Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. Jeremiah 3:8
Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came,
She delivered a male child.
Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children. 7-8
BEFORE Israel went into labor? What labor? Well, we know from Scripture that Israel's labor will be the 7 year Tribulation. Jesus also uses the analogy of labor pains when talking about the end times, as does the Apostle Paul
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1 Thess 5:3
So, we must ask then who is this male child Israel delivered BEFORE the Tribulation? Since Israel will only have 2 children, it has to be the church! We see this is just more evidence of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
Yet, there's more! Remember the Revelation 12 Sign. Here we also see that Israel giving birth.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
This Great Sign is Virgo representing the Virgin Mary or Israel itself. The actual sign appeared in the sky above Jerusalem on September 23rd, 2017. I wrote extensively about in in a prior post (link above). So Israel is in labor.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. (We know from other Scriptures that this is Satan) And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Meaning: son, kingshiip, Son of Man, Son of God, Son of David, my beloved Son
Meaning: daughter, son, figuratively used as children of God
Meaning: to Snatch or catch away, take by force
- In these verses we see a Pre-Tribulation Rapture, a catching away of true believers before the Tribulation
- We also see that God is not done with the Jews and that Israel will finally bear God children in the Tribulation.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Isaiah 26: 19-21
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thess 5:9