(Exodus 19:4; Song of Songs 3:6; Revelation 12:14; 13:6)
Satan made himself the new Lord of the Church through the power of the bishop of Rome. He “destroyed the City and the Sanctuary” as recorded in Daniel 9:26.
John told us that “two wings of the Great Eagle were given to the Woman.”1Rev 12:14 The Great Eagle is the Griffon Vulture or Griffon Eagle, that once dominated the skies of Palestine. It has a wingspan up to 3 metres.
In the Book of Daniel, the kingdom of Babylon was described with the wings of the Great Eagle. They were the feathers of King Nebuchadnezzar, who became as a beast until seven times passed over him, a time, times, and a half a time.
In Exodus 19:4, God told the Israelites that He bore them on Eagle’s wings out of Egypt. He brought them into the Wilderness of Sin where they learned obedience to His law. In the Book of Revelation, He brings them out of the Great City, which John said was “mystically called Sodom and Egypt.”2Rev 11:8 Once again, God brings His saints out of Egypt and into the wilderness on eagle’s wings.
The Woman is the bride of Christ. She was the bride described by Solomon in his Song of Songs. The bride that went out of the City, into the Wilderness to find her lover.
She is “given the two wings of the Great Eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place.”3Rev 12:14 “Her place” is a place of sanctification, as Jesus described in the Gospel of John, “I go to prepare a place for you.”4John 14:2
She is nurtured in the Wilderness by her lover, and worships God in the tabernacle in the wilderness, as John describes in Revelation 13:6. She will continue to worship God in the tabernacle until the “temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven is opened.”5Rev 15:5
She will be “nourished for a time, times and half a time, away from the presence of the serpent.”6Rev 12:14