Pamphlet 1895 Rev. kc 43-4
His wrath upon the kenites is an act of love.
For in their severe chastisement lies their hope.
And now the 3rd Vial. Remember it's Hear the Sound, Pour the Vial. What team work!
These are the only two verses containing "rivers and fountains" in Revelation, or in the entire New Testament for that matter, for they speak of the same thing. Again, the detailed explanation of the 3rd Trump will explain this verse to you. But here is some more detail of this Vial which concerns specifically those who are the enemies of His children, i.e. the kenites. You will also notice that we are also told why they "got it coming"!Rev. 8:10
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Rev. 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
He is righteous because He judged fairly, i.e. they deserved His wrath! They earned it! They had it coming! Why? And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
"For they are worthy" means "they are worthy of His judgment", i.e. they deserve it. Christ elaborated on this verse 6 for us in Mat. 23 as He addressed the kenites, the descendents of Cain, face to face. Ever done that? Some will get that opportunity when they are delivered up in the synagogues in Mat. 24 and Mark 13! Kenites are real snakes and they will beat on you hard! Here's Jesus talking to the kenites: For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
"They", the kenites, "have shed the blood of the saints and prophets". Our Father is not too happy about that, needless to say. How happy would you be towards those who murdered your kids?Matthew 23:31-36
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
You guys live up to your father's reputation, i.e. you carry Cain's "stigma", his mark. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
They could if they would repent and accept the Lord as their savior, but it doesn't seem too likely.Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
If you are a true servant of God and teach the doctrines of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia (Rev. 2:9 and 3:9) concerning those who are of the synagogue of Satan, then expect trouble ahead! Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Right in the House of God they murdered a righteous man of God. They have no morals or shame, just like their father Cain, the first murderer, because they are his offspring, his children. Christ said so as He also addressed the kenites in John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Christ concludes His address to the kenites with the warning of wrath.
So you can count on it! They are going to get His wrath. And what else do we learn about the pouring out of this 3rd Vial?Mat. 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Even His wrath upon the kenites is an act of love. For in their severe chastisement lies their hope of "how they can escape the damnation of hell". It's called "tough love".Rev. 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
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