The Christian community, the world and the true church finds a season upon them that is demanding of them to give an accounting. This accounting manifests itself as those whom God has sent are speaking the words of God in the Spirit without measure. John 3:34, “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure”. Speaking here of the Christ Jesus as well as a people who are making up the remnant body of Christ. This body of Christ also known as “the man-child” is to make an appearance before humanity, to manifest the nature of Christ unto a crying world. The question asked by the Christian community as well as the groaning carnal world is, will there be a many member body of Christ, and will there be a man-child coming into the world in these last days bringing deliverance to the earth from heathen rule.
II Peter 3:2-5a, That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of His coming (Jesus the head and His body, many in number being birthed as a man-child)? For since, the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. In this they willfully forget: …”. These conditions continue to exist today because of the blindness of people’s understandings and the hardness of their hearts, the results of unbelief. Nevertheless, God who is not silent, is willing to reveal unto a seeking people the coming forth of His man-child according to that which He has purposed.
Even as God purposed in the beginning to make a man for Himself in His likeness and image, He speaks again through the prophet Isaiah, of a remnant, His man-child (read Isa. 26:17-21). Note the condition of the people, a time of trouble even as it is in the earth today. As a cry ascended before God, events begin to happen for correction. Does not a like kind cry, even now, ascend before God from the earth? In verse 17, this troubled people chastened, find themselves likened unto a woman in travail. This travail speaks of the happenings of that day and applies to the church of today. A time when a people begin to know deliverance, “As a woman with child is in pain and cries out in her pangs, when she draws near the time of her delivery, so we have been in your sight, O Lord”.
Note here that God’s man-child birthing is with a two-fold purpose. First, the need for deliverance, where humanity is concerned, is not yet accomplished. Secondly, the wicked, which is the carnal world continues in their place of ruling over the earth. This wicked order continues in its place of influence over every realm of society. Verse 18, “We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have, as it were, brought forth wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen”.
Now let us notice the change concerning deliverance, seeing bondages not yet delivered changed into that which now knows deliverance. A people, a man-child coming forth, arising from the realm of death, the old Adam cursed realm, to manifest life. This people, knowing a transformation which is taking place by moving man from a realm of death into God’s realm of life. Life, birthed from the travailing woman, to make an appearance in the earth (self-first) to affect all the earth (entire world). Verse 19, “Your dead (all carnality and the Adam world which is dead to God) shall live; together with my dead body (a people in complete union with Jesus Christ) they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead”.
God speaks further concerning this time of the man-child being manifest. He reveals that the time of the man-child’s appearance shall be a time of great trouble. A time of trouble, that affects every kingdom of man, every nation, and every religious group. A time of trouble such as the world has never seen but also a time of divine protection for those who take refuge in Christ, having peace and safety during the coming judgment. Verse 20, “Come my people, enter your chambers (Christ nature, one of divine protection) and shut your doors behind you (a people who receive the man-child’s word of deliverance, the man-child is God gates, His doors given for a place of hiding); Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past”.
Who is this that brings deliverance? In concurring with the above verses, God speaks of a time when His people shall know a vindication concerning their hope and faith placed completely and totally in God and His word. A true church now purified, impregnated with a holy seed, and she shall birth God’s promised man-child. This man-child, birthed because of the Christ seed planted into the womb of the church, now brought forth as God’s deliverers. Along with God’s first-born son, the many other sons shall respond to Christ as ministers of restoration to bring forth God’s kingdom throughout the earth. Isa. 66:7-8, “Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before her pain came, she delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children”.
While many feel that the message of the man-child written of in Rev. 12 is the message of the birthing of Jesus, the first verse of Rev. 1 makes this statement. Rev. 1:1, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Jesus the head to be manifest through His many member body), which God gave to Him (Jesus) to show His servants – things which must shortly take place (note that Jesus was already born). And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John”. Thus, this verse points to the writing of things to come after the birth of Jesus and revealed in Revelation. (Now read Rev. 12:1-5).
Today, among the Christian community, a certain people are finding themselves becoming large because of the life growing within that is now ready for it’s time of birthing. These find themselves groaning with travail as a transformation takes place. This transformation is a changing from within that takes them into the Holy of Holies as they stand before God in His throne room. These sit down with Christ in His throne for establishing God’s kingdom on the earth. These move into that place of authority in Christ as King/Priest ruling with Christ in God’s kingdom. Let us take note of verse 1 of Rev. 12 with the understanding that the woman is the church of transformation. “Now a great sign appeared in heaven (the invisible, spiritual realm); a women (soul) clothed with the sun (God’s glory is her covering, the Christ nature), with the moon under her feet (moon – the carnal church which she has conquered by placing its power under her feet), and on her head a garland of twelve stars (by conquering the perverse carnal church she receives the authority of God’s divine government)”. This, the woman church, cleansed and having conquered, has become the wife worthy of Christ as her husband. Having received the seed of Christ within, she now is pregnant with God’s man-child. This woman is the true church removed from the harlot system to know the reality of a life, which is no longer self-living life but is the Christ that now lives from within.
In verse 2, the Holy Spirit gives another sign concerning this pregnancy as travail increases. The spirit prepares and positions the woman for the time of this birthing. “Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth”. Then at the time of the birthing of God’s man-child, another sign appears. This sign points to the condition and the order that dwells upon the earth in its rulership of harlotry and perversion. This order points to that one world government, the political and religious order that wars against the governmental order of God. Verse 3, “And another sign appears in heaven (same heaven as the women, the heaven within the soul); behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads”. This detailed sign speaks of the seed of Satan that wages war against the Christ seed. War that continues until the head of the serpent is bruised, unable to continue its war against the seed of the woman. Gen. 3:15, “And I will put enmity between you (serpent) and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He (Christ and His seed) shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel”.
Let us notice the affect the dragon has upon the stars of heaven that are the ministers of the church order. Satan with His time being short, spearheads His attacks upon the elect of God, those who attempt to ministry God’s gospel. Within the ranks of these ministries, some with carnal persuasions, during Satan’s attack, are as stars cast to the earth. The earth speaks of men with carnal minds who give themselves over to carnality and its influence. These ministers fall as they succumb to Satan’s deceiving devices. These ministers no longer minister by the Spirit but follow the dictates of the humanistic philosophies and perverted psychologies produced from the carnal realm. These rob the people of God’s true blessings for the sake of carnal success. Verse 4, “His tail (dragon) drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her child as soon as it was born”.
Let us remember, from Genesis it was declared that Satan desires to kill the seed of the woman. Pointing to this man-child birthed from the church that is to rule with Christ over the earth. One method used by these fallen stars, the carnal ministers of deception is to keep revelation of God’s word from the church, especially the teaching of the man-child. Satan’s biggest tool is ministers within the church system who rob and steal from the people the truths of God’s Word. Escapism is not God’s method for His church, but for them to have victory and protection in the midst of righteous judgment. God’s Word is to bring freedom in becoming the fulfilled manifesting man-child of God. A man-child God uses to bring down the kingdoms of the world and build up the kingdom of God. I Cor. 22-24, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits (Jesus and the man-child), afterward those who are Christ at His coming (Christ the head and His body of saints). Then comes the end (after the millennial reign) when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power”.
Back to Rev. 12:5 it points to the birthing of this man-child who affects all nations in bringing them down in erecting the kingdom of God. “She (true church) bore a male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and His throne”. To see clearly that which God speaks forth in this scripture, the eyes of revelation exercised is to behold the temple of God that dwells in the earth. Note that the woman is pointing to the church. The church represented in earth with its many forms and fashions, its many doctrines and denominations. However, among all these things a true church is now birthing God’s man-child. This man-child birthed from the womb of the pure church. This womb is not a physical womb but rather the souls of the saints. The souls of the woman church, enlarged with child, as her pregnancy is at the time of birthing. This that is born is not a natural birth but the birthing of a nature, a Christ nature from within the soul. I Peter 1:4, states the inheritance of these saints. “To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you”. II Peter 1:4, “By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”. The man-child, the birthing of the divine nature of Christ now comes forth in the human realm to manifest a people in the likeness of Christ.
The groaning and travailing coming out of God’s creation is awaiting the appearance of this man-child. Rom. 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”. This appearing man-child speaks of great change. A change that affects the entirety of the world as this caught up man-child now lives in the throne room authority of God. With their feet on the ground and their hearts (soul) filled with Christ’ nature, they begin to rule God’s kingdom on earth.
1. From the human nature to the divine nature of Christ.
2. From the corruptible flesh to the incorruptible flesh.
3. From the mortal to the immortal realms of God.
Moreover, to this we say amen.