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  • 1. “Apocalyptic literature is aspecial kind of writing thatarose among Jews andChristians to reveal certainmysteries about heavenand earth, humanity andGod, angels and demons,the life of the world today,and the world to come.”
  • 2. Apocalyptic literature“reveals” these mysteries through the use of visions and highly symbolic language.
  • 3. Our Guiding Principle Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let’s not get lost in the details and therefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  • 4. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  • 5. Revelation 12 Two great signs (vv. 1-6) Two ferocious wars One very certain outcome
  • 6. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:1-2A great and wondrous sign appeared inheaven: a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet and a crownof twelve stars on her head. She waspregnant and cried out in pain as she wasabout to give birth.
  • 7. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:3-4aThen another sign appeared in heaven: anenormous red dragon with sevenheads and ten horns and seven crowns onhis heads. His tail swept a third of thestars out of the sky and flung them to theearth.
  • 8. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:4b-5The dragon stood in front of the womanwho was about to give birth, so that hemight devour her child the moment it wasborn. She gave birth to a son, a malechild, who will rule all the nations with aniron scepter. And her child was snatchedup to God and to his throne.
  • 9. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:6The woman fled into the desert to a placeprepared for her by God, where she mightbe taken care of for 1,260 days.
  • 10. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars)Two great signs (vv. 1-6) - A pregnant woman
  • 11. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:1-2A great and wondrous sign appeared inheaven: a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet and a crownof twelve stars on her head. She waspregnant and cried out in pain as she wasabout to give birth.
  • 12. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:5She gave birth to a son, a male child,who will rule all the nations with an ironscepter.Revelation 19:15Out of his mouth comes a sharp swordwith which to strike down the nations.“He will rule them with an iron scepter.”
  • 13. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:5She gave birth to a son, a male child, whowill rule all the nations with an ironscepter. And her child was snatched up toGod and to his throne.
  • 14. Signs and WarsEphesians 1:18-20That you may know . . . what is theimmeasurable greatness of his powertoward us who believe, according to theworking of his great might that he workedin Christ when he raised him from thedead and seated him at his right hand inthe heavenly places.
  • 15. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) - A pregnant woman (Israel) - A hideous dragon
  • 16. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:3Then another sign appeared in heaven: anenormous red dragon with sevenheads and ten horns and seven crowns onhis heads.
  • 17. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:9And the great dragon was throwndown, that ancient serpent, who is calledthe devil and Satan, the deceiver ofthe whole world.
  • 18. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:3Then another sign appeared in heaven: anenormous red dragon with seven headsand ten horns and seven crowns on hisheads.
  • 19. 1 John 5:19We know that we are from God,and the whole world lies in thepower of the evil one.
  • 20. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) - A pregnant woman (Israel) - A hideous dragon (Satan)
  • 21. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) Two ferocious wars (vv. 7-17) - War #1 – occurs in heaven
  • 22. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:7-8Now war arose in heaven, Michael and hisangels fighting against the dragon. And thedragon and his angels fought back, but hewas defeated, and there was no longerany place for them in heaven.
  • 23. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:9And the great dragon was throwndown, that ancient serpent, who is calledthe devil and Satan, the deceiver of thewhole world— he was thrown down tothe earth, and his angels were throwndown with him.
  • 24. Signs and WarsWho is this “Michael?”Daniel 12:1 – “The great prince”Daniel 10:13 – “One of the chief princes”Daniel 10:21 – “Your prince”Jude 1:9 – “The Archangel”
  • 25. Signs and WarsSatan has access to heaven?Job 1:6Now there was a day when thesons of God came to presentthemselves before the LORD,and Satan also came among them.
  • 26. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,“Now the salvation and the power and thekingdom of our God and the authority ofhis Christ have come, for the accuser ofour brothers has been thrown down, whoaccuses them day and night before ourGod.
  • 27. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) Two ferocious wars (vv. 7-17) - War #1 – occurs in heaven - War #2 – occurs on earth
  • 28. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars)Satan’s 3 targets in the war on earth: 1. The male child (Christ)Revelation 12:4bAnd the dragon stood before the womanwho was about to give birth, so that whenshe bore her child he might devour it.
  • 29. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars)Satan’s 3 targets in the war on earth: 1. The male child (Christ) 2. The woman (Israel)
  • 30. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:13And when the dragon saw that he hadbeen thrown down to the earth, hepursued the woman who had givenbirth to the male child.
  • 31. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:14But the woman was given the two wingsof the great eagle so that she might flyfrom the serpent into the wilderness, tothe place where she is to be nourished fora time, and times, and half a time.
  • 32. Signs and WarsExodus 19:6You yourselves have seen what I did to theEgyptians, and how I bore you on eagleswings and brought you to myself.
  • 33. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:15The serpent poured water like a river outof his mouth after the woman, to sweepher away with a flood.
  • 34. June 22, 1972
  • 35. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:15-16The serpent poured water like a river outof his mouth after the woman, to sweepher away with a flood. But the earthcame to the help of the woman, and theearth opened its mouth and swallowedthe river that the dragon had poured fromhis mouth.
  • 36. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars)Satan’s 3 targets in the war on earth 1. The male child (Christ) 2. The woman (Israel) 3. All followers of the true God
  • 37. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:17Then the dragon became furious with thewoman and went off to make war on therest of her offspring, on those who keepthe commandments of God and holdto the testimony of Jesus. And he stood onthe sand of the sea.
  • 38. As we look in the rearview mirrorat Revelation 7 – we see God . . . Sealing 144,000 Jews Saving a multitude of Gentiles
  • 39. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) Two ferocious wars (vv. 7-17) One very certain outcome!
  • 40. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:12Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and youwho dwell in them! But woe to you, Oearth and sea, for the devil has comedown to you in great wrath, because heknows that his time is short!
  • 41. Signs and WarsRevelation 12:11 And they have conquered him by theblood of the Lamb and by the word oftheir testimony, for they loved not theirlives even unto death.
  • 42. Signs and WarsColossians 2:13-15And you, who were dead in your trespasses . . .God made alive together with him, havingforgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling therecord of debt that stood against us with itslegal demands. This he set aside, nailing it tothe cross. He disarmed the rulers andauthorities and put them to open shame, bytriumphing over them in him.
  • 43. Revelation 12 (Signs and Wars) Two great signs (vv. 1-6) Two ferocious wars (vv. 7-17) One very certain outcome!
  • 44. 1. Don’t underestimate the Enemy of your soul!1 Peter 5:8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Youradversary the devil prowls aroundlike a roaring lion, seeking someoneto devour.
  • 45. 2. We should expect persecution … if we are living for Jesus Christ!2 Timothy 3:12Indeed, all who desire to live a godlylife in Christ Jesus will bepersecuted.
  • 46. John 15:18-19If the world hates you, know that ithas hated me before it hated you. Ifyou were of the world, the worldwould love you as its own; butbecause you are not of the world, butI chose you out of the world,therefore the world hates you.
  • 47. John 15:20Remember the word that I said toyou: ‘A servant is not greater than hismaster.’ If they persecuted me, theywill also persecute you.
  • 48. 2. We should expect persecution … if we are living for Jesus Christ!