I woke up at 5:00 a.m. without an alarm. I remembered we finish reading the book of Revelation today and my first thought was,
We don’t win in our own strength, Jesus Christ wages war against Satan and all his demons and defeats them!
Revelation 20:1, 2, “And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He seized that dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” Modern English Version
There are three archangels named in the Bible:
- Gabriel – God’s Messenger, (Daniel 8:15-16; 9:21-27; Luke 1:26-38).
- Michael – Commander of God’s Army, (Daniel 10:10-21; 12:1; Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:7-9).
- Lucifer – Chief Musician, (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:13).
Lucifer said he would exalt his throne above the stars of God and fell from heaven, (see Isaiah 14:13). Lucifer is also called Satan or the Devil. He’s tricked us into believing he is strong.
Yet, when it is time to bind him up, (so he can no longer deceive the nations), God sends “an angel.” He doesn’t send Michael, his strongest warrior just “an angel” that is not even named.
This angel carries a heavy chain in one hand and grabs Satan with the other. He captures him single-handedly and binds him with chains.
Satan is like the wizard in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” He’s behind a curtain pushing buttons and pulling strings. He wants you to think he is all-powerful when he is not. One unnamed angel captures him.
Isaiah 14:16, 17, “Those who see you shall stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth to tremble and shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?’ ” Modern English Version
(Click title to leave a comment.)
©2009-2017 frugalfish.org. All rights reserved.
Twitter – @frugalfishorg
Facebook – Frugal Fish