Analysis of Revelation Chapter 12

by Sherry Shriner

     Chapter twelve of the Book of Revelation has often been misinterpreted by the apostate churches and self-promoted prophecy gurus of today. True understanding comes from just asking the Lord Himself what it means. He gives in measure, here a little, there a little, so here is a little understanding of some of the things He has shown me in regards to this often misunderstood chapter.

     Most churches today teach that this chapter is symbolic for Israel who produced our Savior and Satan's war after the church to persecute the church in the last days. They are partially correct, but in their partialness miss many truths also associated with this chapter and last days events.

     I believe, as shown here through a Strong's Concordance Word Study that the translators manipulated terminology using the same words to hide specific changes and meanings from the original contexts.

      The woman as portrayed is not just Israel as portrayed by the churches, but clearly shows through a word study it is the Bride AND the 12 Tribes of Israel. The stars on her crown represent the 12 tribes, the woman herself is a woman, a bride, a female. The term bride represents all those who believe and worship Yahushua the Son of God.

       The man-child this woman/bride conceives is not just in particular the Son of God, but the offspring of the bride, in particular, different parts of her seed, offspring such as the 144,000.

        It also makes mention of Satan and his alien invasion on earth, that most overlook or don't pay particular attention to.

 

 

  Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (bride, female) clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (symbolic for 12 tribes of Israel as in Joseph's dream of Gen. 37:9).

 

  Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained (tortured, harassed, tormented, to vex with grievous pains of body or mind, to torment)  to be delivered (to bring forth fruit, produce fruit (from the seed), metaphor to bear, bring forth).

 

 
  Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (this is a future instance, not one in the past as taught by the churches today, yes it represents Satan, more specifically it represents the first beast of Revelation 13.)

 

 
  Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven (stars are figurative for angels, in this case Satan's angels we refer to as aliens), and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready (to be on the point of doing or suffering something, to intend, to have in mind, think to do) to be delivered (to bring forth fruit), for to devour her child as soon as it was born (to devour her offspring as soon as they are brought forth, started bringing forth their fruits, the term child here 5043 refers to a metaphor for children of God, also in affectionate address, such as patrons, helpers, teachers and the like employ: my child, I believe it's regarding to his helpers in specific his warriors, the first group of 144K) .

 

 
  Rev 12:5 And she brought forth (to bear, produce, to bring forth) a man child (5207) (term here refers to offspring of men the son of Man, sons of Abraham, the children of Israel, son of God, used to describe those who are born again), who was to rule (nourish, to feed, to tend a flock keep sheep, to furnish pasture for food, to rule, govern, to serve the body, to supply the requisites for the soul's need) all nations with a rod of iron: and her (himself, herself, they, them, themselves) child (5043) (offspring), children of God, helpers, patrons, warriros) was caught up (to seize, carry off by force, to snatch out or away) unto God (Yahweh, Yahushua, the elders), and to his throne.

2 different uses of the word "child" here...

 

 
  Rev 12:6 And the woman (bride) fled into the wilderness (desolate place), where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

 

 
  Rev 12:7 ¶And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels (Michael, the Archangel is in charge of other warrior angels, the leader) fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels (the dragon, Satan has his own angels, we refer to them as aliens),

 

 
  Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

 

 
  Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Satan and his aliens are cast out of heaven to the earth...full blown alien invasion here folks...)

 

 
  Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

(who is this proclaiming this? Can't be an angel because angels are not our brethren but a different class of holy ones in heaven...I believe it's those caught up in vs. 5..the offspring of the bride, the first group of 144,000).

 

 
  Rev 12:11 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.

(this is referring to the believers on earth who Satan then goes to persecute..)

 

 
  Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (three and a half years according to Daniel and John).

 

 
  Rev 12:13 ¶And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (bride) which brought forth the man child (this refers to Yahushua, should end at "man" the translators added child at the end.)

 

 
  Rev 12:14 And to the woman (bride) were given two wings of a great eagle (the term eagle here used by Strongs indicates not the literal bird itself, but an insignia of a military army, the eagle represents an army and the phrase itself suggests that an army is used to transport the woman), that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (the second half of the tribulation period, the bride that flees is protected by Yahweh in the wilderness).

 

 
  Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water (many peoples) as a flood (torrent, flood) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away (overwhelmed, destroyed, drowned in the water, in other words killed by the people or armies Satan sends after them to destroy them) of the flood (torrent, flood).

 

 
  Rev 12:16 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.

this is literal language, the earth will swallow up the flood - destroy, devour the people Satan sends to destroy the woman who is fleeing into the wilderness.

 

 
  Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth (angry) with the woman (bride) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed (those who haven't fled to the wilderness, seed, families, residue), which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  

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1) eagle, vulture, griffon-vulture

the woman is taken to the wilderness...by an army....