Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., ...
Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., Hiebert is semi retired and lives in Andover with his wife, Sharon. He is a school bus driver for USD 385, Andover, Kansas.
Scripture: Revelation 12:7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 …the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
Observation: John was being shown a vision of things that would come to pass in the future. Satan was defeated at the cross when the innocent Jesus died for our sins. (Colossians 2:15) He will be defeated and thrown out of any access he has in heaven. He will end up in the lake of fire God has prepared for him and his angels. (Matthew 25:41)
Application: It is good for me to remember that Satan is a defeated foe and the One who defeated him on the cross lives in me. That should give me a positive attitude, even when going through troubled times!
Prayer: Lord, I know you are not depending on my strength to withstand the devils temptations. You have already proved yourself to be victorious and I depend on your victorious presence in my life. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!