“And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
Just one verse, Genesis 3:15, packs incredible meaning where it speaks of the Crucifixion and the final vengeance of God against the devil. A single line prophecy packing in it a plethora of fulfillments detailed in the apocalypse. One scene in the Book of Revelation chapter 12, St. John expounds on this one verse adding to the prophecy where the mother of the “the man-child” is now seen using her feet stomping and defeating two protruding horns. This crescent with its two pincers is finally destroyed.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven:
and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple,
and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And a great sign appeared in heaven:
A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 11:19-12:1)
In this prophecy, she carries out the Lord’s vengeance against the devil for the “bruise” that punctured her Son’s feet and now she defeats the devil by stomping the crescent “moon under her feet” reversing the scene when she stood at the foot of the Cross watching her Son’s hands and feet pierced during history’s greatest story demonstrating that sacrifice and not pleasure is the key to heaven. This is a story to contemplate this coming Easter.
In participation with the saints in heaven led by Christ, she carries out God’s vengeance to uproot the stinger of death. It is here where “The moon will be dismayed” (Isaiah 24:23) and Bel, the moon-god bows “That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance … Bel [the moon] has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle” (see Isaiah 45-46). This crescent that tipped minarets, the pride of Islam, is now consigned to the necks of cattle all initiated by this “woman”.
The showdown reflects past fulfillments when the preventers of God’s temple, “Sanballat” of Nehemiah’s days is a reflection of this image of the crescent she stomps since Sanballat is Akkadian Sīnuballit which means “begotten by Sin the moon god” (Nehemiah 2:10). Even “Geshem the Arabian” in Arabic it means “beast” is a reflection to the enemy who comes against her other “seed,” the ones who “observe God’s commands” (Rev 12:17). Now this “fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns” comes to stop the daily sacrifice of Communion and God finally intervenes.
THE WOMAN AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS
Few focus on Christ’s final conversation with the faithful at the foot of the cross before He gave up the Ghost. Christ’s last words was an instruction to His mother to adopt His disciple and for His disciple to call Mary his mother.
Besides Christ Who was the greatest example of sacrifice, Mary, our Mother most Sorrowful gave the greatest sacrifice by her suffering. On that day, when Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to His mother Mary to consider John her son and for John to consider Mary as his mother:
“Woman, behold your son,” and to the disciple, “Behold your mother” (John 19:26-27).
Christ did not say or even hint to John to care for His mother as most interpret. “Behold your Mother” is a clear command to consider Mary his own “mother”. Yet the worldly interprets first and primarily for John to care for Mary even though these claim that she through sexual pleasure produced other siblings whom Jesus must have broken customary laws passed on His mother to a friend instead. And so by this “Behold your mother” is completely undermined and Revelation 12 being about Mary is completely ignored. The question is why?
Before we get to the answer to this very crucial question, this “motherhood” is not simply metaphorical, it is based on the maternal figures of Israel’s history. So important was this, that it was Christ’s final conversation with the faithful and it is here that Christ set the standard that the church represents only the Christians who take Mary as their mother. As surprising this is to the worldly, John wrote this for all of us to follow, Mary is our mother and not just an incubator, an insult to God and His order. In this scene, even though Mary never birthed John, yet Jesus commanded he call her “mother”.
The worldly would argue and question, that if this is true, why did Christ only address John to call her “mother,” excluding the other disciples?
The answer is simple, besides the disciples being absent, throughout scriptures God ordained what the worldly ignore: Corporate Responsibility.
So few consider this biblical principle as they read the scriptures glossing at the Bible as if it is an ordinary book. God in Genesis 3:15, spoke of Mary’s seed primarily about Christ, but then in Revelation 12, He spoke of her multiple seed. Corporate Responsibility is a biblical concept where one for all and all for one is a theme from Genesis to Revelation. For example: “Just as sin entered the world through one man, death through sin entered all men” (Romans 5:12). One man (Adam) did all the damage for the corporate others to suffer and it is one man (the new Adam, Christ) who does the fix for all the corporate others to heal. Just as sin entered through one man in Romans 5, the redemption thereof is through one man:
“God made him [Christ, single seed] who had no sin to be sin for us [plural seeds], so that in him [one man] we [all of us, plural] might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Corporate Responsibility is how many prophecies are fulfilled. When it comes to Christ or His mother, the relationship with their seed is corporate, as if between the saints and the King. Corporate Responsibility uses the common old maxim derived from Matthew 25, that a blessing or an attack on one of the king’s officers is an attack on the king himself. This principle is so clear when Christ in Matthew 25:40 says “Since you have done it unto one of the least of these [plural] my brethren [the King’s soldiers], you have done it unto me [the King]”.
Prophecy can be viewed from the eyes of the worldly as if when God said He will create Adam, that He will have one man who is a head, eyes, ears, arms, legs, belly … or it can be viewed by the sacrificially minded who seeks God by digging deeper and drilling down to the complexity in the intricate strands and complex DNA. It is only then that we can find golden nuggets to understand our creator.
And as we see the human body, we observe prophecy, where in Genesis 3:15, we see the surface, an enmity between Lucifer and The Woman, yet in John 19:25-27, Revelations 11 to 12 John wrote a parallel drilling down to what Genesis 3:15 is all about. In Genesis 3:15, God gives us the face, the arms and torso while in the other parts John gave us the DNA to what entails this one verse. While Genesis gives us the individual offspring will be victorious over the serpent, this one single woman, is also the new victorious Eve and is also at war with the serpent-dragon and will share (including with all her adopted children, her offspring in corporate responsibility) in the victory. And if Christ’s Crucifixion was victory, she, including her children are also participants in destroying the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). In these prophecies, it is not a choice between one or the other, it is usually ‘all the above’ as in a corporation.
Creation speaks of an intricate plan, a DNA that in every word there is substance where “Woman” has a huge meaning and “Behold” in “Behold your mother” is also significant emphasizing the significance of an issue where in John 19:5, Christ is presented by Pilate whom even God spoke through this pagan with the words “Ecce Homo” Behold the Man (the second Adam) and then Christ, later on that day, presents Mary from the Cross: “Behold your mother”. Behold is to “see or observe a thing or person, especially a remarkable or impressive one” as a “new dimension”: here stands the new mother of the new Zion.
The worldly read the Bible as one “swallows a camel”. The desert Arab chews his camel meat, without understanding its DNA drinks its milk and urine following the command of a false prophet named Muhammad. But the tares are worse than the Muslim for they choke the wheat. The body of God is complex and removing Corporate Responsibility has been the theology of the lazy servant whom Christ hates the most.
Even in the parables, Christ shows Corporate Responsibility. He “called his servants [plural] and entrusted his wealth to them” (Matthew 25:14) while the lazy servant ignored the Corporate Responsibility, accused the Master of “harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed” (v. 25). The lazy servant does it his way. This is the mentality we hear trumpeted throughout the west where “Jesus does it all” where “faith without nothing” is the motto. These consider it nothing of what the Copts, Serbs, Russian Orthodox, Catholic Poland … where Christianity struggles in a Maccabean war carrying crosses and combating evil even on the street.
The worldly tunnel-vision thinks of Zion and Jerusalem not as the connect between God and man from which salvation radiates, he ignores the connect with the Zion of God where such connect is corporate “You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels” (plural) “to the spirits [plural] of the righteous made perfect” and “to Christ [the King]” (see Hebrew 12:22-23). This intersession with heaven through our prayers should silence millions of the worldly who daily accuse the saints of worshipping saints and angels when all they do is slander Christ’s Body.
The worldly ignore that when they interpret Revelation 12 saying its strictly about ‘Israel’ or ‘the Church’, they are like the Jewish post temple Christ deniers who reinterpreted Isaiah 53 “the suffering servant,” as strictly “suffering Israel”.
They do not understand what Zion is all about a miraculous birth. Even right after Isaiah 53, in Isaiah 54 following right after where God prophesied the old Zion (barren, desolate, divorced) with the new Zion of God: “because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord.”
This woman has more children and “without a husband” (v. 1) “For your Maker is your husband”.
Mary’s story is intertwined with the story of Zion: “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son” (Isaiah 66:7) is the same theme in Revelation 12:2 “And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.” This “pain” is the pain of sacrifice and suffering having reared her Son to suffer the greatest agony where God Himself was also “Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not …wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed” (excerpts from Isaiah 53).
The theme is seen in multiple places where God addresses His people Israel intertwined with the Mother of God as the story of the Emmanuel in Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel”. She is the mother of us all, Mary. While (God) Christ is our husband is throughout Isaiah and John and so is Mary.
While in Isaiah 53, this Messiah is prophesied to resurrect and “will see his seed [offspring] (v. 10) as in the greater Zion and in Isaiah 54 speaks of the portion this suffering sacrificial servant which is also depicted in the story of Sarah (Genesis 11:30) the mother of Israel, the new Israel has the new Eve: Mary.
SO WHY DO THEY IGNORE MARY?
Here we will answer the question laid out by the worldly in the beginning of our essay. Ignoring God’s clear reference to the “woman’s seed” is understood by using “serpentine wisdom” going back to Genesis 3. It was through Eve that the devil lured humanity through Adam. By ignoring Mary’s role being the successful Eve, the spirit of enmity towards the woman, Mary, will disconnect half of Eve’s seed from God’s plan. This is half of humanity. Women who are not taught to emulate their successful mother (Mary) ignore the sacrificial role to simply repeat the same deception from the serpent in Genesis 3. The disconnect from emulating Mary’s sacrifice and to focus on the man making all the sacrifice has dire consequences. If all women emulated Mary there would be less divorce, less abandonment of children and less societal degradation. This is not to mean that men are not participants, Adam listened to Eve, not the serpent directly, and so we have this condition today where Eve has more control to go against Christ through disobedience.
The worldly ignore that Lucifer has enmity towards the woman (Genesis 3:15). For any claiming Christian to reject Mary as our mother is to tow Lucifer’s agenda.
The counter question we ask is this: why get angry with us when in reality such anger is directed on the true Jesus. He was the culprit in creating such a title for Mary “behold your mother”. They are subconsciously angered with Elizabeth for calling Mary “the mother of my Lord” (literally, the Mother of God) and at Luke for recording this encounter in chapter 1 verse 43 for dare he insinuate Mary as the mother of God.
To claim love for scriptures is not enough. The Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and every Christian-claiming cult read scriptures and while they claim to love scripture, they subconsciously hate it and is why they keep twisting the meaning of what it says and always adhere to how mere men view it instead of focusing how God views everything.
REVELATION 12 INTERPRETED BY APPLYING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Again, when it comes to Christ or His mother and the relationship between the saints and the King, we must use the common old maxim derived from Matthew 25, that a blessing or an attack on one of the king’s officers is an attack on the king himself. This principle is so clear when Christ in Matthew 25:40 says “Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren [the King’s soldiers], you have done it unto me [the King]”.
So crucial is this that it is how Christ judges the nations in Matthew 24. It is that serious. Viewing Christians triumphant is to view Christ victorious.
And here we see the tie between Matthew 24 where this same principle (Corporate Responsibility) holds when it comes to the Queen Mother in Revelation 12 beginning in Genesis 3:15 where the “woman” and “serpent” have a primary and secondary focus and so the same rule applies in Revelation 12, that the primarily focus is on the woman here and the primary goal is her seed: Jesus.
Even in interpreting Genesis, all brands of Christians agree there is a secondary focus that by her “seed” besides being the “Messiah” are also “the people of God” whom the devil has “enmity” with.
This “plural seed” in Genesis 3:15 is agreed upon unanimously even by Protestant commentators. For example, Geneva Study Bible says “Satan shall sting Christ and his members” And Matthew Poole “by way of participation, all the members of Christ“. Benson commentary states:
“her offspring, first and principally CHRIST, who, with respect to this promise, is termed, by way of eminence, her seed, (see Galatians 3:16; Galatians 3:19,) whose alone work it is to bruise the serpent’s head, to destroy the policy and power of the devil. But also, secondly, all the members of Christ, all believers and holy men, are here intended, who are the seed of Christ and the implacable enemies of the devil and his works, and who overcome him by Christ’s merit and power.”
Although this “seed” is of Christ, nevertheless, such commentary err in telling a half-truths. Genesis 3:15 is speaking of the “seed of the woman” and not the “seed of Christ”. It is her ‘plural’ seed which is also Christ’s seed as declared in Isaiah 53: “he [Messiah] will see his seed [offspring] and prolong his days” (Isaiah 53:10).
But Revelation 12, sets a Corporate Responsibility, the “woman” sets the interpretive record straight where it strictly speaks of her seed for a reason.
But before we explain all this reason, here she has a primary and a secondary level interpretation where the primary is completely ignored and disconnected from Genesis by the false interpreters who make the secondary focus as the primary focus. This is a deliberate error from the father of error. It angers them that she is the focus being ‘crowned with twelve stars’ and she gives birth to the son (v. 2) the one who “rules the earth, with a rod of iron” (v. 5) and in their anger they switch the type (the church or Israel) to being the primary while the primary (Mary) is dissolved to nothing.
While it is true that Israel and the Church can be a type (secondary) since these also are pursued by the dragon, the primary (Mary) infuriates them making her an incubator whom they say her ashes got eaten by worms.
But a simple inductive study reveals beyond any doubt, Revelation 11-12 is speaking with primary focus on Mary just as it is in Genesis 3:15 where Jesus and Mary are intertwined within the same prophecy. In Psalm 2:7 God The Father speaks to God The Son “You are my son, today I have begotten you” this “begetting” involves a woman in Revelation 12: “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron” where in the Psalm we read: “I shall give thee the heathen … to rule them with a rod of iron.”
This “Son” is the “Word of God” in Revelation 19:13 which we see can never be primarily Israel since Israel during the Tribulation are not the ones who “hold fast their testimony about Jesus” (v. 17). How could the people who apply Isaiah 53 in the secondary focus as “Israel” while denying their Messiah be the focal point of this prophecy in Revelation 12? Or how could the dragon be angry at the woman [the Church] and then makes war on another entity: her offspring which is still the same Church? It is the same error as in Isaiah 53, where the suffering servant, if it is indeed Israel, there this suffering servant [Israel] dies for the sins of Israel? How could Israel die for the sins of Israel?
Such an interpretation even becomes bankrupt especially when we find not one single instance in the entire scripture where Israel or the church personifies the Mother of the Messiah. Yet we find ample text where the “woman” being Mary, especially that “he [serpent-dragon] pursued the woman [Mary] who had given birth to the male child” is fulfillment of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy “I will put enmity between you [the devil] and the woman [Mary]”. And then we have in the same theme in Genesis 3:15 the enmity “between your [serpent] seed and her [Mary’s] seed” is now in Revelation 12 in a corporate way “And the dragon [serpent] was angry against the woman [Mary]: and went to make war with the rest of her seed [plural, the church], who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
It is here where I stumbled every time I taught prophecy. Here it is “her [plural] seed” and it does not say ‘his seed’ or the ‘man child’s seed’ or ‘Israel’s seed’ or ‘the church’s seed’ …
Every time I read the verses, I always thought, I am instantly turning Catholic, to quickly and instantly purge my unpardonable sin, as if God was a liar, and I had to set Him straight. I made it a habit to ignore this verse which haunted me the whole time. Did I truly love “all scripture”? No. I was lying to myself and to God.
John did not use “her seed” by accident, especially when he relates it specifically “who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”. The construct grammatically makes it impossible to refute, “her seed” are the members of the church that she, just as John, was instructed by Christ becomes a Corporate Responsibility to call her seed “children” (behold your sons) and the children calls her “our mother” (behold your mother).
To undermine all this is to undermine the only verse we have about the virgin birth in Genesis 3:15.
It is here were the answer to the question, why John mentions Mary’s seed and not Jesus’ seed becomes obvious. This signature makes it clear that God wanted to show a specific brand of Christians, the original church that has always called Mary “our mother” for succeeding where our first mother Eve failed. This theme which was understood from the time of the primitive church until now is completely erased by the worldly for a reason; it is the enmity against the woman.
These hate this idea of Mary being our mother while they clearly accept St. Paul’s fatherhood when he addresses Timothy as “his child” in Galatians 4:19 to even have “birth pangs” himself: “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” and in 2 Timothy 2:1 and 1 Timothy 1:18. Protestant commentaries clearly agree that this reference is “not only as a term of endearment, but as denoting also his having been spiritually begotten by him (comp. Philemon 1:10; 1 Corinthians 4:15)” where Paul describes it as such “I travail in birth” just as Mary is described in dealing with her Son in Revelation 12:2:
“And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.”
Neither Paul or Mary are speaking of physical pains that result from childbirth, but the anguish to Paul having endured the pain of fatherhood towards the church and Mary enduring motherhood having suffered persecution from the dragon of her time with Herod and the Crucifixion later on of her Son.
If this “woman” was the church, was Christ born from the church or was His church (“I will build My church”) born of Him after His birth?
So it is here where they will encounter trouble to quickly switch the meaning to “the people of God” that the Saviour came from which is ancient “church Judaical”. Yet this represents a major problem since one can never interpret “and went to make war with the rest of her [church Judaical] seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” This is a troubling verse for these who reject Mary as the mother of the church.
If this interpretation was true, this war would only encompass church Judaical and excludes the church. It even gets worse, this “church” has the devil “went to make war with the rest of her [church Judaical] seed , who [are the church Judaical] that keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”.
Barnes Notes protestant commentary even finds a problem with this interpretation “Such imagery is not found elsewhere in the Bible, and is not in accordance with the language which is employed, where Christ is rather represented as the Husband of the church than the Son: “Prepared as a bride adorned for her husband,” Revelation 21:2. “I will show thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife,”Revelation 21:9; compare Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:5. If this interpretation be adopted, then this must refer to the Jewish church, and thus the woman will personify the Jewish community before the birth of Christ. But this seems contrary to the whole design of the Apocalypse, which has reference to the Christian church, and not to the ancient dispensation. If this interpretation be adopted, then the statement about the dwelling in the wilderness for a period of 1260 days or years Revelation 12:14 must be assigned to the Jewish community – a supposition every way improbable and untenable. In what sense could this be true? When did anything happen to the Jewish people that could, with any show of probability, be regarded as the fulfillment of this?”
But if the correct interpretation is applied and as we stated that whoever harms the King’s soldiers and the queen’s soldiers harms the King Himself and His queen mother, everything fits; these saints dwelling in the wilderness for a period of 1260 days Revelation 12:14 must be assigned to the queen whom is represented by these saints and if she flees it is her children who flee.
Indeed, John had this verse to prophesy the reality of the persecution, that someday from Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17), the seat of the Antichrist in Turkey that immense persecution will come forth against the Christians of the region, specifically the “seed of the woman,” strictly the apostolic-succession Christians who Mary calls these Christians her children and who in turn call he “our mother” will suffer the dragon’s persecution.
Revelation 11:19-12:1 put a nail in this coffin, where John gives the key to unlock the mystery:
“Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. 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”
John was referring to the Psalms: “Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified” (Psalm 132:8).
In the Psalms was a simple reference and in John we find the DNA and the Corporate Responsibility. This is also in 1 Corinthians: “Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. (1 Chronicles 6:41)
So many are the paralells in scripture and we mentioned zero church traditions in this article letting scripture speak for itself: the Ark is an escapable prophecy throughout scripture pointing at Mary. If the Holy Spirit overshadowed the ark, the same Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary to the exact detail. And if Mary went on a journey to the hill country of Judea, so did the ark go on a journey to the same hill country of Judea. And when David saw the ark he rejoiced and said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” and so it was with Elizabeth who uses almost the same words: “Why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” And when David approached the ark he shouted out and danced and leapt in front of the ark, and when Mary (the Ark of the New Covenant), approached Elizabeth, John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb—and John was from the priestly line of Aaron and David was wearing an ephod, the clothing of a priest when he shouted and danced around the Ark. And if the Ark of the Old Covenant remained in the house of Obed-edom for three months, Mary remained in the house of Elizabeth for three months. And if the place that housed the ark for three months was blessed and so with Elizabeth, she uses the word blessed three times and her home was blessed and Mary was announced to be called “blessed throughout all generations” a title never used by the worldly. And if the ark returns to its home to only end up in Jerusalem, where God’s presence and glory is revealed in the temple (2 Sm 6:12; 1 Kgs 8:9-11) and so it was with Mary when she returned home to Nazareth and eventually ends up in Jerusalem, where she presents God incarnate “God’s presence and glory is revealed” in the temple (Lk 1:56; 2:21-22). And if the manna, the bread from heaven that kept God’s people alive in the wilderness and so it was in Mary’s womb that the Bread of Life come down from heaven that brings eternal life. And if Christ was the bread of life and so was His Body given to us when He broke the bread, lifted it up for His Crucifixion as priests do, and initiated the first Communion to “abide in us” in our ark of a new sacrificial covenant where such an observance is to be done “from the rising of the sun to its setting” (see Malachi 1).
Stopping this was so significant to God that the Two Witnesses, The Two Olive Trees, The Two Lampstands are martyred and history is interjected in a way that is so significant that God calls it “the abomination of desolation” where the church goes back as it was in the days of Rome, into the catacombs where Christ intervenes as Constantine (who the worldly hate) and Judas Maccabees (who the worldly struck out from the Bible) to stand firm not to render unto caesar what is God’s.
THE 1260 DAYS
“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days.” (Revelation 12:6)
This verse ties together a multitude of prophecies involving this woman. Understanding scripture in the second sight and how its DNA is compiled is key. It is here where we begin to understand how Revelation 12 is to be fulfilled in the last 1260 days where “the woman fled into the wilderness” for “1260 days”.
The “seed of the woman” is also “the woman” as the Body of Christ is also “His seed,” the church in a corporate arrangement is also her seed as scriptures attest this truth. By tracking the 1260 days (3.5 years) and tying together the events in the context of this time in Revelation 11-13, Daniel 7:25-26 and Daniel 12:11-12 we can piece the puzzle where we unfold how this same devil in Genesis 3:15 as “the son of perdition” in John 17:12, Thessalonians 2:3, or “the dragon” in Revelation 12 causes the great rebellion and stops the daily sacrifice. Antichrist where Paul warns: “Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction” by Mary’s seed who are also Christ and His seed.
This is a time where the church is corrupt as we see today, where the children are left to fend for themselves and where “the dragon [son of perdition] emerges enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.” The emphases on “those who keep God’s commands” denotes that others fell away and departed from the faith. What we see in Rome should not be a surprise and does not diminish anything from Peter’s plan for Rome.
And right from the beginning of the chapter (Revelation 12) we can see right there and expound on the Mother of Christ, the man-child and the crescent “moon under her feet” this Ark is the woman, not Christ, “her feet” and not “His feet” that stomps and defeats the two pincers, the tips of two-horns as the vengeance of the Lord for the two pincers (nails) that bruised her Son’s feet as prophesied in Genesis 3:15. Now comes to a reverse action where that woman who stood at the foot of the Cross watching her Son’s feet pierced carries out God’s vengeance to participate with the saints in heaven led by Christ to uproot the stinger of death, where “The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders–with great glory.” (Isaiah 24:23). This is the showdown with the preventer of God’s temple desolating the body of the Christian from consuming the “grain offering” Communion. This is “Sanballat,” (Akkadian Sīnuballit) “begotten by Sin (the moon god)” mentioned in Nehemiah 2:10. This is “Geshem the Arabian” (in Arabic it means “beastly” “savage” “a cruel master” coming against her seed.
The prophecy emphasizing on Mary by no means diminish anything of Christ’s works, since the servant as well as the King’s mother and the angels, whatever these do, is what Christ does in corporate order. The heart of the Ark is Christ. The Immaculate Heart of Mary represents His heart. Christ through His mother’s feet symbolically crushed the strength of the devil, his beast and the dragon’s two horns. Therefore, “her seed” in Genesis 3:15 is the Messiah and by extension His church as it is etched in Revelation 12:17 involves also His mother “her seed [the apostolic-succession Christians] who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” and who call her “mother”. Genesis 3:15 packs some complex DNA:
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
Parallels can also be seen in the devil. He is the Judas-Antichrist. If Judas denied the body of Christ as the “real presence,” where Christ “abides” within our temples, so Antichrist denies the “grain offering” (the literal presence of Christ) and “the sacrifice” as a perpetual sacrificial offering and prohibits it causing the church to become “desolate”.
Judas in John 2, just as the worldly do, denied the real presence: “Does this [the bread being My flesh] cause you to stumble? What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh [plain bread] profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him.” This was Judas Iscariot, the worldly and the lazy servant.
To Christ, such a warning to track Daniel’s “Abomination of Desolation” was so crucial “that when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet” where Antichrist “will suspend [both] the sacrifice and grain offerings” (Daniel 9:27) which is the Communion of Bread Sacrifice that Christ warned about in Mark 13:14, Matthew 24:15 to pay close attention, Daniel 9:27 is speaking of what is only exercised by two apostolic succession churches and the churches derived from them. These “Two Lampstands” would be the remnants of Catholic and Orthodox and the churches derived from them where even though these two churches are desolate, the woman’s seed will find refuge for them in this wilderness, where the saints who endure to the end, continue to be nourished for 1260 days. Such “nourishment” is not food per se, but the Bread of Life: The Eucharist.
Daniel’s prophecy on the abomination of desolation ties to Revelation 12’s 1260 days: “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.”
Revelation 12 also ties to Revelation 11:3 “And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” We see the same in Revelation 13:5 this same dragon who spews out the flood against the woman with his “mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months (1260 days)”. These “two horns” (Rev 13:11), a Shiite-crescent horn and Sunni-crescent horn will go after the “two lamp stands” these two apostolic-succession church, the Catholic and Orthodox.
So crucial are these issues that by denying the “perpetual sacrifice” and that Mary is “our mother,” one commits blasphemy for accepting two significant attributes of Antichrist. Firstly, Antichrist prohibits the perpetual sacrifice in the Abomination of Desolation. Secondly, when one rejects Mary’s role, they do not honor the position of the woman, making them at enmity with the woman. These are attributes of Antichrist.
So many risk losing eternity following some uneducated pulpit preacher claiming to follow ‘Christ alone’ when they really follow ‘preacher-alone’.
Many need to understand the confrontation with Antichrist which includes “the two lamp stands”: “And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Revelation 11:3) This battle between the saints and the Antichrist is over the “grain offering” which is so crucial that God in the Old Testament made it clear:
“Oh that there were one among you [Messiah] who would shut the gates [of the temple], that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from you [end of the temple sacrificial system in Israel]. For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations [gentiles, two wild olive branches], and in every place incense [what we see in apostolic succession churches] is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure [Eucharist]; for My name will be great among the nations [gentiles],” says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 1:10-11)
This “pure grain offering” links directly to the same “grain offering” in Daniel’s prophecy which Christ instructed us to carefully pay attention to, where Antichrist will stop the “grain offering” and it is during this time the Two Witnesses will be active.
Therefore, this “Grain Offering” (Communion) is profoundly significant. It is obvious that what Malachi prophesied was that basically God will do away with the old sacrificial offering and that God will reach out to the “nations” (the gentiles) with a new system in observing a “grain offering that is pure”.
And when we see that such system includes “incense” which will be “daily” accomplished from “the rising of the sun even to its setting,” such daily practice including “incense” and “communion” is done as a “sacrificial” system is only practiced under the two-branch apostolic-succession type churches.
The word “incense” is in no way figurative, for if this is true, than the “grain” is also figurative, God forbid.
True churches have incense. This issue is non-negotiable. This “grain offering” was also instructed directly by Christ when He was picking wheat in the fields on the Sabbath (Mark 2:23) and when the Pharisees questioned this, Christ reminded them of David when he “entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” (Mark 2:25-26) This bread is not just any bread, but was “the bread of the Presence”. The presence of Who? The presence of God in the bread. This bread was also in the Ark of the Covenant, where God was present. This is Mary housing God in her womb.
The Disciples were picking grain, which would be the ingredient for the “grain offering,” the Sacrifice in the Last Supper. It is this same Sacrifice of which Christ said, “This is my body, which is given for you.” (Luke 22:19) The prohibition of “grain offering” will be a show-stopper at the time of the Two Witnesses and the Two Lampstands:
“And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. They are the two olive trees and the two lampstands” (Revelation 11:3-4).
Scriptures call these two witnesses as “two lampstands”. A “lampstand” is packed with DNA. If one examines the seven churches (seven lampstands), there are only two that were found worthy when Christ appeared to John at Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7).
Both the faithful Catholics and the faithful Orthodox (The Two Lampstands) declare that the Real “Presence” of the Christ-God is in the Eucharist, which is that grain sacrifice prophesied by the prophet Malachi; and this is the Real Presence. This is what Christ foretold when He referenced “the bread of the Presence” which David had eaten and is what Antichrist will attempt to STOP. Well, since the Apostle Paul compares the Church to the Olive Branches (wild, gentile) that have been grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, two springs, that after much hardship and apostasy, they will be rejuvenated.
Once we add what scriptures truly taught, what we have here is a mother of the church, Mary, our Ark. We also have a dragon pursuing her children who call her mother and a church mother who calls Christ’s followers her children. We also have a literal perpetual sacrifice. We also have incense burned in churches. We also have Communion being so crucially a sacrament and not just an observance which ignoring it or stopping it becomes a deal breaker which scriptures reveal is the main focus of the devil that his son of perdition (Antichrist) wants ended.
Anyone who ignores all this or fails to practice these are of this world.
We also have two branches, the Smyrna and Philadelphia if you will, that are considered Christ’s church while all others fall under “forsaken God” (Ephesus), “filled with false teachers” (Pergamum), “follow false prophetess” (Thyatira) where men are emasculated and emulating Mary is abandoned, “fallen asleep” and yet thinking by quoting scriptures “called itself awake” (Sardis), “lukewarm and insipid” (Laodicea) which we see ample and indifferent to God saying “we all worship the same God”.
These “have a form of godliness yet deny the power thereof” who are the “worldly” and “lazy servants”.
The time is short. Choose wisely.