UNDERSTANDING THE ARRANGEMENT OF THINGS.
To understand why one of the guardian angels in the garden of Eden became “Satan” is interesting. We need to understand what the name “Satan” means and why this angel became Satan? He also lied about his father by saying his father was wrong to say Eve would die, but she would in fact be like him, knowing good and bad. This is why he is called the “father of the lie”. John chapter 8v44.
The father, the head of the household in the high heavens, had many sons, but he used his firstborn son to create a wonderful earth and creation with many different life forms upon it. Everything was made perfectly and all the angels sang and applauded in joy when it was complete. Job chapter 38v1-7.But one of the father’s other sons was very jealous of the work that had been achieved and the love that went into creating it, and although he was probably used by his father to help guard the earth, he became resentful towards the first son and tried to ruin everything. He became his rival. He wanted what the first-born was given.
He succeeded in destroying the wonderful paradise home by using the earthly woman, Adam’s wife, Eve, to disobey her husband and to listen to him instead. This is interesting really, because the command to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad was only given to Adam before his wife was created. He comes under the subjection of his creator, but, the woman comes under her head, her husband Adam, and he would have informed her of the importance of the command.
This was why when talking to the serpent she added to the command by saying she must not even touch it. Again, proof of this is shown by the fact that after she ate the fruit, her eyes had not been opened to good and bad, or she would have realised she was naked and hid from her husband. When nothing happened she took some to her husband to eat, she may have told him that she had eaten from the tree and nothing has happened to her, this we do not know. It was only after Adam ate from the tree that they realised they were naked and hid from their guardian. Which indicates the command was given to the man.
The account in Genesis says, she ate from the forbidden tree and she gave some to her husband to eat. This caused them to lose their beautiful home and they were turned out to provide for themselves. They had broken the conditions of their tenancy laid down by their creator by eating from the forbidden tree. Having been turned out of the garden meant they no longer had access to “the tree of life” which would have kept them living forever. Now without that food their bodies will eventually breakdown and they will die. Genesis chapter 3v22-24.A passage in Ezekiel gives a parallel account of the fall of Lucifer, a given name for the angel: It says: ~ “You were in Eden, the garden of God. I ordained and anointed you as the mighty angelic guardian. You had access to the holy mountain of God and walked among the stones of fire. “You were blameless in all you did from the day you were created until the day evil was found in you. and you sinned.
So I banished you in disgrace from the mountain of God.
I expelled you, O mighty guardian, from your place among the stones of fire. Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty. Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendour. So I threw you to the ground”. (Ezekiel 28:13-17)
There are other reference to the dragon being called Satan So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation chapter 12v9)
The dictionaries definition to the word “Satan” means “resistor” showing he resisted all the authority from his father and the first born’s efforts. He set himself up as a rival to our Lord over the earth and he will continue trying to take over fully the running of the earth.According to Genesis chapter 3v15 which is classed as the first prophecy in the bible, which says “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
The prophecy speaks of the earthly seed or offspring of them. Who is the woman mentioned here and who is her seed? Who is Satan and his seed or offspring?
Firstly the “Woman”. This arrangement of order comes down from the high heavens under our Father. He has chosen a small group from his extensive heavenly family whom he calls his woman, his trusted helpers. Two of these are mentioned in the book of Daniel as Gabriel and Michael. They hold a special close bond with the father. Gabriel was used for taking messages to men and Michael is said as being the prince of Daniel’s people Israel. So, when in Genesis chapter 3v15 the judgement set out against Satan, saying, there would be animosity between him, Satan, and the woman, he is referring to his woman, the chosen body of helpers in the high heavens and not all of his extended spiritual family.
Now this is quite interesting because the prophecy speaks of the animosity between “Satan and the woman”, and not all the household of the father. So it is possible that the angel that became satan, was actually one of the chosen few that made up God’s woman, but now relieved of his position in God’s household there will now be “hostility” between him and his fellow helpers. God’s woman.
This can also be shown in Daniel chapter 10 where Gabriel was sent to Daniel and he was stopped from getting through to the earth, this shows the sort of animosity that Satan had with God’s woman, his helpers. Animosity in the dictionary means a strong hostility.
This is also born out by the fact that angels came down to the earth and had relations with the daughters of man. They were not believed to be a part of God’s woman of chosen ones, but of his extended household, now, leaving the high heavens they became under Satan’s control as his woman of the spirit realm. So that when the seventh day begins which is called a “day of judgement” the judgement will begin with God’s own household, his rebellious sons on the earth. 1st Peter chapter 4v17-19.
Secondly the seed of God’s woman? The primary seed or offspring of God’s woman is Jesus, whom Satan bruises on the heel, (this took place when Jesus was killed) and then, those who belong to him, starting with the apostles, then to Christians.
Satan will bruise him in the heel but our lord will bruise him in the head!
But, who is Satan, and who is the seed or offspring of Satan? As we have already discussed Satan belongs to God’s extended heavenly family and the name Satan means “resistor”. But as for his seed or offspring we shall cover this later.
This arrangement of having a chosen bride to act as a helper, continues down from God’s household to Adam, who was provided with a wife, who is also called his helper. Throughout history the man will take a wife, a helper. But according to the law, only one wife will be taken from all the women on the earth. Also it was the practise that the father chose the bride for his son as in the case of his son Jesus the father chooses a bride, writes their names down in the heavens as being given, or betrothed to his son Jesus.
Then when Jesus came to the earth as God’s son, his father gave some of those who belonged to him (Israelite’s) as the start of his bride class, (apostles) so that when the new heavens are set up, the kingdom under the Christ, he will have a wife to help him. (John chapter 10v27-31, and chapter 17v6-9) Just as the father chose a small group from his extensive family to be his woman, now he chooses a small group from all the Christians on the earth to become a bride for his son.
Satan being familiar with this arrangement, now decides to take himself a bride too, she will help him to to conquer the earth after his time of office was up. (the end of six thousand years as the god of this earth) After seeing the seed of the woman, those that make up the bride of Jesus, flourishing, the time has come for the showdown of the two seeds prophesied in Genesis. But where will Satan select his bride or woman from?
The adversary against our lord took advantage of the fact that a new religious group was formed in the 6th century called Islam taken from the Arabs who were the descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham. They believed a prophet called Muhammad was guided to books from the time of Abraham by an angel, who claimed rights to an inheritance through Abraham. Once this seed became established it flourished and conquered the Israelite nations and took the “Holy City” of Jerusalem, which was God’s city until he abandoned it when his son was killed and built a great mosque on the site of the temple.As this new religious group is said to be the descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham, Satan remembers the problems Sarah had when her son Isaac was being weaned. So he uses this religion as his seed in opposition to Isaac God’s chosen one and it will be from this seed he will take a bride. Both seeds from Abraham. As time neared the end of the adversary’s rule over the earth, (ending his six days of 1.000 years each) he chooses a bride class, Just like his rival Jesus, but, from the Islamic nation which he has taken as his “seed” on the earth, they will assist him in his quest of continuing his rule over the earth, Again, not all Moslems but a small group chosen from the body of Moslem’s.
His bride class have become known as the rebels IS, and the rival angelic son will influence and use his bride called the IS, to conquer the earth away from our Lord Jesus and his bride, the remnant of Jesus bride that are still on the earth today awaiting their lord’s return to collect them. But his plans will be thwarted when he is removed and placed in the abyss, then the earth will be totally cleansed from him and all his supporters. It says in the revelations to John, “he laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.” (Revelation chapter 20v2)But before he is placed in the abyss, he sends out his seed, the Moslems, as a flood upon God’s woman (God’s chosen woman of helpers) and her seed all Christians, and the chosen bride class chosen from the woman’s seed, Christians, to sweep them all away, to destroy them all, but this is not a flood of water as happened in the days of Noah, but a flood of humans to flood over Europe, to kill her off and to sweep her away, but the earth comes to their rescue, and contains the flood of Moslem’s all together in groups at the borders, rather than letting them flood over the countries, overpowering the Christians in the hope of destroying them. Revelation chapter 12v15-17
.In order to send out this “flood” our lord’s rival and resistor, has to plant in the minds of all the people, living in Syria and the surrounding areas in the Middle East, a tremendous fear of staying in their own country where they have lived as a religious nation isolated and separate from the Christian world, but now, Jesus rival want them to wipe out Christianity so they will have to be used to flood over into Europe and they flee across the seas even though it is very dangerous for them to cross and many lives have been lost, but our adversary do not care about that, all he wants is to get rid of the followers of Jesus and his bride, in order to keep his hold over the earth. This shows just how desperate people are to escape and the complete fear in their faces.
They also experience and feel a tremendous fear from the gathering of the rebellious angelic spirit sons who are meeting up at the place called Armageddon, which is located somewhere in the Middle East. The rebel angels will make an all-out war upon our lord Jesus and his armies but we are privileged to learn that all the rebel sons from God’s household will be killed by our lord. Daniel chapter 11v36-38 helps us to understand the great lengths these spirit sons will go to, promises are made that if the rebellious spirit sons help in the battle against our lord Jesus and his army they will have kingdoms allotted to them.
Revelation chapter 12v17 shows after Satan makes war upon God’s woman, he then changes and attacks the seed of the woman, principally Jesus, then his bride class, and as Luke chapter 22v31 shows, Satan has demanded to sift the bride class of Jesus and severely test them in the hope they will deny their owner and it shows too that Satan knows just how to test them because he knows their weaknesses just as James chapter 1v13,14, shows. The expression “to sift them as to wheat” shows how intense their trials will be, to be put through a sieve; one would have to be true wheat to get through that testing.
So to answer the question we started with, who is the woman?
She is the chosen ones taken from the extended heavenly family of our Father and chosen to be his “woman”, helpers.
Her seed was primarily Jesus on the earth then a group, a bride, was taken from the world-wide body of Christians, followers of Jesus, chosen by the father to become a bride for his son Jesus when his kingdom is set up.
Jesus adversary, Satan, chose his seed or offspring the religious group called Islam, descendants of the Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, son of Abraham and the bride or woman that he chooses are taken from this seed, the Moslems, are the rebellious group called IS.
It is our lord’s rival’s intentions to conquer the world with his seed the Moslems by means of his chosen bride class, IS, and take the blessings away from God’s chosen one Isaac replacing the blessings from Isaac upon Abraham’s first-born son Ishmael. Wiping out God’s woman, her primary seed Jesus and all those coming through Jesus Christ. But as the angel already told Abraham in Genesis chapter 17v15-22 the blessing would only come through Isaac and not Ishmael. So when Isaac was being weaned Sarah his mother noticed problems with Ishmael and asked Abraham to send them away because she did not want Ishmael sharing the promised inherited blessing from Isaac.
This point is also emphasised in Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians chapter 6v14-18 where he explains about having fellowship with non-believers, do not mix with them. He says: ~ 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord.Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”When our lord have fully wiped out all these rebel spirit sons from God’s own household and removed Satan to the abyss and cleansed the earth, Jesus will prepare a place for him and his bride, and he will return just as he has promised to collect his bride, and they will become his woman of helpers who will assist him in caring for all the subjects on the earth as our king and saviour. Just as John chapter 14v3 shows, “I will come again and take you to myself”.
What a wonderful arrangement this is.