Chapter 12 is a magnificent illustration in imagery of the birth of Jesus and Satan’s attempts to stop him before he even begins his work. The woman is not Mary, but can best be understood as faithful through the ages. She goes to safety for the 1260 days (or the 42 months), just as Jesus warned the faithful before his crucifixion in Matthew 24:15-22.
Satan’s war against the church is a central piece to this part of the book, and would have special meaning for these early New Testament Christians, who were seeing the earliest battles that he fought with fury. Nevertheless, that war certainly continues today, as he has not ceased his attempts to destroy it. But still it continues.
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