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Revelation 12:7-17 War in Ouranos and on Earth!
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We pray to HaShem, the Holy One of Israel, to fill our hearts with wisdom and understanding as we continue this study into the Revelation of our chief rabbi, Navi Y'shua and Navi Daniel. With this understanding we pledge ourselves to standing always with Israel.
- The "woman" (Revelation 12:1) entered the world stage in 1948/1967 CE as Israel became a modern nation/as Jerusalem was returned to Jewish control.
- Melekh Y'shua has begun opening the first six of the seven sealed scrolls (Revelation 5:5).
Rex Mundi/Antichrist will have risen as leader of the Global Union (New World Order), Revelation 6:1 -- more about this later chapters
- Babylon the Great will have risen as the legally sanctioned global religion -- more about this in later chapters
- 144,000 Israelites and the Great Multitude of Noahides (both under the leadership of the 12,000 Jews and haMoshiach, "the Lion of the Tribe of Judah") will be publicly speaking out against the global government and proclaiming the coming establishment of the Kingdom of HaShem and the fall of the New World Order. They will continue being martyred for this.
- The "Great Leader" of the global government, Rex Mundi/Antichrist, will have been ruling the earth in relative peace for three and a half years (only persecuting political and religious "extremists" who will be actively opposing him). Things will be looking up for most people.
- However three and half years into his reign Rex Mundi will commit the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Prophets Daniel, Y'shua, Paul, John and others -- more about this later chapters
- Then People Israel will flee to Petra.Revelation 12:7 There was war in the celestial realms [ouranos]. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.
As we discussed previously, in the first chapter of Job we see that all the celestial denizens, both righteous and those involved in the Rebellion, those loyal to HaShem and those disloyal, have access to the Throne Room and Courts of God. Now however, as haMoshiach opens the Sealed Scrolls the celestial realms break into open warfare: a struggle beyond our limited comprehension. At this point in Navi Yochanan's presentation this conflict (part of much longer war dating back millennia) will have been going on for about three and a half years. This seven year conflict will begin with the opening of the First Sealed Scroll.Revelation 12:8 They [i.e. the rebels] didn't prevail, neither was a place found for them any more in heaven [ouranos].So now, once the Abomination of Desolation is committed (Matthew 24:15), Heylel (Lucifer) and his supporters will be expelled from the celestial realms and confined to the earth (for the final just shy of 3 1/2 years). As this heinous act is committed the Israelites are encouraged to flee to Petra (Matthew 24:16).Revelation 12:9 The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.So once the first sealed scroll is opened (Revelation 6:1) the final seven years of the age will begin with Heylel himself being imprisoned on the earth for the 'closing arguments' of the court case. Three and a half years into Rex Mundi's reign Ouranos will be cleansed of the Rebellion.
As we will discuss in chapter thirteen, once Rex Mundi commits the Abomination of Desolation he will be assassinated. At that point (probably after three and half days) Lucifer will completely possess and re-animate the dead body of Rex Mundi. Many of the other exiled creatures will likewise possess humans and other terestrial creatures. As we will discuss when we come to the Mark of the Beast, all those who accept the Mark will be possessed by these demons. If you take nothing else from these lessons take this: REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE MARK WHATEVER THE COST.
During the Great Tribulation (i.e. the second three and half years) all those who have not been "sealed" by HaShem will be possessed by demons.Revelation 12:10 I heard a loud voice in Ouranos, saying, "Now the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Anointed has come; for the accuser of our kin has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.From what we are told by the nevi'im (prophets), Lucifer rebelled against HaShem prior to the beginning of the present age (Genesis 3:1, Isaiah 14:12), which is to say, prior to the establishment of the Garden of Eden. Lucifer challenged not HaShem's power but His rightful rule, first among the denizens of the Ouranos (the celestial realms of Heaven), and then, as recorded in the oldest book of the Bible (the Book of Job), he extended his Rebellion to humanity.
Since during the foundational generation (i.e. Adam to Noach) humanity both joined the Rebellion (through the choice of Adam and Cain) and rejected the Rebellion (through the choice of Noach avinu and his son Shem) human history has been chosen for the court case.
Now in Ouranos (the celestial realms) the matter has been decided. Ouranos sides with HaShem! Lucifer and his minions will now be exiled to the earth as our involvement is decided.
HaShem will now send the Only Begotten Son (Colossians 1:15, John 3:16,17) to the Earth to lead His loyalist forces here (Matthew 21:33-44). Under the leadership of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Melekh Y'shua), his general, Michael the Archangel, the Two Witnesses, the 144,000 Israelites and the Torah Observant Noahides will unite our planet with Ouranos under the banner of HaShem. Thus will the matter settled.Revelation 12:11 They [i.e. the earthly forces] overcame him [i.e. Heylel and the Rebellion] because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.This is a very important and often misinterpreted verse. We devote the bulk of lesson 5 to this topic in our Seeker courses. Rather than get too far off topic here, we recommend reading this lesson, especially 1.5.B and C. For more information about authentic Messianic Judaism we encourage you to join our free on-line yeshiva (Jewish school).
The King James Version has this important verse as: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.As with identifying the "woman" and "child" in this chapter we must look beyond assumptions. Because of long standing Nicene interpretation there is an understandable although inaccurate tendency to interpret this as the blood Rebbe Y'shua shed on the execution stake without really considering what the text says. Read carefully and without Nicene assumptions however its meaning is pretty clear:
They (plural) overcame him (Lucifer) because of or by the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.As explained before, to make translations read more smoothly words are often added to tie clauses together. There is nothing wrong with this, however we make sure this common practice does not lead to faulty conclusions. The following words in brackets do not appear in the actual text:
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.Read without the added words, commas etc. the text reads:
And they overcame him by blood Lamb and by word of their testimony and loved not their lives unto death.The entire verse (and chapter) is about those who will be willingly martyred for the Kingdom. Who are these people? According to the context of this chapter they are People Israel. The "woman" Israel is "giving birth" to the Kingdom and "salvation/liberation is of the Jews as Navi John writes elsewhere (John 4:22). Lucifer is seeking to destroy the Kingdom by martyring these people and yet they, like lambs, willingly lay down their lives. This type of self-sacrifice for the Kingdom has always been part of the calling of the Suffering Servant, People Israel (Isaiah 53:7).
According to the text the weapon that will defeat Rex Mundi and his global government will be the lamb-like blood of the martyrs who "loved not their lives unto death." Rebbe Y'shua willingly laid down his life and for this we are all eternally indebted. This text however is speaking of the martyrdom of the 144,000 Israelites and the Great Noahide multitude who will die during these seven years as they resist Rex Mundi, his government and religion. These are they who will stand before HaShem beside "the Sea of Glass" as we have discussed (4:6, 15:2).
Since the beginning the Suffering Servant (Am Israel: People Israel united) have sacrificed themselves for the good of humanity (Exodus 19:6) so that through them the Rebellion would fail and the planet would be blessed (Genesis 12:3). During these coming seven years huge numbers of Jews (and Gentiles who will stand with them) will be martyred. Their testimony will determine the outcome of the Court case and align humanity with Ouranos under the banner of HaShem and His anointed. This is the meaning in context.
As explained in more detail in my study on Isaiah 52 and 53, HaShem's Suffering Servant is the Jewish people. Those who convert to Judaism through the authentic Messianic Movement of Cohen Gadol Y'shua are as grafted-on branches to the Tree of Israel (Romans 11), they are "adopted" sons and daughters (Romans 8:5, Galatians 4:5) of Israel, selected as Jews from the beginning regardless of the religion they may have been raised in (Ephesian 1:5). During the upcoming Pogroms millions will die as martyrs, first the Jews and then all who stand with them in opposition to the New World Order.
At this critical point in Navi Yochanan's time line he write this:Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice Ouranos and all who dwell therein. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time."A short time for what? To complete his evidence and establish his charges.
AND to genocide the Jewish people! If there are no Jews he wins and haMoshiach will not be crowned Melekh of Israel (Matthew 24:21,22). Heylel has just shy of three and a half years remaining.
We sometimes hear Christians rather glibly say things like: "We win! I looked at the back of the Book!"
Consider however that Lucifer is a LOT more informed than we are and he clearly believes he has a chance at winning. His human followers believe it as well and they are working hard in his service. It is unwise to take victory for granted! We are commanded to:Philippians 2:12 ...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.Heylel will be furiously livid at losing the celestial regions to Michael! As he and his followers find themselves exiled to the earth their anger will burn white hot! As the Only Begotten begins leading his troops through dreams and visions (Joel 2:28) and more tangible means Heylel's desire for vengeance will know no bounds!
In this situation his goal will be to hold onto the earth as a Rebel base. In desperation he will doubtless consider that despite the prophecies, perhaps his reign of terror can still be transported from here elsewhere. The entire focus of the Rebellion will now be on the earth.
As he witnesses his servant, the Rex Mundi, fall dead his rage will know no boundaries! As he possesses the Rex Mundi, raising him from the dead, Heylel will begin his last ditch effort at victory and the earth will be shaken!Revelation 12:13 When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
12:14 Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, so that she might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
This "time and times and half a time" is again speaking of the final three and a half years, three and half times.
That Navi Yochanan is again/still referencing the woman as Israel adds support to the interpretations shared above.
The overshadowed human despot Rex Mundi will commit the Abomination of Desolation and be slain.
Lucifer himself, having been exiled to the Earth will reanimate and possess his corpse.
From this point onward the global despot will literally be Satan incarnate.
It is very likely that after Rex Mundi defiles the Temple it will be a deceived Jew who assassinates the Great Leader, feeling betrayed by the Lie (II Thessalonians 2:11). Based on this assumption, we interpret that a key reason for the immediate attack on the Jews by Heylel (as described in verses 1 through 4) as he take possession of Rex Mundi will be revenge for the Great Leader's death. The greater reason however will be to vindicate Heylel and his accusation before the High Court.
At first Heylel will focus the brunt of his anger on the fleeing Jews. As one of the key Messianic prophecies is that haMoshiach will lead [most of] the Jews home to Israel we can assume that by this point most Israelites will be living in Eretz Israel. In the hours following the Abomination of Desolation Jews around the world, but especially in Israel, will be fleeing to Petra, frantically looking for hiding places or joining the various opposition forces in preparation for what's clearly coming.
HaShem will grant protection to His people as they flee to Petra in Jordanian controlled Eretz Israel (Matthew 24:15-23). Rebbe Y'shua warns however this protection will be short lived. As the Complete Jewish has it:Matthew 24:15 "So when you see the abomination that causes devastation spoken about through the prophet Dani'el standing in the Holy Place" (let the reader understand the allusion),And our text continues:
24:16 "that will be the time for those in Y'hudah to escape to the hills.
24:17 If someone is on the roof, he must not go down to gather his belongings from his house;
24:18 if someone is in the field, he must not turn back to get his coat.
24:19 What a terrible time it will be for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
24:20 Pray that you will not have to escape in winter or on Shabbat.
24:21 For there will be trouble then worse than there has ever been from the beginning of the world until now, and there will be nothing like it again!Revelation 12:15 The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.
12:16 The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.
This is a clear reminder of the Exodus, when HaShem caused the Red Sea to divide to provide safe passage to the Israelites. During this great escape to Petra Rex Mundi will do whatever he can to capture the fleeing Jews. Stragglers beware! This may include soldiers, tanks, aircraft, bombs, waves of river-like chemical weapons, etc. Because Rex Mundi will now be Lucifer incarnate he may literally cause massive waves to flow across the desert! What is certain is that HaShem will defend His people so that they can reach the Haven He has prepared for them for the final three and half years of the age.Revelation 12:17 The dragon grew angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Y'shua's testimony.
Unable to murder these fleeing Jews the New World Order government will begin hunting and slaughtering Jews and their supporters around the globe.
Here ends chapter twelve.
Next time we will begin chapter thirteen of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua as revealed to Navi Yochanan.
Continue with Chapter Thirteen of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua
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