The Red Dragon Could Not Destroy The Christ Child

Every year at Christmastime, Christians pull out our nativity scenes. They feature the baby Jesus; his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph; and the wise men, shepherds, and stable animals that are part of the Biblical account of Christ’s birth. We place these nativity scenes on our mantels as reminders of the Savior born in a manger in the city of David many years ago. What most nativity scenes neglect to include, however, is an enormous red dragon. 

The book of Revelation tells of a spiritual battle connected with the birth of Christ. Revelation 12:1-3 says: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems.” The ensuing verses indicate that the dragon wished to “devour” the woman’s offspring, and that the woman “gave birth to a male child” who “is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.” The Archangel Michael and his angels made war upon the red dragon and defeated him.

The Devil is that red dragon of Revelation 12. In his proud foolishness, Satan thought he could snuff out the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Righteousness prevailed, and 33 years later, Christ conquered death and hell on the Cross. The final prophetic fulfillment of Revelation 12 is yet to come, but believer hear this: Satan, our spiritual adversary, the accuser of the brethren, is even now only striving from an already defeated position.

The Biblical account of the red dragon reminds us that while spiritual warfare is real, our God is the ultimate victor in that battle. Christian believers have Christ living within us, empowering us to fight against the flesh and the power of darkness. He is our light and our firm foundation. We know that Christ rules supreme, and that He will return for His saints in all His glory.

During this Christmas season, let us be reminded of what our servant-hearted King did by coming to Earth—fully human yet fully God—to save His own from the sins of the world.

May you and your family have a blessed and Merry Christmas.


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