Crooked Serpent represent Babylon?

Hello C____,
You quote Job 26:13 then you say:

You go on to point out that the word translated ‘crooked ‘ here in Job 26:13, is the same word translated as ‘piercing’ and ‘nobles’ in Isa 27:1 and Isa 43:14.

From this you conclude:

It is not my intention to be confrontational, but I must point out that just because the word ‘serpent’ is preceded by the words ‘piercing’ or ‘noble,’ does not change the fact that we are speaking of the serpent. As far at the constellation of the dragon is concerned, in scriptural terms there is no difference between the serpent and the dragon. Both are used in scripture to convey the idea of a fiery serpent or dragon who was created to be the Adversary of God. Inasmuch as Babylon is the rebellious, whoring wife of God who is now in bed with that great red dragon, she does indeed stand with the serpent and bears that great red dragon many children:

Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [ then] are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

It is to those who “beleive on Him,” but do not “continue in His word” that Christ makes this statement:

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? [ even] because ye cannot hear my word.
Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Who is this ‘”piercing, noble, crooked serpent?” Let’s not speculate about this. It is always best to let God interpret his own parables and symbols, and when He interprets them for us, it is always best simply to believe His interpretation, and to do so consistently. Here now is God’s interpretation of who is this crooked, piercing, noble serpent and dragon:”

Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 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.

There it is. “The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,” So the serpent and the dragon do indeed have everything to do with who is Satan.
You are right to notice that this ‘dragon’ is in the heavens, but I would urge you to also learn What and Where Is Heaven by reading our article of that same title in the essential reading section in the upper left corner of the iswasandwillbe. com home page.

Babylon is symbolic of God’s whoring wife who brings forth the man child who is caught up to heaven. She herself flees into the wilderness on eagle’s wings where she is ‘nourished of God’ for three and one half years. This is exactly what God did with Israel:

Exo 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Anyone being ‘borne on eagles wings’ is also being given physical manna which is not the true bread of life, even though it is supernaturally furnished. It actually amounts to ‘strong delusion’ and will lead you to hate your enemies and to kill Christ.

Joh 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

The whole Christian world is eating of it as we speak. You see, there is a visible, and there is a “true.” It was not Christ’s “body of sin” that saves us; it is His risen body.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Christ may have appeared as a physical man with holes in his hands and feet, but in Truth He was spirit – a life- giving spirit.

Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Spirit can come and go in the flesh. Flesh cannot come and go in the spirit. That which is born of the flesh is flesh,” and “the flesh [ the visible ‘bread’] profits nothing” (Joh 6:63). Visible ‘Babylon’ receives its power from an invisible spirit which is “in the sea.”

That ‘sea’ is the symbol of all flesh, out of which the ‘beast’ we all are arises:

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

That invisible spirit, the great red Dragon Satan, does indeed dine on our flesh:

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this [ dined on Adam’s flesh, deceived Adam] thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it [ Christ, a real spirit] shall bruise thy head, and thou [ Satan, a real spirit] shalt bruise his heel.

Now with all this plain language from the Lord before us, let’s look at this statement by James:

Jas 2:19 Thou [ the mind of man] believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Yes, the “crooked serpent” is symbolized by the visible constellation, but it is not the physical ‘stars of heaven’ that “believe and tremble”. It is all the false doctrines and false messengers of Satan which are within us that are “trembling”.

Mike

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