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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," Summer Edition, 2015

Understanding The Seven Vials Of Wrath (Part 5)

The Fifth Vial Of Wrath Out Poured (Revelation 16:10-11)

“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.”

1. Notice this fifth vial of wrath takes us to the judgment on the seat of the beast. Now who is this beast? and what and where is the seat of it?

2. Satan is the primary beast in the Book of Revelation. So, In Revelation 2:3 we read that Satan’s seat was in Pergamos at the time of this writing. Pergamos was the center for a mystery cult of Satan worship tracing back to Nimrod and the Tower of Babel--pagan traditions that seem to have originated with the mark of Cain. This mystery cult of Satan worship was advancing throughout the Roman domains, and several hundred years later would find entrance into the papal religious / political establishment that dominated Europe for 1,000 years.

3. In Revelation 13:2 we read that the dragon (Satan) gave to the ten-horned beast (the Roman Empire) his power, his seat, and great authority. The seat of the beast found early lodging in the center of political power, Rome.

4. John Wesley believed that the “restraining force” of 2nd Thessalonians 2:6-7 was the one who successively held Rome in its power. The seat of the beast, then, is currently being occupied by the Rothschild / Zionist cabal that effectively holds Rome in its power. The Adullam Films production, The Secret Founding of America, gives much insight here. Also the book Rulers of Evil, by F. Tupper Saussy is very useful.

5. In Revelation 17:1 we read that the great whore Babylon (earthly Jerusalem) is seen sitting on many waters. And in verse three she is also seen sitting in the seat of the beast. This points to the attempted end-time world domination by Roman-ized Christianity wedded to political Zionism--an unholy alliance assuming the universal empire prerogatives of ancient pagan Rome.

6. Modern political Zionism, based on Talmudic Judaism, mirrors those same principles of Pharisaical self-righteousness that once crucified Jesus Christ The sad result of the USA now hijacked by the darkening racist / antinomian ideology of Christian Zionism can only be destruction. We’ll see that very vividly the next time around.

7. The brief lesson here is clear: from first to last human empire apart from God is always judged by spiritual darkness. “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom was full of darkness.”

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