Vision Four – (Rev. 12-14) Subject: Israel.
Israel is pictured as a woman, and the Christians are her offspring. Jews will be persecuted because they are the people who produced the King. The King returns to replace the world system (“Babylon the Great”). The King will rule from Jerusalem. The number three and a half is a symbolic number, drawn from the Book of Daneil, referring to a brief, limited time of intense persecution, like that which happened under Antiochus IV. Promises contained in the vision: perfect government and complete evangelism during the millennium. Also: precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.