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The 144000 Jews from the 12 tribes of Israel are the ‘Woman’ who is pursued by a dragon in Revelations 12

Posted by gospelclips on December 28, 2016

Revelation 12:1-6

A great 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 was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.  Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.  Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.  The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

Here the woman is Israel.  She was pregnant and about to give birth to a male child (Jesus) who will rule the nations with an iron sceptre.  Her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.  (so there can be no doubt who the male child is – Jesus).  The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared by God where she could be taken care of for 1260 days.

Revelation 12:13-17

When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.  The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.  Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.  But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.  Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

The 144000 taken from the 12 tribes of Israel and sealed are most likely this Woman.  The 144000 are sealed so as to be protected from the Judgments of God.   The woman was given two wings of a great eagle so that she may fly to a place prepared for her in the wilderness out of the serpent’s reach for times time and half a time (1260 days = 3.5 years = 42 months) which is the duration of the great tribulation.  The serpent spewed water from it’s mouth like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away but the Earth helped the woman by opening it’s mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out.

The dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring (the Christians) – those who keep God’s commands and hold fast to their testimony about Jesus.

If the 144000 and the ‘Woman’ are one in the same, then the sealing of the 144000 is for 1260 days which is the duration of the great tribulation.

Rev 7:1-4

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea:  “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”  Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

The angels are instructed not to harm the land or the sea or the trees until a seal is placed on the foreheads of the 144000.  This must take place before the Trumpet Judgments are sounded.  If the trumpet Judgments are simultaneous with the seals then it would mean that the 144000 are sealed at the beginning of the Great Tribulation.

 

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http://truthinlove.com/analogies/seven_seals.htm

https://sevensealstrumpetsandbowls.wordpress.com/

 

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