F. God’s 7 Kingdoms; War of Gog; satan Thrown Out of 1st Heaven

 

Verses below; F. without diagrams all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit) physical being (body and mind)

 

Begin Earth 34-37; 1st Heaven 38; Earth 39-40; Abyss 41; Earth 42; 1st Heaven 43; Earth 44

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) is God’s home, has always been, will always be; is too big to imagine. Here

God; created the universe and all in it, will create Hell, the New Heaven/Earth. New Jerusalem is here.

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Kingdom of God/Heaven/Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne, in His original Temple on the heavenly Mount Zion

 

 

43. Jesus becomes prince over 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom);

satan, all his demons thrown down to earth; when right number of believers killed, martyred for Jesus

 

God’s Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) can’t enter Holy 2nd Heaven;

so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury.

 

 God’s Rest/Abraham’s Bosom:

This rest not needed after Jesus died for sin; when faithful/believers die, spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven           

-Enoch + Elijah never physically died; remain here in their physical bodies, will return as 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

38. Enoch/Elijah never died, live here; descend v to earth as 2 prophets/witnesses to bring Israel back to God

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); satan prince over earth

 

34. Now in the 5th of 7 seals, believers martyred for Jesus; awaiting events which initiate 6th seal, War of Gog

 

35. War of Gog; US won’t help Israel; God alone saves Israel from Russia, Turkey, Iran, other Muslim nations

 

36. Israel will control Jerusalem; build God’s new Temple there. Jesus won’t gather/rapture believers to Him

until beast/antichrist/man of sin says he is god in God’s new Temple at Jerusalem. All believers living on earth 

will not be gathered/raptured up, they will go through beast/antichrist/man of sinyears of great tribulation

 

37. 144,000 from 12 tribes of Israel come preach Gospel to Israel; protected by God from plagues of trumpets

 

39. Begin set time period for last 7 years before Jesus returns in clouds over earth; no one knows day or hour

 

40. yrs, 1st-5th trumpets Enoch/Elijah bring Israel to God at His new Temple; put plagues any who interfere

 

42. 5th trumpet cloud demonic spirits like locust, torment earth like scorpions 5 months; but cannot kill anyone

 

44. satan confined to earth, will go after Jews/Israel believers in Jerusalem; but God protects them in Petra 

 

  Spiritual chasm between Abraham’s Bosom and Hades; separating them

 

Bottomless Pit in depths of earth

 

Hades (Fifth Kingdom) in depths of earth

All who  reject God, when their bodies die; spiritual beings come here to torment; till White Throne Judgment

 

Abyss (Sixth Kingdom); in deeper depths of earth

Disruptive demonic spirits held in severe torment till 5th trumpet, later thrown in Tartarus, then Lake of Fire

 

41. 5th trumpet satan given key open Abyss; demon spirits, spirit who will possess beast(man) come to earth ^

 

Tartarus prison in Abyss in deepest depths of earth

azazel, angels who followed him, became demons when they married human women. God chained them 

here in the deepest part of the Abyss, the worst torment possible. They will be cast into Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

 

Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); created after Christ comes, defeats beast/antichrist/ man of sin

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

F. God’s 7 Kingdoms; War of Gog to satan thrown out of Heaven     

Verses

All verses in this section help explain events in other sections of this series

Faithful; those who followed God before Christ’s death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

To understand this diagram, the verses for them; one must know what our spiritual being (soul and spirit) and physical being (mind and body) are.

 

References: Tribulation; Jesus Returns; God’s WrathThree 3½ Year periods Before Jesus Returns

 

Information on who beast/antichrist/man of sin is; see G. verses at beginning

 

34. Now in the 5th of 7 Seals, believers being martyred for Jesus; awaiting events which initiate the 6th seal, the War of Gog. See 35. below

 

Israel was God’s chosen nation from the beginning, and all of God’s blessings, all of His punishments, will always come to Israel first; including the forefathers of Jews/Israel back to Adam. Israel would receive the knowledge of our Father’s plan of salvation through the Old Covenant prophets. Then Jesus would be born to this nation; His ministry, His atoning death on the cross, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit would be given first to the Jews/Israel.

Yet the majority of the Jewish/Israel people living at the time of Jesus till today have not accepted Jesus as their God. But our Heavenly Father has promised to send them the Holy Spirit in the end times to bring them to Jesus because of the love He had for their forefathers. The Gentiles would later receive the gospel of Christ’s atoning grace through Jewish Apostles and other Jewish/Israel believers.

*For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isa 62:1-3 NIV+

*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+

*There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 2:9-10 NIV+

 

God dispersed the Jews/Israel from the land He promised them in Israel, and exiled them as slaves among the nations. But God also promised them that He would someday bring them back to their homeland, and His Temple in Jerusalem. This had to happen after Jesus had died for their sins, for at the time God would bring them back to the land He gave them; He would also give them the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

*Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore. And I will not hide my face anymore from them, when I pour out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, declares the Lord God.” Eze 39:28-29 ESV+

*I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. Eze 36:24 ESV+

*And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. Eze 36:27 ESV+

 

On May 14, 1948 Israel became a nation returning to a large part of Israel, the land God had given them. Israel took over part of Jerusalem God’s holy city in 6 Day War in 1967; with Jordan still controlling eastern quarter of Jerusalem where God’s Temple was. Israel is still waiting for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and it may not come until the 144,000 come to bring the Gospel to Israel, see 37.

 

There is no 7 year tribulation period in the end times in God’s Word; Jesus warned believers that we will have to face tribulation, even death for following Him. Believers have faced tribulation since Jesus began His ministry. John around 95 AD was in prison while his believing brothers were facing the tribulation of being killed by the Romans; to the extent of some being thrown to wild animals in the coliseum to be eaten. At this time Jesus told John to write other churches that they would be tested by satan (devil) and some would face tribulation for 10 days; but if they would be faithful until death they would receive the crown of life.

*These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." Jn 16:33 NKJV+

*I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev 1:9 NKJV+

*'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10-11 NASB+

 

*There has and always will be tribulation for believers; having to give one’s life for Jesus somewhere in the world. From Resurrection Sunday to the final 3½ year period before Jesus comes in power to establish His 1,000 year Kingdom on a refurbished earth.    

 

*Then there will be a final period when great tribulation will happen during the 3½ year reign of the beast/antichrist/man of sin. During this period more people will be killed for not worshipping the beast/antichrist/man of sin or not taking his mark, than at any time since the world began (see G. 54). Great tribulation is about the number killed, not the severity of the killing; for beheading is more humane than crucifying believers on crosses, feeding them to the lions, using them as lamps as they were set on fire as was done while John was writing this.

 

There will only be a 7 year period of God protecting those He chose before Jesus returns in the clouds to give us glorified bodies (see 39 below). For 3½ years Israel will be kept from any tribulation when the 2 prophets/witnesses are given power and control Israel. There will be great joy in Israel while they bring the Jews/Israel back to God at the New Temple in Jerusalem as it is being built, then used for worship once more.

 

For 3½ years God will protect some Jewish/Israel believers from great tribulation during the 3½ reign of the beast/antichrist/man of sin, when He takes them to Petra, see 44 below.

 

Jesus did not come into the world to bring believers out of tribulation which they have faced since our Savior’s atoning grace on the cross; but to see us through all the tribulation satan and his demonic horde will bring against us. As satan uses the fear of death, persecution, our pride, the pleasures of this world as a means to seduce us away from our God, as our faith as our faith in Him is tested.

*I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. Jn 17:15-17 ESV+

*"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their wordthat they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. Jn 17:20-21 NASB+

 

34a. 7 Seals

 

1st seal: - *30AD>Now – Only Believers – Holy Spirit open believers hearts, dwells there, they receive the crown of life; all others face eternal damnation 

 

2nd seal: - 30AD>Now - All people – Tribulation of war, killing; testing believers’ faith, warning unbelievers to come to God.

 

3rd seal: - 30AD>Now - All people – Tribulation of famine; testing believers’ faith, warning unbelievers to come to God.

 

4th seal: - 30AD>Now - All people – Tribulation of plagues, animals; testing believers’ faith, warning unbelievers to come to God.

 

5th seal: - 30AD>Now – Only BelieversWhen correct number killed for Jesus; God will cast satan to earth; where he will go after Israel + believers.

 

6th seal: - Now>Unknown – Only Russia, Muslim nations – Attack Israel in War of Gog; wrath of the Lamb (Jesus) is poured out on them, they are destroyed. 

 

7th seal: - **7yrs (2520 days) to 3½ yrs (1260 days) till Jesus return - 2 witnesses/prophets come to protect Israel; bring them to God at Jerusalem Temple

 

*30AD: after Jesus ascends into Heaven Jesus, see C. 13. 

 

**2520 days: 1260 days (3½ yrs) for 2 witnesses/prophets, + 1260 days (3½ yrs) beast/antichrist/man of sin reign = 2520 days (7 yrs). Then Jesus returns in the clouds over earth to give us glorified bodies and take us to Heaven, see H. 57, 58.

 

34b. Jesus shows us in Rev chap 4 that God the Father was the only One sitting on the Throne; until Jesus ascended into Heaven in a glorified, spiritual body, to sit at the right hand of God.

*Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. Rev 4:2 NASB+

 

Jesus shows us in Rev chap 5 that when He ascended into Heaven He came as the Passover Lamb of God who had atoned for our sins; so our spiritual being could become holy and the Holy Spirit could live in believers’ hearts. Because of this Jesus was worthy to open the seals.

*I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. Rev 5:1 NASB+

*Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, Rev 5:1-3 ESV+

 

The first 5 seals of Rev 6:1 - 6:9 began when Jesus asked His Father to send out the Holy Spirit (sevenfold Spirit) into all of the earth at Feast of Weeks/Pentecost E. 29. For Jesus promised to give the Apostles the gifts of the Spirit, so all of the Jews/Israel present from every nation of the world who would accept their message, accept Jesus as their Lord; received the indwelling/gifts of the Holy Spirit.

*Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits [Or the sevenfold Spirit] of God sent out into all the earth. Rev 5:6 NIV+ 

*But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Jn 14:26 NKJV+

*Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. Ac 2:33 NKJV+

 

34c. 1st Seal is God’s blessing on believers; as He gives us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit

 

The Holy Spirit was the rider on the white horse of the first seal who was given the crown of life, which the Holy Spirit would give to all who would accept Him into their hearts, now that Jesus had atoned for our sins (see 2nd paragraph above). So we could believe in Jesus, could conquer death and satan, and become holy children of God.

*And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Rev 6:2 NKJV

 

White; refers to holiness, the Holy Spirit is holy. Throughout Revelation white refers to holiness; Rev 3:4-5; 6:11; 19:11+14; 20:11. Something the beast/antichrist/man of sin can never be; a color he will never be represented by.

 

Bow; refers to the bright appearance of the glory of God the Holy Spirit has all around Him, like a rainbow on a cloudy day, maybe a bright halo. The beast/antichrist/man of sin a sinful man possessed by a demonic being will never have the glory of God around him.

*Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking. Eze 1:28 ESV+ Bow in ESV+, KJV+, ASV+; others translations use rainbow

*And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Rev 4:3 NASB+

*I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. Rev 10:1 NKJV+

 

34d. There are 3 different crowns worn in Revelation: Crown; Strong’s Greek stephanos 4735 or diadema 1238 (used in NASB+, ESV+)

 

1. Golden Wreath Crowns of Life (Greek stephanos) only worn by 24 angels who are elders and make up the jury in God’s Court to show their authority, and then Jesus; after He died for sin, was resurrected, given a glorified body and ascended into the 2nd Heaven in His glorified spiritual body to become our Advocate in God’s court.

*Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. Rev 4:4 NASB+

*Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. Rev 14:14 ESV+

 

2. Believers given Non-Golden Wreath Crown of Life (Greek stephanos); showing we defeated satan/world by the atoning grace of Jesus. These non-golden weaved crowns also worn by the woman who represents the 12 tribes of Israel who will accept Jesus in Rev 12:1; and also referred to in 1Co 9:25, 1Thess 2:19, 2Ti 2:5, 4:8; and Ja 1:12.

*Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10 NKJV+

 

3. World rulers wear Gold Diadems, Gold Metal Crowns: (Greek diadema in NASB+, ESV+). In Revelation satan will give his gold metal crowns (diadems) showing he is the king over many nations to the beast/antichrist/man of sin. Then Jesus will wear these gold metal crowns (diadems) after the beast/antichrist/man of sin 3½ years reign is over at the 7th trumpet; and Jesus becomes the King over the world, comes in power to defeat satan, beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet them as the King over all nations.

*And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore . Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. Rev 13:1 NASB+

*Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" Rev 11:15 NKJV+

*His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. Rev 19:12 NASB+

 

The first rider is not the beast/antichrist/man of sin for he will come up out of the Abyss, the deepest part of Hades where demons are held; nor will he ever again be holy which the white horse symbolizes, and the glory of God will not be around him. The beast/antichrist/man of sin will never wear a victory crown, the crown of life, for He will be cast into Hell, the Lake of Fire Kingdom (7) in diagram above. The beast/antichrist/man of sin will only be given diadem crowns which signify he is the king, when he is the ruler over the physical world foryears. He will kill all who will not worship him as god, take his mark; the last test believers living on earth will have to face to be saved; whether we will be willing to give our lives for Jesus. 

*Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Rev 11:7 NIV+

 

Our Heavenly Father could not give the Golden Wreath Crown of Life the Holy Spirit brings to all believers, until Jesus had defeated death when He gave His life on the cross to redeem us from our sins. The Holy Spirit is Holy, can wear the Non-Golden Weaved Crown of Life (stephanos); can conquer sin for us by giving us the faith to accept Jesus into our hearts, so we to can wear the Non-Golden Weaved Crown of Life (stephanos) and live eternally with our Savior. The beast/antichrist/man of sin a can never wear the crown of life for he can never be holy, will be thrown into Hell/Lake of Fire, the 2nd death when Jesus returns in power to defeat him. See J 65.

*He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’ Rev 2:11 ESV+

 

2nd through 4th Seals are angels of God bringing tribulations and trials into the New Covenant of Christ’s grace

 

God used His angels riding different horses to bring tribulations and trials over a ¼ of the earth. God’s purpose was to warn people who were going against His will and try and bring them back to Him. To strengthen believers with trials so they will be able to love our God when all things do not go our way; remember we must love our God above all other things, even be willing to give our physical lives for Him; if we want to spend all eternity with Him in God’s New Heaven and Earth.

 

2nd Seal; had an angel riding a red horse who would take peace from the earth; so people would kill each other; by wars, out of hate and anger, even kill unborn babies by abortion. 

*Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. Rev 6:4 NKJV+

 

3rd Seal; had an angel riding a black horse who brought famine to the earth; by having food controlled by governments, so they could feed those who agreed with them, starve those who opposed them. He would also cause droughts, pestilences, and disease to keep crops from growing and animals from producing. Causing a famine, where the cost of food is so high many cannot afford it, so many and their children will starve to death. A denarius was a day’s wages for a quart of wheat or 3 quarts of barley. 

*When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come." I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine." Rev 6:5 NASB+

 

4th Seal; had an angel riding a pale horse whose name was death, and would bring plagues to earth, including the diseases of wild animals; and Hades was following close behind him.

*I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Rev 6:8 NIV+

 

These angels where like the angels who patrol the earth to keep it peaceful and quiet, like the angels God will use to protect the 2 prophets/witnesses through the 1st to 4th trumpets in 39 below. Maybe Hades following death on a pale horse refers to a another angel riding a horse to take unbelievers’ spiritual beings to Hades.

*“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. Zech 1:8 ESV+

*And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, "These are those whom the Lord has sent to patrol the earth." So they answered the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, "We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet." Zech 1:10-11 NASB+

 

These tribulations and trials will continue to happen over ¼ of the earth to believers and unbelievers; like the pains a pregnant woman will have until she gives birth. The pains will get stronger then slow down, getting stronger each time until she gives birth. These trials and tribulations will continually happen as a warning sign to all that we must be prepared to meet Jesus when we die, for we can die at any time. These tribulations and trials will continue to get worse as the end of the world keeps getting closer; until Jesus returns in the clouds over earth for us. And just like a mother who must endure the pains of birthing to have her baby, she is happy when her baby is born and forgets all the pain. When Jesus takes us to Heaven, we will likewise forget the suffering we have had on earth, as we come into the glory of our God to live with Him eternally.

*All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.  Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. Matt 24:8-10 ESV+

*A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. Jn 16:21 NKJV+

 

The world has continually encountered these tribulations and trials since Jesus ascended into Heaven until now. This includes those believers who were killed by the Romans, King Herod, the Chief Priests and leaders of God’s Temple, through all the wars, world wars, genocide between ethnic groups, epidemics, starvation, abortion, earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis, tornados, floods. Every generation in this world has encountered them, and the number killed will only increase as the time for Jesus return grows closer.

 

Tribulation in 5th Seal is for believers only, as many will give their lives for Jesus to defeat satan.

 

The 5th seal is the ultimate tribulation test many believers will have to face; whether we love our God more than our own lives, and are willing to die rather than deny Jesus. Many more will be martyred as we wait for the 5th trumpet when satan will be thrown out of the 1st heaven down to the earth.

*When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Rev 6:9 NKJV+

*Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10 ESV+

 

These martyrs will conquer satan by the blood Jesus shed to atone for their sins, because they had the courage to testify about our great Savior and were willing to physically die out of their love for our Savior. This number is still being increased today, as there are more believers being killed because they love Jesus, than in anytime of recent history; including those being killed in China, being killed, starved to death in many Muslim countries. 

*And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. Rev 6:11 NASB+

*And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Rev 12:10-11 ESV+

 

35. War of Gog; U.S. won’t help Israel, God alone saves them from Russia, Turkey, Iran, other Muslim nations - Eze chaps 38+39

 

The 6th Seal is the War of Gog, when the Lamb’s (Jesus) wrath is poured on those who try to invade Israel; compare the similarity of the 2 verses below.

 

War of Gog

*This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.  The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. Eze 38:18-20 NIV+

 

 

6th seal

*I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!  Rev 6:12-16 NKJV

 

The 6th seal is the War of Gog where God and the Lamb Jesus will pour out their wrath in the mountains of Jerusalem on specific nations. The battle of Armageddon (H. 65. 7th paragraph) will be held in the valley of Jehoshaphat which is near Jerusalem, after the mountains have been leveled out to make a valley.  

 

War of Gog

*I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man's sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. Eze 38: 21-22 NIV+

 

Armageddon War

*'In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat [Jehoshaphat means Lord judges]. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. Joel 3:1-2 NIV+

 

God has poured out His wrath many times before on different countries, on different people. There is nothing new about God wrath shaking the heavens, moving the earth out of place, rolling the sky up like a scroll and all the shining stars (hosts of heaven) in heaven wither away, be darkened. The sun covered with a cloud and the moon not giving light darkening the land. Will happen once again when God and the Lamb pour out Their wrath on all the armies who come against Israel in the War of Gog.

 

Babylon received God’s wrath

*Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the Lord of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger. Isa 13:13 NKJV+

 

Edom received God’s wrath

*So their slain will be thrown out, And their corpses will give off their stench, And the mountains will be drenched with their blood. And all the host of heaven will wear away, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree. For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction. Isa 34:3-5NASB+

 

 

Egypt received God’s wrath

*"And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light. "All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land," Declares the Lord God. Eze 32:7-8 NASB+

 

Yet God’s wrath will only destroy all but His children only 3 times: 1. The flood of Noah’s time when only 8 children of God were left; 2. When Jesus returns in power after the beast/antichrist/man of sin 3½ year reign and only children who will call on the name of the Lord are taken into His 1,000 year Kingdom; 3. After the White Throne Judgment when all who are not children of God are thrown into the lake of Fire.

 

The War of Gog perfectly fits the context for this being the war of the 6th seal; for it needs 7 years for the weapons of this battle to be used for fuel before Jesus comes in power and refurbishes the earth for His 1,000 year Kingdom. The battle must be fought and won by God for the Jews/Israel so they control all of Israel including Jerusalem so they will be able to build God’s new Temple. Allowing time for the 3½ years of the 2 prophets/witnesses bring Jews/Israel back to God at His new Temple in Jerusalem, and the 3½ years reign of the beast/antichrist/man of sin reign over the world who will begin his reign by claiming he is god in God’s Temple in Jerusalem. See 38 7th paragraph below

*"Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. Eze 39:9 NKJV+

 

God will bring the armies of Russia, Iran, and a coalition of other mainly Muslim nations to plunder the wealth of Israel. The strength of this army will be far superior to that of Israel. When these armies come against Israel, no other nation will help Israel defend herself, not even the U.S. who is now the only powerful nation supporting Israel.

*and say, 'Thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal. "I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them splendidly attired, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them wielding swords; Eze 38:3-4 NASB+

*“Thus says the Lord God: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,’ to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth. Eze 38:10-12 ESV+

 

Nations of the War of Gog: may include Russia, Iran, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Tunisia

*Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.  Eze 38:15-16 NKJV+

*"Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, Eze 38:2 NKJV+

*Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops--the many nations with you. Eze 38:5-6 NIV+

 

God will defeat these armies by Himself; with plague and bloodshed, even pouring down burning sulfur on them. He will execute His judgment upon this coalition of predominantly Muslim armies, and those who follow them; so Israel, all other nations will no longer profane His name, know He is the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. 

*I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man's sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. Eze 38:21-22 NIV+

*So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Eze 39:7 NKJV+

 

There is a difference between God’s wrath and tribulation, and one way to clearly see it is in Revelation, when God pours out His wrath He has the birds and beasts eat the flesh of those who will be killed. God will pour out His wrath in the War of Gog only on those who come against Israel in the mountains around Israel; killing them and letting the birds, every beast, eat up their flesh. Then God will pour out His wrath on all unbelievers after Jesus gathers/raptures believers up in the clouds over earth, takes us to 2nd Heaven; for 30 days. When Jesus will then come in power to destroy all who rejected Him, their flesh will be eaten by the birds.

 

War of Gog

*"And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord God, 'Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: "Assemble yourselves and come; Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal Which I am sacrificing for you, A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, That you may eat flesh and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, Drink the blood of the princes of the earth, Of rams and lambs, Of goats and bulls, All of them fatlings of Bashan. Eze 39:17-18 NKJV+

 

Battle of Armageddon (H. 64)

*Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.” Rev 19:17-18 ESV+

 

We should be watching for events in Israel which might start the War of Gog. We believe the Border War of Psalms 83 will initiate the War of Gog; though this war may be fought with the War of Gog or very closely together with it. As the tensions between Israel and the Muslim countries and terrorist organizations around keep rising.

*For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant: The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the HagritesGebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of TyreAssyria also has joined with them; Ps 83:5-8 NASB+

*They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more." Ps 83:4 NASB+

 

Below are some of the Arab countries which will be involved in the Ps 83 war; though now this may only refer to the territory they used to have. For many different Arab terrorists groups now control parts of these countries. Probably include Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, other terrorist groups who control Jordan; maybe Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,

 

Israel will have to fight, win this war with their army, and the help of God, for their own existence. This will allow Israel to become a dominant nation in the Middle East and prosper; cause other nations who do not like Israel to come after her wealth in the War of Gog.

*Do to them as you did to Midian, as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, who were destroyed at En-dor, who became dung for the ground. Ps 83:9-10 ESV+

 

Others believe there will be an agreement/covenant between Israel and Palestinians overseen by a coalition of nations headed by the man whom the demon from the abyss will later possess; which will allow Israel to build God’s Temple on the holy mount. Then this 7 year covenant will be broken when the demon possesses this man, and he becomes the beast/antichrist/man of sin to begin his reign over the world. See G. 48

*I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" Rev 13:3-4 NASB+

 

We should watch the U.S. All nations will always be blessed by God when they help Israel; that is why the U.S. has been richly blessed. For it is the only major power which now still protects Israel, both in the United Nations, and among all the powerful nations.

*They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. Ro 15:26-27 NIV+

*The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.  "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Gen 12:1-2 NIV+

 

Yet since no nation will help Israel in the War of Gog, for God alone will win this war to vindicate His name among these countries. This means the U.S. will either no longer have the will to help Israel by becoming a socialist antichristian nation. Or not have the power to help Israel; will be incapacitated by a war, or natural disaster, lose its economic strength by overspending and be unable to help Israel. One only has to look at the events happening in the U.S. which would cause it to lose its power, and it is easy to see why this war may happen soon.

*You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. Eze 38:16 ESV+

 

36. Israel will control Jerusalem; build God’s new Temple there. Jesus won’t gather/rapture believers to Him until beast/antichrist/man of sin says he is god in God’s new Temple. All people go thru 3½ yrs great tribulation

 

Paul tells us:

God’s Temple in Jerusalem will have to be rebuilt before the beast/antichrist/man of sin begins his 3½ reign over the world; for he begins his reign by claiming to be god in God’s Temple.

*Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2Thess 2:3-4 NKJV+

 

That Day underlined in the verse above; refers to the day Jesus will return in the clouds over earth bringing all believers who have died (saints living in 2nd Heaven) with Him. He will resurrect their physical bodies from the grave, glorify them; then reunite these glorified bodies with their spiritual being coming down from 2nd Heaven which gives them eternal life. Then Jesus will gather/rapture all believers still living on earth while glorifying their physical bodies making them perfect eternal bodies. And then take all and us up to the 2nd Heaven to be with Him forever.

 

Paul was addressing the concern of the Thessalonica believers who were told that the resurrection of the believers’ spirits in the 2nd Heaven and the gathering/rapture of the believers on earth had already taken place. Paul assured them it was a lie and not from Him or those working closely with Him. Later Paul would find out a group of men including Hymenaeus and Philetus who had been around him, but were not from him; had gone away from the truth and were spreading the false claim that the Thessalonica believers had missed that Day; being gathered/raptured to Jesus in the clouds and being given a glorified body.  

*and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetusmen who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some. 2Ti 2:17-18 NASB+

 

Paul told them not to be shaken, or disturbed, that they had not missed that day which would happen quickly and quietly on earth, that any message saying Jesus had already returned in the clouds over was not from him of world or any of the church who were now working for him. For that day would not come until the beast/antichrist/man of sin claimed to be god in God’s Temple in Jerusalem

*that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 2Thess 2:2 NASB+

Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness [Or sin] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 2Thess 2:3-4 NIV+

 

3. Then God through His Court in the 1st Heaven will give the beast/antichrist/man of sin physical control over all living on earth, the only time God will ever do this; though the Holy Spirit will always control believers’ spiritual being. Because believers living on earth will be controlled by the beast/antichrist/man of sin, no one will be able to physically leave the earth except by physically dying. beast/antichrist/man of sin will put them through the great tribulation of his 3½ year reign trying to make all worship him as god, see G. 48, 54. Time (1yr) + times (2 yrs) + ½ time (½ year) = 3½ years; 42 months = 3½ years

*He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time"'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Da 7:25-26 NIV+ 

*And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. Rev

*It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. Rev 13:7 NASB+

 

4. The Temple Paul is referring to is God’s new Temple in Jerusalem; for God shows Paul His new Temple in Jerusalem asks him to measure it. 

*Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. Rev 11:1 NASB+

 

7 Trumpets

 

1st through 5th trumpet; are plagues the 2 Prophets/Witnesses will call down from the 2nd Heaven to protect Israel, themselves. God’s angels enable them to happen on earth.    

1st trumpet: - *2520 days>Jesus return - *All except Israel; 144,000 - Hail/fire from heavens; 1/3 earth’s trees and grass will burn up

2nd trumpet: - 2520 days>Jesus return - All except Israel; 144,000 Flame will be thrown in sea; 1/3 sea made to blood, its creatures die, and ships ruined.

 

3rd trumpet: - 2520 days>Jesus return - All except Israel; 144,000 - Star will fall on 1/3 of earth rivers and springs making them bitter; many people die.   

4th trumpet: -  2520 days>Jesus return - All except Israel; 144,000 - 1/3 of the sun, moon, stars will turn dark;  1/3 day and night without light

 

satan, demons, demonis spirit of beast/antichrist/man of sin and false prophet come to terrorize the world 

5th trumpet (1st woe) – *1410 days to Jesus return - All except Israel; 144,000, believers -  satan, demons, will come from the Abyss like locusts, will sting like scorpions making painful sores for 5 months; yet God will not let them kill anyone, though out of pain many will want to die.

 

See G 53-54 beast/antichrist/ man of sin begins his 3 ½ year reign over the whole world

6th trumpet (2nd woe) - *1260 days to Jesus return - All except Jewish believers -  will come into great tribulation during the 3½ year reign over the world by the beast/antichrist/man of sin. More will be killed for not worshipping him as god than at any other time in the history of the world.

 

*(7 thunders) Rev 10:4: - God canceled them to make tribulation shorter, or no one would be left. Matt 24:22

 

See H 57  Jesus will bless believers whose spiritual beings will be in 2nd Heaven, those living on earth by gathering/rapturing them to clouds over earth and giving them glorified bodies, takes them home to the 2nd Heaven to be with Him.                                                                                                 

7th trumpet: - *75 days till Jesus comes in powerAll believers - Jesus returns in clouds over earth gives believers glorified bodies, takes us to Heaven.

 

*2520; *1410; *1260 days>Jesus return in the clouds over earth see 38 below - set time period

 

*All except Israel see 39 below; *144,000 see 37 below

* 7 Thunders; see 38 below - set time period, 7 thunders

 

37. 144,000 from 12 tribes of Israel come preach Gospel to Israel; protected by God from plagues of trumpets

 

144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel will come to bring the Gospel primarily to the Jewish people, the Gentiles who are part of a Jewish family or are living in Jewish communities, and any Gentiles who come to hear their message; and what a great revival of people accepting Jesus as their Lord this will be

*From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000. Rev 7:5-8 NIV+

 

God has His reasons for not sending any witnesses from the tribe of Dan, and we can only speculate why. Yet God will include the people of this tribe in Christ’s 1,000 year Kingdom on earth; Eze 48:1.  

 

Because no accurate counts of how many people are Israeli, or what determines whether one is Jewish; we do not know how many there are or exactly where they live. But roughly over 40% live in Israel and 40% live in the U.S., the rest are scattered out in many nations; including Iran. Because many of the 144,000 will not be in Israel where the 2 prophets/witnesses can protect them with their power to destroy all who bother them; God will put His seal on the foreheads of the 144,000 to protect them from the plagues His angels would send down in the 1st – 4th trumpets. God’s seal will also protect them through the 5th trumpet below (40.) when demons will torment unbelievers.

*Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: "Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God." Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. Rev 7:2-4 NIV+
*They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4 NKJV+

 

38. Enoch/Elijah never died, live here, descend to earth as 2 prophets/witnesses who bring Israel back to God.

 

God’s Blessing in the 7th Seal, when there was quiet in Heaven.

 

Enoch and Elijah never died; they will live in Abraham’s Bosom.

*By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. Heb 11:5 ESV+

*As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven. 2Ki 2:11 NASB+

 

Until God has them come as the 2 prophets/witnesses who will bring Israel back to God at His Temple in Jerusalem. They may help build the Temple in Jerusalem or will come right after it is built.

*And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” Rev 11:3 ESV+

*And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Rev 11:10 NKJV+

 

Many believe it will be Elijah and Moses who will be the 2 prophets/witnesses; for they did the plagues which the 2 prophets/witnesses will do in 39 below. We believe that one must die only once and the only people the Bible tells us left this earth without dying are Enoch and Elijah; for they pleased God.

 

39. Begin set time period for last 7 years before Jesus returns in clouds over earth; no one knows day or hour

 

The coming of the 2 prophets/witnesses also starts a set time period, though believers will not know the day or hour, will know approximately the season and time when they will start.

*But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mk 13:21 ESV+

*"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. "Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Mk 13:28-29 NASB+

 

Only unbelievers will be caught by surprise; believers will not be surprised by the day of the Lord when Jesus comes in the clouds over earth to give  all believers spiritual glorified bodies. Do not let any quote the first set of verses below without reading the 2nd set below which follow them.

*Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the nightWhile people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.  1Thess 5:1-3 NIV+

*But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thiefFor you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 1Thess 5:4-6 ESV+

 

Set time period

 

3½ years = 42 months = 1260 days = time, times, and half a time (time refers to 1 year)

 

3½ years (1260 days) 2 prophets/witnesses to bring Israel back to God at Temple in Jerusalem

*And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” Rev 11:3 ESV+

 

2550 days to 1290 days>till Jesus returns clouds over earth; 1260 days 2 prophets/witnesses; 1260 beast/antichrist/man of sin; 30 days God’s wrath 

 

3½ years (1260 days) beast/antichrist/man of sin

*And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. Rev 13:5 ESV+ 42 months = 3½ years

 

1290 days to 30 days>till Jesus returns clouds over earth; 1260 days beast/antichrist/man of sin reigns over earth 

 

Then 30 days wrath of God (1290 -1260 = 30 days)

*And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. Da 12:11 ESV+

 

Then in the last 45 days Jesus will come in power to defeat satan, beast/antichrist/man of sin, and false prophet’s army at Armageddon; judge who will come into His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth; cleanse the earth from sin; and establish His Kingdom on earth

1,335 days - 1290 days = last 45 days until the earth changes when Jesus establishes His 1,000 year Kingdom upon earth

*Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. Da 12:12 ESV+

 

1,000 years of Christ’s Kingdom on earth over and satan brings his army against Jerusalem and God defeats him; then White Throne Judgment, Father’s New Heaven/Earth shown later in  I    J  -  K

*Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Rev 20:6 NKJV+

 

40. yrs, 1st-5th trumpets Enoch/Elijah bring Israel to God at His new Temple; put plagues any who interfere

 

The Tribulation of the 1st- 4th Trumpets; are the power, plagues the 2 prophets/witnesses use to protect Israel. God also protects the 144,000 through these trumpets, see 37 above.

 

Enoch and Elijah will prophesy to Israel at the Jerusalem Temple for 3½ years; and it will be a joyful time for Israel as they worship in the Temple once more, as some of the 144,000 will come to Israel to start a revival. Yet the unbelievers around them, along with the leaders of most nations around the world will hate them. The 2 prophets/witness will be given power from God to protect themselves; as fire from their mouths will devour their enemies who try to oppose them.

*And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. Rev 11:5 NKJV+

*They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. Rev 11:6 ESV+

 

The 2 prophets/witness for 3½ years will have the power to put plagues on any part of the earth, torment all those who live on the earth; who would harm them, those worshipping with them in Jerusalem, in Israel. We believe they might be able to help protect Jews/Israel in the countries they are in, so they can hear the gospel the 144,000 of the tribes of Israel will be bringing to them. 

*And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Rev 11:10 NKJV+

 

Because of this we believe the 1st- 4th tribulations might be plagues the 2 prophets/witness called down on earth; to keep socialist anti-Semitic, anti-Christion governments from keeping all of Israel from hearing about the Gospel wherever they are living. Especially in Israel so the Jewish people can come to the Temple of God in Jerusalem once more.

 

Believers in Israel will not face 7 years of tribulation; as we have seen above there has always been tribulation for believers. And there has been too much emphasis put on Daniel’s prophecy and not on Revelation where Jesus tells us for 3½ years Israel will have a chance to hear and accept the Gospel; and during this time the 2 prophets/witnesses will have power over the earth to accomplish this. Israel will build a new Temple in Jerusalem for God; they will be allowed to worship there in peace, as they receive the Gospel worldwide. When were you last told the 2 prophets/witnesses would have control over earth for 3½ years?

 

 

41. 5th trumpet satan given key to open Abyss; demon spirits, demonic spirit who will possess the beast(man) come to earth

 

We believe the star (spiritual being) who is given the key to the Abyss will be satan; though it could be one of God’s angels. satan was the star, the angel who was cast out of Heaven; is the one who would want to free his demons upon the earth. We also believe all the demons in the Abyss and Tartarus were turned loose at this time, including the demonic spiritual being who will later possess a man and become the beast/antichrist/man of sin. Yet God could release this demon at any time; to fulfill his mission of becoming the spiritual being, the evil spiritual force, in the physical body of the man who will become the beast/antichrist/man of sin.

*The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. Rev 9:1-2 NIV+

*Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Rev 9:3-4 NKJV+ 

*"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. Rev 17:8 NASB+

 

Later all these demonic spirits will be thrown back into the Abyss, chained up with satan in Tartarus after the 5 months they torment earth and the 3½ year reign of the beast/antichrist/man of sin. For there will be no demonic activity in Christ’s 1,000 year Kingdom.

*And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time. Rev 20:2-3 NASB+

 

42. 5th trumpet cloud demonic spirits like locust, torment earth like scorpions 5 months; but cannot kill anyone

 

The demonic spiritual beings which come out of the Abyss will be allowed to torment the world for 5 months, but they cannot kill anyone. We believe this torment will be not only be physical, causing very painful sores; but mental as well, knowing the demons are all over and there is nothing unbelievers can do about them.   

*They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. Rev 9:5-6 ESV+

*In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human facestheir hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails. Rev 9:7-10 ESV+

 

Jesus also called demons scorpions, and gave those who love Him above all things spiritual power over them; they cannot spiritually pull us away from our Savior.  In the 5th trumpet God protects all believers from the demons who are turned loose from the Abyss; during the 5 months these demons terrorize the unbelievers, hopefully this will help the unbelievers turn to Jesus and be saved.

*They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4 NKJV+

*Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Lk 10:19 NKJV+

 

These Demonic spirits will stay on earth to help the beast/antichrist/man of sin in the 6th trumpet defeat the armies on earth as he takes power over the world. See G. 46

*The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. Rev 9:16-17 ESV+

 

43. Jesus becomes prince over 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); satan, all his demons thrown down to earth; when right number of believers killed, martyred for Jesus.

 

satan’s position as the prince over the 1st heaven around this earth will be taken from him by God,; when the right number of believers on earth who were willing to given their lives for Jesus has been reached.

*They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. Rev 6:10-11 ESV+

*And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Rev 12:11 NASB+

 

We believe this is test between God and satan; how many believers would love Jesus, that they would lay down their lives for Him. Much like Job’s trials were a test of how he loved God no matter how much satan tormented Job, and killed His family. Because Job remained loyal to God, God rewarded Job, just like He will all who give up their lives for Jesus, and they will have blessings in Heaven awaiting them. Old Testament Book of Job has complete story.

*Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.” Job 2:4-6 ESV+

*And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10 NKJV+

* In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw and his grandsons, four generations. And Job died, an old man and full of days. Job 42:15-17 NASB+

 

satan and all of his demons (angels who became demons when they followed satan) will be thrown out of the 1st heaven when they are defeated by the archangel Michael and other angels of God. satan and his demonic horde will remain on earth until they will be thrown into the Lake of Fire; they will never be allowed back into the 1st heaven again.

*Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought backbut he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole worldhe was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Rev 12:7-9 ESV+

 

Notice satan is called, known as the devil, dragon, serpent, and deceiver for future reference in the Bible, especially Revelation.   

 

44. satan confined to earth; goes after Jews/Israel believers in Judea/Jerusalem; but God protects them in Petra  See G 49a

 

In spite satan will pursue Israel, the mother nation of Jesus, for she had a crown of 12 stars for the 12 tribes of Israel. But God enabled those of Israel who believed in Jesus to quickly escape to the desert for 3½ years, where God would protect them from satan.

*And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. Rev 12:1-2 ESV+

*When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. Rev 12:13-14 NIV+

 

Like God helped Israel when Pharaoh was pursuing them 

*'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself. Ex 19:4 NASB+

 

Petra is a city in a valley between steep rocky cliffs which turn into mountains in modern Jordan; was the home of the ancient Edomites. There is a desert before these rocky cliffs start, and a valley where the homes of the city were cut out of rock. There is only a small opening in these rocks where one can access this valley, which can be easily be protected because steep rocks protect the sides; making Petra a perfect refuge.

See Manna Fest, Perry Stone Episode 924 on you tube for pictures of Petra

 

satan not one to easily give up will try to flood out those fleeing to Petra, but the desert before Petra’s opening absorbed all of the water. So satan will then make war on Israel (women refers to Israel; see 2 paragraphs above) who will follow God and believe in Jesus.

*So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Rev 12:15-16 NKJV+

*And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Rev 12:17 NKJV+

 

Petra is the place God will protect those who follow Him and believe in Jesus through the 1260 days of the beast/antichrist/man of sin 3½ year. Petra is in Edom, which is now part of new Jordan; and will be delivered out of the hand of the beast/antichrist/man of sin when he rules over the world.

*He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites. Da 11:41 ESV+

*and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. Rev 12:6 ESV+

*My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil oneThey are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. Jn 17:15-18 NIV+  

 

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