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. This great voice coming from within the Temple is the voice of the Godhead commanding the judgment of the earth to begin.
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. The two words translated as “noisome,” and “grievous” are very closely related to each other. The first being the nature of the sore and the second describing the effects of that nature. It seems from the definitions of the two words that the total degeneracy and depravity of the these people is now allowed to work its way to the surface of their bodies, and manifest its nature in sores in their flesh.
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. The blood of a dead man is thick and dark. Every living soul means that all creatures in whom is the breath of life will die indicating that this dark substance deprives the water of oxygen.
Rev. 16:4-7 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. (5) And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, whch art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. (6) For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. (7) And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. Instead of becoming like the blood of a dead man, the fresh water becomes as blood. Indicating it is fresh blood, like the blood Jesus shed for their sins. Having refused to be washed in the blood of the Lamb, they now must drink a likeness of it.
Rev 16:8-9 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. (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 sun is a Hydrogen Fusion engine converting Hydrogen into Helium and generating unimaginable quantities of power. But its supply of Hydrogen is not limitless. If you have read the page, ALL POWER. you will understand that Jesus is holding all things together by the word of His Power. Therefore, when the fourth bowl is poured out upon the sun, Jesus is simply changing some of his power that holds the sun together. Isa. 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
The sun cycles in 11 year periods between the Solar Maximum and the solar minimum. The heat from the sun is much higher during the period of solar Maximum and thus weather on earth is effected by an increase in temperature. Only the Lord knows for sure why this solar cycle exists, but one thing is for certain, He can change it any time He needs in order to meet His purpose. It appears from this normal cycle that when the fourth angel pours out his bowl upon the sun it is going to alter the intensity and period of this cycle. This solar maximum will be allowed to continure into a unbearably long and hot season which may signal a sign that the sun is running out of helium and will very slowly begin to shrink in size and intensity thereafter.
Rev 16:10-11 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, (11) And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Isa 13:9-11 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (10) For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. (11) And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Assimilation of the three verses above suggest that the events of the seven bowls of wrath happen fairly quickly in sequence. it appears that men are suffering from the sores in their bodies recieved from the first bowl all through the period of time the the entire seven bowls are delivered. The fifth bowl apparently stops the solar cycle entirely and reduces the visible light output from the sun to darkness. There are many hazardous non visible radiations that emanate from the sun from which we are protected by the earth magnetic fields. It is possible that the radiation in these spectrums is increased in strength to overcome the magnetic field’s protection and these dangerous radiations cause great pain in the bodies of men in addition to the sores from the first bowl.
Rev 16:12-16 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. (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. (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.
This is the invasion of Israel by the Satanic forces of the re-born Ottoman Empire of which the sixth trumpet was a warning.
Rev 9:13-21 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. (15) 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.
The invasion of these armies also leads to the eventual fulfillment of the prophecy in Ezekiel Chapter 38 against Gog because the nations given by Ezekiel in that prophecy must be present at this first invasion of Israel before the Millennium in order to be gathered for conquest by Satan after the Millennium. These nations are:
Gog, the chief prince of Mesheck (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolsk) Moscow is the western Capital of Russia, and Tobolsk is the eastern capital. Gog is Russia who even now is aligning itself to those nations that will become the kingdom of the great red dragon.
Togarmah (Turkey, The capital of the Ottoman Empire),
All of these have either been conquered by the Empire of the Great Red Dragon or have allied themselves to that empire for the purpose of destroying Israel forever.
The remnant of these armies return home after the battle of Armageddon and are ruled by Jesus Christ for a thousand years during the millennium. Then when Satan is released after the Millenium, he gathers these same nations once again to do battle against Jesus and Israel. The battle is short.
Rev 16:17-21 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. (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. (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. (20) And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. (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 last great judgment of the earth before the return of Our Lord Jesus Christ with untold millions of his saints following him. So powerful is this earhquake that the globe of the earth is leveled as if it had been graded by a blade. Holy prophets have long been prophesying of this day. Seen in visions from a far, they have understood that this day is terrible in wrath and judgment and that the entire earth will be cleansed for a new beginning. I know of no other single event that has as many prophecies written as this time of judgment.
Isa. 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Isa 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
Job 9:1-7 Then Job answered and said, (2) I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? (3) If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand. (4) He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? (5) Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. (6) Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. (7) Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.
When seen together, all three of the scriptures above indicate that the earth is going to stop its normal rotation at some point and turn with is spin axis perpendicular to the sun. This North pole will point toward the sun and south will be in total darkness for the duration. It is not said that this will be caused be some cosmic catastrophe, but by the Word of Jesus Himself. The inertial forces released by this change in rotation and orientation will cause unimaginably catastrophic seismic events in the earth’s crust. All things of mankind are going to be destroyed from the face of the earth in these events. Terrible electromagnetic storms will accompany these seismic events as they reverberate around the globe in the Earth’s crust along with cold winds blowing out of the North causing great Hail and thick dark rain clouds and great hail storms. One third of mankind will die from the events of the seven bowls of wrath.
The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ to His Kingdom and the beginning of the Millennium are the same event. His return marks the end of Satan’s reign as the ‘Prince of the power of the air’ and the beginning of a Thousand Years of reign of Jesus Christ as the all powerful King of man. Life during the millennium will be peaceful and yet strict for a humanity that has long wanted to be judged for themselves and their works. But the basic truth of the Millennium is: “The soul that sins shall die.” (Ez. 18:1-9)
The scriptures that tell of the our Lord’s Return and the of the Millennium are often shown together so that the two things are inseparable. But it is safe to say that His Return marks the beginning of the Millennium.
Rev 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12) His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (13) And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (14) And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (15) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (16) And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (17) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. (19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. (20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
This prophecy is the triumphant return of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church, those who were faithful to the end. It is a simple enlistment: You believe on Jesus, The Christ, The Son of The Living God, and you continue to believe all the time until He returns or until you die, The words of the Apostle Paul are worthy to be written on every Christian’s heart: “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (1 Tim. 1;12)
Jude 1:14-16 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, (15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (16) These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
Rev 1:6-8 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (7) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (8) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Zech. 14:1-21 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. (2) For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (3) Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. (4) And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (5) And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. (6) And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: (7) But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. (8) And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. (9) And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. (10) All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses. (11) And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. (12) And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. (13) And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. (14) And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance. (15) And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. (16) And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (17) And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. (18) And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (19) This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (20) In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. (21) Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
The above scriptures tells about our Lord’s return and the Millennial Kingdom He will establish. There will be a covenant for the Millennial Kingdom proclaimed as the Everlasting Gospel. Rev 14:6-7 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, (7) Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Isa 24:3-6 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. (4) The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. (5) The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. (6) Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Gen 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
All of the verses just quoted above have to do with both the end of the Age of the Gentiles at the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the beginning of the Millennium which be discussed on the next page, The Millennial Kingdom, necessitating some repetition of the these scriptures.
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.