Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 The Year of 7


In my studies over the past couple of years I could not help noticing all the sevens!

5777—the Hebrew year we are in. Biblically, three represents ‘completeness’ and seven represents ‘spiritual perfection’ according to Appendix 10 of the Companion Bible. The number 5 represents grace, so the year 5777 could indicate "the completed work and perfection of God’s grace".


70th Anniversary of Israel’s ‘replanting’ (Ezekiel 36 and 37).  jpost.com
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. - Matthew 24:32-34 KJV




7 times 70—Complete cycle for Israel—(See Israel's 490 Year Cycles)
And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. - Leviticus 25:8 KJV


7 mysteries (Galatians 4:7) one of which announces the resurrection of the ‘dead in Christ’ and the ‘catching away’ of those who are “alive and remain” in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Seven Mysteries Revealed to Paul

Notice that it is ONLY those who are ‘IN CHRIST’—New Testament believers that are part of the first harvest! The Old Testament believers are gathered after the Millennial Reign in Revelation 20.

7th Day of the week is a sabbath and there is a sabbath week's rest (7 years) for the Overcoming Church (Hebrews 4:1-11).


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7th month is the most sacred (Leviticus 23:24). The Feast of Trumpets is celebrated the first two days of the 7th month which is called Tishri.


7th Sign to occur on a Biblical Feast Day is the September 23, 2017, Great Sign of Revelation 12 to happen on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.





The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. - Joel 2:31 KJV



67P—The number of the JUPITER FAMILY comet to appear in conjunction with the moon at the woman’s feet on September 23, 2017. (sci.esa.int and fivedoves.com)



           

Isaiah 66:7Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
Isaiah is speaking of a birth before labor pains even begin. Alan Horvath teaches of there being TWO BIRTHS prophesied in Revelation 12—one before travail and one after travail! 
 2017 The Most Comprehensive Rapture Update



7 Seals witnessed by



7th Day is when the newly-wed Bride of Christ is revealed. 
During the seven days of the wedding feast, the bride and groom remained hidden in the bridal chamber (Cf. Genesis 29:21-23, 27-28) for the seven days of the huppah. Afterwards, the groom came out of hiding, bringing his bride with him, but with her veil removed so that everyone could see her. khouse.org


7th Millennium soon to begin?


There are likely more 7s associated with this year. Let me know if you can think of any others!





Caveat: I do not necessarily agree with all the beliefs of anyone whose material I reference. I seek to be led of the Spirit of God as to the sources I use, however, even Spirit-filled Christians only 'see in part' as it says in 1 Corinthians 13:12.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

3 Planets Dream and Reality



This recent video by Jeff P caught my attention because it reminded me of a dream I had about a year ago on July 30, 2016: 3 Planets on 3 Cameras 6-9-2017.





3 Planets Dream

I dreamed I was looking up at the sky with my husband and a few other people. It seemed as though we were in the front yard of our home looking towards the Western sky. (In reality I had been watching the night sky for the past few weeks because the planet Jupiter was appearing in the constellation Leo as a sign of Genesis 49:10.)

In this dream it was daytime but we could see there was a planet, very large, looming overhead. It looked similar to what the moon looks like when you spot it during the daytime--kind of bluish. Then to my surprise I looked over to another part of the sky and saw what looked like TWO large planets close together--they may have actually been overlapping each other--I cannot remember the detail of it. I then saw a brilliant white light like a huge star, appear overhead. "It's time! He's here!" I shouted with sheer delight as a feeling of exhilaration filled my being and I jumped into the air in anticipation but was not yet taken up and then the dream ended.

I attributed the dream to the exciting anticipation I had been experiencing as I watched Jupiter in Leo, like the wise men did centuries ago in their journey to see the newborn Messiah. I did not believe it was prophetic at the time because I had not yet learned that there was an entire planetary system associated with Nibiru or Planet X (The Four Heavenly Signs of 2017).

There was a time when I believed the true Church would be raptured back in 2016 due to the Significant Signs Happening associated with Genesis 49:10.

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be]. - Genesis 49:10 KJV

Now I realize that this verse is referring to the fullness or completion of the Body of Christ--'the gathering or obedience'. This is also referred to in the Book of Romans:

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. - Romans 11:25 KJV


2 Prerequisites

It is prophesied in the Book of Micah that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and would have to ‘give them up’ because he would be rejected by them, but that He would return for them ‘after she which travaileth hath brought forth’:

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting
Therefore will he give them up, until the time [that] she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. - Micah 5:2-3 KJV

So we see by these verses that two events must occur prior to Y’shua coming back for Israel:

1--“Until the fulness of the Gentiles”. The word ‘fulness’ is translated from the Greek word plērōma. The deeper meaning of this word is that it is referring to “a ship inasmuch as it is filled (i.e. manned) with sailors, rowers, and soldiers” [blb]. This reminds me of Noah’s ark and how Y’shua, our Jesus, said “But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” - Matthew 24:37 KJV

2--Until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth”. This I believe alludes to the Revelation 12:1-2 sign.


Saved from Wrath—Which Wrath?

I have shared previously that it is my belief—my hope—that the man child of Revelation 12:5 refers to the true Church being caught up to heaven in the rapture. If it does refer to the 144,000 Israelites sealed in Revelation 7, then it would be Israel giving birth to itself so to speak. Also, the Word of God intimates that the 144,000 would be caught up with the two witnesses after the two witnesses have prophesied three and a half years because they are seen in heavenly Sion/Zion in Chapter 14:

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. - Revelation 14:1 KJV

God has promised that He will keep the overcomers of His Church from the hour of temptation (Revelation 3:10). He has said we are saved from the wrath to come (Romans 5:9) but when does the wrath He speaks of begin?

The Scriptures indicate that there are 3 phases of wrath in the Book of Revelation:
1—The Dragon’s wrath (Revelation 12:12-13)
2—The Wrath of the Lamb (Revelation 6:16)
3—The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Revelation 14:10, 19)

It is my hope that those who are born again of God’s Holy Spirit would escape all three. It appears that the time of the Dragon’s wrath (which is referring of course to Satan) might mark the timing of the opening of the Seals and the beginning of what is referred to as Jacob’s Trouble.

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. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman [the woman is Israel] which brought forth the man [child]. - Revelation 12:12-13 KJV

And these [are] the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:4-7 KJV


Could it be the dream I had a year ago prophetically pointed to the completion of the Church Age or fullness of the Gentiles? My son Jonah reminded me just this morning of the Biblical meaning of that number. “Three is significant of Divine perfection and completeness,” according to the Bullinger Companion Bible, Appendix 10.

Let me know what you think!



Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 the Year of the Rapture? Part 2 of Is the September 23 Event the Revelation 12 Sign?




Starting about two years ago, the great desire to understand where we were in God’s timeline became almost an obsession with me. (I cannot help but think about how the wise men’s journey was of similar length.) I was the wedding planner for my daughter’s wedding then and the whole time I was scheduling, shopping, mailing, etc. always in the forefront of my mind was the possibility that OUR HEAVENLY WEDDING was imminent.

Back in 2015 I was introduced to Youtube when my husband showed me it was a great source for alternative news channels. I believe it was by the Holy Spirit that I was led from one Youtube Channel to the next as related to signs occurring in the heavens. Not that each video was 100 percent Scripture-based, but all pointed to the fact that God was up to SOMETHING. And that SOMETHING I had to find out. So, of course, when Youtuber Scott Clarke began sharing about a celestial convergence he thought could be the Revelation 12 sign, I had to investigate!

According to planetarium software programs like Stellarium, what is being referred to as the September 23 event could very well be the sign referred to in Revelation 12:1-2.

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:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. - Revelation 12:1-2 KJV


SIGN #3—‘Most Probable’ Revelation 12:1-2 Sign—

When the first sliver of the crescent moon appears to the naked eye this coming September…it announces the beginning of the Hebrew New Year—Rosh Hashanah—an event that will occur this year on September 21 when the Hebrew Year 5777 will become 5778. This holiday, also known as Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets, is celebrated for two days and will be concluded on September 23, 2017—the same day the celestial event being called the Revelation 12 Sign is to occur. I use the phrase ‘most probable’ in my subtitle because humans are fallible, yet all the evidence is pointing to it being the actual date of the Revelation 12 Sign. The Four Heavenly Signs of 2017

Three separate studies have shown that the September 23rd alignment is a once-in-human-history event. unsealed.org

Just as the Bethlehem Star in 3 B.C., along with the accompanying constellations, were the sign of the Messiah’s first coming, the Revelation 12 wonders will also be signs of a major prophecy unfolding!

The Dragon vs. the Man Child

As I wrote in Part 1, the man child of Revelation 12 is most likely referring to the Church Body who are caught up in Revelation 12:5. Since Satan is thwarted in his plans to stop the rapture of God’s saints, he attacks those who come to believe on Jesus Christ as Messiah during the time when—sadly—all hell breaks loose.

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. - Revelation 12:17 KJV

Could it be that the born-again believers in Y’shua Ha Moshiach, our Jesus, take the place of the angels who fell with Satan and that we are taken to heaven at the time of Revelation 12?

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. - Revelation 12:4 KJV
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. - Revelation 12:5 KJV


In verse 4 Satan as the Great Red Dragon sweeps one-third of the stars with his tail (which represents fallen angels) and casts them to earth. In the very next verse the Child is “caught up unto God and his throne”. If the true Church is raptured at this time, then the Dragon and his horde will be positioned to try to devour us!

Daniel Valles of Informed Christians shows via Stellarium that the constellation Draco is in such a position on September 23 this year in his video Revelation 12 Dragon Tail Time [FYI: Daniel teaches that the Church will be raptured before September 23 because he believes “sudden destruction” will begin on that date and that the Church is not going to experience that. He may or may not be correct—I believe the Scripture teaches the true Church is not appointed to wrath, so whenever that begins we will not be on earth.]

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. - Revelation 12:3 KJV

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. - Revelation 12:4 KJV


 

Vision of OUR LAST DAY

Bob Barber of the End Time Dream and Vision Youtube Channel shared a vision the Lord gave him one night in his recent video titled MY VISION! OUR LAST DAY! DRAGON ARRIVES WE DEPART!

As Bob points out, notice that the Great Red Dragon is cast down BEFORE the Man Child is born! His vision may very well be “how it goes down” with a nuclear strike happening, so-called ‘alien’ spacecraft appearing, Nibiru showing up in the sky, and then the true Church getting raptured.

Many other brethren have had dreams related to our rapture occurring at the same time as a nuclear strike. As I have shared before, the great end time delusion (2 Thessalonians 2:8-11) will be Satan’s army of fallen angels and Nephilim portraying themselves as superior beings from another planet or dimension. (To understand more on this subject, go here.)

Will our rapture occur on Day 1 just as Jacob’s Trouble begins?


What about Nibiru?

Sign to be Seen with the Naked Eye? There are those who surmise that although the Revelation 12 Sign is to occur in the daytime over Jerusalem (making it not possible to be seen with the naked eye), it will be seen due to an eclipse darkening the sun and allowing the stars to be seen. Is it possible that Nibiru or Planet X will cause an eclipse on the same day the Revelation 12 Sign occurs? The Four Heavenly Signs of 2017

The planetary system that contains Nibiru, also referred to as Planet X and other names, is a scientific reality. (For more information go to The Four Heavenly Signs of 2017.)

Brazilian Senator Telmario Moto revealed the coming dangers of Nibiru in an open session of the Brazilian Parliament on May 25, 2017 (Watch the 5 minute video: Planet X News).

Just yesterday Steve Olson of the WSO Youtube Channel posted a video with evidence that Nibiru can now be seen from earth with the naked eye--Planet Seen with Naked Eye in Germany!

THE Tribulation Begins September 2017?

If indeed the Revelation 12 signs occur on September 23, this would be during a moed or appointed meeting time—specifically, The Feast of Trumpets.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons [moed or moad—feasts; appointed meetings--BLB], and for days, and years: - Genesis 1:14 KJV

There are those who teach that the Rapture will occur on the Feast of Trumpets and that “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble” will follow at its heels. Like many others, I used to think Revelation 12 was a mid-Tribulation event but perhaps it is how and when The Tribulation begins!

I appreciate the insight given by unsealed.org who writes "... the entire chapter, which occurs right in the middle of the book, is an interlude and broad overview of the entire Tribulation, describing all of the key events except for the Second Coming of Christ".

"Revelation 12 appears to describe the Tribulation in chronological order, except for verse 6:

Revelation 12:1-5: The rapture of the Church.

Revelation 12:7-12: The future war in Heaven that occurs simultaneously with the rapture or very shortly after.  The accuser and his accusing angels are cast out of Heaven as the Church gains entrance into Heaven.  You might call this the Cosmic Shift: the Church goes up and the devil comes down.  Satan and his angels are then confined to earth.

Revelation 12:13: The persecution of the Jewish remnant on earth during the first half of the Tribulation.

Revelation 12:14-16, 6: The Jewish remnant's protection and provision while the remaining three and one-half years of the Tribulation comes to a conclusion.

Revelation 12:17: Recognizing that the Jewish remnant is then untouchable, satan turns his attention towards the remaining Gentile Tribulation Saints."

To me all the current world events tied in with the signs in the heavens point to the end of the Church Age (The Coming Convergence). However you look at Revelation 12, it is a win-win situation for the Body of Christ!

Although most Christians are not bloodline descendants of Jacob/Israel, all were grafted into God’s family (Romans 11:17) by way of Jesus Christ, our Kinsman Redeemer. Could the rapture of the Church Bride be this year of 2017 The Final Jubilee? As compelling as the evidence is, we cannot know with certainty that our Heavenly Bridegroom is going to catch us up to heaven this year, but if September 23 comes and goes and I am still on the planet, I will continue looking for Him “through a glass darkly”. 

Caveat: I do not necessarily agree with all the beliefs of anyone whose material I reference. I seek to be led of the Spirit of God as to the sources I use, however, even Spirit-filled Christians only 'see in part' as it says in 1 Corinthians 13:12.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Study of the ‘Man Child’ Part 1 of Is the September 23 Event the Revelation 12 Sign?



I have been a student of the Bible for about 40 years, but never thought I would ever research the Book of Revelation as I have been doing the past couple of years. Anyway, I thought I would share some very interesting things I have discovered about Revelation Chapter 12 and the celestial events associated with it. I plan to do it in two parts and both are related to only the first five verses!

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:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
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.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. Revelation 12:1-5 KJV

I thought heavenly signs were just for Israel?

When referring to signs in the heavens, I am of course speaking of astronomy which is not the same as astrology.

The bottom line on the Bible and the stars: we may look to the stars for signs from God, but we are not to revere the stars themselves. Rick Larson/BethlehemStar.com

Scripture says God created the heavenly lights for signs and appointed meetings:

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons [moed or moad—feasts; appointed meetings--BLB], and for days, and years: - Genesis 1:14 KJV

Because God set up appointed feast days He would have made sure his chosen people would see the signs above their land; therefore, when researching the Revelation 12 signs, one must look at the skies above Jerusalem when using astronomy software. This leads some to believe that signs are only for the people of Israel.

As far as I know there is nowhere in Scripture that it says these signs are strictly for Israel. If that were true then the wise men would not have bothered with the nightly skies because they were not “of Israel”—they were Chaldeans (Who Were the Wise Men?). However, Israel was the center of God’s plans for the first coming of the Messiah and will be the center prophetically in these last days leading up to the one-thousand year reign of Christ.

Revelation 12=FUTURE Events

Many teach that the first verses in Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation are merely a retelling of Christ’s birth. Revelation 12 could be a retelling of Christ’s birth, but the planetary alignment that is to be seen this September is different from what researchers believe occurred back in 3 B.C. when the Messiah came the first time at his birth. Mark Correll compares the two events in his video The Sign of Revelation 12.

Dragon=Nachash=Satan

There are three main characters in the Revelation 12 picture we are given: The Woman, The Child, and The Great Red Dragon.

Cris Putnam writes on page 129 of the book On the Path of the Immortals:

Notice that this ultimate Great Red Dragon has seven heads, just like the Leviathan of the Canaanites. However, the same text sheds light on several mysteries. “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”( Revelation 12:9)…In one fell swoop, John has connected the dragon to the Nachash, “the shining one” who deceived Eve in the garden, to Diablos,” the slanderer,” to Satan, “the adversary,” and identifies the sum total as one being consigned to terrorize the earth during the Great Tribulation.

As we argued in chapter 1, the most consistent view with the whole counsel of God is that the angelic war culminating in Satan’s demotion to earth is a future event. Amazon.com link

I will share more about the Dragon in Part 2.

Woman=Israel=Virgo

Most researchers agree that the woman referred to in Revelation 12 is Israel as represented by the constellation Virgo. What does that have to do with the mostly Gentile Church? Israel is the mother of all who believe:

But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. Galatians 4:26 KJV

4:21-27 The difference between believers who rested in Christ only, and those who trusted in the law, is explained by the histories of Isaac and Ishmael. These things are an allegory, wherein, beside the literal and historical sense of the words, the Spirit of God points out something further. Hagar and Sarah were apt emblems of the two different dispensations of the covenant. The heavenly Jerusalem, the true church from above, represented by Sarah, is in a state of freedom, and is the mother of all believers, who are born of the Holy Spirit. They were by regeneration and true faith, made a part of the true seed of Abraham, according to the promise made to him. biblehub.com

The Seed of the Woman

A key thing to remember is that true Israel continued in the ways of YHWH making Y’shua their Messiah.

For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: - Romans 9:6b KJV
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. - Romans 9:8 KJV

Jesus Himself spoke of the difference between natural seed and the seed of promise when confronted by the scribes and Pharisees in John Chapter 8. Jesus tells them that He is aware that their natural birth is of Abrahamic descent, but that their true father is the Devil (John 8:44).

For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. - Romans 4:13 KJV

Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, - Romans 4:16 KJV

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. - Romans 9:8 KJV

I believe Scripture shows us that those born again of God’s Holy Spirit, belong in the category of the promised seed—the seed of the woman. That is why Gentiles are grafted into the promise made to Abraham by way of the Messiah. So if we are grafted in, and Israel is our mother, could the Revelation 12 signs pertain to the Church as well as Israel?

Remnant of Her Seed

Thankfully Scripture interprets itself. As I read Revelation 12, verse 17 caught my attention.

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man [child]. - Revelation 12:13 KJV
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. - Revelation 12:17 KJV


The dragon went to make war with the remnant of the woman’s seed. The word “seed” in verse 17 is translated from the Greek word sperma. Women don’t have sperm—it is from men that the bloodline or seed originates. It is in Genesis that we find the understanding of what the seed of the woman refers to:

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: - Genesis 3:14 KJV
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. - Genesis 3:15 KJV

It was the Messiah, Yahshuah Ha Moshiach, our Jesus who crushed the serpent’s head as He obeyed the Father and became the ultimate Passover Lamb! The reason He is referred to as the “seed of the woman” is because the Holy Spirit created the seed to impregnate Mary—the sperm did not come from a man but from God.

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. - Luke 1:35 KJV


Who is the Man Child?

In the Revelation 12 configuration, the planet Jupiter represents the "man child". Jupiter entered into Virgo around November 20, 2016, with 'conception' occurring probably on Hanukkah (the Festival of Light). Due to its retrograde motion, Jupiter will spend a little more than 9 months within the womb of Virgo. This falls within the normal length of time for gestation of a human baby. Jupiter will then exit Virgo illustrating the birth of the child.

Some researchers say Jupiter exits on September 9 while others say it is on September 23. My thoughts are that only God knows the date of a natural conception and birth of a child (Psalm 22:9; Isaiah 44:24). It may also be possible that the birth of the child occurs prior to the birth pains (unsealed.org/TheCelestialC-section).

And she brought forth a man [arrēn-male] child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. - Revelation 12:5 KJV

After “her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne” in Revelation 12:5, the dragon becomes filled with wrathful anger and goes to attack “the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”.

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. - Revelation 12:9 KJV

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. - Revelation 12:17 KJV

The remnant are people who come to believe on Jesus Christ as the Messiah at this time. So if the “remnant of her seed” are those who “have the testimony of Christ”, then the woman’s seed or “man child” must be those who “have the testimony of Christ” as well! This added to the fact that Jesus our Messiah is the seed of the woman, the promised seed, that is born within those who make Him Lord makes a strong case for the true Church to be a candidate for the man child of Revelation 12.

NEW INFORMATION! On July 11, 2017 Unsealed.org posted additional confirmation of who the male child of Revelation 12 is from Galatians Chapter 3: unsealed.org/major discovery re. Rev. 12

Someone is caught up to God and his throne in Revelation 12:5 leaving a remnant behind. It makes sense that the Church Bride—those born again of God’s promised seed—could be who this verse is referring to. HOWEVER, some teach that the 144,000 Israelites sealed in Chapter 7 could fill the description of the man child for they are raptured sometime between Revelation 7:4 and 14:1 when they are seen in heavenly Mount Zion:

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. - Revelation 7:4 KJV

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. - Revelation 14:1 KJV

But here’s the thing—IF the Revelation 12 Sign is occurring in September 2017, how could it represent the 144,000 when Scripture indicates they are to live at least through part of the Tribulation? The evidence leans toward the Tribulation BEGINNING in September 2017 with the 144,000 Israelites most likely caught up later with the Two Witnesses, but the Two Witnesses need to prophesy for 3-1/2 years before that happens!

And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. - Revelation 11:3 KJV

Also the Dragon being cast down just before the Child is born does not fit into a mid-Tribulation picture taking into account that the Revelation 12 signs are apparently to be seen as early as this September!

Child is Caught Up

It should be noted that the Child is “caught up”—a phrase that is translated from the Greek word harpazo. This same phrase is translated raptus in the Latin Vulgate which is where we get the term “rapture”. Rapture

The Greek word harpazo means: "to seize, carry off by force; to seize on, claim for one's self eagerly; to snatch out or away" [source: Blue Letter Bible]. It also means "to seize up out of danger" (Click here to learn more about the abducted Bride.)

So the male child of Revelation 12 is seized up out of danger and the danger is the wrathful dragon!

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. - Revelation 12:4 KJV
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. - Revelation 12:5 KJV

Jesus was an adult when He ascended to God and His throne and not a child. Nowhere in Scripture does it describe Him as being harpazo-ed—seized and carried off by force—His return to God and the throne is referred to gently as ‘ascended’ (John 20:17).

These observations lead me to speculate that it IS possible that Revelation 12:5 is referring to the rapture of the born again believers in Christ. For through Christ as Head of the Body, the saints rule and reign with Him (Revelation 2:26-27). Of course there is no way to be certain of this because we are treading in unknown waters called “the future”. So I will keep on studying…and looking!

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. - Hebrews 9:28 KJV







Caveat: I do not necessarily agree with all the beliefs of anyone whose material I reference. I seek to be led of the Spirit of God as to the sources I use, however, even Spirit-filled Christians only 'see in part' as it says in 1 Corinthians 13:12.