TRUMPETS/SHOFARS part 2
Trumpet 6: Second Woe – part 2 the two witnesses.
Rod=shebet=scepter=sign of authority
Measure=middah=measure a portion Portion or the groom’s inheritance given to the bride’s father. The bride price.
John was ordered to measure the covered portion of the Temple. Not the open air part. So John isn’t really measuring the Temple but the group of people “…them that worship theirin…” That group of people is His bride because they are in the covered area of the Temple. That represents the Chuppah der which the soon to be married couple stood. The other people in the outer court are the servants and guests standing before the throne in Revelation 7 – between seal 6 and 7. The people is the outer court are believers, but not His bride.
Bride=kallah=perfection, completion, made whole and prepared. That Christ’s bride. Satan’s bride is the opposite and uses the other part of the Hebrew word kallah. Destroyed, to be consumed and perish
Hebrews 9:27 states everyone will die once. A possible exception are the people living when He returns. Enoch and Elijah didn’t die but were taken straight to heaven. (Gen 5:24, Heb 11:5, 2Kings 2:11-
Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
The day of the Lord has yet to come. Some say John Baptist was Elijah but John lived in the glorious day of His ministry; not dreadful judgments. The time gap of 2000 years between John the Baptist and the dreadful day is just unlikely large. Plus there are two not just one witness.
Rev 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Elijah and Enoch had the same powers millennia ago.
The 2 witnesses likely arrive on the scene at Jewish New Year. Die 3.5 years later on Passover and are resurrected during Firsts fruits. Great parallel with Jesus. (half a day difference)
Trumpet 7: Third Woe
Jesus returns (harvests_ for His bride. This trumpet is mostly an announcement of His coming just before the 1st Bowl judgment. The wedding guests (grapes) will remain on earth during the final 3 ½ years.
Israel and the war with 3 groups of enemies
First war – 2nd seal – Neighbors -
Mostly brothers – Inheritance/sandal covenant.
Edom: Descendants of Esau. Middle East except Iran, Turkey and Egypt.
Ishmaelites: Kurds and Bedouin.
Moab: Descendants of Lot and his daughters.
Ammon: Descendants of Lot and his daughters.
Amalek: Son of Esau.
Hagrites: Western Saudi Arabia.
Tyre/Philistia/Phoenicians: Descendants of Canaan, descendants of Ham.
Assyria: Iran (+other countries), support only (advisors and weapons)
Second war – 6th seal – Gog/Magog
Mostly former friends – Friendship/salt covenants
Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 gives a complete list of the nations that will be part of the 2nd war that starts when the 6th seal is opened.
Persia: Descendants of Noah’s son Japheth
Cush (Ethiopia): Descendants of Cush Ham’s grandson. – Ethiopia, Sudan and south Egypt.
Phut: descendants of Ham -
Gomer: Ukraine and a part of Russia. Son of Japheth
Togarmah: Armenia, Georgia and Turkey. Grandson of Japheth
Magog: Russia. Son of Japheth
Meshech: Son of Japheth
Tubal: Son of Japheth.
All nations are descendants of Japheth and Ham; Noah’s sons.
The exact boundaries of the mentioned nations are unknown. Fortunately knowing rough boundaries is all that’s needed for this discussion. See picture for the ancient borders.
In Ezekiel we read God rescues Israel.
The end of this war is the start of the final 7 years before His 2nd coming. 3 ½ years for the 2 witnesses, 3 ½ year of the beast’s kingdom. Followed by a final war – Armageddon.
Countries that never had a more that distant relationship with Israel.