Monday, September 21, 2020

Hell on Earth is Coming Quite Literally!


If we apply the Bible to our lives specifically, we don't have to be afraid of being wrong. If you're biblical, you'll always be right. We have recently learned that America has vowed that they are no longer a Christian nation, contrary to what Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Franklin believed so many years ago. This just goes to show how far as a nation, we have fallen in so many areas. It's not about changing to accept the beliefs of other religions, it is about refusing to stand up for what this country has been founded on for fear of offending someone. Lately that is all it seems to be, what offends someone needs to be removed. Now the minority rules the majority. How did things get so twisted?

The original founder of this nation, William Bradford wrote down in the Mayflower Compact, only two paragraphs long, that they have come to this continent for the propagation and establishment of the Christian faith.

We continue our study this morning about the falling of Satan from heaven, Jesus said, like lightning falls from the sky.

Luke 10:17-21 ~ "The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.: He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. At that time, Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit said, "I will praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure."

When ministry happens, Satan falls from heaven. When hell meets earth, this creature-personality will come and demonic activity will collide with this world.

Revelation 9:2 ~ "When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss."

It's pretty interesting to note the Satan doesn't have the key, he has to be given the key. God allows this to take place. Why? The Bible says that even God uses evil to His own glory. Nobody reads the Book of Job unless you're going through a "Job-thing." Some might not want to read it for fear it might come upon them. Satan could not get near Job until God said, "Okay, you are allowed to do this and this, but nothing else." You can't experience anything, not even your own heartbeat without the grace of God. He has given that to us as believers.

No attack, no flat tire, no sickness, no stress, no problem can come to us unless it is first filtered by our heavenly Father. Whatever is going on in our life, it is Father-filtered. God wants it to work that way. Remember when God reminded Paul after hearing about his issue three times said, "Enough, my grace is sufficient for you. My strength will become perfect in your weakness."

When we look at Revelation 9:2 we see that wholesale demonic activity is about to break forth upon the earth. Before this happens on the earth in full scale, we need to remember where we are in our Book of Revelation timeline. (1) The church has long been raptured, out of the earth and is in heaven by Revelation 9. (2) The world is about 4 years into that 7-year Tribulation period or 4 years into the 7-year peace treaty that Israel is under. (3) There has already been a temple rebuilt in Jerusalem by this time. The push to rebuild it is already all over the nation even today. Orthodox Jews believe at any moment that their Messiah will arrive. They are so ready to receive anyone who will bring peace to the Arabs and the Jews, and when the Antichrist comes he will do that and allow them to rebuild the temple. (4) Europe will have already become the religious and financial center of the world. This has to happen before we get to Revelation 9.

We already have the Euro that is shredding the US dollar by the way, we already have the largest conglomerate of nations that have surpassed the United States in gross national product when the European Union has become the largest empire since the Ancient Roman Empire. We know that the European Union will embrace a global faith. Everyone worshiping the same God in whatever manner they want to go. If it's good for you, it's good for us too! Did you know that the United Nation has a declared faith, the Bahi faith, did you know that? An all sincere, everyone go their own way religion.

Did you know that there are some demons and fallen angels that are so bad, that they are confined and locked up in hell. God won't allow them to be loosened on the earth at this time. That there is a rise in the amount of demonic activity and satanic ritualistic killings that law enforcement even have their own cult investigation unit that goes out to these cases where pentagram are carved in the floor, the victims chest, and forehead. That besides being tortured that they have been subjected to a satanic ritual and it is only increasing? Possession is being ruled out as psychological disorder, don't get me wrong but not all of them are the issue of chemical imbalances, but some for a fact are demonic in nature and increasing. Look around you today, Satanic materials are being distributed in schools, their are Satanic displays cropping up everywhere, from holiday displays, music, television and movies. No one is really concerned but they should be.

Jude 1:6-7 ~ "And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home - these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire."

These demons are reserved and are sitting in confinement like they did back in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. It was the very reason that God sent the flood.

Revelation 9:13-15 ~ "The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angels who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were release to kill a third of mankind."

These four are fallen angels. Demonic powers released for such a time during the Tribulation. The point I make today is do you know Jesus personally today, to escape these things? Do you think you will outlive it or die before it happens? That's not a relief. Jesus said it is appointed once for every man to die and then the judgment comes. He put it this way, "All those who trust in the Son of God, has passed from judgment into eternal life. You need to make sure today that you know Jesus Christ personally. I don't want you to leave here today saying I hope I will be okay in the end. You can't do that. You can't guess.

You must know. In your own mind and heart, the Lord is stirring you up right now. There is a little bit of fear and anxiety in your life right now. That is the Lord speaking to you right now. Don't leave here today without being sure. All God wants is a personal relationship with you. Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It is your choice and your decision.

Can you lay down your life before Jesus? Then go for it. Christianity is a verb. Go for it. You can have that kind of love that casts out all fear. If you're not a Christian, you should be very fearful. Chapter 9 will happen, it will be fulfilled. Where will you be when it happens? You don't know when your last day will be. Fall into the arms of Jesus today and completely surrender it to Him. You will fail without Jesus, its just a matter of time. The only way you can win is to surrender to Jesus today.

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