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Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits
Israel-if you know who Israel is today, and I do
not
mean Judah, known as the Israelis today. All that
involves a number of other prophecies, which there is
not room here to explain. (This is explained in our free
book
The United States and Britain in Prophecy.)
But this "king of Babylon" shall at the time of this
prophecy have been utterly defeated by the intervention of
the living Christ in his power and glory. Continue on:
"The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break
forth into singing. Yea, the fir trees rejoice ... and the
cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no
feller is come up against us" (verses 7-8).
(I want to interpose an interesting bit of infor–
mation right here. The cedars of Lebanon, biblically
famous, are almost totally cut down. Only one small
clump of these trees remains, high in the mountains. I
have seen and photographed them. However, perhaps
the finest specimen of the cedars of Lebanon surviving
on earth is on what was previously our Ambassador
College campus in England. We prized it highly.
It
is
interesting to see that this prophecy, written some 500
years
B.c.,
should record the fact that these beautiful
and stately trees would become so largely felled.)
This passage in Isaiah 14 speaks of the doom of this
coming human king at the hands of the glorified,
all-powerful Christ.
It
refers to him as Satan's chief
political ruler and military destroyer, to be totally deceived
by Satan in the years very shortly ahead of us.
Satan's Earthly Throne
Then, coming to verse 12, this human earthly type of
Satan the devil suddenly transposes to Satan himself–
the former archangel, Lucifer:
"How art thou fallen from heaven,
0
Lucifer, son of
the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,
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