The Great Red Dragon...the Woman's Enemy. Revelation 12:3-4 - Pastor David
Revelation 12:3, “And another sign was seen in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems”.
This "sign" also is seen "in heaven," and we are not left in any doubt as to what it signifies. Revelation 12:9 explains to us that "the great red dragon" is "that old serpent called the Devil (Slanderer) and Satan (Adversary)." He has seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven diadems. These are the "signs" of the universality of earthly dominion: for Satan is the "prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2), "the prince of this world" (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). As such, the Lord did not dispute his claim (Luke 4:5-7). His colour is the colour of fire, and of blood. This is a "sign" of his cruelty and blood-thirstiness (John 8:44. 1 John 3:12), and of the war which he makes "in heaven" and "on earth." The heads and horns and crowns are manifestly the "sign" of earthly power, gathered up in him: for to whomsoever he will he gives or delegates it (Luke 4:6-7; Revelation 13:2). Here briefly is the authority and power of the woman's enemy set before us.
Revelation 12:4, “And his tail draggeth down the third part of the stars of heaven, and he cast them to the earth”.
So we have seen, “The Woman” is the "sign" of the Nation of Israel as a whole; and the object and action of the Devil could not be more clearly stated.
But HERE in Revelation 12:4, we are again taken BACK to the beginning of things; to Satan's first rebellion, and to the angels who fell with him. This is surely the "sign" of Satan's power among the angels; as the heads and horns are a "sign" of his power among men on the earth. It seems clear from this that the third part of angels followed him in his great rebellion.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)