“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.” (Revelation 12:1)
This symbolism is not beyond our understanding since it is explained in Genesis 37:9-10. Joseph had a dream, and said, “behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father (Jacob-Israel), and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him! What is this dream that thou dreamed? Shall I and thy mother (Rachel) and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?” Why only 11 stars in the dream, because Joseph was the 12th.
The woman in Revelation 12:1 is the united kingdom of Israel (white western man) in her future glory as the kingdom of God. She is clothed with the sun – Jacob the father, she is standing upon the moon – Rachel the mother, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars - the twelve sons (the twelve tribes of Israel).
In verse 3 John beholds another wonder, “And there appeared another wonder in heaven: and behold a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his head.” Verse 9 says that the “dragon” is “called the Devil, and Satan.” In another article entitled “The Two Beasts of Revelation 13”, there are three symbols explained in detail which are also used in this 12th chapter. Rather than going over ground covered in another article, I will only list the meaning of the symbols.
1) The seven headed, ten horned, Devil beast is the Satanic political system which has completely controlled white western man for millennia.
2) The sea from which this political monster arose in Revelation 13:1 is symbolic of the East - Asia.
3) The earth from which a second beast arose in Revelation 13:11 is symbolic of the West - Europe. Not only are the “sea,” and “earth” symbolic of continents, but also “heaven” is symbolic of a continent. Heaven is where God’s throne is located, and that throne is in a nation. 1 Chronicles 29:23 says, “Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord (YAHWAH) as king instead of David his father.” In Matthew 21:43-44 Jesus tells the people that the throne of the Lord, the kingdom of God, will be relocated, and placed in a NATION which will be mighty militarily. Heaven is God’s nation, “One nation under God”, and “In God we trust,” and is symbolic of the American continent.
Not only is racially national Israel (white western man) seen in heaven (America) in all its glory as the perfected kingdom of God (Revelation 12:1), but also Israel’s archenemy is there, the Satanic beast political system (Revelation 12:3). In a parable Jesus says that the wheat, the children of the kingdom, and the tares, the children of the devil, grow together in same field until the end of the age. (Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43)
Revelation 12:2 is a different view of the woman, and she is in a different location. Actually verse 2 precedes verse 1 in chronology. Here the woman is described as “travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” (go to top)
Verse 5 says, “and she brought forth a man child,” and verse 13 locates her in “the earth” at the time of this delivery. Isaiah says that the “man child” is a NATION (Isaiah 66:7-8) “…she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such a thing? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Shall a NATION be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed she brought forth her children.” The woman’s child is a nation which is “caught up unto God, and to his throne.” (Revelation 12:5) It is God’s kingdom nation which will be the seat of His government on earth. As previously pointed out, Jesus explains this in Matthew 21:43-44. This is why the man child, kingdom nation, will “rule all nations with a rod of Iron.” (Revelation 12:5)
During this time of travail, the dragon being “cast unto the earth,” (Revelation 12:13) “stood before the woman to devour her child as soon as it was born.” (Revelation 12:4) Relentlessly the dragon, devil, serpent makes three attempts to destroy the woman, white western man.
First, he “drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” (Revelation 12:4) The satanic political system, which controls all white nations, caused a large force of Americans to attack Europe. Through this war white western Europe was to be destroyed, because it had attempted to kill the Satanic political beast. Europe had dealt this beast a mortal blow, but through American intervention the “deadly wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:3)
Second, with the loss of the war, Europe was completely defenseless, and the devil beast “cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” (Revelation 12:15) This “water” is symbolic of peoples, and is explained in Revelation 17:15 where it is told to John “The waters which thou sawest, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” These hordes ravaged, raped, and murdered a prostrated Europe, and those that were not mutilated were to be mongrelized, but by the providence of God, the woman would survive this flood. (Revelation 12:16)
Third, a war is fought in heaven, America (Revelation 12:7-9). The Devil Political Beast with its stooges will be driven out of America, and flee into Europe. Heaven, America will be cleansed, and the kingdom of God will come forth (Revelation 12:10). Those who dwell in America will rejoice (Revelation 12:12) while the inhabitants of Europe and Asia mourned (Revelation 12:12). Why? “The devil is come down to you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Revelation 12:12). With the loss of the coming war in America, and not being able to carry out the plans of complete destruction of Europe, the devil beast realizes the time is coming when Europe, strengthened by America, will destroy him. Therefore, this Satanic political beast launches an all out attack on the white race, woman (Revelation 12:17). This is the same war recorded in Revelation 17:14 and 19:14-21 in which the woman’s seed rises up in a great army, and victoriously overcomes this devil beast. “And all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation 19:21).
“And I saw a new heaven (America) and a new earth (Europe): for the first heaven, and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea (Asia).” (Revelation 21:1)