A Study of the End Times - Revelation PM # 17 - Will Russia Attack Israel? 07/01/2018
This passage is in the middle of the Seven Year Tribulation. The seven seal judgments have already occurred and we’re now at the sixth trumpet judgment. The anti-christ is nearing the height of his political power. A great percentage of the world’s population has accepted his leadership but with a few hold outs.
There were many who became believers right after the Rapture, but they have been hunted down and killed. He had most of the Jews supporting him although the religious ones were leaving Jerusalem since he set up an idol in the Jewish Temple.
But as the Tribulation begins to enter its fourth year, things on earth begin to go from bad to worse. In vs 13, we’re told the sixth angels sounds his trumpet of judgment and in vs 14, an order is issued from the throne room of God to unleash four fallen angels that have evidently been held for some time. They were held around the river Euphrates, some think the demons who in time past were behind the great empires of the Old Testament (Daniel 10:13).
In vs 15, they are given thirteen months to reign terror over mankind and in the wars that they start, we are told that one third of mankind dies. These demons, who used to control the kings of Babylon and Persia are fully capable of influencing national leaders today.
In vs 16, we’re told that this army is 200 million strong, at least starting out. Is this referring to an army of real cavalry or is this symbolic. Well, as the demons