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THE SWORD OF THE LORD vs LEVIATHAN

Job. 41:34 and Isa 27:1

April 26, 2020

 

On Wednesday evening, our dear Jo Ann Carpenter informed me that our study on Revelation 16 which is forging into taking authority over Mystery Babylon was as dry as corn shucks.  I was amused and blessed to be kept humble by one who is so dearly loved and respected.   

 

Today I am taking the sword of the Word to again war against the dragon (Satan); but I plan to forge forward into Revelation 17 on Tuesday going after Mystery Babylon (finances and false religion).  

 

At Phyllis Garrett’s weekly prayer group, she has asked me each week to crush the head of the dragon.

 

Since the Coronavirus raised its ugly head, we have used Phineas’ javelin, the rod of iron, silenced the barking dogs, crushed the head of the dragon, the name of God, and the Blood of Jesus as weapons of warfare to crush the crown of Corona off the dragon’s head. 

 

Today we are going to use the Sword of the Lord and I am ready to chop off all seven heads.

 

Isa. 27:1: 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.

 

“Leviathan is the well-known mythological serpent, Lotan, known from extra-biblical literature which has seven heads” (Wikipedia).

 

Three great aquatic animals are here mentioned and implies a triple judgment upon the demonic powers of darkness with clear reference to the beast, the false prophet and the dragon (Rev. 19:20; 20: 1-3).   

 

  1. The piercing serpent.
  2.  Leviathan the crooked serpent.
  3. The dragon (the crocodile of the Nile) that is in the sea.

 

Rev. 12:3: 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.

 

Job 41:34: He (Leviathan) beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

 

The king of pride is Satan who is oppressing our national government, economy and world health. He is responsible for the “seething pot of caldron” and “chaos” in our executive and legislative branches.  This king of pride’s nature is clearly described in Job 41 using the metaphor of Leviathan.

 

There are two kingdoms in the earth, The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.  Satan is king over the kingdom of darkness.  Jesus Christ is King over the Kingdom of God.

 

Rev. 13: I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea (mass of humanity), having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.  And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

 

In Job chapter 41, the dragon like crocodile is in view.  For Canaanite mythology, Lotan belonged to the forces of chaos personified by the sea and its monsters which were conquered by Canaanite gods of order, Baal Hadad. In mythology, Lotan is identified as an aspect of the god, yam.  Yam is a deity of the sea and his palace is in the abyss.

 

LEVIATHAN: (Job 41) Satan; antichrist (son of Satan); the lie; kingdom of darkness; unrighteousness; death; king over the children of pride (41:34); wild (41:1); Destructive (41:19).  

Nine specifics: scales, neesings, eyes, mouth, nostrils, breath, neck, flesh heart). Mouth spews out death (41:19);  strength in his neck (41:22); Covered with scales and flakes of flesh; heart of stone (41:24); Sons of perdition; creeping thing; His fraud (41:1-22); His Features (41: 13-24); His fearlessness (41: 25-34).

 

The mouth of this evil dragon is also described in Job 41: 19-21: Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.  Out of his nostrils goes smoke and out of a seething pot or caldron.  His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.

 

Job 4:3:  Will he make a covenant with you?  This is the covenant of death of Isaiah 28:15: Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death (abortion), and hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

 

New York City and even our nation has made a covenant with death when we legalized abortion.   

 

11 Thess. 2: 4-12 describes the time of the revealing of all who oppose and exalt themselves (King of pride) above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as god sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God…for the mystery of iniquity does already work; only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.  Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

 

(The Hebrew word for “leviathan” is “livyathan” (#3882, 3867), which means a wreathed animal; a serpent (especially the crocodile or some other large sea monster); the constellation of the dragon; mourning; to twist or twine; to unite; to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligation) or cause to lend; cleave, join.”) 

 

11 Thess. 2:1-3: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that they day of Christ is at hand.  Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed the son of perdition;

 

 

“Bore his jaw through with a thorn” = Crown of Thorns at Calvary crucified Satan in the flesh.

 

“Will he make many supplications (seductions) unto thee”?

 

Will he break soft (or flattering) words unto you? 

 

John 8:44: You are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father you will do.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 

Leviathan’s tongue = all lies

 

God will expose the lie, and will reveal the truth.

 

Teeth – metaphorically represents power.

 

His scales are his pride (his defense mechanisms), shut up together as with a close seal (mark of the Beast).  One is so near to the other that no air can come between them.  They are joined one to another and they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.   In Job. 41:7, only barbed iron will break through his tough scales.  This would be the rod of judgment and the rod of iron which the King of Glory will carry in Rev. 19,

 

 By his neesings (“sneezing”) a light does shine and his are like the eyelids of the morning.  Out of his mouth go burning lamps and sparks of fire as out of a seething pot or cauldron (witches brew).  In his neck (self-will) remains strength and sorrow is turned into joy before him (“fear, leaps before him as he goes”).  His heart is firm as a stone, yes, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.”

 

When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; by reason of terrors. 

 

He is the god and the prince of this world (Jn. 12:31; 11 Cor. 4:4).  He is king over all the proud beasts (JPS); “Over all the pride of earth he reigns supreme” (Knox); “Of all the beasts, he is the proudest-monarch of all he sees,” (L.B.T.).  Such is the description of the son of perdition, doomed for defeat and destruction when the Lord shall consume him.    

 

Pharaoh, like Satan is called “the great dragon” (Ex. 29:3). The spirit of Pharaoh is figurative of the natural or carnal mind (a worldly mind).   This gives us some insight to the metaphorical dragon of scripture.

 

Ez. 29:2-5:  Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt:  Speak, and say, thus says the Lord God; ‘Behold I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon, that lies in the midst of his rivers, which has said, My river is my own, and I have it for myself.  But I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick unto your scales, and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers; you shall fall upon the open fields; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered:  I have given you for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heavens.

 

These chapters prefigure the Day of the Lord in an eschatological sense.  Historically it was when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Israel.  Prophetically it is the time of the judgment of the nations.  At the same time this judgment is released, there will be the exaltation of the Horn (National Power) of Israel and Spiritual Israel, the Church.

 

It is the Lord’s Sword that will bring the judgment by the Lord Himself.

 

Rev. 19: 11-16:  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called, THE WORD OF GOD.  AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH GOES A SHARP SWORD, THAT WITH IT HE SHOULD SMITE THE NATIONS; AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; AND HE TREADS THE WINEPRESSE OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF ALMIGTHY GOD.  

 

The mouth of the dragon according to Ezekiel 29:3 is the spirit of Pharaoh.   The serpent of Genesis 3:14, is the fiery red serpent of Isaiah and the dragon of Rev. 16.  Pharaoh, like Satan is called, “the Great Dragon” (Ez. 29:3).   Egypt reveals the principle of the bondage of the sin of the world.

 

The beast of Rev. 16, is the world system of Daniel 7:7-8:  After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it: and it had ten horns.  I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots; and behold in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man and a mouth that speaking great things. This is the world system controlled by the Great Dragon personified in the person of antichrist, the little horn.  

 

Daniel 7: 11-14:  I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.  As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.  I saw in the night visions, and, behold one like the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.  And there were given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”

 

Ez. 32:12:  The proud Egyptian ruler considered himself to be a Lion, (a proud beast), but he was only a sea monster to be caught in a net.  His pride caused him to be lowered into the futility of the realm of death and corruption. His land, (32:15) his mind and body, became desolate with the law of sin and death. 

 

The Lord God is moving upon the nation of the United States of America.   The Lord has spoken in His Word and it shall come to pass and all the nations of the earth will know that He is the Lord God.

 

Job 4:9: By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

 

As sons of God and part of the Body of Christ, it is our commission to preach and declare the gospel of the Kingdom of God.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him?  He is upholding all things by the word of his power, Hebrews 1:8:  But unto the son he said, your throne, O God is for ever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom… (Vs. 10) And you, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands.

 

After the slaying of Leviathan in Isaiah 27, we have good news.  It is God’s care for His vineyard manifested in the protection and establishment of His people.

 

Isa 27:2-5:  In that day sing to her, a Vineyard of red wine.  I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment; less any hurt it.  I will keep it night and day.  Fury is not in Me; who would set the briers and thorns against Me in battle?  I would go through them.  I would burn them together.  Or let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; and He shall make peace with Me.

 

Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church

www.eastgateministries.com

 

Scripture from K.J.V. and the Message Bible, as indicated.  I quoted from sermon notes of Pastor Carolyn Sissom, “Lotan (leviathan), posted on www.eastgateministries.com April 2010 (Bible Studies).  To go deeper, see Bible Teaching of Behemoth vs Leviathan, www.eastgateministries.com.   I entered into the labors of F. F. Bruce Bible Commentary and Principles of Present Truth by Kelly Varner.  Comments and conclusions are my own and not meant to reflect the views of those who I enter into their labors.

 
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