Israel, the Unfaithful Woman

      Jeremiah 3:20  Like a woman who has been unfaithful, so you, Israel were unfaithful to Me.

Jeremiah 31:15  Lamentation is heard in Ramah, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted because they are no more.

Jeremiah 31:16  These are the words of the Lord to her; cease your weeping. There will be a reward for your toil, your children will return to the Land.          

Rachel is the spiritual mother of the 10 Northern tribes of Israel.

Galatians 4:22-25  Abraham had 2 sons, one to a slave woman, the other to a free woman. Ishmael born in the natural, Isaac through Gods promise. The two women stand for two covenants. Hagar and her children are of the Sinai covenant and represent Jerusalem of today, for she and her children are born into slavery.

Galatians 4:26-27  But the Heavenly Jerusalem is the free woman, she is our mother. For Scripture says; Isaiah 54:1 Sing, barren woman, who never bore a child.  For the deserted wife will have more children than she who has a husband.

Galatians 4:28-31  Now you, my Christian friends, like Isaac, are children of Gods promiseBut just as in those days, the natural born son persecuted the spiritual son, for the son of the slave shall not share the inheritance with the son of the free woman. You see then, my friends, we are no slaves children, our mother is the free woman.

Galatians 5:1  Christ has set us free. Stand firm- do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

Revelation 12:4-5  The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour it after it was born. But when she gave birth to a male child – who is destined to rule all nations the child was snatched up to God in heaven.

                 the dragon –  Satan, thrown down to earth.

                the woman  –  Righteous Christian Israelites.

                the male child  – The Lord Jesus, crucified, resurrected and taken up to heaven.

Micah 5:2  But from you, Bethlehem, will come the King – one whose origins are from the ancient past. [from the tribe of Judah]

Micah 5:3  Therefore, Israel will be abandoned until she who is pregnant has given birth.  Then, those of the people who survive will rejoin their brethren.

Israel abandoned – the House of Israel and the House of Judah both conquered and taken into captivity.

She who is pregnant – Mary gives birth to Jesus. The Jews again conquered dispersed soon after His earthly ministry.

the people who survive – The righteous  survivors of this conquest. Zechariah 14:1-2

their brethren –  Christians taken to a place of safety for 3½ years.

Reference: Revised English Bible. Some verses abridged.