|Woman Flees Dragon
v6: If the woman represents Israel, this verse says that Israel hides or goes away from the persecution. What persecution? This appears to be placement of God's people because God prepared the place and will feed the woman. The wilderness referred to then and now is the desert and rocky lands in the Holy Land. If one is in Jerusalem and he goes to the wilderness, the person is going into the sand and desert and rocks of the surrounding areas. The people of Israel flee for safety for 1260 days (3-1/2 years). This is a sign Israel will be persecuted for 3-1/2 years (referring to the 2nd half of Trib). The reasons it appears that it is the second half of the tribulation are:
It appears in Zecharia that 2/3 of Israel will be lost to the persecution (Zech. 13:8-9). We have already discussed that the saved Israelites will remnant or a small number of the total. The Israelites are not strangers to persecution. They are being persecuted today. Jesus speaks of the terrible persecution starting in the middle of the terrible times (tribulation). It will start at the Abomination of Desolation which is at the beginning of the second half (Matt. 24:15-21). Jesus even states this will all occur AS DANIEL WROTE.
Dan 12:l; 9:27
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