Verse 10-12 we see a ‘collective shout of joy from heaven’ in response to the outcome of the war in heaven between Satan and Arch Angel Michael.
With this defeat Satan was permanently banned from entering heaven.
He goes to heaven to complain and accuse the believers before God.
Now the stage is set for the commencement of the Lord’s millennial rule on earth.
God created this world and everything in it and simply set it in motion for all these ages.
God always controlled this earth but never ruled with authority.
God always knows everything that happens on earth.
Nothing surprises God because HE knows everything.
In HIS eternal plan God allowed Satan to rule this planet earth.
That is why we have this burning question why bad things happen to good people.
Satan is the source of pain and suffering on earth.
So when God rules with authority there is no disobedience on earth.
All will be subjected to HIS authority and that has never happened before.
Lord Jesus will rule with absolutely authority during 1000 year rule.
In Verse 11&12 we are specifically looking at those people who were washed in the blood of the Lamb, saved by grace, stood for their faith, killed during the tribulation period, and now enjoying the bliss of heavens waiting to come down with the Lord.
People on earth will now have a terrible time facing the fury of Satan because he knows his time is short.
He has to inflict maximum pain and suffering on humanity during great tribulation.
In some way Satan knows from the beginning that people of Israel play a vital role in God’s plan and purpose in the human history.
Israel rebelled against God Almighty but God never forsook them.
The human history proves that.
God always protect the remnant from such disasters and eventually brought them back to the Promised Land in 1948.
First Satan tried to annihilate them just to prevent the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ to provide redemption from sin.
He used his Antichrists Pharaoh and Haman in the Old Testament.
Later Satan used his Antichrists like Stalin, Hitler in the previous centuries to kill Jews.
Today Satan’s main mission is to eliminate all Jews to prevent establishing Lord’s kingdom on earth..
You know why Arabs and Muslims hate the Jews.
Antichrist spirit is always at work in these nations to hate and to kill Jews.
That is why we have Antisemitism in our world.
The remnant of them will flee to the mountains on the south of Jerusalem into the protective custody of God Almighty.
God always protects and preserves HIS people Israel.
In this chapter Satan uses flood of water to overtake them and kill them.
Flood of water could be flood of military attacks in an attempt to kill Jews.
Under Satan’s authorities, many nations will prepare to kill the fleeing Jews.
If this is real flood water deployed by Satan, God will supernaturally eliminate that threat by opening the earth to swallow it.
If it is a military troop, God will create an earth quake to swallow them.
In Great Tribulation Satan clearly understood that his end is very close.
So he became really angry and wanted to do the utmost harm to God’s people.
First he is going after the Jews who were still outside of the protection of Petra and the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Satan will always hate the Jews as well as those who believed in the Lord Jesus.
He will attack them viciously and persecute them horribly during the great tribulation period.
One thing we know from this chapter that God’s plans are always right on course.
Satan cannot prevent them from happening.
Many a time it looks like Satan is winning but it is God who allowed Satan to succeed to bring out God’s plan.
But we have to understand that Satan’s time is always short.
When such terrible things are happening during the last part of great tribulation, we have to keep in mind that we will not be there at all.
All believers are raptured and safely with the Lord Jesus Christ.