The True Identity of the Woman in Revelation 12! Pt 2

sun_vs_moon(Ver 2.6)  This is Part 2 in a series of advanced Bible lessons on the subject of The True Identity of the Woman in Revelation 12.  In the last lesson on this subject, I introduced you to several potentially new concepts.  One was the realization of “dependent truths”.  This can also be viewed as a type of parent to a child truth relationship.  Without understanding the parent truth the child truth is not easily found.  A common error of interpretation of the “Woman” in Revelation 12 is not first understanding the very dependent symbolic truths of what she is wearing, what she is standing upon, what she is crowned with and what is she doing?   By understanding the meanings of these symbols we can eliminate who she is not and focus upon who she actually must be.  We therefore used this concept to begin to learn the true identity of the symbolic “Sun” as being the Lord Jesus Christ.  I described the physical sun as being the closest star to our planet earth as well as the primary natural source of warmth, light and life.  We then used these to show how these are related to Jesus.  I pointed you to an overwhelming number of confirming verses in the Old Testament and the New Testament that called and described Jesus to be our spiritual Sun.  Sometimes He was called the “Day Star”, “the Bright Morning Star”, the “Light” of the world and other similar descriptions, but all of these were synonymous terms for the sun.

The first lesson ended with a few verses confirming how we (the Church) are instructed by God to be clothed with Christ Jesus.  There are other verses that I did not give you that claim without this clothing we are spiritually uncovered and naked and could be viewed in in an open state of shame (sin).  One great verse is found in 2 Corinthians 5:3.  I recommend that you go and study this part of the discussion for yourself.   What is important to know beyond the identity of the Sun, is to next understand why the woman is clothed with this symbol.  God could have selected the Sun relationship to be many things.  How would the meaning change if the woman was standing on the sun and clothed with the moon?  As we gather knowledge on this subject you will begin to see how that change would cause the woman to be a completely different person.  In fact I believe Satan would love this woman and not be in a war with her.  This exact knowledge of the truth directs us into a foundational basis to discover the Revelation 12 woman’s true identity.

If you have read through the first lesson you may already know where we are going next in the dependent symbolic truth relationships.  I realize that there are new readers constantly to this website.  Therefore if you have not read the first lesson in this series I would strongly recommend that you go back and start with “Part 1“.  It has always been my understanding from Bible study that truth builds upon truth and I will not be able to repeat that entire lesson again today.  So you need to understand things from the beginning to better understand the new things that will be discussed today.

 

INTRODUCTION TO GOD’S SYMBOLIC MOON IDENTITY

moon_phasesOur next focus will be to ask God to reveal to us who the identity of the symbolic moon in Revelation 12:1 represents.  We also ask Him what it means to have this object under her feet.  We do this by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us into the Bible to define and interpret itself on this subject.   This approach eliminates extra-Biblical bias, assumptions and interpretations. But before we dig deep into the Bible to explore the moon’s identity, let’s begin first to understand the subject of a general overview of the naturally created moon.  God teaches us in the first chapter of Romans verse 20 that the invisible qualities of God can be known by observing things that were created, even these  declare His eternal power and Godhead.  Therefore by understanding naturally created realities we should be able to learn of hidden spiritual characteristics and truths.  This is true of the sun, the moon and the stars.   For example, notice the photograph in this paragraph of the moon.  This photograph shows us the ever changing phases of the moon.  The fact that the moon can be in a full visible phase and a completely invisible phase is profound.  According to Malachi 3:6 God says “that He is the LORD and He does not ever change”.  Therefore the moon cannot represent a symbol of God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.  The moon also has a dark side that is never seen from earth regardless of the phase revealed to our view.   These are just some of the basic natural facts concerning the moon.

Another basic fact is that the moon has NO light or life of its own production.  This is also very revealing to us.  This knowledge confirms that the moon cannot represent God who is LIGHT and LIFE.  I have heard more than one preacher claim that the moon represents the church in Bible symbolism.  They attempt to say a Christian in of themselves has no light or life apart from Jesus who represents the Sun.  Therefore, as long as a Christian stays in the light of Jesus they will be the Light of the Dark unsaved world.  While that logic could be viewed as partially correct I do not believe we understand what it means for someone to be standing on the church if she is the moon as they claim.  We will find out more about this later to clear up and learn that the moon cannot be the representation of the church.

The fact that the moon primarily revolves around the earth monthly can also be a clue.  God could never revolve around us.  You see I believe that the earth is a type of the human condition as I talked about in lesson 1.  If the earth represents humans they can turn towards God or away from God on a daily basis.  When we turn away from God we are departing the light moving back into a realm of darkness.  When a Christians realizes their drifting away from God they can choose to repent and turn away from darkness and move back towards the Light (Jesus).  Christians are the ones that must focus on Him (Jesus, our Sun, Light & Life).  These are just further confirmations to who the moon cannot represent.

The fact that the moon is normally only viewable at night is also an important fact of truth.  This is just another applicable fact that informs us the moon cannot represent God because God is Light and in Him is no darkness.  Also the fact that 1 John 2:8 states that as long as a Christian remains in Him and Him in us we are in the True Light and the darkness has past.  Wow, that is an amazing conditional promise, but it is a daily choice to remain in Him and permit Him to be Lord in Us.    By us discovering who the moon is not can help us determine who the moon really represents.

 

SUN, MOON & STARS – LAW OF FIRST MENTION

Where in the Bible are the sun, the moon and the stars first mentioned?  This will help establish by God’s design what is needed to understand the subject of the sun, the moon and the stars found in Revelation 12:1.  Many Bible teachers search their Bibles and find the sun, moon and stars mentioned in Genesis 37:9.  This verse teaches us a divinely inspired dream given to Joseph.  In this dream many teachers believe that this verse proves and confirms the woman in Revelation 12 to represent the natural nation of Israel and 12 sons of Jacob.  This dream contains a symbolic sun, a symbolic moon and 11 stars that bow down to Joseph (the 12th Star of the family).  However, this interpretation is in error and does not fit the remaining patterns of descriptions for what the woman is doing with these objects on and around her body.  I’ll try to talk about this later in more detail later in the series.  But before you pick up stones to cast at me for being a false teacher, realize that this dream to Joseph is NOT the first mention of the sun, moon and stars and that disqualifies it for usage by the law of first mention interpretation rule.  Let’s explore the true first mention and learn what God teaches us.

The very first mention from God of these created objects is found In the book of Genesis chapter 1 verses 13 through 18.  This is account describes the 4th day of creation.  We can learn important applicable truths to Revelation 12:1 by applying the interpretation law of first mention using Genesis 1 and not the assumed Genesis 37 reference.  When we do this we will discover that God gives us very specific information and clues to the spiritual identities of the symbolic sun, moon and stars.  Of course these heavenly objects are not called by the obvious names “sun” or “moon” in Revelation chapter 12 and this has been the challenge to why so many Bible teachers, students and commentators have not seen these relationships before now.

In Genesis 1 the sun and the moon are hidden, by God calling them with the alternative names of “the greater light” and “the lesser light” and this was an intentionally designed method of God to conceal them until He desired to reveal and connect them.   In Genesis 1:16 God declares the existence of two great lights.  The first He called the “Greater Light” and the second He calls the “lesser light”.   We can all understand that the “greater light” represented another name for the sun and the lesser light represented another name for the moon because they are used directly with named “stars” that are also heavenly created bodies.  But, through God’s usage of “greater” and “lesser” lights we get a direct comparison to hidden spiritual truths of one being much more significant than the other.  I believe this Greater and lesser descriptions correspond to a verse of information found in 1 John 4:4 where God says to the church “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”.   This corresponding parallel comparison of one person being greater than another should begin to turn lights on in your mind to see things that you may have never read in the Bible before.

I am a firm believer that the Greater Light represents Jesus Christ as we learned in the first lesson.  As 1 John 4:4 teaches us the One called Greater is in a Christian.  However, there is someone else implied as the lesser light that we are told is in people in the world.  Wow, isn’t that amazing that this lesser light could be on the inside of someone?  This is definitely a New Covenant spiritual reality that must be understood.

Since we already have learned that the “Greater Light” = the “Sun” and this represents “Jesus” who was and is and is to come (Rev 1:8), ask yourself “who is He greater than”?  The obvious answer is everyone.  Therefore, we have not narrowed the scope of the possible identity of the moon the lesser light, in the least unless we know who God is speaking of in 1 John 4:4.  What we should begin to see is that the moon (lesser light) appears to represent Satan based upon 1 John 4:4.  But, let’s continue to study the rest of this subject in Genesis 1.

Remember that Genesis 1 through 3 are vastly connected to the book of Revelation.  I like to call them Book Ends of the entire Bible.  What God initiates in Genesis, He completes in Revelation.  Let’s look at Genesis.  On Day 1 of creation God creates light and establishes two separations or divisions of natural and spiritual opposition, one He called “day” and the other He called “night”.  We can understand from this statement in Genesis 1:3-5 that the sun and moon must have already existed on Day 1 for any of these days and night on earth to exist.  Think about this statement from God logically, the earth rotates completely every 24 hours to fulfill one day, that consists of both daylight and darkness.  It takes approximately 365 of these revolutions to complete one complete cyle of the earth around the sun.  This cycle causes the fulfillment of one year.  Without the sun’s light and gravitational pull upon the earth it could not participate in day cycle.  Again it is the earth’s consistent rotation around the sun that causes each night and day to occur.

Therefore, the sun, moon and stars must have been created in Genesis 1:1 when God’s Word said “In the beginning the A-Z God created the heavens and the earth”.  Heavens represents the realm of space, time and all matter.  It is very interesting to see what I just quoted that you may have missed.  Did you notice that I said the “A-Z” God created?  That is what the original Hebrew literally says.  When you go and read Revelation 1:8 that was just mentioned before you will find Jesus saying I am the Alpha and the Omega (A-Z) again.  God used the first and last Hebrew letters in Genesis and the first and last Greek letters in Revelation about the same person.  Again we discover more parallels within the bookends.

I also read in Genesis 1:5 “that there was evening and morning the first day”.   The fact that God specifically describes a dusk evening occurrence and a dawn morning event proves the sun’s existence.  Without a physical sun evenings do not occur nor do sunrises in the morning .   That is my belief and you can read my other Bible lessons that are found on this website to learn more reasons from the Bible for why I believe this way.

Now continue to read Day 4 of creation and we can see that God causes the introduction to a new concept of “ruling”.  In this verse God says that the created sun (the greater light) will rule the Day division and the moon (the lesser light) will rule the night division that were previously established on Day 1 of creation.  It is very interesting to note that these two divisions are both further divided into 12 unique measurements of time commonly called hours.  I believe that it is not by accident or coincidence that God has done this.  I believe that this is a purposeful, intentional act of God that reveals some hidden spiritual things to us.

In my last lesson on this subject I introduced you to a potential new controversial Bible topic division between the natural Israel and the spiritual nation Israel (James 1:1, 1 Peter 2:9).  Each of these two nations also consist of two distinct divisions which consist of 12 unique sub-divisions, which are normally called tribes (Gen 49:28, James 1:1).  These are all prophetical patterns of night (darkness) and day (light) both with 12 divisions in the natural which correspond to spiritual and natural nations both with 12 tribes.  This is probably something new to think on and where we go from here may be a challenge for many to receive.

Day and night are natural symbolic references that present spiritual realities revealed to us in the New Testament.  Both of these conditions represent the spiritual state of the hearts of men and women on the earth.  Day and Night are two distinct and unique kingdom divisions, one of light and one of darkness.  The church is said to be in the day and the light and the rest of the world is said to be in darkness.  If you use your Bible search program you will find many references to these facts in both the Old and New Testaments.  Search for key words like night, day, light and darkness to start with.  I also have an entire Bible series on this specific subject called “Understanding Night and Day“.  I would highly recommend that you read and study this subject series to better understand the spiritual truths of the existence of two separate kingdom realities.  When you do this you will find that Jesus came into the dark world as a light to be the spiritual ruler of the spiritual day (Kingdom of Light) and Satan became the ruler of the night (kingdom of darkness) when Adam sinned.

There are two spiritual kingdoms and by default all humans are in the darkness until the Light of God shines in their hearts.  Humans can’t be in both kingdoms at the same time.  By default we are all born into Satan’s kingdom of darkness until we receive Jesus to be our Lord and then we are translated and reborn spiritually into the Kingdom of Light (Col 1:13).  I will try to give you some of the key verses for those that want an overview or review of the subject:

1Th 5:5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

God informs the church that we are now of the Day and of the Light.  The church is actually called children of the Light.  We learned and should now know from other verses in the Bible that God is Light and in Him is no darkness (1 Jn 1:5).  Therefore, the saved members of the church are called the spiritual children of God.  Here in 1 Thes. 5:5 is a very clear reference that anyone not spiritually reborn into the church (not a child of God) is in the night and in the darkness.  We also can see that since God has no darkness in Him, these unsaved people in the darkness are completely separated from God.  Wow, by default we are not in God and God is not in us.  That should concern you if you have never invited Jesus into your heart.  

So again we see two parallel truths, one natural truth and one spiritual truth representing divisions and separations.  Again we should call these divisions “two kingdoms”, one called day and one called night.  We also should learn that kingdoms normally have sovereign rulers.   Who are the rulers of day and night?  We know from studying the Bible that Night and Day are symbolic representations of the conditions of the hearts of men and women on the earth.  Therefore, who the ruler of the kingdom with your heart is either the ruler of light or the ruler of darkness depending upon who is allowed in your heart.  Let’s go through the Genesis 1 day 4 account of creation and determine how this information fits into God’s spiritual pattern found within created natural truths of day and night:

Gen 1:14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Gen 1:15  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

Did you notice God said that there were lights, plural that were going to divide the day from the night?  What did Day and Night represent?  Day and night are symbolic states of the spiritual condition (kingdom) of the hearts of men.  These lights were created to provide humans light and life upon the earth. Earth (soil) represents symbolically the spiritual hearts of men and women.  Earth is where the sun shines to cause plants, trees and fruit to grow.  The church is instructed to produce fruit (John 15).  Where does spiritual fruit grow in man and what causes it?

Here is a quick overview of the process taught by Jesus in the Parable of the sower.  Jesus taught us that spiritual fruit comes from spiritual trees and spiritual plants that grow in the spiritual ground (the hearts of mankind) by receiving spiritual Seed which is defined to be the Word of God (Mk 4, Lk 8).  I could spend a lot of time familiarizing you with these basic Bible concepts, but hopefully you understand them at least a little bit.  If not, please go read the Bible series dedicated to subject of the Parable of the Sower.  Let us continue in Genesis and see what else God says about these two different dominate lights:

Gen 1:16  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

We can see that God declares two lights to be the rulers of these two divisions called day and night.  This is an exactly time to say again we are either in Day or Night.  There is no third option of existence.  If you are saved you are in the Day and if you reject Jesus not believing in Him you are automatically in the blindness of darkness.  The Hebrew word translated as “rule” is H4475 is defined to be someone who is in a condition of powerful dominion to rule over a kingdom or a government.  This cannot be talking about created planetary bodies in creation.  This is so important to understand the parallels being taught to us by the Holy Spirit.  These two ruling lights are representative and symbolical patterns of a much greater hidden spiritual truth.

Here again we see one of God’s methods of hiding truth being utilized, God calls the sun by a completely new and different name, called the “greater light” and the moon, He calls the “lesser light“.  This verse contains all of the essential elements found describing the symbolic woman in Revelation 12:1.  We can see the Sun, the moon and the stars all being mentioned for the very first time in the Bible.  Since it is the first time these celestial objects are all mentioned in the Bible, these verses will help us to understand what these objects represent in Revelation 12.  This spiritual law is called the law of first mention and is a common practice that God uses to establish and reveal truth to us.  So who rules the day, we found out in lesson 1 that it is Jesus Christ the Sun of Righteousness.

 

SATAN THE MOON/LESSER LIGHT RULER OF THE DARKNESS

We are now going to begin to search and find scriptures in the Bible related to the ruler of the kingdom of darkness.  God chose to conceal Satan as the moon ruler using different techniques in the Bible.  But, even if the first does not use the literal name or title of the “moon” does not mean that we will be unable to see that this is what God is speaking of using different references direct and indirect.  For example, here is a good scripture that is certainly related to our current subject indirectly using unstated antithesis truth:

1 Jn 2:8  Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

John writing to the church tells them that the “true light” is now shining in them.  They have come out of the darkness and the night because they have seen the True Light (Jesus) in the internal spiritual realm.  But by the law of inverse truth, if there is a true light, then there is also an antithesis unstated “false light” truth.  Isn’t that an interesting consideration?  You see the moon who rules the darkness does not produce any light of itself or have any ability to shine light without the existence of the greater light called the sun.  The sun as we now know is Jesus Christ and we are beginning to learn the moon is the symbol of Satan the ruler of the spiritual darkness (a kingdom without God).   The moon is a false light and a lesser light and the Sun is the True Light and the Greater One.  Satan must be the ruler of the darkness; Satan must be the ruler of the night by inference.  The True Light and a false light  is very similar to the saying the Christ and an antichrist.  Jesus is the Christ and Satan is the antichrist.  These are just basic Bible patterns and principles of opposites being demonstrated to us.  Jesus is good and Satan is evil.  But, let us confirm all of this in the Bible:

Eph 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.

What we see in this verse directed to the church is a fact that declares our enemy to be the rulers of the darkness of this world.  Remember that darkness is a spiritual condition of the hearts of unsaved people that are in the spiritual state of night without light (God).  This can only be Satan and his demonic cohorts.  Just note the direct reference to someone ruling and where they are said to be the ruler of; this of course is the darkness.  Also remember that darkness is simply the nonexistence of light (No God).  If we take light (God) away people be in darkness.

It is very important to remember that darkness is a synonymous term for night.  If Jesus is the spiritual Light of the world, then those who do not know Christ are people that are in a state of spiritual darkness (night).  According to Ephesian 6:12 Satan is the ruler of those individuals without Christ living in darkness.  If you noticed in Ephesians 6:12, it said the enemy of the church was a spiritual force that consisted of “principalities” and “powers”.  If we again go back to Genesis 1:16 and review the Hebrew word H4475 translated as “rule”, it means to govern and have power over.  So we can see that God has given Satan the legal right to seize power over everyone still in the darkness.  But, then we could also say that for those who belong to Christ, they are now ruled by Jesus, the Light of Day and Satan does not have any legal power or authority over us unless we give it back to him and sometimes we do too easily.  Let’s look at another New Testament verse about Satan:

1Co 2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

This verse is again speaking about Satan being called the “prince” of this world.  The Greek word translated as “prince” means “ruler”, the one that is above the rest.  This is not speaking of a natural or physical kingdom in this verse, but it is speaking of the order within the spiritual realm of darkness.  This world is a hidden reference to the spiritual dark world that we do not perceive with our 5 natural physical senses.  What we realize from this verse is that this present world is ruled by an unseen spiritual force that will come to nothing eventually.  So let’s expand our knowledge with another verse:

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Again we see a very clear reference to a “prince” as being a spiritual ruler of the world system.  Paul writes that we who are now in the church use to obey this prince, but now we should not.  The implication is given that we (the church) are now and should remain on the outside from under the control of this dark ruler of the world, even though he still is working in those who are not Christians.  This Greek word translated as “prince” or “ruler” is clearly stated to be a spiritual being that we cannot perceive with our senses.  There is a clear division being stated between two groups of people; one group in the light and one group in the darkness.  Here is another witness to exactly what I am teaching you today:

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

We can again clearly see a distinction and division being stated between two groups of people.  These are clearly stated to be two distinct and different kingdoms and the rulers of the kingdoms are stated to us indirectly and directly.  You can clearly see that it directly names Jesus the Son of God to be the ruler of the kingdom that the church now exists within.  Indirectly you have to make the association that the “power of darkness” is a reversed opposite ruler to Jesus we can call the Sun of Righteous.  This indirect ruler of  power reference can only be Satan the moon we learned in Genesis 1.

So we have seen several good Bible references for Satan being called the prince, ruler and power of this present spiritual world of darkness.  But, then next we will see another related scripture found in 2 Corinthians:

 2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Both an explicit and an implied truth is given to us in this verse.  We should be able to see that Jesus Christ is recognized to be the spiritual (implied Sun) light, that is trying to shine into the hearts of men and women who believe not the truth.   We can logically deduce from this verse that those who believe, are those who the Light of Christ has risen within their spirits and those who are not saved and don’t believe in the Light are those who are still remaining in darkness.  This verse implies that those who do not see light and truth either by 1) their own choice or 2) they are blocked from seeing the light by Satan’s choice.  This inability to see the light can be caused by Satan due to an implied cloud, shadow or other blockage of their mind that causes Jesus (The Word) not to be received internally.  These unseeing people are literally spiritually blinded by their thoughts, ideas or mental distractions.  There is an implied spiritual reality that must be casting a shadow internally so that they are unable to see His glorious light.  This verse is describing two contrasting spiritual kingdom views between those who are in the darkness versus those that can begin to see daylight.

God also reveals who is blinding those who do no believe in Christ and he is called the “god of this world”, who is again Satan.  It is Satan that has blinded their minds so that they cannot see (which literally means to perceive or understand) the light (Word of God) Jesus Christ.  Physical blindness is the inability to see natural light clearly, spiritual blindness is the inability to see and understand the spiritual Word of God internally.  Blindness can be external or internal according to this verse.  Remember Satan who rules the night is said to be the one that keeps the light from shinning into their hearts and he uses thoughts placed in their mind to defeat them.

We are learning that Satan is the symbolic moon who rules those in the darkness and keeps men and women from seeing the True Light.  Because some people see a little false light named Satan they believe his lies, tricks and deceptions.  Our physical moon in the night sky has no life or light in itself.  So it is analogous to Satan who is a deceiver with no life or light in him.   I hope and pray that you understand these simple natural truths and are transferring this information into the parallels and patterns of the spiritual realm correctly.

 

CONCLUSION

Gen 1:18  And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

You see in Genesis 1:17 and 18 the reiteration of the truth of God’s word, the sun will rule the day and the moon will rule the night.  God prophesies that He will cause two separate spiritual divisions to manifest and one will be called the kingdom of light and the other will be called the kingdom of darkness.  Within these kingdoms they will be ruled by two different rulers, one greater than the other.  We know that God is light and in Him is no darkness.  Therefore we know that God is of the day and that is where the true church now is also, because He is inside of us.  These are very powerful spiritual truths that every Christian needs to thoroughly understand and I hope I have helped you to see them.

I’ll leave you in this lesson, with this final bit of information.  The fourth day of creation was a prophetic event within human history.   God declares that a day with the LORD is as a 1000 years and a 1000 years are even as one day (2 Peter 3:8).  If you do the math you will find that Jesus was born approximately 4000 years after Adam.  In other words Jesus came to the earth on the 4th day of creation as foretold by Genesis 1:16 to bring a spiritual Light to rule men and women and to provide an option out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness.  When Jesus came into the dark world as a light He established a spiritual division of rulership God called Day, meaning He left Satan out in the darkness.  This is why the Bible says if Satan would have known what was going to happen, he would not have crucified the LORD of Glory.

Now we have established the identity of two of the major key dependent symbols in the book of Revelation and we should now be able to see clearer the identity of the woman suspect being described causing the other women suspects move further away from clear focused possibility.

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (????) clothed with the sun (Jesus Christ), and the moon (Satan) under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Are you becoming a great detective and seeing the clues provided by God?  So far I have just filled in two of the main dependent symbolic clues and already we have a greatly reduced set of possible suspect candidates for the true identity of the woman in Revelation12.  In fact in my mind she can only be one woman in the list of suspect candidates.  But, we will continue the study of the identity of the woman in Revelation 12 and hopefully we can all be united and all come to the same conclusion after viewing all of the facts provided by the Word of God.   In my next lesson I will explore further evidence in the Bible for who the moon represents and we will hopefully begin to understand why the woman in Revelation 12 is standing on this moon symbol.  We will learn that this is a major clue establishing the moon’s (Satan’s) prophesied position to be under the feet of Church.

If you want to continue reading this series go to Part 3.

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Posted on December 4, 2009, in Bible Study, Chapter 12, Revelation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. And yet I still prefer the moon over the sun;however that doesn’t mean that I prefer the satan over Jesus the Chosen One.

  2. Beautiful definition you make me shout Glory !!

  3. Joseph had a similar dream in 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.
    The woman traditionally is Israel…who give’s birth to the messiah. Then the messiah is caught up in to heaven. 12 Indicates 12 tribes of Israel. That is very simple to me and easy to identify.

  4. You need to re think your view of Jesus as the sun and satan [[who is cast down]] as the moon…… [{Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman (????) clothed with the sun (Jesus Christ), and the moon (Satan) under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:}] In this, Both the sun and the moon clearly bow to her. And the moon which gets its light from the sun brings light into the dark like the church . Because you see a lot of things better than most, I invite you to study with me .I would love to pout all the parts that I see from another view together with your work. PS thank you for the work you have dune.

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