Friday, January 10, 2014
Mighty angels are at war.
Who will win the golden prize?
Satan seeks to kill the Lord--
Snuff the Christ and rule by lies.
Michael and his angels fight.
They defend the holy birth,
And they win with truth and light.
Satan's crew's cast down to earth.
Satan still will press his war,
Pushing men toward every sin,
Raging hard against the Lord--
Bitter that the Lord will win.
Satan's hatred heaps up guilt--
Damns his evil, so-proud head.
All the forces he has built--
All will burn among the dead.
Countless ages in dark fire
Never will erase his stain.
Saints, though get their hearts' desire,
And the Lord Himself will reign.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (Revelation 12:3-9 ESV)
Even heaven's not a restful place unless holiness rules; unless the Lord is obeyed.