Spiritual Dictionary Section D - 2

Double minded – James 1:6-8 – “God does not force the will of any; hence He cannot lead those who are too proud to be taught, who are bent upon having their own way. Of the double-minded man – he who seeks to follow his own will, while professing to do the will of God – it is written; “Let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.” James 1:7” PP 384


Dragon - A series of symbols representing the enemies of God and especially Satan. CO

Babylon symbolized as a dragon. Jeremiah 51:36-37

Dragon's future history. Revelation 20

Dragon - Pagan Rome (See Dragon GC 438) gives power to the beast - Papal Rome. Revelation 13:2

Dragon was in heaven - symbolizing Satan. Revelation 12:3-4

Drying up the river, or the sea, is God's way of killing the dragon. Isaiah 51:9-11; Psalms 74:13-15; Revelation 12:15

God will give us victory over the lion and the dragon. Psalms 91:13

Egypt symbolized the dragon and the serpent. Isaiah 30:1-7

Jerusalem, in rebellion against God, equated to a dragon. Jeremiah 9:9-11; 10:22; Deuteronomy 32:1-33

Lamb-like-beast looks like a lamb (Christian) but speaks like a dragon (Satanic). Revelation 13:11

Leviathan is equated to a dragon and a serpent. See Leviathan

Nebuchadnezzar symbolized as a dragon. Jeremiah 51:34

Pharaoh symbolized by a great dragon lying in the middle of the river. Ezekiel 29:1-3

The church attacked by the great red dragon - Satan, the devil, and the serpent. Revelation 12:7-9, 13-14

The dwelling place of the dragon is the grave. Psalms 44:19


Dragon - "The line of prophecy in which these symbols are found begins with Revelation 12, with the dragon that sought to destroy Christ at His birth. The dragon is said to be Satan (Revelation 12:9); he it was that moved upon Herod to put the Saviour to death. But the chief agent of Satan in making war upon Christ and His people during the first centuries of th e Christian Era was the Roman Empire, in which paganism was the prevailing religion. Thus while the dragon primarily, represents Satan, it is, in a secondary sense, a symbol of pagan Rome." GC 438


Dragon - "Kings and rulers and governors have placed upon themselves the brand of antichrist, and are represented as the dragon who goes to make war with the saints - with those who keep the commandments of God and who have the faith of Jesus...." TM 39


Dragon – “In the scene representing the work of Christ for us, and the determined accusation of Satan against us, Joshua stands as the high priest, and makes request in behalf of God's commandment-keeping people. At the time, Satan represents the people of God as great sinners, and presents before God the list of sins he has tempted them to commit through their lifetime, and urges that because of their transgressions, they be given into his hands to destroy. He urges that they should not be protected by ministering angels against the confederacy of evil. He is full of anger because he cannot bind the people of God into bundles with the world, to render to him complete allegiance. Kings, and rulers, and governors have placed upon themselves the brand of antichrist, and are represented as the dragon who goes to make war with the saints,--with those who keep the commandments of God, and who have the faith of Jesus. In their enmity against the people of God, they show themselves guilty also of the choice of Barabbas instead of Christ”. RH, August 29, 1893 par. 1


Drink of the wine- "…in trampling under their feet the Sabbath of the Lord, they have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." 7BC 979


Drunk – “Drunk with error.” EW 123; Isaiah 29:9; Revelation 17:2


Dry up – To withdraw the life giving support of water, either physically or spiritually. To defeat a nation who is physically – militarily attacking or who is sending out spiritual influences to change a nation’s beliefs. To show control over spiritual resources to give or to remove. CO.


Seperation of the land from the water at Creation. Genesis 1:9-10; Jonah 1:9; 2:10

Drying up Noah's flood. Genesis 6:17; 7:11-12; 8:1-5,13-14

The Red Sea. Exodus 14:21-22,29; 15:8,19; Joshua 2:10-11;  Nehemiah 9:11; Psalms 66:6; 74:15; 106; 7-11; Isaiah 51:9-11; Hebrews 11:29

Drying up of the Jordan River. Joshua 3&4; II KIngs 2:1-15

God dries up Egypt. Ezekiel 30:1-26 esp. v. 12; 29:1-12; Zechariah 10:11

God dries up Assyria. II Kings 19:14-35 esp. v. 14; Zechariah 10:11

God dries up Babylon. Isaiah 44:27-45:4; Jeremiah 50:35-38; 51:36

God dries up the support for spiritual Babylon. Revelation 16:12; 17:1,3,15; Daniel 11:44-45

God dries up Ephraim/Samaria. Hosea 13:1,15-16

God controls the waters and the dry land. Psalms 107:35; Isaiah 44:3

God can dry up the rivers of affliction. Mark 5:25-35

God can dry up the green tree and make the dry tree to flourish. Isaiah 56:1-8; Ezekiel 17:24; 37:1-17; Luke 23:31

Examples of drying up physical assault by other nations:

Sihon king of the Amorites. Numbers 21:21-24

Og king of Bashan. Numbers 21:33-35

Balak king of Moab and Midian. Numbers 22-25; 31:1-20

See Overflowing, Flooding, Euphrates, Waters.