What about the Great red Dragon?

Now, when it comes to the signs of the times most people who are doing any actual observation have heard about the September 23rd sign of Revelation 12.

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.Revelation 12:1-2

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Don’t get me wrong, I am just as excited about this sign as the next Christian. But, I can’t help but ask the question; what about the second sign of that same chapter? I have seen a few people touch on this topic. One answer is a so called 9th planet otherwise known as Planet X that has supposedly been a long time coming. Personally, I don’t buy that one because I find the entire Copernican Principle of Heliocentric cosmological evolution to be downright absurd.

There have been a few other suggested opinions on what it could be, but each one seems to be more outlandish than the last.

I have found that the simplest answer is generally the logical one. But, before I get into it, what does the bible say about this second sign in Revelation 12?

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.Revelation 12:3-8

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So, this sign seems to have a lot going on. I will give you that. But I just wanted to point out two things. One, the dragon was before the woman ready to devour the baby. And two, the fact that Michael and a battle are mentioned with the sign.

The first part give us placement. If you are trying to devour a baby being born, the best place to find yourself would be at the feet of the woman. At least I think so. Second, the devil has many names in the bible, one of which is serpent of old.

With those two things in mind, I can’t help but notice the fact that there appears to be a man wrestling with a serpent at the feet of Virgo.

With that said, I think this answers the question. The second sign isn’t some strange nebula that looks like a dragon. It isn’t some theoretical 9th planet that has no proof of existence. It is what has been in front of us the entire time. At the feet of Virgo in September a war is raging in Heaven. And a perfect depiction of that fact is with the man we find below Virgo wrestling with the Serpent who just so happened to be positioned in a perfect place to eat the baby had Michael not been there to mess things up.

As for the heads and crowns of this dragon/serpent, I wonder how many stars are actually associated with the constellations above its head? I bet we would find that some numbers once again match up.

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