Below is my reply to a thread on another website. I'm unsure of the exact rules on posting links to other forums, and this is a Christian
Forum that I found while googling "oil spill second trumpet." Mods, if you want me to post the link to the thread, tell me please. Otherwise, I
don't want to upset any of you. (lol)
These are not my personal opinions on what is happening. These are simply ideas. In no way am I stating that I know anything that you do
I have been reading the opinions on here that the Gulf Oil Spill is the water turning into blood in the book of Revelation - however, there is
no way that this is possible. Firstly, were this referring to the events in Revelation, the 3.5 year tribulation would have had to have started - and
it hasn't (specifically because the antichrist hasn't come upon the scene. And we know that the antichrist hasn't come upon the scene because there
is no world government).
Google(I am unable to post links):
FOXNews - Obama Call for 'International Order' Raises Questions About U.S. Sovereignty
Just because they haven't enforced it, does not mean they do not have one in place.
They simply haven't "invited" us yet.
"23Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole
earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise
after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings." Dan. 7:23-24
The fourth beast may refer to the United States, as it's ideas of Freedom make it diverse from all other countries, or kingdoms.
Metaphorically, the United States has "devour(ed) the whole earth" by spreading it's idea of Freedom. The United States has "tread it down" by
enforcing other countries to give their people more rights and Freedoms. The United States has the ability to "break it into pieces," as shown in
WWII with their bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The "ten kings that shall arise" may refer to ten of our past presidents, of whom have risen higher than the other presidents in their goals and
abilities to run the country.
The "(an)other who shall rise after them," who is "diverse from the first" may refer to Barack Obama, the current president of the United States.
Perhaps he will subdue three world leaders in some way, or perhaps the "three kings" are those who he runs against in elections. Perhaps it is
telling us that he will be elected a third term?
The horn that rises "after" the ten kings is the antichrist. The ten kings are part of the global government. Therefore, there must be a
global government before the antichrist, and so the Gulf Oil Spill cannot be a part of the book of Revelation.
We do not know that the ten kings are part of the global government, only that they will Be.
Another reason why the Oil Spill cannot be describing the Second Trumpet is simply because of the language used:
"8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed." Rev. 8:8-9
The object that causes 1/3 of the sea to turn into blood is "a great mountain burning with fire". This is obviously some type of comet/asteroid that
strikes the sea, and not an oil rig explosion (notice the mountain is "cast" into the sea).
"as it were a great mountain burning with fire" may indeed refer to the explosion of the rig, as the flames and smoke were rather large.
"was cast into the sea" may refer to the oil rig sinking after 36 hours of burning. Other areas of the bible, when referring to asteroids, explain
how they "came from the Heavens," where as this simply says it was cast into the sea.
Much underwater life has already perished due to the oil spill, and with news of a possible gulf floor leak looming, they are saying it is possible
that the majority, if not all, of oxygen will be depleted from the Gulf of Mexico.
The weather has been crazy down here lately, and the hurricane season is upon us. If a hurricane comes, it could easily destroy a third of the
boats/ships in the Gulf.
None of the passage says all seas or oceans will be affected; "the sea" is used, not "the seas."
Not to mention the obvious - before the second trumpet happens we have to have the first trumpet, which is this:
"7The first angel sounded, and 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." Rev. 8:7
We have never had this happen. Therefore, the Gulf Oil Spill cannot be referring to the events in the book of Revelation.
As our generation wouldn't have been here if this has happened(considering we didn't experience it, we don't know), we cannot know if it truly
hailed and rained fire with blood. The metaphor may be lost in time.
However, the human race has burned and cut and destroyed half of the forests that had covered the Earth. This is more than a third.
You must begin to think more openly, rather than literally, when it comes to interpreting the Holy Bible.
Revelations was written as a vision, by a human. If you saw the future in a vision, and afterward tried to write it all down, you would not be able to
capture everything as well as you might wish. The metaphors were the apostle John's way of interpreting his thoughts on what he had seen.
As the Bible consists of countless metaphors, among other things, one can only speculate as to what it actually refers to. This reply consists of
ideas, not facts, as no facts can be presented by any human party.