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Revelation 12 War with the Dragon
Revelation 12 o An panoramic view of Satan’s career. Revelation 12: 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan…
The Existence of the Devil? o People surveyed: 60% of people surveyed say “Satan, is not a living being but is a symbol of evil. ” (The Barna Group, Ltd http: //www. barna. org/Flex. Page. aspx? Page=Topic&Topic. ID=6) o How do you explain the pervasiveness of evil?
Satan’s Career Ezekiel 28: 14 -17 "You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created… By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, And you sinned… Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor
Satan’s Career Isaiah 14: 12 -14 12 "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! 13 ”But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God… 14 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. '
Satan’s Career o Rebelled against God by declaring he would become God. o Took 1/3 angels in his rebellion. Revelation 12: 3 -4 a Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth
Satan’s Career o Rebelled against God by declaring he would become God. o Took 1/3 angels in his rebellion. o Deceived human race into rebellion. Genesis 3: 4 -5 The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5 "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. "
Satan’s Career o Rebelled against God by declaring he would become God. o Took 1/3 angels in his rebellion. o Deceived human race into rebellion. o Worked to destroy God’s chosen people. o Worked to destroy God’s Messiah. Revelation 12: 5 -6 And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. 5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations…
Satan’s Career o Rebelled against God by declaring he would become God. o Took 1/3 angels in his rebellion. o Deceived human race into rebellion. o Worked to destroy God’s chosen people. o Worked to destroy God’s Messiah. o Persecutes God’s people. Revelation 12: 13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
To accomplish this, Satan has set up the Kosmos. Satan’s Career o Rebelled against God by declaring he would become God. o Took 1/3 angels in his rebellion. o Deceived human race into rebellion. o Worked to destroy God’s chosen people. o Worked to destroy God’s Messiah. Matthew 24: 21 -22 o Persecutes God’s people. "For then there will be a great tribulation, such 1 as has not occurred since the beginning of John 5: 19 the world until now, nor ever will. ” the whole world lies in the power of the evil 22 "Unless those days had been cut short, no one. life would have been saved
Three Roles of Satan o Accuser o Serpent who Deceives o Dragon Revelation 12: 9 -10 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world… the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down
Satan as the Accuser o Treadmill Temptation/Sin Oath Accusation Wants us defeated and self-focused!
Satan as the Accuser o Treadmill o Response: n Blood of the Lamb (God’s Grace) n Confess Sin Romans 4: 16 3: 23 -24 Hebrews James 5: 16 12: 11 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Revelation Therefore let us draw near with confidence to Therefore, confess your sins to one another, God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace And they overcame him because of the throne of grace, so that we may receive and pray for one another so that you may be through the redemption which is in Christ blood of the Lamb mercy and find grace to help in time of need. healed. Jesus
Satan as the Serpent who Deceives o “God wouldn’t really judge. ” o “Need to set yourself up financially. ” o Response: 2 Corinthians 11: 13 -15 n Learn God’s Word For such men are false apostles, deceitful n Use God’s Word, and share testimony to workers, disguising themselves as apostles of 2 Timothy 4: 3 its truthfulness. Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan For the time will come when they will not disguises himself as an angel of light. endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have Hebrews 5: 14 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his their ears tickled, they will accumulate for solid food is for the mature, who because of servants also disguise themselves as Revelation 12: 11 themselves teachers in accordance to their practice have their senses trained to discern servants of righteousness And they overcame him…because of the word own desires good and evil. of their testimony
Satan as the Dragon o Raw intimidation and threats o Response: n Our home is in God’s kingdom, and the Dragon can do nothing to affect that. Revelation 1 Peter 5: 812: 11 c they did not love their life even when faced with Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like death a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Philippians 3: 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
Revelation 12: War with the Dragon o Questions? o Comments? o Experiences?