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The Woman and the Dragon, Part Five

In previous posts we have seen that the Woman represents the believing body of Israelite believers. That it was one of the believing Israelites that gave birth to Jesus and that the believing Israelites are alive today and will be in Jerusalem at the time of the abomination that causes desolation sign. We have seen that the 144,000 mentioned in Revelation is that body of Israelite believers at the time of the Two Witnesses and at the time when the Beast-man is given authority to subdue and smash all of the nations of the earth. We saw too that the Dragon, that is, Satan and his man, the Beast will enter into the yet to be built Temple in Jerusalem and the Antichrist/Beast-man will declare himself to be the Christ. The Beast-man will kill the Two Witnesses and then seek, with aid of his army, to kill the 144,000 Israelites, but that the Earth will open its mouth, that is, an earthquake will occur which will allow the 144,000 to escape and also kill the Beast’s army there in Jerusalem.

Zechariah 14:1-8

A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided among you.

2 I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.

3 Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights in the day of battle. 4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

6 On that day there will be no light, no cold or frost. 7 It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be light.

8 On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. (NIV84)

Here is a vision of the earthquake and the escape of the 144,000 in Revelation. Notice that it says that the Lord’s feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. Look at this next passage.

Acts 1:6-11

So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (NIV84)

Because of the many prophecies in the Old Testament that speak of the Lord’s Coming and establishing the kingdom to Israel, the disciples were wondering if it was then, two thousand years ago, that the Lord was going to do it. But then the Lord, who did not say that he was not going to restore the kingdom to Israel, said that they were not to know the times or dates of this event. Jesus was talking to them, then.

Then we see the Lord’s ascension into heaven.  And then two angels said that this same Jesus will return in the same way that he left. Okay? Now look that the next verse.

Acts 1:12

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. (NIV84)

That verse just sort of sneaks by without you noticing it. Why do you imagine that the Bible bothers to tell us from where the Lord ascended? This is not a normal verse. When you read the account of Jesus in the Gospels you don’t see that sort of statement very often. We were told this because it is relevant.

The Lord ascended from the Mount of Olives and he returns to the Mount of Olives. When the Lord returns, it will be to gather up his body, the Church, and then to provide an escape for the holy and pure of Israel, that is, the 144,000.

What you should now understand is that the Bible speaks to believers. For the most part it never speaks to unbelievers. There are two categories of believers, Gentile believers (Church) and Israelite believers. I have found that people in the Church today think that everything in the Bible is about them. This is not true. They, for the most part, believe that the Lord is going to come and ‘rapture’ the Church, but then they don’t stop and think of what that might mean to Israel. When reading the prophecies you must read and listen and think. You must read and look into your heart for understanding. You must ask yourself, what is the one exact scenario that weaves though all of the Bible’s prophecies and answers each and every one of them without disagreeing with any of the others. The Bible is a harmonious revelation of what is going to happen from God’s stand point.

 

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