| AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON
Revelation 12:9, 13:8 ... Satan... deceiveth the whole world... And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb
A. According to Scriptures Satan deceives the whole world. He deceives them into worshipping him. It is sad, but yet it is true, Satan has deceived the great multitude into worshipping him unaware.
B. Is it possible to worship the Devil when you do not intend to? Yes, according to Scriptures the heathen who worshipped images and made sacrifices to them unknowingly worshipped demons. -1st Corinthians 10:20
C. Who are the only ones that do not worship the dragon? According to Scriptures only those whose name is in the Lamb’s book of life don’t worship the dragon.
THE WORLD IS IMMERSED INTO THE SPIRIT OF SATAN
1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
The inhabitants of the world, those who have not been born of God, lieth in the wicked one. They are immersed in Satan and are under his power and his influence; and they fulfill his will.
SATAN’S SPIRIT IS AT WORK IN THE CHILDREN OF THIS WORLD.
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
A. All men, even Christians before they are saved, walk in accordance to the ‘prince of the power of the air’ who is the spirit that works in the children of disobedience.
B. The spirit of the evil one leads men to be disobedient to the word of God. It does not matter what men profess, or even if they attend Church, if they are disobedient and rebellious toward the Word of God, the ‘prince of the power of the air’ is at work in their life.
THE PRINCIPLES OF DRAGON WORSHIP
The Bible teaches the whole world worships the 'Dragon'. There are three basic tenents to Dragon worship; and they might surprise you: 1. Do what you will. You decide what is wrong and right. 2. If it makes you happy then do it; since Pleasure is the goal. 3. Listen to your heart, let your heart be your guide, since your heart is the true dictator of truth....
Satan is the god of this world, and he is adored and followed by the multitudes. Only a hand full of people openly worship him as the devil. The vast majority follow him in his different forms. You may say, "I don't worship the devil", but if these three tenets are a part of your life, then you are a worshipper of the dragon, if you realize it or not. The devilish book, “Satanism 101" agrees:
“The worship of Satan is not a vital part of Satanism. You do not have to worship Satan to be a Satanist.... As long as you follow the Satanic way of life you can call yourself a Satanist” - Chapter 1, of Satanism 101.
“DO WHAT THOU WILT”
“DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALT BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW” – From Aliester Crowley, The Book of the Law.
In the worship of the dragon ‘self-will’ is set up against the Divine will. The Divine Law is ignored and men do that which is right in their own eyes [Judges 17:6]. Satan deceives men into thinking that they have the power to decide what is good and what is evil. Men become their own ‘Lord’ and ‘god’.
In the true worship of GOD, we do not do what we will; but rather we seek the will of God. We pray, "Thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven". The Christian's greatest desire is to do the will of the Father. And he SUBMITS his will to that of his Lord's. Jesus said those who enter heaven will be those who "Do the will of my Father" [Matthew 7:21].
DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
Satan tempted Eve by offering her something to satisfy the flesh, and with the same objective he tempted Christ [Matthew 4:3-4]. Eve became a servant to sin because she chose pleasure over the Divine will. Jesus Christ exhibited his fidelity to God by remaining faithful to the divine will, at the expense of instant gratification.
“ The idea behind Satanism is to better yourself and do what makes you happy. As long as you follow the Satanic way of life you can call yourself a Satanist.” Chapter 1, of Satanism 101.
In true worship the ultimate goal isn't our personal pleasure, but to be pleasing to God in all things. Holiness and conformity to the image of Christ is our goal. If our personal 'happiness' conflicts with our "holiness', we will choose holiness. Where as the dragon worshippers almost always choose 'pleasure' first.
Moses is a good example of rejecting the pleasures of sin, so he could be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ [Hebrews 11:24-26].
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART?
“Listen to your heart because it will give you the best advice.” – Satanic Pride, 21 Satanic Statements
There seems to be an endless number of songs and poetry and teachings in the world today that can be summed up with “Listen to your heart”. The world has taken this lie of Satan hook, line and sinker, because it makes the heart the dictator of truth.
True Worshippers know that the heart is not a trusty guide, the Bible teaches that it is deceitful above all things and wicked [Jeremiah 17:9] and a fool trusts in his own heart [Proverbs 28:26]. True worshippers do not look to themselves for truth, but to Jesus Christ who is the truth, and to his WORD, the BIBLE which is the truth in written form. All things are to be judged by the word of God, and it determines what is right and what is wrong. Even the 'feelings' of the heart must be made subject to the TRUTH of God's word.
DON’T JUDGE ME!
This brings us to one of the favorite sayings of a dragon worshipper: "DON'T JUDGE ME". They are very offended at any one who has the ability to discern between good and evil, and who calls 'sin' by its rightful name.
The Christian is commanded to “Judge Righteously”, and they have the ability to discern. Jesus told us that we would know the tree by its fruit. An evil tree will bring forth bad fruit. The Dragon Worshipper doesn’t want anyone calling his evil deeds ‘sin’. He doesn’t want to be told that what he is doing is ‘wrong’. But the Christian believes the Bible and agrees with it when it calls evil SIN. A True Worshipper of God will receive godly correction and has a deep desire to be pure from all things that defiles.
IF WE “LOVE” THEN WE CAN’T BE SATANISTS?
Many Dragon worshippers use this verse in attempt to prove that they are actually worshippers of God.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
They will tell you, “I love” therefore “I am of God”. But what “LOVE” are they speaking of? Satanists believe in ‘love’ also!
In one statement of faith shared on a Satanists website we read:
“Our destiny is to serve with compassion, love and spiritual faith of our beliefs, remembering to always bring comfort, aid and encouragement to all that come to us for help. We are to heal, give shelter, feed the hungry... We believe that as ministers we are to love one another as we serve all in faith and spiritual fulfillment... We serve man through Satan as Satan's servants, and soldiers” – From the Satanic Statement of Faith.
So we see that just because someone says they ‘love’ and do ‘good deeds’ it doesn’t mean they are of God.
Do you remember Aliester Crowley’s statement: “Do what thou wilt shall be the sum of the law”? Here is the next sentence: "Love is the law; love under will"
You see the Satanists believe in ‘love’, but the love is submissive to the self-will. Where as the true love of GOD is manifested in its submission and obedience to the Divine Will. Christians exalt love above their own will.
God’s love is explained in these verses:
1st John 5:2-3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
The True love of God is seen in the submission of the self-will to the Divine Will, and this is exhibited in the obedience of the commands of GOD.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21-23 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him... Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Anyone who says they love God but are not willing to submit to the Commandments of GOD is a liar. And in truth are followers of the dragon, who is the Father of lies.
John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
THE TRUE WORK OF EVERY MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Every person that is saved has had their eyes opened, and they have been delivered from the power Satan and translated into the Kingdom of God. This is without exception.
When we examine Satanism and see at its root is the exaltation of self-will above the divine will; and the trading of Divine Truth [The Word of God], for personal ‘truth’, it is easy to see that the whole world worships the dragon.
Has this study convicted your heart? Are there elements of dragon worship in your life? God is able to save you from it. If you put your trust in Jesus Christ, receiving him as both LORD and Savior over your life, the blood of Jesus shall cleanse you from all sin, and the power of the Spirit of GOD will come into your heart enabling you to love and to follow the Lord.