Revelation 12



Revelation 12
 
Revelation Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Revelation 12:1 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:
  • This happens on September 23, 2017
  • This happens again September 13, 2018 = 10 days early
  • Number 10 = "to begin or start" , as it does, altogether new series of  numbers - the whole system - completeness of order, making the entire round of anything, it implies that nothing is wanting.
  • Bible study numbers
  • Virgo = a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars
  • Woman = mother Israel = Virgo, The Prophecy of The Promised Seed.
  • Twelve stars - The zodiac representing the tribes of Israel.
  • Crown of twelve stars: The zodiac representing the tribes of Israel = Christian Nations
    The crown are the ten Christian Nations these hate the whore (Revelation 13:1 (ten crown)
  • Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns (Christian Nations) which thou sawest upon the beast (one world political system), these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
  • Clothed = NT:4016; from NT:4012 and NT:906; to throw all around, put on
  • Put on, the breastplate of righteousness, the whole armour of God
  • Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
  • Covering = 4016; something thrown around one
  • If a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
  • The covering is to keep the fallen angels away
  • What was the ark for?
  • The ark was to keep Noah and his family safe, from the flood.
  • Sun = G138 the sun; by implication, light
  • Sun means light, walk in the light, Christ is our Light
  • Psalms 89:36 His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me.
  • 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
    Light within you meaning you're an Christians
    John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
    John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
  • Moon = the moon gives off the light at night, can you see this darkness upon the world?
  • Darkness = Satan's darkness has to do with judgment, uncertain, deception, lies and confusion.
  • Darkness means the opposite of the truth = deception and confusing
  • If no light you're walking in darkness, Satan is darkness.
  • Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
  • Sign exactly expresses the position and condition of the true Israel all through the history of the nation.
  • The promise of Genesis 3:15, as to the coming "seed" of the woman to crush the head of the great Dragon (Satan), was fundamental to the ground of Israel's faith.
  • Heaven = And a great sign was seen in heaven.
  •  Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him my new name.
  • My God = 3 times = The number three means to form a plan, real, complete and entire, three earth ages,
  • Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
  • Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
  • Appeared = NT:3700 with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable
  • Satan's lies = Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
  • This "tree" in Hebrew is # 6086 means to shut the eyes. Notice: shut, and not open.
  • "Atseh", # 6096 means backbone.
  • So you see clearly that we are talking about a body or a person here and not a tree.
  • The Hebrew "atsah" means to shut the eyes.
  • Satan has said in this verse that God knows your eyes will be opened when you partake of this.
  • Keep in mind always, that Satan is deceit personified.
  • He is the father of all lies, so you must always inspect his words very carefully to determine whether it is truth or false.
  • Eve's eyes would be opened, and yet the original Hebrew indicates shut.
  • So this opening of the eyes is another subtlety of Satan's.
  • Those eye's would in fact be opened to sin and shut to the truth.
  • It's you listen to the world of lies, your eyes will be shut to truth, don't fall asleep at the last hour
  • A wonder = This word has regard to the effect produced on those who witnessed the mighty work.
  • It is always translated "wonder", and occurs three times in three of the Gospels: Matthew 24:24. Mark 13:22. John 4:48.
  • Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
  • John 4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
  • Outside of the Gospels = 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him (Christ), whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
  • Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?
  • It does not occur in Luke's Gospel; and only once in Matthew, Mark and John.
  • The rendering "miracle" should be confined to this word, teras.
  • Genesis 37 = Joseph dreamed a dream foreshadowing his future power, which increased the hatred of his brethren.
  • Joseph means increase
  • Genesis 37:3 coat of many colours. Not "pieces". Marking it as priestly or royal
  • Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
  • Eleven stars = the eleven signs of the Zodiac, Joseph being the twelfth. 
  • Ensign = Each standard is said to have had as its "sign" one of the twelve constellations
  • Numbers 2:2 = One standard, with its sign on it for each tribe.
  • Hence called "ensign"
  • Obeisance to me = homage to royalty or God: bow (self) down, fall down, worship.
  • Notice Joseph dream takes us to the millennium: The eleven stars made obeisance to Joseph
  • Genesis 42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
  • Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal (Satan).
  • The elect destiny is to lead people to the knowledge of God's word. (Read all of Revelation 7 and Ezekiel 44)
  • Genesis 49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
  • Head a crown = they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
  • Separate = or set apart
  • James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
  • The birth of a new age, travailing in birth = Literally tormented
  • If Christ comes back and find you chasing another husband meaning Satan, you did not wait on Christ, you are in bed with Satan.
  • If you are worshipping Satan, you did not wait for Christ, you are helping Satan bring in Babylon, confusion, his flood of lies.
  • Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
  • With child means = you did not wait on The Lord, to the marriage supper of the Lamb
  • 2 Corinthians 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
    2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
    3 But I fear, lest by any means,
    as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
  • And being with child she crieth out, being in travail, and being in pain to bring forth.
  • When could this ever be spoken of the Church?
  •  What is the Church's travail?
  • And what is the man-child which the Church brings forth?
  • On the other hand, this "sign" exactly expresses the position and condition of the true Israel all through the history of the nation.
  • The promise of Genesis 3:15, as to the coming "seed" of the woman to crush the head of the great Dragon (Satan), was fundamental to the ground of Israel's faith.
  • This chapter, therefore, takes us back to the beginning of evil wrought by Satan, and carries us right forward to the great crises of human history.
  • It shows how "the mystery of God" and "the mystery of Iniquity" will be finished; and take some 6,000 years to work out.
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.
  • 5th trumpet = Satan is cast out of Heaven with his angels
  • 6th trumpet = Satan's standing in Jerusalem saying he is God
  • Satan's fallen angels having 7 heads = nations = Heads "signs" of universality of earthly power.
  • 10 horns = always symbolic to power
  • 7 Heads = seven dominations in the whole world and almost brings in one world political government, (Revelation 13:1)
  • 7 crowns =  kings, royalty, Christian Nation of the house of Israel (Revelation 13:1)
  • Red dragon? Verse 9 Satan the devil
  • Wonder Greek means; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally: miracle, sign, token, wonder.
  • Daniel 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
    25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
    26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
    27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
  • Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy.
  • Meaning = I saw a political system rise up out of the people, with ten rulers that take hold out of the seven dominations in the whole world and almost brings in One Worldism.

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.

  • And his = refers to Satan's first rebellion and to those who followed him.
  • Was delivered = is about to bring forth
  • For = in order
  • What does this word drew and tail mean?
  • Drew # 4951 = drag, draw, hale = Greek word from # 138  Tail is from Trail = Greek word = # 142 means to choose, take for oneself, to prefer, to lift up from NT: #138 from NT # 139 means to make a choice:
  • Drew = to choose or to make a choice = NT:139 from NT:138 = A choice
  • I'm using PC Bible Software. I have King James with Strong Concordance as my default Bible Study
  • PC Bible Software - click on drew - click on NT:138  = Choose - go down to NT:139 from NT:138 means  A Choice - click on NT:140 from NT: 138 to make choice
  • 139 from 139 = A choice = 1/3 of God's children = to make choice or choose to follow Satan
  • Stars = sons of God =  (Job 38:7)
  • We can see the 1/3 means to = make a choice or choose to follow Satan
  • He cast them to earth = Those that chose to follow Satan.
  • Let's take this verse in the present-day sense for a moment.
  • Devour = eat up from Genesis 3:15 till now Satan stands ready to Devour the promise "seed".
  • The man child is Jesus Christ, Who is on the right hand of God?
  • As we find in verse 5.
  • The man child to Identity Message, born of woman Israel.
  • Woman = Israel (Revelation 12:1)
  • Wouldn't Satan like to devour that particular ''child''.
  • Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
    19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
  • Their power is in their mouth = confusion = lies = deception
  • 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
    9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty
  • Isaiah 9:14 Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
    15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
    16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
    17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
  • Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
  • Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelite for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
  • Joseph brother sold him, they were jealous of him, they conspired against him to slay him.
  • Exodus 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water
  • The word drew was used twice, first Joseph brothers sold him, second, Pharaoh's daughter drew Moses from the water.
  • Meaning they had a choice. One was evil and one with compassion.
  • Was delivered means is about to bring forth
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.
  • Who's on the right side of God?
  • Jesus
  • Here we see Jesus crucified and caught up to His Father's throne.
  • We see a time shift here, an interval of many years occurs after this verse.
6 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.
  • The two witnesses have the same time, a thousand two hundred and threescore day
  • Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
  • The woman (true Israel) flees the place where Christ was crucified. To the wilderness prepared of God. She turns this wilderness into the Christian nations, named for the One that was crucified.
  • Ezekiel 20:33 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
    34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
    35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
  • The time span mentioned covers the forming of these Christian nations.
  • Daniel 7 , The numbers of days

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

  • War in heaven, Dragon = Satan
  • verse 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.

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

  • Revelation 8:1 Satan cast out of heaven with his angels

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.

  • Dragon = Satan
  • Let's look at these three verses. Many thought that this war occurred in past ages. However, it has yet to occur, because after this war Satan and his angels will not be found in heaven. Up until this time Satan has had access to heaven.
  • In Job 2  Satan was in heaven talking with God
  • Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
    2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou?
  •  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
  • He could walk to and fro and up and down in the earth. Yet he could also go into heaven and speak with God. After this battle, which is imminent Satan and his unruly band will be barred from heaven.
  • Satan lost his first estate before the foundation of the earth. Most scholars agree that between Genesis 1:1-2 there was a catastrophe which created the void spoken of in Genesis 1:2.
  • Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  • In Hebrew the words ''without form'' are ''tohu va bohu'',  Which indicates ''because'' (tohu), not created. This means the world, that was, became void, or was destroyed, Because of Satan
  • Thus, Genesis 1:2 only begins this world age. The world that is and not the beginning of earth in Genesis 1:1.
  • In Ezekiel 28:12-19, God is referring to Satan as the king of Tyrus.
  • Ezekiel 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
    13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
    14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
    15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
    16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
    17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
    18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
    19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
  • Ezekiel 28:13 refers to Satan being in Garden of Eden. We know, of course, that he was there .
  • Ezekiel 28:14 tells us that Satan was a covering cherub, which was a position protection  before he rebelled.
  • We see in Genesis 1 Satan losing his position in heaven, But not his freedom to move between heaven and earth.
  • Then, in Revelation 12, he is cast to earth, Never to be found again in heaven. It is this earthly visit we are now awaiting.
  • Prince of this world...Satan and his angels

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.

  • Satan still has the power to go before the throne to accuse us.
  • Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
    2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

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.

  • Satan's name is death
  • There are three facets mentioned here in overcoming the false Christ.
  • (1) We overcome by our belief in Christ, He shed blood for us.
  • (2) The word of our testimony as Identity believers is a sharing of the truth as we see it and live it.
  • (3) The last facet in overcoming is, loving Jesus more that our own lives, and standing against this viper even at the risk of death.
  • Who is death?
  • Satan
  • 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
    1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
    8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
  • Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
  • John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters 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.

  • 2nd woe and most terrible of the three woes given in Revelation 8:13 to the inhabitants of the earth. The reason for this is Satan has come to abide with man.
  • 1st woe - Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhibiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
  • 1st woe, to the people here on earth, warning the people, Satan fallen to earth, the key to the pit and the opening, the result of the opening, the locusts coming upon the earth..

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

  • Woman = mother Israel
  • Dragon verse 9 = Satan

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.

  • Time, and times, and half a time = means instancy = immediateness
  • Daniel 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
    25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
    26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
  • This period represents the 3 1/2 years of Satan's reign that was shortened to five months as mentioned in Revelation 9:27
  • Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
  • Stirreth = open the eyes = God open our eyes to His Word.
  • This is how God teaches you = Through His Nature
  • The woman Israel = the two wings
  • Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
  • Deuteronomy 32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
  • When the children were in the wildness, God took care of them
  • Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months
  • Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
  • Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
  • You will only have 10 days tribulation
  • The truth shall make you free,  Christ uses symbolize like insects, water, wind, trees, animals, horses, seasons, all of the nature itself, to relate something to you because you can identify with the things you can see

15 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.

  • Satan's flood of lies sent to quench the fire of truth, Which exposes the identity of the false one.
  • Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
  • Their power is in their mouth = confusion = lies = deception
  • Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty
  • Satan's does more work in churches

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.

  • Dragon verse 9 = Satan
  • Just as the earth stands as a bulwark against fire, It acts as a sponge to water.
  • God will provide just such a sponge to gobble up the torrent of lies Satan will unleash upon the over comers.
  • Our Father Himself, tells us not to worry about what we will answer when we are delivered up.
  • He will obliterate the lies, His word, the truth is the two-edged sword, the very voice of God will speak through you. He will be using His elect as a tool to speak through them, the Holy Spirit.
  • This passage is a promise of protection from the lies of Satan.

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.

  • Dragon verse 9 = Satan
  • We see here, that it is the remnant of Israel with whom he is going to make war.
  • He will not be successful.
  • Isaiah 43:2 to give you peace in the troublous days to come.
  • These words come directly from the ''Holy One of Israel", our Saviour
  • When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee
  • And thou through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee
  • When thou walkest through the fire
  • Thou shall not be burned
  • Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
 
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