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Seven Headed Dragon
(Revelation 12.4-5)
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"His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who 'will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.' And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne." (Revelation 12.4-5)✞

Spiritual Protection

Red DragonThe "dragon" in Greek was "Therion" and referred to one of two beasts in Revelation. The first beast was "out of the sea" and was given authority and power by the dragon from the abyss. The second beast came "out of the earth" and was also refered to as the "false prophet." The seven headed dragon was pictured with seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns, representing his power and the kingdoms of the world over which he ruled. The stars that plunged to earth with the seven headed dragon were usually considered to be the wicked angels who fell with Satan and became his demons. The "dragon" was the symbol of all the forces of evil upon the earth. The phrase "an iron scepter" may be translated as "a rod of iron."

Christ's Ascension

Child Chased by DragonRevelation 12.5 described how "Her child was snatched up to God" which was probably a reference to Christ's ascension. The woman found a place of spiritual from the dragon in the desert which was the traditional place of refuge for the afflicted. Because God aided the woman's escape, we can be sure that he offered security to all other true believers. God keeps each one of his own secure.✞

"Seven Headed Dragon"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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