Chapter twelve continues by describing a future great war in heaven. This final angelic contest will be between Michael the archangel and his angels, battling the dragon (Satan, devil) and his angels. The dragon and his angels will not be strong enough, they will lose their access to heaven and will be forcefully thrown down to the earth. As the vicious accuser of believers loses his place in heaven, Christ prepares to take His rightful position as King of Kings. Though Satan's attacks have been ruthless and relentless, true believers will prevail (by life or by death) because of Christ's shed blood and their genuine profession of faith. The heavens will be able to rejoice over this victory, but the earth faces a great calamity - Satan has been given a brief opportunity to exercise his great wrath on earth.
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.