“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” – (Is.14:12-15).
“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kndgdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, all this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me Satan: for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” – (Luke 4:5-8).
The worship of the serpent can be traced in almost
every religion throughout ancient
Elevating himself into an object of worship has always been Satan’s most cherished goal. It was that which he tempted the Lord Jesus with on the mountain –“All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me” – (Mt.4:9). We should not therefore be surprised, that the same wicked being who had the presumption to make such a proposal to the Son of God, shall have the audacity to insinuate himself into the worship of men. His most audacious, bold and arrogant act was to make the serpent an image of worship. Man, who had become so darkened in his sins, would now worship the symbol of Satan – the serpent. That the most venomous and loathed creature on earth would now be worshipped as God, shows us the total blindness and darkness of the human heart and mind. Yes, “their foolish heart was darkened” and they became fools.
And dragon worship and serpent worship are
one and the same. For Satan is called in God’s book of truth – the devil and
the dragon and the serpent – (Rev.12:9). The dragon is just a giant serpent
made more ferocious and evil. In
We see Satan erecting idols of the serpent to be worshipped worldwide, which was the stumbling block that was fatal to man. By so doing, he receives the worship he so much desired from the beginning. But it also reminds him of his victory over Adam which greatly gratifies him. It was Satan’s choice to possess the body of a serpent to tempt the first man and by the worship of the serpent he should continue to fall.
The most populous country that worships the
Cobras are hooded serpents and can squirt
poison several feet directly at the eyes of the victims and cause blindness. On
the back of it’s hood it has a mark like a pair of spectacles or eyeglasses.
And it sometimes is called ‘The Spectacled Cobra’. Can you not see how Satan
blinds their minds and ‘hoodwinks’ and deceives the people of
Just before the great tribulation Satan is cast out of heaven along with his fallen angels that followed his rebellion against God. “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” – (Rev.12:9). And Satan has his man prepared for this hour – the Beast. Satan’s man, also called the Antichrist, is the last emperor on earth before Jesus comes back to rule the earth in righteousness as King of Kings forever. (Rev.13:2) says – “And the dragon gave him his power and his seat and great authority.” The Beast accepts what Jesus rejected – the power and glory of ruling the world - but he must worship Satan. The serpent Satan gets what he has been coveting after for thousands of years – the whole world worships him through his beastly man. (But the great tribulation saints will not worship him or his image and they will be martyred.) “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…” – (vs.4). This is the serpent’s supreme moment. This is the one goal he has been striving for centuries – to be like God.
It is written of the Beast “And that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition: Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” – (2 Thes.2:3,4). The Beast will be possessed by Satan himself, as Judas was, and you can see that the character of the Beast is exactly like the proud, exalted character of Satan. The serpent’s desire to be worshipped will be fulfilled in the Beast. When people worldwide worship the Beast, they will also be worshipping the dragon who possesses the Beast.
And then when his short temporal rule of
power and glory is over, the Lord Jesus comes back with His army from heaven
and defeats the serpent at Armageddon – (Rev.19:11-21). The Beast and his
religious False Prophet are thrown into the lake of fire and the serpent into
the bottomless pit prison for a thousand years. Then shall be fulfilled God’s
prophecy spoken to the Serpent in
Christ came the first time to be born as a man
of the virgin woman Mary and to be the Savior of the world and to save his
people from their sins and to offer us eternal life. This was accomplished on
the tree of
Like Napoleon, the Serpent has his moment of
glory and the world worships him but then he meets his
But the day of God’s grace and longsuffering and mercy is still with us. Are you saved from your sins and hell by the Lord Jesus? Do not spurn the love of God in his beloved Son on the cross. Repent of your sins and turn by faith to Christ for forgiveness of sins. He alone has the power to wash away your sins in His precious blood. “And the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” – (I Jn.1:7). “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” – (I Jn.4:9,10). Do not reject God’s Son. Don’t be religious – be saved – be born again. Through Jesus Christ you can conquer sin and the Serpent and hell, the second death, and have eternal life. Through Christ you also can crush the Serpent’s head and worship God in spirit and truth.
Beware of Serpent worship
The Beast is coming soon.
! Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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