THE WAR IN HEAVEN


Catholic tradition holds that God revealed his great rule for us first to the angels. The Shma, the summary of all the Torah, which Jewish tradition says existed in God’s mind before the Creation, proclaimed it: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might …” Deut 6:5. Jesus re-stated, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” (Mt 22:37-38).

Jesus told the angels that he would empty himself Phil 2:7 of his divine nature and live as a man for a short time, and crown his earthly mother, Mary, forever queen of heaven over all the angels and saints. To attain supernatural beatitude, the angels would have to empty themselves and would have to humbly serve men, creatures lower than themselves, to complete the mission God had set for them. St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that the highest angel sinned by seeking to be like God. ST I, 63, 3. In other words, Satan rejected that God would become a man and he would have to serve man. In no way would he serve God even if he were a man. This story is so similar to Iglesia Ni Cristo, proud and demonic.

God radiates light. His creatures reflect his light as his image and likeness through their obedience to God Gen 1:27. Before the war in heaven the brightest angel of all was Lucifer (Latin: light-bearer), prince of the heavenly host. Lucifer is traditionally represented with horns symbolizing his authority over the angels as first prince of the heavenly host. Isaiah’s vision of the war in heaven called him in Hebrew heilel ben shakhar, “shining one, son of dawn” Is 14:12, comparing him to a star so bright it could be seen even at sunrise.

When Lucifer became disobedient his intense light became intense darkness. With his defiant Non serviam (Latin: I will not serve), Lucifer closed his heart and mind to God, and a third of all the angels in heaven followed him. When he closed his heart he no longer reflected God’s light and became dark. God changed his name to the Hebrew word satan, accuser.

St. Michael the Archangel

While Lucifer was a top tier Angel (Seraphim) Michael was an Archangel, the second to lowest. But without precedent or direction, Michael rose up and attacked the dragon fighting him and his proud angels shouting "who is like unto God".

Michael was out gunned at every level, still he did what was right without fear. He called upon his God that he so valiantally serve's and asked God "Rebuke him Lord" and God did. Because Saint Michael showed courage and a willingness to act in accordance with divine justice without prompting or persuasion, this lowly arch angel is now the General or top Angel in heaven. 

The moral of this story is that you should always be like Saint Michael and act as to what is just and good no matter the cost and second we know that Jesus is God and that even before there was light the plan for God to walk as a man had been set.

When you hear heretics questioning Jesus divinity simply ask them about the war in heaven.

Now please will you recite the Saint Michale prayer on this 9/29 his birthday?

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. 
Amen.
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