The Final Battle

Sixth Trumpet

12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:and I heard the number of them. 17And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone:and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails:for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
20And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood:which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts

Revelation 9:12-21

It seems clear when you place the trumpet and the vials next to each other they are not separate events rather they are the same events seen in a different way. When I say this think of the Gospels and how each one is different and yet they speak of the same events. As we come to the sixth trumpet it seems hard to believe that the breaking of the barrier of the Euphrates river happens twice.The Euphrates river is a dividing landmark. It was to be the end of the promise land. It was the border of the Roman empire. It was also to me more significantly that it is where Babylon was. Remember as I have been trying to show that the earthly Babylon was a type of the spiritual Babylon that exists in Heaven right now. It is where Satan and all of his principalities in darks rule from. It is this kingdom that troubles the world and will until the great tribulation ends.

The Euphrates river is a dividing landmark. It was to be the end of the promise land. It was the border of the Roman empire. It was also more significantly that it is where Babylon was. Remember as I have been trying to show that the earthly Babylon was a type of the spiritual Babylon that exists in Heaven right now. It is where Satan and all of his principalities in darknesss rule from. It is this kingdom that troubles the world and will until the great tribulation ends.

We will go into this in detail when we get to chapter seventeen because there it describes what is taking place. But for now know that this is the battle of Armageddon.

Seals Trumpets Vials Comments

THE FIRST SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

And I saw, and behold a white horse:and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:and he went forth conquering, and to conquer there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth:and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image This is the fall of spiritual Babylon. The fall brings down Satan to earth who will go forth to conquer it before Christ’s returns.

THE SECOND SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red:and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another:and there was given unto him a great sword as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man:and every living soul died in the sea The sea represents the spiritual influences the satanic influences has on humanity. As a result, there is much death.

THE THIRD SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood:and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood The fall of Babylon brings upon the earth a great deception that if it were possible even the very elect would be deceived. This poisons the water which should be life giving, but rather becomes death.

THE FORTH SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse:and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 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 With Satan’s removal from heaven he draws a third of the angels with him. These are angels that rebelled. The people of the earth are ruled with cruelness.

THE FIFTH SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled a star fall from heaven unto the earth:and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds The angels that have been chain in the pit are let loose and they torture the a certain unsealed group. The seal judgment looks at this in a different way because at this point many saints have been martyred and they are pleading for the end.

THE SIXTH SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 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 This is the end the final battle. The stage is set with those who refuse to repent. Those who believe they can resist the King of Kings.

THE SEVENTH SEAL/TRUMPET/VIAL

And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done It appears that the sixth seal is the same as the seventh trumpet and vial. The seventh seal moves us back to the beginning of the tribulation to see it from a spiritual standpoint. Meaning that the events of the trumpets are seen form the view of the fallen angels and the vials from the temple of God. The trumpets and vials run parallel and the difference are simply the event seen from a different perspective just as the gospels see the same events from a different perspective.
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