Class Notes: 9/8/2021

The categories of death part 15 The doctrine of revolution part 1

https://youtu.be/wGJ5o_11B84

2Tim 3:12-13; Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.13 because wicked men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

2Chron 7:13; "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people"

Believers who involved in the cosmic system have no wall of fire and are often disciplined by God during historical disaster.

God uses historical disaster to discipline and often to remove carnal cosmic believers from the earth. Too many carnal cosmic believers form an anti-pivot so when there are too many carnal cosmic believers in the client nation the nation becomes self-destructive.

A nation will actually destroy itself were it not for the fact that every year God eliminates from the client nation a number of carnal cosmic believers.

Cosmic involvement produces social degeneration, economic disaster, and military defeat. This is what we see occurring in client nation USA at this time because we have too many carnal cosmic believers in our nation so God is allowing client nation USA to come under the cycles of discipline.

Lev 26:14-20; 'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,

16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
17'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.

18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
20'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

The only way to restore the wall of fire is a national change of thinking and al to return to Divine Establishment.

2Chron 7:13-14; "If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

In our study on the judgment seat of Christ based on Rev 2:11; we took up a study of the doctrine of death and last time we were looking at the final category of death known as the second death.

We noted that the eternal lake of purification that is the second death is the final destination and the abode of both fallen angels and all unbelievers in human history.

All unbelievers of history will occupy the lake of fire because they have rejected Christ as savior, John 3:18. This is the final judgment of satan and the fallen angels along with all unbelievers. Heb 9:27;

Rev 20:10; And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Being cast into the "lake of fire" is the final nail in satan's coffin. 1Cor 15: 24-28;

Rev 14:9-11; Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

11 "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."

The Greek word translated "torment" is "basanidzo" was originally use to describe the inspection and testing of gold and silver coins with a proving stone for the purpose of testing and proving them.

The proving stone was a hard black stone or flint that was used to test the purity of gold or silver coins by the color of the streak that was produced when "tormented" (tested, rubbed) by the stone.

In the context of people is has to do with vexing or harassing them with mental anguish. This pressure is what causes "weeping and gnashing of teeth" since they refuse to ever yield to God.

The torment this passage refers to is the continuous pressure and agitation that is created by being immersed in a lake that is designed to purify the imperfect where the imperfect refuse to adjust to God's perfection.

These passages also tell us that there is no exit from the lake of purification that is the second death that exists for eternity. The Greek words translated "forever and ever" are "aion o aion" that are literally translated "ages of the ages:

This is the same phrase "ages of the ages" is used to describe God's eternal existence. Eph 3:21; Phil 4:20; Heb 1:8; Rev 15:7;

It is also used to describe the eternal reign of believers with Jesus Christ. Rev 22:3-5;

The lake of fire exists in the eternal state so the literal grammar that is used in the Bible to describe it may simply be how the writers of scripture perceived it with their frame of reference and vocabulary at the time.

Brimstone fire was used in ancient pagan rituals as a cleansing agent. In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus cleanses his house with fire and brimstone so the writers of scripture were familiar with the concept but what John was actually seeing in his vision could have been completely different but the best he could explain it at the time was fire and brimstone.

I find it hard to believe that perfect God would have such a messy thing as a sulfur fire continuously burning in the eternal state so it is possible that it is just how John explained what he saw in his vision it when he wrote it down.

Another possible explanation with a more modern vocabulary that wouldn't be as messy is something like Cherenkov radiation that occurs when charged particles decelerate as they move from one medium to another medium that has a lower transmissivity factor such as from a vacuum into water.

God would be the source of the charged particles and the lake could be water and the cobalt blue light emitted would make it look similar to a lake of molten sulfur on fire even thought it actually is not. (see photo).

This would also correlate with what Jesus looked like in His transfiguration Mark 9:2-3; and what happened to Moses when he went into God's presence. Exod 34:30;

Regardless of how the lake of fire actually works d of it is the final place of incarceration for everyone who rejects God. It is the second death and it is the destiny of every human being who refuses to believe in Jesus Christ because they are what's left of the works of the devil after everything else is burned up. John 3:18,36; John 16:8-11;

This concludes our study on the doctrine of the categories of death.

It is interesting to note that the last thing that occurs in human history is the Gog Magog revolution. Rev 20:7-10; so we will take a quick look at the doctrine of revolution because that is what is being fomented by satan's 5th column that is comprised of the democrat communists in the USA at this time.

Satan was the instigator of the first revolution Isa 14:13-14; he foments revolution throughout the course of human history and he is the instigator of the final revolution. Revolution starts with some form of arrogance, some major function inside the cosmic system, some major contact with evil on the part of those involved.

When we talk about evil here we are not talking about obvious degeneracy, we are talking about self-righteous arrogance. Most revolutions are started by arrogant self-righteous do gooders who think they can correct some real or imagined injustice.

Self-righteous arrogance hooks up with criminal arrogance, criminal arrogance hooks up with crusader arrogance and the combination produces a revolution.

There is great power in public opinion so when the public loses authority orientation and becomes arrogant and emotional public opinion becomes a power without facts and without reason and a tool that is used by revolutionaries.

Revolutions are not started by the majority, they are started by a small well-organized group of people. They never have the majority on their side but they use irrational public opinion that is operating without facts or reason to manipulate a large number of the public.

Arrogant public opinion becomes a weapon for the revolutionary that when combined with a good organization and the help of the media becomes the basis for launching an effective revolution.

When the public lie becomes the power for revolution strong delusion is formed. Satan is the master deceiver and the author of strong delusion.

Truth is the only protection the public has against the revolution that is launched by the strong delusion from the public lie.

So what happens is that crusader arrogance joins up with criminal arrogance to foster revolution. Behind crusader arrogance is self-righteousness, so self-righteousness is the motivational evil behind all of it.

Revolution has to be understood as the overthrow of a duly constituted authority by violence resulting in fundamental changes in political organization and constitution or government.

Revolution is a conspiracy to overthrow establishment and to remove the authority of establishment by means of violence. Conspiracy is a combination of persons whose evil objective is to overthrow establishment government.

The carefully devised and secret plan of the conspirators is called a plot, while the means of carrying out the plot is called intrigue.

Machination emphasizes the crafty and tortuous process often used in the process. So revolution has its own vocabulary that becomes the rhetorical veil that is used to hide their true agenda from the public.

Revolution is the hatred of evil for the laws of divine establishment that God designed to guarantee the freedom of the human race for the purpose of providing the opportunity for every person to be evangelized. Satan is at war with God so he always works to destroy freedom and evangelism.

The concept behind all revolution is evil as described in Prov 17:11; "A revolutionary man seeks only evil."

Hence, revolution is always related to evil, Psa 64:4,5; "They shoot from concealment at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; they conspire to lay snares secretly; they rationalize, 'Who can see them?' "

So since evil is the plan and the policy of Satan as the ruler of this world evil is always related to the function of satan's cosmic system.

Sin or human good combined with arrogance is evil. The evil motivation for evil involves many of the categories of the cosmic system.

Revolution involves the overthrow of laws of divine establishment, Rom 13:1-7;

Revolution involves lawless mobs of people who cannot think or achieve, therefore the mob is manipulated by a self-righteous criminal element so the mob is the weapon of the revolution, exploited by the crusader operating in criminal and political arrogance.

God's Word condemns revolution. Num 16; describes Korah, Dathan, and Abiram in the first revolution in Israel where they rebelled against Aaron's family being the family of the priesthood. it didn't end well for them. Num 16:31-33;

Revolution always starts with the rejection of doctrinal truth and establishment truth. Jer 5:23; Isa 1:2-5;

When a mob of people have rejected Bible doctrine they become a weapon to be forged by a revolutionary organization because strong delusion causes them to become stupid from blind arrogance.

When it comes to a revolution there are three categories of people.

Category one are the hard-core conspirators who foment the revolution.

Category two is the general public, who will never join a revolution unless they become stupid, and if they do become stupid they become the sheep who follow the propaganda machine of the public lie.

For that to occur they have to become malcontented from arrogance plus the recipients of strong delusion, the propaganda of satan; then they are motivated to join the revolution where they are manipulated by the hard-core revolutionaries.

Category three are the incorruptible, the people in the client nation whose establishment norms and perception of doctrine combine with their honor and integrity to reject all revolutionary overtures.

These are the people who live and die by their convictions. They have accepted some category of truth so that they are insulated against strong delusion. The incorruptible are those who maintain their independence from satan's cosmic system.

No revolution can gain momentum m apart from the function of the cosmic system. Both arrogance and strong delusion are the necessary ingredients for a revolution.

Most revolutions lead to a civil war. They become a struggle for power with violence. If the revolutionaries do gain enough converts from the general public and the common people civil war is inevitable.

When revolution starts a civil war there are two opposing forces seeking to gain power, and everyone is caught in between them.

When revolutionaries start a civil war the issue is always truth, but truth always gets lost in the violence because once violence begins violence takes on a life of its own so truth is submerged and the facts are ignored.

When politics starts a civil war the issue is freedom; when revolution starts a civil war the issue is truth: both get lost in the violence.

Revolution is inevitable where no distinction is made between authoritarian government and totalitarian government. This is one point that we must understand.

Many forms of government, including monarchy, oligarchy, republic, and even dictatorship can function under the laws of divine establishment that provide the aegis for the function of freedom.

Revolution is antiestablishment, therefore anti-authoritarian.

Revolution generally starts in a totalitarian government that is a highly centralized form of government under the control of one political group.

It is imperative that we distinguish between authoritarian government and totalitarian government.

An authoritarian government provides the balance between authority and freedom and is compatible with the laws of divine establishment.

A totalitarian government destroys freedom with the total ascendancy of authority that produces tyranny.

Two categories of human freedom exist in life: temporal freedom and spiritual freedom. Temporal freedom results from the imputation of human life at birth and the function of an establishment government.

Spiritual freedom results from the imputation of God's righteousness at the moment of faith in Christ and provision of God's protocol spiritual power system that can function in both totalitarian and authoritarian nations.

This means that it is possible for God to bless believers in any part of the world regardless of the form of government runs the country because the believer has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior so they are under God's aegis.

In totalitarian nations believers are often killed. This is simply God allowing them to be removed them from the spiritual battlefield under dying grace because their mission there is over.

© Copyright 2022, Michael Lemmon Bible Ministries. World Rights Reserved.