Rev 4 & 5
Red Horse War
Black Horse Finance Trade Money
Pale Horse Famine Disease Death
Saints cry out
The Great Calm
The 144000 receive their mark
Great multitude in front of the throne
Rev 8 & 9
One A third of trees burned.
Two. A mountain into the sea.
Three A comet hits the earth.
Four A third of the light gone
Eagle cries Woe woe
Five Satan releases locusts.
Six 200 million man army
Mystery of the seven thunders
The two witnesses prophecy for 1260 days
The Red Dragon
Another beast. The Anti Christ and the False Prophet
Babylon The Great
and The Beast
Leave the cities
Fear God The cry of the 144000
Fallen Fallen is Babylon
The angel with a sickle
Rev 15 & 16
Seven bowls of wrath
Two Sea poisoned
Who or what are the beasts. There are ten in all.
Outer court given over to the nations
The beast with seven heads
Satan cast down
Do not take the mark of the beast
Endure, second call
Six Kings of the East
Babylon is attacked
First three beasts
A new horn and three fall
Fallen fallen is Babylon the Great
White Horse Deception
The USA in the tribulation
Babylon’s destruction rejoiced
The mortal wound
Two biggest errors
The letters to the churches have lead to some debate. Are they just letters with no other meaning other than there face value or are they the different states that any church can fall into if the relationship with Jesus falls away. Could it be the ages of the churches through time or some combination of all three. The letter to Laodicea and Revelation 3;14 is where you will find the letter . In revelation 4 John sees a door to heaven open and what is said is After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this. So I say to myself after what, it must be the letters for that is what proceeds it. If it is after then the proceeding must be a time line which makes the letters a prediction of the future of the church. Not that these are mutually exclusive. But we will look at the time line. Lodacea is the last letter and will run through to the second advent of Christ. When did it start? I don't know but I would think it would be in some unison with the white rider of deception. There is a famous picture of Jesus standing at a door and knocking. The door has a handle only on the inside. This was painted in 1851. It is called The letter to Laodicea. Behold I stand at the door and knock. Rev 3.20
Lets look at the white horseman and see if they can line up at all.
If you can start to understand the beasts then you can see Revelations in a clearer way. Beasts, heads and horns have different properties. Horns are easy for when the word is referring to horns it is talking about people. When it is talking about heads it is talking about nations kingdoms or kings. So when Revelations talks about one of the heads suffering a mortal wound it is talking about a nation has had a mortal wound. Now the beast itself, that's the hard one. I could find no glue and had given up until I was putting this view together. I was reading about Mystery Babylon and writing that we couldn't understand it. When I noticed that the beast had come out of the Bottomless pit. Abaddon had come out of the Bottomless pit and was called the angel of the bottomless pit. This angel or beast was also described as a beast when he kill the two witnesses. So if Abaddon is the beast of Mystery Babylon the the other beast would have been powerful demonic beings as well. I say that there are ten beasts let's run through them. The first four are from Rev 4 when John is describing the four beasts in heaven around the throne. These beasts are Seraphim and Cherubim, types of angels, intelligent beings. This reaffirms the view that the beasts them selves are angelic beginnings both good and evil. In Daniel 7 there are four beasts from the sea with the forth Beast being the beast in Rev 13. That is eight beasts. Abaddon the beast from the bottomless pit and the Antichrist the beast from the earth that's ten. If we are flesh, spirit and soul then it stands to reason that all these things will have the same properties. For example the beast rose out of the sea (spirit). He had seven heads (flesh ) and ten horns (soul, mind or wills). Everything in the word has these aspects to be consistent.
How long is the tribulation? Or even what is the tribulation. You have two distinct things happening. The first is the saints being persecuted by the Beast for three and a half years the second is the calamities of the trumpets and wrath's. We are also persecuted by the beast before the Antichrist arrives on the scene. The first period is 1260 this is the period that the ten horns get to rule the beast from Rev 13. This is the 1260 days that Daniel 12 accounts for. Then Daniel says the second period is 1335 days. When the Antichrist rises he brings in the mark of the beast. The persecution starts and last 1260 days begin. The calamities must start after the Antichrist arrives because the first wrath says that sores are given to those who have received the mark. This gives just 75 days if the calamities starts 1260 days out from the day of the Lord. This 75 days includes the Antichrists power play to take over. However, is does not say exactly how long the calamities will last. The second trumpet has a mountain of fire cast into the sea and the second wrath says that in then kills all the sea life it that sea. Depending on the sea it would take a year or more for all the sea life to die. The locust get to torment men for five months. So a minimum would be five months. I get the distinct impression the first five trumpets or wrath's are not spaced out but happen quickly one after another. Then there is a gap and the last two happen.
There is only one thing the saints can do to survive this period and that is hide.
The beasts of heaven. These are the Seraphim and Cherubim and they are powerful angelic beings that are very close to Jesus. They get called beast because they are not in human form. This leads me to believe that the other beasts except for the Antichrist will not have human from. It well be amazing to see what shape the beast has that kills the two witnesses. The one from the bottomless pit. I wonder if he really is scarlet. But don't blink for it will be at the very end . There will only be a few days before the Day of the Lord.
The scene where there is a vast multitude before the throne will come up a number of times. Who they are what they are and how they got there can be worked out. We are told that the number is too great for John to count. I would think that looking at one hundred million people would be impossible to count. However Jesus can count them and tells us they are one hundred million strong. Where have they come from? It says out of the tribulation which is the last three and a half years. This one hundred million saints have had victory over the Antichrist. This victory is choosing not to receive the mark of the beast and dying instead. Choosing to be a witness to Jesus and helping the 144000. This is a form of Rapture, not by being spirited away but through death.
It also gives us some idea how many angels there are. Thousands of thousands. I once read that the estimated number was forty million but that sounds a bit high from the description. It is in the millions and because numbers are important it will be one of the more important numbers. My guess would be that there are seven or eight million angels.
There are several main ideas about who the white rider is. That it is Christ and he is leading the church in a race against time as the other three riders ride out to destroy after him. This can not be so for it clearly states that the rider is an angelic being. We also come across this white horse in Zechariah. The other popular one is that he is the Antichrist. That would make him the last horse and not the first. It would not be consistent with the rest of Revelations.
The white rider has a bow and a crown. The crown is a symbol of authority and leadership. So he is a sign of leadership in organisations. He has a bow which is a symbol of victory but also of deception or deceit. He rides a white horse that is the same colour as the horse Jesus and the angels ride in Rev 19. The same colour as the garment that the saints receive. So I read this as leaders of organisations that appear to be Christian but are not. They lead their organisations or churches astray with deception. They are victorious in their schemes. The deception is going to be so good that you well not be able to tell the difference. Even the elect would be deceived it it was possible. It is only by the spirit of God that we will be kept safe. If we look through our human eyes we will call evil good. If we look at what is happening in the mainstream churches with the grace doctrine, the prosperity doctrine and the doctrine of accommodation we see he has been very successful. We also see the rises of pseudo Christian churches in the 1800's. Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and Christadelphians and Darbyism to name a few. The Rapture doctrine came from this period. The age of Lodacea arises and the white horse is sent out. The industrial revolution is starting to produce great wealth and create an enviroment for the age of Lodacea and the white rider. I believe these two events go hand in hand.
There is not much to say on this horseman. He has been very active in the last 100 years. When you here of wars and rumours of wars from many far off places. This statement in Matthew is as much a comment on the news service as it is about wars. It would have been astonishing to Matthew that we could see these wars as they happened flooding into our living rooms in untold mega pixels. We have become so accustom to war and civil wars it's a shock when you list countries that have some soldiers fighting somewhere. Much easier to list the non warring countries. The red rider has a great sword. I assume that if he had an ordinary sword he would have caused ordinary wars and if he had a great sword he would cause great wars. I would place his appearance before WW1 and WW2. The Red rider scores an A plus.
The Black rider has a pair of scales in his hand. We think today of scales being Justice but to John it would have been trade as well. The balancing of one thing against another. Today, as has always been, there is a different standard of justice between the rich and the poor. Prices of goods are being set not by demand but by the will of the seller if he has control. We see that in the rise of the multinational companies and international banks. They just do what they want without fear of punishment.
The control of food prices and how you are to buy them are plain to see. However once we get into the tribulation things are going to get very bad. We are seeing the mechanics of how the mark of the beast will work in front of eyes right now. Add the new block chain technology. Note that the more expensive items are not to be touched.
The pale horse and his name is Death and Hades follows him. He is the last horse and I am sure we have not seen him yet. Although there has been plenty of food shortages, I can not say that it is different than what has been. The description is very dark and I expect that when he make his appearance that we will know he has arrived. Death is a spiritual being and it is also a place as is Hades because they give up their dead at the Resurrection. Hades is also a person and a place. The place we call hell and Sheol. If we can just think about this for a second. These spiritual beings get free from the places that bare their names. These are not ordinary fallen beings but among the most powerful in all creation. It stands to reason that when they appear there is something astonishing going to happen. Sheol or Hades is just a type of hell as opposed to the real hell that is the Lake of fire. Satan never goes to Sheol. He starts off between the original Heaven the second heaven and the earth. His right to enter the original heaven is revoked. After the day of the Lord he is cast into the bottomless pit which is a prison in the second heaven. Lastly he is cast into the lake of fire. However I digress. The forth of the world that suffers the attention of Death. Is it a continent? Africa would fit Islamic nations would also fit. An interesting point is that the flags of a lot of Islamic nations is white, red, black and green. I would just like to reiterate that it is a forth of the world and not a forth of people dying.
The saints who cry out from under the throne although it is probably better described as around and lower than the throne. They are saint who have been martyred. They are killed because of the witness to Jesus that they provided. Remember this for later on during the tribulation. They are part of the one hundred million.
This massive earthquake is mentioned a number of times . It is the herald that Jesus and the army of the Lord are about to arrive. If you want to know exactly what its like on the day of the Lord read Joel. If some one says Jesus is here or there don't believe them for this is the description of the moment of Christ's return. The sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, Blessed is he who lasts to the end of 1335 days. The the day of the Lord is here. There is a reasonable amount of information about what things are like when the Lord has returned and the period after. Hopefully I get time to put that together one day. It will serve no other purpose than being fascinating.
I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. When you read this the first thing that crosses your mind is it is some kind of metaphor. The end of the sentence says "or against any tree" which leads me to believe that it is talking about the earth in real terms. There is going to be a calm over the whole earth. All heaven and earth taking a deep breathe and then plunging into the last days. Weather is driven by the energy of the sun. The sun has cycles of activity. There is a four hundred year cycle where the sun goes relatively dormant. The last one in the sixteen hundreds and saw a mini ice age. We are now at the next cycle and we are seeing the sun go to sleep with hardly any sun spots to be seen these days. I saw a picture of the sun spots twenty years ago and the change is dramatic. In around ten years we will be fully into it but we are already seeing the changes. The Antarctic is already growing to record levels. This calming down will see a great calm over the weather relatively speaking. This is happening now!!!
The 144000 appear before the tribulation. Who are they? The Israelites were scattered over much of the world so it could be anyone. 12000 from the different tribes. The twist is there is no one from the tribe of Dan. Why that is does not fit into the criteria of this essay. However, there is plenty of information on the net. The Great calm happens and it is a signal that the 144000 are to appear. These saints are to receive a seal on there foreheads.
This Great multitude comes out of the tribulation. Not before and not after but out. These are the Christians who die during the Tribulation.
You need to understand it is talking about you and me. Don't stop reading the news gets incredibly good. When they look at our graves they will find nothing there. That is because our saviour lives and you will be standing there smiling with him. We can face this future because he lives. How many of us is there going to be? One hundred million. That's right, Revelations does not say we will be raptured out of the tribulation but one hundred million of us are going to die during this time. The tribulation is caused by the Antichrist. He will have direct rule over the UK, Europe and Russia. He has also taken control over the middle east and probably Turkey but could be as far as India. All countries of the world will have some control over them but I speculate that most of the deaths will come out of the areas that he has more control over. A large number will be from the people that the 144000 bring to the Lord, new Christians.
Rev 8-3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
The peals of thunder can be translated as voices. This event happen just before the seven trumpets a kind of pre trumpet. It is supernatural because it happens as a result of the censer being poured out. There is a earthquake to start these calamities and a earthquake to signal the end. The tribulation lasts three and a half years where the saints are given into the hand of Satan. However, the trumpets can be different. They last at least five months. That’s how long the locusts get to torment men.
The first Trumpet sounds and a third of the earth was burned up. Rev 7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. This would be something that only effects one third of the earth. The description from Rev 8 is hail and fire mixed with blood. Hail is stored in the heavens for the day of wrath the fire comes from a censor in heaven and blood means toxic or poisonous. This event is the first of the tribulations and it is supernatural. So in one third of the earth one third of trees and all grass are burnt up. That's a ninth of the trees of the earth. It does not sound like any natural occurrence but a supernatural one. It will be interesting to see how they explain it off. Just a bit of speculation here but enter the pale horse.
Second trumpet and something like a great mountain on fire was cast into the sea. Something like a mountain so that would be a triangle shape not a round shape like an asteroid or meteor. The only thing I can come up with is one of these undersea mountains. It is on fire and is cast into the sea so some parts of it are above sea level. So one of these volcanic island would fit the bill. The next thing it needs to be in a position to sink one third of the ships in that sea. Not every sea and one third of all shipping just the sea it is in. That means it is in the North Atlantic or Indian Oceans. The Pacific is to big. The Volcanic islands in the South Atlantic are not in a good position to sink one third of ships and kill one third of fish with it initial explosion. One of the volcanoes at the northern end of Indonesia and the Bay of Bengal is the sea seems logical. There are others but my personal favourite is Ilha Des Flores or Vila Do Corvo some Portugese Island right in the middle of the North Atlantic. They are on the edge of a deep trench and could cause a massive tsunami.
This is a Asteroid or comet hitting the earth. A third of rivers and the spring water is made bitter where it hits. The only way this could happen was if the asteroid was extremely radio active. It is called wormwood which is also the English translation of the word Chernobyl. So it is possible the a asteroid hit a nuclear power plant. It is going to land where water is abundant. So it's not going to land in the Sahara and kill 6 camels and an unlucky Bedouin. It could be a number of places but the third wrath does put some limitations on it.
A third of the light from the sun is dimmed. With all these fires and volcanic activity going on it could be that. This would happen slowly and I get the impression this happens dramatically.
So it is more likely something to do with the Thermonuclear reactions in the sun itself. This relates to the forth and fifth wrath's and the is some more information there. The does have cycles that it goes through. Every four hundred years it seems to go to sleep. The last time in the sixteen hundreds there was a mini ice age. This has started now and will be at it's worse in about twelve to twenty years time.
In the middle of the calamities an eagle flies over head saying “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!”
Now the USA is the eagle and this is the last mention of the USA time wise. Rather than going into detail here read The USA in the tribulation. Obviously there well be some speculation but we can apply some basic logic to get an idea.
Satan is given the key to the bottomless pit and releases a stinging creatures and Appolyon the angel and king of the bottomless pit. We will see Appolyon again. Is a bottomless pit possible in the world of physics. The answer is yes, it's the centre of the earth. At the centre of the earth has gravitational fields equal in all directions and could be hollow to a level that the earth's rotation produces forces to push out. In fact the earth could be quite hollow. The stinging creatures are around for five months so the calamities must last for five months. Appolyon is also the beast that arises out of the bottomless pit.
The army of two hundred million men march. Note that it is not king but kings plural. The colour of there flags are sapphire blue, red, yellow and white. The countries most likely will be China, red and yellow, Japan red, South Korea red and blue and Mongolia, red yellow and blue. However the following countries have flags that are sapphire blue, fire red, yellow and white. China, Japan both Korea's Mongolia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Laos. That is around 2.2 billion people. They have to march through Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Iran. That is around 1.7 billion people. To kill one third of the worlds population is around 2.3 billion. Around half the people in this area are going to die. Although it is the angels that kill the third of the people on earth and not the kings of the east. This is a hard thing to grasp. It is the end of the age and just and true are the actions of my God.
Going back to the colours again Australia and New Zealand also have the colours. They would regard themselves more as Europeans and often fit themselves into that sphere. We will be far better off belonging to the Kings of the East. Far fewer people will die. New Zealand voted on a change of flag that would have taken us out of the kings of the east. The vote was lost praise God
The mystery of the seven thunders. Did God say these things in the thunders then changed his mind. Then he forgot to take it out or is there something really important in these apparently messed up verses. If a mistake is not possible then what is God saying to us in this chapter. Let us see if we can glean some information out of it. There is an interesting angel that has the book in his hand "Another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire." A powerful and important angel. In fact the most powerful and colourful of all the angels mentioned. It has a heap of symbolism. However, I can only speculate on the meanings and I want to keep speculations down to a minimum.
After the seven thunders speak and John is told not to reveal what is said he says that the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets. I think we can see some of this mystery later on. When this angel appears it says he has a book in his hand. At this point in the chapter John is given the book to eat. It tasted sweet as honey but was poisonous or toxic and made Johns stomach bitter. So what happened here. A book has words in it that give some kind of information. So it will not be the book as such that is toxic but the words or to be more exact what the words say. They also have to be toxic to John. This is John as a servant and prophet of God so the words must be the opposite to the Gospel. It says that a different Gospel will be preached in the last days. This poisonous gospel, this gospel of grace and its evil sister the gospel of prosperity. Probably even more metaphorical is the gospel of John Lennon, "all you need is love". While love is really important, our gospel is one of repentance, obedience and consequences. People do not want to face the difficult end because they are so attached to there wealth. That will lead tens of millions into hell. It makes my stomach bitter and I have not eaten it.
Jerusalem is occupied for 1260 days or forty two months or 3.5 years and a time two times and half a time. It is all the same time period. The Antichrist's period of tribulation is the same time period.
Once the invasion of Israel takes place it will last until the day of the Lord. In Daniel 12 we find the last period is 1335 days. That leaves 75 days from the Antichrist appearing and the occupation of Israel. once the three horns fall and they are replaced by the Antichrist you will have 75 days to leave. Then Jerusalem will be given over to the nations. Read Tribulation beings to get a bigger picture.
Who are the two witnesses? We know one is Elijah and most likely the other is Moses. John is told to measure the inner temple. The outer temple is given over to the nations. If the temple is rebuilt then they well be based in Israel where Abaddon kills them. If the temple is not built then the temple is the church and they have a world wide ministry.
Who is this beast? We need to skip ahead to the Daniel 7 icon. There are four beasts described there.
The Beast of Rev 13 looks like a leopard (Germany/France) feet like a bear (Russia) and the mouth of a lion (England). One of its head seems to have a mortal wound that was healed (West/East Germany). Germany's strength is its industrial power. The most powerful industrial product is the tank and German Tanks during World War 11 were often named after big cats and its current tank is called the Leopard.
It is given the power (spiritual) and the throne (physical). The Throne of Satan is in Munich Germany. The Seat of Satan and the Pergamum temple were moved to Munich in the eighteen eighties. This beast lasts forty two months. It's behaviour is very wicked towards the saints and is already making war on the saints before the Antichrist arrives. It well cause the physical destruction of the USA. We might know it is evil but the world will turn to it as it will want the stability and peace that it promises. When the 144000 point out it is evil they will be hated. They can not touch them but they will go after the saints. The Beast rises out of the sea and is the beast being talked about when the sea is mentioned. It has authority for 1260 days in this form. The Beast will still have authority but the Anti Christ and the False Prophet will arise and three horns will fall. They will then make the beast super strong. The saints are then given into his hands for three and a half years. There must be a power struggle and the British spokes person is replaced by the Antichrist. It says who can fight against the beast and if it were Europe then the answer would be USA, Russia and China. The beast can't be Europe alone. This beast is different because it's three beasts combining to form a forth beast. The first three beasts of Daniel 7 have the same characteristics as the single beast arising in this chapter of Revelations.
Revelations 12 starts with a great sign in heaven of a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
So what do we see if we look at the stars. The following is taken from The End Time Forecaster blog.
Three days after this alignment on 9/23/17, Virgo is “clothed with the sun,” the moon is now under her feet, and above her head are 3 planets—Mercury, Mars, and Venus, which are in alignment with the star Regulus in Leo. The 9 stars of Leo and the 3 aligning planets make the crown of 12 stars. Thus this alignment meets the criteria of the Rev. 12 sign and is similar to the 3 BC alignment. Interestingly enough this alignment occurs the day after the second day of Rosh Hashanah on the day of Shabbat Shuvah—the Sabbath of Return. To get a grip on these concepts I highly recommend The End Time Forecaster website.
Now we have a likely start date for Revelations events, 12th September 2017. Although we know from Jesus's birth and the star the wise men followed that it could be up to two years before that happens. The reason is that when Herod killed the children two years old and younger he got the information from the wise men. They had seen the star two years before the birth.
The woman is hard to grasp because she is the spirit of the faithful children of Israel and the mystery of God in one. I have read most of the explanations of the woman and none of them seem to fit. Also when Satan is cast out he pursues the woman. That means the woman must represent some present day aspect of Gods purpose. Yet at the same time this spiritual aspect has a physical out working in our reality. When it speaks of something happening in the spiritual there is a very real thing happening at the same time because they are unbreakably intertwined. The creation is going through the birth pains of the second advent and the Faithful are caught up in it. This fleeing into the wilderness is again telling the Christians in Jerusalem to flee when this last 1260 day occupation is about to happen. The 1260 days is the time or description of the other court being given over to the nations. This is the time of tribulation.
Now there is a war in heaven and Satan losses and is cast down to earth. Firstly we say to Michael who loves us and is the angel of Israel we love you. It must be hard for him to know that by defeating Satan that he causes great harm to the ones he loves. Gods will be done.
One day we will get to have a cool drink together by the river that flows from the city and laugh with each other. I look forward to that but in the meanwhile we have some hard things to do. Anyway back to the story. So Satan pursues the faithful of Israel but a great eagle or its wings at least rescues her. They are kept safe in the wilderness 1260 days or until the end. This great eagle represents the USA which will be covered in the USA in tribulation tag.
Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
This is more than likely a sign what the 144000 will preach. The desire to start preaching the message that the first angel declares.
Firstly we have to see the great calm and given that the sun is entering into a dormant period right now and will be fully asleep in ten years time it could be as early as 2018. They preach this until we hear fallen fallen is Babylon the Great. Then it changes.
Now we have another event to align the 144000 with. You will see in chapter 17 that this is the economic collapse of the USA. This happens during or just prior to the 1260 reign of the Beast before the Antichrist appears. The call to preach Fear God is something that happens before or at the beginning of the Beasts reign.
This, like the woman, are stars in the skies that reveal what is going on. The Great Red Dragon has ten horns, seven heads and seven crowns on the heads showing this is before the rise of the Antichrist. It is also before the beast is fully established because there are only SEVEN crowns. Now this is a rising of the stars a foretelling if you will. In Rev 13 the picture is of the risen beast. A time period after the sign in the heavens. The Rev 13 picture is slightly different there are seven heads ten horns and TEN crowns. It looks like the initial agreement will be amongst these seven nations. This is the rise of the forth beast of Daniel or the beast from the sea in Rev 13. So within two years of September 12 2017 you well see the rise of the seven headed beast. We will see that three countries involved will be UK, Russia and Germany. I will speculate on the others later. However, the sign in the stars for the red dragon is more obscure. The great dragon Draco a constellation of stars is always in the northern sky's but is at its most prominent late August and September. Its sit low in the sky and could be thought of as waiting for the woman's child. I suspect that it being red has to do with its look in the sky's and not to do with the beast of Rev 13 or the scarlet beast of Rev 17. It has a very long tail that could be regarded as having some relationship to a third of the stars in heaven. Another idea is as follows. Below is a video about the red dragon from dahboo77. Get ready to be disturbed watching this.
This is a repeat of the seven trumpet or another view of the calamities. The trumpet is an announcement where the bowls are a better view of what is happening. It for the most part runs parallel. I believe that one to five happen closely together at the beginning of these events with six and seven being the end. There is no time given for these thing to happen. The tribulation lasts three and a half years but these things could happen in the last year and a half or less with a minimum of five months.
Now the third angel cries out. “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshippers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
Now that preaching changes from fear God to do not take the mark of the Beast. It will be preached till the end. This is a very hard thing they have to do and the Lord well be training them. Does injustice seem to be following you or do you feel that you are receiving an unnatural amount of problems. You are being turned into men of steel to have victory in an seemingly impossible task. On the bright side you likely will get to speak face to face with Elijah and Moses. You get to met Jesus. On the harder side fellow saints will help you at the cost of there lives. If you think you spirit is calling you need to be putting it before the lord. your time could be as little as three years away.
This wrath is not the same as the first wrath of the trumpets . There could be a relationship as what ever burns a third of the earth is also toxic and could be the cause of the festering sores. One thing this wrath does is put it in relationship to other events. These sores affect only those who have received the mark of the beast or worship it. So these wrath's must start after the Antichrist has arisen. What makes me think they are related is because the first trumpet is a supernatural event, there is hail and fire mixed with blood, blood being a toxic substance. The fact the it only affects this select group is also supernatural.
The Island volcano has exploded and kills one third of fish. Now the eruption continues and pours chemicals into the sea and makes it so toxic that everything dies in the sea that the mountain is thrown into. This could not happen quickly as the toxic substance would take a while to travel the sea if it was one of the oceans. However if it was a small sea it could be quite quick. Remember it is not all seas but the sea the mountain is thrown into.
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. The tribulation begins and one hundred million saints will give up their lives rather than take the mark of the beast.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them!”
You who die between this point and the end up are part of the hundred million but you will have a special place for your deeds will follow you.
I have a blog post called "Fear God" which goes into more detail about the 144,000.
The radioactive asteroid continues to poison the rivers and lakes. Many people die. An Angel says "Just art thou in these thy judgments, thou who art and wast, O Holy One. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink." The having shed the blood of the saints and the prophets would indicate somewhere where significant numbers of saints have been killed to receive special mention. Middle East does not fit because of the water restrictions. Probably Europe if it hit a nuclear reactor. Central Africa, China or Japan are not likely as they have not shed much blood of prophets. Needs to be a place of river and they need to have shed the blood of prophets.
The sun's radiation increases and the people curse God. This is not exactly the same as the trumpets. But is still to do with the sun. It would appear that before the sun goes dull it puts out a burst of radiation. Enough to scorch men. The good news is that it will be difficult to administer the mark of the beast with modern electronics. Sun spots and solar flares play havoc with our satellite and electronic systems.
Now the darkness falls on the throne of the Beast. That is the UK northern Europe and Russia. This is the forth trumpet. A third of the light from the sun stops.
The angels dry up the Euphrates and the Kings of the East start moving in. The Beast and the False Prophet send out people, demon guided, to bring the nations for war. The Armies of the world gather for the battle of Armageddon. This battle is one of mass slaughter from the description of how deep the blood is. We are finally there Armageddon, so much written about it. It has been apart of our Christian culture since John wrote it and what does the word say.
"Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed."
I shake my head in disbelief that we need that said to us.
The end. It is done. We have the exact time of the great earthquake that is mentioned several times before. It says God remembered Babylon The Great poured the fury of his wrath upon her. This is covered in the final destruction of Babylon tab.
The beast that the Harlot Rides on is not the the same beast from Rev 13. Lets recap the scriptures about the beast. 1) A scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 2) The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. 3) And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. Number one, now this beast is not the beast of Rev 13. This beast that the harlot rides is scarlet and not like a Leopard. Now number two gives us heaps of information to work with. We will see that the heads do not exist together but over time. The beast must also exist over a long time. Was, is not and is yet to come. So the nation that existed at Johns time was the Roman Empire so he had been put into the bottomless pit before then. Although he might have been put into the bottomless pit by Jesus. The other nations before then don't really matter and are a subject of another study although they do get covered briefly. There is plenty of information around already on these earlier nations and cities if you look.
When this demonic angel rises again he comes out of the bottomless pit. We know who the angel of the bottomless pit is because Satan releases him on the fifth trumpet. Appolyon is the beast from the bottomless pit goes on to kill the two witnesses. Appolyon gets released after the Antichrist arises and the tribulation starts. When this happens there are no longer ten horns but eight or nine. So when the horns hand their royal power over to the beast it can not be Appolyon because he is still in the bottomless pit. This beast must be the beast of Rev 13. Remember this for the tag 'Babylon is attacked.'
The heads of the beast. These are not the heads of the beast that comes out of the sea. They rise together and co-exist. These heads come over time. They are the nations the developed great cities. Five have fallen one is, in Johns time so that is Rome, and one is to come. When describing the beast it says that it is an eighth head. Historically these nations are thought of as Egypt with Phoebes, Assyria with Nineveh, Babylon, Medes and Persians, Greeks with Athens and Rome. The Roman Empire never really went away. It just transformed over time into new empires but it roots are always from the Roman Empire. In fact you can say Australia,Canada and Brazil all have there roots in the Roman Empire. However, the meaning of a country is a geographical one. Even though you may have the heritage you also need the physical. All these countries of Europe are just different variations of the original Roman Empire so we need to see a change geographically as well for the seventh head to appear. In December 1945 the nations signed into being the IMF and they also signed an agreement making the US dollar the world reserve currency. The USA met the criteria of being the strongest militarily and financially. At that point the USA became the seventh head of the beast. The USSR lasted 70 years because that is a significant number in the Word for nations. The USA as the head turns seventy in December 2015. If the last head is to last only a little while then you should see the demise of the USA and the rise of the forth beast some time in the next ten years after that. Psalm 90-10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; and so it goes with nations. I felt the Lord telling me that the USA is like King Saul and Saul lived for seventy two years which will make the fall sometime between December 2017 and November 2018.
The horns are not the ten horns of the beast from Rev 13. There are two beasts that have the same description. The Beast from the Bottomless pit that has seven heads and ten horns that is ridden by a woman and she is called Babylon the Great. The woman and not the whole being. The Beast the heads exist over a long period. This seems the same as the Beast of Revelation 13 but that comes out of the sea. Also the heads exist together. The horns of Rev 17 only have authority for one hour but the horns from Rev 13 have Crowns of kings for forty two month and seven of the have crowns for eighty four months. who they are I have no idea or any idea how it is going to work. The angel says that it will take great wisdom to understand. So the answer is there somewhere I just can not see it. I am writing this using deductive reasoning and do not want to say God revealed this or that to me. What God did say to me he wants me to write down what I see. At first I thought I was going to have the most wonderful spiritual experience. While I was waiting for God to move I started writing this view of Revelations. I had suspected this was how you should read it for decades and as I started writing I started seeing nearly all the widely held views of the End Times were wrong.
Fallen fallen is Babylon the Great. No war no fire yet, just fallen. When will it fall. The 144000 have been preaching Fear God for a while. The plan to destroy her is made by the ten horns so the Antichrist has not appeared yet. There are things that cause her destruction like demonic activity and carvings . That sexual perversion, child sacrifice (abortion) pornography and greed have killed her.
This is the financial collapse of the US. Probably the reserve currency status is lost and all is lost. I speculate the countries of the world are going to set up a trading currency that is used just for international trading. The Lord calls for his people to come out of her least you take part in her sins and punishment. We are talking about the great cities not all of the US. This is a call for the saints to be vigilant because of what is about to happen. When the US loses it position as the seventh head of the beast the woman is riding. You must leave the cities they are about to be destroyed. The USA saints need to prepare early for this. Somewhere in the country or small cities. Babylon was one of these cities and its population was only two hundred and fifty thousand. They need also to prepare to be the nemesis of the Antichrist and you will need to listen to the Lord on that one. For a lot more information go to the blog USA in Revelations.
The description of the level of destruction the the cities have probably been done by nuclear weapons. So when you leave the cities make sure you take into account the drift of radiation. Even though modern nuclear weapons have far less radiation than the older ones it is best to be safe. The saints need to have a rough plan of what they are going to do. I assume most Americans are familiar with George Washington's dream. He said "I had a dream that he saw three wars on American soil". The first was a war of independence the second was a war of brother against brother. Then there was a final conflict where he saw the large cities being burnt to the ground. The people in the country arose and moved back to rebuild. If you do not want to believe me believe your founding father. I did not fit Revelations 17 and 18 to the prophesy but discovered it after writing this view of Revelations. The victory at the end of the prophecy is a physical one but a spiritual one. The reason Satan has so encouraged the Rapture concept is to make the Christians in the USA unprepared for the last battle against the Antichrist. If you are unfamiliar with the prophecy go to You tube and type in George Washington dream. I believe a large city could be as low as 250,000 people. The population of Babylon.
All these years of arrogant disrespect for the other countries of the world. They where forced to pour there money into her that made her exceedingly wealthy. The hatred boils over. Destroyed in one hour by fire. All those who buy and sell, those who trade and have become very rich. Fleets of boats, planes and vehicles have lost there source of income. They will turn to someone to save them. Any guesses who will be showing up soon?
The description of the level of destruction the cities can be done by nuclear weapons. A coordinated attack by extremist could do it but less likely. I can not see how a general rebellion could cause the devastation in one hour and a Yellowstone eruption would not get all major cities. Who will your attackers be? Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy and others. Germany just received twenty nuclear weapons from the USA and they could end up destroying American cities. Islamic extremists could also do it but that again would be logistically difficult.
It is interesting that the merchants of the world get a mention. The collapsing economies are caused by too much wealth getting into the hands of too few people. The problems caused by multi nationals unchecked and manipulating things out of natural balances. They are going to be on the outer.
The first three beasts and the forth all exist at the same time. Daniel 7 11/12 point this out. 11“I looked then because of the sound of the great words that the horn was speaking. And as I looked, the beast was killed, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. Not only do they live at the same time but outlive the forth beast.
So there are three beasts that arise out of the sea. Notice they come out of the sea. The first -The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it. Eagles wings are the USA and Lion the UK. That has been very much the relationship of these countries. The Lion standing on two feet is on the British flag. Not only the British flag but on many countries flags of the British Commonwealth. I has its own cosmic geography. The beast itself has a spiritual authority. It is never going to be fully involved in the EU which is the third beast. The second beast- And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side. (most of the population on one side)It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth ( Kerensky, Trotsky and Lenin); and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh. Russia is the bear. It is to devour much flesh. During ww2 around 50million people died from military action and half of them were Soviet or caused by Soviet forces.
Third beast- After this I looked, and behold, another, like a leopard, with four wings of a bird on its back. And the beast had four heads, and dominion was given to it. This beast is a union of six countries. Four heads and two pairs of wings. That is Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany signing the Treaty of Rome. Germany is the biggest economy and the German war machine has always been associated with the name of big cats. Tiger and Panther tanks of WW2 and the current tank the Leopard. The German concept of blitzkrieg is that of a Leopard. Dominion was given to it is a description of the wider EU. Because it is a spiritual dominion countries like Greece and Catalan of Spain will not be able to escape. That is until the forth beast appears. Some if they are very blessed may be able to escape.
That is a Lion a Bear and a Leopard so far.
First a reminder of the first three beasts, a Lion a Bear and a Leopard. Now the forth beast. This beast is terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth. This beast has ten horns and is the beast of Revelations 13.
The description of the Beast in Rev 13 is "And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bears, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth." This makes the forth beast a combination of the first three beasts. It is different from the rest because it is three demonic angels working together with possibly a forth one. So who is going to make up the Beast of Revelation 13. We know that the UK, Russia and Germany are there. Who are the others going to be. It will not be any eastern countries because China, Japan, Korea etc. are going to form there own alliance. The kings of the East. You would be confident of Italy and France because they were both part of the treaty of Rome. That leaves two. Belgium and Holland were both part of the treaty of Rome. Or it could be part of the British Commonwealth say India and Australia. It can not be a Latin American country because they have no connection with the first three beasts of Daniel 7. Because it arises out of the first three beasts they must have that connection. Countries in the Commonwealth or the European Union or an ex Soviet countries are illegible.
This information of the horns fits together all the events that happen before the Antichrist . Once the Antichrist comes then three fall and a new one rises up. That makes 8 horns. If you count the Antichrist and the False Prophet as two horns the you still only get nine. When ever the Bible talks about ten horns it is the Beast before the Antichrist. It puts a lot of things into perspective.
Daniel seven has the same format and covers the same period as the views in Revelations. It adds some really important information as to who the nations are.
Revelations 18 is the look at the fall of Babylon the Great from the view of man. An angel appears with great authority and the earth is made bright by his presents. This is the revealing of things hidden by the darkness of deception. The wicked men who have stolen the USA from its people by using deception will be exposed to the rest of the world. As a result they will turn away from the manipulations that have been happening with the US. The Ace in the hole for the US has been having the world reserve currency. It meant that no matter how incompetent they got they could just print more money. It is why they have been interfering in every countries affairs from Ghana to Germany to Jamaica. They need to retain it.
Lets see what happens first then we get to the actual end of this age. There are things at the beginning of the end but which will come first? The woman in the heavens the Great Calm or the Powerful angel who's light reveals the hidden things at the end of the age. With this current USA election we see that it is the Powerful angel for things are being revealed at an astonishing pace. The woman in the heavens is September 2017.
Revelation 17 the picture of the woman on the beast with seven heads. We will look at the picture in sections. First the woman. She is called by different names. The great harlot, the woman, the Mother of Harlots and the great city. The waters that are mentioned are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. The beasts head, horns and the beast itself. The last description of the woman is the great city. Is this a particular city say New York or is it a generic city with a large population. The early counties had only one city that dominated like Rome. Phebes and Egypt, Assyria and Ninevah, Babylon and Rome. But as Rome Changed into the Holy Roman Empire and into Europe there became many large cities. Rome continued in many forms until the role was passed on to the seventh head. What made Rome any more wicked than Paris or Amsterdam or Berlin. It is the wickedness and not the location that makes it evil. I can only conclude that the great city is a name for all large cities within a country also they sit on many waters. If any one city within a large country like China, USA or Russia was destroyed the effects would be noticed but not destructive to the country. The cry goes fallen is Babylon but it can never truly be destroyed until all large cities are destroyed.
This seems to to be the view of Gods wrath by a group of witnesses. These witnesses have conquered the Beast. At this point the Beast has been active for more than forty two months. The Antichrist has taken over and the saints have been given into his hands. Many saints have not bowed to the Beast or they have helped the 144000 . This has cost them their lives. Yet they are counted as victorious and have defeated the beast.
“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
This is their song.
The Lord and the 144000 stand on Mount Zion. That is in Jerusalem. Blameless and have not defiled themselves with woman. You do not defile yourselves in marriage. These are Physical requirements that must be met. Now these saints are walking among us at this very time. You may be one but how do you know. Firstly the Lord will be calling you. You met the above requirements. Lastly there is a song that only you can learn. This is the test that you can apply that finds out false witnesses. What is the song?
The most well known part of Revelations. Let's see what you get if you read it straight. That is one beast, ten horns or people with seven heads or countries indicating three people are not leaders of countries but are kings of a type because there are ten diadems or crowns. The Great dragon rises up and pursues the the woman only has seven diadems. As the beast rises or starts it only has the seven nations and must form a relationship where three others are given the power of kings. Joint Presidents or something like it. It is different than the other beasts as Daniel 7 says. Because it is different and we are given no information why it is hard to predict how it will appear.
Revelations 12 is the hardest verse to look at from a practical point of view. This is dealing with the spiritual principals behind the physical world that we look at. God set the stars and moon in their places as a guide for man. First thing that happens before any major event is that there is a sign in the heavens. This is easy to understand but then it says the Satan pursues the woman and generally becomes difficult to understand. I am feely sure take this is closely tied to the outer court being given over to the nations and the two witnesses. The signs in the heavens come first. This will happen before the "great calm". The other problem is that this is the spiritual side of things and so when it talks about the pain of child birth and the baby beginning born these are analogies and parallels to Jesus. This is a view of Revelations through the signs in the heavens.
The two witnesses complete their task and are killed. Elijah who finally gets to die. One of them is Moses who died 4500 years ago and gets to die a second time.
At the end of the age a new Gospel will be preached. This new Gospel, how is it possible? But it will lead to death. Doing this view of Revelations has left me shocked. Most of what I though was wrong and has changed my thinking on many things. The one that is going to change me the most is the realization that this false Gospel is the greatest threat to the saints that has ever been. There are some basic principles to the Gospel that can not be changed. They are the need to repent of our sins. We need to be obedient to the word and there are serious consequences for failing to obey. Remember these points repent, obedience and consequences. If they deviate then it is false doctrine.
Rev 8 and 9 are the first of the calamities. The calamities are not to be confused with the tribulation which is the persecution of the saints and the mark of the beast. All we know is it lasts more than five months. That is the time that the creatures from the bottomless pit get to torment men.
The introduction of the 144000. These saints appear before or at the same time as the Beast and will meet Jesus and his angel army at the last battle. They will see Babylon fall the rise of the Antichrist and the calamities. They will see the miracles that the two witnesses perform and see beautiful saints die for there sake. This will take men of steel trained by the Holy Spirit. Are you one of them?
It says seven seals but there are only six events . The seventh seal is just an introduction to the next angle of the story. In Rev 6 the first are the riders the next is the saints beneath the throne. Then the great earthquake that happens just before Jesus appears. The seventh a description of the last seven to ten years. When do these riders appear.
We are looking at Revelations as if each verse was a view of the same events but from a different perspective. In Rev 4-5 we are looking at what is going on in heaven while the end of the age is played out. Rev 4 sets the scene. Jesus on the throne and as the Lamb, the elders who I would guess are people from the earth as opposed to angels. The term elders has the meaning of wisdom gathered over time compared to younger people but the angels were created at the same time for the tasks set before them. The four living creatures or the seraphim and cherubim. These are types of angels. Which are then called beasts. The same as the other angels of darkness are called beasts. These is a bowl of incense before the Lord which are the prayers of the saints. Times are going to get very bad and you may despair that God does not hear your prayers but they are and come what may he hears and sees what is happening. The scroll is presented and The Lion of Judea can open it. The one hundred million saints who come out of the tribulation sing before the throne. It appears the number of angels left are seven or eight million. They all sing to the Lord then the victory comes and all of creation sings to the Lord.
14“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
15“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. 21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”
You are neither hot nor cold is a good description of today. Then I am rich and I need nothing is today's attitude. We are to repent and be zealous. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne!!!
In the trumpets at around this point it has a eagle crying woe woe. Here we have the most unbelievable words in the whole of Revelations. “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!” It is actually part of the sixth wrath but I wanted to especially point it out. How can you possibly say you are coming like a thief in the night when we have just read of horrific calamities. You would think it would read here, I come with bells, whistles and great anger. These calamities must be able to be explained away. Could it be that we can be so deceived that in all of this we could not see what is going on. It is saying "be ready" so it is not talking to the unsaved but the saints. In order not to be ready you would have to be already saved. A warning for the Christians who do not believe the end is upon them. I think that the Fukushima disaster is a good example. This is a disaster of Revelations proportions. A mountain was thrown into the sea. A third of the ships along the coast were wrecked and a third of the fish life in the North Pacific has died. Yet we are not moved. Look out your window it is going to seem like that. The 2016 American elections has shown just what the media is capable of. Lies and non reporting of events is common place. The truth and integrity are things of a bygone age. Also I think most people including most current Christians just won't want to know
This is the image that Jesus gave when he told the disciples that no harvest will take place on the earth until the end. Matthew 13;30 has the same image. The wheat and the weeds are harvested. These two images being the same in saying that there is a harvest at the end of the age and to me is the death knell of the Rapture theory.
This 75 day period comes about because the 1260 day period often mentioned is about particular events the reign of the beast before the Antichrist. The length of the tribulation and occupation of Jerusalem. At the end of Daniel it gives us the exact time of the two periods. The first 1260 days . The period when the ten horns will rule, and the second is 1335 days. Hence a 75 day period that will fall in the middle as a transition period. The Antichrist will prevail over the saints for 1260 days until Jesus returns. Hence a 75 day transition period.
The USA in the tribulation. I am basing these thoughts on when the word talks about a eagle it is a symbol and we see the symbol for the US is an eagle. Now The USA has had its cities destroyed. The military will get destroyed if they attack and because everything has got so high tech it would quickly lose all functionality without the logistical support. Because of corruption most of the military is for show and not for war. Russia with a relatively small budget has produced vastly superior fighter aircraft. Hopefully I will not be a lone voice but the Lord will get this message out. Even though the USA will not be powerful it will be the main opposition to the Antichrist and possibly a safe haven. Let us have a look at where the eagle pops up. Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!” That could be an American satellite or TV like Daystar over the internet but most likely radio transmissions. I am suggesting that Christian radio from the USA will still be broadcasting at this point of the tribulation. The woman is given eagles wings to escape from what come from Satan's mouth. This is the Christian Israelis escaping to somewhere safe. Do two or three American Aircraft Carriers send in planes and helicopters before Jerusalem is given over to the nations. If so it is great news for them for of all the inhabitants of the world only them and the 144000 are safe. If the military are involved then that's good news for Americans in how the Government is operating.
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
for his judgments are true and just;
for he has judged the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality,
and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Once more they cried out,
The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.”
Once the Lord returns there will no longer be large cities.
I have mentioned this elsewhere but I would like to reiterate it. This is a head that has been wounded. This means that it is a nation and not a person. This wound is done by the sword or by war. This mortal wound is healed. The only nation that fits this is East/West Germany. The wound is mentioned three times 13-3 13-12 13-14. Twice when talking about the beast from the earth. This suggests that there is a close tie between the Antichrist and Germany. One of the names of the Antichrist is the Assyrian. The people who try to trace the movement of the nations through linguistics place Assyria in Germany. This nation must be one of the eight nations of Daniel 7s first three beasts. The sudden and miraculous reunification of the Germany's fulfils these scriptures.
This white horse has a rider, Jesus. The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True. In fact they all have white horses. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. Then we see insanity in action. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. The Antichrist and the False Prophet are captured and cast into the lake of fire with Abaddon. I wonder if there is anyone else there? Do they only have each other to talk to? Do they have to sit in the very hot naughty chair and reflect on their behaviour for a thousand years.
There are two common errors which make a huge difference to our understanding of Revelations. The first is the story Gog and Magog and it effects on our understanding of Russia's role in the end times. Gog and Magog do not get a mention in this view of Revelations. They appear in Rev 20 7 "And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. We can see they are not part of the end of this age but the end of the next. They are part of the rebellion that takes place just before the resurrection. Often unintentionally used to confuse people about the roll of Russia before the Day of the Lord.
Because it is so wrong when used as part of the second coming of Jesus it has to bring in to question any writings of those people using it. They can not have read the book.
The other common big mistaken is the reading of Daniel Seven and the four beasts. Daniel 7-12 clearly states the the first three beasts live on after the forth beast is destroyed. Now the history of these beasts was related to what people new. Which was Babylon, Medes and Persians, Greece and Rome. The six nations that established the European Union did not do that until the 1950's. Since it says they live for a season and a time after the beast of Rev 13 is destroyed. We have to look at powers that exist during the same time period which is now. Lion with eagles wings is UK and USA. The Bear is Russia and the Leopard with four heads and four wings is the EU. This is covered in more detail later in. Once Babylon was overthrown it was gone and the same with Persia. They did not live on so they can not be these beasts. Most errors made about the second coming have to do with using the scriptures aimed at the end of the thousand years. The Rapture would be the most common.
The white Rider
Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth. The 144000.
15Blow the trumpet in Zion;
consecrate a fast;
call a solemn assembly;
16 gather the people.
Consecrate the congregation;
assemble the elders;
gather the children,
even nursing infants.
Let the bridegroom leave his room,
and the bride her chamber.
17Between the vestibule and the altar
let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep
and say, “Spare your people, O LORD,
and make not your heritage a reproach,
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”
The LORD Had Pity
18Then the LORD became jealous for his land
and had pity on his people.
19The LORD answered and said to his people,
“Behold, I am sending to you
grain, wine, and oil,
and you will be satisfied;
and I will no more make you
a reproach among the nations.
20“I will remove the northerner far from you,
and drive him into a parched and desolate land,
his vanguard into the eastern sea,
and his rear guard into the western sea;
the stench and foul smell of him will rise,
for he has done great things.
21“Fear not, O land;
be glad and rejoice,
for the LORD has done great things!
22Fear not, you beasts of the field,
for the pastures of the wilderness are green;
the tree bears its fruit;
the fig tree and vine give their full yield.
23“Be glad, O children of Zion,
and rejoice in the LORD your God,
for he has given the early rain for your vindication;
he has poured down for you abundant rain,
the early and the latter rain, as before.
24“The threshing floors shall be full of grain;
the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25I will restored to you the years
that the swarming locust has eaten,
the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter,
my great army, which I sent among you.
26“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the LORD your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you.
And my people shall never again be put to shame.
27You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
and that I am the LORD your God and there is none else.
And my people shall never again be put to shame.
The Day of the LORD
1Blow a trumpet in Zion;
sound an alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the LORD is coming; it is near,
2a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and thick darkness!
Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains
a great and powerful people;
their like has never been before,
nor will be again after them
through the years of all generations.
3Fire devours before them,
and behind them a flame burns.
The land is like the garden of Eden before them,
but behind them a desolate wilderness,
and nothing escapes them.
4Their appearance is like the appearance of horses,
and like war horses they run.
5As with the rumbling of chariots,
they leap on the tops of the mountains,
like the crackling of a flame of fire
devouring the stubble,
like a powerful army
drawn up for battle.
6Before them peoples are in anguish;
all faces grow pale.
7Like warriors they charge;
like soldiers they scale the wall.
They march each on his way;
they do not swerve from their paths.
8They do not jostle one another;
each marches in his path;
they burst through the weapons
and are not halted.
9They leap upon the city,
they run upon the walls,
they climb up into the houses,
they enter through the windows like a thief.
10The earth quakes before them;
the heavens tremble.
The sun and the moon are darkened,
and the stars withdraw their shining.
11The LORD utters his voice
before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
he who executes his word is powerful.
For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome;
who can endure it?
Babylon judged. The Great Prostitute the great cities of the world. God remembers them and destroys them with earthquakes and huge hail stones. As I look out my window and look at a beautiful new house that has been built next door. Within twenty years it will be nothing but matchsticks. This is all the great cities of the world. These cities will never be built again. Abaddon will be cast into the lake of fire along with the Antichrist and the False Prophet. House prices in major cities have been rising at an incredible rate to unbelievable amounts. One should be very carefully consider selling what you can and putting it to Gods work or developing rural properties.
The Ten Horns
Understanding the ten horns is important because it gives us a time line to work with. First horns are people and not to be confused with heads which are nations. Even though the horns are mentioned in the word from a time line point of view it is mentioned in Revelations 12 as part of the red dragon that pursues the woman in the heavens. Rev 12-3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. The difference with picture to the other pictures is there are ten horns but only seven diadems or crowns. When the Beast starts its seven years there ten horns and ten crowns. The beast will appear but for a while it will not be in its full form and it is called the Red Dragon. When these three uncrowned horns get there crowns that will be the start of the seven years. Because there are seven nations seven horns will have nations behind them but this other three must be some kind of administration positions. Presidents and finance positions. It is these three that will get replaced by the Antichrist and the False Prophet and the three and a half year final period will start. Let us look at Rev 17 to get some more info. Rev 17-12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. They get this power on the destruction of Babylon which is done by their hand. Rev 17-16 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. This power they receive for one hour can only be taken away by the Antichrist when the three horns fall. These people represent the seven heads in some kind of mini EU but are answerable to their countries. They have crowns but no real power but when the USA is destroyed the countries will become submissive to their authority. They get full royal power but the Antichrist steps in straight away.
If I put this in sequence I get the following.
1) Within two years of September 2017 the Red Dragon will appear.
2) This will happen because of the Fallen is Babylon the Great or the USA in 2018. This is the financial ruin not the physical attack.
3) There is an undermined period between this and the full Beast appearing. I assume this is because the actions of the saints can shorten or lengthen this period for any number of reasons.
4) The Full blown Beast comes into being and this lasts for 3.5 years. The USA is attacked and all city with 250000 or more people are burnt to the ground. I have heard Prophecies that they will be rebuilt but scriptures say the will never be rebuilt.
The Ten leaders take full control because of the massive problem that this attack on the USA will have.
5) Instantly the Antichrist will grab power over the Beast and everybody will follow him.
Why are horns people. I get this from Daniel 8. The ram with two horns is described as the kings of the Mede's and king of the Persians. The one horn on the goat is the king of Greece. Then Greece is divide between the four Generals. Four horns.