Revelation 12: Do You Believe In Christ?
Verse of the Day: (V10) “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
1. Crown (V1-4)
V1 “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:”
God revealed to John of a spiritual battle between Him and Satan, His created being, who had rebelled against Him because of pride. God then defeated Satan and banished him and one third of the angels who rebelled against him to earth. Satan on earth disguised himself as a serpent and deceived Adam and Eve, the first couple, to disobey God thus causing the fall of men. Satan went all out to hinder the virgin birth of a man child, Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, from the woman or the nation Israel, who shall be the Saviour of men to whoever believes in Him. However, time and again, God protected Israel, and finally Jesus came into the world. The woman, Israel, clothed with the sun which represented Jacob, and the moon under her represented Rachel, and her crown of twelve stars represented the 12 children of Jacob and Rachel who became the 12 tribes of Israel.
2. Child (V5-9)
V5 “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”
The woman or Israel brought forth a man child, Jesus, who left heaven and came to earth to die and shed His blood for the sins of the whole world, and He is now back at the right hand of God’s throne. Today, Satan is still on the loose and he is seeking to lead as many people to hell as possible because he knows that his time is short. However let us pray for those who reject Christ because the day shall come when all the Christians are called up to heaven, which is called the Rapture, and God shall allow Satan to rule the earth, which is known as the Great Tribulation. This will be a time when it shall be almost impossible to believe in Jesus as Satan shall torment the people and eventually lead them to fiery hell.
3. Christ (V10-17)
V17 “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.”
Satan, the dragon, is angry with God as he knows his days are numbered, and he accuses the Christians day and night, and then he attempts a final battle with God and the remnant of Israel who keeps God’s commandments. In this final battle, again God defeats Satan. Indeed, we will never defeat Satan, but with God, we shall always triumph over him!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I believe in Christ, the Child of the woman, Israel.