Date: 14 Aug 2019 19:16:44 +0000
John 14:30: "Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me."
We know from this verse that Satan, the "god of this world" according to
1 Corinthians, has nothing in Jesus and never did have anything. He
said these words in the context where He was directing His disciples to
keep His commandments, His words and His sayings. Elsewhere, He had
this say regarding His doctrine:
John 7:16 "Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but
his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the
doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."
So, there is a way to find out and know whether the doctrines we believe
are from God or whether they are of the devil, or even if they are the
constructs of men. We will find out the truth if we "do the will of
We do not know exactly what Satan was coming to look for in the Son Of
God, finding nothing, but we know the result: the devil couldn't do
anything with Him. The devil was never able to get him sick, or down
with the flu. We never hear of a coughing and sneezing Jesus.
Allergies apparently had no hold on Him. No cancer could come nigh His
dwelling. The devil was never able to even harass him until the time
came for Him to be offered up according to the Father's will.
So, now, we come to the all important question: When the devil arrives at your house, what does he have in you?
What are you walking around with that belongs to him? What could this
possibly be referring to? Perhaps, you have been tresspassing on his
turf, spending time in bars and even more seedy venues. He will come to
extract a toll. Perhaps he can find some sin in you? All sin belongs
to him: it is his tool to separate you from God. He uses it like a
prosecuting attorney to make his case of accusation regarding you before
the Father. It is his evidence.
Or, perhaps, it is something else. Jesus cares so much that we keep HIS
doctrines, HIS sayings and HIS commandments. Perhaps you are walking
around with some of the doctrines of the devil, or sayings of the devil,
or even commandments of the devil. After all, he is like a Xerox copy
of God. He copies everything God does.
What doctrines, you say? What commandments?
Charles Larkin, circa 1920, was the father of modern apocalyptic
prophetic teaching and understanding. His charts were the basis for all
modern day futurist teaching.
Clarence Larkin's Charts and his book, Dispensational Truth, is famous
in the Futurist camp. He is revered as a Saint of Futurism.
Larkin wrote in "Dispensational Truth" that his own school of thought,
Futurism, was a Jesuit counter reformational scheme hatched with the
intent of taking the heat off of the Pope and casting all prophetic
expectation into the indeterminate future. Larkin said:
"The Futurist School interprets the language of the Apocalypse
'literally,' except such symbols as are named as such and hold that the
whole of the Book, from the end of the third chapter, is yet 'future'
and unfulfilled, and that the greater part of the Book, from the
beginning of chapter six to the end of chapter nineteen, describes what
shall come to pass during the last week of 'Daniel's Seventy Weeks.' . .
. In its present form it may be said to have originated at the end of
the Sixteenth Century with the Jesuit Ribera who actuated by the same
motive as the Jesuit Alcazar, sought to rid the Papacy of the stigma of
being called the 'Antichrist', and so referred the prophecies of the
Apocalypse to the distant future. This view was accepted by the Roman
Catholic Church and was for a long time confined to it, but, strange to
say, it has wonderfully revived since the beginning of the Nineteenth
Century, and among Protestants . . ., The "Futurist" interpretation of
scripture is the one employed in this book."
The teaching of the pre-tribulation rapture and a future antichrist
arise as a direct result of this approach to prophetic interpretation.
Larkin had this to say about historicism:
"The 'Historical School'. . . interprets the Apocalypse as a series of
prophecies predicting the events that were to happen in the world and in
the Church from Johnâ€™s day to the end of time. The advocates of the
School interpret the symbols of the Book of Revelation as referring to
certain historical events that have and are happening in the world. They
claim that "Antichrist" is a "System" rather than a 'Person', and is
represented by the Harlot Church of Rome. They interpret the "Time
Element" in the Book on the 'Year Day Scale.' This school has had some
very able and ingenious advocates. This view, like the preceding was
unknown to the early church. It appeared about the middle of the Twelfth
Century, and was systematized in the beginning of the Third Century by
the Abbot Joachim. Subsequently it was adopted and applied to the Pope
by the forerunners and leaders of the Reformation, and may be said to
have reached its zenith in Mr. Elliott's 'Horae Apocalypticae.' It is
frequently called the Protestant interpretation because it regards
Popery as exhausting all that has been predicted of the Antichristian
power. It was a powerful and formidable weapon in the hands of the
leaders of the Reformation, and the conviction of its truthfulness
nerved them to 'love not their lives unto the death'. It was the secret
of the martyr heroism of the Sixteenth Century."
When the prince of this world comes to visit your house, will he find anything that belongs to him?
Stephen L. Bening
How to use THE REVELATION PUZZLE PIECES SERIES in conjunction with THE
REVELATION SPREADSHEET ANALYSIS TOOL and with THE HORAE APOCALYPTICAE
Step 1: Go to Prophetic Superpages and click on the link in the second column to the right to Revelation Puzzle-Part 1 and scroll down to the completed Revelation Puzzle. Keep both pages open in your browser.
Step 2: Let us say you want to know more about the Great Earthquake in
the Sixth Seal. Look down the Completed Revelation Puzzle until you get
to the Sixth Seal, and click on the link to Revelation Puzzle-Part 4 to read the fourth article in this series. Keep this third page open in your browser as well.
Step 3-Click on the link to open the Revelation Spreadsheet Analysis Tool
that you can easily find on any of the Puzzle Pieces articles. Keep
all four pages open in your browser and click on the link for Revelation
6 and scroll down to verse 12, where you will find the scripture
relating to the Great Earthquake. Look to the right to see the Volume
Number and Page Reference where you you will find this information in
the Horae Apocalypticae.
Step 4 (optional)-Refer back to Prophetic Superpages
that you should still have open in your browser and click on the link
to the appropriate volume of the Horae Apocalypticae, found in the third
column to the right, which in this case is Horae Apocalypticae, Volume 1, Fifth Edition.
Scroll to page 235 to page 252 in the Horae Apocalypticae to perform
in depth research on the Sixth Seal, but be warned the the Horae
Apocalypticae is COMPLICATED. Take in in small bites at first. Keep
all five pages open in your browser to quickly move back and forth
between the resources.
By the time you work through this seven part study, you should be ready to tackle my version of The Apocalyptic Key at The Apocalyptic Key: The 1,260 Day Prophecy Of Revelation-updated July 31, 2019
Stephen L. Bening
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