Lesson 3 Revelation Seminars The Villain Of The Drama Of Revelation

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Lesson 3 Revelation Seminars The Villain Of The Drama Of Revelation

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  2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>A brief review of the book of Revelation quickly reveals several crucial points: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1 A terrifying, deadly, organized conflict between good and evil is taking place on this earth. </li></ul>The Villain Of the Drama Of Revelation
  3. 3. <ul><li>2 Jesus, the Son of God, powerfully leads the forces of good with love, courage, wisdom, kindness, patience, integrity, gentleness, serenity, sympathy, compassion, tact and geniality. His leadership style is one of concern and fair play for even His worst enemies. He is worthy of our worship for He is our Creator and Redeemer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>3 Someone, on the other hand, powerfully leads the forces of evil in relentless, devastating assaults upon Jesus and His people. That someone, according to the book of Revelation, is the devil and satan. As a leader he is militant, venomous, heartless, hateful and unscrupulous. Yet, incredible as it may seem, he also asks for our worship. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We were created in the beginning with the desire to worship. The shocking sobering facts are that, everyone on this planet is, this very day, either worshiping Jesus or giving homage to satan. Many pay homage to satan innocently. They would turn from him in disgust if his evil strategies were exposed. The central purpose of this seminar is to expose the archenemy and to reveal Jesus, our Creator, Lord and Saviour. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Rev. 2:10 1.The devil. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. 12:9 2.The great dragon, </li></ul><ul><li>3.Old serpent, </li></ul><ul><li>4.devil and </li></ul><ul><li>5.satan. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. 12:10 6.The accuser of </li></ul><ul><li>the brethren </li></ul>Satan is specifically mentioned 55 times in Revelation and is referred to indirectly scores of times as he works through his agents to destroy God’s work and His people.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Rev. 12:7-9 </li></ul><ul><li>And there was war in Heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found anymore in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. </li></ul>Luk 10:18 KJV And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Gen 3:1 KJV Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  8. 8. <ul><li>He was cast out because he sinned. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Peter 2:4 </li></ul><ul><li>“ For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement ”. </li></ul>Rev 12:7 KJV And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Rev 12:8 KJV And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. Rev 12:9 KJV And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Rev. 12:7-10: Answer: His angels. </li></ul><ul><li>5. How many angels were cast out? </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. 12:3, 4 ,7-9: Answer: One third. </li></ul><ul><li>Note : The bible comments on this subject. Job 38:7 says the morning stars sang together at Creation. Rev. 12:3 & 4 shows one third fell with satan. 2 Peter 2:4 confirms that God did not spare the angels who sinned. And Jude 6 confirms the angels did fall. Satan has incredible power to deceive and convince. We must never forget that staying close to Jesus is our only safety. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Colossians 1:16 </li></ul><ul><li>For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist. </li></ul>Jesus Made Them!
  11. 11. <ul><li>Note: Since Jesus created everything, He also created the angel who introduced sin into the Universe. How it must have torn the heart of Jesus to see rebellion develop in this great and beautiful angel till it separated him from God. So it is today. Sin always brings separation, heartache, sorrow and woe. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>7. What was satan’s name and work before his fall? </li></ul><ul><li>a. Isaiah 14:12: His name was Lucifer . </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrew :hay-lale’ (th e morning star: - lucifer.) </li></ul><ul><li>b. Eze. 28:14: He was a covering cherub . </li></ul><ul><li>Eze 28:14 KJV Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire . </li></ul><ul><li>8. How does the bible describe Lucifer? </li></ul><ul><li>Eze. 28:12-17: “… Sealest up the sum , full of wisdom , and perfect in beauty .” </li></ul><ul><li>9. What caused Lucifer’s fall? (v.17) </li></ul><ul><li>Eze 28:17 KJV Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Because of his beauty he became “ lifted up.” </li></ul><ul><li>b. He said, “I will be like The Most High .” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>Lucifer wanted to rise above and rule over others, even God; Jesus, by contrast, took the humble form of man and became a servant. </li></ul><ul><li>(If we find ourselves speaking too often about ME, MYSELF and I, we had better be careful … that’s the Lucifer mentality!) </li></ul>Isa 14:12 KJV How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Isa 14:13 KJV For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
  14. 14. <ul><li>a. Rev. 12:9 “He deceiveth the whole world.” ( deceiver ) </li></ul><ul><li>b. Rev. 12:10 He is an accuser (of the brethren) </li></ul><ul><li>c. Rev. 2:10 He persecutes God’s people ( persecutor ) </li></ul><ul><li>d. Rev. 2:13 He slays God’s people ( slayer ) </li></ul><ul><li>e. Rev. 12:12 He has great wrath ( wrathful ) </li></ul><ul><li>f. Rev. 12:17 He makes war ( warrior ) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: John 8:44 says: </li></ul><ul><li>“ He was a murderer from the beginning, … he is a liar and the father of it.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>2 Cor. 11:13-15 </li></ul><ul><li>v. 14 Satan appears as an angel of light . </li></ul><ul><li>v. 15 His ministers appear as the ministers of righteousness . </li></ul>Note: Satan seldom appears as an evil being. He usually comes disguised as a friend, or even a Christian worker. This catches people off guard and deceives them.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Revelation 16:14 </li></ul><ul><li>For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. </li></ul><ul><li>“ They are spirits of devils working miracles.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Matthew 24:24 </li></ul><ul><li>“ For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect .” </li></ul>Note : Satan is so effective that in the judgement day many will think they are saved, when they are lost. (see Matt. 7:21-23)
  18. 18. <ul><li>Matthew 4:6” And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone </li></ul><ul><li>Note See Psalm 91:11-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes. He quoted scripture when tempting Jesus. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse of scripture is satan’s best weapons </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Revelation 12:17 </li></ul><ul><li>a. Those who </li></ul><ul><li>“… keep the commandments of God ” And </li></ul><ul><li>b. “… have the testimony of Jesus .” </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>a. Isaiah 8:20 : Check with God’s law and testimony . </li></ul><ul><li>b. Acts 17:11 : Check with God’s scriptures . </li></ul><ul><li>c. John 7:17 : If I am willing to obey, God will reveal to me His doctrine . </li></ul><ul><li>d. 2 Thess. 2:10-12 : I must love the truth . </li></ul>Note: Be careful what you believe. It is a matter of life or death. Check everything by the word of God .
  21. 21. <ul><li>1 Peter 5:8 </li></ul><ul><li>Be sober, be vigilant; for your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion , walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. </li></ul><ul><li>Revelation 12:12 </li></ul><ul><li>“… Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time .” </li></ul>Note: Satan realizes that the end of this world is near. What a tragedy that so few people realize the same.
  22. 22. <ul><li>Revelation 20:10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone , where the beast and false prophet are …” </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>a. Eze. 28:18 It will turn him into ashes . </li></ul><ul><li>b. Heb. 2:14 He will be destroyed by death . </li></ul><ul><li>c. Eze. 28:19 Never shalt thou be anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Satan will be completely put out of existence . What a blessed relief to know that someday the devil will be gone forever! </li></ul>Turn them to ashes!!
  24. 24. <ul><li>Revelation 12:11 </li></ul><ul><li>a. By the blood of the Lamb . </li></ul><ul><li>b. By the word of our testimony . </li></ul><ul><li>c. By being willing to die rather than knowingly disobey God. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>A. Ask Jesus to control your life? </li></ul><ul><li>B. Bear testimony to others of His love, and </li></ul><ul><li>C. Consider your acceptance of Jesus a life and death matter? </li></ul>

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