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					                              The Spiritual Warfare
                                 By Arlen L. Chitwood
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                             Review/Study Questions
Contents & Foreword

   1. On what aspect of salvation is the present spiritual warfare centered? And what
      are the ramifications of this warfare? And to what two things do these
      ramifications take one back? And what is the “revealed goal” relative to man‟s
      salvation (spirit, soul, or body)? And when will this goal be realized?

   2. How does Scripture differ from how man invariably deals with salvation? And
      where will God and man dwell throughout the ages comprising eternity?

   3. What will be the composition of the rule over the restored earth during the
      Messianic Era? And how is this different from how earth is ruled from the
      heavens today?

   4. What will happen once order has been restored to earth? And then, once this
      “happening” takes place, what will happen to the present heavens and the earth?

   5. What is man‟s destiny in relation to the heavens? And regardless of which aspect
      of salvation is being dealt with in Scripture — past, present, or future — what
      future events (or period of time) does Scripture always and centrally deal? And
      only after this “period of time,” what then may only be brought into view in all
      fullness?

   6. Why do attempts to present salvation from the correct biblical perspective usually
      meet with askance looks from believers today? And what does Matthew 13:33
      teach regarding instruction in the Word of the Kingdom during this dispensation?
      And how (in what two ways) does this also affect the biblical scope of salvation
      by grace?

   7. What two major groups, mentioned by the author and regarding the salvation
      message, exist in Christendom today? And although these two groups “remain at
      almost complete odds with one another on the message of salvation by grace,” in
      what common way are both “adversely affected by the same leavening process
      that is rampant in the „Laodicean Church‟ of today”?

Chapter One

   1. On what aspect of salvation does the existing, ongoing warfare between powerful
      spirit beings in the heavens (Satan and his angels) and individuals on the earth
      (Christians) center? And what ramifications does this warfare portend? And to


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   what two truths do these ramifications look back? And regardless of what aspect
   of salvation is in view, what is the revealed goal of it, which is always the same in
   Scripture? And when will this goal be realized?

2. Of what was the Church called into existence in order to be the recipient? And
   with this in view, in relation to what are Christians (as Israelites in time past) the
   ones presently being afforded the opportunity to bring forth fruit? And who will
   Christians eventually displace, who are described in Ephesians 3:10?

3. What is the specific reason why this spiritual warfare rages? And what battle
   anticipates and prepares the way for Christ and His co-heirs to move into the
   heavenly realm and exercise regal power therein? And when does this battle take
   place?

4. What will be the composition and method of reigning/rulership in the coming
   kingdom of Christ? And what two cities and two thrones will be apart of this
   composition? And how will rule be exercised from each? And how long will this
   rule last? And what will be the final outcome from this rule?

5. What place does the earth hold in the kingdom of God? And who now rules over
   earth? And from where does that person rule? And when will that person‟s rule
   end? And what action relative to that person changed his right to rule over earth?
   And what biblical principal will determine when that rule will be transferred to
   another?

6. Although Satan‟s fall did not produce an immediate change in his appointed
   position, what change (and to what body and system) did it immediately produce?
   And when did God approximately bring a restoration to this changed body and
   system? And according to the author, what are the four aspects revealed in “how
   Scripture begins”?

7. What necessitated the appearance of the “Second Man”? And what is the purpose
   of this “appearance”? And according to the author, what pattern is mirrored by
   man‟s fall and subsequent redemption? And how is the ruin of earth similar to the
   ruin of man? And how is the restoration of each similar to each other? And how
   does each differ in terms of actual time?

8. To what period of time did every earthly Sabbath point and anticipate; which the
   whole of Scripture, progressing through six days of redemptive work, moves
   toward?

9. From what realm do Satan and his angels presently rule? What chapter in the Old
   Testament reveals certain insights into how the present kingdom of Satan is
   structured, along with the location of those administering power and authority in
   the kingdom? And what position does any person occupy who occupies a
   position of power in any Gentile earthly kingdom during the present age, as it



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   relates to Satan and his angels? And how is Israel an exception to this earthly-
   heavenly connection of rule? And what book in the New Testament reveals the
   same earthly-connection of rule with the heavens, though from a different
   perspective?

10. What are the two central messages of the book of Ephesians? And why does the
    present warfare between Satan and his angels with Christians rage? And how
    long will this warfare continue?

11. For what purpose was Israel called into existence by God? And in order for this
    purpose to ultimately be realized, what must take place? And, to effect (establish)
    the “whole of the matter,” what three things did Israel‟s calling involve?

12. What two times in history was the nation of Israel placed in a position where the
    people of Israel could enter into and occupy the kingdom? And what segment of
    the kingdom was in view in the days of Moses and Joshua? And what was the
    designation of this segment of the kingdom, which Israel was to enter and
    occupy?

13. What happened at Kadesh-Barnea between the people of Israel and Moses and
    God, relative to the land they were to enter and occupy? And what was the
    consequence for Israel‟s conduct at this time? And what two individual‟s escaped
    this consequence? And why did they escape? And what generation of Israel,
    under whose leadership, finally entered the land?

14. Why did the Israelites who entered the land, along with succeeding generations of
    Israelites, never realize the fullness of the purpose for their calling? And how did
    Israel‟s actions toward God (positive and negative) subsequent to entering the
    land, affect the Gentile nations around them and God‟s attitude and actions back
    toward Israel?

15. What led to the “times of the Gentiles”? And what does the “times of the
    Gentiles” mean relative to the people of Israel? When did the “times of the
    Gentiles” begin; and, when will it end? And, in addition to the “kingdom,” what
    else was taken from Israel?

16. What two times in history was a remnant of Israel allowed to return to the land?
    And in both cases when Israel rebuilt her temple, what did it not house? And
    what two times in history reflect the remnant of Israel, which was and will be
    allowed to return to the land, being uprooted and driven to the ends of the earth?

17. When will Israel, with her temple (housing the Glory of God once again), be
    restored? And who will effect (accomplish) this restoration?

18. What segment of the kingdom, other than the earthly one, had to be offered to
    Israel? And when was this segment offered to Israel? And what two individuals



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   offered it? And why could this segment of the kingdom be established by Israel
   at the time of these offerings?

19. Why should the expression “kingdom of heaven” always be translated “the
    kingdom of the heavens” in the New Testament? And after the offering of the
    “the kingdom of the heavens” by Christ, what two groups of people did He call
    and commission to continue offering this aspect of the kingdom to Israel? And
    what was the response by Israel to this offering of the kingdom of the heavens?

20. What did Israel‟s rejection of the kingdom of the heavens anticipate? And what
    announcement (verse of Scripture) concerning this matter was made to Israel‟s
    leaders just prior to the event of Calvary? And because of this announcement
    relative to this segment of the kingdom, what substance could Israel no longer
    bring forth? And within what two ages would their inability to “bring forth”
    relative to this segment of the kingdom last? But to what segment of the kingdom
    does none of the above apply, relative to Israel?

21. To what nation did Christ refer when He announced to the religious leaders in
    Israel that the kingdom would be taken from Israel and be given to “a nation
    bearing the fruits of it”? And how is this “nation” first mentioned in one respect
    by one and half millennia and in another respect by four millennia prior to the
    events in Matthew‟s gospel?

22. What type of promises and blessings apply to the Church? And how do these
    now differ from the promises and blessings that apply to Israel? And what
    usually contributes to a misunderstanding of the two realms (spheres) of the
    kingdom?

23. Why could Christ‟s announcement to the religious leaders in Israel have had
    nothing to do with the earthly segment (sphere) of the kingdom? And around
    what activity does the work of the Holy Spirit throughout the entire present
    dispensation revolve?

24. At what location will Christ‟s co-heirs be shown qualified to rule and reign with
    Him? And when this is done, what will be the designation of His co-heirs? And
    from where will they rule and reign with Christ? And for how long will this be?

25. How will Christ have a dual reign during the Messianic Era? And, similar to the
    designation of Christ‟s co-heirs, what will be the designation of Israel during the
    Messianic Era?

26. What will be the object of Christ‟s rule during the Messianic Era? And what will
    Christ do with the kingdom once “all rule and all authority and power” has been
    put down and “all things are made subject to Him”? And why will He take this
    action relative to the kingdom?




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Chapter Two

   1. What determines the outcome of the spiritual warfare in which Christians are
      engaged? And in what “framework of engagement” of the enemy may victory be
      achieved in this warfare? And what will be the outcome should a Christian not
      adhere to this framework of engagement?

   2. What attitude is necessary for the Christian to win in the spiritual warfare? And
      what is the “overriding thought” in the book of Ephesians? Christians have been
      saved by grace through faith in order to realize what objective? And therefore,
      what is the task of a pastor-teacher relative to Christians? And what is the
      question that will determine what a Christian does about the Lord‟s instructions
      concerning proper preparation for the battle at hand?

   3. When one enters into a battle, what two things is all-important to know? And to
      be successful in the spiritual warfare, in what are Christians to be strong and with
      what are they to be properly clothed? And through the actions of what assistants
      does Satan bring to pass his crafty ways of deceit? In fact, what is Satan called,
      which reflects how he and his assistants move against Christians?

   4. How does the “kingdom of Satan” relate to the kingdom of God? And how did
      Satan‟s position change within the kingdom of God? And what kingdom did
      Christ disassociate Himself with in John 18:36a?

   5. Within what scope do angels in the kingdom of God act? And for what purpose
      do they do this? And by so doing this, their actions are looked upon in what
      manner? And what would be an example of this, which may be found in the book
      of Genesis? And how does this mirror the carrying out of Satan‟s purpose in the
      spiritual warfare?

   6. What are four different ways in which Satan‟s angelic hosts are described in
      Ephesians 6:12? And to what is referred by the term “principalities” as used in
      Ephesians 6:12? And during the Messianic Era, how long will Christ reign
      relative “to all world-rulers, those holding positions of power and authority”?
      And to what is alluded when the Greek word arche is used as the opening word to
      describe the incumbent world-rulers in heavenly places?

   7. What is the “objective” in battle? And how does this “objective” relate to the
      spiritual warfare? And what “aspirations” did Satan have, which produced major
      changes in his portion of God‟s kingdom (i.e., Satan‟s kingdom)? And what was
      the first major change? And what was the second major change? And how does
      Scripture deal with “time” relative to this second major change?

   8. When did God deem “time” to be relevant in his revelation to man? And
      approximately how long ago did God restore the earth? And how long did it take
      Him to effect this restoration? And during this restoration, when did God create



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   man? And why did God create man? What are two statements of God within the
   first chapter of Genesis that supports this conclusion?

9. What one recourse did Satan possess (relative to man) in order for him to retain
   his position within his kingdom? And how did Satan carry out this recourse?

10. How did God act after man‟s fall, which was in an entirely different fashion than
    He had acted when Satan fell? And why did Satan continue his move against man
    in spiritual warfare and has continued in this manner to this day?

11. What verse of Scripture reveals that God is not going to change His mind
    concerning the reason He called man into existence? And what is the relationship
    between the purpose of man‟s creation and the purpose of his redemption?

12. Whose crowns will Christians one day wear once they are qualified to rule in the
    kingdom of Christ? And how does this relate to the 24 elders casting their crowns
    before God‟s throne in Revelation 4:10? And who are the “elders” in Revelation
    4:10? And how does the Greek word for “crowns,” as used in Revelation 4:10,
    assist in identifying the elders? And subsequent to what event will these elders
    relinquish their crowns?

13. What body (group) was called into existence to ascend and occupy the throne
    with God‟s Son during the coming age, a position that initially was offered to and
    rejected by Israel? And how does this relate to the “acquisition,” which is to be
    obtained by the Holy Spirit and is His “primary mission,” during this
    dispensation? And what one objective is in view pertaining to all God‟s activities
    relative to Christians in this dispensation?

14. On what individuals would Satan‟s and his angelic ruler‟s attack be centered on
    and against in this dispensation?

15. What is it that indicates that there really isn‟t an ongoing battle between
    Christians and the forces of Satan such as Ephesians 6:10ff describes? And what
    does the author mean by “the Laodicean State of Christendom”? And how does
    this “Laodicean State” relate to the continuous working of the leaven that the
    woman placed in the three measures of meal very early in this dispensation
    (Matthew 13:33)? And what lack of awareness permeates those who comprise the
    “Laodicean State”? And what capability do these individuals lack in this regard?

16. Who are the ones against whom the present world-rulers move in all their fury?
    And in what two books of the Old Testament does the author show that this
    matter may be seen very graphically in typology? And how are the spiritual truths
    that God teaches by way of types fulfilled through their antitypes? And how does
    the author portray David and his loyal band of men, as recorded in 1 Samuel, in
    the type-antitype relationship?




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Chapter Three

   1. What physical sphere is central in the book of Ephesians? And what spheres of
      time are relevant to that which is revealed throughout the epistle?

   2. In relation to present time, where is Christ and Christians be seen to be
      positioned? Then, in relation to future time, where will Christ and Christians be
      seen to be positioned?

   3. What entities presently rule earth from the heavens (i.e., from that part of the
      heavens in proximity to the earth)? And in what “capacity” do they rule? And
      how will the future government of the earth be different?

   4. Who presently is the “ruler of the authority of the air”? And what position does
      he occupy among other powerful spirit beings?

   5. In what position was Christ placed subsequent to His resurrection? And to what
      does this placement point? And how is the “matter in view” relative to this
      position? And what Old Testament verse indicates this? And following the
      fulfillment of this verse, what rule will Christ execute? And what must first occur
      before Christians can realize the purpose for their present positional standing “in
      Christ”?

   6. What is portended by Christ and Christians in their presently occupied position?
      And what has the preordained activity of God‟s Son been planned around? And
      what time period will be the first of many within the eternal plans and purposes of
      God? And subsequent to this time period, what nature of rule will be established?
      And from where will it emanate? And how is this different from where this rule
      emanates today?

   7. According to the author, how should the Messianic Era not be thought of, and
      then, how should one think of it? And how is this era foreshadowed in Scripture?
      And in (through) whom is God going to exhibit His “kindness” to Christians
      during the coming ages, referred to in Ephesians chapter two?

   8. With what does the eschatology of Scripture concern itself almost exclusively?
      And what is revealed by the Church in existence today relative to the concern of
      the eschatology of Scripture? And in Ephesians 3:8-10, what two facets are
      revealed relevant to the central truth that permeates the book of Ephesians?

   9. How does the existence of the Church, as did the existence of Adam and Eve (or
      the existence of Israel at a later time), affect Satan? And the Church is in
      existence to fulfill what purpose? And, this being the case, what is the “near” and
      the “far” purpose for the existence of the Church? And what knowledge only
      serves to intensify the spiritual warfare between Satan and Christians?




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10. What is the book of Ephesians all about, which, whether Christians understand
    this purpose or not, one can rest assured that Satan and his angels understand
    and know what‟s happening? And according to the author, what “interesting
    paradox” exists relative to man‟s calling to one day occupy regal positions in
    “heavenly places,” when it is viewed in the light of the aspirations of both saved
    and unsaved man today?

11. What is the purpose (mission) of pastor-teachers in the Church? And on what
    seven doctrinal issues would the instructions provided by these pastor-teachers, of
    necessity, have to center?

12. What is dealt with in both Ephesians 4:14 and 6:11, for which Christians must be
    prepared? And what type of Christian is only able to fulfill the instruction given
    in Ephesians 6:10, 11? And in what Old Testament type may this be easily
    demonstrated? And how was it demonstrated in this Old Testament type? And
    what “entire matter” did this Old Testament type revolve around? And what New
    Testament antitype does this Old Testament type foreshadow?

13. What must a Christian do in order to be able to firmly stand against the settled
    plan, the systematic strategy of Satan, while holding his ground and giving no
    place to the enemy?

14. In the Old Testament type, what progress had Israel made relative to God‟s Word,
    which is described in the New Testament with the Greek words “gnosis” and
    “epignosis”? And from what “viewpoint” were the children of Israel to view the
    inhabitants of the Promised Land? And of the 12 spies sent into the land, who
    alone saw it this way?

15. What is the meaning of the word “truth” in Ephesians 6:14, according to the
    author? And who were the “giants [Hebrew: nephilim, „fallen ones‟]” inhabiting
    the land during Moses‟ day? And how do they relate to that which is in a
    Christian‟s life today, requiring God‟s supernatural intervention on behalf of His
    people?

16. What are the first and second pieces of armor mention in Ephesians chapter six?
    And this being the case, what is the thought mentioned by the author? And what
    type of righteousness is stated in Ephesians 6:14, which type is also referred to in
    James 2:21-25 and Revelation 19:8? And what is the relationship between the
    justification stated in Romans 5:15-18 and the justification stated in James 2:24?

17. What are the two gospels in Scripture? Which one is achieved through
    justification by grace through faith? And what are two scriptural passages that
    address both gospels? And which one is addressed in Ephesians 6:15? And what
    are two facets of the message concerning peace, which is mentioned in Ephesians
    6:15?




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   18. According to the author, what is the weakness of the average Christian? And why
       is this so? And how is this reflected by the Israelites at Kadesh-Barnea? And
       how is this reflected by Christians today? And how does one “put on” the shield
       of faith? And how does this relate to Jude 3 and 1 Timothy 6:12?

   19. What does the putting on “the helmet of salvation” mean in Ephesians chapter
       six? And according to 1 Thessalonians 5:8 what is equated to the “helmet of
       salvation”? And to what is referenced by that which is equated to the “helmet of
       salvation”? And what are the two possible realizations of “hope”? And in view
       of achieving what objective does one put on the helmet of salvation? And what
       doctrine purifies a Christian and which should be on every believer‟s lips, as a
       ready testimony surrounding the purpose for his salvation?

   20. What is the one thing that God has provided as a weapon to be used against the
       enemy and is to be taken by a Christian into spiritual warfare? And in the Greek,
       what does “given by inspiration of God” (2 Timothy 3:16) actually mean? And
       what is meant by “comparing spiritual things with spiritual things” (1 Corinthians
       2:13)?

   21. Why is Scripture alive (Hebrews 4:12)? And understanding why Scripture is
       alive is best understood by visiting what location in God‟s Word? And to visit
       this location one employs what two principles of interpretation? And what
       linguistic rule is established the first time a subject is mentioned in Scripture?
       And how long does this established rule last?

   22. How does the rule (principle) mentioned in the latter part of the previous question
       apply to the “breath of God” as found in Genesis 2:7? And within Scripture,
       following Genesis 2:7, how does this principle (rule) apply to any time that life is
       subsequently recorded as being produced?

   23. What is the most powerful thing at a Christian‟s disposal for the spiritual warfare?

Appendix One

   1. Who in Scripture is the progenitor of the Amalekites, the one who reveals the true
      nature (within a spiritual framework) and significance of the Amalekites in
      Scripture?

   2. Who was the firstborn son of Isaac? And what viewpoint did this firstborn son
      have, which was different from God‟s viewpoint? And on what specific matter
      did this firstborn son center his viewpoint, which was the main thing that
      Scripture signaled out about him?

   3. What was Esau‟s attitude toward his birthright? And in light of this, what did he
      do with it? And what kind of gratification did he satisfy by doing this? And




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     where is this reflected in the book of Hebrews? And how does this passage in
     Hebrews relate to various warning passages that precede it?

  4. From what perspective did Esau view matters around him? And what type of
     persons do Esau and Jacob (Israel) typify? And how does the author more
     specifically explain the part of the type (Jacob)? And what creation is mentioned
     in Isaiah 43:1? And what allows this “creation” to be passed on through
     procreation? And according to Luke chapter one, over what “house” will Christ
     reign in the future? And how long will the Israelites reside in natural bodies?

  5. What is the key to correctly understanding the various spiritual lessons inherent in
     the different scriptures where the Amalekites are mentioned? And what was the
     “main thing” that marked the Amalekites?

  6. In the type, what was the reason for Israel being called out of the land of Egypt,
     which was the direction toward which all things surrounding Israel moved? And
     how did Amalek relate to this “reason”? And as in the type of Israel and Amalek,
     how does this relate to the antitype of Christians and “the man of flesh” today?
     And what is the account about of the Israelites‟ encounter and battle with Amalek
     in Exodus 17:8-16?

  7. According to the author, what is a teaching graphically set forth in the books of 1
     and 2 Samuel? And how did this teaching play out in 1 and 2 Samuel?

  8. In addition to his life, what else was stripped from Saul by the Amalekite? And
     how does this relate to Revelation 3:11? And what type of rulers only will ascend
     the throne with Christ and realize the other two aspects of the birthright (being not
     only kings but priests [king-priests], and receiving a double portion of all the
     Father‟s goods as co-heirs with the “King of kings, and Lord of lords”)?

  9. How does the author see a “dual-type” in Moses during the battle between the
     Israelites and the Amalekites in Exodus 17:8-16? And how do the actions by
     Aaron and Hur relate to a Christian‟s spiritual warfare? And then, how does this
     relate to Hebrews 10:23-25?

  10. How is the phrase, “until the going down of the sun” (Exodus 17:12), to be
      interpreted (typified) in a Christian‟s spiritual warfare? And according to the
      author, in Exodus 17:9-12, what does the “rod,” the “stone,” and the “hill” typify?
      And “everything about realizing victory in the battle against Amalek” centers on
      what one thought?

Appendix Two

  1. What immediately follows the events surrounding the judgment seat? And what
     does this depict? And, calling attention to the same event again at this point in the
     book, what would this show? And preceding the beginning of what period will



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   the events that occur at the judgment seat and the revelation of the bride take
   place?

2. What “dual aspect” of teaching surrounding the Church is seen in Revelation,
   chapters‟ two and three? And what is the description of Christ as is seen in
   Revelation, chapter one? And how is this description shown? And what portion
   of the Church is seen in the presence of Christ in Revelation, chapters‟ one
   through three? And how is this shown? And what is seen in chapters two and
   three relative to the future of Christians?

3. What did John see immediately after his attention had been directed to events in
   Revelation 1:10ff, which is recorded in Revelation, chapter four? And upon
   seeing this, what did John describe? And then, following this, to what does the
   scene return, as seen in Revelation chapter four verses ten and eleven?

4. Aside from Christ‟s return in chapter nineteen, what other apex of Scripture is to
   be found in the book of Revelation, according to the author?

5. What do “crowns” signify in Scripture? And what is in view throughout the book
   of Revelation? What events preceded and succeeded the events in chapter four of
   Revelation? And who (type of beings) has ruled the earth from time immemorial?
   And when will their rule be terminated?

6. When will those Christians who will rule during the Messianic Era receive their
   crowns? And from where (whom) will these crowns come? And what principle
   of biblical government does the author state relative to the wearing of crowns?
   And what historical account, being a type, in the Old Testament does the author
   use to illustrate this principle?

7. And if one stays within context and keeps in mind the earth‟s government in both
   history and prophecy, who are the twenty-four elders that are mentioned in
   Revelation, chapter four? And what linguistic and contextual arguments does the
   author advance relative to Revelation 5:9, 10?

8. What way will be opened for God by the action of the twenty-four elders? And at
   this point, what two facts are relayed by the author relative to the kingdom and
   Christ? And to whom are the crowns relinquished? And then to whom will these
   crowns be given? And, in reality, what is the subject of the first nineteen chapters
   of the book of Revelation?

9. According to the author, and for the first time in history, what was made known
   and shown forth, which succeed events in Revelation, chapters one through three
   and which are reflected in chapter four? And how is the disposition of crowns
   different between the twenty-four elders and Satan with his followers?




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   10. How does the author show the fact that angels represented by the twenty-four
       elders are not presently ruling with Satan? And what “numbers-argument” does
       the author use to show that the identity of the twenty-four elders is shown not only
       by their actions and the place in which this (their casting of crowns) occurs in the
       book? And accordingly, what is represented by the numbers “three” and “twelve”
       in Scripture?

Appendix Three

   1. To what location will man‟s rule be confined in the “coming age”? And during
      this age, from where will Christ and men (who will rule with Christ) obtain their
      crowns? And what dual aspect of rule will exist in this coming age? And who
      will rule in each? And what will be the difference in the “relationship associated
      with Christ,” which will exist between these two spheres of rulership.

   2. Who presently rules from the heavens over earth? And through whom do those
      who presently rule from the heavens exercise their rule over the earth? And what
      historical Old Testament account does the author use to illustrate this fact? And
      within the account, what does the author stipulate regarding the rule over Israel as
      being different to the rule over the Gentile nations? And who is Israel‟s ruling
      angel?

   3. What must be established for man to begin his rule in accordance with the
      purpose for his existence? And then, how long will his rule continue? And what
      must be recognized between the exercise of power and authority during the
      millennium and afterwards? And in scope of their fulfillment, what recognition
      must be afforded “overcomer‟s promises”?

   4. In Revelation 2:26, 27, what is promised to overcoming Christians? And to what
      is this promise compared? And what is the purpose of the millennium? And what
      will Christ do once this purpose is fulfilled? And how will Christ‟s position be
      changed at the end of the millennium? And how does this affect the interpretation
      of the promises such as those in Revelation 2:26, 27; 3:21?

   5. What two individuals in the Old Testament are classic examples of individuals
      forfeiting the rights belonging to the firstborn? And for what reason did each
      forfeited his birthright? And what is the lesson for the Christian, which is found
      in the fifth (last) major warning in the book of Hebrews? And what example
      (type) is used to illustrate the lesson of this warning?

   6. When did Esau realize the value of his birthright? And upon realizing it, what
      action did he take? And what was the result of his efforts in this regard? And
      how does the story of Esau and his birthright relate to Christians?

   7. How long will the forfeiture of a Christian‟s birthright last? And what verse in
      Revelation indicates this? And how is this verse different from a similar one in



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   Revelation, chapter seven? And upon what argument does the author believe that
   graduations of power and authority among Christians may also extend past the
   millennium and into the ages?

8. According to the author, viewing that which is revealed in the whole of Scripture
   concerning the government of the universe within God‟s kingdom, to what one
   conclusion can a person only be drawn? And, according to the author, to what
   does the millennium serve as a beginning?

9. What begins when the “Day of the Lord” ends? And at that time what will
   happen to the present heavens and the earth? And once this is done, why will
   there be no need for the sun? And, also, what two changes will take place relative
   to God‟s throne? And what will be the capital of the new earth?

10. Where in the Old Testament does Scripture provides a glimpse into this facet of
    God‟s government of the universe? And how does this Old Testament account
    reveal God's government of the universe? And concerning the ages past the
    millennium, what passage of Scripture appears to indicate that Christians will
    occupy positions of authority over angels throughout the universe? And
    concerning God‟s rule of the universe throughout the ages to come, what first
    must take place?




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