Before Jesus returns, Satan will launch his final and greatest assault against the saints, those who have the testimony of Jesus.
Several times Revelation refers to “the war,” the final attack by Satan and his vassals against the followers of the “Lamb.” In each case, the term “war” is singular, and its noun form is accompanied by the definite article or “the.” It is not just another of many battles but “THE war.” And both the Greek noun and its verb form are applied to the same final event.
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The language of “war” is used metaphorically to portray the attacks of the “beast” against the saints – Revelation 11:7.
Revelation uses “war” and related terms to illustrate Satan’s attacks against the saints, the followers of the “Lamb.” The book shows no interest in conventional or nuclear warfare between nation-states. Instead, the “Dragon” strives to annihilate the church before his allotted time expires, and he does so through deception, compromise, and persecution against the church.
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The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war against the “saints” for its overlord, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10.
Next, the “Dragon” tasked the “beast” with the annihilation of the “saints,” and to facilitate it, he received authority over all nations and peoples. Humanity is divided into two groups: Those who “render homage to the beast,” and those who “follow the Lamb wherever he goes,” that is, the “saints.”
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