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Revelation 9 Commentary - Part 3 (verses 13-21)  
By Brother Mike (7-6-14; 56 minutes)   



Verse 13: 

13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God . . .  

In this verse, we first read, And the sixth angel sounded. We had read that the fifth angel sounded all the way back in verse 1, and what followed there was a description of the 1st woe, but now we are told in verse 13 that the sixth angel sounded, and what will follow is a description of the 2nd woe. This description begins in that the apostle John heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. Now, since the number 4 taken from the four horns of the golden altar is symbolic of universality or worldwide (see Bible Meaning of Number 4 ), and the word horns is symbolic of strength, then the voice John heard came from the universal or worldwide strength (four horns) of the golden altar. 

Now the golden altar was known as the altar of incense because incense was burned on it. We read about this altar in Exodus 30:  

Exodus 30:1  And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it .
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A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same .  
3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about .
4 And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal
5 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold .
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And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee
7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it .
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And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations
9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon .
10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD

Now we read in Revelation 8, 

Re 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand

This reveals that the prayers of the saints are correlated with the burning of incense. And, in Psalm 141 we read, 

Ps 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice .

So we can conclude that the burning of incense is a picture of the prayers of the elect going up to heaven before God. This means that when we read that John heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar, we are being told that John heard a voice that originated from the universal or worldwide strength of the prayers of the elect, which came off the golden altar as incense before the Lord. In other words, the voice which commands the four angels to be loosed in order to bring judgment does so in answer to the prayers of the elect. We get an idea of what the elect had been praying before Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 in Revelation 6, where we read,

Rev. 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held :
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And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?
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And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled

Here we see that the elect were praying that judgment would come so that their blood would finally be avenged. The voice, then, from the four horns of the golden altar is in response to such prayers. It is the elect who had been praying that Judgment Day would come, and it was the universal or worldwide strength (four horns) of these prayers that has resulted in judgment finally coming on May 21, 2011. Indeed, God has answered the prayers of the elect in bringing judgment upon the entire world. 

But, now, we wonder just whose voice it is that comes from the four horns of the golden altar. Since the voice is in response to the prayers of the elect for judgment and vengeance upon their own blood, it is reasonable to see the voice as being that of Christ, for He is the one who stands for the elect; He is the mediator between God and the elect; He is the one who can command judgment to begin by saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.


Verse 14: 

14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates .  

In this verse, we find that the voice from the four horns of the golden altar, which, as we had concluded, is likely the voice of Christ Himself in response to the prayers of His elect for judgment, is saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. This loosing of the four angels from the great river Euphrates in order to bring judgment has a double application. First, it has to do with what happened on May 21, 2011 when the elect worldwide who are the four angels (messengers) were, in a sense, or in principle, loosed from the great river Euphrates, which is identified with Babylon (the world) because, spiritually speaking, Satan and his kingdom of Babylon were conquered on May 21, 2011, and Satan was spiritually deposed and cast into the spiritual fire. This has, in principle, loosed the elect from the kingdom of Babylon. Second, what has been accomplished in principle on May 21, 2011 will be accomplished completely on the Last Day when the elect who are still held bound in body to the great river Euphrates (Babylon; this world) are loosed in body when their bodies are raptured and transformed into glorious spiritual bodies, which no longer are bound in any way to Babylon (this world ). 

But, now, let's take a closer look at our verse to reflect on how all this fits together. First of all, we know that the four angels refers to the elect all around the world because the number 4 symbolizes worldwide (see Bible Meaning of the Number 4 ), and the word for angels can just as well be translated as messengers so that these 4 angels are actually worldwide messengers. We know that these worldwide messengers are the elect because only they could be spoken of as having been loosed from the great river Euphrates. Why is this? Because the great river Euphrates is considered to be a part of the kingdom of Babylon, but the boarder to the kingdom of God, so to be loosed from this boarder is to be freed from Babylon and placed into the kingdom of God, which is something that could only apply to the elect. We can say that the elect were spiritually freed from Babylon when they were first born again, and they were, in principle, spiritually freed further from Babylon on May 21, 2011 when the kingdom of Satan was spiritually conquered, but they will not be completely freed from the kingdom of Babylon until on the Last Day when their sinful bodies are transformed and they are completely taken out of this world; then they will have been completely loosed from the great river Euphrates. So we must recognize that, yes, the elect throughout the world were loosed in principle from the great river Euphrates on May 21, 2011 because Satan and his kingdom were then spiritually conquered, but the elect will not be completely loosed from the great river Euphrates (Babylon) until on the Last Day. So we see a double application to our verse: One on May 21, 2011 when the elect were, in principle, loosed from Babylon when Satan and his kingdom were spiritually conquered, and one on the Last Day when the elect will be loosed completely from Babylon as they are raptured from this world, and their sinful bodies are changed into glorious spiritual bodies never to be bound to this world again in any way.


Verse 15: 

15 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

Here we read, And the four angels [messengers] were loosed. This is referring to May 21, 2011 when all the elect worldwide (the four angels) were loosed from living in a world ruled over by Satan, for on May 21, 2011, Satan was spiritually conquered and deposed from ruling any longer over the world. Christ, instead, took his place, and is now ruling with a rod of iron. This means that He is not ruling as a kind Sheppard over the peoples of the world, but He is ruling in judgment, which is why He is said to be ruling with a rod of iron. Furthermore, if our verse has application to Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 as previously stated, it also has application to the end of the world, for on the Last Day, the elect will be loosed once again, but this time they will not just be loosed from living in a world ruled by Satan, but they will be loosed from their own sinful bodies and this world entirely. This will be the complete and final fulfillment of our verse when all of the elect (the four angels) are raptured and their bodies are changed into magnificent and glorious spiritual bodies fit for the new heaven and earth that will then be created at the Lord's command. 

Now, we are told that these four angels (the elect) who were loosed were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year. Obviously, this event of loosing the elect was planned to take place at a very specific time. And, of course, we now know that time to have been on May 21, 2011. The Lord, indeed, made great planning for this date. When we think of all the evidence and support for May 21, 2011 , and the events which took place on that date, we have to be utterly amazed; there are just so many things that come together in such a perfect way in the biblical calendar that May 21, 2011 is clearly and obviously thoroughly supported. If you haven't recently studied all the evidence and support for the biblical calendar and May 21, 2011 , I encourage you to do that here . When you really consider the evidence, you have to be in great awe, for it becomes clear that May 21, 2011 was thoroughly planned in advance to be the date on which Satan would be conquered, and the day on which the elect would be loosed from having to live in a world that was under Satan's control

But, if May 21, 2011 was fully prepared in advance, so was the Last Day when the elect will finally be loosed from their bodies (the great river Euphrates) to enter the new heaven and the new earth. In fact, it appears as though the Last Day might come on October 6, 2015 (see verse 20 of Revelation 14 Part 3 and Could the End Come On October 6, 2015? ). So, once again, we see the double application of our verse: the elect (the four angels) were loosed on May 21, 2011 to bring judgment on the third part, and they will be loosed completely on the Last Day to bring judgment. Both things are true, and both things can be drawn from our verse. Also, notice that the number four is being highlighted twice in our verse. It was first highlighted in that there were 4 angels loosed on May 21, 2011 - The number 4 symbolizes that these angels (the elect) are worldwide (see Meaning of Bible Number 4 ) - but we are also told that the loosing of these angels was prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year. Once again, we see the number 4 being highlighted by the four items listed, namely hour, day, month, and year. This is all apparently emphasizing that the loosing of the elect took place worldwide on May 21, 2011, and, due to the double-application nature of our verse, it will also take place worldwide on the Last Day when the elect are raptured. In other words, there won't be any particular locations from which the elect will be raptured, or, in a figure, loosed from the great river Euphrates, but they will be raptured and loosed from this world and their bodies from all over the world, wherever they are. As we read in Luke 17, 

34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left .
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Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left .
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left

Now, finally, we are given the reason why the 4 angels (the elect) were loosed on May 21, 2011 due to Satan and his kingdom having been conquered, and why the 4 angels (the elect) will be loosed on the Last Day through being raptured and changed: it is for to slay the third part of men. The word here for slay can be translated as kill. So we are being told that the elect were loosed on May 21, 2011 and will be loosed on the Last Day in the rapture for the purpose of killing the third part of men. But, who are the third part of men? There are two possibilities. First, the third part can refer to the elect such as we find in Zechariah 13: 

Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God .  

Obviously, the third part in this verse is giving reference to the elect, for they are the ones who are brought through the fire; who are refined as silver; and who are tried as gold. They are the only ones to whom the Lord can say, it is my people: and they shall say, the Lord is my God. But, since our verse in Revelation 9 reveals that the elect are being loosed in order to bring judgment against the third part of men, there is no possibility that the third part of men here is giving reference to the elect, for the elect would not be bringing judgment against the elect; otherwise, they would be bringing judgment against themselves. So we are left with the second possibility, which is that the third part of men can give reference to all those who are identified with Christ, but who are not actually saved, which would be all those who are now in all the so-called Christian churches around the world. We see an example of the third part of men being such a people in Ezekiel 5 when God is describing His judgment against Jerusalem, and, since Jerusalem is a type of the New Testament churches, this is a picture of the judgment of the Lord coming against the third part of men, who are all the New Testament churches that are not saved. We read in Ezekiel 5, 

Eze 5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them

The point being made here is that the third part is under the wrath of God, which refers to Jerusalem being under the wrath of God, which represents all the New Testament churches being under the wrath of God. So the third part here symbolizes all those who claim a relationship with Christ, but who are not actually saved; that is, all the so-called Christian churches of our day.

Now, returning to our verse, we read, 

15 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 .  

Since we now know that the third part of men here must refer to all those in the churches, we can say that the reason for the 4 angels (the elect) being loosed on May 21, 2011, and being loosed on the Last Day of the world is to kill all those in the churches worldwide. But how did the loosing of the elect on May 21, 2011 kill those in the churches? Obviously, it did not literally kill them because the churches are still alive and well. So in what way were they killed? Well, the conquering of Satan and his kingdom spiritually on May 21, 2011, which loosed the elect from living in a world under the ruler ship of Satan, and closed the door to heaven, guarantees that there is now no longer any possibility for salvation to anyone in the churches. Up until May 21, 2011 there was always hope that this one or that one might come out of the church where they could be saved, but, now, that is no longer possible, for salvation is now no longer possible in the church, or in the world. It is in this sense in which the all those in the churches (the third part) have been killed. Yes, ever since the elect were loosed on May 21, 2011, the churches are completely destined for death; so much so, that it is as if they have been killed already, for they have no eternal hope!

But, now, our verse also has application for the end of the world, for on the Last Day the four angels (the elect) will be loosed from their sinful bodies and from this world forevermore. But, how does this loosing bring about the killing of the third part (those in the churches)? Well, as all those in the churches see the elect being raptured from this world, it kills them in that they now realize that they are not saved, and that they are in trouble with God. They will not only be tormented of mind, but they will also be annihilated on that same day. Hence, they will be killed forevermore. This will be a most terrible day for all those in the churches, but for the elect, it will be a most magnificent day as they will be transformed into glorious bodies, and raptured to dwell forevermore with their Lord in the new heaven and earth


Verse 16: 

16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them .

In this verse, we have a further description of the 4 angels (the elect) who were loosed in the previous verse. We read, And the number of the army of the horsemen [the elect] were two hundred thousand thousand. Literally, the verse should read like this: 

16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two myriads (10,000) of myriads (10,000): and I heard the number of them .  

So the number of the army of the horsemen is 2 x 10,000 x 10,000 = 200,000,000 (two hundred million). This is the number of the army of the elect who come with Christ in battle against the world during Judgment Day ever since May 21, 2011. But, this also reveals the number of the elect who come in battle on the Last Day when the elect are resurrected and raptured because of the double-application nature of these verses. Therefore, the 200,000,000 is the number of the elect coming in battle with the Word of God ever since May 21, 2011, and the 200,000,000 will also be the number of the elect coming in battle with the Word of God on the Last Day as they are all resurrected and raptured into the new heaven and earth.

Now the number 200,000,000 breaks down into the spiritually significant numbers of 2 x 10 to the eighth power. The number 2 symbolizes the elect (those entrusted with the Word of God), and the number 10 symbolizes completeness (see Meaning of Bible Numbers 2 and 10 ). So the 200,000,000 symbolizes the completeness of the elect, and, therefore, it need not be a literal number, but it can just simply be a symbolic number for the completeness of all the elect. Nevertheless, it is possible that the 200,000,000 is a literal number as well, but I know of nothing at this time that would make this a fact. So it is best just to consider the 200,000,000 as a symbolic number for the completeness of the elect no matter what the exact literal number of the elect actually is. But one thing is for sure, since God reveals the number of 200,000,000, and then John immediately after this says, I heard the number of them, there is clearly an emphasis being placed on this number. It is a number that God wants us to know. Why? Well, it could be because He wants us to take the number literally, or, perhaps, it is because He just simply wants us to recognize that the number of the elect, whatever their exact literal number is, is a great multitude. 


Verse 17:
 

17 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

Here John says, And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them. This is referring back to the horses and the horsemen mentioned in the previous verse, which numbered 200,000,000. But, here we are told that John actually saw them, and what he saw was that the horsemen, who we know are the elect, have breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone. They don't have as breastplates of fire, and as of jacinth, and as brimstone, but they actually have breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone. This is because breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone are identified with the elect, and these horsemen are not just as the elect in some way, but they are the elect. So what we see is that the horsemen actually have the attributes of the elect because they are the elect. 

Now let's briefly consider each of these attributes; that is, breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone to see how they all point to the elect. First, in that they wore breastplates reveals that these horsemen are priests since breastplates are what priests wear, and, in that these breastplates are of fire signifies that these priest are coming in judgment because fire is symbolic of judgment. So what these breastplates of fire point to are the elect because the elect are priests who are coming in judgment ever since May 21, 2011. Second, the breastplates of the horsemen were not only of fire, but also of jacinth. Jacinth is only mentioned in one other place, and that is in Revelation 21:

Rev. 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald ;
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The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst .

Here jacinth is one of the precious stones in the foundations of the wall of the New Jerusalem, which symbolizes the elect. So we see that a breastplate of jacinth, just like a breastplate of fire, points to the elect. And, finally, the breastplates of the horsemen were not only of fire and jacinth, but also brimstone. Brimstone, like fire, points to judgment. We are reminded of the fire and brimstone which came down upon Sodom and Gomorrah in Luke 17 where we read, 

Lu 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all

So we can conclude that the horsemen that John saw in his vision are the elect. They are the ones who with breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone come as priests in Judgment against the third part ever since May 21, 2011. And, since breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone are a grouping of 3, the number 3 is being brought to the forefront, which symbolizes that this is all the purpose of God. Yes, it is the purpose of God that the elect come in judgment against all those people now in the churches worldwide. We don't physically fight them in any way, but as we declare and stand firm on that salvation has come to an end, and there is no hope for anyone in any church, we have, along with God, brought judgment upon them. 

Now, returning to the latter part of our verse, we read,  

17 . . . and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone

We are first told that the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions. This is simply revealing that the judgment of God is devouring the third part as the heads of lions would seek out and then devour their prey. And, just as the prey of a lion can be snared before they know it, so also were all those in the churches snared ever since May 21, 2011 before they actually know it. But, on the Last Day, when all of the elect are raptured and changed, and those in the churches see it, then they will realize that they have been snared, but it will be too late; they shall then be devoured by the lion of the tribe of Judah, and there shall be no escape.

Next, we read that out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. All three of these things - the fire and smoke and brimstone - symbolize judgment, and this judgment is symbolized by three things because the number 3 means that this judgment upon all those in the churches (the third part) is the purpose of God (see Meaning of Bible Number 3 ). This is exactly what we had found in the first part of our verse when it stated that the horsemen (the elect) have breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone. In this statement the number 3 is obviously being featured once again, so this point is really being driven home, namely that it is the purpose of God that judgment ever since May 21, 2011 is upon all those in the churches (the third part). And, just how has the judgment of God come upon them? Well, it has given them over to their sin, and it has removed any possibility of salvation from them. Before May 21, 2011, there was always the possibility that an individual could come out of the church and be saved, but now that salvation has been removed from the entire world, this is no longer possible. Even if someone comes out from the church in search of salvation, they will not find Christ. There is no longer any hope; there is no longer any salvation. This is the judgment that has come upon the third part, and this judgment is being pronounced by the Word of God through the mouths of the elect; hence the fire and smoke and brimstone - the judgment of God - is said to come from their mouths.


Verse 18: 

18 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

Here in this verse we have reiterated what was just said in the previous verse, namely that the third part (all those in the churches) was killed by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone. The fire, and the smoke and the brimstone are each symbolic of judgment. And, in that there are 3 things listed - the fire, smoke, and brimstone - places emphasis on the number 3, which is symbolic of being the purpose of God (see Meaning of Bible Number 3 ). So we can say that by the judgment of God were all those in the churches (the third part) killed. And, once again, how were they killed? Well, on May 21, 2011, all those in the churches were not physically killed, but they were killed in the sense that they no longer have any hope for eternal salvation. This has, in a sense, already killed them because now it is absolutely certain that they will die. Before May 21, 2011, there was always the possibility that one here and one there might come out of the church and become saved, but, now, since there is no longer any possibility for salvation in the church nor outside of the church, there is no hope whatsoever for those still in the churches ever since May 21, 2011. They might as well be considered dead because certainly, they will die either in the course of their own lives or on the Last Day when they will be annihilated forever. 

But there is another application of our verse in which all those in the churches (the third part) will be killed, and that will be on the Last Day. When the rapture takes place, and all those in the churches see that they have been left behind, this will first kill them spiritually in that their beliefs will be silenced and shown to be in error, and, then, second, it will kill them literally because they will be, shortly thereafter, annihilated as they go up in flame along with this whole world, and Satan, and his kingdom. So we see that the killing of the churches is in two parts: first, they were already killed on May 21, 2011 when their deaths became guaranteed, and, second, they will be killed on the Last Day as they see the elect be raptured while they are left behind to burn in the literal lake of fire along with Satan, and all his followers both celestial and not celestial. 

Now, before moving to our next verse, we should make note that the judgment of God - the fire, smoke, and brimstone - is said to come out of their mouths. This is because it is the Word of God who is bringing judgment, and the Word of God comes out of the mouths of the elect as they declare what the Bible teaches. It is not that there is literal fire, smoke, and brimstone coming from the mouths of the elect, but, as we said before, the fire, smoke, and brimstone is symbolic of judgment, and, therefore, it is the judgment of God which comes out of the mouths of the elect as they declare Judgment Day ever since May 21, 2011 with no salvation for anyone ever again. This is the judgment of God! 


Verse 19

19 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

In this verse we are told that the power of the elect to kill the third part is in their mouth, and in their tails. We can understand why the power (or authority) to kill is in the mouths of the elect because it is the Word of God that the elect proclaim, and, certainly, the Word of God who is God Himself has authority to kill, but it is a little more difficult to understand what it means that the authority of the elect to kill is in their tails. In order to begin to understand this, we must first know what the word tail represents in the Bible. We discover this in Isaiah 9: 

Isa 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail .  

So from this verse we discover that the tail is the false prophet, which means that when we read that the power of the elect is in their tails, it is revealing that the elect are coming in judgment with the same power that false prophets would bring. And, what is the power or authority that false prophets bring? Why it is the power or authority to lead people so that they will not be saved. This is the same power which the elect now have, for what they are doing is leading people into the fact that there is no salvation for them any longer; that salvation has come to an end. So what does it mean that the power of the elect is in their tails? It means that the power of the elect is that of a false prophet in that neither the elect nor the false prophet can bring salvation during these days of judgment ever since May 21, 2011. Furthermore, in that the elect cannot bring salvation in these days of judgment is why we read that their tails were like unto serpents. In other words, just like serpents (evil powers) cannot bring salvation, so also the elect cannot now bring salvation, but only judgment. This is how the tails of the elect were like unto serpents: neither false prophets, serpents, nor even the elect can bring salvation ever since May 21, 2011; this is how they are all alike in these terrible days.  

Next, we read that the tails of the elect had heads, and with them they do hurt. Since we now know that the word tails refers to false prophets, we can understand why it is said that the tails of the elect had heads: why it is because the tails of the elect refers to false prophets who would obviously have heads. But, then, we are told that with their heads they do hurt. This can be understood to mean that their heads cause hurt because on their heads is their mouth, and from their mouth are the words which bring judgment, and it is these words of judgment which bring hurt. In this way, the heads of the elect are bringing hurt to the peoples of the world. 

But, there is another way that we might see this verse. Remember what Isaiah 9 says? It says,

Isa 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail

Now if we take the head of the tail of the elect to be the ancient and honorable since we are told in Isaiah 9 that the head is the ancient and honorable, then when we read that the tails of the elect had heads, and with them they do hurt, we are being told that the elect do hurt people with the ancient and honorable (their heads). And, who is the ancient and honorable? It is Christ Himself, of course. Therefore, when we are told that the tails of the elect had heads, and with those heads, they do hurt, this is telling us that the elect do hurt people with Christ (their head). In other words, as the elect declare the Word of God (Christ), it hurts people because it reveals to them that they are under the wrath of God, and there is no hope for their salvation. 


Verse 20-21: 

20 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 :
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts

Now, we are first told in these verses that the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands. Since the context of our verses is that of the third part being killed by the elect, the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues have to be referring to everyone other than the third part. So, the rest of the men is referring to all those who are outside of a so-called Christian church. They would be the approximate 5 billion people who claim no relationship to Jesus Christ. It is these people who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands.  

Now, how is it that all these approximate 5 billion people who have no relationship to Christ were not killed by these plagues? Well, there is a two-fold answer to this because there is a double application to our verses. First, there is the application on May 21, 2011. When May 21, 2011 came, those who were outside of the churches, who claimed no relationship with Christ, they were not killed, but they were obviously permitted to continue believing in their false beliefs and philosophies throughout Judgment Day - we see this in that they were not silenced, but they were permitted to continue as is ever since May 21, 2011. Second, there is the application on the Last Day; that is, when the rapture takes place, all those who are not of the third part are not initially killed in the sense that they will not be plagued by the rapture like the third part will because they were not expecting to be in a rapture, and, in most cases, they didn't even know what the rapture was, while the third part, on the other hand, will have all their hopes dashed to pieces when they realize that they are not being raptured, but, instead, are left behind to suffer complete destruction, which is exactly what they thought would not happen to themselves. So the plagues (which can be translated as stripes) put on the third part will be much greater than that which comes on the rest of humankind. And, this is how we read that it would be in Luke 12, 

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes [this is referring to the third part] .  
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But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes [this is referring to the rest of Humankind]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  

Now, moving on, we read that all those outside of the churches; that is, the rest of humankind, even though they were not killed by the plagues which killed all those within the churches (the third part), they 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: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. So what this is revealing is that ever since May 21, 2011, no one has repented unto salvation, and, due to the double-application nature of our verses, it also reveals that on the Last Day at the rapture, no one will repent unto salvation either. And, of course, the reason why no one will repent is because there is no more salvation possible ever since May 21, 2011. 

Okay, we could discuss these verses more thoroughly, but we're going to end this study now at this point because my time for recording has run out.


Now may the LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

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