Coachlight Bible Study - The Things That Shall Be Hereafter – Part IX

An Overall View Of His Story


John is back in heaven, and is given an overall view of history.  All through history, Satan has tried everything he could to stop the Seed of the Woman, and was unable to do so.

In this chapter we read about Satan being thrown out of heaven while Christ is at the right hand of the Father.  Satan has lost his battle with the Seed of the Woman, and now his anger is directed toward God’s elect – the nation of Israel.

Satan is not able to destroy fleeing Israel, because God gives them refuge until the end of the Tribulation period or three and one-half years.

Satan, knowing his time is short, directs his anger toward the remnant of Israel left in Judea.  We read that they are the ones that keep the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ


Revelation 12:1 ¶ And there appeared a great wonder<4592> in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

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



I. The Middle Of Daniel’s 70th Week – John Back In Heaven

A. John Sees Wonders – “Signs Or Symbols” – To Be Interpreted


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1) a sign, mark, token

1a) that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and is known

1b) a sign, prodigy, portent, i.e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature

1b1) of signs portending remarkable events soon to happen

1b2) of miracles and wonders by which God authenticates the men sent by him, or by which men prove that the cause they are pleading is God’s


1. The Sun Clothed Woman – Israel

a. Clothed With The Sun

b. Moon Under Her Feet

c. A Crown Of 12 Stars On Her Head


1. Remember Joseph’s Dream


Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.


2. Joseph Was The 12th Star

3. Israel Referred To As A Woman


Isaiah 54:1 ¶ Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.


Luke 18:1-8 – Parable Of The Unjust Judge


4. Israel Referred To As A Divorced Woman


Isaiah 50: 1 ¶ Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.


5. Israel Referred To As An Adulterous Wife


Jeremiah 3:1-25 And Hosea 2:1-23


6. When Speaking Of The 7 Part Privilege Of Israel – Paul Wrote:


Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.


7. Isaiah Said About Israel:


Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.


d. The Woman Is Pregnant – Travailing To Bring Forth

1. Before The Promised Son There Had To Be Travailing To Bring Forth

2. Israel Had To Go Through Afflictions & Judgments First


Revelation 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.

Revelation 12:4 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.


2. The 2nd Wonder - The Great Red Dragon

a. This Dragon Is Interpreted In Verse 9


Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world


b. He Is Red Because He Was A Murderer


John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


c. He Has 7 Heads & 10 Horns & 7 Crowns On His Heads

1. Demonstrates His Earthly Domain

2. He Is Now The Prince Of The Powers Of The Air


Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


3. He Is Now The Prince Of This World


John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.


4. Christ Did Not Dispute Satan’s Claim Of His Kingdom


Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.


5. The 7 Heads & Crowns & 10 Horns Associate Him With The Beast

a. The Dragons Crowns Are On His Heads

b. The Beast Out Of The Sea’s Crowns Are On His Horns

d. The Beast Does Not Appear Until The Dragon Is Cast Down

1. Satan Incarnates The Beast – Middle Of The Week

2. The Beast Breaks His Covenant With Israel

3. Performs The Abomination Of Desolation


6. The Dragon’s Tail Brought 1/3 Of The Stars With Him – Job 38:7


3. The Man Child - Christ


Revelation 12:5 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.


a. Psalms Tells Us Who He Is


Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 2:7 ¶ I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.


b. The Man Child Is Caught Up To The Father’s Throne


B. The Dragon Was Ready To Devour The Woman’s Child – Verse 4


II. Story Of The Ages – The Dragon’s Attempt To Devour Christ


A. It All Begins In Genesis

1. Satan Accomplishes Twisting God’s Word


Genesis 3:1 ¶ Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.


Genesis 3:6 ¶ And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


2. Now Let’s Look At The Word God Gave Adam:


Genesis 2:16 ¶ And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


3. The Steps Taken To Assault God’s Word

a. The Word Of God Was Questioned And Twisted By Satan:

“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

b. The Word Of God Was Subtracted From By Eve – Subtracted Every

“We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:”

c. The Word Of God Was Added To By Eve – Added Touch It

“God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

d. The Word Of God Was Softened By Eve – God Said In The Day…

“God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

e. The Word Of God Was Denied By Satan –

“Ye shall not surely die:”

f. The Word Of God Was Blasphemed By Satan

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods…”

g. The Word Of God Was Ignored By Eve

she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”


4. Satan Accomplished The Fall Of Adam & Eve

a. Satan Found Himself Under The Curse Of God


Genesis 3:14¶ 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 3:15 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.


5. Satan Was Told The Seed Of The Woman Would Bruise His Head

6. This Curse Caused Hatred Of The Seed Of The Woman In Satan

a. Satan Determined To Prevent The Birth Of The Seed Of The Woman

b. Satan Experienced Failure Every Time - Remained Deceived


B. Satan’s 3 Early Steps To Destroy The Seed Of The Woman


1. Murder - Satan’s First Attempt To Destroy The Seed Of The Woman

a. Satan Schemes Against Abel - Thinking To Prevent The Birth Of The Seed

b. Satan Got Cain To Kill Abel – Thought The Seed Went Through That Line

c. The Seed Was Actually To Go Through One Yet To Be Born – Seth


Genesis 4:25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.


2. Perversion - Satan’s Failure Causes Him To Take More Drastic Steps

a. Sons Of God – (Angels) – Marry Human Women – Perverting Seed

1. The Seed Of The Woman Could Not Be Perverted With Demons

2. The Result Was Giant, Ungodly Men

3. The Result Was:

a. The Angels Sin Was Fornication

b. The Angels That Sinned Are Chained Up In Tartaros

c. The Lord Repented That He Created Man – Demonstrates His Plan


Jude 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.


b. God Took Steps To Destroy This Plot Of Satan – Destroy Mankind

a. Because Of Their Sin

b. Because Of The Character Of The Offspring

c. But God Had His Remnant:


Genesis 6:8 ¶ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.


d. God Started All Over Again With Noah – Noah Was:

a. A Just Man

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2. The Sacrifices Had To Be Perfect – Without Blemish

c. A Man That Walked With God


Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect <08549>in his generations, and Noah walked with God.


3. Rebellion - Satan’s Fails Again Instigates Rebellion Against God’s Word

a. God Made A Covenant With Noah And His Sons

b. God Commanded Them To:


Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.


c. Men Began To Scatter & Multiply Again As God Had Commanded


Genesis 9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.


d. Satan Instigated People To Foolishly Do The Opposite Of God’s Word


Genesis 11:4  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.


e. God Caused Them To Scatter By Confusing The Language

f. Satan Foiled Again – God Breaks Up The Unity Of Man Against God


Genesis 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


C. Satan Tried To Destroy The Seed In God’s Called Out Nation


1. Abraham - God Narrows Seed To Abraham’s Offspring – One Nation

a. Abraham Was Old – 75 Years Old – No Kids

b. His Wife Sarah Was 65 Years Old – Barren

c. Satan, I’m Sure Laughs – He Probably Had A Hand In This Situation

d. God Waits Until Sarah Is 90 – She Supernaturally Conceives Promised Seed


Genesis 21:1 ¶ And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

Genesis 21:2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Genesis 21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.


2.  Isaac – Abraham Tested    Satan Moved God To Test Abraham


a. Very Similar To The Test Of Job

1. Job 1:6-12

2. Job 2:3-6

b.  Abraham Commanded To Sacrifice Isaac On Mount Moriah

c. Isaac Only 12 Years Old – No Offspring

d. Satan Foiled Again

1. Abraham Passed His Test – Willing To Obey God’s Word No Matter What

2. God Sparred Isaac’s Life (The Seed) – God Provides Himself A lamb


Genesis 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.


Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.


3.  Rebekah – Isaac’s Wife - Satan Still Trying To Destroy The Seed

 a. Isaac Marries Rebekah

b. Rebekah Is Also Barren

c. Isaac Seeks God

d. Rebekah Conceives – Satan Foiled Again – The Seed Spared Again


Genesis 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.


4.  Jacob – Satan Tries To Stir Up Hatred Toward Murder Again

a. Rebekah Has Twins


Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

b. Satan Stirs Up Hatred Between Them

c. Satan Hopes Ishmael Will kill Jacob – Hoping Cain & Abel Like Act Again

d. God Causes Jacob To Go To Abraham’s Homeland

e. Jacob Begets The 12 Tribes Of Israel – Satan Foiled Again


5. Satan Tried To Destroy All The Male Offspring Of Israel


a. It Is Time For Moses To Be Born

b. Satan Persuades Pharaoh To Order All Male Hebrew Births Destroyed

c. Satan’s Plan Foiled By The Tear Of A baby


Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

Exodus 2:1¶ And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

Exodus 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Exodus 2:3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

Exodus 2:4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

Exodus 2:5 ¶ And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

Exodus 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children


Exodus 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.


6. Satan Tried Again At The Death Of King Jehoshaphat

a. The King’s Son, Jehoram, Killed All His Brothers


II Chronicles 21:4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.


b. This Act Reduced The Royal Seed Down To Only One

c. Jehoram Was Cursed Because He Seduced The People To Idol Worship


II Chronicles 21:13  But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father’s house, which were better than thyself:


II Chronicles 21:14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

II Chronicles 21:15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.


d. But Jehoram Had Kids

e. The Arabians Killed All But One Of His Children – Jehoahaz Or Ahaziah


II Chronicles 21:17  And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king’s house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.


f. But Jehoahaz (Or Ahaziah) Had Kids

g. Ahaziah’s Kid’s Killed By His Mother, Athaliah

1. Athaliah Thought She Had Killed All The Kids

2. God Intervened

a. The Child Rescued by His Aunt

b. The Child’s Aunt Hid Him In The Temple


II Chronicles 22:10 ¶ But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.

II Chronicles 22:11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.

II Chronicles 22:12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.


h. 6 Years - All Hope Of The Continuing Seed Was In The Life Of This Infant


7. Satan Tried To Destroy The Nation In The Captivity Of Judah


a. Haman Was Satan’s Instrument


Esther 3:8 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are  diverse from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws: therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them.


b. The Plan Was Foiled By The King’s Not Being Able To Sleep


Esther 6:1 ¶ On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.


Esther 8:7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.


D. Satan Tried To Destroy The Seed Just After He Is Born

1. Satan Has Failed To Get Rid Of The Seed Of The Woman Before Birth

2. Satan Is Now Determined To Destry Him Before He Gets To The Cross

3. Satan Prompts Herod To Kill All Males Infants Under 2 In Bethlehem

4. God Warned Joseph In A Dream


Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

Matthew 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

Matthew 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.


E. Satan Tried To Destroy Christ During His Ministry

1. Satan Tried To Get Christ To Throw Himself From The Pinnacle


Matthew 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.


2. That Didn’t Work – Satan Instigated The Townspeople To Destroy Christ


Luke 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

Luke 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

Luke 4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,


3. That Didn’t Work – Satan Stirred Up The Wind And Sea To Destroy Christ


Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.


Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!


4. That Didn’t Work – Satan Stirred Up One Of Christ’s Disciples


Acts 1:16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

Acts 1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.


F. Satan Thought He Had Won When Christ Died

1. But Christ Rose From The Dead


I Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

I Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


2. Christ Purchased Our Salvation


Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.


G. Satan Tries To Destroy Christ’s Ministry In This Present Age


I Thessalonians 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.


1. Satan Knows We Have Not Taken Possession Of Our Redemption


Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:


Romans 8:17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.


2. Satan Knows Our Possession Of Redemption Is In Hope


Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.


3. Satan Knows We Have A Down Payment Until Possession Of Our Inheritance


Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.


H. Satan Tries To Destroy Christ –-Before The Kingdom Comes


Revelation 12:4 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 12:5 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.


III. The Woman Escapes Into The Wilderness


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

A. The Same Church Age Gap As In Daniel Prophecy Of The 70 Weeks

1. The 5th Verse Is About Christ

a. Christ’s Birth

b. Christ’s Ascension

2. The Church Age Gap Happens

a. Between Daniel’s 69th & 70th Week

b. John Is Not Dealing With The Church During The Tribulation – Raptured

3. The 6th Verse Woman’s  (Israel’s) Flight Into The Wilderness

a. This Happens In The Latter Part Of The 70th Week

b. Israel Flees From The Antichrist

B. Satan’s Anger Goes Toward Israel – He’s Still Not Able To Destroy Her Child


IV. There Is War In Heaven


Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

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

Revelation 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.

Revelation 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.

Revelation 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.

Revelation 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.


A. War In Heaven Is Started With The Throwing Out Of Satan From Heaven

1. Satan Wasn’t Kicked Out At The Time Of His Rebellion

a. He Was Able To Tempt Adam & Eve In The Garden

b. He Had Access To God At The Time Of Job – 2000 Years Before Christ


Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.


Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

Job 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

Job 2:7 ¶ So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.


c. Ezekiel Saw Satan – There Has Not Been A King Of Tyrus Like This One


Ezekiel 28:11 ¶ Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Ezekiel 28:12  Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Ezekiel 28:13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.


d. Isaiah Foretold Satan’s Expulsion From Heaven – As King Of Babylon


Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.


B. The Opposing Commander Will Be Michael – The Archangel

1. This Has Been During The Times Of The Gentiles


Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles , until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.


2. As Taught In The Book Of Daniel


Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel 10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.


3. Michael The Prince Will Stand For The Nation Of Israel


Daniel 12: 1 ¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.


C. The Remnant Of Israel Overcomes Satan Who Incarnates The Beast


IV. Satan’s Wrath Is Turned Toward The Sun Clothed Woman


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

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, 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.

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Revelation 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.


A. Satan’s Defeat Has Come About By The Elevation Of The Man Child

B. Believing Israel Will Be In Flight

1. To Her Place Of Refuge In The Wilderness – Given Eagle’s Wings

2. She Will Be Nourished By God

3. For A Time, Times, & Half Time – 3 1/2 Years

C. Reminds Us Of Israel’s Flight From Egypt


Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.


D. Isaiah Foresaw This End Of The Age


Isaiah 26:20 ¶ Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.


Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Isaiah 26:1 ¶ In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.


D. Christ Taught About This Time


Matthew 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Matthew 24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Matthew 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Matthew 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.


V. The Cities Of Refuge – Type Of Israel’s Flight


A. The Lord Made A Provision For 6 Cities Of Refuge In The Old Testament


Numbers 35: 9Numbers 35:9 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Numbers 35:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

Numbers 35:11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

Numbers 35:12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.


1. The Man Accused Of Manslaughter Could Take Refuge

2. The Man-slayer Would Take Refuge From The Avenger

3. A Trial Was Held

a. If It Was Found To Be Murder – Handed Over To The Avenger

b. If Spared – The Man-Slayer Stayed Put Until The Death Of The High Priest


B. The Antitype Of The Man-Slayer Is The Nation Of Israel

1. The Romans Crucified Christ – The Jews Proclaimed:


Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.


2. The Nation Of Israel Assumed The Guilt Of Manslaughter

3. God Will Provide Their City Of Refuge


C. The Antitype Of The Avenger Is The Antichrist

1. The Avenger Will Have His Power From The Dragon

2. He Has Chased After The Jew For Many Years


D. Daniel Spoke Of This Time – The Wilful King


Daniel 11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Daniel 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

Daniel 11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Daniel 12:1 ¶ And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.


VI. The Israeli Remnant


Revelation 12:7 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.


A. The Dragon Is Not Able To Destroy The Woman

B. His Rage Will Be On The Remnant Of Her Seed

C. The Dragon Gives The Beast Power, Seat, & Authority – Revelation 13:2