The Seven Last Plagues

The Seven “Last” Plagues

Our Text:

Revelation Chapters 15-16

The final judgments God has chosen for this world will be truly horrible. We have been studying the time of the “Great Tribulation” This is the last three and one half years of the seven year tribulation period. The week prophesied by Daniel, God’s prophet. The word of God told us in Rev 10:6 that there would be no more delay. Things will happen so fast that the Anti-Christ will lose control and it will take all the power of Satan to keep things in place as God gathers the armies of the entire world at a place called Armageddon. We’ve said before that Satan does not know the time but he does know exactly the place where Christ will return and the Bible is specific about the seven years of tribulation.

Why Jerusalem? God chose the battle field when He ascended back to Heaven. The world was told that very day where He would return. Yes it was a Holy God that chooses this battle field and He has His reasons. Personally I think He loves Gethsemane but He surely loves Zion.

This section will be on those last plagues and that word “last” tells us that there had to be some that came before these, so these are not the same ones mentioned in earlier scripture.

It will be truly “horrible” time on this planet and God said all the heavens would shake. It will be the angels doing the preaching at this time. We can be sure that God’s word will reach every individual soul. There is still time for anyone that will deny Satan, The Beast, The Image and the Mark.

Thank God for this time of “Grace” we call the Church Age. The Church will not endure one moment of the tribulation period. We will watch from Heaven. If you will accept Jesus Christ as your “Saviour” and be washed in His Blood that He spilled at the Cross, you will also miss out on this period of time no matter who you are or where you live.

“Red and Yellow, Black and White, THEY ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT”!

1Jn 4:15  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1Jn 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1Jn 4:19  We love him, because he first loved us.

Our text:

*****Rev 15:1  And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

Satan may have a few miracles, most of them fakes on this Earth but the heavenly skies where the stars, the sun and the moon are located will be filled with the miracles and wonders of God during this period of time at the end.

John said that these are “great” and “marvelous”:

Some of the other ways this word “Great” is used in the Bible are: Loud, greatest, high, large, exceedingly, mighty, and strong.

This Greek word “haumastos”, translated “marvelous” is used exactly seven times in the Bible.

What we can see is that those that remain on Earth will be able to see these great things and they will know that Satan not the Anti-Christ are the source of them. Satan knows his doom is near.

That phrase “filled up” means: The completion. It means God is about to bring this thing to a close. The wrath of God will be complete except for what happens at the end of the Millennium and the White Throne Judgment which is not wrath but “righteous judgment.

Our text:

*****Rev 15:2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

We first see this place in the Book of Exodus:

Exo 24:10  And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

Then in Ezekiel:

Eze 1:22  And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.

Then in Revelation:

Rev 4:6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

This is the Throne Room of the Lord our God!

You don’t get to this place unless you have gotten victory over Satan and all his beast. You will never have victory until you meet and accept Jesus Christ as you saviour!

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

These had gotten victory over:

1.) The Beast (a dangerous animal)
2.) His Image (anything that resembled this dangerous animal)
3.) His Mark (anything that reminded them of this dangerous animal)
4.) The Number of his Name (and they no longer could be counted as his prey)

1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Co 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Our text:

*****Rev 15:3  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

The “song of Moses” was sung by the Israelite after they escaped Pharaoh’s army:

Exo 15:1  Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Exo 15:2  The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

The “song of the Lamb” was sung by the Church, (Elders) after the Lamb had taken the seven sealed scroll:

Rev 5:8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Rev 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev 5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

These are both songs of victory!

Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Just and True are the ways of God. He is the God of the Bible. He can only do as He says He will do! God does not second guess Himself. He just KNOWS!

So the Praising will continue forever!

Our text:

*****Rev 15:4  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

When we study the Bible we find that God speaks to three different people. Now if you add all these groups up you will see that God speaks to everybody in the world. But this word fear can be understood best if we look at it from the Bible point of  view.

The Bible says:

1Co 10:32  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

The Definition of Fear:

The Greek word “phobeo” is translated to the English word “fear”.

The meaning of this word is: To frighten or to be alarmed, To be in awe of or to revere or reverence, and to be afraid of, exceeding fear.

1.) So to the Jew He says:

To be frightened and alarmed!

2Co 11:3  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2.) To the Church He says:

To be in awe and to reverence!

Eph 5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

3.) To the Gentile (everyone else in the world) He says!

Be afraid, with exceeding fear! This is an Almighty God!

Luk 8:25  And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Why “glorify” the name of this Holy God?

The Bible says:

To the Church.

Psa 79:9  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
Psa 79:10  Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.

To the Jew.

Psa 106:6  We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
Psa 106:7  Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
Psa 106:8  Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

To the World:

Isa 66:4  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

This is why the judgments are made known to us all. God will not allow His great name to be abused by Satan, the Devil, or His followers, The Jews and Not Even and Especially the Church.

There are also some that say God would never be called King of the Saints. At this time of the happening in the Book of Revelation the Church has been in Heaven since the end of the Church age. They will return with Him at the end of the Tribulation period, no longer the Bride but the Wife of Christ. There will be many “saints” during the tribulation period and many that will serve Him during the Millennial Kingdom. Christ will sit as King during this time. He will be the King of the Saints and “He is my King “now” and I will love Him forever more”.

Even Sarah called Abraham “lord”.

Gen 18:12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, [my lord being old also]?

Our text:

*****Rev 15:5  And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Rev 15:6  And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

We know that the Temple of Solomon and the Tabernacle of Moses were designed according to patterns that are in Heaven.

Heb 8:4  For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
Heb 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.

This “temple of the tabernacle” is most assuredly what we would call the Holy of Holies. The first thing we notice is that there is no “veil”. John is looking into the Most Holy Place there is in God’s creation. It seems sad that these last most horrible plagues originate from inside this place. It shows us the sincerity of this final judgment on the Earth and it’s people.

We can also see that these seven angels are also dressed in the same pattern as was given to Moses for those that served in the Tabernacle as Priests. These are the “Ministers of Divine Judgment”. This order and last judgment came from a “Just and Righteous and Holy God”. When we go forward we will see that the “Bride” will also be dressed this way, so we can see the seriousness of God here in judgment.

Lev 16:4  He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.

The “golden girdle” tells us that these angels represent the King, the Coming King!

Our text:

*****Rev 15:7  And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

These “vials” are what we would call bowls. When they are poured out they will pour freely and quickly not like out of a pitcher or a glass.

The “wrath of God” will pour out freely, unrestricted, and quickly as things will go out in a fast pace from these seven angels.

Psa 7:6  Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

All the other plagues are pale compared to these plagues.

Moses said:

Deu 9:19  For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.

King David knew something about God’s displeasure:

Psa 6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Psa 6:2  Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
Psa 6:3  My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
Psa 6:4  Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
Psa 6:5  For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Our text:

*****Rev 15:8  And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

We have seen this cloud many times in the Bible:

Back in the Exodus:

Num 9:15  And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
Num 9:16  So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
Num 9:17  And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

We can see that God is on the move to lead His People to Eternal life.

Exo 40:34  Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

We can see that that cloud represents the Glory of the Lord.

1Ki 8:10  And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
1Ki 8:11  So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

We can see that the Glory of the Lord has filled this house in Heaven.

Psa 18:6  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Psa 18:7  Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
Psa 18:8  There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
Psa 18:9  He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
Psa 18:10  And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Psa 18:11  He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Psa 18:12  At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
Psa 18:13  The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
Psa 18:14  Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Psa 18:15  Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

We can see the Lord Our God is in His final preparation for battle.

Isa 4:3  And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
Isa 4:4  When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
Isa 4:5  And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
Isa 4:6  And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

The Lord God of Heaven will be that hedge of protection for those He loves in the Battle of Armageddon!

Our text:

*****Rev 16:1  And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Rev 16:2  And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

We are to know that this command came from the Most Holy Spot in God’s Creation and from God our Lord Himself. You see it is this righteous God that sits on the Throne in Heaven and it is He that controls what happens in this world.

The Prophet said:

Joe 2:30  And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joe 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Joe 2:32  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Jesus Christ said:

Mat 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

The most horrible of times on Earth are about to happen. This time will be shortened by the Lord but these things will come quick. One on top of the other with no time between each occurrence.

“Noisome” means bad or evil.

“Grievous” means painful.

These sores will be instant, open, painful sores, open ulcers that will not heal. I have had a bout with cancer and I believe these will be like cancer that stays on the outside of the body until they consume the individual. It will be a horrible evil plague.

Will you be one that have these words?

Psa 38:5  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:3  And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

We must remember several things here:

1.) A world wide food supply has just been cut off.
2.) Shipping that carried other food stuff just perished.
3.) All those armies of the Anti-Christ just lost all Naval and the Air supplies on those military ships.

There are those that wonder why only the armies are mentioned at Armageddon can now see that there will be no Naval Power that lives through this plague.

The Blood of a dead man:

At the very moment of death the heart stops beating and the lungs stop breathing. This means that the cells in the
body will no longer receive blood and oxygen. Since the blood is no longer being pumped through the body it will drain from the blood vessels at the top of the body and collect in the blood vessels on the lower part of the body. The upper part of the body will become pale and the lower part of the body will become dark. At this point most of the cells in the body are still not dead. While the brain cells die in the first few minutes after the heart stops, muscle cells can live for several hours and skin and bone cells can stay alive for days because they live through anaerobic respiration. The life giving power of that blood has ceased.

Lev 17:11  [For the life of the flesh is in the blood]: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

But Jesus Christ said:

Joh 6:53  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

You see the world has rejected the life giving blood of Jesus so the world will now see the “lifeless blood of the dead man”.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:4  And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Rev 16:5  And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
Rev 16:6  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Rev 16:7  And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

If we refer back to verse one we can see that these vials could all be poured out only on those with the mark of the beast and I believe that will be true. We know God will protect any that have not chosen that mark but there will not be many if any places of good drinking water. Again this world rejected the blood of Christ and this world will now see blood everywhere.

Even the angels say this is a righteous judgment! But notice also there must be special angels assigned in charge of different facets of God’s creation. This was the “angel of the waters”. You see all the forces of nature are under God’s control.

God is a righteous God, He cannot do unrighteous things!

Another angel at the altar responds. This angel has seen the sacrifice and could even be that sacrifice that was made for every soul in the entire world. These that have refused are certainly worthy of this plague.

Without water:

Although two thirds of the human body by weight is composed of water, this water is needed for circulation and other bodily processes including respiration and converting food to energy. If you are losing more water than you are taking in, dehydration will occur. It has been shown that if you lose just 2.5% of your body weight from water loss, you will loose 25% of your efficiency. For a 175 pound man that is only about two quarts of water. As the survivor dehydrates, his blood becomes thicker and loses volume. This causes the heart to work harder and circulation of blood to be less efficient. In a survival situation, loosing a full one quarter of your physical and mental abilities due to dehydration could mean the end of your life. This can happen in one day.

Jesus Christ said:

Joh 8:24  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Joh 8:45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:8  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Rev 16:9  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

No ocean to swim in. No lake, or pond or even a bath. No water to drink. How long can those soft drinks hold out.

What are we seeing here?

1.) Tremendous heat. [The flesh will be scorched].
2.) Solar flares cause power grids to fail.[No electricity]
3.) Solar flares cause satellites to malfunction [No communication]
4.) Solar flares cause the mighty AirForce of the Anti-Christ to cease!

Nasa says about such things:

National power grids could overheat and air travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites could stop working after the Sun reaches its maximum power in a few years.

Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumberâ€ sometime around 2013, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

In a new warning, Nasa said the super storm would hit like a bolt of lightning and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken.

Scientists believe it could damage everything from emergency services systems, hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices, through to everyday items such as home computers, iPods and Sat Navs.

Due to humans heavy reliance on electronic devices, which are sensitive to magnetic energy, the storm could leave a multi-billion pound damage bill and potentially devastating problems for governments.

We know it is coming but we don know how bad it is going to be, Dr Richard Fisher, the director of Nasa’s Heliophysics division, said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

It will disrupt communication devices such as satellites and car navigations, air travel, the banking system, our computers, everything that is electronic. It will cause major problems for the world.

Large areas will be without electricity power and to repair that damage will be hard as that takes time.â€

Dr Fisher added: Systems will just not work. The flares change the magnetic field on the earth that is rapid and like a lightning bolt. That is the solar affect.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Rev 16:11  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Have you ever been in darkness that seemed so thick that you could feel it. It happened in Egypt and it will happen again this day of the fifth angel!

Exo 10:21  And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, [even darkness which may be felt].
Exo 10:22  And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
Exo 10:23  They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

We can notice that the children of Israel were not affected and we can see from our verse this darkness was poured out on the seat of the beast. In other words what ever governmental control this Anti-Christ had would be in this thick darkness. His entire military would be in the dark. Now we know His Navy is destroyed. His AirForce can’t fly. His Missiles have no guidance system that will work and now his Army is in the dark. When I was in the military it took at least some starlight for our night vision equipment to work. I believe this high tech military that is on this battle field of Armageddon will be left in shambles because man’s technology cannot work against a wrathful God. This two hundred mile long column of Army will die and the blood will flow and it will be deep. Over 200,000,000 soldiers that we know of will die just about at one time. Remember Gideon. With three hundred men and God, he went to war and the enemy destroyed itself.

Notice they are already in heavy pain for their sores which have no cure and will kill them also. They are biting their tongues. There only relief is that baking sun is not powering down on them but they cannot even see each other for the darkness.

They curse the Almighty God because they know who caused these things to happen. Not one will repent!

Our text:

*****Rev 16:12  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Rev 16:13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

We know that Japan is known as the land of the rising sun. China, Korea and other powers would come from this direction. They have no means except by land to travel. The Euphrates River is Aprox 1800 mile long and 300 to 1200 yards wide and 20 to 60 feet deep. This has been an obstacle to all militaries from the beginning of time. God Himself will make a way for this Army to join the Beast.

Jer 51:36  Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
Jer 51:37  And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Jer 51:38  They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions’ whelps.
Jer 51:39  In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
Jer 51:40  I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

God will dry up this river so this Army will not be late. You see God has not changed and He will not change. God has used “evil spirits” before to lead Armies to their downfall.

1Ki 22:19  And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
1Ki 22:20  And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
1Ki 22:21  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
1Ki 22:23  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.

You see Satan knows that Jesus will stand on the Mount of Olives at any moment. He said He would come right after the darkness. This battle is not really with Israel. Satan, The Beast has every weapon he can muster to try to kill Christ Jesus as He approaches.

Isa 60:2  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

Joe 2:1  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
Joe 2:2  A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Mar 13:24  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Mar 13:25  And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
Mar 13:26  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

The Prophet said:

Joe 3:9  Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Joe 3:10  Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Joe 3:11  Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
Joe 3:12  Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

The Lord has this Army exactly where He wants them:

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Psa 2:6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

And He says to John:

Our text:

*****Rev 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Can you just imagine these horrible conditions. This mighty Army of the Beast headed to Jerusalem and Satan knowing The Almighty God is fixing to step down from on High.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:16  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Armageddon means “Mount of Megiddo”. This is the plain Jezreel. The valley or plain of Megiddo was part of the plain of Esdraelon, the great battle-field of Palestine. It is 200 miles long and ten miles wide and at this time of the tribulation it will contain all the armies of the existing world.

Rev 14:20  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Our text:

*****Rev 16:17  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Rev 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.
Rev 16:19  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Rev 16:20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Rev 16:21  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

“It is done”!

When Jesus Christ paid the supreme price while hanging on that cross He said  “It is finished”. He finished paying the redemption for our souls.

Now when He sets His feet down on the Mount of Olives the judgment of the Earth will be done!

Rom 8:22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

When this seventh vial is poured out the world will see the greatest chaos that could be imagined or really it cannot be imagined.

Psa 102:25  Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psa 102:26  They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Psa 102:27  But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Psa 102:28  The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Isa 51:6  Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Heb 12:25  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Heb 12:26  Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

The Apostle Peter put it this way:

2Pe 3:10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

The Children of Israel used to sing this song. Did they believe it?

Psa 50:3  Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
Psa 50:4  He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.

The prophet wrote:

Hag 2:6  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
Hag 2:7  And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

There is a verse in the Bible that most all believers of the “Gap Theory” use proof their theory. This verse by the Prophet Jeremiah belongs right here:

Jer 4:23  I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Jer 4:24  I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
Jer 4:25  I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
Jer 4:26  I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
Jer 4:27  For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Jer 4:28  For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.


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