Though these same demons were diligently working to stop the birth of Christ 2000 years ago, as they failed then, they will fail again. In spit of the fact that nothing or no one could stop the Lord’s first coming, there are those who believe that various conditions must be met before the Lord returns to earth, this time not as a babe but as a Lion with a symbolic rod of iron in His hand and a flaming sword bursting through His mouth. What a day, what a day! The bible calls it “the Day of the Lord.” In the first coming of the Lord, the angels of God played a significant role in preparing those involved for the Lord’s birth with special visitations to Mary, Joseph, and the father of John the Baptist, Zechariah.
The book of Revelation shows us angelic involvement prior to the second coming as well. Demons were also involved in the first coming, as they inspired Herod and his soothsayers to predict the signs of the time, and to conduct a relentless search for the baby Jesus by killing all male newborns from among the Israelites. Prior to the Lord’s second coming, the word of God suggests that both and demons will once again be extremely “active.” We will need the grace and the wisdom of God to be able to discern God’s from the demons who work on Satan’s behalf.