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Sunday, March 4 2018
The Battle Of God's Firstborn Princes - Who Will Win?
"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out"
The English-language word "prince" originated from a Latin word that meant the first capable, or the first to take. "Primary," meaning the first, and "primitive," meaning the first to exist, also originated from the same root words as "prince." So too was "primogeniture," meaning the firstborn, or first created.
"Prince" is used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced saw-raw, that means to prevail i.e. the one given the responsibility to lead. It was used, as it still is today, for the firstborn of a monarch, the father or mother, of a people, a nation (see Why Is God A King, Not A President?). The Messiah is the obvious "Prince" of God the Father.
"9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." (Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV)
"1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:15-20 KJV)
But there is another "prince." Whether he was the first angel to be created, or the first angel to become corrupt, or both, Satan (see also What Is Satan's Real Name?) is now the Prince, the firstborn, of evil who through his rebel-minded defectiveness, made himself into "the god of this world." It is that "prince" of evil that the Messiah, the Prince of God is going to defeat and cast out in due time.
"4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV)
One of the greatest blasphemies committed by those who hate the Truth was their accusing the Messiah, the Prince of God, of being, or serving, the evil "prince of the devils."
"12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils." (Matthew 12:24 KJV)
Fact Finder: Where is Satan going to be put when the Prince of God returns to establish the Kingdom of God?
This Day In History, March 4
51: Nero (who later became Emperor Nero; see The Roman Emperors: Nero) was given the title Princeps Iuventutis.
527: In Constantinople (the city was named after the Roman Emperor Constantine; see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs), a gravely ill Justin crowned his nephew Justinian as co-emperor.
1152: Frederick I Barbarossa was proclaimed King of the German tribes. Germany became "the Holy Roman Empire" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1493: Christopher Columbus returned (aboard the Nina) to Lisbon, Portugal from his voyage to "America" (actually only the islands of the Caribbean; see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy). Columbus did not "discover America" - Vikings arrived in continental America, in what is today eastern Canada, over 500 years before Columbus was even born.
1507: Future Protestant "reformer" (although, like nearly all of the Christian-professing world, Luther's doctrines never actually changed; he merely rejected the Papacy's leadership) Martin Luther, at age 21, was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic church.
1519: Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico on a mission of conquest and plunder of the Aztec civilization. When Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, it held the vast area of North and Central America that had been explored and claimed by Spain. That included the areas shown on the map below - that are today known as California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas (see also The Mexican Border Wall).
1541: Ignatius of Loyola became the first superior-general of the Jesuits.
1581: England's Frances Drake and his crew completed the circumnavigation of the world.
1628: The Massachusetts Bay Colony was granted a Royal charter for English pioneers to build a civilization in the wilderness later to be known as "New England."
1665: King Charles II of England declared war on the Netherlands, thereby beginning the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
1675: John Flamsteed was appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
1681: King Charles II granted a land charter to English developer William Penn to create a civilization out of the wilderness area that would later be named after Penn - Pennsylvania (after completing his assigned task, Penn returned home and is buried in England).
1687: James II ordered his Declaration of Indulgence read in church, allowing for full liberty of worship in England. It allowed peaceable meetings of nonconformists and forgave all penalties for ecclesiastical offenses.
1791: The British House of Commons introduced the Constitutional Act which defined Upper and Lower Canada - geographic terms based merely upon the flow of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean. "Upper" Canada was what is today southern Ontario and "Lower" Canada was what is today southern Quebec i.e. Upper Canada was upriver of Lower Canada.
1812: The former French territory of Orleans became a U.S. state, with the name Louisiana (named after the French King Louis).
1905: An earthquake in Kangra India, killed 375,000 people.
1918: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the Battle of the Somme ended.
1947: The Dunkirk Treaty of alliance was concluded between Britain and France. Its aim was to meet the danger of any new German aggression, while at the same time serving as a Western European grouping of nations to stand against further communist expansion. The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would follow.
1949: 12 nations - the U.S., Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Portugal - founded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). West Germany, Greece, Turkey and Spain joined later.
1960: The French freighter La Coubre exploded in Havana, Cuba, killing 100 people.
1970: The French submarine Eurydice exploded underwater, the entire 57-man crew were lost.
1976: The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention was formally dissolved. Direct rule of Northern Ireland by the British Parliament began.
1983 The first launch of the space shuttle Challenger. It was in service less than 3 years before exploding shortly after launch on January 28, 1986.
1986: The Soviet Vega 1 spacecraft began transmitting images of Halley's Comet, and the first images of its nucleus, back to Earth.
1991: Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returned to his country after Iraq's invasion.
2009: The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.