... 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)

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2011

Revelation 12: a woman for real? Part 1 of 3 - Realistic life?

Realistic life?

Now, what about the rest of her story as written in Revelation chapter 12? Can this be a realistic story of a person's life? The dragon wants to kill her baby boy, who is of royal Davidic descent, as soon as he is borne. Exodus chapter 1 verse 1 to 22 tells us that, at the time Moses was borne, baby boys were killed. Pharaoh even wanted the midwives to kill them immediately after birth (they didn't do this). And God protected Moses in a way nobody would have expected. So this happened before. 

Her baby boy is taken to the throne of God. Isn't it written that a child should be presented to God, and that every first born male is to be dedicated to God (Leviticus 12, Luke 2:22-24)? Doesn't this happen in the Temple in Jerusalem? But then, maybe there is more to this. Only God Almighty knows all.

She has to flee to the desert, where God prepared a place for her and will take care of her. Happened before: King David fled too out of Jerusalem, 2 Samuel 15:13-37. And God did take care of people in the dessert before. For example: David, Elijah and even a multitude of people, Israel under the leadership of Moses, Aaron and Mirjam. And the wings she receives from God, what are those? We are living in modern times in which we have wings to fly. 
Who are the rest of her descendants that the dragon wants to fight? She is a ruler, she represents a nation. So what about those who are part of that nation, Israel? And those who are part of it, supports it through faith? 

I believe all this is very possible. But only God almighty knows for sure. He knows when Israel will be united, in which way and who the people that will be involved in this process are. There are blue prints in biblical scripture about past events in Israel's history which shows us how the God of Israel does his work through ages.

It could be that with the revelation of this woman in the future, in our days, the second part of Jeremiah's task, Jeremiah 1:10, will be completed. God gave him authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to pull down, to destroy and overthrow, but also to build and to plant. The prophecies God spoke through him, are still valid and waiting to be fulfilled in our time. It is the Almighty Father himself whom oversees the history of Israel as Jeremiah 31:27 says:

27 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD.

Is it possible that the following passages could also, beside other interpretations, refer to the woman in Revelation 12?

The Lord will create a new thing on earth. A woman will surround a man.
Jeremiah 31:22b [Traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.]

Who is this that appears like the dawn,
fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,
majestic as the stars in procession?
Song of Solomon 6:10

The woman in Revelation 12 is a woman, meant by Gods grace to be a blessing for Israel.

God bless you,


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