Revelation 12:1 “And a great sign was seen in heaven...”
Here, at length, for the first time in this Book, we have a "Sign." The word is semeion: a sign; not teras: wonder. We are thus warned at the outset that we are not to take this literally, but to see in it a "sign" of something else. This is how the Holy Spirit guides us as to what is literal and what is not. What it is that is signified by the Sign we must learn from the Scripture itself. So, if we are here told to treat this as a "sign," then it stands to reason when we are not so cautioned, we are not to treat the things in this Book as signs or symbols, but as literal facts and events.
It is not only a Sign, but it is "a great sign," which means it is as important in its significance as it is vast in its appearance. It represented something remarkable in itself and momentous in its teaching.
Revelation 12:1 “A woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”
This at once takes us back to Genesis 37. It is the only scripture in the whole Bible where we have anything corresponding to this sign. There we read of Joseph, Revelation 37:9-10…here’s what it says:
"he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold! I have dreamed a dream more; behold, the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, what is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren indeed come to bow ourselves to thee, to the earth"
Joseph thus saw a similar "Sign," and both he and his father Jacob understood it at once, and interpreted it correctly. The question that begs to be asked is…How? How was Jacob instantly aware of what the dream meant?
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)