The blowing the trumpet seven angels
(8:6) And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Blowing the trumpet seven angels represents the development of the revolutionary movement – the bolshevism. (Rev. 8:2.) Four first of blowing the trumpet portray organization, planning, manifestation and the growth of the revolutionary movement. It was the preparation of the revolutionary masses with the propaganda of four Congresses of the RSDLP to attack on the bastions of Christianity as soon as the Times of the Pagans are expired (1914). Three remaining of blowing the trumpet – woes, they relate to the three phases of the fall of Christianity in war, revolution and anarchy as a result of the farther advancing of the revolutionary movement. (Rev. 8:12, 13)
Before the outbreak of the First World War (the first "woe") the five congresses of the RSDLP took place (RSDLP is short for: Social Democratic Party Workers of Russia).
The resolutions of the consecutive Congresses were reaching masses ears as the mission of the freedom, as the sounds of battle horns calling the people out to the final battle against the oppression of tyrants. The vision of the Revelation in such the way just portrays these events.
The word, "third" in all verses describing blowing the trumpet four Angels relates to Russia. Why? Because the huge majority of followers of the Orthodox Church lived in that time in European Russia, whereas this church is one of three sections of Christianity (Catholic Rome and Protestantism apart of her).
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The first angel's trumpet – the second congress of the RSDLP
(7) And the first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Hail (frozen water) … hard truths of the social character bringing the annoyance (water is the biblical symbol of the truth).
Fire mingled with blood … fiery argumentation encouraging to putting to death the feudal and capitalistic system.
To burn trees and grass … to ruin likings (in hearts of great and small people) for tsarism and to inspire of affection for revolutionary ideas.
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The second congress of the RSDLP
One should count blowing the trumpet seven angels from second, and not from first Congress RSDLP. Why? Because of this that the bolshevism – the militant party of working class, being pictured in Samson – it has been born during the Second Congress.
The Second Congress of the RSDLP had been held in the summer 1903. 13 sessions were held in Brussels – from July 17 to 24 – but the Congress was forced to move to London as a result of police persecution. The remaining 24 sessions were therefore held in London – from July 29 to August 10.
The main task of the Congress consisted in the creation of the real party based on the ideological and organizational principles, which put forward and worked out the "Iskra." The Congress proclaimed, as the most immediate political task of the party, the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy ("minimum programme"), abolition the division of society into classes, complete equalization of rights for all citizens, regardless of sex, religion, race and nationality, expropriation of the large estates of the land-owning classes, abolition of serfdom and of keeping the peasants in bondage, and the reconstruction of society in the spirit of socialism, etc. ("maximum programme").
In full accordance with spirit and the principles of the theory of Marxism, the thesis was placed in programme, that necessary condition of a success of this social revolution is the dictatorship of the proletariat, that is, conquest by the proletariat of such political power, which will enable it to suppress any resistance by the exploiters and all hostile powers inside the country and to let to defend the socialism benefits against the outside enemies assault.
During the discussion of the Party programme, a decisive struggle ensued over the principles of the party organisation. The majority of the party stressed the need to build a militant revolutionary party of the working class and the need for all members of the party to be aligned to this task. A minority in the party took the position that revolution could only be achieved through reforms and negotiation with the czar. This difference caused the RSDLP to split into two groups: the Bolshinstvo (majority) and Menshinstvo (minority). In the consequence of it came to being two parties: proletarian – revolutionary and petty-bourgeoisie – opportunistic. In the Second Congress the bolshevism has been born.
V. I. Lenin: "As a current of political thought and as a political party, Bolshevism has existed since 1903."
"The main result of the Second Congress of RSDLP – the actual creation of the revolutionary Marxist party in Russia, Bolshevik Party." History of Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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The second angel's trumpet – third congress of the RSDLP
(8) And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; (9) and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, [even] they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
Mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea … The focusing of destructive propaganda on the Czar power (mountain – symbol of kingdom; Jer. 51:25) aiming at overthrowing of it by rebellious masses (look Isa. 17:12; 57:20). The wrath of the people was kindled soon and the flames of the bourgeois-democratic revolution swept the Czar empire (1905–1907). Shortly after this event the ultimate goal was achieved in the February Revolution.
The sea became blood ... "bloody" propaganda dedicated particularly to masses of peasantry has imbued them with the revolutionary spirit of retaliation.
Died the creatures which were in the sea … People whose new revolutionary idea roused to act for the sake of it, they were "dying" for the former system.
Ships were destroyed … The incomes of various organizations, state and bourgeoisie were lost as a result of the revolt of educated masses.
[As time were going by, the evolutionary changes took place within this revolutionary sea of blood, what shows the Revelation (16:3): "the sea (...) became blood as of a dead man." When retaliation for "bloodsuckers" class was executed, the radicalism of masses began gradually to die. Society has set about building of the better world, what turned out to be the not easy task. The faith in the possibility of construction of the system of the real social justice began quite quickly to decline, whereas the disappointment at the results of putting idealistic plans into practice continuously was rising. There it were less and less of people willing to strive for aim with dedication, when this aim is walking away to infinity. Such conditions, how above it was described, caused the social stratification, which the Scripture compares to the decay of the dead man blood. After death of man his blood separates into a watery liquid, called serum, and a solid substance termed clot. As soon as this separation takes place, the clot begins to putrefy or corrupt. Such the situation just unfolded in the socialist society. There there were still hard-working and honest people, but emerged also huge class of people negligent, thoughtless, lazy and indifferent. One can compare the first ones to the serum which when being injected to the organism protects from diseases. These last are as the blood clots in blood vessels, which quickly are decaying].
The third congress of the RSDLP
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The third congress of the RSDLP
The Third Congress of the RSDLP was held in London between April 12 and April 27, 1905. This was the first Bolshevik Congress without Mensheviks participation, and it was being in fight against them. Throughout the Congress the proceedings were under Lenin’s guidance. The Congress devoted a lot of attention to the peasant movement, which grew despite the attempts of hampering of it by the officials of czar's government and the police, and to the task of organizing the proletariat for direct struggle against the autocracy by means of the armed uprising. Lenin pointed out that the Party should aim to the instilling the utmost political consciousness to the peasant movement, so that rural proletarians clearly understood the antagonism of their interests to those of the rural bourgeoisie. The resolutions of third Congress indicated the tasks of the proletariat and the Party’s strategic plan in the bourgeois-democratic revolution (the overthrowing of feudal czar's rule) - the proletariat in alliance with the peasantry as a whole and, with the liberal bourgeoisie isolated, should pursue the struggle for the victory of the revolution. When this task be together reached the time comes on establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
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The third angel's trumpet – the fourth congress of the RSDLP
(10) And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters; (11) and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Burning of star called Wormwood … The czar and clergy "star" (playing the role of a teacher of the people) was gleaming in the orthodox-church sky all the time in an intact position. There were an aura of holiness about them. Now exposure of czar and clergy as a "bloodsuckers" had this halo to tear off ("to burn"), to drop them to the ground from the high of worship – to fill up with bitterness.
Many people being poisoned in result of star's fall have died ... Teachings proving the divine origin of power of czar and clergy were unmasked as false. They were until now refreshing for the people – from then on they became bitter for them. Hitherto existing believers turned their back on czar and clergy, vividly saying, they "stopped to live" for them.
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The fourth congress of the RSDLP
The Fourth (Unity) Congress of the RSDLP took place in Stockholm from April 10 to 2, 1906. The political situation created by the Revolution of 1905–07 required that the split in the party be mended, since it was disrupting the unity of the working class. Increasingly, attempts at unifying the RSDLP were being made. This Congress was holding under slogan of making a common front of various parties and fuelling the revolutionary movement of working class and the peasantry, which was growing continually.
Lenin’s agrarian program aimed at a revolutionary break with all land-holding of the past. Its main points were:
(1) the confiscation of all church, monastery, appanage, state, and cabinet lands and all lands of the pomeshchiki;
(2) the establishment of elected peasant committees for eliminating all traces of the power and privileges of the pomeshchiki and for redistributing the confiscated land;
(3) the nationalization of all land after the achievement of certain political conditions, that is, after the final victory of the revolution and the establishment of a democratic republic.
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The fourth angel's trumpet – the fifth congress of the RSDLP
(12) And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for the third part of it, and the night in like manner.
The striking of celestial bodies ... a blows in the sun (the light of the Gospel) and the moon (the light of the Mosaic Law) and the stars (the light of Apostles teachings), they were presenting the disbelief in God, as the result of the materialistic ideology of Marx, Engels and Lenin. The sky of Orthodox Church was darkened seriously.
During the last tens years of the period named by the Lord "the Times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24), as the Bolshevik movement consolidated more and more, it was making plans for attack at czarism and reigning religion in Russia. These plans could not however be executed earlier, until this period ended in year 1914. God gave to Gentiles the privilege of the rule to this time, and did not alter his decision as much as to expiration of this deadline. Therefore, till the year 1914 the rights of kings and clergy and aristocracy had to be tolerated.
This are Lenin's expressions on this subject: "...the political fight with religion" (…) "...submitting of the fight with religion to the fight for socialism." Great Soviet Encyclopaedia, volume 21
So-called scientific atheism has become the tool used to the fight with the religion.
This are Lenin’s words: "…from above mentioned it result, that a periodical which desires to be the organ of the militant materialism should be the militant organ to the effect firstly, that it would to expose and fight all the present-day 'qualified lackeys of the shavelings' systematically ... Such periodical should be, secondly, the organ of militant atheism."
The third part (in vweses 10 and 11) relates to the orthodox Russian church.
The Orthodox Church, Orthodoxy – beside Catholic Rome and Protestantism one of three main confessions in Christianity. Encyclopaedia
The Greek-eastern Churches – the general name for the group of the denominations which withdrew from the Catholic church and therefore they were called schismatic, whereas they call oneself the only ones orthodox (that is, in the right way praising God). Small Theological Dictionary
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The fifth congress of the RSDLP
Fifth Congress was held in London, at the time of the Russian Revolution (1905–07). The half of European Russia was engulfed by the flame of revolt (215 districts in total). The Fifth Congress marked a triumph for Bolshevism in the working-class movement of Russia. Its decisions summed up the victory of Bolshevism over the opportunists. It consolidated the supremacy of the Bolshevik faction, which debated strategy for the communist revolution in Russia for the more distant future.
The intensifying revolutionary movement brought about the outbreak of the massive strikes, that spread quickly throughout the industrial centres of the Russian Empire. There were many naval mutinies. There were many peasant uprisings in which peasants seized land and tools. Immediately, the peasant revolution had an echo in the army, where the truculent mood of the troops, demoralized by defeat and aroused by the example of the workers in the towns, expressed itself in a new wave of mutinies and uprisings. All this was in the bloody manner suppressed. Lenin at this time shuttled between Finland and Russia, but in December 1907, after the Czarist defeat of the revolution, was compeled to resume his exile. He spent there till the April 1917 and by letters still was winning masses to the new revolution.
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Sixth Congress of the Bolshevik party was held in Petersburg from 26 July to 3 August 1917. This was already after the outbreak of the First World War and after the overthrow of the Czarism by the bourgeois-democratic revolution, so none should take it into the farther considerations in the subject of blowing the trumpets of the seven Angels.
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Woe, Woe, Woe
(13) And I saw, and I heard an eagle, flying in mid heaven, saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe, for them that dwell on the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, who are yet to sound.
God's people, staying against a background of historical events heading inevitably to a critical moment, they fulfilled their mission as the long-sighted "eagle," flying in the middle of the ecclesiastical heaven. (Luke 17:37.) This mission, intensified particularly in the last several years before First World War, it announced the approaching the end of the Times of Gentiles, and coming three "woes" - war, revolution and anarchy. (1 Kgs. 19:11,12.) Immediately after this event there was to come longed-for Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Briefly after the outbreak of the First World War the New York newspaper "The World" reported (August 30, 1914):
"The outbreak of the horrible war in Europe has fulfilled unusual prophecy. During the last quarter of a century the International Bible Students Association, more known as the people of 'Millennial Dawn,' had announced the world by their preachers' mouth and by printed matters, that in year 1914 would begin long ago prophesied in Bible the Day of the Anger. Hundreds of itinerant evangelists called on: 'Look forward to the year 1914!'"
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