Revelation 12:9: The great dragon who was hurled down…that ancient serpent called the Devil or Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was hurled down to the earth and his angels with him.
Folks don’t like to hear about this entity. He is something they’d rather ignore or even pretend he doesn’t exist. That’s one of the main ways he’s able to deceive so many. His cohorts are also in operation here on earth. Many of them are familiar spirits, and believe me they know more about your potential than you do.
The dragon blows smoke and fire into your life. Perhaps words were spoken to you that carried the dragon’s fire. You may have been told you were stupid, ugly, worthless and that you’d never amount to anything. Those are wounds that can scar for life.
At times the old dragon comes as a serpent, slithering in and out of your mind, reminding you of things you’ve done wrong. First, he tempts you to lead you into a sinful act, and once you’ve given in, he comes to torment you with guilt for having done it.
Perhaps someone rode the dragon’s wings into your room at night, touching you in ways that made you feel ashamed and dirty. After this fiery attack comes the smoke. He will then inundate your mind with the smoke of confusion, telling you that being molested is your fault because your behavior brought it on. That you were sexually attacked because you wore provocative clothing. Rape isn’t about desire, it’s about power over an individual.
The smoke of the dragon carries confusion, discouragement, depression, destructive thoughts, shame and guilt.
You have to be brave enough to fight. Find a verse of Scripture that can be used as a weapon against this monster.
Isaiah 54: 17: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.
Remember the devil is real and he hates you because you are a child of God. He is out to destroy you, steal all good things from you and then to kill you if possible. (John 10: 10). But also remember, God is a God of love and He will protect those who come to Him for refuge. Until next time!