Where The World Is Headed
The time of Jacob's Trouble is about to begin of which the Church has no part. It is primarily a time of judgment for the nation of Israel prior to the Return of Jesus Christ. However, God's wrath will be poured out on the Gentile nations during this time as well. This period lasts for a period of slightly more than 7 years, where the last 30 days is hell on Earth magnified to the extreme.
As we begin from the sign in the heavens in Revelation 12, September 23, 2017, we know from the Word the woman about to give birth to a son represents Israel. A celestial body of uncertain identification, which we also know from the Word as well as historical records, represents Satan, and appears in conjunction with rest of the heavenly bodies indicated by this sign.
Among these are Venus, Mercury and Mars. Positions or alignments of the sun moon and stars on this date, within the constellation Virgo, authenticate this "great wonder" appearing in the heavens as the fulfillment of this sign.
This destructive cosmic entity referred to as the dragon casts 1/3 of the stars to earth. These are asteroids and or meteors impacting 1/3 of the Earth's surface. The male child being born by the woman represents the Church, members of the Body of Christ on Earth, because Judaism brought forth Christianity. But the "male child" is caught up the God's throne. This depicts the Rapture of the Church. The sign does not refer back to the historical birth of Christ and His ascension, for reasons that can be found within the Word, as well as astronomical data examining the past.
The only relationship this sign in the heavens September 23, 2017 has, is to final days prophecy being fulfilled.
The stars the dragon casts down to Earth do not represent Satan's angels. We know this because Satan and his angels are not cast out of Heaven until after the Church is raptured. The order of events is as follows:
Earth begins to be impacted by destructive cosmic debris.
The Church is Raptured. Most likely before or right before the destruction comes.
We know this because this has always been God's pattern throughout His Word.
He never brings His judgment upon a people until He does two things.
Gives a warning it is about to occur.
Removes His people away to safety.
War breaks out in Heaven between God and Satan and the angels, and the Church is a witness.
Satan and his angels are defeated with overwhelming force and are cast down to the Earth.
Heaven rejoices Satan has been cast down and the Kingdom Age is known to be on the horizon.
The embodiment of Satan had always been in Heaven accusing the brethren day and night. The destructive celestial body in the heavens September 23, 2017 represents him in language called "a dragon." This rogue planet which appears is nothing new to our universe. It's destructive force was experienced by the ancients during past periods of mankind's history, and documented through writings as well as art. In fact, it has been proven through records that this Destroyer was responsible for many of God's judgments in the past.
It is coming again, except this time it's destructive power will be greater than at any other time in history.
Meanwhile, Jews under God's protection (wings) have already begun fleeing before Satan is ever cast down. Probably out of panic since the Church disappeared from the Earth. Many will know what is going on at this point. Even some Jews. Satan begins to pursue the nation of Israel after he realizes he has been cast down. But those Jews protected by God have already been taken to safety at that time.
Satan tries, but is not able to rally his armies on earth to overtake the Jews who fled by, and with, God's protection. Gentile nations come to their aid to help these protected ones from Satan's wrath, and are temporarily successful in defeating his aims. So, enraged, satan then goes after the woman's offspring: Tribulation saints covering the entire globe. The Antichrist system is now in full swing.
The Return of Jesus Christ at the end of the Tribulation Period will prevent mankind from becoming extinct, which it would unless He intervened. His return will usher in the Kingdom Age, the Millenial Reign of Christ on Earth for 1000 years. Satan will be bound during that time.
At the end of this 1000 years Satan will be loosed for a short time to deceive the nations into trying to overthrow Christ. This will fail. Satan and his angels, along with all of unsaved humanity, including the resurrected (lost) dead are judged at the Great White Throne Judgment and condemned to the Lake of Fire for all eternity.
God then creates new heavens and a new Earth. Time will cease to exist. Eternity will have begun.
Not believing what you have just read will not make it false any more than my believing what I've wrote makes it true. The proof lies in God's faithfulness to keep His Word. My hope and my prayer is that via your reading this God grants you the desire to examine these promises of His for yourself, and that you do not hesitate one moment in asking Him to guide you down that path.