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The Fourth of the Seven Trumpets: What the ‘smiting of the third part of the sun, moon, and stars’ mean

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The Fourth of the Seven Trumpets: What the ‘smiting of the third part of the sun, moon, and stars’ mean

     And 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.” Revelation 8: 12, K.J.V.

      “The sun, moon, and stars have been interpreted to represent the great luminaries of the Western Roman government—its emperors, senators, and consuls. With the extinction of Western Rome in A.D. 476, the last of the emperors ceased to reign. Later its senate and consulship came to an end.” Elucidating on the seven trumpets, specifically the fourth, Uriah Smith, in his book Daniel and the Revelation, quotes at least three historians–Gibbon, Keith, and Elliott, whose individual works share the same interpretation of the trumpets. We read: Read more

Four Angels of Revelation 7: Parenthetical Part of the Seven Seals

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER FOUR & FORTY– Part XIV

 Four Angels of Revelation 7: Parenthetical Part of the Seven Seals

QUOTE FOR THIS ISSUE:

“If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

– Sun Tzu, “The Art of War,” Chinese General and Military Strategist

 

    “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.” 1 Cor. 15: 57, 58, N.K.J.V.

The Bible clearly reveals four general yet overarching truths mankind should have long understood intellectually and spiritually if but for the nefarious work of deception and the woeful combination of pride, obstinacy, thus, sinful ignorance of the willingly deceived. Only then will much of what is intentionally enshrouded in mystery, resulting in confusion, prejudice, fear, hatred, and Read more