Edited from the writing of Gavin Finley M.D. endtimepilgrim.org
The story of YAHUWAH’s people in the latter days is a magnificent yet untold story. It is far too dramatic for most western churches to speak about publicly. It is a story of great adventure and the divine romance. The Daniel 9:27 covenant involving the sovereign land of Israel will be confirmed. At that epic moment in time the trumpets will blow. This will initiate the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age. This is the time YAHUWAH has determined for crucial and very necessary dealings with His covenant people and with the people of this world. This seven-year period will finish up on the final, climactic, wrap-up Day of Reckoning or Day of Atonement. It will be the final day of this present age.
After this awesome day of reckoning the Day of the YAHUWAH will open up and the wrath of YAHUWAH will be unleashed. will lose the evil angels. (Ps.78:49) The angels of destruction will hover over the wicked. There will be no escape. They will be plucked up as weeds. The grim reapers will be at their work. And the end time harvest will have just begun. In that dreadful visitation of horror, the angelic reapers will be gathered over the wicked as eagles over their prey, and as vultures over the dead. That final awful harvest will carry off the wicked to their doom.
The Day of the YAHUWAH will see the final judgment of the wicked. This awesome time will also see the spellbinding deliverance of YAHUWAH’s covenant people. Messiah will be delivering His saints from their foes. He will be rescuing those in Jerusalem and those in exile out at Bozrah at the ends of the earth.
Messiah’s second coming will see the transformation of His saints. They will be glorified into new spiritual bodies, the sort of bodies we saw with the resurrected Messiah. This is the glorification of the saints that will be seen at His coming. (1Cor. 15:23) At that time He will gather all of His Elect from the four winds of heaven. All of them will be there from all around the earth and from both sides of Calvary in time. They are one single Congregation or the body of Messiah’s believers, even the remnant of Israel. And they are destined for one single grand party in the mansions of esteem and honor. These are the called, the chosen, and the faithful. From the early patriarchs to the last tribulation martyr YAHUWAH’s Elect and Chosen people will all be there. They will be gathered from across space and time. This will be the final epic glorification of the saints.
The history of this present evil age is slated to come to an awesome climax. The seven-year time period has been set. The end time drama of the age has been determined by the Sovereign YAHUWAH, the Set-Apart One of Israel. And the acts of the play have already been written. The court scenes of heaven that control the events of the Apocalypse were seen by John when he was caught up into the Day of YAHUWAH. It has been written for us in the Book of Revelation. So, all these things will surely come to pass. Further details have also been revealed to us by the prophets. And Jesus Himself spoke of the climax of this age in the Olivet Discourse.
This latter-day drama has been written about extensively in the Bible. And YHWH-The Almighty has also illustrated the very same epic end-time deliverance story in the constellations of the stars. This great contest of the ages is at present a mystery yet to be revealed. But it will not be a mystery forever. The Revelation of Yahushua Ha-mashiach, will surely come. And the ying and yang, the humanistic “balancing” of good and evil will end. This great drama of the end time is slated to be played out before men and angels. Every human being and every angel will be seen clearly for who he or she really is. The superficial will be stripped away. And the deeper character and reality will be revealed. All things, both the good and the evil, will then be clearly seen for what they really are. They will be unveiled for all to see. This is the Revelation. And it will all unfold during those final seven years of this age.
So does the Dragon like this? No, not one bit. Lucifer and his angels of selfism who currently rule over the children of disobedience hate the Messiah and read His coming. And they want to keep men in the dark about it. The dark angels stir up the men they own down here on earth. And the nations rage against the righteous rule of Messiah. King David wrote a song about this. It is in Psalm 2.
And so, we see the woman of Revelation 12 that John saw. The woman is YAHUWAH’s covenant people, in the time of the Great Tribulation, the final seven years of this age. The woman includes the Church, the royal Jewish house of Judah, and indeed all of Jacob or greater Israel. All of YHWH-the Almighty’s Elect are in trouble together in the crucible of the Apocalypse. It is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. And all of YAHUWAH’s people alive at the end of this age are there. They are encircled by a great dragon even as Andromeda before the sea monster of the nations.
WHO IS THE WOMAN OF REVELATION 12?
JOHN SAW THE TRAVAIL OF THE WOMAN OF REVELATION 12. SHE IS CLOTHED WITH THE SUN AND BATHED IN THE BRILLIANCE OF HER FATHER ABOVE. THE MOON OF YAHUWAH’S REFLECTED GLORY IN RELIGION IS UNDER HER FEET. THE WOMAN OF WONDER IS CROWNED WITH A GARLAND OF 12 STARS OF ISRAEL. HER TRAVAIL COMES DURING THE 1260 DAYS OF GREAT TRIBULATION, THE LATTER HALF OF DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK. THE BIRTHING AND THE FINAL DELIVERANCE OF THE BODY OF THE MAN CHILD COMES AT THE APOCALYPSE, THE UNVEILING OF MESSIAH, RIGHT AT THE END OF THIS AGE. THIS BRINGS TO TOTAL RESTORATION THE COMPLETE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL.
In Revelation 12 we see a woman in travail and destined to be delivered. Israel gives birth, the Headfirst, and then the Body. These are the two events in the birthing sequence of the man-child. And they span a period of 2,000 years.
Israel’s Firstborn is YAHUSHUA Ha-Mashiach, the sacred Head of all of Israel’s single chosen people, a single Elect. He made His first appearance as our Messiah on Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago. As the “Suffering Servant” heralded by Isaiah and other prophets of Israel He came to give His life for us at Calvary. As the “Firstborn of the dead” He arose from the grave. (1Cor.15) He was victorious over death. And so, the Head of the man-child was born. But that event during the crucifixion week 2,000 years ago was not the end of the travail of the woman. The birth and resurrection of Yahushua, our Kodesh Head, does not exhaust this prophecy of the man-child nor bring it to complete fulfillment. Because in Revelation 12 we see the final 3.5 years or 1260 days of this age. It is the time period of the Great Tribulation. And here in this time of confinement of the woman we can clearly see that the birth of the man child, while coming in very close to the time of deliverance, is still not complete.
The reason for this is the apocalyptic time context of the Revelation 12 scripture passage. The travail of the woman is very clearly connected to the final 3.5 years of this age. (Rev. 12:6 and 12:14) The travail and subsequent deliverance of the woman is also in direct association with the wrath of the ten horned beast who is not “revealed” until the final half of Daniel’s 70th Week. This epic climactic final 3.5-year period of this age is described in the apocalyptic prophecies of Daniel 7, Revelation 17, Revelation 11, and Revelation 13.
The birth of the Head, (here in a C-section).
THE TWO-PHASE DELIVERY
OF THE MAN-CHILD OF REV. 12
In the normal birthing sequence, the birth of the head comes first. Then the birth of the body must follow after that. Our Apostle Paul tells us that Messiah was the Firstborn of the dead. (1Cor.15:20) Yahushua was also said to be the firstborn of many brethren. (Rom. 8:29) Yahushua Ha-Mashiach is our Kadesh Head. He has been delivered from death and the grave. This happened at His resurrection 2,000 years ago. As such our Messiah leads the way in the birth and the Resurrection of the man-child company. He is the “Firstborn of the dead”.
The consequences to this for us, (and we are His followers), are glorious beyond anything we could imagine.
Because the next to be resurrected are the saints, “those who are Christ’s”, at His (second) coming. (1Cor.15:20-23) And the Man-Child is leading the way for all who follow.
20 “But now Christ is risen from the dead,
and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
23 But each one in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits,
afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.”
THE DELIVERY OF THE MAN CHILD IS IN TWO PHASES.
PHASE 1 – THE DELIVERY OF THE HEAD –
THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, (OUR HEAD),
AND THIS HAPPENED 2000 YEARS AGO.
PHASE 2 – THE DELIVERY OF THE BODY –
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY OF CHRIST,
AND THIS WILL COME AT THE CLOSE OF THE AGE.
So, the resurrection of Messiah the Head and the resurrection of the Body of Messiah are two separate and pivotal events in Kodesh history. These two resurrections, the past history resurrection of Messiah and the future history Resurrection of the righteous dead mark the two phases of the birth of the Man-Child. These two epic events are 2,000 odd years apart.
Let us go through this again. Yahushua Messiah is the Head of the Man-Child. The body of the Man-Child is pressing into Him and following Him as He makes the breakthrough. And why? Because He, our Messiah, is the Breaker spoken of by the prophet Micah in Micah 2. The Man-Child company is also seen in the Body of Christ, the Remnant ‘Church’-the body of Messiah’s believers, or the Remnant Congregation of Israel.
Here is one additional point to establish. At the climax of this age the true remnant Church and faithful remnant Israel will be one and the same. They are the Commonwealth of Israel, united in Messiah as one single Elect, a “royal priesthood and a holy nation”. (1Pet.2:9)
The Man-Child company or “those who are Messiah’s at His coming”, both the quick, (the living), and the dead, are hidden in the mystical Body of Messiah. They are yet to be delivered. These are the saints John saw in Revelation 7 and Revelation 20. The righteous dead are set to enter into the end-time birthing chamber and will emerge in their resurrected spirit bodies to join the living saints at the combined Resurrection-Transformation at the consummation of the age.
So contrary to what we may have heard by Latter Rain preachers, the Man-Child company has not yet appeared on the scene. They are to be gathered in the birthing chamber at the climax of this age. They have not yet been born. They have not yet come into this brilliant manifestation. The completion of the birth of the Man-Child is an event yet future. This epic deliverance awaits the consummation at the Resurrection-Transformation.
We come to understand the man-child of the Scripture when we recognize that we are in a vital blood covenant union with Messiah Yahushua who is our Kodesh Head. He, along with the Body of Messiah are the Seed of Abraham. These saints who will be resurrecting at the last day and those who are living and raptured at that time, are in vital union with Messiah our returning Messiah. These saints, both the living and the dead are all the Seed of Abraham and all of them enter into the glory together as one big happy family. Both Messiah our Head and the Body of Messiah are birthed out of The Woman/Israel. Both Messiah our Head and the Body Messiah were conceived in Messiah to become identified in the Seed of Abraham. They both belong to one Seed, the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (Gal.3:29)
It is most important that Christian believers understand that the Body of Messiah has been conceived in Israel. The true body of Messiah’s believers-the Church emerged out of Israel on the Day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago and is currently hidden in the womb of Israel. John saw the woman in vision as she approached her final epic travail and deliverance. We refer here to the time of “Jacob’s trouble” or the Great Tribulation. From Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we know for a fact that the epic end-time travail and tribulation of the woman, YAHUWAH’s covenant people, is a time period of 3.5 years or 1260 days.
THE DRAGON ENCIRCLES AND THREATENS THE WOMAN.
THE END-TIME DRAMA IS SHOWCASED IN THE CONSTELLATIONS
AND THIS EPIC STORY IS REFLECTED IN OUR ART AND LITERATURE.
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3. And another sign appeared in heaven:
behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
4. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
5. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
Revelation 12 is telling us a story of a transition, even the threshold of the end-time. There is no doubt that what we are seeing here is a drama of Biblical proportions. As John saw the woman she had clearly come into a time of tribulation and trouble. John’s vision shows her in the midst of travail and about to be delivered. There in her place of confinement she had come to her time of trial. She was about to give birth. She is experiencing the birth pangs which lead on to her ultimate deliverance. But in spite of all this the woman of destiny is not cast down or fading away. Yes, she is under enormous pressure and tribulation. She is being threatened by an encircling enemy, a great red dragon, signifying Lucifer. But in vision John sees the woman standing with the moon under her feet and crowned with a victory garland of 12 stars.
And the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH is all over her.
The One the woman is birthing is described as the ‘man-child’. When John saw that the woman she had come into a time of trial, tribulation, and travail. She was being encircled and threatened and about to be engulfed by the Dragon. This awesome prophecy of the latter days is not only told in Revelation 12 but also showcased in the northern constellations of the Lesser Sheepfold or Little Dipper. The lesser Sheepfold is being encircled by Draco.
So, the story of this great end-time victory was written in the constellations and seen by the early patriarchs. The oral traditions here probably go back as far back as Adam. The Word of YAHUWAH was going out to man from “He who sits in the heavens”. YAHUWAH was speaking to man before there was a written Word of YAHUWAH. The Kodesh Scriptures were first penned by Moses about two and a half millennia after the creation.
THE CONSTELLATION AND THE STORY OF ANDROMEDA.
THE WOMAN IS CHAINED BEFORE A RAGING SEA OF NATIONS.
THE SEA MONSTER BEAST EMERGES FROM THE NATIONS TO TAKE HER LIFE.
THE WOMAN HAS COME INTO HER TIME OF TRIAL AND TRIBULATION.
AND IN HER CONFINEMENT AND TRAVAIL SHE AWAITS HER DELIVERANCE.
Image by 19th century German painter Gustave Dore.
“The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world.” Psalms 19:1-4
The Bible states that the heavens are declaring the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH. The constellation of Andromeda is a case in point, telling an awesome story. In this drama the woman has lost her freedom and her temporal/political covering. This is just as we see with the prophecies of lost Israel and Gomer. Like the woman of Revelation 12, Andromeda is in deep distress. She is at the end of herself in the dark night of the soul. The ancient patriarchs did not have the Holy Scriptures as we do today. But they looked up into the night sky and saw Andromeda. They saw the woman of destiny chained to the shore against a raging rising sea. Then they saw a beast emerging from the tumult. A sea monster was coming out of the sea to threaten the woman of destiny.
This is the picture the ancients saw in the night sky. And the story of Andromeda was carried in the oral tradition from early times. Way back before the flood, before the written Scriptures, the saints of old saw the end-time drama. Many interconnected themes were laid out for them in picture book style in the constellations. In those times, before the written Word of YAHUWAH the heavens were telling the apocalyptic stories. These themes were eternal and climactic prophetic truths in YAHUWAH. Indeed, the heavens were declaring the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH. So, as we see, some key elements in the drama of Andromeda are also seen in John’s vision of the woman in travail. (Rev.12)
So here once again we see in Andromeda the woman in travail, a woman being held in confinement. She is threatened by a sea monster. And so, the woman of Revelation 12 is another view of the woman we see pictured in the constellation of Andromeda. The early patriarchs gazed up into the night sky and saw Andromeda, the chained woman. And they wondered about her. Now, in Revelation 12 we are hearing the “rest of the story”.
The constellation Andromeda.
“The woman” is the one we see showcased throughout Kodesh Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. (Gen. 3:15 –> Rev. 12) The prophet Hosea gives a huge amount of information explaining why this alienation from YAHUWAH happened and will yet still happen to YAH’s people right up until the consummation of the age.
We see the same theme and shadows in this great drama of alienation and eventual reconciliation in the life of Gomer, the wife of the prophet Hosea. And the beast that comes up out of the sea is seen in the apocalyptic books of the Bible, both Daniel and the book of Revelation. The constellation and story of Andromeda presents the same imagery given to us by our Apostle John in Revelation 13. The beast comes up out of the sea. And the sea in scripture represents the heathen nations.
As amazing as this sounds a latter day Dominionist established church, given to self-delusion and to compromise and harlotry will be smitten with this beast and try to tame the thing. She will actually succeed in riding the monster, …. for a time. She will be trying to reign the thing in during the entire first 3.5 years of the 70th Week of Daniel. This first half of the final seven years of this age are the 3.5 years before the midweek Abomination of Desolation.
The beast/prince will not suffer this for long. He will break the 7-year covenant of Dan.9:27 midway through the seven years. Then, revealing himself as the Beast, he will commit the abomination that makes desolate. Yahushua both spoke about this blasphemous act as well in the Olivet Discourse This ends the reign of the harlot system. And it brings in the Babylonian Beast economy and the Great Tribulation which lasts 3.5 years/ 1260 days.
The prophet Jeremiah also spoke about the coming drama at the climax of the age. He described the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. (Jeremiah 30:7) The prophet Daniel and many others described this great trial at the end of the age. (Dan.12) And Daniel told us specifically what will happen to precipitate these trials and tribulations. (Dan.9:27) Moses said the covenant people of YAHUWAH would come into tribulation in the latter days. And Yahushua himself said that His covenant people would choose someone, a man of self, who would come to rule over them not in YAHUWAH’s name and authority but in his own name. Such is the hidden and untold drama of the latter days. The modern and post-modern “seeker friendly” church does not want to bring up these things. And the commercial church finds that speaking of these things is not “revenue positive”.
But speak of these matters we must. They bring up important issues that should concern all the covenant people of YAHUWAH. True saints will come to inquire about these matters eventually. They, at least, deserve to know what is coming. Then they can prepare themselves spiritually in the Word of YAHUWAH and in the Set=Apart Spirit of YAHUWAH.
THE ANCIENT PATRIARCHS SAW THE CONSTELLATION OF DRACO, THE DRAGON.BACK IN THE TIME OF ABRAHAM THE NORTH STAR WAS A STAR IN DRACO.THE CONSTELLATION OF DRACO IS ENCIRCLING THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD.THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD IS THE ANCIENT NAME FOR THE ‘LITTLE DIPPER’
The ancients also saw Draco, the Great Serpent encircling the “Lesser Sheepfold”. This constellation we know today as the ‘Little Dipper’. In all these pictures we can clearly see the unfolding of an epic end-time drama. A woman is in travail. If she is to survive then something is going to have to happen. In the short term she is going to have to be given the means to escape from the dragon somehow. But there is more. And the time for her final deliverance is drawing near.
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This very same prophetic story was also seen by the patriarchs in the stars back in ancient times. –Psalm 19:1-3 The huge constellation of Draco shows the Dragon trying to encircle and cut off the people of YAHUWAH. The sheep of YAHUWAH’s pasture are enclosed in the Lesser Sheepfold. The handle of the “Little Dipper” or “tail” of the constellation erroneously called Ursa Minor or “little bear” by the Greeks tells another part of the story. Of course, the constellation is not a bear because a bear doesn’t have a long tail! The stars of the so-called bear’s tail or the handle of the little dipper are actually a stream of stars representing the sheep streaming out from the sheepfold. These stars are actually showing us the passage of the “Breaker”, the Messiah, as He delivers His elect in a “breakout”. He then proceeds to lead His sheep out of the fold directly away from the encroaching Dragon and out to pasture. The “breakthrough” at the sheepfolds of Bozrah is the action of Messiah alone. As the Breaker it is our Messiah who brings the final deliverance at the end. This is a very detailed yet untold story of the end-time drama. Even our father Abraham saw it laid out there in the stars as he looked up from the city of Ur where U.S. soldiers now pass by in Iraq. It tells of an incarceration of YAHUWAH’s people in some degree of safety in the final 3.5 years of this age. We know that their confinement is under the auspices of Edomites since Micah and Isaiah and Amos speak of this place as Bozrah, a city of Edom, the descendants of Jacob’s godless and violent brother Esau.
All three of these pictures YAHUWAH has painted in the stars and in the poetic imagery of the holy scriptures tell the same story. They tell of a confinement of YAH’s elect and then a glorious breakout at the very end of the age by the returning Messiah.
This is the Bozrah story of Isa. 63
as well as the Bozrah story of Micah 2:12-13.
Up in the heavens the constellation of the lesser sheepfold, gives us the details of the end-time deliverance. The “lesser sheepfold” was the ancient name for the “little dipper”. As Polaris, the north star upon which all the other stars turn, our Messiah is at the head of the procession of stars as they emerge from the lesser sheepfold. He has, as we might expect, a “handle” on things! In fact, as Polaris, the “north star” he is at the very center of events. As the “turning star” the whole cosmos appropriately revolves around Him. At the second coming He is at the head of His people leading them out of the lesser sheepfold/little dipper in a glorious deliverance. The scriptures also bring us this additional word of comfort and exhortation.
“Fear not little flock
For it is your father’s good pleasure,
to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32
THE WOMAN IS GIVEN THE WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE.SHE FLIES OFF INTO THE WILDERNESS TO “HER PLACE”. THERE SHE IS “FED” OR “NURTURED” “AWAY FROM THE FACE OFTHE DRAGON” DURING THE LAST 3.5 YEARS OF THIS AGE
During this time the woman will be given the wings of a great eagle. She will fly away to a place prepared for her. She will be in exile during those final three and a half years. (Rev.12:6 & 14) This 1260-day, time period will see the Bozrah exile will see the nurturing of the woman.
Again, the woman of Revelation 12 is not just racial DNA Israel. Israel spilled out over her national riverbank and into the nations 2,000 years ago on the Day of Shavuot/ the Pentecost. Israel’s Servant was told that He would be a ‘light to the Gentiles’. (Isa.49:6) So the woman as we see her here in the end time drama is a picture of the wider ‘Commonwealth of Israel’. (Eph.2:12-13) The woman – the Congregation/Church of Israel will be gathered together “as the sheep of Bozrah.” But that is not the end of the story. At the final consummation of the age Messiah will return, He will gather all His covenant people, the quick and the dead, as one single Elect at the Resurrection-Transformation which occurs at the Second Coming.
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John sees a vision of the woman being given the wings of a great eagle. She then flies off to a distant place of safety away from the face of the Dragon. The prophet Micah brings us some extra details concerning this end time travail, exile, and ultimate deliverance of the woman of Revelation 12. The Bozrah scriptures fill in some of the rest of the story. The prophet Micah gives us a wonderful pastoral picture of the deliverance of the woman. YAHUWAH’s covenant people are in exile at Bozrah as ‘sheep of the fold’ at the end of the age. The place the Bible calls ‘Bozrah’ in this prophecy is not the ancient ruin near the Dead Sea. But the Biblical name ‘Bozrah’ identifies this as a place under Edomite jurisdiction. The sheep of YAH’s pasture will eventually be delivered from Esau’s sheepfold in an epic end-time event we might call the ‘Bozrah Deliverance’. See also Mic.2:12-13.
Here we view an aspect of the Second Coming of Messiah that is rarely spoken about. There will be an exile of YAH’s covenant people. They will fly off to some faraway place. The end of the age will see that long expected epic deliverance and the glorification of all YAH’s covenant people at the last day of this age. Here is what we can piece together so far.
In Micah 2 we see the returning Messiah as “the Breaker”. He has arrived at last and is in His sheepfold with His sheep. He is the Door of the sheepfold. And as the dawning of a new day approaches our Messiah, (as “the Breaker”), is breaking a Way through the wall of the sheepfold.
As the dawn approaches the sheep are gathered around Messiah. They are pressing in against Him as He breaks open a Way out of the sheepfold. And at the Resurrection-Transformation the Messiah breaks through. All His saints are right behind Him as they break through. This is the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance. All who are Messiah’s are glorified together to become one single Elect.
So, the Woman of Israel will come to her time of confinement and deliverance.
And the Body of Messiah will follow the Firstborn/the Head to be born in new spiritual bodies.
Indeed, all the chosen and ‘Elect of Israel’ will follow Messiah to enter into the brilliance of Messiah!
This will happen at the Resurrection-Rapture at the last day.
into Exile at Bozrah.
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Here we continue with our scripture passage from Revelation chapter 12.
REVELATION 12: v6. Then the woman fled into the wilderness,
where she has a place prepared by YAHUWAH,
that they should feed her there
one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
14. But the woman was given
two wings of a great eagle,
that she might
fly into the wilderness
to her place, where
she is nourished for
a time and times and half a time,
from the presence of the serpent.
THE CONCLUSION OF THE END-TIME DRAMA.
THE WOMAN EMERGES FROM THE TRIBULATION VICTORIOUS.
We are not left to wonder about the outcome of this epic final contest. The woman will enter her time and her place of confinement. And she will bring forth her man-child. And during those final 3.5 years or 1260 days the final climactic 5th seal witness to Messiah will be seen by men and angels. Then at the 6th seal signs of a darkened sun and a bloody moon the sign of the Son of man will be seen in the heavens. The return of Messiah will be imminent.
7. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8. but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our YAHUWAH, and the power of His Messiah have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our YAHUWAH day and night, has been cast down. 11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
12. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” 13. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the Man Child. 14. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15. So, the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of YAHUWAH and have the testimony of Yahushua Messiah.
WHO IS THE WOMAN DESCRIBED IN Set Apart SCRIPTURE?
IS IT ISRAEL? . . . . OR IS IT THE CHURCH?
OR ARE BOTH INVOLVED IN YAH’S END-TIME COVENANT DEALINGS?
The big argument among Bible teachers is this.
Who is the woman of Revelation 12?
Is she Israel? Or is she the Church?
A word search through the Kodesh Scriptures gives us the answer.
Both are true!
Messiah is the Head of the Church.
He is also Messiah, High Priest and King of the nation of Israel.
THE EPIC CLIMACTIC ROLE OF THE MAN-CHILD
IN THE FINAL DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL.
Our Apostle Paul lays out the sequence of end time events. The man-Child has two parts, the Head and the Body. Messiah, the Head, has already been delivered. He was delivered in His resurrection 2,000 years ago. The deliverance of the Body of Messiah will come next. His Body will be delivered from death and “caught up to heaven” at His Second Coming.
The completion of the delivery of the Man-child will be seen.
It will come in the great harvest Resurrection-Rapture of all “those who are Messiah’s at His coming”. (1Cor.15:20-23) This will be the consummation and the glorification. And it will erupt into the Kodesh biblical history at the Resurrection-Transformation of all the saints.
This bi-phasic sequence of events in the delivery of the Man-Child is not complicated. This is just as we see it in a normal delivery of a baby. The head is born first, and then the body. YAHUWAH is showing us the intimate unity of us all in Messiah. He is the Head. And His Elect is the Body of Christ.
The Man-Child is delivered in the final remnant, a company drawn out from the woman. The woman is a picture of both national Jewish Israel and the full Commonwealth of Israel. Our Apostle Paul speaks of this Commonwealth or citizenship of the saints in Israel in association with the Church. (Eph. 2:11-13) This is also spoken of elsewhere in the New Testament. (Gal.3:29, Rom.11) So the present-day schism between the Church, (so-called), and Israel is not a permanent or eternal state of affairs at all. In fact, the split is quite unnatural. The great divorce in Israel began with the breach of Jeroboam after the death of Solomon. But this division is not seen at the end of the age.
The man-child company are like runners on the final leg of a great and epic relay race.
They break the tape to bring in the victory. They run on behalf of all the people of YAH and on behalf of all the runners/saints who have gone before them. (Heb.11:39-12:2) This is the consummation that will be seen at the end of this age. And so, the Man Child will be born.