by Ernest Easley

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Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 12:7-17
March 9, 2003

Now with our Bibles opened to Revelation chapter 12, we are picking up where we left off last Sunday morning thinking about: War: Past, Present and Future.

If you have ever wondered why the Jewish people have been haunted and hunted and hated down through the years, you will find the answer in Revelation 12!

If you have ever wondered why countries like: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran have the nation of Israel in their cross hairs, you will find the answer in Revelation 12!

And if you want to know what is in store for Israel and the Jewish people in the future, that's right, you will find the answer in Revelation 12.

Just put it down somewhere: God is not through with the Jewish people! And I will take it a step farther; Satan is not through with the Jewish people either!

In fact, we saw that last Sunday in the first six verses of Revelation chapter 12. We saw

(1) The Signs in Heaven.

And those signs included

- a pregnant woman. (v.1)

And that pregnant woman was clearly the nation of Israel. But not only a pregnant woman

- a powerful dragon. (v.3)

And who was that powerful dragon? Verse 9 tells us that he was the Devil. Verse 4 tells us that "the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born."

- a promised child.

Verse 2, "Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth." Verse 5, "And she bore a male Child who was to rule (shepherd) all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and to His throne."

The pregnant woman, that is the nation of Israel. The powerful dragon, that is the Devil. And the promised child, that is Jesus!

And the dragon left a trail of blood from the Garden to Golgotha attempting to prevent the birth of Jesus! He knew that if Jesus came to earth ...

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