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Evangelist Daniel John Lee

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Article Number 2: Timing of Revelation Seals, Trumpets and Bowls


Special Note: Since the biblical Hebrew year begins in the spring, year 1 would be from spring of 2011 to spring of 2012, year 2 from spring of 2012 to spring of 2013, etc.

In the previous article we examined when the 4 time frames in the books of Daniel and Revelation will occur in the final week of Daniel (2010-2017). 

Now, we are going to look at when the Seals, Trumpets and Bowls of Revelation occur in the next seven years.

 

1. Assurance of Certain Events

There are certain events in the book of Revelation that are certain to occur at very fixed points in the next 7 years.  For example, the 7th Trumpet, which describes the  resurrection of the saints will absolutely occur on Yom Teruach 2017.

Also, the 5th trumpet, which describes a star falling from heaven and being given a key to the bottomless pit, is the half way point of the Tribulation when the devil is cast from Heaven and fills the anti-christ.  So, we can absolutely place the 5th Trumpet (which lasts for 5 months), beginning on 3/11/2014 ( 3 Full Fast Days before Purim) when the Abomination of Desolation occurs.

These two fixed points give us the following chart:

2011 --
2012 --
2013 --
2014 -- 5th Trumpet
2015 --
2016 --
2017 -- 7th Trumpet


2. 7th Seal, 7th Trumpet, 7th Bowl

Next, we can tell from scripture that the 7th Seal, 7th Trumpet and 7th Bowl are all describing the same event.  How do we know this?  Take a look:

7th Seal is in Revelation 8:1-5.  Verse 5 states:

“ . . . and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings and an earthquake.”

7th Trumpet is in Revelation 11:15-19.  Verse 19 states:

“ . . . and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake and great hail.”

7th Bowl is in Revelation 16:17-21. Verse 18 states:

“And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake . . .”

Vs 21 begins:

“And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven . . .”

Also, upon careful reading of all 7 bowl judgments, we can see that they are a greater fulfillment of the 7 Trumpet judgments.  For example, the 3rd Trumpet talks about a 1/3rd of the oceans becoming blood while the 2nd and 3rd Bowl Judgments describe ALL oceans and ALL the rivers and fountains becoming blood.  Thus, the 7 bowl judgments have to happen AFTER the 7 Trumpets.  Because the 7 bowls also include such judgments as the one just mentioned --  all water turning to blood, all 7 Bowls must also happen very close to one another.  After all, the human body cannot survive more than 3 days without water.

Since the 7th Trumpet occurs on Yom Teruach 2017, I think it is obvious that all 7 bowl judgments must occur very close to one another during the 10 days of awe between Yom Teruach 2017 and Yom Kippur 2017.

Now we can fill in our chart a little more:

2011 --
2012 --
2013 --
2014 -- 5th Trumpet
2015 --
2016 --
2017 -- 7th Trumpet, 7 Bowls, 7th Seal


3. The End From the Beginning

Isaiah 46:9-10 states:

“Remember the former things of old: for I am Elohim, and there is none else; I am Elohim, and there is none like Me,

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure!”

Using this principle, that YHVH declares THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, we can apply the 7 days of Creation in the Book of Genesis to the final 7 years of Daniel’s week to figure out when some more seals and trumpets take place.

Our chart will now look like this:

2011 (1st day) --
2012 (2nd day) --
2013 (3rd day) --
2014 (4th day) -- 5th Trumpet
2015 (5th day) --
2016 (6th day) --
2017 (7th day) -- 7th Trumpet, 7 Bowls,  7th Seal

Now, let’s go through the 5 other Trumpets and 6 Seals that we still need to place and see if the days of Creation in Genesis will help us at all.

The 1st Trumpet described in Revelation 8:7 shows a 1/3rd part of trees burned up and all green grass burned up.

If we go back to Genesis chapter 1, we discover that it is THE THIRD DAY OF CREATION in which the trees and grass are created!  Thus, we can place the 1st trumpet in 2013, or the 3rd day.

Revelation 8:8-9 describes the 2nd Trumpet in which a 1/3rd part of the ocean becomes blood and a 1/3rd part of the sea creatures perish and a 1/3rd part of ocean ships are destroyed.  This Trumpet clearly centers around life in the  oceans.  In Genesis 1, it is THE FIFTH DAY OF CREATION in which all life in the oceans are created!  Thus, we can place the 2nd Trumpet in 2015, or the 5th day. 

The 3rd Trumpet is difficult to pinpoint, so let’s leave that aside for now.

The 4th Trumpet is found in Revelation 8:12-13 and describes a 1/3rd part of the sun, moon and stars being darkened.  Genesis chapter 1 reveals that the sun, moon and stars are created on THE FOURTH DAY OF CREATION.  Thus, we can place the 4th Trumpet in 2014, or the 4th day.

We have already placed the 5th Trumpet.

The 6th Trumpet is found in Revelation 9:13-21.  This trumpet describes a 1/3rd part of all mankind being killed by a terrible army when 4 angels are released from the Euphrates.  In Genesis chapter 1, it is THE SIXTH DAY OF CREATION that man is created.  Thus, we can place the 6th Trumpet in 2016, or the 6th day.

Now, let’s see if we can use the same method to place any of the seals.  All of the seals, like the 3rd Trumpet, seem to be pretty difficult to place.  However, the 6th seal directly deals with the sun, moon and stars.  Thus, with confidence, we can place the 6th seal on the 4th day of creation when the sun, moon and stars are created.  So, the 6th seal can be placed in 2014.

Also, since the 2nd Seal deals with global war taking peace from the earth, and the 6th trumpet also deals with a huge war in which 1/3rd of men are killed, it is highly likely they are speaking of the same event.  Thus, we can place the 2nd Seal on the 6th day, or 2016.

Now, let’s take a look at our chart:

2011 (1st day) --
2012 (2nd day) --
2013 (3rd day) -- 1st Trumpet
2014 (4th day) -- 4th Trumpet, 5th Trumpet, 6th Seal
2015 (5th day) -- 2nd Trumpet
2016 (6th day) -- 6th Trumpet, 2nd Seal
2017 (7th day) -- 7th Trumpet, 7 Bowls, 7th Seal

Now, if you look at the above chart, can you see a menorah turned on its side beginning to form?  And, can you also see that the menorah mirrors itself?  2013 and 2015 are both perfect mirrors of each other.  So, how could we make 2016 mirror 2012?  Well, half of 6 is 3 and double of 2 is 4!  Thus, we can place the 3rd Trumpet and 4th Seal in 2012.  Now, our chart looks like this:

2011 (1st day) --
2012 (2nd day) -- 3rd Trumpet, 4th Seal
2013 (3rd day) -- 1st Trumpet
2014 (4th day) -- 4th Trumpet, 5th Trumpet, 6th Seal
2015 (5th day) -- 2nd Trumpet
2016 (6th day) -- 6th Trumpet, 2nd Seal
2017 (7th day) -- 7th Trumpet, 7 Bowls, 7th Seal

Now, we see that 2012 PERFECTLY MIRRORS 2016, and 2013 PERFECTLY MIRRORS 2015. 

Now, it is quite easy to fill in the rest to make a perfect mirror image menorah!  All we have to do is place the remaining seals into 2011 so that it perfectly mirrors 2017!

2011 (1st day) -- 1st Seal, 3rd Seal, 5th Seal
2012 (2nd day) -- 3rd Trumpet, 4th Seal
2013 (3rd day) -- 1st Trumpet
2014 (4th day) -- 4th Trumpet, 5th Trumpet, 6th Seal
2015 (5th day) -- 2nd Trumpet
2016 (6th day) -- 6th Trumpet, 2nd Seal
2017 (7th day) -- 7 Bowls, 7th Trumpet, 7th Seal

YHVH has now revealed exactly when all 7 seals, 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls will occur over the next 7 years by creating a beautiful symmetrical menorah!  Amazing!

This Menorah actually mirrors itself!  This principle can be found in Numbers 8:1-2.  Verse 2 reads:

“ . . .the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.”

What that literally means is that each of the 6 lamps are turned inward toward the central 7th candlestick lamp, thus forming a “mirrored Menorah”.

In the third and final article of this series, we will see how the 4 Time Frames in Daniel intermesh with the 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets and 7 Bowls to give us a complete prophetic sequence of events over the next 7 years!

 

Links for the other two articles of Second trilogy:


Article Number 1: Time Frames in Daniel and Revelation Explained

Article Number 3: The Prophetic Sequence of Events 2010-2017

 

 

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