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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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Today I opened my bible…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on March 22, 2009

First written on March 22, 2009.  Are not the words contained within alive and active in our world today, 2011?

As my favorite Catholic writer recently stated on his blog…

I am speaking of the castrophic events unfolding hourly in Japan; the growing threat of nuclear war with Iran; the rise of a new currency and coming collapse of the American economy; the growing international food crisis; the soaring price of fuel; the ongoing mass deaths of animals and bees worldwide; the increasing number of large earthquakes; the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases; the alarming intervention of the State in religious and personal freedom; the genetic meddling with our species; and the rapid decline of moral values. It has many Christians I know fasting and weeping… while others are yawning as they flip through the channels of the dumb-box. What a remarkable sign of the times! ~Mark Mallett, Wisdom and the Convergence of Chaos, April 12, 2011.

These are in deed “remarkable signs of the times”, especially since now (May, 2011), these events and multiplied exponentially throwing all we know into an out-of-control spin that will ONLY CEASE when we turn back to God and REPENT of our waywardness. 


Published on March 22, 2009

…hoping to find some comfort and peace.  I commented to Our Lord, “People don’t want to hear about death and pending destruction,”

Hosea 6: 1-3

“Come let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, that He may heal us; He has stricken, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; His going forth is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

But the Lord’s response, though gentle and loving, was clear and serious…

Hosea 6: 4-5

What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away. Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth, and My judgment goes forth as the light.

“Death and destruction are the harvest this present generation must reap, for it is what they and the generation has sown before them.  There is nothing I can do to prevent their choice.”

Hosea 6: 6-11

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.

But at Adam they transgressed the covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me.  Gilead is a city of evildoers, tracked with blood.

As robbers lie in wait for a man, so the priests are banded together; they murder on the way to Shechem, yea, they commit villainy.

In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim’s harlotry is there, Israel is defiled.  For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed.

God went on in scripture to remind me of what I already knew:  The Culture that breeds Death only knows Death, and DEATH is their only fruit. And yet, God also presents us with HOPE if only we would return to Him!

Hosea 6: 11b-7:1

When I would restore the fortunes of My people, when I would heal Israel, the corruption of Ephraim is revealed, and the wicked deeds of Samaria; for they deal falsely, the thief breaks in, and the bandits raid without.

Why is it, that people believe that God will not punish for crimes committed against His sacred gift of life?  Why do we believe that if we worship God with our mouths but act with the treachery of Satan (for he was a murder from the beginning… cf John 8:44b), that we will not be responsible for our choices and actions that have proved we do not truly worship or love God (“Not all who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven…” cf Mt 7:21a)?

Hosea 7: 2-3, 4a, 6-7

But they do not consider that I remember all their evil works. Now their deeds encompass them, they are before My face. By their wickedness they make the king glad, and the princes by their treachery.

They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven,…

For like an oven their hearts burn with intrigue; all night their anger smolders; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.  All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen; and none of them calls upon me.

So, what is God to do with us?  When we do not listen to Him or to His prophets that He has called to remind us of our pending destruction from our sins (Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, Murdering the Unborn)?

Hosea 7: 12-13, 14-15

As they go, I will spread over them My net; I will bring them down like birds of the air; I will chastise them for their wicked deeds.

Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.

They do not cry to Me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves, they rebel against Me.  Although I trained and strengthened their arms, yet they devise evil against Me.

If these writings make you uncomfortable, imagine how much more so will your feelings of discomfort will increase when all these things begin to pass 100 fold, right before your eyes?  Will you then begin to ask yourself, “Why was I not better prepared for this?”

Hosea 6: 1-3

“Come let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, that He may heal us; He has stricken, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know, let us press on to know the LORD; His going forth is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

Special Note: The majority of these last posts have originated from the prophets of Israel that foretold of the coming of the Christ – Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and now Hosea.

How much more appropriate is it, then, that God would once again make use of their faithful service to speak to His people before the RETURN of His Son, Jesus the Christ, Son of the living God?  For even Christ reminded His people while He was on earth: Mt 12: 40-41

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  The men of Nineveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Further Reading…

Repent and Believe Part I
Repent and Believe Part II
God’s Call to Us

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