Is it true that the first war happened in Heaven with the angels and the last war will be among the angels as well?
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I’m a new Christian saved out of mysticism. The idea of utopia and angelic teaching has fascinated me from youth, but it led me into some very scary moments. Is it true that the first war happened in Heaven with the angels and the last war will be among the angels as well? – W.H.
A: Since the beginning of time, mankind has been interested in what lies beyond the short span of life. People turn to the occult, Eastern mysticism, palm readers, and every other kind of help believed to reveal the future. Strangely, only a minority turn to the Bible, the only book that accurately foretells events yet to happen.
Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ is coming back again with His holy angels. It refers to His coming as like “a thief in the night” (2 Peter 3:10, NKJV). The age of utopia will be preceded by unparalleled events for the human race — totalitarianism, poverty, disease, earthquakes, moral collapse, war — until people’s hearts will fail them for fear (see Luke 21:26). Scripture reveals there will be wars and commotions. Even as in the beginning of time angelic forces waged war in Heaven (see Revelation 12:7–9), so in the very last days angels will wage still another war; Satan will make his last stand. As the time draws near, he intensifies his activities.
But it will be a victorious day for the universe, and especially planet Earth, when the devil and his angels are thrown into the lake of fire, never again to tempt and destroy man. God has assigned this task to the angels, and Scripture assures us that they will be victorious (see Matthew 13:41–42).
We can trust the Bible because it points us to the most important events in human history. The very practice of reading the Bible has a purifying effect upon our minds and hearts. We must not let anything take the place of God’s Word.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
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