KJV Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which 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 they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
John hears " a loud voice.... in heaven". The Bible doesn't say where that voice came from, (other than in heaven). It doesn't say its a voice of an angel, or Jesus, or of "the Father". But it indicates that it is One voice. Since this is in conjunction with the catching up of the man-child, could it be the man-child company speaking in one accord, in one voice, proclaiming the salvation of our God and his Christ? It is a proclamation for all of heaven to rejoice. Why? Because the accuser of the brethren has been cast down to earth. For the same reason, the one voice proclaims "woe to the earth" for the devil is to begin a reign of terror as never before seen on earth, (Rev 3:10; Mt 24:21) KJV Mat 24: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. The devil is out for blood and destruction, and would kill even his own "slaves", those who serve him, because they were created by God. He loves and is faithful to no one and only seeks to destroy. He is the father of all lies, and wouldn't even have kept his word to Jesus when he promised him all for his allegiance and worship. The fact that he turns against his own is that he turns against the great harlot that serves him so diligently ( Rev 17:16) It is the devil, the "god of this world who blinds the hearts of men lest they repent" (2Cor 4:4). It is he who blinds them and keeps them in darkness through the "great wrath of God". Why? Because he loves them, or wants to give them power and authority ? No, because he hates them as well as God, and only seeks to destroy them. Is it any wonder why heaven cries "woe to the inhabitants of the earth" ?
In verse 11 the voice proclaims " And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death".
In this very day, there are many who are martyred for the name of Jesus.
In the Sudan, people who believe in Jesus often are sold into slavery, sold as concubines to soldiers, and women mutalated so as not to be able to feed their babies. Many are tortured and killed, not only there, but in China, India, and so many places. And now terrorism in America threatens the lives of believers, because of their faith. The manchild ministry is no different. Just as the apostles gave their lives up, so will many of that company. But they overcome the "Prince of darkness" by the blood of the Lamb AND the word of their testimony -- that is, the sword of the spirit penentrating through them, the very sword that deals the death wound to the antichrist gov't (Rev 13:1-4)
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