Four-fold Reference to Angels Controlling the Elements:
- … “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that they wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.” (Rev. 7:1). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and hew cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, not the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” (Rev. 7:2-3). (Emphasis added).
- … “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire: and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.” (Rev. 14:18). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou has judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.“ (Rev. 16:5-6). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: Some angels are given power, authority and control over winds or the weather, fire, sea, freshwater. Interestingly in continuing with the divine nature of four (4), notice that there are four (4) angels controlling the wind/air, one angel at each corner of the earth. Later in this book, in the section of twenty-fours, I have identified 24 roles that angels exhibit during the Tribulation (and Great Tribulation). The specific roles that various angels have, is often overlooked or glanced over when considering the larger element or subject of a chapter. However, when considering angelic roles (as a whole) throughout the book of Revelation, an additional layer of truth and insight becomes known regarding God’s administration of his creation and in his dealings with mankind.
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