okay here goes the idea:
3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be
delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
okay that's talking about the astronomical layer of this bundle of info
here's the 2nd layer of same event, same chapter
9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him.
what that's essentially saying is that the "angels" cast out with him are the same thing as the third part of the stars of heaven being cast to
earth by the dragon, mentioned in verse 3. same same. but how? chinese people aren't "literal stars of heaven". so clearly this is talking about
something in CHINA but not necessarily the people of China. Notice also how the star map shows the bear as the scoop or hoe... it's symbollically
drawing the third of the stars in the tail of the dragon to cast to earth. therefore, we have russia in the game as well.
it's a literal application of what was before, a celestial, symbollic event.
now for a little prophecy lesson for those who don't know about all this stuff:
the great red dragon has been considered to be symbollic of rome, primarily because, at the time of the writing it was THEE empire, john who wrote the
text was in their prison, and he points out the seven heads of the dragon are seven mountains upon which the "Whore of Babylon" sits, which were
characterized by the seven hills of rome.
That sounds crazy on first glance though, since babylon is over in iraq. but really it's meant as a metaphor for an empire. the empire statues of
daniel, start at babylonian empire and move threw history to the empire of the beast, which is described in revelation as a seven headed thing
controlled by the great red dragon. what empire comes after grecian empire? rome, of course, but rome wasn't controlled by china, either.
so then it was assumed that the seven headed beast was pagan rome upon which the whore sat.......HOWEVER, it claims the religious system is
characterized by something that appears to be good in the christian sense of the terminology -- a lamb with 2 horns. so then the new theory was that
it was the holy catholic roman empire, which was followed the pagan one, and was essentially the same power structure with a new religion attached.
and then the theory was that it was islam. that red dragon ain't anywhere near rome or islamic lands, it's way over in china and japan. so what's
it doing in rome or the middle east ?
this has been the focal point of most prophecy buffs. trying to massage that text to tell them more. but they tend to ignore revelation 9! that is
not a good thing. cause i do believe that helps tie up all the confusion.
if we use the bottomless pit/abzu info for chapter 12, what we have is the arrival of a military force from space via a gate in china -- but it's
only one gate. if you follow the various references about things rising up from the pit, sea, bottomless pit or abyss, in revelation, you see these
things are arriving constantly, in fact one of them ends up being the last world emperor......
here's a translated version of it
The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names
have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not,
and yet will come.
so this is some big wig that people will recognize, and he comes out of the gate!