Good day brothers and sisters! If you have been watching our Wednesday Bible Studies you know we have been teaching on "The Devil" showing who he is, and what he is doing. I wanted to write a few words to accompany our 04-22-2020 Study on "The Serpent Is A Man"
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Revelation 20:2 - 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years
Genesis 3:1 - 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The serpent in this verse is a man. Serpent and beast describe this man. Many draws up a serpent talking to Eve, but he was described also as a beast. These just describe a man. Most women and men would not have had a conversation with a serpent but would have run away.
Psalm 58:3-4 - 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
This is the verse that some will use to try to prove predestination, but you know that no natural baby goes astray speaking lies from the womb. All babies I ever heard come here crying. The verse said the wicked, referring to people that are born of that erred spirit. A spiritual serpent hatches out spiritual eggs, which are lies. It takes a serpent to make a serpent.
Isaiah 59:4-5 - 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
They in verse five refers to the wicked. Look back at Psa 58:3. A cockatrice is a serpent. The eggs are lies. Notice he that " eateth ", it has an E.T.H. on that word eatheth meaning a continuation. If a person continues to partake of those lies ( eggs ) they will hatch out in the person and that person will become a spiritual serpent ( not the devil but a spiritual serpent ) spreading the lies too. That is the danger of just believing any and everything we hear. We need to know for sure what we are being told is in the word of God. Some say they can take the good and leave the bad out of false doctrine, but it is impossible to drink the milk and not get the poison once they have been mixed together.
Isaiah 14:29 - 29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. What is the serpent's root?
1 Timothy 6:10 - 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. The love of money is the serpent's root. It is the love for money and power that breeds serpents spiritually.
Psalm 140:3 - 3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
They refers to the wicked. There are many references in the Bible where men are called serpents. John The Baptist and Jesus Christ our Lord both classified some men as serpents. They called them a GENERATION of VIPERS.
Matthew 3:7 - 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Matt 23:32-33 - 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Notice that John told us who they were. "Sadducees and Pharisees" They men who at that time wanted to hold onto self righteousness practices and not give place for the truth. Any person that changes the word of God or preaches for GAIN "Just for the Money" is a spiritual serpent. Like Paul said "Supposing that gain is godliness, from such turn away"
Matthew 1:1 - "The book of the GENERATION of Jesus Christ" He has a generation too. We have to be born of the water and the spirit to get in that generation. Paul talked about bowing his knee to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ upon whom the WHOLE family in heaven and earth is named. God'd family is in the generation of Jesus Christ, even Abraham and all his seed are in that generation. Jesus took not on himself the nature of angles but rather he took on himself the seed of Abraham.
Notice Jesus said FATHERS in Matthew 23:32. "Dragon, Beast and False Prophet" 3 Major devils that have ruled the world at one point or another.
In Rev 16:13-14 - 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Notice that it (lies) came out of the mouth of the dragon, a man. Jesus said in John 6:63 that his words were spirit and life. These devils also had words that were spirit and took on a form of life, the difference is The Truth shall make you free and grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. The words from the Dragon, Beast and False Prophet were lies and they brought death. Through their subtility they have created a Generation of Vipers.
Tune in Next Wednesday evening for "The Dragon Is A Man"