The Evil Dragon Satan
By Linda C Dipman

  A gigantic dragon loomed within the clouds of the darkened sky.  It's breath exhaled sparking burning
rays of fire into the ominous night. The sky grew fierce and lightning bolts of flame reached out and
touched one man and then another, until millions of people were connected helplessly to the terrifying
sight of imminent destruction.

  Millions of people were being tortured by the burning power of  torment that is forced upon all persons
who don't understand the truth.  These are the people who refuse to listen to the message of Jesus Christ,
the Savior of mankind.

  In their blindness, I heard them shout in terrifying pleads for God to leave them alone.  They felt the pain
of war, famine and plague, but they wouldn't listen.  They held onto the world values and refused to apply
the Bible to their lives.

  Revelations 12: 7-9, "Then war broke out in heaven.  Michael and his angels fought against the dragon,
who fought back with his angels;  but the dragon was defeated, and he and his angels were not allowed to
stay in heaven any longer.  The huge dragon was thrown out-that ancient serpent, named the Devil, or
Satan, that deceived the whole world.  He was thrown down to earth, and all his angels with him."

  Take heed people, Satan is the god of this world and his desire is to sleigh all people.  He doesn't want
them to come to God. He doesn't want the people to find their Savior and live for an eternity.

  Millions of people were touched by the fiery flames of death.  Death that came in the form of pestilence,
war, famine, natural disasters and evil of all kinds that destroy all people who are simple minded and
without knowledge.  All people who refuse to understand that they are in a great life battle.  A life game of
good versus' evil.

  They wouldn't listen to those who spoke to them about God and love.  They refused to bow their knees
to Jesus, the King of kings.  They loved their lives so much that they didn't need a Savior.  All they needed
was the strength of men.

  Signs of war emerged sounding trumpets that caused all people to clasp their ears to quiet the
deafening noise of battle.  The dragon was so fierce that he scorched the earth with all forms of pain and
agony.

  Revelations 12: 10-12, "Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, 'Now God's salvation has come!  
Now his Messiah has shown his authority!  For the one who stood before our God and accused our
brothers day and night has been thrown out of heaven.  Our brothers won the victory over him by the
blood of the Lamb and by the truth which they proclaimed;  and they were willing to give up their lives and
die.  And so be glad, you heavens, and all you that live there!  But how terrible for the earth and the sea!  
For the Devil has come down to you, and he is filled with rage, because he knows that he has only a little
time left."

  Beware! Beware!  The dragon as been given permission to hunt down all those who are stupid because
they refuse to listen to the words of God.  Beware! Beware all people of the world the time is near and the
devils teeth are dripping with human blood.

  The people of the world loved their lives so much that they failed to see that the world was about to end.  
They were like blind men leading blind men.  They were like soldiers that were being slaughtered by an
unseen enemy in a great world war.  

  Revelation 13: 9&10, "Listen, then, if you have ears!  Whoever is meant to be captured will surely be
captured;  whoever is meant to be killed by the sword will surely be killed by the sword.  This calls for
endurance and faith on the part of God's people."

  The devil licked his evil lips as he watched the people of the world go about taking care of themselves
without knowing that he was waiting to devour them like lambs about to be slaughtered.  Satan watched
and set traps to lure the people into committing all forms of sin.

  People were going about building new houses unaware of the impending disasters.  They were going
back and forth to work gathering up money and spending it on their pleasures.  They believed they were
in control of their lives, they didn't need Jesus Christ as their Savior.  

  Revelation 13: 16&18, "The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free,
to have a mark placed on their right hands or on their foreheads.  No one could buy or sell unless he had
this mark, that is the beast's name or the number that stands for the name.
  This calls for wisdom.  Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast,
because the number stands for a man's name.  Its number is 666."

  I shuttered as each person willingly accepted Satan's number. They believed in countries and kingdoms
being ruled by governments and societies led by men.  They believed in man's ability to rule justly and
without hesitation they answered the call to be counted and collected in the great inventory of Satan's
method on how to play the great game of life.

  They loved immorality, war, jealousy and lying to each other.  They idolized their homes and their luxury
vehicles.  They took advantage of good people who did what was right so they could fill their homes with
riches.

  They refused to believe in Jesus as their Savior.  They didn't need a God of love and wisdom.  They
weren't interested in caring about other people.  All they needed was the intellect of men to rule the world.

  They were unaware of how much power their submission gave to the dragon.  They didn't understand
that now everything they bought could now be recorded and measured and given to those who are
financially smart.  Wealth that gives power to men who then control the economics of the world. Greed that
fills the hearts of men and makes them bow their knees to Satan's way of living life.  Men whose only
desire is to live their lives for themselves.

  All people of the world beware your simple way of thinking has given power to Satan.  The devil, the
great dragon, uses deception to keep the people of the earth unable to see the truth about how evil their
lives have become.

  Jesus Christ is your only hope.  Follow Him and you will be saved from the destructive powers of Satan.  
Love others, do good to them and give money to help the poor.

  Revelations 14:6&7, "Then I saw another angel flying high in the air, with an eternal message of Good
News to announce to the peoples of the earth, to every race, tribe, language, and nation.  He said in a
loud voice, 'Honor God and praise his greatness!  For the time has come for him to judge mankind.  
Worship him who made heaven, earth, sea, and the springs of water.'"

  The teachings of Christ flooded the countries, cities and towns.  People everywhere were listening
because the world had become so bad.  

  The gas prices were so high they couldn't put gas in their cars to go to work. Food prices were
skyrocketing forcing people to steal from each other in order to feed their families.  Big companies were
firing their employees and hiring cheaper labor.  Banks were foreclosing and credit cards were charging
so much interest that the people were being forced into bankruptcy.

  A voice sounded from the gloom that was covering the entire earth.  Hold to Jesus Christ's teachings.  
Read the word of God and wisdom will put your feet back on solid ground.  Do good to each other and
obey God's words.  Trust Him with your lives and you will no longer be deceived by Satan's lies.  

  Mark 12: 30&31, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
with all your strength.  The second most important commandment is this:  'Love your neighbor as you love
yourself.' There is no other commandment more important than these two."

  I heard a loud scream of defeat come from the dragons mouth.  The end of all things had come!  The
breath of fire died, stopping him from going out and deceiving the people of the earth any more.

  Revelation 20: 1-3a, "Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the
abyss and a heavy chain.  He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent-that is, the Devil, or Satan-and
chained him up for a thousand years.  The angel threw him into the abyss, locked it, and sealed it, so that
he could not deceive the nations any more until the thousand years were over."

  Satan's evil deeds were ended.  God's words of hope and love flooded the earth.  People bowed their
knees to Jesus Christ because he fought the dragon and won the battle for truth and love.

  God's Christian soldiers listened to the voice of the Holy Spirit and they recognized that they were in a
battle of good versus evil.  They stood their ground and did good.  They fought battles with cancer,
diseases of all kinds, natural disasters, homelessness, injustice and won the game of life for Jesus Christ.   
Their good deeds defeated the evil dragon, Satan!