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Symbols of the Apocalypse chapters 10-14

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Symbols explained:

      1) John:  As a representative personage, he symbolizes the saints in the aggregate.  It is therefore important what his actions are as well as his vision and hearing.

      2) Rainbowed Angel: A symbol for the immortalized saints after the return of Christ, in which as the multitudinous Christ, they bring in the Kingdom of God.

      3) The Seven Thunders: Wars that the Rainbowed Angel will wage against the world.  These are contained within the seventh vial, after the manifestation of the Angel (which is formed at the end of the sixth vial).

      4) Seventh Angel: Symbol for a messenger power (immortalized saints).  This Angel blows the seventh trumpet which began to blow in 1789-90 and continues to blow until the mystery of God will be finished at the inauguration of the Kingdom of God.  The seven vials and the seven thunders are contained within the Seventh Trumpet.

CHAPTER 11

      5) Reed like unto a Rod: A reed symbolizes a standard of measurement; and a rod symbolizes affliction or correction.  Together, these symbols relate a measurement of time in which there would be correction and/or affliction.

      6) Temple of God: Symbolic of the phases or states of the religious world.  The type of this temple was that of Solomon's.  That temple consisted of the Oracle (Most Holy- immortalized saints), the Court of the Priests (Holy Place or Altar- mortal saints) and the Court of the Gentiles (Outside the Covenant).

      7) The Altar: Symbol of the saints in their mortal state. It constitutes the brazen altar in the Court of the Priests.

      8) Court Without the Temple: This court is synonymous with the Court of the Gentiles and represents all nations that are not part of the saints of God.

      9) Holy City: Representative of the mortal saints, and possibly also of the literal Jerusalem.  This is another symbol for the saints as the woman who flees into the wilderness in Chapter 12.

      10) 42 Months: A time period of 1260 days. Symbolic time in which the Holy City is trodden under foot of the Gentiles.  This time is translated into 1260 years if we apply the day for a year principle.

      11) Two Witnesses: Two bodies that help the saints in their fight with the beast.  These two witnesses are a woman that answers to a religious body and the earth that represents the common people united for a cause.  The woman and the earth are not part of the saints but seek the safety of humankind, although the saints are included in the former symbol- Woman=Religion).

      12) 1260 Days: Symbolic time that equals to 1260 years of persecution for the witnesses by the beast.  This is the same amount of time as the 42 months above but not the same time-period.

      13) Two Olive Trees: Another symbol for the two witnesses in a particular capacity.  In this instance the woman and the earth give light in the form of "rights" and justice to mankind.

      14) Two Candlesticks: Another symbol for the woman and the earth.  Again they are symbolized by candlesticks because of the enlightenment they bring to the world through their warfare against the beast.

      15) God of the Earth: Symbol for the power that rules the people of Europe (or earth).  This "god" rules on or from the earth in contrast to the God who rules from heaven.

      16) Beast of the Abyss: This symbol represents the European power under the imperial crown who rules the ten regal kingdoms of Europe (Chapter 17).  This beast is the same as the beast of the sea and the beast of the earth (Chapter 13); that is, the beast represents not only the power of Europe but the territory as well.  Therefore, the three beasts are the same in that each represents a power in Europe but each has a different rulership and a different time-period in which it existed.

      17) Street of the Great City: Symbol for the country of France.  The symbol of the city equates to the whole territory which comprised the whole Roman Empire, with France being the main street or Broadway of the Great City.

      18) Three Days and a Half: Symbolic time for 105 years.  This 105 years is derived by calculating a day for a month of years on the principle of a day equals a year.  In other words, one day equals thirty years.

      19) Dead Bodies of the Witnesses: Symbol for the political parties that were killed (politically) by the beast of the abyss for 105 years.  After this time, the witnesses politically resurrect and ascend unto heaven or the political throne of power.

      20) Great Earthquake: Symbol for a shaking of the political earth. This symbol is used to denote civil wars and/or revolutions in a kingdom or nation.  This earthquake was one of the greatest in history, hence the term "Great."

      21) Tenth Part of the City: This symbol is equivalent to the "Street" of the Great City.  The city or Roman Empire was divided into ten parts (kingdoms) answering to the ten horns of the beast (Chapter 17).

      22) Second Woe: The sixth trumpet which finished sounding at the end of the Great Earthquake.  This particular trumpet brought the release of the four Euphratean angels (Chapter 9) for a period of 730 years.

      23) Seventh Angel: This angel sounds the third woe trumpet affecting both the east and west of the Roman Empire.  This trumpet contains the seven vials (Chapter 16) which begin to be poured out on the habitable of the beast on the commencement of the trumpet's sounding.

      24) Temple or Nave of God:  Symbol for the immortalized state or the actual arrival of the Kingdom of God.

CHAPTER 12

      25) Woman Clothed with the Sun: Symbol of a religious body that is invested with the imperial power in an empire.

      26) Great Red Dragon:  Symbol for the imperial power.  This red dragon fights with the woman above for the throne of the empire but is defeated.  The woman then replaces the dragon in the sun (imperial splendour) and she becomes the dragon.

      27) Male Child of the Woman Clothed with the Sun: A body of emperors that was to be born out of the religious body of the imperial-invested woman. The first son of the woman defeated the Red Dragon.

      28) Woman Who Fled into Wilderness: Symbol for a religious body that was part of the woman in the sun but came out of her and became another religious body when the sun-invested woman attained the throne. This woman flees from the sun-invested woman who is now the Dragon.This woman is one of the witnesses of Chapter 11.

      29) Twelve Hundred Sixty Days: Symbolic time for 1260 years on a day for a year principle.  This period is synonymous with the 1260 days of Chapter 11.

      30) Michael and His Angels: Name that means "One like God" and denotes the male-child of the sun-invested woman. His angels are his supporters who warred the Red Dragon and defeated him.

      31) Old Serpent: Symbol for the Sin-power of the earth. The serpent is used because it was the original tempter and liar in the Garden of Eden. It therefore is the symbol of the embodiment of sin in the most powerful political power of a specific time-period.

      32) The Devil:  The embodiment of a transgressor against God, whether one person or group. This word is used as a symbol because of the connotation the word gives- a tendency of the flesh to cross over (God's law).

      33) Satan: Symbol for any adversary against God. In the Apocalypse,it usually denotes a political power against the saints of God.

      34) The Earth: Symbol for the common people.  The second of the two witnesses of Chapter 11 standing against the god of the earth.

CHAPTER 13

      35) Beast of the Sea: Symbol for the imperial power of the Roman Empire at a particular point in time.  The beast is "of the Sea" because it encompassed the territory surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.  This beast is synonomous with Justinian's empire up until Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire.

       36)42 Months:Symbolical time for 1260 years based upon a day for a year principle. 

      37) Beast of the Earth: Another symbol for the imperial power of the Roman Empire except at a different time from the Beast of the Sea. This beast is termed "of the Earth" because it covered the territory of the beast of the sea and new territory northwards, namely the Kingdom of the Franks. Another name for this territory is the Holy Roman Empire which began with Charlemagne.

      38) Image of the Beast: This symbol represents a power that reflected the authority of the beast but in ecclesiastical matters since it was said to have received the authority from the beast (of the earth). This image is also represented in the same chapter by one of two horns on the Beast of the Earth.

      39) 666: This number is the number of the beast and therefore just another symbol for the same thing. The number six is the number of man; therefore, three sixes denotes the power of man embodied a single authority, namely the Man of Sin.  This 666 is arrived at from the number of the name in Greek- "Lateinos" or the Latin Kingdom.

CHAPTER 14

      40) Lamb: Symbol for the personal Christ or the Spirit of God in flesh manifestation through the body of Jesus.

      41) 144,000: Symbolical number based on the number 12 that represents the redeemed of mankind found worthy to reign with Christ in the Kingdom of God.

      42) Another Angel in Midheaven: A messenger power that symbolizes the immortalized saints proclaiming to the nations the return of Christ.  The Angel is in "Midheaven" because he is announcing that a new power (The Rainbowed Angel of chapter 10) is now the ruler of the earth and the nations must submit.

      43) Another Angel crying "Babylon has fallen": This is "another angel" than the one in Midheaven because its mission is different. This angel proceeds the Midheaven proclamation and announces the fall of the beast's power.

      44) Third Angel: Another messenger power that announces the required obedience of the earth to the new immortal rulers on Mount Zion or Jerusalem.  This angel is "third" because it proceeds the one in Midheaven and the other one announcing the fall of Babylon.

      45) White Cloud: Another symbol for the immortalized saints. This symbol is used because the saints have just been judged worthy at Christ's judgment seat but have not fought as the wars of the Rainbowed Angel.

      46) One Like the Son of Man: This symbol represents the Spirit in flesh manifestation (Jesus) that sits upon the White Cloud and directs or commands it.  He has a sickle with which He will make war. This is another symbol for the Rainbowed Angel before Armageddon.

                              SYMBOLS OF THE APOCALYPSE- CHAPTERS 10-14

CHAPTER 10

Symbols explained:

      1) John:  As a representative personage, he symbolizes the saints in the aggregate.  It is therefore important what his actions are as well as his vision and hearing.

      2) Rainbowed Angel: A symbol for the immortalized saints after the return of Christ, in which as the multitudinous Christ, they bring in the Kingdom of God.

      3) The Seven Thunders: Wars that the Rainbowed Angel will wage against the world.  These are contained within the seventh vial, after the manifestation of the Angel (which is formed at the end of the sixth vial).

      4) Seventh Angel: Symbol for a messenger power (immortalized saints).  This Angel blows the seventh trumpet which began to blow in 1789-90 and continues to blow until the mystery of God will be finished at the inauguration of the Kingdom of God.  The seven vials and the seven thunders are contained within the Seventh Trumpet.

CHAPTER 11

      5) Reed like unto a Rod: A reed symbolizes a standard of measurement; and a rod symbolizes affliction or correction.  Together, these symbols relate a measurement of time in which there would be correction and/or affliction.

      6) Temple of God: Symbolic of the phases or states of the religious world.  The type of this temple was that of Solomon's.  That temple consisted of the Oracle (Most Holy- immortalized saints), the Court of the Priests (Holy Place or Altar- mortal saints) and the Court of the Gentiles (Outside the Covenant).

      7) The Altar: Symbol of the saints in their mortal state. It constitutes the brazen altar in the Court of the Priests.

      8) Court Without the Temple: This court is synonymous with the Court of the Gentiles and represents all nations that are not part of the saints of God.

      9) Holy City: Representative of the mortal saints, and possibly also of the literal Jerusalem.  This is another symbol for the saints as the woman who flees into the wilderness in Chapter 12.

      10) 42 Months: A time period of 1260 days. Symbolic time in which the Holy City is trodden under foot of the Gentiles.  This time is translated into 1260 years if we apply the day for a year principle.

      11) Two Witnesses: Two bodies that help the saints in their fight with the beast.  These two witnesses are a woman that answers to a religious body and the earth that represents the common people united for a cause.  The woman and the earth are not part of the saints but seek the safety of humankind, although the saints are included in the former symbol- Woman=Religion).

      12) 1260 Days: Symbolic time that equals to 1260 years of persecution for the witnesses by the beast.  This is the same amount of time as the 42 months above but not the same time-period.

      13) Two Olive Trees: Another symbol for the two witnesses in a particular capacity.  In this instance the woman and the earth give light in the form of "rights" and justice to mankind.

      14) Two Candlesticks: Another symbol for the woman and the earth.  Again they are symbolized by candlesticks because of the enlightenment they bring to the world through their warfare against the beast.

      15) God of the Earth: Symbol for the power that rules the people of Europe (or earth).  This "god" rules on or from the earth in contrast to the God who rules from heaven.

      16) Beast of the Abyss: This symbol represents the European power under the imperial crown who rules the ten regal kingdoms of Europe (Chapter 17).  This beast is the same as the beast of the sea and the beast of the earth (Chapter 13); that is, the beast represents not only the power of Europe but the territory as well.  Therefore, the three beasts are the same in that each represents a power in Europe but each has a different rulership and a different time-period in which it existed.

      17) Street of the Great City: Symbol for the country of France.  The symbol of the city equates to the whole territory which comprised the whole Roman Empire, with France being the main street or Broadway of the Great City.

      18) Three Days and a Half: Symbolic time for 105 years.  This 105 years is derived by calculating a day for a month of years on the principle of a day equals a year.  In other words, one day equals thirty years.

      19) Dead Bodies of the Witnesses: Symbol for the political parties that were killed (politically) by the beast of the abyss for 105 years.  After this time, the witnesses politically resurrect and ascend unto heaven or the political throne of power.

      20) Great Earthquake: Symbol for a shaking of the political earth. This symbol is used to denote civil wars and/or revolutions in a kingdom or nation.  This earthquake was one of the greatest in history, hence the term "Great."

      21) Tenth Part of the City: This symbol is equivalent to the "Street" of the Great City.  The city or Roman Empire was divided into ten parts (kingdoms) answering to the ten horns of the beast (Chapter 17).

      22) Second Woe: The sixth trumpet which finished sounding at the end of the Great Earthquake.  This particular trumpet brought the release of the four Euphratean angels (Chapter 9) for a period of 730 years.

      23) Seventh Angel: This angel sounds the third woe trumpet affecting both the east and west of the Roman Empire.  This trumpet contains the seven vials (Chapter 16) which begin to be poured out on the habitable of the beast on the commencement of the trumpet's sounding.

      24) Temple or Nave of God:  Symbol for the immortalized state or the actual arrival of the Kingdom of God.

CHAPTER 12

      25) Woman Clothed with the Sun: Symbol of a religious body that is invested with the imperial power in an empire.

      26) Great Red Dragon:  Symbol for the imperial power.  This red dragon fights with the woman above for the throne of the empire but is defeated.  The woman then replaces the dragon in the sun (imperial splendour) and she becomes the dragon.

      27) Male Child of the Woman Clothed with the Sun: A body of emperors that was to be born out of the religious body of the imperial-invested woman. The first son of the woman defeated the Red Dragon.

      28) Woman Who Fled into Wilderness: Symbol for a religious body that was part of the woman in the sun but came out of her and became another religious body when the sun-invested woman attained the throne. This woman flees from the sun-invested woman who is now the Dragon.This woman is one of the witnesses of Chapter 11.

      29) Twelve Hundred Sixty Days: Symbolic time for 1260 years on a day for a year principle.  This period is synonymous with the 1260 days of Chapter 11.

      30) Michael and His Angels: Name that means "One like God" and denotes the male-child of the sun-invested woman. His angels are his supporters who warred the Red Dragon and defeated him.

      31) Old Serpent: Symbol for the Sin-power of the earth. The serpent is used because it was the original tempter and liar in the Garden of Eden. It therefore is the symbol of the embodiment of sin in the most powerful political power of a specific time-period.

      32) The Devil:  The embodiment of a transgressor against God, whether one person or group. This word is used as a symbol because of the connotation the word gives- a tendency of the flesh to cross over (God's law).

      33) Satan: Symbol for any adversary against God. In the Apocalypse,it usually denotes a political power against the saints of God.

      34) The Earth: Symbol for the common people.  The second of the two witnesses of Chapter 11 standing against the god of the earth.

CHAPTER 13

      35) Beast of the Sea: Symbol for the imperial power of the Roman Empire at a particular point in time.  The beast is "of the Sea" because it encompassed the territory surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.  This beast is synonomous with Justinian's empire up until Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire.

       36)42 Months:Symbolical time for 1260 years based upon a day for a year principle. 

      37) Beast of the Earth: Another symbol for the imperial power of the Roman Empire except at a different time from the Beast of the Sea. This beast is termed "of the Earth" because it covered the territory of the beast of the sea and new territory northwards, namely the Kingdom of the Franks. Another name for this territory is the Holy Roman Empire which began with Charlemagne.

      38) Image of the Beast: This symbol represents a power that reflected the authority of the beast but in ecclesiastical matters since it was said to have received the authority from the beast (of the earth). This image is also represented in the same chapter by one of two horns on the Beast of the Earth.

      39) 666: This number is the number of the beast and therefore just another symbol for the same thing. The number six is the number of man; therefore, three sixes denotes the power of man embodied a single authority, namely the Man of Sin.  This 666 is arrived at from the number of the name in Greek- "Lateinos" or the Latin Kingdom.

CHAPTER 14

      40) Lamb: Symbol for the personal Christ or the Spirit of God in flesh manifestation through the body of Jesus.

      41) 144,000: Symbolical number based on the number 12 that represents the redeemed of mankind found worthy to reign with Christ in the Kingdom of God.

      42) Another Angel in Midheaven: A messenger power that symbolizes the immortalized saints proclaiming to the nations the return of Christ.  The Angel is in "Midheaven" because he is announcing that a new power (The Rainbowed Angel of chapter 10) is now the ruler of the earth and the nations must submit.

      43) Another Angel crying "Babylon has fallen": This is "another angel" than the one in Midheaven because its mission is different. This angel proceeds the Midheaven proclamation and announces the fall of the beast's power.

      44) Third Angel: Another messenger power that announces the required obedience of the earth to the new immortal rulers on Mount Zion or Jerusalem.  This angel is "third" because it proceeds the one in Midheaven and the other one announcing the fall of Babylon.

      45) White Cloud: Another symbol for the immortalized saints. This symbol is used because the saints have just been judged worthy at Christ's judgment seat but have not fought as the wars of the Rainbowed Angel.

      46) One Like the Son of Man: This symbol represents the Spirit in flesh manifestation (Jesus) that sits upon the White Cloud and directs or commands it.  He has a sickle with which He will make war. This is another symbol for the Rainbowed Angel before Armageddon.

      47) Another Angel out of the Temple: Symbol for the saints as a praying community telling Christ (the Son of Man) to thrust in his sickle and reap the harvest.

      48) Harvest of the Earth: Symbol of the war of Armageddon fought between Gog and the Rainbowed Angel.  This reaping is just prior to the Midheaven proclamation and the announcement that Babylon is fallen.

      49) Another Angel with a sharp sickle: This is the Rainbowed Angel after it defeats Gog at Armageddon.  The Angel now begins to reap the vintage of the earth which is the fall of Babylon.

      50) Vintage of the Earth: Symbol for the nations after Gog falls at Armageddon.

      47) Another Angel out of the Temple: Symbol for the saints as a praying community telling Christ (the Son of Man) to thrust in his sickle and reap the harvest.

      48) Harvest of the Earth: Symbol of the war of Armageddon fought between Gog and the Rainbowed Angel.  This reaping is just prior to the Midheaven proclamation and the announcement that Babylon is fallen.

      49) Another Angel with a sharp sickle: This is the Rainbowed Angel after it defeats Gog at Armageddon.  The Angel now begins to reap the vintage of the earth which is the fall of Babylon.

      50) Vintage of the Earth: Symbol for the nations after Gog falls at Armageddon.

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