Rev. Manson B. Johnson
by Rev. Manson B. Johnson
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times



Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope of the future. .

Bible Text: Revelation 1:1; Matthew 24:1-51

Aim:To help students to become aware of what to expect in time and eternality to come.

The Things Hereafter: Chapter 12

I. A woman clothed with control over heavenly raiment; 12:1

A. pregnant with child v.2

  1.  The red dragon vv.3,4
  2.  The woman delivers v.5
  3.  The woman flees v.6
  4.  War in heaven vv.7-9
  5.  Victory in heaven and wrath on earth vv.10-12
  6.  The dragon attacks the woman v.13
  7.  The woman rescued v.14
  8.  Dragon tries to drown the woman v.15
  9.  Earth helped the woman v.16
  10.  Dragon makes war upon her seed. v.17

Let’s talk about it:

  1. Who do you think is the woman in v.1? (cp. Isaiah 54:1,5-6; Micah 4:10; Galatians 4:26)
  2. Who do you think is the child of the woman in v.2? Why is she crying? (cp. Isaiah 66:7; Galatians 4:19)
  3. Who does the red dragon represent and what does it want with the woman with child in vv.3,4.?
  4. What role will the woman play in the life of the child and provision will God make for her and her child in the desert in vv. 5,6?
  5. Who is Michael and what is the role of Michael in vv.7,8? Who won the fight?
  6. After the fight of Satan with Michael what happen to him according to v.9?
  7. According to vv.10-12 what is the first response of Satan to the victory of salvation and the kingdom of God?
  8. According to v.13 why was Satan upset with the woman?
  9. What did the super increase of strength do for the woman in v.14?
  10. What God-created element did Satan use to attempt to destroy the woman in v.15? (cp. Isaiah 59:19)
  11. What did the earth do the help deliver the woman in v.16?
  12. Because the devil could not succeed in his attempt to kill the woman what did he do to the seed of the woman in v.17? Why?

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