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 heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself.
He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is called the Word of God.
The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.
From His mouth came a sharp sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God,
so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of everyone, both free and slave, small and great."
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.
But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority, by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens it will then come down on Edom and on the people I have set apart for destruction.
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Since I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples,
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
No one has the courage to support me against them except Michael, your prince. However, I will tell you what is recorded in the book of truth.
At that time Michael the great prince who stands watch over your people will rise up. There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred since nations came into being until that time. But at that time all your people who are found written in the book will escape.
For it was fitting, in bringing many sons to glory, that He, for whom and through whom all things exist, should make the source of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses' body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness.
For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done.
He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?
and [to reward] with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. [This will take place] at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
Then another sign appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and 10 horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child.
He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years.
So the great dragon was thrown out-- the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.
He sent His burning anger against them: fury, indignation, and calamity-- a band of deadly messengers.
Then He will also say to those on the left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!
especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself.
For if God didn't spare the angels who sinned, but threw them down into Tartarus and delivered them to be kept in chains of darkness until judgment;