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Dragon Lords

St. George slaying the Dragon

If you know me, then you know I love the BBC show Merlin! I’ve always been a HUGE sucker for almost any version of the Arthurian Legend even if, like Merlin, it barely follows the actual story.

If you follow the BBC classic show (ended all too soon, much to my great sadness!), then you know that Merlin is a Dragon Lord. The gift, passed down to him from his father, allows him to “lord” over dragons and in fact, any being that may be even related to a dragon. And then, I had a revelation!

We, you and I, are called to be Dragon Lords!

Now before you go and crucify me, listen! Or rather, read!

This is NOT promoting, encouraging, or suggesting witchcraft or sorcery in any way!!!

While Merlin may have a pet dragon at his beck and call, chit chat with them, and so forth, that is not what I mean to communicate.

Subjection over dragons is what I’m getting at. And if you think I’m crazy, just turn to your nearest King James Bible or Bible app which reads:

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. (Psalm 91:13 KJV)

This ain’t talkin’ to Jesus, this is talking to every single believer, every single child of God. YOU have the power to tread upon dragons! Technically, over lions, and adders, and dragons...oh my! *giggles*

Now as most of you will know, Psalm 91 deals explicitly with divine protection for believers. And while each author has the creative right to make dragons good or bad within the context of their own story, obviously, spiritually speaking, dragons are baaaad. Very bad!

A dragon is an overgrown serpent. Who is the first serpent we see in Scripture? SATAN. You figure the rest out.

So now, we don’t--like witches and warlocks and sorcerers--have these beings (very real in the spirit world) as pets that we ride and work with and so forth. We speak “as one with authority” and we forbid their power and authority within the realm of our influence. But let’s first go back to dragons being real. Here are some “dragon tales” in Scripture.

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. (Isaiah 27:1 KJV)

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. (Ezekiel 29:3 KJV)

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 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. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:3, 4, 7-9 KJV)

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:4 KJV)

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11 KJV)

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Revelation 16:3 KJV)

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years… (Revelation 20:2 KJV)

The famous Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin, passed down from Hurin to Turin.

Turin slaying the serpent, Glaurung.

Dragons in Scripture, also tend to represent accursed places. I mean, seriously, it’s the stuff of Tolkien...Children of Húrin anyone??

The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl* also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate. (Isaiah 34:6-15 KJV)

*Screech Owl: “Lilith” (multiple translations such as Complete Jewish Bible, Darby Translation, Lexham English Bible, The Message, NASB, NRSV, The Voice, etc.) “Lamia” (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition, Wycliffe Bible, ), “Vampire” (Moffat Translation 1922), “Night Hag” (Revised Standard Version) other, less creative versions say “Night/Nocturnal Creature,” “Night Monster,” or some other sort of owl.

[Just so we’re clear, that’s 1) unicorns, 2) dragons, 3) satyrs, and 4) Liliths or lilit/lamias/hags/vampires all in ONE chapter of the Bible! And you thought reading the Bible wasn’t interesting...psshaw!]

And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged. (Isaiah 13:22 KJV)

And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant. (Jeremiah 9:11 KJV)

And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. (Jeremiah 49:33 KJV)

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. (Jeremiah 51:37 KJV)

And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. (Malachi 1:3 KJV)

Again, VERY Tolkienesque. (He had to get it from somewhere!) And also again, DRAGONS = BAAAAD. And it is precisely because we are bad that we must accept our Dragon Lordness.

Be careful where you tread...and of dragon's gold!

Bilbo Baggins and Smaug in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Smaug (as in "Desolation of...") in all of his golden, fiendish, glory.

It should also be noted--and Tolkien captures this perfectly in The Children of Hurin as well as The Hobbit--that all dragons are liars. They were liars in the beginning of time and they will be liars at the end, on their way to the eternal Lake of Fire. Thus, we keep all “dragon talk” to a minimum.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9 KJV)

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. (Revelation 13:5)

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11 KJV)

Dragons are in no way to be trusted. If you listen long enough--and do not have the grace of God and covering of His Blood--you’re bound to be taken in by his venomous lies.

Turin, at the Sack of Nargothrond, falling under the Dragon's spell.

Nienor-Niniel, the daughter of Hurin and sister of Turin, falling under the dragon's spell.

God Himself gave us authority over these scaley fiends.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19)

Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:1)

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)

And let me be clear, the authority we have is not our own but rather, extended to us through our Lord and Saviour Who, even in His flesh-suit, was a Man under the authority of God the Father.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...made us alive together with Christ...and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… (Ephesians 2:4-6)
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. (John 14:10)

Even the Holy Spirit of God does not move without the permission of God the Father.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13)

Our authority as Dragon Lords comes from the Ultimate Dragon Lord, Who--at the end of time, even as is mimicked in Norse mythology--shall slay the great serpent (dragon) at the end of time (Isaiah 27:1)!

We are Dragon Lords, not through our own will or for our own purposes, to enact the greatest power of all in the earth and every other realm known to God and man! Some who don’t know any better or don’t know how to communicate it in faerie tales call this power “magic.” Even C.S. Lewis did (i.e. “Deep Magic). (Not to be confused with real magic of course.) But it is not magic. It is simply the supernatural power of God, available to every believer, born of the Spirit and the will of God (John 1:12, 13). Rise up fellow Dragon Lords! Allow your God to crush this flying, lying serpent under your feet!

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (Romans 16:20)