The first four of seven trumpets sounded in Revelation 8. Those four trumpets were warnings of the events that would happen if man continued to rebel against God and refused to repent of their sins and seek the Lord Jesus Christ. In Revelation 9 the 5th trumpet will sound as the final warning trumpet before these woes are carried out. These first five trumpets are trumpets of God’s mercy, and grace as five is the number of God’s grace in the Word of God. This fifth and final warning trumpet is a more specific warning than the first four trumpets. It would appear that God is making His warning clearer and His plea with man more urgent as He now gives the specifics of who and how these plagues on mankind will be carried out.
It is important to keep in mind that all the trumpets are warning trumpets. Many people believe the 5th, 6th, and 7th trumpets to be war or woe trumpets, but this is not the case. It is the seals that unleash all the terrible events of which the trumpets warn. Our Lord does not unleash on mankind the events described in Revelation 8 and 9 until after the 6th trumpet sounds. As you will read in verse 14, it is only after the 6th trumpet that the four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates are released. These four evil angels will be the ones responsible for unleashing these woes on mankind; they will inflict the death and destruction warned of by the first five trumpets.
Chapter 9 of Revelation presents us with a more detailed description of the leaders, armies, and religion that carry out the events described in Revelation 8. It is the revealing of Islam 500 years before its unleashing on an unsuspecting world. The leaders of the religion and armies of Revelation 8 and 9 are the four evil angels, which are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Revelation 6. These four angels are the first three heads or leaders of Islam together with the last one, which was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS. He was the king (Khalifa) of the returned Babylonian Empire until he fled his domain and lost his Caliphate in October of 2017. It is the identifying of these four evil angels that allow us to finally understand many of the mysteries of the book of Revelation.
Revelation 9:1 (KJV)
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.
The fifth angel sounds, and a star falls from heaven to the earth. This star is not the same star that fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters in Revelation 8:10. If you read the chapter on Revelation 8, you know that when you fall upon someone in Bible terminology, it means you cause their death or in other words, you kill them. This star did not fall upon or kill anyone. This star simply made the trip from heaven to earth. However, this star is the very same angel spoken of in Revelation 8:3. In chapter 8 He is called another angel that had the golden sensor and was given much incense and offered up the prayers of the saints upon the golden altar that is before God. Yes this star is also our humble Lord and Savior Jesus Christ fulfilling another one of His many roles. How can we know this? The key to knowing the identity of this star who opened the bottomless pit is the key itself.
Revelation 1:18 (KJV)
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
This verse gives a clear description of our Lord Jesus Christ and then tells us that He is the one that has the keys of hell and of death. This chapter of Revelation is full of both! Further proof that the star this verse refers to is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is in the very next verse.
Revelation 9:2 (KJV)
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.
Revelation chapter 5 tells us that the only one that is capable of opening the book with the seven seals is Jesus Christ.
Revelation 5:5 (KJV)
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
The opening of the bottomless pit is the opening of the first seal of Revelation 6, which is the Rider of the White horse. The chapter on Revelation 6 revealed the rider of the White Horse was Mohamed, the false profit of whom Christ warned us would one day come. When Christ opened the pit, an enormous amount of smoke discharged into the air. This event would not sit well with current day ecologists that are so worried about global warming and air pollution. However, it is not a fire produced smoke to which this verse refers. This smoke is the type of smoke that all people should indeed be focused on because this smoke is far deadlier than smoke caused by fires or chemicals. This smoke is responsible for killing more people than any other smoke in history, and this smoke is killing more people every day. This smoke refers to the evil, lies, and deception that were released into the world by the teachings of the false profit Mohamed. Smoke is a metaphor for evil, lies, deceit, and anything else that would block out the light, which is a metaphor for truth. Thus, the sun and air represent the sound teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is the sun and the air that maintain a good healthy life while smoke dims the light and can block out the sun and even kill a person if the smoke is thick enough. This analogy is a very accurate depiction of what Islam REALLY is and what it has brought to the world.
Revelation 9:3 (KJV)
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.
The locusts in this verse is obviously a metaphor because locusts do not have power as the scorpions of the earth, and they are incapable of doing the other things described in this chapter. A little research is required to find out who these locusts are because the locusts mentioned in the Bible do sometimes refer to the actual locusts. However, there are also verses that describe the Arab people (Arab means mixed) as grasshoppers.
Judges 6:5 (KJV)
For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
Note: Notice that even in the days before David and Solomon, the Arabs were destroyers.
Judges 7:12 (KJV)
And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
What is the difference between a locust and a grasshopper? Not very much at all. When in smaller groups they are called grasshoppers, but when they swarm in large groups, they are called locusts. So the inference here is that there are now a whole lot more of them since they now qualify as locusts. In small groups they are an irritant, but in larger populations they are called locusts and are quite dangerous. What makes them dangerous? Their members will kill the body, and their religion will destroy the soul.
The comparison between locusts and grasshoppers in this verse is yet another accurate depiction of Islam. When they make up a small part of the population as grasshoppers, the problem is manageable, but when their numbers grow, and they begin to swarm as locust, the bigger a problem they become. Just look to Britain, France, Sweden, and Germany; or any other non-Muslim country experiencing fast growth among their Muslim population. If they had spent some time studying the Word of God, they would have known they were aiding and abetting in their own destruction and death. They would have known they were inviting into their house the Kingdom of Iron that breaks and subdues all things.
“And unto them was given power,” This tells us it is God who is allowing them to have this power, as God has the power to stop them whenever He sees fit since He is the one that is in total control.
“As the scorpions of the earth have power” Scorpions have a power that most venomous reptiles do not have. They are able to meter the amount of poison they inject into their prey. Their venom is a neurotoxin that acts on the nervous system. In lesser amounts, it will incapacitate the victim so that he is not able to mount any defense. The same neurotoxin in larger quantities will kill the victim. The scorpion will usually only inject enough poison to render their prey defenseless because they prefer to keep some in reserve not knowing what other dangers or prey may lurk just around the corner.
This power to only inject as much poison as they choose to is indicative of Muslims during the time of their conquering armies. They injected Sharia Law (Poison) in the way that best suited them. Some of their captives wanted to convert to Islam, but they were not allowed to if it did not suit their Muslim master’s needs. If your religion is genuinely a good thing and has brought many blessings to you, what kind of person would stop another from joining them in their beliefs because they wanted them to be their slaves?
The reality here is that Islam will kill you in two of two different ways. That is not a typo; Islam will kill you in two of two different ways. They will hold you with their pincers and inject you with their nerve numbing venom and poisonous doctrines (smoke) incrementally until you succumb to their lies and convert to Islam. Or, you will be forced to convert to Islam or be given the lethal dosage when you have your head cut off. In other words, you may convert to Islam and die an eternal spiritual death, or you can refuse to convert to Islam and die a physical death; which would be the wiser of the two choices. Either way, it proves that Islam is not the religion of peace; it is the religion of death. What our Lord reveals to us in the following verses will prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Revelation 9:4 (KJV)
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.
It should come as no surprise that Islam is an ecologically correct religion. The ways of Satan are consistent and not too difficult to see when one takes a close look at the world around us. Muslims, much like the other godless people that call themselves progressives and atheists, worship and give much attention to God’s creation when it suits their need, but totally ignore the Great Creator who created all these marvelous wonders.
“But only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads” Make sure you read this correctly as it states they were only to hurt the men that did not have the seal of God in their foreheads. If you were not a Christian or a Jew, your choices were to convert to Islam or die. As was just stated, even if you agreed to convert to Islam, you may not be allowed to convert if a Muslim master preferred to keep you as a slave, which shows the complete hypocrisy of Islam.
Christians and Jews were allowed to live if they paid a jizya tax. It was basically a bribe you paid to your Muslim masters for allowing you to live. Even after paying this hefty tax, they still considered and treated them as 3rd class citizens. Christians and Jews were not allowed to speak of their faith to anyone, and they were deemed to be unclean. If a Muslim was walking on the same side of the street as the Jew or Christian, the Jew or Christian had to cross over to the other side of the street. Treatment such a this demonstrates how Muslims consider themselves superior to non-Islamic people, and it shows a total lack of compassion for those that are not Muslim.
Revelation 9:5 (KJV)
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.
This verse is further clarification of the last part of verse 4. Verse 5 is still referring to the Christians and Jews that had the seal of God in their foreheads of which the Muslims were not supposed to kill. This verse is stating that even though they should not kill them, they were to torment them for five months. Torment in the 1913 Webster Dictionary is “Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.” Again, Bible prophecy is based upon the 1 day = 1 year scale, so five months would be 5 x 30 = 150 years. The beginning of this five-month (150 yr.) period is made known in Matthew 24.
Matthew 24:15-16, 21 (KJV) 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, (Dome of the Rock) spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
The verse above is yet another end-times Bible prophecy that uses the setting up of the Muslim temple Dome of the Rock as the starting point of a prophecy. The basis for using this as the beginning date is the connection between the torment and torture of Rev. 9:5 and the “great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time” of Matthew 24:15-21. That makes the starting date of this prophecy 688 A.D. and the ending date 838 A.D.
Islam spread by greed and the sword, and it spread quite rapidly. As is apparent to anyone that knows anything about Islam, the word tolerance is not in its vocabulary. In its early years, if you were not part of the Arab elites, you were at their mercy, and you could not hold any position of power. So if you were the Egyptian mayor of Cairo and lived in Cairo all your life, when the Muslims invaded and took control of Egypt, you could hold no position with any power, even if you joyfully converted to Islam. Yes, even those who converted to Islam found themselves trapped in a lower class that enjoyed little if any freedoms. Remember, Islam means to submit, which pretty much describes Islamic life.
As Islam spread and the land area it controlled became larger and larger, this became a real problem because there were not enough Arab elites to go around. Like all forms of government, where the power over many, is wielded by only a few, the only way the few manage to stay in power is by dominating the population. They must keep the people ignorant and poor to maintain control over them. Some of the means they used to force their will on the people is by humiliation and torture. They tell you Allah is merciful, but there are almost 1400 years of history that says his religion is not.
“And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man” This confirms the conditions explained in the previous paragraphs. When a scorpion strikes, the victim immediately feels an extremely intense pain. The neurotoxin then begins to take effect, and the victim is left defenseless. The victim is at the total mercy of the scorpion, and just like Islam, scorpions have no mercy.
Revelation 9:6 (KJV)
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
One could interpret this verse in at least two different ways, and both of them would be credible. In other words, it could relate to physical death, or it may relate to spiritual death or even both. Remember Jesus, (whose revelation this is) referred to physical death as sleeping. This verse points out something we touched on earlier. It points out some real hypocrisy in Islam that is seldom discussed and will probably be denied by most Muslims. During the early rapid expansion of Islam, many people wanted to convert to Islam but were not allowed to by their Muslim masters. Just as in Islam today, people that are not Muslim are considered infidels and therefore regarded as second or third class citizens who have no rights in Islamic civilization. It is only natural that the conquered people that did not put their trust in the God of the Bible would want to convert to Islam if only to improve their social standing and obtain a better life. They tried to convert to Islam, but they were not allowed to because their Muslim overlords preferred to keep them as their slaves. They denied others the supposed joy serving Allah brings to satisfy their selfish wants. Thus men wanted to die a spiritual death by converting to Islam, but it was not allowed.
It is important to keep in mind the preceding verses spoke of those with the seal of God in their forehead being protected from physical death by the hands of their Muslim overlords. This verse would indicate that since the Muslim overlords could not kill them, instead, they were tortured both physically and mentally. For a person to prefer physical death rather than life the torture must have been intolerable and the people inflicting it without mercy.
Revelation 9:7 (KJV)
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 the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle” This verse provides us with even more verification that we have correctly identified the participants in this chapter of Revelation. These locusts are riding horses into battle. Whenever our Lord uses “like unto,” it is precisely what He means and more than likely it is “like unto” in more ways than you can name. In this case, these locusts were riding horses prepared unto battle. The horses prepared unto battle should not be overlooked because our Lord is giving us information that separates the Muslim Armies from the armies of the rest of the world. The Muslims were among the first armies to use the saddle when fighting. The saddle provided the horse’s rider greater stability that was a significant advantage during battle. The Muslims were known for their superior horsemanship as well as their swords. This verse does not at all describe the armies of the Roman Empire or its troops, but it does describe the conquering Muslim armies that were famous for the hit and run tactics they used to subdue larger foes in battle.
It is also important to note and to make the connection between these horses and the four horses mentioned in Revelation 6, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. The fact that horses keep coming up in the prophecies of Revelation is not by coincidence. The other kingdoms of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream were not known for their horsemanship, but the Islamic armies were known for their horsemanship as well as the sword and swordsmanship.
“On their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men” This plainly says that these are men that are wearing golden-colored crowns. It is important to note here that the original word for crowns in this verse is the Greek word Stephanos, which means to twist or wreathe about the head, which is the perfect description of a Muslim turban. Here we have another connection between these armies and the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Stephanos is the exact word used in Revelation 6:3 when describing the type of crown worn by the rider of the white horse. As you previously read, the rider of the white horse was Mohamed, who is further proof the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are leaders of Islam. The absolute, indisputable proof comes later in verse 15.
Revelation 9:8 (KJV)
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
“And they had hair as the hair of women,” The previous verse told us their faces were as the faces of men, but now we are being told they had hair as the hair of women. Just as the long hair of a woman flows down from the top of their heads, the long hair of a Muslim man flows down from his face and chin. Muslim men wear beards because Mohamed wore a beard. In most, if not all the Islamic terror groups, such as the Taliban, a beard is not an option, it’s a requirement.
“Their teeth were as the teeth of lions” The lion does not use his teeth to rip apart his victim; he uses them to apply pressure to the victim’s throat until it suffocates. The pressure was and is applied to non-Muslim people to convert to Islam, and when that pressure is the threat of death, it is extreme pressure. And just as the lion, once he sinks his teeth into your neck, there is no escape, you’re going to have to make a decision. Once Muslims conquered, the conquered peoples were forced to take on their language, customs, and their religion; thus suffocating the conquered peoples and almost insuring that Islam would never lose control of that land. If by chance, they were to lose control of an area, the Quran teaches that they must continue fighting until they get it back.
Revelation 9:9 (KJV)
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 breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron” The breastplates of iron description is given here so one can connect it to the fourth kingdom mentioned in Daniel 2:40. Also, one of the great miracles of Islam involves iron. Muslims believe it was Allah who revealed to Mohamed that meteorites contain iron which is useful for making weapons of war such as these breastplates.
“Breastplates of iron” could also show the spiritual state of this army. The breastplate protects the heart, and iron is one of the hardest metals which would indicate these soldiers had impenetrable hearts. Nothing that could help or turn the hardened hearts of these soldiers would be able to get through.
Daniel 2:40 (KJV)
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
Yes, the 4th kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the kingdom of iron; is not the empire of the Romans, it is the empire of the Muslims. Just as was stated in the description of the last verse, when Muslims conquered an area, they subdued all things. Your language, religion, laws, culture, and government became theirs. Neither the Roman nor any of the previous empires subdued all these things.
“And the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle” Wings in the Bible is a metaphor for armies.
Isaiah 8:8 (KJV)
And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
We are still talking about locusts here, so their wings (Arab/Moslem armies) make a very distinct sound which makes them very easy to identify. They can be easily identified by the sound of their horses and chariots constantly attacking (running to battle) where ever they go. Again, this is a very accurate description of the Muslim armies which consisted predominately of light cavalry. They were archers on horses also armed with swords and knives. The mobility of the Muslim forces on horses was their greatest asset against their enemies. They would continually attack the enemy at its weakest point and then retreat quickly. They repeated this hit and run tactic until they sufficiently wore down the enemy enough to defeat them with a sustained full-frontal attack.
Revelation 9:10 (KJV)
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
The tail of the scorpion is lifted up over the main body of the scorpion; this would indicate a position of power. The last part of the verse confirms this by saying, “their power was to hurt men five months.” Just like the previous five months of verse 5, these five months would be another 150-year length of time. However, these five months are different than the five months previously mentioned. Remember, Islam has dominated and controlled people for almost 1400 years. Given this long length of Islamic dominance over so many, with the first five months referring to torture and the second five months to hurt, they must be denoting to two different segments of time.
We used Matthew 24 to reveal the beginning of the first five-month period when there was greater tribulation than there had ever been before or would ever be again. That referred to the 150 years after the building of the Muslim temple Dome of the Rock when Islam exploded on the world stage; spreading their religion of Allah approved killing, raping, and plundering across Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was during this period that Muslim Armies were almost unstoppable.
In regards to the second 150 year period when they were to hurt men five months, it is a little easier to know. In an article written by Josiah Litch concerning Revelation 9, he states this last 150 year period represented the period from 1299 A.D. to 1449 A.D. during the establishment and expansion of the Muslim Ottoman Empire. It was during this period the Turks were engaged in 150 years of perpetual war with the Greeks but were not able to conquer them. Then in 1449, John Paleologus, the Greek emperor, died with no children to inherit his throne. Constantine Deacozes succeeded in it, but he would not ascend to the throne without the consent of Amurath, the Turkish Sultan. This, in essence, made the Greeks subjects of the Ottoman throne and thus ended the 150 years of hurt.
This scenario is confirmed when you take into consideration the context of the following verse and its reference to Apollyon in the Greek language.
Revelation 9:11 (KJV)
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 can also confirm the second five-month period by the first seven words of this verse; “And they had a king over them.” The reason for this is that up to this point in time of Islamic conquest, there were multiple Muslim armies and leaders, who would often quarrel with each other. There was no uniformity in leadership, and there was no single leader or position of power.
“Which is the angel of the bottomless pit” The angel of the bottomless pit, according to Isaiah 14 is Lucifer, son of the morning. In chapter 2 you learned that the son of the morning was the brightest object in the sky before sunrise. The brightest objects in the predawn skies are the moon and the morning star; both of which were worshiped as gods by ancient heathens and both of which are symbols you find on top of every Islamic Mosque and the flag of every Muslim nation. Also, keep in mind the connection between Lucifer and the King of Babylon.
This verse tells us when and who it is talking about in these ways:
- The Ottoman Empire consolidated the Muslim controlled lands under one king, and this verse states and they had a king over them. This information tells us the verse is speaking of the Ottoman Empire which is the mountain that is not yet come of Revelation 17:10.
- The beginning date of the Ottoman Empire is 1299.
- This verse tells us what his name will be in both Hebrew and Greek. Remember, Biblical names are not just a name; they are a description or characteristic of the subject. This leader will be called Destroyer.
- Our Lord gave us the name in Greek as a hint to point to the people and time we would need to look at to find the solution to the meanings of His prophecy.
Revelation 13:2b (KJV) And the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, (the powers given to the four horsemen which God allowed) and his seat, (Turkey – Ottoman Empire) and great authority. (Authority over all that is Muslim)
The actual meanings of the words Abaddon and Apollyon in the original Hebrew and Greek are Destroyer or Destroying Angel. The translation to Destroyer in both these examples is an extremely accurate description of Islam. Anytime Muslims conquer a people or area, they destroy everything that does not fit into the ideology of Islam. The first thing that ISIS did after moving into Iraq was to destroy irreplaceable artifacts that were thousands of years old. However, they did not destroy them all. In keeping with the authentic traditions started by Mohamed, they sold any artifacts they could sell for a good deal of money to help finance the war effort.
However, the reason Christ gave us the same name in two different languages is to let us know we will be able to recognize this Islamic Man of Sin because he will be called the Destroyer in a third language. Below is an exact news clip taken directly from a Fox News article published on November 3, 2014 titled “The Good News that Nobody Knows.” (The author had no idea just how right he was!) It reveals what this third language is along with other tidbits that help to verify the identity of this Man of Sin.
“They are cognizant that ISIS (known as “Da’esh” – “to crush” or “the destroyer” – in Arabic) propaganda promotes al-Baghdadi as the “messiah” who will save Sunni Islam from Shiite domination by the Ayatollahs in Tehran, the Alawite al-Assad dynasty in Damascus, and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon.”
This news clip does everything accept just come out and tell us that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIS and Khalifa of Islam is Satan in the Flesh, the Man of Sin, the Lawless One, and the King of Babylon of whom the Word of God has foretold us. The one who practically all Christendom refers to as Antichrist.
This article calls Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the Destroyer as well as the Messiah. If Islam is antichrist; that means the Muslim Messiah would be Antichrist, which is opposite or opposed to Christ. Jesus Christ is the Messiah; He was not a destroyer or a murderer. He was and is and always will be the complete opposite of Islam and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The fact that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi perfectly fits every description of the Destroyer given in the Word of God; coupled with the fact they even refer to him as Messiah is a wakeup call to all of Christendom. A wakeup call that Christendom will not hear just as Matthew 25:5 warned us: “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.”
Revelation 9:12 (KJV)
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
Webster’s 1913 Unabridged English Dictionary defines woe as: “grief, sorrow, misery, heavy calamity, a curse, and a malediction. Woe is used in denunciation, and in exclamations of sorrow.”
There could not be a better description of what Mohamed and Islam have brought upon this world since its early beginnings way back in 622 A.D. We cannot say we were not warned of all this as the Bible has warned us of this as far back as 600 B.C. in the writings of Daniel. It should be evident to all that understand this by now that our Lord has indeed given us a complete accounting of the “things to come.” Once again the problem is not that God did not warn us, the problem is that we have not listened.
The 6th Trumpet Sounds
For some time now, there have been many debates as to what the seven trumpets are and what their relationship is with the seven seals. With the Lord’s revealing who the four angels really are and what the prophetic periods of an hour, a day, a month, and a year, actually are; it is now possible to know and understand the relationship between the trumpets and the seals. Furthermore, because the solution of this prophecy directly points to the Feast of Tabernacles, all the non-rehearsal Feasts of the Lord are now made known to us in the book of Revelation. It now becomes easier to define and understand the meanings of the metaphors and events surrounding the sounding of the trumpets. You will also see how Revelation 6 connects with Revelations 8 and 9. There is so much information revealed in these chapters that even the most persistent end times European Union Conspiracy Theory believer is going to be forced to reconsider their theory; that is if they have any interest at all in the truth.
The reason for this is because the information revealed to us after the sixth trumpet has sounded, is a summation of the previous five trumpets. The sixth trumpet that reveals who the four angels and their 200 million horsemen REALLY are. Also, as was mentioned earlier, it is the sixth trumpet that orders the first seal opened; which takes us back to the first verse of Revelation 6 as well as the first verse of Revelation 9. So it is actually after the sounding of the sixth trumpet that all the calamities of the first five trumpets take place. If you doubt this, go back to the verse we just read; “One woe is past.” Why would this 5th trumpet be the first woe? In what way did the events of the first Four Trumpets described in Revelation 8 seem like a walk in the park? How were they more enjoyable than what you read in the first part of Revelation 9? They were the very same events that took place in Revelation 9. However, they could not be considered to be an actual woe until and after they took place.
That it was not until the 6th Trumpet sounded that all these terrible events were set in motion on an unsuspecting world, demonstrates that we have a most merciful God that always warns us time and time again before He acts. These six trumpets are going to reveal just how far off our understanding of end times Bible prophecy has been, and hopefully provide enough knowledge so that when you read the book of Revelation and other prophetical scripture, you will have a better grasp on the metaphors and who the cast of characters are. It is awe-inspiring when you see the vast amount of detail our Heavenly Father has provided us in revealing the things to come. Hopefully you will find this quite interesting and informative. Hopefully you absorbed all that was said in the chapter on The REAL Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse because what follows is additional information directly tied to them. Revelation 6 is all about the Seals, and Revelation 8 & 9 are all about the Trumpets. The Trumpets are all about warnings, and the Seals are the releasing of the events of which the Trumpets warned us.
All of the first five trumpets were warning/wake-up trumpets. In the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ our Lord has put forth a warning in writing of the things to come. By His grace He then gives us five additional warnings by the sounding of five trumpets to try and wake us from our sleep and get us to pay attention. But few have heeded or understood them. Since we missed these warnings, the sixth trumpet sounded which unleashed all the previously warned about woes in the form of Islam on this world. So the sixth trumpet is both a warning and an action trumpet because it unleashes all the actual events. The only trumpet that is numerically tied to the same number seal is the seventh, which brings in the Day of the Lord in Revelation 11:15. When the seventh trumpet sounds it will only be a short time before the seventh seal is broken, which is the beginning of the REAL period of Great Tribulation and the pouring out of the seven vials of God’s wrath upon the earth.
The Sounding of the 6th Trumpet
Revelation 9:13 (KJV)
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Revelation 8:2 begins with John seeing seven angels that stood before God, who were given seven trumpets. Now there is a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. Since “horns” are a symbol of power, these four “horns” are entities with power, who are all in agreement as to what should be done next because they spoke with one voice.
Revelation 9:14 (KJV)
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
The voice from the altar tells the sixth angel to loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. We know these four angels to be loosed must be evil angels, unless you can think of a good reason God would have to bind good angels. Another clue that would suggest these angels are evil is the location from which they are loosed. The great river Euphrates is the far eastern border of the land promised to Abraham and his descendants, Israel. It was this river that Abraham crossed over when he became a Hebrew. (Hebrew means “crossed over”) It was from the other side of this river that death, destruction, and judgment came to Israel as both the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires had their beginnings on the eastern side of the Euphrates. It is also the place (Babylon) where most of the false gods of the Gentiles originated, so it should come as no surprise to us if these four angels are the bearers of a false religion as well as much death and destruction. Actually, we can provide you with the actual names of these four angels, and we can even give you the dates in history attributed to them. In fact, we could even introduce you to this 4th angel if he would be willing to come out of hiding! We can do this because these four angels spoken of here are the very same Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse we find as the first four Seals in Revelation chapter six. In order of their appearance they are:
- 1st Angel – White Horse, Mohamed – founder of Islam, and Biblical False Prophet. Made historic trip from Mecca to Medina on Sept 20, 622 AD called the Hijra which marks the beginning date of the modern Muslim Era. (Verified on Islamic Websites)
- 2nd Angel – Red Horse, Abu Bakr – 1st Khalifa of Islam – June 8, 632 to August 22, 634
- 3rd Angel – Black Horse, Umar ibn al-Khattab – 2nd Khalifa – August 23, 634 to November 3, 644
- 4th Angel – Pale Horse, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi- Last Khalifa of Islam and current head of ISIS. – June 29, 2014 to October 5, 2017 which is end date of the time for which Islam was prepared. The Biblical Man of Sin, Son of Perdition, Lawless One, King of Babylon, the Assyrian, and Satan in the Flesh that is now in perdition. That means the Man of Sin has lost his domain which other Muslims destroyed, but not total destruction, which suggests he will be making a comeback!
How can we know these Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and these four angels loosed from the great river Euphrates are both the same? How can we presume to know the date that ISIS and their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will go into perdition and lose his power over the saints of the Most High God? We know because of what our Lord tells us in the next verse.
Revelation 9:15 (KJV)
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. .
These four angels are prepared for a specific amount of time and a very specific purpose. The specific purpose is to kill one-third of all men. This percentage is the same percentage of men our Lord tells us these four angels are responsible for killing. Don’t doubt this, because it comes from the highest authority, and the pay grade does not get any higher. If you but take the time to research Islam and the history of it, you will find the religion of peace is not at all what it claims to be. God warned us about it more than 500 years before it even existed. This specific amount of time has not been solved until now because the amount of time attributed to a day in standard Biblical prophecy has always been a year, but the day holds a different value in this verse for a very solid reason.
Those that have read and agree with Josiah Litch’s interpretation of Revelation 9 give the prophetic time value of an hour, (15 days) a day, (1 year) a month, (30 years) and a year (360 years) to be a total of 391 years and 15 days. This figure is then added to the year 1449 AD which is supposed to give you the date of the fall of the Ottoman Empire. In Mr. Litch’s writing, “The Decline of Islamic Supremacy as Predicted in the Bible,” he makes everything fit well, but his solution does not address the prophecy that is laid out in this verse. If you pay attention to every word, the problem listed here applies to the four angels and not the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire only covers a portion of the segment of time for which our Lord prepared these evil angels. Also, the value attributed to a year is not correct. Let’s take a look at why this is so.
The time chart provided in chapter 3 shows that Mr Litch was correct in the time values he placed on an hour, a month and a year, but the value placed on a day is incorrect. So why isn’t a day in this verse equal to 1 year? Because our Lord informed us that there is an exception to this rule of which we should be aware. It’s because the DAY of the Lord is special and has a value all its own.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV)
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
When you stop and think about it, our Lord is eternal; so if you interpret this verse literally, no time comparison can be made here, because time comparisons are not applicable when dealing with eternity. A day to our Lord as a 1000 years is not valid because He is eternal. However, this verse is crucial because it states, “be not ignorant of this one thing.” It is stating that what is coming next has great importance as this information comes to us in the form of a warning. Since the statement which follows “one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” has to do with segments of time, this must be an exception to the rule that needs consideration when making calculations in Biblical prophecy.
So if you are talking of a single day; or if you are researching a prophecy when our Lord is the main subject, then the value of a day is 1000 years. That’s why He gave us II Peter 3:8! Out of all the Bible Prophecies there are, all can be solved using the day equal to a year conversion; all except this prophecy and Hosea 6:2 that is, because these verses speak of only one day only or 1 day as it is to the Lord. So when dealing with prophecies of one day the day has a value of 1000 years. That changes the value of 391 years 15 days that Mr. Litch attributed to an hour, a day, a month and a year, to 1395 years and 15 days.
The Question is; now that we know the total amount of time, how do we apply it? Believe it or not, Islam does have a starting date. The starting date of Islam is naturally connected with Mohamed, the founder of Islam. Muslims will tell you that Islam has always existed, which in a way is true because ever since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden man has turned His back on God by worshiping Satan in one form or another. The worship of the moon and stars of heaven being one of the most common ways. But there was no Mecca before 300 A.D., there was no Quran before Mohamed, and there was no Islamic calendar before 622 A.D. on the Gregorian calendar.
The beginning date of what Muslims call the Modern Islamic Era is September 20, 622 A.D. as determined by the second Khalifa, Umar ibn al-Khattab. This date was chosen as the first day of modern Islam because it is the date that Mohamed escaped to freedom from those that wanted to kill him. It is what Muslims call Mohamed’s Hijra, which is the Arabic word for migration.
However, because Islam uses a lunar calendar where the new moon determines the start of every new month, the first day of the Islamic calendar was backdated to July 16, 622 A.D. when the new moon aligned with the beginning of a new month.
The chart at right shows the beginning and ending dates of the hour, day, month, and year prophecy. In the four middle rectangular boxes are listed the names of the leaders along with their time of service. Using this chart one could assign actual dates for the breaking of each of the first five seals of Revelation 6.
Why the first five seals when there are only four Horsemen? The starting date of modern Islam is the opening of the first seal. The beginning date of each of the three Khalifahs is the opening date of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Seals. The date the 5th seal opens is the date that al-Baghdadi fled his domain and no longer had power over the saints. It is when John “saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.”
With the sounding of the sixth trumpet the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was unleashed on mankind. He was the false prophet, Mohamed. As of September 20, 622 A.D. this 1395 year 15-day prophecy was set in motion. There will not be another trumpet sounding until the Day of the Lord arrives. The end date of this prophecy is October 5, 2017 which just happens to fall on the Feast of Tabernacles in 2017 or the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. The significance of the beginning and end dates of this 1395 year prophecy will be explained in Chapter 16: “The Feasts of the Lord as Revealed in the Book of Revelation.”
Revelation 9:16 (KJV)
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
The numbers of the horsemen were 200,000 x 1,000 = 200,000,000. That amounts to 200 million horsemen that would most certainly be 1395 years of total horsemen and not referring to a single army at any one point in time. However, there are 1.8 billion Muslims on earth right now, and it is not inconceivable that there are 200 million soldiers among them since they are killing non-Muslim people all over this world on a very close to, if not daily basis.
This calculation, along with the 1395 year calculation, tells us we are looking at a synopsis of the first five trumpets. We know who the four evil angels are, and we know that they represent the first three leaders of Islam along with the last leader of Islam, making it evident the date calculation encompasses all four of them. Since the sixth trumpet orders the release of these evil angels, we can conclude that the first five trumpets, (Five is the number of Grace) are warnings of what’s to come if we don’t heed God’s warnings better than the Egyptian’s did during the time of Moses. It is the sixth trumpet (verse 14) that activates the opening of the seals, and the battle begins with these plagues (calamities) being poured out on mankind. Now the godless, wicked, gruesome, and deadly false religion our Lord warned us about is loosed. Ironically, it is men killing, raping, lying, stealing, and molesting children; all performed in the name of a false god. A man without the love of the REAL and TRUE God in his heart is nothing but (or worse than) a beast. That is why God calls these kingdoms Beasts in Revelation.
The revealing of these dates and the identity of these four evil angels tells us what was taught for years has been incorrect. The return of the Roman Empire is never going to happen. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are not going to raise all sorts of havoc in 3½ years of great tribulation, but instead, they will raise havoc from the first day of Islam up to the day when Christ defeats them. Through this false prophet and his satanic religion, the world has seen 1395 years of tribulation with the greatest tribulation unleashed around 688 A.D. with the building of the Muslim Temple Dome of the Rock. It’s located in Jerusalem, and Jesus called it the “abomination of desolation.” It was built on the very same site as both of God’s Holy Temples that were constructed by the Israelites more than 2500 years ago.
Revelation 9:17 (KJV)
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.
“And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them” The horses and those that sat on them that John speaks of here are the same Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In the previous verse it says that he “heard” the number of the horsemen, he did not see two hundred million of them. So the “horses in the vision” must be the same four horsemen he saw in Revelation 6, the same four angels released in verse 14. It is highly unlikely if not impossible that he would be able to see 200 million horses and riders at one time and still be able to see any of the detailing that follows.
“Having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone” What they had for breastplates corresponds directly to what came out of their mouths in this same verse. The fire and the brimstone both came out of their mouths and were both found in their breastplates. The jacinth and the smoke are different, but are most likely meaning or representing the same thing. Since we now know these four evil angels are Muslims, we know these metaphors are going to relate to Islam. However, we still need to look forward to verse 18 and take in another clue as to what these metaphors mean. Verse 18 tells us that 1/3 of the men killed was by the fire, smoke, and brimstone; (sulfur) so we need to know the ways Islam kills.
- FIRE: Very often in the Bible, you find the words “fire and brimstone” used together. When used together they speak of judgment from God, but here the two words are handled separately with other words, jacinth and smoke, in between, so here the meaning could be a little different. The Fire here would mean judgment, but probably in the sense of war or jihad as Muslims call it. Islam is in a perpetual state of war. Islam has a different outlook on war and peace than the rest of the world. They are commanded to fight until everyone on earth serves Allah as god. It is only when all knees have bowed to Allah that the world can have peace. War and killing are exactly what they do and have done since even before the first day of modern Islam. All wars are not the responsibility of Islam, but war and death are what Islam is all about. If you do the research you will find that since the birth of Islam, the world has known practically nothing but war. You will find many major battles and read of many atrocities where many, many people have been slain by Muslims. The world will never see peace until Jesus Christ, King of kings, Lord of lords, and Prince of Peace returns.
- JACINTH & SMOKE: Jacinth and smoke probably speaks of or relates to the same thing. Jacinth is hyacinth in the original Greek wording. It is a dark blue gem and most likely represents darkness or possibly the blue colored smoke given off when brimstone, (sulfur) burns. So how does this kill men? The Bible uses smoke and darkness to show a lessening or complete absence of light, with light being symbolic of the truth. That means the smoke and darkness would be lies and deception. As it just so happens, when it came to war Mohamed taught that deception is the greatest tool in defeating an enemy and Muslims use this tool quite often. Lies and deceit are used to bring physical death in time of war as well as spiritual death with the teaching of their false religion which is represented by the brimstone.
- BRIMSTONE: Sulfur was used in the sacrificial offerings of pagans for thousands of years. It burns with a unique brilliant blue flame, and as it burns it melts into blood like liquid which made it a pagan favorite. It is most likely what Aaron’s sons, Abihu and Nadab put in their censers to make the strange fire that caused God to send out a fire that devoured them. Brimstone is synonymous with the worship of false gods, and anyone that worships them will suffer everlasting death. Allah is Satan which makes him a false god, and unfortunately that means that all who bow a knee to him will experience this same eternal death. The smoke of Islam causes both Muslims and non-Muslims to die from it.
“And the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions” This brings several different scriptural things to mind, and all of them could be applicable here.
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Knowing that Allah is the devil, this accurately describes exactly what Muslims have done for thousands of years and are doing even now as you read this: seeking those they can devour. It’s one of the reasons why you are not allowed to take pictures at government facilities or places where large groups of people gather. We know that Muslim Jihadists take photos of these types of sites to aid in the planning of their terrorist attacks.
However, just as the beast (Ottoman / Islamic Empire) suffered a wound to the head, meaning the head position of the Islam abolished, so could the head of the horses here refer to the owners or the ones to whom the horses belong. In this instance it would be saying that the riders of these horses were those of Babylon cast out of the bottomless pit.
The main reason we say this is because chapter 9 of Revelation started with Christ opening up the bottomless pit releasing the smoke (lies and deception) of Islam into the air. That would be the time of Mohamed followed by the first two Caliphs of Islam. Next we have the time of the Ottoman Empire which is revealed by verse 11 which states “they had a king over them;” referring to the time when Islam organized its power structure and was governed by one Khalifa. After the Ottoman Empire suffers the “wound to the head” it is the Babylonian Empire cast out of the bottomless pit (ISIS) that heals the wound to the head. The symbol of ancient Babylon was the lion.
The way Muslims force their prey to accept Allah would also be a good fit here. As mentioned previously, a lion does not use the strength of its jaws to rip the head off its prey; instead it uses it to pinch the throat; cutting off ability of its prey to take in oxygen. (Suffocation) This is exactly what happens when one inhales too much smoke. This is the type of Islam ISIS practiced. It grabbed its victims by the throat and did not allow them to breathe. Everyone had to follow strict Islamic Sharia Law, and if you did not adhere to it in every way, severe punishment and even capital punishment were meted out.
Revelation 9:18 (KJV)
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.
As we explained above the fire is war or judgment, the smoke is deception and lies, and the brimstone is the worship of the false pagan god, Allah. There are many that claim Communism is responsible for more deaths than any other entity in history. While this may be true of modern history, Islam has been around fourteen times longer and is responsible for far more deaths. If our Lord who foretold us all things says they are responsible for killing one-third of all men, they are responsible for killing one-third of all men! It would be extremely foolish to argue with someone that revealed all this to us in such great detail almost 2000 years ago. It should be rather obvious by now that HE knows what HE is doing!
Revelation 9:19 (KJV)
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.
“For their power is in their mouth” The head and mouth were that of a lion, and it was from where the fire, smoke, and brimstone issued. This again would describe what we just explained, or it could be referring to the lies that come out of their mouth enabling them to conquer the more foolish in the world.
“And in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.” The tails were like serpents, and as you know all through the Bible Satan is represented by a serpent or dragon. The heads of these serpents have a literal title in Islam. They are called Khalifa or Caliph which is the supreme leader of Islam. The Khalifa is Allah/Satan on Earth. In Revelation 13:2 it says that Satan gave them “his power, his seat and great authority.” So quite literally Satan gave them his authority! (Remember this was all written down 500 years before Mohamed was even born!) Now you know why Paul wrote this regarding the Man of Sin:
2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV)
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Revelation 9:20 (KJV)
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:
Verse 20 is not about Islam or the men that it murdered; this verse is speaking to the rest of mankind that was not affected by Islam. A sane person would think that when the world sees an evil religion slaughtering Christians and other innocent people in many parts of the world, they will condemn it, even to the point of fighting against it. This is what happened in the days of the Crusades when Europeans tried to rescue those in the Holy Land suffering under Muslim persecution, but that is not what you see happening today. The rest of the men have their own false gods and their own lusts that they are more interested in serving. Of course when you are worshiping any other god than the Holy One of Israel, you are worshiping Satan. So, of course, they would not fight against Satan and will do exactly what you see happening today, supporting Islam. That explains why almost the whole world has turned its back on Israel, when Israel has done nothing to warrant it, except to reestablish the land the Lord has promised them.
Also, notice that in this verse God is calling Islam a “plague.” If God calls it that, that is what it is. That means we should look at Islam in the same way as the plagues of Egypt. God sent plagues to convince Pharaoh to let his people go, but even though God proved that He is God above all gods, Pharaoh and the Egyptians would not bow to his demands until after He pronounced judgment on them and killed the firstborn of all Egypt, man, and animal. After all the judgments, there were a few smart Egyptians that left with Israel and worshiped God, but you would think it would have been all of Egypt.
The same is true with Islam; it is a plague on the whole world. If people had studied God’s Word years ago when these worshipers of Satan first appeared, he would have seen these instruments of Satan for what they are. Man would have known to reject this religion that is spread by force in the forms of war, terror, and fear. He would have known it is far better to lose your physical life here on earth than to lose eternal life you have through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ would have saved him for all eternity, and this evil called Islam would never have been able to raise its ugly head. But that didn’t happen, and just to show you how merciful God is, He has made all this known in these the last days before the return of Jesus Christ. If you do not know for sure where you will be spending eternity, it’s a very high probability that you only have a VERY short amount of time to correct this problem. If you are not sure you are saved for all eternity, please go to the section labeled “What I Must Do to be Saved” below.
Revelation 9:21 (KJV)
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
As we said in verse 20, this is not speaking about Muslims. It is not just Muslims that are deceived by Satan. Islam does not do anything that unbelievers do not do except pray to Allah. The only difference between a Muslim and an unbeliever is that Muslims commit their sins in the name of a false god. Muslims have been deceived by Satan to think he is God and unbelievers have been deceived by Satan to believe he doesn’t exist; making themselves or something else in their lives to be their god.
When you read of the sins listed in this verse, you should recognize the fact that these four sins are incredibly rampant in the world today, and this is not said lightly. Just 25 years ago, these sins of murder, sorcery, fornication, and theft were not nearly as prevalent. The world has been accelerating downhill at an ever-increasing speed in just the last few years. Our evening news is filled with the cruelest and almost unbelievable murders. Our school teachers, both male and female have been taking advantage of our youth on an almost daily basis, and there are sex scandals without end. Not to mention the fact that you can no longer support male-female marriage without risking the loss of your livelihood and all that you own. Both the Bible and human history tell us that once the family unit breaks down and gay and deviant sex becomes rampant, judgment is just around the corner.
What Must I do to be Saved?
NOTE: What you must do is divided into Steps below, but it is not meant to give the impression of a mechanical process that you must complete to be saved. Salvation is by God’s grace, and Jesus Christ did all that is needed to save you when He shed His blood and died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. All you need to do is admit you are a sinner, repent of your sin and allow Him to take over the reins in your life. To repent means you must turn away from your sin, ask His forgiveness for your sin, and accept Him as your personal savior. Each one of these steps is just part of a simple process that must be done from the heart, meaning they are heartfelt and not superficial. What is asked of you is easy; Jesus Christ has already done the hard part!
STEP 1: First and foremost, you must confess that you are a sinner. Roman 3:23 says “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” If you were to live a perfect life and only told one little lie, God considers you a sinner. God is Holy and will not allow the debt of sin to go unpaid. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Adam and Eve only took a bite of a fruit that God forbid them, and they were given a death sentence and banished from the presence of God. There is no amount of money or any good deed you can perform to make up for sin. Hebrews 9:22 says that “without the shedding of blood there can be no remission (forgiveness) of sin.” According to God, the penalty for sin is DEATH, (the shedding of blood) simple as that. Because of God’s love for Adam and Eve, God made way for the penalty of their sin to be delayed, until a perfect and final sacrifice could be made. God killed an animal and used its skin to provide them with clothing. The sacrificing of animals was accepted up until the time of Jesus Christ. Jesus was the Son of God that was sent from God to be the perfect sacrifice for all the sins of the world. He lived a perfect life and did not sin. He died a horrible and humiliating death on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins that you and I have committed. He rose from the dead the 3rd day and by doing so He conquered sin and death. He bridged the gap between God and man, and it is He that is able to forgive our sins. Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 3:17 says “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Once you confess that you are a sinner, you must be repentant of your sin. That means that you must be sorry for the sins you have committed, and you should not continue to do what you know is sin.
STEP 2: Next, you need to ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for the sins you have committed. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
STEP 3: You must ask Christ to come into your life and be your savior. In other words, just as Christ died for you, you must die to self and live for Him. If you ask Him, He will do it! In John 6:37 Jesus said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” This is the hardest part for sinful man because we think we will have to give up things that we like and give us pleasure. Yes, if what you take pleasure in is evil, you will have to give it up. But in reality you are giving up sinful pleasure of the moment, for the joy of the presence of God for all eternity. By trusting in Jesus Christ to save you, you also gain more here in the present. You gain a peace that is beyond any you would have thought possible. You won’t have guilt about telling a lie if you don’t tell a lie. When you follow His will He takes care of your needs as a father cares for His son or daughter. All you need to do is trust and obey.
STEP 4: Just believe that He will do what He says He will do. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Many religions teach that we can and must do things for God for Him to save you. If this were true, Jesus would have never had to suffer and die on the cross. The Bible teaches that it is not what man does for God that will save him; it’s what God has done for man. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” More than anything else God wants our faith and trust. In Hebrews 11:6 it states, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” If you have done these things from your heart, you now belong to Jesus. He is the Good Shepherd, and you are now one of His sheep. In John 10:27 Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” Jesus is the Word of God, the Bible. It is all about Him; He can be found in every book of the Bible. So if you are to hear His voice; read the Bible and find a good church where the pastor preaches from the Bible. The more you read and study it, the more He will kgive you and the more it will change you, Guaranteed!!
STEP 5: Get baptized! Being baptized is part of being obedient because the Bible teaches that we should believe and be baptized. It does not say be baptized and believe! Being baptized and going down into the water symbolizes your dying to self and being dead to sin. (A dead man cannot sin) Arising out of the water symbolizes being raised from the dead just as Christ was, and that He will raise you on the last day. John 11:25 (KJV) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. By being baptized you tell the world that you have chosen Jesus Christ as savior and your sins have been washed away. You are born again, but this time into the family of God. Matthew 10:32-33 says “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
When you accept Christ as your personal savior, you have just taken part in God’s master plan, which is revealed in the Feasts of the Lord.
- When Jesus died for you on the cross for your sins, He was the Passover. He gave up His life to pay the penalty of your sin. When you ask Christ to forgive your sin and come into your life and save you, you in effect are dying to self and giving him control of your life. He died for you so that you could live for him. This is the FEAST OF PASSOVER.
- You are now dead to sin; dead people do not sin; sin has lost its power over you. When you are baptized and submerged in the water, this is the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
- Just as Christ was the first to conquer death and was raised from the dead, so you will be. When you are baptized and rise up out of the water, this is the FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS.
These first three feasts are dependent on you, and you must perform them of your own free will. The last four feasts Christ will do.
- His Holy Spirit will now abide in you and guide you. This is the FEAST OF PENTECOST.
- Christ will sanctify you, or set you apart from this world and the things in it. This is the rapture or the first part of the FEAST OF TRUMPETS. (Remember this is a two-day feast) He will come into your life and be your King. This is the Second Day of the FEAST OF TRUMPETS.
- Your sins are paid in full. This is the FEAST OF ATONEMENT.
- Jesus will dwell or tabernacle with you forever. This is the FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
This is the Redemptive Side of the Feasts of the Lord which are God’s REAL Master Plan which form the backbone of the Word of God. These Feasts of the Lord are also Commemorative and Prophetic. You will learn just how important they are in the coming chapters.
The Sign of the Son of Man &
The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
Book Introduction (Read for more info contained in the book)
- The REAL 4th Kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (Daniel 2)
- The REAL King of Babylon (Isaiah 14)
- The REAL Key to Deciphering Time Prophecy
- The REAL Secret Prophecy of Daniel 4
- The REAL Beast of Revelation 13
- The REAL Beast that was and is not; And the Great Whore (Revelation 17)
- The REAL 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation 6)
- The REAL First 4 Trumpets of Revelation 8
- The REAL 4 Angels of Revelation 9 And the Plague of Islam
- The REAL Woman, Dragon and Flood of Revelation 12
- The REAL 2 Witnesses of Revelation 11
- The REAL 70 Weeks of Daniel 9
- The FEASTS OF THE LORD; The Appointed Time of Christ’s Return
- The REAL Sign of the Son of Man; and Signs of the End (Matthew 24)
- The REAL Parable of the 10 Virgins (Matthew 25)
- The Fall Feast Days as Revealed in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 6,7,8,11)
- The REAL Warning to the Church of Laodicea; the Church of Today (Revelation 3)
- Closing Thoughts & the REAL Day of the Resurrection of Our Lord