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The woman flees to the wilderness while the dragon pursues her, intent on devouring her child (Revelation 12:1 – 12:17)

A great sign appeared in heaven – a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in labor. Then another sign appeared in heaven – an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth so that it might devour the child the moment it was born. The woman gave birth to a son, one who will rule over all the nations with an iron scepter. Her child was snatched up

Only the lamb (Jesus) proves worthy to open the scroll with seven seals (Revelation 5:1 – 5:14)

John saw the man on the throne holding a scroll in his right hand. The scroll had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals. A mighty angel proclaimed in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” No one in heaven or on earth was worthy to open the scroll. John cried because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll. Then one of the elders said to John, “Do not weep! The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to break the seven seals and open the scroll.” Then John saw a lamb looking as if it had been slain standing at the center of the

Ezekiel’s first vision – four living creatures accompany a prophetic message from God (Ezekiel 1:1 – 1:28)

When Ezekiel was 30 years old, in the late spring or summer of the year, he was living among the exiles by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. It was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin when the word of God came to Ezekiel. The heavens opened and the widely respected priest received a vision from God. Ezekiel saw a windstorm coming out of the north, an immense cloud surrounded by a brilliant flashes of lightning. In the center of the storm was fire that looked like glowing metal and what looked like four living creatures. The creatures looked human except each had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight and their feet were like burnished bronze feet of a