hapter 11: Told to measure God's temple and alter and
count those who worship there. Exclude the outer court for it has been
handed over to the Gentiles who will crush the holy city for forty two
months. Commission two witnesses to prophesy for
hundred and sixty days, dressed in sackcloth. Fire comes out of
the mouth of the witnesses to any one who tries to harm them.
They have the power to close up the sky and not allow any rain to fall
during that time. Also can turn water into
blood and afflict earth with any kind of plague. When finished a wild
beast comes up from abyss and wages war against them. Their corpses
will lie in the street of the city where their lord was crucified for
three days. People all over the world will celebrate and stare at their
corpses for three days and refuse to bury them. After three and a half
days witnesses rise. It terrifies all who see them. God assumes them
into heaven on cloud.
Suddenly, there is a violent earthquake. One tenth of the city is
destroyed. Seven thousand people are killed, the rest repent. Second
woe is passed. Third to come. 7th Trumpet: Loud voices call out that
the kingdom of the world now belongs to the Lord. God opens the temple
in heaven and can be seen the Arc of the Covenant. Lightning flashes,
thunder, earthquake, hailstorm.
Chapter 12: A great sign
appears in sky, a
women clothed with
the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of seven
stars. She is
with child. Gives birth. Another sign, a great
dragon, flaming red, with seven heads and ten horns. On his head, seven
diadems. His tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled
them down on the earth. He
waits for child to be born so he can
devour it. The child is born. It is a son, destined to shepherd all
nations with an iron rod. The Child is taken up to God
throne. The woman flees to the desert to special place prepared for her
for twelve hundred and sixty days. War breaks out in heaven. Michael
and his angels battle with the Dragon. The Dragon is hurled down to
Earth with his minions with him. The Dragon pursues woman in the
desert. She is given wings of a giant eagle where she can fly to her
place in the desert for three and a half years. The Dragon spews a
torrent of water to search out the woman, but the earth opens and
swallows the water. Enraged by her escape, the dragon goes out to make
war on the rest of God's people. He took up his position by the
shores of the sea.
Let him who has ears heed these words: If one is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes! If one is destined to be slain by the sword, by the sword he will be slain! Such is the faithful endurance that distinguishes God's holy people. A Second Beast comes up out of the Earth. It used the authority of the first Beast to promote its interests by making the world worship the first beast whose mortal wound had been healed. Performs great miracles, leads astray Earth's inhabitants by telling them to make an idol of first Beast. Life is given to the image of the Beast, and the power of speech and the ability to put to death anyone who refuses to worship it. Forces all men, rich and poor to accept a stamped image on right hand or forehead. No one allowed to buy or sell anything unless first marked with the name of the beast or the number that stood for it's name. A certain wisdom is needed here; with a little ingenuity anyone can calculate the number of the beast, for it is a number that stands for a certain man. The man's number is six hundred sixty six.
Chapter 14: The Lamb appears
with the 144.000
faithful. Angels warn against accepting the mark of the
The Son of Man appears with sickle and harvests the Earth. He harvests
the grapes of God's wrath. They are taken to a wine press outside of
the city. So much blood pours out that for two hundred miles, it is as
deep as a horse's bridle.
Chapter 15: Seven angels holding seven
that would bring God's wrath to a climax. Given seven bowls
containing God's wrath.
Chapter 16: The Angels are told to go pour out bowls of God's wrath on the Earth. 1st Bowl: Boils on men who accepted the mark of the beast. 2nd Bowl: The sea turned to blood like a corpse. All sea creatures die. 3rd Bowl: Rivers and springs turn to blood. 4th Bowl: Burned men with fire. They do not repent. 5th Bowl: Plunged into darkness. 6th Bowl: Poured out on the great river Euphrates. It's water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East. Three unclean spirits come from the mouth of Dragon, Beast and False Prophet. They perform miracles, and assemble the kings of the Earth for battle. Be on your guard! I come like a thief. Happy is the man who stays wide awake and prepared.Devils assemble the kings in a place in Hebrew called Armageddon. 7th Bowl: Loud voice says, "It is finished." Suddenly, the worst earthquake ever. The Great City is split into three parts. Other Gentile cities also fall. God remembers Babylon the great, giving her cup of His blazing wrath. Islands, mountains disappear. Giant hailstones fall.
Babylon as harlot on a scarlet beast. I
will explain to you the symbolism of the woman and of the seven headed
and ten horned beast carrying her. The beast you saw existed once but
now exists no longer. It will come up from the abyss once more before
going to final ruin. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman
sits enthroned. They are also seven kings. Five have already fallen,
one lives now and the last has not yet come, but when he does come he
will remain only a short while. The beast which existed once but now
exists no longer even though it is an eighth king, is really one of the
seven and on his way to ruin. Ten horns represent ten kings
have not yet been crowned. They will bestow their power on the beast
and fight against the lamb. The ten kings will turn against her and
Chapter 19: There is loud
singing of victory from Heaven. John falls at feet of a
great angel. He is told to get up, worship God alone. Heaven opened up,
a rider on a white horse emerged, his name was "The Faithful And True"
Justice is his standard. His eyes are like fire. The armies of Heaven
are behind him. The armies do battle with the Beast. The Beast is
captured, along with the False Prophet. They are hurled down into the
Chapter 20: An Angel comes down
with a huge chain. It seizes dragon and chains him up for a thousand
years. He is thrown down into abyss and held for a thousand years,
after which he is to be released for a short time. John saw the spirits
of those who had been martyred for Jesus or had not received the mark
of the beast. They reign with God for a thousand years. This is the
First Resurrection. After one thousand years, Satan will be released.
He will seduce all nations of the earth for battle and muster troops of
Gog and Magog. He invaded the country and surrounded the holy city
where God's people were encamped. Fire comes down from Heaven and
devours them. The Devil is thrown into a pool of burning sulfur. All
living and dead are judged.
Chapter 21: New Heaven and Earth.
Jerusalem as the bride
the Lamb. No more tears, pain or mourning.
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