Sunday, July 8, 2012

"The Red Dragon" in the Book of Revelation

Genesis 3:14-15 
14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."

Genesis in the Bible records that Eve was tempted in the Garden of Eden by the serpent and ate the fruit of the only tree forbidden to eat by God—the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God did not only punish Adam and Eve but also the serpent, that is Satan.

God also foretold that in the future the offspring of the serpent and that of the woman will be enemy to each other. The offspring of the woman will crush the serpent’s head and in turn it will strike his heel. Who are the offspring of the woman and that of the serpent?

In fact, the offspring of the woman refers to Jesus and his Church, because Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born by virgin Mary. Therefore, Jesus did not have a biological father. God described Jesus and his Church as the offspring of the woman.

But who is the offspring of the serpent?
 In fact, written as early as in Genesis 6, since Satan’s fallen angels are the serpent, the serpent’s offspring is created by the serpent breeding with women.

God sent the great flood to destroy all humans on earth in order to stop Satan’s and its angels from contaminating the bloodline of human.
 Only the righteous Noah and his family of 8 people were spared to keep the human lineage pure.

Genesis 6:1-4

1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

However, Satan never stops the plan of polluting the human lineage. After the great flood, the bible continues to record the existence of the serpent’s offspring. They were the occupants of Canaan in Joshua’s time; in David’s time, David also hit a few giants to death, i.e. Rephaim, including the famous giant Goliath.

Up to Revelation in the New Testament, this offspring of the serpent has grown up and become the red dragon in Revelation. And they can sweep away a third of stars in heaven, i.e. the downfall of the faith of church leaders who will lead a big group of Christian to follow the serpent’s offspring.

Revelation 12:3-4

3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
4 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.

The red dragon in Revelation 12 does not only refer to the event of the serpent’s offspring but also a specific time, just like the woman in the beginning of the same Chapter is also referring to a particular time. From past to present, the image of this woman is used to refer to a set time, that is the time of the annual rise of the sun with Virgo, i.e. the Feast of Trumpets every year, or even the Feast of Trumpets on 29 September 2011. Therefore, the concept of “The Interstellar
Book of Revelation” must be used to understand Revelation completely

Revelation 12:1

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

Revelation 12 not only uses the red dragon to describe Satan in the end times, planning to defeat the church and Christians through causing a third of Christian leaders to sin, but also the specific time and star configuration in the sky when this event happens. This heavenly sign is historically recorded by ancient civilizations and prophecies, including the Bible, ancient Egyptians and Sumerians, prophet Mother Shipton and Nostradamus. The sign is the red-dragon-like physical appearance of Planet X in the sky which visited the earth 3600 years ago and will visit the earth again in 2012.

As the woman described in Revelation 12, her appearance represents the beginning of travail. And the time the red dragon appears is also the time when Planet X appears in the sky and also the time when Satan will cause a third of church leaders originally qualified for rapture to sin and turn them into the serpent’s offspring.

However, Chapter 12 also mentions the third role at the same time, that is the child born by the woman and caught up at birth who will also rule all the nations with an iron scepter.

In the end times, will you choose to become this caught up child? Or stay behind to become the rest of this woman’s children to experience the 7-year tribulation?

Or you choose to ignore the end times and scoff at those prepared for Christ’s coming, and in the end, tragically become the serpent’s offspring and receive the beast’s mark with people in the world of 7-year tribulation?

Revelation 13:16-18

16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,
17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.