When did the war in heaven happen?


#1

From the context of the verses in Revelation 12 which describe the war in heaven, it seems it did not take place before or alittle after the creation, but just before Christ incarnation.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.


#2

In the narrative the Incarnation occurs in verses 1-6 before the battle.

Of course the text is not intended to deliver a chronology, anymore than the world was actually created in six days.

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#3

In line with the above reply:

What happens in the Heavens is outside of God’s constructs of time and space.

Ergo, if one is to pursue this with rational human thought, it is an impossibility; as human beings are wholly dependant on these constructs.

Edit: If one is to ply the imagination and exercise the brain, I suppose it would be safe to say…"What happens in the Heavens has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen in the same ‘time’. :shrug:


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