Jehovah`s Witness/Woman in Revelations 12

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hello Abdijah

Can you please tell me who is the woman that is mentioned in Rev 12 that is pregnant? I have heard that Jehovah's Witnesses say it is Jehovah's Wife.

Thank you
Moss

Answer
Hello Moss.

First we will consider some Scriptures about her:
“And a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars, and she was pregnant. And she cries out in her pains and in her agony to give birth.” ( Revelation 12:1, 2 )

Isaiah 54 is a prophecy about Jerusalem being exiled in Babylon for 70 years. Jerusalem was the earthly extension of  his heavenly organization, and speaking of it he said:
“For your Grand Maker is your husbandly owner, Jehovah of armies being his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Repurchaser. The God of the whole earth he will be called.” ( Isaiah 54:5 )

But for Christians, it is not the earthly city but the heavenly “Jerusalem above,” which is his heavenly organization. As anointed Christians are called “sons of God” so their Mother is his heavenly organization, as it is written:
“But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.” ( Galatians 4:26 )
So the Mother of anointed Christians is Jerusalem above, or Jehovah’s heavenly organization, and also called Jehovah’s wife.

Incidentally she is the same woman spoken of in Genesis 3:15 where we read:
“And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel.”

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I will try to answer any question that can be answered from the Bible. I cannot answer questions about personal experiences someone may have had,as I was not there. Sometimes these are true; sometimes they are not. It is not my place to speak of that of which I have no knowledge.

Experience

I have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses since mid-1979. I actually studied for several years before that, and was rather critical. However, while that is not the wisest course, it did give me insight into the thinking of opposers of true worship.

Organizations
The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Publications
Newspapers published by Gulf Coast Media.

Education/Credentials
In addition to basic education, and some work-related college level courses, I have been on the Theocratic Ministry School since 1978. I have also attended a number of sessions of the Kingdom Ministry School.

Awards and Honors
My greatest honor is to be a servant of the Most High God, Jehovah, and a preacher of the Good News of his Kingdom under Christ Jesus.

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