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 Jesus".
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 trespassing 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 John’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
HUNDREDS OF CONFIRMING PROPHETIC VOICES
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"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" Matt 4:4
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