Jump to content

The 7 Plagues in Revelations


 Share

Recommended Posts

To understand the following, you must first get your head around the letters from Jesus to the seven churches in Revelations 2 and 3.  The churches were in physical places at the founding of Christianity, but they have a double meaning.   The churches also represent eras of time from Jesus’ ascension to the present day.  The time of the end Jesus spoke about spans 2000+ years.

 

It looks something like this:

 

Ephesus ascension - 100AD

 

Smyrna 100 - 313

 

Pergamum to 538 

 

Thyatira to 1560s

 

Sardis to 1790s

 

Philadelphia to 1840s 

 

Laodecia to end 

 

Source: God Cares, Mervyn Maxwell

 

Now, look at the picture below of the chiasmic structure of Revelations.  The two pink boxes explain the link between the 7 trumpets and the 7 plagues. 

 

The 7 trumpets are real celestial and earthly events.  The seven plagues are real plagues caused by the celestial and earthly events.   

 

Six of the seven celestial and earthly events, that are directly linked to six of the seven plagues in Revelations, have already happened.  These events all occurred within each of the eras denoted by the letters to the seven churches.  

 

Yeah, so what?  Here’s what:  We can use this information from the prophecies in Revelations to determine whether we are in the time of the 7th plague.

 

Notes:

 

When you think about it it makes sense that God would keep empires like Rome in check by decimating their most valued resource.  All kingdoms need their underclasses from which to exploit wealth, fight their wars, and execute their agendas.  The economies of these powers were crippled from the massive losses of their human capital.

 

Before you get indignant about God visiting destruction upon the earth, please see Chronicles 21:12-13.  When King David sinned against the Lord he was given a choice of three penalties, one of which was to be under siege by human enemies, David chose to “not fall into the hand of man.”  

 

Man is a formidable foe when it comes to bringing destruction on the earth:  wars, environmental destruction, man-made diseases, millions killed by communism and millions killed by capitalism.  The list rivals the worst of the Biblical plagues. 
 

 

020E5D36-5532-491E-B5A4-1A5565172A4A.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

One

 

Time period - ascension of Christ to 100 AD

Trumpet - 1st

Plague - 1st

 

 

1st trumpet

Revelations 8:7

“The fist angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.”

 

Mount Vesuvius in AD 79

 

“In the year 79 just before the death of Vespasian, appeared a comet with a long coma in the month of June. On the first of November following, a most tremendous ebullition of fire and lava issued from Vesuvius and laid waste the neighboring country. At the same time, happened a violent earthquake, which buried the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeium; and so sudden was the shock, that the people, who were attending a play, had not time to quit the theater, and were all buried in a mass.

 

This dreadful catastrophe was preceded by rumbling noises in the earth, and the earth was heated to a great degree. Violent agitations of the sea, thunder and lightning also announced the approach of some dreadful event.

The eruption lasted three days, during which time such immense quantities of ashes and smoke were discharged, that day was turned into night, and the ashes were driven by different winds to Rome, Syria and Africa.

 

The agitations of the earth and the elements were tremendous and frighful. Baronius remarks, that some persons supposed the world would be reduced to chaos, or consumed with fire. The fish in the neighboring seas were destroyed.

This explosion of subterranean fire was preceded by a severe drought in Italy. The next year, 80, was remarkable for a terrible inundation in England; the Severn overflowing a large tract of country, and destroying multitudes of cattle.”

 

1st plague

Revelations 16:2

“And the first 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 upon them who worshipped his image.”

 

“These violent effects of subterranean fire were attended by one of the most fatal plagues recorded in history. 

 

A remark of Dion is here very important. He says that the ‘Ashes from Vesuvius caused, at the time, only slight indispositions or diseases; but afterwards produced an Epidemic distemper,’ The remark is incorrect, in ascribing even slight diseases to ashes; but it leads to a conclusion, which is of moment. The slight complaints which prevailed in the autumn of the year of the eruption, com|pared with modern observations, appear to have been the precursors of the plague, which broke out the next year, and as authors assert, destroyed, for some time, 10,000 citizens of Rome in a day.

 

The same year, while the Emperor Titus was viewing the ruins in Campania, a fire broke out in the city, which laid in ashes a great number of buildings.

 

The order of the events in this period was, a comet, drought, slight diseases, and an eruption of Vesuvius, with the earthquakes, the first year.

In the second, appeared the pestilence with its most malignant effects.”

 

 

Source:  

A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases; with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. : In two volumes.

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.  p. 68

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Two

 

Time period - to 313

Trumpet - 2nd

Plague - 2nd

 

2nd trumpet

Revelations 8:8-9

“And 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;

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.”

 

A great death of fish in 231, multitudes of which were washed ashore on Britain; and an earthquake in Wales in 232.  In 235 a comet is noted.

 

In the reign of the Emperor Gordian, about the year 243, the earth was agitated by most violent earthquakes; and in 245 there was a prodigious inundation of the sea in Lincolnshire, England, which laid under water many thousand acres of land, which are said not yet to be recovered.

 

This latter period (around 262) was marked by destructive earthquakes in Rome, Syria and other countries.  In some places the earth opened and salt water issued. Trebellius Pollio says, "Frightful earthquakes shook Italy, Asia and Africa. For many days, [some authors say, three days] there was an unusual or preternatural darkness and a hollow rumbling noise in the earth, which opened in many places. Many cities in Asia were overwhelmed, and others lost in the ocean.

 

In the Universal History, it is said that this plague ravaged Capadocia and all Asia Minor, and was followed by famine, earthquakes and a great comet or meteor.

 

The great error of historians and physicians has been, that observing famine and pestilence often cotemporary, and the cause of the plague not being obvious to the senses, they have taken famine to be the cause. Whereas it will appear on careful investigation, that famine is an effect of the same cause which produces the plague among men. The dearth of provisions, during this formidable epidemic, is the effect of a pestilence in vegetation; that is, a failure in the principles of vegetable life, which proceeds from the same derangement of the seasons, or defect in the properties of air and water, which causes the plague among men

(Webster, Noah).

 

 

2nd plague

Revelations 16:3

“And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.”

 

It is often said that the Cyprian Plague ushered the fall of the Roman Empire.

You can read about it here:

 

https://www.ancient.eu/article/992/plague-of-cyprian-250-270-ce/
 

“The plague appears to have been most fatal in Rome at two different times, in the years 252 and 262 or 3, including the year preceding and succeeding each of these periods. It reached the northern parts of Europe, and in 266, Scotland had scarcely living people enough to bury the dead.

 

It first appeared in Ethiopia, on the confines of Egypt, and spread over all the provinces of the Roman Empire, which, says Zonaras, were excessively exhausted by its destructive ravages. 

 

Jornandes says, the pestilence desolated or disfigured the face of the whole earth.

 

In the reign of Gallienus, 5000 citizens of Rome perished daily, in 262, or the following year, a portion of this period most distinguished for convulsions of the earth (Webster, Noah).

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Note:

 

During the Industrial Revolution medicine was mechanized and the human body was treated as a sort of machine.  Darwinism swept the scientific world, and ‘hard science’ delighted in the compartmentalization of natural phenomena.  

 

What was lost was the connection of things:  God, celestial, earthly, human, animal, plant.  The earliest physicians knew this and practiced accordingly.  

 

Modern medical theory dismisses ancient knowledge to everyone’s detriment.  The modern scientific community has adopted a shallow view of connectedness while dismissing the knowledge compiled by physicians and astronomers for thousands of years. 

 

Academics dismiss ancient medicines as superstition while whitewashing the practices.  Leeches and bloodletting come to mind as examples of oversimplification of what, in reality, is rich knowledge about health of the body.  

 

Despite these efforts, there were a few academics around the time of the Industrial Revolution who shed light on the old way of looking at the world.

 

This is the lens through which we view the 7 plagues of Revelations.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Three

 

Time period - to 538

Trumpet - 3rd

Plague - 3rd

 

Background: 

 

Daniel 7:25 concerns the bishop of Rome, the political-spiritual power that arose out of the fourth beast, which is Rome.  

 

It also gives a time prophecy for this power that spans a period of 1260 years, from AD 538 - 1798.  In this age the Bible became outlawed and persecution of Christians ensued.  Many were labeled heretics against the Roman authority and tortured or burned to death.

 

You can learn about this time prophecy here: 

 

https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-1260-year-reign-of-the-popes-of-the-roman-catholic-church/

 

After the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 A.D., the Popes of Rome took power in 538 A.D, when they were given authority by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian.

 

538 AD and the Transition from Pagan Roman Empire to Holy Roman Empire:  Justinian’s Metamorphosis from Chief of Staff to Theologian

https://research.avondale.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=theo_papers

 

 

3rd trumpet 

Revelations 8:10-11

 

“And the third angel sounded, and 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.”

 

In 531 appeared the resplendent comet, whose revolution is fixed at 575 years, supposed to be the same which was visible in the year BC 44, after the death of Julius Cesar. This was the fifth year of the reign of Justinian.

 

Not long after the approach of the comet in 531, the sun assumed a pale color, and shone with a feeble light. In a translation of Cedrenus, this phenomenon is thus described:  During the whole year, the sun gave a gloomy light, like the moon, and appeared as if eclipsed.

 

It is remarkable that tradition has preserved a faint account of a similar phenomenon, during the approach of the same comet, at the time of the Ogygean inundation, BC 1767. It is said, that the planet Venus changed her color, size and figure. An account is preserved in tradition, of a phenomenon of the same nature, during the approach of the same star, in a subsequent revolution. 

 

The appearance, in the period under consideration, is a well authenticated fact, and witnesses a singular change in the properties, and reflecting powers of the atmosphere, or denotes an essential alteration in the face of the sun

In either case, it seemed a prelude to the most dreadful calamities, famine, earthquakes, and pestilence

 

In 534 is recorded one of the most distressing famines that ever afflicted the earth; it continued many years, and destroyed multitudes of the human race. Pompeiopolis was this year overwhelmed in ruin by an earthquake, and great numbers of its inhabitants perished.

 

About this period, Vesuvius began to utter hollow rumbling noises, the precursors of an eruption.

 

Excepting a slight plague in Wales, no pestilence is mentioned until the year 542. But the famine, in great severity, had raged eight or nine years before; a proof that something more than famine is necessary to generate the plague (Webster, Noah).

 

 

3rd Plague 

Revelations 16:4-7

 

“And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.”

 

Description of the Justinian Plague:

 

Procopius relates, "That this pestilence, which almost destroyed the human race, and for which no cause could be assigned but the will of God, did not rage in one part of the world only, nor in one season of the year. It ravaged the whole world, seizing all descriptions of people, without regard to different constitutions, habits or ages; and without regard to their places of residence, their modes of subsistence or their different pursuits. Some were seized in winter, some in summer; others in other seasons of the year.

 

It first appeared in Pelusium in Egypt and thence spread westward to Alexandria and all parts of Egypt; eastward towards Palestine, and extended to all parts of the world, laying waste islands, caves, mountains, and all places where men dwelt. If it passed by a particular country at first, or slightly affected it, it soon returned upon it with the same desolating rage which other places had experienced.  It began in maritime towns and spread to the interior country. It seized Constantinople in the spring of 543.

 

Most persons were seized suddenly without any premonition, nor was there any change of color or sense of heat; for until evening the fever was so slight that the patient was not ill, nor did the physician, from the pulse, apprehend danger. But in some cases the same day, in others the next, in others at a later period, a bubo arose, either in the groin, the armpits, or near the ear, or in some other part. All patients alike had these symptoms.

 

Some were seized with drowsiness and slumbering; others with furious distraction. The slumberers forgot all things.  Some would eat if desired, others were neglected and starved.

 

Neither physician nor attendant caught the distemper by contact of the sick or dead; and many, encouraged by their wonderful escape, applied themselves with assiduity to the care of the sick and the burial of the deceased.

 

Many were seized, they knew not from what cause, and suddenly died. Some who were given over by physicians unexpectedly recovered; others who appeared to be in no danger speedily expired. Many died for want of relief; others recovered without assistance. 

 

No cause of the disease could be devised by human reason—no means of prevention or cure.

 

The physicians opened the bodies of some, and found within the sores huge carbuncles. Those whose bodies were spotted with black pimples, of the size of a lentil, lived not a day. Those who had running sores escaped, and these were the most certain signs of recovery. Some had their thighs withered; others lost the use of their tongues.

To women with child, the disease was certain death.

 

This disease in Constantinople lasted four months, raging three months with extreme mortality. In the beginning, few died more than usual; but the disease gradually increased, till it swept off 10,000 persons in a day."

 

Authors mention the early effects of this disease on the brain; the patients, on the first attack, saw phantoms of evil spirits, which made them imagine themselves smitten by some person (Webster, Noah).

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Four

 

Time period - to 1560s

Trumpet - 4th

Plague - 4th

 

4th trumpet

Revelations 8:12

 

“And the fourth angel sounded, and 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.”

 

1/3

 

The Black Plague

 

This plague was so deadly that at least half or two thirds of the human race perished in about 8 years. It was most fatal in cities, but in no place died less than a third of the inhabitants (Webster, Noah).

 

 

4th plague

Revelations 16:8-9

 

“And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon 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.”

 

 

The Sun

 

From: Simon de Covino “Judgement of the Sun at the Feasts of Saturn” (1350)

 

“All the planets were in conjunction with Saturn in his own house of the zodiac, that is Aquarius, in three months of 1345 - January, February, and March.  That is not to say that all the planets were in conjunction with Saturn at once, but one after another in various days in those three months.  

 

The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, which only happens every ninety years, is a conjunction which, according to philosophers, signifies great and amazing upheavals.  Aristotle in his book on the properties of elements says that because of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius kingdoms have been emptied and the earth depopulated.”

 

The allegorical poem, “The Judgement of the Sun at the Feasts of Saturn” describes the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn as a dispute between the planets over the fate of the human race, with Jupiter arguing on behalf of humanity and Saturn against it.  The sun makes the final judgement which is to bring the plague. 

 

The sun is the heart which governs all the planets in our system, as well as all life on earth.  Simon de Covino, who was a physician and astronomer from the University of Paris, believed that the human heart served the same purpose in the body and focused his treatments on the heart during the Black Death pandemic.

 

 

Scorched with great heat

 

Guido, an inhabitant of Avignon, says the malady was of two kinds:  “the first was a fever, with spitting of blood.”  All who were seized with these symptoms, died in three days.

 

The other kind came on with continued fever, carbuncles and abscesses, in the glands.  This was as fatal as the other, and the patient died in five days (Webster, Noah).

 

Other phenomena surrounding the Black Death:

 

The histories of that age relate, that the plague commenced in China, and was preceded by the bursting of a huge meteor or globe of fire; or as others relate, the fire burst from the earth.

 

Mezeray relates that in China, the disease originated from a vapor, which burst from the earth, was horribly offensive and consumed the face of the country through an extent of 200 leagues.

 

In 1347 appeared a frightful comet, in August. Preceding and during the prevalence of the disease, the whole earth was shaken by most tremendous earthquakes.

 

Over Avignon was suspended a meteor or pillar of fire for an hour. The heavens were at times illuminated as with flame, and meteors were frequent (Webster, Noah).

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Five 

 

Time period - to 1790s

Trumpet - 5th

Plague - 5th

 

5th trumpet 

Revelations 9:1-12

 

“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw 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: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.”

 

Interpretation of the fifth trumpet:

 

In this prophecy there is a star, which could be a comet, smoke from the bottomless pit, which Webster commonly referred to as vapor.  This could represent actual smoke from volcanic eruptions or changes in the magnetosphere that brought on the plagues.  

 

Noah Webster mentions a belief held by some physicians that comets, meteors, and seismic activity caused negative behavioral and spiritual changes as well as physical illness.  

 

It could be that Abaddon, the angel of the bottomless pit brought destruction to all aspects of life in the beast’s kingdom. 

 

There is a time period given of five months.  Using the biblical time calculation of a day for a year, 5 months means 150 years.  

 

It seems “all hell broke lose” out of the bottomless pit and introduced an age of violent persecution of Christians and religious wars.  

 

 

1618

 

The 30 Years War

 

8 million military and civilians died, mostly of starvation and plague. 

 

In 1618 appeared a remarkable comet in November, (Short mentions four) and a town in Rhetia was overwhelmed by an earthquake. Violent tempests, inundations and hurricanes are recorded of the same.   In 1619 Heckla discharged her fiery contents.

 

In 1618 broke out in Naples a malignant Angina (diphtheria) which ravaged the place for many years. The plague appeared at Bergen, in Norway, in Denmark and in Grand Cairo. 

 

This was the beginning of a very pestilential period, and here must be introduced the terrible pestilence which wasted the American Indians, just before our ancestors landed in Massachusetts.  Capt. Dermer was an English adventurer in America in 1619.  He sailed along the coast and found many Indian towns totally depopulated.

 

As this is one of the most remarkable facts in history, and one that demonstrates the general causes of plague to belong to other climates, besides those of Egypt and the Levant (Webster, Noah).

 

 

5th plague

Revelations 16:10-11

 

“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon 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.”

 

Interpretation of the fifth plague:

 

The seat of the beast is the Vatican.  Darkness on the kingdom symbolizes its decline in power due to various plagues that decimated the Italian population and economy.

 

“Plague in Seventeenth Century Europe and the Decline of Italy“

https://academic.oup.com/ereh/article/17/4/408/499216

 

“They gnawed their tongues in pain” could refer to the epidemic of diphtheria which caused pain and swelling of the throat which obstructed the airway.

 

150 years after the end of the Thirty Years War the Pope was captured by Napoleon’s army.  In biblical terms, “the beast received it’s mortal wound.” 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Six

 

Time period - to 1840s

Trumpet - 6th

Plague - 6th

 

6th trumpet

Revelations 9:13-21

 

“And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, 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.

And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

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.

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.

For 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.

And 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:

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

 

Napoleon’s army, wore colors of red, blue and gold.  The mouths that issued fire, smoke, and brimstone were their cannons. 
 

Napoleon was a Freemason and was intent on taking esoteric knowledge during his conquests in the ancient lands.

 

https://oginski.by/en/napoleon-imperator-masonov/

 

He invaded Vatican City and captured the pope in 1798.  This is known in biblical terms as “the beast who received the mortal wound.”  What knowledge, books, relics did Napoleon’s Masonic friends obtain from the Vatican during the invasion?  

 

Napoleon’s army invaded Egypt and famously found the Rosetta Stone.  What other relics or knowledge did they obtain there? 

 

His army also invaded Israel where they were stricken with bubonic plague...

 

 

9AC7FFE1-8FFC-49F8-99D3-46D8B514F409.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6th plague

Revelations 16:12-16

 

“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon 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.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

 

The Three Frogs of Revelations 16

 

The Enlightenment 

Brought faith in: 

 

Science - Darwinism

Industrial Revolution

 

Reason (so called)- Secularism - Marxism

Nihilism —> Consumerism —> Scientism

 

Esotericism  - Freemasonry - Occultism - Spiritualism - Eastern mysticism

 

 

Armageddon is Mount Megiddo in northern Israel, situated on an important trade route between Syria and Egypt.

 

Napoleon’s army invaded Jaffa and Acra in Israel.  The sieges didn’t physically take place at Mount Megiddo, but they were close, and located on the same strategic route as Megiddo.

 

“The capture and violent sack of Jaffa the French army under Bonaparte on 7 March 1799 were rapidly followed by an outbreak of bubonic plague which decimated the army.”

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jaffa

 

They lost the siege of Acre in 1799.

Plague had struck the French camp as a result of the desperate condition of the men, and had by now led to the deaths of about 2,000 soldiers.”

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Acre_(1799)

 

 

Celestial and earthly phenomena occurring before and during this time:

 

In August 1797 appeared a comet, which, according to calculations of astronomers, passed near the earth, althogh it was of small apparent magnitude, and seen by few people.

 

The fact of the influence of comets, in raising the waters of the ocean, is well established; and the appearance of a comet in autumn explained the phenomena of the tides.

 

On the 19th of August, a storm and whirlwind in South Prussia tore up forests carried trees along like sheaves of wheat, and levelled several villages.

 

In Rome and Naples happened a most extraordinary tempest on the 25th of September, such as the oldest man could not recollect. It took up men and carried them some distance. The astronomers were consulted and they ascribed it to the approximation of the comet.

 

On the 7th of September, a considerable shock of earthquake was felt in the Western Pyrenees. On the 28th of the month was a volcanic eruption in Guadaloupe; and many earthquakes occurred during the autumn.

 

In February, 1797, South-America was terribly convulsed. Quito and the neighboring provinces suffered, by the destruction of almost every house. Mountains were detached from their stations and rolled against each other, burying villages in ruin. Volcanoes emitted fire, lava, and rivers of water. It is said, that 40,000 inhabitants perished.

 

On the 11th of January 1798 a shock of earthquake was felt in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the neighboring towns, during which appeared to issue from the earth a flame or blaze, like the burning of a chimney.

 

In this month, the severe cold reached the West-Indies, Jamaica.  A small earthquake was felt there in January.

 

In February 1797 also violent earthquakes were experienced on the western coast of Sumatra, in the East-Indies (Webster, Noah).

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seven

 

Time period - to end

Trumpet - 7th

Plague - 7th

 

7th trumpet

Revelation 11:15-19

 

“And the seventh angel sounded; and 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.

And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.”

 

7th plague

Revelation 16:17-21

 

“And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”


 

So this is the last chapter of our civilization’s history. 

 

Based on the previous 6 trumpets and plagues, it is very unlikely the present pandemic is the 7th plague that was poured in the air. 

 

The scenario goes like this:  comet , planetary or solar event, then earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, changes to the magnetosphere, then the illnesses spread.  So far no giant earthquake never before seen, no giant hail.

 

Noah Webster’s accounts of these phenomena are numerous during each time period, some more significant than others.  If anything, this pandemic may be a test for things to come.  

 

The elite secret organizations have studied Revelations more thoroughly than many Christians and are prepared for what is described in Revelations 6:15:

 

“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”

 

They are ready for some future cataclysmic event, a solar event, comet or geomagnetic storm that will devastate the earth’s surface. 

They already have built their bunkers underground and in mountains where they will cower in the end. 

 

But do they have the gumption to attempt avert the effects of the next scheduled cataclysmic event? 

 

https://www.universetoday.com/137383/new-study-proposes-giant-space-based-solar-flare-shield-earth/

 

CERN ‘s Hadron collider:

“The main dipoles generate powerful 8.3 tesla magnetic fields – more than 100,000 times more powerful than the Earth's magnetic field.”

 

https://home.cern/science/engineering/pulling-together-superconducting-electromagnets

 

Bill Gates dimming the sun:

 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a36014979/bill-gates-sun-blocking-experiment-postponed/

 

But despite all their desperate mitigation and preparation they do not know when it will happen.  Neither do we. 

 

Matthew 24:36-44

 

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 

Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Morpheus

 

Thanks for reading it.  🙂

I do think we are living in the last days. 

 

Only using Bible prophecy here: 

 

The book of Daniel is key to Revelations.  

It states there will be 2300 years, from 457BC to 1844 AD, until “the sanctuary is restored.”  This signifies when the judgement of Earth will commence.

 

“Judgement Day” is not a literal day but an era beginning in 1844 AD and continuing through the present to the return of Jesus.  This is when Jesus, our intercessor, is pleading our case to The Ancient of Days, when “the books are opened” and every man, living and dead, is judged according to his life on earth. 

 

So according to Bible prophecy, the 7th church (Laodicea in Rev 3:14) represents our era, the time of judgement.  After the judgement is complete the business concerning the earth is settled.  Jesus can return and claim his kingdom. 

This is why the seventh trumpet and plague will bring the end of our world.  

 

Astrologically speaking, no one can figure out if we are entering, have entered, or are close to the age of Aquarius.  (Which, according to Aristotle, is significant).  The conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn that just occurred:  was it in the house of Aquarius?  No one knows. 

 

And there were comets and there will be another this year, but are they significant to the end of the world?  I’m not equipped to answer.  

 

However I do not believe it will be much longer before the great big earthquake of the seventh plague.  

 

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has goals of colonizing Mars.  

Although a number of rockets have blown up...

 

https://nypost.com/2021/03/31/spacexs-biggest-bangs-a-brief-history-of-elon-musks-exploding-rockets/

 

I believe the end will come before colonization is achieved.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

What do you say to those Christians that don't accept Revelations as divine scripture. The Lutherans for example -

 

Quote

Inspiration
Although many Lutherans today hold less specific views of inspiration, historically, Lutherans affirm that the Bible does not merely contain the Word of God, but every word of it is, because of plenary, verbal inspiration, the direct, immediate word of God.[50] The Apology of the Augsburg Confession identifies Holy Scripture with the Word of God[51] and calls the Holy Spirit the author of the Bible.[52] Because of this, Lutherans confess in the Formula of Concord, "we receive and embrace with our whole heart the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the pure, clear fountain of Israel."[53] The apocryphal books were not written by the prophets nor by inspiration; they contain errors[54] and were never included in the Judean Canon that Jesus used;[55] therefore they are not a part of Holy Scripture.[56]

 

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheranism

 

Quote

Luther Bible
Main articles: Luther Bible, Intertestamental period, and Luther's canon
Martin Luther translated the Bible into German during the early part of the 16th century, first releasing a complete Bible in 1534. 

snip

Luther also expressed some doubts about the canonicity of four New Testament books, although he never called them apocrypha: the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Epistles of James and Jude, and the Revelation to John. He did not put them in a separately named section, but he did move them to the end of his New Testament.[35]

 

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_apocrypha#Luther_Bible

 

 

I was reading up about Ed Gein, a documentary is coming up on TV, seems his mum was a Lutheran and constantly preached to him about how evil the world was and how all women except her were instruments of the devil, he went on to commit unspeakable crimes. Doesn't all this talk about guilt and sin and end times and eternal punishment twist peoples minds somewhat?

 

Quote

Augusta was fervently religious, and nominally Lutheran.[8] She preached to her boys about the innate immorality of the world, the evil of drinking, and her belief that all women (apart from herself) were naturally promiscuous and instruments of the devil. She reserved time every afternoon to read to them from the Bible, usually selecting verses from the Old Testament and Book of Revelation concerning death, murder, and divine retribution.[8]

 

Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein

 

I mean - is this healthy? To influence young minds with such thoughts. My daughter came home crying from school one day, the vicar had told them about Hell in assembly at her primary school, it seriously upset her and scared her, and as I have shown on another thread there may be no basis in scripture for the doctrine of Hell and eternal damnation.

 

I spoke to her and reassured her, but really is all this talk about sin and divine retribution healthy? (Is it even accurate?)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 4/28/2021 at 6:07 PM, pi3141 said:

What do you say to those Christians that don't accept Revelations as divine scripture. The Lutherans for example -

They are free to believe what they choose based on their own interpretations.  Luther was not free from mistakes, neither is anyone.

 

 

On 4/28/2021 at 6:07 PM, pi3141 said:

I was reading up about Ed Gein, a documentary is coming up on TV, seems his mum was a Lutheran and constantly preached to him about how evil the world was and how all women except her were instruments of the devil, he went on to commit unspeakable crimes.

 

On 4/28/2021 at 6:07 PM, pi3141 said:

Augusta was fervently religious, and nominally Lutheran.[8] She preached to her boys about the innate immorality of the world, the evil of drinking, and her belief that all women (apart from herself) were naturally promiscuous and instruments of the devil. She reserved time every afternoon to read to them from the Bible, usually selecting verses from the Old Testament and Book of Revelation concerning death, murder, and divine retribution.[8]

These are twisted folks, twisting the scripture and using it to condemn people and elevate themselves, which is contrary to the teaching of the Bible.  We all are sinners according to the standard, which is the Ten Commandments. 

 

On 4/28/2021 at 6:07 PM, pi3141 said:

I mean - is this healthy? To influence young minds with such thoughts. My daughter came home crying from school one day, the vicar had told them about Hell in assembly at her primary school, it seriously upset her and scared her, and as I have shown on another thread there may be no basis in scripture for the doctrine of Hell and eternal damnation.

 

I spoke to her and reassured her, but really is all this talk about sin and divine retribution healthy? (Is it even accurate?)


I’m glad you righted that situation which was clearly inappropriate.   Just as inappropriate as other garbage circulating in schools, the web and movies.  I agree with you on the subject of hell, that it is not biblical.  
 

 

As far as divine retribution is it healthy?  Yes, if one (grown up) believes the book of Revelation is a valid part of the Bible, even a message from Jesus to John.  It can strengthen one’s faith to know that God has been involved all along and not in some far off distant future.  
 

 It’s a slippery slope to throw out Revelation because then why not throw out Daniel and any other prophetic books?

Is it accurate?  I wouldn’t know where to begin to look to answer skeptics.  It seems a skeptic, no matter what one argues will never be satisfied, just as a believer, no matter how much their beliefs are contradicted will still believe. 

  
 


 


 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...