War in Heaven - Satan cast to earth - Fulfilled in 1990/91
The War in Heaven was not between Michael and Satan but between Michael's Angels and (his name sounds like Satan) - Saddam's "Angels".
This story starts at Revelation Ch.12v7:
Now a war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
This “Dragon” is not the same as the dragon described before. This one does not have seven heads! This Dragon, who is “thrown down”, is called (sounds like) Satan, but his actual name is Saddam (Hussein) and he is only casually referred to as a "dragon" or "serpent".
The battle was fought “in heaven”, as opposed to on the ground and 2000 years ago “heaven” meant anywhere above the earth.
Angels were beings who flew and since we know men cannot fly without an aircraft of some kind, and that this prophecy is in current End Times, we might reasonably assume that this was a war “in in the skies” between “aircraft under the control of Michael” and “aircraft under the control of Satan”.
This is “Operation Desert Shield” in 1990, when the allies fought the first part of the war in the air, to destroy the Iraqi Air Force, as a prequel to destroying land based defences and facilitate the ground invasion.
Saddam Hussein’s air force was quickly and crushingly defeated. After this, there was "no longer found any place in Heaven" for the “Devils Angels” because a no-fly zone was established by the United Nations and enforced by the Allied Air Forces which must have been the only time a no-fly zone has been invoked during a war and was sucessfully enforced.
So if Saddam Hussein, was the leader of the defeated air force, who was Michael and his Angels? Note that it does not say “Saint Michael” as some analysts claim. It says “Michael”. Some Bible experts even claim that Michael is another name for Jesus but it is much simpler than that!
The Joint Chief of Staff, USAF, previously Commander USAF Europe from 1989, who had ultimate control of the Allied Air Forces from the start of the conflict in September 1990, was Michael Dugan, until he was "retired" on 31 December 1990. (You can read his details using the link)
Quite a startling prophecy! But there is more! There is a similar prophecy in Isaiah made hundreds of years previously, which refers to an individual called Lucifer, whom many bible experts believe is also Satan. He also planned to "ascend into the heavens" and try to emulate God. It says:
How you are fallen from the heavens, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. 14 I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.
It sounds very similar to the War in Heaven prophecy and it is interesting to note that the introduction in Isaiah 14:4 is addressed to the King of Babylon!
Isaiah 14:4: You shall take up this song against the King of Babylon and say: how the exacter, the gold gatherer has ceased .....!
Who is Saddam Hussein, if not the King of Babylon, now Iraq in modern times?
Note here that prophecies in the Book of Revelation are not necessarilly in chronological order, with the War in Heaven one being placed immediately after, and in the same chapter as, the Creation of the State of Israel, some 42 years apart!
These two prophecies have become somewhat entangled, probably because they both involve "the mother who brought forth the male child", and translators assumed the prophecies were related in some way.
The Dragon (with seven heads) in the first prophecy and the Dragon Serpent /Devil/Satan on the second part, who both made war against the "mother" or the UN, are two different entities in two different prophecies.
The first, which stood by to devour the “man child” we identified as the United Arab League and the latter, who fought the "War in Heaven" against the UN we identified as Saddam Hussein. They had one thing in common in that they both had an issue with the UN and went to seek revenge!
The part which says: the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. (3.5 years) refers to the UN relocating to New York in 1952.
But it is Saddam Hussein who is referred to where it says: and when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child.
And it continues:
The dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus.
Saddam Hussein, effectively made war with the USA by funding the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001, in retaliation for his defeat in the war on Iraq.
The part which is difficult to apportion to either event, as we discovered when we examined the prophecy of the Creation of the State of Israel, is the part which says:
The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with the flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his mouth.
There is a report that the fire fighters tasked with putting out the oil well fires in Kuwait after the Gulf War, used the temporarilly redundant oil pipe lines to pump water through at high pressure and extinguish the fires. (Report here)
The pressure and volume of the water must have been enormous and the water would certainly have been soaked up by the arid ground!
You could not really say that it was Saddam Hussein who was pumping the water or that it was aimed at the UN but if anyone else has any explanation, I'm sure we will all be pleased to hear it!
The next chronological prophecy continues with The Gulf War