15 And [kai] the serpent [ophis] cast [ballo] out of [ek] his [autos] mouth [stoma] water [hudor] as [hos] a flood [potamos] after [opiso] the woman, [gune] that [hina] he might cause [poieo] her [taute] to be carried away of the flood. [potamophoretos] KJV-Interlinear
15 And the
serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he
might cause her to be swept away with the flood. NASB
The serpent is Satan.
The woman is the nation of Israel, or the Jewish people in general, but more
particularly those Jewish people who have believed in Christ, and are either running
and/or hiding from Satan, the anti-christ, and their forces.
When the temple is
blasphemed, that is the signal for getting out of Dodge, and fast. People
certainly will have ample warning and opportunity to leave for the mountains
earlier than that temple event, but most will ignore the many warnings of the
prior three years, and as a result, many will pay the ultimate price.
The river out of the
mouth as a flood, is symbolism for Satan’s phenomenal onslaught against the
Floods symbolize trouble
in general, 2 Sam 22:17; Job 27:20; Ps 18:16; 32:6; 69:1-2,13-14; 124:2-5;
144:7, and an invading or destroying army, Jer 46:8; 47:2; Dan 11:26.
This imagery represents
a massive flood, or attack against the Jews. This is not a flood of water, but
a flood of military or police or whatever forces that Satan has at his
disposal, unbelievers who are loyal to the anti-christ.
In massive and flash
floods, people caught up in them are swept away, drowned, killed. They die in
total helplessness. They are pulled under, tossed and tumbled and thrown
against whatever debris is in the water, they are caused to struggle with
little or no hope for escape.
And this is the picture
of the massive attack launched against the Jews. It will be fast and furious
Satan has been thrown
out of heaven, and is in a total desperation mode for his own survival. He is
not going to take any prisoners, but intends to kill off every Jew he can find.
Many will fall and die,
because they did not listen to nor take heed to the warnings and commands from
But then again, that is
the case for everyone throughout history. It is your warning too.
Ignore God and pay the
ultimate price of loss in every respect.
But in the middle of the
Tribulation, the warning will determine life or death for those who listen or