By Betsy Mayer
The book of Revelation presents the mark of the beast as the last drama in an epic battle between Christ and Satan. If we want to avoid the beast’s mark, we need to understand this ancient controversy. The conflict has waged throughout history, with Satan contesting at every step.
The story can be found throughout the Bible, but portions of Revelation chapter 12 neatly summarize it.
“And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Rev. 12:7, 8.
It’s hard to imagine, but the Bible reveals that war, rebellion, and sin started in heaven, not on earth.
What caused the war? Satan, also known as Lucifer and the brightest angel in heaven, actually sought to unseat God from His throne: “I will ascend
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Betsy Mayer is the managing editor of Last Generation magazine.