“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” (Rev 12:15)
In context, Revelation 12 is part of a series of THREE WOES. The THREE WOES were announced in Rev 8:13 and coincide with the three sets of Judgments (Seal, Trumpet and Vial) that are manifest during the Tribulation.
These are judgments from YHVH.
Why? For transgression of His law and commandments! The world has rejected YHVH and His ways, and is facing the consequences.
To be obedient is to be blessed. To be disobedient is to be cursed. (Deut 28)
“And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” (Rev 8:13)
1) Rider on the white horse (Rev 6:1-2)
2) Rider on the red horse (Rev 6:3-4)
3) Rider on the black horse (Rev 6:5-6)
4) Rider on the pale horse (Rev 6:8)
5) Souls slain for the Word of YHVH
6) Great earthquake, signs in the heavens (Rev 6:12-17)
7) Opening of the 7 Trumpet Judgments (Rev 8:1-5)
1) Hail, fire, blood (Rev 8:7)
2) Burning mountain cast into the sea (Rev 8:8)
3) Wormwood (Rev 8:10-11)
4) 1/3 part of the sun, moon, stars darkened (Rv 8:12-13)
5) Plague of demonic locusts
“One woe is past, and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter”
6) Plague of demonic horsemen
“The second woe is past, and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly”
7) YHVH’s wrath has come, those who destroy the earth will be destroyed.” (Rev 11:15)
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Rev 12:12)
After witnessing the “abomination of desolation” (Matt 24:15), the “woman” (Israel) will flee into the wilderness, where she will be nourished and cared for by YHVH for 1260 days (3 ½ years)
Antichrist in power as one-world leader (Rev 13)
False Prophet works alongside the Antichrist (Rev 13)
1) sores appear on those who receive the mark of the beast (Rev 16:2)
2) Seas turn to blood, all marine life dies (Rev 16:3)
3) Fresh water becomes blood (Rev 16:4)
4) Sun given power to scorch men with fire (Rev 16:8)
5) Darkness over kingdom of the beast (Rev 16:10)
6) Euphrates river dries up, making way for kings of the East/ 3 unclean spirits (Rev 16:13)
7) Great earthquake (Rev 16:16-21)
Revelation 12 is MID-POINT in the Tribulation. The THIRD WOE has begun. Satan has been cast to the earth and he is angry, for he knows his time is short.
The Trumpet Judgments have been fulfilled and the Vial Judgments are ahead
The serpent persecutes the “woman” (Israel) by attempting to kill her with a flood of water
1) Who is the serpent? (Rev 12:9)
WORD STUDY “serpent”
Greek ophis (G3789)
snake, serpent, with the ancient, the serpent was the emblem of cunning and wisdom; probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision)
2) Who is the woman? (Gen 37:5-10)
Jacob didn’t have any trouble identifying the symbols:
“And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, 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 [Jacob] 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 down ourselves to thee to the earth?” (Gen 37:9-10)
Allowing scripture to interpret scripture, we understand that the sun and moon are representatives of Jacob and Rachel as the forebears of the nation of Israel. The stars represent Joseph and his brethren, who became pillars of a nation, the twelve tribes of Israel.
✨The woman clothed with the sun is ISRAEL
✨The crown of twelve stars are the
12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL
“Thus saith YHVH, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; YHVH of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith YHVH, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” (Jer 31:35-36)
3) From whom is the woman protected from? (Rev 12:14)
4) What did the serpent cast out of his mouth? (Rev 12:15 )
WORD STUDY “water” Greek hydor (G5204) pronounced HOO-door Refers to water: of water in rivers, in fountains, in pools, of the water of the deluge, of water in any of the earth's repositories, of water as the primary element, out of and through which the world that was before the deluge, arose and was compacted; of the waves of the sea; fig. used of many peoples
WORD STUDY “flood”
Greek potamos (G4215)
of streams, river, floods, a torrent; probably from a derivative of the alternate of G4095; a current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e. running water – flood, river, stream, waters
as used in “and the rains descended and the floods (potamos) came”
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In studying the words used here, we find that the water the serpent cast from his mouth is literally a flood or torrent of water
5) What was the serpent’s intent in doing so?
5) Why does the serpent hate the woman?
SATAN’S HATRED OF ISRAEL
Satan has a perpetual hatred for Israel that began back in the Garden of Eden. Satan beguiled Eve (also called “the woman”) to sin, which was his first attempt to corrupt the seed of the woman.
Because Eve is the “mother of all living” (Gen 3:20), that first sin affected all the descendants of Adam and Eve. It is called the Adamic nature, or sin nature, or propensity to violate YHVH’s laws and commandments. This is the natural state of man, until we are born again.
Satan was cursed by YHVH
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen 3:15)
Thus, by YHVH’s decree, the hostility between Satan and the seed of the woman began. It has never let up, not to this very day. Satan is the adversary of mankind, but especially to the chosen bloodline, because from that bloodline, the prophesied Messiah, would come
The bloodline descended from Seth to Noah’s son, Shem (from where we get the word Shemite or “semite” or “anti-semiticism”) on to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to King David, and ultimately to Messiah Yeshua, who is of the seed and line of David.
“For thou art an holy people unto YHVH thy Elohim: YHVH thy Elohim hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” (Deut 7:6)
“For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, YHVH, becamest their Elohim.” (I Chron 17:22)
See Table of Nations in Genesis 10
Also Matthew 1 and Luke 3
For Satan, it was a declaration of war, because he wanted to be worshiped and adored, and would stop at nothing to sabotage the redemptive plan of YHVH. Satan hates YHVH and His people and does all he can to deceive people to follow himself.
Down through history, Satan has used men (and women) as tools to accomplish his plans.
He’s used the Pharaoh of Egypt, kings like Nebuchadnezzar, Antiochus, pastors and popes. He’s used ungodly decrees, commandments, rules and regulations to target the seed of the woman. He’s used the Inquisitions, the Holocaust and general persecution to try to wipe out the people of YHVH.
Satan will use anyone he can to accomplish his wicked goals. He is crafty, scheming and relentless:
We remember Herod, who ordered the slaughter of the young Judean children in Bethlehem, to try to prevent the prophesied king (Yeshua) from taking the rightful throne.
How ’bout Haman, whose hatred for the Jews led him to devise a plan to slaughter every Jewish person in Susa. If not for a faithful Jewish queen named Esther (Hadassah), Jews throughout the province would have been killed.
We can’t forget about Adolf Hitler, whose anti-semiticism and desire for a pure Aryan race, led him to kill over 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
And know this, Satan is not finished yet. In these end of days, he is still using willing men and women to do his dirty work, to beguile people to question and subvert the Word, and to disobey YHVH.
We must constantly be on guard against the schemes of the devil, for he is our adversary who will never stop trying to tempt us to sin against YHVH.
I pray you all have a wonderful Preparation Day and a blessed Sabbath!!!
Love ya, Lisa