The Woman Flied into the Wilderness
The Wilderness is an obscure place. It is also a place of refuge. The Wilderness is not an apostate condition as some are teaching, It is an place of transition. The Egyptian pursued the children of Israel, and they escaped by going into the wilderness, Also in the wilderness God took care of them and feed them with manner from heaven. God was with them as a pillar of fire by night and a Cloud of Glory by day. The Old Testament Tabernacle and the children of Israel was a type of Christ and His Church.
The Children of Israel was persecuted and fled there for safety, and the new Testament Church fled from Pharaoh (The Devil), and Egypt (Sin) to the Wilderness for Safety with Christ.
Just as God feed the children of Israel in the wilderness with manner from Heaven, God feed the New Testament Church during the dark ages with the spiritual food of his word by His Spirit.
Just as the Children of Israel was promised Canaan Land, God promised that in the Evening time there shall be light.
Just as the children of Israel had to fight all of the “Ikes” to claim the promise land, so the it is with the New Testament Church, she had to fight all the “Ike’s of Protestantism to make herself visible in the world.
Just as the children of Israel, after getting to Canaan set up Jerusalem as the place of worship for Israel, so it is with the New Jerusalem “the bride of Christ”, is the true place of worship.
This is why we have a divine pattern, so that we would know and not be guessing what the real thing is. So we see that the Woman going into the wilderness is a symbol of the visible church going into obscurity, (being lost sight of), and not a state of apostasy.
The War in Heaven
The War in Haven is the opening of a conflict which the bible describes as the battle of Armageddon, every since the gospel day started. All these beast wars, the dragon, the leopard, the lamb like and scarlet color beast wars.
We are in the days like Pagan Rome, where people are saying live and let live, you have your god and I’ll have my god. But it is not so with true Christianity.
This heaven is not the heaven where God is, but this is the heaven of John’s vision. Matt. 7:10. God will is always done in heaven. Some people believe today their was a literal war in God’s heaven, and that Jesus has preached in hell.
Every since the Garden of Eden, the Devil has always been a devil. John 8:44. So when was there a war in heaven? When did Lucifer become a Angel? When did Lucifer become the devil? Some say before the World began.
So if the Devil went to heaven, when did he go, or when was he converted? If the devil can sin and get to heaven, what do we have to do to go to hell?
Now if you will notice according to the book of Revelation, one of the weapon uses to get the devil out of heaven was the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 12:11. When was this blood shed? A.D. 33. According to the scriptures the conflict had to take place after Jesus shed his own blood.
Lets Read Isaiah 14:12-14
It doesn’t say anything about Lucifer being the devil or Great Red Dragon. It does speak of a personally name Lucifer who was not in heaven to began with, who had a desire to ascend into heaven. Isa 14:4. “The key”. Dan. 4th chapter, The King of Babylon.
This conflict was between the woman and man child against the Great Red Dragon, and Michael and His Angels against the Dragon and His angel, in the heaven of the vision.
Who is Michael? Jude 9, Dan. 12:1
The Woman and the child was supposed to be in the heaven of the vision and the Dragon was not supposed to be lifted in the heavenly position, but the Devil lifted up this Pagan religious system to oppose the woman, the true church.
As long as the woman, the church, didn’t oppose these false systems she didn’t get in trouble, but here is what started the battle. See Acts 4:10-12. When the church stated that there was not any other name under heaven where by men could be saved, but the name of Jesus, people got mad and started a war.
The Devil started a war but “he prevailed not”, which means he was defeated by the powers of Christ. Matthew 16:18.
In Rev. 12:10, 11, the scripture shows us the saints victoriously overcoming the devil (paganism) not by literal weapon or literal means, but by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death.
In Rev. 12:12, the heavens (church) rejoiced, even in spite of the persecution against them for the devil (Pagan Rome) was cast out, and the Kingdom of Christ prevailed in the hearts of men. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and sea, for the devil is come down unto you, the inhabitants of the sea is the Roman Catholic Church (Rev. 17:1,15); and Rev. 13:1. The earth is Protestantism (Rev. 13:11.) to deceive for he know that he have a short time.
In Rev. 12:14, the woman given two wings to fly into the wilderness symbolize, the swiftness of flight that she went into obscurity, where she is nourished (1260 years) away form the face of the serpent, means God had prepared a place for Her (The Church) in the presence of her enemies.
The Serpent cast out of his mouth a flood after the woman, means He tried to get the woman carried away with false teaching. This flood came out of his mouth, in the 16th verse, we see that the earth helped the woman, and the earth is a symbol of man rule. In verse 4 we see where the stars of heaven fill unto the earth symbolizing apostasy. This compromise element of man rule that had fallen away helped the woman in the thought by opening her mouth (the earth) and taking in the false doctrines of paganism (the flood) the persecution ceased, the apostate element (the earth) became in the eyes of men the church, while the true church went into the wilderness (obscurity), she was lost sight of, but not dead.
In Rev. 12:17, The Dragon was wrought with the woman, the devil aim was to snuff the Church out of existed but he couldn’t, and since the church was lost sight of, He went to make war with the remnant of her see, (the Man-child). The exceptional few that kept the commandment of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.