Monday, April 7, 2014


The dragon of the Book of Revelation, is mentioned by name in twelve verses.  From just these twelve verses, we know a great deal about our enemy.  And, he has aliases! 

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads" (12:3).
"And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as (He) was born" (12:4).
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels" (12:7).
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him" (12:9).
"And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child" (12:13).
"And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth" (12:16).
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (12:17).

"And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority" (13:2).
"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" (13:4).
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon" (13:11).

"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet" (16:13).

"And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years" (20:2).

Note:  As the dragon, he appears as empowering the antichrist from the mid-Tribulation, until he and the false prophet are cast into the Lake of Fire in Revelation 19:20.  As the serpent, Satan came on the scene in Genesis 3:1.  As the devil, he is first mentioned in Matthew 4:1.  In Revelation:
*     References to him as the serpent:  9:19; 12:9, 14, 15; 20:2.
*     References to him as the devil:  2:10; 9:20, 12; 16:14; 18:2; 20:2, 10.
*     References to him as Satan:  2:9, 13, 24; 3:9; 12:9, 14, 15; 20:2.

Regardless of his aliases, he loses!

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