Angels Bring Tribulation Plagues

February 15, 2018

Deadly World-Wide Tribulation Plagues

Since the fall of man into sin, the people of this wicked world have faced many deadly plagues because of the curse. Jesus told us that throughout time pestilences would bring sorrow to people. Bible prophecy tells us that plagues will destroy the lives of billions of people during and after the prophesied seven-year Tribulation.

The book of Revelation reveals that holy and unholy angels will bring many deadly plagues to this wicked world during the seven-year Tribulation. On the Day of the Lord, immediately after the Tribulation, plagues will destroy the enemies of God and Israel. During the thousand-year, Millennial, reign of Jesus, those who refuse to worship King Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles will be consumed by a deadly plague.

Plagues Defined

Plagues are another name for pestilences. Something that is pestilent will cause pestilences. The 1828 Webster dictionary describes “pestilent” as follows:

“PEST’ILENT, a. L. pestilens, from pestis, plague. Producing the plague, or other malignant, contagious disease; noxious to health and life;”

In the Scriptures, the words “pestilences,” “plagues,” and “diseases,” can all apply to something that can cause death. Sometimes in the Bible plagues are deadly events that God uses to punish wicked people. The judgments that God had Moses bring on Egypt were called plagues. Most of them were not diseases, as we think of something that is a disease. The plagues in Egypt were not caused by viruses or germs. They were judgment events.

Pest Control

When we find some kind of pest in our house, we may call a pest control company. At other times, we may just go down to the store and buy some kind of lethal pest control. If there are not too many pests, we may just smash them with our foot. Of course, that is a sure way to get rid of a few pests. But, there are some pests that we cannot see with our eyes. A microscope is needed to see pest viruses and germs. Before the invention of microscopes, people could not see these small pests, but they still killed multitudes of people. There are probably still many pests that we cannot see even with a microscope.

Pestilences Prophesied by Jesus

Jesus prophesied that pestilences would be a sign of His Second Coming.

Matthew 24:7-8 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

The world continues to face wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes, as Jesus prophesied. All of these things have existed in the past and they will continue in the future. Among these other things, pestilence brings sorrow to many families.

Deadly Plagues Continue

It is estimated that the Black Plague killed 450 million people during the 14th century. Over 100,000 deaths occur each year from the disease Cholera. The World Health Organization estimates that 30,000 deaths each year result from Yellow Fever. In 2014, more that 9,300 people died in Africa from Ebola. Every year, over one million people die from Malaria. In 2009, around 600,000 people, world-wide, may have died from the H1N2 flu virus. Jesus’ prophecy of pestilences continues to be fulfilled.

Tribulation Plagues by Two Preachers

God will judge this wicked, Christ-rejecting world with deadly plagues during the prophesied seven-year Tribulation. Just like Moses was used to bring plagues on Egypt, the two witnesses will have power to cause deadly plagues. The enemies of God will not escape the plagues of God’s two preachers. These two godly men will most likely be Moses and Elijah.

Revelation 11:4-6 “These are the two olive trees [preachers/witnesses], and the two candlesticks [preachers/witnesses] standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”

Seven Judgment Plagues from Seven Angels

During the seven-year Tribulation, God will send seven of his righteous angels to pour out seven plagues on the Earth. Their golden girdles represent the divine authority that God gives them to carry out His wrath. Each of the seven angels will pour out God’s wrath from a golden vial. Gold represents the supreme deity of God. Jesus is the King of kings! These holy angels will come out of the Temple that is already in Heaven. The past two Temples on Earth in Jerusalem were modeled after the Temple in Heaven. Wicked, rebellious men will fall in defeat before the seven angels who represent the glory and power of God.

Revelation 15:6-8 “And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”

A plague is not always a disease or pestilence. Sometimes plagues are deadly events that God uses to punish wicked people. The plagues brought by the seven angels will probably lead to many different diseases. These judgment plagues will kill a multitude of people on the Earth. No one will come to rescue these pain-stricken, Christ-rejecters. Each following plague will increase the pain and deaths of these God haters.

First Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:1-2 “And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”

The first plague will be noisome and grievous sores. Noisome means to really hurt, destroy, and smell. This terrible plague will be selective on who it attacks. Only those who reject Jesus once and for all as their Saviour will be ravaged by this consuming plague. They will be identified by the Christ rejecting Mark of the Beast that they choose to take, Revelation 16:2.

Second Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:3 “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.”

The second plague will be when the sea becomes like the blood of a dead man. Blood of a dead man is low in oxygen. This means that any living creatures swimming in the bloody sea would not get enough oxygen to live. Every living soul in the sea of blood will die. Over time, this blood would most likely decay and have an unbearable smell. Deadly disease will spread like flood waters from this unnatural sea of blood. As the blood thickens by coagulation, ships crossing the sea will become stranded. Their engines will seize up by the thickening blood. Propellers will come to a dead stop. Sailors and passengers will be horrified, Revelation 16:3.

Third Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:4-7 “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.”

The third angel will pour out his vial on the rivers and fountains of waters. All of the drinking water will become blood. There most likely will be a rush to get any remaining drinking water. But, they may find that even the processed bottled water has turned to blood. During the Tribulation, the Sun will be extra hot. If there is a shortage of drinking water, many people will die in less than ten days, Revelation 16:4.

This plague on the water may seem cruel, on God’s part, to some people. But, the angel of the waters says that the Lord’s blood plague judgment on the water is righteous. God is eternal. He has no beginning or end. He is the Creator and we are the creation. These wicked people will get a taste of their own wicked actions. They shed the blood of saints and prophets. Now they will be given blood to drink. Every time they want to take a drink of water they will be reminded of their bloody, murderous acts against God’s people.

Vengeance belongs to God. He will avenge His children. These wicked people in the Tribulation will trample over the blood of Jesus that could have saved them, Revelation 16:5, 6.

The water filtering factories will not be able to filter out the blood because it will all be blood. Their combined human efforts will fail before the Almighty God. The blood plague will be true to the Scriptures. God’s judgments against those who shed righteous blood will be right, Revelation 16:7.

Fourth Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:8-9 “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.”

The fourth plague will scorch men with fire from the Sun. These wicked men will not be able to satisfy their thirst because of the bloody, drinking water. But, the fourth plague will increase their thirst because of the extreme heat from the Sun. This will be a little taste of Hell, which they are about to be cast into.

As dehydration sets in, a person’s blood becomes thicker. It will shortly lead to kidney failure. When a person becomes overly dehydrated, it becomes harder to speak. Eventually, all body systems will shut down ending in death, Revelation 16:8.

Many of these wicked people will blaspheme the name of God with their last breath. They should ask God for mercy and salvation, but instead, they will continue to reject Jesus as their Saviour. They will refuse to recognize the power of God over these deadly plagues. These vile men will not repent of their sins to give God the glory that He deserves, Revelation 16:9

Fifth Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:10-11 “And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.”

The fifth plague will bring darkness to the head-quarters and kingdom of the Anti-Christ. The electric lights will not function. The Sun will shut his eye in darkness. Generators will not produce any light. The absence of light is total darkness. Both the Sun and Moon will shut their eyes in complete darkness upon the Anti-Christ’s devilish kingdom. Pain will fill the bodies of these evil men causing them to bite their own tongues in agony, Revelation 16:10.

They will curse the God of Heaven because of their pains and sores. Hell, followed by the Lake of Fire will be their everlasting destination. These Christ-rejecters will not repent of their evil deeds. God turns them over to a reprobate mind. The Holy Spirit no longer calls them to be saved, Revelation 16:11.

Sixth Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:12-16 “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

The sixth plague will dry up the Euphrates River. This river gives life to all of those it flows by. It provides the necessary drinking water and water for crop irrigation to multitudes of people. There will be no drinking water for the evil soldiers of the Anti-Christ to drink as they cross the dry river bed of the Euphrates River. The dried up river will provide a way for the enemy nations East of Israel to cross, Revelation 16:12.

The Devil’s evil trinity will send fallen angels to perform devilish miracles for the world enemies of Israel. This will give them false hope of victory against Israel. All of the nations of the world will gather against Israel, Revelation 16:13, 14.

The plague of the Euphrates River drying up, that appears to favor the enemies of Israel, will be turned against those evil soldiers. Jesus will return in His Second Coming to rescue Israel at the Battle of Armageddon. Even though the Euphrates River will be dry, Jesus will make a valley and fill it with the blood of Israel’s enemies Revelation 16:15, 16.

Seventh Angel’s Plague on the Earth

Revelation 16:17-21 “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”

The seventh plague will cause a great earthquake to divide Jerusalem into three parts. All cities of the Earth will fall defeated in ruin and death. God will bring His wrath on Catholic Rome because of all the innocent blood the Catholic Church has shed. Every island on Earth will sink into the sea. All the mountains will be leveled by an earthquake. Multitudes of people will be covered in instant graves. Hail weighing 75 pounds and possibly around 100 pounds will bring every remaining structure to the ground. The remaining Christ-rejecters will seek the safety of caves and rocks. All hope is lost as these enemies of God blaspheme Him because of the killing hail stones. None of the enemies of God will be safe in their homes from the hail stones plague, Revelation 16:17-21.

Death Toll in the Seven-year Tribulation

Revelation 6:8 “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

During the Tribulation, one fourth of the population on Earth will die by the actions of the Death angel on the pale horse. Hell will follow with him to help slaughter the enemies of God. Notice that together Death and Hell are called them. Hell is a real place prepared for the Devil and his rebellious angels. But, in this case, the pronoun “them,” describing Death and Hell, indicates that both Death and Hell are individual angels. Remember, the Death angel was sent by God to kill all of the firstborn sons who were not protected by the blood in Egypt. Since there is an angel named Death, it is not hard to believe that there is also an angel called Hell.

In 2017, the population on Earth was about (7,500,000,000) seven and one-half billion. It will probably be more at the beginning of the Tribulation. Suppose that the population in the seven-year Tribulation will be the same as it is in 2017. If one-fourth of them are killed by the Death angel and Hell that follows him, that means that (1,875,000,000) one billion, eight hundred and seventy-five million people will die by the Death angel and Hell.

Revelation 9:15 “And the four angels were loosed [From the Euphrates River], which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.”

Four fallen angels who are bound in the Euphrates River will be loosed to kill a third of the human population. If (5,625,000,000) five billion, six hundred and twenty-five million are left after the Death angel and Hell kill one-fourth of the Earth’s population, that means that (1,875,000,000) one billion, eight hundred and seventy-five million people will also be killed by the four angels loosed from the Euphrates River. This is exactly the same number of people that will be killed by the Death angel and Hell that follows him. Regardless of the initial number of people in the Tribulation, the one-fourth and one-third of people killed appears to be exactly the same number. For example: if you have 16 people and you take away a quarter of them, this equals 4 people that were taken away. If you take one-third of the remaining 12 people, this also equals 4 people that were taken away. On a small scale, this is exactly the same amount of people. Furthermore, if you add the two groups of 4 that are taken away, this equals 8, which is half of the original 16 people.

The following number is correct if we start with the supposed seven and one-half billion people at the beginning of the Tribulation. The death total during the Tribulation for the Death angel followed with Hell and the four angels from the Euphrates River will be (3,750,000,000) three billion, seven hundred and fifty million. This means that after these two groups of angels are finished killing people one-half of the population on Earth will be dead.

It appears that multitudes of other Christ-rejecting people will die from other judgment plagues sent by God. Those who continue to reject Christ during the Tribulation will not survive the judgments sent by God on the Earth. Thankfully, many Jews and Gentiles will repent and believe on Jesus as their Saviour during the Tribulation.

Plagues After the Seven-year Tribulation

Many people will die from plagues after the prophesied seven-year Tribulation. Jesus will appear immediately after the seven-year Tribulation in His Second Coming to the Earth. On the Day of the Lord, multitudes of evil people will run in terror from the plagues that King Jesus will attack and destroy them with.

Matthew 24:29-30 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

Isaiah 13:6-9 “Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”

During the Millennial reign of King Jesus, most people will enjoy a Paradise like world. But, there will be some sinful enemies of God living in the thousand-year reign of Jesus. They will refuse to worship Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. If they continue refusing to honor the Lord at the Feast of Tabernacles, they will face a deadly plague. King Jesus will be their judge and executioner! Judgment will be swift. King Jesus will smite these heathens like nasty flies.

Zechariah 14:16-18 “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.”

Escape The Plagues

Those who continue to reject the salvation offered by Jesus will not escape the judgment of God. Anyone who continues to be a Christ-rejecter during the seven-year Tribulation will face the horrifying, deadly plagues sent by God.

If an individual repents and believes on Jesus as their Saviour, before the Tribulation begins, they will escape the plagues of the Tribulation. Those believers who are alive just before the Tribulation begins will be caught up in the Rapture of the Church. Humbly come to God in prayer and ask Him, through Jesus, to save you from the horrific penalty for your sins in Hell! Jesus died, was buried, and rose again to pay in full the penalty for every person’s sins. But, each individual must accept this payment to be saved. Your own good deeds cannot help get you to Heaven. Tomorrow may be too late. After death, there is no escape from Hell! If you neglect to receive salvation through Jesus, you will not escape Hell!

The plagues of the Tribulation will only be the beginning of terrors and torments that Christ-rejecters will face in Hell, followed by the Lake of Fire. You can be sure that many deadly plagues will come in the future as prophesied in the Bible!

HIBM Editorial by Avi Goldstein * Angels Bring Tribulation Plagues! – Dr. K. Daniel Fried, Editor in Chief – copyright © 2018

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