Revelation 9:1-12, Islam Revealed 500 Years Before it was Unleashed
The first four of seven trumpets sounded in Revelation 8. Those four trumpets were warnings of what was going to happen if men were to continue to rebel against God and not 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 “5” in the Bible is the number of God’s grace. This fifth and final warning trumpet is a more specific warning than the first 4 trumpets. It would appear that God is making His warning clearer and His plea with us more urgent as He gives us the specifics of who and how these “plagues” on mankind are going to 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 events that the trumpets warn us of. The events described in Revelation 8 and 9 are released on mankind until after the 6th trumpet sounds. As you will read in verse 14 it is only after the 6th trumpet that the 4 angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates are released. These 4 angels are the ones that will be responsible for unleashing these “woes” on mankind; they will be carrying out the death and destruction of the first five trumpets.
Chapter 9 of Revelation is a more detailed description of the religion, armies and leaders that carry out the events that are described in Revelation 8. It is the revealing of Islam more than 400 years before it was unleashed on an unexpecting world. The leaders of the religion and armies of Revelation 8 and 9 are the 4 angles, which are the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Revelation 6. These 4 angels are the first 3 “Heads” or leaders of Islam, together with the last one, which is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS; who was the head of the returned Babylonian Empire until October of 2017. If you are not aware of this, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the appointed Caliph of Islam as we speak. He was not self-appointed as was reported by some news outlets. On June 29th, 2014 he was elected by the majlis al-shura (consultative council or Shura council), representing the ahl al-hall wal-aqd (its people of authority) of the Islamic State, to be their caliph, which he claims to be. Previously you read that “caliph” in Arabic means “substitute for” and that the caliph is considered to be the “substitute for Allah on earth,” Since Allah is Satan, that makes the Caliph of Islam “Satan in the flesh.”
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 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” which 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 the bottomless pit is the key.
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 found 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 7 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. In the chapter on Revelation 6 it was revealed that the rider of the White Horse was Mohamed. When Christ opened the pit a great amount of smoke was released into the world. 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 literal smoke this verse refers to. This smoke is the type of smoke that all people should truly be focused on, because 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 the metaphor for evil, lies, deception and anything else that would block out the light which represents truth. Thus, the sun and air would represent the good teachings of our God and 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 gives us a very real depiction of what Islam REALLY is and what it REALLY does.
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 insect. However there are verses that describe the Arab people (Arab means mixed) as grasshoppers.
Judges 6:5 (KJV)
For they (Midianites and the Amalekites) 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 much really. When in smaller groups they are called grasshoppers, but when they swarm in very large groups they are called locusts. So the inference here is that there are now a whole lot 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 deadly. What really makes them deadly is their armies and their religion. Their members will kill the body and their religion will kill 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 ask Britain, France, Sweden, and Germany; or any other non-Muslim country experiencing fast growth among their Muslim population. If they would have spent some time studying the Word of God they would have known they were allowing in their own destruction and death. They would have known they were allowing in the Kingdom of Iron that breaks and subdues all things.
–And unto them was given power– This tells us that it is God that is allowing 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 poison is a neurotoxin which acts on the nervous system. In lessor amount it will incapacitate the victim so that he is not able to mount any kind of defense. The same neurotoxin in larger amounts will kill the victim. The scorpion will usually only inject enough poison to render their prey defenseless against them. This is because they prefer to keep some in reserve not knowing what other dangers or prey may come upon them next.
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. There were those that wanted to convert to Islam but were not allowed to if the Muslim master preferred to keep them as 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 in small amounts 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 a spiritual eternal 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 will be revealed to you in the coming 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.
Christians and Jews were allowed to live if they paid a “jizya” tax. It basically was a bribe you paid to your Muslim masters for allowing you to live. Even after paying this heavy tax they were still considered and treated as 3rd class citizens. They were not allowed to speak of their faith to anyone and they were considered 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.
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 5 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 on the 1 day = 1 year, so 5 months would be 5 x 30 = 150 years. This beginning of this 5 month (150 yr.) period is revealed to us 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.
This 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. This makes the starting date of this prophecy 688 A.D. and the ending date 838 A.D.
Islam was spread by the sword, and it spread quite rapidly. As is quite obvious 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 that converted to Islam were forced into a lower class that enjoyed little if any freedoms. Remember “Islam” means “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 all the power is wielded by a few, the only way the few manage to stay in power is by dominating the population. They must keep the population ignorant and poor to maintain control over them. Some of the means they used to force their will on the population is by humiliation and torture. They tell you Allah is merciful, but there is a history of facts that shows 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 feels a very intense pain. The neurotoxin 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.
This verse could be interpreted in at least two different ways, and both of them would be credible. In other words it could relate to a physical death or it may relate to a spiritual death or even both. Remember Jesus, (whose revelation this is) referred to physical death as “sleeping.” This verse could point out a true hypocrisy in Islam that is almost never discussed and will probably be denied by most Muslims. During the early rapid expansion of Islam there were many people that wanted to convert to Islam but were not allowed to. Just as in Islam today, people that are not Muslim are considered “infidels” and therefore treated as 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 just to improve their social standing and obtain a better life. They wanted to convert to Islam, but they were not allowed to because their Muslim overlords preferred to keep them as their slaves because it was to their own selfish advantage. Thus men wanted to die a spiritual death; (convert to Islam), but they were not allowed to.
However, it is important to keep in mind the preceding verses spoke of those with the seal of God in their forehead being protected from a physical death by the hands of their Muslim overlords. This verse would indicate that since there Muslim overlords could not kill them, instead they were being quite literally tortured both physically and mentally. For a person to desire to die the torture must be 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.
This verse provides us with even more verification that we have identified correctly the participants in this chapter of Revelation. These locusts are riding horses into battle. Whenever our Lord say uses the words “like unto,” that is exactly what He means. 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 horses rider much greater stability that was a big 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 armies, but it does describe the conquering Muslim armies that were famous for their hit and run tactics they used to subdue larger foes in battle.
–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 the Muslim turban. This is the exact word that is used in Revelation 6:3 when describing the type of crown the rider of the white horse was wearing. As you read previously the rider of the white horse was Mohamed which is further proof that the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are actually leaders of Islam. The absolute positive 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 chin. Many Muslim men wear beards as Mohamed wore a beard. In a number of 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. Pressure was and is applied to non-Muslim people to convert to Islam, and of course when they do they experience spiritual death. Once a lion sinks his teeth into your neck, there is no escape. Once Muslims conquered, the conquered peoples were forced to take on their language, customs, and their religion; thus almost insuring that they never would lose control of that land. If by chance they do 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 that it can be connected to Daniel 2:40. One of the great miracles of Islam involves iron. It is said that Allah revealed to Mohamed that meteorites contain iron which is good for making weapons.
Daniel 2:40 (KJV)
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: for as much 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; (King of Assyria) 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; which 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 flee from the enemy until the enemy was sufficiently worn down enough to be defeated by a sustained 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. This is confirmed by the last part of the verse which indicates “their power was to hurt men five months.” Again, the five months would be another 150 year period of time. However, these five months are different than the five months listed in verse 5. Remember, Islam has dominated and controlled people for almost 1400 years now. Given this long length of Islamic dominance over so many and the first five months referring to torture and the second five months to hurt, they must be referring to two different periods of time.
We used Matthew 24 to reveal the beginning of the first 5 month period when there was greater tribulation than there had ever been on Earth before. That referred to the 150 year period of time after the building of the Muslim temple “Dome of the Rock when Islam exploded on the world stage; spreading their religion of god approved killing, raping and plundering across Asia, Africa and Europe. It was during this period of time 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 time period from 1299 A.D. to 1449 A.D. during the establishment and expansion of the Muslim Ottoman Empire. It was during this period of time that the Turks were engaged in an almost 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 to 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.
This scenario is confirmed when you take into consideration the following verse with 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.
The second 5 month period is also confirmed by the beginning first 7 words of this verse; “And they had a king over them.” The reason for this is because up to this point in time of Islamic conquest of other lands, there were multiple Muslim armies and leaders that often had quarrels with each other.
—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 the morning 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 on the flag of every Muslim nation.
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 “a king over them.” This 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 actually 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 meaning of His prophecy.
Revelation 13:2b (KJV)
And the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, (the Caliph) and his seat, (Turkey – Ottoman Empire) and great authority. (Lots of land and worshiped and obeyed as god by all Muslims)
The actual meanings of the words “abaddon” and “apollyon” in the original Hebrew and Greek are shown in the Strong’s Greek & Hebrew Dictionary text boxes provided.
The translation to “destroyer” in both these examples is an extremely accurate description of Islam. Anytime Muslims conquer a people or area, they literally destroy everything that does not fit into the ideology of Islam. The first thing that ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) did after moving into Iraq was to destroy artifacts that were literally thousands of years old. Any archeologist will tell you that we would know a lot more about Middle Eastern ancient cultures if the Muslims would not have destroyed so much. They are also the destroyers of men’s souls because their god and father is Satan.
However, the reason Jesus gave us the same name in two different languages is to let us know we will be able to recognize this “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 that reveals what the third language is.
“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 Caliph of Islam is “Satan in the Flesh,” the “Man of Sin,” the “Lawless One,” and the “King of Babylon.” 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 that there 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 the complete opposite of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The fact that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is referred to as “Messiah” should be a wakeup call to all of Christendom; if its members were not so sound asleep.
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:
There could not be a better description of what Mohamed and Islam have brought upon this world since its beginnings back in 620 A.D. We cannot say we were not warned as the Bible has warned us of this as far back as 600 B.C. Once again the problem is not that God did not tell us, the problem is that we did not listen.
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 time period of an hour, a day, a month, and a year, actually is, it is now possible to positively know the relationship between the trumpets and the seals. Furthermore, because the solution of this time period directly points to the Feast of Tabernacles, the Feasts of the Lord are now made known to us in the book of Revelation. It also becomes much easier to define what the meanings are of all 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 that is revealed in these chapters that even the most persistent end times European Union Conspiracy Theory believer is going to be forced to reconsider if they truly are a seeker of truth.
The reason for this is because the sixth trumpet is actually a summation of the previous five trumpets. It is the sixth trumpet that reveals to us 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 to be 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 4 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? Actually, they were the events that took place in Revelation 9. They would not be a “woe” until after they took place.
That it was not until the 6th Trumpet sounded that all these terrible events were released on the 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 understanding 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 really are. It is awe inspiring when you see the great amount of detail our Heavenly Father has provided us with in revealing the “things to come.” Hopefully you are going to find this quite interesting and informative. You may want to review the chapter on “The REAL Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” either before or after you read this to give you a better picture of what is being said here as both of these passages of scripture show us how the trumpets and seals are tied together.
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 7 angels that stood before God and were given 7 trumpets. Another angel then comes and stands before the altar of God so it appears these angels must also be standing before the altar of God when they sound.
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 as God does not bind up good angels, and because the area these angels are loosed from suggests they are evil. The great river Euphrates is the far eastern border of the land that was 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. This is also the place (Babylon) where most of the false god’s of the Gentiles originated, so it should come as no surprise to us if these four angels are the bearers of a false religion and 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. 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 of the Muslim Era. (Verified on Islamic Websites)
- 2nd Angel – Red Horse, Abu Bakr – 1st Caliph of Islam – June 8, 632 to August 22, 634
- 3rd Angel – Black Horse, Umar ibn al-Khattab – 2nd Caliph – August 23, 634 to November 3, 644
- 4th Angel – Pale Horse, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi- Last Caliph of Islam and current head of ISIS. – June 29, 2014 to October 5, 2017 which is end date of the time that Islam was prepared for. The Biblical Man of Sin, Son of Perdition, Lawless One, King of Babylon, the Assyrian, and Satan in the Flesh will go into perdition. This means the man of sin and his domain will be destroyed, but not with a total destruction.
How can we know that these “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and these four angels that are “loosed from the great river Euphrates” are one in 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 their 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 very specific amount of time and for a very specific task. The specific task is to kill one third of all men. This is the percentage of men that God tells us these four angels will be responsible for killing. If you will 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. The specific amount of time has not been solved until now because the amount of time attributed to a “day” in Biblical prophecy has always been a year, but the day holds a different value in this verse for a very good reason. Those that believe Josiah Litche’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 applied to the year 1449 AD which is suppose to give you the date of the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Mr. Litche’s writing “The Decline of Islamic Supremacy as Predicted in the Bible” makes every thing fit well, but that is not what this time equation is speaking to, if you pay attention to every word. The problem is that the time period listed here applies to the “four angels” and not the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire only plays a part in the span of time these evil angels are prepared for. The time these four evil angels are prepared for has a much bigger roll in prophecy than just the Ottoman Empire. Also, the value they attribute to a year is not correct. Let’s take a look at why this is so.
God demonstrates to us many times in scripture that in prophecy a day is equal to a year.
Numbers 14:34 (KJV)
After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
It is also demonstrated in Bible verses that 1 week was equal to 7 years. Using these examples we know that a month would then be broken down to 30 days which would be 30 years. That makes a year which has 365 days equal to 365 years. There are those that argue a prophetical year should be 360 days because 12 x 30 day months equal 360. If that is your argument than a month should be 28 days since there are only 4 weeks in a month. They fail to recognize that the Jewish calendar has an extra month added to it 7 times every 19 years to keep the seasons correct which also serves to keep the Jewish Calendar in sync with the Gregorian calendar. Besides, every time calculation in Revelation comes out perfect using 1 day = 1 year of 365 days as long as you are calculating multiple days and not just 1 day.
So why isn’t a day in this verse equal to 1 year?
II 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 to be literal, there is no time comparison that can be made because time comparisons are not applicable when dealing with eternity. A day to Him being as a 1000 years is not valid because He is eternal. However, this verse is a very important verse because as it states “be not ignorant of this one thing.” This is stating that what is to come must have 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 periods of time, this must be an exception to the rule that needs to be noted when making calculations in Biblical prophecy.
So if you are talking of a single day; or if you are researching a prophecy that mentions the Lord, then the value of a day is 1000 years. That’s why He gave us II Peter 3:8! Out of all the Bible prophecy there is, every one can be solved using the day=year as the conversion tool. But this verse speaks of only 1 day and thus the 1 day has the value of 1000 years. This changes the value of 391 years 15 days that Mr. Litche attributed to an hour, a day, a month and a year, to a value of 1395 years and 15 days.
Now that we know the total period 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 predominant ways. But there was no Mecca before 300 A.D., there was no Quran before Mohamed and there was no Islamic calendar before 634 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 Caliph, 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. This is a time of celebration in Islam. It is what Muslims call Mohamed’s “Hijra,” which is the Arabic word for “migration.”
However, because Islam uses a totally lunar calendar where the new moon determines the start or every new month, the first day of the Islamic calendar was backdated to July 16, 622 A.D. where the new moon aligned with the beginning of a new month.
The chart below shows the beginning and ending dates of the hour, day, month, and year prophecy. Using this chart one could assign actual dates to the breaking of each of the first four 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 Caliphs is the opening date of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Seals. The date the 5th seal is opened is the date that al-Baghdadi lost his domain and no longer had power over the saints. This 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 released on mankind. This 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 be the “Feast of Tabernacles” in 2017 or the year 5778 on the Hebrew calendar. The significance of the beginning and ending dates of this 1395 year prophecy will be explained in Chapter 14: “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 number of the horsemen were 200,000 x 1,000 = 200,000,000. This is 200 million horsemen which would most certainly be 1395 years of total horsemen and not referring to a single army at 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 an almost, if not daily basis.
This calculation along with the 1395 year calculation tells us that 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 obvious 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 actually activates the opening of the seals and the battle begins with these calamities being poured out on mankind. Now the godless, wicked, gruesome and deadly events we have been warned about are upon us. Ironically, it is men killing, raping, lying, stealing, and molesting children; all done in the name of a false god. 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 who these four evil angels are also tells us that what has been 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 occur in a 3½ year period of great tribulation; but rather they occur in a 1395 year period of tribulation that we will have with us until Christ defeats them. Through this false prophet and his satanic religion, the world has seen 1395 years of tribulation with the greatest tribulation being 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” that was built on the same site as both God’s Holy Temples that were constructed by the Israelite’s thousands of 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 “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 four horsemen he saw in Revelation 6, the same four angels that are released in verse 14. It is highly unlikely if not totally impossible that he would be able to see 200 million horses and riders at one time and still be able to see 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 the four evil angels (horsemen) 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 were killed by the fire, smoke, and brimstone; (sulfur) so we need to know the ways in which 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 used separately with other words, jacinth and smoke, in between, so here the meaning could be a little different. The “Fire” here would mean “war” or “jihad” as the Muslims call it, and Islam is in a perpetual state of war. Islam has a totally different outlook on war and peace then 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 is 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 is what Islam is all about. If you do the research you will find that since the birth of Islam, the world has known nothing but war. You will find many major battles and read of many atrocities where many, many people have been slain by Muslims, and the world will never see peace until Jesus Christ, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Prince of Peace returns.
- JACINTH & SMOKE: Jacinth & smoke probably speak or relate to the same thing. Jacinth is actually hyacinth in the original Greek wording. It is a dark blue gem and most likely represents darkness or possibly the blue colored smoke that is 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 meaning the truth. This 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 deception 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 a blood like liquid which made it a pagan favorite. This 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 connected with the worship of false gods and anyone that worships them will suffer everlasting spiritual death. Allah is Satan which makes him a false god and unfortunately that means that all who bow a knee to him will suffer 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 a number of 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. This is 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 pictures of these type of places to aid in the planning of their terrorist attacks.
However, just as the beast “suffered a wound to the head,” meaning the “head” position of the Islam was 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 the new Babylon cast out of the bottomless pit.
The main reason we say this is because chapter 9 of Revelation started out with Christ opening up the bottomless pit releasing the smoke (lies and deception) of Islam into the air. This 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 controlled by one Caliph. 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 nice fit here. As mentioned previously, a lion does not use the strength of its jaws to rip the head off it prey, instead it uses it to pinch the throat cutting off the air supply of it prey. This is the type of Islam ISIS practiced. It grabbed its victims by the throat and did not allow them to breathe. Everything was done the way strict Islamic Sharia Law teaches, and if you did not adhere to it in every way, severe punishment or even death was certain.
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 judgement, 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. This may be true of modern history, but 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!
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 where the fire, smoke and brimstone issued from. This again would describe what was 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 name in Islam. They are called Khalifa or Caliph which is the supreme leader of Islam. The Caliph 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:
II Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV)
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; 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:
This verse 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 that they would condemn it and go out and fight against it. This is exactly 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. 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. This explains why 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. This means that we should look at it 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 man would have studied God’s Revelation 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 form of war, terror and fear. He would have known it is far better to lose your physical life here on earth then to lose the eternal life you have through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ would have saved him for all eternity and this evil called Islam would have been destroyed years ago. But that didn’t happen and just to show you how merciful God is, He has let His prophecy be revealed in these the last days before the return of Jesus Christ. If you do not know for sure where you will be spending eternity, there is very little time left for you 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 differences between a Muslim and an unbeliever is that Muslims commit their sin in the name of a false god; Allah. Muslims have been deceived by Satan to think he is God and unbelievers have been deceived by Satan to think 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 extremely 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 even 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 most cruel 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 Bible and human history tells us that once the family unit breaks down and gay sex becomes rampant, destruction 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 is to be completed and you are saved. Salvation is by God’s grace and Jesus Christ did all that is needed to save you when He died on the cross. All you need to do is repent (turn away) and ask forgiveness of your sin and accept it. Each one of these steps is just part of a very 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 acknowledge 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 a 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 done 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 committed no sin and 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 sin. 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. This means that you must be sorry for the sins you have committed and 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 take pleasure in. 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 pleasure of the presents 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 in order to be saved. If this were true, Jesus would have never have had to suffer and die on the cross. The Bible teaches that it is not about what man does for God that can save him, but instead it is about 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 give you and the more it will change you, Guaranteed!!
STEP 5: Get baptized! This is part of being obedient because the Bible teaches that we should believe and be baptized. It does not teach us to 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 at 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.”
God’s Feast Days show that it is 3 in 1 just as He is? How does it show itself a Redemptive Calendar as well as a Commemorative and Prophetic Calendar? Here’s how:
- 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 when He 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 3 feasts are dependent on you and they must be performed of your own free will. The last 4 Christ performs.
- 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 unto Himself. This is the rapture or the first part of the FEAST OF TRUMPETS. (Remember it’s 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.
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