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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Demons Unleashed (Part 6)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
— The sixth trumpet precedes a deadly attack.
The second “woe” is introduced and the sixth angel sounds his trumpet. Immediately, a voice speaks to the angel from the “four horns of the golden altar which is before God” is heaven. This is the same voice as the angel of the altar in Revelation 8:3. This connects him with the requests if the saints that emanate from the heavenly altar. The triple use of the article “the” indicates specificity: the altar, the golden one, the one before God.
The voice instructs the angel with the sixth trumpet to release the “four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” Since they are bound, they must be fallen angels or demons. Their release is by divine permission only and is intended to allow them to function as agents of God’s wrath.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 15) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
It proves nothing against the second advent of Christ, that those who hold the doctrine differ among themselves on many particular points in prophecy. Such differences need never stumble anyone who recollects that unity on great points — is perfectly consistent with disagreement on small ones. Luther and Zwingli differed widely in their views of the Lord’s Supper: yet who would think of saying that therefore Protestantism is all false? Fletcher and Toplady were both clergymen in the Church of England — but differed widely about Calvinism: yet where would be the sense of saying that all Evangelical religion was therefore untrue?