Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Word of God can often give antithetical advice or commands.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Verse 6 – the divine protection for Israel from the great Holocaust of the Tribulation period.

“The woman” = the Jewish believers in the Tribulation.

God gives antithetical advice and commands to believers.

The Jewish believers of the first half of the Tribulation were given a command to flee and run to the mountains.

The Jewish believers in the second half of the Tribulation are given a different command, and that is to fight.

2CO 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

LUK 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

2CO 9:6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.

PRO 11:24 There is one who scatters, yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, but {it results} only in want.

ACT 10:34 God is not one to show partiality,

DEU 23:1 No one who is emasculated, or has his male organ cut off, shall enter the assembly of the Lord.

ISA 20:3 And the Lord said, “Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and token against Egypt and Cush,

ISA 20:4 so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

EXO 20:15 “You shall not steal.”

DEU 24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

2KI 14:6b The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, nor the sons be put to death for the fathers; but each shall be put to death for his own sin.

1CH 28:9b If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

HEB 13:5 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

ROM 4:2-3 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about; but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.”

JAM 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?

EPH 4:26 Be angry, and yet do not sin;

EPH 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you,

1. There is a time in your life for you to uproot or destroy that which you have been investing your time in, ECC 3:2.

2. Do not try to hold on to something that God desires to take away; there is a time to run, then there is a time to fight.

3. There is also a time to tear down and break away from things and relationships hindering your spiritual growth.

4. There is a time when we must have things in our life completely removed.

5. God has allotted a certain amount of time for us to be destructive and constructive and God gives antithetical advice as to what to do and when to do it.

6. There is a time to just admit that things did not work out the way you wanted them to and go on with your life.

God gives antithetical advice and commands to believers, and here if they are going to survive to fulfill the plan of God, they must run.

One thing that characterizes the legalistic believer, he is inflexible.

COL 2:16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath day.

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