Where We Are NOW In Revelation
Please first go to idthebeast.blogspot.com to catch up on some background info you will need to see how this view of prophecy fits like a glove. Until you do that, you won’t fully believe until you self educate.
Once you understand this view of prophecy and how the book of Revelation is very chronologically organized and not chaotic, like the Futurist’s view of prophecy, you will be able to see where we are at in the book of Revelation. As pointed out at idthebeast.blogspot.com, we are passed the beasts of Rev 13 and now we are presently in the later half of Revelation chapter 16.
The first half of Chapter 16, the first 5 vials or bowls, deals with Catholic Europe, and judgment against it for killing millions of saints. Herein is that interpretation in detail.
In verse 2, the first bowl, the grievous sore upon those who had the mark of the beast was the outbreak of atheism.
Rev 16:2 – And the 1st 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 them which worshiped his image.
As shown earlier how the mark of the beast was all throughout Europe, this outpouring of God’s wrath was on them. These grievous sores are symbolic for the grievous sore of atheism.
In a Dissertation On Prophecies (1806), George Stanley Faber says, The earth is the Roman empire: the men, who bear the mark of the beast and worship his image, are the once superstitious, but now atheistical, members of the Latin Empire and Church: and the noisome and grievous sore, is the delusive spirit of atheism, or that gross lie of Antichrist the denial of the Father and the Son. An open profession of Atheism was made by a whole nation once zealously devoted to the papal superstition, then commenced the eruption of the noisome sore.
Isaiah 1:4-7 the whole head is sick, and the whole
heart faint... corrupted and full of putrefying sores.
Here we see metaphor in the word, for a “noisome and grievous sore,” and the French Revolution was certainly noisome, with the smell of millions of dead bodies in its path!
In Horae Apocalypticae, Edward Bishop Elliott says, that tremendous outbreak of social and moral evil, of democratic fury, atheism, and vice, which characterized the French Revolution.
Pere Bernard Lambert, a Dominican monk of Province, southern France, described the condition of France as a sick man covered with ulcers.
In Apocalyptic Sketches (1850), John Cumming says, Burke, the most eloquent orator of the day, called it “the epidemic of atheistical fanaticism… from the sole of the foot even unto the head there was no soundness in it, but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores.”
In Lectures on the Book of Revelations (1860), Rev. C.M. Butler says, The French Father Lambert calls the irreligion of the period “a horrible ulcer,”...“the fever of the atheistical fanaticism,” “the malignant French distemper,” “the plaque,” and “the living ulcers...”
Here we have no lack of evidence, this first vial or bowl, was the sore of atheism in southern Europe and France which kindled the coming judgment of the French Revolution.
In the second bowl, the sea becoming blood, were the massive wars of the sea during the French Revolution. The grand slaughters of many men died at sea in those wars.
In the third bowl, it shows the bloody wars surrounding the rivers of Europe, the Rhine, the Danube and the Po rivers. In verses 5 and 6, it shows the French Revolution judgment upon those who killed millions of saints and in those same areas where they were martyred. Here’s the reason for this in verse 6 “For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets and thou has given them blood to drink, for they are worthy.”
The fourth bowl, poured out “upon the sun and power was given him to scorch men with fire” Rev 16:8. Notice, it calls the sun a “him”. A sun represents a leader or ruler. Joseph's dream of his dad, mom and brothers bowing to him backs this view, with the Sun representing his Dad. In this case, the sun represents Napoleon. Notice the verse says he “scorched men with fire”. This was the well known scorched earth policy of Napoleon, burning everything in his path throughout Europe.
The 5th bowl in verse 9, the seat of the beast, was the Pope taken prisoner. As we’ve well proven, the beast being the reformed Roman Empire under the control of the Papacy, with Rome being the “seat of the beast.”
Verse 12, the 6th bowl judgment, the Euphrates being dried up, that the way of the kings of the east may be prepared. We are here now watching the physical Euphrates river presently being dried up, but Revelation is highly symbolic and there is strong evidence that this has already taken place with the kings of the east being the formation of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, which borders were all established less than 100 years ago.
Verses 13-17 Nations are being gathered and prepared for Armageddon.
Verse 18 describes in metaphor, great upheaval, which we believe to be the prophecies of the coming of WW3, shown at ww3links.blogspot.com
Verse 19 – “And that great city was divided into 3 parts”, meaning the great city of Rome, divided into three parts, which are the 3 city states; Rome (ruling the air and law of the sea), London (ruling banking) and Washington DC (ruling the military), all under the same “law of the Sea.”
Verse 19 – And the city of the nations fell. Is this the fall of New York, home of the city of the nations or in other words, the United Nations, in WW3 destruction? There is much in supernatural signs backing this at ww3links.blogspot.com.
Verse 21 – And there fell upon men great hail out of Heaven. This sounds like the WW3 bombs falling.
We are almost at the great upheaval of Revelation 16:18, metaphorical for the great earthquake, which could be both WW3 and a world wide economic collapse, “such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great.”
That would certainly be in line with the World War Three prophecies, with such a crash and burn of the US, taking down much of the rest of the economic world and borders being erased by Russian and China. World War Three will be such an earthquake upheaval, bigger than World War One and World War Two. Bigger than any war the world has ever seen.
We are here awaiting the great upheaval and Revelation 17 and 18 which go on to describe the fall of the Western Empire of the US, the EU, Australia and many others in allegiance to the present US Dollar hegemony, US global reserve currency system.
And as we have presented at 666herenow.blogspot.com, the all important dual factors of the supernatural prophecies backing World War Three and… the overwhelming evidence at 6000thyear.com showing only 5 to 7 years left, this is the most accurate prophetic scenario I know, of where we are at now in Revelation and what to expect in our very near future. Almost every prophecy teacher alive has not combined this historicist view of prophecy, the supernatural signs of WW3 coming and the 6000thyear.com super strong evidence. This I believe is a much more complete view of prophecy today, because it is not just allowing scripture to interpret which has it’s limits, but is allowing the Holy Spirit given revelation to speak, as well as what the early church believed about prophecy, the doctrine of the 6000th year.
I hope this blog has helped to be prepared for the hard times ahead, to endure to the end for eternal life in Christ. Regardless of whether you believe a futurist view of prophecy or even a ridiculous preterist view, you are still my brethren in Christ, upon true faith in the Lamb of God. Until he returns, we should enjoy open discussion without being fearful of flying accusations from those who are insecure. Let us all come to the fuller knowledge of the prophetic truth not just from scripture, but from what God is revealing in signs, wonders, dreams and visions in these last days, at https://2020sprophecy.com