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.
John is told:9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
The Sixth Shofar/Trumpet: The Second Woe9:13 The sixth angel sounded. I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar which is before God,
9:14 saying to the sixth angel, the one with the shofar, "Free the four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates!"
These four angels are demons, fallen angels. With this act Melekh Y'shua, the commander and chief of HaShem's armies, will be paving the way for the armies of East (China and the Eastern Alliance of Global Union) to engage in the upcoming battle.
As discussed in more detail later in this book of prophecy, during the second half of the Tribulation Period many of those countries that embraced the Novus Ordo Seclorum ("New Order of the Ages") or Global Union will turn against the "Great Leader" later. Seeing the true nature and intent of the global despot and his vulnerabilities to the ongoing assaults of haMoshiach and his forces, they will take advange of his weaknesses. An alliance of three globalist unions (China, Russia and al Ikhwan: the Egypian based Muslim Brotherhood) will gather their forces in Har Megiddo, better known as the Jezreel Valley.
HaMoshiach has a difficult task for many reasons! Humanity must be free to chart its own course however left alone this would lead to global anihilation. Therefore to save the Jewish people -- and through them all life on the planet -- as our Rebbe notes at Matthew 24:22, he must manipulate events so that humanity chooses to follow the course that will ensure our survival and the eventual establishment of the Theocratic Kingdom.
As we will discuss in due course, the prophecy states::Revelation 16:16 He gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew, Har-Megiddo.
Of Angels and Demons
We need to better understand the nature and relationships of celestial and terrestrial existence. When physically embodied beings like humans want something we reach out with our hands and grasp it. When spirit beings like angels and demons want something they reach out with their minds and energies. Human beings have similar abilities innately however due to our darkened consciousness in the Olam Habba (the present world conditions) few are aware of this potential and fewer still are able to utilize it. Those who do often abuse it.
In our present fallen condition we have serious limitations as to our ability to interact with the spirit planes of existence. Likewise because of our lowered vibratory rates non-material beings are limited (largely for our protection) in their ability to interact with the physical planes. These two realms of existence are interconnected but exist as separate realms of reality. The two realms will be unified following the final 1000 years of the Age, however until then these limitations will exist.
When we speak of angels and demons we do well to understand that we are speaking of beings that operate under very different rules and paradigms than most humans. Although they wield tremendous power compared to our present state, these abilities are limited by HaShem to protect our free will. These beings must inspire or tempt us by invoking yetzer tov and/or yetzer ra (i.e. our innate impulses towards the Light and/or the Dark). Those who continually cling to yetzer tov can more easily resist the temptations of the Adversary while those who are motivated by yetser ra, by greed and seeming self interests are more easily led astray. The influences of the Adversary (i.e the negative spiritual forces in whatever form they appear) are typically far more subtle than most people imagine.
When material beings want something they plan how to effect or manipulate the physical realities to acquire it. If we need money we get a job and save, or we rob a bank, or we create a better widget etc. Knowing we will be hungry we plant a garden, go shopping and so on. Similarly (but under different laws and conditions) spirit beings manipulate the non-material realities to bring about the conditions they want (Ephesians 6:11).
During the final seven years of the age much that was previously hidden will be revealed. As humanity rejects Torah and embraces the Novis Ordo Seclorum the non-material combatants in the ongoing war will be allowed to manifest their abilities more and more plainly that lines may be clearly seen by all.
As this outflowing of Darkness builds the 144,000 Israelites and the Great Multitude of Goyim who serve haMoshiach will likewise be empowered to perform amazing feats for the glory and HaShem. Prophet Joel speaks of this time when predicts:Joel 2:28 "It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
and your sons and your daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will dream dreams.
Your young men will see visions.
2:29 And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days,
I will pour out my Spirit.
Now, according to our current text, the Voice arose from the "horns of the alter." This signifies divine power was behind the command. In other words, HaShem is personally calling forth this next action directly!
The number "four" here may literally mean four specific fallen angels or it may mean the totality (foursquare) of this band of demons. The result will be the same. The combined armies of China and the Eastern Union will arise and attack Jerusalem, the then seat of the global despot's power.
We continue:Revelation 9:15 The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them.
I stated above that John's estimates of the destruction is best read as indicating his perceptions rather than as literal percentages in some cases. For instance he says all the grass was burnt up but then says a chapter later not to harm the remaining grass.
Here however he says he heard the number of these soldiers as they cross the Euphrates as being two hundred million. We should therefore take this number literally.
These Chinese forces, led/inspired by the fallen angels who had been kept for this event, are going to be responsible for the death of 1/3 of the remaining surviors on the planet!Revelation 9:17 Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.
9:18 By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.
9:19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they harm.
9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.
9:21 They didn't repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.
This Second Woe (8:13) occurs within the second half of the Tribulation.
The Prophetic Timeline Clarified
As explained previously, the Times of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24) will end with a final seven year period. During the first half of the period (known as "the Tribulation") Rex Mundi, the coming global despot, will appear to be a good if somewhat harsh ruler "riding a white horse."
At the midpoint of these seven years however he will commit a grievous sin that will estrange many people. This blasphemous act will take place in Jerusalem and is known prophetically as the Abomination of Desolation. Master Y'shua references this event here:Mark 13:14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains...
We will discuss this abomination in depth later on. For now, the commission of this abominable act will include his placing a worshipable image of himself in the Holy of Holies of the newly rebuild Jerusalem Temple "where it ought not to be."
When this desecration happens the second half of the final seven years will begin (this second half is known as "the Great Tribulation").
In response to this abomination the Global Union foundations of the Novus Ordo Seclorum will teeter. Someone, almost certainly a devout Jew who will have been deceived by Rex Mundi, will assassinate him (with a deadly wound to the head). The global master will lie in state in Jerusalem for three and a half days and then rise from the dead (Rebbe Y'shua advises that we pray this does not occur on a Sabbath at Matthew 24:20). During the ensuing chaos various governmental powers previously loyal to the global government will take advantage of the chaos and rebel.
These events are all directly related and we need to keep the timeline clearly in mind as we continue our studies.
In these verses we are reading of the massive deployment of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). Currently there are 2.3 million active duty soldiers in the PLA. There are 660,000 personnel serving in the People's Armed Police (PAP), and another 1.2 - 1.5 million in the reserve forces and Chinese militia (Source). The PLA will draft all able-bodied citizens (currently China's population is approximately 1,263,000,000), under the demonic leadership of these "four angels" by overshadowing and possession. This massive army will doubtless be accompanied by the types of incarnate demons we discussed previously. These forces will stream across the Euphrates River (thanks in part to the dams that were built several years ago but possibly also by haMoshiach parting the waters for them as Moshe avinu did with the Red Sea for the Hebrews). Their military destination will be Jerusalem and the Battle of Armageddon as we well discuss in due time. Along the way however this massive army will slaughter around a third of the humans as it seeks to establish its own global rule. As before, whether this will literally be another third of the people on Earth or a third of those they encounter, we're talking millions if not billions of people slautered as the forces of China make their way to Jerusalem.
And remember, while this is going other armies will be activating as well in the Russian Steps and throughout Islamic Ummah lands.
As previously covered, once Rex Mundi appears on the scene most people will decide where they will stand. By this point the majority of people will have already received the Mark of the Beast but now their faith in him will be waning. Confusion, doubt, fear and anger will motivate some to rebellion, some to hide in despair and others to go insane.
For all who accept this Mark repentance will be impossible. They will have surrendered their free will and some of them will be utilized into vast armies standing and dieing in the service of the Beast. The language used in verses like this one seems absolute: "the rest of mankind... didn't repent..." and it may well be. But again, if you remember nothing else from this study remember this: IF you sincerely repent God WILL accept you even at this late point. Although for those who receive the Mark such repentence will be impossible.
While idol worship is always a serious issue in the Bible, the case here concerns the idols of the Beast and his worship rather than idols of the past.
Under the New Nicolaitan Universal Religion (Babylon the Great) all worship other than that directed to Rex Mundi will be illegal and severely persecuted. The coming False Prophet (the Pope of the New Universal Religion) will institute the worship of idols of the Rex Mundi as we will see as this study continues. These are the idols being specifically condemned here.
Willingly decieved humanity will consider that their Living God is being attacked by the "evil Jews." Seeing the Great Multitude of Gentiles, perhaps especially those former Nicene Christians who "stubbornly refused to embrace Jesus when he returned" (i.e. as Rex Mundi) the worshippers of the Beast will curse them all the more, believing they do God a service!
Upon witnessing the Abomination of Desolation, once the Jews who heed Rebbe Y'shua's warning flee to Petra and escape (Matthew 24:17), the loyalists of Babylon the Great and the Global Union military will zealously support hunting down and murdering such "infidels" (i.e. all who refuse to worship Rex Mundi) as described at Revelation chapter 12 (as we will discuss there in more detail).
The faith of these Globalist Luciferians will only increase as the various plagues, woes and so on intensify.
Next we will parenthetically return to the opening of the Seven Seals.
Here ends chapter nine of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua.
Next: Navi John reads from the Little Book.
Continue with Chapter Ten of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua
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