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Hendrik's comments on Revelation Chapter 12
Commonsense will be your best friend in Revelation & here
here in Revelation chapter 12
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Metaphors etc this chapter is easy to understand if you know about Jesus' birth and life with his Disciples, followers. So read the New Testament Bible Matthew, Mark, Luke, John for a start then into other books in the N/T
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A dramatic event happened while Jesus was with us on the earth, and it appears there was trouble in Heaven.
The birth of Jesus Christ on the earth and Jesus suffering on the cross, killed then resurrected by God was an event Satan God's enemy was not to happen or stopped.
So
Chapter 12 is the inside story of Satan's attempt to kill Jesus and when that failed then Satan is busy destroying Jesus Disciples then and even now Satan and his helpers are trying to destroy Gods, Jesus work.
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This chapter has what I class important information, because it shows, you, us, others, how Satan, God's enemy uses other people. Satan, Lucifer, Ancient Serpent used other people on the earth to try and destroy Jesus. and today Satan, God's enemy is using Nations, People, Governments, Dictators, Terrorists, Suicide Bombers, Religions, Churches, Denominations even you or I could be used by Satan to injure God, Jesus work. That Satan could be using you to injure others or yourself to injure God's work warns us to be careful. and  I am on the right track when the thesis of Revelation is about God, Jesus, Mankind, a New Heaven and Earth but all this happened because finally, mankind destroys their own World, Earth and themselves and all that is left is God's Kingdom. and that is what Revelation is about. We have been saved from a doomed world and as I mentioned before God, Jesus gives every person born the invite to come to Jesus and escape the doomed world and secure your soul....look at www.youmustrepent.com  more information. Videos etc or text pages.
Please remember, The world history just keeps on and on as it has in the past, now and in the future till  mankind destroy the world in that last period when grace comes to an end and even then mankind does not see the inside story as to why the world is falling apart . But we as Christians do know because the living God has shown  in his word which is the Bible and Revelation and other parts of the Bible. The world does not accept God, Jesus exists and God's enemy Satan who is busy using people to bring misery on the earth as he  tries to bring down God and destroy God's plan for us. Satan is on the earth (today locked into a pit till the era of Grace ends  Chapter 20 Revelation, but his helpers, Nations, people, maybe you or me, I could be used to injure God's work which is happening today, let that not be you) and the world does not see him. But as I have said time and time again when people leave the world they realize they have made a mistake and God does exist and his word is true. Extremely sad, but a reality.
Remember
mankind has been warned it  in the Bible which is the greatest selling book on the planet every year and even on the WEB, Internet we see, hear and read the wonderful glorious Gospel about Jesus Christ and his father God. Jesus invite to mankind to come to him change your ways. If you like Repent. Repent is altering your behavior and altering your behavior to doing what God, Jesus has told you to do. You must repent, Sin is simple that you are doing something unlawful, you are disobeying God.
God did say, do not kill. Does mankind obey God. No!
Simple! Simple! Simple!
Living water to satisfy your thirst  and you never thirst again. Jesus said to the Samaritan women, If you ask for it I will give you the water and you will never thirst again. This  what I am about, so your invite is there from God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, so come. You will never regret that decision.
Come! Come! Come!
What is stopping you,  coming to Jesus Christ?
I know why
You do not believe
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Simple! Simple! Simple!
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So
lets follow Revelation chapter 12
Verse 1 is a amazing picture of Mary, not Mary herself but a picture of the amazing scene as a metaphor showing how wonderful this event is.

Verse 2  She was about to  give birth
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Verse 3  But Satan turns up at Mary's birth and we know it is Satan etc is heads, horns diadems we talk in other chapters because we are talking about Kings, Periods such as Roman era and Power .
Probably this is a picture of the World, Kings, Nations and people, if you like Satan's people and even though Kings, peoples do not know what this is about here is an attempt to get rid of Jesus. The  world did not want Jesus born because Jesus is the appointed Christ to save people from their sins and Satan certainly knew he needs to stop Jesus from being born, if born needs to be killed removed Jesus elimination was critical to destroy God's plan for us.  

Verse 4 and note where Satan swept  a third of the stars from heaven to the earth. So we see here where Satan and his helpers were brought down to the earth after Satan tried to take over from God. That event where Satan tried to take over happened after the creation of the earth and we see Satan, Adam, Eve. So Satan caused our original parents to disobey God and that how sin came into the world and today we see the mess the world is.
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Satan tries to destroy  Mary's  child Jesus before the child was born. We know this because Herod had every male child under 2 killed in an attempt to kill Jesus. Matthew 2

Verse 5. As we know, Mary's child was born Jesus and the angels celebrated the event and the Wise Men who came from the East. and the child was to be a ruler.

Verse 6. The child was not destroyed because an angel told Joseph and Mary to flee to Egypt immediately because Herod was going to try to kill the child. Satan at work through Herod, and when things were safe then they went back to an Israel town.

Verses 7-12 is an interesting inside story for a couple of reasons
1/ Satan and his helpers were tossed out of heaven as we discussed verse 4.

2/ Even though Satan and helpers were tossed out of heaven Satan still has access to God as we read in Job in the Old Testament.
but here at verses 7-12 we find Satan has been removed completely from having any access to God. And this could be where Satan is put into the pit for 1000 years that I have discussed elsewhere Revelation Chapter 20.

3/ Jesus himself said, he saw Satan tossed down to the earth, so I assume this event happened because Satan could no longer  accuse God's people because of the victory of Jesus over Satan. Satan is in the pit, locked in till let out for a while Revelation chapter 20. This victory happened when Jesus came into the world, Jesus then died on the Cross of Calvary for our sins, yours and mine and then God raised Jesus back to life and Jesus was taken back to heaven with his father and Jesus is now reigning and the end comes as Revelation tells us.

Verse 13 is clear as I said above.

Verse 14- 16 could be about the help for Mary when Herod tried to kill the child and also how during his 3 years of ministry Pharisees and Sadducees tried to kill Jesus but could not do it till Jesus' time. Jesus had a job to do and when he did the work God wanted him to do so Judas betrayed him and Jesus was arrested.

Verse 17 Satan here began to attack Jesus'  Workers, Followers, Disciples, Apostles and those who became Christian.
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we see Satan using the  Pharisees and Sadducees helpers to try to destroy God, Jesus' work. Jesus work is to bring us to God.
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today after 2000 years we still see Satan using mankind, people to try to destroy God, Jesus work, plan but we see here in Revelation victory is at hand because God knows the end at the beginning and that is why we have Revelation.

Revelation has been written so we are motivated to endure the test, trials and keep serving Jesus Christ.

Next time we will look at Revelation Chapter 13 and it is an interesting chapter to think about

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Revelation 12

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Woman, Israel

12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she *cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.

The Red Dragon, Satan

3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 And his tail *swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.

The Male Child, Christ

5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to [a]rule all the [b]nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there [c]she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

The Angel, Michael

7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole [d]world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,

“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even [e]when faced with death. 12 For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who [f]dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”

13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the [g]presence of the serpent. 15 And the serpent [h]poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 [i]But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon [j]poured out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her [k]children, who keep the commandments of God and hold

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