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Gone With The Wind
by Wayne Blank
Who Is Actually Ruling This Present Troubled World?
"And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world - he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him." (Revelation 12:9 RSV) (see That Old Serpent and Did God Create The Devil?)
"And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 RSV) (see What Does Satan Look Like? and Could Satan Repent?)
"Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to Him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." (Matthew 4:8-9 RSV) (see The Lame Duck)
"'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; you hold fast My Name and you did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells." (Revelation 2:13 RSV) (see What Satan Fears Most)
The World Will Not Welcome The Return Of Jesus Christ
"They Shall Make War With The Lamb"
"And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast [see Birth Of A Superpower]. These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast; they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful." And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated [see Who Is The Woman Riding The Beast?], are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues." (Revelation 17:12-15 RSV)
"Faithful and True"
"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True [see Two White Horses], and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name inscribed which no one knows but Himself. He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the Name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed Him on white horses. From His mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; He will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords."
"All The Nations Against Jerusalem"
"For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city."
The Victorious Christ Will Rule In Perfect Peace And Righteousness
"They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowshares"
"It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of The Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of The Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us His ways and we may walk in His paths."
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