A bit of numerology
Let’s talk about some numbers used in the Bible.
The number 1 symbolizes God for being singular.
The number 7 symbolizes perfection, the absolute. Everything was created in 7 days; after work (6 days) comes rest, just as heaven will come for those who are fortunate after the world.
Gospel of Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter went up to him and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.
It is perfection, what should be.
The number 3 symbolizes the whole. There are three times: past, present and future. 3 is forever.
The number 6 is the devil, or so they say. Actually, it represents the number of man and, as such, could well be the devil because, as I propose, we have ceased to be what we were in order to be mediocre men because of betrayal, instigated by the devil. Our being men, then, would be an achievement of the devil.
It is the number of man because God created man on the 6th day.
6 is also a perfect number = the sum of its divisors excepting itself => 1 + 2 + 3 = 6, which may also symbolize that 6 (the devil) replaces the three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Revelation 13:18 There is need for shrewdness here: anyone clever may interpret the number of the beast: it is the number of a human being, the number 666.
In addition, the superlative that the Israelites made was to repeat the same word three times (Holy, Holy, Holy, the most Holy). The same happens with 6.
If we subtract the Holy Trinity God, 111 (Superlative of 1 single God and also 1 + 1 + 1 makes 3 persons; 3 = totality, forever, eternity. Then 111 represents God the Trinity; one God, three persons), from the superlative of what is perfect, 777, we are left with 666.
Perfection (777) – God (111) = Devil (666)
As I have said, this is basically what happened in heaven. Being in the perfection of heaven, deceived by the devil, we tried to remove God and found ourselves dead and out of heaven along with the Devil. And at the same time, it is the number of man, as I said: what we are now after having removed God from us.
So, “it is the number of a human being, the number 666.”, it refers to “it is the number of the human being” because Man is the devil’s achievement.
In adittion, as for the number of a human being, I will reiterate what has been said in the section “Original Sin and the Council of Trent”. It is also the best way to say that the beast was a wish like us without talking about our origin in heaven or without actually mentioning it. Something that seems to happen by looking at the “dual” meaning of the Bible in all the passages that I’ve been discussing. Finally, I believe that each 6 also represents each of the actors of this world, from which we fell here to leave God: Adam 6, Eve (deaf) 6 and demons 6.
The Seven Seals
Looking at these readings from the “dual” perspective gives new meanings, as I said, to many passages. In Revelation 5, it talks about everything in the book, more than just the seven seals. It asks who will be able to open it, and then says that it is the son of David, the slain lamb…
Consider what has been said so far: that because of our betrayal, our soul becomes unable to receive the Holy Spirit and it is Christ who “fixes” man with his sacrifice, who opens that closed or atrophied soul. That scroll would be each of us, in each of its pages. So in Jesus Christ, all the souls of men are cured, of every creed or nation. Those pages are all of mankind and the heavenly creatures of God, and he opens the possibility for us to return to God, to life itself; he opens up the world and the Universe as the stage of a Story of Salvation that without him would not be possible. That is, we have the potential to be saved, because we are still free and we could again choose Lucifer, which is why this world becomes a test to recover those who could be saved. The key is Jesus Christ and his Word, Word of God, extreme Love. Love for the weak, who according to the world are assumed to be inferior. He teaches us the path of love: the renunciation of what anchors us to the world (which is the test’s tool in Lucifer’s favor), and teaches us to put ourselves last, as he did.
The apocalypse is written without time, because ultimately it predicts the end of the world. Jesus Christ is described in future tense as the one who will open the 7 seals because of his sacrifice. Which is like saying that, without the passion of Jesus Christ, the world would not have existed. From a future for the origin of the world, even our past in the world would disappear. This is because God is outside of time, and because Christ (Son before time) offers to save the wishes (us, already existing) in God’s plan to give us our new nature, which includes the Universe and everything we know.
Chapter 6 continues with the seven seals. These now seem to speak chronologically in the history of man, but starting from heaven with the way God’s creatures were after the betrayal.To understand the seals, it’s helpful to read these verses from Chapter 4, which speaks of heaven and its beings.
Imagine for a moment that these “living creatures”, full of eyes, are the peoples or types of angels according to their faithfulness and size, (this will be understood better later in the seals). Thus, in the first four seals it speaks of the “parties”, shall we say. Let us think that «living creatures all studded with eyes» seems to describe an essence, or something common, with different people (one does not imagine the eyes ahead and behind coordinated, but each one to his own). This sharing of «something or essence» could mean that they changed the Essence of God into something different, that is, they did not empty, which would make the battle of heaven more bloody; but if we say this, we might say the worst of heresies or blasphemies against the Holy Spirit (the one that has no forgiveness – Mar 3: 22-30). This is what I know: that many died inwardly, some hated and we all emptied ourselves.
1 I saw that in the right hand of the One sitting on the throne there was a scroll that was written on back and front and was sealed with seven seals.
2 Then I saw a powerful angel who called with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ 3 But there was no one, in heaven or on the earth or under the earth, who was able to open the scroll and read it. 4 I wept bitterly because nobody could be found to open the scroll and read it, 5 but one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed, and so he will open the scroll and its seven seals.’
6 Then I saw, in the middle of the throne with its four living creatures and the circle of the elders, a Lamb standing that seemed to have been sacrificed; it had seven horns, and it had seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits that God has sent out over the whole world.
7 The Lamb came forward to take the scroll from the right hand of the One sitting on the throne,8 and when he took it, the four living creatures prostrated themselves before him and with them the twenty-four elders; each one of them was holding a harp and had a golden bowl full of incense which are the prayers of the saints.
9 They sang a new hymn: You are worthy to take the scroll and to break its seals, because you were sacrificed, and with your blood you bought people for God of every race, language, people and nation 10 and made them a line of kings and priests for God, to rule the world. 11 In my vision, I heard the sound of an immense number of angels gathered round the throne and the living creatures and the elders; there were ten thousand times ten thousand of them and thousands upon thousands, 12 loudly chanting: Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing.
13 Then I heard all the living things in creation — everything that lives in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, crying: To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb, be all praise, honour, glory and power, for ever and ever.
14 And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen’; and the elders prostrated themselves to worship.
5 Flashes of lightning were coming from the throne, and the sound of peals of thunder, and in front of the throne there were seven flaming lamps burning, the seven Spirits of God. 6 In front of the throne was a sea as transparent as crystal. In the middle of the throne and around it, were four living creatures all studded with eyes, in front and behind.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second like a bull, the third living creature had a human face, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was studded with eyes all the way round as well as inside; and day and night they never stopped singing: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty; who was, and is and is to come.’
Opening of the 7 Seals
6:1 Then, in my vision, I saw the Lamb break one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures shout in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’
2 Immediately I saw a white horse appear, and its rider was holding a bow; he was given a victor’s crown and he went away, to go from victory to victory.
The first seal (6:1), has a Horseman riding a white horse with a crown and is the victor and will be the victor. It seems to refer to Jesus Christ, first wish of God who remains in Him and vice versa. The beginning of everything, even for the angels. The 1st Living Creature would be the people of God, the faithful Angels => like a lion.
6:3 When he broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature shout, ‘Come!’
6:4 And out came another horse, bright red, and its rider was given this duty: to take away peace from the earth and set people killing each other. He was given a huge sword.
The second seal (6:3), has a Horseman riding a red horse. He gives freedom to Lucifer, who uses or will use it to take away peace from the earth (= heaven). He will decide to rise up in rebellion. He has a large sword; now, I believe we all have different sizes of wish (souls), as I have explained before: a parabola of talents. I think Lucifer must have one of considerable size. In the Bible he is described as a beautiful angel before the uprising. The 2nd Living Creature would be the fallen Angels => bull (with horns).
6:5 When he broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature shout, ‘Come!’ Immediately I saw a black horse appear, and its rider was holding a pair of scales;
6:6 and I seemed to hear a voice shout from among the four living creatures and say, ‘A day’s wages for a quart of corn, and a day’s wages for three quarts of barley, but do not tamper with the oil or the wine.’
The third seal (6:5), has a Horseman riding a black horse holding a set of scales. I don’t know if it refers to an archangel or the Holy Spirit because it is responsible for measuring our capacity for “God”, on instructions from the same God => “voice from among the four living creatures”; so the 3rd Living Creature seems to be us, the rest of God’s wishes => “had a human face”. Those of us who we were made human. It speaks of volumes measured in money, like the parabola of talents as I said. But the wine (Life, Spirituality) and oil, which could be the soul (gives body, consistency) are not tampered with, the freedom that makes us independent as wishes and forms our person. *In other translations is says “do not harm the oil and wine”
6:7 When he broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature shout, ‘Come!’
6:8 Immediately I saw another horse appear, deathly pale, and its rider was called Death, and Hades followed at its heels. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague and through wild beasts.
The fourth seal (6:7), has a Horseman riding a deathly pale horse, is called Death and is followed by Hades. “Death” is the result of betrayal, and Hades is the “dead” who pursue or poison the Adams (with power over a quarter of the earth). The Living Creature is those who listened to Satan, the Eves; those who are cannot hear here => like a flying eagle, hunting the Adams.
6:9 When he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of all the people who had been killed on account of the Word of God, for witnessing to it. 10 They shouted in a loud voice, ‘Holy, true Master, how much longer will you wait before you pass sentence and take vengeance for our death on the inhabitants of the earth?’
6:11 Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little longer, until the roll was completed of their fellow-servants and brothers who were still to be killed as they had been.
The fifth seal (6:9). There is no longer a horse. It is no longer shown by a Living Creature. All of the positions or participants have been described. In this seal, it speaks of those who fall in the battle of heaven (and also of earth) against the followers of Lucifer and the justice they claim.
6:12 In my vision, when he broke the sixth seal, there was a violent earthquake and the sun went as black as coarse sackcloth; the moon turned red as blood all over, 13 and the stars of the sky fell onto the earth like figs dropping from a fig tree when a high wind shakes it; 6:14 the sky disappeared like a scroll rolling up and all the mountains and islands were shaken from their places.
6:15 Then all the kings of the earth, the governors and the commanders, the rich people and the men of influence, the whole population, slaves and citizens, hid in caverns and among the rocks of the mountains.
6:16 They said to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us away from the One who sits on the throne and from the retribution of the Lamb.
6:17 For the Great Day of his retribution has come, and who can face it?’
7:1 Next I saw four angels, standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the world to keep them from blowing over the land or the sea or any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God; he called in a powerful voice to the four angels whose duty was to devastate land and sea,
7:3 ‘Wait before you do any damage on land or at sea or to the trees, until we have put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.’
The sixth seal (6:12). Earthquake… the stars fall from the sky, which disappears like a scroll rolling up. The fall of the doubting angels (stars) and the traitors. Heaven is no longer for them, and they fall to the “earth” (I believe at this point we are already empty and on the earth or it simply refers to outside of heaven). It continues… the earth will not be destroyed until the servants of our God (those who return to heaven) are marked.
8:1 The Lamb then broke the seventh seal, and there wassilence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Next I saw seven trumpets being given to the seven angels who stand in the presence of God.
The seventh seal (8:1). Now we are really on earth. It says there is a half hour of silence in heaven; let’s say this represents our years of history in the world before the end (4000 or 5000 years?). In addition, this seal ends with the description of the creatures (how they were). The following speak of the battle itself in heaven. This is described by the trumpets of seven angels. I continue later.
This is what I see. God shows us everything, from the beginning in heaven. And with all of this, I’m referring to the book of life with its seven seals. In Revelation is the before and after. God tells us that He is in the center, and that around Him there are 4 types of “wishes” or creations, which are the result of how they have exercised their freedom and what they have become.
Only the first Living Creature is in the middle (of Him), true to His Essence, and the Horseman, Christ also remains in Him, represented by the lion and the crown of victory. The others are around the throne. The distance is not specified. They are the angels, archangels and faithful beings.
The red horse also seems obvious, with the horns and all.
The black horse is the most complicated. It seems that the voice is God, because it says it comes from among the 4 living creatures. The living creature, us (with human face), distributes the volume (quarts) of our soul or capacity to receive the Holy Spirit, represented by black because what it ultimately does is remove Life, the Holy Spirit, or at least distribute what is left of the soul without the Spirit; it measures us and determines the size of our empty “bags”. It says, “A day’s wages for a quart of corn, and a day’s wages for three quarts of barley, but do not tamper with the oil or the wine.” Well, if, as I propose, the Adams are different from the Eves because they did not listen to the devil but to the Eves themselves (for love), they are the ones who are best off. The Adams, open to the word of God, will receive a volume (not weight) of corn (in the Bible, corn usually means wheat, as the corn native to the New World was not known in biblical times – bread from wheat also represents the Holy Spirit). The Eves, a volume of barley (which is often used to make alcoholic beverages, representing the amusements and idols of the world, perhaps). Do not tamper with the oil, could mean that even after the betrayal He allows us to keep the soul or bag that gives us consistency (to both the Adams and Eves); it isn’t taken away from us, as it is with the Holy Spirit. The wine perhaps is the freedom to choose (which gives us the possibility of living – lower case – of choosing, also in the world, even without the Holy Spirit).
The deathly pale one is the only one that has a name, which is why I believe it is the consequence itself of those who have followed it. It is death. And it (the Living Creature) is followed by those who chase Life in order to destroy it, both in heaven and on earth. They are the Eves who listened to Satan and who on earth only have ears for the idols (the world); they cannot hear the Word and are the demons, etc. They have power over a quarter of the earth, which I think are the Adams. Those who kill are the wild beasts of the earth (demons), plague (the Eves convince or spread the disease), the sword I’m not sure whether it refers to something used by the fallen in heaven or if it refers to the fear of death, of hunger for need. They are represented by flying eagles (hunting Adam).
It seems clear then, that we already existed before the world and when we stopped being, God gives us the world to try to recover us. This is the conclusion I have come to because I get to the same place here as from Genesis and other passages of the Bible.
It follows then that Jesus Christ opens the seven seals (begins creation), and even opens the possibility for a new nature of salvation, man redeemed or potentially able to receive the Spirit. And he not only opens the seals to us, but also for all creation, because everything else is created because of God’s first wish, Jesus Christ, who pleases God and maintains His own Essence.
This perspective changes a lot compared to the one we already know of the four horsemen of the apocalypse (Victory, War, Famine and Death), which is why I say that this new point of view finds another, deeper meaning.
Thus, the Apocalypse known as the book of revelation, would be a complete revelation that speaks to us from the origin of heaven and our end again in heaven to the one who achieves it.
As a curiosity, I’ve included the verse that speaks of a joint creation of everyone before (in) the creation of the world, and how we arrive already marked (if not, how arbitrary it would be to write some names and not others).
‘The beast you have seen was once alive and is alive no longer; it is yet to come up from the Abyss, but only to go to its destruction. And the people of the world, whose names have not been written since the beginning of the world in the book of life, will be astonished when they see how the beast was once alive and is alive no longer, and is still to come.
In the seals we have seen, the first four speak of the living. The more general ones. Then three «later.» And from the seventh seal, the time changes. In the following structure, of 7 angels with trumpets, the first four trumpets speak of what happened in heaven. The next three are «posterior. And in the seventh trumpet, the «time» changes. Also, just before the seventh seal and the seventh trumpet, an angel appears (from the east in one case – Rev 7:2 and from heaven in the other – Rev 10:1 -) who speaks of what prophets will do and suffer in our land. It also speaks of the time that will be set aside to mark the servants of God. It seems to be a pause that speaks concretely of our land. Finally there is another structure of 7 angels with cups that correspond to what happened with the angels of the 7 trumpets in fact they use the same symbolism or metaphors for each angel.
I’ll start with the angels of the trumpets compared to those of the cups. Actually the group of 7 angels with nothing in their hands (trumpets or cups) goes in the middle, but I will put it later and so we will see it better.
Rev 8:7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Rev 16:2 So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
First Trumpet. Hail and fire destroy a third of the earth, trees… they are burned. In these first four angels (with their trumpets) it will speak to us of what happened in the kingdom of heaven then; of the battle. It speaks of trees and grass, which refer to the concrete, to the person (=freedom + decisions made by each one; the «trees to choose from» in Eden represent freedom – perhaps even other beings directly). Thus the hail and fire mixed with blood represent that battle and the life lost in it. This is equivalent to the First Cup that produces malignant ulcers. Let us remember: when we lose our love, we cease to keep the Holy Spirit. We can no longer. For the «broken,» the Spirit goes away. It is the consequence of the first Trumpet, of the battle in rebellion.
Rev 8:8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea; 9 and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Rev 16,3 The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
Second Trumpet. A big mountain falls burning into the sea. Mountain talks about something tall and big. It refers to Satan who falls from Angel of the greatest and most beautiful (see Ezekiel 28:12-17) to the worst, because of his unrighteousness which he spreads. This causes many to be convinced by their action; many who had water mixed with salt (sea) not pure water, which refers to hatred, iniquity or simply greed. All these are all those who hated like Satan, the rest of those who will be fallen angels. He says that one-third of the fish, once living angels, die as such, and their ships (or persons with freedom) are destroyed; the demons now only hate, they will not keep their person with freedom as we keep it still fallen on earth. It is equivalent to the Second Cup. When he speaks of water or sea he usually speaks of Essence (water) or of the turbid state of «Essence» (sea). The sea here represents the fallen angels and the consequence for them is the same, «blood as of a dead man» and death of the soul.
Rev 8:10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter.
Rev 16,4 The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of water say, «Just art thou in these thy judgments, thou who art and wast, O Holy One. 6 For men have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. It is their due!» 7 And I heard the altar cry, «Yea, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are thy judgments!»
Third Trumpet. A big star falls. Again it is the demon (Wormwood), which falls upon fresh water, the Adam and Eve, they did not hate, although the latter coveted. This is confirmed in the Third Cup, where the righteousness of God (demanded later by the devil as we have seen) is also highlighted, since Adam also empties himself although he did not covet, but did so for love. Even so, they were unfaithful.
Rev 8:12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.
Rev 16,8 The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch men with fire; 9 men were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
Fourth Trumpet. A third of the sun, moon and stars were injured. The day loses a third of its clarity. This is a consequence of the same, the Water or the essence of God disappears from them. I will not say that it became a shadow because I believe that cannot happen. I think it ran away from them. So, the lack of light is darkness. The stars are the angels already mentioned, the moon reflects the light of the sun, of God; those who listen, here it specifies the Adam. The night will refer to the fallen ones. This point is more serious than the previous ones. Here it seems to be God himself who intervenes or refers to how everything was left after the battle. In this the Spirit is completely withdrawn from the rebels (all). Perhaps in the previous ones it used the words, sea in blood, fresh water in blood, to designate these groups. But the real withdrawal of the Spirit seems to have been here; it could also be a reiteration that unites the effect of all the rebels, that withdrawal of the Spirit in all of them. It has correspondence with the 4th Cup, where, moreover, it is said that even after the withdrawal of the Spirit they did not repent.
Before the 5th there is a pause or separation between the first 4 and the other 3:
Rev 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice, as it flew in midheaven, «Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!»
Separation. Now an eagle marks a separation (8.13). There are of the inhabitants of the earth when the voices of the trumpets of the other three angels sound. I believe that from this point on he speaks of the ‘persons’ as such, without essence already, not of the changes of the inner essence in the raised or doubtful ones. It may even refer to the time when we are not on earth, but empty, but close to God (previous to Noah). Let us remember, in this part Cain slew Abel directly (person to person); in Eden Eve slew Adam (indeed, condemns him). Perhaps it simply separates the rebellion from the consequences that will follow.
Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; 2 he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. 3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; 4 they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; 5 they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them. 7 In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, 8 their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; 9 they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. 10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. 11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abad’don, and in Greek he is called Apol’lyon.
Rev 16:10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was in darkness; men gnawed their tongues in anguish 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
Fifth Trumpet. Again it begins with the fall of Satan, but this time to our land. He is given the key to the pit of the abyss; in reality he is the prince of the world with its idols and temptations, also of hell. The smoke that comes out of the pit refers to the fact that these will darken the light, with temptations and so on; it also defines his own hatred. It is not he who makes God invisible to us (though he is responsible for everything that happened in heaven). It is God’s own justice, to save us in freedom, that decides. Thus, in the next trumpet we will no longer see God, He will have made Himself disappear; yet here it speaks to us of the function that the demons will have. The locusts are the demons, and they will not attack or must respect the person or freedom (grass, tree); they will bait themselves with those who are not in grace. Torment refers not only to the temptations of the world but also to the sufferings of hell. Since souls cannot die, I believe that by dying they mean suffering because they find themselves empty of God, those who have already died in this way (let’s bear in mind that after heaven our history in the universe will not only be the one we live on earth, very brief, but the subsequent purgatory or worse, hell). As for the five months, it seems to speak of the temporality of our life on earth, also of the time of hell or even of purgatory (hell is not eternal, after a thousand years after the end of the world, when the purgation of the last dead in purgatory is over, God will break the arc of time – it is explained later). Appearance of war horses with crowns similar to gold: the demons, like us against them, are always in combat, the gold symbolizes the idols of the world (seems=false; idol is not God). Their faces are like those of a man, because we are tempted by people (by will or omission), the hair of a woman seems to refer to Eve. The rest of the characteristics seem to refer to the fact that they kill (dandelions), they are many, and they poison. It corresponds to the Fifth Cup, and in this one it adds that they cursed God; I suppose it will refer to those who fall into hell, in addition to the fallen angels.A la 6th _^
Rev 9:13-21 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, «Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphra’tes.» 15 So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and the heads of the horses were like lions’ heads, and fire and smoke and sulphur issued from their mouths. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them they wound. 20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot either see or hear or walk; 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries
Rev 16:12 The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river Euphra’tes, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. 13 And I saw, issuing from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three foul spirits like frogs; 14 for they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15 («Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!») 16 And they assembled them at the place which is called in Hebrew Armaged’don.
Sixth Trumpet. The four angels (4 cardinal points) refer to the fact that we are on earth. In the previous one, it had presented us the throne of the beast, which is hell, and our earth, I would dare to say. Here it tells us that the Spirit withdraws from among us; in the world God becomes invisible. The river Euphrates, refers to the Holy Spirit. This is already our history on earth and the dead are those killed in sin, by the influence of the tempters, that troop of chivalry which makes use of those weapons and also of the Eves. Perhaps the heads are the demons themselves, and the heads of the tails, the Eves, who, when manipulated, exercise the same power of temptation, although more localized. The other men are the rest of the men who see others die around them, but even seeing our inevitable destiny of the death of the body, they do not correct themselves, nor do they repent of their idols, murders, sorceries, fornications or rappings. I don’t understand the symbolism, the sulphur is fuel for the fire (which perhaps refers to violence), and these are repeated substituting ‘Hyacinth’ for smoke, perhaps these last two speak of distractions or idols, the Hyacinth is a very colourful plant and the smoke prevents us from seeing…, I don’t know. The sixth cup coincides, and adds that the demons are summoning the kings of the world for the Great Battle of God. Perhaps in the demon’s madness, he believes it possible to fight God when He breaks the arc of time. This fight is prophesied in the last chapters of Revelation. It will be when he is finally eliminated. Perhaps, he will gather the condemned for this future fight, I don’t know.
Theory B or Heavenly. There is a possibility that these readings could have a double meaning as usual. And they also, or especially, tell us about what happened in heaven. In this case the first 4 trumpets and 4 cups tell us equally about the participants and how they turned their lives into hate, betrayal or emptiness. The fifth from the well of the abyss opened then, and from the henchmen of Satan who tempt the other angels by using the Eves. And the sixth, this one, of the final battle before their defeat, which is when Satan conspires with the kings of the world (=idolatrous angels), to attack God Almighty (Psalm 48 -47-).
Now he makes another small separation, in which he speaks of an angel giving a little book to John; He devours it, and proves that it tastes like honey but it bitter the entrails. He also speaks of two important witnesses who are always before God. He tells John to seal what he has heard, that when the Mystery of God is consumed, something that by its will remains here revealed, the end of time will come. Well, I estimate that in about 7 years from this we know, the end will come, about 2025 (only God knows). What sense would it have to continue if God’s concealment has ended? And if any of you should die tonight, I exhort you to be converted. It is no joke the eternal suffering, which now also by reason seems logical. Before, we thought that, being God love how could hell exist? The lack of Him leads us with the one who hates, with the worst sadist. Rev 11:1-13 is also introduced in this gap, but I will examine it in Daniel’s Sealed Prophecy and the Apocalypse. p.147 because both readings share common data.
Rev 10:7 but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God, as he announced to his servants the prophets, should be fulfilled.
Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, «The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever.» 16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, «We give thanks to thee, Lord God Almighty, who art and who wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign. 18 The nations raged, but thy wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, for rewarding thy servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear thy name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.» 19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Rev 15:17 The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, «It is done!» 18 And there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as had never been since men were on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered great Babylon, to make her drain the cup of the fury of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found;
The Seventh Trumpet. Here it talks about two moments that are really one. That is to say: the immediate moment of the passion, of the redemption, is the moment in which everything is resolved by God the Father (the previous verses Rev 11:1-13 after the section of the book of John, which I also analyze in the sealed prophecy of Daniel, came to end in the passion). After the passion those who were righteous before Christ can be filled with the Spirit, then the condemnation is determined for some and «salvation» is made clear for others. The Ark of the Covenant, which is Christ, appears. The only one who could redeem us was the first of those created, the one who pleased God the Father and through whom all the others were made. Christ is the Covenant, He is the Ark, symbolizing the contender as something wonderfully created and the interior God Himself; a created person who contains the exact essence of God (this is also a prefiguration of Christ in the Exodus that I have not put at the point of prefigurations). But it also refers, following the B or heavenly theory, to the moment when Christ offers Himself in heaven to redeem man. It is then that God imposes order in heaven; emptying or «killing in heaven» (Psalm 48-47) all the traitors including Adam, with the intention of trying to recover them later on earth through Jesus Christ, because thanks to the acceptance of the Son, the earth is created where we already fall dead with that judgment, with that betrayal we committed together with God. When in the 7th cup he speaks of the Great City he can refer to all of us in the world; three parts demons, Eves and Adam or in heaven, theory B, dividing it into three parts: faithful angels, demons and us deceived (Eves and Adam). The Great Babylon, here below, would be the demons and the Eves, but also the Adam blinded by the world; it is explained later.
The seven angels with ‘Nothing’
These came after the trumpets (among the other two).
And a new structure of seven angels (in our land):
Rev 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 7 and he said with a loud voice, «Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water.» 8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, «Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of her impure passion.» 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, «If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also shall drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.» 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, «Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.» «Blessed indeed,» says the Spirit, «that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!» 14 Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat upon the cloud, «Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.» 16 So he who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, «Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.» 19 So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God;
Again the structure is repeated: four angels first giving the general announcements and three more serious ones that speak of the harvest, reap the good and the bad. This structure is unique to our land and is quite clear.
Then the angels would follow with the 7 cups that I have already exposed compared to the 7 trumpets.
Before these angels without ‘anything’ there is also talk of «A great Sign Appeared in Heaven» and then (before the cups») of the Beast. I preferred to study them separately.