Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Whether angels or human beings, God uses the prepared.
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Michael is one of the highest ranking elect angels, DAN 10:13.
Michael is known for his respect for authority as he would not even rebuke Satan, Jude 9.
“Were not strong” –
aor-act-ind – ischusan – i!scusen = to overcome, and with negative ouk – ou*k = they did not succeed, or did not have the power to overcome; they did not win.
The first demon assault army to attack the human race was led by a prince of demons called Abaddon, REV 9:1-12; it is stationed and imprisoned in the abyss, the fourth compartment of Sheol or Hades.
The second great demon assault army is led by four demon generals, REV 9:13-21. There are 200,000,000 of them located in and bound at the great river Euphrates, REV 9:14, and in REV 9:15 they go forth and murder 1/3 of the human race.
The third demon assault army is led by Satan himself and his purpose is to destroy all Jews.
When Michael is finally permitted to launch his attack against Satan and the fallen angels with his angelic order of battle, he succeeds completely because he is prepared for that day.
Whether angels or human beings, God uses prepared people or prepared creatures.
God uses those of you who are prepared, and the preparation is the perception of Bible doctrine, plus its application within the framework of motivational and functional virtue.
To secure peace you have to prepare for war.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
True love always involves responsibility, and true love always involves sacrifice.
We do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His assignment for us and to take up our cross.
You can only be prepared by living consistently inside the PPOG utilizing every provision to live and to function there, and there is where prepared people live.
ROM 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
He was prepared from the standpoint of doctrine, from the standpoint of his thinking, from the standpoint of his motivation.
Above all, and so necessary, he was prepared from the standpoint of virtue.
No one goes anywhere in the Christian life to serve God without motivational virtue directed toward God.
The counterpart of personal love for God, as a motivational virtue, is the functional virtue of impersonal love toward all mankind.
Motivational virtue, confidence in God, means courage toward man and circumstances.
Consistency in the filling of the Spirit.
Consistency in basic Christian procedure, such as the rebound technique to pull you out of the cosmic system.
The concept of the different stages of the faith-rest drill.
Genuine and enforced humility.
Then the persistence and perception and application of doctrine, the two greatest applications, because metabolism is the work of the Holy Spirit.
No one is a prepared person without virtue, and your preparation is tested through such things as momentum testing that you must pass before you can reach the achievement and the attainment of spiritual maturity.
Michael will have the greatest hour of any army commander in the history of the universe.
His leadership ability, everything in his whole makeup, is based upon a leadership principle.
His magnificent self-restraint.
His total rejection of any form of arrogance.
His ability to be patient.
His ability to maintain a high level of motivation, and a high level of performance in that great angelic army that he commands.