Angelic (Spiritual) Warfare

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

Scripture reveals an unseen warfare in which Satan and fallen angels are warring against God and His angels. This warfare began at the fall of Satan (Ezekiel 28:13-19) and continues throughout human history until God makes the enemies of Christ his “Footstool” (Psalm 110:1; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12). It includes the three trials of Satan – one in prehistoric times; one during human history; and one at the end of human history.  (Matthew 25:41 and Revelation 20:10); Also included are one third of the angels who chose to follow Satan (called fallen angels — demons).

By close comparison of scripture, we can deduce that mankind (believers in particular)  were created to resolve the “protest” of Satan at his first trial. Satan’s protest being that: a loving God would not cast his creatures into the Lake of Fire.  Satan’s protest has carried over into the human realm. Mankind makes this same protest, but mankind is without excuse, because they have not believed in the name of the only begotten of God … John 3:18,36.   

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