Revelation 12:1,2 “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. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.”
There cannot be any doubt these beautiful verses are describing Mother Mary in labor about to deliver her son Jesus because later on it says in Revelation 12:5 “and she brought forth a male child, who is about to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, and caught away was her child unto God and His throne”
It is also indicated by the ‘crown of twelve stars’, which stands for the twelve tribes of Israel, and thus she is the Davidic queen being married to Joseph, whose generations go back to King David.
This event was the prelude to the war in Heaven between Michael and the angels against the Dragon called Satan.
It is interesting to wonder why such an important battle was fought at this time, especially since Revelation 12:11 says “they did overcome him because of the blood of the Lamb.”
Clearly, the ‘blood of the Lamb’ refers to Jesus’ crucifixion and this was much later.
Therefore, it is necessary to look more closely at this event as it relates to the history at the time of the birth of Jesus. Actually this was not Jesus’ birth, but his Bar Mitzvah. The clue to this is in Revelation 12.5 (shown above), which says that her child was taken up to God. This event can be seen in Luke 2:41-51 when Jesus was twelve and this parents had lost him in Jerusalem and then “they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and questioning them” and Jesus replied to his parents, “I must be about my father's business.” It was at that time that Jesus began the first steps to becoming an initiate at the monastery. (See previous blog “Jesus' Birthdate: Duh! Luke shows his Bar Mitzvah.”)
So what is happening here in Revelation is that, in March 6 AD, Mother Mary, the Davidic queen, is symbolically giving birth to her son Jesus, who is now twelve years old on the eve of his Bar Mitzvah.
The issue here is not simple: Mary is praying that her son, Jesus, will be declared legitimate after the untimely pregnancy had been forced upon her by her betrothed husband, Joseph. This has caused a dispute in the Essene Church, where its ministers are angels, with Joazar Boethus being the ‘Dragon’ and the Sadducee Ananus the Elder being new head of the Church with the title of Michael. He has ruled that Jesus is legitimate.
This shows that much of Revelation is not about the future, but a history of the early Church, which became the Christian Church. Its characters are described symbolically.
Much more on this can be found in my ebook: “The Seven Sisters and the Apocalypse.”