In our last study we saw the 7th Trump Sounded...As Jesus Reclaimed His Kingdom on Earth! And Michael and his angels make war with Satan and his demons...Defeating them, and forever casting them from Heaven to earth! Because their right to accuse men before God has now passed! In rage and desperation...Satan pushes his Antichrist into a rise to world power...
The Seventh Trumpet has been sounded and God has proclaimed that "The kingdoms of this world (earth) have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" In what seems to be God's first act in making this proclamation a reality, Michael and his army of angels wage war with Satan and his demons—casting them from Heavenly access permanently to earth because they have no more authority or purpose to be there (since their only function in Heaven was the rightful accusation of fallen man, their purpose is through and they are first driven from Heaven). Satan is now humiliated, desperate and furious at God, and his first act after being cast to earth Is to relentlessly attack the Jews (God's Chosen people) and then, because they are protected by God in the wilderness, attack their "offspring", the Church. John now turns his attention to giving some background to this antichrist that has by this point risen to world power. The symbolism used can be confusing to us if we do not study God's Word regularly on this subject. But it is a completed picture of the origin of the antichrist’s coming kingdom—how he gains such power and respect, and where he plans to take mankind in his rule. Let's jump in where we left off…
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