A Brief Mystery Of Time

Since the Revelation (The last book in the bible) of Jesus Christ is a central theme on this site, There is a passage in the text that summarises the trials that the people of God have suffered since Christ ascended. The text is as follows:

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch12:v1-17
Rev 12:1 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:
Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Rev 12:3 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.
Rev 12:4 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.
Rev 12:5 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.
Rev 12:6 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.
Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 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.
Rev 12:10 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.
Rev 12:11 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.
Rev 12:12 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.
Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Rev 12:14 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.
Rev 12:15 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.
Rev 12:16 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.
Rev 12:17 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. (KJV)

The woman is easily identified with the people of God, (Spiritual Israel, rather than the physical descendants of Abraham.) The woman is initially (to begin with) properly clothed with the righteousness of God, shown here as the Sun - which we directly relate to the Father: I.e. to be so clothed is to be in good standing before Him. (The analogy in the text is to the sealed saints, which in Christ have 12 tribes rather than the 144 states of the sealed across the one "Sun" octal.)

The moon is "under her feet". The moon is representative of passing from the dwelling under the Sun to the stars, and this surprisingly does not indicate from "day" to "night" : Rather the revelation relates living in Christ to remaining in (ie: under) the Sun, and to serve one's self or to make for one's self another God of a different Gospel is to shift to a different octal (From the full set of 30 - one of which is the "Sun" octal.) The stars form the elements and associations in subgroups of these alternative octals in the same "seven symbols".

The twelve stars that form the woman's crown indicate the three automorphisms of the octal that preserve the static subgroup of the "Sun" octal with their four related possible associations of unity. (Each of which is under two particular seven cycles.) However the "twelve" is the case when we are considering the K4 form of the ultrafilter rather than the 144 of the octal. The twelve stars represent the 12 states that are in the K4 filter. These are analogously "identical" under those pairs of seven cycles associated in the octal to each of the four choices of unity.

In the K4 form, "unity" is an element of the static subgroup where say, a = 1 = [a,b,c] : or it can be seen also that the three elements of the K4 filter under multiplication induced by frobenius on the octal (GF(8)) correspond to the three subgroups of the octal that contain unity. Since both seven cycles in each pair hold fixed the same unity element and same static subgroup, the K4 forms of the filter are the same for either seven cycle on the octal, sharing effectively the same multiplication, in twelve ways overall.

So, the woman is crowned with the inheritance brought to the remnant of the people of God by Christ, as well as clothed with the righteousness of God. She does not turn away from God but dwells in heavenly places - the setting of the vision. She is about to be delivered of a man-child that is caught up to God and His throne. This indicates the completion of the ministry of Christ - for not only did Christ in His ministry gain for Himself His twelve disciples - he also gained those that believed on Him before His crucifixion. It may be undeniably considered that the woman was adequately prepared by Christs teaching for all of their (then) future trials, and the resurrection and ascension does not necessarily precede the existence of the woman, the body of Israel - the elect of Christ.

Isa 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
Isa 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. (KJV)

Then John describes another vision, of a dragon which enters in to the same setting in the heaven. Now, we know that satan lost his place in heaven a long time ago, but we can see that the dragon encroaches on the proper dwelling place of the woman, and the result is that the woman is made to flee into "the wilderness", rather than to be dwelling in the same heavenly places prepared for her by God.

The dragon has seven heads, and ten horns. The heads represent kingdoms though which the people of God have been refined as well as encroached upon by the dragon. There are more horns than heads because there are ten such empires in history but satan is permitted only seven for his devices (we see crowns on seven heads only) : We may consider the reign of the "god of this world" to be cut short. That those days are cut short can be likened to the first three of the last remaining four horns to be gathered (plucked) up and made into a single kingdom "dreadful and terrible" as Daniel put it.

Those ten kingdoms in sequence are, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome and then the woman has yet to face the amalgam of Britain, the USSR, Nazi Germany - made into the USA. The USA we see today is the result of the falling of the preceding three.

Now the dragon's tail "drew the third part" of the stars and cast them to the earth. In revelation the stars are those elements and subgroups of the wider set of octals and the third part is the third element associated with a binary pair of any such two "stars", in a similar manner to which we may associate (a,b) = c with "a+b=c". (For in the set of octals there are associations in the trumpet judgments that provide a natural association between pairs of such alternate octals.)

That they (the stars) are cast to the earth states that the four elements outside the Sun octal's static subgroup (which are "the earth" associated with the four beasts about the throne in heaven) show that the dialectic on the four "earthy" elements is the pattern made by the dragon for those alternate octals (in the sea) to have also the appearence of the four dialectic devices, allowing the slip through one octal into another and outside of the righteousness of the one gospel by method of the shifting found described in seals on the result of the trumpets.

The dragons "tail" is in view here as the course or path of the tail from Britain to the USA. It has required the beast "from the sea" to be patterned after the final devices of the dragon's last crown. The beast from the sea is constructed of the inhabitants of the octal sea of 30 octals and the stars are cast to the earth in order that the devices of the dragon facilitate the same similar pattern of the first four seals amongst the different octals. (There is no such association in truth, but the appearance of it.) In this manner the "stars" provide and/or allow the devices of the dragon (the first four seals) to construct these kingdoms in the world, in the manner that the dwelling places of "people, multitudes, nations and tongues" in the kingdoms of this world (in the "sea") are patterned after the faulty logic of the dialectic.

The dialectic allows anyone to avoid absolute truths by simply rendering such truth null. It is taken off the table because it is not wished to be considered, rather than being shown to be faulty. Any disjunction may logically entail such a nullity - and entail in a manner in which virtue is disregarded (see the metaphysics section) and any choice between apparently opposing positive properties is up to the mind of the individual, rather than in coherent faith upon the testament of the living God. This logically entails that there is no law of God to such an individual - then there is only one law - "do as thou wilt".

The dragon is stood "before" the woman, in preparation to destroy the result of Christ's deliverance - The six crowns preceding the ministry of Christ that have leavened and polluted the faith of the Old Testament kingdom of Israel, and the dragon is prepared ready to bring about his seventh empire - having but one way to bring this about. Yet Christ, who is the man child to rule all nations "with a rod of iron" is the restrainer that removes the ability of satan to bring about this kingdom of the fourth beast of Daniel's vision. In ruling from heaven, Christ only removes His restraint at His choosing, and does so in the sequence of the seals, in the revelation text.

The woman flees into the wilderness - she does not dwell in heavenly places - likewise the wilderness is uninhabited and barren land, or rather land not belonging to a particular owner (though as wilderness it may belong to a nation or "people" as in some form of sovereignty.) The woman dwells in a manner where she is fed in places where she can not survive on her own - she is fed by God (in plural) and is done so for 1260 days, (42*30) - I.e. the full set of 6 non-unity rest states of the octal over (c.f. the "sealed saints") the whole sea, in seven groups of seven cycles valid over each octal. (There are eight in full but there is a reduction to seven representative of the freedom of the believer within the "Sun octal". - See the mystery of the seven golden candlesticks and the seven stars in the Lord's right hand.)

These 1260 days represent fully the extent of the freedom by the gospel of the "outward appearance" of the believer in Christ. There may be some ascending and descending under grace, some "trespassing" also etc, but the trend is under the will of God and the path ends in salvation for the elect.

The scene is exchanged for one of war in heaven. The dragon has clearly overstepped his "mark" and is ejected from the place in heaven where he stood to destroy Christ's ministry. The iron rule of God is over His people as well - to keep them from evil and so ensuring His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. (So we might understand, that with God, Earth is already inside "heaven" and His sovereignty is absolute.)

That the devil was not successful even with his stars (as cast to the earth) we see the scene is rather indicating that the devices of the dragon over the whole sea are ineffective against the gospel, having no basis but deception. The devil is cast out - he has no place in this world or any - He is defeated utterly and will only have influence as he "goes to his own destruction." The angels that are cast down with him are also similarly damned.

With all satanic authority ejected from the earth, we hear the words of the praise of God in trinity in the passage, a omnipotent and without equal. The seed of the woman, those whom have the inheritance promised by Christ overcame merely by the faith in the sacrifice of the cross (The fact as "unity" not ignored and null, but considered in the conscience as over all things.)

There is woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea - (Excluding the static subgroup of the sun octal in which the elect in Christ are. For they have much to rejoice over!) Satan's last crown and defeat in all things will play out in the three woes, the dragon's stars will deceive and the dragon will fail in the earth as indicated in the revelation text, there is no doubt to be made on this, that the devil is defeated and all restraint on him will be loosed by Christ in order that the creation may see the full manifestation of the children of God. Creation must stand as a victory, and no one beats a horse that was not released from the starting of the race.

The woman is persecuted but never defeated, being defended by God and removed to a place in which she might prosper - (With eagles wings, a reference to the USA, as well as to freedom within such a place or land.) Under freedom the gospel has prospered and found more ears than could have been imagined. Democracy aside, there is something to be said for freedom to speak. The woman flees into the wilderness and is nourished by God for a "time (GF(8)+), times (GF(8)*) and half a time (K4 a subgroup of GF(8)+) indicating the static subgroup as under the iron rule of Christ's restraint and also as under one of seven seals, that there is sequence and true future fulfillment. The woman is fed "nourished" from the face of the serpent, indicating that she is educated in the manner in which the devil deceives and that the devices of the dragon are shown to be no secret at all - that they are easily defeated by the truth which nourishes the woman, the sacrifice of Christ.

The dragon issues a great flood - showing that the world is "remade" in a fashion after the devices of the dragon. (See the creationism section on the flood of Noah for the divine version.) The world is made in fashion alike to the devices of the dragon, and is made in such a way that the flood is in the form of the dragon's speech, from his mouth. Not only is the USA built in the sea from these four devices, but the world is animated after their fashion in consensus and dialogue - the method of the dialectic is employed in as many facets of life as possible - the woman being the target. The woman would be carried away by the flood but the earth opens its mouth and the earth swallows the flood.

We can state that the earth's mouth is in the speech from logic... that the holding of absolute truth (as a unity element in the octal outside of the static subgroup) simply states that there is a choice between a conjunction with its disjunction or not (an excluded middle) - That there are arguments which have no effect on faith in the result of the cross of Christ. The earth opened "HER" mouth, and logic enabled the woman to stand rationally without being defeated by arguments using the dialectic. That her mouth is opened shows that the woman may simply speak the truth of the gospel and there is no argument to refute it other than to "scoff" - there is then no logical reason to deny one's own faith if that faith is built on the rock of Jesus Christ.

The open mouth is to reply in all manner that faith is not to be argued out of the person and into the bin,.. proper faith stands on finding that the assumption of or a denial of an absolute truth (or virtue) results in a disjunction, and the dialectic then assumes the lack of an excluded middle! Such an argument is always defeated by an absolute fact to the contrary when the absolute truth was dismissed without reason. "Reason" has the upper hand when it is applied with faith in God. There is no disjunction, and no excluded middle: for when the absolute truth is known, there can be no disjunction or any excluded middle, and only what is consequent remains.

The dragon is wroth with the woman, not just angry but "exasperated" - (a fitting end!) the dragon goes out to make war (violence) with the remnant of her seed (that would be you and me) and the woman, who is now properly identified as the divine template or vessel of correct doctrine in the gospel - (of whom we find all ourselves children.) is also the victor in Christ, and we that are alive and remain whom have not borne the heat of the day are invited to not stand about idle, but to come into the marriage of the lamb.

We appear to have a stutter step: For the woman stood against the devil - the doctrine is correct and Christ the victor - yet the people of God are tested in the three woes as to their worthiness, on the doctrine they hold fast to.

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