Whether we realize it or not, we are living in a world occupied by the worst enemy of all time - Satan. We live under his oppression - it is seen all around us. The Bible tells us that the whole world lies under his sway. He easily controls those who don't know Christ as their Savior, but he is also powerfully at work influencing believers, tempting them and seeking to deceive them. He also accuses them before God in heaven, seeking to provoke Him against us. If you are a follower of Jesus, however, you have a solid hope: that one day Jesus will return and take the throne here on earth. All evil will be driven out and we will enjoy the glories of His rule.
This is the second message from Revelation 12, where we see the beginning of the last act of the age, where Satan's fury is the worst and God's deliverance begins to play out. It gives us a picture of Satan's nature, his occupation here on earth, and his efforts to stop our deliverer, Jesus Christ. It also gives us a glimpse of how sure our deliverance is. I trust this message will help you understand the nature of the battle we live under so that you can be on guard, but that it will also fill your soul with hope.