by Tammy Phillips
November 5, 2021
“Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male [Child]. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. So, the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. ” (Revelation 12:13-18 NKJV)
I picture Satan as an angry, enraged, ranting, boiling lunatic who huffs and puffs around. He has to be crazy to go after God, His chosen, and His adopted people. I see God calmly sitting and smiling in heaven shaking His head at the devil. The LORD God knows the truth and the outcome. “Satan has even lied to himself. Satan knows that if he can stop God’s word from coming to pass, he can defeat God.”- Billye Brim. God does not go back on His word, and He has made many promises to Israel. He has never lost a battle and never will.
Satan has tried to destroy Israel and stop God’s word since Adam and Eve in the garden. Little, tiny, small Israel has always been bullied , picked on, and persecuted by Satan all throughout history. Jesus defeated Satan. In Him we defeat the plans and purposes of Satan. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NKJV) AND Jesus who is in us is greater than Satan who is in the world. (1 John 4:4 NKJV) Put on your stomping shoes.
In context of today’s scripture, remember, Israel is the woman and Satan is the dragon. In the last half of the tribulation, Yahweh in essence says, “You can’t touch this…woman!”
God provides a way of escape, “two great eagles wings,” and a hiding place for His remnant, Israel, from the presence of the serpent, the Antichrist. He also provides nourishment for a time. Eagles wings are a symbol of deliverance to Israel. This is what God said about Israel’s first escape: “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and [how] I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” (Exodus 19:4 NKJV). Don’t know if the USA or a mega transport plane will carry Israel to safety. We shall wait and see. “The woman” will be safe.
Big baby Satan responds by pitching a fit and spewing water out of his mouth like a flood at Israel. He comes at them “guns a blazing” and with the greatest persecution ever.
“But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:20-21 KJV)
Satan had hoped it would destroy her, but the earth helped the woman. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Whatever the Antichrist brings, it is swallowed up. Isn’t that a truth for today? Whatever the enemy brings at us today is swallowed up and overcome by the word of God!
“The dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. “ The Battle to end all battles is on the horizon.
I enCOURAGE you to never turn your back on Israel. Support her. Pray for her. Israel is the Holy Land and chosen by God. He has, is and will defend her to the end.