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Revelation 9:1-12
Redeeming Judgment
August 16, 2015
First Baptist Church
Jackson, Mississippi
USA
What’s the number one t...
Remember To Pray For
The Committee On Committees
Kendall Smith - Chairman
Beth Aldridge, David Gibbs,
Sherye Green, Mike L...
French Camp Academy won 25-7!
Date Time Opponent/Location/Score
08/21 7:00pm Winona Christian 7 – FCA 25
08/28 7:00pm @ Eu...
Lee Thigpen, the FBJ Community Director, challenged every adult Sunday
School class to be engaged in one service project i...
1.) Memorize the monthly memory verses and know each month we are hiding
God’s Word in our heart.
http://rejoiceministries...
Sunday
http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.YeZK4m9R0ZovA7PRca4vag&pid=15.1
Revelation 21:1-7
The Final Act
August 30, 2015
Fi...
Revelation 12:1-17 NKJV
The Woman, the Child & the Dragon
1 Now a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the ...
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details.png
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Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven,
saying, “...
Michael is always seen in Scripture as the defender of God's people against
satanic destruction. (Daniel 10:12-13, 20; Dan...
Revelation 12:12 says that Satan and his forces have only "a short time" after
they leave Heaven, supporting the view that...
To achieve those goals, Satan desperately wants to prevent the Lord Jesus Christ
from establishing His kingdom — both now ...
The Tribulation will feature both the unprecedented judgments of God's
eschatological wrath and the desperate fury of Sata...
The fourth woman, described in Revelation 19:7-8 as the Bride of the Lamb (2
Corinthians 11), represents the true church.
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It also comes as no surprise that the devil will intensify ...
That the woman is pregnant (Revelation 12:2) further confirms her identity as
Israel; the church cannot be a mother since ...
The final kingdom, ruled by Antichrist, will be a ten-nation confederacy; the ten
horns represent the kings who will rule ...
It should be noted that although he was cast from his dwelling in Heaven, Satan,
in this present age, still has access to ...
Because they were the chosen people through whom the Messiah was to come,
and by whom the Good News of forgiveness was to ...
In the 42 years since Roe vs Wade in 1973, we have averaged 1,385,521
abortions in the USA/year.
The most was in 1990 (1,6...
Satan's other attempts to cut short Jesus' earthly ministry also ended in failure,
"because His hour had not yet come" (Jo...
Revelation 11:15 NKJV
15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven,
saying, “The kingdoms of th...
After the Rapture, Satan will seek to kill the believing Jews and, as always, Israel
will be his prime target.
John noted ...
Those Jews who remain behind in Jerusalem will come under the influence of
the two witnesses (Moses and Elijah?), and many...
He will not be sentenced to the lake of fire until after his final rebellion is crushed
at the end of the Millennium (Rev ...
The unachievable goal of his accusations is to shatter the unbreakable bonds
that inseparably link believers to the Lord J...
Though Satan was defeated at the Cross, his sentence has not yet been fully
carried out.
• And though he understands his d...
THE BATTLE Revelation 12:7-8
Satan (along with the evil angels) has actively opposed both the holy angels
and God's people...
Angels cannot be injured or slain with earthly weapons, and such physical
forces as we know about are not able to move spi...
Michael is always seen in Scripture as the defender of God's people against
satanic destruction. (Daniel 10:12-13, 20; Dan...
Significantly, Jude 9 describes Michael as an archangel.
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Zechariah 3:1-2 (The Message)
1-2 Next the Messenger-Angel showed me the high priest Joshua. He was
standing before God’s ...
Every inch of Heaven will be thoroughly scoured and all the rebellious fallen
angels permanently cast out.
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During that last period, Satan's full power will be directed at anyone belonging to
God, especially Israel.
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Revelation 21:7 NKJV
7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be
My son.”
 Romans...
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08 August 23, 2015, Revelation 12;1-17, Jesus Defeats Satan

  1. 1. Revelation 9:1-12 Redeeming Judgment August 16, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA What’s the number one thing? The Glory of God! http://www.stephanieclaussen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/the-glory-of-god-1200x1160.jpg 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFOtNWjTX5s/UdT_aGKSebI/AAAAAAAAAB0/ieKqL_IsJHg/s960/1031-wallpaper-slide-v2.gif August Memory Verse: James 1:12 NIV 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
  2. 2. Remember To Pray For The Committee On Committees Kendall Smith - Chairman Beth Aldridge, David Gibbs, Sherye Green, Mike Lowe, Chris Maddux, Jim Merritt, Jr., Elizabeth Rich, Eddy Waller Men's Stories Every Tuesday, 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM All men are invited to a great lunch and devotion Hosted by Hal Warren - First Baptist Jackson's Missions and Evangelism Pastor. Fellowship Hall East 11:15 a.m. - Lunch Line Begins 12:15 p.m. - Program Begins 12:50 p.m. - Dismiss Regular Line: $7.50 Senior Adult: $6.00 Lite Line: $5.50 French Camp Academy http://thehowellfamily.yolasite.com/resources/French%20Camp%20sign.jpg
  3. 3. French Camp Academy won 25-7! Date Time Opponent/Location/Score 08/21 7:00pm Winona Christian 7 – FCA 25 08/28 7:00pm @ Eupora, MS 09/04 7:00pm @ Winona Christian 09/11 7:00pm Sebastopol @ FCA 09/18 7:00pm @ Montgomery County (Kilmichael, MS) 09/25 7:00pm McAdams @ FCA 10/02 7:00pm Starkville Academy 10/09 7:00pm @ Nanih Waiya (Louisville, MS) 10/16 7:00pm Noxapater 10/23 7:30pm @ Durant 10/30 7:00pm Ethel (Ethel, MS)
  4. 4. Lee Thigpen, the FBJ Community Director, challenged every adult Sunday School class to be engaged in one service project in Metro Jackson before we celebrate Global Missions Week November 6-8, 2015. Lee has complied Service Project Opportunities that we as a Sunday School class can connect with. We may contact Lee Thigpen at 601-949-1932 or lthigpen@fbcj.org to discuss areas of service. Tuesday August 25th 7-9 pm We have three challenges that the Education Department has placed before us in 2015: http://kazyoung.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Challenge.jpg
  5. 5. 1.) Memorize the monthly memory verses and know each month we are hiding God’s Word in our heart. http://rejoiceministries.org/images/hiding-gods-word-banner.jpg 2.) Share your faith with one person each month and build a relationship with them, so they will become a believer in 2015 as God uses you to plant seeds with that person. Luke 19:11-27 http://beavercreekchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/becoming-a-disciple-maker.jpg 3). Ask two Sunday School class members to share how they have seen God at work during the week. http://www.tillhecomes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/God_At_Work.jpg
  6. 6. Sunday http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.YeZK4m9R0ZovA7PRca4vag&pid=15.1 Revelation 21:1-7 The Final Act August 30, 2015 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.0cXCg2tQuMAnuIR1LS08EQ&pid=15.1 Today’s Passage: Revelation 12:1-17 John MacArthur, Jr. (Born June 19, 1939) http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4529821671755722&w=282&h=366&c=7&rs=1&qlt=80&pid=1.7
  7. 7. Revelation 12:1-17 NKJV The Woman, the Child & the Dragon 1 Now a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with Child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. 3 And another sign appeared in Heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of Heaven and threw them to the Earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Satan Thrown Out of Heaven 7 And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” The Woman Persecuted 13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the Earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the Earth helped the woman, and the Earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:1-17 NKJV
  8. 8. http://idaniel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Chart-of-7000-year-history-of-mankind-page0001-e1432316430763.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/Tribulation_views.svg/375px-Tribulation_views.svg.png http://tombostudios.com/graphix/raptureTimeline.gif
  9. 9. http://webspace.webring.com/people/ml/ladylpnsman1/tribmap.jpg http://www.wlbiblechurch.org/wiki/images/9/9f/20110227-seals-trumpets-bowls.jpg http://hkbible.com/Eschatology/5.HTM2.gif
  10. 10. http://www.churchoftherock.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Revelation-Revolution-PT2-slide-3_trumpets- details.png http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.1xfR43WKI6LwT8DKWTqcrg&pid=15.1 Revelation 11:14-19 NKJV 14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. The Seventh Trumpet Sounded! http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/5b/4a/d45b4a947502d20b70b6058fe77f1ebd.jpg
  11. 11. Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed 15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One Who is and Who was and Who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth.” 19 Then the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail. Revelation 11:14-19 NKJV Before we start in Revelation 12:1, there is something I wat us to see in Revelation 12:7-9. Revelation 12:7-9 NKJV 7 And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:7-9 NKJV The key interpretive question is not how this battle between Michael and Satan will be fought, but what will cause it? • While it is impossible to be dogmatic, this ultimate battle may be triggered by the Rapture of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) Possibly, as the raptured believers pass through their realm, the prince of the power of the air and his demon hosts will try to hinder their passage. That may trigger the battle with Michael and the holy angels.
  12. 12. Michael is always seen in Scripture as the defender of God's people against satanic destruction. (Daniel 10:12-13, 20; Daniel 12:1) http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.gX32CDC2cxDxBZM%2bCl5pSQ&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Daniel 12:1 NKJV 1 “At that time (during the Rapture) Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of Your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time Your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. Daniel 12:1 NKJV It is possible that the archangel in Daniel 12:1 is Michael and that he is shouting as he confronts Satan's attempt to interfere with the Rapture. http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/The- Rapture_2.png All that can be said with certainty is that Satan and the demons will be cast out of Heaven, possibly at the Rapture, but no later than the midpoint of the Tribulation. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.BrGUGf4JQOjfRYmd1tJAhA&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0
  13. 13. Revelation 12:12 says that Satan and his forces have only "a short time" after they leave Heaven, supporting the view that they will have only the last three and a half years of the Tribulation to operate, rather than the full seven years. They will not arrive on earth later than that, since they clearly are present during the terrible events of the last three and a half years, the Great Tribulation (Revelation 9:1 ff.). During that last period, Satan's full power will be directed at anyone belonging to God, especially Israel. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.kcrSgBRbejbTUvz1lZER3A&w=347&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 The Rapture will be followed by the Tribulation, in which Satan does gain the fullest rule of the planet he will ever have (Revelation 13:4-10). Satan longs to be permanently what he is only temporarily, the god of an unrighteous world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and to be worshiped by everyone (Matthew 4:9). http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.9Jk6EkFNn723tclzng53rA&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Matthew 4:8-9 NKJV 8 Again, the devil took Jesus up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
  14. 14. To achieve those goals, Satan desperately wants to prevent the Lord Jesus Christ from establishing His kingdom — both now spiritually in the hearts of men and in its future millennial and eternal forms. The epochal, long, supernatural war of Satan against God reaches its climax in this profound passage. http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.Vc%2bZfLW2INny8oUg%2ffrnAw&pid=15.1 Our defenses against Satan: Believers are to: be wary of his schemes (Eph 6:11), give him no opportunity (Eph 4:26-27), and resist him (James 4:7). Be wary of his schemes: Ephesians 6:11 NASB 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Give him no opportunity: Ephesians 4:26-27 NKJV 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. Resist him: James 4:7 NKJV 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
  15. 15. The Tribulation will feature both the unprecedented judgments of God's eschatological wrath and the desperate fury of Satan's efforts to thwart God's purposes. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.NqaYAqFL/GEud/mGkd1XpA&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 That deadly combination will make the Tribulation the most devastating period in human history (Matthew 24:21-22). • During that time, horrifying events will take place, caused both by God's judgments and by Satan's fury. Before describing that final war, the inspired apostle John first introduces the main characters involved in it: the woman (Israel) v 1, the dragon (Satan) v 3-4, and the male Child (Jesus Christ) v 2, 4 & 5. Revelation 12:1 NKJV The Woman, the Child & the Dragon 1 Now a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. THE WOMAN = ISRAEL This woman in chapter 12 is the second of four symbolic women identified in Revelation. The first, though an actual woman, had the symbolic name Jezebel (2:20). Jezebel was a false teacher and symbolizes paganism. This second woman in Revelation 12 represents Israel. The third symbolic woman, depicted as a harlot in Revelation 17:1-7, represents the apostate church.
  16. 16. The fourth woman, described in Revelation 19:7-8 as the Bride of the Lamb (2 Corinthians 11), represents the true church. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.%2bTioZD3m4lu5qwhv7gST8g&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Paul told the church at Corinth: 2 Corinthians 11:2 (The Message) 2 “I promised your hand in marriage to Christ, presented you as a pure virgin to her Husband.” The Old Testament pictures Israel as a woman, the adulterous wife of the Lord (Jeremiah 3:1, 20; Ezekiel 16:32-35; Hosea 2:2) whom God will ultimately restore to Himself (Isaiah 50:1). Israel's presence in the end times is consistent with God's emphatic promises of her continued existence as a nation. That Israel will play a key role in the end-time drama is not surprising. The 70th week of Daniel's prophecy (the Tribulation) will primarily concern Israel, just as the first sixty-nine did in Daniel 9:24-27. http://www.timetobelieve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/70.jpg
  17. 17. http://www.timetobelieve.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/70.jpg It also comes as no surprise that the devil will intensify his persecution of Israel as the establishment of the Millennial Kingdom draws near. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.Akn%2bYdmlbcOKwwwS8i1%2bRg&w=315&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 With his time running out (Revelation 12:12), Jewish people will become the special target of Satan's hatred and destructive attacks. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.cOrSWEkgHXZrniJOmumv9g&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Revelation 12:2 NKJV 2 Then being with Child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
  18. 18. That the woman is pregnant (Revelation 12:2) further confirms her identity as Israel; the church cannot be a mother since she is not yet married (Revelation 19:7-9; 2 Corinthians 11:2). Just like a pregnant woman in labor feels pain, so the nation of Israel will be in pain, waiting for Messiah to come forth. • The cause of some of the pain is the persecution by Satan, who attempts to destroy the mother. The nation was in pain when the Messiah came the first time and so will it be at His second coming. • Ever since the first promise of a Redeemer Who would come to destroy him (Genesis 3:15), Satan has attacked Israel. For centuries, Israel agonized and suffered, longing for the Child Who would come to destroy Satan, sin, and death, and establish the promised kingdom. No nation in history has suffered as long or as severely as Israel has — both from God's chastening, and also from Satan's furious efforts to destroy the nation through Whom the Messiah would come. Revelation 12:3-4 NKJV 3 And another sign appeared in Heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of Heaven and threw them to the Earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. Revelation 12:3-4 NKJV FIERY RED DRAGON = SATAN Only in Revelation is Satan referred to as a dragon; before that he is called (among other names) a serpent (Genesis 3:1 ff.; 2 Corinthians 11:3). • A dragon is a far more terrifying symbol than a serpent. In the Old Testament the same Hebrew word translated dragon (“tannin” in Isaiah 27:1; 51:9) is also translated monster or sea monster (Genesis 1:21; Job 7:12; Psalm 74:13; 148:7; Jeremiah 51:34; Ezekiel 29:3; 32:2). It pictures a large, ferocious, and terrifying animal. • Red, the color of fiery destruction & bloodshed, further stresses Satan's vicious, deadly, destructive nature. • Jesus said, "He was a murderer from the beginning" (John 8:44).
  19. 19. The final kingdom, ruled by Antichrist, will be a ten-nation confederacy; the ten horns represent the kings who will rule under Antichrist (Revelation 17:12; 13:1; Dan 7:23-25). The shifting of the diadems from the dragon's heads to the beast's horns (Revelation 13:1) reveals the shift in power from the seven consecutive world empires to the ten kings under the final Antichrist. Satan's pervasive, evil influence is not limited to the human realm, but extended first into the angelic realm. In the picturesque language of John's vision, the dragon's tail swept away a third of the stars of Heaven and threw them to the Earth. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.llbZA4P6rxMGT9aP2BwbfQ&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 The references to the dragon's angels in verses 7 and 9 indicate that the stars of Heaven are angels. When Satan fell (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-17), he swept away a third of the angelic host with him. Along with their defeated leader, those evil angels were cast from Heaven to the Earth. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.f0gTnxf1bSUfqxa2aTbR2g&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0
  20. 20. It should be noted that although he was cast from his dwelling in Heaven, Satan, in this present age, still has access to God's presence; Revelation 12:10; Job 1; Job 2. Satan will be permanently barred from Heaven after his defeat by Michael and the holy angels during the Tribulation. • The number of angels who joined Satan in his rebellion is not revealed, but is vast. Revelation 5:11 says that the number of the angels around God's throne numbered "myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands." • Myriad does not represent an exact number; it was the highest number the Greeks expressed in a word. Since one-third of the angels fell, and Revelation 9:16 reveals that two hundred million demons will be released from captivity near the Euphrates River, there must be at least four hundred million holy angels. Uncounted thousands of other demons will have already been released from the abyss earlier in the Tribulation (Revelation 9:1-3). In addition to those two groups of bound demons, there are millions of others who are currently free to roam the Earth and the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15). As the next event in his dramatic vision unfolded, John noted that the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her Child. Throughout history, Satan has bent all of his efforts toward persecuting the people of God. Abel was a righteous, obedient man; Satan prompted Cain to kill him. In his first epistle, John wrote, "Cain was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous" (1 John 3:12). Seeking to produce a mongrel, half-human half-demon and thus unredeemable race of men, Satan sent demons ("sons of God"; the same Hebrew phrase refers to angels in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; Ps 29:1; 89:6) to cohabit with human women (Genesis 6:1-4).
  21. 21. Because they were the chosen people through whom the Messiah was to come, and by whom the Good News of forgiveness was to be proclaimed, Satan reserved his special hatred for Israel. After Joseph's death, the Israelites became slaves in Egypt. In that place, the fates both of the nation and of its human deliverer hung by a slender thread. From a human perspective, Pharaoh attempted to destroy the Israelites because he believed them to be a threat to his power. • But in reality, Pharaoh was an operative of Satan, who sought to wipe out the people from whom the Messiah would come. During the period of the judges, Satan used Israel's pagan neighbors in an attempt to destroy them. Yet God preserved His people through all of those assaults, raising up judges to rescue them from their oppressors. Later, Satan tried to use Saul to murder David and thus eliminate the messianic line (1 Samuel 18:10-11). • During the days of the divided kingdom, the messianic line twice dwindled to one fragile child (2 Chronicles 21:17; 22:10-12). Throughout their history, the devil incited the Israelites to murder their own children as sacrifices to idols (Leviticus 18:21; 2 Kings 16:3; 2 Chronicles 28:3; Psalm 106:37-38; Ezekiel 16:20). ABORTIONS US Abortion Clock.org In the United States yesterday (8/22/2015) 1,202 In the United States since 1973: Roe vs Wade 58,191,838 By Planned Parenthood since 1970 6,847,405 By Planned Parenthood this year 210,051 United States this Year 699,974 US this Year after 16 weeks gestation 33,598 US this Year due to rape or incest (<1%) 6,789 Worldwide since 1980 1,345,681,357 Worldwide this Year 25,989,012
  22. 22. In the 42 years since Roe vs Wade in 1973, we have averaged 1,385,521 abortions in the USA/year. The most was in 1990 (1,608,601). The number in 2011 (1,058,491). Downward trend! Having failed to wipe out the people of God and the messianic line, Satan desperately attempted to murder the Messiah Himself before He could do His saving work. Satan attacked Jesus first through Herod, who attempted to kill the baby Jesus. http://roadrevelations.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/HerodBabies.jpg An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him." (Matthew 2:13) At the outset of our Lord's earthly ministry, Satan tempted Him to mistrust God (Matthew 4:1-11). But the devil's efforts to get Jesus to abandon His mission did not succeed. Satan tried to use the people of Nazareth to kill Jesus (Luke 4:28-30), but their enraged attempt to "throw Him down the cliff" (v. 29) ended in failure when He calmly "passed through their midst, and went His way" (v. 30).
  23. 23. Satan's other attempts to cut short Jesus' earthly ministry also ended in failure, "because His hour had not yet come" (John 7:30; 8:20). http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.I1gFjnpJfoOOJ%2fSSsnSz0g&w=237&h=178&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1 John 8:20 NKJV 20 These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come. Even the devil's seeming victory at the Cross was in reality his ultimate defeat (Colossians 2:14-15; Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 John 3:8). Colossians 2:14-15 NKJV 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Revelation 12:5-6 NKJV 5 She bore a male Child Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. THE MALE CHILD = JESUS CHRIST In spite of all of Satan's relentless efforts to prevent it, the woman (Israel) gave birth to a Son. • God brought forth the Messiah through Israel! Satan was unable to prevent the incarnation of the male Child and he will also be unable to hinder Christ's coronation. • Just as all of Satan's past efforts to hinder Christ have failed, so also will his future efforts fail (Rev 11:15).
  24. 24. Revelation 11:15 NKJV 15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Jesus will rule all the nations with a rod of iron during His earthly, Millennial Kingdom (Revelation 2:26-27; 11:15; 19:15) http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.S75xvSy802i5VNlCmkDbsA&w=143&h=183&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1 The phrase rod of iron speaks of the resoluteness of Christ's rule; He will swiftly and immediately judge all sin and put down any rebellion. http://www.walk-by-faith.com/eternity/eternityfuture/thousandyearreign/kingofkings.jpg But though he is a defeated foe, Satan will not give up. Unable to stop Christ's birth, ascension, or rule, Satan still assaults His people. He has already instigated the genocidal massacre of Jews in Europe, as well as the death of countless thousands throughout history. During the Tribulation, Satan will increase his efforts to destroy the Jewish people, so that the nation would not be saved as the Bible promises (Zechariah 12:10- 13:1; Romans 11:25-27).
  25. 25. After the Rapture, Satan will seek to kill the believing Jews and, as always, Israel will be his prime target. John noted that “the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God”. God will frustrate Satan's attempt to destroy Israel during the Tribulation by hiding His people, just as the Lord Jesus Christ predicted (Matthew 24:15-21). The Antichrist's desecration of the temple will send the Jewish people fleeing into the wilderness. http://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.hjqwZO2RVUlRQOBERIIfeA&pid=15.1 The exact location where God will hide them is not revealed, but it is probably somewhere east of the Jordan River and south of the Dead Sea. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TGcm4meQM5U/T-XAqVnPxEI/AAAAAAAAEYw/ig_U01v2_q0/s1600/Petra+walk.jpg Wherever their hiding place will be, they will be nourished and defended by God (vv. 14-16), just as their ancestors were during the forty years of wandering in the wilderness. The length of Israel's stay in hiding will be three and a half years which corresponds to the last half of the Tribulation, the period Jesus called the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).
  26. 26. Those Jews who remain behind in Jerusalem will come under the influence of the two witnesses (Moses and Elijah?), and many in that city will be redeemed (Revelation 11:13). • Eventually, in spite of Satan's efforts, "all Israel will be saved" (Rom 11:26). The great cosmic war of the ages between God and Satan that began with Satan's rebellion is set to reach its Climax! http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.J44sQ7vht8iHC4/WBToDFw&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 In this passage John provided important background information on that war and introduced its key figures. Then his vision turned to a description of the war, both in its heavenly and earthly phases, and its inevitable outcome. Revelation 12:7-8 NKJV Satan Thrown Out of Heaven 7 And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in Heaven any longer. Revelation 12:7-8 NKJV One of the most pervasive and persistent popular myths about Satan pictures him (complete with pitchfork, horns, and pointed tail) as being in charge of hell. • In reality, Satan is not in hell; in fact, he has never been there.
  27. 27. He will not be sentenced to the lake of fire until after his final rebellion is crushed at the end of the Millennium (Rev 20:7-10). http://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.zaU6Jf3Yqa4va7X8ky6wVg&pid=15.1 And when he does enter hell, Satan will not be in charge; he will be the lowest inmate there, the one undergoing the most horrible punishment ever inflicted on any created being. Far from being in hell, Satan currently divides his time between roaming the Earth "seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8) and being in Heaven, where he also engages in his doomed attempt to overthrow God's Person, purposes, plans, and people. One way he seeks to do that is by constantly accusing believers before God's throne (Revelation 12:10). http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.792mxlzSDpxon%2fp40%2f0t8g&pid=15.1 Satan ceaselessly harangues God about the unworthiness of believers, hypocritically appealing to God's righteousness to further his own unrighteous aims.
  28. 28. The unachievable goal of his accusations is to shatter the unbreakable bonds that inseparably link believers to the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29-39). There is no possibility of that happening, however, since no one can snatch a believer out of the hands of Jesus or the Father (John 10:28-29). http://puttingonthenew.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hand-of-god.jpg Still, Satan works on Earth to turn God's children against Him and in Heaven to turn God against His children. But, as John proves, saving faith and eternal life are unbreakable realities. Satan's battle plan for the earthly phase of the war of the ages is brutally simple: to eliminate all those who serve God. • If he could, he would kill them all and if not that, he would destroy their faith, if that were possible. Were he able to rid the earth of all those who serve God, the devil would achieve his goal of unifying the entire world under his rule. • It may be noted at this point that such a reality will occur when the believers on earth are raptured to Heaven (John 14:1-6; 1 Cor 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The Rapture will be followed by the Tribulation, in which Satan does gain the fullest rule of the planet he will ever have (Revelation 13:4-10). Satan longs to be permanently what he is only temporarily, the god of an unrighteous world (2 Corinthians 4:4), and to be worshiped by everyone (Matthew 4:9). To achieve those goals, Satan desperately wants to prevent the Lord Jesus Christ from establishing His kingdom — both now spiritually in the hearts of men and in its future millennial and eternal forms.
  29. 29. Though Satan was defeated at the Cross, his sentence has not yet been fully carried out. • And though he understands his destiny as revealed in Scripture, Satan nevertheless relentlessly continues to fight his losing battle against God. Thus, the war of the ages will continue until Satan is incarcerated temporarily in the abyss (Revelation 20:1-3) and then permanently in hell (Revelation 20:10). The epochal, long, supernatural war of Satan against God reaches its climax in this profound passage. http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.Vc%2bZfLW2INny8oUg%2ffrnAw&pid=15.1 The sounding of the seventh trumpet in Revelation 11:15-17 will anticipate Christ's triumph over Satan, although the final battle will not yet have been fought (Revelation 19:11-21). The effects of the seventh trumpet's sounding are described beginning in chapter 15. • The intervening chapters, 12-14, recapitulate the events of chapters 6-11, viewing them from Satan's perspective. They recount the beginning of the war of the ages with Satan's initial rebellion against God and describe its climactic battle during the Tribulation. • They also chronicle Antichrist's rise to power and the ultimate failure of Satan's efforts. Revelation 12:7-12, describes the war in Heaven and this passage may be divided into three sections: 1) the battle (vv. 7-8), 2) the victory (v 9), and 3) the celebration (vv. 10-12).
  30. 30. THE BATTLE Revelation 12:7-8 Satan (along with the evil angels) has actively opposed both the holy angels and God's people since his fall. • In the Old Testament, demons sought to hinder the ministry of the holy angels to Israel (Dan 10:12-13). In the present age, Satan "prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8), opposes the spread of the Gospel (Matthew 13:19, 37-39; Acts 13:10), oppresses individuals (Luke 13:10-16; Acts 10:38), and uses sin to disrupt and pollute the church (Acts 5:1-11). Believers are to: 1) be wary of his schemes (2 Cor 2:11), 2) give him no opportunity (Eph 4:27), 3) and resist him (James 4:7). 1) Be wary of his schemes: 2 Corinthians 2:11 NKJV 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2) Give him no opportunity: Ephesians 4:27 NKJV 27 nor give place to the devil. 3) Resist him: James 4:7 NKJV 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. The war raging between supernatural beings in the heavenly sphere will reach its peak during the Tribulation. That future conflict will find Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The grammatical construction of that phrase in the Greek text indicates that Satan (the dragon) will start this battle. It could be translated "Michael and his angels had to fight the dragon." The Bible does not reveal how angels fight, nor does our limited knowledge of the heavenly realm permit us to speculate. Henry Morris wrote: “With what weapons and by what tactics this heavenly warfare will be waged is beyond our understanding.
  31. 31. Angels cannot be injured or slain with earthly weapons, and such physical forces as we know about are not able to move spiritual beings. But these beings do operate in a physical universe, so there must exist powerful physico-spiritual energies of which we yet can have only vague intimations, energies which can propel angelic bodies at superluminary velocities through space and which can move mountains and change planetary orbits. It is with such energies and powers that this heavenly battle will be waged and the spectators in Heaven (including John) will watch in awe. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/a8/37/e8a8375a2a6e5a101d4d313464ff988c.jpg When Michael finally prevails, and Satan is forced forever out of the heavens, a tremendous cry of thanksgiving will resound through the heavens.” (The Revelation Record [Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale, 1983], 224) The key interpretive question is not how the battle will be fought, but what will cause it? • While it is impossible to be dogmatic, this ultimate battle may be triggered by the Rapture of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Possibly, as the raptured believers pass through their realm, the prince of the power of the air and his demon hosts will try to hinder their passage. That may trigger the battle with Michael and the holy angels.
  32. 32. Michael is always seen in Scripture as the defender of God's people against satanic destruction. (Daniel 10:12-13, 20; Daniel 12:1) http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.gX32CDC2cxDxBZM%2bCl5pSQ&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 Daniel 12:1 NKJV 1 “At that time (during the Rapture) Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. The New Testament also reveals Michael to be the defender of God's people. Jude 9 describes his conflict with Satan over the body of Moses: Jude 1:9 NKJV 9 Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” After Moses' death (Deut 34:5-6), Michael contested Satan for possession of Moses' body, which Satan apparently wanted to use for some pernicious purpose. In the Lord's power, Michael won the battle and subsequently: "the Lord buried Moses in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day" (Deuteronomy 34:6).
  33. 33. Significantly, Jude 9 describes Michael as an archangel. http://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=JN.rV12t4f3ILqh1XJAHDmLEQ&w=249&h=139&c=7&rs=1&qlt=90&o=4&pid=1.1 The only other reference to an archangel in Scripture is in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, which reveals that at the Rapture "the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel." It is possible that the archangel in that passage is Michael and that he is shouting as he confronts Satan's attempt to interfere with the Rapture. http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/The-Rapture_2.png This will be no minor skirmish, but an all-out battle. Satan will fight desperately to prevent Christ from establishing His millennial kingdom (just as he opposed Israel's restoration from captivity and was rebuked for it; Zechariah 3:2). Zechariah 3:1-2 NKJV 1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
  34. 34. Zechariah 3:1-2 (The Message) 1-2 Next the Messenger-Angel showed me the high priest Joshua. He was standing before God’s Angel where the Accuser showed up to accuse him. Then God said to the Accuser, “I, God, rebuke you, Accuser! I rebuke you and choose Jerusalem. Surprise! Everything is going up in flames, but I reach in and pull out Jerusalem!” Thus, the supernatural war will reach a crescendo as the time for Christ to establish His earthly and eternal kingdom draws near. http://thegloriousbattle.com/wp- content/uploads/2013/07/millennium.jpg#the%20millennial%20reign%20of%20Christ%20638x357 All of Satan's attempts to oppose God throughout history have failed, and he will lose this final angelic battle as well. • The devil and his angels are not strong enough to defeat God, Michael, and the holy angels. Satan will have suffered such a complete defeat that there will no longer be a place found for him and his demon hosts in Heaven. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.2lPatLwe9xtWhox5knJAiA&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0
  35. 35. Every inch of Heaven will be thoroughly scoured and all the rebellious fallen angels permanently cast out. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.uKfw3FvPoyIwOnZTgHAHuA&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 They will no longer have access to God's presence, and Satan will never again accuse believers before God's throne. • This defeat will also mark the end of Satan's reign as "the prince of the air”. (See Ephesians 2:1-2) But Heaven's cleansing is Earth's pollution, as Satan's full fury explodes on humanity when he is cast to the earth (Revelation 12:12). At exactly what point in the Tribulation Satan and the demons will be evicted from Heaven is not revealed, nor is the duration of their battle with Michael and the holy angels. All that can be said with certainty is that Satan and the demons will be cast out of Heaven, possibly at the Rapture, but no later than the midpoint of the Tribulation. Revelation 12:12 says that Satan and his forces have only "a short time" after they leave Heaven, supporting the view that they will have only the last three and a half years of the Tribulation to operate, rather than the full seven years. They will not arrive on earth later than that, since they clearly are present during the terrible events of the last three and a half years, the Great Tribulation (Revelation 9:1 ff.).
  36. 36. During that last period, Satan's full power will be directed at anyone belonging to God, especially Israel. http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.kcrSgBRbejbTUvz1lZER3A&w=347&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0 The Plan of Hope & Salvation John 3:16 NKJV 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 14:6 NKJV 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Romans 3:23 NKJV 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 6:23a NKJV 23a For the wages of sin is death,  Death in this life (the first death) is 100%.  Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our sins.  The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the second death explained in Revelation 21:8. Revelation 21:8 NKJV 8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Romans 5:8 NKJV 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23b NKJV 23b but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  37. 37. Revelation 21:7 NKJV 7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”  Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to accept Jesus as our Savior. Romans 10:9-10 NKJV 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 NKJV 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” If you have questions or would like to know more, Please, contact First Baptist Church Jackson at 601-949-1900 or http://firstbaptistjackson.org/contact/

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