Revelation: The Lamb, the Dragon, and the Church
After the centering vision of the Lamb on the Throne, John witnesses the Lamb open 7 seals. 7 trumpets, 7 signs, and 7 bowls of wrath follow in an intense narrative which spans from chapter 6 to chapter 20. But along the way there are several breaks in the narrative, in which “signs” help unlock the meaning behind all the happens in the book. Chapter 12 is one of the signs, in which all of creation is pictured in cosmic warfare.