by Pastor Ben Heath |
The Serpent Seed Doctrine, aka The Two Seedline Doctrine | The red dragon and the woman clothed with the sun are two of the greatest signs shown unto us in the word of God as well as in the heavens. They represent two opposing forces engaged in an epic struggle for dominion over heaven and earth. And what these two polar opposite symbols represent is key to understanding the plan of God as revealed to us from Genesis to Revelation.
Woman in Revelation 12
Let us first take a look at the sign of the woman.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. – Revelation 12:1-2
By reading this description it becomes obvious that this woman appears to be very special. I mean she shines like the sun and is wearing a crown with twelve bright stars? Wow! This must have been some sight for the Apostle John to behold.
Oh, and if you’ve ever read or listened to Biblical commentaries about this woman of Revelation 12 you may have heard or read all kinds of different interpretations. Many of which are not founded on scripture whatsoever. Some say it represents the Virgin Mary or the Catholic Church, others say it represents the modern day Israelis, and etc.
So then, who, or what does she actually represent?
Well, the answer is quite simple. It can be found starting way back in Genesis 3:15 where we are given The Protoevangelium or “First Gospel” first prophecy of the entire Bible. And guess what? That first prophecy foretells of this war between the woman and the dragon.
Woman vs. the Dragon
Here is the first prophecy of the Bible.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, “What is this that thou has done?” And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” And the LORD God said unto the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
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.”
Unto the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” –Genesis 3:14-16
Ok, so we’re getting to the bottom of this. The woman represents Eve and her seed/offspring (Yahweh’s elect of 12-tribed Israel). And the Serpent, which is the same as the Dragon, represents Satan and his offspring.
What? You mean to tell me that Satan has literal descendants on earth?
Yes. And for more details of just how that happened, read the article titled “The Serpent Seed”.
You see without knowing that Satan has offspring on the earth, one could never fully understand the central theme of God’s plan. Because again, the entire Bible is centered around this conflict between the great red dragon and the woman clothed with the sun.
“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.” – Matthew 13:38
Some would wrongly call this racism, but that’s what the word “seed” implies. The word “seed” means a lineage or race of people. You see “seeds” produce fruit according to their DNA code (Gen 1:11), and so do people. That’s just the way it is.
You might be thinking, “Well there are a lot more than two races of people on earth today”. And that is true. However the epic struggle prophesied of in Genesis 3:15 that continues on through the 12th Chapter of Revelation and beyond, is primarily between two distinct families or races of people. All other races of the earth simply choose which family they are going to join – The family of God or the household of Satan. Although this is a solid biblical fact, many are afraid to touch it because it deals with race. They fear that if they teach it the way it is written that they will be called a racist. But let us understand. God loves all the different races He created – white, black, yellow, brown, and different shades in between (Gen 6). It’s just that Satan’s children are not a race that God created. They are a hybrid mixture made up of DNA from an evil angel – Satan, and human DNA. They are the tares mentioned by Christ in Matthew 13:24-33.
The Woman’s Seed
If you are skeptical that this woman represents a certain race of people, then you’ve probably never read much of the Bible. For the entire Bible is centered around the history and prophecy of a people directly descended from the seed of Adam. Of course I am referring to the 12 Tribes of Israel that are represented by the 12 Stars in the crown of the woman in Revelation 12.