A Woman Clothed with the Sun

To read the Bible in a year, read Revelation 12.
John saw a magnificent sight, “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars” (Revelation 12:1). Wow! She was pregnant and the time to deliver her Child arrived (v. 2). However, waiting for the birth of that Child was a fiery red dragon, waiting for the baby just as a Komodo Dragon does, twitching his tail like a cat ready to pounce on a mouse, knocking down some of the stars of heaven (vv. 3, 4). This was Satan waiting for God’s people to bring into the world the Christ, but Satan, enraged that the Child got away, ordered the deaths of all males under 2 years old in Israel, the stars of heaven. The Christ eventually made it to heaven (v. 5) and this enraged the dragon more. However, God had His people, now the church, flee to a safe place where God had her fed (v. 6).
God and Satan fight each other, and we are the prize. Who do you want to win?

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