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The Radiant Woman (27 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
As we came to the close of Revelation 11, a scene in heaven depicted all the saints of God once again worshipping the Lord Jesus as a great coronation service was held. God said that He would give his Son all things under His feet, all the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our God, and of his Christ. So the temple being open and the Ark of the Covenant being seen in the temple at the close of Revelation 11 confirms God's promise that during the tribulation time, God will work in the life of the nation of Israel. So the establishment of the nation of Israel is very, very important. It is good to keep in mind as we study this particular part of Revelation that it has to do with Israel, not the church. The church is already taken out, raptured from the earth. But it has to do with the nation of Israel and Daniel's seventieth week, or the last seven years, of God's prophesied dealing with His people, Israel. Because what we are going to study has to do with God's covenant with the nation of Israel, with Abraham, and with David, that there would be one upon the throne of David who would rule forever and ever and ever. "One is coming who is going to rule, and of his government and of his kingdom there shall be no end" (Isaiah 9:6-7). God has given the world its Messiah through the Jews and the nation of Israel. That Messiah will come once again in power and glory at the end of the Battle of Armageddon.
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to t ...
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