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Michael's Angels Fight
(Revelation 12.6-9)
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"The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in Heaven. The great dragon was hurled down - that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." (Revelation 12.6-9)✞

Woman Fled

PellaWe have seen in Revelation 12.6 that "the woman fled into the desert place" for "1,260 days" or "three and a half years" which indicated incompleteness. This was probably a reference according to the Greek historian and commentator Eusebius (263 -339 AD) in "Ecclesiastical History 3.5" to the escape of the Church to Pella on the other side of Jordan before the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under Titus in 70 AD. Eusebius became the Bishop of Caesarea about 314 AD and is today known by many commentators as the "Father of Church History."

1260 Days

Bronze dragon on plinthIn the escape of the woman and in the attack of the dragon, John of Patmos described two pictures which would have been very familiar to those who knew the Old Testament. With God's help, the woman escaped into a desert place which had been prepared for her where she was nourished for a while. This was indicated by the number 1,260 days which is equivalent to three and a half years. In other words, there was more to come!✞

"Michael's Angels Fight"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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