Woman Gives Birth
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Woman Gives Birth
(Revelation 12.13-14)
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"When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness [or "desert"], where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach." (Revelation 12.13-14)✞

Being Chased

The Lamb of GodThere is no worse feeling than being chased especially for a woman about to give birth. One's very life seems to hang on the ability to outrun the predator. One's heart pounds and one's mind races through possible escapes to shake off the pursuer. This is how the woman giving birth in this part of John's vision must have felt. The chase begins in heaven as Satan is overcome by the Lamb and dispatched to the earth. Many believe that until this time, Satan still had access to God as he did in the Book of Job where he argued the case against the righteous Job. Here, his access is forever barred. He can no longer accuse people before God and therefore proceeds to turn his wicked ways elsewhere.✞

"Woman Gives Birth"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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