The stage is set for the greatest and most famous of battles. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 14. Revelation chapter 12 contains a description of a woman, who is clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars atop her head. The great red dragon waiting to devour the child as soon as born, 3,4. Revelation chapter 12 verse by verse high time to awake. In verse 1, israel is described as a woman clothed with the sun and moon and wearing a crown of stars. Revelation greek apokalupsis means an uncovering, an unveiling, or a disclosure. When they do, satans target of opportunity will become the socalled tribulation saints, those whove come to faith in. Johns presentation of the gospel in revelation focuses on repentance and giving glory to god. In revelation chapter 12 god throws satan out of heaven. In the scriptures, woman is usually used to typify the church or a nation. In chapter 12, john sees the war in heaven, the casting out of a third part of heavenly. This period is mentioned 7 times in scripture, twice in chapter 12, once in chapter where it is known as 42 months, twice in chapter 11, once each in daniel 7.
Revelation 14 commentary daily verse, scripture by topic. Revelation 12 bible commentary john darbys synopsis. Chapter summary this chapter relates several highly. Revelation 1214 niv the woman and the dragon a great sign. In revelation chapter 12, john sees a vision of a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars revelation 12. The woman is delivered of a son, who is caught up unto god.
Revelation 1214 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. The greek word semeion, which is translated as wonder, sign, or miracle, is used to describe a woman clothed with the sun. The latter is what will descend on earth after the great white throne judgment and remain on earth for eternity. Revelation 14, new king james version nkjv the bible app. Revelation 1214new testament teacher resource manual. The war in heaven between michael and the dragon, 7,8. Reflect, journal, or create art next to your favorite verses. The woman represents israel, and her child is christ, the messiah compare 12. Verse by verse study of revelation chapter 12 by tony warren. So, the chapters 1214 parenthetical description of the second half of the final seven years includes details of the great tribulation antimessiah pursuing the yahudim into the wilderness chapter 12 then persecuting and killing yahovahs people the followers of yahushua chapter.
There is a patient waiting for christ shown by those who keep gods commandments, who cleave to righteousness in spite of much temptation, and who refuse to pay. John, in the book of revelation, does not discuss jesus earthly life or death. Verse 12 12 and the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Revelation reveals the two evil figures the devil uses to persecute the believing remnant of israel. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. The book is traditionally attributed to john the apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. It is talking about jesus being michael, there are only 15 references of michael in the kjv biblethey are all talking about human men except for these 4 texts. Tying the symbols to josephs dream in genesis 37 confirms the womans identity. In the new testament, this word describes the unveiling of spiritual truth rom. When that happens, the jewish remnant will heed the lords call from matt. Revelation 12 the woman and the dragon 1 a great sign appeared in heaven.
Not so much because the chapters are so difficult to discern, but because so many people are caught up in private interpretations, and the parroting of the unsound doctrines that theyve heard. Christ is with his church and in the midst of her in all her troubles. The focus of revelation is the glorified, exalted christ cf. Its events do not follow those in chapter 11 at all. Christians were already referring to the city and empire of rome by the cryptic title babylon.
Revelation, chapter 1 king james version christian. Read all of revelation 12 chapter 12 gives us a brief but allimportant summary of the whole course of events, viewed, not in their instruments on earth or the judgment of these, but the divine view of all the principles at work, the state of things as revealed of god. However, near the end of time satan will be permitted to achieve what appears, briefly, to be success. The woman in the wilderness 1 and there appeared a great wonder in heaven. Verses 8, 11, and 14 give great comfort to the people of god who were. Let the christians, who are now partakers of the present temporal prosperity, and advanced to places of trust in the empire, praise and magnify the lord who has thus so signally interfered in their behalf. A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. A white cloud it is supposed that, from this verse to the end of the chapter, the destruction of rome is represented under the symbols of harvest and vintage. This name indicates the meaning of revelation it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. Revelation 14 bible commentary matthew henry concise. Three words stand out in verse patience, commandments, and faith. The first reaping represents the lords taking home of his people prior to the falling of his wrath. The sound i heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.
The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. After an account of the great trials and sufferings which the servants of god had endured, we have now a more pleasant scene opening. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelationchapter 14. The nation of israel is symbolically referred to throughout the chapter. Preface the book of revelation is one of the most misunderstood books in the bible. Note the similarity between this description and the description that joseph gave of his father jacob israel and his mother and their children genesis 37. Chapters 1014 cover personalities and events that fit into various places in this sevenyear tribulation period. Rather, chapter 12 is a highly condensed history of the true church within. The appearance of a white cloud has appeared time and time again in both the old and new testament.
In this readiness to wait, to endure through much tribulation to the end, is the patience of the saints seen. This chapter contains the accounts about the woman, the dragon and the child, followed by the war between michael and the dragon. Or is it a transition from chapter 11 to chapter 12. I am alpha and omega, saith the lord alpha is the first, omega the last letter in the greek alphabet. This is meant not to depreciate jesus central role cf. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. These three chapters give brief overviews of all the key characters or group of characters that make up the great tribulation. In the next verse, israel is the woman about to give birth. Is it the summary of chapter 11 or the introduction of chapter 12. Earlier in this chapter, it is said that the woman fled into the wilderness for a period of a thousand two hundred and threescore days 12. This was to be for 1260 prophetic days and thus 1260 years, as verse 14 is parallel to verse 6. Verse click for chapter new international version the woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in. And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.
Revelation 12, new international version niv the bible app. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelation. Douayrheims bible, apocalypse revelation chapter 12. She is being pursued by a great red dragon, whose tail has swept a third of the stars from heaven and cast them to earth. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. The vision of the woman clothed with the sun and of the great dragon her persecutor. Christ is consistently represented as a lamb throughout revelation a parallel with the unblemished lamb of old testament sacrifices. Geneva study bible 9 and i looked, and behold a 10 white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the son of man, 11 having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a 12 sharp sickle. In revelation 14, it shows them in triumph at the end of the great tribulation. The book of revelation is the only book in the bible, that i know of, that has a blessing associated with it for those who will read itnot once but twice. Revelation 12 is the twelfth chapter of the book of revelation or the apocalypse of john in the new testament of the christian bible. It also reveals that god will protect israel in the wilderness.
Chapter 12 is another inset chapter, in which john sees another wondrous vision. There two references to mount zion, one which is jerusalem, 2samuel 5. The fact the euphrates is identified specificially could be to. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things. The reader must keep in mind that the chapter divisions are contrived by men. The gospel according to the revelation chapter 14 commentary. Revelation 1214 niv the woman and the dragon a great. The dragon and his angels are overcome and cast down to the earth. A hundred and fortyfour thousand virgins verse 1 1 and i looked, and a lamb stood on mount zion, and with him 144,000 having his fathers name written on their foreheads commentary. Verses 15 here we have one of the most pleasing sights that can be viewed in this worldthe lord jesus christ at the head of his faithful adherents and attendants. Verse 12 introduces verse, both of which are an interlude of peace between the warnings and threatenings to those who worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark 14. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it. The lord jesus at the head of his faithful followers.
Chapters 12 to 14 are explanatory prophecies that describe some of the major personages and movements of the latter half of the tribulation period. They gathered on mount zion because zion the ancient name for the hills that make up jerusalem is the place where the messiah gathers his redeemed and reigns over the earth psalm 48, isaiah 24. Verse 14 refers to this time in which the woman is nourished as a time, and times, and half a time 12. Chapter 12 gives us a brief but allimportant summary of the whole course of events, viewed, not in their instruments on earth or the judgment of these, but the divine view of all the principles at work, the state of things as revealed of god. The fall of satan, the rise of the antichrist, the rejoicing of the church in heaven, the persecution of israel, and the escape of jewish christians. Attridge, sterling professor of divinity and david l. However, the meaning of chapter 12 is not conditioned on a proper. However, there is a brief, fiveverse introduction to these events in revelation 11. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. Revelation 14 niv bible then i looked, and there before. The first blessing is in the first chapter of revelation in verse 3. Chapter 11 ends with the blowing of the seventh trumpet and the announcing of the return of jesus christ, while chapter 12 suddenly introduces a brand new vision.571 1132 705 3 1200 1215 1157 378 1153 1234 1273 709 1390 1369 1281 1054 747 528 524 1396 522 259 291 749 517 916 643 1177 1076 77 1579 1006 25 699 174 1008 1171 1212 576 487 256 1279 370 1393 684 166