The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer
(7th) Seventh Seal Broken (Rev 8:1-5)
1When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Time is divided into time, times, and half a time. The time corresponds to what is now which is the two thousand years, the times is the four thousand years prior to the Christian age. The half a time or half an hour, would be half of two thousand years, which is one thousand years or the millennium. 2 Peter, Barnabas, and the Gospel of Bartholomew, all speak of the teaching of the 6000 years and the 7th millennium or the seven days of creation, which corresponds, to an age.
2And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
We read earlier in the last section of Rev that I posted, about the saints that were killed under the altar. At the time of the millennium is the time when He is going to act or be with those who killed the saints/prophets. The gold on the censer and the alter, has to do with purification, refined by fire, as Christ is a refining fire (Malachi 3:3; 1 Peter 1:7; Zechariah 13:9; Isaiah 48:10). Note that when God accepted sacrifices back in the days of Moses or Abraham, He took them by fire and it purified the people of their sins. The saints were sacrificed and their prayers are offered up on a golden altar, this has to do with their trial and their sufferings, the time is now right to bring their sacrifice before God because it is now holy and pure.
4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
Everything that is coming is because of the spilling of the blood of the saints, He is vindicating them throughout the age, but especially now. He is getting prepared to reveal what His judgment on the earth will be for killing the saints and the martyrs. He is also preparing for the earthly teachings to be destroyed (earthquakes) and the turth to be revealed to all.
The Seven Trumpets
(1st) Scourge of earth (Rev 8:6-7) 6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
We read about the four angels on the four corners of the earth, they held back the winds from harming the earth, until now, after the servants of God are sealed. This is after the sealing of the 144,000. There were 6000 years allotted to man. In the physical you work six days and rest on the seventh and you honor God. In the spiritual a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day, so the six days are the 6000 years, and the seventh day is God resting. There were 4000 years before the writing of this book and there are 2000 years, which is the Christian church age. Trees when spoken of parabolically are referred to many times as beings (Matt 7:18; Rev 22; Genesis 2:9) The third part of the trees that are burnt up, which means that the leadership is burnt up or harmed. The green grass represents life or people as green is the color of life. Water is God’s word, but when frozen, it turns into hail and can harm you. We will see that water can be turned into blood by the two witnesses. God’s word is twofold in its nature, the fleshly and spiritual or heavenly meaning. The blood is referring to the suffering and death of those that dwell upon the earthly meaning. This is God’s word in a destructive way, as it is torment to those who are unbelieving. Note that it was not made to be torment, but over time man had hated God and so He Word has become hard to swallow, suffering, excruciating, and scourging to them because they hate it so much. The leadership for the third of the age, which is the 2000 years, is not good. There are many in this age that have come only to lead astray or who have been lead astray and in turn are leading others astray as well.
(2nd) Scourge of sea (Rev 8:8-9) 8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
The mountain is a kingdom, which would be a big kingdom. The sea are God’s people founded on God’s word. Infiltrators of the church are spoken of as waves. Mountains is referring to a high place built upon secularism or like Babylon which is the kingdom of the devil, it’s not near water so it’s not built on the word of God. The mountain being cast into the sea, means that which is earthly is being judged by God, and at the same time cast into God’s people. This is the 2000 years and this shows that satan will be bound up with God’s people for a third part of the age. The creatures in the sea are the people/Christians that did have life and holiness and where spiritual and they became unspiritual. The ships that were destroyed are God’s people moving along through the age. These would be churches or the body of Christ.
(3rd) Scourge of rivers (Rev 8:10-11) 10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
A star is an angel, now the great star that fell from heaven, would be satan. It says he is burning as it were a lamp, which means the devil will try to teach you the word of God, but in his own way. This is a warning to us that satan has infiltrated the church and he wants to teach it his own way, he is promoting God’s word and he is poisoning (lies) it. Rivers are God’s word passed down through time, over the generations through the people of God. The fountains coming up are the other books not included in the “accepted canon” and satan is going to be cast into those as well. The lamp represents the word of God and the water represents the word of God, and then we have bitter. God’s word is a book, and the bitterness is the distortion of God’s word. The fleshy meaning has been taught and the heavenly meaning has be done away with.
(4th) Scourge of heavens (Rev 8:12) 12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Greater light the sun, and a lesser light the moon, Paul said that we are children of the light and not the night. The third part of the day does not shine, because those that taught the truth where killed. The third part of the night those evil people who knew what the good people were preaching and opposed them. They made the truth to be anathema and hide the truth as they slaughtered those teaching it. So the night was even darkened because those who opposed the children of the light no longer existed. There were others that followed along after the children of the night, but they didn’t even know what it was they had hidden already and thus continued to hide what was present in their time. Eventually neither those for the truth nor those against the truth, knew the mystery; they all had no idea what the mystery was anymore, because all the ones that held the things hidden and the truth were gone. Those who kill by the sword must die by the sword, so those that used the Word of God falsely would now be set to be killed with the sword (Word of God). The great whore of Babylon is paid back for killing the saints (drunk off the blood of the saints) with the false teaching and so God goes back and kills her with the sword how she destroyed the saints. This is how God vindicated the prayers of the saints that were slain.
Eagle announces three woes (Rev 8:13) 13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
The midst is the most central point of heaven. Where this verse says angel, several of the translations actually use the word eagle. Remember the woman being taken away into the wilderness was by an eagle; also the fourth creature had the face of an eagle. There are three woes that are to sound after the mystery is defaced. Then by the loud voice, you hear it and understand it. The earthly inhabiters are those that have the fleshly or earthly teachings and are of the earth, these people refuse to hear the truth, and they seek after death basically.
Chapter 9 The bottomless pit (Rev 9:1-2) 1And 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.
Again, it talks about the star that fell from heaven, which would be satan or one of his angels. He is given the key to the bottomless pit, which means that everything that he is doing he has been given the right to do. The mystery is endless which is why the pit is bottomless. The key was that there was a heavenly meaning and an earthly meaning, like what Jesus says to Peter when He said whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matt. 16:19, 18:18). So these things can be locked up and unlocked according to God’s will. Rev 3:8 Jesus says, “I have put before you an open door”, and you can try to get around it in a ton of ways, but that makes you nothing but a thief, because He has made a way and you have to go through the door. The devil is trying to get people to see the physical and not the spiritual, Jesus healed the spiritual blindness of man, not just the physical. If you can see the spiritual side, you know that Jesus has healed your blindness. What He did was amazing, it was miraculous, He healed the physical blindness of men, and He stilled the wind (doctrine) and the waves. Satan belittles what Jesus did on a spiritual level, when there is so much more on the spiritual, but satan will do anything he can to lead God’s people astray.
2And 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.
The sun darkened, the moon darkened, and the air darkened, as satan is the prince of the power of the air. The smoke has to do with confusion; it’s hard to see through as it was the smoke of a great furnace. This has to do with the judgment on people by confusing them. Again, he is given the key or the right to bring judgment upon the people.
(5th) 1st Woe, plague of locust
(Rev 9:3-12) 3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Locusts are creatures that devour or destroy in many numbers and leave things in devastation. So the consequence of going from the heavenly meanings to earthly meanings is satan expounding on earthly teachings as if they were heavenly teachings, to confuse people (put smoke in their eyes) causes devastation. He uses this to sabotage even the earthly meanings so it seems there is no heavenly meaning. This destroys all the good in the earthly meaning and all that is good in the scriptures. So he is concealing the truth and perverting it to mean something that it really doesn’t. The scorpions sting is in its tail, the tail is that which follows, and in a spiritual explanation, this would mean that their power follows after them. It stings and kills throughout time, in other words the false teachings continue through time. Continually, adding man made/devil made religions and religious beliefs which term themselves Christianity, but are yet still far from God.
4And 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.
They come to hurt those that do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. These people are fooled by the traditions that have been tossed before them as good when they are of satan and not of God. So the locusts come to hurt those without the seal, and any that bare the seal of God cannot be harmed. .
5And 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.
There are seven church phases, the seven letters to the churches. Two of the churches received no order to repent from God, the others did. The five churches that did, all had error pointed out to them and God was not happy with them. This is the torment that is lying in wait for them, unless they repent of their ways. If the sting or the false teaching and traditions do fool these people and they are sucked into these teachings and traditions, they will befall such judgments. We must overcome the false teachings, lies, and deceit of the devil, the tradition that are said to be Christian are merely traditions of man and the father of this world which is the devil.
6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
These five months they will pursue the kingdom of death, they will seek to destroy the light or kingdom of light. The truth will still be there, but they run from it. Those who have lead people into captivity will also be lead into captivity. This happens because they are tormented by the truth and unwell to accept the truth according to God.
7And 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. 8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9And 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. 10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11And 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. 12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
Again, the locust are swarming and devouring here. This is kind of the same manner as the horses we spoke of earlier. If they have the faces of men and hair of women, they could be leaders of the congregation, which are false teachers because faces of men imply an earthly understanding. Teeth being as lion’s teeth, which means they are used to devour. Breastplates would be something hard to penetrate. The wings could symbolize the age that is coming. The sound of the chariots of many horses running to battle could be the legions of demons going into battle. Again, stings in their tails would again be false teachings, and there is a spirit that resides over this earthly teaching, which is the spirit of the father of this world. Paul speaking of Hagar, saying she is considered the lower level of Jerusalem and the higher level of Jerusalem was Sarah. He was speaking of the people that were in the Jerusalem at that time being the lower. Jesus speaks about the Pharisees, (the very ones that the church started on and the very ones that removed books from the original text) saying they are of their father the devil.
(6th) 2nd woe, The killing horses (Rev 9:13-21)
13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15And 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.
When the writer here says and, he doesn’t always mean in addition to, i.e.: Rev 1:6 it says hath made us kings and priests unto God and his father. God is his father, so he is not saying here that it is to God and some other guy, he is not using that form of speaking, he might have well said, who is his father. Moving after that level of logic, it could be saying here, that an hour is a day is a month is a year. It’s likely a phase of time or a queue. The four angels that come from the four corners of the earth, and Euphrates is associated with Eden which is East geographically, but also at the beginning of time. When it speaks of the four angels that are beneath the river Euphrates, it speaks as they have been bound there since the beginning, as referenced in Enoch and Genesis. They were cast beneath the river to be loosed when the time came. Those four angels bound beneath the Euphrates could be the representation of the 4000 years teachings that were before. They had done away with the wisdom of the men of God from before. Later on we will see that the beast has a wound by the sword which is God’s word, but it did not die, because God gave it the ability to live. It was then given power to overcome the saints. So like then, those fallen angels here that were buried are now released to slay the third part of men, for the final 2000 years.
16And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Numbers can be symbolic and time can be symbolic. This is the same as what was stated in Rev 5:11 it states the number of the armies of the cavalry was twice ten thousand ten thousands or twice myriades myriadon in Greek. These were those who had come out before the thrown in chapter 5, were those who came out of the great tribulation. This number is then symbolic, as numbers and time can be symbolic.
17And 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.
Before, they had breastplates of iron, now they have breastplates of fire, which could be the fires of hell or God’s judgment. Jacinth is a representation of blood, and is a blood red stone. Brimstone is sulfur, which is a very foul smelling gas, said to smell of rotten eggs and skunk compound. In 2 Cor. 2:15&17, it says 15those that are saved are the fragrance/savour (higher level meaning) of Jesus Christ unto God, and the brimstone would be the opposite, the smell of death (the lower meaning). 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. It tells us right there that the word of God will be corrupt. The smoke and brimstone are indeed the foul smelling, corrupted, and confusing teachings of the bottomless pit. Again, there is smoke which is to confuse the people, fire to devour, and brimstone which is the foul smell of the teachings.
18By 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. 19For 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.
Their mouths would be the people who brought the first false teachings, and the tails would be the people who brought the later false teachings. The people fell prey to these teachings and created the false church that others after them would also fall prey to them as well. In the Bible, the serpents are always used in reference to the devil and his demons, so you can be assured this is not a good thing and from whom these teaching come.
20And 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: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Those who were not killed by the plagues or the teachings did become victims of it. Even if they weren’t taken in by the religion, and even if they weren’t worshiping idols, or devils exactly, but what their teaching is the teaching of devils. They still where following their own idols, church, and tradition, they didn’t repent of their deeds. They stood by knowing it was wrong and said nothing and did not change their ways according to what they knew to be truth. The murders, sorceries, fornication, and thefts could be referring to the horseman. They would be committing the spiritual as well as physical aspects of all these things unto the people of the earth. They murdered the prophets, the truth, and the witnesses, there sorceries were used to fool people or bewitch people, as well as their spiritual fornication, and the thefts, the springs of water burnt up, which is them stealing the Word of God. This is rampant in the world today, there are numerous Marian statues, Buda statues, statues of Isis and Horus, Zeus along with other greek gods, other religious statues, and even the Jesus statues are made of wood and stone as we are not to pray to any of them. If you approach something to pray at it you might as well be praying to it, because you are utilizing its symbolism by being in the presence of it as you pray. God meets us where we are and there is no need to go to a statue, building/church, priest, or any other so called “man of god.” As we pray we should not do so as the heathens do, praying to be seen in churches and street, and repeating words over and over. Matthew 6:7 & 6:5 (Here are a few different translations of this) “When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do; “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 6:5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen.)
The little book (Rev 10:1-11)
10 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
Clouds here in this verse are the elect. His face as it were the sun, which would be like being face to face with Him, because the sun is in your face and it looks upon us and sees things in a bright way. His feet pillars of fire one is upon the sea and the other is upon the earth. The right (God’s power) foot is upon the sea which is founded upon God’s Word, and the left foot is on the earth or the earthly teachings. This is judgment of the church and the earth. The book is open which means it can be read, and it is little, which means that it could be lacking or there is more to it than what seems to be. If it were big it would be like having the complete collection of His Word.
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
The seven thunders are teachings that are sealed until the time of the end. The thunders being uttered is the following of the lightning of God’s judgment. It will be spoken to us throughout history, but it will not be understood until the right time or end time. These things may not be written or explained in paper and ink.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Hand to heaven meaning he swears by Him that lives forever, the foot on earth the things that therein are, and the sea which are God’s people the things which are therein. At the time when the heavenly things can be demonstrated to God’s people, and the time when the earthly people can also know heavenly things, it will be the end time. This would mean that you don’t want to believe in God, but you know and can understand the truth. Those in the earth and in the church cannot deny it; it has to happen at that point.
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.
It says days, because it’s premillennium it says He is beginning to sound. Before Christ comes, He is giving us a short time to come to Him, now the mystery is known to all it is given to us to accept the truth it is our choice even more so at that point as we are literally given the things that have been a mystery for so long.
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
The voice (language) in the spiritual sense, and he said take the little book the small bit of God’s Word. It’s pretty obvious with the different denominations that someone has to be lacking, but not one of them will speak up and acknowledge it’s them even if they know. You can demonstrate that Enoch is the seventh from Adam according to Jude, he and his book are referenced in Jude; the keys are missing because humanity allows them to be missing when they are actually accessible to all of us. He now has power the power over the church, the scholarly kingdom, and the worldly kingdom and He is forcing them to confront this book and why it seems to be lacking. It seems one day what I’ve learned and speak on so much, God will reveal to all. By His Grace (Christ) and Wisdom (Holy Spirit) do I know anything at all of His love and His mystery, because it is not my own, but His and I am give glimpses of the truth when He wills it to be so.
9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
John is the third pillar or the last generation of God’s people, that is to be held back until the end. The mystery that He is to reveal to us will not happen until His time, and apparently we are making way to that point in time, because He has begun revealing things to a small group of us that will hopefully one day be many. If you are able to show heavenly meanings, it is sweet as honey in your mouth, but you realize that we have been lead astray for 2000 years (or even since the dawn of time) and it is a bitter (the water (Word of God) become wormwood) message, with much wisdom comes much sorrow. It is so true, to look around and see so many people being deceived and knowing the truth it hard, I talk to them whenever possible but my just blow me off or tell me that we aren’t supposed to read those book or that’s now what their church believes or their preachers says, they are not looking to God for answers, they are looking to men of this world and manmade things of this world for the truth that only God holds. To understand the word of God is to understand that it was all in vain up to this point. That is, their teachings are vain, but they are not vain to God as He will take what is corrupt and make something good out of it. He makes beauty from ashes Isaiah 61:3.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
Think about it, if you take something and eat it, then you realize what it was and that it was foul or not what you thought it was, it would make you sick to your stomach. [I felt this way when God started revealing the truth to me and that what I had been taught growing up was full of lies unbeknownst even those who might have taught me.] If you are able to understand the mystery, it’s like the voice is now being heard, and we are now prophesying before many people, and nations, and tongues, and kings. The devils deception is great and so many are fallen under his wing unknowingly, it is our duty to God and to the lost and deceived to put the truth out there and it’s up to each one of them to hear the Word of God or reject it (free will).
11 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
The reed was given to John to measure and the rod is to do with the cannon. The temple of God is God’s people. The measure is those who are faithful to God. It’s not a little book, it’s the completeness of God’s people are the true measure.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The holy city is like the Jerusalem which is above, which I spoke of earlier when speaking of Sarah and Hagar. Those who do not understand the mystery, are the gentiles, they will make the holy city the Jerusalem, which is below. The 40 is the 4000 years prior and is the times, and the 2 months are the 2000 years that are left which is the time, our time.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
1 +2 + ½ is 3 and a half. This is speaking of the 7000 year age and their prophecy will be for the age. The sackcloth has to do with suffering or humiliation before God, because if you notice when God speaks of His church, they are clothed in white remnant not sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
This says the god of the earth. The candlesticks are the churches, the two olive trees are as in Romans 11:4,17-19,24—25. These are the two true Churches the Jews and Christians or the two churches that God did not hold anything against in the letters to the seven churches which were Smyrna and Philadelphia. There is an exalted Israel and a degraded Israel. Most people say and I agree, that the two witnesses are Enoch and Elijah, Enoch taken in Genesis 5:24 and Jasher 4:1-2, and Elijah taken by a whirlwind (2 Kings 2). You can read more about Enoch and how great he was in accordance with God and man in Jasher from his birth beginning with the last two verses of Jasher 2 to the first two verses in Jasher 4.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
If you take the true mystery of God and you try to hurt it, you must be taken to the lower level and be judged. Like what I said with killing with the sword earlier. These false teachers, money grubbing pastors, and false religious leaders are all doing just this and will rightly be killed in the manner in which God has stated, by the Sword (Word of God).
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Heaven is either open or shut depending if you are open to it and if God chooses to give you a prophecy. If you do harm to the true church, then you are shut out of heaven.
The two witnesses killed (Rev 11:7-13)
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
They are protected for a time, because God has a duty for them to help us at the end of time, to discover the mystery.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
The god of the earth here is of the Jerusalem below aka the devil; it’s all about religion and the church, but not God’s. It says when you read about the judgment of Sodom and Egypt, to get out of Sodom and get out of Egypt these are religion, all religion. God is not religion, He has never been. By the lies of the devil, people have been swayed to think that this is the right way of thinking, worship, and the truth, but it is all a deception delivered from the very mouth of the one that hates us all, the serpent/scorpion.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
This is a symbolic time of the age. With the scripture they supplanted and killed the apostles, the saints, and the prophets. They label them heretics, enemies of the cross, and used it to attain their wants. In other words, the letter kills but the Spirit gives life, so it’s like using the Word without the Spirit. It’s like the body of Christ, and the body of Israel being without the Spirit of God. We are supposed to prophecy to tongues and nations, it shall not be made known that they are under the earth; they shall be as they are out in the open.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
They will be glad to see the true Jews and true Christians gone. They tormented them that dwelt on earthly teachings because they didn’t want to hear the truth; they wanted only the earthly teachings and understanding. If I were to go up to a preacher now days and tell them these things, they will not listen or they will scorn me and hold their disbelief.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
Suddenly when the Spirit of God entered into them and made them able to move once again, they begin going about spreading life, which is death to the false Christians and Jews. Great fear fell upon them that saw the true Jews and Christians.
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Those who saw them heard a great voice of heaven that called them the (two witnesses) up to heaven. The cloud is the great cloud of witnesses. They became those who dwelt in heaven they became exalted, and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Great earthquake completely destroyed the earthly teachings. The dragon is the great whore which is also the great city. This is more stating that this is the men of the seven thousand years, its God’s people the good people of the seventh millennium that would not be shaken by the earthquake or false teachings of the earthly. (Romans 11:4-5) The remnant that God has reserved to himself, seven thousand men of those that have not bowed a knee to Baal (these are the good people). Those that were afraid but gave glory to the God of heaven were the good people and the ones that wouldn’t were slain. On the seventh day some were slain and some people though scared by it, give glory to heaven.
(7th) 3rd woe, God’s wrath and the Eternal Kingdom (Rev 11:14-19)
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
Jesus said behold I come quickly, so this woe is the coming of Jesus. Right at the point where the earthly foundations (teachings) are destroyed and all His people are slain, He will come. We have the ability to speed His coming by pushing the issue at hand, and being obedient to reveal the truth to the world as we are told to do.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.
There were great voices in heaven, which means everything is being revealed. The great heavenly voices say that the kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, our Lord is the Christ.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
They are seated, which means their time has come, and they fall on their faces, because everything has lined up and is completed.
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
The kingdoms have become God’s.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
The servants, prophets, and saints represent His temple or alter. He is extending His mercy to those that wouldn’t repent. God’s being very generous here. There are satan’s people that destroy the earth, which in part could be a demonic blood line aka the Nephilim which are the children of the fallen angels. They have made their way in to business, religion, finance, and many other important areas that have come to be meaningful and needed to this world. These Nephilim have been seeking to destroy humanity and the earth since the beginning of time. Which you can read about in Enoch and Genesis.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
He is setting up for a new judgment, so there is more to come, we have reached the end. The temple of God are His people, and we are now open to heaven. Those people who are under the alter and opened their prayers up to Him. We will now understand the meaning of the arch of His covenant. The items in the arch were the tablets of law, the rod of Aaron, and the hidden manna. If you overcome then you get to eat of the third covenant or the manna. The time of the spiritually dead has now arrived, and they are about to be judged. The time for the spiritually alive in Christ are about to be rewarded.