Prophetic Symbols Defined
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isaiah 64:8
Clay clearly symbolizes God's people or in New Testament terms, the Church!
"(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)" 1 Samuel 9:9
"And he [Aaron] shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God." Exodus 4:16
"And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet." Exodus 7:1
According to the texts quoted it can be seen that the "eyes of a man and a mouth speaking" of Daniel 7's little horn point to a prophet, a seer and spokesmen, which is what the church is to be for God to the world.
"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. 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." 2 Corinthians 11:2,3
2 Corinthians 11:2,3 clearly defines a woman to be a church.
Note: It is interesting that Paul makes a reference to Eve and the Fall in regards to the church... because Revelation does also.
Ephesians 5:31,32 clearly defines a woman to be a church. Quoting Genesis 2:24 concerning the first couple, Adam and Eve, and the first marriage, Paul says,
"For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. ..."
But he doesn't stop there but continues with...
"... This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. "
Note: It is interesting here that Paul makes an indirect reference to Eve in regards to the church... because Revelation does also.
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. ...and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt." Hosea 2:14,15
Hosea 2:14,15 clearly defines a woman to be Israel or the Old Testament church.