REVELATION 12:15-16 Then out of his mouth the serpent spouted forth water like a flood after the woman, that she might be carried off with the torrent. 16. But the earth came to the rescue of the woman, and swallowed up the stream of water which the dragon had spouted from his mouth. Amp.
What comes out of the mouth of the serpent who is called the Devil and Satan (verse 9)? Satan is the father of lies (John8:44). The woman is a symbol of the bride and is being tormented by the Devil. He torments and oppresses many ways, but his most affective way I believe are his lies and that would come from his mouth.
Also he uses other people just like he did in Jesus’ day. They spoke lies about Him to the point of crucifixion. Satan was the father of it all. If we follow the Lamb we will suffer the same things that He suffered. He said, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you (John 15:18).” You cannot expect the world to love you if you serve the Lord.
1 Peter 3:14 But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed by their opposition. Verse 17 says it is better to suffer unjustly for doing right, if that should be God’s will, than to suffer justly for doing wrong.
But just how does the earth come to her rescue?
Isaiah 43:19 Behold I Am doing a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it and know it, will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 20. The beasts of the field will honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches; because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to give drink to My people, My chosen, 21. The people I formed for Myself that they might set forth My praise and shall they not do it?
The woman is in the wilderness because she was supplied with two wings of a giant eagle. Where does the eagle fly? He mounts up high in the heavens close to God. Is that not where the anointed songs of God take our spirits into His Presence? He wants to be honored by the praises that we bring especially in times of trouble. Then He gives us a long drink of His goodness!
How does the earth swallow up the serpent?
Numbers 16:5 …In the morning the Lord will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him.
But to those who complained about Moses he said, “But if the Lord causes a new thing to happen and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them… then you shall understand that these men have provoked (spurned, despised) the Lord. vs.30
Is it possible that when the plagues start to fall upon the earth that the mighty earthquakes that are prophesied in Revelation could swallow up the enemies of the Lord? I think is it very probable. It also says it in Isaiah 24:21-22.
He means it when He says “I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee.” It is so important not to talk about the Body of Christ. It is His Body. Anyone who brings harm to Him will be judged. We know Satan will be in the pit for 1000 years and then thrown in the lake of fire. He is no threat to us.