This next event, a war in heaven, will not be able to be seen with the naked eye by the people who are still left on the earth as the 7 year Tribulation starts to unfold.
What happens in this next incredible event is that Satan and all of his fallen angels are cast out of heaven and cast down onto the earth by St. Michael and his army of angels. There will literally be a war in the heavens between God’s angels and Satan and his fallen angels.
To really understand what is happening with this war in heaven, you need to know there are three heavens. The apostle Paul says that he was taken up to the third heaven, Paradise, where I believe he encountered Jesus and possibly God the Father. He says he does not know if he was in his body or out of his body when he had this experience. Here is the verse:
“It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
And I know such a man – whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows – how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which is not lawful for a man to utter.” (2 Corinthians 12:1-4)
Many believe that Paul was talking about himself, that he was the one who had the experience. If this verse is telling us that there is a third heaven, then there must be a first heaven and a second heaven. If God and Jesus live in the third heaven, then the first heaven has to be our earth.
The second heaven then has to be the “air” or the atmosphere between heaven and our earth. Satan is called the prince of the power of the “air” in the Bible. This is where he and his demons live and roam in.
I believe Satan and his fallen angels were cast out of the third heaven where God and Jesus live at long before we humans were ever created on our earth. Satan had rebelled against God before we were ever created and he thus was cast out of the third heaven down into the second heaven – the air.
This is why the Bible calls Satan “the prince of the power of the AIR.” Here is the verse that will specifically tell us this:
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:1-2)
Satan is not confined to the Bottomless Pit or the Lake of Fire and Brimstone at this time. He is free to roam in the “air” until Jesus comes back to us in His second coming. After Jesus comes back, Satan is then thrown into the Bottomless Pit for a 1000 years and then eventually into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone at the end of the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom.
What happens in this next event is that Satan is cast from the second heaven down to the first heaven – which is our earth. The Bible says that Satan really gets mad and furious when this event occurs because he knows he has but little time left before Jesus comes back for His second coming to throw him into the Bottomless Pit for a thousand years.
The Bible then says woe to the people who are still living on the earth when this event happens because Satan will then start to release his wrath upon the earth! He will first go after the Jewish people, but God will provide protection for 1/3 of the Jews, so he will not be able to kill all of them.
The Bible says that he will then turn his attention to the rest of God’s people, the saints in Christ. This is where you get the 42 months that God’s saints will allowed to be given into the hand of the Devil and the Antichrist for mass persecution.
This war in heaven will probably occur right around the midpoint of the Tribulation. This event may also help explain why the Antichrist all of a sudden in the middle of the Tribulation, breaks off his peace treaty with the Jewish people and then proceeds to seat himself up in the Jewish Temple proclaiming himself to be God and then starts the mass persecution of the Jewish people and God’s saints.
Some people think Satan himself may actually possess the Antichrist at this time since he has now been officially cast down onto the earth.
Why would God cast Satan out of the second heaven? Why not just wait until His Son comes back and then cast him into the Bottomless Pit from the second heaven?
I believe that when Jesus comes back the second time, He will start His descension from the third heaven where He now resides. He will then pass through the second heaven and then land on the first heaven, which is our earth at the Mount of Olives.
I believe God may want the second heaven cleaned out from Satan and all of his demons before His Son Jesus starts to descend from the third heaven. The Bible says that God’s saints will be coming back down with Jesus when He comes back the second time.
If Jesus and all of God’s saints are coming together at one time for this event, I believe God may want the second heaven free and clear of any demons in this middle realm.
Satan will obviously know this when he is cast down onto the earth, and the Bible says from this point on, he knows his time is short and that is why he becomes so furious. Satan will thus have the last three and half years to wreak as much havoc as he can through the Antichrist and False Prophet before Jesus comes back and finally puts an end to his reign of terror.
I really believe that God is going to give all of us an incredible history lesson when we see what happens when Satan merges with the Antichrist and False Prophet to cause as much destruction as they possibly can for the last three and half years – especially if the Church has already been raptured before all of this begins to take place.
Without God and His Church in the big picture – man, in union with Satan and his fallen angels, will wreak nothing but pure havoc and destruction on a mass scale to a degree that no man would have ever thought was possible.
For all those who think that man is basically good and that we do not need God in our lives, and that we are capable of creating an utopian type paradise on our earth through our own human efforts – these people will be shown first hand what will happen when the earth is left in the hands of humans under the influence of Satan and all of his demons.
The result will end up being mass chaos and total destruction to a degree that the world has never seen before and will never see again! Jesus Himself said that had these days not been shortened by God the Father, that no flesh would have survived this horrible time of trouble.
The Scripture Verse
Here is the Scripture verse that will tell us exactly what will happen with this event.
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.So the great dragon who was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down … Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.
Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:7-17)
The “woman” mentioned in the above verse is Israel. The “male child” that the woman had given birth to is Jesus.
Notice that the woman Israel is given under the protection of a great eagle after Satan is cast down upon the earth. This protection is for a time and times and half of a time. We already know this stands for three and half years from the prophecy of Daniel already talked about in one of my earlier end time articles. So we know that this is referring to the last three and half years of the Tribulation.
As I stated in my article titled, “Basic Overview of Main End Time Events,” some people think this great eagle may be the United States since we have the national symbol of an eagle.
Our country is still on good terms with Israel and we would be the most obvious choice to protect Israel if we are still considered a major super power and not under the control of the Antichrist at this time.
Now that Satan, the Antichrist, and False Prophet are given incredible authority and power to carry out this unholy reign of terror for three and half years, how does God go about getting anyone saved during these last days if His Church and main body of believers have already been raptured off the earth?
For this answer, go to the next article titled, “God’s 4 Avenues to Reach the Lost During the Tribulation.” God will arrange for an incredible counterbalance to take place during this time of trouble in an effort to get as many people saved as He possibly can.
Monday 20th of July 2020
The issue of the war in heaven is one of the great mysteries of the Bible. It has always been assumed that Satan fell from heaven either at the beginning of creation or after the events of the cross. But a proper reading of the book of Revelation will show that Satan still has access into heaven even to this day, and that he will only fall from heaven after the rupture of the 144,000 saints just before the beginning of the 42 months of great tribulation, and their arrival in heaven to serve as God’s new team of heavenly priests (Revelation 7 and 14). And the reason for the war is because Satan will reject the elevation of Jesus and his appointment as the High Priest of heaven with the 144,000 as the new priests, in the same way that Korah and his colleagues opposed Moses and and Aaron and sought to take the priesthood away from Aaron. I have explained these issues fully in my book; Assyrian Antichrist Comes to Power as Jerusalem Rides on Satan’s back
Wednesday 23rd of October 2019
In pondering Satan for without him Jesus would be of no purpose, I began to think...and my limited theological knowledge of Scripture makes me see in simple terms....So, someone please bestow some scriptural wisdom upon me, because I am truly confounded. My question(s) is this: Satan was perfect, right? Divine in nature and appointed angelic. Cast down from Heaven. Why? Pride. But, if Heaven is a perfect place- how did pride exist there (3rd Heaven)? Pride is sinful. Pride separates us from God. How can divinity and iniquity co-exist in Heaven or in a Heavenly creature? These things deserve my further study. In fact, Rev 12:7 onward says that a war broke out in Heaven. How can pride and war (synonyms, really... war=I am right/You are wrong=pride) be present in the Heavenly realms to begin with?
Friday 29th of November 2019
Just like us, they were created with free will. Will to obey or not to obey. To submit or not to submit.
Monday 6th of May 2019
Thank you Michel for this read. I had ask of God to show me things that are now going on in heaven and things to come on earth. In my dreams he opened my world that i may see. Isaw what you had told in this message. There is a time for people to have awareness of spiritual things and i guess it was my time. After this dream i thanked God for alowing me to see some of what was going on and some of what it will be like in that final battle. I was a total wreck for days after. It has been weeks since that dream and this past sunday i turned on my computer, sat downn and just typed in war of heaven and was led to read what you had written. I was so shocked to read and get conformation of what i had seen in my dreams. I just want to thank you for writing this, it was as if it was just for me. I hope all who read this go on to study for themselves and come to their own conclusions about this.Thank you again.
Thursday 10th of January 2019
Jesus, in John 17:5 speaks of a time "before the world was". Apparently He was with the Father in heaven before the world was. Is it possible then that heaven and the angels were established prior to the creation of this earth? Is it possible that the Genesis account of creation describes a earth, instead of our earth? God, who speaks worlds into existence would not be limited to creating just one earth in the vastness of the universe? Heaven and the angelic host existed for a time before the fall of man in Eden. Lucifer was a covering cherub, who stood next to the throne of God. Lucifer began to admire his own beauty. Lucifer desired to be worshipped by the angels just like God. He wanted to be "like the Most High. Lucifer wanted to be consulted in the creation of the earth and in the making of man. Lucifer became jealous of the Son when the Father gave all authority to the Son. Lucifer exercised his free will to oppose God. Lucifer used flattery and deceit to sow discontent among the angels. Lucifer, with his powerful intellect, now bent on discrediting his Maker, convinced a third of the "stars of heaven" that he should be made equal to God. War broke out in heaven. Did weapons play a part? Was there a need for weapons in a place that had been created happy and holy? What kind of war? We do not have answers to the specifics. But we do know that Lucifer became Satan, the adversary of God, and he and his angels were cast out of heaven. We know that at some point he appears in the Garden of Eden, tempts Eve to distrust God, causes Adam to want to share his wife's fate, and takes possession of the dim ion of this world away from Adam. Sin gained a foothold on this earth and men began to die. God did not ordain that sin should exist, but saw its existence and made provision to meet the terrible emergency. The Godhead formulated a plan of salvation before the creation of the heaven and the earth of how sinners might be saved from eternal death, if such a thing were to happen. God's holy law, when broken, demands the life of the sinner. The only way out of this death sentence, would be for One who is as honly as the law itself, to take man's place, to suffer the penalty for him. "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
Sunday 19th of February 2017
Alvis, God does not create robots to serve Him. Lucifer was created good and holy with free will. In heaven there was no temptation to cause evil thinking. Lucifer let his thoughts go wild and fell in love with self-pride thoughts, something he had never ever considered before. Such a thought scared him at first, but God seemed unaware. He loved that thought, and nurtured it. He shared it with others and deceived 1/3 of all the angels with those thoughts. Lucifer, that is Satan, led the rebellion against God and was banished from God's presence, except when God demands his presence to give a report. He accuses the brethren constantly. He is always asking God to allow him to sift us like wheat. Satan knows his end. God showed him the Lake of Fire -- Satan and his angels desperately try to overcome God's designs for them. Now Satan and his angels are pure evil to a level that would shock us if we knew. He hates humans and wants them in Hell. Only God loves you and gave us His Son to keep us from Hell. The whole world is rebelling against God just like their master. Don't you be rebelling along with him, choose Jesus instead. It is those who walk with God and endure to the end who will be saved. True faith endures to the end.