Realization of Prophetic Visions

By Philip Mark Ames

PART II

Chapter 1

GOD'S ADVERSARIES ON DISPLAY

THE DRAGON VERSUS GOD'S WOMAN

Toward the end of the first century of the Christian era, the Apostle John received the Revelation of Jesus Christ. During this experience, John saw the life-story of the resurrected Jesus.

While on earth, Jesus told a man named Nicodemus that unless a person is born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Jesus himself was the first man to experience such a rebirth. In the Revelation, John had the honor of witnessing this unprecedented event.

The birth of any person presupposes the existence of both a father and a mother. For his human birth, the mother of Jesus was Mary. God was his Father. But, in order to be born again, he did not re-enter the womb of Mary. (John 3:1-8) Who, then, was his mother this time? The Scriptures indicate that the second, or spiritual, conception took place at the time of his baptism. Holy Spirit came upon him and God said, "This is my son." So, in a new way, he was begotten of God's Spirit. God, then, was the Father. But who was the mother?

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