R12 The tragic rage

R12  The tragic rage

Carry on our study of Revelation 12.

Revelation 12:7  ‘And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough and they lost their place in heaven.’

We explored yesterday how there will be an end-time battle between Michael and the enemy and that this battle is possibly, maybe, being fought right now.

There is a sadly tragic note to this verse. The dragon is always going to lose in any fight against the Lord God Almighty. He will stand no chance at all. It is the pride and jealousy that dwells in his heart  that drives him on in his insane and hopeless quest..

Isaiah 14:13  ‘You said in your heart “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God…v.15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.’

Yesterday I put forward the line of thought that the enemy has already lost his place in the third heavens and been demoted to the second level. Now he is finally thrown to the ground where he will take over and inhabit the person of the end-time beast, as we shall see shortly.

Psalm 24:8  Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.’

I learnt, early on in life, not to pick fights with lads bigger than me. 

But the enemy is driven by an insane jealous rage that will destroy him. 

Revelation 20:10  ‘And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever.’

Thank you for reading this!

  • Revelation 16:1 Painful Sores
    And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores. 
  • Revelation 15:8 Holiness
    Please click image and scroll down to see full picture. Once again, these precious verses remind us that God moves in heavenly righteousness. The seven angels are dressed in robes of perfect holiness and they carry the seven plagues that will purge and cleanse this corrupted world. The temple is filled with the glory of God as He brings perfect holiness and righteousness to bear down on this earth. 
  • Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding
    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core.  But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 
  • Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus
    Please tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 15:1 Glass and Fire
    The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.  And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 

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