Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 5)

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Just a Thought on Revelation 13/Part 5

Dr. John Cook / General

Just a Thought on Revelation / Revelation; Prophecy; Antichrist; Beast / Revelation 13:3–9

Revelation 13:8-10

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation. 

3. Today we are on part 5 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:8 KJV 1900

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him”

Devil worship world-wide!

“whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

The devil’s crowd!

A very specific book!

Revelation 21:27 KJV 1900

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

This Book Belongs to the Lamb of God

John 1:29 KJV 1900

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:36 KJV 1900

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Jesus is the provided “Lamb of God” as prophesied by Abraham.

Genesis 22:8 KJV 1900

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

1 Peter 1:18–19 KJV 1900

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Revelation 13:9 KJV 1900

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

“If any man have an ear”

Addressed to “any man.”

“let him hear”

Let the Ear do its Work!

Heed Proverbs 19:27!

Proverbs 19:27 KJV 1900

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction That causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Revelation 13:10 KJV 1900

He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity”

Speaks to the Devil!

Revelation 20:2–3 KJV 1900

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Speaks to the antichrist!

Revelation 19:20 KJV 1900

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

“he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword”

Death in Tribulation-Decapitation

Fits Muslims Pattern Against Christians!

“…killed with the sword…”

The sword that “goeth out of His mouth”

Revelation 19:15 KJV 1900

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:21 KJV 1900

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which swordproceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints”

What keeps the saints going in persecution!

Revelation 6:9–11 KJV 1900

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

So we come to the end of our lesson for this day. For the believer today the future is bright. For those that choose the devil’s way, well your future is disastrous!

Don’t wait trust the Savior now before it is too late!

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 3)

Revelation 13:3-5

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.

3. Today we are on part  of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:3 KJV 1900

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death”

The heads on the beast represent kings!

So one of those kings or kingdoms is going to be wounded by an assassin.

Possible it speaks of the antichrist being wounded in the head literally.

What follows causes men to wonder.

“and his deadly wound was healed”

Satan will copy the Lord’s resurrection.

•     Satan enters into the antichrist.

•     Antichrist becomes literally the devil.

“and all the world wondered after the beast”

•     The world will be shocked by the resurrected antichrist.

•     Think him a god.

Revelation 13:4 KJV 1900

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast”

Man is inherently religious.

Men in that day, like men today, will not repent of their idolatrous worship.

Revelation 9:20 KJV 1900

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Worship Involves Bowing Before

Romans 11:4 KJV 1900

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.

Worship also Involves

an Act of Friendship

Luke 22:48 KJV 1900

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Note Who They are Worshipping!

“and they worshipped the beast”

•     Heartfelt Worship

•     Sold out to Satan

•     Listen to their cry!

•     “saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Their challenge: “…who is able to make war with him…”

Think God cannot stand up to the beast!

Assured that peace is come without God!

Possibility:

1.   Judas Resurrected

a.  Antichrist

2.   Baalam Resurrected

a.  False Prophet

Revelation 13:5 KJV 1900

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

“And there was given unto him a mouth”

Daniel 7:8 KJV 1900

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

His mouth is the instrument of Satan, the antichrist!

speaking great things and blasphemies”

Daniel 11:36 KJV 1900

And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

How speaks the devil?

The devil boasts and blasphemes!

and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months”

Limited power!

Time of Ministry Matches the Savior, forty-two Months!

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 7)

1 Timothy 6:16-18

Hello, and welcome to John Cook Ministries. I’m John Cook; a bible believing, KJV, retired missionary. This is a series of study on

The Pastoral Epistles:

•     1 Timothy

•     2Timothy

•     Titus

1 Timothy 6:16 KJV 1900

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

“…who only hath immortality…”

Jesus Shall Never Die

He is our guarantee of immortality!

Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Jesus is the Eternal God!

Psalm 90:2 KJV 1900

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

John 8:58 KJV 1900

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

“…dwelling in the light which no man can approach…”

1 John 1:5 KJV 1900

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Psalm 104:2 KJV 1900

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Revelation 21:3 KJV 1900

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 22:5 KJV 1900

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

“…whom no man hath see, nor can see…”

Exodus 33:20 KJV 1900

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Jesus the Revelation of God to Man

John 1:18 KJV 1900

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Colossians 1:15 KJV 1900

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 1:3 KJV 1900

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

“….to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

All glory belongs to Him

Ephesians 3:21 KJV 1900

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Jude 25 KJV 1900

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Revelation 4:11 KJV 1900

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Romans 11:36 KJV 1900

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

All Power Belongs to Him

Psalm 62:11 KJV 1900

God hath spoken once; Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God.

Our Service Must be in His Power and For His Glory

1 Peter 4:11 KJV 1900

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:17 KJV 1900

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…”

What God Expects of the Rich

Direct and Definite Charge to be Delivered

“…be not high minded…”

Proverbs 28:11 KJV 1900

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

God can take what we have

Job 12:20 KJV 1900

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Don’t be to proud of what you have, it all can disappear in an instant!

Proverbs 27:24 KJV 1900

For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure to every generation?

Riches can be dangerous!

Deuteronomy 6:10–12 KJV 1900

And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,

And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

“…nor trust in uncertain riches…”

Riches are Fleeting

Psalm 52:7 KJV 1900

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 23:5 KJV 1900

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 11:28 KJV 1900

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: But the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

“Money talks, it says “Good bye!”

“…trust…in the living God…”

Psalm 62:8–10 KJV 1900

Trust in him at all times; ye people, Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psalm 84:11–12 KJV 1900

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

“…who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…”

God in Christ is the Source of all Blessings

Psalm 104:28 KJV 1900

That thou givest them they gather: Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

Acts 17:25 KJV 1900

Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Psalm 68:19 KJV 1900

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, Even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Lamentations 3:22–23 KJV 1900

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Look Carefully Where You Put Your Treasure

Matthew 6:19–20 KJV 1900

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

1 Timothy 6:18 KJV 1900

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…that they do good….”

Psalm 34:14 KJV 1900

Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

Use What God has Given to the Benefit of Others

Galatians 6:10 KJV 1900

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

“…that they be rich in good works…”

Titus 2:14 KJV 1900

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV 1900

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

“…ready to distribute…”

The Opposite of the Flesh

Looking Out for Others

Romans 12:13 KJV 1900

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

1 John 3:17 KJV 1900

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

“…willing to communicate…”

Hebrews 13:16 KJV 1900

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Philippians 4:15 KJV 1900

Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

Conclusion

•     Honour and Glory Goes to God

•     Response of the Rich in God’s Service

Just a Thought On Revelation 13 (Part 2)

Revelation 13:2

Introduction:

  1. Hello, I’m John Cook.
  2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.
  3. Today we are on part 2 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Slide 2:

  • In our study, today, we see John’s vision of the antichrist.
    • Looks like a leopard, walks like a bear, talks like a lion.
    • We will consider the revelation and get a good view of the antichrist.

Slide 3:

Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Slide 4

  1. “…like a leopard…”
    1. Leopard in relationship to Israel (Jerimiah 5:6)

Slide 5

  • 3 Animals over Israel
    • Lion, wolf, leopard

Slide 6

  1. Types of devil (1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 7:15; Revelation 13:2)

Slide 7:

  1. Leopard associated with antichrist (Jeremiah 13:33)

Slide 8:

  1. Spots spoken of (Jude 12)

Slide 9:

  • The first mention of spots, leprosy (Leviticus 13:2)
    • Leprosy associated with sin and wickedness

Slide 10:

  • We see likeness to spotted animal, antichrist

Slide 11:

  • Composite
  • “…leopard…bear…lion…” reversed in Dan 7:1-3

Slide 12:

  1. 4 kings (cf. Daniel 7:17)

Slide 13:

  1. Reversed “…lion…” (Daniel 7:4)

Slide 14:

  1. First, like a lion: not Babylon
    1. Medo-Persia

Slide 15:

  • Second, like a bear (Daniel 7:5)

Slide 16:

  1. Alexander

Slide 17:

  • Third beast (Daniel 7:6)

Slide 18:

  1. Roman Empire

Slide 19:

  • Fourth beast (Daniel 7:7)

Slide 20:

  1. Daniel 7:8

Slide 21:

  • Connected to beast in Revelation 13

Slide 22:

  • the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard”
    • Description of the beast
      • Represented as a leopard, walks like a bear, mouth of a lion

Slide 23:

  • Pay attention to the words: “like” “as”: not literal but likeness!

Slide 24:

  • Cp. Daniel 7 with Revelation 13
    • Daniel 7:22

Slide 25:

  • “like unto a leopard”
    • Like the US; melting pot
    • “leopard”: yellow-brown body, black spots, white belly
      • Integrated; multicultural

Slide 26:

  1. Multicultural, bad idea
    1. 10 toes

Slide 27

  1. Weak
    1. House divided: Weakened as the ten toes on Nebuchadnezzars image: clay and iron (Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand🙂

Slide 28:

  1. Representative of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    1. Could be a picture of the US.

Slide 29:

  • his feet were as the feet of a bear”
    • Moves like a bear
      • Russian: Communism, Socialism
      • Moves like communism, or socialism.

Slide 20:

  • his mouth as the mouth of a lion”
    • Speaks like lion—only part like England
    • Could represent GB and her English family; language English.

Slide 31:

  • “…leopard (US)…bear (Russia)…lion (England)…”
    • Operates like the US, moves like a communist, speaks like an English man.

Sslide32

  • Gets his power: “the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”
    • Satan shall take over the world!

Slide 33:

  • The Dragon we know is: Revelation 12:9 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.
    • Satan now cast out of heaven to the Earth.

Slide 34:

  • Antichrist becomes the devil in Tribulation Period“the mystery of iniquity” 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Takes over world peacefully

Slide 35:

  • First seen: Revelation 6:2

Slide 36:

  1. Conquers by peace: Daniel 8:25

Slide 37:

  • Antichrist is a Jew; out of Palestine; will be accepted of Israel as their “king”; revealed only after the Holy Spirit is removed.

Slide 38:

  1. 7-year reign
    1. Midst of years
    1. End destruction

Slide 39:

Conclusion:

  1. The setting of the last world empire
  2. Regin of antichrist
  3. Antichrist’s kingdom describe

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 1)

In our lesson, today, we are looking at Just a Thought on Revelation chapter 12. This is part one of our study chapter 12.  So get your bible and let’s get right into our study.

Just a Thought on Revelation!

Revelation 12

Introduction:

  1. Dr. Peter Ruckman and others tell us:
    1. Revelation gives us 4 views of Tribulation.
      1. 4-6: Seals
      1. 7-11: Trumpets
      1. 12-14: Work and ministry of the antichrist
      1. 15-19: Vials, or bowls
    1. Divisions of Revelation:
      1. 1:4 “which is” “which was” “which is to come”
      1. 1-3: Church Age
      1. 4-19: Tribulation
      1. 20-22: Millennium
    1. Chapter 12 reveals:
      1. The time period of 3 ½ years given (v. 6 “a thousand two hundred and threescore days”
      1. Same as what is described in chapter 13.
      1. Possible ministry of Moses and Elijah during this time.
    1. Chapter 11-14 gives a bird’s eye view of the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation.
  2. Dr. Jack Hyles: This begins the last 3 ½ years of the Tribulation, the time of Jacob’s trouble.

This Brings us to vs. 1:

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:

  1. “a great wonder in heaven”
    1. Wonder deals with signs and symbols.
      1. God reveals we are dealing with signs and symbols not literal
  2. “a woman”
    1. Misunderstood, misrepresented by many.
      1. Why? Failure to compare scripture with scripture. (Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:)
      1. Why? Failure to study (2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.)
    1. Misinterpretation:
      1. Is Mary (Rome)
      1. Is the Church (Protestant)
    1. Neither meet the truth when compared with scripture:
      1. Mary flees to Egypt not the wilderness (Matthew 2:13-14  And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.  [14] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:)
      1. Church:
        1. Does not keep the Law
        1. Does not need access to the tree of life as these will (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. Cp with 1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.)
        1. Church raptured (Revelation 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.)
  3. Identity: “sun…moon…stars”
    1. Genesis 37:9-10 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.  [10] And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
      1. Joseph is the twelfth star.
    1. The whole 70th week deals with Israel: Daniel 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
  4. Israel often ID’d in OT as a “woman”
    1. Isaiah 54:1-6 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.  [2] Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;  [3]  For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.  [4] Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.  [5] For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.  [6] For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
    1. Adulterous wife (Jeremiah 3:1-14; Hosea 2:14-23)
    1. Divorced woman: “Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, And for your transgressions is your mother put away.” (Isaiah 50:1)

Revelation 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

  1. “she being with child”
    1. Id’s Israel brings forth the Savior
      1. Jesus is called the “seed of the woman”
      1. the “seed of Abraham” (Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.)
      1. “seed of David” (Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;)
      1. Israel is spoken of as bringing forth a man child (Isaiah 66:7-8 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.)
      1. God promised Israel a Child to be their Messiah (Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.)