>The Woman, The Baby, The Dragon

>I’m so drawn this morning to a passage in Revelation, chapter 12… it goes as follows:

1-2A great Sign appeared in Heaven: a Woman dressed all in sunlight, standing on the moon, and crowned with Twelve Stars. She was giving birth to a Child and cried out in the pain of childbirth.

3-4And then another Sign alongside the first: a huge and fiery Dragon! It had seven heads and ten horns, a crown on each of the seven heads. With one flick of its tail it knocked a third of the Stars from the sky and dumped them on earth. The Dragon crouched before the Woman in childbirth, poised to eat up the Child when it came.

While, this passage refers to Mary, her son, Jesus Christ, and the devil… I can’t help but draw a parallel in my life and I am sure many other ladies reading this will find truth in their own personal life… (you may need an extra cup of coffee to get through the thoughts after reading this one) May the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob enlighten your understanding and stir the yearning in your womb to carry on until the return of Christ Jesus.

The parallel goes like this… (its not intended to distract or take away from the work that God does in this passage in relation to Mary and Jesus, but rather to help us take an insight into our personal life and draw applications.)

Once upon a time their was a woman who loved God with all her heart. She was God’s chosen vessel (v1), hand picked before she was every born to carry a specific purpose. (1 Cor 3:5) His hand even knitted her together inside her mother’s womb, carving her eye lids and forming her heart. (Psalm 139:13)

As the girl grew in physical form, she also matured spiritually, eating her solid foods so she could distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14). And then God, who has planted the purpose into her DNA from the time of conception, allowed her to feel the first flutters of the life (the plan, the purpose) she carried within her, for this specific time. She began to see that she was a light unto the world, (Matt 5:14) not because of who she was, but because of who HE was living in her.

The lady who sought God with her whole heart, (Psalm 119:58), remembered the conception of the purpose and plan. She fed daily, she sought her Father, and waited (Psalm 46:10).

The time came for the baby (the purpose) to be born. Much anguish surrounded the lady, she was overwhelmed by thoughts, emotions, uncertainty, yet, could not shake the reminder that God controls the doors (Rev. 4) it was her responsibility to walk through it. But the thoughts of birthing the baby and knowing that a huge and fiery dragon stood on the other side poised waiting to eat the baby (Rev 12:3-4) shook her.

Selah. (Pause and reflect)

Have you ever had a God given dream or knew your God given purpose, and you felt the flutters like that of a new mom feeling life growing in her womb, you sought God, searched his scriptures, called out to him in prayer and knew that this is why you were called for this time and this place? Yet, the time came to birth and you were so overwhelmed, oppressed that you didn’t want to birth the baby because you didn’t want its head bitten off once it took its first few breaths?

Here is the great news, girl!

The scripture goes on to say this in Rev 12,

5She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6The woman fled into the desert to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.

Rev 4:2 says after he walked through the door, At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.”

This tells me something really exciting, that gets the caffeine in my body cranking, when I go through and birth the purpose, dream, plan, baby (whichever name you want to go with) – that at once God’s Spirit guides, directs me and as in Rev 12:6 – the woman fled into the desert to the PLACE PREPARED for her BY GOD!….

Wow – when I am obedient to him and carry out fulfilling what he has planned, he has an army ready to fight off the dragon, he has a place prepared for me where he will care for me. That to me girls is exciting, and helps this chick say, I can walk through that door, I can fulfill this plan he has for me, I can do the task he has purposed for my life.

I need another cup of coffee so I can Selah. Won’t you join me?


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