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The Sixth Trumpet (1/3 of Mankind Killed)
The sixth trumpet releases four angels to kill 1/3 of mankind using a nations army of 200 million strong.
● An army of 200 million who have armour coloured red, blue and yellow
● 1/3 of Mankind Killed
“Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”
The Four Angels
These ‘angels’ seem to have only one purpose, to kill a third of mankind when they are loosed. Angels who obey God have no need for restraints which is why many believe these are demons. Demons also seem to be territorial and like to attach themselves to objects which could explain why they are fixed at the Euphrates river.
Currently the only countries of the world who have 200 million or more population in 2020ⁿ are: China (1.43 Bil), India (1.38 Bil), U.S.A (331 Mil), Indonesia (273 Mil), Pakistan (220 Mil), Brazil (212 Mil) and Nigeria (206 Mil). Therefore the only countries which could have an army of 200 million or more are China and India. This army could also be a combined force of multiple countries such as the EU or the new global government. It may also be allegorical and refer to an unseen army of demons.
The riders have breastplates consisting of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow. It’s interesting to note that China has a flag containing red and yellow which is who this army could represent. The blue may come from another source.
Their heads were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. The only unique features of a lion that the writer could be referring to would either be the shape of the head or the mane of a lion. There’s not currently any technology that looks like a lions head or has anything resembling a mane, therefore we have to wait and see what it actually refers to. These ‘horses’ will have riders so they can’t be any kind of unmanned craft which in turn could mean they require human control due to complexity. They also have to be big enough to allow a human on top of them or inside them.
Fire, Smoke and Brimstone
These are the three plagues the proceed from the ‘mouths’ and tails of the horses. Each one is distinct and yet it appears they all come from the same vehicle. Fire and brimstone is often mentioned throughout the bible in terms of judgement, but there’s never mention of smoke until now. Sulfur is synonymous with brimstone and can often be linked with demons. Another point to note is that sulfur was commonly used in incendiary projectiles thousands of years ago which could be attempting to describe modern incendiary weapons today.
Power in their Mouth and Tails
It seems that whatever type of technology this is, their weapons are in the nose and tail of them. The tail has heads like a serpent which is hard to try and imagine what the writer means by this since snakes heads are either diamond shaped or just rounded.
1/3 of People Killed
Killing one third of the population of the world is no easy task and would take a lot of modern weapons to do so. There are currently 7.8 billion people on the planet in 2020, if it were to happen today that would mean killing 2.6 billion people. (2,600,000,000)
● Exodus 9:24 “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail”
● Mark 9:44 “where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’”
● Exodus 19:18 “Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire.”
● 2 Samuel 22:9 “Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.”
● Genesis 19:24 “Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.”
● Psalm 11:6 “Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup.”
● Revelation 14:10 “He [worshippers of the beast and his image] shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”
If you understand the way the Bible is set out with its heptadic structure there could be a potential time gap here between the 6th and the 7th trumpets.
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Part 1 – Introduction
Part 7 – Left Behind?
Part 10 – Post Rapture Steps
Part 13 – The Tribulation (First Half)
Part 30 – Mid Tribulation
Part 38 – Armageddon
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