(Chapter 12 is another parenthetical chapter. It zooms out and covers the longest span of time in the Bible, from the first earth age to the 7th trumpet.)
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.
(Represents mother Israel not the "church". It is the 12 Zodiacal signs, representing the Israel nation in embryo. The same political and social order that was in existence at the end of the first earth age, prior to this age of flesh man, will be ruling over the earth at the end of our current earth age. Fix in your mind that the time period that is being spoken of here is that time when the souls of men were not in the flesh, it was in that first earth age before the events following Genesis 1:2.)
2 And she, being with child, cried, travailing in birth and in pain to be delivered.
(I.e. birth of a new age.)
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven: behold, a great red dragon,
having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
(Look across the abyss. This is the same as it will be in the end. These are "signs" of universality and earthly powers, i.e. political system-one world system, new world order. Satan uses the same power structure that he used in the first earth age.)
4 And his tail drew a third part of the stars of heaven,
(Refers to Satan's first rebellion and to those who followed him.)
and cast them to the earth.
(Its because of him we are here. One third of God's children, are all those in their "soul bodies", are also called "angelic souls". No my friend, they do not have wings, but the cherubs do.
What it is saying here, is through Satan's fall in the first earth age, he drew one third of God's children to him. He caused them to fall, and they worshipped him, and believed in him to be their God. That is also his desire also for this age; to cause you and I, the children of God, to worship him.)
And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered to devour her child as soon as it was born.
(This was in the garden of Eden. Eve was not talking to some snake, but to Satan himself. From Gen. 3:15 till now Satan stands ready to devour the promised "seed". When we read that "all living came from mother Eve", it means that "Messiah came from, or through mother Eve". He came through the offspring of mothers Eve, and Mary. And it is through the Messiah, Christ is offering eternal life to all mankind. For acceptance of God's gift, all mankind must pass from death to eternal life through the blood of Jesus Christ. So we see this refers to spiritual life, and not necessarily physical life. God had to destroy that world age and we had to be born innocent of woman, to prove whether we will love Him or follow Satan.)
5 And she brought forth a manchild,
(1st Advent, brought forth in the little town of Bethlehem when Jesus the Christ child was born, as in Luke 2:23.)
who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron;
(2nd advent. See 2:27. His second coming will be at the seventh trumpet. Then He will come to rule all nations with a rod of iron. Jesus Christ will come as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.)
and her child was caught up unto God and to His throne.
(The Ascension of Christ.)
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness,
(Anticipatory, the flight being consequent on the war in heaven.)
where she hath a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
(The earth protects us. By the reckoning of Dan, 1897 A.D. approx., then things began to happen, and Israel became a nation once again in 1948 fulfilling the parable of the fig tree. Now in the next verse we start to zoom in on the time of this generation that we live in.)
7 And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
(This event brings us back into heaven. The war is between Satan [the dragon] and his angels, who are fighting against Michael and his angels. Satan will lose.)
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven.
(They were booted out. See 8:1. This is the time of the sounding of the fifth trumpet, when Satan and his fallen angels are released upon the earth for the final five months period, spoken of in Revelation 9:5, 10. Satan will spend five months here on earth deceiving all mankind, then go to the pit for the thousand years. After that thousand years, Satan [not his fallen angels] will be released for a short period, then go to perdition [perish]. Once Satan is kicked out of heaven, he will not be allowed to return. Today Satan is in heaven accusing the saints before the Lord.
This is prophesy that will come in the very near future.)
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world.
(EXCEPT those sealed by God with His truth. If you were ever confused who Satan is, John calls him by the names he used while playing his different roles on earth. The "dragon" is Satan's role in that first earth age, when one third of all of God's children followed him. Satan's evil spirit is allowed on earth now, along with his demons. However, you haven't seen Satan in person yet.)
He was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
(Satan and his angels, both physically and bodily, will come to earth just as they did in Genesis 6.
When Satan is cast out it will be as it was in the days of Noah. This is what Jesus said in Matthew 24:37: "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Mankind will be mixing with the angels, and the women even marrying them just as was going on in Noah's day before the flood. Sodomy will be common, and all forms of filth will be made public, and accepted and considered normal. The world and the kenite influence is preparing us, and our mind to accept all forms of filth in sex and marriage as being natural; and to consider their perversion as being of God.
Your acceptance and view of this filth of sodomy and religious form will tell you to what state of depravity your mind has sunk. The condition of your soul will be determined by what you know, and how you stand on these issues, at Satan's arrival to earth.)
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, "Now have come salvation and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ; for the accuser
(= Satan, see Job 1:6-11.)
of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.
(He continually stands before God's throne accusing all the saints of God. When you mess up, Satan will let God know about it. That is why it is important for us to repent immediately when we become aware of sin in our lives. Then all barriers between God and us are removed. Satan will continue to accuse you before God, right up to the time he is caste out to the earth.)
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.
(Satan is death. When Satan and his fallen angles are cast out onto the earth, the "elect" and those who have the seal of God in their minds will overcome them through the power given them in Christ's blood. You are the "elect" when you understand who Satan is, and what will come to pass. God has promised you and I that we have power over Satan, and God's protection is extended to each of those sealed in their minds.
"The word" of your testimony will allow you to overcome them, you won't even premeditate what to say, for God, through the Holy Spirit, will put the words in your mouth. The death that comes is to the "two witnesses" only, and to them it is for three and a half days.)
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them! Woe
(Third and most terrible of the three woes.)
to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!
(= peoples of the world, see 17:15.)
For the devil has come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
(When Satan is caste out, those dear souls in heaven will start a celebration in heaven. Those are the dear Christians that have died and are in heaven with the Father. However, Satan [the devil] is coming to earth with his angels to bring the wrath of their deception with them. Satan is not after your body, but after your soul.
Satan knows God's word, and the judgment passed upon him. He is sentenced to death already, and he knows his time is short. He will come to earth with his bag of tricks, and lying wonders, and the with authority from God to deceive every man on this earth. The only exception is to those who have the seal [knowledge] of God [written in God's Word] in their minds for they will not be deceived.
If you have not taken the time to put that truth in his Word into your mind, you will fall for Satan's razzle-dazzle sideshow of tricks. Satan will walk this earth with his fallen angels, and you will see them, hear their speech and even present themselves as fellow men. You are not going to fly out of here, but face them in this generation, and you will either stand against Satan and his realm, or you will fall. What is at stake here is your soul, and not your flesh body.)
13-17. The effect as regards Israel
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman
(= Eve & mother Israel & Mary.)
who brought forth the manchild.
(= God's elect & Christ.)
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle,
(= the 2 witnesses & the LORD, see Deut. 32:11)
that she might fly into the wilderness,
(= the world.)
into her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
(3 1/2 years, see 11:2. Shortened to 5 months, Rev. 9:5. They are going to place in the minds of this "woman" [Israel], God's elect, the truth. Then the elect will understand who Satan is, and all the supernatural events that are around him.)
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
(I.e. flood of lies. See Dan.11:22.)
that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
(Flood of lies. e.g., the "rapture" theory.)
16 And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
(Satan's role at the end. The earth protects us. See Isa. 59:13-21. The sword of God is the truth of God's Word, and this is what came out of Jesus Christ's mouth. In turn, what comes out of the mouth of Satan will be a flood of lies and deceptions that will make up his false religion. Satan will take the Word of God and twist and distort it into his lies to appear to be of God. Satan [the Antichrist] will make it look so good and positive, that the unlearned of the Scriptures will take it as truth.
Most denominations today are infiltrated with Kenites in their church leadership, and have allowed their teaching in their seminaries, that the positions of in their doctrines they are ready to place themselves into the Antichrist's system. They will accept the Antichrist [Satan] as their Messiah. They will be proud to proclaim themselves to be part of that one world system of Satan's. This is why it is important to check out God's holy Word for yourself.)
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman,
(Because they were sealed with the truth. See Isa.43:1-13.)
and he went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
(God's Savior the Anointed One of God. Are you going to keep the commandments of God? If so, you are part of this woman Satan is warring against. Satan is angry over you, yet you have the power over him. The war of the latter days is not fought with guns and rockets, but with words and doctrines, with concepts that come right out of the Bible. It is a spiritual warfare, and the battlefield is in your mind. To be ready for that war, you must have your spiritual armor on and in place, and be ready to do spiritual battle with Satan and all his realm. The dragon knows who you are very well, and he knows your weaknesses. That is the reason that we must be armed with the Spirit and Word of God, for it will be the Holy Spirit that speaks through you in that day.)