Revelation 12 (7th in End Times Series)
Revelation 12:1-4: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3: 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.
(This is a symbolic vision. The woman is the New Covenant (Note Vs. 17) and she is giving birth to true Christianity. The dragon is the deceiver, accuser, traducer – Satan. The ten nation confederacy could be the Common Market or the UN. Why do I say it could be the UN? Because it fits the description better that the Common Market and ten is the number for fullness or completeness. So when the Bible says ten nations it probably means the full number of nations. The seven horns or powers – seven means the perfect number or perfected number. So the ten heads and seven horns means the full number of nations perfected for their task of destroying the whore. This is about destroying Babylon forever. [Babylon is religion – all teachings and belief systems that appose the written word of God.]
The dragon’s tail sweeps a third of the stars to earth means the fallen angels are involved in what’s going on. It’s their hay day. God is letting mankind get what they are asking for – their freedom from Him. Along with freedom from Him comes sin, sickness, disease, turmoil, darkness, perversion, war and death. That’s where the fallen angels come in. They do the opposite of what good angels do.)
Revelation 12:5: And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
(The male child that is taken up to heaven are those who are watching, active and alert – watching for the return of their Lord. They are ready and will be taken up to heaven for the wedding feast. When this is accomplished – what Jesus set out to do has been brought to fruition.)
Revelation 12:6-12: And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. [almost 3 ½ yrs.] 7: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8: And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9: 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. 10: And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
(The church and Bibles then must go into hiding because the anti-christ has come into power and has forbid what he and his crowd call intolerance and discrimination. This means that he has decreed that it is unlawful to say that abortion, homo-sexuality, and euthanasia, or stem-cell experiments are wrong or a sin. And he has decreed that it is unlawful to believe or say that Jesus is the only way to God. If you are caught doing so, you will be beheaded.)
Revelation 12:13-14: And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Revelation 12:15-17: And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16: And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17: And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ
(The anti-Christ explains the missing Christians with some huge lie that vilifies Christianity. For a moment it will look as if the world is going to buy this lie which would destroy the validity of the New Covenant, but God has something profound happen that stops that lie. The enemy will be totally steamed and he will then hunt down Christians to behead them. This means that the liar, seducer, bully will used every trick in the book to get Christians to speak the unlawful things above so that he can behead them.
Christians will still have to overcome by the blood of the lamb and their word of their testimony. They will have to do what those at the wedding feast did – put on the Lord Jesus Christ – He said do not fear man. He said be like your master. It is written in Revelation 21:7-8: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.)
© Sylvia Huffnagle