The woman of chapter 12 is the pure, true church of God. She is pregnant and about to give birth. A woman who is "pregnant"- is expecting a child to be born. Using the same analogy, the church of God, from Adam to Zechariah, has been waiting in expectation for the coming (birth) of the Messiah. Here in Revelation the expecting is about to be fulfilled; she is about "to give birth".
The the late 20th century, the world was filled with 2000 mania. 21st Century fervor was filling the media. But in reality, very few people really know what to expect. They consult mediums, spiritual advisors, palm readers and their astrological guides. A crystal ball of the future would be great to have. "Back to the Future" in real life could change a lot of lives.
The Bible is the foremost revealer of secrets. It tells us what will happen in the future. There is no mystery, only getting people to believe. In our study of Daniel, we have proven the Bible to be believable and accurate in its prophecies. We can trust these prophecies that yet lie in the future to come true.