1 … Scripture reference –
2 … Scripture reference – Isaiah: 26:17!; Jn.:21
3 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 15:1; 13:1; 17:3
4 … Scripture reference – Dan.: 8:10
5 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 2:27; Ps.: 2:9!
6 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 12:14; IV Esr.: 10:3
7 … Scripture reference – Jude: 9
8 … Scripture reference –
9 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 20:2; Lk.: 10:18!; Jn.: 12:31!
10 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 10:4!; 11:15; 19:1!; Jn.: 12:31!
11 … Scripture reference – Rm.: 8:37; 1Jn.:2:14
12 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 18:20
13 … Scripture reference –
14 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 12:6!; Dan.: 12:7!
15 … Scripture reference –
16 … Scripture reference –
17 … Scripture reference – Rev.: 11:7!; 13:7; 14:12; 19:10
IV: THE SEVEN SIGNS
The Woman and the Dragon
1 ¶ And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman  clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
2 And being with child, she cried travailing in birth: and was in pain to be delivered … Scripture reference – Isaiah: 26:17!; Jn.:21
3 And there was seen another sign in heaven. And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and on his heads seven diadems. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 15:1; 13:1; 17:3
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered: that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son. … Scripture reference – Dan.: 8:10
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her son was taken up to God and to his throne. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 2:27; Ps.: 2:9!
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her, a thousand two hundred sixty days. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 12:14; IV Esr.: 10:3
Michael Overcomes the Dragon
7 And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. … Scripture reference – Jude: 9
8 And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 20:2; Lk.: 10:18!; Jn.: 12:31!
The Song of Triumph
10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 10:4!; 11:15; 19:1!; Jn.: 12:31!
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.  … Scripture reference – Rm.: 8:37; 1Jn.:2:14
12 ¶ Therefore, rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 18:20
The Dragon and th eWoman
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man child.
14 And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the desert, unto her place, where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. … Scripture reference – Rev.: 12:6!; Dan.: 12:7!
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman, water, as it were a river: that he might cause her to be carried away by the river.
16 And the earth helped the woman: and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
… Scripture reference – Rev.: 11:7!; 13:7; 14:12; 19:10
 -Ver. 1. A woman: this woman is not the Blessed Virgin, for the details of the prophecy do not fit her. The prophecy pictures the Church of the Old and New Covenants. The beams of the divine glory clothe her; the moon is beneath her feet; she is crowned with a crown of twelve stars (the Twelve Apostles [Judas Iscariot is replaced of course]), and she must bring forth Christ to the world. By accommodation the Church applies this verse to the Blessed Virgin, but in no sense making her a goddess or the head over the Church, for Jesus Christ Himself is the only God in the flesh and the only head over the Church.
 -Ver. 11. In face of death: a noteworthy expression, meaning they esteemed life as nothing in comparison with loyalty to their faith, even unto martyrdom.