In this message, we see that Satan shows up as a motif for the presence of evil among these churches. That should cause us to pause and ask questions about how Satan might be trying to influence our church and other churches in our community. The question of the text is this: How we are called to live out the doctrinal issues of the Revelation in our day? How are we to practically live out the ideas the Bible teaches us? And are we even capable of doing so?
First and second death? First and second resurrection? What’s this all about, really? Inn this message, we talk about the ideas of the 1st and 2nd deaths and resurrections to bring some clarity to these questions, as well as application. If Satan was bound at the 1st death, that will inevitably affect our worldview as well as behavior as humanity awaits the 2nd, ultimate death. For Christians, we have a great hope of a 2nd resurrection that informs how we live and how we see the world as well.