The fallen stars were sons of God.(Rev 12:4)
“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and, behold a great red dragon…and his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth” (Rev. 12:3-4).
First of all let as understand that this dragon have nothing to do with some monsters running around in the world, but rather this is a spiritual reality amongst men. It is a negative, corrupted, and carnally perverted spiritual dimension in operation.
Have you ever wondered that the same said dragon is the same creature that was in Eden.?. see it
“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.
Did you noticed that the major weapon and strength of the dragon is nothing but deception ? and that was what it used against Eve in the garden to cause the fall of Eve and Adam? Gen.3:1. From a mere serpent he became a dragon as men multiplied with his ministry on the earth, yes, that is how it grew from a tiny serpent to a dragon when men began to multiply on the face of the earth.
The greatest war against our sonship is deception. You found that the appearance of the dragon into the scene is directly connected to the birth of the man-child. That mature son of God that is expected to rule the nations with a rod of iron, which actually speaks of shepherding the nations, for that is what the rod stands for.
So we state again that as soon as Jesus was proclaimed to be the son of God , the tempter, the dragon that old serpent came.
And so in verse 5 of Math 4. “Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple”
Yes the devil wanted Jesus to be religiously relevant outside of the will of the father. That is where the sons of God have fallen into today. We proclaim ourselves to be who we are not. He took him to the temple, yes the highest point in religious attainment if you will in the Holy City, the very church of the living God. He wanted him to proclaim himself who he was as the head of the church before time, but even in a wrong location.
Essentially you find that the three major areas wherein he was tempted was in the areas of Economy, Religion and power-politics, if you will.
To be continued…
(c) 2016 – Dr. David O. Ogaga