The Endurance of the Saints – Revelation 12:13-17

SCRIPTURE READING – Isaiah 40:1-31

-Angus Dei
-The Solid Rock
-Here I Am To Worship
-All I Once Held Dear

And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. (Revelation 12:13-17 ESV)

review Revelation 12:1-12

The Vision (pt 1) (Revelation 12:1-6)
The first symbolic picture is of the great fall of Satan and how the Shepherd Conqueror defeated the dragon by His birth culminating in His ascension & His coronation.

The Vision (pt 2) (Revelation 12:7-12)
The second symbolic picture is the effect of the Shepherd Conqueror further defeating the dragon by the atonement; barring him forever from heaven as the accuser of the brethren.

The Vision (pt 3) (Revelation 12:13-17)
The third symbolic picture is of the dragon’s intensified fury against the woman for giving birth to the child and the faithfulness of the saints to endure until the end.

1. Because of the Incarnation (Rev 12:13)
(Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:21-23; Luke 2:11-14; John 1:14)

2. Because of God’s Protection (Rev 12:14)
(Exodus 19:4; Deut 32:11-12; Exodus 16:2-4, 11-12, 35; Isaiah 40:31)

3. Because of Satan’s Subjugation (Rev 12:15-16)
(Isaiah 28:14-18; Num 16:31-33; Rom 16:20; Matt 16:18;
Rev 20:7-10; 2 Cor 10:4-6)

4. Because of Our Salvation (Rev 12:17)
(Rev 1:9; 6:9; 12:11; 14:12)