The victorious position of God's people is highlighted through the signs John saw in the heavens. We saw the woman, the Child, and the dragon. Now we see both God's protection of the woman and the dragon's true (frustrated) impotence. God alone has the power and authority to do as He pleases, and even the adversary himself is at the command of the Lord God Almighty. Though the devil may accuse, God has given us means to overcome and be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. This is exciting, inspiring truth. When do all these things of Revelation 12 happen? The chapter doesn’t tell us. Therefore it must not be important for us to know the "when"; God wants us to know the "who" (Him), the "what" (victory) and the "how".