A Hopeful Story For God’s Children – Read and Remember, Satan IS a Defeated Foe
The Lord advanced His Dominion in the Reformation by getting the Weaponry placed in Books (invention of Printing Press in 1450’s just before the Reformation) as the flood of discernment under the Holy Spirit destroyed the power of the Roman Catholic Monolith of Murderous, Apostate Blasphemy revealed in its apostate political and religious power. The Roman beast would have eventually destroyed the Bible as those possessing it where in danger of being murdered by the Beast by the time of the Reformation. Victory is coming, but remember, it comes in the “Glorious Appearings” of Christ in Power on the clouds as the 19th Chapter of Isaiah when Egypt was the target and Matt 24:1-35 (vss.36-51 is the answer to the Apostles’ 2nd question…when is the 2nd coming see Luk 21) when 70 AD Jerusalem was the target and apostate religious power of the Jews was destroyed, Exodus 13:21, 2 Chr 5:14 etc. The Reformation was the second great advance in the NT after the apostles with the rise of Constantine being the first. The enemy WILL be subverted under His feet and Him Glorified in His Bride, for the Bride is the Glory of the Husband :
Psalm 110:1-2 (ESV) 1 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
1 Corinthians 11:7 (ESV) 7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
Revelation 12:10-11 (ESV) 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
—-AND the wicked nations or the beasts which are under the control of the Dragon (satan) will be judged more and more completely unto the time of the Bride’s Glory:
Isaiah 34:1-17 (ESV) 1 Draw near, O nations, to hear, and give attention, O peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that fills it; the world, and all that comes from it. 2 For the LORD is enraged against all the nations, and furious against all their host; he has devoted them to destruction, has given them over for slaughter. 3 Their slain shall be cast out, and the stench of their corpses shall rise; the mountains shall flow with their blood. 4 All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree. 5 For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction. 6 The LORD has a sword; it is sated with blood; it is gorged with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7 Wild oxen shall fall with them, and young steers with the mighty bulls. Their land shall drink its fill of blood, and their soil shall be gorged with fat. 8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. 9 And the streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and her soil into sulfur; her land shall become burning pitch. 10 Night and day it shall not be quenched; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever. 11 But the hawk and the porcupine shall possess it, the owl and the raven shall dwell in it. He shall stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness. 12 Its nobles—there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing. 13 Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches. 14 And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place. 15 There the owl nests and lays and hatches and gathers her young in her shadow; indeed, there the hawks are gathered, each one with her mate. 16 Seek and read from the book of the LORD: Not one of these shall be missing; none shall be without her mate. For the mouth of the LORD has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them. 17 He has cast the lot for them; his hand has portioned it out to them with the line; they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.
…..thus a peace facilitated by Christ’s Righteousness infused to His Bride and Creation for a consummation of the Great Commission. Not Perfect will the earth be, but unto the King’s Glory, Jesus the King’s Righteousness will inundate places once riddled with the darkness of death.
Isaiah 32:1-8 (ESV) 1 Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice. 2 Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land. 3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will give attention. 4 The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly. 5 The fool will no more be called noble, nor the scoundrel said to be honorable. 6 For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink. 7 As for the scoundrel— his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. 8 But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
After a final culminating rebellion as satan makes one last unavailing effort, the Bride willl be protected from, satan will be cast into the fires of hell where the defeated “beasts” Antichrist (apostate political power) and the false prophet (apostate religious power) already are…Revelation 20:10 (ESV) 10 and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
…..Death will be the final enemy vanquished and Christ will return for His victorious Bride…….
1 Corinthians 15:25-28 (ESV) 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.
unto the New Heavens and the New Earths’ re-creation in FULLNESS; which the time of the Bride’s victory (after the two beasts mentioned are defeated) is a Type of, when the very nature of creation will be quickened (wolf lies beside the lamb)….Isaiah 65.
Isaiah 65:17-25 (ESV) 17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. 20 No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. 21 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them. 24 Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.
God Bless those who SEE this with eyes to see and HEAR this with ears to hear..