Rev. xii. 3, 4. "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.

4. "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."

In harmony with the pertaining of the history to the Four Ages of Man the seven heads and seven crowns become apportioned to the first seven semidivisions of the Four Ages; while the ten horns become apportioned to these same seven semidivisions, and to the three minor epochs of the Pisonic age which follow. Through these apportionments indications are given that the child will be brought forth in the beginning of the Euphratic age in harmony with the apportionment of the sun and moon as given above; and, also, that by his aggression the red dragon is Satan king of evil.

Now simple history of Jacob and Esau, Esau the elder brother sold his birthwright to Jacob the younger for a mess of red pottage. From this transaction Esau was called Edom, which is defined to mean "red;" but, by one esoteric ray, Esau represents the first three ages of man, and Jacob the Fourth or Pisonic Age. Consequently the red, and, hence, the dragon, also pertains in a special manner to these three ages. As, therefore, the tail of the dragon drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth, so, since the head of the monster naturally symbolizes the Euphratic Age, the indication is given that the dragon - Satan - caused the fall of a host of God's creatures in the Gihonic Age, otherwise a third part of the epoch represented by the red dragon in this historic ray; the same history being esoterically set forth in Dan. viii. The annimus exhibited by the red dragon - Satan - indicated that the as yet unborn child is Messiah the Son of God.

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