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Throughout scripture Satan is described as a reptile.

Why does Satan have seven heads?

These heads are kingdoms who have ruled over the Jews beginning with their captivity in Babylon under the influence of Satan. The Jews were first ruled by Babylon, then skipping to the second head the Medes and Persians conquered Babylon and became the Jew’s overlord, then, Alexander the Great from Greece conquered the Medes and Persians. His four generals split up Alexander’s territory each taking a part; however, only two of the four ruled over the Jews: Syria and Egypt. They battled back and forth for the Jewish territory. The last Syrian was Antiochus IV, the shadow and type of the Antichrist to come. The Day of Eleusis was the day Rome stepped in and stopped Antiochus IV. Herod became Rome’s Jewish puppet king until the Jews were scattered by Rome around the world. Even today, in our lifetime, we are still part of the Holy Roman Empire. Even though the last Holy Roman Emperors died out, the Catholic church has taken up the mantle of the Holy Roman Emperor.

The Above Illustration shows the first six heads on the dragon (confirmed by history). But what about the last head, the seventh head? It is the last kingdom to come before the return of Jesus; the kingdom of the Antichrist.

The angel explained to John the meaning of this Dragon, a sea monster living in the sea of people (many nations, tongues, and peoples).

There is a crown on each head of the dragon.The last head has a crown like the others, but he is also shown with ten horns and a crown on each horn. One thing the heads and horns have in common is that they are all concerned with the promised land: Israel.

The Antichrist is the dragon’s last head, he is also Daniel’s 4th beast.
(Daniel’s 3rd beast combined Alexander with his generals Selucius and Ptolemy, the king of the North and the king of the south,)

Since five of the heads/nations are in the past (except for present day descendants), let’s continue to focus on the last head, the kingdom of the tribulation and the Antichrist.
Below: the illustration of Satan’s involvement with Israel during the end times (the last and only head left on the dragon), the kingdom of the Antichrist. To understand his relationship with the Antichrist see topic: Who is the Antichrist?

The dragon’s issue with the Jews

  • The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
    • Rev 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (Israel) clothed with the Sun (God), with the moon under her feet (the gentiles), and on her head a garland of twelve stars (the twelve tribes of Israel: the Jews). 2 Then being with child (the Jewish Messiah), she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth (to Jesus the Jewish Messiah and savior of the world). 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads (kingdoms who ruled over the Jews ) and ten horns (powers), and seven diadems (crowns)on his heads. 4 His tail (influence) drew a third of the stars of heaven (the fallen angels) and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born (have Him crucified in order to defeat God’s plan). 5 She bore a male Child (Jesus) who was to rule all nations (the world) with a rod of iron (after His 2nd return during the Millennium).
  • LEVIATHAN:

The Leviathan is a sea monster, identical to the dragon except when the term Leviathan is used, it is understood he is living in a sea of people.

The name for “leviathan” means “mourning”.
Jesus is called the “morning” star. At Armageddon Jesus, the dragon slayer, chases and kills the Leviathan. The Morning Star rises and slays the Mourning Dark Star.

  • Rahab is another translation for Leviathan.
    • Psalm 89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
    • Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord! Awake as in the ancient days, In the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, And wounded the serpent?
  • The Accuser: Satan is man’s accuser, to prosecute men before the throne of God.
  • Meaning of Beelzebub: “He who pisses against the wall” & “Lord of the flies”.
  • The Devil: G1225 – diaballō – to throw over or across, to send over – to traduce, calumniate, slander, accuse, defame.

  • The hedge is a hedge of thorns H7753 śûḵ. To protect the righteous from Satan:

    Wherever there is thorns, we seem to find the presence of Satan. God cursed the ground with thorns because Satan the serpent caused Adam and Eve to sin. Jesus’ crown was woven (intertwined) into a crown of thorns. However; these same thorns God is using to keep Satan from damaging man. Scripture is rich in how God turns the table on Satan (ie Haman was hung on his own gallows, the Pharaoh dammed up the Hebrews to keep them as slaves and God drowned the Pharaoh in his own flood.)


Satan is always a coiled reptile in scripture: He is the serpent in the Garden of Eden, the sea monster in the sea of people, the dragon in revelation, the crocodile in Ezekiel who grabs his prey in the waters of people and turns and twists causing his prey to drown before he eats him. Why does scripture compare Satan with being coiled, intertwined or twisting? Because he twists the ways of God. He twists the truth. In Genesis Satan indwelt the serpent because the serpent was “craftier” than any animal in the garden. What does it mean to be “crafty”? It means to take a product and manipulate it, like basket weaving. Satan tries to manipulate men for his own purposes and when men are given to sin they try to manipulate their lives in order to get what they want.

Ironically, the crown of thorns is woven, twisted, and intertwined like a hedge to protect men from Satan who is coiled, twisted, and intertwined.

See Topic: Hebrew meanings: Curse of the Thorns for more information.
See Topic: The Crown of the Thorns


The history and character of Satan:

The history of Satan:
He was created as the most powerful and beautiful archangel in heaven.
He was perfect in all his ways until iniquity was found in him.
He was in the Garden of Eden.
Satan appears to be fascinated with “Laws”.
He is the Accuser. In court cases He would be the prosecutor.
He walked among the “stones of fire”: Perhaps the stones are God’s laws before God wrote His laws on the tablets of the ten commandments. Ezekiel 28:14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God (Mount Zion); You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
Satan confuses laws with wisdom.
His heart is as hard as stone (the law). Even as hard as the lower millstone, the laws which crush everything in its path.
Job 4124 His heart is as hard as stone, even as hard as the lower millstone.

The Leviathan

  • Isaiah 27:1 In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea (bg: sea of people).
  • Notes on Leviathan:
    • livyâthân; from H3867; a wreathed (coiled) animal (a serpent), i.e. a serpent (especially the crocodile or some other large sea-monster); figuratively, the constellation of the dragon; also as a symbol of Babylon:—leviathan, mourning. Also used for “a fierce enemy”.
    • Job 41:1, 8-9b, 34 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? Lay your hand on him; … Remember the battle—Never do it again! Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false; … 34 He beholds every high thing; He is king over all the children of pride.”

Jonah

  • Jonah was swallowed by Leviathan, a sea monster, (not a great fish or a whale). In the same pattern, Jesus spent three days and three nights in the heart of the earth even as Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster (symbolizing Satan and Death). The Leviathan swims in a sea of people. He causes the sea of people to boil and stew in a storm of chaos. He fouls the waters. Jonah was regurgitated (resurrected from the depth of his own Hades) on the shores of a gentile city (Ninevah) who were told to repent. Likewise, after Jesus’ resurrection, the gentiles (with Jewish exceptions) repents and becomes the Bride of Christ.

Crown of Thorns

  • Leviathan is also translated “wreath”. Something manipulated and coiled.
  • The wreath (coiled serpent) of thorns (fangs) was on Jesus’ head.
    • John 19:2 And the soldiers twisted (coiled) a (serpentine) crown (wreath) of thorns (fangs) and put it on His (Jesus’) head, and they put on Him a purple robe.

The Devil: A Storm among People

  • Hebrew word for the Devil: Sa`iyr
  • sa`iyr h8163 from (H8175) sâʻar, saw-ar’; a primitive root; to storm; by implication, to shiver, i.e. fear:—be (horribly) afraid, tremble in terror, fear, hurl as a storm (throw across), be tempestuous, come like (take away as with) a whirlwind.

The Stormy Sea: Satan who causes chaos and fouls the waters:

  • Luke 8:23-25 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy (danger). 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
  • Psalm 107:29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
  • Nahum 1:3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet.

►Verses concerning “The Dragon

Revelation 12:4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman (Israel) who was ready to give birth (to the Messiah), to devour (kill) her Child as soon as it was born.
Revelation 12:7 Satan Thrown Out of Heaven: And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his (fallen) angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 12:13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) who gave birth to the male Child (Jesus).

Serpent

The serpent is Lucifer whose names are Satan (Literally: the Accuser), the Devil (Literally: Storm), Baal-zebub (Literally: Lord of the flies, He who pisses against the wall.)

Rahab

Psalm 89:10 You have broken Rahab (Leviathan, Sea Monster) in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord! Awake as in the ancient days, In the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, And wounded the serpent?

Meaning of Rahab h7294

  1. Rahab = “breadth”
    1. storm, arrogance (but only as names) (See “Devil”)
      1. mythical sea monster (See “Leviathan”)
      2. emblematic name of Egypt (symbolic for worldliness and captivity)

►Verses concerning The Beast

Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea (of people),
Daniel 7:8 I was considering the horns (on the beast), and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them … in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words. (Satan has indwelt the Beast which is the Antichrist of the seven year tribulation)

Sea Monster (sometimes translated crocodile)

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak to him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “‘I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you great monster (crocodile) lying among your streams. You say, “The Nile belongs to me; I made it for myself.” (Satan has indwelt the Pharaoh king of Egypt)

The Program of the Serpent

The serpent’s desire is to be worshiped in the place of God. In order to do this:

Satan must break the bonds of the Godhead separating the Father from the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  • Psalm 2:3a “Let us break Their (the authority of the Godhead) bonds in pieces
  • How? Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness.
    • Matthew 4:9 And he (Satan) said to Him (Jesus), “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Satan must divide man from God.

  • Psalm 2:3b And cast away Their (the Godhead’s) cords (of authority) from us.”

Satan must divide the nations in wars.

  • Psalm 2:1 Why do the nations rage,

Satan must break the bonds of marriage.

  • Mark 10:6-9 But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
  • Satan will question, bribe, redefine, cause paranoia, create unnatural pleasures, accuse, shame, drug and divide. He causes the sea of people to stew, storm, boil, hate and rage.
  • From the beginning, Satan’s goal was to be worshiped and He begins by sabotaging God’s good work.
  • He is going to “split the Adam” and create an Adamic explosion that destroys the world and everything in it

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“Satan, …is… a fanatical devotee of logic. He reads Machiavelli, Ignatius of Loyola, Marx and Hegel; he is cold and unmerciful to mankind, out of a kind of mathematical mercifulness. He is damned always to do that which is most repugnant to him: to become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered, to whip people with knots so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped, to strip himself of every scruple in the name of a higher scrupulousness, and to challenge the hatred of mankind because of his love for it–an abstract and geometric love.”
― Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

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See: Angels and Demons, God and Satan, Evil and Sin, Entanglement

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