WAR IN HEAVEN - ASHER INSTRATER - REVIVE ISRAEL
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The book of Revelation describes spiritual warfare in the end times. That warfare is between angels loyal to God and angels that fight against God (demons). "There was war in the heavenlies. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought." (Revelation 12:7)
Our primary battle is not with flesh and blood, but with spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:11-13; II Corinthians 10:3-5). In the recent crisis in Gaza, our war was not with the Gazans themselves but with the spirits of Jihad, terror, anti-Christ, and anti-Semitism that have taken control there.
The revelation was about what would happen to the people of Israel in the end days, in the distant future from the time of Daniel. All revelation about the end times is connected to Israel and it is connected to war.
The central event of the end times is the Second Coming of Yeshua.
The clearest passages describing the Second Coming are Revelation 19 and Zechariah 14.
Revelation 19 describes Yeshua coming out of heaven, leading an army of angels to punish the nations of the earth. Zechariah 14 describes the nations coming to battle against Israel, with the Lord coming out to fight against them.