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But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

In Mark 13:17 Jesus said, "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"

What did Jesus mean by that?

He often used physical statements like this to teach us a spiritual truth that he wanted us to understand.

Do you understand?

Let's take the verse apart.

Do we understand any of it?

"...in those days!" That's easy enough to understand.

He's talking about when He returns, but what is the spiritual lesson Jesus wants us to learn about his return?


 Paul can help us understand.

We know the lesson is spiritual because in 1 Corinthians Paul told us this - 1 Corinthians 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and in 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

How do we know it's spiritual?  Because the ends of the world are spiritual times.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

So, to understand the beginning of the Mark 13:17 we must go to the old testament and find the example Jesus is referring to.

What physical historical happening can we relate to Mark 13:17?

Here it is. - Genesis 6:1  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Daughters of Adam, the eighth day man, were giving suck to children fathered by angels.

Actually Jude tell us this in the new testament also. - Jude  1:6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Yes, we know that this mating of angels who came to earth with out waiting their turn to be born of water, born through the womb of woman, and the resulting offspring was the reason for Noah's flood.  Noah and his immediate family were the only descendants of eighth day man left on earth at the time who were perfect in their generations. In order to preserve a pure blood line for Jesus Christ, the savior, to be born into, God needed to rid the land of these offspring.

We also know it wasn't only Satan's angels who were putting the make on eighth day women.

His angels were only following Satan's lead.

Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 Cor. 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

Who do you really think Cain's father was?
See pamphlet #7007



2 Cor. 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
[3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiledEve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

beguiled = dexapataoex-ap-at-ah'-o Strong's #1818
From G1537 and G538; to seducewholly:beguile, deceive.


So then, what spiritual truth does Mark 13:17 convey?

Well we know that Satan and his angels are coming to earth again.

Yep, they'll be here for five months before Christ returns.

Revelation 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Satan and his angel are to be cast down to earth five months before Christ returns.

Revelation 9:1  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
7  And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
8  And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
9  And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10  And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Note: These things described in Revelation are to happen spiritually, not physically. See Revelations

How happy do you think Christ will be when he returns and finds professing Christians spiritually with child and giving suck to Satan's and his angel's children?

Mark 13:17  "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"


Let's check with Paul again. He will help us understand.

Satan will be here claiming to be Christ!

2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

How many people who call themselves Christians will believe Satan is Jesus when he sits in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Especially the ones who think Christ is coming first to rapture them away.

Paul said Christ will not come before Satan, the false-christ.

You just read it!

The analogy is that you are to stay spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ.

Do not be like Eve who was "beguiled" by the handsome young intellectual preacher, Lucifer, in the midst of the garden!


Will you remain spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ, or will you spiritually hop in bed with Satan when he comes to earth performing miracles and claims to be Christ?
Better read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 again.

2 Thessalonians 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Mark 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: 15  And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 16  And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

Mark 13:17 "But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"


To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them {the ancient Israelites} for ensamples, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.


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