Lesson 40 – Revelation 12:10-13

Lesson 40 – Revelation 12:10-13

Revelation 12:10-12 The victory and salvation are won by Jesus. A loud voice in heaven will shout out that the victory and salvation are now won—once for all. Who will this voice be? God’s people. We know this because the voice refers to “our brothers.” The voice will declare the salvation of our God, the day of redemption, when every person who trusted in will be welcomed into eternity where the final triumph of salvation will take place.

Satan will have been defeated and cast out of heaven and the kingdom of our God will be established forever and ever. The power of God’s Messiah will be proven (1 Corinthians 4:20; Revelation 11:17; 19:6). The weapons used to gain the victory over Satan are the weapons that Michael and the angels will use in the battle with Satan (Revelation 12:7-9), the blood of the Lamb the Lord Yeshua, by the word of their testimony, by proclaiming the Word of God and by continuing to confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior (1 Peter 3:15), and by being loyal to Messiah even to death.

Millions will die, but they will live eternally. They shall never taste death because in the blink of an eye God shall transfer them to heaven into His very presence because they were loyal and stood fast in Messiah and refused to deny Him (Matthew 16:25; Luke 9:23; 14:26-27; 18:29-30; 1 Corinthians 15:58). We too must be covered by the blood of the Lamb and have a strong testimony for Christ, sharing with others the Word of God confessing Jesus as our Lord and Savior being loyal even to death (Matthew 10:22). Satan will be cast down to earth, and he will have one more chance to wreck and destroy all he can. When Satan is cast out of heaven, he knows he has but a brief time.

Revelation 12:13-17 Satan will launch a terrible attack against the woman. Over the centuries the Jewish people have faced more hatred and persecution than any other people. Much of that suffering was chastisement from God to turn the nation away from their sin and back to Him. God repeatedly warned Israel of the consequences of disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-68) and punished them when they failed to obey (2 Kings 17:7-23).

Within the sovereign purpose of God for His people, Israel also has suffered constantly and severely at the hands of Satan, acting as God’s instrument. Unlike God, however, Satan’s purpose in causing the Jewish people to suffer is not remedial, but destructive. He doesn’t seek to bring them to repentance and salvation, but to death and destruction. However any nation that touched Israel was severely judged by God. Daniel, like Jeremiah and Jesus, saw essentially the same scenario that John reveals in Revelation 12 (Daniel 12:1-11): a future time of unparalleled distress, persecution, and slaughter for Israel.

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