The Woman, the Manchild, and the Dragon–A Biblical Explanation for Today’s Insanity
If we want to make sense out of the insane things we see going on around us and the nonsensical decisions people in positions of authority are making, we need to look to the Bible for a spiritual explanation. I believe I’ve found a good explanation in the book of Revelation.
Chapter 12 of Revelation gives us a picture of what God and the Devil are doing in the earth today. First we see what God is doing in his people—the true church:
And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
Then we see the activity of the Devil through his people—the Satanists who have been running things, causing world wars, and other evils that are plaguing our earth and its people today.
And another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.
My interpretations for Revelation are understood as taking place after Jesus death and resurrection because that is when John wrote them, and they were prophetic of future events. Within the first three verses of Revelation 1 we read:
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants things which must shortly take place…Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
Therefore, we would be in error to say the above scripture about the great red dragon is depicting the origin of Satan and his demons which is widely taught. Satan existed before he appeared as a serpent in the garden in Genesis. Revelation is clearly a prophecy about future events.
Both the woman and the dragon appear in heaven. It would be helpful to understand that heaven can refer to: 1) an unseen realm around us inhabited by angels and demons, 2) outer space where stars and planets exist, or 3) a high place where God dwells.
Therefore the fact that this is taking place in heaven merely means it is happening in a spiritual realm we can’t see with our natural eyes or hear with our natural ears. Nevertheless it is very real and it has everything to do with what is happening in our physical world. All human beings are spirits living in flesh and blood bodies. As spiritual beings we are very much under the influence of this spiritual realm that is all around us, although most of us are unaware of this.
First let’s see how this woman corresponds to God’s true church. By true church I mean those who sincerely love Jesus and their neighbors and whose lives demonstrate this love. These would be classified as the wise virgins who have plenty of oil in their lamps. They may meet in a building called a church or they may meet in homes, but wherever they gather, Jesus is in their midst.
The description of this woman is obviously symbolic. Many people have interpreted her as being the nation of Israel giving birth to Jesus Christ, but this was written several years after Jesus lived, died and was resurrected, so that doesn’t fit the parameter of being prophetic.
Also as we read the gospels we can see that the nation of Israel did not come close to the description of the woman given here. The Israelites were living in spiritual darkness most of the time, not clothed with the sun. They were weighed down with ridiculous demands put upon them by their leaders, the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees, who rejected Jesus and plotted his death in spite of the miraculous things he did and said. They were obviously not in a high, heavenly place with the moon under their feet or a crown of stars (perfect government) on their head.
Additionally, the biblical history of the Jewish nation is not pretty. Time and time again they fell into idolatry, even king Solomon did—idolatry that was so bad they even sacrificed their little sons and daughters to idols, often depicted in Scripture as making their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Moloch or some other false god.
I think we could probably all agree that this does not sound like the woman described as a great sign in heaven who was clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Rather than the nation of Israel, this woman has to be a depiction of the true church of Jesus Christ who has put on Christ: “…clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh” (Romans 13:14). Jesus, himself, was as bright as the sun on the Mount of Transfiguration, “He was transfigured before them and his face shone as the sun” (Matthew 17:2). When we have put on Christ by being filled with his Spirit, his life will shine forth out of us. However, this can only happen through surrendered lives that have been willing to take up their cross and follow Jesus wherever he may take them.
Just as our moon is a reflection of our sun, so the moon under the woman’s feet shows her walk in life reflects the life of Jesus.
The crown of twelve stars shows she is under God’s authority, not just doing whatever she thinks is expedient but following the Father’s guidance in all she does. Stars are a symbol of leadership because they guided the ancients in their travels and as the Word tells us, God “gave the moon and the stars to rule by night.” Twelve is the number of governmental perfection.
This woman has to be none other than the Bride of Christ in the end times. She is pregnant. She is going to give birth to the Manchild. The Manchild is those who come into full maturity in Christ Jesus. The word “Man” speaks of being mature and “child” speaks of the fact that in order to enter the kingdom of God we must become like a little child in innocence. Also a child has a mother and that mother is the church.
We can call this Manchild the “Manchild Company” for there are many who comprise this anointed group. These are the Overcomers who will go forth and minister all over the earth in the same power Jesus Christ had when he walked among us over two thousand years ago. We will not be God but we will be part of his body with a ministry that has been perfected by the releasing of the Holy Spirit through a submitted life. Jesus said that we would do the same works he did and even greater works than these we would do. He said we would become one with him even as he and the Father are one:
I am not asking on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I also have given to them, so that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and You loved them, just as You loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. (John 17:20 – 24)
What a glorious promise! The Holy Spirit is telling us here that we are all going to be as one, and not only that, but one with the Father and with the Son. This means there will be no arguing over doctrine or disagreements about what we should or should not do. We will all be in perfect agreement because we will be one in Spirit and totally under the headship of our Lord Jesus Christ. It won’t be like it is now where you can drive through one little town—too small for even a stoplight—and see five different churches. We once lived in a town like that! but that’s another story and a long one at that!
This above passage says that we will be perfected in unity and we will have Christ’s glory so that the world will know that God sent us. What a different picture from what we see of the world’s opinion of Jesus Christ and his church today.
However, this opinion of God is getting ready to change radically because any thinking person can see that our only way out of the mess we are currently in is through the power and intervention of God. Only through faith in God can we survive emotionally and physically through the fall of our institutions and our economy. People who understand what is happening in this nation are beginning to see that there is no hope for us of ever having back the life of prosperity we once had. They can see that we are no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. Through lies, propaganda, and criminality almost all positions of authority in our land have been taken over by people who are either believers in communism or have been bought and paid for by the powers that be.
Our public education from preschool to universities have become indoctrination centers for communism. When all references to God are forbidden in these centers of learning where the question of human origins cannot be ignored, the only thing taught is evolution. And evolution teaches that we are just animals with no purpose to our existence; there is no right or wrong, no morality, no knowledge of God-given rights. This places us all in a collectivist system where the majority rules and the rights of the individual no longer count.
Even though generations of Americans have now been indoctrinated with Communist dogma, there is an expectation amongst many people that this is the end time and that Jesus Christ is soon to return. A godless education has left people feeling empty, discouraged and even suicidal, especially with the advent of the pandemic, the lockdowns, social distancing and having to wear masks.
No matter how bleak things may appear, God has a wonderful plan, and it includes you, Believer, if you are willing to pay the price to become part of the Manchild Company. It will require giving up your love of the world and selfish pleasures in order to come under the headship and discipline of the Holy Spirit. He and only he can prepare us for the things to come, and as we all know, he is a gentleman and will not force his will on anyone.
Sons of God
The Manchild Company is also known as the sons of God:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:18-23)
Notice: The glory is to be revealed in us! As we do the works of God, he will be seen in us. Everyone will know that what we are doing could only be done by God and that he is working through us. This is what glory means. It is a definite manifestation of God and it will come through his body on the earth, a body that is fully joined with Jesus our head. There will be no impedance of selfish ambition, slothfulness or any other manifestation of the flesh. That will no longer be in us as we will have died spiritually to it all. Once that is gone, Jesus will be free to redeem our bodies also.
We are going to have redeemed bodies! Yes, God has been working in us in our spirit and soul to bring us into his perfection. Now in these end times, we are going to experience the redemption of our body. Jesus died to save our spirit and soul and even our body. I have done many studies about how this will come about too lengthy to write here. Several of my books detail this, particularly, The Four Living Creatures and This Mortal Puts On Immortality.
The Great Red Dragon
You can just imagine how horrified the Devil and his minions, the elites and billionaires the enemy has used to do his dirty work, are feeling. That is why they are trying to kill us all off with anything their wicked, demon-filled minds can concoct. Part of their plan is seen on the Georgia Guidestones where it is carved in stone that the world population must be brought down (from over seven billion) to 500 million. That means billions of people need to be eliminated. They want to deprive Father God of what he desires and that is many sons and daughters just like Jesus. Hence we have tainted vac**nes now with over a million vac**ne injuries reported to the CDC and tens of thousands of deaths. And that is just one of their tactics which are too numerous to try to state here.
Rather than permitting us to be joined with Jesus they want us to be joined with machines. They want to use our minds like a computer, implant computer chips in us and hook us up to the Internet of Things where they can control our every thought. They want to turn us into robots and destroy our humanity.
Well, I have news for them. No Devil, demon, royal or elite minion will be able to stop the plans of Almighty God. God will do what he wants to do when he wants to do it. May all who harbor fears and wonder where God is find solace in this fact—God knows what he is doing and his plan and timing are perfect.
Further on in Revelation 12, we see that this Manchild is caught up unto God and his throne. This doesn’t mean they will physically leave the earth, but it does mean that they are in a realm of God such as Jesus was in when he was on earth. No sickness, imprisonment, disaster or death can come upon them because for them, the last enemy, death, has been defeated (1 Cor 15:26). They are able to minister in the same power Jesus had when he walked among us.
The woman (the church) who gave birth to the Manchild, is taken into the wilderness, a place prepared by God, where the Manchild will feed her. The church will be the focus of the Manchild’s ministry as they, the church, are divested of all false doctrine, taught the truth, suffer trials and eventually become conformed to the image of Christ. Then she will join the Manchild Company. Meanwhile there is a war going on in heaven.
Satan Is Cast out of Heaven
And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
At this present time, the Devil and his demons have supernatural powers, but, I believe, when they are cast out of this heavenly realm onto the earth, they will lose those powers. However they will be a terror and an influence that will bring great persecution on the church. But it is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of God so those evil entities will be eventually done away with according to the plan and purpose of God that will bring in that time when the Devil and his demons are locked away for a thousand years.
There is much more to Revelation 12 that cannot be explained here, but hopefully there will be more in future articles.
It is my prayer that this article will be an encouragement and an impetus to many to dig more deeply into the Scriptures. May we all be as the Bereans to check and see whether or not these things be so.