The whole world and all that dwells upon her is even now groaning and travailing, waiting in pain for an event to take place that will eventually bring change to all things. “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now”. (Rom.8:22). While the whole world groans, there is from out of the whole, a portion, a remnant that shall become a beginning, and the first-fruits that shall fulfill all that the groaning desires. This is a desire, which is calling for not only the redemption of their bodies, but also the restoration of all God’s creation. This remnant shall become the saviors spoken of who come forth from Mt. Zion (God’s dwelling place on earth within man) with salvation for all of humankind. Obadiah 1:17 & 21 speak of these deliverers by declaring, “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness: and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions …. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau [the house of flesh]; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s”. In addition, 2 Cor. 5:1-4 openly states, “For we know that if our earthly house of the tabernacle [body] were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house, which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked [without a body]. For we that are in the tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we should be unclothed, but clothed upon that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” While, up to this particular time in God, the church has seen nothing more than the earnest, the pledge of our inheritance, we are now beginning to see the first signs of the promise of God, the fullness of God making an appearance within man. The groaning is on the increase and the event of God’s remnant coming forth is even now making a showing, an appearance. We are beginning to see that this birthing, the adoption, the placing of the sons of God, is taking place. These birth contractions are getting closer and closer together with each passing day and the completed man-child will soon be coming forth to take his place.
In the book of the Revelation, in the very first verse its purpose is “to show unto His servant’s things which must shortly come to pass”. With Revelation being a book written about 57 years after the death of Jesus, and about 90 years after His birth, the truth contained within points to events that take place beyond or after the time of its writing. Hence, when our attention is a birthing that is to take place, as told in the book of Revelation, that birthing does not point to Jesus’ birth as a baby some 2000 years ago, but it speaks to that, which is to come forth in a season after the writing of Revelation. Therefore, as we look at the declarations made in this book, we see those things that have taken place since John wrote of them, as well as those things that are to happen. With Revelation speaking of the last days, these things will quickly come forth because we are now living in the “last” of the “last days.”
One event, a sign of fulfillment taking place in our day and in the process is that spoken of in the 12th chapter of Revelation. Herein is the declaration of the birthing of a man-child. In verse one it speaks of a great wonder that is taking place in the heavens. This is a “great wonder” because it is revealing an event on a scale never before known. “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”: In this context, the word “heaven” is a plural word meaning more than one heaven. Therefore, this wonder of a woman being clothed with the sun is taking place in many heavens. Could this have the meaning of an event that takes place in more than one spirit and soul? Is it not pointing to the kingdom of God coming forth on earth through the pure true church? Just who and what then are these heavens spoken of here. The Greek word for heaven, in this verse, speaks of “the idea of elevation, as the abode of God.” This points us to the fact that within all who receive Him, God abides. With God’s abiding place being a heaven, herein we have a heaven within humanity when they receive Him into their lives. Therefore, with heaven being within and it being the idea of elevation, the abode of God, then man, who has the ability to manifest God from within, can be elevated to live in that same heaven. Hence, a people can, by becoming a spirit led people, who no longer follow the appetites of the fleshly carnal realm, those motivated by the spirit of God from within; they can become that ascended, elevated people.
These people are living and walking in a new dimension of life. By being a people who follow the heaven within, they become a people who are now clothed with new garments, no longer wearing the earthly garments of the old carnal nature. Clothing or being clothed speaks to us of a spiritual covering which reveals or manifest something of another nature. These are not any longer dressed as those of the earth, but with the characteristics that manifest a life of the heavenly order or realm. This women, who types the church in the earth has changed her apparel, she has put off her old characteristics of the fleshly nature to reveal another nature. “Clothed with the sun” is speaking of a woman likened unto the Virgin Mary who overshadowed by the spirit of God was clothed with the sun, the Christ as she received His word, the seed of God. This His Word will birth the man-child. This women is that part of the church which is now clothed with Christ (the sun), with the moon (speaking of the carnal part of the church) now being under her feet. This is speaking of those within the church who have overcome the apostasy, which eats up the carnal church.
This Christ clothed woman, one, but many in number, has become pregnant. She does not defile herself with the seed of man and his own thoughts, or the words of his own concepts, doctrines, and traditions. She (they) have become pure in spirit to receive only that which the Holy Spirit would speak. This church, the woman church, is not necessarily that one down the street, on a corner bearing another’s name, but it is the true church, which has been clothed with the sun, the righteousness of Christ. “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy; for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ”. (2 Cor. 11:2). This is that part of the church that separates and becomes clean through the blood of Jesus’ death that she might receive the seed of Christ. Not willing to receive from any other source, she is receiving only from God and is now pregnant with the coming man-child, God’s many member Son who shall rule the nations.
To enable us to understand the truth of the man-child, with a single eye, we should consider the kingdom of God, the church as it is in the earth today. The church is that entity, purposed of God, which shall usher in the 1000-year reign of peace on the earth through the birthing of a man-child. Now we see a church that is operating in three parts as typed by the wilderness tabernacle of Moses and the temple as built by Solomon. Part one is that Outer court area where they slay the sacrifices for sins. It represents the church that lives and dwells in the realm of the flesh that receives only the natural light of the world, or the letter of the word that kills.
Part two is about change, it is the Holy place realm, which receives its light from the lit and burning candlestick as it daily receives the anointing oil to maintain the necessary light. This realm speaks to us of the soulish church, the women who must receive her seed or the word of God from the table of shewbread in this Holy place. This speaks of the soul of man whose mind, will, emotions and desires, as in the old fallen Adam nature, are dead and act separately from God. Man’s soul needs restoration as the spirit and word restore it back to life, to become a living soul. In this Holy place order, the soul of man either rejects the Spirit and the Word or receives them to be progressively changed. This Holy place area of the soul speaks to us of that feminine order that receives from the Spirit of God as He lives in man’s renewed spirit, purposed to give birth to a new nature, another order coming forth from God.
The third part of the kingdom of God is the Holy of Holies and speaks to us of a masculine church, where the seed of God, His Word dwells in the spirit without measure. It is from out of the women church order (the soul, the Holy place) where the birthing of the masculine church order comes. This is the part of the church order that in receiving the word of God in spirit and soul have become the visible expression of God in the earth. Herein, their bodies also know full redemption. When speaking of the feminine, female, woman church, we speak of that realm of life that, though anointed with ministries and the gifts of the spirit, it continues to follow the desires of the soulish parts of the vessel. When speaking of the masculine, male, man-child church, we are talking of those who allow the anointing oil of God to transform their soul to become a spirit led order of people who stand in the presence of God’s throne room realm, a nature change with throne-room authority. An order of people who become one with God even as Jesus prayed in John 17:21-23, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me”.
This woman is not only clothed with the sun (righteousness) and overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, but has also put the moon under her feet. This moon, which receives its nighttime light from the sun (Christ), speaks to us of a carnal church that has no light within itself, but only receives the light it allows the sun (Christ) to give it. The moon speaks of a part of the church that mixes her seed with the seed (thoughts, desires, emotions, and mind) of man. Man’s seed is that which contains his own doctrines, traditions, and philosophy. Meanwhile, the woman church is that part of the soulish church that gains victory over the confusions of man. She has become an overcomer by placing all such confusion under her feet. She has learned fully well that obedience is better than sacrifice. She is seeking to see only what the Father is doing and desiring to say only, what she hears her Husband say. With this being the utmost desire of her heart, she is having union with Him. In this place of victory, she, by the spirit, receives the crown of twelve stars upon her head.
This crown denotes a renewing of the mind, a coming out from being under man’s order into God’s divine government. His governmental perfection now rules over her life. The twelve stars speak of God’s number for governmental perfection and speak of a many member women who receives only that which comes from God. This part of the woman church becomes one placed in authority (the crown); to become the purified, perfection and purged one needed to birth the man-child, the sons of God. This woman, the cleansed part of the church, impregnated by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit is now becoming with child. She is now beginning to know the travail and pain that comes with the delivery of a child. “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” (Rev. 12:2). There is a part of the Christian Community, which even now, here on earth finds itself going through this birthing process. It finds itself knowing the pain of that birthing, a travailing with contractions as she is experiencing the deep-seated longing to push until the birth is completed.
Finally, with the birthing being complete, a man-child of destiny appears. A male son who is to rule the nations is now appearing. This son is the one of birth whose origin and nature is of the Fatherhood of God. This son is he who is a son because of a relationship with the Father. Rev. 12:5 declares with firmness, “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”. This son is the many member sons, birthed out from the female church order into a higher realm in God, the throne room order. Consider this truth; it is from the throne room that life manifest. It is within this masculine church that the seed of life dwells. The man issues forth the seed while the woman is the receiver of the seed. Again, we ask, where is the kingdom of God? Where is God’s throne? Are not the kingdom of God and His throne within? Does not God dwell within the spirit of man, seeking to restore the soul of each one who receives Him, until the birthing of that new man, a new nature? Unto those who receive Him to be led of the Holy Spirit, they cease from living after the order of the earthly realm, the old nature, and their lives now ascend to a “caught up” order of life consumed by God’s kingdom and throne. This speaks to us of a many member son in whom being “caught up,” means a moving into the Spirit without measure. “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” (John 3:34). This many member sons are now coming into the full realization of their inheritance. No longer limited to the earthly Levitical priesthood order that makes nothing perfect, but is now moving in the authority of the throne room, the right of rulership, a ministry from the heavenlies, which is God’s dwelling within man.
These are God’s appointed ministry, which now comes forth in the order of the Melchisedec, the heavenly priesthood. Heb. 7:1-3 states that, “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all: first being by interpretation king of righteousness, and after that also king of Salem, which is King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually”.
This “catching up” of the man-child order does not necessarily speak to us of a physical catching away, but ascension into a higher realm, a higher dimension of the spirit, into the heavenlies within. These heavens are that place of entering into a realm of life wherein is received a new body, for this is the time of the redemption of the body. It is the time of being completely born of the Spirit of God that includes the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. John 3:5-8 declares, “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit [of water – yea spiritual water], he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. The wind [spirit] bloweth [breathed] where it listeth [He willeth], and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell [knoweth not] whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”. This is pointing to a people that are putting on incorruption and immortality, the receiving of a spiritual body that comes and goes like the wind. However, one that can be touched, felt, and seen just as Jesus’ spiritual body was after His resurrection. Hence, we see a man-child order being “caught up,” born of the Spirit. This is a body of people who are being “placed as a son.” This is the adoption, which is preparing them for the power of the first resurrection. Rev. 20:6 states, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years”.
The man-child that is to be born of the woman is to become the masculine church that is to dwell in a higher realm of the spirit. This man-child church is not a soulish church that needs to receive seed or life as the woman does, but one that giveth seed or has life within him because of the indwelling throne room realm. Meanwhile, the woman remains a part of that earthbound church which finds she fleeing from before that dragon to a place prepared for her. This place has been prepared wherein she will dwell for a 3 ½-year period. Rev. 12:6 says, “And the woman fled into the wilderness where she hath a place prepared of God, that they [the man-child, the body of the promised seed set to crush the head of the serpent] should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” This woman church has birthed out from herself the man-child (Christ and His body), who are now spiritually of another dimension of life which is separate from the woman. By moving into the life of that higher order, the man-child church is a mature people of a Christ like nature, a glorified people, who now began to rule and reign over God’s creation.
Meanwhile, those remaining in the female (soulish) part of the church order, though blood bought, find themselves in need of further processing as they flee into the wilderness that God has prepared for them. This word “wilderness” in this context is from a Greek word, which has the meaning of “lonesome”. Could this be speaking of a separation from those who have ascended into their place of rulership? With the man-child, the spirit led glorified body of Christ, having ascended into a higher order or realm because their understanding of God and their nature has matured, the women finds herself in a place of necessity. With the man-child having gone beyond the Vail into the place (Holy of Holies) of God’s glory she finds herself in a state of being “lonesome.” Being in a place of separation, into that place prepared beforehand by God, she is to receive a further purging and cleansing. A place wherein she might be separated from the in-part understandings of that soulish order which has had her bound, to a place of receiving additional teaching and a further time of maturing. Herein she will also reach her ordained place of fullness.
In understanding that the woman, the soulish church, has need for a further cleansing, we should take note of Lev. 12:2-5 where we see that a further cleansing is necessary and required for those who live after the female order, the soulish realm. “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days: according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean …. But if she bears a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks [fourteen days], as in her separation ….” In other words, to those who are living and walking after the female (soulish) order instead of living and walking after the male (spirit) realm, it takes a longer period of time to come into that realm of being made clean or perfected. We already see that the ones that are being “led by the spirit” are the “sons of God.” They are that man-child company birthed to glorify God in the ranks of the King/Priest ministry as they rule over His creation. Meanwhile, the soulish church, loved of the Father, continues in its time of purification. Because she has need of a further cleansing, it is for this cause that God has prepared a place for her among the world where she protected by God. It is in this place of protection and feeding that she becomes complete before God, through the ministry of the man-child that has ascended unto God, in the throne-room authority.
As we continue to read in Rev. 12:7-9 we find that a war is also taking place in the heavens, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil [slanderer] and Satan [adversary], which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth (earth as distinct from heaven), and his angels were cast out with him”. Consider that this casting out is not the casting out which took place before the writing of Revelation. Remember, in Rev. 1:1, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; ….” Therefore, this context is speaking more in light of the casting out of Satan and his angels from the heaven in which the sons of God are. The sons then become deliverers through their birthing of the Holy Spirit. This is not referring to Satan’s removal from the holy mountain of God when he walked among the stones of fire.
Ezekiel 28:14-15 speaks of this truth, “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire …, until iniquity was found in thee”. This anointed cherub was found with iniquity and cast from God’s highest heaven. In heaven, that invisible realm in which God abides, there are many levels. Here, in the context of Rev. 12:7-9 above we see that Satan, the Devil, that dragon, still had access to a certain level or realm of heaven. In the realm of heaven preserved for the man-child, the fallen cherub has stood as an accuser, but now cast from the heavens of the man-child. This speaks of gaining a freedom of expression that the perfected sons of the throne room are coming into. Whereas in days gone by, there has been a wrestling with those rulers of darkness and the spiritual wickedness in high places, these sons are now taking up their right to rule. The man-child, with authority, by right of inheritance do now minister as kings and priest. “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power [authority] of His Christ [many member]; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word [expression] of their testimony [witness]; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev. 12:10-11).
What a time of rejoicing for those who transform from the realm of carnality, the in-part order of church, into the spiritual realm of heaven. These are those who now have the mind of Christ and live in the heavens with the spirit of God completely motivating them. They dwell in that new creation body which is free to express both the visible and the invisible. Therefore, these “caught up” ones, those born again of the spirit, the soul, and the body have put to death the death realm in all its forms and manifestations. With the man-child having death under their feet, what of the rest of humanity? In Rev. 12:12 we read, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell [tabernacle] in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and the sea! [carnal realm] for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”. While the man-child, the remnant that now tabernacles in the heavens and free from the accuser, there remains a soulish church, the woman soulish in her ways, who still dwells in the earth realm. With the dragon now having full access to the earth only, he turns to persecute that woman, that soulish church which birthed out from her the man-child who ascended to the throne room of God.
Again, take note that God had prepared beforehand, for this soulish church, a place of protection in the wilderness for a further cleansing and purging. It is in this place that she receives food and protection from the dragon for a season. In this arena of time, from the serpent’s mouth, a flood of deception comes forth, seeking to destroy the woman through the floodwaters of false doctrines that seek to deceive and destroy. It is here that the earth realm people who have lived their lives in the outer court of the flesh and its appetites, though religious in nature, they by this deception drown. Could this be saying that while the soulish church finds itself in need of a cleansing and a purging, those who are being protected by God, there are still other people in the earth realm who continue on in their fallen Adam nature, a people deceived who swallow up this further flood of deception? In this, they continue in their ways of rejecting God and His supplied salvation. (Read Rev. 12:13-16).
We find during this period of transition, after the birthing of the man-child, with the woman now fed and purged through a further cleansing, the dragon is still at work, knowing that he has but a short time. In Rev. 12:17 we read, “And the dragon was wroth with the women [soulish church], and went to make war with the remnant of her seed [the man-child church], which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”. At this point, it would be well for us to read and consider some other scriptures concerning this particular time in God as He brings His creation towards a full measure of Himself. With the man-child being the remnant of her seed, which the dragon makes war against during this time of tribulation, Rev. 11:7-9 shares with us, “And when they [the two witnesses, the man-child] shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified [in Jerusalem, the religious orders]. And they of the people and kindred’s and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.”
Considered that according to God’s eternal purpose and preordained plan, the body of Christ, these sons of God, the two-witness man-child company is now ready to release the ministry of the power of Christ resurrection. Who are two witnesses that are ministering during this time of tribulation? Scripture reveals for us that they are a people who have ascended to live before God in the order and government of that which is spirit and truth. It is in this law of spirit and truth that these witnesses, the overcoming man-child company defeats the antichrist satanic order that seeks to control God’s creation. In scripture, God reveals these two witnesses as the two olive trees that are the anointed word and spirit. Zechariah 4:6 reveals, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, this [two olive trees] is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of host.” By the laying down of their lives willingly and after laying in the streets for 3 ½ days, they are then to be resurrected as they move into the ministry of resurrection. Rev. 11:11 says that, “And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.” This is the time of tribulation when the many who have rejected Him will now seek to know Him. While there has been a multitude of people called by God, many have rejected that call to remain worldly minded in all their pursuits. However, events do happen which will cause changes to take place in emotions and desires. While many rejected God’s call in the dispensation of Grace, it this time of tribulation many will re-think their stand. While in that time of grace they rejected Him, now in tribulation they desire to know Him and the power of His resurrection. Could these be the multitudes spoken of in Rev. 7:9-10 & 13-14? “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindred’s and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God Which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb …. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, what are these, which are arrayed in white robes? And whence come they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Read Rev. 7:9-17).
Again, in considering the man-child who is from the woman, let us consider some of the facts as to who they are. This man-child is a called out seed, a group of people who have left the carnal religious systems behind to become a people that have experienced the birthing of the Holy Spirit unto the whole man. These people have known the spiritual desert, even as Moses and liken unto Joseph, they have experienced abuse from their brethren. These overcomers are destined for the throne room to rule and reign with Christ. In their birth by the Spirit, as spoken of in John 3:3-8, they bring forth the fullness of their inheritance because they have not limited God in any area. They know God and the power of the first resurrection by coming up out of the in-part church order to become the glory of God in the earth, a people without measure. They have kept the Feast of Passover and experienced the 30-fold fruit of the outer court. These have experienced the Feast of Pentecost, the 60-fold fruit of truth in the Holy place. Moreover, even now, these are standing on tiptoes, longing and waiting to experience fully the Most Holy Place Feast of Tabernacles, that feast which ushers in the 100-fold fruit of Life. What a day! What a time to be alive in Christ. A trumpet is sounding, a people of the kingdom is becoming visible. God’s first-fruit man-child people are even now standing up to take the place of their inheritance. Thanks are unto God Who, through love, extends to us mercy and grace that we might become that Kingdom.