Rev 16:16; 8:1; 11:15; 16:17-21; 11:16-19; 14:14-20; 19:1-21; 20:1-15; 21:1-27; 22:1-21; 1 Cor 15:24-28; – 1st WAR, 7th Seal, 7th Trumpet, 7th Bowl, 3rd Woe (which is Christ’s return 19:17)


Chapter 16
Armageddon, 7th Bowl, Earthquakes, Noises, Thunderings, Lightnings, Every Island fled away, no mountains left, great hail….happens at same time as 19:19
7th Seal 8:1; 7th Trumpet 11:15; 7th Bowl 16:17; and the 3rd Woe, (which is Christ’s return) 19:17;
All occur at the same time as the 1st WAR

Rev 16:16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.  Isa 34; Zech 14:1,2,6,7; Joel 3:2-5,9-16;Armageddon

1st War

Isa 34;  Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever. But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none [shall be] there, and all her princes shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate. Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them. And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Joel 3:9-16; Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I [am] strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

 

Rev 8:1 WHEN He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour

7th Seal

7th Trumpet, 11:15; 7th Bowl, 16:17; 3rd Woe, 19:17;

All occur at the same time As the 1st War Rev 16:16: And Christ Returns!  Note: There is no identification of the 3rd Woe. I believe it is when the Lord returns to fight Armageddon. Woe to all.

Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”  Rev 10:7; 11:15; 16:17; John 19:30; Eze 39:8;

7th Trumpet

 7th Seal, 8:1; 7th Bowl, 16:17; 3rd Woe, 16:17;   The Kingdom is our Lord God’s and Jesus Christ’s forever.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Eze 39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken.

 

Rev 16:17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”  Rev 10:7; 11:15; 16:17; John 19:30; Eze 39:8;

7th Bowl – 3rd Woe

“It is done!”

7th Seal, 8:1; 7th Trumpet, 11:15; 3rd Woe, 19:17;

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Eze 39:8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken.

Rev 16:18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth  Rev 6:12; 8:5; 11:13,19; 16:18; Isa 2:19,21; 13:13; 24:23; 29:6; 34:4-10; 51:6; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10,30-32; 3:15,16; Eze 38:20,22; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22; Zech 14:4; Matt 24:29; Heb 12:25-29; ex. Josh 10:12,13;

Greatest earthquake of all time

Noises, thunderings, lightnings

Isa 2:19,21; And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 24:23; Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa 29:6; Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Isa 34:4-10; And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Dan 8:10; And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Joel 2:10; The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Joel 2:30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joel 3:15,16; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 38:20,22; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Haggai 2:6-7; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Haggai 2:21-22; Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Zech 14:4; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Heb 12:25-29; See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

ex. Josh 10:12,13; Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

 

Rev 16:19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.  Isa 10:28-34; 11:19; 13:6-11; 18:1-7; 27:1; 30:30; 34:1-17; (34:8) Joel 1:15; 2:1-6; Zech 13:8-9; 14:4-7; Zeph 2:13; 3:8; Malachi  3:1; 4:1; 2 Thess 2:8;

City divided

Joel 1:15; Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD [is] at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Joel 2:1-6; Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Zech 13:8-9; And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.

Zech 14:4-7; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

Zeph 2:13; And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, [and] dry like a wilderness.

Zeph 3:8; Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Malachi  3:1; Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Thess 2:8; And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Rev 16:20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.  Isa 40:4; Eze 38:20;

Islands, mountains – gone

Isa 40:4; Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Eze 38:20; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Rev 16:21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.   Isa 30:30; Eze 38:22; Joshua 10:11;

Great hailstones, 100 lbs

Men blasphemed God

Isa 30:30; And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of [his] anger, and [with] the flame of a devouring fire, [with] scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

Eze 38:22; Hezekiah also had said, What [is] the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?

Joshua 10:11; And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, [and] were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: [they were] more which died with hailstones than [they] whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

 

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished. Verse 15:8 says, ‘….no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed..’. This has led me to believe the 6th Seal, 6th Trumpet, 6th Bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously and back to back, while the  7th Seal, 7th Trumpet, 7th Bowl, and 3rd woe are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

 

Rev 11:16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God.   Rev 4:4,10; 5:8,14; 11:16; 19:4;

24 elders

Rev 11:17 Saying:

“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty,

The One who is and who was and who is to come,

Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.”

 

Rev 11:18 “The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,

And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,

And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,

And those who fear Your name, small and great,

And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”  Rev 11:18; 20:12;

 

Rev 11:19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.  Rev 6:12; 8:5,12; 11:13,19; 16:18; 19:11; Ex 19:18; Isa 2:19,21, 13:13; 24:23; 29:6; 34:4-10; 51:6; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10,30-32; 3:15,16; Eze 38:20,22; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22; Zech 14:4; Matt 24:29; Heb 12:25-29 

Lightning, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, great hail

Isa 2:19,21; And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 24:23; Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa 29:6; Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Isa 34:4-10; And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Dan 8:10; And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Joel 2:10; The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Joel 2:30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joel 3:15,16; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 38:20,22; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Haggai 2:6-7; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Haggai 2:21-22; Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Zech 14:4; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Heb 12:25-29; See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

 

Rev 14:14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.  Joel 3:13; Matt 13:24-30

 

Sharp sickle in His hand

 

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

Matt 13:24‘……….gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them….’

 

Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Joel 3:13 

Time to reap harvest, earth is ripe

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

 

Rev 14:16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. Matt 13:24-30;

 

Thurst in His sickle and earth reaped

Matt 13:30  ‘……..but gather the wheat into my barn.’

 

Rev 14:17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.  Joel 3:13;

 

Another sharp sickle

 

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

 

Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.”  Joel 3:13; Matt 13:49

 

Gather the clusters of the vine of the earth

 

Joel 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great.

Matt 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

 

Rev 14:19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Matt 13:50

 

Winepress of Wrath of God

 

Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. Isa 63:3;

 

Blood up to horses bridles 1600 furlongs 200 miles

There will be hailstones, rain, water mixed with blood that will rise up to horses bridles.

 

Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people [there was] none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

 

Chapter 19

A Parenthetical – a great multitude in heaven saying Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! Sometimes called the Three Alleluias.

Heaven preparing for the Marriage of the Lamb, Wife is ready, Clean white linen Saying – Blessed………………

Behold a white horse, and He …………….called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

 

Rev 19:1 AFTER these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!”

 

Alleluia

 

Rev 19:2 “For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”  Rev 17:1; (Who is this harlot? 17:5)

 

Great harlot judged

 

Rev 19:3 Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!”

 

Alleluia

 

Rev 19:4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!”  (Rev 4:4,10; 5:8,14; 11:16; 19:4)

 

Alleluia

(24 elders)

 

Rev 19:5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”

 

Voice from throne says “Praise our God”

 

Rev 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!”

 

Alleluia – The LORD GOD Omnipotent reigns

 

Rev 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”  Rev 19:7; 21:2,9; 22:17; Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 33:11; John 3:29; Rom 7:4; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:31-32;

 

Marriage of Lamb – Wife is ready

 

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Isa 62:5; For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Jer 33:11; The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

John 3:29; He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Rom 7:4; Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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.

Eph 5:31-32; 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. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

 

Rev 19:8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.  Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9

 

Wife arrayed in fine Linen = righteous acts

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

 

Rev 19:9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

 

Blessed are those who are called to the Marriage supper of Lamb

 

Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

 

Testimony of Jesus -= Spirit of Prophecy

The Faithful and True, The army of God prepared to war with Satan in 19:19

 

Rev 19:11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. Rev 11:19; Isa 10:28-34; 11:19; 13:6-11; 18:1-7; 27:1; 30:30; 34:1-17; (34:8) Joel 1:15; 2:1-6; Zech 13:8-9; 14:4-7; Zeph 2:13; 3:8;  Malachi 3:1; 4:1; 2 Thess 2:8;

 

White horse – Faithful and True, He judges, makes war

 

Joel 1:15; Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD [is] at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Joel 2:1-6; Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Zech 13:8-9; And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.

Zech 14:4-7; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

Zeph 2:13; And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, [and] dry like a wilderness.

Zeph 3:8; Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Malachi  3:1; Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Thess 2:8; And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Rev 19:12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.  Rev 1:14; 2:18; 19:12; Gen 49:12; Dan 7:9-14;

 

A Name no one knows

 

Gen 49:12; His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire

 

Rev 19:13; He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.  Rev 1:2,9; 6:9; 19:13; 20:4;  Isa 40:4-5; John 1:1;

 

The Word of God

 

Isa 40:8; The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

John 1:1; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

Rev 19:14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.  Rev 3:5; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 51:11; 59:20; Dan 7:9-14, 27;

 

We followed Him on white horses – clothed in linen, white

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 51:11; Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Isa 59:20; And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Dan 7:27; And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

 

Rev 19:15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  Rev 1:16: 2:12,16; 19:15; Isa 49:2,6,13; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; (See 1:16 Notes)

 

A sharp sword

Rules with a rod of iron

 

Isa 49:2; And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Eph 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Heb 4:12; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

Rev 19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.  Jer 23:5-6;

 

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

Jer 23:5-6 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

 

Rev 19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,”   Rev 19:17,21; Eze 29:5; 32:4; 39:4,17;

 

Birds invited to supper of God

Maybe this is the 3rd Woe! Maybe the end of 3rd Woe

 

Eze 29:5; And I will leave thee [thrown] into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

Eze 32:4; Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.

Eze 39:4,17; Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured.

And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

 

Rev 19:18 “that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”  Rev 19:17,21; Eze 29:5; 32:4; 39:4,17;

 

The Beast has gathered his armies: all happens at the same time: 7th seal 8:1, 7th Trumpet 11:15, 7th Bowl 16:16; 3rd Woe 16:16; and Christ Returns:

 

Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  Eze 38:16; 39:1-20; Joel 3:2,9-17; Zeph 3:8; Zech 9; 12:3-14; 14:1-7;

 

1st WAR

1st Beast – Gathering armies

7th seal 8:1; 7th Trumpet 11:15; 7th Bowl 16:16; 3rd Woe 16:16; Christ Returns:

 

Eze 38:16; And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.

Eze 39:1-20; Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not [let them] pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down [any] out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the [noses] of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call [it] The valley of Hamongog. And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury [them]; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD. And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. And the passengers [that] pass through the land, when [any] seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog. And also the name of the city [shall be] Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

Zech 4:1-5; Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.

Zeph 3:8; Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

 

Chapter 19:20-21 beast captured, false prophet captured and cast alive into the lake of fire.

 

Rev 19:20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone .    Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:3,10; Isa 14:15; 24:22; 30:33;   (Historically – Tophet)  Isa 34:9,10; Eze 38:22;  Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

 

Beast, False Prophet  – Men with Mark of Beast, cast into lake of fire

 

Isa 14:15; Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Isa 24:22; And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

Isa 30:33; For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

 

Rev 19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.  Rev 1:16; 2:13; 19:15,21; Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12; (Rev 19:17,21; Eze 29:5; 32:4; 39:4,17)

 

The rest killed with sword of Jesus

(birds filled with flesh)

 

Isa 49:2; And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Eph 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Heb 4:12; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Eze 29:5; And I will leave thee [thrown] into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.

Eze 32:4; Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.

Eze 39:4; Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Eze 39:17; And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

 

 

Chapter 20

Satan, the Dragon is jailed for 1000 yrs. (Note: 1000 yrs is as one day to the Lord) Satan released for a season. There seems to be no explanation, at this time, for why God would have to release Satan for a season. It might have been part of some contract or law, certainly we have not been told or at least comprehended. Satan is finally thrown into the lake of fire, forever. Gog and Magog gathered to battle and God devours them, and they are cast into the lake of fire, forever. Perhaps Gog and Magog were also the princes of the 1st war.

 

Rev 20:1 THEN I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.  Rev 3:7; Isa 22:22; 24:21-23;

 

Key to Bottomless pit

 

Isa 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

Isa 24:21-23 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones [that are] on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

 

Rev 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13: 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

 

Dragon (Satan) bound 1000 yrs

 

Rev 20:3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.    Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8; 19:20; 20:3,10; Isa 14:9,15; Isa 38:18; Dan 7:12;

 

Dragon put in bottomless pit, shut up, sealed

1000 yrs

 

Isa 14:9; Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet [thee] at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

Isa 14:15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Isa 38:18; For the grave cannot praise thee, death can [not] celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Dan 7:12; As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

 

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.  Rev 16:2; 19:20; 20:4,12,13,15; Isa 9:7; 35:4; 54:17; 60:14; 65:19; 66:13; Eze 9:4; 36:28; 47:9-10,12; Zech 8:3 14:9; Matt 25:32; Lk 1:32; John 12:31; 1 Cor 11:32; 2 Cor 5:10; 1:2,9; 6:9; 19:13; 20:4; Gen 49:11-12; Isa 40:8; John 1:1;

 

1000 yrs

End of 1st WAR

1000 yr Reign of Christ Begins

those Souls who did not receive mark of beast lived and reigned with Christ 1000 yrs

Note: ‘they sat on them,’  meaning the  24 elders of verse 19:4;

Thus the reason for assuming the disciples and the 12 tribes of Israel represent the 24 elders. Which I still contend no one knows who the 24 elders are.

 

Isa 9:7; Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isa 35:4; Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isa 54:17; No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.

Isa 60:14; The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 65:19; And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

Isa 66:13; As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eze 36:28; And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Zech 8:3; Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.

Zech 14:9; And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Matt 25:32; And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

Lk 1:32; He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

John 12:31; Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

1 Cor 11:32; But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

2 Cor 5:10; For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

 

Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

 

1000 yrs – 1st Resurrectiondead did not live again

 

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.  Rev 1:6; 5:10; 20:6; Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6; Eze 36:24-28; Dan 7:27; 1 Pet 2:5,9-10;

 

First Resurrection – Blessed and Holy, Priests of God, 1000 yrs

THE CHURCH – ALL WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST

 

Ex 19:6; “and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Isa 61:6; but you shall be called the priests of the Lord; they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory you shall boast.

Eze 36:24-28; “I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land.” “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.” “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” “And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.” “You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

Dan 7:27; And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

1 Pet 2:5, 9-10; you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

 

The Second War – Gog and Magog – appears to be the same enemy as in Armageddon

 

Rev 20:7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison

 

1000 yrs over, Satan released

2nd WAR

 

Rev 20:8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.  Eze 38:14-22; 39:1-20;

 

2ND WAR

Gog and Magog = 4 corners of earth – Gathered for Battle

 

Eze 38:14-22; Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know [it]? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord GOD; [Art] thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days [many] years that I would bring thee against them? And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, [that] my fury shall come up in my face. For in my jealousy [and] in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother. And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

 

Eze 39:1-20; Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that [is] with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and [to] the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken [it], saith the Lord GOD. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not [let them] pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down [any] out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the [noses] of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call [it] The valley of Hamongog. And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury [them]; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD. And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. And the passengers [that] pass through the land, when [any] seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog. And also the name of the city [shall be] Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land. And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

 

Rev 20:9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.  Eze 38:14-19,21,22; 39:1-20;

 

Battle Ready – God sent fire from heaven, devoured Gog and Magog

 

Rev 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.   Rev 17:16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

 

Devil cast into lake of fire – forever

 

Rev 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

 

Great White Throne

The great white throne judgment: Verse 20:12 explains it is the dead, not those who believe Christ, who will be judged here.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.  Rev 3:5; 13:8; 20:4,11,12,15,18; 20:12; 21:27; 22:19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Phil 4:3;  Matt 25:32; John 12:31; 1 Cor 11:31-32; 2 Cor 5:10; Jude 6; (Rev 2:23; Eccl 12:14; Dan 7:12, 27; John 6:28,29,40; Gal 3:10; Eph 1:9-13; 2:5; Heb 10:35,36; 13:15-16; 1 John 3:23-24)

Books opened, Book of Life

dead judged according to their works…the dead… = non-believers

IT IS THE ‘DEAD’ BEING JUDGED! THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST WILL NOT BE JUDGED!

 

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

(Eccl 12:14; For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.

Matt 25:32; And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

John 12:31; Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

1 Cor 11:31-32; For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Jhn 6:28-29; Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Eph 1:9-13; making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Heb 10:35,36; Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Heb 13:15-16; Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

1 John 3:23-24; And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.) 

Rev 20:13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.  Rev 1:18; 6:8; 20:4,12-15; Matt 25:32; John 12:31; 1 Cor 11:31-32; 2 Cor 5:10; Jude 6: (Rev 2:23; 20:12,13; John 6:28,29,40; Eph 1:9-13; 2:5; Heb 10:35,36; 13:15-16; 1 John 3:23-24)

 

Sea, Death, Hades – (judged according to works)

 

Matt 25:32; And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

John 12:31; Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

1 Cor 11:31-32; For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

2 Cor 5:10; For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

Jude 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.

John 6:28-29; Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Eph 1:9-13; making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Heb 10:35,36; Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Heb 13:15-16; Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

1 John 3:23-24; And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

 

Rev 20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  Rev 1:18; 6:8; 20:13-14; Hosea 13:14; 1 Cor 15:24-26;

 

Death, Hades into lake of fire

Second Death

Hosea 13:14; I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

1 Cor 15:24-26;  Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.

 

Rev 20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.  3:5; 13:8; 20:4,12-15; 21:27; 22:19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Phil 4:3; (Matt 25:32; John 12:31; 1 Cor 11:31-32; 2 Cor 5:10; Jude 6)

 

Book of Life or Lake of Fire

Men with mark of Beast cast into lake of fire – Names not in Book of Life

 

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

Matt 25:32; And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

John 12:31; Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

1 Cor 11:31-32; For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

2 Cor 5:10; For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

Jude 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.

 

Chapter 21

New Heaven, New Earth, the New Jerusalem and description of ‘Heaven’, eternal life, no more crying, no more tears, river of water of life, tree of life,

 

Rev 21:1 NOW I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.  Isa 24:19-20; 61:10; 65:17; 66:22; 2 Pet 3:13;

 

New Heaven, Earth, and no more Sea

 

Isa 24:19-20; The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Isa 65:17; For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isa 66:22; For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

2 Pet 3:13; Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 

Rev 21:2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Rev 18:23; 19:7; 21:2,9; 22:17; Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 33:11; John 3:29; Rom 7:4; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:31-32;

 

Holy City New Jerusalem

Bride adorned for husband

 

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Isa 62:5; For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Jer 33:11; The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

John 3:29; He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Rom 7:4; Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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.

Eph 5:31-32; 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. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

 

Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.” 2 Cor 5:1; Exo 25:8; 29:46; Lev 26:12; Psa 68:16; Eze 43:9; 2 Cor 6:16;

God is with men

2 Cor 5:1; For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  

Exo 25:8; And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exo 29:46; And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the LORD their God.

Lev 26:12; And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

Psa 68:16; Why leap ye, ye high hills? [this is] the hill [which] God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].

Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

2 Cor 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

Rev 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  Rev 7:17; 21:4; Isa 25:8;

 

No more tears, death, sorrow, crying, pain

 

Isa 25:8; He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

 

Rev 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

 

Rev 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! (10:7; 11:15; 16:17) I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; (7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17; Jer 17:13; Joel 3:18; Zech 14:8; John 3:5; 4:14; 7:37-38; 15:3; Eph 5:26)  1 Cor 15:24-28;

 

It is done!

I am (Fountain of Water of Life)

I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End

1 Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.”  But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

 

The Son Himself will be subject to Him……..God

 

Isa 41:4; Who hath wrought and done [it], calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I [am] he.

Isa 44:6; Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.

Isa 48:12; Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.

Jer 17:13; O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, [and] they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Joel 3:18; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Zech 14:8; And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:14; But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:37; In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

John 15:3; Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Eph 5:26; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

 

Rev 21:7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”

 

Overcome

 

Rev 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

Second Death

Lake with fire, brimstone

 

Rev 21:9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Rev 18:23; 19:7; 21:2,9; 22:17; Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 33:11; John 3:29; Rom 7:4; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:31-32;

 

Bride – wife of Lamb

 

Isa 61:10;  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Isa 62:5; For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Jer 33:11;  The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

John 3:29He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Rom 7:4;  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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.

Eph 5:31-32;  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. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

 

Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Heb 12:22; But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

 

Holy City Jerusalem

 

Rev 21:11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

 

Rev 21:12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

 

12 Gates

 

Rev 21:13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

 

Rev 21:14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 

12 foundations

 

Rev 21:15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall.

 

Rev 21:16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.

 

Square city

 

Rev 21:17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.

 

Rev 21:18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

 

Rev 21:19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,

 

12 foundations

 

Rev 21:20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.

 

Rev 21:21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

 

12 Gates

 

Rev 21:22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

 

God and Lamb is the Temple

 

Rev 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.  Rev 7:16; 22:5; Isa 60:19;

 

Glory of God and Lamb is the Light

 

Isa 60:19; The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

 

Rev 21:24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.

 

Rev 21:25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).

 

Rev 21:26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.  Zech 14:16-21;  And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.

 

Rev 21:27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  Rev 3:5; 13:8; 20:12,15; 21:27; 22:19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Phil 4:3;

 

Lamb’s Book of Life

 

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

 

Heaven, Comfort and Encouragement

 

Rev 22:1 AND he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  Rev 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17; Joel 3:18; Zech 14:8,20,21; John 3:5; 4:14; 7:37-38; 15:3; Eph 5:26;

 

Water of Life

Throne of God

 

Zech 14:8,20,21; And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

Joel 3:18; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:14; But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:37; In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

John 15:3; Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Eph 5:26; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

 

Rev 22:2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 2:7; 22:2,19; Gen 2:9;

 

Tree of Life

 

Gen 2:9; And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.

 

No more curse.

 

Rev 22:4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.  Rev 3:12; 7:2,3,4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30;

 

The Lord God’s name on foreheads

 

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption

 

Rev 22:5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. Rev 7:16; 21:23; Isa 60:19;

 

No night, lamp, light of sun – Lord God gives light

 

Isa 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give

light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

 

Rev 22:6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.  Rev 1:1;

 

Rev 22:7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”  Rev 3:11; 22:7,12,20;

 

I am coming quickly

 

Rev 22:8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

 

Rev 22:9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

 

Rev 22:10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.

 

Time is at hand

 

Rev 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

 

Rev 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.  Rev 3:11; 22:7,12,20;

 

I am coming quickly

 

Rev 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”  Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12;

 

I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last

 

Isa 41:4; Who hath wrought and done [it], calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I [am] he.

Isa 44:6; Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.

Isa 48:12; Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I [am] he; I [am] the first, I also [am] the last.

 

Rev 22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.  Rev 2:7; 22:2,19; Gen 2:9;

 

Tree of Life – we may enter through the gates

 

Gen 2:9; And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

Rev 22:15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

 

Rev 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” Rev 2:28; 5:5; 22:16; Isa 9:7; 11:1-2,10; Jer 23:5-6; 30:9; Zech 14:9; Eze 37:24-25; Rom 15:12;

 

Root and Offspring of David

Bright and Morning Star

 

Isa 9:7;  Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isa 11:1-2,10; And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Jer 23:5-6; Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jer 30:9; But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

Eze 37:24-25; And David my servant [shall be] king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, [even] they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David [shall be] their prince for ever.

Rom 15:12And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

 

Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.  Rev 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17; Joel 3:18; Zech 14:8; John 3:5; 4:14; 7:37-38; 15:3; Eph 5:26; (19:7; 21:2,9; 22:17; Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 33:11; John 3:29; Rom 7:4; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:31-32)

 

Water of Life

(Spirit and Bride)

 

Joel 3:18;  And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Zech 14:8;  And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

John 3:5;  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:37-38;  In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 15:3; Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Eph 5:26;  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

 

Isa 61:10;  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Isa 62:5;  For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Jer 33:11;  The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

John 3:29; He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Rom 7:4;  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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.

Eph 5:31-32;  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.

 

Rev 22:18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;

 

Warnings

 

Rev 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the book of life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  Rev 3:5; 13:8; 17:16; 20:12,15; 21:27; 22:19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Phil 4:3; (22:2; Gen 2:9;)  John 3:36;

 

Book of Life

 

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

John 3:36; He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 

Rev 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!  Rev 3:11; 12:20; 22:7,12,20;

 

I am coming quickly

 

Rev 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

 

 

1 Cor 15:24-28; Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.”  But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

 

(ESV) Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

 

Dan 7:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Dan 11:33        …………Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many……………….

 

Rapture References

 

John 14:2-3; In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

1 Cor 1:7-8; So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 15:50-58; Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory? The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Cor 16:23; The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

Phil 3:20-21; 4:5; For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Phil 4:5; Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand.

1 Thess 1:10; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thess 2:19; For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1 Thess 4:13-18; But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thess 5:9, 23; For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

1 Tim 6:14; That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Tim 4:8; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2:13; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Heb 9:28; So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Jam 5:7-9; Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

1 Pet 1:7,13; That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1 Pet 5:4; And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 John 2:28-29; And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

R1 John 3:1-2; Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Jude 1:21; Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Rev 2:25; But that which ye have [already] hold fast till I come.

Rev 3:10-11; Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

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Rev 14:1-8; 18:1-24; 14 :9-13; 15:1-8; 16:1-11; 6:12-17; 9:13-21; 16:12-15; Babylon to fall


Chapter 14  – Babylon to fall. The scene starts in heaven. Chapters 14,15,16,18, and 19 are going to all happen at the same time. One minute you are seeing what is going on in heaven, then on earth, and then heaven, earth, and building up to Armageddon.

This occurs same time as the Rev 11:13 welcoming the 7,000 Jews saved.

Chapter 14 is in Heaven!

Rev 14:1 THEN I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.  3:12; 7:2,3,4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30

144,000 with name of Lamb and Father on foreheads

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.

 

Voice of loud thunder

 

Rev 14:3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.  Rev 7:4

 

144,000 redeemed,

sing new song (Note: they are in heaven. Yes, it says they are ‘who were redeemed from the earth’, but now, they are in heaven. There is nothing in scripture that identifies a special group of people, 144,000 strong, who were undefiled with women, virgins and redeemed and follow the Lamb wherever he goes, meaning they have the preferential place with God and the Lamb. Except maybe the disciples. ‘Without fault before the throne of God’, describes all believers. This group of special people remains a mystery.) 

Rev 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

 

Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. Psalms 32:2; Romans 4:8

 

Psalms 32:2; Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.

Romans 4:8; Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

 

Rev 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth–to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—

 

Another angel

 

Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

 

Warning of the final judgment of God

 

Rev 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”  Rev 18:2; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

 

Another angel

Babylon fallen

 

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

 

Chapter 14 verses 1-8 and Chapter 18 verses 1-4 – Heaven is busy with angels telling the Saved the announcement of Babylon’s judgment.

Chapter 18 verse 4 has the same sound as Chapter 6 verse 9 Rapture. This is the harvest of Chapter 14:

The ‘church’ already raptured and all believers from earth at this time –  gathered, preparing for the marriage supper. Perhaps at the same time as the 7000 Jews who repent.

 

Rev 18:1 AFTER these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

 

Another angel

 

Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”  Rev 14:8; Isa 13:19; 21:9; Jer 51:8;

 

Babylon is Fallen

 

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9; And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8; Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

 

Rev 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”  Rev 17:18

 

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”  Rev 4:1; 6:9; Isa 26:20-21;

 

Rapture?

The ‘church’ already raptured and the believers saved during the last years, on earth, gathered, preparing for the marriage supper.

 

Isa 26:20-21; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

 

Rev 18:5 “For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

 

Rev 18:6 “Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.”

 

Rev 18:7 “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’”  Rev 17:18; Isa 47:7-9; Zep 2:15

 

Isa 47:7-9; (Babylon, in the height of wickedness)  And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Zep 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

 

Rev 18:8 “Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”  Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1;

 

Plagues in one day

 

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

 

Rev 18:9 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,”

 

Rev 18:10 “standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying,” ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’  Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1; 

 

1 hour judgment

 

Rev 18:11 “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:”

 

Rev 18:12 “merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble;”

 

Rev 18:13 “and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.”

 

Rev 18:14 “The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.”

 

Rev 18:15 “The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,”

 

Rev 18:16 “and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls!”

 

Rev 18:17 ‘For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance  Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

 

1 hour

 

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

 

Rev 18:18 “and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,” ‘What is like this great city?’  Rev 17:16; Malachi 4:1

 

Rev 18:19 “They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying,” “Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ ”  Rev 17:1,15; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Malachi 4:1

 

1 hour

 

Rev 18:20 “Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”

 

Rev 18:21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore.”  Rev 17:16:

 

Mighty angel

 

Rev 18:22 “The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore.”

 

Rev 18:23 “The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” Rev 21:9

 

Rev 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

 

Babylon, destroyed in one day.

Chapter 14,15,16,19 will all occur at the same time. One right after the other.  In heaven, in earth, until ‘it is finished’.

The fourth kingdom of Daniel 7 = The former Roman Empire with 10 horns (10 kings). Perhaps the joined forces of the European Union = is the woman sitting on a scarlet beast = Babylon. I do not believe the EU is the ‘woman sitting on a scarlet beast’. Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities, like Abu Dhabi, Dubai City in the UAE, Qatar and Al Basrah, the city of Basra has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future historyThe Shape of Things to Comewhere the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world. 

UAE – Dubai – one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), or that emirate’s main city, sometimes called “Dubai city” to distinguish it from the emirate.The modern emirate of Dubai was created consequent with the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. (SEE  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai)

Update: 8/26/10 It seems to be out…..

 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134702 

Goodbye to Dubai; Dubai’s problems developed because of its need to diversify as its oil reserves diminish. It has marketed itself as a tourist and financial center, and Dubai World is building magnificent projects, including artificial palm-shaped islands, that have attracted curiosity seekers from all over the world but also have resulted in a bloated debt.

Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833. Its current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE.  

Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi is ruled by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the President of the UAE.

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page 

Wednesday, January 4, 2006 

“His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai has passed away. He was 62 years old.”

UPDATE: 1/4/10

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6975780.ece

 “Dubai’s hereditary ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, serves as Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

There has been speculation that Abu Dhabi will seize a number of Dubai’s trophy assets in exchange for its assistance” 

UPDATE: 1/7/10 

http://www.waow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11782714

“Dubai’s downfall is not only hurting the city-state and the financiers who bet big on its promises.

Even before Dubai’s financial crisis, the sheikdom’s growing economic woes had begun rippling out across the Arab world,

Qatar – Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg.

 

Rev 14:9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,”  Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

 

Beast’s worshippers

Mark of Beast

1st Beast

 

Rev 14:10 “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”  Isa 30:33; 34:9;

 

Wrath of God

Fire and brimstone torments Beast worshippers – In presence of the Lamb

 

Isa 30:33; For Tophet [is] ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made [it] deep [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Isa 34:9; And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

 

Rev 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”  Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20;

 

Torment forever for Beast worshippers and whoever receives mark of his name

 

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

 

Rev 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”  “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…”   Wow! The dead… like those who didn’t believe but now do?  ….their works follow them.

 

Chapter 15 thru Chapter 16:1-7 – A Parenthetical – the spiritual world, heaven, singing the song of the Moses, song of the Lamb, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven opened, Warning – the full wrath of God to be released. Chapter 16:8-15 The 4th , 5th, 6th bowl judgments.

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished. Verse 15:1,8 says, ‘….for in them (the seven last plagues) the wrath of God is complete.’ This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe (Which is our Lords return) are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

 

Rev 15:1 THEN I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is completeRev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 10:7; 15:1,7;

 

7 angels, 7 last plagues, wrath of God will be complete

 

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished. Verse 15:8 says, ‘….no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed..’. This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously, while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

 

Rev 15:2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.  Rev 13:16-18;

 

Victory over Mark of Beast = sea of glass, harps of God

 

Rev 15:3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

 

Great and marvelous are Your works,

Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are Your ways,

O King of the saints!”  Ex 15:1-21; Deut 31:30 – 32:1-43;

Song of Moses and the Lamb

Ex 15:1-21 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea

Deut 31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Rev 15:4 “Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?

For You alone are holy.

For all nations shall come and worship before You,

For Your judgments have been manifested.”

 

Rev 15:5 After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.

 

Temple of the Tabernacle is open

 

Rev 15:6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands.  Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9

 

7 angels, 7 plagues, clothed in white linen

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. 

 

Rev 15:7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.  Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;

 

7 angels, 7 plagues in 7 golden bowls

 

Rev 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.  Rev 3:7; 10:7; 11:15; 15:1,8; 16:17; Lk 13:25; Isa 22:33;

 

No one to enter temple till plagues completed

 

Chapter 16 – 1st Bowl through 5th bowl. 16:1 thru 16:11

Verse 10:7 says when the 7th angel sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished. Verse 15:8 says, ‘….no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed..’. This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God. ‘No one able to enter the temple’ says to me, the time for choosing faith in ‘Christ’ is closed.

 

Rev 16:1 “THEN I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels,” “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”

 

7 angels – pour out bowls of Wrath of God

 

Rev 16:2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11; 16:2; 19:20; Isa 1:6

 

1st Bowl

sores on men who had mark of the beast

DURING 2ND WOE 11:3

 

Isa 1:6; From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

 

Rev 16:3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.

 

2nd Bowl

the sea became as blood

During 2nd Woe 11:3;

 

Rev 16:4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

 

3rd Bowl

all water became blood

During 2nd Woe 11:3;

 

Rev 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying:

You are righteous, O Lord,

The One who is and who was and who is to be,

Because You have judged these things.”

 

Rev 16:6 “For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,

And You have given them blood to drink.

For it is their just due.”

 

Rev 16:7 “And I heard another from the altar saying,” “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”

 

Chapter 16: 8-15 The 4th bowl, the 5th bowl, and the 6th  bowl

The dragon, 1st Beast and 2nd Beast, 3 unclean spirits like frogs, perform signs and gathers the whole world to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

 

Rev 16:8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.  Isa 30:26; (Matt 13:6)

 

4th Bowl

sun to scorch men

During 2nd Woe 11:3; 

Isa 30:26; Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Matt 13:6; And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

 

Rev 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.  Isa 30:26;

 

Men did not repent

 

Rev 16:10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.  Joel 2:2;

 

5th Bowl

darkness and pain

During 2nd Woe 11:3; 

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, [even] to the years of many generations.

 

Rev 16:11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

 

Men did not repent

 

Chap 6 – The 6th Seal

 

Rev 6:12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.  Rev 6:12; 8:5,12; 11:13,19; 16:18; Isa 2:19,21; 13:13; 24:18-23; 29:6; 34:4-10; 51:6; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10,30-32; 3:15,16; Eze 38:20,22; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22; Zech 14:4; Matt 24:29; Heb 12:25-29;

 

6th Seal

The 2nd Woe is past 11:14; 6th Trumpet 9:13; 6th Bowl 16:12;

 

Isa 2:19,21; And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 24:18-23; And it shall come to pass, [that] he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones [that are] on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

 Isa 29:6; Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Isa 34:4-10; And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For [it is] the day of the LORD’S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Dan 8:10; And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Joel 2:10, 30-32; The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joel 3:15,16; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Eze 38:20,22; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Haggai 2:6,7,21,22; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Zech 14:4; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Heb 12:25-29;  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

 

Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Isa 34:4

 

Stars fell to earth

 

Isa 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree.

 

Rev 6:14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. Isa 13:13; 34:4;

 

Sky receded as a scroll

 

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree.

 

Rev 6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,  Isa 2:19-21;

 

Men hid in caves

 

Isa 2:19-21 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made [each one] for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

 

Rev 6:16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!”  Isa 2:19,21;

 

Rev 6:17 “For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”  Isa 26:21; 27:1; 29:6; 30:26-33; 34:1-17; Joel 1:15; 2:1; Zephaniah 1:14-18; 2:3,13; Isa 10:28-34; 11:19; 13:6-11; 18:1-7; 27:1; 30:30; 34:1-17; (34:8) Joel 1:15; 2:1-6; Zech 13:8-9; 14:4-7; Zeph 2:13; 3:8; Malachi  3:1; 4:1; 2 Thess 2:8;

Joel 1:15; Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD [is] at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

Joel 2:1-6; Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Zech 13:8-9; And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.

Zech 14:4-7; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

Zeph 2:13; And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, [and] dry like a wilderness.

Zeph 3:8; Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Malachi  3:1; Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Thess 2:8; And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Chap 9 – The 6th Trumpet = 4 angels (maybe of 7:1) released – which causes the Euphrates to be dried up (Akaba, Turkey Dam can do this now), and 200,000,000 army horsemen to cross over (China can do that now)

The 2nd Woe Ends 11:14; 6th Seal 6:12; 6th Trumpet 9:13; 6th Bowl 16:12; all occur at this same time.

 

Rev 9:13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

 

6th Trumpet, 4 horns of the altar

6th Seal 6:12; 6th Bowl 16:12; 2nd Woe 11:3;

 

Rev 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” Rev 7:1

 

4 angels at Euphrates

released

 

Rev 9:15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Rev 7:1

 

4 angels to kill 1/3 mankind

 

Rev 9:16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.  Eze 38:15,16; Joel 2:1-10

 

200,000,000 army – horsemen

 

Note: These are in the LaHaye ‘Left Behind’ series. I loved his books. He believes they are not physical, but spiritual.

Eze 38:15-16; And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:

Joel 2:1,4; Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for [it is] nigh at hand;

The appearance of them [is] as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

 

Rev 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. Rev 9:9; Joel 2:3-4; Eze 38:14-16,22; Malachi 4:1;

 

Breastplates – red, blue, yellow,

Horse heads like lions – mouths send fire, smoke, brimstone

 

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

 

Rev 9:18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. Eze 38:22;

 

1/3 men killed by 3 plagues – fire, smoke, brimstone

 

Eze 38:22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

 

Rev 9:19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.

 

tails like serpents with heads

 

Rev 9:20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.

 

Men did not repent

 

Rev 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

 

Chap 16

 

Rev 16:12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.  Isa 11:15;

 

6th Bowl

2nd Woe 11:3; 6th Seal 6:12; 6th Trumpet 9:13;

Euphrates dried up – way for kings of East
http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/euphrates-river-drying-up-new-york-times-notes-prophetic-implications/

(Note: The Euphrates River is drying up today (Aug 2009, Iraq, Syria and Israel are in a drought. The Dead Sea is drying up also)

Isa 11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make [men] go over dryshod.

Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

 

3 unclean spirits from

Devil, 1st Beast  and 2nd Beast (false prophet)

 

Rev 16:14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.  Isa 10:32-34; 18:3-7;

 

Gathering for Battle – Great Day of God Almighty

 

Isa 10:32-34 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand [against] the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature [shall be] hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled. And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Isa 18:3-7 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the branches. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

 

Rev 16:15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”  1 Pet 3:10-12;

 

Christ says – coming as a thief

 

1 Pet 3:10-12 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Great earthquake

Sun black moon red

Rev 10:1-11; 13:11-18; 11:1-14; 17:1-18; Who is Babylon?


Chapter 10.  A Parenthetical warning of the last 3 ½ years and the prophecy of the 2 witnesses who warn of the final wrath of God. The 6th and 7th angels to sound out yet.

Rev 10:1 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.  Eze 1:28

A mighty angel

Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.

Rev 10:2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,

Little Book

Rev 10:3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Rev 10:4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

7 Thunders Uttered voices Seal Them Up

Note: We will all know what they say when we are all together.

Rev 10:5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven

Mighty Angel

Rev 10:6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer,

NO MORE DELAY

Rev 10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets. Rev 10:7; 11:15,16:17;John 19:30; Eze 39:8;

When the 7th angel sounds

Mystery of God Finished

This verse explains, to me, that the 6th and 7th Seals, Trumpets and Bowls go together. Verse 15:8 says, ‘….no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed.’. This has led me to believe the 6th seal, 6th trumpet, 6th bowl, 1st and 2nd woes, are to occur simultaneously while the 7th seal, 7th trumpet, 7th bowl, and 3rd woe are all to occur simultaneously climaxing the finished work of God.

John 19:30; When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Eze 39:8; Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this [is] the day whereof I have spoken.

Rev 10:8 Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.”  Eze 2:9 – 3:1;

Little book

Eze 2:9; And when I looked, behold, an hand [was] sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book [was] therein;

Rev 10:9 So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.” And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”  Eze 2:10 – 3:1-4;

The Little Book

Eze 2:10And he spread it before me; and it [was] written within and without: and [there was] written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Eze 3:1; Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel

Rev 10:10 Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.

Eze 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat [it]; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Rev 10:11 And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”  Eze 3:4; And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Chapter 13 – A description of the 2nd beast and the last 3 ½ years. When the 1st beast was wounded the 2nd beast became the new authority, but gives the 1st beast worship. The warning of the mark of the beast 666.

Revelation Chapter 13:14 through 13:18 is about the 2nd Beast. HE is GRANTED permission to perform great signs (13:13). Granted permission to build the image of the 1st Beast and granted permission to cause anyone who does not worship the 1st Beast to be killed (13:15). It is the 2nd Beast who causes all to have the sign of the 1st Beast, ‘to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads’ (13:16). It is HE who we believe is the ‘False Prophet’.(16:13) ..I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

It is this ‘False Prophet’, Beast, Amazing person who Hates the Harlot (which equals = Babylon)He is the False Prophet who has 3 and 1/2 years, who will lead the battle of Armageddon.

It is the 1st Beast’s number (666) and who goes into perdition (17:8), who the dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority(13:2) and who is worshipped by all whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (13:8).

“For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.” (17:17)

Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.  Dan 8:6; 8:20; 9:27; 11:24; 2 Thess 2:3-4;

2nd Beast

2 horns like a lamb

spoke like a dragon

Note: 4/18/07 Grant Jeffreys thinks an Israeli man. I did not believe it could be an Israeli until Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert became leaders of Israel, and Rahm Emanuel a leader in America. Just kidding. 10/2/09

Dan 8:6; And he came to the ram that had [two] horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power

Dan 8:20; The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the kings of Media and Persia.

Dan 9:27; And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Dan 11:24He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: [yea], and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

2 Thess 2:3-4; 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; 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.

Rev 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. Dan 11:38-39;

2nd Beast – worships 1st Beast

2nd Beast

Dan 11:38-39 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.  (It isn’t hard to imagine the Muslim’s present day leaders in power of the world. They are ruthless and their present leaders bin Laden and Ahmedinejad are actively pursuing a way to control the world.)

Rev 13:13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 1 Kings 18:38

2nd Beast

Performs Signs

Fire comes down from heaven

1 Kings 18:38 (Some think this figure will claim to be Elijah) Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.

 Rev 13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. Rev 12:3; Dan 11:37-39;

2nd Beast Granted to do signs and Make an  image to the 1st Beast

Dan 11:37-39 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Rev 13:15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.  Dan 11:37-39; 2 Thess 2:3-4;

2nd Beast, Worship Image or Die, 1st Beast Image

2 Thess 2:3-4; 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; 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.

Rev 13:16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,   Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11,19; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4;

2nd Beast

Must have Mark in hand or on forehead – 1st Beast Worship

Rev 13:17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11,19; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4;

2nd Beastno one may buy or sell without mark of 1st Beast

Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.  Rev 13:17,18; 14:9,11,19; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4;

666 Number of 1st Beast

The Number 666 is in scripture one other time. Just for fun I have pointed it out. (Ezra 2:1,13 (666)  Now these [are] the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.)

(Rev 8:13 ‘….woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!’) This persuades me the 2nd Woe is during the last 3 ½ years.

 Chapter 11 – The Two Witnesses = (they have 3 ½ years) The two olive trees = The two lampstands standing before God = They are the 2nd Woe.

They begin their witnessing at the time the 2nd beast begins his reign.

This puts chapter 10, last half of chapter 13 and chapter 11 all about the same time.

The 6th Seal 6:12, 6th Trumpet 9:13 and 6th Bowl 16:12 will happen during this last 3 ½ years that the Two Witnesses have. Then the 7th Seal is opened.

Rev 11:1 THEN I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.”  Eze 40:-41;

Measure temple

This temple in Revelation and the one in Ezekiel 40 – 41, are beyond me to understand as far as anything but comfort.

Rev 11:2 “But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”  11:2,3;12:6,7,14; 13:5; Dan 7:25; 12:7;

Court given to Gentiles for forty-two months

42 mo = 3 ½ years

Dan 7:25; And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Dan 12:7; And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished.

Rev 11:3 “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”  Rev 11:2,3;12:6,14; 13:5;Isa 10:20-27; 12:7; Zech 4:1-14;

2nd Woe 11:3;

2 Witnesses, (1260 days) (The 1st – 6th Vials (Bowls) occur during their witness. Rev 16:1-12)

6th Seal 6:12; 6th Trumpet 9:13; 6th Bowl 16:12;

Isa 10:20; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Zech 4:3,6,11; And two olive trees by it, one upon the right [side] of the bowl, and the other upon the left [side] thereof.

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Then answered I, and said unto him, What [are] these two olive trees upon the right [side] of the candlestick and upon the left [side] thereof?

Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. Zech 4:1-14;

2 olive trees = 2 lampstands = 2 Witnesses

Zech 4:2-3; And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof: And two olive trees by it, one upon the right [side] of the bowl, and the other upon the left [side] thereof.

Rev 11:5  And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner.

Fire proceeds from witnesses mouths

Rev 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.

They have power – over waters, plagues on earth

Rev 11:7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9.113; 13:1; 17:3,8,10,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

1st Beast, Wars against 2 witnesses

Note the 1st Beast is the one going into perdition and the 2nd Beast serves him (17:8,10)

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

In Jerusalem

Rev 11:9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.

3 ½ days

Rev 11:10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

Party, send gifts

Rev 11:11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Breath of life from God

Rev 11:12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.

Raised from the dead

(Come up here. Rapture?)

Rev 11:13 In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. Rev 6:12; 8:5,12; 11:13,19; 16:18; Isa 2:19,21; 13:13; 24:23; 29:6; 34:4-10; 51:6; Jer 50:20; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10,30-32; 3:15,16; Eze 38:20,22; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22; Zech 14:4; Matt 24:29; Heb 12:25-29; Note: Perhaps the time for the conversion of the Jews remaining?See page:  For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” Matt 23:39

A Great earthquake

7000 killed – the rest gave glory to God of Heaven

Perhaps the remaining Jews converted here or those who believe are shouting here.

Isa 2:19,21; And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 24:23; Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mountZion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa 29:6; Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Isa 34:4-10; And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Jer 50:20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and [there shall be] none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.

Dan 8:10; And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Joel 2:10; The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Joel 2: 30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joel 3:15-16; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 10:2; The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 38:20,22; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Haggai 2:6,7, 21,22; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Zech 14:4; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Heb 12:25-29; See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth:

but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

Rev 11:14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly. Isa 13:6,11,13; Eze 38:20; Joel 2:31; 3:16; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22;

2nd Woe is past

 

Chapter 17

Parenthetical – A mystery revealed

This is not a span of time, but rather like a time out to describe to us the Babylon that is going to be destroyed in Chapter 18.

Mystery Babylon – The woman sitting on a scarlet beast – the beast has 7 heads and 10 horns (the 1st beast) – Babylon,  revealed to us

Rev 17:9 is the verse that Hal Lindsey uses to identify the Rome of the end times, he thinks it will be the European Union’s capital. The 7 heads = 7 mountains of RomeQuoting Lindsey,There is no question about where the city would be – it was Rome. It says that the woman sits (or rules) on seven mountains. Most elementary students of history or geography know that Rome is the city of seven hills. It is there that the religious system will reign for a time in coalition with the political system.”

Those 7 hills are ‘hills’ not mountains.

Rev 17:9-10 The seven heads = 7 mountains which are 7 kings who are controlled by this ‘woman sitting on the scarlet beast.’ These seven kingdoms/countries who will have a leader who sells his soul to the Devil and they will hate the harlot (17:16) and destroy her, and destroy her like Babylon. Till all give their kingdoms to the beast. 17:18! Those 7 mountains are called ‘kingdoms’!

The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, which I believe is a city that rules all the kingdoms, is rich and ‘they’ hate her. Not an apostate church – but a city that is rich ‘arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup  full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication……….the kings of the earth committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her…..merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of objects of ivory, precious wood, bronze, iron and marble ……and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses…..and bodies and souls of men.’ The ‘Islam’ religion is the worlds religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Arabs of todays world, who hate all who do not worship their way.

 Babylon destroyed in one day.

The Revived Roman Empire, represented by the Dan 2:42And [as] the toes of the feet’, 10 toes = The Europeon Union. Dan 2:44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,The 1st Beast – The one who rises up out of the united countries of Greece,Media Persia, Babylon = hates Babylon. And the 10 kings – 17:12who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast 17:16“And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”

The woman sitting on the beast  = the harlot = Babylon

Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities, like Abu Dhabi, Dubai City in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Al Basrah, the city of Basra has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future historyThe Shape of Things to Come” where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world.

UAE – Dubai – one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), or that emirate’s main city, sometimes called “Dubai city” to distinguish it from the emirate.The modern emirate of Dubai was created consequent with the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. (SEE  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai)

Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833. Its current ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is also the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE.  

Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi is ruled by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the President of the UAE.

Bahrain, the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa  a constitutional monarchy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain

Bahrain – Kingdom of the Two Seas. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia found in January 2006.[6 Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East according to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, and is tenth freest overall in the world.

If…America is ‘Babylon’ then it will be destroyed ‘in one day’. Not hard to imagine with a Muslim martyr being president and an Israelite/American leader Rham Emanuel ready to destroy us.

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

“His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai has passed away. He was 62 years old.” 

UPDATE: 1/4/10

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6975780.ece

 “Dubai’s hereditary ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, serves as Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

There has been speculation that Abu Dhabi will seize a number of Dubai’s trophy assets in exchange for its assistance”

UPDATE: 1/7/10

http://www.waow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11782714

“Dubai’s downfall is not only hurting the city-state and the financiers who bet big on its promises.

Even before Dubai’s financial crisis, the sheikdom’s growing economic woes had begun rippling out across the Arab world,

Qatar – The capital is Doha. Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg.

This is Scofields Commentary.

When the 1st Beast and the seven horns destroy Babylon, the beast will then be in control of all the world and the EU will worship the beast by acknowledging his authority and power.

6/11/10 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/06/10/the_new_wannabe_ottomans_105913.html

Turkey’s, Erdogan’s anti-Israel attacks often match those of his newfound friends, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hezbollah’s Hasan Nasrallah (The Destroyer, in English. Rev 9:11 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.) An Israeli leader named his this after the Lebanon War.

(Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.) 

Babylon

The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically.

(1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24; Revelation 16:14; Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.”

(2) In Revelation 14:8-11; 16:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:14; 19:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast; Daniel 7:8; Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22; Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,” ; John 7:7; Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world.

(Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917)

Rev 17:1 THEN one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”  Rev 17:1,15,18; 18:8; Isa 47:7-9; Jer 30:11; 51; Zeph 2:15; 3:1

The Great Harlot (Babylon) Judged

Isa 47:7-9; And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Jer 30:11; For I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jer 50:1; Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

Zeph 2:15; This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.

Zeph 3:1; Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

 

Rev 17:2 “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,16,18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

The Woman (Sitting on the 1st Beast?)

7 horns, 10 horns

 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-05/saudi-government-says-demonstrations-marches-prohibited-by-kingdom-s-laws.html

 Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by six kings

Rev 17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. Rev 17:1,3-7, 15-18;

The woman

Rev 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The great harlot = Babylon

Rev 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. Rev 17:1,3-7, 15-18;

Woman = harlot = Babylon

12/24/10 “Religious cleansing is taking place everywhere in Iraqby Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Before the toppling of Saddam Hussein, there existed more than 1 million Christians in Iraq. They are now mostly gone – scattered to the winds, sacrificed on the altar of erecting an Islamic state. Churches have been closed or blown up. Hundreds of thousands have been expelled. Nearly two-thirds of the 500,000 Christians in Baghdad have fled or been killed. In Mosul, about 100,000 Christians used to live there. Now, just 5,000 remain. Soon there will be none.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/23/radical-islam-vs-christianity/

Rev 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.” Rev 12:3

Mystery Revealed

1st Beast 7 heads, 10 horns

The woman –Babylon – see 17:15

Rev 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition (9:2). And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;  (17:8- 17:14 Talks about the beast.)

1st Beast = from bottomless pit and goes to perdition

(Book of Life)

Maybe, “whose names are not written in the Book of Life..” means the person Satan uses was never written in the Book of Life.

Rev 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.”  Rev 12:3; 13:1;  The woman  – go to 17:15

Mystery Revealed –

Babylon is the woman (who sits on the beast with 7 heads)

7 heads = 7 mountains = 7 kingdoms. 10 kings are the group of countries who worship the 1st beast and represent the beast, Satan in chapter 12.

Rev 17:10 “These (There?) are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.”

7 kings

1st Beast

Rev 17:11 “The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.” Rev 13:1;

1st Beast

8th king – going to perdition

Rev 17:12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast.” Rev 12:3; 13:1;

10 horns=10 kings

1st Beast

Rev 17:13 “These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”

1st Beast

Rev 17:14 “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

The LAMB

Lord of Lords will overcome them

Rev 17:15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.”  Rev 12:3; 17:1,15; 18:8

Mystery Revealed

Great harlot sits on water = nations, peoples,

Rev 17:16 “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.” Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 18:18; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; Isa 13:19; Malachi 4:1

The 10 horns Hate the Harlot and Destroys Her

Isa 13:19; And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Malachi 4:1; For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Rev 17:17 “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”  Isa 14:24,26,27; 23:9; 46:11; Jer 4:28; 50:45; 51:29; Rom 1:13; 8:28; 9:11,17; Eph 1:5,9,11; 3:11; 6:22; 1 John 3:8;

To Fulfill His Purpose

Isa 14:24-27; The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,” “that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole  earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Isa 23:9;  The Lord of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Isa 46:11; Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken [it], I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed [it], I will also do it.

Jer 4:28; For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken [it], I have purposed [it], and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

Jer 50:45; Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make [their] habitation desolate with them.

Jer 51:29; And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

Rom 1:13; Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Rom 8:28; And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 9:11,17; (For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth)

For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Eph 1:5,9,11; Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Eph 3:11; According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 6:22; Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.

1 John 3:8; He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Rev 17:18 “And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”  Rev 18:7-8; Isa 47:5,7,9; Jer 51; Zeph 2:15

Mystery Revealed Woman = great city = has dominion over kings of earth

Isa 47:5,7,9; Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

 But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

(Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)

Babylon

The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically.

(1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24; Revelation 16:14; Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.”

(2) In Revelation 14:8-11; 16:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:14; 19:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8; Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22; Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,” ; John 7:7; Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917

Rev 6:1-11; 7:1-17; 12:13-17; 13:1-10; 8:2-13; 9:1-12; Chap 8:rapture is completed, 7 trumpets are blown, 7 churches, 5 seals, rapture, God’s wrath, earthquake, sound of Trumpets


Scofield said of the 7 churches, “Most conclusively of all, these messages do present an exact foreview of the spiritual history of the church, and in this precise order…..” Then he explains the periods of, (spiritual history), time for each church.

First, a conquerer, most agree is not our Lord, but evil comes, and peace is taken from earth. The second seal which unleashes war, people killing people. The third, a black horse whose rider carries scales to weigh wheat and barley, which all agree, signifies famine. The fourth, a Pale horse who’s rider’s name is  Death and Hades following him to kill with sword, hunger and death, and has power over ¼ of the earth. (Note: Africa is a killing field today. Muslims are killing thousands.) 

All you have to do is view the History channel and see the death, hunger and destruction of the past 2000 years and you might be able to envision it, too. Watch any prophecy program and see them explain the seals with the pictures of world history.

I would put the 1st seal to be opened during the 1st church age. The next 3 seals, 2,3 and 4 are opened over the course of the 2nd church age through the 6th church age. That would time the 5th seal to occur as the 7th church age ends. This would explain why the church is mentioned no more.

The 7th Church, the 5th seal and Rev 6:9 thru chapter 7, describes the Rapture.

Souls under the altar, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held, and they told to rest of the world. 

Isaiah 26:20-21; 27:1 –  Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword……….

John sees the scene set for the rapture and the wrath of God to occur.

Chapters 4 through 7 are happening in heaven. Chapter 12 is a Parenthetical, a spiritual glance of Israel, Christ, the Great Red Dragon Satan being cast to earth for his last 7 years before the millennium. They glimpse the entire church age, through the Rapture and sealing of the saints foreheads and given garments. Finishing off with the singing of praise to God.

Chapter 6 describes the scene in heaven as the 5 seals are opened, which I believe happen at the same time as the church age is happening.

 

Rev 6:1 NOW I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”

 

1st Seal

1st Church Age (Rev 2:1)

 

Rev 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.  Zech 1:8; 6:1-3;

 

White horse

(war)

 

Zech 1:8; I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that [were] in the bottom; and behind him [were there] red horses, speckled, and white.

Zech 6:1-3;  And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains [were] mountains of brass. In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

 

Rev 6:3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”

 

2nd Seal

2nd Church Age (Rev 2:8)

 

Rev 6:4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.  (Rev 6:8) 

 

Fiery red horse

(Sword – people killed- war)

 

Rev 6:5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. Note: Africa has been in famine for 40 years. Now the U.S. is.

 

3rd Seal

3rd Church Age (Rev 2:12)

Black horse (famine)

 

Rev 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”

See http://www.raptureready.com/abc/antichrist.html

The Anti-Christ – “Perilous times” also includes “economic disaster.” While the antichrist is boasting about having solutions to the world’s problems, God will release a third horse and rider. John said, “I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” (Revelation 6:5, 6).
The third rider will bring economic collapse to the world. God will allow him to do this to show the world that the antichrist is not the true Bread of Life, Jesus. Food will be so valuable it will have to be weighed on scales before it is sold. Money will be so worthless that what a man earns in one day will purchase barely enough for one person to survive on. It definitely seems that America, and perhaps the entire world, has forgotten that a good economy is a blessing of God and not a benefit of having the right kind of politician in office. This moral confusion will be disastrous in the days to come.
“Perilous times” also includes starvation and sickness, and two more signs of the last days Jesus talked about are “famine” and “pestilence” (Matthew 24:7). God will release a fourth horse and rider that will fulfill this. John said, “I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth” (Revelation 6:8). God will allow this horse and rider to come on the scene to show the world that the antichrist is not the Great Physician, Jesus. One-fourth of the world’s population will die as war and economic disaster spreads like wildfire triggering hunger and disease on

 

Rev 6:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.”  

 

4th Seal

4th, 5th, 6th Church Age (Rev 2:18; 3:1,6)

There shall be ‘wars and rumors of wars’, (matt 24:6) and war will be with us to the end

 

Rev 6:8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.   Rev 1:18; 6:8; 20:13,14; Matt 24:6,7; Lk 21:9; 1 Chr 15:26; (Rev 6:8; 8:6; 13:18;? Great trib?)  (I believe we are in now, waiting for the rapture, 5th seal, and then the 6th church age.)

 

Pale horse – Death and Hades followed

Was given 1/4 of earth to kill with sword, famine, pestilence, wild beasts

 

The next is the 5th seal, Rev 6:9-11 through Rev 7. This describes the Rapture.

Souls under the altar, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 

Isaiah 26:20-21; 27:1 – Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword……….

 

Rev 6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Isa 26:20; 40:8; Rev 1:2,9; 6:9; 18:4; 20:4; This occurs simultaneously with or is the same scene as 4:1.

 

5th Seal The Rapture Rev 6:9-11 

7th Church Age Ends (Rev 3:20)

1st Trumpet Rev 8:7

Word of God

 

Isa 26:20; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Isa 40:8; The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

 

Rev 6:10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

 

Rev 6:11Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.  Rev 3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 26:20; 61:10; Dan 7:9; 1 Thess 4:16-17;

 

White Robes given

The raptured souls told to rest a little while longer

The raptured souls are told, ‘rest a little while longer,’

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches (note: the britches Bible) upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 26:20; Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

1 Thess 4:16-17; For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

 

Chapter 6 verses 12 through 17 are descriptions of events that are final for the earth and the heavens. Catastrophic events which I believe are during the final wrath of God. 

The 6th and 7th events occur at the same time, well, as you will see the wrath of God, and after the 1000 year reign will present the kingdom to the Father.

 

Chapter 7

I believe Chapter 7 is a view of activity in heaven. A picture of all of the saved, ready to watch what God’s wrath does to earth. What a view. Seeing every soul saved from the beginning to the end. The sealing of all believers, over all of time, the snatching up and joining those under the altar,

There are 4 angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that the wind should not blow on the earth, or sea, or on any tree. And then another angel ascending from the east with the seal of the living God. This angel told the four angels “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. The 144,000 Jews and (in 14:1) a great multitude which no one could number” – who came out of the great tribulation (would the first four seals represent the great tribulation? Possibly?, Meaning we are in the great tribulation. I believe the four winds will blow once all who are to be saved are saved)(So the four winds will not be set loose until all who are to be saved are sealed.), and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7:16 They shall never hunger or thirst anymore……………….and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes… 7:17; 21:4; Isa 25:8. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].]) I believe that describes us, raptured. (1 Cor 15:26; The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.) 

 

Rev 7:1 AFTER these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 7:1; 9:14,15; Jer 49:36; Eze 37:9; Dan 7:2; 8:8; 11:4; Zec 2:6; Matt 24:31; Mar 13:27John is still being shown what is going on in heaven.  

4 angels holding 4 winds

Note: In verse 7:1, these 4 angels are released in 9:14, the 6th trumpet.

 

Jer 49:36; And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. (Note, Elam is present day Iran)

Eze 37:9; Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

Dan 7:2; Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

Dan 8:8; Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

Dan 11:4; And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

Zec 2:6; Ho, ho, [come forth], and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.

Matt 24:31; And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Mar 13:27; And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

 

Rev 7:2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3:12; 7:2-4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30;

 Seal of Living God

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 

Rev 7:3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”  Rev 3:12; 7:2-4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30;

Seal on forehead

Because the servants of our God are sealed by the Holy Spirit according to scripture (2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13), I believe this is a reference to all who are saved)

 

Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:  Rev 3:12; 7:2-4,9; 9:4; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30;

Note: See Gen 49:17; Here in Rev, Dan’s name is not mentioned, and Manasseh’s name is used  Gen 49:17; Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

 

144,000 sealed (The traditional interpretation believes these are saved during the last 7 years. I believe this is a mystery we will only understand when we are in heaven). (continuation of the sealed in 7:9-17)

 

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 

Rev 7:5 of the tribe of Judah

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Reuben

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Gad

twelve thousand were sealed;  

 

Note: Original tribes of Levi and Joseph are listed and Manasseh is added to replace Dan. [Ephraim led the way in causing civil war which divided the ten tribes and may be why he is not listed.] God knows to who’s tribe they belong.

 

Rev 7:6 of the tribe of Asher

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Naphtali

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Manasseh

twelve thousand were sealed;

 

Rev 7:7 of the tribe of Simeon

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Levi

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Issachar

twelve thousand were sealed;

 

Rev 7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Joseph

twelve thousand were sealed;

of the tribe of Benjamin

twelve thousand were sealed.

 

Rev 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,  3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9; (Rev 3:12; 7:2-4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Zech 2:8-13; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30)(Clearly this is in heaven and John is telling us what he is seeing.)

 

Multitude clothed With White Robes – (Sealed)

 

(What a view. Seeing every soul saved from the beginning to the end. The sealing of all believers, the snatching up and joining those under the altar, over all of time. )

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. 

 

Rev 7:10and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  Rev 5:6;

 

The Lamb

 

Rev 7:11All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

 

Rev 7:12saying:

 

Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,

Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,

Be to our God forever and ever.

Amen.”

All the Saved saying…..

 

Rev 7:13Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”    Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Jer 25:12-13,18-38; 30:7-11; Dan 7:9;

 

1 elder said –

White Robes

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. 

 

Rev 7:14And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Rev 3:5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9;  (Rev 6:8; 8:6; 13:18;? Great trib?)

 

White Robes

(The Great Trib) (I believe they are all of the saved over time.)

 

Rev 7:15“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.” 1:13; 2:1; 7:15; 21:3; Ex 25:8; 29:46; Lev 26:12; Ps 68:16; Eze 43:9; 2 Cor 6:16;

 

He will dwell among them

 

Exo 25:8; And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exo 29:46; And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the LORD their God.

Lev 26:12; And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

Psa 68:16; Why leap ye, ye high hills? [this is] the hill [which] God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].

Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

2 Cor 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

Rev 7:16“They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat”;  Rev 21:23; 22:5; Isa 60:19;

 

No more hunger, thirst

 

Isa 60:19; The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

 

Rev 7:17“for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Rev 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17; Joel 3:18; Zech 14:8; John 3:5; 4:14; 7:37-38; 15:3; Eph 5:26; (No more tears 7:16,17; 21:4; Isa 25:8)

 

Living fountains of waters – (No more Tears)

 

Joel 3:18; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Zech 14:8; And it shall be in that day, [that] living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:14; But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:37,38; In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 15:3; Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Eph 5:26; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Isa 25:8; He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

 

Wrath of God revealed.

The rest of chapter 12, history/prophecy of the end time.

Chapter 13 Introduction of the beasts.

 

Rev 12:13Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; (In our day this sounds like history. In John’s day this is prophecy.)

 

The Dragon

 

Rev 12:14But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.  Rev 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5; Dan 7:25: 12:7; 

 

Time and times and half a time (42 mo/3 ½ years)

 

Note: Hal Lindsey, Tim LaHaye and some others believe this is an escape for believers (Jews and/or Gentiles) being transported to safety (perhaps Petra) till Christ delivers them. The woman is being rescued and is safe for 3 ½ years, and the Dragon, the devil, goes to make war with her offspring.

For me this is difficult. The birth of Christ and the birth of Israel as a country and now we are awaiting the rapture – all together is certainly more than 3 ½ years. This particular verse is not clear at all to me even with any of the commentaries. Israel for a time and times and half a time, (3 ½ years) will be safe from the devil is what the verse says. I think the men who understand will keep us informed.

 

Rev 12:15So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.

 

Serpent spewed flood

 

Rev 12:16But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

 

A flood usually means war, taking over a country, place. The earth helps Israel from the ‘flood’.

 

Rev 12:17And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.  The 1st Beast goes into perdition. Rev 17:8 

 

Dragon – goes to make war

Note: Satan definitely went to war with ‘the rest of her offspring’ during the 1st Church Age. We who believe are her ‘offspring’ Eph 6:12-18; For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

 

 

The next Parenthetical Chapter 13:1-10 identifying the Dragon, and how the Devil will work on the earth and in the Spiritual realm. This will also explain Chapter 9 which follows, how the Devil’s work appears on earth.

Please Note: The Beast of Chapter 13:1, we will call him 1st Beast, he goes into perdition Rev 17:8.  (Rev 9:1,2,11; 13:18)  He has 3 and ½ years (Rev 13:5).

 

I will take a moment here to say I believe in a literal translation of the bible.

A beast rising up out of the sea (mankind) having 7 heads and 10 horns with 10 crowns on his heads is literal as it was in Daniel. Verse 13:2 – the beast was like a leopard, bear and lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne and great authority.

Let us go back to Daniel 2:36-44. ‘This is the dream…….Thou, O king……….God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory………..He hath made thee ruler over them all……………after thee shall arise another kingdom (2) and another (3) …………..and a fourth kingdom…has 10 toes…..the kingdom shall be divided……ten toes…….and in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed;…..it shall stand for ever.’

Daniel 7:1-12   In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. (Note: Daniel asked to understand 7:16, and 7:17 he was told this is 4 kings) The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, (Who is he? The 1st Beast of Rev.) before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. Rev 20:11,12 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. Rev 20:4,12 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. Rev 19:20As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. Rev 20:3

 

Scofield and other theologians have studied these passages of scripture and come to educated conclusions that we can only read and pray about. So many of the Revelation sentences seem to echo what Daniel saw, heard and wrote about. They must genuinely be intertwined and given to us to read, listen to, and to heed. The visions recorded in Daniel chapters 2, 7, 8,9,10,11 and 12 are included in our interpretation, our expectations of understanding and we can trust they will be understood and fulfilled as we approach the end of time. (Mine)

 

Dan 2:37-45; Scofield page 900 Note 1: The monarchy-vision. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, as interpreted by Daniel, gives the course and end of “the times of the Gentiles” (Lk. 21:24; Rev. 16:19, note), that is, of a Gentile world-empire. The four metals composing the image are explained as symbolizing (vs. 38-40), and fulfilled in Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece (under Alexander), and Rome. The latter power is seen divided, first into two (the legs), fulfilled in the Eastern and Western Roman empires, and then into ten (the toes) (see Dan 7:26, note). As a whole, the image gives the imposing outward greatness and splendour of the Gentile world-power. (The monarchy-vision. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, as interpreted by Daniel, gives the course and end of “the times of the Gentiles” Luke 21:24. (See Scofield “Revelation 16:19“) that is, of Gentile world-empire. The four metals composing the image are explained as symbolizing Daniel 2:38-40 four empires, not necessarily possessing the inhabited earth, but able to do so (Daniel 2:38), and fulfilled in Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece (under Alexander), and Rome. The latter power is seen divided, first into two (the legs), fulfilled in the Eastern and Western Roman empires, and then into ten (the toes) See Scofield “Daniel 7:26.” As a whole, the image gives the imposing outward greatness and splendour of the Gentile world-power.)

Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Daniel 2”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”.

 

Daniels vision chapter 7 describes four beasts as a Lion, Bear and a Leopard, and a 4th beast who has ten horns. While Rev 13:2 describes one beast rising out of the sea with 7 heads, 10 horns, 10 crowns, and it was like a Leopard, his feet like the feet of a Bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a Lion. The dragon (Satan) gave him his power, throne and great authority. The extreme similarity of three beasts in Dan chap 7 and one beast of Rev 13 must be telling us something.

As Scofield says Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represents:

Leopard = Greece 

Bear = Media-Persia

Lion = Babylon 

 I believe the 1st beast of Rev 13:2 is the one who rises up out of the the joined forces of the Leopard (Greece), Bear (Media/Persia), Lion (Babylon). I believe the Arab countries are aligning themselves now. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Greece. Eze 38:5 ‘……Persia, Ethiopia and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:’

The fourth kingdom of Daniel 7 = The former Roman Empire with 10 horns (10 kings). Perhaps the joined forces of the European Union = is the woman sitting on a scarlet beast = Babylon. I do not believe the EU is the ‘woman sitting on a scarlet beast’. Someone once said, ‘The description of Babylon only fits the U. S. at this time.’ Since that was said there are more possibilities, like Abu Dhabi, Dubai City in the UAE, Qatar and  Al Basrah, the city of Basra has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future historyThe Shape of Things to Come” where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world. 

 

The Ten Toes are often referred to as the Roman Empire cracked up but still the 4th kingdom and reviving now in our day. The European Union. I believe this is true.

 

Chapter 13:1-10 describes the 1st beast and is separated from verses 11-18 because they describe the 2nd beast and how he worships the 1st beast. Chapter 13 gives a spiritual description of the 1st and 2nd beasts works and covers all of the 7 years – the 1st beast’s 3 ½ yrs and then the 2nd beast’s 3 ½ years. Notice verse 13:5 specifically states the 1st beast has 3½ years. Dan 2:36-44; 7:3-7; Zech 1:18-21; Rev 17:12; All refer to the same World Kings and Countries. Zech 1:2,21 The 4 artisans may refer to the 4 horsemen of Rev 6:1-8; Isa 26:21.

 

Rev 13:1THEN I stood on the sand of the sea and I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10; (Isa 27:1) Eze 28:12-13,15,17-19; Dan 7:7-28; 8:23-25; 9:27; 11:16,36-38; Zech 1:19; 2 Thess 2:3-4;

1st Beast – (7 countries? 10 Kings?), 7 heads, 10 horns, 10 crowns

Note:  Rev 12:3 The Great Red Dragon, Satan, has – 7 heads, 10 horns, 7 crowns

 

Isa 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.

Eze 28:12,13,15,17-19; Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more.

Dan 7:7; After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.

Dan 8:23-25; And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Dan 9:27; And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Dan 11:16,36-38; But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Zech 1:19; And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What [be] these? And he answered me, These [are] the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

2 Thess 2:3,4; 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; 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.

 

Rev 13:2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.  Rev 9:2,11; 13:1,5,12-15; Eze 26:7; 38:6; Dan 2:39-41; 7:19-26; 8:23-26; 11:40-45; Zech 1:19;

 

1st Beast – like a Leopard (Greece), Bear (Media/Persia (Turkey/Iran)), Lion (Babylon (Iraq/Iran)) (Greece,Turkey, Iraq, Syria, not Russia.)

 

Eze 26:7; For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people.

Eze 38:6; Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee. Note: Gomer is mentioned also in Rev 19: before the 2nd and final war against God. Perhaps it is Gomer in both wars.

Dan 2:39-41; And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

Dan 7:19-21; Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of] the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of] that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

Dan 8:23-25; And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Dan 11:40,41, (42-45); And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Zech 1:19; And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What [be] these? And he answered me, These [are] the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.  (Key to conclusion to me)

Leopard = Greece

Bear = Media-Persia (Turkey/Iran)

Lion = Babylon (Iraq/Iran)

 The 1st beast of Rev 13:2 is the one who rises up out of the joined forces of the Leopard (Greece), Bear (Media-Persia (Turkey/Iran)), Lion (Babylon (Iraq/Iran)).

2/8/11 Update: Now Greece is making her appearance. When does she turn on Israel and join Babylon and Media-Persia?

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/article/GB/20110208/CP01/302089858/-1/whistler/american-jewish-leaders-visit-greece-amid-warming-of-ties-with-israel&template=cpArt

THESSALONIKI, Greece – A group of American Jewish leaders has begun a five-day visit to Greece, amid an improvement in once cool ties between Greece and Israel.

 

Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.  Rev 12:3; 13:14; Dan 8:23-25;

 

1st Beast (one country wounded mortally but healed)

 

Note:  The one who rises up out of the countries of Greece, Media-Persia, Babylon is wounded with a deadly wound. The leader of that country may be called the Beast also. Perhaps; Iran attacked by us, but surviving to everyones amazement. Joel Rosenberg believes Iraq will again be Babylon.

 

Rev 13:4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Note: acknowledging his authority equals worship

 

1st Beast

 

Rev 13:5And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. Rev 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5; Isa 10:5-13; Dan 7:8,25; 8:23; 12:7; 8:23;

 

1st Beast has 42 months

Speaking Great Things, Blasphemy

 

Peace Treaty Dan 9:27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Thinks he’s God Isa 14:12-14; Dan 11:37; 2 Thess 2:3-4;

Isa 10:5-13; O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation…………. For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done [it], and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant [man]:

Isa 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Dan 7:8,25; I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Dan 8:23; And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

Dan 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

Dan 12:7; And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished.

2 Thess 2:3-4 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; 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.

 

Rev 13:6Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 

 

1st Beast

Blaspheme God, His people and Heaven

Rev 13:7It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. Dan 7:21; I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

1st Beast

Makes War with Saints, Given world authority, The Continent of Africa is a killing field. 12/24/10 “Religious cleansing is taking place everywhere in Iraqby Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Before the toppling of Saddam Hussein, there existed more than 1 million Christians in Iraq. They are now mostly gone – scattered to the winds, sacrificed on the altar of erecting an Islamic state. Churches have been closed or blown up. Hundreds of thousands have been expelled. Nearly two-thirds of the 500,000 Christians in Baghdad have fled or been killed. In Mosul, about 100,000 Christians used to live there. Now, just 5,000 remain. Soon there will be none.”

 

Rev 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rev 3:5; 13:8; 20:12,15; 21:27; 22:19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Rev 17:8; 20:12,14; Phil 4:3;

1st Beast

Book of Life

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Rev 17:8; 20:12,15; The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

I have heard it said there are a set of books in heaven. (Hal Lindsey gives quite a good explanation of the books.) There is a book of life with the name of every person who has ever lived or will live, written down. I believe this is so, and that the names are names God has given them. The DNA could easily be the Identifier of every soul. Not a name we would recognize as our name now, but what God has named him.

There is a book of Works, which lists every deed good or bad for each person. Then there are a couple of other books mentioned by Lindsey. Then Tim LaHaye says he believes there is a ‘Lamb’s Book of Life’ Rev 21:27, which I believe is the book, ‘The Book of Life.’ When a soul determines not to accept Christ as their personal Savior their name is erased from the Book of Life. That still leaves their names in the book of works, and they are judged from that book. The Calvanists believe having your name in the book of life is the list of who God has chosen to be saved from the beginning of time.

I believe, as I have said, it is the name of every person God has planned to create from the beginning of time. Each one chooses life or death. Having one’s name erased from that book is spiritual death.

Rev 13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear 

Rev 13:10He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Chapter 8 (We will skip Rev 8:1 for the moment, start with 8:2)

This chapter begins when the rapture is completed– the seven angels are given the 7 trumpets. John is in heaven and sees as the trumpets are blown. Are you counting? 7  churches, 5 seals, rapture and then God’s wrath begins with an earthquake, and sound of Trumpets. Oh the wrath of God – one right after the other. 1st Trumpet through 4th Trumpet. The 1st beast has 3 and ½ years (see Rev 13:5).

 

Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

 

This is the 70th Week of Daniel 

 

Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 15:1,7;

 

7 angels given 7 trumpets

 

Rev 8:3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. Rev 5:8; 8:3,4;

 

Prayers of Saints

 

Rev 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Rev 5:8

 

Rev 8:5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. Rev 6:12; 8:5,12; 11:13,19; 16:18; Isa 2:19,21; 13:13; 24:23; 29:6; 34:4-10; 51:6; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10, 30-32; 3:15,16; Eze 10:2; 38:20,22; Haggai 2:6-7,21-22; Zech 14:4; Matt 24:29; Heb 12:25-29;

Earthquake

NOW IT BEGINS! 1st beast in power

Isa 2:19,21; And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Isa 13:13; Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isa 24:23; Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mountZion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa 29:6; Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Isa 34:4-10; And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree

Isa 51:6; Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Dan 8:10; And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Joel 2:10; The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Joel 2: 30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joel 3:15-16; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 10:2; The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Eze 38:20,22; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that [are] upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

Haggai 2:6,7, 21,22; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land]; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Zech 14:4; And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Heb 12:25-29; See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth:

but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God [is] a consuming fire.

Rev 8:6So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.  Rev 6:8; 8:6; 13:18; Jer 30:7

Great Trib?

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

 

Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. Malachi 4:1;

 

1st Trumpet

 
 
 
 
 

7th Church Age Ends (Rev 3:20), 5th Seal The Rapture Rev 6:7-9; 1st beast in power.

Perhaps this trumpet is the trump for the Rapture, also. The seven years begin. Babylon headed for destruction.

 

Mal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

 

Rev 8:8 Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

 

2nd Trumpet

A mountain was thrown into sea, 1/3 sea blood

Rev 8:9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

1/3 of sea blood, 1/3 creatures in sea, 1/3 of ships – destroyed 

Rev 8:10Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.

3rd Trumpet 

Great Star fell from heaven on 1/3 rivers and water

Rev 8:11The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.  Rev 8:11; Deut 29:18; Prov 5:4; Jer 9:15; 23:15; Lam 3:15; Amos 5:7;

Wormwood – many men died.

Deut 29:18; Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go [and] serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

Prov 5:4; But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

Jer 9:15;Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, [even] this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

Jer 23:15; Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land

Lam 3:15; He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.

Amos 5:7; Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Rev 8:12Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.  Isa 13:10; Eze 32:4-8; Joel 2:30-32; 3:15,16; Zech 14:6-7; Haggai 2:6,21; Matt 24:29; Mk 13:24;

4th Trumpet  

1/3 of (Light) sun, moon, stars darkened

Isa 13:10; For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Eze 32:7,8; And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

Joel 2:30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Joel 3:15; The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Zech 14:6-7; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

Haggai 2:6,21; For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it [is] a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land];

Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

Matt 24:29; Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mk 13:24; But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

Rev 8:13And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”

Woe, woe, woe

Note: Two of the three woes occur at the same time as the 5th Trumpet and 6th Trumpets.

 

Chapter 9 is how the Devil’s work appears on earth and in heaven. Verse 10:7 says when the 7th Trumpet sounds the ‘Mystery of God’ will be finished. Verse 15:8 says, ‘….no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues were completed.’ The 5th trumpet sounds, the 1st woe ends, and the 2nd woe begins.

 

Rev 9:1 THEN the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.  (See Rev 1:18; is this the same key?)

5th Trumpet – Key to bottomless pit

5th Trumpet, 1st Woe Ends Rev 9:2 2nd beast in power

 

Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8; 19:20; 20:3,10; (Isa 13:10; 24:17; Eze 32:7,8; Joel 2:30-32; Zech 14:6-7)

1st Woe Ends 9:12

5th Trumpet Rev 9:1

Isa 13:10; For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Isa 24:17; Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Eze 32:7,8; And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

Joel 2:30-32; And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Zech 14:6-7; And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark: But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.

 

Rev 9:3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.  Isa 24:17; Nahum 3:17;

 

Locusts That Have Power

Isa 24:17; Fear, and the pit, and the snare, [are] upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Nahum 3:17; Thy crowned [are] as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, [but] when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they [are]. 

 

Rev 9:4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Isa 24:17; Nahum 3:17;

 

No Seal of God on Forehead = No Protection

 

Rev 9:5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. Isa 24:17; Nahum 3:17;

 

5 months of torment 

 

Rev 9:6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

 

Men will seek death but will not find it.

 

Rev 9:7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.  Joel 2:4-5; Nahum 3:17-18;

 

Locusts like horses, with crown, faces of men

 

Joel 2:4-5The appearance of them [is] as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

Nahum 3:15,17; Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell [in the dust]: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth [them].

Thy crowned [are] as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, [but] when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they [are]. 

 

Rev 9:8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

 

Long hair, lions teeth

 

Rev 9:9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 9:17; Jer 50:42; Joel 2:4-5;

 

Breastplates of Iron, Wings

 

Jer 50:42;They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, [every one] put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

Joel 2:4-5The appearance of them [is] as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

 

Rev 9:10They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings intheir tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.

 

Tail like scorpion, with sting – 5 months

 

Rev 9:11And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.    9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:3,10; Job 26:6;

 

A King “The Destroyer” in English 

 

Note: I was doing this study when Israel was attacked by Hezbullah in the year 2006 and it came over the news, a statement from Israel calling Nazrallah, the “destroyer of Lebanon”. He is the leader of Hezbullah,. It was powerful. It seemed like the time when the leader Caiaphas said: John 11:50;  John 18:14; “..that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.”

How insignificant that statement seemed, and how many even heard it. John recorded it and was probably there when he heard it. He knew it was a significant, powerful statement.

 

Job 26:6; “Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.” (ESV)

 

Rev 9:12One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things. 11:13,14;

 

1st Woe is passed

(if we are here to see this we have misunderstood when the rapture will occur)

Hail, fire, blood – 1/3 of earth, trees, green grass burnt up

Perhaps this trumpet is the trump for the Rapture, also. The seven years begin. Babylon headed for destruction.

The Bottomless Pit Opened

sun darkened

Hail, fire, blood – 1/3 of earth, trees, green grass burnt up

Rev 1:1 – 5:14; 12:1-12; Rapture and Heaven and Rewards


From 1:1 to 1:20 the Seer is on the earth, looking at the vision of Christ. From 2:1 to 3:22 he is on the earth listening and writing about the church-age. From 4:1 through 7: he is in the spirit viewing heaven and all the church-age with the 5 seals happening while the church-age is happening. From 8: through the end of Revelation he is looking at the vision and observing and recording things happening in heaven and on earth. (Scofield:Page 1331; introductory commentary to Revelation, and Mine)

All of the events move toward one consummation, the bringing in of the covenanted kingdom of God. The revelation to John is prophecy, from God, signified by His angel, and the seven Spirits which are before His throne, to John to be delivered to the seven churches. (Scofield:Page 1330; introductory commentary to Revelation, and Mine)

Most people agree the command to John to, ‘Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and things which shall be hereafter;’ are clearly identified by the presentation of events described. I. Things which, ‘thou has seen’, i.e. the Patmos vision 1:1-20. II. Things present, ‘the things which are,’ i.e. things then existing—obviously the churches……. ‘things which shall be hereafter’,  lit. ‘after these.’ i.e. after the church period ends. 4:1-22:21.’,  there are many explanations which seem to confuse the saints and causes some disagreements. (Scofield:Page 1330; introductory commentary to Revelation, and Mine)

There are Parenthetical passages, seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven vials (bowls), two witnesses, four alleluias, 3 woes….and concurrent passages. ‘Looking backward and forward they sum up results accomplished, and speak of results yet to come as if they had already come.’  (Scofield:Page 1330; introductory commentary to Revelation; 1996; and Mine)

The Parenthetical passages and verses of prophecy in the Old Testament are a precedent for arranging the verses of Revelation in this way. For example: You find Genesis 2 is a Parenthetical to Genesis 1. You find a prophecy of Christ in Isaiah 9:6; [For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.], which seems out of context when you are reading that chapter, yet there it is.

Note: I have used different versions on the ‘Blue Letter Bible’ web page to copy and paste into this book. I have not identified which version I used, but usually the versions used are KJV, NKJV, ESV, J.B. Philips and sometimes Darby. (http://www.blueletterbible.org/) Christ’s words are in red. My own words are in Green. The text following the verse is what I choose to point out in that verse. The scriptures following that text are verses about that subject. Curiosity! I want to know what Christ and heaven look like. I desire to know what it will be like. ‘For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.’ Rom 8:22

Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants-things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,   Rev 22:6

His angel

Rev 22:6  And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

Rev 1:2  who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.  Rev 1:2,9; 6:9; 19:13; 20:4; Isa 40:8; John 1:1; Eph 6:17;

The Word of God

 A name for Christ Jesus – Explained by, (John 1:1) then easily identified any time used, even in the Old Testament, i.e.;

Isa 40:8. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

Eph 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Rev 1:3  Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. 1 Thess 5:27;

The time is near

1 Thess 5:27  I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

Rev 1:4  John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;  (1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12)

7 churches 7 Spirits

 (Him who is, who was, and who is to come – see 1:5)7 spirits who are before His throne,

Rev 1:4; To the Seven churches, from the Seven spirits who are before His throne.

Rev 1:12; I saw Seven golden lampstands

Rev 1:16; (Christ) has in His right hand, seven stars,…..

Rev 1:20; The mystery is explained to be – seven stars are the ** angels(7 stars) of the seven churches (7 lampstands), and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Rev 2:1; – Christ holds the 7 stars (7 angels) in His right hand and walks in the midst of the 7 lampstands (7 churches)

Rev 3:1; – These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead – Christ ‘has’ the 7 Spirits of God and the 7 stars (7 angels 

Rev 4:5; – We find the seven lamps of fire burning before the throne ‘are’ the seven spirits of God

Rev 5:6;  – And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Rev 15:1; – Another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: **seven angels having the seven last plagues.

Rev 15:7  And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

**1 Cor 6:2: Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters. Emphasis Mine: ‘…the saints shall judge the world?’

Perhaps the 7 angels = 7 stars, will carry the 7 bowls of judgment. (In any case, the 7 angels are all live with Christ in eternity. Warnings to the 7 angels are necessary, because, ‘all we like sheep have gone astray.’ (Not one of them failed so miserably they didn’t make it to live with Christ eternally, and that comforts me.)

7 lamps of fire, 7 horns, 7 eyes  = Christ = the Lamb = the 7 spirits of God:

7 stars = 7 angels of the 7 churches

7 lampstands = 7 churches

Col 1:17; And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. = Emmanuel

Lamb looked slain, having 7 eyes 7 horns = which are the 7 spirits of God, (5:6) = 7 lamps of fire (4:5) = 7 lampstands = 7 churches  = Zech 4:10 they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.) = Christ (3:1) Note: If the 7 stars = 7 angels, would these = 7 angels of Rev 15:1

Rev 1:5  and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,   Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Col 1:18; Jer 23:5,6; 33:14-16,22; (Isa 55:4; Eph 1:7; Col 1:14; Titus 3:5-6); (washed us – John 3:5; 4:10,11,14; 15:3; Jer 2:13; 17:13; Eze 36:25-27; Heb 10:22)

His own blood

The Firstborn from the dead

Jesus Christ = Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, Word of God, faithfulwitness, ruler over kings, Him who loved us, washed us from our sins in his own blood, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End, First and the Last

Jer 23:5,6  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Jer 33:14-16,22  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this [is the name] wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

Col1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

(Isa 55:4  “Behold, I made Him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.

Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,”

Col1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Titus 3:5-6; He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior)

(Washed us: John 3:5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

John 4:10Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

John 15:3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Jer 2:13for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Jer 7:13O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you* shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water.

Eze 36:25I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Heb 10:22let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.)

Rev 1:6  and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.  Rev 1:6; 5:10; 20:6; Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6; 1 Pet 2:5,9-10;

Kingdom of Priests

Christ has made us priests to His God and Father.

Ex 19:6; “and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Isa 61:6; but you shall be called the priests of the Lord; they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory you shall boast.

1 Pet 2:5,9-10; you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not apeople, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Rev 1:7  Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.  Isa 40:5 45:23; Zech 12:10; Matt 24:30-31; John 19:37; Acts 1:9-11; Rom 14:11; Phil 2:10-11;

Every eye will see Him

Isa 40:5; “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Isa 45:23; “By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’ ”

Zech 12:10; “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”

Matt 24:30-31;“Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

John 19:37; And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

Acts 1:9-11; And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Rom 14:11; For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Phil 2:10-11; so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,”says the Lord,“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Rev 1:4,5,8,1,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Col 1:14,18;

I am the Alpha and Omega

The Beginning and The End

The First and The Last

Isa 41:4; Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isa 44:6; Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.”

Isa 48:12; “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.”

Col 1:14,18; in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Rev 1:9  I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

In the Tribulation

(Which Trib – because we are in tribulation times also)

Rev 1:10  I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,  Rev 4:1; 8:7,8,10,12; 9:1,13; 11:15; Isa 18:3; 58:1; Jer 4:5,19; 6:17; 51:27; Matt 24:31; 1 Cor 15:52; 1 Thess 4:16;

Voice Like A Trumpet

Isa 18:3; All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

Isa 58:1; Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jer 4:5,19; Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.

My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jer 6:17; Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Jer 51:27; Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

Matt 24:31; And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

1 Cor 15:52: in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Thess 4:16; For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Rev 1:11  Saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”  Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Col 1:14-15;

7 churches

I am the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last

Col 1:14,15; …in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. And he is the head of the body, the church. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

 

This is the vision John saw: 1:12 through 1:20;

Rev 1:12  Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,  Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7; (See 1:4 notes)

7 lampstands 

Lamb looked slain, having 7 eyes 7 horns = which are the 7 spirits of God, (5:6) = 7 lamps of fire (4:5) = 7 lampstands = 7 churches  = Zech 4:10 they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.) = Christ (3:1)  

Col 1:17; And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. = Emmanuel

Rev 1:13  and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. Rev 15:6; Dan 7:9-10; 10:5-6; Zech 4:2;  (Rev 1:13; 2:1; 7:15; 21:3; Ex 25:8; 29:46; Lev 26:12; Ps 68:16; Eze 43:9; 2 Cor 6:16)

Description of Christ

(Christ dwells in the midst of the churchs, and ‘in’ us)

Dan 7:9-10; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened

Dan 10:5-6; Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

Zech 4:2; And said unto me, ‘What seest thou?’ And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof:

(Exo 25:8; And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exo 29:46; And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the LORD their God.

Lev 26:12; And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

Psa 68:16; Why leap ye, ye high hills? [this is] the hill [which] God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].

Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

2 Cor 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.)

Rev 1:14  His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; Rev 1:14,15; 2:18; 19:12; Gen 49:12; Dan 7:9

Gen 49:12; His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

Rev 1:15  His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;  Rev 1:14; 2:18; 19:12; Dan 7:9; Dan 10:5-6;

Rev 1:16  He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.  Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7; [Rev 1:16; 2:12,16; 19:15,21; Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12]

7 stars

[2 edged sword]

Lamb looked slain, having 7 eyes 7 horns = which are the 7 spirits of God, (5:6) = 7 lamps of fire (4:5) = 7 lampstands = 7 churches  = Zech 4:10they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.) = Christ (3:1) [Isa 49:2; And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; (Col 1:17; And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.) = Emmanuel

Eph 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Heb 4:12; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.]

Rev 1:17  And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.” Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa  41:4; 44:6; 48:12; (Eze 3:23; Dan 8:17; Acts 9:4; Rev 1:17)

I am the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The End, The First and The Last, (I fell at his feet as dead) (I would, too)

Isa 41:4; Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isa 44:6; Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.”

Isa 48:12; “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.”

Eze 3:23; Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.

Dan 8:17; So he came near where I stood. And when he came, I was frightened and fell on my face. But he said to me, “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.”

Acts 9:4; And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

Rev 1:18  “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Rev 1:18; 6:8; 20:13,14; 1 Cor 15:26;

Keys of Hades and Death

1 Cor 15:26; The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.

Rev 1:19  “Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.”

Rev 1:20  “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.” Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7; Zech 4:2;

Mystery Revealed

7 stars = 7 angels

7 lampstands = 7 churches

Zech 4:2; And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof: 

Chapter 2:

Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Revelation 1”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=re&chapter=001&gt;. 1917.   

See Scofield, note 3 (1:20) the last sentence.  ‘Most conclusively of all, these messages do present an exact foreview of the spiritual history of the church, and in this precise order. Ephesus gives the general state at the date of the writing; Smyrna, the period of the great persecutions; Pergamos, the church settled down in the world, “where Satan’s throne is,” after the conversion of Constantine, say, A.D.316. Thyatira is the Papacy, developed out of the Pergamos state: Balaamism (worldliness) and Nicolaitanism (priestly assumption) having conquered. As Jezebel brought idolatry into Israel, so Romanism weds Christian doctrine to pagan ceremonies. Sardis is the Protestant Reformation, whose works were not “fulfilled.” Philadelphia is whatever bears clear testimony to the Word and the Name in the time of self-satisfied profession represented by Laodicea.’

Mine: There are some very disturbing remarks by our Lord Jesus Christ to these angels. Things that are heart wrenching. He says ‘..I have somewhat against thee..’, ‘…I know thy works….’, ‘I have a few things against thee..’, ‘…I have not found thy works perfect before God.’, ‘..so then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.’

I believe it is that we are blameless in Christ, but because we are still here in the flesh, in spiritual warfare every minute, practicing walking in the Spirit, persevering, we must be admonished, warned, and encouraged. 

Chapters 1-7 are all about the church age with chapters 4,7, 12 and 13 being Parentheticals.

 

Rev 2:1  “TO the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:’ ”  Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7; (Rev 1:13; 2:1; 7:15; 21:3; Exo 25:8; 29:46; Lev 26:12; Psa 68:16; Eze 43:9; 2 Cor 6:16;)

1st Church 

1st Seal – Rev 6:1; (He walks in midst of the lampstands) 7 stars (angels), 7 lampstands  (See 1:4)

(Exo 25:8; And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Exo 29:46; And they shall know that I [am] the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I [am] the LORD their God.

Lev 26:12; And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

Psa 68:16; Why leap ye, ye high hills? [this is] the hill [which] God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever. The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place]. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].

Eze 43:9; Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcases of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.

2 Cor 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.) 

Rev 2:2  “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;”

 

Rev 2:3  “and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.”

 

Rev 2:4  “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”

 

Rev 2:5  “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Rev 2:6  “But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

 

Rev 2:7  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”  Rev 2:7; 22:2,19;Gen 2:9;

Tree of Life

Gen 2:9; And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 

Rev 2:8  “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:’ ” Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12;

2nd Church

2nd Seal Rev 6:3

The First and The Last

Isa 41:4; Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isa 44:6; Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.”

Isa 48:12; “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last.”

Col 1:14,18; …in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent

 

Rev 2:9  “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”

Rev 2:10  “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Rev 2:11  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”

Rev 2:12  “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:”  Rev 1:16: 2:12,16; 19:15; (Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12)

 

3rd Church

3rd Seal Rev 6:5 (two-edged sword)

(Isa 49:2; And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;

Eph 6:17; And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Heb 4:12; For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.)

Rev 2:13“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.”

 

Rev 2:14 “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.”

 

Rev 2:15“Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.”

 

Rev 2:16“Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.”  Rev 1:16: 2:12,16; 19:15,21; Isa 49:2; Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12;

 

Sword of my mouth

 

Rev 2:17“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”  Rev 3:12; Isa 62:2; Zech 3:9;

Hidden Manna

White stone – New Name

Isa 62:2; And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 

Zech 3:9; “For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day.”

 

Rev 2:18  “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:’ ”  Rev 1:14,15; 2:18; 19:12; Gen 49:12; Dan 7:9;

 

4th Church

4th Seal Rev 6:7

 

Gen 49:12; His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

 

Rev 2:19“I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.”

 

Rev 2:20 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” 1 Kings 18:4; 19:2;

 

1 Kings 18:4; For it was [so], when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

1 Kings 19:2; Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do [to me], and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

 

Rev 2:21 “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.”

 

Rev 2:22 “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”

 

Rev 2:23 “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.”  Rev 2:23; 20:12,13; John 6:28,29,40; Eph 1:9-13; 2:5; Heb 10:35,36; 13:15-16; 1 John 3:23-24;

 

According to Works 

 

John 6:28-29; Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Eph 1:9-13; making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Heb 10:35,36; Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Heb 13:15-16; Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

1 John 3:23-24; And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

 

Rev 2:24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.”

 

Rev 2:25 “But hold fast what you have till I come.”

 

Rev 2:26 “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations,”

 

Rev 2:27and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father”  Rev 2:27; 12:5; 19:15; Psalms 2;

 

Ron of Iron

Psalms 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

 

Rev 2:28 “and I will give him the morning star.”  Rev 2:28; 22:16;

 

Morning Star

 

Rev 2:29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Zech 4:6;

 

Zech 4:6;Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, ‘This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.’

 

Rev 3:1 “AND to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.’ ” Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;

 

5th Church 

7 spirits of God

7 stars (angels)

7 lamps of fire, 7 eyes, 7 horns (the Lamb) = 7 Spirits of God

7 stars = 7 angels of the 7 churches

7 lampstands = 7 churches

Emmanuel

 

Rev 3:2 “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.”

 

Rev 3:3 “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”

 

Rev 3:4 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.” Rev 3:5

 

Rev 3:5 “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”  Rev 3:4,5; 13:8; 20:12,15; 21:27; 22;19; Ex 17:14; Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1; Phil 4:3; (3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9)

 

Book of Life

Overcomes   

(White garments)

 

Ex 17:14; And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Ps 69:28; Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Phil 4:3; And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.

(Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.)

 

Rev 3:6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

Rev 3:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true,” “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”Rev 3:7; 15:8; Isa 22:22; Lk 13:25; 

 

6th Church

Isa 22:22  And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

 

Rev 3:8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”  Isa 22:22;

 

Isa 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

 

Rev 3:9 “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.”

 

Rev 3:10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”  Rev 7:14-17;

 

Rev 3:11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.”  Rev 3:11; 22:7,12,20;

 

I am coming quickly!

 

Rev 3:12  “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.”  Rev 2:17; 3:12; 7:2,3,4,9; 14:1; 22:4; Ex 28:38; Eze 9:4; Eph 1:13-14; 4:30;

 

New Name Written

Ex 28:38; And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

Eze 9:4; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

Eph 1:13-14; In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Eph 4:30; And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption

 

Rev 3:13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

Rev 3:14“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:’ ”  John 1:1; Col1:15-20; 26-27;

 

End of 7th Church age 3:22

5th Seal The Rapture Rev 6:7-9; 

The beginning of the creation of God – Is this pertaining to Jesus Christ? Was Christ the/(or ‘in the’) beginning of the creation of God?

 

John 1:1; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Col 1:15-20, 26-27; Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

[Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

 

Rev 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.”

 

Cold or Hot

 

Rev 3:16 “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

 

Rev 3:17 “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–”

 

Rev 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.”  Rev 3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 55:1; 61:10; Dan 7:9;

 

White garments

 

Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 55:1; Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.

 

Rev 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.”

 

Rev 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Luke 13:25; When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’

 

Rev 3:21 “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”

 

Rev 3:22“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

End of 7th Church age 3:22

5th Seal The Rapture Rev 6:7-9; 

John describes every thing he sees in detail and does not tell us what Christ and the Father says to us when we arrive?

 

Chapters 4 -7 are happening in heaven as there are happenings on earth. Chapter 12 is a Parenthetical, a spiritual glance of Israel, Christ, the Great Red Dragon Satan being cast to earth for his last 7 years before the millennium. Chapter 7 is like chapter 12 in that it glimpses the entire church age through the Rapture and sealing of the saints foreheads and given garments. Finish off with the singing of praise to God.

Isaiah and Ezekiel also saw many of the same things John is seeing in his vision. A throne, someone sitting on the throne, his description including the rainbow, lightnings, living creatures with wings; But, John also saw 24 thrones with 24 elders sitting on them, clothed in white robes with crowns of gold, seven lamps of fire burning before the throne which are the seven Spirits of God, the four creatures also had eyes in front and back, they worship God saying “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”

Chapter 5: Continuing with the scene in heaven, John sees a scroll in the right hand of ‘One who sat on the throne’. He sees  the  scroll, the living creatures, the Lamb, 7 Spirits of God, hears Singing, sees the Kings and Priests of God (which is us), and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousand of thousands of angels, worshipping the Lamb. While in Chapter 6 he sees the scene on earth as the 5 seals are opened, which I believe are happening at the same time as the church age is happening.

If Chapter 4 verse 1 is ‘the rapture’, because the words ‘Come up here’ are used the same words are used in Rev 11:12. ‘Come out of her’ is used in 18:4;

{(Scofield, page 1334, referencing Rev 4:1, note 2 ‘This call seems clearly to indicate the fulfillment of 1 Thes 4:14-17. {(For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.)

 

Chapter 4 – John is taken into heaven and he gets to see the Lord, sitting on His throne, the Lamb, who is Emmanuel, appears as a Lamb and has prevailed to open the 7 seals. John is instructed to write down everything he sees and hears. The Lamb opens the seals. I believe each seal represents a period of time that happens at the same time as the Church ages. An exact foreview of the spiritual history of the church and what happens to the world at the same time. John goes on to describe heaven, souls saved, and the ‘seal’ on their foreheads, the ‘garments’ they are given, through Rev 7:14; ‘So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

 

Chapter 6 verses 9-12, we are raptured and we are told: ‘When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.’ (Isa 26:21 ‘until the indignation be overpast’. Note: which means the wrath of God.)

 

Rev 4:1  AFTER these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”  Isa 26:19-21; 27:1,13; (See Rev 6:9-11; 18:4)

Rapture (?)

Isa 26:19-21; 27:1,13; Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.

And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Rev 4:2  Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.  Rev 4:3-5; 2 Chr 18:18; Isa 6:1;

Vision of One sitting upon His throne

2 Chr 18:18; Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and [on] his left.

Isa 6:1; In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Rev 4:3  And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.  Eze 1:26; 10:1;

Eze 1:26-27;  And above the firmament that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.

Eze 10:1; Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. 

Rev 4:4  Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.  Rev 4:4,10; 5:8,14; 11:16; 19:4; (3:5; 3:18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14; 15:6; 19:8,14; Ex 28:2; Lev 16:4; Isa 61:10; Dan 7:9)

24 thrones, 24 elders,

(white robes)

(Ex 28:2; And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.

Lev 16:4; He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these [are] holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and [so] put them on.

Isa 61:10; I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.

Dan 7:9; I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.)

Rev 4:5  And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7;

7 lamps of fire = 7 spirits of God

Rev 4:6  Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. Rev 4:6-8; 5:6,8; Isa 6:1-3; Eze 1:5-28; 10:9;

4 living creatures

Isa 6:1-3; In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Eze 1:5; Also out of the midst thereof [came] the likeness of four living creatures. And this [was] their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

Eze 10:9; And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels [was] as the colour of a beryl stone.

 

Rev 4:7  The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.  Rev 4:6-8; 5:6,8; Eze 1:5; 10:14;

4 living creatures (lion, calf, man, eagle)

[Ezekiel – cherub, man, lion, eagle

Rev – calf, man, lion, eagle]

Eze 10:14; And every one had four faces: the first face [was] the face of a cherub, and the second face [was] the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Rev 4:8  The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

Holy, holy, holy,

Lord God Almighty,

Who was and is and is to come!”  Rev 4:6-8; 5:6,8; Isa 6:2,3; Eze 1:5-11; 10:12-14; (Rev 1:4,5,8,11,17; 2:8; 4:8; 21:6; 22:13; Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12)

Each of them has 6 wings

Rev 4:9  Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Rev 4:10  the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:  Rev 4:4,10; 5:8,14; 11:16; 19:4;

24 elders

(MINE: There is a lot of assuming that these elders have received their rewards, thus crowns, and they willingly cast them back to God. I believe this has nothing to do with rewards, but crowns, and I just don’t think they are casting rewarded crowns back as worship, but crowns that they take off and place at the feet of the victorious King. I just don’t see enough evidence from scripture to assume these crowns represent rewards. It is just a silly notion some have made. Telling us someone here on earth will receive crowns for ‘rewards’ gives a ‘puffed up’ self-righteous look to what rewards are anyway.

Rev 22:12 When He comes his reward is with Him. Read  Matthew 20:1, this is what ‘Reward’ means.

No one knows who the 24 elders are and there is nothing in scripture that identifies them. If the 24 elders are the disciples and the 12 tribes of Jacob then, I also am curious to know if John is one of the 24 elders sitting there and at the same time telling what he saw. Granted he is very modest.) Matt 19:28; “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Ref. to the 12 Apostles; (also Lk 22:30) This is just not convincing enough evidence to conclude these 24 elders are any of the apostles.

Rev 4:11  You are worthy, O Lord,

To receive glory and honor and power;

For You created all things,

And by Your will they exist and were created.”

Chapters 4 ,5 and 6 are happening in heaven.

Rev 5:1  AND I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

Scroll with 7 seals 

Rev 5:2  Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?”

Rev 5:3  And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.

Rev 5:4  So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.

Rev 5:5  But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”  Rev 5:5; 7:5; 22:16; Isa 4;2; 9:7; 11:1,10; Jer 23:5; Eze 37:24-25; Zech 3:8-10; 6:12-15; Rom 10:1-4; 11:7-8; 15:12;

Lion of the tribe Judah

Root of David

Opens Scroll

Note: 8/14/08 – I just realized that if the 1st Seal is opened in the 1st Church age then this chapter should be interspersed with Chapter 2,3 and even Chapter 6. Just like the 6th and 7th seals, trumpets and bowls happening simultaneously so should the 1st through the 5th seals with the 7 church ages. Of course ‘IF’ I am completely in error about these seals it won’t matter anyway. So I shall continue…………. 

Isa 4:2; In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

Isa 9:7; Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isa 11:1,10; And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious.”

Jer 23:5; Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Eze 37:24-25; And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, [even] they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David [shall be] their prince for ever.

Zech 3:8-10; Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they [are] men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone [shall be] seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

Zech 6:12-15;And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD. And they [that are] far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And [this] shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.

Rom 10:1-4; 11:7-8; Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

11:7-8 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

15:12; And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.

 

Rev 5:6  And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Rev 1:4,12,16,20; 2:1; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; 15:1,7; Zech 4:2,10,11; (4 livingcreatures  Rev 4:6-8; 5:6,8; Isa 6:1-3; Eze 1:5-28; 10:9)

Lamb looked slain, 7 eyes 7 horns = 7 spirits of God,

(7 lamps of fire, 7 eyes, 7 horns = 7 spirits of God, verses 4:5 and 5:6)

Zech 4:2And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof:

10For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [with] those seven; they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11Then answered I, and said unto him, What [are] these two olive trees upon the right [side] of the candlestick and upon the left [side] thereof?

(Isa 6:1-3; In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Eze 1:5; Also out of the midst thereof [came] the likeness of four living creatures. And this [was] their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

Eze 10:9; And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels [was] as the colour of a beryl stone.)

 

Rev 5:7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

Lamb takes scroll

Rev 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Rev 5:8; 8:3,4; (4:4,10; 5:8; 11:16; 19:4) ((4 living creatures  Rev 4:6-8; 5:6,8; Isa 6:2,3; Eze 1:5-28; 10:12-14; Zech 3:8; 6:12-15))

Prayers of Saints

(24 elders)

Isa 6:2,3 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, [is] the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [is] full of his glory.

 

Rev 5:9  And they sang a new song, saying: You are worthy to take the scroll,

And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood

Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,”

 

Rev 5:10And have made us kings and priests to our God;

And we shall reign on the earth.”  Rev 1:6; 5:10; 20:6; Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6; 1 Pet 2:5,9-10;

Kingdom of Priests and Kings

Christ has made us priests to His God and Father

Ex 19:6; “and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”

Isa 61:6; but you shall be called the priests of the Lord; they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory you shall boast.

1 Pet 2:5, 9-10; you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not apeople, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy

 

Rev 5:11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,

Thousands of angels

Rev 5:12saying with a loud voice:

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

To receive power and riches and wisdom,

And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”

Rev 5:13And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

Blessing and honor and glory and power

Be to Him who sits on the throne,

And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

Rev 5:14Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.  Rev 4:4,10; 5:8,14; 19:4;

24 elders

Chapter 12 is a Parenthetical, a spiritual glance of Israel, Christ, the Great Red Dragon Satan being cast to earth for his last 7 years before the millennium. The Great Red Dragon Satan trying to kill the Promise, the Secret of God. The spiritual warfare that is going on. I have placed Rev 12:1 through 12:12 to precede the opening of the 1st seal of God’s wrath because it is occurring at the same time as the church age and the 1st seal through 5th seal. (Rev 6:1)

A prophecy of Israel becoming a nation again, the Saviour being resurrected, the victory of Christ’s Rapture of His people, and the devil being cast down to earth, knowing ‘that he has a short time’.

 Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Daniel 11”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”.

Dan 11:35

the time of the end Here the prophetic foreview, having traced the history of the two parts of Alexander’s empire which had to do with Palestine and the Jews, viz. Syria and Egypt, to the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, and having described his career, overleaps the centuries to “the time of the end,” when he of whom Antiochus Epiphanes was a type, the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 the “Beast out of the sea” of Revelation 13:4-10 shall appear (cf) (See Scofield “Daniel 7:8“) . Prophecy does not concern itself with history as such, but only with history as it affects Israel and the Holy Land. Antiochus Epiphanes was insignificant as compared with historical personages whom the Bible does not mention, but he scourged the covenant people and defiled God’s altar, thus coming into prophetic light. From verse 36 the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8,24-26 fills the scene. His prosperity lasts until “the indignation” (the “time of trouble” of ; Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:21 is accomplished (Daniel 11:36). This is parallel with ; Revelation 17:10-14; 19:19-21. Daniel 11:37-45 supply details not mentioned in the N.T. The expression “God of his fathers” (Daniel 11:37) has been held to indicate that the “king” is an apostate Jew, but this does not accord with Daniel 9:26 which was fulfilled by the Gentile armies of Rome. The “little horn” is an apostate, but from Christianity, not Judaism (cf) 1 John 2:18,19. (IT OCCURRED TO ME: ‘THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS’ COULD JUST AS WELL MEAN – HIS MUSLIM FATHERS! ALLAH!)–  Daniel 11:38-45 describe his career. Substituting “the god of forces” (i.e. forces of nature) (RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY ‘THE GOD OF ATOM BOMB’ OR ‘NUCLEAR BOMB’) for the true God (Daniel 11:38,39),  he soon presents himself as that god (cf) 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4. (HE BELIEVES HE IS GOD) While his career lasts he is an irresistible conqueror (Daniel 11:40-44). He established his palace in Jerusalem, probably at the time of his supreme act of blasphemous impiety; (HE WANTS JERUSALEM) Daniel 9:27; 12:11; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4. From this time begins; Revelation 13:5. Scofield Revelation 19:20“.

 

Rev 12:1 NOW a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.  Chuck Smith Revelation 10-12 (C2000 Series) The Blue Letter Bible online. The identity of the woman is found in Genesis 37:9, as we read of the dream of Joseph, how the sun and the moon and the eleven stars bowed down to him and so the same figure here. We have the identity of the woman as the nation of Israel, those twelve tribes that came out of Jacob.

A Woman

Rev 12:2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.  Isa 26:17; 66:7;

Isa 26:17;  Like as a woman with child, [that] draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, [and] crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

Isa 66:7; Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? [or] shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Rev 12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,7,9,13; 13:1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20; 20:2,3,10;

Great Red Dragon – 7 heads, 10 horns, 7 crowns

Rev 12:4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 

1/3 of stars swept away 

Dan 8:10 It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.

Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Hebrews 1”. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”.

Fallen angels. Two classes of these are mentioned: (1) “The angels which kept not their first estate place, but left their own habitation,” are “chained under darkness,” awaiting judgment. 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; 1 Corinthians 6:3; John 5:22. (See Scofield “Genesis 6:4“) (2) The angels who have Satan Genesis 3:1 as leader. (See Scofield “Revelation 20:10“) . The origin of these is nowhere explicitly revealed. They may be identical with the demons. (See Scofield Matthew 7:22 “For Satan and his angels everlasting fire is prepared. Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10

Gen 6:4 Scofield Commentary Some hold that these “sons of God” were the “angels which kept not their first estate” Jude 1:6. It is asserted that the title is in the O.T. exclusively used of angels. But this is an error Isaiah 43:6. Angels are spoken of in a sexless way. No female angels are mentioned in Scripture, and we are expressly told that marriage is unknown among angels. Matthew 22:30.

The uniform Hebrew and Christian interpretation has been that verse Genesis 6:2 marks the breaking down of the separation between the godly line of Seth and the godless line of Cain, and so the failure of the testimony to Jehovah committed to the line of Seth Genesis 4:26. For apostasy there is no remedy but judgment ; Isaiah 1:2-7,24,25; Hebrews 6:4-8; 10:26-31. Noah, “a preacher of righteousness,” is given 120 years, but he won no convert, and the judgment predicted by his great- grandfather fell ; Jude 1:14,15; Genesis 7:11.

 

Rev 12:5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Rev 2:27; Dan 7:14; 1 Cor 2:7-8;

The Child

c. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

a. A male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: Clearly, this refers to Jesus Christ, the Messiah. He rules the world with a rod of iron (Psalm 2 and Revelation 19:15).

b. She bore a male Child refers to Jesus’ birth. Rule all nations with a rod of iron refers to the triumphant return of Jesus. By stating the “bookends” of Jesus’ earthly work, John alludes to all that stands in between.

b. “After a conflict with the Prince of this world, who came and tried Him, but found nothing in Him, the Son of the woman was taken up to heaven and sat on the right hand of God. Words can hardly be plainer than these.” (Alford)

c. This male Child is obviously Jesus. This means that the woman of Revelation 12:1 cannot be the church, because Jesus “gives birth” to the church, not the other way around. The woman must therefore either be Mary or Israel, the only two “women” who could have “given birth” to Jesus. The rest of Revelation 12 will demonstrate that this woman is Israel, not Mary.

Guzik, David. “Commentary on Revelation 12”. “David Guzik’s Commentaries
on the Bible”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/guz/view.cgi?book=re&chapter=012&gt;. 1997-2003.  

 

Dan 7:14; And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

1 Cor 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

 

Rev 12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Rev 11:2,3; 12:6,14; 13:5; Dan 7:25; 12:7;

 

1260 Days

 

Dan 7:25; And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Dan 12:7; And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished.

 

Rev 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,  Dan 10:13,21; 12:1; Jude 1:9;

War in Heaven

Michael is one of the Chief Princes 

And he Stands up for Israel

Dan 10:13; But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Dan 12:1; And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Jude 1:9; Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Rev 12:8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.

Dragon not strong enough

Rev 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  Rev 9:2,11; 11:7; 12:3,7,9,13; 13-1; 17:3,8,16; 19:20;20:2,3,10; Job 1:7; Isa 27:1; Luke 10:18;

Great Dragon, Ancient Serpent, Devil, Satan, Deceiver

Cast down to earth

Job 1:7; And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Isa 27:1; In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.

Luke 10:18; And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Rev 12:10Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”

The dragon is cast down

Rev 12:11“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Zech 4:6; Acts 10:43; Rom 3:25; Eph 1:7; Col 1:14;

Victory by the Blood of The Lamb

Zech 4:6; Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Acts 10:43; To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Rom 3:25; Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remissionof sins that are past,throughthe forbearance of God;

Eph 1:7; In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Col 1:14; In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Rev 12:12“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

Woe to men, the Devil’s wrath has come and he has a short time