Summary: Satan, the Woman/Faithful Israel, and the Lord Jesus are the characters along w/Michael the archangel as warfare in heaven and earth are seen

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Revelation 12

Title: “They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb”

Text: Revelation 12:11

Theme: End Times Warfare

Introduction/Illustration: Instances of War and Warfare in The Revelation

I. The Woman/Faithful Israel vs. The Great Red Dragon/Satan [Part I] (v.1-6)

A. The First Sign [The Great One] in Heaven-The Woman/Faithful Israel

1. She travails with Child

2. She is pained to be delivered

3. She brings forth the Man Child

a. Messiah’s Past Birth (Micah 5:2)

b. Messiah’s Future Rule (Psalm 110:2)

c. Messiah’s Past/Present Exaltation (Psalm 110:1)

4. She flees into the wilderness where she has a place prepared of God

5. She is fed for 3-1/2 years/the last half of the 70th Week of Daniel

B. The Second Sign in Heaven-The Great Red Dragon

1. His Appearance

a. He has seven heads/Beast Kingdoms of the Ages

b. And ten horns/final Beast Kingdom (Revelation 17)

c. And seven crowns upon his heads [Seven Satanically inspired Beast Kingdoms]

2. His Actions

a. Casts 1/3 stars to the earth

b. Attempts to devour the Man Child/Lord Jesus Christ

II. The War in Heaven: Michael and his angels vs. Satan the great dragon and his angels

A. The great dragon/accuser of our brethren is cast out/down into the earth (v.7-12) [repeated (5) times]

1. The dragon wages war in heaven with Michael (Revelation 12:7-9) [Middle of the 70th Week of Daniel]

2. The dragon wages war on earth with the saints (Revelation 13:7; Daniel 7:21, 25) [70th Week of Daniel]

3. The dragon wages war on earth with the two witnesses (Revelation 11:7) [Last half of the 70th Week of Daniel]

4. The dragon wages war on earth with the rest of her [woman’s] seed (Revelation 12:17; Daniel 11:32-35)[70th Week]

5. The dragon wages war on earth with the Lord & armies/heaven (Revelation 16:14, 17:14, 19:14) [Armageddon]

6. The dragon wages war on earth with the saints and God devours him (Revelation 20:7-10) [Millennium]

III. The Coming of God’s Counter-Attack for the Brethren (v.10) [Illustr: Micah 5:5-9]-The Peace of God-(Luke 21:19)

1. The Salvation/DELIVERANCE is all of God/Attributes of the King /The Wisdom of God

2. The Strength/POWER of His Christ/Holy Spirit is the Source/Ability of the King/The Word of God

3. The KINGDOM of God is Manifested in Mighty Ways/Access to the King-The Living Word

4. The Power/AUTHORITY of His Christ is Magnified/Armor of the King/The Sword of the Spirit

Illustr: “When the enemy shall come in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against them” (Isaiah 59:19)

IV. The Overcoming Brethren/Saints are Victorious over the great dragon (v.11; Daniel 11:32-35) [Purification of the Bride]

1. By the Blood of the Lamb

2. By the Word of their testimony

3. By their Faith-filled Attitude: ‘They loved not their lives unto the death’

Illustr: The Overcome Brethren/Saints are Defeated (Revelation 13:7; Daniel 7:21, 25) [Purification of the Bride]

A. The ‘horn/Antichrist’ prevails against them (Daniel 7:21)

B. The ‘horn/Antichrist’ wears them out (Daniel 7:25)

C. The ‘horn/Antichrist’ overcomes them (Revelation 13:7)

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