These twelve stars, constellations, are thus associated with Israel in the persons of Jacob, and the twelve Patriarchs. These constituted and represented the whole nation in embryo. Their presence here in Revelation 12 tells us that God is about to reveal His own truth, to expose the foolishness of all the devices of the heathen, expose their false use of His own handiwork; and, as He smote "the gods of Egypt" when He delivered Israel then, Jeremiah 43:12-13 and Jeremiah 46:20, so, when He is about to deliver Israel again, He will execute His judgment on the gods of the heathen, by showing that their perversions of His primal promise will not affect its fulfillment; but all their mythological gods, the paleidians, the ascended masters, channeled spirits, and consciounesses, the aliens, all that garbage that people are worshipping today, shall be helpless and useless to deliver them out of His hand.
Now, I have to bring this up here. Why at this point do disillusioned expositors bring up The Body of Christ and try to introduce it here?
These commentators say "the whole symbolism points to it." WHAT?!? On the contrary, the only like symbol in the whole Bible connects this woman, as she is here arrayed, with Israel. What has the Body of Christ got to do with Genesis 37? Are we to look for the Body of Christ there? If not, then why look for it here, in Revelation 12. Jacob, his wife and his twelve sons, may well be taken as a most fitting interpretation of the sign of the sun, moon and twelve stars: but the Body of Christ has no connection whatsoever with these.
Further, Israel is again and again compared to a woman, and a married woman, in the Old Testament, as we see in Isaiah 44, etc. Also, in her time of rejection, she is compared to a widow (Isaiah 47, Lamentations 1:1, Luke 18); and a divorced woman (Isaiah 50, and Jeremiah 3); but not the Body of Christ. And nothing of what follows can be anywhere properly understood to be the Body of Christ, the Mystery. Now, if you have been following the videos of the Lion and Lamb Ministry, then you are fully aware, that we believe that the Body of Christ, The Mystery, is Raptured or Harpazo’d before the pages of The Book of Revelation even open. That this Book is concerned with Israel and NOT with the Mystery, The Body of Christ is sure. Look, if you re-read all of the Apostle Paul's letters, praying as you do, the word "MYSTERY" will keep jumping out at you...Ephesians 3:2..."If ye have heard of the DISPENSATION of the grace of God which is given ME to you-ward", and Ephesians 3:5..."Which in OTHER ages was not made known unto the sons of men", and Ephesians 3:9..."And to make all men see what is the fellowship (the DISPENSATION) of the Mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ". Like a lightning bolt this will became clear.
You see, this Age of Grace that we are currently in, is an "ANOMALY" in the Prophetic Timeline Plan. No one...not Satan, the Principalities, Demons, Rulers in High Places, NO ONE, saw it coming. Only God Himself, within whom it was hid. 1 Corinthians 2:7-8..."But we speak the wisdom of God in a Mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: which none of the PRINCIPALITIES of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."
Ahh, The Age of Grace! Satan hates Grace. Can't fight Grace. You can trip people up all day in Religion. Trying to follow The Law...Satan can work with that. Can't work with Grace though. Satan has worked hard through the centuries, to try and get Grace brought under the Law. Starting immediately with the message of Grace from the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul. We see that with the Galatians. But the Spirit tells us through Paul in Romans 11:6..."And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."
So here it is....The Mystery is that God is forming a joint Body of Jews and Gentiles, saved and brought together by Grace through Faith, which is the Body of the BrideGROOM, The LORD Jesus Christ!! Once the last person of the BrideGROOM's Body is in, the ANOMALY will be removed (by the Rapture/Harpazo) and the Prophetic time line for Israel will resume, unabated. So There you have it.
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)