“His (the dragon’s) tail swept [across the sky] and dragged down a third of the stars and flung them to the earth. And the dragon stationed himself in front of the woman who was about to be delivered, so that he might devour her child as soon as she brought it forth and she brought forth a male Child, One Who is destined to shepherd (rule) all the nations with an iron staff (scepter), and her Child was caught up to God and to His throne.” Revelation 12:4-5 ->me: Here satan’s plight is clear -> to destroy the Son of God. Satan is depicted with might (horns) and royalty (crowns). He flexes his muscle by wiping a third of the stars out of the sky. BUT, time and time again we see God’s will accomplished, His purposes met. When Paul talks about “neither principalities or powers…can separate us from the love of God” we can use these visions by John to take heart as believers and know that even though God GIVES satan rope, it is only enough to set forth His ultimate plan of redemption and eternal fellowship with the Almighty God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I must not let the actions of the dragon I see in this world get me down. The God of All has a plan, He reigns over all, and I am part of His purposes. In this place I have a front row seat to a show I already know the end of, like watching an intense movie you have seen before; you still get worked up and excited for the heart pounding parts of the movie, but you know how all ends perfectly in the end.