Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Glorious Woman - 7th. Seal (MA45)

Brethren, we should target ourselves to be caught up to the Lord at Rapture, but for knowledge and understanding we proceed with events after Rapture and those left behind.

Rev8:1  When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.

'Half an hour' is translated from Greek with the strong number 2256. It can also mean half a season or half a period. We have to first identify this period which is after Rapture (period of the salvation for the Israelites), before any proper interpretation is possible.

Rev12:1-5  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

The Harlot in Rev 17-18 represents the depraved church of Christ (many killed in WW3), but this glorious woman represents the glorious church of Christ. During the period of the great Tribulation, many Christians (male Child) having overcome Satan, are worthy to be caught up at Rapture.
  • Overcomers in the church of Thyatira in Rev 2:27 are rewarded to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
  • Overcomers in the church of Laodicea in Rev 3:21 are rewarded to sit on the throne of God.
Rev 12:6,12-13  Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days (three and a half years)... Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.

So immediately after Rapture, Satan knowing that his time is up, pours out his full wrath upon those left behind Christians for three and a half years. God nourishes them by feeding them. However in heaven without Satan, there will be peace an tranquility. Is this three and a half years the half an hour silence in heaven?

Dan 9:24-26a  Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression... to anoint the Most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the Command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary...

God will require 70x7 years to complete His work with the Israelites. From the command of King Cyrus to the rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls and to the death of the Messiah will be 7x7 + 62x7 = 69x7 years. The remaining 7 years can only be after Rapture (fulfillment of Grace period). Then the hour will be the final seven years of salvation for the Israelites after Rapture.