Saturday, March 9, 2013

Michael and His Angels

Then war broke out 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.
Revelation 12:7 and 8,NIV

A good friend of mine, who was a teacher, told me of strong boys in her classes, often fighters and trouble makers. "It seems like their names are always Mike," she told me with a laugh.

I only know of two angels with names who are prominent in the Bible--Gabriel, the messenger, and the warrior, Michael. What a victory he finally wins. He is victorious over the devil himself.

Revelation tells of the greatest battle ever, and tells us that, presently, Satan and his angels have a place in heaven. Although the past tense is used, as it often is in prophecy, this climactic battle is yet future. It portrays a great victory for those in heaven, but woe for those on the earth.

Therefore rejoice you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! Revelation 12:12, NIV

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