Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Last Enemy, Death


What did Apostle Paul mean by saying, the last enemy to be destroy is "death''?


We find the emergence of the last enemy, Death, at Rev.6:7-8. 
"His" forces... (Heb.2:14; John10:10; Rev.9:11; Isa.33:1) (Eph.2:2; Rev.16:13-16; 20:7-9; 12:15,17; 13:4,7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24) ...arise in the time of the 4th living creature/watchman (Rev.6:7-8), during the great tribulation (Eze.14:21-22,5; Rev.13:14-15; 19:20; 2:20). This "Death" is not speaking of physical death, which has existed since Eden (Rom.5:12), but the power to bring spiritual death, to those who were born again as spirit 
(Rom.8:9; 1Pet.1:23) (John3:6; 6:63; 2Cor.11:4; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.3:11 > James 1:12) (Rev.3:1-2).

It is that 4th "living creature", who gives voice to the "7 angels" (Rev.15:7; 16:1; 8:2; Isa.58:1), through which, God's wrath against His enemies, is dispensed (Rev.16:1; 15:1). The "trumpets"/voices of the seven "angels">(Greek:messengers) symbolizes, the recorded words of the prophets, who were sent by Jesus to his congregations/churches (Rev.1:20; Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3,10,4; Rev.22:10,16; 10:7). They manifest the spirit of prophecy into the earth (Rev.19:10; 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 1Cor.14:32).

Death is one of the enemies of Christ, that needs to be subdued by him through the power of God (Ps.110:1-2; 1Cor.15:25), in order for God's kingdom to arrive (1Cor.15:24-26; Rev.20:14; 21:4; Isa.25:7-8). 
It is conquered through the remnant of Zion/Christ's brothers (Ps.110:2; Rev.17:14; 19:11,14; Eph.2:6; 2Cor.10:3-5)-(Mark 14:62; Heb.12:1; Rev.11:3,5; Jer.5:14) - (1Cor.15:53-55; Rev.2:7,10-11,28; 3:5; Mark 8:35; Rev.12:10-11) when they face and conquer the forces that bear the sting of Death (Rev.9:3,10; 1Cor.15:55,57).

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