At the first advent, the First Coming of The LORD, the announcement was made "on earth, peace." But now, at the time of the Second Advent, it is "in heaven, war"; for the Dispensations have changed.
At the return of the remnant from Babylon, Satan was present to resist the restoration of the Nation, we see that in Zechariah 3:2, and he was rebuked. So it will be again when the GREAT restoration is about to take place: but this time war will be declared against him.
The mystery connected with this conflict is easy to Faith, though kind of hard for reason. A little insight is given into these spiritual realities in such passages as Job 1-2, 1 Kings 22:19-22. Ephesians 6:11-12. Jude 6.
Milton described this war, but he only drew on his imagination, which was limited by earthly battlefields. This war is wholly different in its occasion, its scenes, its combatants, and its weapons. This war has its foreknown, as revealed here in the Holy Scriptures, and therefore its foretold ending.
Ok, now onto Revelation 12:8, “And they prevailed not; nor was even their place found any more in heaven.” The great object with which that war is waged will be accomplished.
Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent; who is called the Devil, and Satan, he who deceiveth the whole world: he was cast down unto the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.”
There can be no doubt as to whom this "sign" refers. By four names is he defined, so that we might make no mistake. And yet, (it will hardly be believed that), in spite of this, there are interpreters who maintain that it means the "Pagan Roman Empire," and Michael is the "Christian Roman Empire." There are others who understand it of no real war at all, but only a prolonged antagonism between good and evil. How great, and refreshing to come back to the Word of God, and believe that we have there the climax which the Lord Jesus, looking forward to the result of His "sufferings" in "the glory" that should follow, already foresaw with His spiritual prophetic vision in Luke 10:18, and said: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)