A woman heavy with child reminds me
Often you see a pregnant woman, and she gets heavier each day, as she approaches her due date. Also you hear of people who kill a mother- to-be, just to steal or kill the child. Wickedness comes in various shapes and sizes, all masterminded by the devil. Remember the birth of Moses, and the commandments of Pharaoh, to kill all male children, from ages one day to a few months, (Exodus 1:15-22 and 2:1-4).
Remember also Matt. 2:1-18, the baby (Jesus) was born, and Herod heard that a King was born. Fear got the hold of him. Satan entered him. He stood as an agent of the devil, searched and waited to kill the child. In verse 16, which reads, “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.” This was a calculated attempt to destroy the baby Jesus.
The birth of a child has always been an issue that Satan hates. Remember Genesis 3;15, “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.” God put down that prophecy for all to know and be watchful; because there will be a steady war from the devil till he is cast into the lake of fire. He is always trying to kill the manchild to overcome that prophecy; but he cannot.
Once again whenever you see a pregnant woman; know that the devil is alway looking for a way to destroy the child. This brings us to Rev. 12:1-17, that requires our careful study. In verse 2 it reads, “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” This is the woman representing the church, about to give birth to the manchild; the bride of Christ. Jesus was born and the devil tried to kill Him through Herod but failed. Which is another form of the fulfillment of the prophecy; but Jesus was not caught up to God and to his throne at that time. He still lived on earth to fulfill the journey to the Cross of Calvary, for salvation and reconciliation of man to God: whosoever that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, (Mark 16:16).
In verse 4, “And the dragon (satan, the serpent or the devil) stood before (the pregnant woman due delivery) the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” This is war and Satan has his strategy to win the battle. But God who created Satan knew better and knew even the thoughts of Satan himself. God is all knowing.
According to verse 5, “And she (the church or woman) brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a road of iron: and her child (the bride of Christ, elected) was caught up unto God, and to His throne.” This is the coming translation. And when this happened the dragon was subsequently cast down to the earth, after the bride was caught up to God. Satan when he was cast out and down to earth; he had great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time, (verse 12).
Satan then set out in verse 13 to persecute the woman which brought forth the manchild. The woman had supernatural help to protect her on the earth, as she was left behind. Satan could not harm or overcome the woman because she was protected; and so he went after the remnant of the woman. In verse 17 it states, “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” As you can see the dragon, satan was out to destroy the manchild but when he failed he went after the woman and when the woman escaped his attack, went out to attack the remnant of her seed, (the tribulation saint, the foolish virgins; they had the testimony of Jesus Christ without oil in their lamps when the Lord came suddenly at midnight). This seed kept the commandments of God and had the testimony of Jesus Christ, but were not part of the manchild. They were left behind and are the tribulation saints. These appear again in Rev. 7:14, “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Why do you want to belong to this group?
When you see a pregnant woman, may it remind you that the manchild, the elected bride, is about to be born and suddenly caught up, (translated) to God and to His throne.
Rom. 8:22-23, states, “For we know the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
Are you in the groaning group in the womb of the woman waiting to be delivered? If you are translated then for sure you were in her womb waiting to be delivered. You will be caught up to God in the translation. In the twinkling of an eye, in a moment, suddenly, in an hour you think not this will happen. It will be so sudden that the dragon will be forever confused. Let every pregnant woman you see, remind you that a manchild is about to be born and caught up to God and to His throne. Be sure to make your calling and election sure as part of the manchild about to be delivered. If not you will be left behind. Every time you see an expectant mother, remember that the manchild is about to be delivered and caught up to God and to His throne, (Rev. 12:5) and shall rule the nations with a rod of iron.
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