IMHO, America and the world for that matter, are in the birth pangs of the end of an age ( notice, I did not say “End of the world.” ) Mind you, what I am going to help ‘unpack’ is prophetic, it has the backing of God’s Very Word. Frankie
This post is the beginning of what I hope to be several posts concerning the book of Revelation. From what I hear the book of Revelation is not being preached like it needs to be preached in our churches. I believe a lot of pastors shy away from preaching it for fear of losing their congregation. It seems our ‘woke’ culture and being politically correct is more important to some people than preaching the pure word of God. Having said that, I will say that I am not intimidated by fear of someone being offended. I want to wake you from the dysphoric junk running rampant, now even in our churches. I am a watchman. Playing games is over for me. Let me digress for a minute. I was permanently banned from Twitter about two years ago for simply being a conservative voice, and telling some truth. [ I had 5000 followers, often 100 a day, in a relatively short period of time] Meanwhile, the progressive regressive liberals could get on the platform and spew all kinds of garbage and they were treated like royalty by Twitter. Well, screw them, I don’t need them. I view it as their loss. Based on recent events with Tucker Carlson, ( fired ) and possibly Laura Ingram, and a few other members of Fox News who might be fired; I sincerely hope ( that especially Tucker Carlson ) will match up with Elon musk and build a platform that rivals Google. Conservatives have to learn to fight fire with fire, or America is finished, IMHO.
Back to studying Revelation. From my studies, I believe that one of the problems with teaching Revelation revolves around understanding the back-and-forth that takes place. That is the back-and-forth between things that are happening in heaven and things that are happening on earth, and being able to separate the two. I will try to do that with the help of Amir Tsarfati and his book REVEALING REVELATION. Frankie.
Briefly, The first 3 chapters of Revelation are about Jesus and His Church. Chapters 4 and 5 are Johns’ journey to heaven. His visions speak of heaven’s Open Door, and The Lion and the Lamb. Chapter 6 through 18 deal with the Judgments of the Lamb. Read for yourself, I want to look at the Trumpets being blown. Frankie.
If you think things are bad now, you are going to be shocked to learn what is coming. Believers have the hope of the Rapture and will not experience what is coming. KNOW THIS: IT IS COMING, AND NO ONE OR NOTHING CAN STOP IT. Revelation is not an allegory. It is not a metaphor, ( It has not already happened as some believe). However, the methods of allegory and metaphor are used throughout scripture. Figurative language is also used, but you must use discernment. Frankie.
TO THE TRUMPETS WE GO. The first angel put His trumpet to his lips and blew. What followed was unimaginable.
So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up and all grass was burned up ( Revelation 8: 6-7.) In the sounding of the first trumpet the world experiences irreversible damage beginning with the vegetation. Today.
damage from fires is measured in acres or miles. When the first trumpet sounds the damage will be measured by countries, maybe even continents. The ecology of the entire earth will be turned upside down. Economic collapse will ensue, along with food shortages and massive property damage from the fires. If you happen to work for an insurance company you probably will need to start looking for a new job. Amir Tsarfati, pg 118, REVEALING REVELATIOM. Well, this is enough horror for now, read ahead in Revelation 8 and be ready for my next post. Frankie The Earthman.