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Thrown Down to the Earth

December 13, 2015 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Seasons of the Church Year

Topic: Advent Scripture: Revelation 12:7–12:12

Thrown Down to the Earth
Revelation 12:7–12
December 13, 2015


I. The dragon is defeated and thrown down to earth. Revelation 12:7–9

     A. The angelic forces led by “Michael.” Revelation 12:7

     B. Takes place at the time of Christ’s resurrection and ascension.

II. The meaning of Satan’s being cast out of heaven. Revelation 12:10–12

     A. The kingdom of Christ is inaugurated. Revelation 12:10

     B. Can no longer accuse the saints before God. Revelation 12:10b; Job 1; Romans 8:1, 31

     C. He is now forced to focus his rage against the people of God on earth. Revelation 12:12

Questions for reflection:

  • What is the meaning of the devil’s decisive defeat in heaven? In what ways has his power been curtailed?
  • What does it mean that now (with Satan’s defeat) has come “the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ? If Christians understood and believed this truth, what might it look like in their lives?
  • What is one takeaway of this sermon for you?

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