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fights the holy wars. Gabriel has the more quiet task
of imparting a sense of the ever-presence of ministering
Love. These angels deliver us from the depths. Truth
and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong
faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through
the understanding of God. The Gabriel of His presence
has no contests. To infinite, ever-present Love, all is
Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.
Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is
killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail
against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with
them. Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and
(Dragon cast down to earth)
Revelation xii. 9. And the great dragon was cast out,
that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth
the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him.
That false claim - that ancient belief, that old serpent
whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence
in matter either to benefit or to injure
men - is pure delusion, the red dragon; and
it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual
idea, and so proved to be powerless. The words "cast
unto the earth" show the dragon to be nothingness, dust
to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker,
he must be a lie from the beginning. His angels, or messages,
are cast out with their author. The beast and the
false prophets are lust and hypocrisy. These wolves in
sheep's clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the
Lamb of Love.
(Warfare with error)
Divine Science shows how the Lamb slays the wolf.