The Seventh Trumpet: Revelation 11:15-18: signifying that God is finally coming to physically take what has been rightfully bought by His Blood—until this moment, God has allowed Satan to reign and rule over earth, because of our sins, but now, the time of redemption and judgment has come—this seems to be as close to the exact middle of the Tribulation as possible and with this declaration, God takes immediate actions. With God's declaration that He is through giving Satan and his fallen horde any power or authority, He begins His, "Reclaiming" with all out war in Heaven: Revelation 12:7-9.
Some may get a bit confused here, remembering that Satan was "cast down" before the garden of Eden: 1) Satan was cast down in position, and grace, at his fall before the time of the Garden (and probably from the majority of Heavenly places, but, he was not cast from Heaven completely, because he stands before God later in Scriptures accusing the brethren in Heaven (Job 1:6,7; Job 38:4-7); 2) all Scriptures that talk of Satan's fall from Heaven, proclaim it to be: in front of the kings and nations of men, and partially because he caused nations grief (Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-18), which describes this scene in Revelation perfectly: Revelation 12:10-12. He is furious, humiliated and desperate, and he makes an all-out push to physically take the earth as his own, and keep it from God's possession. This political and military ruler that Satan has been building in power and popularity suddenly steps up and seizes power over the nations—the Antichrist rises. By this time, the Antichrist has risen through his ranks in the 10-nation coalition and is ready to rule, worldwide (Revelation 13:1-10). He steps into the Temple of Jerusalem to proclaim he is to be worshiped as god and he takes control of the world governments, ruling them for the next 3 1/2 years that are left (Revelation 13:5; Daniel 9:27). The time of complete global chaos, economic failure, wars, famine and death would make it easy for one man to step up and seize martial law to take the reins. The False Prophet (his powerful, trusted religious leader) takes authoritative charge and demands worship of the Antichrist or death (Revelation 13:11-18). Here is where the Mark of the Beast is initiated by the False Prophet (Revelation 13:16-18). You can see the situation in which the Mark begins, in a global crisis with 1/2 of world now dead; destruction, famine, economic failure; most probably quick and martial in origin. Two things here: 1) We are the first generation in history that has reached the capacity where everyone worldwide could conduct financial transactions with only a number 2) How could such a system be put into practice so quickly? Most economists agree that a cashless society is inevitable and close. We have the technology to do so right now with a small implant (size of a grain of rice). Or now, even with an invisible tattoo using RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification), using microneedles to tattoo RFID Ink in the skin in 5 to 10 seconds, which can be read from 4 feet away and can meet all the needs of the implant, but with an invisible tattoo. This RFID would permanently take the place of a credit card, and an unimaginable number of other things. The reasoning is logical, convenient, and profitable—businesses and government would save great amounts without the burden of handling physical cash (save on the cost of producing physical cash, on the cost to pay workers as cashiers, on costs to balance cash drawers & make deposits, on costs to have armored transports, on costs to store & protect cash). But much more importantly, look at the reduction of illegal activity, and loss of life: underground criminal economies (drugs/human trafficking) lose their primary means of conducting business; robberies would decrease, tax evaders would decrease, counterfeiting would stop, loss of life in crimes and robberies would decrease, medical expenses incurred in crimes would decrease, insurance premiums therefore would decrease, unreported cash from "cash-only" or “ma-pa businesses” would decrease, kidnapping would greatly decrease. Financial convenience, medical protection, and personal safety & security would all be in your hands—literally. Opening doors, protecting from kidnapping or becoming lost, revealing medical records, making purchases—all done hands-free, pocket-free, worry-free. We have the technology; we have the reasoning and the need; we have the growing popularity and desire; we have the assurance of experts that it is not if, but when. The technology will already be in place for a rapid switch to this system in this time of global chaos, as a way of gaining control, because we are building the system right now, for voluntary and government uses—all it will soon take is the command that it become mandatory. Everyone will report to a local government agency or office for this tattoo or implant; to accept it at that point (not at any other stage or phase), will be to openly pledge allegiance to this leader as your god. Please understand, any other use or acceptance of a cashless system is not accepting the mark. The mark will be a willful, knowledgeable act. To reject it will mean you hide, beg, hunt and steal to survive; it means you will be hunted as a traitor and killed if caught: Revelation 20:4. Satan uses his world ruler to wage all-out war against those he hates most (Revelation 12:13-17): God's people—the Jews and the Christians of the earth—for the rest of the 3 1/2 years because he is now in a last frantic frenzy to do as much damage to God's people and God's world as possible. At this point, Satan and every demon cast from Heaven, and every demon that has been freed from the abyss are now all released and running free across the earth in a last manic attack. Three angels are loosed to give three messages to the earth about the last days to come: 1) basically ‘fear God and worship Him, not the Antichrist’ because judgment is here (Revelation 14:6-7) 2) announces that Mystery Babylon (Rome?) will be judged shortly (Revelation 14:8) 3) warns not to take the ‘mark’ or you will suffer wrath and condemnation (Revelation 14:9-10) (still can be saved). Then Jesus is seen with a sickle in hand and He is told to (Revelation 14:17) reap (this is not a harvest of saved souls- but a harvest of destruction on a world ripe for judgment). Revelation 14:19. This wrath is coming with the pouring of the Seven Vials of plague. Just like the Seven Trumpets increased in intensity over the Seven Seals (like birth pangs), the Seven Vials that are poured out as the Final Wrath of God will intensify to the extreme as God finishes His Judgments. The last Seal was broken to begin the Seven Trumpets of Wrath; the last Trumpet sounded with Seven plagues to complete that Wrath. Revelation 15:1. Vial #1) harmful and excruciating sores come up on all who had the Mark (Revelation 16:2) Vial #2) every living creature in every sea dies (Revelation 16:3) Vial #3) all rivers and springs turn to blood (Revelation 16:4-7) Vial #4) the sun scorches everyone with fire (Revelation 16:8) Vial #5) poured on the throne of the Beast, plunging his kingdom into total darkness (Revelation 16:10) Vial #6) poured out on the River Euphrates to dry it up (Revelation 16:12-16) to prepare the way of the kings of the east; and the three demons begin to draw all the armies of the world to converge in a place called Armageddon (Hebrew: Mount Megiddo) Revelation 16:14: the demons gather the armies of the world in a last attack on the people of God (Israel) and on God Himself. Does Satan know it is futile? Of course; but he is turning the whole world that God created and loves against Him to literally fight Him to their deaths. Vial #7) at the pouring of this Vial, a voice form the Throne in Heaven thunders “It is Done” (Revelation 16:17-21). The greatest earthquake in history splits Jerusalem three ways, and reeks destruction on armies in Armageddon. One hundred pound hailstones rain down on all the armies in the fields of Armageddon and the world. Mystery Babylon is destroyed in one hour (Revelation 16:19-18:24)
[Hebrew marriage customs: The Groom comes for the Bride by surprise in the night. He takes her away to consummate the marriage for seven days, then comes out at the end, with His Bride for a Marriage Supper] Revelation 19:6-9: and the next Feast of the Lord, after the Feast of Trumpets was the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the day of reckoning that fell seven days after the Feast of Trumpets (Rapture), it was a day when all fates were supposed to be sealed once and for all. Every 50 years on this Feast was Jubilee, meaning all slaves were freed and all inheritance restored. Now, seven years after the Feast of Trumpets (Rapture), we have Jesus returning to decide everyone’s fate forever and to give men their freedom and inheritance. Revelation 19:11-21: Jesus, the King, returns with us riding in His Army to destroy the nations and cast the Antichrist and the False Prophet into the Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:1-3, an angel seizes Satan and casts him into the Lake of Fire. Notice that when we came riding with Jesus we already had robes of white—because while the Tribulation was occurring on earth, we went to the Judgment Seat of Christ as soon as we were taken home in the Rapture (Greek- Bema).
Will you be in that Army returning with the King? There are only two things in our lives now that make it to the other side: 1) Love for God and others 2) His Word. [The two things we seem to have a problem with].
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