Revelation Chapter Twelve, On the Woman and the Man Child
Bernard Pyron

Who is the woman, and who is the man child? If the woman is Israel, which Israel is she,
ethnic Israel, those who claim physical descent from Abraham, or Israel reborn in Jesus Christ?

"I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 15: 24

"...Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance." Isaiah 19: 25

"For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel...They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed." Romans 9: 6,8

"For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly." Romans 2: 28-28

"And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God." Galatians 6: 16

"...and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." John 10: 16

Saying God has two peoples, the Jews and the "church" is part of the false doctrine of dispensationalism. The "church" is just an assembly of some kind of believers. In Acts 7: 38 Stephen says "This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness..." talking about the Israelites who escaped from Egypt under Moses.

There is no "church" in scripture different from Israel. One is of Israel or one is not saved.

"And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared by God, that they should feed her a thousand two hundred and threescore days." Revelation 12: 6

The woman brought forth a man child. Satan cast out a flood after her and the man child, but the earth protected them, that is, God protected them.

The man child is Christ, and it is also a group during the last days. "And they that understand among the people shall instruct many..." Daniel 11: 33. The man child is the Remnant of Israel (Zephaniah 3: 12-13) in the last days, during the tribulation period, which may be starting now, or is right around the corner.

Revelation is about prophecy. The woman is Israel reborn in Jesus Christ, that is, the Israel of God of Galatians 6: 16.