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Sign of the Son of Man in Heaven & Ezekiel's Temple

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by tranquil, Aug 1, 2018.

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    I would just like to post a few thoughts about the 2 witnesses, Ezekiel's temple, and the overall structure of Revelation. These are just opinions & observations. Don't look for a whisked away rapture here, as there isn't one. John 17:15

    Dec 21, 2020. Seems to be the winter day of Matthew 24:20-21. 1335 days prior to Aug 17, 2024, which is the end of 7 years/ 2520 days from the star sign of Revelation 12:1 on Sept. 23, 2017. https://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadded.html?m1=9&d1=23&y1=2017&type=add&ay=&am=&aw=&ad=2520&rec=

    Feb 4, 2021. The wrath of God/ great tribulation spoken of in Ezekiel 43:8 & Matthew 24:15- 24 has ended.

    Matthew 24:21For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. […] 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.​

    Feb 11, 2021 is the ‘sign of the son of man in heaven’. The main cross is formed by the sun, Jupiter (in conjuction with Venus), and Saturn. The arms are formed by the moon & Mercury. All of this being in the constellation of Capricorn.
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    July 4, 2021 is 5 months after Feb 4, 2021 and is the 6th Trumpet war of Revelation 9:13-21. Which immediately segues into

    Revelation 10:1-2 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,

    Compare Ezekiel 43:7 with Revelation 10:1-2

    Ezekiel 43

    6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple, 7 and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodies of their kings at their high places, 8 by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. They have defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, so I have consumed them in my anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever.​

    Continuing Ezekiel 43:10-11

    10 “As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. 11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out.​

    Compare with Revelation 11:1-4

    Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”

    4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

    So who are the 2 witnesses?
    Zechariah 2:1-2

    And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand! 2 Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.”
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    Zechariah 3

    Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan[a] standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. 4 And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.”

    Zechariah 4

    3 And there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” 4 And I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”
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    12 And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil is poured out?” 13 He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 14 Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

    Zerubabbel & Joshua are the ones building Ezekiel’s Temple.

    Haggai 1
    12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him. And the people feared the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord's message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.” 14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
    The ‘6th month’ is Elul, so they started work on the temple on Elul 24.

    Haggai 2
    18 Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider: 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you.”

    20 The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, 22 and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. 23 On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.”

    The 9th month is Kislev, so the foundation of the temple is built on Kislev 24.

    So, let’s just recap a bit here: on Sh’vat 22, 5781 (Feb 4, 2021) would be the day of the Lord’s wrath. Sh’vat 23, 5781 through Elul 23, 5781 would be the 7 months of clean-up from Ezekiel 39:12-14
    12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. 13 All the people of the land will bury them, and it will bring them renown on the day that I show my glory, declares the Lord God. 14 They will set apart men to travel through the land regularly and bury those travelers remaining on the face of the land, so as to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make their search.​

    Then after the 7 months of clean-up would be Elul 24, 5781, which Haggai has just said would be when they started working on the temple. Then a few months later, on Kislev 24, 5782 (dusk Nov 27, 2021) is when the 2 witnesses lay the foundation for the temple.

    Now when would the sacrifices begin? We know that Ezekiel’s Temple will require 7 days to purify the altar: Ezekiel 43:25-27
    25 For seven days you shall provide daily a male goat for a sin offering; also, a bull from the herd and a ram from the flock, without blemish, shall be provided. 26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it, and so consecrate it. 27 And when they have completed these days, then from the eighth day onward the priests shall offer on the altar your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, and I will accept you, declares the Lord God.”​

    We also know that the sanctuary will be purified on Nisan 1
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    18 “Thus says the Lord God: In the first month, on the first day of the month, you shall take a bull from the herd without blemish, and purify the sanctuary. 19 The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the temple, the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and the posts of the gate of the inner court.
    Thus it would be logical to guess that the sacrifices would start 7 days before a Nisan 1 (purify the altar, then purify the sanctuary). If we say that this is correct, the 1st time this would occur after laying the foundation would be Adar II 22, 5782 (dusk March 24, 2022). Add 1150 days to this date and we get dusk May 17, 2025. (See the 2300 ‘evenings & mornings’ of Daniel 8:14 = 1150 days.) https://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadded.html?m1=3&d1=24&y1=2022&type=add&ay=&am=&aw=&ad=1150&rec=

    Here is the logical scenario: from Kislev 24, 5782 (dusk Nov 27, 2021) going forward 1260 days takes us to dusk May 10, 2025. https://www.timeanddate.com/date/da...=27&y1=2021&type=add&ay=&am=&aw=&ad=1260&rec=

    This is when the beast from the abyss (aka the beast from the sea & beast from the earth) rises up and kills the 2 witnesses. (The war would have started at the lunar 42 month marker (April 22, 2025) and gone through dusk May 10, 2025.) People would be celebrating their deaths on either Earth Day (apparently they are blamed for the bad state of the Earth at this time) or Mother’s Day (May 11, 2025) (presumably “Mother Earth” Day).

    Zerubabbel & Joshua lie dead for 3.5 days, taking us to May 14, 2025 (the end of the 2nd woe/ end of the 6th Trumpet of Revelation11:11-13).

    May 14, 2025 is the 77th anniversary (solar years) from the creation of Israel on May 14, 1948. In Daniel 9:24 it says that it takes 77 years to ‘anoint a holy place’.

    24 “Seventy ‘7’ are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.​

    That word ‘7’ is the Hebrew word ‘shabua’ which means a ‘period of 7’, as in 7 days or years. So just a straight reading of it could be ‘seventy seven years’. Really no flim-flam here.

    We know that there is a context for this from Daniel 9:2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.

    We know that the man of sin goes into the holy place and calls himself God from 2 Thessalonians 2:4
    He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

    That ‘temple of God’ is Ezekiel’s Temple that will be anointed on the 77th anniversary of Israel, May 14, 2025. That is when the man of sin will go into Ezekiel’s Temple and confirm the covenant of Daniel 9:27.

    In the middle of 1 week later (3.5 days), dusk May 17, 2025, the False Prophet would break the covenant & stop the sacrifices that have been going on for 1150 days (Daniel 8:14) that started dusk March 24, 2022 (the 7 days needed to purify the altar, then they can immediately purify the sanctuary on Nisan 1.)

    Assuming that this is the Gog war that produces the New Jerusalem (with no temple) (Revelation 20:7-10 that segues into the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21), this 6th Bowl war/ Armageddon would end on May 22, 2025 (Iyyar 24, 5785) and 7 months of clean-up would get us to Kislev 24, 5785, the end of the 69th week from Aug 17, 2024, which is the end of 7 years from the Revelation 12:1-2 star sign of woman giving birth.

    The 7th Bowl earthquake of Revelation 16:18 being a reference to the earthquake of Haggai 2:21-22.
     
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    One of the most difficult passages of Revelation is Revelation 17

    7 But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.​

    What is the meaning of the 7 headed beast ‘that was, is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit’? If this is yet to be in the future (or the present), then that would mean that there is a ‘gap’ where Satan is bound, as in Revelation 20

    Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. 2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.​

    (And we know from 2 Peter 3:8 that the Day of the Lord is likened to a ‘1000 years’: 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.)

    But otherwise, there is no gap where Satan is explicitly bound, so where is Satan bound in the Revelation narrative?

    In this post, I would like to show you how 'the Beast that was' occurs from Feb 4, 2021 to Aug 17, 2024. There would be a 'gap' where Satan is bound from Aug 17, 2024 through May 10, 2025, then 'the beast that arises' comes up to battle the 2 witnesses at the end of the 2nd woe, start of the 7th Trumpet and is killed at the 6th Bowl war ('Armageddon' at Revelation 16:12-16).

    Satan’s arrival is explicitly announced in Revelation 12

    7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”

    13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.​

    It’s important to point out here that Revelation 12 marks a change up in the narrative. From the start of Revelation & the 7 Seals through Trumpets 1-6, and the 2 witnesses being given power for 1260 days, Revelation is all linear progression: 1st Seal, then 2nd Seal, etc, through the 1st through 6th Trumpet, then the 2 witnesses in a sequence of events up through Revelation chapter 11. Now, in Revelation 12, we back up a bit in time.

    And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.​

    The ‘great sign’ of the woman giving birth occurred on Sept 23, 2017. This event was Jupiter being ‘born’ through the ‘hips’ of the constellation Virgo on this day.

    Galatians 4:26 But the heavenly Jerusalem is the free woman, and she is our spiritual mother.

    The ‘spiritual Jerusalem’ goes into the ‘spiritual wilderness’ for 1260 days, taking us to March 6, 2021.

    At that time, there is a war in heaven where Satan is cast down, 30 days prior on February 4, 2021. Then Satan pursues the ‘woman’ (on earth now), then she physically flees into the physical wilderness for the next set of ‘time, times, and half a time’ (3.5 ‘times’) from March 6, 2021 through August 17, 2024.

    7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”

    13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.​

    After Satan has been thrown down, then the beast from the sea emerges.

    17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea. Revelation 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.​

    Put more directly, there are 3 woes: the 4th Trumpet is announced and then in Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!”

    Each remaining trumpet blast announces a woe: the 5th, 6th, & 7th Trumpet. So let’s put it all together.

    Feb 4, 2021 is the start of the 5th Trumpet/ 1st woe when Satan is cast down and starts pursuing the woman. (1290 days until Aug 17, 2024)

    March 6, 2021 is when the Revelation 13 beast from the sea emerges and is given authority for 42 months/ 1260 days (Revelation 13:5) (1260 days from Aug 17, 2024). The woman goes into the wilderness for 1260 days/ ‘time, times, and half a time’.

    July 4, 2021 is the 6th Trumpet/ 2nd woe when the beast from the earth emerges. The takeover of the US / the breaking of the US Declaration of Independence covenant is tied to the financial aspect of ‘666’ and the mark of the beast.

    May 10, 2025 is the 7th Trumpet/ 3rd woe when the beast is coming up from the abyss to battle the 2 witnesses. (Technically speaking, the 7th Trumpet starts 3.5 days later on May 14, 2025 after the 2 witnesses lie dead for 3.5 days). Revelation 11:7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them. It is the beast that is ‘coming up’ that kills the 2 witnesses, not the ‘beast that was’.

    So then, where is the gap where Satan is bound? At the ‘grape harvest’ occurring in Revelation 14. (Aug 17, 2024)

    At Revelation 13:5, the beast from the sea is given 42 months of power, then the beast from the earth is given power, then we segue into Revelation 14

    1Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.
    2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.

    6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

    8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.”

    9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

    12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

    13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

    14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.

    17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.​

    The agricultural ‘grape harvest’ in Israel occurs in July or August, just like the grape harvest occurring at the fall of Mystery Babylon in Revelation 14 (August 17, 2024). The ‘mark of the beast’ that the angel is warning the inhabitants of the earth about is in reference to the ‘beast that is coming up from the abyss’ (the 2nd occurrence of the beast), the beast that kills the 2 witnesses on May 10, 2025 (or as early as April 22, 2025 (42 Bible/ lunar months from 24 Kislev, 5782, aka dusk Nov. 27, 2021).

    August 17, 2024 is not a ‘woe’ because Satan is not arriving here. Woes announce the arrival of Satan. So the ‘gap’ where Satan is bound occurs at the end of the 42 months that the beast from the sea was given (Aug 17, 2024) and lasts until it starts coming up again so as to kill the 2 witnesses (May 10, 2025).
     
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    Continuing with the idea of the 3 woes/ the 5th, 6th, & 7th Trumpets.

    Revelation 12:12
    12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”​

    And here in Revelation 18, we see these 3 woes again (many translations put 'alas' instead of 'woe' but it is the Greek word 'ouai' https://biblehub.com/greek/3759.htm). I have colorized each separate woe out, then comes the last millstone judgment:

    Revelation 18
    9 And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

    Woe, woe! You great city,
    you mighty city, Babylon!
    For in a single hour your judgment has come.”


    11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.


    14 “The fruit for which your soul longed
    has gone from you,
    and all your delicacies and your splendors
    are lost to you,
    never to be found again!”


    15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,


    16 “Woe, woe, for the great city
    that was clothed in fine linen,
    in purple and scarlet,
    adorned with gold,
    with jewels, and with pearls!
    17 For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”


    And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

    “What city was like the great city?”


    19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,

    Woe, woe, for the great city
    where all who had ships at sea
    grew rich by her wealth!
    For in a single hour she has been laid waste.
    20 Rejoice over her, O heaven,
    and you saints and apostles and prophets,
    for God has given judgment for you against her!”


    21 Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,

    “So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,
    and will be found no more;
    22 and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters,
    will be heard in you no more,
    and a craftsman of any craft
    will be found in you no more,
    and the sound of the mill
    will be heard in you no more,
    23 and the light of a lamp
    will shine in you no more,
    and the voice of bridegroom and bride
    will be heard in you no more,
    for your merchants were the great ones of the earth,
    and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.
    24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
    and of all who have been slain on earth.”​

    At the 1st woe above in red, Revelation 18:9-10, we see the 'kings of the earth' are wailing, which corresponds to the 6th Seal, Revelation 6 (the devil has been thrown down at Trumpets 1-4, and the 5th Trumpet, and the beast from the sea will emerge 30 days later on March 6, 2021.)

    12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

    15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
    At the 2nd woe above in blue, Revelation 18:11-17, it is the merchants who say, 'Woe'. This corresponds to the 6th Trumpet and 2nd woe with the beast from the earth, who is in charge of the mark of the beast, 666, and the buying & selling controls.

    Revelation 13:11
    11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.

    15 And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
    Then at the last woe, the sea captains are the ones saying, 'woe'. Then the beast from the sea & earth will emerge again (the beast that 'was, is not, and yet is' means it has 2 appearances).
     
  4. tranquil

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    So, apparently, the 'deal of the century' 'covenant' (Israel & Palestine) is going to be unveiled by Trump at the UN on Sept 25, 20218, which is 16 Tishrei, 5779 on the Hebrew calendar. Since Bible days go from dusk to dusk, the 'covenant' is being made on the day starting dusk Sept. 24, 2018.
    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/250824

    Exactly 3.5 solar years, exactly 42 solar months later would be dusk March 24, 2022, the exact date I posited for the sacrifices to begin - which would last for 1150 days because the false prophet would go into the holy place on the 77th anniversary of Israel holding Jerusalem (dawn May 14, 2025) (Daniel 9:24's 70 (7 years) (aka '77' years) are required to anoint a holy place (where the false prophet will go to proclaim himself to be god and then stop these sacrifices in the middle of a literal week/ 7 days). (dusk March 24, 2022 + 1150 days (Daniel 8's 2300 'evening & mornings') = dusk May 17, 2025. The false prophet goes into the holy place that has been anointed on May 14, 2025, then 3.5 days later on May 17, 2025 the sacrifices stop on the 1150th day.

    Something to keep in mind: since Trump is portrayed as 'Cyrus' in this end time scenario by various religious outlets (Trump's portrait is on the temple coin next to Cyrus, etc), to extend this analogy going on:

    Cyrus' appointed governor in Judea was Zerubabbel who led the exiles back to Jerusalem/ ending the Babylonian captivity. Thus apparently Trump will appoint 1 of the 2 witnesses (new Zerubabbel & new Joshua).
     
  5. Gottservant

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    I think the thing that is confusing here is that Ezekiel's temple and the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven are antithetical.

    The sign of Ezekiel is a substitute for the sign of the Son of Man - one is raised on Earth, the other is seen in Heaven.

    The thing is once the sign of the Son of Man is seen in Heaven, one no more thinks of the sign of Ezekiel on Earth - which was only meant to sustain Man until the true sign appeared.
     
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    If you compare the New Jerusalem description in Revelation 21 with the description with Ezekiel's Temple, you can see that the one is physical (Ezekiel's Temple) and that the New Jerusalem is the spiritual version of the other.
     
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