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Prelude to the Return of the King of Kings!

Updated on September 14, 2018
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I have been studying and teaching Bible doctrine for over 45 years and currently the shepherding teacher (pastor) for a home based Church.

An Earthquake Unlike All Other Earthquakes.

People Will Need to Flee the Cities
People Will Need to Flee the Cities | Source

Islands are Mountains That Will Crumble into the Sea.

Our Beloved Hawaii Shall Disappear.
Our Beloved Hawaii Shall Disappear.

My Neighbor - Mt. St. Helens is not Dead.

A fairly common site in these parts.
A fairly common site in these parts. | Source

A slight exageration but conveys the idea.

The destructive power will be enormous.
The destructive power will be enormous. | Source

Fanfare For Judgment

It is done!!!!!!!

No mas, no mas; the earth and its people can take no more! All of the major cities of the world; except one, have fallen into complete ruin. The ring of fire which encircles the Pacific Ocean will put on a fireworks show to end all shows and every island nation and state will cease to exist; including our beloved Hawaii. I live 60 miles due west of Mt. St. Helens; Mt. Rainier is 80 miles to the northeast; Mt. Adams is 90 miles to the southeast and Mt. Hood is another 40 miles to the southeast. When the ring of fire goes ballistic; from the Canadian border down to the northern California coast will become a futuristic wasteland.

Mankind has no where to hide; if the earthquakes don't get them and the mountains do not fall on them; the hail will. I could envision a mass exodus from the major cities, islands, coast-lands and mountains before the 7th bowl comes along and rears it deadly head. The passage in Revelation 6:15-16 "...and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains...hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne; and from the wrath of the Lamb:" now takes on a much clearer picture. The mountains will be just piles of rubble and the last hiding place on earth: to no avail.

Those who live in middle America know hail: we in the northwest get hail seldom and when we do, it's mostly pea sized or smaller. Those who live in and around tornado alley have seen killer hail stones but no one has ever seen what God has reserved for the straw that will break the wicked's back. The weight of a talent is approximately 16 pounds: to put it in perspective; a gallon of water weighs approximately 8 pounds and remember when water freezes, it expands. Imagine hail the size of two one-gallon milk jugs and with the weight of a bowling ball. Now imagine the physical and mental state of the armies awaiting our Lord on the plains of Megido and Israel: it will be sorry sight; defeated before they even begin.

Babylon the Great

New York, New York - Would You Believe It?
New York, New York - Would You Believe It? | Source

Babylon the Great Unmasked

One Last Detail - Revelation 16:19 & Chapters 17 and 18

One major city, only one did not fall with the rest of the world's major metropolises: the "great city; great Babylon was remembered separately because of its peculiarly wicked doings. Revelation 17:18 "...and the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." You ask, why would I think that it is New York? It is the only major city of the world to meet all the criteria set forth in Scripture and logically, it is the only one that makes sense for the following reasons:

  • Revelation 16:19 "...and the great city was divided into three parts,..". Notice the map above of NYC and you will see that when the bridges fall that connect Long Island, Manhattan Island and Staten Island; NYC will be divided into three parts.
  • The United Nations along with the embassy's of most every nation on earth have already been long established in NYC and there would be no need to recreate the wheel.
  • Revelation 17:15 "the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.". There is no other city on planet earth that is more ethnically diverse than NYC. It is truly the melting pot of the peoples of the world.
  • All markets of the nations of the world flow through NYC; the true banking and commerce center of mankind. Whoever controls the money, controls the people. The description of the goods and services listed in chapters 17 & 18 that are under its control describes NYC today.
  • The recent renaming of the New World Trade Center to One World, Trade Center gives us an idea of the mindset of the powers that be.
  • Revelation 18:22 speaks of it being a great center of music: NYC is the music capital of the world.
  • Its location befits that of being central to a majority of the world's commerce and politics.
  • One last thing: when you sail into NYC harbor you will notice a sign on the southeast coast of Long Island. It displays "Welcome to Babylon"; and yes there is a big time touristy city of Babylon and they have a pretty impressive website.

When the earth's powers restructure themselves, NYC has had the groundwork in place since WWII and it is even more indelibly entrenched into every day life worldwide.

The Beast upon which Babylon the Great rides.

The ruler of empires and enemy of God.
The ruler of empires and enemy of God. | Source

The Beast From The Bottomless Pit

As I described in my blog titled Act II: Enter the Beast: the great whore, Babylon the Great, does not ride upon the authority of Satan directly but of his number one henchman, the Beast. Both he and the Devil have seven heads which represents seven kingdoms whom were driven by the power of the Beast under the authority of Satan: the Devil was too busy trying to play politics, in and out of heaven. Only the Beast has been in the pit and was released during the fifth trumpet judgment; just in time to assist his boss when he is driven from heaven for good.

The name of the whore, Mystery, Babylon the Great, etc...., has a direct association with the ancient city of Babylon. Each major world kingdom was ruled and overseen from one city: Egyptian from Memphis; Assyrian from Nivenah; Babylon from Babylon (obviously) but the kingdoms of both the Medes/Persians and the Greeks made Babylon their new capital. Even the Romans occupied Babylon for a period of time: it was a gloriously beautiful city. At the time John wrote Revelation, five of the kingdoms existed no more and the sixth, Rome, was the power. The seventh is coming and the power behind the thrones has not changed; except this time there is much more of an urgency within the kingdom of Satan. Another thing, notice in verse 17:11, it states that he, the Beast, "..even he is the eighth and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition (Lake of Fire)."; the kingdom of darkness has always been behind those kingdoms which have tried to conquer and rule the earth.

Revelation 18:10,17 - Destroyed in ONE Hour

Come Out of Her, MY People
Come Out of Her, MY People | Source

Her Judgment Stands Alone

The Sentence: Death

  • Verse 18:3 Greed and avarice: the kings of earth have waxed rich by the "wrath of her fornication", the plundering of the defenseless and the righteous.
  • Verse 18:7 Pride; "I am a queen, and am no widow and shall see no sorrow."; which goes before destruction.
  • Verse 18:14 Slavery and the souls of men as merchandise.
  • Verse 18:23 Drug capital of the world for by it "...were all nations deceived."
  • Verse 18:24 Murder of the prophets, of saints and of ALL that were slain upon the earth.

The Executioner: The Ten Kings

The sovereign God of creation shall harden the hearts of the ten kings to destroy NYC with fire; it shall be sudden and quick. Satan and the Beast are now concerned with the Middle East in anticipation of our Lord's return. The kings will throw their "...power and strength unto the Beast" for this final deciding battle as there will no longer be a need for any world governing body; there is no world left to govern. They are as deceived as Satan and the Beast for they have everything riding on the outcome: their last hope of survival. Should the Devil win the battle; they would then be among the very great in a universe of total evil. Sorry, they lose big time.

One Last Plea From God:

Revelation 18:4 speaks of survivors of the bowl judgments, who have not taken the Mark or worshiped the Beast, as being His people. God shall place it in their heart to flee; whether it is from advance knowledge of the outcome from Scripture or the witness of the Martyrs: they shall be moved. Too many times we all have heard that small still voice within us; leading us to do that which is pleasing to our Lord; unfortunately we have not always heeded the call to our misfortune. Even at the end, God Almighty has people, the sheep, reserved for coming kingdom and they shall all be there, for none shall fall from His hand.

Note: God does not use superfluous words but exactly what he intends to convey to an ear that can hear. He has reserved about 10% of revelation for this one event and it would be wise to read and pay close attention, for in doing so; we may live a life that may be the word of life to another in the not so distant future. May god bless.


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      David Campbell 

      3 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      It has been my pleasure; every time I answer a question, it helps me to keep all things in perspective and it alerts me to be very careful in all I say and WRITE, for I shall give an account one day. May God bless!

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      I have much more to study on this topic. Thanks for explaining and answering my questions.

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      David Campbell 

      3 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      The Beast and Satan are two very different beings. Satan is a red (the color of fire) dragon and the Beast is scarlet (the color of blood) indescribable. Satan has 7 heads, 10 horns with a crown upon each head; the Beast has 7 heads with 10 horns with 10 crowns upon each horn. The head of all empires is Satan, the power behind the throne of these empires is the Beast who does Satan's dirty work. Many people have gotten them confused with one another but the Beast operates only under the authority of the Devil. Satan has never been to the pit but as it states in chapter 20, he will take up residence there for a 1,000 years to be released for a very short period that I will directly discuss in an upcoming blog. The Beast is gone forever when Christ returns as he will be sent directly to the Lake of Fire along with the false prophet. The Beast is the one who actually perpetrates the mayhem upon the believers for Satan would never get his hands dirty unless was possible to kill our Lord, then he would relish the job. The only time I can recall a direct reference to Satan indwelling any human was at the Last Supper when he entered Judas; in that case Jesus was speaking face to face with the Devil himself. Also remember, the world will love the Beast for he shall have a man's body to operate from and will appear to be their savior from the "wicked" believers; the cause of all of earth's problems. Satan is the great deceiver and right behind him is his cohort, the Beast; both of whom are the most deceived of all creation.

      I hope this helps. May God bless.

      P.S. I am about ready to release my next blog which deals with our Lord's final dealings with the Beast.

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      I want to make sure I understand this, the "beast" released from the bottomless pit after the 3 1/2 years is not the same beast who is released from the pit after the 1000 year reigned of Christ. Are you suggesting then it's two seperate beasts at different times but the same bottomless pit?

      I ask this only because it states in Rev 17:13 it states These are of one mined , and they give their power and authority to the beast.

      In this above verse I though it referred to satan, because in the next verse he (the beast) goes to make war with the lamb (who is Jesus Christ and with Him are the Called, Chosen and faithfull).

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      David Campbell 

      3 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      They are one and the same. Only ONE creature, a beast is identified as coming from the bottomless pit and that he was, and is not, and yet is. When he went into the pit must be after Rome was no longer the world's power for the beast's seven heads (see vs 17:10) are the great empires of earth. Five (Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Median/Persian & Greek) are fallen; "one is" (Rome) and stopping here; the Beast is still the power behind the thrones. 6 kingdoms and then he is not. "and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." After Rome, only God knows when, he was exiled to the pit but was held in reserve for one last worldly power. He will be released near the end of the first 3 1/2 years of the 70th Week for this is when the supposed human "antichrist" will ascend to the throne of earth but again the human form has NO power of its own, for all of its power resides in the Beast who is Satan's number one demon and a reign of unbelievable terror for the last 3 1/2 years. I hope this helps. I really appreciate your questions for it tells me you are not just reading but wanting to understand the depth of the Word of God. May God BLESS!

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      Thank you for your reply. With regards to Rev. 11:7 it discribes a beast coming out of the bottomless pit, but nothing explaines how it got into the bottomless pit in the first place. So my next question would be, is this the same beast discribed in Rev 17:8 ?

      And thank you for correcting me with regards to #7.

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      David Campbell 

      3 years ago from Winlock, Washington

      Yes I do. Your question has made me exercise due diligence to make it as clear as I can which only helped me to strengthen my own position. 1) Add Rev 9:2 - #7 (great number!) directly related refs.; 2) In the O.T. - the Hebrew word used for the "pit" is sheol or in Greek hades - the place of the dead; 3) only in Rev. is "bottomless" added to the pit and in Greek it is the word abussos from where we get abyss; 4) it is a physical place of "temporary" torment as opposed to the eternal Lake of Fire which is held in reserve for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:41) of which fallen man will also now suffer; 5) Number 16:28-34 - the sons of Korah were swallowed by the earth and went directly to the pit; 6) Luke 8:31 - the demon Legion pleaded with Christ, not to be sent to the deep (same word as bottomless pit - the abyss)a physical place of torment; 7) Romans 10:7 speaks of bringing up Christ from the deep, the place of the dead, the abyss - must remember this was an argument by Paul of faith vs works, but a physical location of the pit is a biblical reality.

      Summary: a sovereign God created a temporary place of the dead which had two very separate locations; hades - a place of torment; paradise - a garden for those destined to meet their Messiah. Paradise at the resurrection of Jesus was moved and now exists in heaven and receives the dead in Christ until our resurrection with new bodies with sinless flesh. The "pit" has not moved and receives new tenants daily and will continue to do so until the White Throne judgment at which time the pit will be emptied into the Lake of Fire. Both angels and man share in the fate of the pit; except many or some of the angels have been held in "reserve" for the end of times judgments such as the 5th trumpet and the locusts from hell. This includes one very powerful angel who is identified by name in Rev. 9:11 - Abaddon (Heb) or Apollyon (Gr) who will be released to assist the devil for his last 3 1/2 years of freedom before he is assigned to the pit for a thousand years. Apollyon's fate is the Lake of Fire at the end of the 70th Week along with the false prophet of Rev 13 where they will precede the devil by a 1,000 years. There is only ONE pit and all references give us a much broader understanding of its "temporary" use.

      I hope this gives you a basis of understanding for we all must search the Scriptures and seek answers from reliable sources: it makes the Word really come to life. May God bless.

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      The bottomless pit is mentioned in six places throughout the Book of Revelation. First in chapter 9:1 Second in Chapter 9:11, Third in chapter 11:7, Forth in chapter 17:8, Fifth in chapter 20:1 and Sixth in chapter 20:3. I have never heard how all these verses relate to each other or how they are connected. To me it seems they are all directly related, but I have never heard anyone explain all of them. Do you have an answer?

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