Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 8)

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Introduction:

  1. Welcome
    1. Name
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    1. Purpose
    1. Place to find previous studies. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLrs_YnbILLDHMphKGJPXQ?

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Revelation 12:14 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.

  1. “and to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness”
    1. On eagle’s wings as God brought her out of Egypt: Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
      1. Cp. 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:
    1. Possibility: Description of airplane escape
      1. Not on the sabbath: Matthew 24:20   But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
        1. No airlines fly on the Sabbath in Israel.
  2. “into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent”
    1. Discussed earlier that her place is Petra in modern-day Jordan.
      1. City of refuge for Israel.
    1. God’s care for Israel during this time is like unto the manna in the wilderness.
    1. Terrible time: Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    1. God is going to hide her from the devil.

Revelation 12:15 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.

  1. “the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood”
    1. Literal (?): Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    1. Will do all possible to destroy Israel: Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness

Revelation 12:16 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.

  1. “the earth helped the woman”
    1. God’s creation protects God’s people.
  2. “he earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth”
    1. a.     God works here as in the day of delivering Israel from Egypt: Isaiah 11:15, 16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
  • God can do miraculously above all that we could ask or think: Ephesians 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Revelation 12:17 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.

  • “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed”
    • Since he cannot harm the hidden, he goes after the remaining remnant.
      • These had not heeded the warning to flee: Mark 13:14   But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
      • Staying where God tells you to leave is a really bad idea.
    • No one to blame but themselves for being in harm’s way.
      • Problem: Unbelief!
  • “which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”
    • Faith and works in Tribulation Period: cp. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
      • Not true today:
        • Cp. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
      • True in Tribulation Period: Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
        • Cp. Matthew 24:50-51 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, [51]   And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
        • Cp. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
      • Is it possible then to lose salvation? Not today.

Conclusion: This is the conclusion of our study on Just a Thought on Revelation 12.

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