Rev. 9:13 - Rev. 11:14

There are many things to be discussed about the message of the Sixth Trumpet, so it must be separated into parts. The first will concern the four angels which are bound in the river Euprates.

The Four Angels Bound in the River Euphrates

Rev 9:13-14 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,  (14)  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

Rev 16:12  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.

The loosing of the four angels bound in the River Euphrates signals the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah 51st Chapter. Since the vials contain the wrath of God,, the church will not be present on earth when these events take place. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that the church warn mankind that the First Woe of the plagues of the Fifth Trumpet have begun  when they first see those plagues in the lost.  And after five months warn them that the Sixth Trumpet has begun to sound.

Any of Israel, and the church are warned to leave Iraq (Babylon) at this time because the destruction of Iraq is assured. Jeremiah was told to bind the book and give it to Saraiah the priest and tell him to open and read it when he got to Babylon, and then to rebind it and throw it into the River Euphrates when he finished reading it.  It is a prophecy of the destruction of Iraq (Babylon)  that lays at the bottom of the Euphrates until the River is opened to reveal it.

Iraq is bounded to the North by Turkey and to the East by Iran. The prophecy of Jeremiah that now lays at the bottom of the Euphrates says that Iraq will be invaded from the North (Turkey). (Jer. 51:48) The sixth bowl of wrath also reveals Iraq will be invaded from the East which means that Iran will also be involved in this invasion of Iraq. Also, when the sixth bowl of wrath is poured out, we are told: Rev. 16:13-16  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.  (14)  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.  (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.  (16)  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon

Verse 15 abpve is definitely a message for the church so the church must continue to be faithful and watch. However, the only thing we will be able to testify about is that the Sixth Trumpet has begun to sound after the plagues of the Fifth Trumpet stop.  It seems apparent that the chuch must study these things and warn the world that they are coming.  The church will definitely see the events of the Fifth Tumpet and must warn the lost  of the urgency of their situation.  If we do not warn them, we will held accountable for their blood.

The Sixth Trumpet continues with:

Rev. 9:15 - 21  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.  (16)  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.  (17)  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.  (18)  By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.  (19)  For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.  (20)  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:  (21)  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

This is a description of the armies of Turkey and Iran who join themselves with the armies of the Great Red Dragon after destroying Iraq (Babylon) as they re-establish the Ottoman Empire in the lands of Babylon. At some point they will become allied with the nations of Russian and Germany who will probably be in an advisory capacity at first. This campaign will last until the lands from Southern Italy and Southern Austria to every nation bordering the Mediterranean Sea are conquered. Spain will already have be taken over by repatriated Muslims from North of Africa. (See the next page for details). They will next become fully allied with Russia and Germany and advance toward Jerusalem. If you want to know which European Nations become a part of the Kingdom of the Great Red Dragon, look at a Map of the Ottoman Empire at its greatest extent.

The question that now must be answered is, “Where is America in all of these events?” If we are successful in Evangelizing America as the Church of the Philadelphians, America will be kept (guarded) such events until we are raptured when the Seventh Trumpet sounds. The lost in America will most likely feel the hurts of the Fifth Trumpet.  This harm is redemptive in nature as its purpose is to cause the lost to repent.

Rev. 10:1 through Rev. 15:8 are a series of heavenly visions that reveal events from the past, present, and future earth.

Rev. 10: 1- 11  And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:  (2)  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,  (3)  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.  (4)  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.  (5)  And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,  (6)  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:  (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.  (8)  And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.  (9)  And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.  (10)  And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.  (11)  And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

Rev. 10:1-7  is a vision of Our Lord Jesus Christ Victorious. The rainbow over his head is the symbol of the covenant that He made with Noah. From this time forward it will remembered as the eternal covenant with mankind the never again will earth or His Children be subjected to the curse of sin. The message of the seven thunders has been sealed up until it pleases our Lord to reveal them to us. Thunder is the symbolic of the Voice of  the Godhead when he speaks from heaven to mankind. It would, therefore, seem to be that our Lord will be speaking audibly to mankind once again at some time in the future. This speech will no doubt have something to do with rainbow over his Head. Then the Lord declares that there will be no further delay when the Seventh Trumpet sounds, and all of the mystery surrounding the creation of man, the fall of man, the curse placed upon the creation because of sin, and the redemption of all things to Himself will be made plain.

Rev. 10:8-11 are about a little book that Jesus gave to John and told him take it and eat it. He told John that it would be sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his belly. The Prophet Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 15:16 “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” But John found that when eating the little book, the words became bitter in his belly. The Psalmist wrote in Ps. 119:103  How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! There was something different about the words in the unsealed little book that our Lord gave to John to eat - something that made them hard to stomach. It seems very likely to me that John was told he would be one of the two witnesses Jesus speaks of in chapter 11 of the Revelation.

Next, In Rev. 11:1 John is given a measuring stick and told to measure the Temple. But, at the time of the vision the temple had already been destroyed for at least 26 years. Therefore, there was no temple for him to measure at that time. When Ezekiel was told to witness the measurement of the Temple, three chapters of his prophecy were devoted to recording those measurements. But here - not a word written about the results of any measurement. Therefore, the temple to be measured and the results to be recorded will be of the Temple built in Jerusalem during the first three and one half years after the seven year period of Jacob’s trouble begins. It really seems to point out that John will be one of the witnesses in Chapter 11 of The Revelation. Jesus told Peter, speaking of John - John 21:22-23  Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.  (23)  Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? If that was what John saw from reading the open book, it would have truly been hard to swallow knowing he would be like Elijah and have to return at the end of the age.

Rev. 11:1-14  And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.  (2)  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.  (3)  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  (4)  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.  (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.  (6)  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.  (7)  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.  (8)  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.  (9)  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.  (10)  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.  (11)  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.  (12)  And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.  (13)  And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.  (14)  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

If John is one of the two witnesses, it would seem likely the other would represent the Old Covenant, and since Elijah was prophesied to return before the dreadful day of the Lord, he will be the second. Mal. 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. Jesus was not wrong when He identified John the Baptist as Elijah. He identified The Baptist as a type of the fulfillment that would be completely fulfilled at some future time. (Matt. 7:11-12)

We are told that when these two witnesses finish their testimony the beast that ascended up from the bottomless pit will kill them. This is not the angel from the bottomless pit in Chapter 9:11, but is the beast that John saw rise up from the Mediterranean Sea in Chapter 13, that is to say, the reborn Islamic Ottoman Empire. This will happen when the Antichrist breaks the treaty with Israel, three and a half years into the seven year period of Jacob’s Trouble.






The Power to Love

1 Pet. 4:8-9  And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall

cover the multitude of sins.  (9)  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.


Rom. 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath

 fulfilled the law.

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.


Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  (23)  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isa. 45:22-23 

1 Cor. 12:31  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

1 Cor. 13:8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.