I wonder what he knows that I don't

Get the feeling this little guy knows something that you don't???  Its written all over his face and you just know he wants to tell you, but of course--he can't!  Some day he will know enough to tell you, but by then he will have forgotten this moment.  What we know and what we will know change over time as we experience new things.  The following passage is an example of what I mean...

John, Chapter 4
 7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "“Give me a drink.”"  8 For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

  9 The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

  10 Jesus answered her, "“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”"

  11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then have you that living water?  12 Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?”

  13 Jesus answered her, "“Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again,  14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”"

  15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I don’t get thirsty, neither come all the way here to draw.”

  16 Jesus said to her, "“Go, call your husband, and come here.”"

  17 The woman answered, “I have no husband.”

Jesus said to her, "“You said well, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband. This you have said truly.”"

  19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.  20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”

  21 Jesus said to her, "“Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father.  22 You worship that which you don’t know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.  23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers.  24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”"

  25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah comes,” (he who is called Christ). “When he has come, he will declare to us all things.”

  26 Jesus said to her, "“I am he, the one who speaks to you.”"  27 At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What are you looking for?” or, “Why do you speak with her?”  28 So the woman left her water pot, and went away into the city, and said to the people,  29 “Come, see a man who told me everything that I did. Can this be the Christ?”

 The woman at the well was obviously a spiritual person and was looking beyond a life of transient relationships.  She perceived Jesus was a prophet and when he identified himself as the Christ, she obviously believed it.  Believed it enough to tell others and that, after all, is the point!!!  God always does this; He takes you from what you think you know to a greater understanding.  All that is needed is time, an ear to hear and the willingness to learn.  Oh, yes, and about the boy in the picture... I think he might say that he looks like general Hammond on the TV series, Stargate SG1!!!

Bible Reading, Nov. 16

Nov. 16
Jeremiah 14-17

Jer 14:1 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought.
Jer 14:2 Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
Jer 14:3 Their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are disappointed and confounded, and cover their heads.
Jer 14:4 Because of the ground which is cracked, because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are disappointed, they cover their heads.
Jer 14:5 Yes, the hind also in the field calves, and forsakes her young, because there is no grass.
Jer 14:6 The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.
Jer 14:7 Though our iniquities testify against us, work you for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.
Jer 14:8 You hope of Israel, its Savior in the time of trouble, why should you be as a foreigner in the land, and as a wayfaring man who turns aside to stay for a night?
Jer 14:9 Why should you be like a scared man, as a mighty man who can't save? yet you, Yahweh, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; don't leave us.
Jer 14:10 Thus says Yahweh to this people, Even so have they loved to wander; they have not refrained their feet: therefore Yahweh does not accept them; now he will remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Jer 14:11 Yahweh said to me, Don't pray for this people for their good.
Jer 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and meal offering, I will not accept them; but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Jer 14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord Yahweh! behold, the prophets tell them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
Jer 14:14 Then Yahweh said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I didn't send them, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke I to them: they prophesy to you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nothing, and the deceit of their own heart.
Jer 14:15 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name, and I didn't send them, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land: By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
Jer 14:16 The people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them--them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness on them.
Jer 14:17 You shall say this word to them, Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous wound.
Jer 14:18 If I go forth into the field, then, behold, the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then, behold, those who are sick with famine! for both the prophet and the priest go about in the land, and have no knowledge.
Jer 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why have you struck us, and there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and behold, dismay!
Jer 14:20 We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.
Jer 14:21 Do not abhor us, for your name's sake; do not disgrace the throne of your glory: remember, don't break your covenant with us.
Jer 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the sky give showers? Aren't you he, Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things.

Jer 15:1 Then said Yahweh to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
Jer 15:2 It shall happen, when they tell you, Where shall we go forth? then you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for captivity, to captivity.
Jer 15:3 I will appoint over them four kinds, says Yahweh: the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the earth, to devour and to destroy.
Jer 15:4 I will cause them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.
Jer 15:5 For who will have pity on you, Jerusalem? or who will bemoan you? or who will turn aside to ask of your welfare?
Jer 15:6 You have rejected me, says Yahweh, you are gone backward: therefore have I stretched out my hand against you, and destroyed you; I am weary with repenting.
Jer 15:7 I have winnowed them with a fan in the gates of the land; I have bereaved them of children, I have destroyed my people; they didn't return from their ways.
Jer 15:8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought on them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall on her suddenly.
Jer 15:9 She who has borne seven languishes; she has given up the spirit; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been disappointed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says Yahweh.
Jer 15:10 Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; yet everyone of them does curse me.
Jer 15:11 Yahweh said, Most certainly I will strengthen you for good; most certainly I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
Jer 15:12 Can one break iron, even iron from the north, and brass?
Jer 15:13 Your substance and your treasures will I give for a spoil without price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders.
Jer 15:14 I will make them to pass with your enemies into a land which you don't know; for a fire is kindled in my anger, which shall burn on you.
Jer 15:15 Yahweh, you know; remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; don't take me away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered reproach.
Jer 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, Yahweh, God of Armies.
Jer 15:17 I didn't sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand; for you have filled me with indignation.
Jer 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful brook, as waters that fail?
Jer 15:19 Therefore thus says Yahweh, If you return, then will I bring you again, that you may stand before me; and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouth: they shall return to you, but you shall not return to them.
Jer 15:20 I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says Yahweh.
Jer 15:21 I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.

Jer 16:1 The word of Yahweh came also to me, saying,
Jer 16:2 You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.
Jer 16:3 For thus says Yahweh concerning the sons and concerning the daughters who are born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bore them, and concerning their fathers who became the father of them in this land:
Jer 16:4 They shall die grievous deaths: they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung on the surface of the ground; and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the sky, and for the animals of the earth.
Jer 16:5 For thus says Yahweh, Don't enter into the house of mourning, neither go to lament, neither bemoan them; for I have taken away my peace from this people, says Yahweh, even loving kindness and tender mercies.
Jer 16:6 Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;
Jer 16:7 neither shall men break bread for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
Jer 16:8 You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.
Jer 16:9 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place, before your eyes and in your days, the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.
Jer 16:10 It shall happen, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall tell you, Why has Yahweh pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against Yahweh our God?
Jer 16:11 Then you shall tell them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, says Yahweh, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
Jer 16:12 and you have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that you don't listen to me:
Jer 16:13 therefore will I cast you forth out of this land into the land that you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night; for I will show you no favor.
Jer 16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that it shall no more be said, As Yahweh lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Jer 16:15 but, As Yahweh lives, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the countries where he had driven them. I will bring them again into their land that I gave to their fathers.
Jer 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says Yahweh, and they shall fish them up; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.
Jer 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from my face, neither is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
Jer 16:18 First I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable things, and have filled my inheritance with their abominations.
Jer 16:19 Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things in which there is no profit.
Jer 16:20 Shall a man make to himself gods, which yet are no gods?
Jer 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once will I cause them to know my hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is Yahweh.

Jer 17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars;
Jer 17:2 while their children remember their altars and their Asherim by the green trees on the high hills.
Jer 17:3 My mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures for a spoil, and your high places, because of sin, throughout all your borders.
Jer 17:4 You, even of yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land which you don't know: for you have kindled a fire in my anger which shall burn forever.
Jer 17:5 Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.
Jer 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
Jer 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, and whose trust Yahweh is.
Jer 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
Jer 17:10 I, Yahweh, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Jer 17:11 As the partridge that sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days they shall leave him, and at his end he shall be a fool.
Jer 17:12 A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.
Jer 17:13 Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be disappointed. Those who depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.
Jer 17:14 Heal me, O Yahweh, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for you are my praise.
Jer 17:15 Behold, they tell me, Where is the word of Yahweh? let it come now.
Jer 17:16 As for me, I have not hurried from being a shepherd after you; neither have I desired the woeful day; you know: that which came out of my lips was before your face.
Jer 17:17 Don't be a terror to me: you are my refuge in the day of evil.
Jer 17:18 Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed; let them be dismayed, but don't let me be dismayed; bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.
Jer 17:19 Thus said Yahweh to me: Go, and stand in the gate of the children of the people, through which the kings of Judah come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;
Jer 17:20 and tell them, Hear you the word of Yahweh, you kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
Jer 17:21 Thus says Yahweh, Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
Jer 17:22 neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day holy, neither do any work: but make the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
Jer 17:23 But they didn't listen, neither turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction.
Jer 17:24 It shall happen, if you diligently listen to me, says Yahweh, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but to make the Sabbath day holy, to do no work therein;
Jer 17:25 then shall there enter in by the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain forever.
Jer 17:26 They shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places around Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the lowland, and from the hill country, and from the South, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meal offerings, and frankincense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving, to the house of Yahweh.
Jer 17:27 But if you will not listen to me to make the Sabbath day holy, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

Nov. 16
Hebrews 2

Heb 2:1 Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
Heb 2:2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense;
Heb 2:3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation--which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;
Heb 2:4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, by various works of power, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?
Heb 2:5 For he didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.
Heb 2:6 But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him?
Heb 2:7 You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor.
Heb 2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we don't see all things subjected to him, yet.
Heb 2:9 But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11 For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
Heb 2:12 saying, "I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."
Heb 2:13 Again, "I will put my trust in him." Again, "Behold, here I am with the children whom God has given me."
Heb 2:14 Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
Heb 2:15 and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16 For most certainly, he doesn't give help to angels, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
Heb 2:18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Revelation, Chapter 12, Mark Copeland

                        "THE BOOK OF REVELATION"

                             Chapter Twelve


1) To note the primary force behind the persecution that was about to
   come upon the early Christians

2) To appreciate why the persecution of the early church was so intense


With this chapter we learn that Satan was the primary force behind the
persecution that was about to befall God's people.

We are told of his failed attempt to prevent the male Child from being
born and assuming His rightful place of authority as ruler of the
nations (1-6).  An effort to usurp that authority by waging war in
heaven is thwarted, resulting in the devil and his angels being cast to
earth.  That prompts a loud voice in heaven to proclaim that salvation,
strength, the kingdom of God and the power of His Christ has come.
Because the accuser (i.e., the devil) has been cast down, those in 
heaven who overcame by the blood of Jesus and their testimony, and who
did not love their lives to the death, could rejoice.  But woe is 
proclaimed to those on the earth, because now the devil has come down 
to them and he knows his time is short (7-12).  At first the dragon's
efforts are directed toward the woman who gave birth to the child.  
However, she is given wings to fly to her place in the wilderness where
she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time (1,260 days, cf.
v.6).  Even the earth helped the woman, so enraging the dragon that he
went to make war with the rest of her offspring, identified as those
who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ

While the identities of the male child and the dragon are rather
evident, who is the woman and the rest of her offspring?  I suggest the
woman represents the spirit of faithfulness in God's messianic 
community (perhaps best exemplified by Mary) who kept covenant with 
God.  Called "the daughter of Zion" in prophecy (cf. Mic 4:10; 5:2ff;
Isa 66:7ff), she produced not only Christ, but His disciples as well
(her offspring, 12:17).  Like the temple of God representing the inner
spirit of the church which cannot be harmed (cf. 11:1), the spirit of
faithfulness cannot be destroyed by Satan.  But just as the holy city
being trod under foot for forty-months represented the outward 
persecution of the church (cf. 11:2), so the devil would persecute the
woman's offspring, i.e., the disciples who were still on the earth.

Thus the chapter reveals why a period of great tribulation was about to
come upon Christians (cf. 2:10).  Satan was frustrated by being
thwarted at every turn.  Cast down to the earth, he would attempt to
destroy the disciples of Jesus.  The instruments he would use are 
introduced in the next chapter.



      1. A great sign appeared in heaven, in which woman is clothed:
         a. With the sun
         b. With the moon under her feet
         c. A garland of twelve stars on her head
      2. Being with child, she cried out in labor and pain to give

      1. Another great sign appeared in heaven:  a great, fiery red 
         a. With seven heads, ten horns, seven diadems on the heads
         b. With a tail which threw a third of the stars of heaven to
            the earth
      2. Standing before the woman, ready to devour the child as soon
         as it is born

      1. The male child is born
         a. Who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron
         b. Who was caught up to God and His throne
      2. The woman fled into the wilderness
         a. Where she has a place prepared by God
         b. Where she is fed for 1,260 days


   A. A WAR IN HEAVEN (7-9)
      1. Between Michael and his angels, and the dragon and his angels
      2. The dragon and his angels did not prevail
         a. No place was found for them in heaven any longer
         b. The dragon and his angels were cast to the earth
         c. The dragon identified
            1) That serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan
            2) Who deceives the whole world

      1. Proclaiming victory for Christ and His brethren
         a. Salvation, strength, the kingdom of God, and the power of
            Christ have come
            1) For the accuser of the brethren has been cast down
            2) Who had accused them before God day and night
         b. How the brethren had overcome the accuser:
            1) By the blood of the Lamb
            2) By the word of their testimony
            3) They did not love their lives to the death
      2. A call to rejoice, along with a warning
         a. For those in heaven, rejoice!
         b. For the inhabitants of the earth and sea, woe!
            1) For the devil has come down to them having great wrath
            2) Knowing that he has only a short time

      1. Cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to
         the male child
      2. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle
         a. That she might fly into the wilderness to her place
         b. Where she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time
         c. Safe from the presence of the serpent
      3. The serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after
         the woman
         a. Hoping to cause her to be carried away
         b. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and
            swallowing up the flood

      1. Enraged with the woman he cannot reach, the dragon goes to 
         make war with the rest of her offspring
      2. The rest of her offspring identified:
         a. Those who keep the commandments of God
         b. Those who have the testimony of Jesus Christ


1) What are the main points of this chapter?
   - The woman, the child, and the dragon (1-6)
   - Satan thrown out of heaven (7-12)
   - The failed attempt to persecute the woman (13-17)

2) What great sign appeared in heaven? (1-2)
   - A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on
     her head a garland of twelve stars
   - Being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth

3) What other sign then appeared in heaven (3-4)
   - A great fiery read dragon, with seven heads, ten horns, and seven
     diadems on his heads
   - Whose tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to
     the earth
   - Who stood before the woman, ready to devour her child as soon as
     it was born

4) What child was born?  What happened to the child? (5)
   - A male child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron
   - He was caught up to God and His throne

5) What happened to the woman? (6)
   - She fled to the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God
   - She was fed for 1,260 days

6) What happened in heaven?  Who did not prevail?  (7-8)
   - War broke out between Michael and his angels and the dragon and
     his angels
   - The dragon and his angels

7) Who was this dragon?  What was done with him and his angels? (9)
   - The serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the
     whole world
   - They were cast out of heaven

8) What did a loud voice proclaim in heaven about Christ and the 
   dragon? (10)
   - Salvation, strength, the kingdom of God, and the power of His 
     Christ has come
   - The accuser of our brethren, who accused them before God day and
     night, has been cast down

9) How had the brethren overcome the dragon? (11)
   - By the blood of the Lamb
   - By the word of their testimony
   - By not loving their lives to the death

10) What are those who dwell in heaven told? (12)
   - To rejoice

11) Why was woe proclaimed to the inhabitants of the earth and sea?
   - For the devil with great wrath has come down to them
   - For he knows he only has a short time

12) Cast down to the earth, who did the dragon persecute next? (13)
   - The woman who gave birth to the male child

13) What was given the woman?  Why? (14)
   - Two wings of a great eagle
   - To fly into the wilderness to her place, from the presence of the

14) How long was she nourished? (14)
   - A time, times, and a half of time

15) How did the serpent try to persecute the woman?  Who helped her?
   - By spewing water out of his mouth, to carry her away by the flood
   - The earth, by opening its mouth and swallowing up the flood

16) Enraged by his inability to persecute the woman, who did the
    dragon go to make war with next? (17)
   - The rest of her offspring
   - Those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of
     Jesus Christ