L. A. Marzulli
Rev 12: 7 – 12 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
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This passage I believe speaks of a future time. (There are those, mainly preterists, who believe that this has already happened. I agree to disagree.) The point being is that at some future point Michael and his angels will do battle with Satan and his angels. Where does this battle take place? In the second heaven. This is the domain of the Luciferian army. While we are not told how these entities fight, it would appear from the text that this is not a mere skirmish but a battle in which the host of heaven essentially evict the hosts of hell!
The text makes it very clear that – nor a place found for them in heaven any longer!
Then the texts points to a supernatural event. It is a proclamation, and it declares that salvation, and the kingdom of God, and the power of His Christ – the anointed one – has come. This is a dramatic turning point in the history of the universe, because it a victory cry! This announces that the old rule of the serpent, that great dragon, the Devil, Satan, who has deceived the world and all of his cohorts have been cast to earth, in short it is the end of his reign. His kingdom has just been dismantled. He has lost his dark abode in the second heaven. He has been given the big cosmic boot!
Then we hear that: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Here we are given the tools in which to fight the fallen one and they are the blood of the Lamb and our testimony! The blood that was shed for us on Calvary changed everything! It essentially spelled the end of the Luciferian system, although it has played out on the world stage for the last 2000 years. Our testimony, our statement of belief that comes from our mouth bears witness to the blood! To the salvation that we receive from it and the promise of eternal life!
The next line is a sobering one because we are told: Rejoice, O Heavens – the angels who have not left their first estate( See the Book of Jude!) are ecstatic because the fallen one has been kicked out of heaven. Think of it this way. There has been a crack house in your neighboorhood which has been an eyesore for years and it just got raided and cleaned out!
However there is a dire warning for the inhabitants of earth, and it is this: Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.
I believe that this passage speaks of the end of days. It is the last big maneuver for the fallen one before he is cast into the abyss, the bottomless pit for 1000 years. It warns us that the Fallen One is now stuck with men and woman in our dimension and like us is subject to the laws of time and space! The text tells us that he has great wrath because he knows his time is short. I am reminded of the words of Yashua/ at this point when he warns us that: unless those days were shortened no flesh would survive!
In closing today’s Bun. There are other ways of interpreting this passage, but I believe that these are all future events and that they are literal. I also hold to the position that it may be the Angel Michael who is holding the Fallen One back from fully manifesting on our planet. In any case, we are warned. I believe that this will usher an unprecedented time unparalleled on the earth. The supernatural will manifest as never before and we will literally see, all signs and lying wonders.
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