"And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth.” And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore upon the men who had … Continue reading An Intolerant Temple Tantrum or Righteous Retribution?
Promise of Persecution and Perseverance. The Overcomers "And I saw--another sign in heaven,--great and marvelous, seven angels--who had seven plagues,--which are the last, because in them--the wrath of God--is finished. And I saw,--as it were,--a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast--and from his image--and from … Continue reading Back to the Future?
"And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head, and a sharp sickle in His hand. And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, … Continue reading Chapter 14 Pt.4 “The Harvest”
“And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.” And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a … Continue reading Chapter 14, Pt.3 “Choosing Sides”
“And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, — having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, –and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.” And I still wonder…How would a child respond to this? Midheaven according to my spell-check, which I rarely use–sorry, is not a word. … Continue reading Chapter 14 Pt. 2 “The Eternal Gospel”
Fantastic, Not Fanciful "And I looked, and behold,-- the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion,-- and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name-- and the name of His Father-- written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven,--like the sound of many waters-- and like the sound of loud thunder, … Continue reading Revelation 14, Pt. 1 “Multitude Made Manifest by 144,000”
And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. We have much more material and even more imagery, regarding the first beast. However, I believe we will find full fruition further in Revelation--to which I will give you a … Continue reading The Beast of Burning
Finally, we meet the beast. I’m very excited, so that means you should be worried. I can hardly contain myself. Nevertheless, the infallable word of God first: And he (most likely, I) stood on the sand of the seashore (it was written infallable, we’ve done very well keeping it that way, for the most part). … Continue reading The Beast
The Dragon, The Woman and The Child "And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. And another … Continue reading Sign Language
"Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped … Continue reading Is This The End, My Friend, The End?
The Rollercoaster Rolls on: "Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they … Continue reading Capricious Consternation: Us or Them?
Thunder Was Heard But We're Not Told One Word...And a Sweet Scroll Made Bitter Revelation Ten, a Waltz: "Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and a his legs like pillars of fire. He had … Continue reading Thunder, Another Strong Angel and The Sweet Scroll
Things seem to be heating up Revelation 9, translated in ESV; arranged by RussellP: "And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the … Continue reading Release of the Four (Fallen?) Angels Pt.2
Prepared For: H-Hour, D-Day, M-Month, Y-Year "And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who … Continue reading Release of the Four (Fallen?) Angels Pt.1
The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things. Taken to literal extremes, one would have to say that the pit and the locusts represent a historical scene. However the reader understands that this"woe" referred to, hasn't necessarily happened but that the writer is using the past tense grammar to … Continue reading Woe There
They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon. I cannot see anyone but Satan in this imagery. I may be wrong, I may be short-sighted, but the intended imagery inclines me to believe that this is the … Continue reading Star of Wander, Star of Fright
"And I looked, and I heard an eagle flying in midheaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven … Continue reading The Smoking Pit of Despair
"Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them. The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and … Continue reading Trumped up Changes
Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth Justice is served "When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given … Continue reading Golden Censer of Great Censure
John: Heard a Trumpet, Saw The Son of Man: Heard About a Lion, Saw a Lamb: Heard of 144,000, Saw a Great Multitude "I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel...After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every … Continue reading Heard, However, Saw
144,000 Sealed--no more, no less "And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, from the tribe … Continue reading Running the Numbers
Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads "After this I saw four angles standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth … Continue reading Holding Back for Those Holding Fast
It couldn't be this easy ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, I, in turn, will do this to you: … Continue reading 4 Horsemen, 6 Seals, and the Levitical Lament
"The sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth" "When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the … Continue reading Sixth Seal and Separation?
How Much for the Fine Flour? "When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living … Continue reading Famine, Ferocious Flesh and Unfathomable Fees for Fine Flour
Out Came Another Horse, Bright Red "Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, … Continue reading Wars of the Rose Colored Horse
Came out Conquering and to Conquer "Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, … Continue reading The Fore Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Worthy is the Lamb who was Slain! "And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive … Continue reading And All Creation Cries Out!
"The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” "And I began to weep greatly, because no one was found worthy to open the book, or to look into it; and one of the elders said to me, … Continue reading The Worthy One who Opens the Book
No one in Heaven, or on the Earth, or Under the Earth, was Able to Open the Book "And 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. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, … Continue reading The Closed Book