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Reference Guide #4

The Dragon and the Woman


  • Revelation 12:1, 2 A picture of a woman clothed with light about to give birth.
  • Jeremiah 6:2 Israel is like a “comely” (beautiful) woman.
  • Ephesians 5:30, 31 Christ’s church is compared to a wife.
  • Revelation 12:3, 4 The dragon represents Satan, who deceives the angels and comes to the earth. (See also Revelation 12:9.)
  • Revelation 12:5 The “man child” who is born is a symbol of Christ.
  • Revelation 12:7 There was war in heaven between Michael and the Dragon.
  • Revelation 12:9 The war is now on this earth as a great controversy between Christ and Satan.
  • Revelation 12:6, 14 The woman (church) flees into the wilderness for 1,260 days.
  • Ezekiel 4:6 A day equals a year in Bible prophecy.
  • Daniel 7:25 A “little horn” power also reigns for 1,260 days/years.
  • Revelation 12:17 The two identifying marks of Revelation’s remnant: (1) they keep the commandments of God; (2) they have the testimony of Jesus.
  • Revelation 14:12 The true church keeps all the commandments of God and has the faith of Jesus.
  • Revelation 14:6–12 Identifies the message that the true church would be preaching at the end of time.
  • 1 Timothy 3:15 The only reason to attend any given church should be because you’re profoundly convicted that it is teaching the truth of Scripture—not man-made ideas, tradition, etc.
  • John 8:32 It is possible to know the truth.
  • John 7:17 Formula for finding the truth. We must be willing to do God’s will.
  • Ephesians 4:4, 5 One body, one spirit, one hope, one Lord, ONE FAITH, one baptism.
  • John 10:16 God has sincere people, in many churches, whom He invites to come and join His remnant preaching God’s last-day message.
  • Proverbs 4:18 As we are willing to follow God’s truth, He will reveal it more clearly.
  • Psalm 86:11 We should desire to obey that which God reveals

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