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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 215D
March 23, 2005
Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 29 – Two Kingdoms and Two Princes
(Chapters 1 to 28 may be found in our Prophecy Update Archives)
Ephesians 6:10-12 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We are surrounded by an invisible kingdom where Satan dwells with the angels who chose to follow him. He is the prince of this kingdom of evil, and his demonic hoards assist wicked physical rulers in their evil designs against the children of God. But Michael, the great prince of God’s people, does stand up, as God’s directs, to defend God’s people against the fallen angels that abuse them. There have been times in the Old Testament that God, upon request, has allowed individuals to view this kingdom, as was the case with the servant of Elisha.
II Kings 6:8-17 – Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.  And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.  And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.  Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?  And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.  And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.  Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.  And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?  And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
There is coming a day, in the latter portion of the tribulation period, that the Archangel Michael will stand up and deliver the Israelites in the Negev wilderness from the armies of the antichrist, everyone that is written in Malachi’s book of remembrance, and they will go into the millennial reign as the children of God.
Daniel 12:1 – And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in THE BOOK.
Malachi 3:16 to 4:3 – Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.  And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.  For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
Many do not believe there is a devil or a spiritual kingdom around the physical earth where mankind dwells, and most of them have been very successful in fighting off the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, such that the devil has already taken away the convicting seed of God out of their hearts, and thus swallowed them alive spiritually.
Luke 8:11,12 – Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
The word translated “devour” in the following verse means to “swallow whole,” much like an anaconda swallows its prey and then digests it.
I Peter 5:8,9 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
A local church, that teaches the faith once delivered to the saints, is the refuge of God where one is supposed to resist the devil steadfast in the faith.
Jude 1:3 – Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Acts 2:42 – And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Ephesians 2:22 – In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Matthew 28:20 – Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you ALWAY, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We live on an earth that has two kingdoms existing on it, a physical kingdom of flesh and blood humans, who can see, taste, touch, feel, or smell each other and all the material things of which it consists, but do not have the capacity to sense the spiritual beings and scenery by the five human senses. However, the fallen angels of God not only have the ability to see and speak to one another in the kingdom invisible to us, they have the ability to see us and hear all that we say, as well as all the things of our physical kingdom. In Old Testament times, and in the New Testament times prior to the completion of the New Testament, angels appeared to, and often had communications with, flesh and blood humans. They appeared as flesh and blood men to those who actually saw them, and the Scriptures did not picture them as being women or having wings. There is no scriptural evidence that men and women saw them after the first century, and if they do still manifest themselves as flesh and blood men, we would not be aware of it.
Hebrews 13:2 – Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
So, what do we have today on this earth? We have two kingdoms.
(1) A spiritual kingdom made up of Satan with his fallen angels, Gabriel with his messenger angels, and Michael with his mighty angels. And it is a kingdom that contains both good and evil. Sin exists in this kingdom due to the presence of the Devil and his angels.
(2) A flesh and blood kingdom composed of saved and lost men and women. The only good about it is Jesus living in the hearts of those who have been born from above by his Spirit. Sin exists in this kingdom in the flesh of all man, and in the souls of the unsaved.
Now, what will we have on this earth in the millennium after the Devil and his angels are cast into the prison of the bottomless pit for a thousand years? We will only have one kingdom and one king on the earth’s surface. It will be made up of two different sets of occupants on the same planet surface, physical as opposed to spiritual.
(1) A kingdom made up of Christ, all his saints, and all of the angels of God. It will have no sin in it, and all of its occupants will be fully visible and able to speak to one another. They will also be able to see and hear all that is going on in the other kingdom, and will also be able to influence its occupants without their awareness.
(2) A kingdom made up of saved and lost men and women. Even those possessing saved souls will still have sin in their flesh, but the Devil and his demonic hoards will no longer be able to work on them through the flesh from the prison of the bottomless pit. However, the 1000 year era will make one thing abundantly clear: that while the Devil and his influence on us has certainly been a real problem, the greater problem has always been our old sin nature, for which Christ paid the full price of redemption on the cross. Just as we are unable to see the inhabitants of the great invisible kingdom around us, neither will they be able see us in the invisible kingdom existing on the same planet with them.
And Jesus Christ will be the King of kings reigning over both physical and spiritual beings.
Zechariah 14:9 –And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.