“from the presence of the serpent to her place in the wilderness” – Revelations 12:14

 

Scriptures

  1. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle to fly from the presence of the serpent to her place in the wilderness, where she was nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
    ( Revelations 12:14 ) [ Link ]

 

In Depth

 

Commentary

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Ellicott’s Commentary

  1. Prosecution
    • The woman is persecuted and driven into the wilderness: yet it is with the eagle wings given her by her Lord that she flies; the serpent drives her into the wilderness: yet it is in the wilderness that her place is prepared by God.
    • The way that seems hard is the way that is most blest.
    • The opposition of the dragon brings her blessings that she never would have received except in persecution; neither the eagle power nor the heavenly sustenance had been hers without the serpent’s hate.
    • Thus is the trial of faith precious in bringing us to know the priceless blessings of heavenly help and heavenly food.
  2. Eagle’s Wings
    • She is given eagle’s wings. God had spoken of the deliverance of Israel under a similar emblem, “Ye have seen . . . how I bare you on eagles’ wings and brought you unto myself”
    • There is a difference as well as a resemblance in the emblem here. In Exodus God is said to have borne Israel on eagles’ wings: here the wings are given to the woman. The strength of the earlier dispensation is a strength often used for, rather than in, the people of God; the strength of the latter is a strength in them: “They mount up with wings as eagles” ( Isaiah 40:31 ).
  3. Wilderness
    • The place is not a chance spot: it is prepared of God; it is in the wilderness, but still it is the place God prepared for her. It is always a delight to faith to mark how the ordering of God works in and through the wilfulness and wickedness of the enemy: the Son of man goeth, as it was written, though there is a “woe” against the man by whom He is betrayed. The wicked one can never drive us from God’s place, but only to it, unless we are enemies to ourselves. She is nourished in the wilderness.

Charles Cooper & Apocalyptic Literature

 

Videos

  1. Charles Cooper Interview – Prewrath Rapture
    • Videos
      • Video
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published on Mar 17, 2011
        Link
  2. Prewrath Conference – Charles Cooper – Justice
    • Profile
      • From a pre-wrath Conference in Crestview FL in 2011
    • Videos
      • Video
        Channel :- Chris White
        Published on :- April 6th, 2011
        Link

 

In-depth

Charles Cooper Interview – Prewrath Rapture

  1. Timing of the Rapture
    • Categorization
      • Pre-Tribulation
      • Mid-Tribulation
      • Post-Tribulation
    • Stayed that way until about 20 years ago
      • Introduced
        • Prewrath
  2. What is prewrath
    • Elect of God with not experience the wrath of God
    • But, will experience the prosecution of Satan and the his Antichrist
    • Removal after the midpoint, but before the end of the 70th week
    • Distinction between the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God
  3. Day of the Lord
    • Scriptures
      • Old Testament
        • People
          • Enoch
            • God took off without having to die
            • God will come and live among his people
          • Joel
            • Remove the wicked
        • Happiness
          • Jews were happy that God is going to get rid of all their enemies
      • Responsibilities
        • Position-ally right with God so as not to face retribution
  4.  Parousia
    • Meeting up with a King as he comes to town
  5. Eminence
    • Doctrine
      • Pre-tribulation
        • Christ can come at any moment
      • Prewrath
        • Once Anti-Christ sits himself
  6. Pre-Tribulation
    • Danger
      • Believers caught unaware
      • Not develop faith muscle that will allow them to withstand prosecution that will occur in the latter portion of Anti-Christ
      • Most problematic in the western world as American Church is so weak and effeminate when it comes to prosecution
      • Not able to stand quietly and confidently
      • Personal Experience
        • 911
          • Since it happen during 911
  7. Matthew 24
    • For the Church or Just the Jews
      • Pre-Tribulation view of Church
        • March 24 is not directly applicable to the Church
        • Jewish Waste Paper Basket
      • Parallel Scriptures ( Written to Gentiles specifically )
        • Mark
          • Mark 13
        • Luke
          • Luke 17
          • Luke 21
    • Early Church fathers
      • Didache
        • The Didache (/ˈdɪdəkeɪ, -ki/; Greek: Διδαχή,, translit. translit. Didakhé, lit., lit. ‘Teaching’), also known as The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, is a brief anonymous early Christian treatise, dated by most modern scholars to the first century.
          The first line of this treatise is “The teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the twelve apostles”. [ Link ]
    • 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 ( Link )
      • Pre-Tribulation
        • Argues for quote on quote imminence
        • They say there is no prophetic conditions that has to occur before Christ Return
      • Prewrath
        • Flows Naturally
        • Pre-Wrath
          • Twist and Shake-it
          • 2nd Thessalonians will remain a thorn in the side of those who want to argue for Pre-wrath

Scripture

2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2

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  • 2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him [ Parousia ],
  • 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
  • 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  • 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
  • 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
  • 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
  • 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
  • 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
  • 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  • 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
  • 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  • 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: