3. Third stage: REMOVAL OF THE "MANCHILD-COMPANY4Y
Rev. 12:4-5; Rev. 12:5
a. this is a company of newly "born-again” Jewish believers. The Red Dragon, with the poison of His lying, slanderous mouth wants to devour these new Jewish believers, but they are caught up to G-d and to His THRONE.Rev. 2:25-27; Ps 2:8-9
b. they are saints who held fast to what they received until the Lord's Coming. They conquered their trials and afflictions, and kept His works until the end. Therefore He will give them power over the nations, to rule them with a rod of iron.Rev. 12:17; Mic. 5:3; Ezek. 37:15-42; 39:25-28; Isa. 11:11-13
c. they are brethren of those who keep the commandments of G-d and bear testimony of Yeshua. They are literally and spiritually Messiah's brethren.YThis "Manchild-Company" becomes understandable ONLY when we examine the Scripture as set forth in the Greek language. The word “child” in the English translation does not convey the proper meaning of the Greek term, as two different types of children are both rendered “child”. The child the Red Dragon wants to devour in verse 4 is "tek'non", which means a "little child", "infant", as produced, implying in particular, Christian converts5. In verse 5 the woman gives birth to a "manchild", in the Greek "arrhen huios", which means "a male son and heir of adult age", of lifting power. Then, in that same verse, the "child" is CAUGHT UP to G-d's throne. THIS child is again "tek'non", i.e. new, infant-converts.
This whole chapter 12 refers to the future, speaking of final events in the last days of this closing age. A close look at the facts brings us wisdom and understanding: The huios (Messiah) was caught up to G-d's throne almost 2,000 years ago. Moreover, Messiah did not ascend to the Father's throne as an infant, but as a Son and Heir of adult age. It is not the huios who is being caught up here, but the teknon, the newly "born again ones".
It is impossible to give birth to a son of adult age who is, at the same time, an infant, except --- if we consider Paul's words in Galatians 4:19, where he, a grown man, is in "birthpangs" to bring forth "tek'nion" through the one and only "arrhen huios", Messiah Yeshua. THEN this "child" becomes more understandable: a certain woman is “pregnant” with the Word of G-d, which is Yeshua, the “adult Son and Heir” of G-d, and brings forth [produces] “tek'non” by giving birth to faith in the “huios” in their hearts. Actually, it should be rendered tek'nion, but instead is given in the singular, implying a certain company being brought to the new birth through faith in Messiah, and then immediatly caught up to G-d’s throne.
Verse 13 speaks again about the huios, through whom the woman brought forth that company of new believers, for which reason Satan is so mad with her. And he is particularly angry because those believers are JEWS, as becomes clear in verse 17, where Satan goes to make war on the "rest of HER children, those who keep the commandments of G-d and hold the testimony of Yeshua."
This company can be neither the unbelieving House of Israel (as has been carelessly declared) nor brethren from among the Gentiles who do not observe Torah. This company is apparently genuinely observant Jews who are, as well, devoted followers of Yeshua. (They cannot be the unbelieving Jews nor can they be Gentiles who shun the commandments.)
I realize that this interpretation conflicts with
those put forward by most churches,
The rapture of the "Manchild-Company" is therefore extremely significant!
The 3rd stage [most
holy] of the First Resurrection is completed!
4. Fourth stage: REMOVAL OF THE "BOSOM" PORTION
Rev. 14:1-5; Ex 29:26-27; 8:29 [7:30-34]; Jn 13:25; 19:26; 21:7, 20; Rev. 22:3-5
Lev. 10:14-15; 29:26-28
b. they are G-d's and the Lamb's own possession (which is the heave out “wave breast” in Torah), bearing the seals of G-d’s and the Lamb’s names on their foreheads.Isa. 2:2; Mic. 4:1
f. they are standing together with the Lamb on G-d's holy hill which shall be exalted above all other hills and be made the highest of the mountains.Nu 15:18-21; 6:19-20; 18:9,11,19
g. as the First Fruits of G-d and the Lamb, they fulfill the “heaved out" portion in Torah, which did not pass through the fire7.The 4th stage [most holy] of the First Resurrection is completed!
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