Welcome to Thus Say the Prophets! The Revelation of Navi Y'shua
By John of AllFaith © 9.25.09 (last update: 10.24.2012)
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We pray to HaShem, the Holy One of Israel, to fill our hearts with wisdom and understanding as we continue this study into the Revelation of our chief rabbi, Navi Y'shua.
The Opening of the Seventh Sealed ScrollRevelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
As I have noted a few times now, if the prophecies make sense literally we do well to take them that way! This is war and Melekh Y'shua is attacking the enemy: the Rebellion. He is demonstrating the deception of the Rex Mundi and showing that he is in the power possition, not the New World Order. Much can be learned and inferred from each of these events however its important to first and foremost accept them as they are presented. This battles are coming as written as haMoshiach attacks and counterattacks Rex Mundi and prepares for the implementation of his Theocratic Kingdom.
Recall this verse from before: Revelation 6:8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades [Sheol: the grave] followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him.
The attacks and counter-attacks now being described follow the appearence of this rider. The percentages cited here and elsewhere are best understood as percentages of what remains from previous events, not of the initial total. To clarify, this "third" is a third of the remaining three quarters. But again, these figures are probably a bit general and should not be taken to mean that just because an area was hit once it wont be hit again. This is why the people hide in the caves and seek death. Uncertainty abounds. The world has now entered its most chaotic period in history, the Great Tribulation. Of this period Navi Y'shua warned: "Unless those days should be shortened, no flesh would survive. But for the sake of the chosen ones [i.e. the Jews], those days will be shortened" (Matt 24:22).
It has been said, and doubtless correctly, that these attacks will be targeted by both sides in this struggle. Those living in areas where the majority of people embrace the Rex Mundi will probably be harder hit by Moshiach's attacks than those living in areas where more people side with haMoshiach and vice versa. This chaos will be worldwide however in any case. It is likely that those who heed the Voice of God may receive warnings to take cover etc but this is suposition. In war calataral damage is unavoidable. To be clear, there are no guarantees and most people are not going to survive these Seven Years. When all is complete over 3/4 of the population that enter into the Seven Years will perish regardless of the sides they align with. However, those who side with HaShem His anointed melekh will do so with the blessings of HaShem and enter into the Thousand Year Reign of Y'shua haMelekh. Nonetheless those living in the cities, those living in areas that show more philosophical tolerance and support for New World Order than other areas, those areas where self-sufficiency at least on a survival level is not feasible, may wish to seriously consider relocated while that is still possible. We must keep a balanced perspective concerning these things of course.
The Second Shofar/Trumpet
Revelation 8:8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood,
8:9 and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.
There is every reason to take these prophecies literally as witten. Throughout history humankind has demonstrated its lack of regard for the Earth. Humans were placed here to be caretakers of the planet (Gen. 2:15) but instead they chose to exploit and abuse it. Now the Earth is being devastated for the third time so that the Kingdom of HaShem can be established on purified ground. Much of what the Kingdom inhabitants will be doing during the early period will be cleaning up after the devastation.
These devastations will vast and almost beyond comprehension, however a slight adjustment in our thinking may help us understand what is being done. Think of a global Churnoble, or the world like Berlin as Hitler fell. We have seen death and destruction on a wide scale before... but this will be beyond anything we have ever known.
The Earth belong to HaShem.
Lucifer challenged that humanity would prefer to handle its own affairs under his leadership as we've discussed. HaShem granted Lucifer control of the Earth within certain limitations. Humans have always been free to obey God or follow Lucifer. What we have done with this freedom has settled the accusation. The end result of such freedom is the eventual enslavement of humanity and ultimately the destruction of life on the planet. THIS freedom will be lost for those who receive the coming Mark of the Beast! They will be enslaved by its power as we'll discuss later. Humanity has willingly and with knowledge surrendered its freedom time and time again, as the United States currently is. That too is our choice.
By human apathy, greed and collusion Lucifer became the "god of this world" (II Corinthians 4:4 ). When Lucifer offered to make Y'shua ruler of the Earth he was serious! He had that ability! Our Rebbe however always seeks harmony with HaShem and His Will.Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took him [Rebbe Y'shua] to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. 4:9 He said to him, "I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me."
4:10 Then Y'shua said to him, "Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.'"
Lucifer could make this offer because HaShem had previously empowered him to do so! Lucifer can do what we agree to. The only reason we are not living in Paradise is because we have not chosen Derech HaShem (the Way of God).
II Corinthians 4:3 Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
4:4 in whom the god of this world has blinded...
GOD is all powerful! He reigns supreme! And yet He gives us freedom by His Will. Even as we can disobey GOD we can disobey Lucifer! We choose! We tend to choose the poorly.
So, Lucifer is the god of this world. The achievements and evils of the world attest to his rule and to human complicity! Now Moshiach is clearing away the brush in order to establish the Kingdom of HaShem.
Under the theocratic administration of Moshiach the inhabitants of Earth will rebuild human civilization upon godly principles with justice. What is happening in these verses is the destruction of the old world and the foundation of the new.
The Third Shofar/TrumpetRevelation 8:10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on one third of the rivers, and on the springs of the waters. 8:11 The name of the star is called "Wormwood." One third of the waters became wormwood. Many people died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
The English word wormwood is used to refer to various plants. Here the word is apsinthos and almost certainly refers to absinthe, an anise-flavored herb extracted from the flowers and leaves of the Artemisia absinthium plant. When this herb is distilled it sometimes known as "la fée verte" (the Green Fairy). Drinking small amounts will give one a nice "high" and quench thirst, however more than that and one becomes quite sick and may even die.
Humanity has abused diverse drugs throughout its history. Now a third of the fresh water sources on the planet will become a highly intoxicating beverage in punishment and testing! Some will drink but a bit to quench their thirst or seek out uncontaminated water sources, but others, seeking an escape from the many woes or enjoying the intoxication for its own sake, will gorge themselves on the drug and become quite drunk and then violently ill. Recall the situation of those living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the United States dropped nuclear bombs on civilian target there. Many of the survivors spoke of their almost uncontrollable thirst. Countless people who had survived the initial U.S. bombing rushed into the rivers and streams drinking deeply of the radioactive waters. Those who were wise suffered from their intense thirst but only drank enough to survive. History repeats. Many will go further insane under its influence and many more will die from the absinthe-tainted waters.
The Fourth Shofar/TrumpetRevelatiion 8:12 The fourth angel sounded, and one third of the sun was struck, and one third of the moon, and one third of the stars; so that one third of them would be darkened, and the day wouldn't shine for one third of it, and the night in the same way.
8:13 I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe! Woe! Woe for those who dwell on the earth, because of the other voices of the shofars of the three angels, who are yet to sound!"
We could set forth several interesting and frightening possible senerios here! For example, NASA has publically stated that they are considering nuking the Moon! What would be the result of such an act? With fires raging out of control across the planet imagine the smoke and how massive fires can block the sun! Our text however gives few details as to why this happens. I assume that this will be an action by Moshiach as stated regardless of possible contributing factors.
Here Ends Chapter Eight.
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