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Revelation 8:10-11 Wormwood and Meteors

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by paulthepoke

Revelation 8:10-11 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

This is the second event noted. The event takes place during the tribulation. God’s word leaves no doubt, this is a falling star. The star is described as a great star. The Greek word for great is mega. Again, this is a mega star. It is a huge, large object. This time it hits land and affects rivers and springs. Again, there is fire associated with the star as noted in verse 8-9 and as recently noted with the videos of the Russian meteor. These objects explode in midair.  Balls of fire with trails of smoke are visible for people to see. Parts of the star impact the rivers. Parts of the star are large enough to penetrate the earth’s crust and impact the water springs underground. In total, one third of the rivers and springs are affected.

Remember this book of Revelation was written by an old, elderly man, John, on the island of Patmos as a prisoner on a labor camp. He did not have the benefit of cable TV in the first century to see these events over and over. He did not have the benefit of the scientific community to explain what he saw. John had to take and believe God’s word. John’s written description looks exactly like what we have seen in February 2013 on TV, Youtube, or the Internet with our own eyes here in the 21st century.

The water supply of humanity is impacted by this mega falling star. According to multiple sources, less than 1% of all the water in the world is fresh water for human consumption. Pray this falling star does not impact the Great Lakes area. These lakes account for 84% of the fresh water in North America according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wormwood is a bitter herb that was used to kill intestinal worms (NET Bible). The bitter star taints the water supply and people die.

Matthew 24:8 “But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs” –Jesus, Olivet Discourse.

We see and read the end result in Revelation. But these birth pangs have to start somewhere in time. Birth pangs have a beginning. They become more frequent and more intense as the time draws near. Have the birth pangs started???

Revelation 8:8-11 Mountain Sized Meteor

Posted in Prophecy with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by paulthepoke

Revelation 8:8-11 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

These events occur during the trumpet judgments of Revelation. It is a little over a third of the way through the tribulation judgments. There appears to be two separate events noted in these four verses. One of them impacts the sea. The other impacts the land. Both are very destructive.

The first is the “great mountain”. It is burning with fire. In light of the recent meteor that struck Russia, this is easy to visualize. There were multiple sources of video that showed a meteor exploding in the sky and leaving a trail of fire and smoke. This great mountain slams into the sea. Recent measurements indicate a meteor can hit the atmosphere at approximately 33,000-40,000 miles per hour. Imagine the momentum of this object. It is a simple physics equation, mass X velocity. This would create a destructive tsunami of massive proportions. Imagine the sound percussions and damage from the sonic boom of an object that size and subsequent objects that break apart.

Look at the data of the size of the meteor that struck Russia. It was estimated to be approximately 55 feet wide and weighed 10,000 tons. Remember the zinc factory destruction that occurred from a fragment of this meteor? Consider all of the damage done by the relatively small meteor that affected rural Russia. Windows were broken from sound waves. The blast was estimated to be approximately 500 kilotons (data provided by NASA). Over 1,000 people were injured.

Think of the size of the asteroid that recently passed by Earth and missed the same day as the meteor that hit Russia. That asteroid was half the size of a football field.

Now consider the size of the object in Revelation 8:8. It is described as a “great mountain”. There are two words in the original Greek that describe the object. Oros is Greek for mountain. The adjective is mega in the Greek which means great, huge, large, or immense. We use “mega” in front of words in English if we want to express the enormity of something. This is a mega mountain! The devastation is significant. One third of sea life destroyed. Imagine the sight and the stench. One third of all ships destroyed.

The event in Russia was a starter kit.

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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