And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be {the only} one, and His name {the only} one.

R. Christ appears as the groom.
SA. Christ appears as the Messiah.

R. End of the Church Age.
SA. End of the Jewish age.

R. Israel under the fifth cycle of discipline.
SA. Termination of the fifth cycle of discipline.

R. Believers taken from the earth, 1TH 4:13-18.
SA. Unbelievers taken from the earth, MAT 24:37-43.

R. A time of comfort, 1TH 4:18.
SA. A time of terror, REV 6:15-17.

a. The Analogy of Nature: Lightning, MAT 24:27.
MAT 24:27 “For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.

b. The Second Advent will be seen by all, REV 1:7 “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him.”

c. The Second Advent travels at great speed, REV 22:7, 12.

d. The Second Advent disturbs and frightens the unenlightened,
REV 6:15-17.

e. The Second Advent warns of a coming storm.

(1) Annihilation of the invading armies.

(2) Judgment of Satan and the fallen angels.

(3) Judgment of the beast and false prophet.

(4) Baptism of fire removes all unbelievers from the earth.

(5) Administration of the fifth cycle of discipline to certain nations.

MAT 24:37 it will like the days of Noah which really points to people living under the wrong priorities even thought may refer to the presence of super-creatures on the earth once again.

In verse 39, “they did not know” a big judgment was on the horizon.

c. In verses 40 and 41, the believer is left and the unbeliever is taken in the baptism of fire.

Just the opposite occurs at the Rapture.
In Noah’s day unbelievers were removed by water.
This time fire will be used.

PSA 110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet.”
HEB 1:13; HEB 10:13 teach that Christ receives His battlefield royalty and waits.

During the Church-age, the royal family represents Christ on earth, not Israel.
After the Rapture, the Age of Israel resumes.

During the Tribulation, the royal family is being prepared in heaven.

The bride receives a body like Christ’s, PHI 3:21; 1TH 5:23. Then the bride returns with Christ as a part of operation footstool, 1TH 3:13; REV 19:6-8.

Satan is locked up for 1000 years, REV 20:1-3.

There is the triumphal procession of Christ, ZEC 13:2 cf COL 2:15;
1CO 15:24-25.

Then Christ rules over Israel and the entire earth, which changes the environment of the world.

The Historical Analogy is found in MAT 24:37-41.
Marrying, eating, and drinking (normal pleasures in life) were more important than Bible doctrine.

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