Revelation 12.5 is not a group that miss out in the first rapture, but they are included in the first rapture.Originally Posted by gracethrufaith.com
"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne" (Rev. 12.5). The woman is the eternal will of God in verse 1. By the time we get to verse 6, after the child is raptured, the woman is Israel which flees to the city of Petra.
I read your response to whether there is a partial rapture, and you said there is a 2000 year gap between Rev. 12.5 and 12.6. That I disagree with adamantly. The cross was addressed in Rev. 5. Rev. 6 is the past 20 centuries. Rev. 12 to 19 give the details of the major points of the Tribulation chapters 7 to 11.
Watchman Nee writes in "Come, Lord Jesus",
Who, then, is this man child? He must be the overcomers: for example, (1) some Christians in the church in Smyrna, since “Be thou faithful unto death” (2.10) coincides with the last clause in 12.11—“they loved not their life even unto death”; (2) some Christians in the church in Thyatira, for “he shall rule them with a rod of iron” (2.26,27) agrees with “a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron” (12.5); (3) some Christians in the church in Philadelphia, because they are kept out of “the hour of trial” (3.10) just as the man child is “caught up unto God” (12.5); and (4) some Christians in the church in Laodicea, since they will “sit” on the “throne” (3.21) just as the man child “is to rule all the nations” (12.5).
Accordingly, those represented by the man child are not the whole church but are the overcomers within the church. In our discussion of chapter 7 we have already listed eight points of similarity between the great multitude spoken of there and the man child mentioned here. For the man child represents a portion of that countless number. (Please note that chapter 7 deals with the general topic of rapture, whereas chapter 12 gives the details of some part of those raptured.)
http://www3.telus.net/trbrooks/satanstrinity.htm (Revelation chapter 12)
http://www.watchman-nee.nl/partial.htm (Robert Govett)
http://www3.telus.net/trbrooks/Partial_rapture.htm (Partial Rapture Proof)