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1 Christian Tribulation Period
Click here for quick view of 6 seals, 7 trumpet and vial judgments Events connected with the rapture. 24 elders, 4 living ones,, Jesus takes 7 sealed book in heaven. Sun clothed woman and the Manchild on earth. Jesus opens 6 seals. 4 horse- men sent from heaven. Beast, false prophet, 666 and 3 ½ yr Christian trib period on earth Trib Mar-tyrs raised. 144, 000 sealed Day of the Lord. 7 trumpet/vial judgments as seen from heaven and earth. Two witnesses. Judg- ment of Babylon the great whore Christ returns. Antichrist false prophet and armies defeated Kingdom Millennium Eternity Select Chapter 6 Activity from heaven’s view Activity from heaven’s view 7 12 13 Activity from earth’s view Christian Tribulation Period 14 yes Return back to main menu

2 Revelation Chapter 6 yes Select topic Return back to main menu Intro
1st seal White horse (Word of God) 2nd seal Red horse (war) 3rd seal black horse (famine) 4th seal Pale horse (death and hell) 5th seal (Tribulation martyrs under altar) 6th seal great earthquake (Black sun; blood moon) yes Return back to main menu

3 Rev 12:1:5 Activity from earth’s view
Rev 4 Activity from heaven’s view Rev 5 Activity from heaven’s view Rev 4,5,12:1-5 told us events from heaven’ view and earth’s view connected with the true Church caught up (raptured) to heaven and the visible unsaved Church that was left behind to go into the 3 ½ year great Christian tribulation period (for review click on any of the images above). Now we are going to study events connected with the great 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period. Rev 6 and 7 will cover activity as seen from heaven and remainder of Rev 12:6-17, and all of Rev 13 and 14 will be activity as seen from earth. Earth tilted

4 Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord
Rev 5:8-10 Redeemed as Priests and Kings and we will reign on the earth w/Christ 24 Elders, 4 Living Ones around the throne God the Father (Ancient of Days) Christ returns to earth with saved immortal Saints Christ takes the 7 sealed book and opens seals Rev 6 Christ gives orders to the 4 living ones who send forth the 4 horsemen with orders. First 4 seals Tr I b M a r t y r s r a I s e d S e a l e d Rapture Rev 4 In Rev 4 and 5 John at some point when Laodicean Church is in full swing (Rev 3:14) in chart above the rapture takes place. We are going to be told how God sounds the trumpet not only to deliver us from a time of trouble such as never was but to be mobilized as a great and mighty army to take Satan and his kingdom down. John representing the believer is caught up (raptured) to God’s throne. There he sees the Father sit as a wise judicial judge presiding over the legal handover of title deed of the kingdoms of this earth to Christ our Kinsman Redeemer the only one worthy. The raptured Church now in heaven takes on completely new roles as the Saints are divided into different groups (24 elders, 4 beasts (better translated living ones) and in Rev 6 the 4 horsemen. Each group will be highly organized and each Saint will have a distinct role to first help the Church they left behind told in Rev 6,12) and to judge the nations and finally overthrow Satan, Beast, false prophet and armies, Earth tilted Millennium Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord Rev12 Wrath mixed with grace 3 ½ yrs Pure wrath without mixture 7 yrs

5 Interpretation of the six seals of Rev 6
Rev 6: And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth

6 beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

7 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: Jesus account of the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period given on the Mount of Olives as He spoke to His disciples that match perfectly all 6 seals of Rev 6 Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

8 It is best to study the 6 seals opened during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period against the backdrop of what Jesus said in His Mount Olivet discourse as recorded in Matt 24:7-14 and Luke 21:10-19 concerning this same time (see chart below). Jesus Mount Olivet discourse bridges between the Book of Daniel and Revelation. Jesus Olivet Discourse end times Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5

9 3 ½ Year Christian Tribulation Period 6 seals opened – Rev 6 = 6 notable features Jesus mentions: Matt 24:7-14 and Luke 21:10-19 Rev 4 the raptured Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places

10 Rev 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. Christ opens the 1st seal accompanied by what sounded like thunder. Thunder symbolizes the coming storm -   the approaching judgment on all nations known as terrible Day of the Lord (see reference chart) when 7th seal is opened and God’s pure wrath without mixture is poured out on the earth. However, the great 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period is a time immediately after the rapture that is wrath mixed with grace. The Church age has not ended yet. God is still dealing with the Church left behind and out of her will come many tribulation martyrs for Christ. (see Rev 4 subject of lightenings and thunders) where I talk of two types of judgments following the rapture. Also Rev 12 that judgment will begin at the house of God (Church).

11 Rev 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. Beasts should be translated ‘Living Ones’. They represent a group of Christians in heaven around the throne that appear to lead in worship and praise and distinct from the group identified with the 24 elders who also represent Christians from every nation, tongue, tribe, kindred around the throne. (See Rev 4 for complete review on 4 living ones and 24 elders around the throne). Click to enlarge image

12 Rev 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. When Jesus opens the seal, one of the 4 living ones has been given instructions to execute as an administrator. It is clear then that within the raptured Saints represented by the 4 living ones will be sub-groups assigned to the different seals opened. This sub-group of Saints will then tell another sub group within the 4 horsemen as we will see in the next verse Rev 6:2. They say, come and see – that is come and see what instructions I am going to give you. Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

13 Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Christ opens the 1st seal. One of the 4 Living one gives the orders to 1 of the 4 horsemen. He descends riding a white horse toward earth to carry out his orders

14 Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. The rider of the white horse cannot be Antichrist. The white horse is sent from God’s throne where Christ opens the 1st seal The rider of the white horse has been one of the most misinterpreted verses in Book of Revelation. Most commentaries make the rider of the white horse Antichrist yet the three remaining riders (red, black, pale) are anonymous. The riders of the horsemen are sent out from heaven where God’s throne is, where Jesus opens the seals, and where 4 living ones and 24 elders are. Antichrist is not sent down from heaven. We already saw in the study of rapture Rev 12:3,4 and Daniel 7:8-11 that Antichrist is already in power ruling before the rapture his formed empire (see Rev 12 study).

15 Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. The 4 living ones around the throne represent Christians (see Rev 4) giving orders they receive from Christ their Chief commander. The 4 horsemen are Christians leaving God’s throne going into battle executing these orders As Christ opens each of the four seals, He gives instructions to one of the 4 living ones. As administrators they give the 4 horsemen their battle orders. These 4 horsemen are identified by standard Biblical rules of interpretation. Number 4 has to do with the earth (see reference chart). The nature of their work is denoted by the color of the horse and what is said about the rider. They represent a large group of raptured Christians that leave God’s throne and as mighty horses in battle and strength carry out their orders without turning to the right or left. On the earth Antichrist is cursing God and the

16 Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. raptured Saints and seeking to kill worldwide anyone that turns to Christ and does not receive his mark. Revelation 13:6,7 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. God is responding to this tough talk of Antichrist the Beast. God has the advantage. Christ and His raptured Church are now the new powers of the air. The raptured Christians have immortal and incorruptible bodies just like Christ. The devil is wreaking havoc on the Church left behind. Those that are saved are our brothers and sisters in Christ and many are being killed. Right now, Christ’s first priority and the raptured Saints will be to do all that is in their power to help them

17 Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) White Righteousness Rev 19:11 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. Bow Word of God Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. Crown Stephanos (greek) identifies the rider as Saints 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Conquering and to conquer Winning souls for Christ Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. The Church on earth is in hiding. Saints being chased down like dogs. Beast and false prophet are killing as many as confess Christ and receive not the mark of the beast. No Christian television, radio, public, meetings, tent revivals. But God’s love, mercy, grace acts first before judgment. God sends His immortal, glorified, incorruptible Saints – His horsemen into battle in a war like gallop to do a work of righteousness. Taking the Word of God (bow) to preach the Gospel (Word) to all nations, conquering souls as conquerors.

18 Habakkuk 3:7-15 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. 8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? 9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. 11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. 12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah 14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. 15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. Habakkuk was a poet. He saw the full effect of the 6 seals opened up in heaven by Christ and their full effect on the nations, nature, Church left behind. Habakkuk mentions God’s horsemen and chariots (vs 8) going forth for the salvation of his people with his anointed (vs 13);1st seal: Rider with the bow. At the same time nuclear war breaks out, global warming is greatly accelerated, Habakkuk talks of the earth being cleaved with rivers, the seas angry, and tidal waves and earthquakes (Hab 3:10). The sun and moon are still one minute and then flee from their positions (Hab 3:11) which is fulfilled when the 6th seal is opened (Rev 6:12). Notice vs 8 (God’s displease, anger, wrath, grace). God said (vs 9) that His bow (His Word) that these judgments were made clear according to the oaths of the tribes –that is-through the O.T. prophets that came from them. Hab 3:14 reads the nations goal was to scatter me (Habakkuk way of referring to the Church which was a mystery in the O.T.), to devour the poor (persecuted Christians) secretly (rigged courts and death to Christians). God’s whole purpose in these 6 seals is to help the Church left behind after the rapture alive as long as He can to save souls and yet be judging the nations. We will see that length of time is 3 ½ years. Then the Church age ends. No more grace but God’s glittering spear (vs 11) - 7 year terrible Day of the Lord (7th seal). See reference chart

19 Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow
Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) Another clear confirmation of the work of the white horse of Rev 6 is Rev 14. Rev 14 is earth’s view of the Saints sent from God’s throne as horsemen sent into battle. In Rev 14:6-10 those on the earth are looking up in the sky and seeing the raptured immortal Saints flying over the earth preaching, prophesying, and given warnings. Revelation 14:6-10 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. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

20 Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow
Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: Remember, Revelation uses the word angel to refer to saints in several places (see Rev 4 study). The word ‘angel’ denotes the office of a messenger. Here in Rev 14 Saints are called angels because they are messengers of God. Angels were not given the commission to preach the everlasting Gospel to the world. This was given to the Church. Devil won’t allow it on earth but he can’t stop the raptured Church in heaven from doing it. This is Christ’s first priority by opening the 1st seal and sending the horsemen into battle with the bow in his hand (Word of God) going forth conquering and to conquer souls for Christ showing grace to the Church left behind.

21 Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow
Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) Rev 14 like Rev 12 and 13 connect with 3 ½ yr Christian tribulation but is a fill in chapter (see chart below). It fills in very important details not mentioned in Rev 12 and Rev 13 so the narrative of these chapters are not broken. This is standard prophetic practice used in both O.T. and N.T. chapters. Rev 14 also serves to transition between the 3 ½ Christian tribulation of grace mixed with wrath (timeframe 4 in chart – 6 seals) which now ends also ending the Church age and the terrible Day of the Lord (7th seal – timeframe 5) which is pure wrath from God (see reference chart)

22 Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow
Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) The last scripure before I discuss the opening of the 2nd seal is what Peter said on the Day of Pentecost. Pentecost is called the birthday of the Church. Acts 2 tells us the Holy Spirit came with the sound of a rushing mighty wind into the upper room and baptized the 120 Jews with the Holy Ghost, fire , and power. This outpouring on the Jews only Peter said would happen to all flesh (Jews, Gentiles, all ethnic backgrounds) at the end of the Church age. Here is what Peter said Acts 2:17-21 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

23 John if Rev 4 the raptured records the Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places Spirit poured out on all flesh: sons, daughters, hand maidens prophesying. Young men visions, old men dreams. Peter in Acts 2:17-21 Wonders in the heavens above (see 1st seal). Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved Blood, fire, vapour of smoke (see 2nd seal). Peter is quoting Joel 2:20. Should be ‘pillars of smoke’ Sun turned into dark- ness; moon into blood before the Day of the Lord (7th seal) (see 6th seal)

24 Luke 21: But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls. Jesus talked of the effects of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the tribulation saints (Luke 21:12-19). They would be able to stand before kings and nations and God will give them boldness and what words to speak. When Jesus says in vs 12 before all these things (wars, famines, earthquakes, etc), that is, before even the 6 seals are opened persecution of the Church has begun. This would be immediately after the rapture. This is why in Rev 12:6 as soon as the unsaved church left behind (symbolized by the woman in Rev 12) she now flees for her life.

25 Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. It is very important to now that in Matt 24:7-14 Jesus ends the Christian tribulation period with these words ‘and then shall the end come’. The disciples originally asked Jesus what are the signs of the end of the age. Jesus answered their question exactly and took it to be the end of the Church age. The rapture takes place right before Matt 24:7 but the unsaved Church left behind continues the Church age for another 3 1/2 years. God deals with her and out of her will come a great many tribulation martyrs. Also souls saved that endured until the end of the age without being killed. God then seals them (Rev 7) in their foreheads to protect them from the judgments of the terrible Day of the Lord (7th seal). For a complete study of Matt 24 and Luke 24 Olivet discouse on the end of the age and signs of His coming click here. See reference chart

26 Revelation 6:3,4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Christ opens the 2nd seal. One of the 4 Living one gives the orders to 1 of the 4 horsemen. He descends riding a red horse toward earth to carry out his orders

27 Revelation 6:3,4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Red War See Rev 12:3 Red dragon – red was for warfare Great Sword Sword = weapon Great sword means great warfare. Power given to the rider (Saints) to take peace from from the earth. This means under Antichrist there will be a false time of peace and safety 1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Dan 8:25 by peace, destroy many They should kill one another War between rival nations Luke 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: The first horsemen was grace. The raptured immortal, incorruptible, glorified Saints sent into all the world preaching the Gospel, prophesying judgments, and warning of the approaching Day of the Lord not grace but pure wrath. Before any seals are opened

28 Revelation 6:3,4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Jesus tells us Christian believers will be arrested, persecuted, brought before kings and rulers for His name sake. They would be betrayed by parents, brethren, kinfolks and friends, and be hated by all nations for His name sake – that is – for believer in Christ as Savior (Lu 12:12-19). The 2nd, 3rd, 4th horsemen sent from Gods throne connect with judgments that focus on Antichrist and his empire the most. God will use the sword, famine, and pestilence. God has done this numerous times in the Old Testament to accomplish His divine purpose. Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, the famine, and by the pestilence.

29 Jeremiah 21:9 He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey. Jeremiah 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers. Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. Ezekiel 5:17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it. Ezekiel 6:12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. Ezekiel 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

30 The sword, famine, pestilence are measured judgments to accomplish two things. God’s measured fury against evil in the world w/ special focus on Antichrist’s Empire in a time of wrath mixed with grace. Second reason is the help the trib Church stay alive as long as it can to save the most souls possible. Those martyred for Christ will be resurrected at the end of the 3 ½ year tribulation period. Those that are not killed but endure to the end of trib period ( end of Church age) will be sealed by God (Rev 7) and protected from judgments of 7 year Day of the Lord(7th seal trumpet /vial judgments) (see chart above and reference chart).

31 Revelation 6:3,4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. The second horsemen takes peace from the earth. One would think that the rapture took peace from the earth. Christians disappearing from cars, trains, planes, jobs, homes, worldwide. Evidently it did not. This is because it did not cause any wars between nations. Two, Satan through the rise of Antichrist before the rapture had deceived the whole world. Antichrist came to power with all of Satan’s power, lying signs and wonders. They came right from outer space where Satan has his throne. The whole world by the time of the rapture will believe in UFO’S, ET’S, earth watched over by a canopy of gods far superior to us and our technology. Antichrist’s

32 Will exalt his new age god while the ascended masters guide our evolution. One new age channeler (person whom demon spirits speak through but they call guides from other galaxies) says that Christians are not ready for the new world order when it comes. The only ones ready would be those that have the Christ consciousness. They say true Christians would one day be caught up in the twinkling of a eye to starships (UFO’S) and transported to another dimension so not to hold back earth’s entrance into the age of Aquarius – peace, love, harmony between mankind. They say Christians are old fashioned and holding on to the age of Pisces (fish age) which is 2000 years old. New agers teach Christ is a consciousness. That Jesus Christ was a man having the Christ consciousness back then when the gods spoke to mankind. But now, that earth is moving from one Zodiac sign to another (happens about every 2000 years) , from sign of the fish Pisces to age of Aquarius, the ascended master send a new age Christ – a great teacher that will lead us into our inherent godhood. So the rapture will be explained away as a necessary cleansing for the new world order, new age religion, new age Christ (see book of Daniel For the pre-rapture rise of Antichrist, his massive deception, lying signs and wonders.

33 Revelation 6:3,4 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. We see then that after the rapture and after the first seal is opened and the whole world hears the Gospel that 2nd horsemen takes peace from the earth then comes sudden destruction. 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Paul talking about the Day of the Lord coming which immediately follows the 3 ½ year trib period talks of

34 destruction coming as labor pains upon a woman, and the world will not escape. In other words, when peace is taken from the world and war breaks out, followed by famine, pestilence, earthquakes, it’s going to get a whole lot worse. That’s because the terible Day of the Lord that lasts 7 years starts immediately after the 3 ½ year trib period (see chart). This perfectly agrees with what Jesus said. Jesus said the wars, famines, pestilences were only the beginnings of sorrows, it is going to get a whole lot worse. Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

35 Jesus Olivet Discourse end times
Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5 Do not confuse wars of 2nd seal with what Jesus said in Matt 24 or Luke 21. Jesus said you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. Those wars connect with the rise of Antichrist before the rapture. When Jesus said later that Kingdom will be Kingdom, nation against nation, this is world war four (WW4) and these connect with 2nd seal.

36 John if Rev 4 the raptured records the Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places Spirit poured out on all flesh: sons, daughters, hand maidens prophesying. Young men visions, old men dreams. Peter in Acts 2:17-21 Wonders in the heavens above (see 1st seal). Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved Blood, fire, vapour of smoke (see 2nd seal). Peter is quoting Joel 2:20. Should be ‘pillars of smoke’ Sun turned into dark- ness; moon into blood before the Day of the Lord (7th seal) (see 6th seal)

37 Jesus Olivet Discourse end times
Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5 Wars and rumors of wars Gray area – extent of Antichrist’s empire Pre-rapture map shows wars connected with rise of Anti- christ (click map for scrip- tures). Trib map shows full extant of Antichrist’s Empire the 4 horsemen focus on. Any one of those nations taken by force (Iran, Iraq, parts of Russia, etc.) could start ww4. Rider of 2nd seal knows. On earth, blood,fire, pillars of smoke, fearful sights, great signs in heaven, Spirit poured out (Acts 2:17-21)

38 Christ opens the 2 seal, gives instructions to one of the living ones who in turn gives orders to the horsemen and they go into battle and take peace from the earth. When this happens and as we quoted 1 Thess 5:23 destruction shall come suddenly, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ANTICHRIST. Scripture tells us HE RECEIVES A DEADLY WOUND BY A SWORD (weapon) yet he comes back to life. He is the same person and yet scripture says he will become the son of perdition of man, man of sin revealed. This can only happen if Satan incarnates him. And this is exactly what happens.

39 After the rapture Michael and his angels fight against Satan and his angels (see Rev 12 study) Satan and his angels are defeated and cast down to the earth. God will then give Antichrist this deadly wound when God takes peace from the earth during the 2nd seal. Satan who has been cast down to earth has no choice but to incarnate him. Satan wants maintain control of the earth and above all, be worshipped as God. Antichrist, his main man has been admired worldwide. Everybody remembers the wars that brought him great admiration and worship when outer space (where Satan and his angels dwelt before the rapture – see Book of Daniel) came down to earth with great signs and lying wonders defeating Antichrist’s enemies for him. They made themselves out to be sent from the ascended masters to bring about peace, harmony and a new world order, and a new age Christ. But first, they had to make war because the transgressors that are threatening the world with biological, chemical, nuclear weapons of mad destruction must be defeated. Yes, outer space chose Antichrist to be their ambassador on earth and contact with different civilizations were now made. Yet it is all a massive deception of Satan put on mankind. We Rev 12:7 that when Satan and his angels are cast down to earth

40 right after the rapture, that they had already deceived the whole world. Now, Satan can take over this man’s soul and body. Antichrist already has an empire. Antichrist is already in control of the economy. All Satan has to do now his seemingly bring him back from the dead by incarnating him. Now Satan has a worldwide visible presence and a platform to try and take complete control over the whole world. Notice Rev 13:3,4 the whole world when they worship the beast they worship the dragon also. Also notice they worship the beast for his ability to make war. If this is the case he must have demonstrated it. This happened when he came to power before the rapture (see book of Daniel menu) Revelation 13:3,4 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

41 If Antichrist received a deadly wound and did live, where was he wounded. The answer is a head wound and this was prophesized to Satan by God Himself the day that Adam and Eve fell. God also told the Satan that He would give the seed of the woman (Christ) a bruised heel. That happened at the cross. For a full study of Gen 3:15 click here. Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. If their ever was a person that went on and on in his trespasses that deserved a head wound it is Antichrist and Satan. Psalms 68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. Hab 3:13 that made reference to the horsemen begin anointed and going forth for the salvation of the people (see 1st seal study) during the 3 ½ year Christian trib period had this also to say. Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

42 The house of the wicked is Antichrist’s empire
The house of the wicked is Antichrist’s empire. God singled him out and gave him a head wound and allows Satan to incarnates him and bring him back to life. Habakkuk 3:13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah. We have this description of Antichrist in Zechariah. Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

43 Revelation 6:5,6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Christ opens the 3nd seal. One of the 4 Living one gives the orders to 1 of the 4 horsemen. He descends riding a black horse toward earth to carry out his orders

44 Revelation 6:5,6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. black Famine Lamentations 4:8,9 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. 9 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. Pair of balances Food rationing Food being carefully weighed out. A measure of wheat for a penny or 3 measures of barley for a pennyi Penny is a days wage Matthew 20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. Hurt not the oil and wine Oil and wine are medicinal items Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. [parable of good Samaritan]

45 Revelation 6:5,6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. First , there was the rapture, which caused chaos on the earth but did not take peace from the earth. The second horseman took peace from the earth and Kingdom and against, Kingdom took place. Fearful sights of atomic warfare and great pillars of smoke (see second seal). Famine is a natural result of warfare of the 2nd seal. The black horsemen does not cause the famine, He is an horsemen administrator, weighing who gets food and how much. The war has effected the whole economy. Brought trade to its knees. There is not only mass starvation but mass stealing. Rev 13 says that the Antichrist who had received a deadly wound during the 2nd.

46 seal (see second seal) and comes back to life, allows no one to buy or sell except they have the mark of the beast. We read in Rev 13:16,17 Revelation 13:16,17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. At the same time we still have the raptured saints flying overhead from the first seal preaching the everlasting Gospel and also warning those on the earth not to receive the mark. If they do they will experience the full wrath of God yet to come in the 7 year terrible Day of the Lord (7th seal with its 7 trumpet/vial judgments). Revelation 14:9-12 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the

47 presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. The raptured Christians sent out when the 3rd seal is opened are carefully watching and weighing the extent of the famine noted by the scale in their hands.

48 Revelation 6:5,6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. As the raptured Saints that make up the black horsemen are given their orders to execute on earth, one of the 4 living ones says ‘A measure of wheat for a penny’ and ‘three measures of barley for a penny’ and see to it that the oil and wine is not hurt. The Living one is giving us insight into instructions he was told to give the black horsemen. From these instructions you can see that God put a limitation on the famine and not to hurt oil and wine by charging to much because it needed for the hurting and wounded.

49 A measure of wheat for a penny
The word ‘measure’ is a unit of measure for dry things, about an eighth of a bushel. An eighth of a bushel will cost a penny. This is not the American penny. From Jesus parable we see that a penny equates to a whole days wage. Matthew 20:1,2 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. three measures of barley for a penny Translates into 3/8th’s of a bushel for a whole days wage. and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine In other words, the commission to the Saints of the black horse was to oversee that oil and wine prices were not overinflated by greed among sellers. A days wage could only buy so much but keep it fair from price gouging. Oil and wine as medicine was important for the wounded, the dying, hurting Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

50 Revelation 6:7,8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Christ opens the 4th seal. One of the 4 Living one gives the orders to 1 of the 4 horsemen. He descends riding a pale horse toward earth to carry out his orders

51 Revelation 6:7,8 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Pale horse death The word pale is the root word for chlorine (pale green) Riders are death and hell Death kills the body. Hell kills the soul Psalms 55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. Power was given to riders (death and hell) over ¼ part of the earth Christ has the keys to give them the authority over hell and death on ¼ earth Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Kill with sword, hunger, death, beasts of the field (pestilence). 4 Old Testament judgments on evil men. Ezekiel 14:21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

52 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Christ opens the 5th seal. John saw under the alter, the souls of the tribulation martyrs crying out loud to avenge their blood. Every one was given white robes to comfort them that they too will receive a resurrected body but they would have to wait till the full number of tribulation martyrs was complete then they all will be resurrected and get to wear robes (see Rev 7).

53 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: The alter talked of here would be the sacrificial alter. Moses was commanded by God to made the tabernacle with its outer court, holy place, holy of holies and all its furniture after the pattern of the temple in heaven. The outer court was where the brazen altar and then the laver. Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. Rev 8:3 talks of the Golden altar of incense before the throne of God. In the tabernacle that would be in the Holy place at the entrance to the Holy of Holies where the Ark of the Covenant was – representing God’s throne.

54 We know from Rev 4 the 7 Lampstands would match the Lampstand in the Holy Place. Based on the Tabernacle pattern given by God to Moses of heavenly things than it would be safe to save the brazen alter was located in the outer court as pictured below. Tabernacle of heaven Tabernacle of Moses Alter of sacrifice in the outer court of heaven. Underneath are the Tribulation martyrs that chose to be sacrificed to the Lord by being obedient unto death

55 As soon as the rapture takes place, the Church left behind starts being persecuted. The world will explain away the rapture as a necessary removal of those holding back the new age kingdom that Antichrist was bringing about. The many that turn to Christ after the rapture are fleeing for their lives, being arrested, and afflicted. Trib Church on earth will be strengthed and fed the Word of God by the opening of the 1st seal – everlasting Gospel being preached all over the earth in the air by the raptured saints. After a short grace period the 2nd seal is opened. It has 2 purposes. First, war breaking out slows down the persecution of the Church, and it is a judgment on nations that approve of this persecution. Also, Antichrist receives a deadly wound in these wars and Satan incarnates him and brings him back to life. Now, when the whole world worships Antichrist (called the beast in Rev 13) they will be also worshipping Satan directly. 3rd seal is opened quickly as famine for war spreads. Nuclear war will bring with it much radiactive contamination. The 3rd horsemen are raptured Saints in charge of oversight of how bad the famine will be, who will be affected, the pricing of food and medicine. The 4th horsemen is an additional punishment over ¼ of the world. We can safely assume this will be

56 the extent of Antichrist’s Empire
the extent of Antichrist’s Empire. The 4th horsemen are raptured Saints that Christ who has the keys of hell and death will share that authority with them. They also have power to kill by sword (warfare) , hunger, death, beasts of the field. All of these slow down Antichrist and help the persecuted Church left behind. As a result of war and famines, Satan takes full advantage to weed out the Christians from those that will blindly follow him. Nobody can buy or sell without the mark of the Beast. Wile the system is being activated worldwide, the raptured Saints from the 1st seal opened up are flying overhead. They are not only preaching the everlasting Gospel, but prophesying that Antichrist’s religious and commercial capitol Babylon is going to be described and for those who listen to get out. They are also warning those on the earth not to receive the mark of the beast for they will experience the full wrath of God with no grace in the judgments to follow. This would the terrible day of the Lord (7th seal with its 7 trumpet/vial judgments). The current Christian tribulation period lasts 3 ½ years. Many heed the warnings of the Saints overhead and refuse the mark and choose martyrdom instead. Rev 7 tells us this will be a very large number of tribulation saints.

57 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: We are told the tribulation martyrs were slain for the word of God, and for their testimony. That is, for preaching the word of God. It is clear they were forbidden by the powers to be and not allowed to give testimony of what Jesus meant to them, how He saved them and gave them eternal life. Forbidden to use the Word of God to explain the rapture and tribulation events. Christians were seen as traitors to the new world order, new world religion, new age that Antichrist was promising the world. The Apostle John who wrote the Book of Revelations was persecuted for the same things – preaching the Word of God and his testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

58 Both Matthew and Luke give us accounts of Christian tribulation period which will see shortly lasts 3 ½ years. Matt tells us what is happening with persecuted Christians from the 2nd seal forewords ( Antichrist also gets the head wound and comes back to life) and Luke tells what happens before the 2nd seal; from rapture to 2nd seal. Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Luke 21:10-19 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

59 It is best to study the 6 seals opened during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period against the backdrop of what Jesus said in His Mount Olivet discourse as recorded in Matt 24:7-14 and Luke 21:10-19 concerning this same time (see chart below). Jesus Mount Olivet discourse bridges between the Book of Daniel and Revelation. Jesus Olivet Discourse end times Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5

60 We read in Rev 13 (see Rev 13 for full study)
Revelation 13:4-8 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rev 13:5: Antichrist was given power for 42 months (3 ½ years). Who gave him power – the U.N. (?). Rev 13:7: What did he do with the power for 42 months. Made war with the Saints (Christians) with the U.N.’s blessing. He was given power to overcome Christians from all kindred's, tongues, and nations.

61 Daniel 7:25 tells us tribulation period will be time, times, and a half of time. (time = 1 year) ( ½ = 3 ½ years) same as Rev 13:5 42 months Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Rev 12:6 says 1,260 days which equals 3 ½ yrs. Rev 12:14 again says time, times, and a ½ time = 3 ½ yrs. Daniel 7:25, Rev 12:6, Rev 12:14, Rev 13:5 all perfectly agree the Christian tribulation period is 3 ½ years (see chart above).

62 John if Rev 4 the raptured records the Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places Spirit poured out on all flesh: sons, daughters, hand maidens prophesying. Young men visions, old men dreams. Peter in Acts 2:17-21 Wonders in the heavens above (see 1st seal). Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved Blood, fire, vapour of smoke (see 2nd seal). Peter is quoting Joel 2:20. Should be ‘pillars of smoke’ Sun turned into dark- ness; moon into blood before the Day of the Lord (7th seal) (see 6th seal)

63 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Those that say there is no consciousness after we die cannot explain this verse away. Here we have the souls of the tribulation martyrs under the altar in heaven crying out with a loud voice for God to judge those dwelling on earth and avenge them for shedding their blood. The soul of every departed Saint is still heard by God. Tabernacle of heaven Alter of sacrifice in the outer court of heaven. Underneath are the Tribulation martyrs that chose to be sacrificed to the Lord by being obedient unto death

64 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Rev 20:4 tells us how many of the Tribulation martyrs will die. They will be beheaded. This is acceptable today by many Islamic nations for those sentenced to death. It should come as no surprise then it will be acceptable in Antichrist’s Empire as some Islamic nations will be under his control. Will the U.N. make this acceptable worldwide when Antichrist is given power over all nations for 42 months (Rev 13:5)? Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

65 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. The tribulation souls know whats going on. They know the raptured Saints have being going forth from heaven to earth as the first four horsemen of the first 4 seals. They want their resurrected, immortal, glorified bodies and get involved in payback for what has been done to them. However, God’s plan is to resurrect them all at one time and that will be at the end of the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period. In the meantime, God gives each one a white robe comforting and Assuring them the day will come when they will wear it. The

66 Revelation 6: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Saints wear fine linen but the tribulation martyrs and most likely all martyrs wear fine white robes. The 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period ends after the 6th seal is opened at the end of Rev 6. The terrible Day of the Lord begins in Rev 8. Where would you think we find the resurrection of the tribulation martyrs take place. That’s right – in Rev 7. A full study will be done on Rev 7 but notice the tribulation martyrs are now wearing their robes because they have been resurrected. (see reference chart for overview)

67 Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

68 Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

69 1:Great earthquake 2:Sun became black as sackcloth of hair 3:Moon as blood 4:Stars fell to earth 5:Heaven departed as a scroll 6:Every mountain and Island moved out of their places 7:Everybody worldwide from Kings to slaves hid in dens or behind rocks from God/Christ 8:They all cried out saying the Terrible Day of the Lord is at hand

70 Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; As a result of the 6th seal being opened, a great earthquake takes place resulting in devastating results. Just as God held back the nations from nuclear war till after the rapture, God has held of what will happen to nature as a result of nuclear war and other ongoing climatic changes. Two climatic changes that are currently taking place today is the destruction of the ozone layer and the melting of polar caps due to global warming. To understand the monumental prophetic implications of the opening of the 6th seal you have to go back to Genesis 1:6-8 Genesis 1: And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which

71 were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.  Now the effect of this water canopy was a much even climate around the earth. People lived hundreds of years longer because the water canopy filtered out cosmic rays that affect out rate of growth. From fall of Adam to Noah the genealogies of Genesis 5 prove this and up till the flood it had not rained on the earth. Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground Gen 5 years lived table Adam Seth Enosh Kenan Mahalalel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech Noah Earth of Gen 1:8

72 Noah’s flood–40 days/nights rain Flood waters – flood of judgment
When God judged the earth in the days of Noah, God let the water canopy of Genesis 1:8 fall as rain to the earth. There was not a mountain that was not covered with rain. Also, Gen 7:11 tells us the fountains of the deep were broken up, which added to the rain. All that rain was an enormous weight on the earth. To adjust, the earth tilted 23 degrees, and the water at the poles froze to become the polar caps. Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Noah’s flood–40 days/nights rain S a v e d R e t u r n Flood waters – flood of judgment Pre flood earth: Upright with no polar caps with a water canopy Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. Post flood earth; tilted 23 degrees with polar caps; no water canopy

73 What does all this have to do with the 6th seal. Everything
What does all this have to do with the 6th seal. Everything. God’s plan is redemption and restoration. It is God’s plan to reverse the whole process of Noah’ flood. This involves complete melting of the polar caps, making the earth upright again, and restoring the water canopy of Gen 1:8 over the earth once again. This mighty earthquake of the 6th seal does 2 things. It helps the tribulation Church last longer because it distracts the world’s full attention on wiping out the trib Church. The second thing is, the earthquake will break up large areas of ice at the polar caps, setting the stage for the earth’s baptism by fire as opposed to Noah’s day when earth was baptized in water. Earth’s baptism by fire begins when the 7th seal is opened up during the terrible Day of the Lord. The tremendous heat of many of the trumpet/vial judgments evaporate the water and melt the ice. By the time Christ returns the earth will be upright and canopy of Gen 1:8 restored (See big picture below – for complete study click here).

74 Sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as blood.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; Notice the result of this great earthquake. This is no ordinary earthquake. Sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as blood. Most sackcloths are porous, that is perforated with tiny holes. Sackcloth of hair would be porous but have a striated look. In other words the sun is overall black but with porous striations of light shining through. This earthquake triggers massive volcanic eruptions. So much so, that the sun is blotted out and almost totally black except for some striated porous pockets of sunlight getting through. The moon is a reflection of the sun and compounded with the volcanic ash its appearance will be blood red.

75 Stars of heaven fell unto the earth.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. Stars of heaven fell unto the earth. Notice, the stars do not fall on the earth but unto or toward the earth. The stars do not leave their heavenly positions in the sky or fall out of their orbit. The nearest star alone outside of our sun is millions of light years. Most of us have seen the news when some camera recorded an earthquake taking place. First thing you notice is everything shaking back and forth, tilting up and down. People falling or furniture moving or groceries on

76 shelves falling off are all evidence of the earthquake
shelves falling off are all evidence of the earthquake. Now imagine you are outside in your backyard and looking up at the stars fixed in the sky. Suddenly, a mighty earthquake takes place that is so strong, it shifts the earth’s axis back and forth. Lets say you did not panic and head for cover like any normal person would, but instead you mentally recorded everything you saw. Well, then you would see the stars fall toward the earth, as the earth tilted or let us say the earth’s horizon to you rose up suddenly, the stars would appear as falling from their seemingly fixed positions before the earthquake. Now the earth tilts the other way and the horizon you just saw now has dropped almost if not out of site. The stars then would appear to rise back up to the original fixed positions but continue to rise past them based on how much the earth tilted. This zig-zagging of the stars as if they were figs on a tree holding on been shaking by a mighty wind is exactly what Isaiah 24:19,20 confirms will happen in 6th seal Isaiah 24:19,20 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

77 Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Verse 14 confirms the interpretation of verse 13 that the whole earth is moved. If one were standing on the earth, and the earth’s axis was changing, the heaven above with it’s seeming fixed locations would depart left to right or right to left depending on direction of axis change. The heaven moving as a scroll is exactly what you would see. When one turns a scroll all fixed positions moved and

78 replaced with new ones. This reeling to and fro like a drunkard will end in the final earthquake recorded in 7th seal (Rev 16:18) which will be the mightiest earthquake since men were upon the earth. This is the one that will make the earth upright with the water canopy restored. Revelation 16:18 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.

79 Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

80 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Why did the kings of the earth, great men, rich men, chief captains, mighty men, every bondman, every free man hide themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains? Most of the answer is given in the next verse 16 and verse 17. They are completely shaken up by this great earthquake. They are like red ants scattering all over the place as when a lawn mower went over their mound and chopped it up.

81 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Most or all the populace headed for higher ground already due to wars, famine and pestilence of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th seal. Nuclear war with global warming completely out of control. Look what Habakkuk had to say. Habakkuk 3:8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? See 1st seal for review. Habakkuk questions if God is angry at the rivers and seas. Evidently they are out of control.

82 Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. Reference is made to the bow which is the Word of God 1st horsemen went forth with the Bow preaching the ever lasting Gospel to them on the earth (see 1st seal). Notice again this statement. God cleaved the earth with rivers. This is a result not only of global warming but the nuclear wars of the 2rd seal. Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. Habakkuk saw tidal waves so high that when the mountains saw them coming they trembled. When the waters went over, the deep (earth underneath the sea), lifted up his hands on high. Habakkuk as a poetic is saying the deep is praising the Lord because it knows that this is God’s redemption and every mountain shall be brought low and every valley exalted.

83 Habakkuk 3:11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Here we have a parallel to the 6th seal. The sun and moon were in fix locations and at the light of thine arrows (bow is the Word of God in Hab 3:9 then arrows are His spoken Word. Jesus opened the 6th seal, spoke the Word of God and as arrows they went forth. There was a great earthquake and then as the earth moved on its axis the sun and moon that were fixed completely went and moved their locations. Notice the sun and moon also God’s glittering spear. Compared to arrows God brings out His glittering spear. That is the judgments of the terrible 7 year Day of the Lord that is now to follow the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period. This is when God opens the 7th seal with its 7 trumpet/vial judgments (see reference chart).

84 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Back to Rev 6:15-17 Now that we looked at Hab 3, we see why kings of the earth, great men, rich men, chief captains, mighty men, every bondman, every free man fled to the dens and mountains for higher ground. However, verse 15 says now they are hiding in the dens and behind rocks. Verse 16 says they say to the mountains and rocks , Fall on us and hide us from God and the wrath of Jesus Christ. They do not say to the mountains and

85 Rocks fall on us and kill us. No, hide us
Rocks fall on us and kill us. No, hide us. There is no mention of repentance just survival. With nature going crazy the expression head for the hill is in full play. Hide from God. What does God have to say to these inhabitants. Isaiah 24:17-23 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. 18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. 22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. 23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

86 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? The inhabitants of the earth know from the horsemen of the1st seal who have been flying overhead the whole tribulation period preach- ing the everlasting Gospel, and warning the inhabitants not to receive the mark of the beast. If they do they will feel the full fury of God yet to be poured out without grace. Many if not all these inhabitants have already received the mark of the beast. They knew that payday was coming. When the 6 th seal opened and the earth reeled to and fro like a drunkard they said surely the terrible day of the Lord is at had (verse 17) but this was God just warming up. The terrible day of the Lord begins when the 7th seal is opened (see reference chart).

87 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? The inhabitants of the earth know from the horsemen of the1st seal who have been flying overhead the whole tribulation period preach- ing the everlasting Gospel, and warning the inhabitants not to receive the mark of the beast. If they do they will feel the full fury of God yet to be poured out without grace. Many if not all these inhabitants have already received the mark of the beast. They knew that payday was coming. When the 6 th seal opened and the earth reeled to and fro like a drunkard they said surely the terrible day of the Lord is at had (verse 17) but this was God just warming up. The terrible day of the Lord begins when the 7th seal is opened (see reference chart).

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89 Revelation Chapter 7 Revelation 7:1-12 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

90 Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. ‘And after these things’. What things? Rev 7 is a continuation of Rev 6 and concludes the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period as seen from heaven (see chart above). After these things would be after 6 seals of Rev 6 have been opened by Christ.

91 Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. Four angels are another group of raptured saints. Angel in Revelations denotes the office (messenger) rather than always literal angels. The difference is what they say, wear, and do. What they do connects with the earth just like the 4 living ones introduced in Rev 4 and the 4 horsemen in Rev 6. As we study on, we find these 4 angels execute judgments on the earth during the 7th seal (7 yr terrible day of the Lord). God has given this honor to his Saints to execute these judgments (Psalm 149: Corinthians 6:2 ). Psalms 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. 1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

92 Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. Notice the authority of the 4 angels. These are Saints of God given authority over nature and telling the wind not blow on the earth, sea, or tree. When the 6 seals were opened in Rev 6 during the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period you had nuclear war, worldwide famines, pestilence, earthquakes, earth shifting on its axis, the sun turning black, moon as blood, seas raging, earth cleaved with rivers, tidal waves that caused mountains to tremble. You had everybody from kings to slaves, hiding in mountains, dens, behind and under rocks saying the terrible Day of the Lord is here. And now, dead silence. Not even a leaf stirring. Everybody on earth must be thinking its all over, is it safe to come out in the open now.

93 Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. They do not realize that was just a warm up to the real terrible Day of the Lord that is about to begin. But first, some preparation . Christians not martyred but who endured the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period will get a seal of protection. A mark on their foreheads that will protect them from the judgments of the 7th seal with its 7 trumpet/vial judgments. These judgments will sound and be poured out upon the earth (see reference chart). On the earth during the terrible day of the Lord two types of people on the earth. Those that have the mark of the beast and the true servants of God that will now be marked in their forehead with the seal of the living God for protection.

94 Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, The east would be toward the direction the sun rises. God’s throne would be toward the east as all the heavenly furniture mentioned so far in Revelations (the sacrificial altar, the golden altar of incense, God’s throne) would be the heavenly pattern that Moses tabernacle was modeled after. This angel then is coming from God (east) having the authority to use the seal of the living God. This angel cried with a loud voice (exercising his authority) to get the attention of the raptured Saints represented by the 4 angels. Notice these 4 angels who had authority to hold the winds in check also have authority to hurt the earth and the sea.

95 Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. The angel with the seal of the living God tells the 4 angels (select group of raptured Saints) do not hurt the earth, sea, and now trees, until first we (angel includes himself with the 4) sealed the servants of God in their foreheads. The select raptured Saints begin sealing the servants of God in their foreheads. The 3 ½ Christian tribulation period and with it the Church age. The rapture 3 ½ years earlier separated the invisible saved Church from the visible professing Church (see Rev 12:1-6). The visible Church is left behind but God shows grace and wrath by opening the 6 seals of Rev 6 to help the Church stay alive for 3 ½ years in a period called the great Christian tribulation period. When that

96 Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. period ends the Church ends (see chart above). Jesus put the end of the Church Age after the Christian tribulation period mentioning all the same signs as 6 seals of Rev 6 (see also reference chart). The Church age was the gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week. Now that the Church has ended we will see that Daniel’s 70th week begins (same exact 7 years as terrible day of the Lord). God begins dealing with the Jewish nation of Israel again to bring them to Christ and here in Rev 7 144,000 Christian Jews (12,000 from each tribe) are going to be sealed. Of course, Gentile believers will be sealed also. The clearest picture of the Church Age in the Old Testament that would happen between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week is a must study and is found in Micah 5:2-4

97 Rev 7:4-8 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

98 Rev 7:4-8 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. 12,000 is a divine number and is a round number. The number does indicate thousands of Jews from each tribe will accept Christ and not be killed. During the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period, Antichrist is trying to negotiate a treaty with Israel that will take away God’s protection upon them. If you study the pre-rapture prophecies of Israel that connect with the mass return of the Jews (timeframe 2 chart above), You find out that a whole lot of pre-rapture prophecies are fulfilled involving Arabs, Egypt, Antichrist. Many nations will

99 deport Jews to Egypt and then Arabs will take over the land of Israel
deport Jews to Egypt and then Arabs will take over the land of Israel. Those in Israel that are not killed fled to Egypt. It is in Egypt that Jews repent and turn back to Jehovah God while those that do not die in Egypt. They do not repent toward Christ but they are back in Covenant with Jehovah God because of obedience to the law of Moses. Law of Moses cannot bring them everlasting peace only the Prince of Peac can – Jesus Christ. It will take another crises for the Jews before they repent toward Christ and seen Him as Savior and Messiah. After the rapture and the end of the Church age Daniel says the Jews will make a treaty with Antichrist in which Antichrist takes the place of God and confirms the Covenant of Moses that the Jews own the land. Antichrist promises to be their protectorate. It is for this reason that God lifts His protection and in the middle of the 7 year treaty, Antichrist breaks the treaty, invades the land of Israel, stops temple worship and sacrifice, and instead puts an idol (Jesus called it ‘Abomination of Desolation’ spoken by Daniel the Prophet) standing in the Holy place of the temple. Antichrist then sits in the

100 Holy of Holies on the Ark to show that he is God
Holy of Holies on the Ark to show that he is God. All this happens during Daniel’s 70th week. These 144,000 Jews that are sealed will stay at Mount Zion waiting for Christ’s return. They are a continual witness to the Jews to prepare the whole nation of Israel to accept Christ. Along with the 144,000 God sends the two witnesses of Rev 11 whose ministry lasts 3 ½ yrs. They cause it not to rain for 3 ½ yrs and send any plague they want to on Kingdom of Antichrist. They are killed but after 3 ½ days come back to life and bodily ascend up into heaven accompanied by great earthquake. Many teach the two witnesses will be Elijah and Enoch. Two O.T. prophets that did see death. The Jewish nation after being betrayed by Antichrist, and heading the witnesses of the 144,000 and the two witnesses with their miracles and dying and ascending into heaven just like Christ, and also the fact that Antichrist and his armies as vast as the sea are about to completely reach Mount Zion and conquer them call upon Christ to return and save them. Christ returns with the raptured Saints, defeats Antichrist and the Kingdom of Israel is restored.

101 Revelation Chapter 7 continued
Revelation 7:9-17 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

102 Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; After this I beheld John, the writer of Revelation is saying that after he saw the 144,000 Christian Jews sealed (Rev 7: ,000 of each tribe) in Israel, he was now shown this great multitude without number. They are before the throne (where the Father sits – see Rev 4) and before the Lamb (Christ – see Rev 5). This multitude was made up of all nations, kindred's, people, tongues. Who is this multitude?

103 Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Clothed with white robes clearly identifies this vast multitude from all nations, kindred's, people, tongues. White robes were mentioned previously in Revelations. It was the opening of the 5th seal (Rev 6:9-11) showing the souls of the Christian martyrs under the sacrificial altar of God in heaven. They were killed for the Word of God, their witness, and not receiving the mark of the beast. Rev 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

104 Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; After this I beheld John, the writer of Revelation is saying that after he saw the 144,000 Christian Jews sealed (Rev 7: ,000 of each tribe) in Israel, he was now shown this great multitude without number. They are before the throne (where the Father sits – see Rev 4) and before the Lamb (Christ – see Rev 5). This multitude was made up of all nations, kindred's, people, tongues. Who is this multitude?

105 Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Concerning these martyrs from the 5th seal we read in Rev 6:11 that white robes where given them to comfort them. They were also told to wait till the full number of those to be killed as they were to be reached. The message is clear. There will be a resurrection day for these trib martyrs and they too like the raptured Saints will receive immortal, eternal, glorified bodies. Then they can then wear the white robes that were given to them. Rev 7:9-17 shows plainly they are resurrected and wearing there white robes.

106 And palms in their hands
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And palms in their hands The palm-tree was a tall tree, with a single stem, which was surmounted with a tuft of feathery ramifications, six or eight feet long, and called sometimes branches and sometimes leaves. They were used in marches and processions as the emblems of rejoicing and victory, triumph and victory. The palm branch is emblematic of triumph and victory (Lev 23:40). Leviticus 23:39,40 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath. 40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

107 Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Many people rejoiced at Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem using branches of palm trees. Jesus entry and riding upon a colt was prophesized in Zech 9:9 John 12:12,13 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. In Rev 7:9 all the tribulation martyrs wearing their white robes, a greater covering of honor than fine linen but the same righteousness. The palm branches in their hand signifying their festive joy, victory over Satan. They receive not his mark, sacrificed their lives for Christ, were beheaded and now crowned with eternal immortal glory and honor.

108 Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Many people rejoiced at Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem using branches of palm trees. Jesus entry and riding upon a colt was prophesized in Zech 9:9 John 12:12,13 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. In Rev 7:9 all the tribulation martyrs wearing their white robes, a greater covering of honor than fine linen but the same righteousness. The palm branches in their hand signifying their festive joy, victory over Satan. They receive not his mark, sacrificed their lives for Christ, were beheaded and now crowned with eternal immortal glory and honor.

109 Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. In Rev 6:9-11 during the 5th seal their souls were crying out for vengeance on their enemies that killed them. Now there resurrected are wearing their white robes. They are rejoicing with palms in their hand and crying with the same loud voice their souls had cried earlier and saying ‘SALVATION to our God which sitteth upon the throne (Father – Ancient of Days – Rev 4) and the Lamb - Christ. Full salvation is when God perfects you body, soul and Spirit (1 Thess 5:23). This is how they stood before the throne. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

110 Revelation 7:11,12 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. In Rev 4 and 5 the 4 living ones led in prayer, praise, worship, 24 elders followed. Here in Rev 7:11,12 the tribulation Saints are given pre-eminence. When they gave glory to God, then the 4 living ones, 24 elders, angels said Amen (so be it). Then they all in one accord gave their own thanks saying, blessing honor, power, might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. Tribulation Saints without number before the throne

111 Revelation 7:13,14 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. We know who this great multitude is arrayed (wearing) the white robes and having palms in their hands because we have all the scriptures before us to look at. John did not. John was asked this question by one of the 24 elders and John did they come from, John did not know. He politely said, Sir thou knowest. The elder then responds confirming everything we said so far. This great multitude without number, have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Now, we know that Christ gave the white robes to the tribulation Saints when their soul arrived in heaven under the altar of God (see 5th seal). Now they have been resurrected and wearing the white robes. What the elder is saying is that without the blood of Christ they would still be in their sins (old robes) but now being sanctified through the blood of Christ their robes are as white as snow (Isa 1:18).

112 Revelation 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. What honor these tribulation Saints have. They are before the throne of God now, and serve Him day and night in his temple now that is heaven that Moses made the Tabernacle patterned after (Heb 8:5). Then Christ will return to earth to rule for a 1000 years and set up His Millennial temple as describe in Ezek Finally we are told at the end of the 1000 years the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven over the earth and Christ and the Saints will rule over all creation from there. Jerusalem will be the capitol of the universe and the ever expanding perfected Kingdom of God. We are told in Rev 21 that the New Jerusalem needed no temple for the city itself is the temple. The message is clear here. Where ever Christ’s throne His, the tribulation martyrs will have the highest honor of being in His presence closest to Him and see His face (glory), and will serve Him day and night. Christ will be delegating His Word, His responsibilities, just as a President of a country meets with his staff everyday and make decisions, so the tribulation Saints will be His inner circle as Priests and Kings. When God says they serve Him day and night, this does not me they stay before the throne as individuals 24 hours. As individuals they will come and go from Gods throne as Priests and Kings but there will be a 24 hrs continuous rotation before His throne serving Him.

113 Revelation 7:16,17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. During the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period, the first 6 seals of Revelation were opened. There first was the preaching of the everlasting Gospel in the air by the raptured Saints (1st seal). Then the nuclear wars (2nd seal). Then worldwide famine (3rd seal), death and pestilence (4th seal).Tribulation martyrs souls before the altar of God. Finally, the 6th seal with great earthquake that make the sun black, moon red, stars as if they fell to heaven, heaven above departing as a scroll, earth cleaved with rivers, tidal waves that made the mountains tremble, every island and mountain on earth moved out of their place as the earth’s axis shifted. Out of these wilderness experiences came the tribulation Saints who were hunted down like wild animals by Antichrist, afflicted and tortured for the Word of God and their testimony of Christ, refusing the Antichrist’s mark and finally killed most like by beheading. Christ now says to them no more hunger, no more thirst, no more will the sunlight or the heat of the sun hurt them, but Christ will feed them, and give them living water to drink (Rev 22), and God shall complete heal their memories of pain and wipe their eyes.

114 Our final scriptures in closing out Rev 7 and the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period as seen from heaven (see chart below) is Rev 20:4-6 and Rev 14:1-5 Revelation 20:4-6 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. I quoted this verse earlier, and just want to say that the resurrection of the tribulation Saints ends the Church age but completes the first resurrection (See study Rev 20)

115 Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Rev 14 is earth’s view (see chart). Again, the Church Age has ended and now God’s representative on earth will be Israel. 144,000 Jews are the firstfruits to be saved during the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period. Then, all Israel will be saved at Christ’s return. God will use Antichrist, 144,000, two witnesses to accomplish this (see Daniel’s 70th week). For big picture see reference chart.

116 Revelation Chapter 12 yes Select topic Return back to main menu Intro
The woman (Church left behind) fled into the wilderness) The raptured Christians feeds the woman the Word of God for 1,260 days (3 ½ yrs). Michael and his angels fight Satan and his angels and cast them down to earth Saints rejoice in heaven but pronounce woe to the inhabitants of the earth and sea for the devil has come down upon them When Satan saw he was cast down he persecuted the woman that brought forth the manchild And the woman was given two great eagle wings to fly into the wilderness for time, times, half of time (2 yrs + 1 yr + ½ yr) = 3 ½ years. Satan cast a flood from his mouth to destroy the woman The earth help swallow the flood Satan was wroth with the woman and went to persecute her remnant that kept the commandments and had the testimony of Jesus yes Return back to main menu

117 Revelation 12:6-17 (Earth’s view – see chart) Great 3 ½ Year Christian Tribulation Period
Rev 12:1-6 (Click on images for review) told of events leading up to the rapture. When the rapture did take place the invisible true Church within the visible Church was caught up (raptured) to God’s throne. The visible Church was left behind and fled. This woman that was clothed with the sun, moon under her feet, and upon her a crown of 12 stars is left behind. Her glorious position went up in the rapture. The world to her is now a wilderness. She is left behind to go through the great 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period. Rev 12:6-17, Rev 13 and Rev 14 tell the same story but earth’s view. Heavens view of this same period is Rev 6 and Rev 7 (see chart above).

118 A review of the players in Rev 12 (see Rev 12:1-6)

119 A quick review of Rev 12:1-6 (events leading up to and including the rapture)
Rev 12:1-5 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a manchild, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.  

120 Click image for review of Rev 12:1-6
We identified the sun-clothed woman as the visible professing Church the world sees. The Manchild is the invisible true Church that God sees. The dragon with 7 crowned heads and 10 horns is Satan who has ruled over 6 previous empires and before the rapture will be ruling over the 7th. That is why the 7 heads are crowned. The 7 world Empires are: Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman, and the 7th crowned head with 10 horns as Antichrist’s Empire. The rapture takes place after Antichrist has already formed his Empire. The rapture takes place as soon as the sun clothed woman gave birth to the manchild (true Church) who was then immediately caught up (raptured) to God and his throne.

121 After the Manchild (true Church) is caught up (raptured) to God’s throne in Rev 12:5, what happens to the woman and dragon?. Rev 12:5-9 And she brought forth a manchild, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

122 Rev 12 –1-4 Rev 12:5 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:5,6 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. The woman wastes no time fleeing into the wilderness. Before the man-child (invisible true church) was caught up (raptured) in Rev 12:5 the woman was pictured from Rev 12:1-4 as clothed with the sun professing to be the light of the world. The moon under her feet victorious over the powers of darkness. Crown of 12 stars the N.T. Church ruling with divine authority. After the separation (rapture) of the

123 invisible true Church (man child) from her all her true glory went with the manchild to God’s throne. The visible unsaved Church was left behind and fulfilled Jesus words to the Apostate Laodicea Church. This Church saw itself as rich, increased with goods and in need of nothing but Jesus you are poor, wretched, miserable, blind and naked (Rev 3:17). These are the foolish virgins (Matt 25:1-13) that when the rapture came Jesus the bridegroom said ‘I know you not’. Jesus saidthe days preceding the rapture will be like the days of Noah. They were marrying and divorcing, eating and drinking, until the flood came and took them all away. Jesus referring to the rapture put it this way in Matt 24:40-42 Matt 24:40-42 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. This woman represents the living tares and living bad fish that Jesus said were in the net (Church) and at the end of the age (Church age) they will be separated. The wheat and good fish went up in the rapture, the tares and bad fish left behind. The bad fish and tares that died before the rapture were

124 grouped into bundles in Hades and thrown into hell fire (see Matt 13 parables of Kingdom truths Jesus taught.) Why did the woman flee? What wilderness did she flee into? The church left behind know they missed the rapture and know from scriptures they heard that they are going to face great tribulation. They heard the Word of God and had the opportunity to be saved and to be caught up in the rapture and be a part of the manchild company (the true church (Rev 12:5)). Instead, they played church when all the prophetic signs were fulfilled to let them know different. Now they are in hiding because they cannot meet in their local church and homes anymore . Television, radio, internet will all be monitored for any evidence for those belonging to the Church. The world has become a wilderness experience - the Church left behind is on the run, she is fleeing into hiding and underground as best as she can. Jesus is going to help the Church left behind to by opening the 6 seals of Rev 6. Preaching of the Gospel in the air by the raptured Saints, nuclear war, famine, pestilence, earthquakes on earth are the result of the opening of these seals. Jesus in Luke 21 said what will happen to the Church before the seals (2-6) are opened while Matt 24 says what will happen after 6 seals.

125 Both Matthew and Luke give us accounts of Christian tribulation period which will see shortly lasts 3 ½ years. Matt tells us what is happening with persecuted Christians from the 2nd seal forewords ( Antichrist also gets the head wound and comes back to life) and Luke tells what happens before the 2nd seal; from rapture to 2nd seal. Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Luke 21:10-19 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

126 It is best to study the 6 seals opened during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period against the backdrop of what Jesus said in His Mount Olivet discourse as recorded in Matt 24:7-14 and Luke 21:10-19 concerning this same time (see chart below). Jesus Mount Olivet discourse bridges between the Book of Daniel and Revelation. Jesus Olivet Discourse end times Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5

127 Rev 12:5,6 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Rev 12 –1-4 Rev 12:5 Rev 12:6-13 Rev 12:14-17 The tribulation experience in the wilderness was prepared of God – that is – God knowing everything beforehand is fulfilling that which He pre-ordained and prophesized.God keeps the woman (Church left behind) alive for 3 1/2 years. She survives that long because during this same time Christ opens up the 6 seals (Rev 6) in heaven. The 1st seal has the raptured Church (Manchild of Rev 12:5 the ‘they’ of Rev 12:6) preaching the everlasting Gospel flying in their immortal resurrected bodies in the air to the whole world. The 6 seals

128 Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Rev 12 –1-4 Rev 12:5 Rev 12:6-13 Rev 12:14-17 also include worldwide war, famine, pestilence, earthquakes that hinder the Beast in his onslaught on the Church left behind (see reference chart). Opened seals hinder Antichrist persecution of the Saints. In Rev 12:14 woman is given 2 great Eagle wings to fly (outpouring of the Holy Spirit) and the Church is kept alive for 3 ½ years. Out of her will come a saved remnant made up of tribulation martyrs who are then resurrected, 144,000 Christians Jews and saved Gentiles not killed. The Church age now ends and these Saints are sealed for protection (Rev 7) against 7 yr Day of the Lord (see chart)

129 Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. When Michael sounds the trumpet at the rapture, it is not only a call to the Church for action but God’s holy angels. We know Michael and his angels are very active in the rapture process (Daniel 12:1). The Church meets the Lord in the air right in the enemies back yard as Satan is called the Prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2). Satan would try to devour the Church in the rapture process but it is Michael and his angels that not only insure safe passage but kick out Satan and his angels from their heavenly locations down to earth. This part is told in Daniel 7:9 and confirmed here in Rev 12:7-9. Only after safe passage of the Church to the throne and Satan and his angels cast down does the Ancient of Days (Father) sit on His throne (Rev 4).

130 Daniel 7:8-11 summarized Rise of Antichrist and his empire Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. Rapture takes place and earth to be judged (same scene as Rev 4 and Rev 5 and Rev 12:7-9) 9 beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. Christ returns w/saints: Antichrist (beast) defeated 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

131 Laodicea Church period Rev 3:14
Noah’s day – a picture of Rapture Generation New beginning Jesus Discourse end times Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5 Thrones cast down Ancient of Days Daniel 7:11 Daniel 7:8 Daniel 7:9,10 Habakkuk 1 – 2:8 Hab 3:7-15 wrath mixed w/mercy Hab 3:3-6 pure wrath of God 7th Seal – Heaven’s view of 7 angels w/ 7 trumpet judgments Revelation: Heaven’s view Laodicea Church period Rev 3:14 Beast; False Prophet; The mark 666 7th Seal – 7 vials same as 7 trumpets but earth’s view Revelation: Earth’s view Wrath mixed w/mercy Pure wrath of God Kingdom Antichrist Reigns: 2 Thess 2:9-12 Man of Deception Antichrist Revealed: 2 Thess 2:1-8 Man of Sin: Son of Perdition

132 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Christ and the raptured Saints in heaven are rejoicing. The woman fleeing (Church in the wilderness), and Satan and his angels now cast down mad. From Daniel 7:9 we know that is when the Father (Ancient of Days (Rev 4) sits on His throne and Christ takes the 7 sealed book (Rev 5) and begins to open the first 6 seals (Rev 6) during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period now on earth Rev 6:1-17 Rev 12:6-13 Rev 12:14-17

133 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. John the writer of Revelation hears a loud voice in heaven, saying ‘Now is come salvation’. When we studied the tribulation martyrs being resurrected at the end of the 3 ½ yr Christian tribulation period in Rev 7 (heaven’s view – see chart above) the same words were used. Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Full salvation is when God perfects us body, soul, and spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

134 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. All of creation has waited for this day (Romans 8). The manifested Sons and daughters of God. When the manchild (true Church but invisible) was separated from the sun clothed woman (visible Church) and raptured (Rev 12:5) God has manifested who His sons and daughters , joint heirs of Christ are who will inherit all things. This happens at the rapture when we receive our immortal, glorified body. Romans 8:22,23 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

135 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Not only has come salvation (body, soul, spirit) but strength because the saints are clothed with a body of glory like Christ’s, immortal and incorruptible. (1 Cor 15:53, Phil 3:21) 1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

136 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. The Kingdom of God and the power of Christ has come because Satan and his angels have lost their heavenly positions. Satan is no longer the prince and power of the air (Eph 2:2) and Satan’s angels are no longer ruling the heavenlies as power, thrones, dominions (Eph 6:12). They have all been cast down to earth. Christ and the raptured Saints now rule the power of the air. Christ’s Kingdom has taken over Satan’s kingdom in the heavenlies. God has reversed the situation. When Christ returns His Kingdom will then be visibly manifest on earth (see Kingdom).

137 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. ‘The accuser of our breathern’ Another name of Satan and very fitting in deed. Satan works 24 hrs to accuse the Saints of whatever fault he can to bring God’s judgment on us. Jesus says that Satan is a thief. He comes to steal, kill and de- stroy (John 10:10). He goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour (1 Pet 5:8). Jesus told us how to defeat the Satan. Jesus always told Satan ‘it is written’ (Matt 4). Apostle Paul confirms this and says take the helmet of salvation, breast plate of righteousness, andthe sword of the Spirit the Word of God (Eph 6).

138 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. How was Satan overcome. The blood of the Lamb 1 John 5:4,5. The word of their testimony. Jesus said if you confess me before others I will confess your name before my Father (Matt 10:32). Loved not their lives unto the death. This honors all martyrs went up in the rapture that denied not the Lord Jesus and chose death rather than deny His name. All of these Saints went up in the resurrection and Satan could not prevent any one of them. Yet he accused them day and night with his 24 hr fault finding. But, they were all sinners but all were saved by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

139 Revelation 12:10-12 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. ‘Therefore rejoice’. The same loud voice is saying to all the raptured Saints in heaven to rejoice. Satan an his angels who have deceived the whole world when Antichrist came to power, helping him with lying signs and wonders has now been cast down to earth. ‘Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea!’ Inhabitants of the earth and sea would clearly be everyone. No one is going to escape the coming judgments of the 7 seals of Revelations. The rapture was the ‘open door’ (Rev 3:8) and

140 ------Daniel 7:9,10------
now that door has closed just like God closed the door to the Ark in the days of Noah. Then the rain fell but to late. Noah’s day – a picture of rapture Generation New begin- ing Ancient of Days In Rev 3:8 Jesus said to the Church that He put an open door in front of them. In Rev 4:1 John representing the raptured believer looked up and saw an open door and then like the Manchild of Rev 12:5 was immediately caught up to God’s throne. Daniel 7:8 ------Daniel 7:9,  Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

141 Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord
Rev 5:8-10 Redeemed as Priests and Kings and we will reign on the earth w/Christ 24 Elders, 4 Living Ones around the throne God the Father (Ancient of Days) Christ returns to earth with saved immortal Saints Christ takes the 7 sealed book and opens seals Rev 6 Christ gives orders to the 4 living ones who send forth the 4 horsemen with orders. First 4 seals Tr I b M a r t y r s r a I s e d S e a l e d Rapture Rev 4 Earth tilted Millennium Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord Wrath mixed with grace 3 ½ yrs Pure wrath without mixture 7 yrs Millennium

142 Rev 12:11,12 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. ‘The devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time’. Satan is really ticked off. He and his angels have lost their strategic place of operations in the air and they are down on the earth. We know demons are already on the earth but these are not disembodied spirits as demons are that seek a body but mighty fallen angels that were once God’s good angels. We know from Genesis 6 that before the flood the fallen angels when they were on the earth had the ability to marry women and they produced a race of giants (men of great renown). (see Genesis 6 study). What havoc will these fallen angels do now that they are once again on the earth. Because they have certain powers over matter will they deceive the world that now good Aliens are among the inhabitants of the earth.

143 Rev 12:11,12 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Will they says that the spaceships that removed in the twinkling of an eye those who are not ready for the new age (raptured Christians explained away) that these same spaceships dropped them off on earth. That they were once humans but were removed from earth (alien abductions) and now returned superior and advanced. They now have power over matter and can communicate by telepathy. Whatever the case may be, the deception as always is that is all the work of Satan, fallen angels, and demons, and all those that propagate these new age lies and doctrines of demons. ‘having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.’ Satan knows whats going on. He knows his time is short before Christ comes back. His goal will be to destroy any one in his path from his greatest all consuming ambition – to be worshipped as the greatest god of all time.

144 Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. The dragon we are plainly in Rev 12:9 is Satan. When Satan that he was cast unto the earth. This casting down to the earth was done by Michael and his angels (Rev 12:7-9). What does he do. He persecutes the woman which brought forth the manchild. He persecutes the visible Church left behind. The manchild (invisible true Church) was raptured up to God’s throne (Rev 12:5). The woman (Church left behind) wasted no time fleeing (Rev 12:6) because many knew that Christian tribulation was on its way. Rev 12 –1-4 Rev 12:5 Rev 12:6 Now, the woman that has fled will now be persecuted.

145 Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Rev 12:14 First the woman is fleeing (Rev 12:6) into the wilderness, then Satan and his angels are cast down to earth (Rev 12:7-9 ). Now the woman is helped by being given two wings of a great eagle and nourished (fed) for a period of times, time, and a half a time which equals 3 1/2 years (vs 14 - time is a Jewish term for 1 year). The two wings of a great eagle to make her fly is the great outpouring of God's Holy Spirit after the rapture that comes upon the tribulation saints - that is - the ones that turn to Christ after the rapture and now facing the wrath of Satan. Just like the manchild (invisible

146 true church) was in the womb of the woman (visible Church Rev 12:1-5) before the rapture took place, so now after the rapture there is a remnant within the visible Church (woman left behind) that turn to Christ. They know they were the foolish virgins (see rapture) but now many will be willing to give their life for Christ. There is tremendous revival. Peter in Acts 2 quoting the prophet Joel 2:28-32 applies his words to the last days and the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the time of the Christian tribulation and what signs they would see. Acts 2:17-21 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon intoblood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

147 Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Why do two wings of a great eagle symbolize the outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Read Isaiah 40:31 Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. First the woman was fleeing in Rev 12:6 into the wilderness where God said she would be fed. God opens the first seal and the white horsemen went forth with his bow – the word of God. The tribulation believers saw great signs in the heavens. The raptured saints flying overhead preaching, prophesying, warning about the terrible judgments ahead and not to receive the mark of the beast. Many (without number Rev 7) turn to Christ. The Holy Spirit fell on them as on the day of Pentecost like a rushing mighty wind. Handmaidens, men servants, began prophesying, old men had dreams, young men had vision. As the Holy wind of God blew stronger and

148 stronger the Church it would be as God gave her two great eagle wings to be lifted up on high by God’s mighty wind in the wilderness she found herself in. She was ready to face persecution and sacrifice their lives by not receiving the mark of the beast. Stand upon the saving power of the blood of the lamb, and testifying to the truths of the Word of God. The tribulation believers wanted to go home to be with the Lord, wanted to be with their brothers and sisters in heaven, they wanted to partakers of God’s great promises of being priests and Kings with Christ, joint heirs with Him. They made up their mind, this world was not their home. Notice Peter quoting Joel puts the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and last two signs (sun turned into darkness, moon into blood) before the notable Day of the Lord – see chart (vs 20) . From the study of Rev 6 we know that Christ opens the first 6 seals of Revelation during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period. The 6th seal when opened makes the sun blackened and moon as blood and everyone on the earth saying the terrible Day of the Lord has arrived. This agrees perfectly with Acts 2: Compare the chart on next slide to what John, Jesus, Peter say and 3 1/2 yr Christian tribulation period and the harmony between them.

149 Notice Peter quoting Joel puts the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and last two signs (sun turned into darkness, moon into blood) before the notable Day of the Lord – see chart (vs 20) . From the study of Rev 6 we know that Christ opens the first 6 seals of Revelation during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period. The 6th seal when opened makes the sun blackened and moon as blood and everyone on the earth saying the terrible Day of the Lord has arrived. This agrees perfectly with Acts 2: Compare the chart on next slide to what John, Jesus, Peter say and 3 1/2 yr Christian tribulation period and the harmony between them.

150 John if Rev 4 the raptured records the Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places Spirit poured out on all flesh: sons, daughters, hand maidens prophesying. Young men visions, old men dreams. Peter in Acts 2:17-21 Wonders in the heavens above (see 1st seal). Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved Blood, fire, vapour of smoke (see 2nd seal). Peter is quoting Joel 2:20. Should be ‘pillars of smoke’ Sun turned into dark- ness; moon into blood before the Day of the Lord (7th seal) (see 6th seal)

151 Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord
Rev 5:8-10 Redeemed as Priests and Kings and we will reign on the earth w/Christ 24 Elders, 4 Living Ones around the throne God the Father (Ancient of Days) Christ returns to earth with saved immortal Saints Christ takes the 7 sealed book and opens seals Rev 6 Christ gives orders to the 4 living ones who send forth the 4 horsemen with orders. First 4 seals Tr I b M a r t y r s r a I s e d S e a l e d Rapture Rev 4 Earth tilted Beast; False Prophet; The mark 666 Millennium Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord Wrath mixed with grace 3 ½ yrs Pure wrath without mixture 7 yrs Millennium

152 Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Rev 12:14 Notice the wilderness is her place. That is because God prepared this wilderness experience just for her (woman – Church left behind). Just as God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt into the wilderness to test and prove them, so God is going to prove and test this woman to save a remnant that will complete His true Church. The wilderness experience is both a time of judgment for the Church yet mixed with grace. When the 3 ½ year Christian tribulation period ends so does the Church age. The terrible 7 year day of the Lord follows with no grace but pure wrath of God (see reference chart).

153 Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. Rev 6:1-17 Rev 12:14 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 In the wilderness experience, woman is nourished for time, times, half of time, from the face of the serpent. God stays with her for 3 ½ years (see Rev seals being opened during this period as seen in images above). The first seal opened will have the raptured Christians flying over head in the air for the full 3 ½ years nourishes the tribulation church along with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that gives her great strength as eagle wings. The other seals of war, famine, pestilence, earthquakes all hinder Antichrist and help the woman to stay alive for 3 ½ years. God is not willing that anyone perish but come to know the truth.

154 We read (Rev 12:6) the woman is fed for 1,260 days, and Rev 12:14 we read nourished for times, time, and half time. Daniel 7:25 gives the time of the Christian tribulation also as times, time, and a half time. Likewise Daniel 7:25 and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Rev 13:5 says 42 months the saints will be given over to be persecuted by Antichrist. Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. All of these verses say the same length of time - the great Christian tribulation immediately after the rapture is 3 1/2 years.

155 Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Rev 6:1-17 Rev 12:14 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Satan, who is very angry having been cast down to the earth (Rev 12:7-9) will take up residence in the body of Antichrist who had received a deadly wound when peace was taken from the earth in the 2nd seal. Satan incarnates him, Antichrist comes back to life (see Rev 13). It is then that we have the man of sin revealed, son of perdition (see reference chart). We are told in 2 Thess 2:7 concerning the man of sin, son of perdition the Holy Spirit will be taken out of his way,

156 Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. that is, the Holy Spirit will not restrain Satan who is now working through the incarnated body of Antichrist. Rev 13 tells this part of the story in more detail. 2 Thessalonians 2:7,8 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Satan now incarnated in Antichrist uses Antichrist’s big mouth. Daniel 7;8 which is before the rapture and Daniel 7:11 which is after the rapture both say that Antichrist spoke great things and great words. The clearest scripture of Satan indwelling Antichrist after the rapture is Rev 13 where he is called the beast.

157 Revelation 13:4-8 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. It is important to note first when they worship the beast (Antichrist) they are worshipping the dragon (Satan). This is because Satan has incarnated Antichrist who had a deadly wound and came back to life. This is told in other verses in Rev 13 (see Rev 13 study). Notice the whole world except the saved shall worship Antichrist for his ability to make war. His ability to make war was demonstrated when Antichrist came to power before the rapture (see wars of Daniel 7:8). Those pre-rapture wars amazed the world because Satan and his

158 fallen angels visibly appeared as superior beings to help Antichrist form his Empire. They were Antichrist’s air power and used tremendous lying signs and wonders to deceive the world which were along the lines of UFO’S and ET’S. Now the rapture has taken place and the 1st seal of Rev 6 is opened. The raptured Saints are flying through the air preaching the everlasting Gospel, prophesying, and warning of the terrible Day of the Lord and the fall of Babylon – Antichrist’s religious and commercial capitol of the world. The world does not realize the Satan and his angels have been cast down to earth and no longer are the powers of the air from which heavenly positions they deceived the whole world. However, Satan cast down and now reigning as the man of sin, son of perditon, the beast curses and blasphemes those flying overhead. Curses and blasphemes those in heaven (Christ and the Saints), and basically declares war on not only Christ and the Saints in heaven, those flying through the air, but the Church on earth. He spits out torrents of words of hatred as a flood to do away with the Church since he cannot get at those in heaven.

159 Revelation 12:15,16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Revelation 13:5-7 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Daniel 7:25 says the same but adds some very interesting facts. He will think to change times and laws. Do away with Christmas, Easter, BC and AD on calendars. He will seek to honor himself and the new age and his new world order. Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

160 Revelation 12:16 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Rev 6:1-17 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Rev 12:14 God helps the woman (Church left behind) to last 3 ½ years by using nature. Nuclear wars (2nd seal) helps global warming, poles are melting. Habakkuk talks of the earth being cleaved with rivers, seas angry, great tidal waves and earthquakes (Hab 3:10). The sun and moon still one minute and then flees from their positions (Hab 3:11). This happens when the 6th seal is opened (Rev 6:12). Earth’s axis shifts back and forth, sun is blackened, moon becomes as blood.

161 John if Rev 4 the raptured records the Saints divided into groups (24 Elders, 4 Living ones, and now 4 horsemen). Christ opens the 6 seals of the title deed to the earth and sea that He received from the Father (Ancient of Days) in Rev 5. 6 seals are judgment mixed with grace white-righteous work . Bow –Word of God. Crowned –anointed. Preaches everlasting Gospel from the air Red –warfare. Given great sword Black Worldwide famine. Given a pair of scales to weigh rations Pale horse. Hell and death were its riders. Death is a result of wars and famines Souls of tribulation martyrs arriving at throne of God giving white robes Great earthquake changing angle of earth’s axis. Sun turns into darkness and moon into blood On earth the unsaved Church was left behind. 6 seals help her to stay alive for 3 ½ years. Matt 24:7-14; Luke 21:10-19 Jesus tells same 6 signs happening on earth during 6 seals Gospel preached in all the world then the end of the Church age will take place Nation against nation, kingdom against Kingdom famines Pestilences Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and kill you Earth-quakes in diver places Spirit poured out on all flesh: sons, daughters, hand maidens prophesying. Young men visions, old men dreams. Peter in Acts 2:17-21 Wonders in the heavens above (see 1st seal). Who ever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved Blood, fire, vapour of smoke (see 2nd seal). Peter is quoting Joel 2:20. Should be ‘pillars of smoke’ Sun turned into dark- ness; moon into blood before the Day of the Lord (7th seal) (see 6th seal)

162 Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord
Rev 5:8-10 Redeemed as Priests and Kings and we will reign on the earth w/Christ 24 Elders, 4 Living Ones around the throne God the Father (Ancient of Days) Christ returns to earth with saved immortal Saints Christ takes the 7 sealed book and opens seals Rev 6 Christ gives orders to the 4 living ones who send forth the 4 horsemen with orders. First 4 seals Tr I b M a r t y r s r a I s e d S e a l e d Rapture Rev 4 Earth tilted Beast; False Prophet; The mark 666 Millennium Christian Tribulation Period Terrible Day Of The Lord Wrath mixed with grace 3 ½ yrs Pure wrath without mixture 7 yrs Millennium

163 Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And the dragon (Satan) was wroth. Satan was angrily frustrated in his attempt to destroy the Church. He tried to destroy her but their was no tangible organization to destroy. The woman (visible Church) went into hiding the best way she knew how. There was no organized Christian Church he could focus on. Christ’s true Church is not an organization but an organism with the risen Christ as it’s head and the Holy Spirit as its life. Christ opening the 6 seals really hindered Antichrist from destroying the tribulation Church in a short amount of time. The continual bombardment of raptured Saints preaching, prophesying, warning, to all nations, kindreds, tongues, along with nuclear war between nations, worldwide famine, pestilence, earthquakes, seas raging, tidal waves, polar caps melting, earths axis shifting, stars appearing to falling on the earth, sun darkened, moon as blood all hinder Antichrist. His reaction, focus on the remnant which keep the commandments of God and testify to the fact that Jesus Christ the Son of God saved them by His blood.

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165 Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. John, the writer of Revelation said that he stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a 7 headed beast having 10 crowned horns. Upon his heads the name of blasphemy. We know the prophet Daniel had similar visions. He saw four beasts come out of the sea. Daniel 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Daniel saw a lion, leopard, bear, 4th beast that was dreadful, terrible looking, had great iron teeth, and 10 horns. Daniel was told the beasts symbolized four world kingdoms before God would establish a Kingdom that would last forever which we know will be Christ’s Kingdom when He returns. Book of Daniel names 3 of the Kingdoms (Babylonian, Persian, Grecian). We know from history the 4th Kingdom was the Roman Empire. Since scripture is consistent, it is fair to say the beast with 7 crowned heads of blasphemy and 10 horns that rises out of the sea is symbolic of an empire or kingdom just like Daniel’s are.

166 We are also told in Rev 13:4 that this beast is also symbolic of a person worshipped along with the dragon (Satan). Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Do we have this double symbolism in scripture. Yes, in Daniel 2 Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar that the head of gold head he saw in his dream was the Babylonian Empire. But he also told King Nebuchadnezzar he is the head of gold. Daniel 2:37,38 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. Now we can safely say that the beast is the person that rules the empire symbolized by the beast having 7 heads of blasphemy and 10 crowned heads just like head of gold symbolized King Nebuchadnezzar the person as well as all the land he ruled over so. As we study rest of Rev 13 this truth will be confirmed.

167 Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Rev 13:2 does not mention the 10 crowned horns coming out of the body of the beast but describes the body of the beast itself. The beast when you include the 10 horns of Rev 13:1 is a composite beast of the same 4 beasts Daniel saw coming out of the sea in Daniel 7. Rev 13:2 says the beast had a body was like a leopard, his feet as a bear, and his mouth as a lion while Dan 13:1 said he had 7 heads and 10 crowned horns. Click on maps to enlarge The simple interpretation is that the land area these former world empires covered, the composite beast symbolize the kingdom of the beast that will include all the land area these former world empires covered.

168 Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Since the body is a composite of land area that made up the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman Empire let us look at the maps of these empires. From looking at the maps what modern country or countries most represent these former world empires today. Babylonian Empire Irag Persian Empire Iran Grecian Empire Macedonia Roman Empire Nations of East/West Europe

169 Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Mouth of the Lion Babylonian Empire Irag Feet of the bear Persian Empire Iran Body of a Leopard Grecian Empire Macedonia 10 crowned horns Roman Empire Nations of East/West Europe Since the ten horns are crowned, the nations of East/West Europe is the heart of the Beast’s empire. The remaining land areas of Iraq, Iran, Macedonia will be conquered land areas ruled over by force by the armies of the 10 crowned horns (East/West Europe) who have power with the beast.

170 Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. ‘And the dragon gave him (beast) his power, and his seat, and great authority’. Rev 13 is Rev 12 continued. To understand fully Rev 13:2 let us review Rev 12. Rev 6:1-17 Rev 12:1-5 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 In Rev 12:3,4 Satan (dragon) in the heavenlies (his throne) had 7 crowned heads and 10 horns. Satan has ruled over 7 world empires. The 7th being Antichrist’s before the rapture. The rapture happens in Rev 12:5 (manchild caught up to God’s throne). Rev 12:6 -the woman (Church left behind) is fleeing. Rev 12:7-9 Satan is cast down to the earth. Rev 12:14-17 Satan persecutes the Church left behind. Rev 13 tells how Satan persecutes the Church left behind as the beast. God is going to allow Satan to give Antichrist his power, seat, and great authority. Rev 12:3 tells us how this is accomplished. We will then understand how Satan will take over Antichrist’s body by incarnating him therefore taking over his empire also. Is is then Antichrist becomes the beast of Rev 13 (man of sin revealed, sin of perditon 2 thess 2:3 see all reference chart) . Rev 12:17 Beast of Rev13

171 Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. Beast of Rev13 Rev 12:1-5 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Rev 12:14 -17 First, let us identify the 7 heads of the beast of Rev 13. These are the same heads the dragon (Satan) had in Rev 12:2,3. The only difference is Satan in Rev 12:2,3 before the rapture was the prince of the power of the air. In Rev 13 he is on the earth because Michael and his angels cast them down after the rapture in Rev 12:7-9. From our study of Rev 12:2,3 we identified the 7 heads as 7 Biblical empires that with the history of Israel that Satan ruled over 7 empires Satan (7 headed dragon w/ 10 horns ) ruled over before the rapture of Manchild (true Church Rev 12:5) First kingdom Egyptian Second kingdom Assyrian Third kingdom Babylonian Fourth kingdom Persian Fifth kindgom Grecian Sixth kingdom Roman Seventh kingdom Antichrist’s (man of deception)

172 Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. Beast of Rev13 Rev 12:1-5 Rev 12:6 Rev 12:7-9 Rev 12:14 -17 7 empires Satan (7 headed dragon w/ 10 horns ) ruled over before the rapture of Manchild (true Church Rev 12:5) First kingdom Egyptian Second kingdom Assyrian Third kingdom Babylonian Fourth kingdom Persian Fifth kindgom Grecian Sixth kingdom Roman Seventh kingdom Antichrist’s (man of deception) It is clear then which head received a deadly wound. The 7th head which would be ruled by Antichrist before and after the rapture. Do you notice in Rev 13:3 it says ‘his deadly wound was healed’. We know that the 7th empire is ruled by Antichrist. Can we confirm by other scriptures that Antichrist receives a deadly wound and be healed , that is, he dies and comes back to life.

173 In Rev 17:3, John is shown a woman sitting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names and blasphemy, having 7 heads and 10 horns. An angel says to John that he will explain the woman and the beast. Now we will study the woman of Rev 17 when we study that chapter but let me say this is not the same of woman of Rev 12. This woman is Satan’s organized Church called MYSTERY BABYLON who is drunk with the death of Christian martyrs. Rev 17:3,4 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that The angels interpretation of the beast 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

174 REV 17:9-10 And here is the mind which hath wisdom
REV 17:9-10 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. We already studied this verse in identifying the 7 heads of Dragon of Rev 12:2 and Rev 13:1 (click on verse for review). The 7 heads again are listed in table below. What we did not study before this chapter, is what the angel goes on to say about the beast 7 empires Satan (7 headed dragon w/ 10 horns ) ruled over before the rapture of Manchild (true Church Rev 12:5) First kingdom Egyptian Second kingdom Assyrian Third kingdom Babylonian Fourth kingdom Persian Fifth kindgom Grecian Sixth kingdom Roman Seventh kingdom Antichrist’s (man of deception)

175 Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Remember, John is having this vision during the time of the Roman Empire. This beast with 7 heads and 10 horns is past, present and future. The angel tells John Satan had ruled over the first 5 heads (Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Grecian) so they would be past. The 6th head was the current empire – Roman Empire of John’s day. 7th Empire that was going to come in the future from John’s day would be Antichrist’s and would last a short time (short compared to length of other empires). So this beast was, is and is not is true. Now the angel makes this startling statement. The 8th head of the beast is the same as the beast with the 7 heads and 10 horns and will be from the 7th . The only way this could be true is if Antichrist died and came back to life as both the person of Antichrist (7th head) and Satan incarnated. This dual personality makes Antichrist same person and yet different. Before the rapture Antichrist was a man of deception who came to power with all of Satan’s power, signs and lying wonders backing him up (see Daniel 7, Daniel 8). After the rapture and Satan is cast down to the earth, and Antichrist’s death wound, Antichrist is now revealed as the

176 Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Man of Sin and the Son of Perdition exactly as 2 Thess 2:3 and Rev 17:11 tell us. Antichrist the 7th head after a mysterious death and resurrection is now the 8th head in that he is the same man and Satan manifest in the flesh. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh (Mystery of Godliness 1 Tim 3:16) and now we have Satan in the flesh (Mystery of iniquity 2 Thess 2:6,7). Note: For other scriptures confirming Antichrist’s dual nature as both a man and Satan in the flesh after the rapture click here)

177 Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. All the world wondered at the beast. The news is out around the world. Millions if not billions tjat were deceived by home and admired the great cities he built (Babylon, Tyre, even helping to build Jerusalem – for review click here). Nobody forgets how space contacted earth and he was the chosen ambassador to bring peace to the world but first he had to make war. These were no ordinary wars as Satan’s angels from outer space became his air force with lying signs and wonders and helped Antichrist land forces form his empire (see Daniel 7, Daniel 8). He was embraced by the new age movement as the great teacher of mankind to lead humanity under the canopy of the gods, and especially a god that he will give great honor to for his success which of course would be Satan (Daniel 11:36). Now he is alive to show humanity the inherent nature of godhood within you is alive and well. Antichrist now as Satan incarnated can do lying signs and wonders to show his evolutionary step into the master race has been reached. Where Hitler failed the beast seems to have triumphed.

178 Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Notice the whole world except saved believers worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast. In other words the whole world worshipped the god that Antichrist honored (Dan 11:36) for bringing Antichrist back to life from his death wound. Any power Antichrist now has is because the very god Antichrist honored (Satan – of course Antichrist will have his own name for him) who has been cast down to earth (Rev 12:7-9) and now dwelling in Antichrist by incarnation. When the whole world worship Antichrist the beast, they are also worshipping the dragon (Satan) because the two are now in one body. This amazes me. Just prior to Antichrist’s incarnation, the rapture took place in which God raised all the saved dead in Christ. The living saved in Christ were all caught up to meet the Lord in the air (see rapture). The new age movement will explain this removal of the Saints by the gods using UFO’S, mother ships or been vibrated to another dimension as a necessary cleansing process. It will be said that the Saints were holding on to the old order and a Christ for that age (age of Pisces (fish)) and not ready for the age of Aquarius (age of love, peace, tolerance, harmony among all nations, cultures, religions, people). After the rapture, Christ is opening up the seals (Rev 6) and the 1st seal has the

179 Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? raptured Saints flying overhead in the air preaching the everlasting Gospel to all nations. They are also prophesying the destruction of Babylon (Antichrist’s religious and commercial capitol). They are warning those on earth not to receive the mark of the beast to buy or sell, if they do they will experience the full wrath of God when the 7th seal is opened – the terrible Day of the Lord. The whole world except the saved will see these Saints from the 1st seal in their immortal and glorified bodies as enemies of the beast. They will be seen as Galactic warfare between the goods. Whos is more powerful. The Christians god Jesus or Antichrist and his god. To the world Jesus is not God abut a god of many gods. The whole world remembers when Antichrist came to power and the star war show he put on getting help from Satan and his fallen angels and put down all the transgressors that stood before him. Now they all say with one accord – WHO IS LIKE THE BEAST – WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH HIM.

180 Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies We can assume that this beloved deadly wounded hero best remember for his star war rise to power, the worlds greatest cities (Babylon and Tyre) has now being resurrected to an ascended master or higher in the new age evolutionary godhood and divinity. The false peace and safety everybody thought was going to last forever was taken from the earth when the 2nd seal of Rev 6 was opened causing Antichrist to suffer his deadly wound. Nuclear wars between kingdoms and nations took place and worldwide famine, pestilence followed. Not to mention the fury of nature, earth cleaved with rivers, the many earthquakes, the melting polar caps. The raptured Saints flying overhead during all of this with their messages. Under these circumstances the U.N. give the resurrected beast the floor. They give him the opportunity to speak what is on his heart. He unleashes a non-stop barrage of lies and

181 Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. accusations, and all colored in new age philosophy cursing Christ and those joined with him in heaven and curses the Church of Christ on earth saying with the most vehement hatred that the Christians are in league and conspiracy in prevented the Beast’s version of the Kingdom of God from being established. The U.N. takes a vote and unanimously gives the beast power over all nations for 42 months (3 ½ years).

182 Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. The beast wastes no time once he has the floor. Curses the God of the Christians, curses His name, curses His tabernacle (where God dwells and rules from), and curses those that dwell in heaven, that is, those in heaven in league with him. The beast makes this all out to be a cosmic galactic battle among the gods for control. When Antichrist came to power before the rapture (see Daniel 7, Daniel 8), and outer space helped him by providing star war air support, the world was deceived and bought into all this galactic warfare. The outer space help Antichrist was given was by nobody else other than Satan and his angels to deceive the whole world. Satan knew the rapture was approaching, he would be cast down to earth, and his time would be short before Christ would come back. So, before the rapture he and his fallen angels waiting till earth’s troubles came to a climax made his move. He selected his man (Antichrist) and then Satan and his angels masqueraded as E.T.’s with great lying signs and wonders along the lines of flying saucers, UFO’S, and mother ships and did the necessary warfare to help Antichrist form his empire.

183 Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. The beast given power over all kindred's, tongues, and nations and to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them. Again, we assume this to be the U.N.. U.N. is the only governing body that could give the beast such universal power. Notice the strong language against the Saints – a declaration of war no matter where they are – no matter what tongue they speak, no matter who their relatives are. We must remember that not only is Satan on the earth incarnated in Antichrist now called the beast in Rev 13, but all of Satan’s angels were cast down to the earth also (Rev 12:7-9). We know from Gen 6 that Satan’s angels before the flood and sometimes after that intermarried and produced a race of giants (see Days of Noah study). Because these fallen angels have power over matter, this time they may make themselves out to be ones that were once taken from earth, and when the rapture took place, the same UFO’S or mother ships that new agers say removed the Saints in the twinkling of an eye, dropped off those once taken back to earth to show their

184 Evolution from wherever they were taken
Evolution from wherever they were taken. The fallen angels could pose as aliens infiltrating the human race saying they were sent by Christ. We are only guessing, but in the end the fallen angels are on the same side with Satan, to deceive and destroy the Church left behind after the rapture and seek to kill those that confess Jesus Christ, keep His commandments, and does not take the mark of the beast. We read concerning the Antichrist in Daniel 7:25 Daniel 7:25 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. Daniel 7:25 confirms Rev 13:5-7 concerning Antichrist that he speaks great words against the most High and wears (persecutes) out the saints of the most High and they will be given (by the U.N.?) into his hand for time (1 year) + times (2 years) + half time (1/2 year) which adds up to 3 1/2 years (1+2+1/2). This is the same time as the 42 months (3 1/2 years) of Rev 13:5. Daniel 7:21 says the horn (Antichrist) makes war against the saints and prevails against them.

185 Both Matthew and Luke give us accounts of Christian tribulation period which will see shortly lasts 3 ½ years. Matt tells us what is happening with persecuted Christians from the 2nd seal forewords ( Antichrist also gets the head wound and comes back to life) and Luke tells what happens before the 2nd seal; from rapture to 2nd seal. Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Luke 21:10-19 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

186 Revelation 13:8-10 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. In Rev 13:4 the beast and dragon were worshipped for their ability to make war. In Rev 13:8 the whole world worships the beast, except those whose names were written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Those who believe the Lamb was slain for them (Christ died for their sins) will have their name in that book. From the foundation of the world is saying that even before God make anything, as God He knew His Son Jesus would one day be the Lamb slain for the world. Here in Rev 13:8 we have the Beast with his deadly wound healed and Jesus, the slain Lamb of God now resurrected. Everyone must make a choice. In Rev 13:9,10 those that serve the Beast and lead others in captivity or kill by the sword, God will return the same judgment on them. In the meantime, the persecuted Saints will need all their patience and faith enduring the 42 months.

187 Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. John sees a second beast coming out of the earth where the first beast (Rev 13:1) came out of the sea. These words are really interchangeable. We read in Dan 7:3 about the 4 beasts Daniel saw come out of the sea. When the angel interprets his vision the angel referred to these same 4 beasts as coming out of the earth (Dan 7:17). Daniel 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. This beast like the first beast is a person. Notice the pronoun ‘he’ as in ‘he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon’. No description of the body given as was the first beast but we are told the beast had two horns like a lamb. Horns represent powers. Daniel’s 4th beast had 10 horns. These were political powers. Lamb like horns would be religious powers as opposed to political powers.

188 Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Who are these two religious powers that this 2nd beast will be the head of. It remains to be seen but from a vision that Zechariah was given, these two religious powers or organizations play a major role in making the city of Babylon a religious capitol besides being a commercial capitol for Antichrist. Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

189 Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. Zechariah was shown a ephah a basket that would hold about a bushel and 3 pints. Zechariah was told this basket is the resemblance of something through out the whole earth. The cover of the basket was a talent of lead which would have weighed over 122 lbs. The cover was lifted up to reveal a woman sitting in the middle of the basket. A woman symbolically always represent a religious organization or Church. In verse 8 the angel cast a measure of wickedness in the midst of the ephah where the woman sat. God is going to judge wickedness and the religious system. The leaded

190 Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. Cover is put back over the basket so there is not escape. Zechariah now sees two women, two religious organizations. They had very strong wings like a stork and wind was in their wings. They are not resting but active and in a hurry. Lev 11:19 tells us the stork is considered an unclean bird. This means these two religious organization are unclear. They lifted up the basket (mixture of wickedness and religion) between heaven and earth. This then would be a move by air involving cargo planes. Zechariah said to the angel, where are these two women taking the basket. The angel responded – to

191 Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. build it a house in the land of Shinar. And it will be established and set upon her own base. The land of Shinar is where the tower of Babel was built (see tower of Babel study). This was the first idolatrous and religious system built by Nimrod. God came down and judged those that were building a tower to the heavens to make a name for themselves. God confounded their languages and genetic makeup and they spread out in all directions and took their Babylonia's religion with them. Babylon was the mother that gave birth to all the future harlot religions and abominations

192 Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. in the earth. God is saying that this combination of religion and wicked idolatry that has been around since the days of tower of Babel is going to return to its original location and there be judged. Babylon today is located on the Euphrates River in Iraq. This is now the battleground between good and evil on the earth. Rev 17 tells us all about this woman after she has moved back to Babylon and how God is going to judge her. But for now I just want to tie the 2nd beast of Rev 13 to Mystery Babylon – the great whore of Rev 17.

193 Revelation 17:9,10 And here is the mind which hath wisdom
Revelation 17:9,10 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Notice that ever since the time of tower of Babel, MYSTERY BABLON, the mother of harlots and abominations in the earth has sat on 7 mountains. The 7 mountains are 7 kings which is the same as the 7 heads of the dragon of Rev 13:1. We know the 7th head is Antichrist’s Empire that he created before the rapture. The 8th head which is of the 7th is when Antichrist receive a deadly wound after the rapture and Satan who was cast down to the earth incarnates him and he comes back to life as the man of sin, son of perditon. Rev 13 calls this dual personality of Antichrist and Satan in one body the beast. Sometime during Antichrist’s empire (7th head) before the rapture the woman that has been sitting on the 6th mountain (Rome) will move its headquarters to Babylon (land of

194 Back to Rev 13:11 – the 2nd beast
Shinar). Two dominant religious organizations will do it in an hurry. We do know that when Antichrist comes to power that nations of East and West Europe will be threathen by the trangressors (see Daniel 8). Jesus referred to this time as wars and rumors of wars and to look up for our redemption draweth nigh. This would then be before the rapture. The wars and rumor of wars connect with the rise of Antichrist. It could be after Antichrist successfully takes over the land of Iraq, that is when Satan will move his religious throne from Rome to Babylon along with the good measure of wickedness thrown in just like Zechariah saw. Back to Rev 13:11 – the 2nd beast

195 Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. The two horns would be the same as two women (religious organizations) that Zechariah 5:9 talked about. They are under the control of this person and represent his will and purpose. Is this the final Pope? If he is he speaks like a dragon. Jesus is presented in scripture as the Lamb/Lion nature. This individual hides behind these religious organizations that act lamb like but what he says is completely from Satan (dragon).

196 Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. The 2nd beast exercises all the power of the first beast that came to power before him. Evidently, the beast of Rev 13:1,2 having received all authority and power from the U.N. turns around and possibility appoints this individual (2nd beast) to head his religious worldwide Church in Babylon. The 2nd beast causes all the dwellers on earth to worship the 1st beast, whose deadly wound was healed. The 1st beast is Antichrist who had received a deadly wound. Satan who was cast down to earth after the rapture incarnated him and brought him back to life. This is when Antichrist becomes the man of sin, the son of perdition 2 Thess 2:3,4.

197 Revelation 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. The 2nd beast does great wonders, and made fire fall from sky in the sight of men and the Beast. Even though Satan and his fallen angels were cast down to the earth, and Satan is incarnated in Antichrist (1st beast), Satan and his angels still have power and authority over matter in the spirit world. These great wonders and miracles (cannot be explained naturally) are the working of Satan and his fallen angels, not any power that the 2nd beast had. 1st and 2nd beast are working together for position and power in politics and religion. Rev 13:14 says that those on the earth were deceived. Like Eve was deceived by the deception of Satan believing she would become a god, now the whole world believes the lies of Satan working through the 1st beast and 2nd beast his religion will make them gods.

198 Revelation 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. To honor their beloved 1st beast, for doing so much for then in trying to bring about the kingdom of God on earth, and receiving a deadly wound and came back to life as a god, the 2nd beast proposes all them that dwell on the earth should make an image to the beast.

199 Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Evidently between Rev 13:14 and Rev 14:15 an image to the 1st beast was made. We are not told what the image was made of. We are told the 2nd beast had the power to give life to the image of the beast that it should both speak and cause that as many that would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

200 Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. 2nd beast caused all people both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand , or in their forehead. Without this mark, or the name of the 1st beast, or the number of his name. The number of the beast is 666. We will have to wait for the full understanding of this numbering system but it will be evident in that day and an identifying mark to those who have wisdom or understanding of what is really taken place according to scripture. During this whole process of people receiving the mark the raptured Saints are flying overhead warning not to receive it and preaching the everlasting Gospel to the whole world. They have a choice to receive Christ who died and rose from the dead or Antichrist who apparently died and gets raised from the dead.

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202 Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

203 Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. Rev 14 is a fill in chapter to the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period from Earth’s point of view (Rev 12:6-17, Rev 13, Rev 14). Rev 6 and Rev 7 covered same period but from heavens point of view (see chart). Rev 7 recorded the Saints going forth to seal the Christians with God’s seal on their forehead to be protected from Gods pure wrath of the 7th seal (7 trumpet/vial judgments – terrible 7 yr Day of the Lord – see chart above and Reference chart).

204 Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. Rev 7 told us 144,000 Christian Jews (12,000 from each tribe) were sealed. These are Jews that accept Christ during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period but not killed. Rev 14:1 (earth’s view) shows us the 144,000 on Mount Sion (Greek in N.T. pronounced in Hebrew Mount Zion – O.T.). Jesus is in heaven opening the seals. John is showing us is that Christ the Lamb of God is in midst of the believers. Jesus said wherever 2 or 3 gather He would be in the midst of them Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

205 Revelation 14:2,3 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth John hears a thundering voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters. Rev 1:15 John describes Jesus as one whose voice sounded like many waters. Revelation 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. John then hears musical instruments playing (symbolized by harps – musicians are the harpers). This is another group of Saints possibly all the Jewish Christians around the throne of God. They identify with the 144,000 redeemed on the earth and sing a new song as it were (song of redemption but new being sung in heaven) before the throne, 24 elders and 4 living ones.

206 Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. The 144,000 were not defiled with women. This gives us a sign of the time. These 144,000 were not given over to fornication and adultery and those things that defile a believer. Rev 9:21 tells us some of the wrongs of that day Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. They follow the Lamb (Christ) wherever He goes. They obeyed Christ in their hearts and lived by being let by His Spirit. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

207 Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. The 144,000 Christian Jews (12,000 from each tribe Rev:7) redeemed from among men, being firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 144,000 is a remnant among men of Israel. Israel is not mentioned by name but all the Jews from all over the world had come back to the land of Israel as a result of the events of the mass return (see timeframe 2, timeframe 3) in chart below. As a result of the events of mass return, all 12 tribes are now back in the land of Israel here in Rev 14. During the period ends the Church ends (see chart above). Jesus put the end of the Church Age after the Christian tribulation period mentioning all the same signs as 6 seals of Rev 6 (see also reference chart). The Church age was the gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week. Now that the Church has ended we will see that Daniel’s 70th week begins (same exact 7 years as terrible day of the Lord). God begins dealing with the Jewish nation of Israel again to bring them to Christ and here in Rev 7 144,000 Christian Jews (12,000 from each tribe) are going to be sealed. Of course, Gentile believers will be sealed also. The clearest picture of the Church Age in the Old Testament that would happen between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week is a must study and is found in Micah 5:2-4

208 Events of the mass return the Jews were brought to repentance and a turning back to Jehovah God of their fathers to obey all His laws. God used Antichrist, Arab/Israeli wars, Egypt, foreign forces (U.N. forces?) to accomplished this. When this happened the Ark of the Covenant reappeared to their joy, and brought great victories over their enemies who had taken their land from them. Having the Ark and a second exodus out of Egypt to take their land back, the Jews rebuilt their temple. They reinstituted animal sacrifice and worship. The mass return could be divided into 4 phases (see timeframe 2). With the Jews from all nations back in their land with the Ark, their temple rebuilt, and all before the rapture, they still have not turned to Christ. These 144,000 Christian tribulation Jews in Israel are the first fruits to be saved.

209 Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. When the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period ends so does the Church ends (see chart above). Jesus put the end of the Church Age after the Christian tribulation period mentioning all the same signs as 6 seals of Rev 6 (see also reference chart). The Church age was the gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week. Now that the Church has ended we will see that Daniel’s 70th week begins (same exact 7 years as terrible day of the Lord). The Jews have come back to their

210 Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. land, to Jehovah God of their fathers but not to Christ. This is why in Rev 7 144,000 Christian Jews are going to be sealed. They are on Mount Zion as a witnesses of Christ and to this witness God sends His two witnesses (Rev 11). After they finish their work all Israel will call upon Christ to return and save them. The clearest picture of the Jews being set side between 69th and 70th week because of the Church age, and God then dealing with them again is found in Micah 5:2-4.

211 Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Again, this is how God sees saved believers who are walking in the Spirit and not after the flesh. Before God, they are without guile and without fault. Our condition one earth as sinners has not change for we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. All our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isa 64:6). But when we walk in obedience to God’s Word and receive Christ as our Savior, then God does not seek our fallen condition but our dead, buried, resurrected position in Christ. Because we are in Christ we have not our own righteousness but Paul the Apostle says in Romans 3:22 the righteousness of God. Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

212 Revelation 14:6-20 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. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

213 Revelation 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. John is filling in details not covered in Rev 12 or Rev 13 of what is going on during the Christian tribulation period. Remember Rev 12:6-17, Rev 13, Rev 14 is earth’s view of the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period. Rev 6 and Rev 7 are heaven’s view – see chart We studied Rev 6 and saw that right after the rapture (Rev 4) and Jesus takes the titled deed to the earth and sea (Rev 5), and opens the 1st seal. Horsemen riding on white horse with the bow in his hand, a crown given to him and to go forth conquering and to conquer. These are the raptured Saints dispatched to fly over the whole earth and preach, propheysy, and giving warnings.

214 Leaves Throne Room with crown and bow
Conquering souls with the Word of God (bow) Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. White Righteousness Rev 19:11 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. Bow Word of God Habakkuk 3:9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. Crown Stephanos (greek) identifies the rider as Saints 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Conquering and to conquer Winning souls for Christ Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. The Church on earth is in hiding. Saints being chased down like dogs. Beast and false prophet are killing as many as confess Christ and receive not the mark of the beast. No Christian television, radio, public, meetings, tent revivals. But God’s love, mercy, grace acts first before judgment. God sends His immortal, glorified, incorruptible Saints – His horsemen into battle in a war like gallop to do a work of righteousness. Taking the Word of God (bow) to preach the Gospel (Word) to all nations, conquering souls as conquerors. (see 1st seal)

215 Revelation 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. Remember, Revelation uses the word angel to refer to saints in several places (see Rev 4 study). The word ‘angel’ denotes the office of a messenger. Here, in Rev 14 Saints are called angels because they are messengers of God. Angels were not given the commission to preach the everlasting Gospel to the world. This was given to the Church. Devil won’t allow it on earth but he can’t stop the raptured Church in heaven from doing it. This is Christ’s first priority by opening the 1st seal and sending the horsemen into battle with the bow in his hand (Word of God) going forth conquering and to conquer souls for Christ showing grace to the Church left behind.

216 It is best to study the 6 seals opened during the 3 ½ Christian tribulation period against the backdrop of what Jesus said in His Mount Olivet discourse as recorded in Matt 24:7-14 and Luke 21:10-19 concerning this same time (see chart below). Jesus Mount Olivet discourse bridges between the Book of Daniel and Revelation. Jesus Olivet Discourse end times Matt 24:4-6, Luke 21:8,9 See that you be not deceived. Many saying ‘I am Christ’: You know the time [rapture] draweth near. Wars and rumors of wars – be not terrified the end is not yet. Look up Redemption of the body (rapture) draws nigh Luke 21:28 Rom 8:23 Matt 24:7-14 Lu 21:10-19 nation and kingdom against each other. Famines, pestilence, earthquakes, love of many shall wax cold, hated by all nations, betrayal, Christians afflicted and killed. Many false prophets. Gospel preached to all the world - Church age ends Matt 24:15-31 Lu 21:21-27 Jerusalem surrounded by armies desolation nigh; Abomination of Desolation set up in the Holy place. False Christs and prophets. Great tribulation such as never was. Christ returns as lightening shines east to west, Lu 21:35 Be saved to escape all these things written for Timeframe 4 & 5

217 Both Matthew and Luke give us accounts of Christian tribulation period which will see shortly lasts 3 ½ years. Matt tells us what is happening with persecuted Christians from the 2nd seal forewords ( Antichrist also gets the head wound and comes back to life) and Luke tells what happens before the 2nd seal; from rapture to 2nd seal. Matthew 24:7-14 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Luke 21:10-19 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into priso