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Revelation Session 8: The Trumpet Judgements Part 3

Trumpet 6 Revelation 9:13

v13 Voice from the four horns of the golden altar

The Golden Altar of incense is another reference the prayers of the saints also seen in
Revelation 6:9, Revelation 8:3

v14 Commands the sixth angel to release the four angels bound at the Euphrates river.

Because these angels are bound, most likely these angels are demons.

Has there been a demonic strong hold beyond the Euphrates since before the time of Abraham? Possibly why the region promised Abraham does not extend past the river? Or is the river simply the actual border of the Lords desired promised land?

Genesis 15:18
The Lords original covenant with Abraham extends from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates river.

Deuteronomy 1:7
Again Moses tells the Israelite to possess the land up to the Euphrates river.

Joshua 1:4
The Lord also told Joshua to take the land up to the Euphrates river.

Abrahamic Covenant Map
Land promised to Israel through Abraham

V15 The four angels have been prepared for the hour, day month and year.

This is premeditated plan, it is not reactionary. It has been thought out and and is meant to be executed at a precise and strategic moment.

The demons released with the six trumpet are described much like the demons released from the abyss, yet they are not the same. It is likely these particular demons are of a different rank and authority.

Horsemen Description

  • 200 million horsemen
  • Those who sat on the horses
  • Riders had Fiery Red, Hyacinth Blue, Sulfer Yellow Breasplates.
  • Horses heads were like lions heads.
  • Horses breath fire, smoke and brimstone
  • Horses have tails like serpents with heads (snake)

The colors of their breastplates possibly correspond with the the their destructive nature.

  • Fiery Red – Fire
  • Hyacinth Blue- Smoke. In some instances smoke can appear as blue or purple depending on what is burned.
  • Brimstone – Sulfur (more»)

V18 These plagues kill 1/3 of man kind

There is not a lot we can derive from John’s description of the 6th trumpet. He gives us many details, but much like the 5th trumpet there is room to speculate and discuss the possibilities without becoming dogmatic about the information. Will these demons be visible to humanity? Possibly. However it seems more likely these 4 demons who have been bound at the Euphrates that lead 2 million horsemen have not been visible through history, so why would they suddenly be visible? It is purely speculation, but I see these demons being unbound and their demonic influence effecting the middle east and the earth. The manifestation of these demons would be some type of catastrophic fire that would kill 1/3 of mankind through burning alive, suffocation or inhalation of smoke and and poison from inhaling toxic elements. It is possible these events are natural disasters to the human eye, but are demonic to their core.

Again, we always need to remain open and pliable on these topics. It could very well be a visible demonic invasion.

V20 but the rest of mankind who were not killed did not repent

The purpose of the plagues is two fold

  1. To Judge those who willfully partake in idolatry.
  2. To bring societies to repentance.

If men do not chose to repent by the Lords word the other option is judgement.
Ephesians 5:6, Hebrews 10:26-31

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Daniel 7

 

This is Daniel’s vision of four beasts representing four successive, ancient empires (Babylon, MedoPersia, Greece, and Rome) plus the Antichrist’s empire emerging at the end of the age. Daniel sees a heavenly courtroom where the Father as the Ancient of Days gives Jesus power over all the nations and decrees judgment on the Antichrist to be fulfilled at the time of Jesus’ Second Coming. Ancient Rome was a “near” fulfillment of the fourth beast in Daniel 7. The “far” fulfillment will occur as a revived Roman empire comprised of ten nations that come under the authority of the Antichrist.

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Daniel 2

Summary:

Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is about a great image representing four successive, ancient empires that would stand against Israel. The fourth world empire was represented both by ancient Rome and a still-future “revived” Roman empire ruled by the Antichrist. The stone cut out without human hands represents Jesus’ Second Coming and the establishing of His Messianic reign.

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Ezekiel 40-48

Summary:

The millennial temple will be built in Jerusalem. Ezekiel summarizes the sacrifices and offerings after Jesus’ return to the earth. Some confuse these sacrifices with the sacrifices for sin. However, there is no need of another blood sacrifice for sin since all such sacrifices were abolished by the death of Jesus (Heb. 8:5, 13; 9:9, 24, 10:1). The sacrifices are not substitutionary as they were before Jesus’ death, but rather they will be commemorative. They will look back in remembrance to the cross like we do when taking communion. Ezekiel was commissioned to observe the architectural details and measurements of the future temple to encourage his people with the certainty of its coming.

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Ezekiel 37

Summary:

Israel is symbolized by a valley of dry bones that are suddenly infused with God’s life. After the time when all hope is lost, then God’s covenant blessings will be manifested in a restored and unified Israel. This will happen in context to Jesus’ Second Coming.

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Ezekiel 34

Summary:

After the Second Coming, Jesus shepherds and gathers ethnic Jews from the nations back to the promised land, and then prospers them (Deut. 30:1-10; Ezek. 34:11-31). The blessings described recall the Garden of Eden (Isa. 11:6-9).

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Ezekiel 20

Summary:

Ezekiel describes the gathering of Israel after the great scattering (Deut. 28-30; Ezek. 20:33-44). When the Lord gathers Israel, He will purge, cleanse, and restore her.

43“There you will remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done.”  This verse is consistent with the theme throughout apocalyptic Scripture stating that all Israel will mourn when they see Jesus return.

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