DEFEATING THE CROWNED DRAGON FROM THE ORIENT – COVID-19
I have been receiving this MESSAGE OF HOPE in my heart from the Lord concerning the global COVID-19 pandemic for a few days now and I was waiting for a good time to put it down and post it on my blog… Then I saw these alarming headlines online from CNBC.com this morning –
“CDC says US has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country”
The other one screams –
“WHO warns coronavirus pandemic is speeding up as countries ease lockdown rules: ‘The worst is yet to come’
As the situation in my native land, Nigeria, mirrors WHO’s fears, I knew it was time to sit down and let the Lord give me the full MESSAGE OF HOPE on coronavirus so that I can post it without delay; I sat at my laptop and began to write out the message….
Beloved, this pandemic is really a spiritual World War raging against us all! Behind the medical science of the COVIS-19 pandemic is by far the most deadly and resilient of the four satanic strongmen of darkness which carry out the devil’s assignments on earth. Under the command of each strongman are hordes of demons arrayed against man like a deadly, merciless army!
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ‘
The spirit behind COVID19 is THE RED DRAGON, a deadly destroyer which rose up from China this time, a nation which has the Red Dragon as her main national emblem. Have you ever wondered why images of COVID-19 are always red? The red dragon belongs to the leviathan or snake family and is also called Dagon, The Destroyer, The Devourer. It is the embodiment of Satan himself and he puts the dragon to work when he wants to wreck damage over a wide area on earth. To achieve that, the dragon has the ability to fly, to swim and to walk on the earth. It also vomits both fire and water/floods! It hates man with deadly hatred and always seeks to take over territories and rule illegally as king!!
And there appeared…a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 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 the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For out of the serpent’s roots will come forth a viper, And its offspring will be a fiery flying serpent.’
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
Note that many nations are called by names of their prominent river; so, the Bible here is taking of the nation and not just the river.
COVID-19 virus image shows that it has spikes/horns like the dragon ALL OVER IT, and it seems that it has used them to push mankind from our normal places of operations into our homes, behind closed doors; fearfully hiding from it like the time of Gideon when the Israelites were hiding from the Midianites in caves and dens!!
….and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains…. So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord
Beloved, crying to the Lord of Hosts is our only way out of this distressing COVID-19 global invasion because all our governments, WHO and their scientists have come to the end of their help from what we are reading in the news and from the spiraling COVID-19 figures coming out of many nations!!
Remember that at inception, many rose up worldwide, claiming that the COVID-19 plague was a scam, a lie and that it was rather G5 that was responsible for the deaths? Seriously? So then what was killing the people in places that had no G5?? That was the dragon speaking through the conspiracy theorists because the DRAGON is a consummate liar, a slanderer, which told millions to disobey their governments’ preservative preventive measures so that it can kill as many people as possible! The dragon is a wicked, devious entity with many tricks up its sleeve!
Let me back up a little here and show you how it has been destroying mankind with lies for centuries on end! I am going to pick on a particular old lie which has echoed through the corridors of time in various forms and has showed up another of its deadly repercussion recently during this pandemic….
Now listen carefully please – the dragon was responsible for the slave trade because it particularly hates children and its domain is in the oceans; so, millions of our young were carried across the seas, with many dropped along the way, dead or alive, for him to devour. This wicked slanderer was responsible for the maltreatment of African slaves and their descendants in the USA till date cos it told the whites that blacks were “beasts of the field” mentioned in the Bible many times. It even made them change many portions of the Bible which debunked this lie; for instance, the parts that exposed all humans as from one origin, Adam and Eve. They then ended up with a Slave Bible edited for the slaves only.
Now, the dragon rose up again RECENTLY and made that white policeman kill George Floyd without batting an eyelid even as he chocked and pleaded under his knee pressed to George’s neck. And, as the dragon is also in charge of riots, he used his tail to draw thousands of protesters into the streets all over the world for weeks; totally ignoring the social distancing and likely other protective measures in their justified, righteous anger…. and NOW COVID19 HAS SPIRALLED UPWARDS IN THE USA AND THE CDC HAVE THROWN UP THEIR HANDS HELPLESSLY… I quote part of CNBC’s frightening report…
“’The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to get it under control as some other countries have’, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.”
Beloved Watchmen, we have to kill COVID-19 before it kills the whole world!! If those in charge cannot get it under control, the Most High God can, as He has done over and over through the centuries since the world began. So, let us cry to God, using the weapon of His Own judgements written against the dragon recorded in Scripture, and win this COVID-19 World War IN THE SPIRIT AND WATCH IT MANIFEST IN THE PHYSICAL ON EARTH, in Jesus Name!
Let’s go to war, Beloved!!…
OUR WEAPONS OF WARFARE AGAINST THE DRAGON/LEVIATHAN/DAGON
Because the dragon is a deadly and resilient strongman who has an army with which he fights back its attackers, we need to prepare ourselves as every soldier going to war must do. We belong to the unconquerable, unassailable and ever-victorious army of the LORD Sabaoth, and there are measures we need to take to key into that army in the spirit so that we are not touched by deadly arrows of the enemy during the battle.
#1/ First, we must REPENT of all sins, both personal and ancestral, asking for a washing and a covering of the Blood of Jesus; to make us, as well as keep us, pure from any sin that may give the dragon an edge over us in battle. We must also keep ourselves clean and avoid places where we might be tempted and defiled by the wrong company or any defiling conversation.
#2/ We need to ask God for Angelic assistance, specifically for Michael and the Host, for it is only with their assistance that we can prevail against the dragon and his hosts. Remember that that cowardly bully, the dragon, never acts alone but gathers help with his tail!!
His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven (these are Angelic beings which became fallen angels) and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born…And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
#3/ We need to ask God to put HIS FULL ARMOUR on us, enumerating them, using the Scripture below –
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Underline added)
#4/ It is imperative to continuously ask for the seven-fold anointing of the Holy Spirit of God because we need the fullness of the seven-fold operation of the Holy Spirit placed upon Jesus, the Captain of our Salvation, for us to defeat the dragon. These are enumerated in Isa.11:1,2 –
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Pray like this –
Lord Holy Spirit, in the Name of Jesus, anoint me now with the fullness of Your oils which You placed on the Lord Jesus, and stir up in me…
- The spirit of the LORD Jehovah, The Man of War
- The spirit Knowledge
- The spirit of understanding
- The spirit of Wisdom
- The spirit of Counsel
- The spirit of Might
- The spirit of The Fear of the LORD
… that I may I receive power from You and also battle-strategies for this battle from You. I submit myself totally to Your leadings, O Captain of my salvation, and I receive the ability to formulate even more strategic prayer-points from divine revelations from You. I recognize and declare that it is only with You that I shall have victory over this invading leviathan spirit and his deadly army. Thank You, Lord.
SPECIFIC DIVINE WEAPONS AGAINST LEVIATHAN/THE DRAGON
#1. The Hooks of the Lord
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?”
Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales. And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.”
Pray like this –
O God our Father, the great and mighty God, we cry to You in the Name of Jesus, arise and deliver us from the attack of the dragon wrecking lives in different ways using a coronavirus this time, called COVID19, a deadly plague which is wasting lives and businesses and distressing families all over the world!!
Lord help us!! Remember us Your beloved Children, as some of us have been afflicted by COVID-19 too! Release Your hooks into its jaws and drag it out of all the nations of the world, in the Name of Jesus!! LORD YAHWEH, the Man of War, arise and hook it out with all its demons of death it has gathered in its demonic network of ruthless armies; and, according to Your Word, Lord, leave them all thrown into the wilderness and command the birds of the air and the beasts of the field to devour them with all their works, in the Name of Jesus. Let them never be gathered nor return into the world, ever again, in Jesus Name. Amen
#2. The Great Sore Strong Sword of Jehovah
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Because of the day that comes to plunder all the Philistines, To cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains; For the LORD shall plunder the Philistines, The remnant of the country of Caphtor. Baldness has come upon Gaza, Ashkelon is cut off With the remnant of their valley. How long will you cut yourself? “O you sword of the LORD, How long until you are quiet? Put yourself up into your scabbard, Rest and be still!How can it be quiet, Seeing the LORD has given it a charge Against Ashkelon and against the seashore? There He has appointed it.”
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
This sword of Jehovah is called a RHOMPHAIA in Greek and it is not the same as the sword of the Spirit which is called a MACHAIRA which we use in prayer as a RHEAMA. The Sword of the LORD is a mighty cleaver-like sword which God Himself wields against the dragon. All these weapons are released by the Lord the minute we quote the above Scriptures ALOUD and they go into action as we begin to pray…
Pray like this –
My Father, behold how the red dragon has added COVID-19 to all the woes in the world, resulting in this deadly plague pandemic that is wasting lives everywhere relentlessly!! Arise in Your anger and great jealousy for we Your Children, release Your great, sore, strong sword against COVID-19 all over our nations, most especially Nigeria, the USA and other nations where it is still killing and wasting lives without let or hinderance; and break its heads in pieces, in Jesus Name. Let Your sword search out and locate the kingdom of this dragon to the four corners of the earth, especially in China, and lay its kingdom waste and desolate so that it will never again rise against the world, in the Name of Jesus. With Your stormy winds and whirlwinds, cut off all its sources of power and scatter all its demonic networking and gang-ups against us, permanently, in Jesus Name. Blessed be Your Holy Name forever, Amen!!
#3. The Serpent of God
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered. Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
The dragon is very sly and it always has many hiding places and numerous ‘last cards’ and hidden agendas which it reserves against its unsuspecting victims and he uses them to spring nasty surprises if his other strategies of war fail. I believe COVID-19 has one of such hidden agendas because a prophecy has been posted online by a reliable source that a more deadly virus may follow this plague if we don’t pray!!
Remember how Dagon, the god of the Philistines, pursued the anointed Samson with two strange Philistine women and all manner of temptations before Delilah came on the scene and finally prevailed against him?
Remember also in Rev.12:15, how the dragon still pursued the woman with a flood from its mouth after Michael and the Host had defeated it? And also in verse 17, the dragon still went ahead to made war with the woman’s children who were Believers? So, we shall pray against any hidden plot it may have against us like this –
Father of Light, nothing is hidden from You, therefore I ask You to release Your serpent spoken of in Amos 9 to locate any other agenda of the dragon for the world after COVID-19, in the Name of Jesus!! Let Your serpent search out and slay the remnant of this and any other deadly virus hiding anywhere in the air, on mountain tops, in holes and cracks of the mountains, on and under the earth, in the forests, in swamps, under the sea and water-bodies and in any part of creation; and let the serpent scatter and destroy all the works of the wicked and any future agenda to afflict the world with another deadly plague, in Jesus Name.
#4. Deal with the vail of the dragon
Leviathan seeks to cast a veil of its shed skin upon its victim’s spirit eyes so that they will never find the way out its trap. God has always revealed the medications and counter-measures against deadly diseases over the centuries. He revealed the very first antibiotic, Penicillin, to Dr Alexander Fleming by what seemed to be a careless act on his part. God revealed earth-shaking measures like aseptic surgery and blood transfusion to scientists just in time between the First World War and the Second, whereby the mortality rate of those who died of septic wounds in the first war was reduced by a significant percentage in the second war. Why then can our scientists not find a cure for COVID-19? Or at least some effective measures to stop its galloping advance in some nations? All so-called remedies have not worked, even the Madagascar brew!! And Dexamethasone is just to dampen down the most deadly symptoms of the virus; it is not a cure! There must be something hidden behind a deadly veil of death cast over all nations which God promised to remove in Isa.25:7 –
And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
The weapon against the veil which tears them all off is The powerful Voice of God! See Matt. 27:50, 51 –
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;…”
So, Beloved, let us ask God to release His powerful Voice to tear off all veils covering the eyes of those scientists working day and night to find the permanent cure for COVID-19, in Jesus Name
#5. The Carpenter Angels that destroy the dragon’s ten horns with their divine instruments –
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.”
This deadly dragon has used its horns to push mankind from whatever we were doing when it showed up! It has disrupted our carefully laid plans, scattered families with some stuck in different nations since air-travel has been grounded now for months! We Christians can no longer gather to worship our God in that extra-charged blissful atmosphere His loving Fatherly Presence brings us when He comes to fellowship with us in our gatherings unto Him! Children can no longer go to school and not all of them have access to internet classes especially in Africa. We know what it means to have the young stay idle at home! Some stories are too distressing to recount here!
Pray like this…
Our Father-God, in the Name of Jesus, we ask You to release Your heavenly carpenters to fray, to chisel, to hammer, to saw, to cut off and to cast out all the numerous horns of this dragon, COVID-19 which have removed many Christians from their places of divine assignment, from the edge of our breakthroughs. It is seeking to prevent our heads from being lifted up according to Your will and according to Your time-table for our lives. Let the carpenters cut off the horns of COVID-19 with which it has locked-down the global economy and pushed mankind into “dens and caves” hiding from it!! We can’t even gather in our Churches any more!! Let Your jealousy burn against this dragon, O Lord, for You are our glory and the lifter up of our heads!
The Lord Jesus has set us free by His shed blood and we can no longer be bound and locked up, in Jesus Name. We walk out of every den and cave into which COVID-19 has pushed us with its horns today; and, Lord redeem for us all our wasted time, let Your Name be glorified in our lives, in Jesus Name. Amen.
And it is profitable to take The Passover/Communion/Lord’s Supper when fighting Leviathan. Remember the Israelites were given instructions to take the first Passover the night before their deliverance and flight from Egypt. The Blood of The Passover Lamb protected their firstborns that night from the destroyer that passed over the land of Egypt; and It also gave them strength for the journey. Holy Communion also renews our covenant with the Lord and places a mark of His Blood on us to save us and our household from any backlash in this war. There is a simple format written on the “Personal Intercession Page” of this blog, titled “A Simple format for taking the Passover”.
Now, let’s proclaim over all the nations of the world, this triumphant cry from heaven recorded in Revelation 12:10-11 –
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
We shall now spend quality time praising and blessing the Lord as Miriam did after God defeated the pursuing Pharaoh the dragon for them at the Red Sea!!
Blessed be God forever!!