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Then the earth

helped the woman;

the earth

opened its mouth and

swallowed up

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the river

which the DRAGON had spewed out of his mouth.

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But God’s created things helped the people of God;

God’s creation

issued its own proclamation and


the abundance of attacks from the GREAT DECEIVER, i.e. his abundant accusations, lies and deceits.


1: “The earth…swallowed up the river”

Nature itself is a powerful witness to the truth of God’s word and the falseness of Satan’s claims. Romans 1:20 says that mankind is without excuse since God’s created things reveal His invisible qualities. Evolution strives to silence the witness that creation gives to God as Creator.


Recall that “mouth” is a word picture of speech, and the only kind of speaking that Satan knows how to use involves deceit, attacks or accusations.