So again: the 1st Seal is a False Christ, the 2nd Seal is a war against Babylon, the 3rd Seal is Famine, the False Prophet, and the 4th Seal,
pestilences, is Death, who is Satan.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Sorrows” are the 3 woes from Trumpet 5 (the 1st woe), Trumpet 6 (the 2nd woe), and Trumpet 7 (the 3rd woe). All of these 4 elements begin each
woe/ sorrow. A different translation would read, “All of these elements form the beginning of each of the 3 woes.”
Is this what we find when we look at Revelation? You bet. The seals form the beginning of the sorrows before the Tribulation starts. Then before
the 1st sorrow/ woe, Trumpet 5, we have Trumpets 1-4, which just repeats the 4 elements of the False Christ, war, Famine/ False Prophet, and Death/
For the 2nd sorrow/ woe, the 6th Trumpet, we have this passage from Rev. 9
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the
golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river
Euphrates. 15 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
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17 And 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. 18 By 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.
One angel is the False Christ issuing judgment, using the other 3 horsemen to kill the third part of men – fire/ red/ war/, and then smoke/ famine/
false prophet, and then brimstone/ hades/ hell/ Satan/ Death.
For the 3rd sorrow/ woe, the 7th Trumpet, we have Rev. 14
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation,
and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come (1st seal, Christ): and worship him that made
heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great
city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication (2nd Seal, war toppling Babylon).
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in
his hand, (3rd seal, famine, the False Prophet in charge of the mark of the beast)
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up
for ever and ever (4th Seal, Death and Hell): and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the
mark of his name.
So, to sum it up: The 7 churches, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls all correspond to each other’s number.
Secondly, the entire tribulation period is contained within the “3 woes” – Trumpet 5, 6, and 7. 5 months, 1260 days, and 1260 days
respectively. The first four numbers/ elements (ie Seal 1/ False Christ; Seal 2/ war; Seal 3, Famine/ aka the False Prophet; and Seal 4/ Death,
Satan) are a repeated pattern that begins each woe.
Thirdly, there are 4 cycles to Revelation, with a total of 8 antichrists – 4 Antichrists and 4 False Prophets. There are 4 dominions of Satan, each
with an Antichrist and a False Prophet: The 1st dominion of Satan is described in Seal 4 – Satan is given dominion over a 1/4th of the earth,
meaning the first of 4 total dominions.
The 2nd dominion of Satan begins with Trumpet 5 and Apollyon. The 3rd dominion of Satan begins with Trumpet 6 with the 3rd Temple worship and the 4th
begins with Trumpet 7.
Also, each of Satan’s 4 dominions is comprised of 4 elements, Daniel 7’s 4 kingdoms, (Daniel 7:3-8) - the 4 headed leopard (the EU/ Greece), 1
head for the bear (Russia), 1 head for the lion with eagle’s wings (UK and US – or for the technically minded, Iraq – but, oh wait, the UK and
US own Iraq
), and the 4th terrible beast with 10 horns led by the little horn, the 11th horn who conquers 3 horns.
This is the Abomination of Desolation statue from Matt. 24:15 - Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of Babylon (who is Lucifer, who is Satan the dragon
with 7 heads and 10 horns from Revelation – 4 heads plus 1 head plus 1 head plus a little horn/ head ruling 10 horns = 7 heads, 10 horns .) The 4th
terrible beast with 10 horns will have multiple incarnations, the last of which will be the whole world when the little horn has conquered 3 other
horns/ 3 other 4th terrible beasts with 10 horns.
(For more on this, see prophecyandritual.blogspot.com...
Here is an ultra- condensed graph illustrating these ideas:
In short, the tribulation starts off with a bang at Trumpets 1-5, toppling Satan’s 1st dominion that was established in Seal 4. Satan’s 2nd
Dominion starts at Trumpet 5 and ends at the start of Trumpet 6, Satan’s 3rd dominion which is characterized by the 6th church of Philadelphia
having to contend with the synagogue of Satan/ those who call themselves Jews, but are not. In other words, Trumpet 6 is when the 3rd Temple
sacrifices start. The last part of the tribulation, Trumpet 7, is characterized by the Christian equivalent of the 6th trumpet. The entire world is
“Christian” in name only and is the lukewarm 7th church, the Laodiceans, that doesn’t take care of the poor or sick. Who wages war against
Christ at the very end before He comes back, at the 4th Armageddon event? “Christians”! Or if you prefer, the “5 foolish virgins”!
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