The Flood -vs. 15
The Source of the Flood -
"The serpent cast out of his mouth"
False Accusations -vs. 10
"The accuser of our brethren "
False Doctrines -I Tim. 4:1
"Doctrines of devils"
The Nature of the Flood -
"Water as a Flood" (Words as water.) The flood is typical of every form of destruction -Psa. 18:4 Isa. 59:14; Jer. 46:7-8 Jer. 47:2-3 Dan. 9:26
The flood expresses overwhelming misfortune, the bitter persecution to which the Church will be subjected to.
The Purpose of the Flood -vs. 15.
That he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
To be overwhelmed -"Carried about" Eph. 4: 14
The Failure of the Flood -vs. 16
"The earth helped the woman "
The earth frequently signifies -" the wicked. "
Adam was made from the dust of the earth. I Cor. 15:47
"The first man is of the earth, earthy. " Rev. 17:16-17
"The earth opened her mouth "
Could be a supernatural event. Num. 16:31-33 Ex. 15:11-12