Sunday, January 1, 2017
Trumpet Warnings Series #15 – Part 125 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
We began this Trumpet Warnings Series when Jesus opened the 7th seal revealing 7 angels with trumpets. When the 5th angel appeared he warned…woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three remaining angels who are about to sound…Rev. 8:13. We just finished studying the first woe which described the locust army that came upon the earth many centuries ago, advancing in size, power and influence in multiple nations by 2016…Rev. 9:1-12.
The first woe is past. What does the blast of the 6th angel reveal, as the next woe – grief – is experienced by the inhabitants of the earth? Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God…saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, “Loose the four angels which are bound in the great Euphrates”…and the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men…Rev. 9:13-15.
As the 21st century unfolded, the progress of the violent and destructive locust army is evident across the planet with the cities of multiple nations demolished and burned to the ground, millions fleeing for their lives. Their main target is the Christians and the Jews. Have they been successful in killing off these targets?
After Jesus was resurrected from the dead, He sent His apostles and disciples to the utter parts of the earth as witnesses of His salvation. Eventually, the majority population of Egypt was Christian, holding that statistic for a thousand years.
With the gradual rise of the violent and destructive locust army over the centuries, murdering the Christian and Jewish populations, Egypt only claims to be 10-12% Christian by 2016 – continuing to diminish. In 2016 alone, the locust army has murdered over 100,000 Christians in the middle east. Christians are now the most persecuted religious group on planet earth, even in developed countries, where the locust army has infiltrated the governments influencing laws against them.
Does the message – woe – of the 6th angel also reveal crimes of the locust army?
Our study text in verse 13-14 reveals a voice, from the 4 horns of the golden altar, commanding the four angels, who were bound at the great river Euphrates, to be loosed. What does this symbolism reveal to us. Once we define the symbolism we will understand the message within it.
Horns symbolize: seat of power – authority. Multiple horns symbolize how greater power and authority will be released during the 6th trumpet blast – woe. The voice coming from the horns – authority – of the golden altar of God in Heaven, reveals to us that what is coming upon the inhabitants of the earth is approved and permitted by God – Jesus Christ. It is His judgment on the paganism (idolatry) and immorality of the inhabitants of the earth – symbolized by…released to kill a third of mankind. The #3 symbolizes: divine judgment
The number four symbolizes there will be a change in the heavens and/or earth. The locust army will accomplish wicked and irreversible changes, as greater power and authority is given to Satan from the golden altar of God. This is Divine judgment on the sins of the inhabitants of the earth – because they bow to “other gods.”
Throughout the Bible we can see God generously providing for His kids, loving them with His kindness. But all too often, His kindness is not appreciated, because they are enticed by the excitement and pleasures of sin, which lures them into the pagan world, where they bow to idols of fame and fortune. When God’s kindness doesn’t prompt allegiance to Him, God will permit Satan and his demons, to pummel men until they repent of their sins, and cry out for His deliverance.
So it is God’s mercy bestowed upon the inhabitants of the earth, when He permits the locust army – a ferocious formidable foe – to be unleashed upon the inhabitants of the earth. Surely their wicked and vicious violence perpetrated upon mankind, will send its victims running to Jesus Christ for deliverance and protection!
The Euphrates River is 1,780 miles long connecting many of the mid-eastern countries. We know that the Euphrates River flowed through the ancient city of Babylon – idolatry center of the world. The origin of the false religious doctrine of the licentious locust army has its roots planted deeply in this occult region of the world, where the Babylonians worshiped false gods – rejecting the One true God – I AM.
Once the locust army was great enough in numbers to overtake other nations of the world, the 4 angels released them from the region where God had bound this false religious empire for centuries – Euphrates River – to go forth and conquer those who have not the Seal of God on their foreheads. God appointed a specific hour, day, month and year for the locust army to be unbound to execute His judgment on idolatry and immorality – creating chaos and anarchy upon the earth – with impunity.
What was the appointed time for the locust army to plant its roots in America? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~