"And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God: and to them were given seven trumpets. " (8:1)
Heaven as if frozen in silence due to the exceptional importance of the upcoming events. Seven angels with trumpets come out as makers of the greatest events that determine the fate of the world, why all beings and celestial forces into a state waiting in silence.
Then comes another angel, who gets a lot of incense and holds his "prayers of all saints" on the altar. "And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints from the hand of the angel before God." Taking into account that should be followed by further seven trumpet, we can wonder about prayer mention here all the saints. Can this be understood as follows: the fate of the world is not determined by the will of God without the consent of the will of the best representatives of this world. Murdered souls cry when removing the fifth seal, it seems, gets uslyshanie.
"And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound " (8:5-6).
In anticipation of the terrible events, announced by trumpet, there some great turmoil in the earth voices and thunders, some disturbing rumors and terrible news, unusual lightning events and disasters, earthquakes, as already mentioned, can mean either a war or riot . In this case, apparently, of course the civil war, which are somehow related voices, thunder and lightning. I think these events expect the world and especially the long-suffering Russia after its revival and vozstanovleniya tsarskago rule. If we consider that the terrible trials under the power of the dark forces as the fourth part of the earth (now clear that recht are talking about Russia and Slavic states who joined later), it becomes clear that the predicted disaster will mainly develop in the area, but not all world. And as mentioned on the invasion at the sixth trumpet to the area of countless military forces outside the control riders on red, a black and pale horses and not affected by the first tube, the Russians need to be prepared for new challenges that bear trumpet.
"The seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
First Angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and fell to the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burned up.
Second Angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood, and died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Third Angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers and on the springs of water. Name of the star "Wormwood", and the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Fourth Angel sounded, and was struck, a third of the sun and a third of the moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third part of them was eclipsed, and the third of the day did not shine — so, like the Night "(8:7-12).
The four executions of God recognize individual disaster is almost impossible, if the first two and can be considered for the fall of meteorites on the ground, the third sentence is not linked with a natural disaster: these toxic meteorite does not exist. Closer to the truth is here assumed image rukotvornago "stihiynago" disaster of nuclear war or nuclear disaster, which links all four penalty. If you go to the allegory of kokretno images, the closest to the described missile and bomb attack the same quarter of the earth with atomic and other weapons, of which killed a third of the land and the sea, and a third of all, it becomes contaminated with radiation. Fire caused by fire, smoke and dust from him, raised explosions obscured the sun, moon and stars in the third, which should cause, according to the scientists, nuclear winter, when the temperature of the first eight months of drops a few degrees, stop the air circulation and stop loss precipitation. After a settling of dust and soot vozniktnet greenhouse effect: a sharp rise in temperature to the lack of precipitation as before. The above picture is close to the prediction of Ven. Mvrotochivago Nile, which will be discussed later.
Images of hail and fire, mixed with blood, the big mountain, burning with fire, and a great star, blazing like a torch, resemble equally different delivery vehicles and carriers weapons of mass destruction: missiles, aircraft, bombs and shells.
We should pay attention to the fact that in Revelation these four executions combined and isolated words, as if concluding the transition to the consecration of other executions: "I saw and heard odnago Angel letyaschago govoryaschago midst of heaven and with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, the inhabitants of the land from the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound" (8:13). According to the description given four executions, it seems, we should put those words in front of this description if they are not to isolate executions.
There is only a question of what is meant by the third part of the earth, the sea and the waters? Really impressed by the third part of the world or just a third of the fourth part of the land given to the test? Closer to the truth last guess, since then the sound of the sixth trumpet is an intrusion into the territory of countless hordes, clearly unaffected by the disaster. It seems that a third quarter hit the ground.
Around the same given below shows that a quarter of the land is Russia with surrounding Slavic states. Again everyone will ask: why again predicted penalty is Russia? Do not fall too much unbearable troubles on its share? Yes, there are too many. But if we can answer the question: why do we need these troubles with the arrival of the Antichrist and the end of the world, it will probably be able to resolve this issue. First, pay attention to the devil's permission to torture righteous Job Mnogostradalnago. All people to live without such horrors while sin … And Job was righteous and that he got a "cross." And all this only because God chose Job of the fact that he shamed the devil by his faithfulness to God and his patience. So why should Russia not prove as the chosen one to shame the devil? This is the first explanation, and the second is: Who shall be punished, for example, in Russia executions pipes? Do not traitors, blasphemers and murderers of the saints? Then at the fifth trumpet states that "locusts" will not make fun of yourself for having the seal of God. Consequently, the 144,000 elect, who is divine print already starting walling God. Finally, we currently can not imagine the psychology of Russians. After all they will be given to correct and sanctification: Orthodox Christian monarchy with law and order, economic prosperity, as by the grace of God and through the sacrificial effort of the individual layers and their after all this again engulf the brutality of manners, crime, and corruption. It's very colorful outlines prep. Neil Mvrotochivy which words will be given later. From these considerations it is clear that the troubles are coming not for some other people, but mainly on the Russians, of which some will carry lots of Job, and others will be punished as a top villain for the blood of the saints.
"The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. She opened the bottomless pit, and smoke out of the bottomless, as the smoke of a great furnace … And out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, the earth have skorpieony " (Revelation 9:1,2,3).
Here you need to pay attention to the origin of the Locust. First falling star from the sky and get the key of the bottomless pit, that is, God's permission for some action, and opens it. The fall of the stars of heaven very much resembles nispadenie Satan and his demons. Perhaps, the fall is referred to as the event has occurred, and degree of allowance open pit to the predicted times. It is possible under this emissary of the dark forces know to some demonic prince upolnomochennago on the act, and apparently the leader of the horde of demons.
Star opens the bottomless pit on the ground, ie awakens the evil instincts of the population, and from this comes the stench of mass hysteria, which in turn gives rise to a new dark force of locusts: a party or a movement or association of black people who hold the affected land. However, a new evil force is not related to the former atheism as harmful "Only those men which have not the seal of God on their foreheads" (9:4).
Previous interpreters of the opinion that under the locust horde means neprosveschenoago light of Christ's teaching people: the Arabs or the Chinese. With this it is possible to agree, if by the smoke from the bottomless pit to understand war psychosis, uniting people under the leadership of Genghis Khan, Napoleon or Hitler. But we can assume that this is some homegrown locusts "Chinese" extremist party or organized crime world. In our time, have all the more inclined to believe that, under way locusts show extreme extremist religious groups such as the Taliban entrenched Wahhabis, etc., which are united under the idea, perhaps even the entire Muslim world. And what are they capable of, we can see in some examples now.
"The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle and upon their heads as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were — as the faces of men and had hair — like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was — like the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle " (9:7-9)
This wild mix of feigned humanity, gentleness, royalty and militancy and deystvitelnago deceit with bloodlust.
"And they had tails like unto scorpions, and in their tails were stings" (9:0). "And it was given that not to kill them, but to torment them for five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. In those days men will seek death, and shall not find it; desire to die, and death shall flee from them " (9:5-6).
This description includes the only true insidiousness of the dark forces, and that it is likely to take the land of the affected nuclear war without fighting, since it is given not to kill, but to torment them. Its main weapon in the tails of torturing captured, not in front for fighting, although it has teeth like lions, but do not use them, and resorted to trickery.
"A king over the angel of the abyss, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon (destroyer) (Rev. 9:11). From this description it is clear that the "locusts" is not an anti-God force, and purely destructive, extremist.
"The sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice .. govorivschy sixth angel who has the trumpet, Loose the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, prepared for the hour and day and month and year, for to slay the third part of men. Number konnago troops was two hundred, and I heard the number of " (Revelation 9:13-16).
Now, again, there are four angels, made since the "earthquake" when removing the sixth seal (ie, the last war), to hurt the earth and the sea, or rather, as it is now clarified: "slay the third part of men." It should be noted that all of Revelation emphasizes that events do not happen by themselves, not by the influence of space and stars, according to madmen, and with the direct participation of the Angels, ie personal creatures. In this case, we can assume that under the four angels are understood truly heavenly powers, keeping peace in the world, and the winds that they prevent, are countless hordes of 200 million (two hundred million) armored "horses". We can assume in this case that it is the union of the forces of the West, finished with the last war, a new war. But before they were preparing to seize mnagostradalnoy fourth of the land under the pretext of its liberation from the domination of the Bolsheviks, and now under the pretext of liberation from the "locusts". But, either way, one thing is clear: the Third World War has begun.
The prophetic imagery shows that the troops are equipped in a modern way, has a gun, fantastic for the last time "And thus I saw the horses and their riders, who had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow heads of the horses — as the heads of lions, and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone" (9:17).
One can imagine that at the time of the Apostles would think people see the modern tanks, missiles and planes book is not just a metal (iron, copper), and of the special chemicals newest secret or undiscovered inventions. The army is at war, and it is equipped for fighting. Their mouths (horses) came fire, smoke and sulfur, from which a third of the people died. It is noteworthy that in the Prophecy of the recipe founder ognestrelnago dymnago gunpowder weapons: smoke (coal), sulfur and fire. However, there is no visible indication on the application yadernago weapons, this is the main difference from the previous description of the war, of course, if the assumption is true that the first four executions were atomic bombed by "locusts."
This equestrian army win mnagostradalnuyu given country and install a cruel order. "For their power is in their mouth and in their tails: and their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt," t. e army arrives in the occupied territories under the laws voennago time.
"Rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands" (9:20). These sort of draws a line to outline the period before they start something new.
After the sight of all these six executions An. John sees silnago angel came down from heaven and one foot on the ground and the other on the sea. This Angel cried a strong voice, and at this point the "seven thunders uttered their voices." "I was about to write," says the apostle, "I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up what the seven thunders uttered, and write them not." And the angel raised his hand to heaven and swore by him that liveth for ever and ever, "What time will not be, but in the days when the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God, as He declared to his servants the prophets". (Revelation 10:6-7). Consequently, the last time, the last days of the world will be a segment released by uttering the seven thunders. After they declare the seventh trumpet, and as will become clear below, this will be the end of the world.
What are the seven thunders have not explicitly shown, but the basic phenomena described euphemistically as a prophecy of the future. And I must say, the worst thing is enclosed in these seven thunder: the accession of the antichrist beast of the abyss and the subsequent terrible events shown in the 16th chapter as the outpouring of the seven bowls.
Then follows the command of the Apostle to take from the hands of an angel book. The angel says: "Take it and eat it, it will be bitter to your stomach, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey". When Ap. John ate it, the angel said: "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, and tongues, and kings for many"
(10:11). This phenomenon is reminiscent of eating books have the same effect in the election of the prophet Ezekiel in the prophetic ministry. And in this case, the act empowered the Apostle to the same service, but what about the prophecy in question is not clear. The continuation of the apostolic preaching had received a blessing from Christ Himself. Also to continue writing books of revelation, apparently did not require a special act to be devoured books. Perhaps during these "Thunder" Ap. John, something will have to work hard.
Now it is necessary to consider the actual content of thunder, which is described in words, as the narrative prediction of the future, with the transition to the future back to the visions.
"And there was given me a reed like a baton, saying vsstan and measure the temple of God and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court of the temple and do not measure it, for it is given unto the Gentiles: they will trample the holy city for forty-two months " (11:1-2).
Beneath the Temple of God, the altar and the outer courtyard is understood, of course, not a real temple and its utsroystvo, and the Church of Christ with its different composition: the faithful, and seized by the catechumens. In this case "the temple of God and the altar, and them that worship therein" are understood truly faithful members of the Church, and under the "Outer Court" only bear the name of Christians. They are "offended" tortured forty-two months when the Antichrist. This will be the last of the damaged compartment intact. This is, apparently, care of the Church in the catacombs of the "desert." This point was noted in other places of Revelation: "I will keep you in the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" (3:10)
"And the woman (church) fled into the wilderness, where he was prepared for it the place of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred sixty days" (12:6). "Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains" (Matthew 24:16).
And about the "Outer Court," it says: "And the dragon was razsvirepel wife (the church) and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God" (Revelation 12:17).
The moment of leaving the Church of God in hidden places also recorded in the 14th chapter in the form of stay 144 thousand choices in Mount Zion with Christ — the Lamb.
It is necessary to digress and consider another place Revelation referring to this time.
In the 14th chapter for better disclosure of the content of "Thunder" — phenomena predantihristova and Antichrist is a sermon-time notification of the world's Angels.
A. John sees an angel "Letyaschago the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and Narada, and saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment, and worship him that made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water "
(14:7). This is not just preaching it is the last call to repentance, warning about the sentence already, but none of the sinners are not afraid of God and repented. Later in the 15th and 12th chapters of the show, what happened to the land, the sea and springs of water, not afraid to speak his death and the world.
"And another angel followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great city, because it is a fierce lust of his watered wine of all nations" (14:8). "Babylon", "whore", "woman sitting on a scarlet beast" names, digestibility wrong church, designed to be "the Lamb's wife," but Christ changed the wreath with the atheist scarlet beast power and became a false church, anti-church. Here is a warning about the angel that this false church finally fell into a graceless, through its lack of repentance, and through ecumenical connection with the wicked heretics. This point was noted in the third chapter of Revelation, in an address to the angel of the seventh (last) Laodicea: "You are neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot! But because you are lukewarm, and neither hot: nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth " (3:15-16). Spewed out of the mouth of God is leaving without grace, though it was a lack of hot jealousy and (holodnago) terpelivago standing in the truth and faithfulness to God.
All of this is already in the last days before the accession of the Antichrist, days before the onset of the abomination of desolation in the holy place. Then begins trampling vneshnyago temple courts, and then the devil is caught in their nets the world's population.
This could mean the fall of Babylon and the event indicated in Chapter 17th and 18th, which is also referred to the fact of the fall of Babylon to bringing charges: "The habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit"
(18:2). Further calls on the servants of God, to give him as this "whore" do them. Next, a method of destroying it. Earlier in the 17th chapter it was mentioned that the ten horns of the beast — the kings "in one hour", "hate the whore (Babylon), and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire" (17:16) and then hand over power to the beast from the abyss — that Antichrist.
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, who worship the beast and his image and receives his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, he will drink of the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image and receives the mark of his name " (14: 9-11).
Warning terrible punishment and transgressed beyond measure. But for what sin is promised such punishment? Infidelity, adultery God. From the day falling Lucifer, who became the devil, all beings are divided into faithful to God and to his enemies traitors. When the first output of the beast out of the sea for the adoption of his "press" and for taking part in the construction of socialism, many misconceptions have paid, having survived the war of 1941 — 45gg., But few are aware of his sin. Pseudo-Soviet church patriarchs (MP) called build communism, their theologians asserted: All power is from God, to give to Caesar what is Caesar's, not even wanting to think about: Caesar in front of them, or the Antichrist, whose coming is not of God, and the working of Satan. But even worse voluntary servitude to the devil, in alliance with the worst atheists and acceptance mark of his name. It certainly has a mystical service to him, and therefore the punishment immensely.
How to avoid this? Further he says: "Here is the patience of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus."
I must say that the faithfulness of God in Christ's Church from the time of Her reason was always put as the highest virtue. It was called the Church of the faithful. Martyrs who suffered for the sake of faithfulness to God, considered the greatest saints. The call Angela to loyalty with the promise of terrible punishment and eternal torment for his betrayal has every reason in the teachings of the Church.
Urge the world not to accept the mark of not only the angels, but sent two prophets Elijah and Enoch. Neil Mvrotochivy says about it: "They will say, who will manifest patience and engraved seal of Antichrist, he shall be saved, and God will take him to heaven for the mere fact that he did not take the press."
In speaking about the seven thunders uttered, Ap. John gives information about these prophets. "I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth"
(11:3). Again mentions three and a half years of the Antichrist. Consequently, all described above with the second chapter to the 11th was a time before the enthronement of the Antichrist, the reign of the beast from the sea and its seven heads, and on his disappearance. Then, finally, and he mentioned the Antichrist, called the beast from the abyss that seems even slightly out of place, since this is still of any "beast" was not the question.
"And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and shall overcome them, and kill them, and their dead bodies in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified" (11:7-8).
Referred to the city — this, of course, Jerusalem, named for its lawlessness epithets from biblical stories: Sodom and Egypt. There is almost a direct reference to the fact that the capital of their Moshiach, the Antichrist will make this city.
For a correct interpretation of Revelation is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the preceding text was presented in narrative form and in the future tense, and from that moment begins the description of the newly occurring visions. This suggests that all the above is the chronological order, although the story goes that in the present, in the future tense.
"And after three days and a half came into them the breath of life from God, and they both stood on their feet, and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them " (11:11-12).
It says that about killing the prophets people will greet each other and exchange gifts. Osatanevshy world! But, however, the miracle of resurrection and ascension to the prophets of the sky does cause an unexpected reaction.
"And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell, and perished in the earthquake seven thousand names of men and others were seized with fear, and gave glory to the God of heaven (11:13).
In this case, the earthquake seems to mean a revolt against the Antichrist, which can be a specified number of victims. Relative to give glory to God, perhaps, to suggest that this is the last of repentance Israelis term: "At least the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant will be saved" (Romans 9:27).
At the time of the reign of the Antichrist is also a figurative description of events in the 16th chapter, which refers to the outpouring of God's bowls. Content penalty associated with each cup, about the same as the corresponding pipe, but on a larger scale vseplanetarnom. If the penalty outlined trumpet, followed the departure from the faith, and the dominance of evil in the fourth part of the earth in predantihristov period and destroyed a third of the total, the bowls are sent for a terrible sin for the recognition of a receptacle of evil, and the rule of lies and has hit all living on the ground. The difference is the fact that no executions bowls manmade disasters seen, but clearly are present climate and natural disasters. So by the outpouring of first Bowls "Fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image"
(16:2). This contagious disease (eg AIDS) by God's permission may well appear as a punishment for sin, and can be caused by an abrupt change in climate over the retreat from God.
'Second Angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and sdelala the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea "
(16:3). Also did the "blood" of the water of the rivers and springs of water in the outpouring of the third bowl, and this may also be due to spoiled climate. Even greater disaster brought fourth bowl: 'Fourth
Angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God, imeyuschago power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory " (16:8-9).
On this situation, the rule of evil and says Ven. Neil Mvrotochivy: "Crimes of the same people that will do to exceed the atrocities of modern flood of people. They all talk will be only about evil and only evil intentions … Then Gospel Church will be neglected. Great calamity comes everywhere … There will be terrible signs. And when the Antichrist will sit on the throne of his cursed, then the sea boil like boiling water in a pot … Boiling, it will evaporate and disappear like smoke from the land, dry up the land plants, trees of the wood, and all cedars … animals, birds and reptiles are all going to die. " "People have made like birds of prey, catch carrion, will devour the dead body". It clearly refers to the apogee of global warming: the onset of heat and stop the air circulation, leading to otsutstviyue precipitation.
Penalty fifth bowl is suffering all the people of the kingdom of the beast: "And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds" (16:11). This is reminiscent of the words of the Savior of unprecedented grief and that the sea and the waves roaring …
However, the big mystery is the content of the sixth bowl:
'Sixth Angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the rising solnechnago " (16:12).
Who are the kings? Subordinate Antichrist or not? The fact that they are from sunrise solnechnago, speaks of them as the good forces. Besides, why would they need a way over Euphrates, and if they are subject to the beast? It seems that the world is that some sort of public force, it is not the servants of the Antichrist, and even hostile to it. According to the predictions of Ven. Seraphim of Sarov, where he says that the whole assembly bytouluchshitelnyh parties —
"There is a true anti-Christianity, which it develops, will lead to the destruction of Christianity in the land and part of Orthodoxy, and the enthronement of the Antichrist will end on all countries, except Russia, which will merge into one with the other Slavic countries and will be a huge ocean, before whom are in fear Other tribes of the earth, and it is so true as twice two is four " ("Dushepol. Reading." 1912. Part 2).
If so, then release the way these kings (the definition of God) should naturally be deadly alarm antichrist, and this goes on to say in Revelation.
"And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs it — the spirits of devils, working miracles, they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty … And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon " (Revelation 16:13-14, 16).
In this case, you can just say that these spirits have a propaganda lie, and not only verbal, but also directly acting on a spiritual level. Moreover, since the spirits "go forth unto the kings of the earth", it is possible to admit participation in the so-called "aliens" who seduce godless humanity and not open to people of belonging to demonic camp.
Then in the seventh cup, and in the seventh trumpet shows the end of the world.
"And the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, the kingdom of the world became the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever." Next is the glorification of God reigned from the twenty-four elders.
"And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his covenant in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake and great hail" (11:19).
The phenomenon of the Ark in the Temple of God speaks as if the willingness to worship, but in this case it is possible to understand the judgment of God. Lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake are different confusion among the people, in the words of the Savior: "Vsplachutsya all families of the earth." Under a hail of great meaning, most likely, reward each according to his merits.
Consecrated to the image of the end of the world and the seventh bowl.
"The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple of heaven, from the throne came a loud voice, saying, It is done! And there were lightnings, thunderings, and voices, and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since the people on the ground " (16:17-18).
Again repeated panic and confusion on the ground. By the actions of the earthquake shows that it is understood in a figurative sense. "Great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon vspomyanut before God, to give her the cup of wine of the fierceness of his wrath."
The fact that Babylon (whore), bad church receives retribution after zemnago being clear, "and the cities of the nations fell" is also understandable, because Buddhists and Moslems and Theosophists, and many great and small errors faces: they saw the falsity of their beliefs t . is Pali. But the great city that is? If this is the Church of Christ, then what are the three parts of it could fall apart? If the Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, and then, as it happened a thousand years ago. Besides, the last does not carry the "great city", if by this way shows the church. However, in the 18th chapter Ap. John calls the wrong church, along with the city of Babylon and the harlot great. But in this text Babylon commemorated immediately after the "great city." Apparently, this place must be understood as prophecy, "that great city," this is the official church of the Antichrist, which amounted ecumenically from the "orthodox" Catholics and Protestants at the same end of the world will begin when the last general "separation of languages", confusion, it falls back on his side. Babylon is to commemorate the events of the past and it shall mean the modern church adherents treacherous sovetskago period remaining after sovetskago time to restore the monarchy.
"And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found" (16:20). On the planet collapsed state foundations, fell thrones and governments.
End of the world additionally depicted in the 19th and 20th chapters, but are still at least covertly.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war … His name is "the Word of God." And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean "(19:11-14). "And 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. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that produces miracles before him, with which he deceived received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image, both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone, and the rest were killed with the sword Sidyaschago on horseback, coming out of his mouth, and all the fowls were filled with their flesh " (19:19-21).
All this is so incomprehensible and unbelievable to those who have never seen the miracles do not come into contact with the holy mystery. They begin to see the allegory here, customized to fit your presentation rationality scheme. However, in the specification of the last battle between good and evil forces more direct sense than, say, in the consecration of the war in 1941 — 45 years. For the skeptics, even the phenomenon of angelic forces the shepherds of Bethlehem at the time of birth of Jesus Christ seems allegory. But the phenomenon of death, the whole end of the world Adam civilization itself is incredible.
The really incomprehensible in this drama is stupid and malicious obstinacy of evil forces: already it is clear that the war against God himself, openly inclusive, and mankind, and especially the powers of evil are condemned to death, and they are not going to march against God, as during the Soviet period, and the open battle with God and his holy army. What will happen in fact, difficult to imagine, but the participation of angels in this case, of course.
Later in the first half of the 20th chapter put description of the phenomena, as if following the victory over the forces of evil, for the overthrow of the Antichrist and the false prophet in the lake of fire. Sunday is killed confessors "Which had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years " while the devil chained chain and cast into the abyss of this millennium.
"When the thousand years end, Satan will be released from his prison and go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog … And fire came down from heaven and devoured them and the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and will be tormented day and night forever and ever " (Rev. 20:7.9-10).
All this is set out in this description appears in the literal sense, and it is done out of fear raznotolkov in the future. It would seem that there should be no doubt that the overthrow of the Antichrist must occur partial resurrection of the just and the meeting of the survivors elect, which will continue being in the presence of Christ Himself. In connection with the direct prediction of the Church in the early period was created delusion called chiliastic (from the Greek. Healy thousand). Understanding of this direct prediction of a millennial reign with Christ the righteous kept many saints: Ierapolsky Papias, Justin the Philosopher, Tertullian, Irenaeus, etc. We took this view in the arms, of course, and the heretics of those times: the Gnostics, the Ebionites, Montanists, which led the Church struggle, and by rejecting their heretical beliefs, rebelled against the chiliastic judgments continue to forbid owning such aspirations as heretical.
But what is a lie chiliasm? In the Old Testament, some of the Jews misunderstand the doctrine of St.. prophets, especially Isaiah, the coming of the Messiah, and the establishment of His kingdom of grace: they were waiting for the kingdom of sense to prosperity, power and pleasure, and made a mistake. In New Testament times the world's prosperity seekers resonated own aspirations in the text of Revelation. They agreed that the overthrow of the Antichrist, will earthly kingdom of Christ, filled with all sorts of benefits and pleasures, and will operate it himself. Even above the saints believed that in return for all the suffering of the Lord will give good days of winning "the beast." But, however, is too prizmelennoe aspiration have once destroyed part izbrannago people waited for the arrival of a security of life benefits, and have not accepted the incarnate Son of God and His heavenly kingdom base. These are two completely different faith: one is based on the desire of eternal perfection of God in reverent love and sacrificial love for others, the other is the foundation of a thirst-being and enjoyment of this moment, that is, elementary feelings. Besides, all the teachings of Christ there is no direct indication that His second coming of the Savior has to reign on the earth.
However, there are some words of the Savior, which can confuse and can be employed as evidence chiliastic aspirations: "And He shall send His angels with trumpets, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the … Then shall two be in the field: one will be taken and the other left two women shall be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left " (Matthew 24:31,40 — 41). The question is: why some are taken, the other left? And to come from, and where are left? The disciples immediately showed puzzlement: "Where, Lord? He said to them, Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together "
(Luke 17:37). Answer this again does not clear up the situation: for all his teaching says that all will be judged, and for this purpose are taken and placed on the right and left hand. After all, according to the Apocalypse is the same: "And I saw, I was a great white throne, and sidyaschago on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and books were opened … and the dead were judged written in the books, according to their works " (Revelation 20:11-12). These two stories cited several differences: the first is the second coming of Christ, and he collects elected, the second contains all the same and judge them himself, God the Father, because in the beginning of Revelation (5.7), the Lamb takes the book out of the right hand "on the throne Sidyaschago ". In this case, the whole doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ is struck, as already coming to the Holy Trinity, the universal resurrection and judgment of the world. Also the words of the Apostle. Peter seems to be contrary to the aspirations of the kingdom tysyacheletnyago and Savior said that one is taken and one is left: "There will come the day of the Lord, like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with the noise, and the elements with intense heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up … However, we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells " (2 Peter 3:10,13). This was echoed by the words of Revelation, provided after the legend of the millennium: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more … And he that sat upon the throne, Behold, I make all things new … And he said unto me, It is done! I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end " (Rev. 21:1,5,6).
The main seductive words in lighting tysyacheletnyago reign of Christ, which provided the material for chiliastic expectations, are the words of the righteous. "They will be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years" (20:6).
These words are in tune with the fact that basically misled the people of Israel: "And the foreigners come, and shall feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your farmers and your vinedressers. And you will be called priests of the Lord, ministers of our God shall call you: ye Gentiles and the glory of their famed " (Isaiah 61:5-6). The prophets spoke words of encouragement to his suffering countrymen, promising spiritual comfort, but they knew it materially. Here, too, may be discussed on the basis of their inability to rise above the earth, because their environment is not allowed to rise above that understanding. So the Saviour said of the commandments of Moses to give a bill of divorce. "Moses, your hardness of heart permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so" (Matthew 19:8). Also the words of the Apostle. John clearly have a spiritual meaning, at the mention of the reign with Christ.
But in this case, is the story of the millennium may have spiritual meaning: the future of otherness obnovlennago humanity, as a transitional stage to the angelic state by the general resurrection? In this case, all the above should be understood as follows: by the renewed planet only one righteous, as did the family of Noah, updated, the survivors and the resurrection of the deceased. But then what is the allure peoples Satan, released a thousand years out of prison? It is not a dead sinner, which is not raised? And if you would have left the people to overthrow the Antichrist, it is already leading to the absurd: what is the point in the struggle and suffering, if the world has come down to osataneniya left if this world without deception devil is not able to fix it. And if we assume that the new generation of people more or less normal, then in that case a contradiction, "the beloved city" of the resurrected and updated, it seems, does not have the ability to reproduce, and to those people for something she left.
Therefore, in the fight against misconceptions are born on the basis of this text of Revelation, it is assumed that this place is given as a picture of the past, as, for example, the legend given in the 12th chapter. the "tail of the dragon", which drew (of course, in ancient times), with a third of the stars of the sky. And in this case, Satan is bound for a thousand years (for the complete definition of God for a long time) since the resurrection of Christ the Savior to the reign of the Antichrist, the devil will be in his face to deceive the nations. This, of course, looks out of place to the last patch of the prophetic book of the future, besides the text itself too plainly says on the conclusion of the devil in the dungeon for the overthrow of the Antichrist, and the resurrection had not worshiped the Antichrist …
But what to do? Declare these ten verses of Chapter 20 the substituted people chiliastic expectations? But since one can question many incomprehensible to us, and generally disrupt the belief in the inspiration of Scripture. I think, for us to say the best, is a place of Prophecy, we can not understand and try to understand it does not see the need, as it cautions about future dangerous temptations not. Also not seen good guess about the nature of the future life after the end of the world.
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