We continue our series on the Book of Revelation this week and dive into Revelation 12 where we find an apocalyptic nativity scene. Here there are no shepherds, no animals surrounding the child, and no wisemen. Instead, there is a dragon that attempts to eat the child, the madonna engulfed by the sun, and the angel Michael engaging in cosmic warfare. Here, John interprets the nativity story as a violent night, instead of a silent one. In this version of the birth of Christ, the cosmos erupt in battle. It is in this chapter that believers get a glimpse of the true reality of what took place in a manger that evening in Bethlehem.
This teaching shows the first time the gospel message is prophetically mentioned in Genesis 3 and how Mary, the mother of Jesus fulfilled the role as the new Eve.