Revelation 8, 9, 10, and Parentheticals 11,13,17


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.  The woman sitting on a scarlet beast is Babylon, revealed to us in 18:10.

Mystery Revealed – Woman is that great city that has dominion over kings of earth.

The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, 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.

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

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 17:1-2,3-7, 15-18; 18:3,16;

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

BABYLON -Revelation 17

Rev 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Rev 17:6 KJV – And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

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 1st beast.)

1st Beast = from bottomless pit and goes to perdition

(Book of Life) “whose names are not 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; 18:10

Mystery Revealed – Babylon (see 18:10), 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 17:9 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 Rome. Quoting 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.” The beast is being ruled by ‘the woman’=Babylon.” I disagree of course. The 7 hills are ‘hills’ not mountains. Rev 17:9-10 The seven heads = 7 mountains which are 7 kingdoms 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; 17:4; 18:16;) and destroy her, Babylon. Till all give their kingdoms to the beast. 17:18! Those 7 hills/mountains are ‘kingdoms’! (Clearly ‘Kingdom’ here: Dan 2:35, 44-45; Isa 2:2; Rev 17:9-11;)

The great harlot is Mystery Babylon, that 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’/ ‘Muslim’ religion is the world’s religion now!  Not hard to imagine the Muslims of todays world, who hate all who do not worship their way.

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

 Dubai City in the UAE, 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 theemirate.The modern emirate of Dubai was created consequent with the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Main_Page Wednesday, January 4, 2006 “His HighnessSheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of theUAE and ruler of Dubai has passed away. He was 62 years old.”

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

UPDATE: 1/4/10 “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 Factbookranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg.

 Al Basrah – The city of Basra has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934future history “The 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.

Saudi Arabia – an absolute monarchy ruled by six kings. (see update 10/22/11) 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 Khalifathe 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.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.

http://www.debka.com/article/8958/

GCC states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and UAE –the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan currently negotiating its admission as the council’s seventh member

This is Scofields Commentary. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. Babylon

<http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.)

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 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 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 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon;Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast;Daniel 7:8Revelation 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 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,”;

John 7:7Revelation 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 17:10“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 17:15Then 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 (Rev 17:1″Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”)

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(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) 17For 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

Chapter 8 (We will skip Rev 8:1 for the moment, start with 8:2)

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? 5 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 (Jesus the Christ).

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

The smoke of  the incense with prayers of saints

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!

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

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 - 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.7th Church Age Ends Rev 3:20; or may be the 7 years of the wrath of God is the 7th Church Age.

5th Seal The Rapture Rev 6:7-9;
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.

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. I believe if we are here to see this we have misunderstood when the rapture will occur.

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
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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!” Note: I believe the 3 woes are the woes in chapter 11. Two of the three woes occur at the same time as the 5th Trumpet and 6th Trumpets.

Woe, woe, woe
Chapter 9 is how the Devil’s work appears on earth and in heaven.
The 1st Woe begins when the 1st beast begins his work.

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  – 1st Woe Rev 9:2
Key to bottomless pit

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 – 5th Trumpet Rev 9:1
The Bottomless Pit Opened
(sun and air 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.

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 (3/26/13 http://freebeacon.com/game-of-drones/)

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. Rev 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 in their 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.    Rev 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. Rev 11:13,14;

1st Woe is passed

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; 10And he spread it before me; and it [was] written within and without: and [there was] written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. 3:1Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

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. 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. 2So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. 3And 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. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

Rev 10:10Then 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 2:10 – 3:1-4;

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 10:11And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.” Eze 2:10 – 3:1-4;

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. It 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 13:11Then 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. Just kidding.

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 11:24;  He 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 13:12And 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 11:38-39But 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 (now dead),  and Ahmedinejad are actively pursuing a way to control the world.)

Rev 13:13He 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 13:14And 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 make signs
Make an  image to the 1st Beast
A US weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star.

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 13:15He 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

 

4/24/14 http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-mark-scientist-claims-human-microchip-implants-will-become-not-optional_04242014 [Rev 13:16-18 KJV] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.

6/1/12 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/human-barcode-society-organized-invades-privacy-civil-liberties-article-1.1088129  ‘Human barcode’ could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties. As tech companies work to develop ID chips, how long until we’re no longer anonymous?

Rev 13:17and 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; (3/19/12  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57399610/sweden-moving-towards-cashless-economy/  Sweden moving towards cashless economy)

2ndBeast – no 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. I believe the 3rd Woe is when our Lord Returns. They begin their witnessing at the time the 2nd beast begins his reign. 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, 2nd Seal 11:3. 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
HEAVEN

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.”  Rev 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 4:3,6,11;

2nd Woe 11:3;

2 Witnesses, (1260 days)

(The 1st – 6th Vials (Bowls) occur during their witness. Rev 16:1-12 The 2nd Woe 11:3, 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 4:3And two olive trees by it, one upon the right [side] of the bowl, and the other upon the left [side] thereof. 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. 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?

Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. Zech 4:2-3

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; 12:3,9,13; 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 (4/9/13 http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/455054/20130409/thatcher-death-party.htm We never dreamt this possible until today)

Rev 11:11Now 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 11:12And 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
(Rapture? ‘Come up here’ see 4:1; 6:9;)

Rev 11:13In 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; Eze 38:20,22; Dan 8:10; Joel 2:10,30-32; 3:15,16; 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

A Great earthquake
7000 killed – the rest gave glory to God of Heaven
Perhaps the remaining Jews converted here: ‘gave glory to God of heaven.
 

Isa 2:19 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. 21 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.

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.

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.

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 11:14The 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

 

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