Revelation Explained

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Winepress of the Earth

"And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." (Revelation 14:17-20 - King James Version)

Notice the difference in the actions of the first angel who harvests and the one in verses seventeen to twenty. The first thrust his sickle on the earth. This one thrusts his sickle into the earth. The first was harvesting the lives of men. The second is preparing a winepress.

Notice also that the angel commanding this one has power over fire. Remember that in the Bible, Isaiah 25:21, the earth is said to have blood, referring to the molten magma inside the earth.

This winepress will not be filled with human blood. It will be filled with the blood of the earth, red hot lava. The angel will strike the earth with his sickle opening up the Fault of Arabah which runs the length of Israel. For 300 km (about 180 miles), the lava will flow four feet deep.


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