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Topic: The Reason for the Season of Christmas (12/04/08)
TITLE: War of the Angels (inspired by Ephesians 6:10-18)
By Lyn Ruth
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This is God's Word!
The gusty wind stood to a halt. Lucifer spitted out wild fire from his mouth which almost caught the edge of Michael's immaculate white wings. Michael unfastened the belt of truth around his waist and pounced it directly at Lucifer's thorny tail, making it burn with deep gory lacerations. The demon screamed in anguish.
This is God's truth!
Michael positioned his breastplate of righteousness in front of Lucifer's face. The evil one turned sightless by the sizzling brilliance of the metal. The turbulent seas bellowed as Satan moaned in torment.
This is God's light!
The evergreen forests raised their branches toward the skies as Michael readied his hands and feet to assault Lucifer one more time. His adroitness sent Lucifer writhing in torturous pain.
This is God's strength!
Lucifer was almost lifeless. He gathered up his last energy to hurl flaming arrows at Michael. The archangel sent the arrows back to him by hoisting the shield of faith. Lucifer grimaced in agony.
This is God's fortress!
With one final violent blow, Michael thrashed his helmet of salvation on Lucifer's head. Satan plunged unconscious to the ground totally wounded, as ounces of blood spattered from his whole being.
This is God's justice!
"God is victorious! All honor and glory belong to Him alone.", Michael powerfully declares. "Your treachery ends now, Satan. The world has long been imprisoned by your duplicity. You have been busy taking Jesus Christ out of the Christmas season by mystifying people into idolizing a man in a red suit. You cheated them into worshiping gold and silver. You tricked them into venerating the desires of the flesh. Christmas never belonged to you."
"Tonight, the divine Savior's birth is celebrated. He came to earth as a Man to redeem humanity from your deviousness. In Jesus' Name, be gone, Satan!"
Michael lays his sword upon God's altar and kneels before the Lord.
Lucifer quivers in terror at the Name of Jesus. He vanishes forever through the lake of burning sulfur.
The heavenly hosts triumphantly blow their trumpets proclaiming the arrival of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. All the earth bow down to worship the Savior. Millions of voices lift up a glorious anthem: "Joy to the world, the Lord has come!" Christmas is restored to its Rightful Owner... He whose birth we praise, He who is the undisputed Reason for the Season!
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