Revelation 12: enraged

Revelation 12: enraged

Continuing our study of Revelation 12.

Revelation 12:17  ‘Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring – those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.’

The dragon’s evil ambitions have been thwarted by God’s protection for His beloved people. Instead, he turns on the church, on the followers of Christ.

In the end-times we will see a great release of anti-semitism in this world. We have seen, in world history, that when the church has helped the Jewish nation, that they too have been caught up in the wave of persecution. 

This happened in the 1930’s in Germany. Many prominent Christians were deeply concerned with the treatment of the Jews by the Nazi party. When eventually they began to speak out, they too were rounded up and put on the cattle-trucks headed for the concentration camps.

Both Israel and the Church are joined together by being the object of the devil’s wrath. This binds us together. For this reason, the church needs to pray and intercede for our Jewish brothers. We are very much in the same boat!

Thank you for reading this…

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