The 'back to the future' War in Heaven revealed to us in Revelation 12 : 7, is what human military strategists and theorists call 'Total War' and the Prophet Isaiah 14 : 17 'Confirms' Satan's unholy tactics against those below him; here on planet Earth !!!
If there is one thing that we should all learn about Satan's evil and iniquity is that he long, long ago lost 'any and all' sense of love and holiness; Satan has absolutely 'NO' problem 'killing and destroying' any and all of GOD's creation in the other heavens nor in this heaven where he is literally 'killing and destroying' billions+ of human beings who were created in the very 'Image of GOD' and what he inspired the Pagan Roman's to do to the only begotten of GOD the Father ( Jesus Christ ) on the Cross of Calvary ( Satan in effect had absolutely 'NO' problem torturing and physically killing his own Creator : Thee WORD of GOD : Jesus Christ, via the Pagan Romans*) proves without any doubt that Satan not only wanted to be 'like' the most High GOD; 'BUT' that his evil plans prove that he would have no problem trying and attempting to dethrone GOD if it was remotely possible !!! ( Satan is a created being and obviously he is 'NO' threat to GOD. GOD could have easily 'zapped' Lucifer from existence even before he began his deception in heaven; 'BUT' that is not how GOD operates, in His sovereign plans GOD chose to allow Satan's wickedness to run its' course, most likely to the 'opinion' of this useless vessel of GOD, so that an event like the one Lucifer initiated will never again be attempted by any other of GOD's created beings in eternity future*)
The 'War in Heaven' was 'NO' : pillow fight, kung fu fight, snow ball fight and no boxing fight; and the Angels were not fighting with 'sticks and stones' nor with 'primitive human weapons' it was an epic all out 'Total War' that was played out throughout this Universe by trillions+ of Angels of all ranks ( reminder Angels don't need spacesuits*) very possibly : planet to planet, solar system to solar system, galaxy to galaxy !!! And when it was all over 'Satan and One-Third' of the rebel Angels were captured and thrown down (cast ) 'temporarily' to none other than this planet Earth; before they are ultimately all thrown into the everlasting fire !!! ( Matthew 25:41 ) Lucifer and the fallen Angels didn't simply all : repented, surrendered and put their hands up when our omnipresent Creator brought it before them; truly Satan and his rebel Angels put on a great fight, against GOD's uncorrupted holy Angels still loyal to Him !!! Very truly, there was a 'War in Heaven' and it wasn't a 'small battle' nor a 'campaign' it was thee biggest and most destructive war ever waged in the history of this Universe and very possibly of eternity and according to Revelation 12 : 9, its 'NOT' fully over, it will be finalized during the Tribulation period !!! During WW II, the U.S. forces had to fight the Japanese almost 'island to island' in the Pacific and you and I know fully well that Angels are 'NOT' bound by the same physical laws of this Universe as us !!!
( The Holy Scriptures reveal to us that like 'fallen men' in a maximum security penitentiary, some 'fallen Angels' are much, much more : evil, wicked and destructive than others & that's why they are not all on 'probation' like Satan, but the really, really bad one's were locked up a long time ago !!! ( Revelation 9 : 14-15, Jude 1 : 6, 2 Peter 2 : 4 ) Yes, there's an epic battle for the souls of men & women here on planet earth; Satan wants to : kill, steal, destroy and deceive as many billions+ of human souls as he possibly can; don't you let him take you down with him !!!
Believe it or not, there was a time; a moment in 'Eternity Past' long before GOD Almighty created Adam and Eve in this 'Time and Space' of planet Earth, when there was 'NO' sin in this Universe !!! While the Holy Bible does 'NOT' give us specific details nor insight about how long in 'Eternity Past' it took for Lucifer to 'DECEIVE' One-Third ( 33%) of the Angels in the heavens nor how long the 'War in Heaven' lasted, as students of Bible Prophecy and Theology we very well know that it was not a one day thing !!! EUinProphecy.com has 'extrapolated' key Bible passages and translating it into 'human earth time' we are talking about 'numerous years' that Lucifer was allowed to 'little by little' spread his lies and iniquity upon 'millions upon millions' of highly intelligent Angels !!! ( GOD, our sovereign and omnipresent Creator obviously knew all about Lucifer's iniquity all along 'BUT' in His sovereignty GOD allowed Lucifer to spread his lies until GOD said 'enough is enough' and casted Satan down into planet earth before Satan is finally thrown to that place especially created for him and his fallen Angels !!! ) The patterns of time in the Bible Prophecy indicate that just as GOD allows Satan 1000's of years ( some 6000-7000 years to be specific, since the fall of Adam and Eve) to deceive humanity below our heaven; GOD also allowed Lucifer a somewhat similar prolonged period in the other heaven above us; so we are talking about several 'earth years' GOD is a GOD of patterns; He kicked Satan out of heaven, GOD kicked out Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden and He kicked out the Hebrews ( Jews ) out of the Promised Land for several centuries too !!! GOD also 'delegates' authority via His Angelic hierarchies : Seraphim, Cherubim, Archangels and other great living beings !!!
'There is nothing secret that will not be revealed and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light and be made known to all.' - Luke 8 : 17
'Knowledge shall multiply in the time of the end' - Daniel 12 : 4
Do Angels have weapons ? They sure do and its 'Biblical.' The Cherubim Angels who were stationed in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden had a 'Flaming Sword' that turned every way to guard the Tree of Life !!! ( Genesis 3 : 24 ) Obviously the weapon that the Cherubim had is still more powerful than any personal weapon humans have invented on planet Earth, George Lucas and his 'Lightsaber' are still rather primitive by what is described in Genesis 3 : 24 !!! ( there are various other great examples of the superpowers that Angels have throughout the Bible : making people go blind 'Sodom and Gomorrah' calling down fire from heaven etc*)
What you are about to read is presented only as a 'fictional' account of how Lucifer managed to deceive and win over 'One-Third' of the Angels in Heaven 'Prior' to Adam and Eve having been created on planet Earth. What this servant of Jesus Christ has researched is 'NOT' original, other servants of GOD with much more 'Spiritual Warfare' experience and insight have long arrived at a somewhat similar conclusion. Christian bookstores are full of books that serve as a 'commentary' on the Holy Scriptures and on practical recommendations for daily living; this article should be treated just as that and in 'NO' way is this presented a 'New or Unique Revelation.' In 1986, Frank Peretti wrote a great Christian 'f'ictional' novel 'This Present Darkness' that helped to explain how the enemy of our souls and his demonic forces operate daily on this fallen planet. As this Christian writer writes this article he prays and hopes that this insight will help at least one believer to better prepare ( if he or she is not already spiritually prepared for what is coming*).
This student of Bible Prophecy and Theology 'Reminds' everyone that we were created by 'GOD' manifested in JESUS CHRIST; in the midst of an ongoing 'War' that began in the heaven above us and that has yet to be played out in our physical dimension of 'time & space' here on planet earth !!! This ongoing war has already caused the fall of 'millions upon millions' of Angels and so far has claimed the eternal destiny of billions of human souls; GOD in His sovereignty picked and chose you, me and others for this 'Final Generation' and He most certainly didn't abandon us all here on this fallen planet replete with billions+ of demons, fallen Angels and Satan himself , GOD has left us very, very powerful weapons so that we may be able to defend ourselves against 'ALL" the wiles and tricks of the enemy of our souls; EVERYONE should know the 'Rules of this Game' Satan can truly only defeat those who ignore the WORD of the LIVING GOD : JESUS CHRIST !!! ( Hebrews 5 : 9, Philippians 4 : 7 , John 14 : 6, John 6 : 63 ) GOD does 'NOT' just gives eternal life to everyone 'Willy-Nilly' GOD only promises and gives it to those who manage to 'OVERCOME' by the blood of the Lamb here on planet Earth, cowards are 'NOT' eligible to enter the 'New Jerusalem' !!! ( Revelation 21 : 8-9 ) Yes, life is 'NOT' fair 'BUT' if you and I and anyone else who dares to believe in thee only one begotten by the Father : JESUS CHRIST; we are promised the right and the power to become 'Sons of GOD' and heirs with Jesus Christ in eternity future !!! ( Romans 8 : 17, John 1 : 12 ) This servant of yours and of Jesus Christ doesn't know about you 'BUT' he doesn't plan on leaving planet Earth : empty handed nor defeated by Satan and his demonic forces; one day this human soul is going to go 'SPIRITUALLY VIRAL' and point many, many human souls to : JESUS CHRIST !!!
The 'War in Heaven' ( Revelation 12 ) far, far eclipses any and "ALL" wars ever fought on planet earth by men and our primitive weaponry !!! World War I and WW II do 'NOT' even come remotely close to the : great damage, havoc and destruction caused by the 'War in Heaven' between trillions+ of fighting Angels and not even what happened to Hiroshima or Nagasaki can remotely come close to being compared to the mass destruction that Satan and the Fallen Angels caused throughout this Universe 'BEFORE' they were defeated and thrown into planet earth before GOD created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden !!! Satan and his defeated fallen Angels truly did 'NOT' settle on planet Earth 'Voluntarily' if you know what I mean !!! ( Revelation 12 : 9 and 20 : 2 confirm that Satan was here on planet earth; already in a fallen state before Adam and Eve were created here*) In eternity future, GOD may or may not allow us to view the 'Eternal Records' but the physical evidence ( giant craters, remnants of explosions, asteroids, colliding galaxies... etc ) of that 'War in Heaven' still haunts the physical appearance our entire solar system and beyond and if you think that fallen men are violent you should reconsider what powerful violent fallen Angels are capable of !!!
The Holy Scriptures reveal to us that Satan has been a MURDERER from the very beginning ( John 8 : 44 ) Is our Lord Jesus referring to pre-history of Earth or Lucifer's very beginning ? We know that Lucifer and the Angelic hosts were created long before human history and even before planet Earth was itself created for we see in Job 38 : 7 the Angels celebrating the creation of planet Earth !!! Now let's 'freeze frame' Job 38 : 7; we know that Lucifer had 'NOT' yet rebelled when GOD was creating planet earth in that exact and precise moment of eternity and also notice that the Angels themselves are EXISTING outside of our time and place, so 'NO' one can deny that they indeed are an entirely different creation that was definitely 'NOT' created in the same 6 days as man.
( the Genesis account and the entire Bible itself was 'NEVER' meant to reveal 'EVERYTHING' to the writer of Genesis. Genesis and the entire Scriptures were primarily given to us to 'Record' the history of redemption to those of us on this 'fallen planet.' We are 'NOT' worthy to know everything that has preceded us in all of eternity past; the Angels themselves don't even know everything either, so relax * )
This student of Theology has to stop here and put a 'commentary' on what Genesis is and is 'NOT.' Genesis 1, is the beginning of Adam and Eve on planet earth and it is also the beginning of time for us human beings !!! Genesis 1, is 'NOT' the beginning of eternity and this useless servant of GOD recommends that everyone do their own research on this subject as a 'Berean Believer.'
Most if not all Theologians who specialize on the subject believe that Satan ( Lucifer ) began his corruption of 'millions upon millions' of Angels in the 'Second Heaven.' Our Universe is home to trillions of other galaxies of all sizes and this insignificant servant of Jesus Christ along with various other believers suspect that GOD also created numerous other living things in the trillions of other planets out there in this Universe of His !!! The Angels were obviously supervising other places and creations before us because they sure weren't just floating around 'Dark Matter' in all of 'eternity Past' and neither was GOD our Creator.
Theologians believe that GOD obviously knew every move that Lucifer was secretly and not so secretly plotting against GOD's holy and undefiled creation. Most theological insights into the subject agree that Lucifer was allowed for a very, very long and undisclosed period of eternity ( before time can be humanly understood*) to continue little by little spreading his 'rebellion' against GOD all over the second heaven ( this Universe*) all over galaxy by galaxy, planet by planet 'UNTIL' GOD said enough is enough !!! GOD doesn't want 'ROBOTS' in His heavens; if it were so He would have easily created 'quintillions upon quintillions' of robots to serve Him and He would never have to contend with disobedience and rebellion in the heavens nor on Earth !!!
In warfare a 'battle' is defined as a rather small localized combat ( it should be distinguished from a : campaign , an operation and a mission *) The Book of Revelation tells us that there was ( past tense ) a Mega War in the heaven above us that according to some teachers of Theology destroyed entire planets, galaxies and even greatly affected planet earth before Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden, the evidence for this is found in Job 38 : 7 and when connected to Genesis account we discover that GOD our Creator had obviously created yet another creative masterpiece of His in this section of the Milky Way Galaxy !!! If the Angels ( Sons of GOD*) were celebrating GOD's creation of planet Earth this clearly means that He had fully completed earth then and there 'BUT' obviously when we read in Genessis 1 : 2 the Earth suddenly is without form and empty and dark can only mean that something had happened to planet earth 'BEFORE' Adam and Eve were put in the Garden of Eden on this planet !!! Those who have studied the subject believe that the 'War in Heaven' was truly that a 'Full Scale' all out war between Satan and the Angelic Hierarchies still loyal to GOD Almighty !!! Full scale and all out warfare does 'NOT' last one or two days; and although the Holy Bible does not give us a detailed account of the lenght of the War in Heaven other 'Spiritual Battles' in the heavenlies such as the skirmish found in Daniel reveal to us that in Earth time the Angel Gabriel had to contend for 21 days against the demonic 'Prince of Persia' !!! ( Daniel 10 : 13 )
Most theologians agree that the entire population and number of Angels in all of the 3 heavens exceed quite easily all the human population that has ever been born on this one planet. Although the Holy Scriptures do 'NOT' give us a numerical count for the numbers of Angels that GOD created it does nonetheless compare their numbers as big as to the numbers of stars in this Universe, in this 2017; astronomers have at last counted over : 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ 24 zeroes* stars; it wouldn't be stretching it to conservatively estimate that GOD created trillions+ of Angels and not billions !!!
There is a 'debate' inside of Christian circles about this subject and this student of Theology is 'NOT' shoving this 'Theory' or interpretation down on anyone's throat, this sinner saved by the grace of Jesus Christ merely presents this so that you may fully know what we are all up against; Satan has managed to deceive 'millions upon millions' of highly intelligent beings that were created long before you and I and even long before Adam and Eve were created on planet Earth. You and I also know that he has also quite unfortunately managed to deceive some 90% of all the human souls who have ever been born on planet Earth and if there is 'ONE THING' that this useless servant of JESUS CHRIST RESURRECTED wants you to take and learn from this article ( if you weren't already fully aware of it*) is that we are the 'Final Generation' and I don't know about you 'BUT' if there has ever, ever been a time to :live in holiness, fast, seek the face of GOD, repent of our sins and abide in the word of GOD Almighty is here and now !!!
When GOD temporarily removes His restraining power Satan is going to come down and do to billions of unsuspecting human beings what he was allowed to do to Job and his family !!! ( kill and destroy*) Revelation 12 : 12. GOD is even going to allow Satan to persecute the new believers during the Tribulation and just like Satan used the 4th Beast to persecute the early Church and believers he is once again going to use the 4th & final manifestation of the endtimes Roman Beast to kill by the millions !!!
When we study the great powers that GOD entrusted to His Angelic creation we are able to find out that they have unearthly human powers !!! In the Old Testament we see one Angel of GOD killing over 180,000+ Assyrian soldiers in one night !!! ( Isaiah 37 : 36 ) In Revelation 9 : 14, we see four fallen Angels being loosed to kill billions of people in the future !!! ( if allowed more time, these Angels could easily wipe out ALL of humanity*) When Satan was finally 'CONFRONTED' he did 'NOT' voluntarily come down and settle exclusively on planet earth, there was a 'FULL SCALE Galactic war in this Universe that eclipses anything that 'Star Wars movies, Star Trek movies' or any other space war movie that Hollywood has been able to produce and imaging thus far !!! That is one of several reasons why planet earth, our moon and most of the planets in our solar system are full of giagantic craters and other ancient explosions; something very violent and tragic took place in our solar system long, long before there were any written human records and human witnesses !!!
While we all may disagree on theological 'secondary subjects' such as this one, every born again believer in Jesus Christ knows that Satan is out to : Kill, Steal and Destroy from anyone that he can, 'BUT' you and I should not be his perpetual punching bag. While most of the human beings on planet earth are really all worshipping and idolizing that ancient demon and false god : Mammon ( god of wealth, materialism*) we know better much, much better !!! We know that we inhabit a temporary body in a temporary planet and that we are to work for treasures in Heaven !!! Planet Earth is like a giant 'Boot Camp' for eternity; so don't give up, don't look back and just keep your eyes on JESUS CHRIST : thee author and finisher of our faith !!!
( Hebrews 12 : 2 )
In conclusion, Satan is more than happy and willing to do to every human being what he did to Job in the Old Testament ( kill and destroy his entire family*) in those brief and yet very revealing passages in the Book of Job ( only with GOD's sovereign permission*) we are revealed the great destructive powers that Satan still has over the : weather, the human body ( jobs disease*) and his outright love for killing and destroying without any mercy ( Job's sons and daughters and his livestock : 7000 sheep+ 3000 camels etc... ) Satan is like a 'big bully' who enjoys : killing, stealing and torturing those below him; he long, long ago enjoyed destroying GOD's creation both inside planet Earth and throughout this Universe !!!
By : Mario Romano. This servant of Jesus Christ does 'NOT' delight in the death of anyone created in the 'Image of GOD' in fact the Holy Spirit knows that even the death of animals grieves his heart, there is something holy in every living thing that GOD created simply because it was GOD alone who blew His breath of life into all living things, 'EVERYTHING' was created by Him and for Him !!! We are all just servants and we were created to fill this planet and subdue it and rule over all the animals and we were 'NOT' originally created to exterminate them nor our fellow human beings as is happening in numerous parts of this planet !!! Human greed and overfishing, overhunting and our toxic waste is causing some famines on planet earth, when we mess with GOD's originally established and designed 'food chain' we are shooting ourselves on our foot !!!