Que symbolisent Michel, ses anges et le dragon ? (Apo. 12:7)


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Et il y eut guerre dans le ciel. Michel et ses anges combattirent contre le dragon. Et le dragon et ses anges combattirent,

Apocalypse 12:7 - Louis Segond

 

 

⚪ Michel et ses anges contre le dragon = le pape et les évêques contre la Rome impériale

 

Apoc. 12 [...]
Michel et ses anges furent en guerre avec le dragon. - Michel signifie : celui qui représente Dieu, le pape assume cette prétention (B.285; C.50). Ses anges sont les évêques...
Et le dragon combattit ainsi que ses anges. - C'était la Rome impériale [...] qui faisait tout son possible pour arrêter la croissance prodigieuse de la papauté, mais ses effort furent vain. Le Mystere Accompli, page 214

Source : 🇫🇷 1917 - Le Mystère Accompli, page 214 + Cover

Voici la version américaine :

Michael.-"Who as God," the Pope.- B275; C62.
And his angels. - The Bishops. [...]
And the dragon. - Imperial Rome. - B288; Rev. 12:3; 20:2.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Finished Mystery, page 188 + Cover

Autre citation :

"Michael and his angels" - the Papacy and its supporters - fought against the dragon - pagan rulers, etc., - and the great dragon was cast out of heaven. This conflict between papal and pagan power resulted, as we have seen, in the overthrow of the latter.

Source : 🇺🇸 Zion's Watch Tower, December 1879 2

🇫🇷 Traduction : «Michael et ses anges» - la papauté et ses partisans - ont lutté contre le dragon - les dirigeants païens, etc. - et le grand dragon a été chassé du ciel. Ce conflit entre le pouvoir papal et le pouvoir païen a résulté, comme nous l'avons vu, du renversement de ce dernier.

 

⚫ Michel et ses anges contre le dragon = Christ et les anges de Dieu contre Satan

 

There the Lord Jesus did stand up, and took his power to reign. It should be expected that the first work he would do would be to throw the devil out of heaven; and then and there the fight began. Revelation 12:7-9 reads:
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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."
This is no imaginary thing; it was a real fight. The dragon and his official family, members of his invisible government, fought and fought hard; but they lost, and were literally hurled out of heaven. [See Weymonth’s translation.]
It is inconsistent to think that Jesus, tile righteous One, would take his power to reign in heaven and permit the devil to remain there; and he did not. Both Satan and his angels, namely, his ocfficial family, his invisible joint-rulers, were hurled down to the earth. That fight must have begun in 1914.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, March 1 1925, page 69, page 70

Autre citation

Et cela marque également le moment où Christ a déclenché la guerre contre son ennemi Satan. A cette même idée correspondent les paroles suivantes: "Et il y eut guerre dans le ciel. Michel et ses anges combattirent contre le dragon. Et le dragon et ses anges combattirent, mais ils ne furent pas les plus forts, et leur place ne fut pas trouvée dans le ciel. Et il fut précipité, le grand dragon, le serpent ancien, appelé le diable et Satan, celui qui séduit toutes la terre, il fut précipité sur la terre, et ses anges furent précipités avec lui. " - Apoc. 12:7-9.
C'est le Prince Christ qui commença la guerre contre Satan; il est identifié dans le septième verset par le nom de Michel, [...]

Source : 🇫🇷 1930 - Lumière, Vol 1, page 264 + Cover

Voici la version américaine :

That would mark the time when war was begun by Christ against the enemy Satan.
In harmony with this it is written: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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. "-Rev. 12: 7-9.
It is the great Prince Christ that began the war against Satan and he is identified in the seventh verse by the name Michael, [...]

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 2, page 239 + Cover