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The seven Last Plagues

 


The Earth Desolated

 

Zechariah 14:12 God destroys no one willingly

And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem [the true church]; their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth [as they reject the power of God which holds their DNA spirals together].

The wicked have been destroyed at their own request, and their dead bodies are lying upon the surface of the earth. The "wrath" of God in the form of the seven last plagues has been visited upon the inhabitants of the earth, causing them to gnaw their tongues from pain and to curse God. The false shepherds (ministers) have been the signal objects of God’s "wrath". Their eyes have consumed away in their holes, and their tongues in their mouths, while they stood upon their feet. It is this effect that Jesus has been so long trying to prevent.

Zechariah 14:13 The rage of madness

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. [They will be so completely satanic and full of bloodlust that they will kill each other.]

Then, after the saints have been delivered by the voice of God, the wicked multitude will turn their rage upon one another even while they are disintegrating. At the very end, the survivors will all commit suicide. Blood, and dead bodies are lying on its surface from one end of it to the other and they will remain there because with the removal of the atmosphere there will be no decay. [The heaven departed as a scroll...]

The earth will look like a desolate wilderness. Cities and villages, shaken down by the earthquake, lie about in heaps. Mountains will have been moved out of their places, leaving large caverns. Ragged rocks, thrown out by the sea, or torn out of the earth itself, are scattered all over its surface. Large trees have been uprooted and will be strewn over the land.

Here is to be the home of Satan with his evil angels for a thousand years. Here he will be confined, to wander up and down over the broken surface of the earth and see the effects of his rebellion against God's law. For a thousand years he can experience the fruit of the curse which he has caused. Limited alone to the earth, he will not have the privilege of ranging to other planets, to tempt and annoy those who have not fallen.

During this time, Satan suffers extremely. Since his fall his evil traits have been in constant exercise. But he is then to be deprived of his power by the death of his subjects, and left to reflect upon the part which he has acted since his fall, and to look forward with trembling and terror to the dreadful future, when he must suffer for all the evil that he has done and be punished for all the sins that he has caused to be committed.

Jude 1:6 They left heaven of their own accord

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness to the judgment of the great day.

His only companions will be the other angels who followed him from heaven, and, true to their nature, they will all accuse each other of causing this horrible result, but all will unite in heaping their bitterest criticisms on their leader.

In such a way will be fulfilled the scapegoat ritual which was entered in to the Day of Atonement ceremonies in the sanctuary service.

 

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