Why is Satan an ancient serpent/ ancient dragon?
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The Bible says in ..
Revelation 20: 1 “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, THAT OLD SERPENT, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,”
Satan is known as the old serpent or old dragon … meaning he has lived for a long time, and he has lived as the ancient dragon/serpent ever since … And if you know anything that has been around for a long time, it must have enough experiences about life, for example, an old man man must know a lot than youngs. Older people are more knowledgeable than teenagers.
Because they have experienced so many things in their lives and have learned so much, they have learned from their mistakes and from the mistakes of other people … so they can never be compared to newborn babies or teenagers.
Likewise the devil is also known as the old serpent/ old dragon…
It means that he knows so many things about man … he has existed since Eden, he knows Adam in face, shape and character he has not forgotten, he knows Eve also … he knows Noah, and he was witnessing how the world was being destroyed by the flood … he was looking … He still remembers Abraham’s image and of Sarah … remembers where they had bothered him in their lives. He remembers Moses … and he still knows all of his character and knows his weaknesses. He has Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar’s face, and Elijah and he remembers their behavior … He also knows the Head of Life, Jesus Christ, remembers all the events from his birth until he was there in the wilderness to tempt him, and when he died and rose, he knows his power and the power he now has…etc
So satan knows people very well, he knows people and their behavior, he knows what they like, and what they don’t like … He has seen all the generations from Adam until now …
Just ask yourself until now you are under age of 70 probably and yet you can categorize some people’s behavior and some tribes so much that you probably even knew someone behavior even if he/she doesn’t speak a word.. you can group him/her even before going so far… Now if you who is under 60 years already know the societies and their habits … How much do you think the devil will know people? For he is from Eden until this day.
I want to tell you that he knows humans well … he knows where to hold captive children, both old and youngs… because man is the same One … to several people back in the past generations and he succeeded … He knows how to bring down the servants of God … because he has tried in the past and succeeded to others so he applies the same experience to people of all ages. He(ancient dragon) knows how to keep people away from praying, he know how to influence them not to seek God, because he has tried that way in the past and it worked. He has enough experience.
Unless you get right into Jesus, you will not defeat Satan in any way, he has more knowledge than you and me,
If you that you do not want the Lord Jesus and that you can prevent yourself from committing adultery without even being in Christ, I want to tell you the truth that you are wasting your time! One day you will commit it … people like you tried the same in the past and he(satan) had caught them, so you are not the first to think it or try it.
Again, If you say you can do good things or without being in Jesus … sister! Satan had already sought solution for people like you probably over 2000 years ago … you might think you are the first to try like that.. but satan has probably 10 million lists of people in the past generations who have tried to act like you out of Christ and he had overcome all of them.
So you who were born these days you cannot surpass the wisdom of the one that existed many years ago … (Do you not know why the devil is called the god of this world? Because he knows human affairs more than any other human being).
That is why the Lord Jesus told him that he is always thinking of what belongs to men and not of God. because he does not study God but study men and how to rule him. Go and read (Matthew 16:23).
So you will ask if the devil knows so much about human affairs, then who can escape? And overcome him?.
The answer is this; In addition to all the greatness of the human consciousness he has in his wisdom, there is one who is much older than him. This one is known as the ANCIENT OF DAYS.
Daniel 7:13 -14 “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the ANCIENT OF DAYS, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”
Our Father knows us better than Satan knows us. The devil has the experience to bring us down but the wisdom that is with God has the ability to know his thoughts and intentions and plans, and to bring down his thoughts… whatever he wants to think about, we are in Christ already. we have the ability to know all his traps. The divine wisdom penetrates in us that gives us the ability to perceive and overcome all satanic thoughts.
But this wisdom is given only to those who believe in his beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
All others outside of Christ will never be able to defeat the ancient dragon who is the Devil. They will be led to the devil where he wants them to go., that is why a person who is not saved will never have peace, and will never overcome sin, or the will of the world. this is what he does… sometimes he plans to do this or that, but in the end it ends up being another thing … why? It is because he wants to direct himself and think he can succeed with his power and mind.
So if you are not saved, yet the hope of overcoming the ancient dragon is still available today, The Divine wisdom of God wants to enter into you today … do not listen to the devil who tells you in your mind now that you cannot be saved that you have so many sins and God will never forgive you …. he only uses his old tactics, so do not listen him … but you today deny him and make sure you deny him in action … Decide today to stop sinning, repent, stop going to night clubs, decide to stop gossip, decide to stop drunkenness and fornication and the Lord will love you … And the wonderful wisdom from the ANCIENT OF DAYS. (the LORD) our God, will come into thee, that may know his cunning and his tricks..
Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
The Lord bless you.
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