The prophet Micah wrote of the Rapture:
Godly people have vanished from the land; there is no one upright among the people.
In the Book of Psalms, David describes the Rapture this way:
Help, LORD, for no faithful one remains; the loyal have disappeared from the human race.
Where have the godly and faithful people vanished and disappeared to?
She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
If you have been following our messages, you know that we show that the Rapture “window of time” is closing rapidly. We know this because the Lord gave Christians very specific signs to look for. He used everyday examples like harvesting crops, marriage, and birth to give us understanding of spiritual events. The birthing example in Revelation 12 can help us to understand what is happening right now.
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… 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.
Since a woman, in prophecy, usually symbolizes some type of church (Eph. 5:24-33) (II Cor. 11:2), the woman clothed with the sun represents the visible, true church of Christ just as the scarlet-clad woman represents Satan’s church in Revelation 17. Likewise, because there are numerous born-again Christians within the church before the Rapture, the woman is said to be clothed with sunlight, the garment of righteousness and evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit. (“You are the light of the world.”)
The moon under her feet shows that the Christian church has complete power over the kingdom of darkness, symbolically portrayed as the sun-clad woman standing on top of the moon, the empress of darkness and symbol for the cult of Moon-god worship which dominated the ancient world religions.
Then finally, the garland of twelve stars (i.e., the twelve apostles) symbolizes the New Testament church because it is the church that will be existent at the time of the Rapture. (Rev. 12:1).
Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
The woman endures great pain and anguish before her delivery of the child. This labor and pain symbolizes what the church will suffer through just before the pre-tribulation Rapture occurs. We have seen the incredible hardship on millions of people including Christians just in the last few months, with non-stop natural disasters, global social upheavals, and soon – massive economic devastation.
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 “male Child” represents all Christians who will be “caught up” (I Thess. 4:16-17) at the time of the Rapture. He (the saints) will rule with a “rod of iron,” as noted in the following passages:
And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations- ‘ He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. (Revelation 2:26-28)
Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? (1 Corinthians 6:2)
This part describes the revived Roman Empire (the Federal Union of European States now forming) and the Beast (along with the Dragon):
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. (Revelation 12:1-5)
Let’s break it down:
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
The dragon is a known emblem of Satan, and his chief agents, or those who govern for him on earth, in the pagan empire of Rome, the city built upon seven hills.
The ten horns refer to the division of the world into ten kingdoms. The seven diadems represent seven forms of government.
This is a description of the restoration of the imperial power of a revived Roman Empire. This empire is a perfect description of the current European Union (EU).
Bible prophecy foretells a 10-nation military alliance that will rise out of a revived Roman Empire (the European Union) and will come under the control of the Antichrist (Daniel 7:23-24). Unknown to many Christians, a 10-nation military alliance appeared in Europe in 1995, called the Western European Union (or the Brussels Treaty Powers).
These 10 nations are members of both NATO and the European Union. What bound them together was a mutual defense obligation under Article Five of the modified Brussels Treaty, which meant that an attack against one would be an attack against all.
Yet, on March 31, 2010, the 10 nations announced that they had agreed to terminate their alliance and transfer the Western European Union’s powers to the European Union – which, under the Lisbon Treaty, has developed a mutual defense obligation that includes all the EU member states.
Emmanuel Macron calls for shared European military force / The Associated Press, September 26, 2017
Calling Europe slow, weak and ineffective, French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said the EU should embrace a joint budget, shared military force and harmonized taxes to stay globally relevant.
“At the beginning of the next decade, Europe must have a joint intervention force, a common defense budget and a joint doctrine for action,” said Macron during a two-hour speech.
To deal with Europe’s migration flux, Macron wants a European asylum agency and standard EU identity documents.
Macron doesn’t want to wait for Britain to leave the EU in 2019 to tie European economies closer together.
Macron plans to discuss his proposals with all leaders of EU member states that are interested in the integration process by the end of the year.
The 10 core members of the European Union, known as the “Berlin Group” (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain) just lost Britain. Soon, they will add Turkey as it reconciles with Israel and promotes a Middle East peace plan.
We know that the agenda is to create a centralized European economic government that would dictate decisions to all member states. Whether that takes the form of a newly stripped-down eurozone or whether it will come into being as a result of Brussels exploiting the current crisis to pose as saviors matters little – the goal of the Dragon remains the same.
European Ministers Lay Out Explicit Plan to Create United States of Europe / Brietbart, April 4, 2016
…Not content with merely monetary union and free movement, the declaration, signed by the speakers of the national parliaments in Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg states that they want to integrate a broad spectrum of policies. “It should include all matters pertaining to the European ideal — social and cultural affairs as well as foreign, security and defence policy,” the declaration states.
“The current moment offers an opportunity to move forward with European political integration, which could lead to a federal union of States.”
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.
Eurocrats are keen on exploiting the debt crisis in a bid to create a “Federal Union of European States” led by European Council president Herman van Rompuy, a move that frighteningly parallels plans by top Nazis, may of whom went on to found the EU, and their mission to build a continent-wide economic government.
We covered in previous messages that the Beast conquers the world through a false peace agreement, and eventually reveals his true nature with people actually worshiping him as God.
His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth – This refers to the Beast seducing and leading the heathen and pagan world.
And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born – This is when the Beast prepares to destroy the Christians in much the same way he tried to destroy the Jews in World War II. The Lord takes us all in the Rapture, our blessed hope!
It should be noted that a woman travailing in birth is utilized in yet another New Testament passage, and there it also refers to the Rapture:
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3)
The “birth pains” of the world are building and converging towards an unprecedented climax. There is an upcoming “delivery date” for the Rapture, known only to the Lord.
The time is running short. The Federal Union of European States is well on the way to being formed, with calls for much greater unification. This is the revived Roman empire detailed in Revelation 12 & 13.
We believe that the Beast (along with the Dragon), assisted by the False Prophet, will soon finalize the Israeli-Palestinian “land for peace” treaty, which will begin the dark 7 year period called the Tribulation. We believe that the Rapture will occur before then.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), andraised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7)
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. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.