In Revelation 12-13 we have the strangest version of the nativity in Scripture, instead of shepherds and wise men there is an ancient dragon – Satan, desperate to destroy the child who is to be born. But instead, the dragon is cast down, thrown out of heaven by the coming of Christ.
But he is far from helpless, and so we need to know two things about him now:
- Our Enemy is bound and cast down and so there is nothing and no-one we cannot take from him
- Our Enemy is cunning and dangerous and so there is no time and no place where we do not need to be on our guard against him