Presents the Tell
it like it is! series
OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE BY JESUS CHRIST
Chapter 16 begins after the line of red stars ************* below.
"You're going to be gone anyway at that time".
They also say;
"It's not to be understood yet".
This is odd because the
means to "to reveal" or "unveil" something.
When you unveil anything,
you make it known.
The book of Revelation is a sister book to the book of Daniel in the Old Testament.
Both of these books were written to the people who live in the final generation, of the "latter days".
Daniel was told to, "shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:" [Daniel 12:4].
He was told by God; "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand: but the wise shall understand." [Daniel 12:10]
The wise are those who study God's word, line upon line, chapter upon chapter, and all these words are wisdom from God.
This is why the wise should understand.
As we study Revelation, let us take a fresh look at the book, and allow God's Word to speak through us. Let's permit the Holy Spirit to allow His words to speak to our hearts which is our minds with understanding.
This chapter covers a time period that most people living on the face of the earth today will live through, and the wise Christian should understand these teachings.
So, be very cautious of any group that would tell you not to study, or to throw away part of God's word. Those are words Satan would use.Caution to students of God;s Word - Please remember two things when using our American Wisdom Series studies:
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Bible Study was originally written by Roger Christopherson,
published at http://www.theseason.org/
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our revised study of: Christopherson's Revelation chapter 16
"Angels Pour out their Vials"
It is only Jesus Christ that will return to earth, as part of the Godhead, for the Millennium period [age]. The full Godhead will be on earth following the Millennium in person.
However, while the heaven is locked, this chapter reveals what will happen on earth during the lock-out time.
Revelation 16:1 "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials [seven bowls] of the wrath of God upon the earth."
These are the same vials of God's wrath spoken of in Revelation 15:6-8. You will notice also that though the time of chapter 15 is on the Lord's day, the Millennium age, these seven plagues are actually the seven trumpets.
The Vials are simply the effect of what the events of the 7 Trumpets will have on those who (in the end) had the mark of the beast and "are worshipping" (as the Companion Bible documents) his image, which we just explained.
The happenings we are about to see is all part of that cup Jesus spoke of in the Garden before His crucifixion. That cup of wrath is poured out towards all those who are deceived, and receive the Antichrist and his system.
Revelation 16:2 "And the first went, and poured out his vial [bowl] upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image."
Those that partake of that system are going to have these sores upon them. That sore in the Greek is "Helkos", and means "ulcer". It comes from your participation in that "one world system", and is caused by the deception placed in your mind by the Kenites. Everyone knows what causes ulcers, worry and stress.
What is even more tragic is the blot it places upon your soul.
The loss of your eternal life.
Revelation 16:3 "And the second angel poured out his vial [bowl] upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea."
If you take this literally, it sounds like all life forms on earth will cease.
the "sea" are the people themselves.
It is a multitude of people.
But their death is a spiritual death, because they were deceived by the false Messiah.
This vile is placed into the hands of the two witnesses [see Revelation 11:6].
Revelation 16:4 "And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they [it] became blood."
God will place people in positions where they will be falling for the false-christ's deception hook, line and sinker.
Men who think they know God's Word [the fountains of living waters], are instead led to the distortions of the spurious messiah's "fountains of waters".
They will become deceived [blood].
The strong miracles, wonders, and delusions of the false-christ [Satan] will make him appear in their eyes as the Christ.
They will simply worship the wrong christ, the spurious messiah. He is the fake...get it?
Revelation 16:5 "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."
These "waters" [people] are God's elect, and all those who have the seal of God in their minds [foreheads].
They know that what is happening, is in God's plan [Bible], and they are praising God, and worshipping Him for keeping His Word.
Revelation 16:6 "For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy."
This is part of God's master plan.
What happens does not fit man's plans, but what God has written.
Revelation 16:7 "And I heard another out of the altar say [the altar saying], Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments."
Revelation 16:8 "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire."
The sun is suppose to give light. In this verse, many believe we are all going to die of intense heat. However, this is also talked about in Revelation 11:5. It is another power God gives to the two witnesses. Don't take this in the physical sense; for this is one of the ways many are going to be deceived.
The true Word of God burns as a fire, and turns many away, for they put, their will, over that of God's will. They close their minds to God and His Word, and that word will be their consuming fire on the day of Judgment. "God is a consuming fire," as we read about it in Hebrews 12:29.
Revelation 16:9 "And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory."
The two witnesses are trouble makers as far as the world is concerned. Their words will stir such hatred in the church world, so that only God's elect and those sealed can understand what is going on. The blasphemies of God's word by these church men are going to be accepted as from God. These are, such as the perversion of Sodomy that is being accepted in many churches today. Churches will be forced to accept many things under this new Godless one world order, which is disgusting to the true saint of God. The church will soon completely blend with the world system, and our society, and will accept abortion, sodomy, and many forms of heathen religious customs. These will all be blended and made acceptable to the Christian community in due time.
This is why it will be accepted by church goers as being from God. This, combined with false doctrine will give added support for the so called Christians to hate God's two witnesses.
They do it in ignorance.
Their rapture theory will convince them it's time to fly, and the false-christ (Satan) will be their pilot.
Revelation 16:10 "And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat [throne] of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain."
You should be able to fix this instantly in your mind. This time is spoken of in II Thessalonians 2, and Daniel 9:27. It is when Satan [as the false-christ] stands in the holy place in Jerusalem, claiming to be God. It's called the "Abomination of desolation" by our Lord Jesus Christ, and this seat of the beast is on mount Zion, in Jerusalem. This is also where the authority that will rule the world wide system will be. When peace finally appears to come to Israel, and Jerusalem, you will start to see the Kenites moving their world wide government from New York, Belgium, and Switzerland; to Jerusalem.
This is why the Middle east peace accords are so important to them.
It signals the approach of this one world system's true leader [Satan] arriving.
Revelation 16:11 "And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."
Revelation 16:12 "And the sixth angel poured out his vial [bowl] upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared."
The word "Euphrates" means "across the river" in Hebrew. That is where the people of "Heber" came from, God's people. Euphrates river has always been the boundary between God's children, and Babel, or "Babylon".
In the final generation of the end times, this river of boundary between Israel and Babel, or "Babylon" will dry up, and Babylon will over flow, and take over, because they will be alike in their doctrine.
They will be as one, under the false-christ, and his one world system.
There will be very few, including most professing Christians, who will not take part in this deception.
The religion of Babylon will overtake Christianity; Israel will have become Babylon. The two will be joined as one, and most Christians of today will take part in that marriage with false-christ [Satan].
Revelation 16:13 "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet."
You know who the dragon is, it's Satan.
These frogs are the lies, and blasphemies, which flow out of the mouths of the Kenites, and all those who have accepted their Satanic dogma even now.
These spirits, or lies will deceive the whole earth.
They are the teachings of love, peace, joy and brotherhood, only to the wrong Christ, to the wrong kingdom, and to the wrong people.
Revelation 16:14 "For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles [signs], which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
These spirits are not of God, nor of the Holy Spirit, but of the false-christ and his frog spirits. They will work miracles for the whole world to observe, and they will prepare the peoples of the whole earth for the battle against Almighty God. It's coming, my Christian friend; and the work of these frog spirits of devils has already formed, and is spreading like wild fire. Satan's children, the Kenites [fake or non-Judah Jews] have their four hidden dynasties put together and functioning today.
Let's recap the first four seals.
|Seal||Horse||Symbolic of:||Hidden Dynasty|
I sincerely hope these 4 Seals, unveiled by the Lamb of God, revealing the hidden truth of what is happening on the four corners of the earth just prior to His return, has been a blessing to your eyes, shall we say a real "eye opener".
There are Three Seals yet to come. I can't wait!
See Revelation 6:9 through 8:1
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Revelation 4 through 11 also includes the seven trumpets
The Kenites are ready for their father, Satan, to come to earth and they are preparing you also for their celebration.
Satan will put all he has into this battle, and I have no doubt, he even thinks he can win.
He knows God's Word [the Bible], and it is clear he has a limited mind, and is totally underestimating the power of God.
Revelation 16:15 "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."
This is Jesus Christ speaking again. The apparel that all men [no gender] will be wearing, will be that of their works.
Where are your works going to be directed?
Revelation 16:16 "And he gathered them together into a place called in the He'-brew tongue Ar-ma-ged'-don."
If you have repented, and have His Word sealed in your mind, this place does not exist for you.
Once you have repented and come to know God's Word, The false-christ will not be tempting to you.
You know Satan is coming first, and will claim to be God; then after the five months of Satan as the spurious messiah's world rule, the seventh trumpet will sound, and Jesus Christ will return to earth.
This gathering at Arm-ageddon [Megiddo] is not the saints of God, but those in Satan's kingdom; to do battle with God. "Megiddo" means "the gathering place of the crowd", and that crowd is Satan's. They have gathered to do battle with Jesus Christ. This is no secret to Satan, only to ignorant Christians who refuse to study God's Word.
Satan knows he has five month as the false-christ, for it is written. He knows where and when Christ will return, and every other detail concerning the return of Christ: Why? Because it is written in the Scriptures. That place is on mount Zion, because that is where we are told Jesus Christ is going to return, when His feet touch the ground. Satan will be ruling from there, his people will be there, and that is where the Battle of Armageddon will take place. Because it is written.
The whole battle of the end times is over the Word of God, a spiritual battle, and it is through your understanding of the Word [the Bible] that you will survive spiritually.
It is a battle for your eternal soul.
Revelation 16:17 "And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done."
happening on the "Lord's
day", when Christ shall return.
The full time of the battle will more then likely, be a time less that an hour.
The tribulation, up to the Seventh trumpet is false teaching, and bad religion.
On this day of the Lord, God will take His cup of wrath, and pour it out on the earth, on all those who worshipped Satan, the spurious messiah, because they refused to study His Word and thought he was God.
It is aimed at those who follow, or allowed the Kenites to lead them into the false-christ's arms.
Satan is the prince of the air, and this vial is poured out upon him, when Satan stands up, following his declaration that he is God.
He will have just killed the two witnesses of God, who have plagued the earth in their accusations towards all mankind, and the people of the earth will be in celebration.
God will have had His fill of all of them.
"It is done",
came the voice of God, and the wrath of God is being poured out on the people of the earth.
Revelation 16:18 "And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning's; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great."
When Christ died on the cross, His last words were "It is finished", and we entered into the period we call "Grace" today.
It was a new age.
When Satan declares himself God in the Abominable act, God will again say, "It is done", and then we will start another new age.
The start of this new age will be the flattening of Jerusalem, where not one stone will be left standing upon another.
Revelation 16:19 "And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Bab'-y-lon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Jerusalem will fall, as will all major cities of the world. "Came in remembrance" means God's wrath is poured out upon her. Great Babylon is the "Mother of Harlots", the head of all religions, and she will have the spurious messiah, Satan, as it's head. This wrath is coming to this generation, because it is the last generation of this flesh age.
We identify this fact by the fact that Jesus said that the generation that saw the Fig Tree [Nation of Israel of the Jews] planted in Palestine, "that generation shall not pass [die off] until all prophecy came into being". Matthew 24:32-35, Mark 13:28-31.
Jesus prayer on the cross: "let not this cup.. etc.."; He is praying for all those who would be deceived, for He knew God's wrath would fall upon them. Put this in true perspective, my fellow Christian. That prayer was for us, you and me living at the time of the false-christ's reign, in our generation, and the cup of God's wrath is going to fall on our friends and loved-ones who take Satan's name and number. It will fall on all, but the few that have God's seal in their minds.
Revelation 16:20 "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."
Revelation 16:21 "And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."
This is the destruction physically of Satan's crowd at Megiddo, and it is God who will destroy them with hail stones weighing about 180 pounds.
Did mankind repent when the stones came?
No, in fact they will curse God for it.
This is the end of one worldism, and Satan, the instead-of-christ.
I hope you will not also be deceived by them and waiting for the wrath of God.
Now is the time to prepare your heart and mind to stand against the false-christ, and put on your spiritual armor, as spoken of in Ephesians 6:10-20.
The 7 Vials which contain the "wrath of God". If you have studied with us through the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets then you will have no difficulty whatsoever with the 7 Vials, for you will see that they are exactly the same as the 7 Trumpets and are exactly in the same order. You will see! Let's begin!
That which follows in chapter 16 will be the pouring out of the "wrath of God" which as stated in verse 2 will be upon only those who are deceived, i.e. have the "seal of Satan", the mark of the beast, in their foreheads, and who worship his image.Rev. 16:1
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
We have documented many times what the "mark of the beast" is. It is deception, "the seal of Satan", the lack of the "seal of God", His Word, in your mind. But many have asked "What is the image of the beast"? Some have suggested that his "image" is the Picture on the screens of TV's and Computers as he holds services and broadcasts to the world. And that will happen. But such is his picture and not his image. In fact it will be the "picture" of his "image". Why?
Because the "Image of the Beast" is that which Satan "imagines" himself to be, which is Jesus Christ. In other words the Beast, Satan, "sets himself up" as Jesus Christ and presents that "Image" to the world. It is a deception, a mirage, a smokescreen! It is a mere image! It is his IMAGE and NOT REALITY! And he causes the deceived people of the world to worship his "Imaginary Christ", making them believing that he is Christ, when in fact he is really "the Beast".
You see, no one would worship "the Beast" if they believed he was "the Beast"! "Oh look honey, there's the Beast, that old devil himself, let's worship him as Jesus!" They WON'T KNOW he's "the Beast"! They will IMAGINE that he is Jesus Christ because that is the "Image" he has created! Do you see? That's what it means when we read "they worshipped his image".
Note: Most politicians try to create an image of themselves to the public. Many of them whom the public perceive as great guys and gals, all for the good of the people, are really a bunch of lowlifes. Test their fruit, don't believe their image!
We're now ready for the 1st Vial.
As we study these Vials,
which are in the exact same order as the Trumpets, we will first Hear
Sounding of the Trumpet and then See the Pouring of the Vial.
Here the 1st Trump and the 1st Vial:
These two verses set the stage for what is happening here with the Trumps and the Vials. The hail and fire of the 1st Trump is the wrath (hail) and the Word of God (fire) "mixed with" or cast upon all of mankind (symbolized by blood). And as we've discussed, His "wrath" represented by the Vials, do not affect His children. We're not talking about the mingling, the whole "enchilada", but only the "wrath" portion which is poured out on those who are deceived and worship Satan as Jesus.Rev. 8:7
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Rev. 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
And so God's children are NOT MENTIONED even one time in the 7 Vials, because the Vials do not apply to them. Period!
The Vials then are simply the effect of what the events of the 7 Trumpets will have on those who (in the end) had the mark of the beast and "are worshipping" (as the Companion Bible documents) his image, which we just explained. Actually, the past tense in verse 2 reveals the fact that they already have the mark of beast, i.e. they are already deceived with "apple and snake stories" and "rapture fly-away tales" and the rest of the traditions of men, and they WILL BE seduced by the spurious messiah when he is cast out of heaven in Rev. 12:7-9. They have no idea that there are two Jesus Christs. Mention that to them and they look at you like you're nuts. They think Satan comes to earth as some bad dude who will be going around killing people after they're gone! But they are already gone, gone from the reality of His Word and gone from common sense.
And we have already noted that the wrath of God is not directed, and will NOT BE POURED OUT on His children. So when the "fire" from the altar, the truth of God, is cast upon the earth, it warms the heart of His "ministers of fire" (Heb. 1:7), His children, but it infuriates and scorches and consumes "stubble". You can witness this yourself on TV whenever the liberal left gods and goddesses are confronted with "facts" and "substance" by those who are "right", they become infuriated and usually resort to name calling. It's a hoot to watch!
So whereas when we see the verses depicting the Trumpets aligned with the vials, they will say "the third part" was "killed" (spiritually that is), while the vials will be all inclusive for they concern only those who worship Satan as Jesus AND do not make it before the return of Christ, i.e. they do not repent and will be placed in the "winepress of His wrath" when He returns and they will go through Millennium. Do not confuse the winepress of His wrath with the vials. The winepress occurs at harvest time, when the sickles are thrust in, at the 7th Trump, when as you will see in the 6th Vial, His enemies are gathered at "Harmagedon". We'll discuss this more when we get to the 6th Vial.
One more important point. You will notice that with the rest of the Trumpets and Vials, as they Sound and Pour respectively, that there is an exact parallel in terminology in both, for they are exactly the same. Only the Vials are a "close up" of His wrath upon those who don't make it, upon those who worship the image of the beast!
Keep it simple. There's nothing complicated here at all!
Here's the 2nd Trump and 2nd Vial. Sound the Trumpet and Pour the Vial.
Hopefully you remember what the "sea" is from the times we referred to Rev. 17:15. The sea and waters are the peoples of the earth. As a refresher, here it is again: Rev. 17:15 "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."Rev. 8:8
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
Rev. 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
Now notice in 16:3 that it is "every living soul died". Again it is "everyone in Rev. 16:3" meaning it is every living person who worships the image of the beast. And do you know that those who don't "make it" in the first resurrection and who must go through the Millennium, i.e. all those in Rev. 16:3, are and will be called "the dead" during that period. Why? Because they still have mortal souls.
Note: We're not going to go into great detail about what the Vials are since they are the same as the Trumps. If you don't remember what the Trumps are then you should go back to chapter 8 and review each one. The great burning mountain, if you recall, is His Word!
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.
Here's Trumpet and Vial number 4, the Sounding and Pouring.
This is real simple concerning the rest of those in verse one who are deceived. God's Word, the light, the truth, the sun, is going to scorch those who aren't "sealed in their foreheads" with it. I think Christ made this point before in His parables concerning trying to plant the seed, the Word of God, in their foreheads:Rev. 8:12
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Rev. 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Yes He did make that point. So listen up! If you're not founded in His Word you'll be turned into "Christian Crispies" when the sun comes up (I use that phrase because remember they are all worshipping the image of the beast, which is Jesus the Fake.)Matthew 13:6
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
Not only that, but just wait until they start messing with the "heavy hitters", the two flame throwers, i.e. the two witnesses of Rev. 11. They will bring forth some great heat to those who say the two witnesses are not of God, because they are of God! That in itself is blaspheming God's name!Rev. 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
This is the true "Scorched Earth" policy!Rev. 11:5
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Now the 5th angels do their thing, sound and pour.
Remember the 5th, 6th and 7th Trumps are "Woe Trumps". What's that make the 5th, 6th and 7th Vials? The 5th Trump releases the locust army and the "smoke" from the pit causes his "kingdom to be full of darkness". And what of these who sit on the seat with the beast, upon whom this vial is poured and truth confronts them? Here's how they react:Rev. 9:1-2
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Rev. 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
They will be blaspheming God by claiming they are of God and will be sore because those darn "bruisers" are a "pain in their ***" (backside)! Will they repent? Not! They will be swarming like a great cloud of crazy locusts! ... and they gnawed their tongues for pain,  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Next we will see that the 6th and 7th Vials exactly parallel the 6th and 7th Trumps. And you know what? When we are finished with the Vials you will be able look back upon your studies and SEE that the false messiah, Satan himself, is present in the 6th Seal, the 6th Trump, and 6th Vial.
"666" Amazing isn't it!
The Word of God is perfect.
Now we'll we conclude our study of the 7 Vials containing the wrath of God, which is poured out "upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image". We have seen that the Vials are simply another view of the 7 Trumps, focusing on the "recipients of the wrath" and not the children of God who have no part in it other than to witness it.
We are now ready for the 6th Vial. And since the Vials are the same as the Trumps, we have been "Hearing" the Trumpet 1st and then "Seeing" the Pouring out of the Vial. (This allows both your "ears to hear" and "eyes to see" to work together for a better understanding.)
These two verses are the only two verses in the entire New Testament that speak of the great river Euphrates and that is because they speak of the same event. What is that event?Rev. 9:14
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
It is the great river Euphrates upon which Babylon sits, where resides the king of Babylon, who you will recall from the Book of Daniel is a "type" representing Satan. Remember we learned in chapter 12 of Revelation that Satan and his angels are now "bound", i.e. restrain, by Michael and his angels. But Satan and his angels will soon be "loosed" and cast to this earth. It happens at the 6th Trump and the 6th Vial and it is "Woe to the inhabitants of the earth".
So the event of the 6th Trump and 6th Vial is the "un-bounding", the "loosing", the casting out of Satan and his angels upon the earth. It is the event of Rev. 12:7-9.
Who then are the "kings of the east" in verse 16:12? They are simply the kings who reign with Satan during the hour of temptation, when he is cast out. Let's look at the Hebrew definition of "Euphrates" in Strong's Concordance to gain more insight.
Perath, per-awth', Hebrew 6578; from an unused root meaning to break forth; rushing; Perath (i.e. Euphrates), a river of the East :- Euphrates.The kings of the east are of the great Euphrates, a river of the east. We will talk about these kings in the next chapter, chapter 17 of Revelation. Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview:
You know, the continuity of the symbols and the events of Revelation are absolutely astounding. We are going to read of the gathering of "these kings who are going to make war with the Lamb" in the next two verses here in chapter 16. Let's do it.Rev. 17:12-14
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Don't complicate this verse. First of all the dragon, the beast and the false prophet are all names, rolls if you will, of one and the same entity, Satan himself. The three evil spirits that come out of his mouth are just that, "evilness". They aren't real frogs, but frogs are very unclean creatures, i.e. not to be eaten, to which these spirits are likened. The next verse clarifies it and shows what Satan's up to.Rev. 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
As Dr. Moffat translates it, they are "demonic-spirits". These two verses simply describe the evilness of Satan, the miracle worker himself, who goes forth and gathers the kings of the earth to prepare to do battle with Christ at the 7th Trump, whom he knows is coming! Verse 16 will tell us where he gathers them to. Of course everyone knows where Christ returns, even Satan, so that will be no new revelation. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
The next verse is a parenthetical verse. That means it should have parenthesis around it because it's a break in thought (Many translations do). It is just a little whisper of the voice of Lord, a little hello reminder, to those who are not partaking of the wrath, but who are watching. Are you watching it? Stay on guard!
A thief comes when no one is expecting him, like in the middle of the night when it's dark. (Didn't we read,earlier that at the 5th Trump and 5th Vial, "his kingdom was full of darkness")? Yes we did. (Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.)
Now think about it. The whole world will be worshipping the false messiah and will think that Jesus is ALREADY HERE! (They're in the dark all right!) So obviously they won't be looking for Him and they won't be expecting Him! All of a sudden at the 7th Trump, SURPRISE! They will all be caught with their pants down getting seduced by their lover, Satan! But don't you be caught. Keep your gospel armour on!
Also, there's nothing new about this statement describing the surprise of Christ's return to the unsuspecting. Peter, in 2 Pet. 3:10, and Paul, in 1 Thes. 5, both told us that Christ's return will come like a thief in the night to those who aren't watching for Him. Again, why won't they be expecting Him? They will think Jesus has already returned and it's heaven on earth, peace and safety, all is well.
Let's return to Revelation and see what old frog breath is up to!
Whose the "them" he has gathered? The kings of the earth from verse 14! Where's Armageddon? Wrong! It's not the valley of Megiddo! It is a place "called" in the "Hebrew" language "Meggidown" and it means "rendezvous" or "gathering place of the crowd".Rev. 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Do you recall in chapter 11 where Satan's angels are gathered when they are slain? In the temple in Jerusalem. That's where Satan will gather his troops. That's where Jesus Christ is returning.
So the kings are gathered. Sound the 7th Trump and Pour out the 7th Vial!
When this seventh angel pours out his vial into the "air", the flesh age is over. It is done! This word "air" does not mean the sky. Look it up in Strong's Concordance. It means "to breath unconsciously", breath in and out, to respire, blow.Rev. 10:7
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Rev. 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
The apostle Paul very eloquently explained this, which seems to be a mystery to most people, and that is the fact that when Christ returns, AT THE LAST TRUMP, and not a moment before like in some secret whisking away of the "goodie, goodie, two shoes", we are all changed into spiritual bodies, the breath of life body, the "air", INSTANTLY.
So when we gather back to Him, as Paul explained in 1 Thes. 4:17, we will meet Him in the "air", our breath of life body. Again, the word "air" does not mean sky. You must look it up and do your own homework!1 Cor. 15:51-52
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Ok, the 7th Vial has been poured out, which means the 7th Trump has sounded. What else do we see?
Here's more of the 7th Trump:
Here's more of the 7th Vial:Rev. 11:19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
They are identical, except for there is hail listed in the Trump but not listed in the Vial. Well guess what? The hail is listed separately in the last verse of this chapter 16, for it the last "physical" act of wrath in this flesh age, and will destroy the armies of Hamon-gog in Ezek. 39 and Armageddon, which we just read of. The Word of God is so full of wonders!Rev. 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
The Mount of Olives has been split in two and the great city, Jerusalem, has been divided into three parts. The grapes are now squeezed in the winepress of Rev. 15:20!Rev. 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
What else do we learn from the 7th Vial?
Islands and mountains are symbolic of governments and nations. They're history! They're gone! They belong to Him now! They are all under the "Rod of Iron". This verse is just another way to express this same event of the 7th Trump and 7th Vial. Here's the Trump version:Rev. 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
It's all over, pal!Rev. 11:15
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Oh well! They will have a thousand years to change their attitudes and turn to our Father or their names will simply be blotted out of the books and they will perish with old frog breath in the lake of fire. Leapin' Lizards!Rev. 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
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