Period of Tribulation – Fifth Seal’
Rev 12:1-5 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 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). So, this glorious woman represents the glorious church of Christ. Throughout church history, many Christians having overcome Satan and his deceptions (male Child), will become the sons of God and worthy to see our Lord Jesus coming in glory to receive them up to heaven prior to their death or martyrdom for they will not taste death.
Rom 8:18-19 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
The Male Child
1. Overcomers in the church of Thyatira in Rev 2:27 are rewarded to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
2. Overcomers in the church of Laodicea in Rev 3:21 are rewarded to sit on the throne of God.
Rev 12:12-13 “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, during the Period of Sorrows/Tribulation, Satan knowing that his time is up, will pour his full wrath upon Christians for three and a half years. God will nourish and feed them.
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 has not been fulfilled yet.
Dan 9:27a “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering...”
The last seven years will begin as soon as the Antichrist signs the 7 year Peace Treaty to allow all Jews to come back to Israel to help build the temple of God. The Priesthood will bring back the animal sacrifices as offerings for the cleansing of the Temple Mount and also for the building of the temple.
As soon as the temple of God is dedicated, the Antichrist will reveal himself there proclaiming himself God. Immediately he will stop all future animal sacrifices so that everyone without any animal sacrifice can worship him before their TV at home.