by Daniel Rodgers

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And There Was War in Heaven (16 of 26)
Series: The Book of Revelation
A Verse by Verse Study
Dan Rodgers
Revelation 12:1-17

INTRODUCTION: Our lesson last week was "The Seventh Trumpet Judgment," dealing with God's pronouncement of judgment upon the earth. In Rev. 11:18, it says, "And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."

In vs. 15, of the same chapter, the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, proclaiming the kingdoms of the world have now become the kingdoms of the Lord: "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." The Lord has had enough...He is now taking over. One might ask, "Why hasn't the Lord done something before now? The answer is that He is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). He has been waiting for the last man to be saved that will be saved. It is because of His patience, love and mercy, He has waited until now.
As I mentioned last week, chapters 10 and 11 are parenthetical. Chapter 12 is a continuation of the seventh trumpet judgment that begins in chapter 11.

This evening, we will see a panoramic view of the spiritual war that takes place in heaven, as Satan is cast down to the earth and seeks to destroy Israel and the Christ Child. Of course, we know the outcome of the story--we've read the Book. Satan and all his evil demons will be defeated and cast into the lake of fire.

Let me give you our outline...

I. THE WOMAN (VV. 1, 2)

A. Her Description (vs. 1)

1. This description very plainly refers to Israel (Jacob). Israel is often referred to in the feminine form ...

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