According to Revelation 12, Christmas is about a 7 headed dragon waiting at the foot of the manger to devour the Christ child. Christmas is about intense spiritual warfare as the devil and his angels wage war in heaven and are cast down to the world in bitter defeat. And Christmas is about the victory of the lamb of God born out in the lives of the saints who are even willing to face death to show the world the glory of His salvation. In this 3rd and final message of the mini-series, we look at how Satan attacks the church and how God’s purpose prevails.
In this second of three sermons from Revelation 12, we explore the victory of the ages as Christ’s ascension triggers a battle in the heavens that ends with Satan being fully ejected from heaven. Because of Christ’s victory, no accusation will ever be heard against his people in the halls of heaven ever again. But now that Satan has been cast down to earth for good, he is going to do everything he can to attack God’s people physically with suffering and loss and death.
There are realities surrounding the incarnation of Christ that transcend mere human history. When we come to the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation, we see the significance of Christ’s coming against the timeless backdrop of the cosmic warfare going on in the spiritual realm between the prince of darkness and the Light of the World. In the first six verses, we are introduced to the main characters in this “Sky-Drama,” and we are brought to realize our own place in this cosmic battle.