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Thursday, May 31, 2012

War Broke Out In Heaven

Lord, cleanse my heart and open it to Your message for me today. Amen

"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast ... to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9)

Did you know that heaven is not off bounds to satan right now? Until this future heavenly war takes place, satan still has limited access to heaven. And he uses that access to go before God the Father and spew evil accusations against us!

In Job 1:6 we find satan presenting himself before the Lord in order o attack Job's character. That's exactly what he's still doing today - maligning the children of God, day and night! (Revelation 12:10).

But one of these days God is going to put an end to the devil's tirades. it will be proven that these accusations against God's children hold no water because of the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, "...And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins ..." (1 John 2:1-2).

So satan can play the role of the prosecuting attorney all he wants. Jesus is our defense attorney, and when He presents His evidence to the Judge, the case is closed. Thank God for the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all sin! (1 John 1:7).

There will be great rejoicing in heaven when the accuser of the brethren is cast down for good (Revelation 12:10, 12). But much woe will be coming to the earth as satan realizes he's being boxed in. This once-holy angel is on a swift downward spiral, headed for the very depths of hell, and he's going to try to take as many down with him as he can!

He already drew one-third of the angels down with him in his revolt against heaven (Revelation 12:4). But means two-thirds of the angels  didn't fall! satan and his forces will always be on the losing side of warfare with the Most High God.

~Adrian Rogers~

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