The dragon was created by God, but he was not always the devil. Scripture teaches that Satan was a beautiful and powerful angel created by God who played an important leadership role in the angelic order. However, his heart became corrupted through pride and arrogance, because he was not satisfied to serve God. So, Yahweh cast him out of heaven and wickedness completely consumed the dragon until he was nothing like what God originally designed him to be (Ezekiel 28:11-19).
Jesus is God, and he was always with his Father even before the dragon was created. Jesus witnessed in heaven the corruption and fall of Satan and described the dragon’s fall this way, “I saw Satan fall like lighting from heaven” (Luke 10:18). This crafty, deceptive, and deadly serpent came to Adam & Eve in paradise and poisoned their minds against their heavenly Father. His influence lead to the curse of creation and mankind, and he is like a roaring lion roaming the earth without rest looking for victims to capture and devour (1 Peter 5:8).
The dragon is victoriously wrapped around the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. He succeeded in tempting mankind to sin against God, and the punishment was separation from God’s presence and the loss of eternal life here on earth. The half-eaten fruit on the ground represents Adam & Eve’s sin of eating from the fruit of this tree; disobedience to God’s command not to eat this one tree’s fruit.
The sky is dark, and Jesus stands in the distance between mankind and the Tree of Life. Jesus knew in this moment that God would use him to rescue mankind through horrific torture and death on a cross; a sobering moment for our beloved Messiah. A guardian cherubim angel and fire sword are between the dragon, the garden, and mankind. Adam & Eve were cursed and punished, and they were cast out of the Garden of Eden for their wickedness. The cherubim warrior angel was stationed at the entrance.
Mankind Rejects Yahweh story sketches:
Sketch #1: Tree & fire sword – This sketch is the story logo. This sketch illustrates the tree of life being guarded by the fire sword to prevent mankind from eternal life on earth.
Sketch #2: Snake & people – This sketch illustrates the first part of the story where Satan tempted Adam & Eve to rebel against God and become gods themselves.
Sketch #3: Eaten fruit – This sketch illustrates the second part of the story where Adam & Eve eat the fruit, discover they are naked, clothe themselves, and hide from God.
Sketch #4: Knife & animal sacrifice – This sketch illustrates the third part of the story where God cursed mankind. The first blood sacrifice was animal skins to clothe people.
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