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Coming Soon: Chapter 8, Part III: 6th Trumpet & Death…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 17, 2013

"After this I looked, and lo, an open door in heaven ! ~Rev 4:1

“After this I looked, and lo, an open door in heaven ! ~Rev 4:1

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PART III…

CHRISTIAN PRAYER: Saturday, Week IV, Morning Prayer: Reading: 2Peter 3: 13-15a (emphasis added, with commentary)

What we await are new heavens and a new earth where, according to His promise, the justice of God will reside.  So, beloved, while waiting for this, make every effort to be found without stain or defilement, and at peace in His sight.  Consider that our Lord’s patience is directed toward salvation.

That is OUR salvation… Jeremiah 29:11

The Word of the Lord … Thanks be to God!

Rev 9:13 "The sixth angel blew his trumpet..."

Rev 9:13 “The sixth angel blew his trumpet…”

Index of Terms

THE SIXTH TRUMPET…SECOND WOE…DEATH

Now it all really “hits the fan”…

Revelation 9:13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, ‘Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.’  So the four angels were released, who had been held ready FOR the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind. The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.”

You can see the underlining… there is a lot to cover here… so let us begin…

a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God…” goes back to the previous chapter where we read in Rev 8:3b…

he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne

This then seems to indicate that the events following the blowing of the Sixth Trumpet…

represents God’s response to the prayers of the saints”. (Barber, 131)

Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates”  Representative to the four horseman from Chapter 6, the first four of the seven seals.  We know this because of the death and destruction that comes with each rider/angel.

Reminder: John’s book is not written in a chronological or linear order.  For God, time is ETERNAL, and all exists at the same moment.  John is witnessing this ETERNAL “time”.

four angels were released, who had been held ready FOR the hour, the day, the month, and the year” (v15)

This is SUPER IMPORTANT, their release was SPECIFIC.  God knew EXACTLY when to release these four.  He had it down to the very HOUR of the very DAY, of the very MONTH and YEAR that all of this would take place.  If one were to meditate on this very point, it would reveal the fullness of God’s involvement in His creation, further dispelling any claims that God created us and just left us to our own devises.

to kill a third of mankind” Again not an actual number, but rather “a ‘partial’ number”, as if to say “a few” or “many”.  The primary focus is that God still calls to His wayward children…

The destruction is meant to lead those left to repent…” (Barber, 131)

Unfortunately, we’re told later down the chapter that…

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk; nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts.” (Rev 9: 20-21, emphasis added)

Why?  St. Paul tells us quite clearly why…

"Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle..." Romans 1:1

“Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle…” Romans 1:1

The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2Thes 2: 9-12)

PersonalNote

PERSONAL NOTE…

This VERY THING is happening RIGHT NOW in that parish I have alluded to throughout.  The ABSOLUTE EVIL that now resides within the four walls of that church is SO PERVASIVE that it has begun to overtake those remaining to the point where there exists a “strong delusion” and many have forgotten the TRUTH of this son-of-perdition’s actions.

It is heartbreaking to say the least, to see those who KNEW the truth, even spoke the TRUTH, but are now coming to the side of the ENEMY.  Just recently I had a conversation with one of those who is not yet on that side, but moving slowly to that side, she said…

I’m not going to let him drive me from my church.

To which the Holy Spirit responded through me (cf. Mt 10:19b), That’s not the case at all.  It’s not that he will ‘drive you away’, it’s that you must leave or you will become one of his cronies.

Jesus Himself said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” (Mt 12:30)

The ABSOLUTE EVIL that resides there is PERVASIVE, and it WILL eventually overtake, because Satan does not need our permission to invade our privacy, only permission to make us do his bidding.  The son-of-perdition gave Satan that permission and Satan gave him the “power” to manipulate and control.  His perjury is documented and great… Jesus also says of these…

It is because you cannot bear to hear My Word.  You are your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murder from the beginning…When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (Jn 8:43

You can sit close to a fire, but if you stay, you will get burned, not with a holy fire, but with the fires of HELL.  I pray for him daily, but his choice is made, and reflects absolutely Rev 9: 20-21, and soon this will pertain to those who remain.

BACK TO THE STUDY…

By Michael Barber

By Michael Barber

The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand”  Again, not an actual number but one that…

The Greek Old Testament frequently uses this same construction to express a large group impossible to count.” (Barber, 131, emphasis added)

Josephus confirms this in that the coming of large armies did occur before Jerusalem’s final destruction…

The Roman legions came down from the north, through the Euphrates, on their way to Jerusalem…the Tenth Legion, which helped in the destruction of the city, was stationed just beyond the Euphrates.” (Ibid.)

Revelation 9:17 And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths. BY these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound.”

Symbolism and connections up the wazoo!  I have to direct quote again on this one, for it can’t be better said than this…

The description of the riders is similar to the locusts from the Fifth Trumpet judgment.  They both wear ‘breastplates’ (9:9, 17), are like horses (9:7, 17) and lions (9:8, 17), and have power to harm with their tails (9:10, 19).  In other words, the two trumpets describe different waves of an attack by the SAME demonic forces.  The association of these warriors with serpents also has OBVIOUS demonic implications.” (Barber, 132, emphasis added)

Further implications connect back to Genesis 3, that reminds us that mankind did not physically die that moment they ate the forbidden fruit, BUT they DID DIE a SPIRITUAL DEATH in that they were forever separated from God.  Which lead to the expulsion from Paradise and the ability to walk and talk with God on a daily basis (cf. Gen 3:24).

fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths

Confirms this SPIRITUAL DEATH because it is the very elements that come from the Pit where those who are damned – they who DO NOT REPENT but continue embracing EVIL – are flung into. (See Rev 19:20)

We are reminded of this again at the end of this chapter…

The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk; nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their immorality or their thefts. (Rev 9: 20-21)

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine...

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine…

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August 16, 2012, 8:19p during Adoration:

This is WHY it is so necessary AND URGENT to reach as many people as My servants can.  When that hour has passed, and men no longer can turn from their evil ways, their path of DESTRUCTION will be FIXED.  There will be NO ESCAPE for them.

The son-of-perdition is first and others will follow if this is final WARNING is not heeded. ~Feb 8, 2013

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Warning

This also is a fair warning to the shepherds of today who are following in the footsteps of those wayward Jewish leaders.  For the corrupt leaders of Jerusalem became in essence the New Babylon since it was they who…

destroyed the Body of Christ, the true temple

because they seemed to prefer…

an earthly temple, made of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone to the true temple, [that is] Christ.” (Barber, 133)

The shepherds of today – not all but many – have done the same in that they… (cf. Mt 23:13, 25, 27-28)

shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, nor allow those who would enter in

for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity

for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful but within they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity

Cockroaches

UpNext

Coming Soon Chapter 8, Part IV : The Angel and the Scroll

Recommended Reading:

Our Lenten Season Reflections

The Sign of the Cross

Three Days of Darkness – Mark Mallett

The Pope: Thermometer of Apostasy Mark Mallett – A MUST READ!

A Black Pope? – Mark Mallett- A MUST READ!

Book Study

Chapter 8, Part I and  Part II

Chapter 7

Chapter 6 Part I and Part II

Chapter 5 Part I and Part II

Chapter 4: Part I: Revealing the Son of Man
Chapter 4: Part II: Coming on the Clouds

Chapter 3: Heavenly Liturgy and the Holy Mass

Chapter 2: 4 Senses of Sacred Scripture

Coming Soon: An Introduction

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