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Revelation: Chapter 11. The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet Pt. 2 (Edited)

Forty-two months stands for another period that is set by God, which will have a start and stop, but is not necessarily to be interpreted using exact numbers or dates – the same as all the rest of the time signs. This is the only number that occurs in all of these prophecies, although it is stated or accounted three different ways. We noted earlier that 42 months (“time, times and half a time, etc. etc.), is the actual time…

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Revelation: Chapter 11. The Two Witnesses and the Seventh Trumpet Sounds. (Edited.)

This section presents something which acts again to date the events and point to the current issues looking forward to and predicting (once more) the destruction of the Jewish state. It does not follow the form of the previous visions and rather than another vision as such, it seems to be a discourse upon or explanatory of some events which fit with the previous signs. The first portion of the chapter except for the first verse and the narrative of…

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Revelation: Chapter 10 – The Little Book (Edited)

There is another interlude prior to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Another angel is seen coming down from heaven, “clothed with a cloud, a rainbow on his head, his face like the sun and with feet like pillars of fire.” He holds a small book (the word indicates more that it is not a large book nor as large as the first scroll content wise: it is a smaller scroll size wise). When the angel cries out, “seven thunders…

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Revelation: Chapter 9 – The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets

“Woe to the inhabitants of the earth because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound.” Two more judgments are to begin and as with the others, the intent is bringing those to repentance who stand against God’s chosen. The locust (v.1-12): This plague or torment is likened to swarms of locust. But, these are also locust prepared for “war.” In appearance these are fearsome warriors, but have only power to torment, not…

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Revelation: Interpreting the First Four Trumpets (Edited)

Interpreting the First Four Trumpets. The trumpets sound after the interlude in heaven following the opening of the seventh seal. As stated, the first four trumpets are no different than the forces unleashed in the first four seals, which also appear as the four winds of C. 7. Rather than new events under each of these signs, it is a repetition of the same forces or conditions in each instance; indicating the surety, nearness and scope of the coming tribulation.…

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Revelation: The Seventh Seal (Edited)

“And when the seal was broken there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” The silence is in heaven, not on earth. This indicates a gathering or coming situation or condition, the calm before the storm (so-to-speak) or the prequel to events – a short time. Seven angels prepare to sound their trumpets. The trumpets, here as with any use of trumpets in the scriptures, herald events, or call forth forces. Another angel with golden censor prepares to offer…

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Revelation: The Interlude Prior to the Opening of the Seventh Seal (Edited)

There is an interlude in heaven, which is visited as the events are unfolding upon the earth. The four winds are the same forces as the four horsemen previously mentioned (C. 5).  Verse 1) Some restraint is brought about of the forces on the earth through the administration of the first four seals. The winds appear to be another symbol for the spiritual forces unleashed with the breaking of the first four seals, now being held back for a short…

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Revelation: Breaking the First Six Seals (Edited)

When the seals are opened by the Lamb things begin to happen. The first four seals are rightly called by others the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” (apocalypse is anglicized from the Greek word for revelation). Okay. When each of the first four seals is opened, when one of the four living creatures speaks, the vision is of a horseman coming forth. The point of the signs is to show that a sequence of events is now unfolding with the…

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Revelation: Chapter 5 – The Lion and The Lamb

In the right hand of God Almighty on the throne, is a scroll “written inside and out” sealed and closed with seven seals. As the book was written all over and already sealed, that means you and I don’t get to speculate on its content. It is finished and complete. So much for the notion of continuous revelation and visions. As the contents of the book have been set, the action therefore cannot be fulfilled until the seals are removed.…

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Revelation: Chapter 4 – Visions of Heaven

  Have you ever wondered why we feel compelled to try and interpret Revelation and each sign in such distinct and minute detail? The answer to that lies in the mystique that has enveloped the letter over the centuries. It is simply the most uniformly misunderstood book in the scriptures. This is in part due to the attempts to locate various dates, ideologies and doctrines within its signs and symbols. If we begin the study of the visions that unfold…

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