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Now Is Come Salvation…

War in heaven -- the Lamb

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John heard a loud voice speaking in heaven (Revelation 12:10).

 “…Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” (Revelation 12:10-14) Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Child Who Would Rule All Nations

Child of Revelation 12

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We are studying the twelfth chapter of Revelation, in which John saw several signs in the heavens. These, as I have shown in studies immediately previous to this one, are signs in the Zodiac, not Greek mythology, but signs which the Lord had given us that take note of the work he was doing among men. He gave these stars and signs their names (Psalm 147:4; Job 9:9), but his word had been corrupted by men to reveal “men, birds, beasts and creeping things” (Romans 1:21-23, 28) that reveal different stories than the Gospel, which they originally foretold. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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False Teachers

john-darby

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Have you ever wondered what life would have been like had the Jews not rejected Jesus? For example, would there be a need for a Second Coming? Would Christ, today, be reigning out of Jerusalem, and would the world be at peace? This seems to be the position taken by the dispensationalists, because they expect Christ to return sometime in the future and do exactly that. In fact, according to the father of modern Dispensationalism, John Darby, the Cross was the work of Satan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Satan and Adam

Only God is omnipresent. If this is so, how can Satan contaminate the entire world? How can he tempt each one of us to sin? If, indeed, Satan and Adam are one and the same creature (see “The Devil, Called Satan, Unveiled“), then it is possible to see how Satan could infect our entire race, because all human life has sprung from Adam/Satan. Pollute the source and the whole becomes unclean. On the other hand, if Satan and Adam are two different beings, then how could Satan get around to billions of people to insure that all rebel against God? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2009 in Religion, Satan

 

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Satan as the Serpent

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We meet the serpent in the Garden of Eden where God says of him that he was more subtle than any beast of the field (Genesis 3:1). The scene opens with the serpent speaking with the woman. Since I was a little boy, I had always visualized Eve speaking with a snake. I wondered how a snake could speak, but I had no doubt that this story of our first parents was true. However, now I am an adult and as Paul said, I need to put away childish things (1Corinthians 13:11). Snakes don’t speak. They never have and never will unless God causes it to take place (Numbers 22:21-30)! If I agree that God’s word is always true, then my preconceptions may need to be adjusted to see its reality. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2009 in Religion, Satan

 

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The Invincible, Omnipresent Satan

Omnipresent

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Concerning Satan, we Christians paint a picture of an almost invincible creature, whose only rival is God. We envision him at battle with the Son of God in chapter 4 of both Matthew and Luke, and wonder what would have happened if our Lord was tripped up and made a meal out of those stones. I remember reading somewhere, concerning the trial of Jesus, of the writer’s surprise that Jesus didn’t cast Himself off the pinnacle of the Temple. The writer believed such an act would have shown that Jesus had great power and would have attracted many to God. Of course, all this is nonsense for there never was a real contest in the sense that Christ might have failed, but we love a drama and love to exalt the power of Satan. Some men seem to make a business out of casting out Satan and binding him up. They make up a really nifty package that could have top billing on the sci-fy channel. They mold their ideas to attract people to a religious sideshow. I can go on and on, but I should stop here. When I begin to enjoy the put-downs, it is time to stop. I must be careful, because I know such criticism offends some who are caught in their snares. Nevertheless, I have very little patience with people who believe they can preach Christ by exalting the power of Satan, and in so doing, exalt themselves by binding him up and casting him out …through Christ of course. I must not forget to add through Christ, though sometimes it is difficult to believe his precious name has anything to do with how these men parade themselves before the crowds of people, who are attracted to their spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2009 in Religion, Satan

 

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