In just a few days, on 9/23/2017, the Revelation 12 sign of the woman clothed with the sun will appear in the sky. The last time this sign appeared it heralded the birth of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. When the sign appears this time what will it herald? That is the million dollar question.
Before the answer to that question is presented let me first say that I am truly amazed at how many Christians have never even heard of the sign, let alone even care to know what it means. This speaks loudly to the condition of the Church—sound asleep to essential end times events and doctrines.
God tells us to watch; But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Pet 4:7. Unfortunately many in the church have neglected to follow God’s admonition and watch or they would be aware of the most important scriptural sign in 2000 years.
And that brings us to another point; many who do know about the sign have misinterpreted its meaning.
So what does the Revelation 12 sign of the woman clothed with the sun mean? Plain and simple; it is a time marker. And let me strongly say; it is not the time marker of the rapture as many think.
The reason I can say this is because the rapture does not occur until after the antichrist arises, performs the abomination of desolation, takes over the world, and begins persecuting Jews and Christians (Seal 5). It is after these events that Seal 6 is opened. None of that has happened yet so it is impossible for it to be the time of the rapture.
Some think the 9/23/2017 sign will mark the end of the world as brought out by this Fox News article.
The article makes some erroneous claims such as the sign occurs every 12 years—it does not. The sign is also not based on numerology nor astrology as they claim. The sign is based on Biblical astronomy, which describes a very rare alignment of the stars and planets. But I do agree with their conclusion that the end of the world will not be on 9/23/2017. As you will see below the sign is however connected to end times events.
If it does not mark the rapture or the end of the world, then what will it be a time marker of? Let’s examine the passage to see what God tells us.
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:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
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.
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.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
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.
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.
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.
Notice in verse 1 the sign is described—the constellation Virgo, clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and with a crown of 12 stars/planets—a rare alignment. About 2000 years ago this sign heralded the birth of the Messiah. In verses 2 – 5 we see the birth of Jesus, his being attacked by the devil and his forces, and then his ascension into heaven. And then in verse 6 we see a reference to end times Israel fleeing into the wilderness for 3.5 years.
How can this be? How can the birth of Christ be intertwined with end tines Israel fleeing at the hands of the antichrist? Because the Revelation 12 passage has a double fulfillment, once at Christ’s first coming, and again around His second coming. Here is the double fulfillment pattern; sign—birth—persecution by person indwelt by satan—ascension into heaven. Here are the two fulfillments.
9/11/2 B.C.: Sign of the woman clothed with the sun—birth of Christ—persecution of Christ by satanic individuals and a man indwelt by satan—ascension into heaven.
9/23/2017: Sign of the woman clothed with the sun—antichrist birthing ritual and arrival of antichrist—persecution of Jews and Christians by antichrist indwelt by satan (Seal 5)—Christians ascend into heaven/raptured.
So to answer the question; what is the meaning of the 9/23/2017 Revelation 12 sign of the woman clothed with the sun? It is a time marker after which the passage above tells us there will be a battle of the angels, satan will be cast down to the earth, the antichrist will come onto the scene, and he will take over the world and begin his 3.5 year reign of terror and persecution. And it is during this Seal 5 persecution that the Christians are rescued via the rapture after Seal 6 is opened.
If the sign aligns near the midpoint of the 70th Week then we may see things happen on the day of or very soon after 9/23/2017. And these events have the strong possibility of being antichrist connected. If the sign aligns near the beginning of the 70th Week then we will probably not see things happen for a few years.
As a confirmation of this sign/antichrist connection it is interesting to note that individuals aligned with satan are celebrating the sign and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their man the antichrist.
So if the evil forces can recognize the sign and what it means why can’t Christians?
To reiterate; the Revelation 12 sign of the woman clothed with the sun is a time marker after which sometime in the future the devil will be cast unto the earth, the antichrist will come onto the scene, persecution of Jews and Christians will occur, and Israel will flee into the wilderness for 3.5 years.
The sign may or may not be accompanied by other “events.” Regardless of what else may or may not happen on the day of the sign, the main event will be the sign. It is truly a historic event—we will be watching Bible prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes!
The religious folk of the day missed the importance of the first sign but the Wise men recognized its importance and sought the Lord. My prayer is that many today will be like the wise men of old, recognize its importance, and take action and seek the Lord while He may be found.
(Note: Let me remind you that on 9/20/2017 is the Christ angle pyramid alignment and is also Elul 29 in a Jubilee year—a day prime for market collapses.
This is followed by the 9/23/2017 sign as described above. 9/23 has been the subject of much predictive programming involving asteroids, UFO events, fake raptures, giant storms, earthquakes, war, etc. Whether or not any of those things will happen is yet to be seen. BTW; both 9/20/2017 and 9/23/2017 are encoded on the dollar bill.)
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36
The end times are knocking on the door and so is Jesus. He wants to save you, will you let him in? Find out what you must do to be saved here.
William Frederick is an end times Bible prophecy researcher who has written a must read prophecy book entitled The Coming Epiphany which is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com and for FREE download at his website.
He has also cracked the hidden codes on the dollar bill that have staggering implications which are explained in his book The Dollar Code; also available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.