A great battle for the Rapture is raging. The master of this battle is Satan because he stands to suffer his greatest defeat when the Rapture occurs. Remember, how Satan defiled the first woman in the garden and has attacked the seed of woman every moment since that occasion. The Father God declared this continuing battle in His first Messianic statement. “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15).
Womanhood and her purity have been at the center of every great conflict since the Garden of Eden. Our Father had to miraculously deliver Sarah from the Egyptian Pharaoh because of Abraham’s unbelief. If Sarah had been defiled, the godly seed of the coming Christ would have been destroyed. Twice, our Father reached into the Gentile world to redeem a Gentile woman and to purify her that the seed of woman might continue undefiled all the way to Calvary.
The last seed of woman is prophetically pictured in Revelation chapter twelve. There is a great debate over this prophecy but the whole Bible has prepared us to interpret this simple truth. The sun-clothed woman is a visible picture of the church, both First and Second Testament, and the man-child is that final seed of woman, which is caught up to God and His throne. There was a church within the Nation of Israel. Luke wrote about this church in the wilderness. “This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us.” (Acts 7:38). The Second Testament church has had its visible form for nearly two thousand years.
In both Testaments there has been nurtured within the visible church an invisible company of the Godly seed. This company of saints does not love this world or its fashions. Whatever the world is doing, this Godly seed is doing the opposite. The world can scorn this man-child, but this godly seed will only shine the brighter and witness the louder. This crowd of saints cannot be bought because they are already purchased. The hatred of Satan for the true seed of woman will never diminish for all eternity. Even after the Rapture, the Antichrist, empowered by Satan, will stand on the earth and blaspheme toward the heavens where the raptured saints have been removed. “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” (Revelation 13:6). No wonder there is such a battle for the Rapture.