Sunday, May 06, 2018

The Glorious Woman (SD56)

Rev 12:1-4 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars... Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

1. Clothed with the Sun - this woman has put on the Sun of Righteousness
Mal 4:1 But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.
    Our Lord is also known as the Sun of Righteousness, and we must put on our Lord Jesus Christ and His righteousness.

Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts
    Brethren, when we have truly put on our Lord Jesus, we will be free from the flesh - the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.
Eph 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness

2. Moon Under Her Feet - this woman has conquered the works of darkness (moon comes out at night)
Eph 5:8,11-12 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord... And have *no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them*. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
    This woman shuns the works of darkness. With truth, she exposes the wickedness of sinful Christians and corrects their heresies.
2Tim 2:22, 25-26 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart... in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

2Cor 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
    She even overcomes the deception of Satan and his false apostles, prophets, pastors and teachers.

3. Garland of Twelve Stars - this woman was rewarded for the faithfulness to the twelve stars
Rev 21:14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
    For a Christian to enter the New Jerusalem or the Kingdom of heaven his doctrine must be based solely on the foundation of twelve Apostles (Epistles) with the teachings our Lord Jesus as the main theme. Don't ever discredit any of our Lord's teachings and those of His Apostles.
Eph 2:19-20 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.

This 'Glorious Woman' had
1. put on Christ (clothed with the sun)
2. overcame the temptation of this world, the deception of Satan and his cohorts (moon under her feet)
3. built on foundation of the 12 Apostles or His words (garland with 12 stars)

This Glorious Woman is the church representing all the godly and holy saints since the beginning of the New Testament church.
She is the glorious part in the Body of Christ. The other part will be the Great Harlot in Rev 17.