Here are the words from Revelation 12:7-9 "War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was a no longer any place for them in heaven. 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."
We would note that war had broken out in heaven. Yes, things were not all peaceful in heaven. This victory by Michael and his angels led to a defeat of Satan. As a result, Satan and his angels were thrown out of heaven only to continue to wreak havoc here on earth.
Yes, a battle is still being waged by Satan. The intended target is you and me as believers. Are we ready to withstand the onslaught of this force?
This Sunday is a time to remember that there are many, many good angels willing to go to bat for us. You might think of yourself as having a "guardian angel." These heavenly beings are true messengers, continually being used for God's purposes!
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
What role might angels play in your life?
How aware are you that there is another realm of existence - one that you cannot see or are aware of (yes, angels can appear in human form)?