A Prophecy From Revelation
In Revelation 12:1-17:
A Woman Flees into the Wilderness, a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
The commentators generally agree that the woman in the vision represents the church. The description of the woman shows that she represents the true apostolic church, as it was originally established, not the corrupt church that was developed later.
From A Commentary on the Book of Revelation by John T. Hinds.
Note in Ezekiel 4:6, “I have appointed thee each day for a year”. A Biblical principle that can be applied to all time prophecies, one day equals one year and each month has 30 days. a thousand two hundred and threescore days then can equal 1260 years.
In Revelation 13:3, one of the heads of the beast is wounded, it received a “deadly wound.” This occurred in 1798 when the power of the Catholic Church was taken away by a series of events. Note, this happens 1260 years later. after the Woman Flees into the Wilderness (the New Testament Church), a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Napoleon Bonaparte’ was emperor of France in 1798. He confiscated the mass amounts of land the Roman Catholic church owned. Also his French General Louis-Alexandre Berthier, took Pope Pius VI prisoner on Napoleons orders. This was the “deadly wound,” received by the papacy.In Revelation 13:3, one of the heads of the beast is wounded, but it recovers, and his “deadly wound was healed”.
The Catholic Church home now is in the Vatican Rome Italy. It is very big in the United States, in individual cities all over. It reaches down and through Mexico, below into countries through the land bridge into South America and spread all over the world.
For viewers interested in a commentary on the book of Revelation, A Commentary on the Book of Revelation by John T. Hinds can be bought at Amazon.com
The Mystery of Iniquity and Oppression Revealed, as explained in Revelation 17 Read the following in depth articles on these Web pages.
- Roman Catholic Doctrinal evolution:
- How Revelation 17 Pictures The Roman Catholic Church
- The Beast from the Sea: Roman Catholic Church in Prophecy
- Is the harlot in Revelation 17-18 the Roman Catholic Church?
- Who Is the Harlot of Revelation 17?
The Restoration Movement
The restoration movement first started in England, but spread to the United States. As the emergence and return of the New Testament church is revealed by certain men who desired to preach and teach only what is revealed in the New Testament.
By preaching what is revealed in the New Testament it grew and is what it is today.
List of Five Men in the U.s. Who Had a Part in the Restoration:
- James O’Kelly (1757 to 1826)
- Elias Smith and Abner Jones preached in the early 1800s
- Barton Warren Stone (1772 to 1844)
- Thomas Campbell (1763 to 1854)
- Alexander Campbell (1788 to 1866)
The Restoration Movement article reveals much more of the emergence of the New Testament Church.