Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, for the Devil has come down to you with great fury, because he knows he has a short time.
You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, conquer them, and kill them.
And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
Then I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the saints and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. When I saw her, I was utterly astounded.
These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with him are called and elect and faithful."
Rejoice over her, heaven, and you saints, apostles, and prophets, because God has executed your judgment on her!
Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against His army.
and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the sea.
They came up over the surface of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the saints, the beloved city. Then fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.
"This is what he said: 'The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, different from all the other kingdoms. It will devour the whole earth, trample it down, and crush it.
The 10 horns are 10 kings who will rise from this kingdom. Another, different from the previous ones, will rise after them and subdue three kings.
He will speak words against the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High. He will intend to change religious festivals and laws, and the holy ones will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time.
But the court will convene, and his dominion will be taken away, to be completely destroyed forever.
"Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.
Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith in Jesus."
"Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.
teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
This is how we know that we love God's children when we love God and obey His commands.
They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not love their lives in the face of death.
who testified to God's word and to the testimony about Jesus Christ, in all he saw.
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's word and the testimony about Jesus.
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slaughtered because of God's word and the testimony they had.
Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. [I] also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God's word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years.
When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.
(The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. The one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given about His Son.)