1 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:
Israel and the twelve tribes.
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Israel pained to have their Lord. He came!
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.
"Great red dragon" = satan and he has had seven dominions with ten agencies of power. The punk has control over the politics of the world. His workers are everywhere. The reason I say "has had" is because of the first world age and the age of this flesh today. God is in total control and allowing this to take place today.
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.
1/3 followed satan in the first age. satans goal since the beginning was to try and stop the birth of Christ. Those that understand what happened in the garden know this.
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.
This "man child" is of course Christ Jesus.
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.
This is where we see the free nations of God that hear The Truth of Christ. They're known as Christians. This time frame would bring us to the 1800's. We are going from days to years since the Resurrection of Christ Jesus.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
This event happens right before satan and his followers are cast to earth. They're coming and many even those calling themselves "Christians" will embrace them. Literally and physically. Do you know what those "sons of God" did in Gen. 6? Their coming to do the same thing.
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Evil Never wins, NEVER! Many may think they are getting away with something, but things ALWAYS come around to get you eventually. God see it all!
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.
YOU WILL SEE THIS! You're NOT going anywhere unless you die. They're coming here to deceive those that didn't study God's Word.
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.
satan says, "See what I can make them do"... Repent daily! When we fall short, we must put satan in his place. REPENT and live according to God's way.
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.
Do you "overcome" satan by "rapture" or a bath? It's by His blood and Word we overcome satan. The Word of God is The Testimony of God.
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.
satan comes to deceive, that's his wrath. He isn't coming to kill peoples flesh, but their soul. Trapping them into a bondage of lies. He has five months. Because he only has five months, they will be moving fast with their deception.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
satans coming after what's left of the free Christian nations = Israel. He already has the rest. How do we know Israel are those Christian nations? Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. It's of course a much larger study, but you can see what they are right here.
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.
To these nations, God has given them peace of mind. They know to hold to The Truth, they have The Seal of God. Within these nations of Israel, there are many that refuse The Truth and will follow satan when he is here. They have been "raptured" = taken already!
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.
This is a flood of lies to the Christian nations. He comes to deceive and he has most already believing his lies today.
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.
We can see through study what is taking place today. We can see what's to come and how to be ready. "The Truth will set you free"
17 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.
They won't fall for satans tricks of its world religional doctrine or it's Government. The "Remnant" = True Christians held to The Truth. They waited on The True Christ. They knew there wasn't a rapture!