Thursday, February 02, 2017

Glorious Woman, Israel? (CE75)

Misconception that the 'Glorious Woman' in Rev 12 was Israel and 'Male Child' was Jesus.

Israel during the time of our Lord Jesus was blind, depraved and faithless for they crucified their Messiah (just 2 examples below).

Mat 23:13 '"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in."_

Our Lord condemned the spiritual leaders in Matthew 23 as hypocrites, brood of vipers, etc.

Mat 21:37-38 "Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.' "

They knew Jesus was the Messiah but their greed and fear of the Romans made them denied Him

So how can this Glorious Woman represent Israel?

The Glorious Woman

Rev 12:1-4 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

This glorious woman is clothed with the sun (righteousness of Jesus), with the moon (darkness and demonic powers) under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars (doctrines of the 12 apostles). She is always ready to give birth to sons of God (born again), who have been transformed into His image.

Rom 8:14-16 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but *you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father*." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

All those led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God through Christ Jesus.

Eph 1:22-23 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

The Great Harlot

Rev 17:1b, 4, 6 "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters... The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication... I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.

This great harlot is rich, powerful and filled with abominations, represents the rich and covetous pastors televangelists, false prophets, and teachers who bring heresies and destructive doctrines into His church.

2Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

Brethren, in the body of Christ, there are 2 types of Christians.
1. The Glorious Woman are godly Christians (disciples), who will birth disciples of Jesus, but
2.  The Great Harlot are depraved, carnal, covetous, and heretic Christians, who will destroy Christian's faith for they can only produce carnal, worldly and untransformed so-called Christians. Unless there is repentance, they will be judged and killed during the coming WW3.