From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those who hear.
. Revelation 12. And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
. And there appeared another wonder (sign) in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
. 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.
. 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.
. …the woman fled into the wilderness…a place prepared of God…feed her there a thousand two hundred and three score days…war in heaven…Michael and his angels fought against the dragon…the dragon fought and his angels…and prevailed not…neither was their place found anymore in heaven…the great dragon cast out…that old serpent…the devil…Satan…which deceiveth the whole world…cast out…into the earth…
. #1. Daniel identifies the ‘stars’ as teachers, priests. those that are wise, that shine like the firmament, those who turn many to righteousness, that give forth light like the stars.
. #2. the number 12 identifies the tribes of Israel.
. #3. who is this great red dragon? that old red serpent? that deceives the whole world? that is cast out into the earth?
. John identifies him as the Devil.