Lesson No. 462
Book of Revelation, Chapter 12
"By the Blood of the Lamb and the Testimony of the Saints"

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The woman and the dragon

1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 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 brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Lesson No. 462 "By the Blood of the Lamb and the Testimony of the Saints"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 12


1) What is John seeing in the heavenly? Who does the woman clothed in the sun with 12 stars represent? Who is the child that coming from this nation?

2) Who is the dragon with seven heads and 10 horns, and what do the heads and horns represent? Did God grant him this kind of power?

3) Verse 4 is interesting- one third of the angels sided with Satan and were kicked out of heaven- did this happen or will it happen?

4) Verse 5 talks about the baby birth and Satan trying to kill the baby? When did this happen (Hint- Christmas and Herod the rotten?)

5) Verse 6 talks about the woman fleeing and hiding for 3 1/2 years and being protected. What could this mean?

6) What is the war in heaven described in verse 7? What about verse 8?

7) John does a good job of describing Satan in verse 9; why does he go into such detail? Do these names fit him? What does ‘Satan’ translate to?

8) Verses 10 and 11 talk about a time when the Jews (144,000) will overcome Satan and his war against Christians- what will allow them to 'overcome'? (Hint- verse 11).

9) Heaven is happy in verse 12, but who has 'hell to pay'? What is this time period? (Hint-reign of the antichrist!)

10) Verses 13 through 17 goes back to the woman and the dragon analogy. What happens in verses 13 and 14?

11) Verse 15 talks about a flood against the Jews- what could this mean? How could the earth help out the Jews? (Hint- Numbers 16: 31-35).

12) Verse 17 spells out the final conflict!

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