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Summary: with chapter 12 -14:20 we have another parenthetical portion of Revelation that tells us about seven great personages of the Tribulation, particularly of the last half.

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Rev. # 38~12:1-3 ~THE WOMAN ISRAEL~ 1-16-10

Today we’ll began-studying chapter 12- and with chapter 12 -14:20 we have another parenthetical portion of Revelation that tells us about seven great personages of the Tribulation, particularly of the last half.

These seven personages of are:

1. A woman who represents the nation Israel.

2. The great red dragon, which is a picture of Satan.

3. The Male child, Who is the Lord Jesus.

4. Michael the Archangel,**{the only archangel-Jude v.9} who represents the holy angels.

5. And the remnant of the woman, which is regenerate Israel.

6. The beast out of the sea, the world dictator (13: 1-10);

7. And the beast out of the earth, the false prophet and religious leader of the world 13:11-17.

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Let me point out that Chapter 12 is telling about a conflict, but it is primarily a conflict involving angelic forces, particularly, the fallen angels or the demonic world under Satan’s authority.

But let us be aware that Satan often uses human means to accomplish his purposes (as with the persecution of Israel) even the tyrant of Iran through his ignorance has threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, he has called Israel a stinking corpse.

What people like that don’t realize is, that in just a short while he’ll find himself in hell.

It’s true that the nation of Israel generally speaking, is a rebellious people when it comes to the things of God, and they are not what God intended them to be, but they are still His chosen people, nothing has changed His mind.

As we can see here in chapter 12: there will be a remnant that will turn to God, although it’s a shame that 2’3s of the Jews will be destroyed in the tribulation.

Zechariah 13:8-9 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9And I will bring the third part through the fire* {tribulation}, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people:** and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

We Christians love the Jews, we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Our Saviour was a Jewish carpenter and He’s building our new home right now.

Let us never forget that behind the scenes is our doomed and damned arch enemy, Satan and his demonic forces.

In this chapter we shall see that the warfare occurs first on earth, then in heaven, the heaven where the birds and airplanes fly, and finally on earth again (12:13-17).

Here in this chapter we can clearly see the ultimate cause and answer to the problem of anti-Semitism, which has been going on from the very early beginnings of Israel’s history.

But let me say that part of the reason for the hatred and persecution, which the Jews have endured over the centuries, is the divine judgment of God for disobedience and rejection of His Word.

Deuteronomy 28:1-10

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: --


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