Conquered in heaven and cast out of eternity, the battle rages on here on earth. The Dragon rages, for he knows his time is short. Your time here is short as well. While our spiritual warfare continues, rest assured that in Christ, the victory is won.
The angels fight on at our side. Meanwhile that ancient serpent, the accuser and deceiver of the world seeks to drive a wedge between God and His people. The old evil foe would have your absolution contested, your true identity slandered, and cause many to deny and forsake the testimony of the New Testament in the Lamb’s blood.
Jesus sternly warns any who would dare join with the Dragon to force or entice away God’s children into sin. “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10).
Some have “entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews 13:2) Guardian servants from Heaven, these are sent to preserve God’s people on earth and to defend the eternal witness of Christ and His Word now, for you!
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A sermon on Revelation 12:7-12 / Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels / 29 September 2019
Revelation 12:7-12 English Standard Version (ESV)
12:7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”