LifePointe Christian Church
Revelation - War In Heaven - 12:7-17 - Week 10
Speaker: Chris Delfs, Senior Pastor
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Misconception about the devil: He is not real

Misconception about the devil: He’s in hell waiting to torment people who go there

Revelation 20:10
The devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur,
where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. NIV

Job 1:6
One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. 7 “Where have you come from?” the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.” NLT

2 Corinthians 2:11
We don’t want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief—
we’re not oblivious to his sly ways! MSG (We are not ignorant of his schemes. Or: We know what he is trying to do).

Revelation 12:7 Then there was war in heaven. NLT

Satan is persistent

Luke 4:13
When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came. NLT

1 Peter 5:8
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. NIV

Luke 12:31
Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; NASB

Revelation 12:7
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels.

Jude 1:9
The archangel Michael contended with the devil and disputed about the body of Moses. NRSV

Daniel 12:1
Michael, the chief of the angels, is the protector of your people. CEV

Ephesians 2:2
The prince of the power of the air. ESV

Revelation 12:9
This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one
deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels. NLT

Satan called a great dragon

Satan called the ancient serpent (Genesis 3)

Devil: slanderer

Satan: Enemy or adversary

Satan deceives the whole world

Revelation 12:10
Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last
— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night. NLT

Satan called the accuser

Revelation 12:12
Therefore, rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice!

Revelation 12:12
You who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror (woe) will come on the earth
and the sea, for the devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing that he has little time. NLT

GREAT TRIBULATION: God's wrath combined with Satan's wrath
The battle in Heaven that we can’t see becomes the battle on earth we can see

Revelation 12:6
The woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place to care for her for 1,260 days. NLT

Revelation 12:14
She would be cared for and protected from the dragon for a time, times, and half a time. NLT

Revelation 13:5
Then the beast was allowed to speak great blasphemies against God. And he was given authority to do whatever he wanted for forty-two months. NLT

Revelation 12:12
The devil has come down to you in great wrath (fury, anger). NLT

Why has God been patient by allowing Satan access to Heaven?

Answer: God’s grace to the world

Matthew 24:15-21

Satan is conquerable

Revelation 12:11
And they have defeated (overcame) him by the blood of the Lamb and by
their testimony. NLT

1 John 2:1
We have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. NIV

Romans 8:37 We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. NIV

Romans 8:37 Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. NIV