Revelation of Jesus Christ

Chapter 6. God’s Allness and Physical Completeness as to Things on Earth. Ten (10)

Number ten (10) is used to represent or describe God’s allness or physical completeness of things on earth. It describes an allotment of full completion on or of the earth. Ten (10) is also a doubling of satanic influence on earth (2×5=10). Ten (10) days of Satan’s persecution of Christians. Ten (10) verses describing satanic influence behind spiritual fornication. Ten (10) kings who provide the politial and military backbone of the beast’s power base / empire. Ten (10) wraths that are poured out on earth, which supports evil mankind’s ability to survive. Ten (10) wraths that are directly poured out onto evil men directly. All these references occur to things directly on earth. God completes his wrath both to the earth and to evil men; In Revelation 16:17, the final three words in this verse are “It is done.” “And the seventh angel poured out his vial (last of the seven, final plagues) into the air; and there came a great voice out the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.” (Emphasis added). God is declaring that his wrath on earth and evil mankind is all done or completed in full.

  1. Ten-fold Days of Christian Persecution.
  2. Ten-fold References to Worship (Spiritual) Fornication.
  3. Ten (10) Evil Horns/Crowns (Kings) of the Beast’s Empire.
  4. Ten-fold Reference to Wrath of the Earth.
  5. Ten-Fold Reference to Wrath of Men.
  6. Ten-fold Reference to Angels Blowing Trumpets.
  7. Ten-fold Reference to Angels Pouring Vials.
  8. Thirty-Fold References to God’s Throne.

Ten-fold Days of Christian Persecution:

… “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Rev. 2:10). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: This verse is a direct saying by Christ to one of the seven churches (Smyrna) in Asia-Minor. He is indicating that some of the christian members of this church would be afflicted (suffer) or be persecuted by being thrown into prison for 10 (ten) days. Christ indicates that this suffering or affliction comes at the hands of the devil or Satan who is trying or testing them for their faithfulness to Christ. Jesus finishes his statement to the Christians in Smyrna saying that if they remain faithful to him, during these 10 (ten) days of tribulation, even if they are killed, he will give them a crown of life. 10 (ten) is a doubling of Satan’s evil number of 5 (five), (5×2=10). In the context of God’s divine mathematics, their suffering represents their ability and faithfulness (even unto death) to withstand a double portion of Satanic evil or persecution. Even when Satan gives these Christians a double-dose of his evil, they overcome his evil and remain faithful to Jesus Christ.

Ten-fold References to Worship (Spiritual) Fornication:

  1. ”But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who traught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.” (Rev. 2:14). (Emphasis added).
  2. “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Rev. 2:20). (Emphasis added).
  3. “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.” (Rev. 2:21). (Emphasis added).
  4. “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, not of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” (Rev. 9:21). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” (Rev. 14:8). (Emphasis added).
  6. “With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” (Rev.17:2). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” (Rev. 17:4). (Emphasis added).
  8. … “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Rev. 18:3). (Emphasis added).
  9. … “And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.” (Rev. 18:9). (Emphasis added).
  10. … “For true and righteous are his judgements: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” (Rev. 19:2). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: Ten (10) also denotes a doubling of Satan’s evil influence (5X2=10). In a previous commentary, I went into great length as to what constitutes spiritual fornication. At its core, it involves worshipping anything and everything else, other than Jesus Christ and God. It is any false religious, man-made doctrine that relies on something else (other than Christ) at its foundation. It leads and deceives people away from understanding the true gospel of Jesus Christ, that of His forgiveness of our sins through the shedding of his blood and resurrection. Through the Holy Sprit, God declares that through these ten (10) verses, spiritual fornication is at its fullest and most evil consumation during the Tribulation and Great Tribulation period. Spiritual fornication does not come on earth in any greater degree than during this period. If it were not for God’s two supernatural witnesses proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, or for the special angel flying through the earth proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, or for the witnessing of the Tribulation Saints prior to their martyrdom … the gospel of Jesus Christ would be gone from the earth during the Tribulation and Great Tribulation period. Mankind is totally given over to worshipping everything false and evil and want’s absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ, God or the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. Christians, pastors, teachers and true churches are gone as a result of the rapture/harpazo. No one is left to proclaim Christ’s gift of salvation, except the three entities just mentioned.

Ten (10) Evil Horns/Crowns (Kings) of the Beast’s Empire:

  1. … “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” (Rev. 12:3). (Emphasis added).
  2. … “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” (Rev. 13:1). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” (Rev. 17:3). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman and beast that carrieth her, which hat the seven heads and ten horns.” (Rev. 17:7). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power of kings one hour with the beast.” (Rev. 17:12). (Emphasis added).
  6. “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.” (Rev. 17:16). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: These 6 (six) verses describe the political and military backbone of the beast’s evil empire. The 10 (ten) kings are a consortium of political leaders that collectively give up their political and military sovereignty to the beast/antichrist. In exchange, he grants them “power as a king.” It is commonly believed that these ten political leaders who will be given “power as kings for one hour” will come from what is currently represented as the European Union (UE). The above reference in verse 17:12-14 indicates that these ten (10) political leaders act in a collective unison (with one mind), and give up their political and military might (power and strength) to the beast (based upon the will of God). This verse also continues on to indicate that these kings “for one hour” are active military participants against Jesus Christ on the Lord’s Day at the battle of Armageddon. Two verses reference the influence that these ten (10) kings have on Mystery Religion Babylon. Verse 17:7 indicates that these kings act in collective unison and purpose in supporting (and enforcing) the worldwide acceptance of the whore, Mystery Religion Babylon. They are the ‘muscle of the means’ or the part of the beast that supports (carries) the domination of the mystery religion worldwide. The last reference, verses 17:16-17, indicate that midway through the Tribulation, these ten (10) kings turn on and destroy the whore, the Mystery Religion of Babylon.  Why would these 10 (ten) kings, who have worked for 3 ½ years to build up and support the whore, the worldwide mystery religion system, suddenly turn on her to “make her desolate and naked and shall eat her flesh and burn her with fire?”

The answer lies in the religious or spiritual ‘bait-n-switch’ that Satan pulls off on evil mankind. At the beginning of the Tribulation, to gain easy acceptance and domination over the world’s peoples, Satan allows them to worship anything and everything (but God and Jesus Christ) and to also enforce his worship through the beast/antichrist and false prophet. The worship of anything and everything (but God and Jesus Christ) is known as Mystery Religion Babylon, which also includes Satanic worship. Halfway (3 ½ years) into the Tribulation, Satan physically indwells the beast and commits the “Abomination of Desolation” in the rebuilt Jewish Temple. The satanically indwelt beast places himself in the holiest part of the rebuilt temple and declares himself to be God and demands to be worshipped directly as such, under the pain of death and beheading of not doing so. As a result, men who have taken the mark of the beast and perhaps have been worshipping idols of gold or silver, have no choice but to give up their mystery religion and are forced to worship Satan/beast exclusively. Most of those deceived men who have already been worshipping the beast and his image will have no problem in continuing to worship the satanically indwelt beast. Their worship will just be more of the same, except that Satan is now the direct object or recipient of their worship. Conversely, those men who were actively participating in the mystery religion of worshipping whatever they wanted, now have to turn their worship exclusively to Satan. Thus, Satan has effectively pulled-off a successful religious “bait-n-switch” of historical proportions. Evil men thought they could get away with chasing whatever they wanted, and now, Satan/beast has a firm grasp of them ‘bait-hook-line-sinker.’ Evil men have to worship him, they are forced to worship him under threat of death. They have physically and satanically defiled themselves through taking the beast’s mark (or name, number) and thus, they have given themselves over totally, completely and whole heartedly to the beast’s kingdom and system.

Now, the whole mystery religion system has been destroyed “burned with fire, flesh consumed,” and replaced with the singular, exclusive worship of Satan. The ten (10) kings that helped carry the whore throughout the whole world, and conversely, helped destroy her when the time was right and dictated by Satan. Just as the beast and false prophet are puppets of Satan, the ten (10) kings are the ‘puppet thugs’ or ‘heavy muscle goons’ that carry the beast’s system and mystery religion (for 3 ½ years) throughout the world. ten (10) is a doubling of Satan’s evil number of 5 (five), (5×2=10). In the context of God’s divine mathematics, these “kings for an hour with the beast” represent a double portion of Satanic evil or worldly strength. ten (10) also represents a doubling of the satanically empowered beast’s kingdom, or a doubling of any kind of Satan’s influence.

Ten-fold Reference to Wrath of the Earth:

  1. Great Earthquake / Sun Black / Moon Blood / Islands & Mountains Moved – Seal Six … “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a might wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” (Rev. 6:12-14). (Emphasis added).
  2. 1/3rd of Trees and Grass Burned Up – Trumpet One … “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up.” (Rev. 8:7). (Emphasis added).
  3. 1/3rd of Sea Becomes Blood, 1/3rd Sea Creatures Die and Ships Destroyed – Trumpet Two … “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” (Rev. 8:8-9). (Emphasis added).
  4. 1/3 of Freshwater Becomes Bitter/Wormwood Killing Many Men – Trumpet Three … “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” (Rev. 8:10-11). (Emphasis added).
  5. 1/3rd of the Sun, Moon & Stars Are Darkened – Trumpet Four … “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” (Rev. 8:12). (Emphasis added).
  6. All Sea Becomes Blood & Every Living Creature in the Sea Dies – Vial Two … “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.” (Rev. 16:3). (Emphasis added).
  7. All Freshwater Becomes Blood – Vial Three … “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became of blood.” (Rev. 16:4). (Emphasis added).
  8. Total Darkness – Vial Five“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,” (Rev. 16:10). (Emphasis added).
  9. River Euphrates Dried Up – Vial Six … “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” (Rev. 16:12). (Emphasis added).
  10. Earthquake / 75lb. Hail Stone – Vial Seven … “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty and earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceedingly great.” (Rev. 16:17-21). (Emphasis added).

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Ten-Fold Reference to Wrath of Men:

  1. White Horse (antichrist) – Seal One … “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” (Rev. 6:2). (Emphasis added).
  2. Red Horse (war among men) – Seal Two “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat theron to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Rev. 6:3-4). (Emphasis added).
  3. Black Horse (famine, pestilence) – Seal Three … “And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (Rev. 6:5-6). (Emphasis added).
  4. Pale Horse (death) – Seal Four … “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat upon him was Death, and Hell followed him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with beasts of the earth.” (Rev. 6:7-8). (Emphasis added).
  5. Demonic Locusts from Bottomless Pit Torment Men 5 Months – Trumpet Five …”And 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. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And to then it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.” (Rev. 9:1, 9:3, 9:5). (Emphasis added).
  6. Four Fallen Angels of the Euphrates River Slay 1/3rd Men – Trumpet Six …”And the sixth angel sounded and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.” (Rev. 9:13, 9:14, 9:15). (Emphasis added).
  7. Noisome and Grievous Sore Falls Upon Men – Vial One … “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.” (Rev. 16:2). (Emphasis added).
  8. Scorch Men with Searing Heat – Vial Four … “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.” (Rev. 16:8). (Emphasis added).
  9. Total Darkness Upon Beast’s Kingdom and Capital – Vial Five “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast: and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain.” (Rev. 16:10). (Emphasis added).
  10. Babylon City Destroyed by Earthquake / 75lb. Hail Stone Plague Upon Men – Vial Seven … “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty and earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceedingly great.” (Rev. 16:17-21). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: In my previous commentaries regarding the various wraths (seal, trumpet and vial) I went into detail regarding those wraths that were just doled out onto the earth and those wraths which were doled out to evil man. When understood in totally and counted there are exactly ten (10) wraths assigned to earth and ten (10) wraths assigned to mankind from throughout the combined twenty-one (21) wraths of the seal/trumpet/vial judgements. Uh, wait-a-minute, you said that there were twenty-one (21) total wraths and I count a total of twenty wraths (10+10=20), what gives? You are short one (1) wrath. That was a great catch by eschatology students, however, there is one (1) seal which Christ opens (the final, seventh book seal). This seal does NOT have any wrath associated with it regarding the earth or evil mankind. Let’s revisit Christ’s opening of the seventh book seal, (Rev. 8:1-5) … “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

This is the only judgement or wrath out of the combined twenty-one (21) that creates a pause in the heavenly administration of judgement. Why is this? Dig into this a little deeper and apply a little discernment. Consider the sequence of the six (6) book seal openings that were opened directly prior the last or seventh seal opening. The four horsemen of the apocalypse (antichrist, war, famine, death) have shown up on the world scene during the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation. War and calamity is everywhere. People who are resisting the antichrist and his system are turning to Jesus Christ for salvation, and are praying to Christ and God. I believe that most people who will come to Christ during the Tribulation will do so during the first 3 ½ years. These people are praying for forgiveness, they are praying to be spared from the beast, they are praying that they can avoid the wars, famines and resulting death. They are praying for both physical and spiritual salvation from the beast. The Bible is clear that God so values the prayers of the Saints, that he considers them as incense. Somehow, special angels are able to accumulate all the Saints prayers and present them to God. At the end of the seven (7) book seals, it is as if God allows a brief time out between the completion of the seven (7) book seals and the onset of the seven (7) trumpet wraths. God is giving those in heaven and those on earth a chance to ‘catch their breath’ during the “silence of about the space of half an hour.” This period also sets the stage for the introduction of the seven (7) angels who are being given the seven (7) trumpets to usher in the next phase of increasing wrath upon the earth and men.

We don’t know how long the “silence of about the space of half an hour,” lasts on earth. It could be weeks or months, we don’t know. However, it appears that there is a very brief period of time where there is no wrath poured out to allow mankind to consider or contemplate what has just occurred during the first six (6) book seal openings by the Lamb. This is an act of mercy of God’s part. He gives men a chance to consider what they are doing, what is going on around them and to consider the gospel of Jesus Christ being proclaimed throughout the world by the two supernatural witnesses, the angel and the Tribulation Saints being persecuted. Anyone who has an ear, and is inclined to hear, will do so during this period. Repentance, forgiveness and prayer will result. Prayer will be collected by angels and offered to God. Interestingly, the Revelation of Jesus Christ does NOT indicate any further delay in God’s judgement or the outpouring of his wrath during the trumpet or vial judgements. Rev. 10:6 makes a very significant statement by a mighty and glorious angel who says, “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therin, that there should be time no longer.” (Emphasis added). “That there should be time no longer,” can also be interpreted that there will be no further delay or time allotted for a pause in the action (administration of judgement).

There you have it. Ten (10) earth judgements + ten (10) evil mankind judgements + one (1) half-hour pause for the sake of the Saints = Twenty-one (21) judgements. All the book seal, trumpet wraths and vial plagues are accounted for!

Why does God pour judgement and wrath out on the planet? As a Christian, it is relatively easy to see or understand why God judges evil mankind. But why the earth? Earth’s seas, freshwater systems, grasslands, jungles, grazing pastures all function in the ecosystem to provide food and water for evil mankind. The earth was designed and built by God so that man could thrive as a result of managing that which God created. Unfortunately, with the corruption, falling away and sin of man occurring back in Genesis, the earth has also been affected by man’s sin. God can’t stand anything sinful, whether it is alive in physical form or alive in spiritual form and anything likewise. Just as God’s plan is to work on the redemption of men from sin through his son, Jesus Christ, God also works on redeeming and rebuilding the earth. This occurs during the Millennial period of Christ’s 1,000 year reign on earth. Yes, the ten (10) wraths poured out on earth absolutely hammer our planet. However, God will revitalize and renew the earth to its original ‘Eden-like’ state.

Ten-fold Reference to Angels Blowing Trumpets:

  1. … “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” (Rev. 8:2). (Emphasis added).
  2. …”And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” Rev. 8:6). (Emphasis added).
  3. …”The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they cast upon the earth: and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt.” (Rev. 8:7). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood.” (Rev. 8:8). (Emphasis added).
  5. …”And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon a third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;” (Rev. 8:10). (Emphasis added).
  6. “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” (Rev. 8:12). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of earth of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” (Rev 8:13). (Emphasis added).
  8. … “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit.” (Rev. 9:1). (Emphasis added).
  9. …”And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,” (Rev 9:13). (Emphasis added).
  10. …”And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Rev. 11:15). (Emphasis added).

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Ten-fold Reference to Angels Pouring Vials:

  1. … “And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.” (Rev. 15:6). (Emphasis added).
  2. …”And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.” (Rev. 15:7). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” (Rev. 16:1). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.” (Rev. 16:2). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.” (Rev. 16:3). (Emphasis added).
  6. … “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.” (Rev. 16:4). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.” (Rev. 16:8). (Emphasis added).
  8. … “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain.” (Rev. 16:10). (Emphasis added).
  9. … “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” (Rev. 16:12). (Emphasis added).
  10.  “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.” (Rev. 16:17). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: The ten (10) references to both trumpets and to vials indicates God’s allness or physical completeness on earth. Both the trumpet and vial wraths are fully completed on earth. God even indicates in the very last vial wrath reference (Rev. 16:17), “It is done.”  He is finished. Throughout all of the book of Revelation, only trumpets and vials are associated with both angels and wrath.

Thirty-Fold (3X10) References to God’s Throne:

  1. … “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come from; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.” (Rev. 1:4). (Emphasis added).””
  2. … “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Rev. 3:21). (Emphasis added).
  3. … “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Rev. 4:2). (Emphasis added).
  4. … “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” (Rev. 4:3). (Emphasis added).
  5. … “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” (Rev. 4:4). (Emphasis added).
  6. … “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” (Rev. 4:5). (Emphasis added).
  7. … “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” (Rev. 4:6). (Emphasis added).
  8. …”And when those beast give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,” (Rev. 4:9). (Emphasis added).
  9. … “And the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,” (Rev. 4:10). (Emphasis added).
  10. “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.” (Rev. 5:1). (Emphasis added).
  11. … “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” (Rev. 5:6). (Emphasis added).
  12. “And he came and took the book out the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.” (Rev. 5:7). (Emphasis added).
  13. … “And I beheld, and I hear the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” (Rev. 5:11). (Emphasis added).
  14. … “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” (Rev. 5:13). (Emphasis added).
  15. “And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:” (Rev. 6:16). (Emphasis added).
  16. … “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palms in their hand;” (Rev. 7:9). (Emphasis added).
  17. … “And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” (Rev. 7:10). (Emphasis added).
  18. “And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.” (Rev. 7:11). (Emphasis added).
  19. … “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” (Rev. 7:15). (Emphasis added).
  20. … “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” (Rev. 7:17). (Emphasis added).
  21. … “And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.” (Rev. 8:3). (Emphasis added).
  22. … “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” (Rev. 12:5). (Emphasis added).
  23. … ”And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” (Rev. 14:3). (Emphasis added).
  24. “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” (Rev. 14:5). (Emphasis added).
  25. “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.” (Rev. 16:17). (Emphasis added).
  26. … “And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.” (Rev. 19:4). (Emphasis added).
  27. “And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.” (Rev. 19:5). (Emphasis added).
  28. “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Rev. 21:5). (Emphasis added).
  29. … “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and the Lamb.” (Rev. 22:1). (Emphasis added).
  30. … “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:” (Rev. 22:3). (Emphasis added).

Commentary: What is a throne? A seat reserved from someone special, usually a ruler, king, someone in authority and power. A throne can be beautiful, ornate, glorious, shining. It can be made out of gold, or any precious material. It is designed to glorify the one sitting on it. By the one who sits on a throne, there can be no questions as to who is in charge, who is in control, who is in authority or who makes the rules. A judge sits on a throne like chair. Someone who sits on a throne has earned the right to sit there. In the context of the Bible, a throne centers attention towards God and Jesus to be seen, to be the focus and object of worship. God and Jesus share their throne. The 24 elders do NOT have thrones – they have seats (Rev. 4:4, big difference!). The redeemed have thrones (Rev. 3:21, 20:4). The White (righteous) throne is special and unique throne used for the judgement of evil men at the end of the Millennium (Rev. 20:11).

There at thirty (30) references to thrones. (3×10=30). God’s intensity and emphasis x God’s completeness in a physical way.

The thirty (30) references are the largest number of references to any subject related to God’s allness or completeness. A throne is so special a focal point in his organization and reign, that he repeats a reference to his position on the throne, many times. God’s use of thrones is the only single entity, in the entire book of Revelation, that receives this many references. God’s throne is extremely important because it is one (of many) key attributes that identify the “I AM” as God.

All of the combined references contain descriptions of what the throne room looks like, who is in the throne room, what they are doing in the throne room, what is happening in the throne room, what comes out of the throne room, who is or will sit on thrones, etc. Again, the throne is just one of many physical manifestations of God’s reign.

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