What king, going to war against another king, does not sit down first and consult to see if, with ten thousand men, he will be able, to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
For all the world worshipped the Dragon which gave power to the Beast: The rulers of the Darkness of this world… They worshipped the Beast, saying: Who is like the Beast? Who is able to go to war against him?
And it was given to the Beast to go to war against the Saints: They, being many, are one body in Christ! They are not of the world and God keeps them from Evil: For they are sanctified by the Word of God… The Saints know the hope of God’s Calling: The glory of their inheritance and the greatness of God’s power! For the working of God’s mighty power raised Christ from the dead and set him far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion…
And God said to the Dragon, that old Serpent which is Satan: You are cursed… I will put enmity between you and The Woman, and between your seed - the rulers of the Darkness of this world - and her seed: The Saints who are one body in Christ… The seed of the Woman, the Body of Christ that is the Church, will bruise your head… And God also told the Dragon: You shall bruise His heel, but God put all things under the feet of Christ and gave Him to be the head over the Woman who is the Church! For Christ, through death, destroyed him that had the power of Death, that is, the Devil… And having disarmed principalities and powers, Christ triumphed over them!
Then, the Dragon, Satan, who deceives the whole world was cast out to the Earth with his angels… Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth: For the Devil is come down having great wrath!
The Dragon persecuted the Woman, the Body of Christ, which brought forth the male Child: Jesus Christ. To the Woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly from the face of the Serpent! Then Jesus said: If you remain in My word, you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war in the flesh: The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God! Resist the Devil and he will flee from you!
And the King, Jesus Christ said to the Woman: A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but the enemy shall not come close to you…
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil! For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the Darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places… So, stand having your feet shod with the Gospel of Peace! Above all, take the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God! I give you power to tread over all the power of the enemy!
And a loud voice from Heaven said: Now is come salvation and strength! Now is come the Kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ: For the Dragon is cast down and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and they did not love their lives unto the death!
Give thanks to the Father, who has given us the inheritance of the Saints in the Light: For God has delivered us from the power of Darkness into the Kingdom of his Son, Jesus Christ!