Monday, October 26, 2015

The False Beliefs That Prevent People From Finding Further Truth Are Found In The Perverted Propositional Truths And Philosophies Of Men. The one thing we all need to know is why we are born and how can we overcome death. This is the most important issue for every one of us to resolve before doing anything else in life really, as whatever else we do is futile.

The Truth about Lord Jesus Christ and Yourself.

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:1-18)

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 KJV)

Have you let Jesus into your life yet? Have you opened the door to Jesus? Note well, the Bible says you have to open the door, not the Holy Spirit, not our Heavenly Father, but you. This means that you have to exercise your freewill and OPEN the door to Jesus. If YOU do not OPEN the door, He will not come in.

Have you ever read what Jesus said in the book of Revelation to the church of Thyatira. Here it is:

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star. (Revelation 2:18-28)

Notice verse 23. Jesus says, “I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” Also in verse 28, I will give you the morning star.

Jesus is saying that He searches the hearts of people to see whom He will give the morning star. The morning star is known as the day star.

In the book of  2 Peter 1:16-19 we read this:
For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star (morning star) arise in your hearts.

If Jesus does not give you the morning star (or day star) then you will easily be mislead. The Bible says that Jesus searches the hearts of men to see whom He will give the morning star, that is, the day star.

Have you ever read the book of Hebrews chapter 4:12-13
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Who do you think is being referred to when we read: “His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”?

Have you ever read this verse: And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (Revelation 19:13)

Do you think that when you read the words "the WORD of GOD" in the text from Hebrews 4:12 this means the Bible?
Or do you think that the WORD of God in Hebrews 4:12 is Lord Jesus Christ?
Do you believe the Bible is a person and has "the eyes of him"?

Do you believe that the truth will set you free? Or would you rather believe the lie?

If the Word of God is Lord Jesus Christ and He searches the hearts of men as the Bible says in the book of Revelation 2:23, then we know Hebrews chapter 4:12-13 really means:
The word of God (that is, LORD JESUS CHRIST) is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his (Lord Jesus Christ's) sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him (Lord Jesus Christ) with whom (Lord Jesus Christ) we have to do.
Many people stop seeking the Lord Jesus Christ because they are told that Bible is the Living Word of God, and then they are taught another gospel that leads them away from actually experiencing what is theirs in the Holy Spirit. (Are you one of those people?) 

The truth is the Bible teaches that Lord Jesus searches the hearts of all and His word is sharper than any twoedged sword, dividing the spirit of each one of us from the soul. This is why were read that we are to present our spirit and soul and body blameless until the return of Lord Jesus Christ.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV)
In the book of Romans 8:26:27, we read once more that our hearts are searched by Lord Jesus Christ:
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he (Lord Jesus Christ) that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God (our Heavenly Father).
We read here that Jesus is making intercession for us. Who does Jesus make intercession for, but those that seek Him so they can be saved and enter into the rest of the God. How do we know this? Because in the book of Hebrews, chapter four, we are told:
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:1-16)
 Here is what Hebrews 4:10-14 says in the New American Standard Bible (NASB):
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
We have already established that the Bible teaches the Word of God is Lord Jesus Christ and it He who searches the hearts and minds of us all to see whether we are to receive the morning star. However, we really need to enter the rest of God that is available today. We are currently in the seventh day of Creation and God is resting from His labors of having created the Universe. The gospel message is an invitation to enter God’s rest. There is no other gospel.

When we read the Bible, we find many Scriptures that tell us we have to seek God so that we might find Him. Meanwhile while we are seeking God, the Son of God is searching our hearts to see whether we are truly honest or dishonest like Balaam or Judas. If we are genuine of heart and we allow the morning star to rise in our hearts, so that we are sufficiently acceptable to God, Jesus will choose us, and we can enter into His rest. This does not mean we are working for our salvation, rather it means that we are working out our salvation, just as is written in the book of Philippians 2:12-13.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
This is why we read in the book of Isaiah:
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
We are born first of the flesh without asking, but to be born of the Spirit we have to repent and exercise faith towards God. (Hebrews 6:2) Jesus said that we have to be born from above:
 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:7-KJV)
The true gospel points you to Lord Jesus Christ and how you can become a light to the world.

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. (2 Philippians 2:14-15)

Any other teaching that discourages you from seeking the truth and being set free from sin through faith in Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit is not from God. That teaching is another gospel.

Many people are deceived into believing the Bible alone can save them when it states it cannot. For your own sake, do not believe this false teaching that causes people to miss out on the inheritance that is rightfully theirs and yours NOW (today) in Lord Jesus Christ. This false teaching that the Bible is able to impart life is premised upon a misunderstanding of Sola Scriptura,  the Bible alone, or the King James Bible is our final and highest authority, when the truth is Lord Jesus Christ alone is our final and highest authority.

In the King James Bible we read:
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me [Lord Jesus Christ].” (John 5:39)
Unfortunately, too many people read “Search the scriptures and ye have eternal life”. They do not read the next verse that states:  “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”

The New American Standard Bible reads:
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;  and you are unwilling to come to Me [Lord Jesus Christ] so that you may have life. (John 5:39-40 NASB)
 YOU have to be willing to come to Jesus if you are to  receive eternal life. Only LORD JESUS CHRIST can give you eternal life. He is the Son of God, the Creator.The Bible bears witness to Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed, only Lord Jesus Christ can save you.

However, if you carefully search the Scriptures, you will realize that the above is the good news of the gospel. Jesus invites you to enter His rest, but for you to enter His rest, you must open the door of your heart and invite Him to come into your life, so you can work out your salvation, which becomes possible because He is now in you. This is why we need to reason with God what it is that we are doing wrong, so that we can repent and grow in faith as a member of the body of Lord Jesus Christ.

Any other gospel that supplants the above is not the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ.

Only Lord Jesus Christ is 
The Way, The Truth and The Life.

 There is no other gospel.

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A woman studying to be a social worker once said she found it disturbing that Jesus said that the poor would always exist.  To quote Jesus: “The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me” (John 12:8). However, when she was earning much more than the poor could earn as a manager of a department of social workers, she was not too keen to give what she was earning to the poor, or to those who were not earning as much herself because they had no job. Her views started to change because she began to see many of life’s realities for herself.
 Poverty is really a condition of the spirit. If we recognize that our poverty is spiritual and has to do with our understanding of life, then we can become rich. Jesus said, Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3), that is, the Kingdom of God where the true riches of life exist.
 Why is the Kingdom of God given to the poor?  Actually, it is not given to all who are poor, but to those who recognize their ignorance and poverty of understanding when it comes to life and therefore seek Lord Jesus Christ, acknowledging their need for Him to come into their lives.
Those who are rich in spirit have true knowledge and experience the true riches of life. Without love, joy or peace, we are impoverished souls indeed. These are available for all who enter the kingdom of God. These qualities are natural attributes of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within those who are truly saved.
People have many different views on what love ought to be and how it should be expressed, but God’s love is not unjust love; it is righteousness. This is why we read in the book of Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
True love is righteousness. This means being a libertarian, upholding justice and not imposing upon other people our own desires. Talking to people and having them reject us is okay. However, if we reject people for any reason, then we do not love them. If they want something from us, but are not prepared to accept that we cannot give to them what they desire, and they walk away from us, then we have not rejected them. We cannot always meet people’s needs. Sometimes we can, sometimes we are simply unable. As for those who make false promises, they are liars and hypocrites and have no place in the Kingdom of God. Jesus will say to such individuals, “I do not know you” (Matthew 7:23).
The poor are often poor because they have not recognized the true reason for their poverty. Instead, many who believe they are poor look at those they perceive to be rich and go green with envy. What they do not realize is the true riches are to be found when doing something with their lives that is meaningful and brings glory to God.  For many are the plans of individuals, but it is the purpose of God that will be established (Proverbs 19:21).  By looking to God, the poor can become rich, because they can possess those things that money and worldly treasures cannot buy— lovejoy and the peace of God.
If a person is not satisfied with a little, how could that person be satisfied with a lot? People who are not satisfied when they have enough are often never satisfied. The Bible tells us to consider the leech. “The leech has twin suckers: “More blood! More blood,” they demand. Three other things are just as insatiable, no, make it four that never say, “Enough” (Proverbs 30:15—The Voice Bible). Such are those who hanker after the riches of the world. However, if we hunger and thirst after righteousnesswe will be satisfied and blessed (Matthew 5:6).  How important then is it for us to know Jesus? Jesus is the only person to die and rise from the dead. Why wouldn’t we want to walk in His footsteps and possess all that pertains to life and its riches? 

Money will buy a slave in Saudi Arabia, but it will never buy love. God is love. The question is how much of God's love do we want?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pope Francis Was The First Pope To Address The USA Congress. The Final Blood Moon of four blood moons that have appeared on the Jewish Feast of Passover and the Jewish Feast of Tabernacle over the last two years. Are we to make something of this?


A total lunar eclipse occured on the 28th of September 2015. The final Blood Moon fell on the Jewish Feast of Tabernacle (Sukkot) Jewish holiday and is the and last of the six Jewish Eclipses to transpire over the past 2 years ending in the Jewish Shemitah.

Tabernacle Blood MoonIt all starts with the end of the Shemitah year on Sept. 13. During the last two cycles, we witnessed historic stock market crashes on the very last day of the Shemitah year (Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar). For example, if you go back to Sept. 17, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one-day stock market crash in all of U.S. history up until that time. The Dow plunged 684 points, and it was a record that held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle.

On Sept. 29, 2008 (which was also Elul 29 on the biblical calendar), the Dow plummeted 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one-day stock market crash of all time in the United States.

Now we are in another Shemitah year. It began in the fall 2014, and it ends on Sept. 13, 2015.

So will we see a stock market crash in the United States on Sept. 13, 2015?

No we will not, because that day is a Sunday. So I can guarantee there will not be a stock market crash in the U.S. on that day. But as author Jonathan Cahn has pointed out in his book on the Shemitah, we have witnessed major stock market crashes happen just before the end of the Shemitah year and we have also witnessed major stock market crashes happen within just a few weeks after the end of the Shemitah year. So we are not necessarily looking at one particular date.

And this time around, a whole bunch of critical events just happen to fall in the period of time immediately following the end of the Shemitah year.

The following are 10 things that are going to happen within 15 days of the end of the Shemitah:

Sept. 14: Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 15: The Jade Helm military exercises are scheduled to end.

Sept. 15: The 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly begins on this date. It has been widely reported that France plans to introduce a resolution that will give formal U.N. Security Council recognition to a Palestinian state shortly after the new session begins. Up until now, the U.S. has always been the one blocking such a resolution, but Barack Obama has already indicated that things may be different this time around. If alarm bells are going off in your head as you read this, then you probably already understand how significant this event could potentially be.

Sept. 20 to Sept. 26: The “World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel” sponsored by the World Council of Churches.

Sept 17: The United States Federal Reserve will announce if interests rates will be raised. A 1/4 % interest rate hike could be devastating to the world financial stock markets.

Sept. 21: The U.N. International Day Of Peace. Could this be the day when the U.N. Security Council resolution establishing a Palestinian state is actually adopted?

Sept. 23: Yom Kippur

Sept. 23: Pope Francis arrives at the White House to meet with Barack Obama. Some have suggested that the timing of this event is highly unusual.

Francis is the 266th pope, and he will be meeting with President Obama on the 266th day of the year, leading one Internet preacher to wonder if “something is being birthed” on that day, since 266 days is the typical human gestation period from conception to birth.

Sept. 24: The Pope addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

Sept. 25 to Sept. 27: The United Nations is going to launch a brand-new sustainable development agenda called “The 2030 Agenda.” The following is an excerpt from an article that I just wrote about this insidious new plan:

“If you didn’t like ‘Agenda 21,’ then you really are not going to like ‘The 2030 Agenda.’

“Next month, the United Nations is going to launch ‘The 2030 Agenda’ at a major conference that will be held from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27 in New York City. The pope is actually traveling to New York to deliver an address that will kick off this conference.

“Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, the 2030 Agenda is truly a template for governing the entire planet. In addition to addressing climate change, it also sets ambitious goals for areas such as economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and a whole host of other issues. As you will see below, this global initiative is being billed as a ‘new universal Agenda’ for humanity. If you are anything like me, alarm bells are going off in your head right about now.”

Sept. 28: This is the date when the Feast of Tabernacles begins. It is also the date for the last of the four blood moons that fall on biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015. This blood moon falls on the very first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, it will be a “supermoon,” and it will be clearly visible from the city of Jerusalem. There are many that dismiss the blood moon phenomenon, but we have seen similar patterns before. For example, a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in A.D. 70.

Many have also suggested that the Large Hadron Collider “is scheduled to perform a controversial experiment in September,” but so far I have been unable to find any solid confirmation of this.

Just recently, author Jonathan Cahn released a new video in which he expressed his belief that a “great shaking is coming to America and the world.” He points to the biblical pattern of desecration preceding judgment, and he is convinced that we recently witnessed a historic act of desecration here in the United States.

Many have asked Cahn whether America is headed for revival or shaking. He is convinced that revival can come out of shaking.

Personally, I believe that we will not have revival unless there is shaking.

As a nation, we have unapologetically embraced evil. We are extremely proud, arrogant, greedy and cold-hearted. I do not believe that there is any hope for our nation unless we are shaken to our core.

I am fully convinced that the months ahead are going to dramatically change life in America, but whether it happens right now or not, I am 100-percent convinced that a great shaking is coming to this nation at some point.

Michael T. Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and author of The Beginning of the End.

adjustments from
EventEvening September 27Morning Sept. 28
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Mid-eclipse7:47 pm8:47 pm9:47 pm10:47 pm11:47 pm12:47 am1:47 am2:47 am
U3Total ends8:23 pm9:23 pm10:23 pm11:23 pm12:23 am1:23 am2:23 am3:23 am
U4Partial ends9:27 pm10:27 pm11:27 pm12:27 am1:27 am2:27 am3:27 am4:27 am
P4Penumbral ends10:22 pm11:22 pm12:22 am1:22 am2:22 am3:22 am4:22 am5:22 am
The very 1st chapter of the Bible declares the stars were created to be signs.

Genesis 1:14 “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs.
Jesus declared the Sun, Moon and the Stars would give signs before his 2nd coming.
Luke 21: 25-28 And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.
Luke 21: 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
How does a person become worthy to escape the wrath coming to this world and stand before the Son of Man?
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Documentary REVELATION: The Bride And the Beast and Babylon is a false interpretation of what the Bible actually states.

The documentary REVELATION: The Bride And the Beast and Babylon is a poor attempt at capitalizing on the Pope’s visit to the USA. 

There are some key truths (see below) that tell us how to understand the book of Revelation. Ignoring these truths create false interpretations.

The producers of the documentary claim that the prophecy in Revelation chapter twelve is a reference to King Herod slaying innocent children around the time of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. They claim that the dragon was the Devil waiting for the virgin Mary to give birth so that he could kill the child.

 A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth. 3 Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns. 4 His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days. (Revelation 12:1-6 World English Bible)

Whenever anybody claims that the book of Revelation refers to events that happened before the time of the Apostle John’s stay on Patmos (sometime around 90 AD) you can be sure that whatever else they have to say in respect to prophecy is fiction.

Why can we say this?

Firstly, prophecy is not about past events but future events

Secondly, the book of Revelation specifically states John was shown what must take place after he had received the prophecy—not before.  We read:
After these things I looked and saw a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, was one saying, “Come up here, and I will show you the things which must happen after this.” (Revelation 4:1)
However, the book of Revelation begins by stating that what the Apostle John was about to be shown had yet to take place, but the word “soon” may seem to indicate this is going to happen within a decade (especially to us on Earth) but to those who have no reference to time, for something to take place soon, could be two thousand years away. This is what we find in the beginning of the book of Revelation:

This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel to his servant, John, who testified to God’s word, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw. (Revelation 1:1-2)
When people begin attempting to interpret prophecy from a false premise, they are cannot be correct.