Woe, Woe, Woe
(8:13) 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 in the background of occurring historical events heading to a critical moment inevitably, 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 was an announcing 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 for to the year 1914!'"
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Students of Bible in the USA announced, on the basis of the understanding of the prophet Elijah vision, the three-phase period of the fall of Christianity after year 1914. The beginning of this fall was very strongly well-founded by chronological parallels as the end of the Times of the Gentiles. In principle however there were lack of strong proofs helping to situate the end of this period in stream of time. Ultimately, there was assumed one year of lasting of Flood as the some base for it. The secrets hidden under seventh seal but revealed in 1967 they has shed the prophetic light on the end of the Gentile's rules. One of chronological connections, so-called "The Dominion Parallels," it pointed out at the seventy-years-period of destruction of these powers and overthrow to 1984 last obstacle on the road to establishment of God's Kingdom.
The understanding of John vision, of three Woes, as the equivalent of the Elijah vision (but being detailed and confirmed with events), has clarified the circumstances of establishment of the last stronghold of the satanic power, that is the communist papacy in years 1977-1981. Another striking parallels of time, supported by method of biblical numerology, pointed out at year 1981-Passover as the beginning of overthrowing red ten-horned beast by the fire of anarchy.
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The first Woe
(9:1) And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven fallen unto the earth: and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss. (2) And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. (3) And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
The star fell from heaven ... The outbreak of the First World War has created the conditions to Bolsheviks for the final executing the plan, to which they headed for a so long times, with such faith and obstinacy – the Russian czar, having lost every support in the revolutionized society, how the star of bitterness (Wormwood), he fell from highs occupied so far, and together with him fell the whole old order of things, of which he was the representative.
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The assassination on 28 June 1914 of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo has become the pretext to outbreak of world war. Austria-Hungary declared war on 28 July 1914. On 11 November 1918 an armistice with Germany was signed in a railroad carriage at Compiegne and the war was over. Encyclopaedia
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The star was given the key to open the abyss ... The fall of the czarism contributed to the establishment of the Provisional Government. This government let Bolsheviks (locusts) to act legally. It was therefore the "key" freeing them from the underground activity (abyss). The leading Bolsheviks came back from exile and from prisons.
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Czar Nicholas II abdicated on 2 March (15 March according to the old style) and nominated his brother, Grand Duke Michael-Alexandrovich as the next czar. Duke Michael refused acceptance of imperial power the next day that is 3 (16) March, nevertheless, the proper date of the fall of the czarism was, the most apparently the day 2 (15) March, because in this day the first cabinet of the Provisional Government emerged. Encyclopaedia
Smoke rose from the abyss ... Bolsheviks set about executing of the tactical line of the party and they immediately began propaganda against the Provisional Government. As a result of that was socialist revolution (smoke). The Bolshevism won finally when soldiers and sailors made an assault on the Winter Palace and captured it on the night of November 7, 1917.
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(3) And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (4) And it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads. (5) And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man. (...) (10) And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months.
The tormenting of people with venom ... The Scripture compares the prophet, which teaches of lies to a tail wriggling like an snake and able to all twists. (Isa. 9:15.) The ideologists of the communism were instilling to the minds of the society of orthodox Russia the "scorpion's venom" that is the atheism to train them to their own aims. This venom was not bringing about the "death" of the people to make them useless for the new power. Just the opposite – despite some psychical sufferings in the result of rejection of the faith in God (the tormenting), they were becoming quickly the disciplined and obedient the soldiers of the atheistic army. These people who so easily succumbed to atheistic indoctrination, they were superficially thinking and poorly believing – so as biblical tares. (Matt. 13:38.) Sincere people did not suffer such losses, possessing rational (the seal on foreheads) and alive faith in God (greenness) – neither ordinary men (grass) nor prominent personalities (trees). Ruling themselves with the independent mind, they let "to burn down" in them the liking to the discredited secular-ecclesiastical power (Rev. 8:7) but they kept faith in God in their hearts.
Five months ... This is the detail relating to the time, which confirms the accuracy of the understanding; "The Second Congress of Soviets decrees: all power in the localities shall pass to the Soviets of Workers..." (...) "(1917-18), the course of events marking the establishment of Soviet power in the USSR between October 25 (November 7), 1917, and February-March 1918 (...) The victorious march of Soviet power was summed up by Lenin in March 1918: 'In the course of a few weeks, having overthrown the bourgeoisie, we crushed its open resistance in civil war. We passed in a victorious triumphant march of Bolshevism from one end of a vast country to the other'." The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1979
From the excerpts cited above it results, that the Bolshevik party won the power in the country in the sufficient degree within five months, that is, from November 1917 till March 1918 or according to the old style of the calculation – from October 1917 to February 1918.
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(6) And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.
The looking for the death. The people clamped down by the dictatorship of the proletariat were compelled to live in the new system, without the slightest possibility of the changing of created conditions. The possibility to quit these conditions, presented in symbol as the death, it was also taken back.
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(7) And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men's faces. (8) And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [teeth] of lions. (9) And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war.
The similarity to horses ... The symbol of militant doctrines making up the tractive force of the whole revolutionary organization.
The crowns like golden ... In the very assumption the idea similar to the conditions of the future Kingdom of God on the earth.
The faces like human faces ... The idea for people's good.
The long hair like women's hair ... Samson's long never shaved hair were the source of his power. The long hair beautifies the woman. Similarly, invariable program of communists, favorable for the lowest and the most numerous class of the society was a such "charming cover" of this movement. Owing to this program the "locusts" had the wide support of the people, what was tantamount with the unrestricted power and reaching far (how the long hair).
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Teeth like lions' teeth ... The means able to crush every resistance.
Breastplates like iron ... The iron justice (Eph. 6:14) – "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." Drastic methods of putting communist ideas into practice were triggering many of accusations. Nevertheless all the arrows of such charges against them were bouncing effectively off the iron armor of the social justice. The dawn of the Great Jubilee of the world has began since 1874 and that is why all rich men have to pay an amount due for the poor, and they have to give back what they extorted. (Lev. 25:8-10; Matt. 19:24-26)
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The wings, horses, combat chariots ... The symbols of the quick and efficient organization, which Lenin has created in the brilliant manner.
(11) They have over them as king the angel of the abyss: his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek [tongue] he hath the name Apollyon.
Abaddon, Apollyon ... These words, Hebrew and Greek, they means destroyer. The Bolshevik party became the king Abaddon, when it had assumed the kingdom in the October revolution 1917. This party along with destructive locusts has been assigned by God to the total overthrow of the old world.
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(12) The first Woe is past: behold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.
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"The First World War lasted above 4 years and it ended the defeat of Central Powers. 33 countries participated in it, from this 29 took side with the Allies (Entente). Ultimately more than 70 million military personnel were mobilized. About 10 million combatants were killed and 20 millions were wounded; material wastes were huge." Encyclopaedia
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As a result of revolutionary transformation entire Russia had become one great military camp. The enemies had been liquidated or sent to the gulags. Huge majority had formed militant atheistic army preparing to external conquests.
Added by: Andrzej