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June 27 2022

Some Interesting Thoughts

Revelation 16:8-9 & 17-21 “Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.”

“Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.

Over the years I have wondered and speculated that the fourth and the seventh bowls, that happen just before the end of Tribulation, will also help prepared the earth for the millennial (1,000 years) reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. The fourth bowl is the great heat, and the seventh bowl starts with the greatest earthquake in human history. So today, I have some final interesting thoughts about this in Revelation 16.

The Tribulation ends with the Lord Jesus Christ coming back to the earth. He destroys the armies of Antichrist and immediately sets up His kingdom that is prophesied about extensively in the Old Testament. We of course come back with Him with immortal bodies just as the Old Testament saints will. But all the Jews and Gentiles that get saved and survive the Tribulation will enter this time period in mortal bodies and they will be the ones to repopulate the earth. There are OT passages that indicate that once again mankind will be able to live long lengths of time.

Isaiah 65:20 which is prophesying about this time period indicates that if a person dies at one hundred years old, they are considered to be a child. I believe that in the Millennium people will actually be able to live hundreds of years in mortal bodies just as they did before the flood. If you remember before the flood in Noah’s day, people did live almost a thousand years. Genesis 5:5-27 list the genealogy of Adam and the age at which his descendants died. Adam lived 930 years. His son Seth lived 912 years. Enosh lived 905 years. Cainan lived 910 years. Mahalalel lived 895 years. Jared lived 962 years. And the oldest recorded human was Methuselah who lived 969 years. Noah actually lived 950 years (Gen. 9:29).

I think the reason they could live so long was that the earth was on its original axis and was surrounded by a water vapor that protected mankind from the harmful rays of the sun that caused ageing. Before the flood it never rained, and the earth was watered by “a mist that came up out of the earth” (Gen. 2:6). When the flood occurred, the foundations of the deep were broken up by a great earthquake and the water vapor around the earth became rain and literally covered the face of the whole earth. As the earth was spinning and wobbled on its axis, the waters flowed to the poles and froze forming the polar caps.

After the flood, without the water vapor around the earth, almost immediately, the age of people begin to decrease (Gen. 11:10-25). Abraham who lived about 400 years after the flood, only lived 180 years (Gen. 25:7-8). By the time we get to David who lived about 1000BC, we are told that people lived about 70 to 80 years of age (Ps. 90:10).

So, my thoughts are that the great heat bowl judgment literally melts the polar caps and vaporizes in such a way that it again surrounds all the earth as before the flood. And that the last bowl judgment of the great earthquake literally shakes the earth, and it goes back to its original axis becomes like it was before the flood. So people can once again live one-thousand years.

Honestly God doesn’t need great heat and a great earthquake to do all this. He is God who created everything in the first place! These are my thoughts and speculations only! I just thought it is interesting! I could be very wrong and if I am, I will be the first to admit it at the beginning of the Millennium!

God bless!

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