Volume 2004/9

Rounded Rectangle: REVELATION 5:5

Rounded Rectangle: Revelation series 
Chapter-16
 

 

 


The Harvest Is Ripe!

 "He will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner”

                                             (Mat.3: 12)



 

 

(From radio broadcast of Bro. Julius Adewumi)

 

Rev. 16

 

 

 

The book of Revelation and the book of Genesis are both authored by God.  The 1st and the last.  He told us how it started, and He told us how it all going to end.

 

Rev.16:1   And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, go your ways and pour the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth”.

 

I said after John was shown these things he wanted to bow down and worship the angel that showed him these. The angel told him “see thou do it not, for I am one of  your brethren”.

It means, these seven angels are not the Spirit-angels that we think of.  Being clothed in white raiment means they are Saints.    Saints of God are used to do this.  In Rev.11:3, God said “I will give power unto my two witnesses…”.  I said those two witnesses are human beings of course.

I believe they will be Moses and Elijha.  God is going to set them loose upon the earth so that the world can see the wrath of the prophets.   When a man of God has been preaching for long upon the earth, and men are not changing, they have the power and the right to condemn those that refuse to change.

Remember the story of Elijah the prophet.  After he had prayed and prayed for a long time, perhaps praying and preaching for Israel to repent, he came one day before the King, and said “there shall be no rain nor dew in these years except by my word”.

They didn’t believe him perhaps they would have said, “who is he to say that.  Is he God?”

That exactly is what people will say today if a minister of God goes before a King and declare such thing.

But Elijah went and hid himself and for three years there was no rain.  Then they began to look for him.

In those days Jezebel the queen had her own prophets that seemed to prophesy by their religious demons.

Jezebel would have asked them to call for rain, “if one prophet stopped the rain, can’t one of you other prophets call the rain back?”

When they couldn’t do anything, they began to look for this Prophet Elijah.  In the end, Elijah came back of himself and called back rain.  

In the same way, God said he is going to use this same Elijah, and Moses, to bring punishment upon the world of the ungodly.  They will have power to seal up heaven that it rain not in the days of their prophecy.

These two witnesses have the power to seal heaven, and to smite the earth with plagues as often as they will.  God is going to unleash the wrath of two prophets upon the earth to judge the world of the ungodly.

 

This is what you see also in this chapter 16 of Revelation that the 7 angels that have the vials are appointed Saints of the Most High God.  The bible has already said the Saints shall judge the world.  We shall even judge angels.  

V.2:  And the first went and poured his vials upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”

 

Those who have the mark of the beast are suddenly afflicted by sores.  Maybe cancerous disease.

 

V.3: “ And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it became as the blood of a dead man:

and every living soul died in the sea.”  

 

You may say, “why do we have to judge the sea?” What you have to know is that the sea itself is wider and larger than the dry land.   Is it just the fishes and the animals in the sea?  If those are destroyed, there will be a lot of stink.  Dead fish everywhere that will make all the harbors of the world stink.  That is a wrath in itself  - when all the harbors are stinking of dead sea-animals.   The beaches and the sea-coasts will stink to live in.  Not to mention the shipping and the sailing that goes on worldwide.  It may include all the ocean liners. There are thousands of people in those ocean liners and hundreds of those ocean liners all over the world.  If the dead in the sea include all the people in the ships and ocean liners, that will be catastrophic.  

 

V.4:  The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and the fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous O Lord which art, and wast and shall be, because thou hast judged thus”.

 

The angel poured his vial upon the fountains of waters and the drinking waters are contaminated, turned to blood. There is salt water in the sea and drinking water in the springs and rivers.  Both are being judged because of the sin of mankind. That is why we are calling men to repentance, because the only God that can stop this trouble is the Lord Jesus whom we are calling you to come and worship.

You will see at the end of the chapter that the people on earth by the time this thing is taking place have become stone hearted.  They have their mindset and cannot repent anymore.   The day of repentance is gone by then.  You that read this, know that your day of repentance is now, to accept the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior and call upon the name of the Lord to save you.  Ask Jesus Christ into your heart to save you from the wrath to come.  The time of repentance is today. Today is the day of salvation. By the time these plagues are being poured upon earth, the population on earth cannot repent.  Only God make people repent.  But God has given up those people that are the population on earth by the time of these 7 last vials of the wrath of God.  The Holy Ghost is the one who make people repent.  The Holy Ghost is still on earth pleading with you today to come unto Jesus the ark of safety.   Come to Jesus and he will wash your sins away and make you holy and turn your eyes and your feet towards heaven.  Today is your day of salvation.

When the wrath of God is poured upon the earth there will be no more repentance.

The people that are left are completely locked-in to their wickedness and their hatred of God.  They cannot be changed anymore.   They know there is a God, they just refuse to accept it.  God said he will give them over to uncleaness.  While your heart is still tender, today is when you can repent and come to Jesus.  Soon God will harden the hearts of those who won’t obey the gospel so that they might be destroyed.

  God hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he was destroyed.

V.8:  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.”

 

See what I just said? They couldn’t repent anymore. They blame God for making the sun very hot.

The sun is far away and it is noted to be nuclear fire with damaging rays that God protects us from receiving.  When God will do this, the rays will come through and men are scotched with fire.  It will not be in equatorial region only, but worldwide.  Instead of people to repent, they will not.  God is no more calling men’s attention.  Today is the day of repentance.  God is calling your attention right now, to accept Jesus today.  Jesus is the only Savior.   Your religion will not save you.  Mohammed will not save you.  Buddah will not save you.  Only Jesus can save.   Save you from what?  Save you from the wrath to come.

Turn to Jesus today, and accept him as your Lord and Savior.   Begin to read and live by the bible.  Jesus died to redeem you. 

  By the time this plagues will come upon the world, God will have given men over to their punishment.

God could have wiped out the world at one blow.  But no, the people on earth will have to feel the pain gradually, perhaps some may still come to their senses.  If God wants to destroy the earth, He could do it in one night, and no one wakes up from sleep.  He chose not to do that.  Why did he use flood in the days of Noah?  The rain fell for 40 days as the water gradually rose and covered them all.  God is patient.  God is calling you.  He waited 6000 years for man to repent. 

     When the waters are turned to blood, men will give their explanation, some pollutions.  They will not think about it.  When you compare the plagues, they are similar to the plagues brought upon Egypt.  I tell you frankly, all these verses will be explained off by the scientists of that generation. They will find explanation to sooth their conscience.   God said he is the one doing it.  But the world will not believe it.  They will find some physical explanation for the plagues. 

 

V.10:  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain”.

 

What does that mean to say the seat of the beast is full of darkness? Ungodliness! Immorality! Wickedness of all kind prevailing! Occult activities! Everyone out for himself! Anarchy! Chaos! Any uncontrollable evil vices you can think of will be in the world and in the governments of the world.  “The Spirit of truth and reason no longer restraining them.”  The bible said  “He that letteth will let until he be taken out of the way, then shall the man of sin be revealed”.(2 Thes. 2:7-8)  The Holy Ghost is currently restraining the devil.  Take this nation America for example.  The force of the Christian fundamentals and the preaching of the gospel are still spiritually restraining the ungodly agendas and the homosexual agendas and the abortion agendas.  When the Spirit is withdrawn, they will have no resistance anymore so that the cup of their iniquity can be quickly full, and God can bring these prophecies to pass.

(2 Thes.2:11) “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

 

V.12:  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”

 

You wonder why a whole vial of plague was used to dry up the water of river Euphrates!

Whatever that represents we know that its talking about there’s going to be a war – the war that will end it all.  God was making the whole world to prepare for that war.  God’s finger will gather them as it was written in the book of Zechariah that “I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle”.  (Zec.14:1).  Prelude to that is what you see right here.

 

V.13 “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.”

Now the dragon, the beast and the false prophet are all representing nations.  The beast we have described represents the European community, the false prophet represents the western community (the Americas).   The dragon we have never really talked about, always assuming to be Satan himself.  However in the symbol of nations, just think about it:  China uses the dragon as their symbol!  This dragon will represent the Oriental nations, led by China. (The kings of the east).

These three frogs coming out of the mouth of these beasts are actually words.  Just like Christ said “the word I speak unto thee, they are spirits and they are life!”   Similarly those frogs are spirit - words from those beasts – nations:  Some policy declarations, some threats, some boasting, are all words.  And the bible said they go forth to rally the nations for war.  What can do this better than some policy declarations and threats from world leaders? 

V14:  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.”

 

Whatever are the words that came out of their mouth, they are sending messages to their allies that they have to fight for their own cause, gathering of the nations for war rather than for peace.  Those words are spirits, because when some people speak, demons actually gave the words to their mouth to say, and other people react to the words according to the spirits in them.  The kingdom of darkness is full of striving demons.  Some demons start the confrontational words, and the other demons go about causing hearers to react negatively to what they hear, to start a strive.   That is what the bible is saying.  Those demons come out to arouse all the nations to prepare for war. 

V15:  Behold I come as a thief.”

Here Christ is warning the believers now!  Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garment, lest he walk naked and they see his shame”.  

 

Righteousness is the garment of the saints.  As the world gets darker and darker, it is harder to keep ones righteousness.  The temptation is to want to be like them, to want to vex and avenge one-self of the evildoers around.  But Christ is warning the believers to keep their garment lest they walk naked.  The Lord’s word in the gospel also said “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.  But he that shall endure to the end shall be saved.”

     As you see the world forming the shape that has been prophesied, the antichrist coming to view, you as a believer must keep your garment spotless.  Keep your garment pure!  If you are still around during the time, better be ready because the Lord is coming soon.  He said he is coming as a thief.  Christ will take his own suddenly before he can pour the judgment upon the world.  Keep your garment, your holiness, your righteousness intact.  You walk naked when unbelievers can see that you are just as angry as they are, just as vengeful as they are, and so on.

Don’t let the affairs of this world take your eyes away from Jesus.  As the world goes darker and darker a lot of people will not be interested to do good to anybody, because of wickedness that is rampant.  But Christ is saying we are still to keep our righteousness intact.  He that shall endure to the end shall be saved.  Trust God!  “Blessed is he that keepeth his garment lest he walks naked and they see his shame”.  That anger, that bitterness, and wrath.  Throw it away!  Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Those anger and bitterness or wrath can make someone turn into a rage with the unbelievers.  Someone says something to you that offends you, before you know it you may begin to fight also.  That is like losing your garment.  You are expected to be a saint of the Most High.  The bible said, “bless and curse not!”  Have self-control, which is the fruit of the Spirit.  Keep that self control so that your garment will be kept.  There will be a lot of temptations to jump into the mud with them and agitate. But keep your garment of patience, mercy, holiness, self-control, forgiveness, and all the other fruits of the Spirit, so that you do not walk naked and they see your shame.

V.16: “And he gathered them together in a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

V.17: “And the seventh angel poured out his vial in the air, and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done”.

And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

And every Island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”

 

The last vial was poured into the air, it is a mighty blast!  You see the effect of these vials in the physical world, it is actually started in the spirit world. This is what we are saying.  Whether it was poured by the angel into the water, the effect of it is what?  Blood!  All waters turn to blood in the physical.  Whether it was poured by the angel into the sea, the effect of it:  people and animals just die in the sea.

This last one is poured into the air.  There is a mighty blast, and the bible said hailstones came down and fell upon the people on the earth.  Hailstones, heavy stones of ice.  What could cause that in the physical?  Maybe there are Nuclear bombs that will be exploded in the air that the final effect of it will cause a cataclysmic hailstones worldwide!  Nuclear bombs are exploded in the air to be effective.  The finger of God will make them do it.  By the time they explode it in the air, things will happen beyond their imagination.  Hailstones may be part of the aftermath, radiations or earthquakes may be part of the effect.  The finger of God will cause ungodly men to destroy themselves.  The bible said, “the cities of the nations fell”.  It’s not just one city.  All high-rising buildings in all major cities of the world fell.  That is a big quake, perhaps from a nuclear weapon or several nuclear weapons at the same time.  All of the big nations have the nuclear weapons, and as they blow themselves in split seconds apart, they never imagine the extent of it to be such that “the cities of the nations fell”.    The prophecy said it will take place. It’s just a matter of time.  They are equipped for this now.  

   But how will you escape?  The bible said “come to Jesus right now!”   The sixth vial gathered them for world war, and the seventh vial revealed the type of destruction, nuclear blast that they will be engulfed in.  Perhaps from their nuclear blasts, a torrential wild-wind will go forth that will destroy all high-rising buildings of the world!  Scientists know already that Nuclear blasts can effect these.  But how will you escape?  Only if you are already with Jesus in heaven.  Only if you accept Jesus Christ as your only Savior, and walk in Christ from now. 

Christ said, “pray that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come upon the world and to stand before the son of man.”  That is the commandment of the Lord before he went to heaven.  Pray that you want to escape all these things, because we believe it is our generation that will witness all these end-time events.

Begin to prepare for the Lord’s coming.  I pray that the Lord will quicken your hearts to prepare for the Lord’s coming. Amen!

 

 

 

Bro. Julius Adewumi

Gospel Distribution Ministry

Box 30387, Phoenix, AZ 85046, USA.

 

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