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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

December 26 - Evening

"The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. 
The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it
like the smoke from a gigantic furnace...
 And out
of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth
and were given power like that of scorpions
 of the earth.
...They were not given power to kill
them, but only to torture them for five months...
...The sixth angel sounded his trumpet...“Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for
this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.
The number
of the mounted troops was two hundred million...
...A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.

- Revelation 9:1-5, 13-16, 18

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Death of a Third of Mankind    

Chapter nine reveals the fifth and sixth trumpets, which are all supernatural attacks and are introduced at the end of chapter eight with an announcement of "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts" of the last three angels. The fifth trumpet brings the first "Woe" when the angel that had been given the key to the Abyss releases from the Abyss some kind of demonic beings that torment men. The sixth trumpet releases the four angels bound at the Euphrates Rivers and their angelic army of two hundred million to kill a third of mankind.

Based on the earth's current population of 6,750,000,000, the deaths caused by this sixth trumpet combined with the death of a quarter of mankind resulting from the fourth seal, means the death of approximately 3,358,125,000 people in a three year period. This leaves 3,391,875,000 people – a little over a half of the current population – alive midway through the Tribulation.

It is estimated that 32% of the people alive today claim to be of the Christian faith. If we assume that half of that 32% (1,080,000,000 people) are actually true believers who get taken in the rapture of the church before the Great Tribulation begins, the total world population would go from 6,750,000,000

  • To 5,670,000,000 after the rapture
  • Then be reduced by a fourth down to 4,252,500,000 after the fourth seal
  • And then be reduced by a further third, down to 2,849,175,000 after the
    sixth trumpet

That means the total loss would be 3,900,825,000 people from earth's population in a 36 to 48 month period. Realize we are just in chapter nine of the book, and what is known as the Great Tribulation is yet to come on the earth in the next few chapters.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"In our universe the laws of physics seem precisely calibrated to allow the existence of long-lived stars, planets with stable orbits, and molecules that allow complex chemistry. All of these seem
to be prerequisites for life."

- Adarn Frank in "Cosmic Abodes of Life," Discover May 2009: 51
Something to Ponder??

21% of American believe the Bible is a book of fables (Gallup, May 2007)

50% of Americans, including Christians, can't name any of the four Gospels (NPR, Feb. 8, 2008)

60% of Americans can't name five of the Ten Commandments (USA Today, March 14, 2007)

56% of those surveyed said they consider themselves to have an average knowledge of the Bible, while 23% considered themselves to be completely or highly knowledge (American Bible Society, The State of the Bible 2011)

(more HERE)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Metanoeo (Gr) - Repent (Eng) - metanoeo is Greek a word translated "repent," but the word
means "to change one's mind," and an "abhorrence of one's past." We often think of changing
directions in life, and this word captures the first step - to change your opinion and your thinking.
With that you then change your direction which will ultimately
produce different actions, behaviors and results.

Archaeological finds from
the days of the
Old Testament on display at
The Israel Museum
in the
Archaeology Wing
The Land of Canaan:

See display HERE

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I think before I speak? Do I allow half-thought opinions to rule my life?
I will consider carefully my attitude. My words will be purposefully and not aimless and sinful.
  "The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,
but the mouth of the
wicked gushes evil."
- Proverbs 15:28
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Revelation 12 First John 3-5
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Marriage Church Staff Food Global Facts and Figures - HERE
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem


Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

This ladder that is leaning against the window of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was placed here in 1852, but when the status quo was established in 1853 to determine which Christian sect control which part of this church, the doors and window ledges were defined as common ground. No one has the right to move this ladder, and the Christians sects cannot agree who can touch or move the ladder. It can be seen in the very first photographs ever taken.
It is even seen in an engraving from 1839.
(An 1890's photo here and the 1839 engraving here.)
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An information sign located in the excavated remains of the royal palace of the kings of Judah.
(click on image for larger size)
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