Revelation 12: "And there appeared
a great wonder in heaven"
by Jen Shroder
July 6, 2011
The morning halos continue. In "A
Gentile Woman Travailing," I wrote and provided pictures of a halo
directly over the church I attended where I struggled so deeply with
submitting an article about a halo or "crown of 12 stars" over my head
years before. This event had other aspects much like the Revelation 12
woman. What I didnít disclose was that I had sent one of my sons to
Rome to visit his brother for a month. He returned home from Rome late
at night on June 2nd and woke up to another morning halo
over him in the city where he slept.
He rejects any idea that it has anything to do with him and in
response to my pointing it out, said, "Those are common, Iíve seen
those before, I even saw one in Rome." If morning halos such as these
are so common, then why did it make a full color spread on the front
page of the paper?
And yet, there was another halo that day. It was over the city
where his brother was born, the brother that is currently in Rome.
Clothed in the sun, the crown of twelve stars in the sky, the moon
at my feet,
over my church as I resisted it, the
scorpion, unexplainable high website ratings, more halos, I seem
to be swimming in details such as this and I have been content to
ignore them and wait, because if what I suspect is true, then time
will bear it out. Revelation 12 events have yet to happen and besides,
where are the two witnesses of Revelation 11?
And then the pastor of the little church under which the morning
halo shone so brightly
gave a sermon
that should be heard around the world. A brutal, honest message of
what it is to be Christian but the hope and joy of Christ in us, of
His coming, He is here. How could I listen to this pastor talk so
passionately about the cost paid by His disciples and stay silent? How
can anyone receive so much grace and mercy as I have and then try to
hide in a crowd and pretend I donít know whatís happening, like Peter
The halo over the little church appeared on May 22nd on
the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer (Leviticus 23), a day of counting
seven complete weeks from the day after Passover night. I have no idea
what, if anything, that could mean but my sonís return and the second
halo appearing was 12 days later.
So what do I do as I notice these things? I walk around pretending
everything is normal and hope that it is. I hesitate to "travail" any
more and I start taking risks until I realize Iím trying to change the
course of what I think it all means. Anyone who studies Revelation
might understand why.
And then an old post about my
first experience with speaking in tongues makes it to my Ďtop 25
viewed postsí so I read it. Itís all about people grieving and calling
out for God. I had looked up two words that I kept repeating,
phonetically, in Strongís Concordance:
primitive root (rather identical with H422 through the idea of
invocation); to bewail: - lament." (H421 Strongs
I had attributed it to my coming textbook battle with Islam and
"Allah" but now Iím not so sure, it sounds like Revelation 12 and
since then, I have been bewailing for years through
BlessedCause.org for our
children in public school because of the blasphemies they are taught.
The second word I wrote about in the article was:
ra‛mâh feminine word of "a peal
of thunder; the mane of a horse (as quivering in the wind) -
This might be reaching, but there are four
horses named before the four horsemen, thundering angels and seven
thunders in Revelation. Everything keeps pointing to the end times,
the apocalypse, tribulation.
Signs and wonders. They are amazing but pale in comparison
to Christís message at the cross, that we can be forgiven in Him.
Christians will sing that itís all about Jesus, but from Godís eyes,
itís all about YOU. Donít let anyone or anything be a distraction from
what Christ did and the Holy Spirit whispering the truth of it in your
ear, that by grace and mercy we may enter in to communion with Him in
Shekinah glory, joy everlasting, peace beyond understandingÖan
experience of Him while all else fades away. What I have to say can
only point to the importance of Christ in your life and the
confirmation that HE IS. I pray your heart is not so hardened that you
cannot hear it, because the FACT is, you are invited. Jesus is here.
And if you cannot hear it, then soften your heart with the reading of
the Word, seek Him, know Him through the Bible while there is still
All of this seems impossible, but with God, all things are
possible. Much of what I have written here can be fact checked:
pictures taken with cell phones, return flights from Rome,
webalyzers showing dates
of old postings, I even have the receipt from the tow truck driver who
saw the scorpionÖall for what?
All for one thing and one thing only. Jesus Christ came to save us
and if you are willing, for you. He has paid the price for you,
the pearl of great price. If you know Him, press in, and I urge you to
pray and listen to the
of the little church in Shell Beach. If you donít know Him, seek Him,
He is waiting there in the message for you.
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