IN REVELATION CHAPTER 16, WE ARE GIVEN A VIVID PICTURE OF THE HELL THAT’S GOING TO BE UNLEASHED ON THIS EARTH AFTER JESUS CHRIST HAS DESERTED IT & removed His Church the Christians and are whisked away to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God
And then God releases His judgments upon the World-kingdom of the Antichrist. In Revelation 15, the introductory Chapter to this event, we see that these final judgments will be delivered by “seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the Wrath of God.”
Now, some of these plagues had already been brought about by the judgments of God on the kingdom of the Antichrist during the Great Tribulation, under the Seven Trumpets of Revelation, Chapters 8 & 9, but they were only partial at that time: A third was destroyed, a third of the waters became blood, a third of the trees were burned up & so on.
Please see endtime article “TRIBULATION ENCOURAGEMEANT” that gets into the Great Tribulation Trumpets in more detail during the last 3-1/2 years of the 7 year Covenant.
Daniel 9:27 And he (Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with many for 7 years: and in the midst of the 7 years he (Antichrist) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Daniel 11:31 And arms (Weapons) shall stand on his (Antichrist) part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength (Rebuilt Jewish Temple), and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate (Image of the Beast or Image to the Antichrist)
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Jesus referring to Daniel 11:31)
Matthew 24:21, For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him (Antichrist) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Revelation 13:6 And he (Antichrist) opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him (Antichrist) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations
Please do not mix up the 75 day Wrath of God period and the Great Tribulation period that last 1260 days, 42 months, or 3-1/2 years & then Jesus 2nd coming to gather the Christian from all over the world Immediately after the Great Tribulation.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel when he shall begin to sound.”--What’s he sounding? The 7th Trumpet! “The mystery of God shall be finished!” Now what’s the mystery of God that’s going to be finished when we hear the Last Trumpet? To find out what mystery is turn to 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1st Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
What does it say? “Behold, I show you a mystery.” He calls it a mystery, right? BUT WHEN ARE WE ALL GOING TO BE CHANGED? WHEN ARE WE GOING TO RISE & receive our new eternal bodies? WHEN’S THE RAPTURE GOING TO OCCUR? WHAT’S GOING TO ANNOUNCE IT? The Last Trump!
“…the mystery of God should be finished.”--Finished! And of course He says there, “As He hath declared to His servants the prophets.” Finished! They’ve been prophesying that from cover to cover in this Bible! So the mystery of God shall be finished. Isn’t that what Paul just got through saying in 1Corinthians15:51 & 52?“I show you a mystery.” It’s going to be finished.--When? The Last Trump! What’s going to happen? The Rapture! It’s obvious! That’s a specific reference to Jesus’ Second Coming and the Rapture.
IT ALSO TALKs ABOUT A TRUMPET SOUNDING IN 1THESSALONIANS 4:16-17
1THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1THESSALONIANS 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
The Trump of God shall sound, there’s your Last Trump, the seventh trumpet!
And it Matthew 24:29-31 Jesus says:
MATTHEW 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
MATTHEW 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
But this time, under these final Seven Vials of Wrath, the destruction seems to be total, horrible! Again Christians are not on earth during the Wrath of God, but they will be on earth during the 3-1/2 years of Great Tribulation. These wraths of God plagues are aimed at the people on earth who worshipped the Antichrist, & the Image of the Beast (Image of the Antichrist) & took the 666 Chip implant or whatever that technology will be, in their right hand or forehead to buy & sell in society.
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he (False Prophet) had power to do in the sight of the beast (Antichrist); saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Revelation 13:15 And he (False Prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. 666
Now, For the Vials of the Wrath of God and the actual plagues:
Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
THE FIRST PLAGUE IS POURED OUT ON THE EARTH & the men who had followed the Beast, the followers of the Antichrist who accepted his Mark & worshipped his Image develop sores, horrible sores!
Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
It says the sea became blood, apparently all the sea, & everything that lived in the sea died!
Revelation 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Revelation 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Revelation 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
There’ll be no way for them to get a drink of water; there’ll be nothing to drink but blood! And the angel says they’re worthy of it because they shed the blood of God’s prophets & His children & His people, so they deserve to drink blood!--What a vengeance!--How the blood of the martyrs is avenged! Those that cried from under the altar in Heaven in Revelation Chapter 6,
“How long, O Lord, how long until You avenge our blood upon our enemies?” (Revelation 6:9,10)
Well, here it is! And God kind of stretches it out, He doesn’t just kill them off the easy way, quickly, with some kind of an annihilation or sudden end!--That would have been too good for them! First they develop SORES all over them & then they have to drink BLOOD!
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
God is going to cause the intense heat of the sun to be multiplied, it says in another place, sevenfold!
Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
So that man will be scorched with its fire! But still they refuse to repent & turn to the Lord! ARE YOU GETTING THIS, WHAT GOD IS DOING TO THEM?--SORES, BLOOD TO DRINK & SCORCHED WITH FIRE! Can you hardly imagine any horrible curses any worse, or sufferings any worse than these horrible curses & plagues that God pours out upon those who had the Mark of the Beast & worshipped his image & the sinful & the fierce & the devilish & fiendish who have persecuted His children & killed His prophets.
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Here is the picture of, those who had the Mark of the Beast & worshipped his image left on the Earth, deserted by God & His children, who were caught up into Heaven to be with Jesus.--Left to their sufferings & their torments, their tortures & their plagues, licking their sores, drinking blood, scorched with fire & now finally in darkness!--Groping around in such thick darkness that they can’t even find their way!--How horrible!
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon (Devil), and out of the mouth of the beast (Antichrist), and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
JESUS INSERTS A WARNING HERE TO YOU & ME & ANYONE WHO WANTS TO ESCAPE THESE HORRORS of the wrath of God: “WATCH OUT, I COME AS A THIEF!--You’d better be ready!--You’d better be ready for the Rapture immediately after the Great Tribulation, the Resurrection, when I come before all this, if you want to escape all this Hell!” And He says you’re to watch & keep your garments.--What garments are these?--That suit, coat & tie you’re wearing?--That lovely dress you’re wearing?--Of course not! He’s talking about the “robe of righteousness & the garments of Salvation” (Isaiah 61:10), not natural clothing! He says, “lest ye be found naked”. That means lest you be found without His Salvation, without His robes of righteousness, without being saved! (See Zechariah 3:4 ; Matthew 22:10-13 ; Revelation.3:5,18 ; 19:8)
Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
The word “Armageddon” comes from the Hebrew har megiddôn, “hill (or height) of Megiddo,” a reference to a site in northern Israel, east of Haifa. This mount overlooks the Valley of Jezreel and the Plain of Esdraelon. The armies of the Antichrist will gather in the Valley of Jezreel, around the height of Megiddo, Armageddon, to war against the armies of the nations that oppose him that sounds possibly like the kings of the east, like China, Arabs are also Kings of the East. So then he’s going to start having trouble possibly with the Arabs, the Muslims, & the Chinese!--The East! Maybe Presidents of some of the ASEAN nations are going to start rebelling & giving him trouble, too. There are whole nations, whole areas of the World who are going to rebel against the Antichrist! All the nations & peoples that didn’t worship him!
The course of the battle will run from Megiddo to the very gates of Jerusalem (Joel 3:10-14; Zechariah 14:1-5).
Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Zechariah 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zechariah 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
At this time the Lord and all His resurrected saints from all the ages will come flying down on powerful heavenly white horses to destroy the Antichrist forces and rescue the opposing armies (Revelation 19:11-21; Zechariah 14:1-5; Ezekiel 39:17-22). So horrible will be the carnage that it will take seven months to bury the dead in Israel alone, and seven years to remove all the wreckage of the battle (Ezekiel 39:9-16).
Also its time to note that overall there are three comings of Jesus.
Christmas was the first coming of the Lord, & all the time He was here. He was crucified on earth, buried, & raised again.
Jesus’ Second Coming is the Resurrection and Rapture at the end of the Great Tribulation, & Jesus is going to take us out of it up to be with Him. He’s not going to leave the heavens & the clouds & touch the Earth then. (Matthew 24:29-31 & Revelation 1:7)
Jesus’ third coming is when He & His resurrected saints will come flying down on powerful heavenly white horses to destroy the Antichrist forces at the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus then touches down on the Mount of Olives as described in Zechariah14:3-5.
Now Back to Ezekiel Chapter 39
Ezekiel 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Ezekiel 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Ezekiel 39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
Ezekiel 39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
Ezekiel 39:22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.
Ezekiel 39:9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the hand staves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 39:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.
Ezekiel 39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
Ezekiel 39:13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Ezekiel 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
Ezekiel 39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
The Antichrist and the False Prophet will be captured and taken from the Battle of Armageddon and tossed directly into the lake of fire–Hell (Revelation 19:20; Daniel 7:11).
REVELATION 19:20 And the beast (Antichrist) was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
DANIEL 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake (Antichrist): I beheld even till the beast (Antichrist) was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
Satan, who possessed the Antichrist, will be imprisoned in the “bottomless pit” for 1,000 years
REVELATION 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
REVELATION 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
REVELATION 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
How long is the wrath of God?
“Blessed People” that are mentioned in Daniel 12:12 are the ones who survived the Great Tribulation, Wrath of God, & the Battle of Armageddon & were blessed to live on into the millennium, that is the 1000 year reign of Christ on the earth. We know that the Great Tribulation lasts 3-1/2 years. It says 42 months in Revelation 13:5 and 1,260 days in Revelation 11:3 & 12:6, that is 3-1/2 years. The Ancient Biblical Lunar year is 360 days. Our present Solar calendar is 365 ¼ days
At the end of the final three and a half years or 1260 days –
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days” Jesus returns in the clouds of Heaven , & all of God’s saved children will be gloriously resurrected in what is known as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ & the Resurrection and Rapture. Matthew 24:29-31
In Daniel chapter 12:11&12 we find another time prophecy:
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 1,290 days
In this time prophecy in verse 11 it gives us a time period of 1290 days that extends 30 days longer than the 1260 days of the Great Tribulation & the coming of the Lord.
We know from the Book of Revelation Chapters 16 & 19:7-9, that two main events occur immediately after the Rapture.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb & the horrific vials of the great “wrath of God” are going to be poured out upon the Antichrist and his people on the earth in the form of horrible plagues.
These scripture seems to indicate that these two main events the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Heaven & the Wrath of God on Earth, that will occur immediately after the Rapture
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.1335 days (Daniel 12:12)
That’s 1,335 Days!
Now there are two periods of time here that are mentioned that extend beyond the great tribulation.
The first one is 1290 days, which is 30 days beyond the Great Tribulation.
The other one is 1335 days! That’s 45 days more after the 1,290 days! Now we’ve got a total of 75 days past the end of the Tribulation,-- Past the coming of the Lord.
So here we have in this time period 30 days plus 45 days & that gives us a total of 75 days. So the wrath of God would possibly last a total of 75 Days.
We read in Revelation Chapter 16 verse 12 that there is a gathering for the Battle of Armageddon. Some Bible Students suggest that this next 45 day period could possibly be the Battle of Armageddon.
SO ACCORDING TO THAT THEORY, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT SUCH, OR THAT ASSUMPTION OR DEDUCTION, THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 75 DAYS FROM THE RAPTURE TO THE MILLENNIUM, & IT’S DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, ONE 30 DAYS & ONE 45 DAYS. See, these are the things that you know.
The unknown quantities are what the 30 days & what the 45 days are. Well, what things do occur between that Rapture & the beginning of the Millennium? Of course Armageddon is part of it’, the whole period is the Wrath of God. But dividing it in two, since the Wrath of God includes Armageddon--& Armageddon is of course the most important part of it because that’s when the saints enter on the picture--we can suppose that it means the first 30 days is five Vials the Wrath of God being poured out & the next 45 days is when we come down in the Battle of Armageddon & really wind it up!
REVELATION 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
REVELATION 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
REVELATION 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
REVELATION 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
REVELATION 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON ACTUALLY TAKES PLACE UNDER THE SEVENTH VIAL OF THE WRATH OF GOD.--However the armies of the Antichrist are assembled together under the Sixth Vial, & then the battle is evidently fought & great hailstones fall from Heaven each hailstone about the weight of a talent [about 35 kg, or 75 lbs] & a very great earthquake occurs under the Seventh Vial. So it’s after they have gathered together under the Sixth Vial & are converged into this Valley of Megiddo surrounding the Height of Megiddo, Armageddon, that the seventh angel will pour out his Vial into the air. UPON THE POURING OUT OF THIS SEVENTH VIAL, A VOICE FROM THE THRONE SAYS, “IT IS DONE!”--Meaning, “This is the End!”--The last scene of this horrible horrific drama of all the damage that man has wrought on Earth! This is his last horror scene, this last horrific battle, warfare being man’s favorite sport!--War being man’s most ardently pursued occupation, creating the most possible destruction!--Man’s inhumanity to man!
ONE GREAT FINAL EARTHQUAKE IS GOING TO DESTROY ALL THE CITIES WORLDWIDE. ! Isaiah also envisioned this great final utter destruction of the City System at the time of the Battle of Armageddon when he spoke of “the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall”! (Isaiah 30:25)
JOHN’S APOCALYPTIC VISIONS OF THE SIXTH & SEVENTH VIALS HERE IN REVELATION ARE PARALLELED BY EZEKIEL’S DESCRIPTION OF THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON IN EZEKIEL 38 & 39. He says that there’s going to be a great shaking when God finally decides to judge the Antichrist after he has taken over Israel. We know from Daniel 11:31-45 & Revelation Chapter 13 that the Antichrist will be there for 3-1/2 years, Jerusalem being his headquarters from where he’ll run the World. But after he’s caused so much trouble, persecuting the people of God, the Christians, Jews & Muslims the World over, God finally has to put a stop to him!
SO AT THE END OF THAT GREAT TRIBULATION, AT THE END OF THAT TERRIBLE TIME, GOD HAS LET THE ANTICHRIST GO FAR ENOUGH, He’s fed up with him & it’s time to judge him, time to stop him!--“For in My jealousy & in the fire of My Wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel!” (Ezekiel 38:19) When the judgments fall on the Antichrist & his Worldwide kingdom, his anti-God, anti-Christ, anti-religious kingdom of which he’s tried to make himself God, God’s going to send great earthquakes to Israel, because it will be his capital.
“SO THAT THE FISHES OF THE SEA, & THE FOWLS OF THE HEAVEN, & THE BEASTS OF THE FIELD, & all creeping things that creep upon the Earth, & all the men that are upon the face of the Earth, shall shake at My presence, & the mountains shall be thrown down, & the steep places shall fall, & every wall shall fall to the ground.” (Ezekiel 38:20) This sure sounds like part of the Wrath of God, doesn’t it?--A mighty earthquake!
“AND I WILL PLEAD AGAINST HIM WITH PESTILENCE & WITH BLOOD; & I will rain upon him, & upon his bands, & upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, & great hailstones, fire & brimstone.” (Ezekiel 38:22) What did we read about in Revelation that was a part of the Seventh Vial of the Wrath of God?--Mighty hailstones about 35 kg, or 75 pounds each! “Thus will I magnify Myself, & sanctify Myself; & I will be known in the eyes of many nations, & they shall know that I am the Lord!” (Ezekiel 38:23)
Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Chapter 16 seems to show that while all of the Antichrist’s forces & armies are gathered together for the big showdown at Armageddon, the Lord wipes out Babylon the worldwide city system with a supernatural earthquake & hailstorm, at the time of the Seventh Vial.
THE ANTICHRIST and his cohorts the ten kings KNOCKS OUT THE U.S.A. (the center or epitome of capitalistic Babylonic sometime during the 3-1/2 years of the Great Tribulation (Revelation 17:5,12-13,16) but that the Lord destroys all of Babylon (the entire Worldwide city system) at the battle of Armageddon!
Are you one of the saved who will be ruling and reigning with Jesus as one of His supernatural supermen or superwomen during that wonderful time?--If you’re not sure, you can be sure by receiving Jesus into your heart right now!
Just pray this simple prayer: “Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I now open the door of my heart and ask You, Jesus, to please come in and give me Your free Gift of Eternal Heavenly Life!”