SEVEN KINGDOMS OF EVIL
Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Sun represents the glory of God.
Moon=Israel which reflects God’s glory/light.
Crown=nazar=root of Nazarite=Vow of obedience to God
Twelve stars = 12 tribes.
Rev 12:7-12 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time
Satan was permanently cast out of heaven at the resurrection of Jesus. Much earlier at the time of Adam and Eve Satan was stripped of most of his authority but still had access to God’s throne.
Job 1:6-7 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said to Satan, From where come you? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Rev12: 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
The saints are not safe from satan’s wrath; they get killed because of their testimony. The protection they receive is that they don’t fall for the false miracles and other satanic lies.
Testimony=yada=to know, be informed, have sex (Gen 4:1)
Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads.
Dan 7:24-25 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Heads=authority 7 heads are the 7 evil kingdoms.
Gen 3:14-15 And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; on your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
The bruised head is taking away/lessens authority. Jesus’ (her seed) resurrection partly took away satan’s authority.
The heel is the place of the sandal=inheritance. Satan tries to steal His inheritance which is to rule over all creation.
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
The beast regains authority.
Rev 13:11-15 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed
Dragon=tannin root word=taan=wolf, wild dog, jackal
Lamb is a symbol of innocence.
So the v11 beast is wolf in sheepskin. A deceiver. The false prophet; Abaddon the angel of death.
Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.