Revelation 12. Forum Discussion

The battle between good and evil

Chapter 12 is yet another passage in the Bible that deals with the battle between good and evil. In this chapter, Satan is thrown down from heaven to wreak havoc on earth.

The heavens rejoice because the blood of the Lamb has removed Satan and cast him away. Then a loud voice from heaven says, “Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”

The entire book of Revelation is a book about choices and consequences.  Many will follow Satan and ignore God’s commandments.  Many will seek their own pleasures and disobey God. 

God gives us freewill.  If we choose not to follow Him, He will let us.  But there will be dire consequences. Fundamentally, we all must decide between good and evil.  It’s a question that has been around forever, dating all the way back to the Garden of Eden.  God knows our hearts.  He knows how we feel inside.  When we choose God, we are blessed.  When we choose God, we receive His mercy, and not His judgment.  When we choose God, we receive His grace and not His punishment.

If we choose to follow Satan, God will let us, and Satan will be happy to have another follower.  Those who follow Satan ultimately will be defeated and their punishment will be like no other in the history of the world.  They will be condemned to a fiery pit for all of eternity.  

So the choice is ours to make.  Will we choose to follow God, or will we choose to follow Satan?

Let’s end today’s study with a quote from Joshua 24:15, “Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Amen 

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If it seems like our entire lives are a test between good and evil, it's because it is. Look how much of the Bible - especially in Revelation discusses the struggle between these opposing forces.

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