Revealing the Woman Standing On The Moon

Why is that Woman standing on the moon in Rev. 12:1?

The Sun, Moon, and Earth seem to be the main objects in this scene. “. . she is clothed with the sun, and the moon is under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: . . “ And she’s pregnant and ready to deliver. Amazing picture!

What’s the sun’s purpose here? To give Light to the Earth and Moon.

What’s the moon’s purpose? To reflect that Light to the Earth.

The Earth? It collects Light for life from the sun for daytime growth of plants, and then for animal life when the plants are eaten. Yes, I know. The food chain does not stop there. And it receives light from the moon.

The woman and the twelve stars? Later.

To see God's Purpose
First we must realize that the Bible is God’s story for us to learn about Him and His purposes. In John 4:24 “God is a Spirit . .”, John 6:63 “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (makes alive) . . the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life.” There are more references you may look up to see that God’s Spirit gives life, the words of understanding (the light of the world, the light of our understanding, Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-4 & 14), etc.) so we may not be in the dark as to what and who this God and His Son, Jesus, really are.

Symbolism Steps In
The sun gives light. The moon receives the reflects that light. The earth receives light from the moon. God’s truth hits the moon and reflects it to the earth. Now for the symbology of this. God is the source. The moon becomes His messenger (church). The earth takes the reflected truth and shares it to the rest of the world.

The woman enters the scene clothed with the sun (truth) and is known as the True Church where there is no distortion of His message to us on earth. A long time ago this truth about God was given to the twelve chosen tribes of Israel (the crown of twelve stars) who were to share this with the rest of humanity. They didn’t, and error of the truth began to propagate into other nations.

We see that she is pregnant with the “Word of Truth” (Jesus) in her to present God’s word of truth to the world, so they too may have that eternal life through acceptance of that Word through the Son of God.

Satan Cannot Win
Here comes that old snake, Lucifer, Satan or the Dragon (also known as the father of lies and the great deceiver) to destroy that holy thing in her belly, as soon as He is born. Satan can never succeed, and he didn’t. Jesus the Word, the Truth and the Life came to give us everything we need to overcome that deceiver, and become a child of God by faith. He showed us the way to God through Him, saying “Search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.”—John 5:39.

And now as a child, each of us must grow up day by day and learn of him now and forevermore, even by one verse a day.

Smile and rejoice, for the blessing is yours to keep.

God bless.

A Mystery Question. .

For fun and spruce-up your Bible knowledge, and understand Jesus’ purpose for His Father’s will in your life.
Please leave your thoughts, and ideas in the comments section below
Question for this week:

What is the genealogy of Mary (mother of Jesus Christ)?  Is it in the Bible?  If so, where?

God Bless your search for truth.

Emery Thompson

Father's Love — A given

He Really Cares

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
Beloved, now we are the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.”—1 John 3:1 & 2

A new convert came to a preacher saying, “No matter how much I pray, no matter how hard I try, I simply cannot seem to be faithful to my Lord. I think I’m losing my salvation. The preacher responded, “Do you see my dog here? He is my dog. He is house-trained; he never makes a mess; he is obedient; he is a pure delight to me. Out in the kitchen I have a son, a baby son. He makes a mess, he throws his food around, he fouls his clothes, he is a total mess. But who is going to inherit my legacy? Not my dog; my son is my heir. You are Jesus Christ’s heir because it is for you that He died. We are children of God and heirs of His kingdom, not through our perfection but by His grace.

What is Sin?
SIN is an acronym for Self Induced Need. Something you try to control, accomplish without God’s help, or without including Him in your plans. This leaves you alone in your pursuits, showing that you do not want or trust God or His partnership in this world or the kingdom to which He invites you. In Spanish the word ‘sin’ means ‘without.’ So it seems that, ‘without’ God you are in ‘sin.’

Can we be His sons while we choose to violate His laws?
Jesus, our Example of a true Son, Who came and lived with us to show us the way to love and worship the Father and live a lifestyle, which is contrasted by the sinful way Satan wants keep us so we lose our inheritance.

The Battle for the mind.
But the battle for us and God is the battle for our minds. Who do we wish to be with for eternity, and with whom we would rather choose to have as our best forever Friend, no matter where we are? He love us without preconceived rules, and has promised us an inheritance far beyond anything we could imagine.

Two choices. You must choose only one.
The choice should be clear; to chose and hold on to Jesus, our elder brother, who promises to show us the true character of the Father, and take us to Him at the end of this present world.

God Bless.