The President of the European Union, Guy Verhofstadt confirmed this fact when he recently gave a speech to the European Parliament. His speech was titled, "The New World Order Since September 11"....
During the course of his speech, President Verhofstadt commented on the significance of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. "The old world order that took shape during the Cold War along a line separating East from West,collapsed in 1989."...
Precisely 11 years to the day after President Bush [Senior] gave his address to Congress entitled "Toward A New World Order" [9/11/1990], the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon occurred (9-11-2001). This attack was also undergirded by a tremendous number of '11's, so many as to attract the attention of the entire world...
October 11, 2001 -- Tom Brokaw announces the world now has formed into the New World Order....Brokaw announced that, because of the attacks on September 11, the world had now "been propelled" into the New World Order....
We know that the New World Order had officially begun on November 9, 1989..., but the American public did not know this to be true. To the vast majority of Americans, Brokaw's announcement truly meant that the attacks of September 11, 2001, had produced the golden age of global cooperation that is part and parcel of the promise of the New World Order.
...the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, did not start the New World Order, but simply propelled it to a new and higher level....
The Roman Catholic Pope will have been declared the top religious leader of the new One-World New World Order Religion ... Of course, this declaration will make him the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11-18.
Rev. 19:19,20 says, "I saw THE BEAST, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. Rev 19:20 And THE BEAST 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."
Rev. 13:4-9 says, "they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto THE BEAST: and they worshipped THE BEAST, saying, Who is like unto THE BEAST? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven (this is after the Pre-Trib Rapture). And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and nations (power over the UN). And ALL that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (power over the UR), whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear."
what if the "foul and loathsome sores" of Revelation are actually smallpox?! Look at this:
Scourge - The Once And Future Threat Of Smallpox
By Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker 10-26-1
Dr. Jonathan B. Tucker is the Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left survivors disfigured for life....
Eze. 7:5-19 is talking about the Day of God's Wrath. It says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, AN ONLY EVIL, behold, is come. An end is come, THE END IS COME: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, THE DAY OF TROUBLE IS NEAR (6 PM on this last day of this age), and not the sounding again of the mountains (nations). Now will I shortly pour out MY FURY upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I WILL JUDGE THEE (at the Judgment Seat of Christ) according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations. And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth. Behold the day (1st day of the millennial Day of the Lord), behold, IT IS COME: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed (probably the rod of Dan, the False Prophet), pride (Satan) hath budded. Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their's: neither shall there be wailing for them. THE TIME IS COME, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for WRATH is upon all the multitude thereof. For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life. They have blown THE TRUMPET (it is the Feast of Trumpets), even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for MY WRATH is upon all the multitude thereof. The sword (Sword of the Lord, the asteroid) is without, and the PESTILENCE and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with THE SWORD; and he that is in the city, famine and PESTILENCE shall devour him. But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in THE DAY OF THE WRATH OF THE LORD."
Eze 38:22 says, "I will plead against him (Gog) with PESTILENCE and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone."
Hab. 2:3-20 says, "the vision is yet for an appointed time (the Tribulation), but at THE END it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry (mahahh), wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry (achar, be late). Behold, his (the Beast's) soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith (Christianity). Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home (travels a lot and moves to Babylon), who enlargeth his desire AS HELL (as Satan), and is AS DEATH (is as the False Prophet, Rev. 6:8), and cannot be satisfied, but GATHERETH UNTO HIM ALL NATIONS, and heapeth unto him ALL PEOPLE (Rev. 13:7): Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his (the UN includes all nations, the UR includes all religions)! how long?" (he rules the first 42 months of the Tribulation, Rev. 13:5).
Continuing, "and to him (Satan) that ladeth himself with thick clay (the body of the False Prophet)! Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land (Israel), of the city (Jerusalem), and of all that dwell therein. Woe to him (Satan) that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high (on the asteroid Wormwood, Rev. 8:11), that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city (Babylon) by iniquity! Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness! Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also...the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory. For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and FOR THE VIOLENCE OF THE LAND (Israel), OF THE CITY (Jerusalem), and of all that dwell therein. What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? Woe unto him (the False Prophet) that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it. But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him."
Heaven also keeps silent while the judge is seated at the Judgment Seat of Christ (Rev. 8:1). After sentence is pronounced, the seven trumpet judgments fall on the unbelievers left on Earth.
Hab. 3 indicates when God's wrath will fall, when his glory will be seen, and when the Pre-Wrath Rapture will take place. It says, "O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work IN THE MIDST OF THE YEARS, in the midst of the years make known; in WRATH (1st day of the millennial Day of the Lord) remember mercy."
From 1968 through 1970, and maybe a bit beyond, I thought this indicated that there would be a Mid-Trib Rapture. That seems to tie in with the catching up of Moses and Elijah Mid-Trib. Since Muchael is mentioned Mid-rib in Rev. 12, I thought that Dan. 12 was Mid-Trib because Michael was mentioned. It was only when I read Dan. 11 with Dan. 12:1,2 that I could see that the Pre-Wrath Rapture was when the False Prophet was deposed. That is the Feast of Trumpets that begins the millennial Day of the Lord.
Now, I can see that "in the midst of the years" refers to the time when this age ends and the Millennium begins. I think it is when Elul 29, 5767 (Sept. 12, 2007) becomes Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007).
Hab 3:3 God came from Teman (perfect, on the right hand, i.e, of the Father), and the Holy One from mount Paran (ornament, beauty, GLORY, i.e., Heaven). Selah (pause and think of that). HIS GLORY COVERED THE HEAVENS (the Sign of the Son of Man, Mt. 24:30), and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns (symbol of power) coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the PESTILENCE, and BURNING COALS (i.e., asteroids) went forth at his feet. He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and DROVE ASUNDER THE NATIONS; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. I saw the tents of Cushan (meaning black) in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian (meaning strife) did tremble. Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation (the Pre-Wrath Rapture)? Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Thou didst march through the land in indignation, THOU DIDST THRESH THE HEATHEN IN ANGER (Rev. 14:17-20). Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head (7th head, the False Prophet, "the idol shepherd...his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened," Zech. 11:17)...Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters. When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, THAT I MIGHT REST (i.e., the Pre-Trib Rapture) IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE...Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and HE WILL MAKE MY FEET LIKE HINDS' FEET, AND HE WILL MAKE ME TO WALK UPON MINE HIGH PLACES" (Heaven).
I have a question regarding the army from the East (China), numbering 200,000,000 which is discussed in the book of Revelations. I certainly can see that size army today, but I was wondering: If there are plagues, wars, etc., etc., which will wipe out roughly half or more of the world population before the 200,000,000 man army comes onto the scene, how will they field such an army, unless other areas of the earth (e.g., North and South America, et al) are fairly cleanly wiped off of life? I can't see them fielding that size of an army if they lost half their population. Unless of course, by East, the Bible refers to India as well. I'm just curious. G-d bless the works of your hands
I think Rev. 16:13-16 starts with Gog's attack on Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007) and continues until Armageddon after Christ returns on Nisan 1 (Apr. 6, 2008). It says, "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 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 (Christ, Rev. 1:8)...And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon."
In Rev. 9, we have one of the most symbolic chapters. It isn't as difficult to unravel as Eze. 1 and 10 though. To understand Rev. 9, we need to know how its elements relate to the rest of the Bible. I may not understand it all, but I will share what I can see in it.
The trumpet judgments happen fast, all on one day. For instance, both asteroids impact Earth around noon (Zeph. 2:4,5; Eze. 25:16; Job 20:23; Amos 8:9; Psa 91:6; Zech 9:5). When the 2nd trumpet sounds, Rev. 8:8 says, "a great mountain (asteroid) burning with fire was cast into the sea" (the Mediterranean, at noon). Zep 2:3-5 says, "Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger. For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the NOON DAY, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant."
When the 3rd trumpet sounds, Rev. 8:10 says, "there fell a great star (aster, star or asteroid) from heaven, burning as it were a lamp...And the name of the star is called Wormwood (bitterness)" (Rev. 8:10,11). It impacts Earth, destroying Babylon. Rev. 18:21 says, "a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all." Job 20:23,27-29 says, "When he (the wicked) is about to fill his belly, GOD SHALL CAST THE FURY OF HIS WRATH UPON HIM, and shall rain it upon him WHILE HE IS EATING....The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him. The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath. This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God."
As the 4th trumpet sounds, the smoke from the impact obscures 1/3rd of the Sun, Moon and stars. An angel flies through the heavens saying, "Woe, woe, woe," referring to trumpets 5, 6, and 7. In chapter 9 we read about the woes the asteroid impact of Rev. 8:10 brings to the unbelievers on Earth. The mountain-sized asteroid of Rev. 8:8 hits the Mediterranean Sea at about the same time the "star" of 8:10 destroys Babylon, adding to the woes of unbelievers in the Day of God's Wrath.
All saints are in Heaven by this time. The Pre-Wrath Rapture takes place sometime between 6 PM, start of Tishri 1, and the following noon on the Day of God's Wrath (Rev. 6:17, 7:14). Mark 13:35 says, "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even (6 PM), or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing (3 AM), or in the morning (6 AM)."
Rev. 9 covers the 5th and 6th trumpets. Watch the appearance of the words "like" and "as." They show that the thing mentioned is symbolic, not literal. I think this is symbolic so the wicked will not understand (Dan. 12:10). Rev 9:1f: "the fifth angel sounded (1st woe), and I saw a star (Lucifer, 'day-star,' Isa. 14:12, i.e., Satan) fall (lit., fallen) from heaven unto the earth (Mid Trib, Rev. 12:9): and to him (Satan) was given the key (the asteroid Wormwood) of the bottomless pit (molten core of the Earth). 2 And he opened the bottomless pit (on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, Wormwood impacts Earth); and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as (symbolic language) the smoke of a great furnace (volcanic action); and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts (demons, 'angels which kept not their first estate,' Jude 6) upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as (symbolic language) the scorpions of the earth have power (to hurt men). 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads." These are not real locusts, or they would either eat green things or die. Also, real locusts have no king: Pro 30:27 says, "The locusts have no king." These "locusts" have a king over them.
Continuing, Rev. 9:5f: "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months (5 of the 7 [Eze. 39:12,13] between the Day of God's Wrath and the Second Advent): and their torment was as (symbolic language) the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man (severe pain). 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. 7 And the shapes of the locusts (demons) were like (symbolic language) unto horses (another symbol of demons) prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were (symbolic language) crowns like (symbolic language) gold (i.e., not real gold, which symbolizes deity), and their (the fallen angel's) faces were as (symbolic language) the faces of men (because they are angels). 8 And they had hair as (symbolic language) the hair of women (woman is a symbol of a religious group), and their teeth were as (symbolic language) the teeth of lions." These demons have in their mouths speech like Satan, the roaring lion. 1Pe 5:8 says,"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
Continuing Rev. 9:9f "And they had breastplates, as it were (symbolic language) breastplates of iron (symbol of Rome, Dan. 2:40); and the sound of their wings was as (symbolic language) the sound of chariots of many horses (demons) running to battle. 10 And they had tails like (symbolic language) unto scorpions (Skorpio represents Satan in the gospel of the stars), and there were stings (power to hurt men) in their tails (like Satan, the tail of the great red dragon, Rev. 12:4; 17:11): and their power was to hurt men five months (5 of the 7 between the Day of God's Wrath and the Second Advent, Eze. 39:12,13). 11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit (Satan, Rev. 17:8), whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon (destroying angel), but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon (destroyer). One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter."
Second woe: "And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour (12 noon; 'the destruction that wasteth at noonday,' Psa. 91:6), and a day (1st), and a month (Tishri), and a year (probably 5768/Sept. 13, 2007), for to slay the third part of men. 16 And the number of the army of the HORSEMEN (i.e., demon-possessed men) were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them."
Eze 38:4 also mentions horsemen. It says, "I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and HORSEMEN (demon-possessed men), all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords."
The trumpets are the immediate results of the asteroid impacts. The vials begin with the trumpets, but are the results of these events over more time. The 5th trumpet and the 5th vial relate. Rev. 16:10,11 says, "the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat (throne) of the beast (Babylon); and his kingdom was full of darkness (from the asteroid impact); and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."
The 6th trumpet and the 6th vial relate. Rev. 16:12 says, "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." At first, because the globe is turned upside down, "The SEA is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof" (Jer. 51:42). Isa 24:1 says, "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof."
Then verses 43-45 say, "Her cities are a desolation, A DRY LAND, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby. And I will punish Bel (the False Prophet) in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up (Satan): and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD." This ties in with Rev. 18:4 and ANOTHER Rapture just before the wrath of God hits Earth. It says, "ANOTHER voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities."
Continuing Rev. 9:17f: "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 (symbolic language) the heads of lions (symbol of Babylon); and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 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. 19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like (symbolic language) unto serpents (DEVILS), and had heads, and with them they do hurt. 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 (pharmakeia, drugs), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."
The catastrophe takes place on the Feast of Trumpets. Joel 2:1-4 says, "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh (1st day of the Millennium), for it is nigh at hand (it is Elul 29, last day of this age; the Feast of Trumpets starts at 6 PM); A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong (the united nations' army, led by Gog, is attacking Israel (Eze. 38); there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. (It is the day of Jacob's trouble, Jer. 30:7.) A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as HORSEMEN (demon possessed men), so shall they run."
Rev. 16:12 says, "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." This army is thought to be China, but it is "kings," plural. I think the united nations's army will attack Israel on the Feast of Trumpets. This includes several kings of the east. Zech. 14:2 says, "I will gather ALL NATIONS against Jerusalem to battle." Isa. 34:1,2 says, "Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD is upon ALL NATIONS, AND HIS FURY UPON ALL THEIR ARMIES: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter."
Gog's army comes out of the "north parts, thou, and many people with thee" (Eze. 38:15). Jer 25:26-31 says, "And ALL THE KINGS OF THE NORTH, far and near, one with another, AND ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach (Babylon) shall drink after them....For, lo, "I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts. Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes (the vintage is in Tishri), AGAINST ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD."
The Sword of the Lord is the asteroid. Balaam was shown the angel of the LORD (the pre-incarnate Christ) holding "his sword" to picture this for us. Num 22:31 says, "Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD (the pre-incarnate Christ) standing in the way, and HIS SWORD drawn in his hand." This was pictured by Gideon too. Jdg 7:20 says, "the three companies blew the TRUMPETS, and brake the pitchers (probably made of clay), and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The SWORD OF THE LORD, and of Gideon." Jer 12:12 says, "SWORD OF THE LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace."
Hab. 1:6-11 also describes HORSEMEN (demon-possessed men). It says, "lo, I raise up the Chaldeans (Babylonians), that bitter and hasty nation (now Iraq), which shall march through the breadth of the land (Israel), to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their HORSEMEN shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it."
Hos 1:7 says, "But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen." Agape
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