Last updated on February 24, 2023
There seems to be some confusion about the identity of the woman that apostle John saw in the following vision:
Revelation 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
Now, there are those who interpret the woman of this vision to be Israel. And, there are those who interpret her to be the church. In a way, both interpretations can be attributed to the woman but they are not her correct identity. And to simply say this woman is Israel (By the way Jacob/Israel is a male) or the church, is to hide the real identity of this woman.
My friends, the real identity of the “woman clothed with the sun” in this vision is Mount Zion—God’s holy mountain. She is the heavenly Jerusalem the mother of our spirits.
The Garland of twelve stars on her head represents the twelve tribes of Israel.
Additionally, the symbology of the sun she wears represents her righteousness. Her righteousness shines like a bright light during the day.
And, the symbology of the moon under her feet represents how she walks righteously. And, even at the darkest of nights, she gives light to her children.
She is righteous both above and below. And she is righteous in spirit and in truth.
God’s Holy Mountain
Indeed, Mount Zion is the light of the world, a city situated on top of a mountain that cannot be hidden. She is the woman clothed with the sun. She is the heavenly Jerusalem—the unshakable kingdom of God.
Hebrews 12:22 Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels 23in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
Sons Of God
Moreover, the “woman clothed with the sun” was pregnant and she brought forth the Son of God into the world. And, once again she is in labor pain. She is about to give birth to the sons of God of these last days. They are the Israelites. And, as believers of God and of Jesus Christ, we are her children.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in the following verse:
Mark 3:35 “For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”
I hope that by knowing the true identity of this “woman clothed with the sun”, you can apply the information you’ve learned here to prophecies about Zion and Jerusalem that are written in the Bible.
This is it for now my friends. May God bless you!