6 Then the woman [Church of God] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God [a demilitarized zone], that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days [the same length of time Jerusalem suffers under Gentile occupation]...
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child [Church of God to suffer persecution to an extent and then removed to safety to the place on Earth God has prepared for us]. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood [armies, persecution] after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [and yet were unworthy to be accounted to escape - they're not "raptured" in Heaven or in "Her Place" on Earth].
These Scriptures in Revelation 12 show the Church of God, Christians, saints, mentioned after Revelation 4, the exact opposite of what some falsely state who believe Christians have been "raptured." They also reveal that those who are accounted worthy to escape, after initial persecution, are to find refuge in a preordained location on Earth, determined by God -- not go to Heaven with any "rapture" nonsense that's out there. There's not a single Scripture that says we go to Heaven -- those who fall for the rapture read into Paul's writings what is simply not there. But the Bible clearly states EARTH is where Christians will be protected: believe it or not.
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But they also have erred through wine [false religious teachings], And through intoxicating drink are out of the way; The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, They are swallowed up by wine, They are out of the way through intoxicating drink; They err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE [RCC] MOTHER OF [Protestants] HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.