The woman in the wilderness
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:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 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. 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. 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.
We know this baby was Jesus who was resurrected to the throne of god.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared for God that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days.
So this woman flees into the wilderness after Jesus resurrection in 33 a.d.
This woman could be the mother of Jesus but the scripture in Hebrews 9:27, says, it is appointed for man to die once then, the resurrection. So this woman is more likely to be the Christian church the lord Jesus had the 12 apostles continue to grow. This woman (church) flees into the wilderness for 1260 days or in bible terms years. So 33 years that Jesus lived and 1260 years that she stays in the wilderness is around 1300 a.d.
Another question is what wilderness she flees into. In the book of revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Waters represents people so wilderness would represent an uninhabited area. We must remember not only did the Jews get kicked out of Jerusalem when Titus, the roman general sacked Jerusalem in sixty a.d. but also the Christians. The Christian’s like the Jews went into Europe until around 1300 a.d.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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. 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. 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. 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.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man [child]. 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.
So now the woman goes into another wilderness she doesn’t flee, she is given 2 wings of a great eagle to fly to the 2nd wilderness. Flight represents the woman (church) couldn’t travel by land so she had to cross a body of water to get to the 2nd wilderness as we look at history the next wilderness to get discovered and populated would have been the Americas. So the woman (church) went to the Americas around 1300 a.d. This woman (church) couldn’t be the Catholic Church, since Christopher Columbus founded the Americas in 1492, and the conquistadors came thereafter.
This woman was nourished for a time times and half a time. So time is 1, times is 2, and half a time is half. We break down a time into a century. So for 3 and a half centuries the woman (church) is hidden in the 2nd wilderness in the America’s.
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.
We must remember that the waters represent people, so this flood the dragon spewed out of his mouth would be people, which would have been the conquistadors who came to the Americas in the centuries to come in order to conquer and convert.
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.
The earth opening its mouth would have been the black plague, and famines that killed off about a quarter of Europe’s population during the 1300s and 1400s.
This woman (church) in the wilderness is in the Americas. It is the spirit of freedom that sweeps the Americas. This spirit of freedom is Jesus Christ’s spirit.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36
. And this freedom is in Jesus. Christ is gathering his people into his garner (church). God wants you to be saved and be informed. To become a member in Christ’s church (the woman in the wilderness) contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org