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  Revelation Chapter 12 in a new light
by Betty Matteson Rhodes
August 12, 2012

Update: 9/13/2017

1 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:
[The woman is the Earth basking in the warmth of the Sun with the Moon at her feet. The 'woman' has 12 stars circling above her head as if a crown. These are the twelve constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. This portrays the Earth's position in the heavens, which is described precisely to let us know that it is indeed the 'earth' that is represented in this chapter as the woman.]

 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
[Basking in the warmth of the Sun wasn't all a paradise over the millennium, the woman/Earth is about to give birth to a child. Something has occurred to the Earth that causes a sizable chunk of her to be expelled from her interior.]

 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
[There is a danger for the woman/Earth and her 'child' at this point, for in the heavens there appears a large red dragon that has 7 heads and 10 horns. The red dragon is probably a brown dwarf planet, which is actually 'red', with 7 moons that have smaller satellites of their own. Could this verse be describing planet X during one of its ancient cycles? Note: I do not believe that this red dragon is the same object as Nibiru/Hibiru].

 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
[Just as Zachari Stitchin has suggested, there was a collision with the Earth and another object in our distant past]. The brown dwarf's entourage caused a third of the stars to fall to earth - which I believe were one third of the red dragons 'horns' or satellites, not higher stars per se. The red dragon appeared ready to destroy the Earth's 'child' upon birth. Realistically speaking, at some point in our distant past during the inbound orbit of this 'red' [planet] dragon with all its moons and satellites, it sideswiped the 'woman'/Earth, causing a portion of her mantel  and interior mass to be released into the heavens. This large chunk of 'earth' mass was caught up to the Sun and became the planet Mercury (see explanation below).

 5 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.
[The Earth's Crust is Missing In Mid-Atlantic Ocean: "Scientists have discovered a large area thousands of square kilometers in extent in the middle of the Atlantic where the Earth’s crust appears to be missing".

Hence the Earth's 'child' was born and was taken directly up to the throne of God ( it was captured by the Sun). Perhaps the Earth was closer to the Sun initially than it is now. The 'child' was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, that is because Mercury is made up of mostly iron and with all the magnetic power going on in our Universe - iron would naturally be attracted to all this magnetically influence.  This 'child' is the planet Mercury. Mercury is the second densest major body in the solar system after planet Earth its density only slightly less than the Earth's. Mercury has a large iron core which is most likely at least partially molten and generates a magnetic field about 1% as strong as that of Earth's. Mercury's interior appears to resemble that of the Earth. Both planets have a rocky layer called a mantle beneath their crust and both planets have an iron core with a molten liquid mass surrounded the core. After all, if the son was made in the image of his mother, it would be the same basically, except for the after effects of Mercury being closer to the Sun. Mercury and the Earth, I content, exhibit magnetic opposition toward each other, as in positive to negative, north to south. I am not a scientist so very limited in my explanation. I can picture it in my mind but don't have the words to scientifically explain it all. The Moon is not this child as the moon was with the woman at the beginning before the birth.

 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
[The woman/Earth was moved to a new place in the heavens (where she now resides further out from the Sun with a new orbit). She is cared for and nurtured for 1260 days, or possibly 12,600 years, or with many zeros behind the 1260 - who knows. Who 'they' are in this verse is not known, perhaps it is referring to the Sumerian gods who planted and groomed the Earth.]

 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
[A war takes place in the skies, Michael and his angels fight against the red dragon and its moons. The red dragon lost the fight and was thrown out of heaven. Michael and his angels must be the other planets, Jupiter and Saturn in particular with their moons. Where did the red dragon go? He lost his original orbit and perhaps became as a 'dead' planet. Or did it become the 'hammered bracelet - a band of chunks, pieces, asteroids - the Kupier Belt?? Perhaps the dwarf planets, such as Pluto and Ceres?? See this link:]

 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
[The red dragon was cast out of its place in the heavens and thrown down to the Earth (what the....). This red dragon was wounded severely, is 'dead' but not entirely out of the picture. The red dragon could very well have ended up as the dwarf planets or asteroids that impact the Earth at various times throughout the millennia causing havoc and destruction. Albeit this red dragon could actually be the planet Mars - astrologers will tell you that the effect of Mars brings on wars and bloodshed, hate and anger. Mars may actually be one of the 'heads' or moons of the red dragon. When reading of these events in Revelation chapter 12, it is likely pertaining to things that have occurred in our past, not our future, however, the 'on earth as in heaven' rule applies.]

 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Messiah: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
[The time has come for the Kingdom of God to reign in the heavens, for the accuser was cast out. Evidently the red dragon had such an erratic orbit and caused so much upheaval whenever it came within the vicinity of our immediate Solar System, that something had to happen sooner or later. What rules now is order in the heavens ruled by the Sun, except for radical asteroids or comets sailing across the sky like loose cannons.]

 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
[The other Planets in heaven rejoiced to see the red dragon cast out. The 'blood' of the lamb refers to Earth's giant wound. The testimony was obvious - a giant wound and a chunk of mass missing. Jupiter and Saturn fought the red dragon with all their magnetic ability to cause the red planet's destruction.]

 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
[The heavens [Solar System] rejoiced, even though the inhabitants of the earth were plagued by comets and asteroids hitting the Earth - probably greatly so at first. The red planet's days were numbered, and his chunks and dwarf planets days are also numbered. Astrologers will tell you that Pluto and Ceres both indicate death and destruction in one's natal chart, as well as to the Earth.]

 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
[The dwarf planets and asteroids are a threat to the children of the Earth who brought forth the child, Mercury. Don't think this is saying that the child is the reason for his persecution, but rather, he is persecuting the Earth for being in his way, which altered his course/orbit and caused his destruction. A great comet or asteroid may have destroyed the dinosaurs. (Note: Mercury is the morning star - the back side of Mercury has no light as it does not revolve, it orbits the Sun every 88 days).]

 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
[The Earth occupies a different place in the Solar System today, from what she once did. The Earth once was closer to the Sun. Earth developed a new orbit around the Sun - which at first consisted of 360 days, but today has expanded to 365.25 days around the Sun. (Note: the entire solar system is expanding).]

 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
[The red dragon's destruction is probably what caused the Great Flood on the Earth, but the Earth, having a giant hole in her side, swallowed up the flood and it became the seas - oceans.]

 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
[This is seen within astrological insights. The remnant of the woman's seed is the inhabitants of Earth down through the millennium, which keep the order of the Solar System and have the testimony of the 'child' who was born from the woman - this is Mercury the bright morning star.]

DON'T FORGET TOO, "ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN". Man's historical, as well as current events mirror the events of the heavens.

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