What they don’t tell you: The Invisible Battle that Happened When Jesus Was Born


The Birth of Jesus was Told Like Never Before.

The true story of Christmas is not just about light, joy and singing angels. 

Of Christmas trees, mangers or nativity scenes, and Christmas carols, in the best of cases. 

It is also about battles and angels of God fighting against fallen angels. 

It is not just the pastoral story of an idyllic birth. It is the story of the demon’s battle trying to prevent a birth, and its failure.

Which began with the difficulties of Jesus and Mary on their journey to Bethlehem.

That is where we find the deep story of Christmas, seen from Heaven’s perspective.

Here we will talk about the true story behind the joy and happiness of the first Christmas, which has been hidden by certain pastoral approaches.

And how that true story is becoming more necessary to consider today, because the world is about to see the promise brought about by the joyful Birth of the Child Jesus fulfilled.

In Revelation 12:1 to 2 it says that “a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and she cried out in labor pains, in the anguish of giving birth.

The woman represents the Virgin Mary, the mother of the people called by God to reflect His glory to the nations, which is why she has the sun and the moon under her feet. 

But in Genesis 3:15, it says that God had predicted at the beginning of time that through the woman would come a child, who together with His mother would crush the head of the serpent. 

And then in Revelation 12:3 to 4 we read that “another sign appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.

Its tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and threw them to the Earth. 

And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, to devour her son as soon as he was born.

A donkey and an ox witnessed the scene of the child’s birth, perhaps even one or two dogs, cows and sheep, 

But the “huge red dragon” was also there , ravenously hungry and deeply enraged.

Verse 9 identifies this dragon as satan, the same ancient serpent that was cast out of Heaven, with a third of the angels; that destroyed Paradise, and devastated creation, breaking man’s relationship with God.

He had carried out his assault on the Kingdom and People of God for millennia supported by various dynasties of history and the power of impious nations. 

And now he had sinister intentions towards the child of Bethlehem, he wanted Jesus to die.

But Revelation 12:5 to 6 tells us that the woman “gave birth to a man child, who will rule all nations with a rod of iron , and Her son was caught up to God and to his throne.

While the woman fled to the desert, where God has prepared a refuge for her so that she can be fed there for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

Satan lost his food. Incapable of destroying Jesus at birth and therefore the church that He would later ask Saint Peter to found.

And then he turned his anger toward the other children of the woman, the People of God.

Revelation 13:4 says that “the dragon was furious with the woman, and went to make war against her remaining descendants, those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus.”

This vision of Saint John reveals the limitless war that Satan has unleashed on Earth since he was expelled from Heaven.

Satan knew his days were numbered when Jesus was born.

Therefore, what surrounded the birth of Jesus was not only the great joy for humanity because the Son of God was born, but also the greatest spiritual battle in human history took place. 

The heavenly hosts that sang “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those whom the Lord loves!” According to Luke 2, they were present that night not only to give a concert and express their joy, but to engage in battle. 

God knew that a malevolent entity was plotting to kill the baby whom Mary was going to call “the Savior.” 

And He sent His angels not only to sing, but also to fight.

They were not just playing the harp, they were waging war against the rebellious angels. 

And they also involved the men in this battle, when they went to tell the shepherds about the birth, and they came to worship the child.

And then to the Three Wise Men.

The choir of angels heard by the shepherds was probably not just a joyous Christmas carol, but a cry of victory in war.

CS Lewis suggests what they really celebrated that night saying that “Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say in disguise, and calls us all to participate in a great campaign of sabotage. God has landed in this enemy-occupied world in human form.”

So Christmas was God’s D-Day, in the invasion of the enemy’s territory.

And also the warning to the wicked of all times, that the beginning of their end had begun with the birth of that child. 

For the wicked, Jesus Christ was the most dangerous baby ever born.

And no wonder they wanted Jesus to die!

That joyful birth of Our Lord unleashed the greatest sustained battle in human history. 

Because where Christianity took root, culture changed and freedom flourished, to the extent that tyranny cannot thrive where Christ liberates. 

So Christmas is the time when the most dangerous baby ever born faced evil to free us. 

When the long-awaited savior landed on this Earth to free his people from the slavery of tyranny and evil. 

And when hell shook, because the Dragon desperately tried to put an end to God’s plan and failed. 

That battle continues today, because the liberation process continues to advance, until we reach the Era of Peace, in which humanity will recover part of the graces it had in the Garden of Eden and lost.

And it is especially profound in our time, when Satan’s challenge to Jesus Christ that he could destroy His Church has expired.

And he obtained 100 years of more power, according to the vision that Leo XIII had in 1884.

Today Heaven is disarming the extra power that satan obtained. And he defends himself, although he knows that he has lost, and tries to make as many men lose as possible. 

That is why Christmas, and especially this Christmas, we must live with the deep joy that God is working in our liberation.

We are to be like the shepherds who joined the angels in singing Christmas carols of joy and spiritual warfare at the birth of the Savior.  

Having the assurance, expressed by Saint Paul in Romans 16, that “the God of peace will soon crush satan under your feet.”