From Revelation 12
In prayer recently I saw the Woman of Revelation chapter 12 as a corporate woman made up of women, generation after generation, bringing forth children who become another generation to bring forth children and so on until the generation arrives which shall bring forth the corporate Manchild. All along and in each generation the Dragon has stood before her to devour her children with oppression and slavery, yet in each generation some live to bring forth another generation of children born to carry the Covenant Promise to still another generation. This Woman and her seed have carried the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations of the world.
The Dragon’s Tail Casts One Third of the Stars of Heaven Down to Earth
In John’s vision the Woman has a garland of twelve stars on her head. This seems reminiscent of Joseph’s dream in which he saw the sun, the moon, and eleven stars bow down to his star. The interpretation given is that Jacob, his wife and all of Joseph’s eleven brothers would bow down to Joseph, which certainly came to pass. The twelve stars in the corporate Woman’s garland seem to represent the twelve tribes of Israel out of which she and her offspring come. One third of her offspring are cast out of heavenly authority by the tail, the back-side of the Dragon, one might think, in secret.
Those cast down out of heavenly authority by the Dragon’s tail historically have been those of her offspring who have enslaved, oppressed and robbed the Woman’s children in each generation. They have been church leaders, both Catholic and Protestant, who have enslaved and robbed by religion. They have been of the nobility and the wealthy classes who have oppressed and killed and have expanded their kingdoms by force. They are the heads of international corporations and banking systems who seek to devour all economic systems of the earth into one under their own control. Yet in every enslaved and oppressed generation, some live to perpetuate the Promise.
The Manchild shall be born as surely as the Messiah was born in Bethlehem. The generation which is to bring forth the Manchild who is “to rule all nations with a rod of iron” may be very close at hand. The Manchild is not a whole generation. The Woman, the generation which brings forth the Manchild, continues to live as the Manchild is “caught up to God and His throne.” She is protected in a wilderness place by two wings of a great eagle with which she flies in heavenly authority, and she is nourished “away from the face of the serpent.”
The Dragon cannot touch the Woman, but he goes to “make war with the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Is this remnant of her seed not the children across the earth that she has spawned through the Gospel in every nation?
The Manchild born of the Woman of Revelation 12 shall be caught up to God and to His throne. At that time a voice in heaven shall say, “Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ.”
…the devil knoweth that he hath but a short time.