Michi713 Posted April 5, 2021 Share Posted April 5, 2021 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. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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