Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 16 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 6: “The Revelation 12 Woman is the Church?”)

By admin On April 8th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 16

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Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 6: “The Revelation 12 Woman is the Church?”

To read part 1, go here…October 3rd (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 1, Seeing Jesus in Prophecy)

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“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,

that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

2nd Thessalonians 2:11, 12

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Those who attempt to interpret the Bible as literally as possible, will stumble at the Word in many places.

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And the Book of Revelation is no exception!

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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THE REVELATION 12 WOMAN

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Listen to Revelation 12:1…“And there appeared a great wonder (or sign) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”

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Revelation 12 tells the Gospel story using the night heavens as the canvas for this picture story.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Winter – Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings (aka Ursa Major)

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THE TWO JERUSALEMS

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But those who insist that the Church is not found in Chapters 4 thru 22 of Revelation, are somewhat mystified about who this woman symbolizes.

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But there needs to be no guess-work as to just who is this Revelation 12 woman. Paul reveals the answer to this question in Galatians 4:22, 24-26…“For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid (Hagar), the other by a freewoman (Sarah)…Which things are an allegory: For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem (symbolized by Sarah) which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

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So here is seen that the “Jerusalem above”, is a figurative symbol of the eternal Church. She is, “the mother of us all!”

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And so, here is one more instance in which God has given us a veiled reference to the Church.

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Sarah & Hagar – Foster Bible Pictures – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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JESUS SPOKE IN PARABLES

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The problem is, that the apostate portion of the Church is greatly in darkness concerning the parabolic nature of the Bible.

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Listen to the Gospel according to Mark… “And He (Jesus) said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:” Mark 4:11

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So it says here that those who, “are without”, cannot understand or even discern the many parables found throughout the Bible.

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Jesus Teaching Luke 4:31-32

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GOOD NEWS!

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The Good News is, that God has allowed enough time for us to begin pleading for spiritual eyesight, that we may begin to discern those parables and spiritual concepts which are veiled within the Scriptures.

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And so, we have the privilege of crying out to the Lord, along with the Psalmist…“Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.” Psalm 119:18

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Yes, the Bible is filled with wondrous things. But to behold these wondrous things requires the grace of God!

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And yet, the Bible promises us that…“Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12, 13

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As this above passage reveals, we must seek the Lord with ALL our heart, if we expect to truly find Him!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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TO READ PART 7, GO HERE…May 14 (Strong Delusion In Scripture, Part 7: “Hypocritical Hermeneutic!”)

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THE READER IS ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THIS 20+ MINUTE AUDIO BIBLE STUDY ON JEREMIAH, CHAPTER 8, CONCERNING THE ALLEGORICAL NATURE OF THE BIBLE, CONDUCTED BY HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO, STUDY #188…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to fully understand the true meaning of the Book of Revelation. Let me not be deceived by the strong delusion which is being served up in today’s christian community…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…June 1 (Strong Delusion in Scripture, Part 3, continued: “Deceiving Even The Elect!” Hermeneutic of Literalism) or you can also read…Today’s Devotional – January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!)  or you can also read…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – DECEMBER 4 (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 4: The Last Trumpet)

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THE END

.Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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star-chart ursa major summerr

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward).

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star-chart ursa major

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The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)” 

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TOMORROW:

Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 17 (Eternal Torment? Part 16: God’s Two-Edged Sword!

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20 MINUTE+ AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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YOU CAN ALSO GO TO www.familyradio.org TO LISTEN TO OR DOWNLOAD MORE OF THESE JEREMIAH STUDIES.

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THIS STUDY #47 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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