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War in Heaven, Part 4: Heaven Rejoices when Satan is Cast DOWN to the Earth - Pastor David

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.Revelation 12:10-12, “And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "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 inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."This is the song of victory sung in heaven. It will be sung by those who will have been caught up to heaven out OF "the great Tribulation." (Revelation 7; Revelation 14; and Revelation 15) For they speak of "our brethren." "Now is come" is the shout of triumph which celebrates, by anticipation, the RESULTS of Satan's being cast out of heaven. This i…

War in Heaven, Part 3: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" Luke 10:18 - Pastor David

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.At the first advent, the First Coming of The LORD, the announcement was made "on earth, peace." But now, at the time of the Second Advent, it is "in heaven, war"; for the Dispensations have changed.At the return of the remnant from Babylon, Satan was present to resist the restoration of the Nation, we see that in Zechariah 3:2, and he was rebuked. So it will be again when the GREAT restoration is about to take place: but this time war will be declared against him.The mystery connected with this conflict is easy to Faith, though kind of hard for reason. A little insight is given into these spiritual realities in such passages as Job 1-2, 1 Kings 22:19-22. Ephesians 6:11-12. Jude 6.Milton described this war, but he only drew on his imagination, which was limited by earthly battlefields. This war is wholly different in its occasion, its scenes, its combatants, and its weapons. This war has its foreknown, as revealed here in the Holy Scriptures, and therefore its fore…

War In Heaven, Part 2: "he who now holdeth fast" 2 Thess. 2:7, Rev. 12:9 - Pastor David

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.In 2 Thessalonians 2, we find further information as to the rise of this final embodiment of Satanic power. There we are clearly told that the revelation of that awful being has an appointed season. He cannot arise before his time. We are told why and how this is. In Revelation 12 we have the events which lead up to that revelation, and in Revelation 13, we have the actual manifestation of the Beast himself.2 Thessalonians 2, therefore forms an important link when studied in connection with Revelation 12. There we learn that the Beast could not be manifested on earth as long as he (masculine) now holdeth fast to his place in the heavenlies, Rev. 12:7. He will hold it fast until he be cast out.This casting out is described in Revelation 12, and we are here told exactly how it will take place, and what will be its causes and consequences. When Paul wrote, worldly power was then being used, and has all along been used by Satan for the accomplishment of his secret purposes; and it is sti…

War in Heaven, part 1: He who now letteth is cast OUT! - Pastor David

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.Revelation 12:7, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels” This reveals the fact that the initiative will be taken by Michael, and not by the Dragon: a very important point in the interpretation. The time has come in the Divine counsels for this great event of the ages. Satan, who has hitherto had access to the heavens is at length to be cast out.We are not to think of Heaven as consisting of one place. The word is so often used in the plural, yet we are to think of many (it may be) different spheres. As the heavens are "higher than the earth," so we may look on them as being larger than the earth. And as the earth is divided into various countries and states, so may heaven have its various divisions. In one of them these mighty spiritual forces set themselves in battle array.On the one side we have Michael, who is elsewhere described as "one of the chief princes" (Daniel 10:13);

The Saving Gospel for Sinners AND The Edifying Gospel for Saints - Pastor David

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Let us compare 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 WITH Romans 16:25-26, Ephesians 6:19-20, and Ephesians 3:8. Here we go...

Here is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures: And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”

Now, Romans 16:25-26, “Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the Mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.”

And here is…

Predestination and Free Will, Romans 8 - Pastor David

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.Quite frequently we hear a Child of God quote Romans 8:28, especially when some sorrow or disappointment has been experienced. But it is interesting to note the “FOR” that CONNECTS this verse with the three verses that follow. Note Romans 8:28 and the three verses that follow, Romans 8:29-32:“AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, TO THEM WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. FOR, (there it is), WHOM HE DID FOREKNOW, HE ALSO DID PREDESTINATE, TO BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, THAT HE MIGHT BE THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN. MOREOVER WHOM HE DID PREDESTINATE, THEM HE ALSO CALLED: AND WHOM HE CALLED, THEM HE ALSO JUSTIFIED: AND WHOM HE JUSTIFIED, THEM HE ALSO GLORIFIED. WHAT SHALL WE THEN SAY TO THESE THINGS? IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US” ROMANS 8:28-32.Here we note that God had, and has, a purpose. Note the words of Acts 15:18: “Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.” Surely if God is omniscient, He k…

Revelation 1:19: Past, Present, and Future, OR, Future ALONE? - Pastor David

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.Revelation 1:19, "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." Are these THREE separate things which divide the Book of Revelation into three sections...past, present, and future, OR, simply one with no divisions, referring to future alone? Let's find out. Watch the video message now here.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.So There You Have it!Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ…

Book of Revelation: To Whom Was It Written? - Pastor David

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.In this message we look at TO WHOM was the Book of Revelation actually written. Remember, members of the Body of Christ know that ALL Scripture was written FOR the Body of Christ, but not all Scripture was written TO the Body of Christ. Watch the video message now here.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.So There You Have it!Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb MinistryPastor David Picos, D.D.
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Revelation Church Epistles are NOT Written to the Body of Christ - Pastor David

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.In this series of messages we take a look into what APPEARS like, (but it is not), a change of relationship for The Body of Christ. However, we find here a large contrast between the Pauline Epistles and the Revelation Epistles of Revelation chapters 2-3.The letters to these assemblies, when read carefully, DIFFER immensely from the Pauline epistles. The Revelation Epistles are addressed to servants and speak of works and judgment, while the Pauline Epistles are addressed to SONS and Daughters and speak of our standing IN Christ, as His Body, by GRACE.And it was to the Apostle PAUL, and NOT to the 12 Apostles, that the Mystery was shown and explained.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and tha…

Laodicea: Judah's Removal. Revelation Churches Reflect ISRAEL's History, Part 8 - Pastor David

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.The Epistle to the Church at Laodicea in the Book of Revelation reflects the period of Judah's Removal from the Land, Israel's Lowest point....As we go through the breakdown of the Epistles to the Churches of The Book of Revelation, and discover that they actually correlate to seven phases of the history of Israel. Watch the video message now here.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.So There You Have it!Spread this message to everyone you know, far and wide.Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.In The …