7.0:Dragon=Evil, Mother=Israel, Child=Messiah

The Symbols Used To Portray
Israel, and its Messiah, 
Satan And The Powers Of This World, Commercial And Ecclesiastical
Interpreting just what the book of Revelation is saying is not easy. 

For two thousand years, many people have pooled their ideas. 

One of those people was Isaac Newton. You can read his interpretations to this day – they have been uploaded to the internet – just Google the words Newton and Revelation.
The problems that arose when trying to decipher the meaning of the book of Revelation were eased by a 1948 resolution of the United Nations. 

That resolution granted to people claiming to be descended from Abraham, the right to return to a homeland they claim is their inheritance. 

They come to that place with a whole swag of prophecies from the Old Testament that seemed to be centred on two principal ideas. 

Read just about any of the prophets in the Jewish scriptures, and you will find them returning, again and again, to 
the great tribulation of Israel, and 
The great and terrible Day of the Lord...
...when God intervenes in human history by sending a messiah to save Israel from impending destruction.
At the risk of labouring the point, let’s get a firm hold on those two prophecies that concern just about all of the Hebrew prophets:
the great tribulation of Israel
The first is a prophecy of some Great Tribulation of Israel, when it appears that Israel’s enemies will seek to destroy it with military might.
the Day of the Lord,
The second is a Day of the Lord, when in response to that threat, a messiah will arise and defeat Israel’s enemies and then reign as a king from David’s throne in Jerusalem
Those Jews who have returned to Israel are not favourably inclined to take any notice of the book of Revelation, even though it was written by a Jew.

One can hardly blame them. The appalling behaviour of people who claim to worship God towards the Jews for the last two thousand years brings the religion they purport to follow into disrepute. 

It is doubly tragic when you consider just how much people claiming to be influenced by Jesus and his teaching could have learned from Jewish scholars. 

Remember, Jesus said he was not coming to destroy the Law of Moses and the prophets, but to fulfil them (Matthew 5:17-19)
Revelation chapter 12 tells the story of the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord from the perspective of a Jew who was a disciple of Jesus. John, that disciple, sees a woman giving birth to a son and a dragon waiting to kill that child

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven’s vaulted hall
A twelve crowned woman clothed in sun, the moon within her thall
Cried out in pain, and laboured long, a son-child she did bear

The dragon, crouching at her feet, that child to rend and tear

The dragon flicked his tail and swept one third of all the stars
From lofty vault to abyss deep, to weep and tend their scars
These fallen angels there did watch their dragon master’s plight
As earthwards he ejected too, no match for Michal’s might

The infant child, he safe refuge found, for half of seven years
Transported there on eagle’s wings, while Satan crouched in fear
His span cut short, his reign curtailed by him he would destroy
Spewed forth a mighty torrent there to sweep away that boy

The earth it swallowed up that flood, restored that desert place
The dragon, now the more enraged, sought to destroy that race
That race of men who virtue seek in grace and righteous fear
Seek out the truth, all error spurn, and to their God, draw near

Dragon=Evil, Mother=Israel, Child=Messiah