Text: REVELATION 12:1-17
Revelation 12:1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
2 And she, being with child, cried out, travailing in birth and in pain to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another sign in heaven, and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads.
4 And his tail drew a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, in order to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 She bore a male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God, and to His throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for 1,260 days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels;
8 And they did not prevail, neither was their place found in heaven any longer.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now have come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and loved not their lives to the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you 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 but a short time."
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the male man child.
14 And to the woman were 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 face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.