Sunday, January 22, 2017
Trumpet Warnings Series #18 – Part 128 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk…and they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts…Rev. 9:20-21. What does the word plagues mean in this verse and how does it describe the locust army?
Defining the esoteric imagery in these two verses will wrap up the Trumpet Warnings Series. According to this text there will be people who do not fall victim to the plagues. In the original Greek language the word plagues means: to pound; strokes. This definition certainly describes the vicious and violent assault perpetrated against human beings worldwide by the locust army, forcing their victims into their deceptive web of bondage or death.
There will be a multitude of human beings who did not join the religious empire of the locust army, so did not become a victim of these plagues. They also did nothing to prevent the advancement of the locust army. What did they do? They…did not repent of the works of their hands…of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
These people were preoccupied with the pursuit of money and materialism, careers, sports and leisure. They pride themselves in their choice of trendy religious doctrines – new age – transcending mere earth creatures, looking to a superior race in another galaxy. Spirit guides from the nether world seduce the self-absorbed intelligentsia into sorceries, witchcraft, sexual immorality, thievery and every sort of spiritual corruption that infiltrates the echelons of authority in secular and religious empires. They did not repent for all of these crimes against their righteous Creator.
Even though cataclysmic events will occur in every decade over the centuries of the Christian era, creating devastation, disillusionment and hopelessness, these “enlightened one’s” will continue to bow down to the god of this world – refusing to repent of their wickedness. For these idolaters – the judgment of the trumpets will not produce repentance – they will die separated from their loving Creator forever, revealed in the following scripture…
Do you not know that the unrighteousness will not inherit the kingdom of God?…do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, not thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, not revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God…I Cor. 6:9-10.
The Bible is very clear regarding God’s judgment on the sins of human beings for which they refuse to repent and receive His forgiveness. God gave to each one of us the choice of accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior or rejecting Him. This is why He clearly outlines the consequences for the unrepentant. What is God’s desire toward us? God is…longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance…II Peter 3:9.
The second woe is past. The sound of the trumpet blasts warn what is to come to pass upon the earth during the Christian era. There are seven trumpet warnings, but they do not insinuate that the implementation of the events are delivered in any particular sequence. This has been a problem for modern-day scholars with the visions – they assume the events are listed sequentially in the Bible – causing much confusion.
For one hundred years, misinterpretation of prophecy of scripture has kept us in a box of false end-time doctrines, not confirmed by historical documentation…but no one dares to question the “scholars.” But we must think outside the box. Several chapters in Revelation have duplicate subjects, yet with different details or timelines for the events. With this in mind we must combine chapters with like information to get a clearer understanding of the events, and how to prepare for them.
Six of the trumpet blasts reveal a variety of judgments, while the 7th trumpet blast reveals an altogether different subject matter. All 7 trumpet blasts do have one common theme – judgment. The 7th blast does reveal persecution, torture, imprisonment and the unjust murder of God’s kids, but for a different reason than the previous 6. The 7th trumpet blast is the third woe – grief.
…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. What is the mystery of God that He declared to His prophets? The prophets of the Old Testament declared that a Savior would be sent to reconcile mankind to His Creator – confirmed by the New Testament. After Jesus was born, died and rose from the dead…the mystery of God would be finished.
This event is revealed within the 7th trumpet blast because the number 7 symbolizes: perfection; completion – God’s number. So at the sounding of the 7th angel, the mystery of God was finished. What is finished? That which He declared to the prophets – is finished! The last words Jesus said as He was dying on the cross – It is Finished! John 19:30 . Jesus paid the ransom for the sins of mankind – It is Finished! The 7th trumpet blast has been fulfilled!
What does “thousand year reign of Christ” and “Satan bound a thousand years” really mean? This is a riddle that can be unlocked when we define the esoteric imagery in Revelation chapter 20. Do you want to know what scriptures says about this subject? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without question~~~