INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE
And war broke out in Heaven; Michael and his angels fought with 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 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. Revelation 12:7-9
The spiritual war began in Heaven when Lucifer, the most beautiful and strongest of the arch angels became prideful, thinking he could take over the kingdom, but he misjudged the power and authority of the Most High and was expelled by Michael and his angels, to be cast to the earth!
Imagine the mightiest of angels and millions of angelic beings being cast out by God's spiritual warriors, only to gravitate to the beautiful garden of God! Adam and Eve were God's creation on earth to cultivate His garden and to be fruitful and populate the world. Lucifer, now called Satan disguised as a serpent entered the garden of God with malice in his heart and a hatred for God's creations.
Spiritual war was about to break out on earth as it had in Heaven, wreaking havoc on every human being ever created on the earth! Death and hell were about to be created to contain the devil and his angels and for all those who refused to repent and follow God! For eons the world has endured untold suffering, sickness and death, all caused by this cursed beast.
How you have fallen from Heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you said in your heart: I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. Isaiah 14:12-15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin