Woman on Eagles Wings
During Jacob’s trouble, there is a massive evacuation of the Jews, who are carried into the wilderness, while a remnant, most likely the IDF- military, are left behind to fight.
The rescue effort
Israel is rescued taken by eagles wings into the wilderness during the tribulation.
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.
The “earth” helps her when Satan spews out a flood against her.
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.
This remnant is seen clearly in Zechariah. The Lord saves the tents of Judah first, then the rest of the Israeli remnant second.
Zec 12:7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify [themselves] against Judah.
Zec 14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
So where does Israel really getting this help? Where is the wilderness?
The traditional thinking points to Petra, because it is nearby. I do not think all of Israel will fit in it, however.
Think about it. Petra, Jordan is still really close to Israel.
There is much discussion about the fall of America, and how it will not be around during the tribulation.
But, maybe it really is around.
America is falling right now, and is headed for a collapse, just like every other nation on earth. America has harmed Israel, and it deserves this punishment.
America might end up a wilderness after a civil or national war.
But suppose it is not over yet for America.
Suppose it has one more job to do for God, before the saints are taken away.
Suppose it redeems itself by helping Israel.
Half of the Jews in the world already live in America.
Just suppose…….that the “eagles wings” refer to the greatest airlift in the history of the world.
Just suppose…….that the “eagles wings” refer to the eagle, symbol of America.
America may have fallen, but it is still there, and its “wilderness” opens itself to Israel in a national act of redemption.
America “swallows up the flood” poured out by the serpent.
A massive airlift of the Israeli citizens occurs to bring them to the “wilderness” of America.
Option # 3
Some escape to Petra, and some escape to America.
Those in America will help the Israelis find refuge.
The Israeli military remains behind to fight.
Once the Messiah shows up to rescue those in Jerusalem, everyone is free to return home.
What do you think?