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War With the Red Empire

H.M.S. Richards Sr.

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If though the drum pit unload live the dream. And cheer of the build resume is be joyful open says. Jesus is called me and. This is them all use a prophecy. Voice crying in the wilderness of these modern day. Prepare you the way of the law. They're gay or. Here's us is a i'm from our voice of prophecy studios in los angeles california. We welcome you to this half hour of inspiration and music. The kings are over. And the voice of prophecy speaker. H.m.s. richard seventh-day adventist minister here today and those that have been a lot of those who saw you know make weird themed food. A solo it was truly me with me the show me with me you me with me. Soul. Showed me the be the whoa whoa. Grays knew that jesus should be. I was love. On the word i owe you. But no no i'm santa for he solo but it was surely mean it me. Surely mean it leave your meaning with me. Solo but it was so it would mean it may be the sawyer ever being the end of may be our heavenly father we thank thee for the i mercies which are new every day. And we pray that i would bless. Every listener just now. In christ's name is a quote as near to the old clothes. Oh of legislators in an old mold. Just logo load of jesus less redeemer. Sent from the heart. Gone home to bow before the. Near to the heart of go. On. Brad brayley has a special treat for us now seated at the four manual console of the estee pipe organ at the white memorial church. He plays a portion of. Now thank we all our god by car gaillard. So. For everyone who needs comfort in a time or sore trial misspelt duggar sings this is surely god understand wanting. Foam up. Was a. Was is here now is h.m.s. richards the voice of prophecy speaker whose subject is. War with the red empire in a chapter of the book of revelation. Read a startling prophecy of war with the red empire. We begin with the very first verse. There appeared a great wonder in heaven. A woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried traveling in birth and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven and behold a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his head. And he stood before the. Woman that was. To be delivered. For to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. These symbols are recognized by the students of scripture everywhere to represent the church. The woman. The great red dragon. In verse nine is said to be the devil. And the man gyle jesus christ. These symbols are sustained by scripture everywhere. And there's no doubt about them. Read by the way. Was the color of the roman empire of its banners. The colors worn by its emperors its consuls and its generals. And it was through the roman empire that satan. Opposed the church in the early days of its founding. In the great controversy between christ and satan. The enemy knew that if he did not overcome the promised seed while he was manifested here on earth as a man. Eventually he himself must be destroyed. So from the very beginning. He tried to destroy that seed in genesis three fifteen we have the very first. Gospel sermon in all the bible. And here we find a promise that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent's head satan. Believes the bible that's what some people do not do. And so he tried to destroy this seed by causing team to kill his brother abel loyal follower of god. Through whom he must have suspected the seed. Might come. Also the whole and a delusion world was destroyed except. Noah. And the others in the ark and so the seed was preserved again. Genesis the sixth chapter. During the days of egyptian bondage satan through pharaoh attempted to destroy every male child. At the seed might be obliterated. But because of a baby's cries egyptian princes. Brought up the deliverer of israel in the very court of pharaoh himself. In the days of israel's monarchy the line of. David once hung up on the threat of a single life. As he read in second chronicles the twenty second chapter. A little baby joe ash. Again in the days of the persian kingdom satan working through wicked haman. Nearly succeeded in wiping out the captives of israel. Third chapter of esther. But at last when the word made flesh. John one fourteen. Came to this earth. Satan made an attempt through hared to destroy the newborn king of the jews by killing all the children of bethlehem. Two years old and there. Matthew the second chapter. Still a dragon powered dog to steps of jesus through his life. Attempted to push him off a cliff at nazareth. To drown him in the sea of galilee. Destroy him by mob action and finally his betrayal and crucifixion. Or successfully consummated. But it was not possible for the grave to hold him hero's triumphant over death. How was this promised man child. Finally delivered from the power and presence of the dragon. And her child was caught up under god into his throne. Satan's work as the great red dragon has always been through human agencies especially in this prophecy it was through the pagan roman empire. But now here comes a sudden change in the symbolism of the prophecy. Beginning with verse seven. There was war in heavens as the prophet michael and his angels fought against the dragon in the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not. Neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out that old serpent called the devil and satan which deceived us the whole world. He was cast out into the earth and his angels cast out with him. The vision is interrupted in order to explain in greater detail how the war between christ and satan began to of the old testament prophets isaiah and his eagle. Tell us where and how and why. The fall of lucifer now called satan took place. That's isaiah fourteen and he killed twenty eight. The word lucifer means. Signing one day star he was a creature of surpassing beauty. Created by god. He killed twenty eight twelve. He was the united chair of that coverage his position was right by the throne of god itself. And now comes the diagnosis of luke's. Lucifer's sin by and heart was lifted up because of that beauty. Now has corrupted by wisdom by reason of the brightness. Or seventeen. I say is as i was said in one heart i will ascend into heaven. I would exalt my throne above the stars of god i will be like the most high. I was there fourteen thirteen. Because of his pride in rebellion lucifer was cast out of heaven. And he carried with him about one third of the heavenly host. Jesus said i saw satan as lightning fall from heaven. Luke ten eighteen. No longer is he called a morning star but devil and satan. Appropriate names they are because they mean. Accuser and adversary. He deceived the whole world we're told right here in revelation twelve chapter. When he was cast out there was rejoicing in heaven. Verse twelve. And the on fallen in the habit and so heaven had real cause for joy the rebel was gone. The disharmony which he had created in heaven. Resulting subversive activities bringing sort of the place of happiness. Was gone. But what about earth. Listen now verse twelve war to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea. For the devil has come down on to you having greed wrath why. Because he know it that he hath but a short time. And my friends this great controversy and conflict is on now. But how are the followers of god upon this earth to resist his attacks. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb. And by the word of their testimony verse eleven. These are the two weapons that we must use in this spiritual conflict where the apostle warns us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. But against spiritual wickedness in high places. Feagin six twelve. The blood of the lamb is our weapon against the wiles and deceptions. Of satan. There's power in the blood to cleanse the sinner to protect god's children. In this faith in the atoning blood of christ jesus upon the cross. We find salvation and victory and power to live for god. The second weapon is the word of their testimony. Jesus said. Therefore whosoever shall confess me before men him alike confess also before my father which is in heaven. Matthew ten twelve. When following his expulsion from heaven the dragon saw that he was cast out of the earth. Against whom to direct his wrath. Verse thirteen. And when the dragon saw all that he was cast into the earth the persecuted the woman which brought forth a man child when jesus was taken away from this earth. Satan's wrath could no longer be vented on him. He turned it up on the infant. Church. Terrible persecution came through the red empire of pagan rome. And on to the centuries that followed. What refuge from the wrath of the dragon was provided for the woman in the church. We find the answer in revelation twelve six and fourteen. She fled in the wilderness or a place of prepared for her. Where they should feed her a thousand two hundred threescore days. Or a time times and half a time as it's called this is the twelve hundred sixty days. Or literal years of tribulation. Beginning in five thirty eight a.d. at the final setting up of the efficient effect your union of church and state. To seven hundred ninety eight at the close of the french revolution. When god took ancient israel out of pharaohs persecutions into the wilderness for forty years he said. I bear you on eagle's wings. Exodus nine hundred four. They found shelter in the desert. And the same words are used here in revelation of the church. Under the woman were given to wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to replace her she's nourished. For a time times and half a time. From the face of the serpent. So god cared for his church through those ages of persecution. Revelation twelve fifteen and sixteen speaks of the dragon casting water out of his mouth as a flood to destroy the woman in the church. But the earth helped the woman and swallowed up the flood. This dramatically pictures the attempts by military and other means to destroy true christian faith in the earth the earth helped the woman. These floods or armies were absorbed. The years went by and there were three parts of the world in which. Bible believing. Faithful christians. Persisted through many dark centuries. On the eastern edges of the roman empire. Second in the wall dense in valleys of western italy. And eastern france third in the celtic church of the british isles. Ireland wales kornel scotland and northern england particularly on the island of colombo island of iona where colombo with others. Held up the light. Was one place. There is much about this wilderness church the scholars are just now digging out of ancient records. It was of the wall density and for runners of the reformation in the mountains of the alps that john milton wrote when he said. Who kept true so pure of old. When all our fathers worship stocks and stones. We must pass over page after page of historical fulfillment. Come right down to our own days. The great war with the red empire spiritually still continuing. Satan still works through human powers and agencies. What is his final attack upon god's people. What is it. Just before the second coming of christ. Here the words of the prophecy revelation twelve seventeen. The last verse of the chapter. And the dragon was wroth with the woman. And went to make war with the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of god and have the testimony of jesus christ. Friends this is the last conflict the remnant is the last. It bears the same marks as the church of the wilderness. Which was a direct descendant of the apostolic church. And there's a church proclaiming the gospel of the grace of god for by grace are you saved through faith. Obedience to the commandments of god. Faith. Grace. These things satan hates and fights. We may know that the victory will be ours in the end. We who obtained salvation by our lord jesus christ who died for us. That whether we wake or sleep. We should live together with him. For such a lonely and five nine and ten. The victory is certain to the woman and her seed. For jesus christ is that seed. And he will be victorious eternally. And soon he will come to take his church to himself. Is close. The closer yes. Close. Oh stolen clothing. Croatians clothing. Close close close close. No. Larry thurlow face he was well over. It is clothing shoes clothing. Clothing lord jesus quickly. Lord's slow square it. How thankful we are that the light of god still shines on us. Let us continue to look to our source of light and go forward in faith. Have faith in god. Through tensions. Drafts and dn. Have faith in god for victory over see and. Have faith in god and so no conflict when i have faced dear friend. In god. We hope this program of serve to give you spiritual strength for the week. And we invite you to join us again next week at the same time for another broadcast brought to you by the voice of prophecy. Our friends we hope that you will not forget to write for your own copy of the one thousand nine hundred fifty eight voice of prophecy calendar. It's yours for the asking. Right for your copy of our calendar. The lord bless thee and keep the lord make his face. Shine upon the. Be gracious on to the lord lift up his countenance upon me and give the. Peace.

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