Just came across an opinion that the word used for the male child that she gave birth to is unusual as it is plural. Therefore in context, it appears that the dragon waits for her to give birth to many boy children, the Church. Then it says the child is caught up and the woman flees. Then the dragon goes after her.
Is there merit to this? Is it possibly a reference to the pre-trib Rapture?
Rev 12:5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to His throne...
ok...here is the note I made...
The first "child" is huios G5207 and most often translated "son" or "Son" (as in Son of Man or Son of God). The second use of "child" is teknon G5043 and is most often translated "children" (ex Matt 2:18, Matt 7:11, John 11:52) Rev 12:13 "child" is added to the English (probably for readability)
Also, the "caught up" is indeed the Greek word "harpazo".
Is 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Thank you! We were in service today and my son drew my attention to 2 Kings 22:18
18 Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: 19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord. 20 Therefore I will gather you to your ancestors, and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.’”
He intuited that this is a pattern for God, to remove the obedient before the punishment. Here, Josiah died, which is how he escaped.
All four of my sons are expecting the Rapture. It's wonderful to hear their opinions.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2020 19:43:23 GMT -6 by boymaker
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures."
EnochWalked: On a more positive note, I've only just discovered that last year there was a revolution in Sudan which deposed Islamist dictator and war criminal Omar al-Bashir (who served in the Egyptian army during the Yom Kippur War against Israel in 1973).
Jul 2, 2020 14:38:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: One of the members of the new transitional Sovereignty Council is Raja Nicola, a Coptic Christian woman, who is also a judge. It's great to be reminded what God can do in these last days, and I will pray for more developments like this.
Jul 2, 2020 14:41:28 GMT -6
nana: Things continue to move faster and faster, we fly soon.
Jul 2, 2020 15:01:29 GMT -6
mike: Id be lying bernie if i said that the persecution article didnt trouble me. Please come soon Jesus.
Jul 2, 2020 18:14:44 GMT -6
bernie: mike, I just wish I knew if it's true, or it's just a conspiracy theory. But, with everything else we're seeing, it doesn't sound impossible either.
Jul 2, 2020 19:25:32 GMT -6
mike: Bernie the food, losing homes... I know that it going to become increasingly difficult each day until the Lord takes us. I pray His mercy on the children. So many unsuspecting, "innocent" but God is good
Jul 2, 2020 20:37:07 GMT -6
bernie: Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Psalm 90:13
Jul 2, 2020 21:03:06 GMT -6
Gary: What Elon has planned = neural link.
Jul 2, 2020 22:18:35 GMT -6
boymaker: So does anyone have a link to a synopsis of what has transpired so far in prophecy? Just like, from the Rev 12 sign? I am bringing others into this now and I am not an adequate resource at this point.
Jul 2, 2020 22:53:57 GMT -6