And so it came to pass that today, (as we saw in our video entitled, "Woman and Child. Revelation 12:2"), Coma Berenice (the hair of Berenice), sits in the place of the woman and child..."the Desire of all nations." But long before the constellation had been changed, its real signification had been lost and perverted.
Naturally, when the promises and prophecies had been written down in the Scriptures of Truth, the meaning of the signs and constellations, and the very names by which God had called the stars, would fall into a state of disuse or inactivity, and became gradually forgotten. This would lead to the easy perversion of their meaning by those nations who did not possess the Word of God. Hence this constellation of the "woman and child" passed into the Babylonian and Egyptian mysteries under the names of "Isis and Horus"; and then, from the pagan mysteries, the picture passed into Romanism, with many other symbols and doctrines.
So closely is Romanism allied to Paganism, of which it is the outcome, that those who do not see the difference between Paganized Christianity and Bible Christianity, draw the false conclusion that Romanism is merely a corruption of Christianity, whereas it is little more than Christianized Paganism. Hence it was that, the real meaning of "the woman and child" having been lost, the symbol was then Paganized, and it is now believed that representations of it as being "Isis and Horus" were so common, long prior to Christianity, that "there was not a house where it was not found."
THEN, many of these Pagan symbols, rites, and ceremonies were brought INTO "Christianity" by the Greek “church” Fathers, who were converts from Paganism, and had not renounced or lost their teaching and training. So NOW, what we have here, in Revelation 12 is the fact that God is going right back to the beginning, and in spite of all the opposition of Satan and the perversion of Primitive Truth by paganism, He is showing us His purpose in this closing book of Inspiration, which is to take us back to the causes of the great Apostacy, and onward through the great Apostacy, which is close upon us, to its final confusion and destruction.
This is why we have, here, GOD’s vindication of those "Signs" by which He first promulgated His great primeval promise, and His own Revelation as to its final accomplishment in the crushing of the serpent's head.
Ok, it is clear, so far, that the woman is the "sign" of Israel, viewed as representing the nation as a whole. Israel is thus personified, with the marks, which characterize the nation in its constitution and in its hope.
Having now given the great "sign" of the "woman," we next have "another sign in heaven", the woman's enemy.
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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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)