... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

27
February
2011

Revelation 12: a woman for real? Part 1 of 3 - Her identity

Her identity

The first verse of Revelation 12 tells something about her identity.

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet
and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

She is not a symbol herself, but her crown, the stars, the sun, the moon, does have significance as symbols. The crown has twelve stars. In the dream of Joseph, Genesis 37 verse 9 to 11, the stars symbolized him and his brothers. They were the fathers of the 12 tribes of Israel (Jacob). And the sun and moon symbolized his parents, Jacob and Rachel. Some see the sun as a symbol for God and the moon as one for Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ). But the sun and the moon can also refer to the Kingship of King David as written in Psalm 89 verse 35 to 37:

"Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness
and I will not lie to David that his line will continue forever
and his throne endure before me like the sun;
it will be established forever like the moon,
the faithful witness in the sky."

Everything around her points at Israel. But since she herself isn't a symbol, although she is a sign in the end times that signals the moment in which Michel and his angels will fight and throw Satan and his fallen angels out of the heavens. Could it be this woman is someone that will be positioned by God's grace to rule over Israel in the future? Who will be a descendant of King David's royal line?

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Recommended