This made the dragon terribly angry with the woman. So it started a war against the rest of her children. They are the people who obey God and are faithful to what Jesus did and taught.
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if you were a Bible character? What if your name appeared in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John? It will be amazing when you get to Heaven and meet those whose stories are told in the pages of Scripture.
Many people believe that we are living in the End Times. They think that these are the days just prior to the return of Jesus Himself! If that is the case, then you are specifically mentioned in Revelation 12:17. That verse mentions the Dragon starting a war against people who "obey God and are faithful to what Jesus did and taught."
So there is your story and mine in the Bible!
In the last days there will be a WAR ON CHRISTIANS. Christians will be ridiculed, maligned, discriminated against and even physically persecuted. The attack on Christians will be relentless. In those days Christians will suffer for their faith, perhaps like never before.
There may be many signs that we are very near the return of Jesus Christ, but the WAR ON CHRISTIANS, for me is the most convincing. In a day when "tolerance" is the cry from every direction, intolerance against Christians is heartily encouraged.
In any war when a soldier is unarmed and unaware of the presence of the enemy he will be swept away in the battle. Be warned that we are not living in a time of peace! The Enemy of God is plotting your and my destruction. Arm yourself with the Word of God and be ready to stand and fight! You will find the Enemy makes all earthly enemies look weak, but with the Sword of the Spirit you will be wielding the most power weapon ever imagined!
"Lord Jesus, whether or not You will come today, I do not know. But I do know that the war against those who follow You is raging! Strengthen my hand today as I hold Your Word high! And be praised forever. Amen."