Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 6)

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Introduction: In our last study we saw what happened to the angels that followed the devil, 1/3 of the host, are cast out of heaven. Now we pick our study up at Verse 9 and there we are going to see what happened to the devil at that time.

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Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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  1. “the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan”
    1. Down comes the devil, cast out of heaven.
    1. We shall see that his opposition will become even more fierce.

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  1. “cast out”
    1. Thrown out like the guest without a robe at the wedding: Matthew 22:11-13 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: [12] And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. [13] Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  • Our Lord will always be victorious over the dragon: cp. Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

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  1. “which deceiveth the whole world”
    1. Satan is a deceiver: John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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  1. Told Eve, “ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4)

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  1. Like false teachers and preachers: Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

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  • Seeks to deceive Believers: 1 Peter 5:8

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  1. Deceives the nations today: Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

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  1. Cp. Revelation 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

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  1. “he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”
    1. Herein is a terrifying thought, the devil will come to this earth in fury.
    1. Wait till man sees these visitors from outer space!

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Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

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  • “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven”
    • A glorious declaration for some, bad news for others.

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  • “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ”
    • Satan vanquished is salvation.

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  • Satan vanquished is strength: 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
    • Cp. Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

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  • “for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”
    • Rejoice that this day means satan can no longer accuse us to the Savior.
      • This he is doing today, even as he did with Job to God (Job1 & 2)
    • Great news for us as believers.

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Conclusion: What a great note to end our study on, the removal of that old dragon that accuses us before the Throne of God daily. Praise God the accusations will end.