The WAR that broke out in heaven | Our Time
And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the witness of their martyrdom, because even in the face of death they would not cling to life. Let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, trouble is coming – because the devil has gone down to you in rage, knowing that his days are numbered.’
As soon as the devil found himself thrown down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a huge pair of eagle’s wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a year and twice a year and half a year. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away in the current, but the earth came to her rescue; it opened its mouth and swallowed the river thrown up by the dragon’s jaws. Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, that is, all who obey God’s commandments and bear witness for Jesus.
The two ways
1 Happy the man who never follows the advice of the wicked, or loiters on the way that sinners take, or sits about with scoffers,
2 but finds his pleasure in the law of [the LORD], and murmurs his law day and night.
3 He is like a tree that is planted by water streams, yielding its fruit in season, its leaves never fading; success attends all he does.
4 It is nothing like this with the wicked, nothing like this! No, these are like chaff blown away by the wind.
5 The wicked will not stand firm when Judgment comes, nor sinners when the virtuous assemble.
6 For [the LORD] takes care of the way the virtuous go, but the way of the wicked is doomed.