Apollyon flies away.
Defeated, Apollyon spread his dragon’s wings and flew away. For a season Christian saw him no more.
Christian gives thanks.
All during the struggle Christian had been grim and sober. Not till he had succeeded in wounding Apollyon with his two-edge sword did he smile and look upward. Then said Christian, “I will give thanks to Him who delivered me out of the mouth of the lion and helped me against Apollyon.”
Christian’s wounds are healed.
Then there came a hand to him with leaves from the tree of life. Christian took them and laid them on the wounds he had received in battle, and he was healed immediately.
Christian satisfies his hunger.
He sat down to eat the bread and drink the wine that had been given him. Then, being refreshed, he resumed his journey with his sword in his hand, for he said, “Some other enemy may be near.” But he met with Apollyon no more in the Valley of Humiliation.
They struggle for half a day.
I saw in my dream that Christian came to the edge of another valley called the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Here, two men who were hurrying back gave him an evil report of the dangers ahead. “the valley itself is dark as pitch,” they said. “We also saw horrible fiends there and dragons of the pit, and we heard a continual howling and yelling as of people in misery.” But Christian replied, “In spite of what you say, this must be the way to the desired haven.”
Christian gives Apollyon a
Then I saw the pathway through the Valley of the Shadow of Death was bordered on the left by a very deep ditch and on the right by a miry slough. The path itself was very narrow. As Christian would try to shun the ditch on the one side, he would almost tip over into the mire on the other. About the middle of the valley he came to the mouth of Hell, belching fire and smoke and roaring with hideous noises of fiends.