REV 16 IS HIGHLY EMOTIONAL, DRENCHED IN DRAMA AND UTTERLY TERRIFYING IN ITS PROPHECY OF WHAT LIES AHEAD.
REMEMBER IN OUR LAST CHAPTER, JOHN SET THE SCENE LIKE THIS: “I SAW ANOTHER WONDER IN HEAVEN AND IT WAS TRULY AMAZING! THERE WERE SEVEN ANGELS BRINGING THE LAST SEVEN PLAGUES TO FINISH ALL OF YAHUSHA’S WRATH”.
SO THESE PLAGUES OF JUDGMENT WILL BE THE FINAL ONES AND NO MORE WILL HAPPEN IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY. YAHUSHA’S WRATH WILL BE POURED OUT TO ITS FULLEST, AND AFTER THAT ...
HE HAS NOTHING MORE TO SAY TO MANKIND!
REV.161Then I heard a loud voice from the Heavenly Temple, saying to the seven Angels, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of YAHUSHA’S undiluted wrath onto the earth.”
“POUR OUT COMPLETELY" (NOT MILDLY SPRINKLE) … MANKIND HAS REJECTED THE OUTPOURING OF YAHUSHA’S SPIRIT, SO INSTEAD THEY WILL RECEIVE THE OUTPOURING OF HIS FURY.
"POUR OUT YAHUAH’S WRATH" MEANS NOT ONLY ON THOSE WHO HATE & PERSECUTE YAHUSHA'S PEOPLE BUT ALSO HIS OWN BRIDAL PEOPLE WHO ARE REBELLIOUS & BEING UNCLEAN - LIVING THEIR OWN WAY, DOING WHAT THEY WANT!
NAHUM 1:6“WHO CAN STAND THE HEAT OF YAHUAH'S FURIOUS RAGE, FOR IT FLASHES OUT LIKE FIRE AND SHATTERS STONES”.
2And the FIRST Angel went and poured out his bowl onto the earth, causing disgusting, foul, agonising sores to come all over those who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped its image. ( A BEHAVIOUR )
WHILE ONE MIGHT TRY TO LOOK `TOGETHER’ (EVEN CIVIL & POLITE) ON THE OUTSIDE, THEY ARE HARBOURING DIRTY DESIRES AND SINS ON THE INSIDE. BUT YAHUSHA SEES THE HEART AND WILL AFFLICT THAT PERSON WITH A HIGHLY VISIBLE AND GROSS SKIN DISEASE THAT ESSENTIALLY MARKS THEM AS UNCLEAN, JUST LIKE THE SKIN DISEASES (LEPROUSY) OF OLD.
3Then the SECOND Angel poured out his bowl onto the sea, and it became like a dead man’s blood. And every living creature in the sea died.
THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER ASPECT TO THIS THAT JEWISH BELIEVERS WOULD HAVE IMMEDIATELY LATCHED ONTO. IT’S THAT BLOOD ITSELF WAS FORBIDDEN TO BE EATEN, AND A DEAD PERSON REPRESENTED THE HEIGHT OF RITUAL IMPURITY.
4Then the THIRD Angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and all other waterways and they all became blood!
SORES : LITERALLY AN EVIL, MALIGNANT ULCER, A CANCEROUS SORE OR BOIL THAT BRINGS EVENTUAL DEATH AS A RESULT OF THE UNCLEAN, BAD CONDITION OF THE HUMAN BLOOD!
THIS PLAGUE BREAKS OUT ON ALL WHO CHOOSE TO 'BEHAVE' AND LIVE AS THE WORLD ARROGANTLY DECLARES IS RIGHT. BUT YAHUSHA’S PEOPLE ARE WARNED IN REV.14 NOT TO TAKE ON THE MARK ‘BEHAVIOUR’ OF THE BEAST MERELY TO SURVIVE (BUY, SELL etc) - AND THEY WILL HAVE TO ENDURE.
THE BLOOD OF A DEAD PERSON BECOMES A THICK AND COAGULATED GOO, AND THIS WILL MAKE EXTINCT EVERY LIVING ORGANISM IN THE OCEANS AND CUT THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT BILLIONS WILL STARVE TO DEATH AND THE WORLD'S ECONOMY WILL SINK. THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE EXODUS PLAGUE UPON THE EGYPTIANS.
SO AS THE SALT WATER BECAME MORE BLOOD-LIKE, NO TORAH-OBEDIENT JEW WOULD CONTINUE FISHING IN IT AND THIS IS BECAUSE THEY WOULD CONSIDER THIS CONTAMINATED CONDITION OF THE OCEANS JUST LIKE THE UNCLEANNESS OF A CORPSE.
5Then I heard the Angel of the waters say to YAHUSHA, “YES! YES! You are the Set-apart One, Who is and Who always was! You are right in these judgments You’ve made. 6These people have spilled the blood of Your chosen people and Your Prophets, so now you’ve given them all blood to drink, and this is what they deserve!”
7And I heard a voice from the Altar say, “Yes, YAHUAH' Al Shaddai, (MIGHTY ALAHIM) Your judgments are right and just.”
THIS ANGEL SPEAKS OF REVENGE & JUSTICE (`EYE-FOR-AN-EYE' STYLE) - NOT THE FLUFFY MARSHMELLOW STYLE THAT "TURNS THE OTHER CHEEK", AND "LOVES HIS ENEMIES". SO HERE WE FIND THAT THIS FEARFUL PRINCIPLE OF YAHUAH’S JUSTICE SYSTEM REMAINS UNCHANGED - JUST AS HE DOES NOT CHANGE!
NOT ‘RIGHT’ OR ‘JUST’ IN SOME COSMIC FUZZY SENSE OF MORALITY, BUT IN A JUDICIAL, LEGAL SENSE, FOR JUSTICE CAN ONLY BE DEFINED WITHIN THE DIVINE LAWS GIVEN TO MOSES, WHICH IS UPHELD. SO SINCE (EYE-FOR-EYE) IS YAHUAH’S JUSTICE SYSTEM, THEN IF YAHUSHA DID NOT JUDGE THE WICKED WORLD LIKE THIS, IT WOULD NOT BE JUST AND HE WOULD ACTUALLY BE VIOLATING HIS OWN LAWS!
The most offensive and insulting abomination to Yahusha (ever since the beginning) is blood and death, carrying the most contageous uncleanliness there is to Him ... so by causing (not only foul skin infestions) but now the whole world's oceans and waterways (and everything it touches) to be abominably unclean (like a dead-person's blood), Yahusha has marked men and women with perhaps the harshest, most wide-spread judgment since the flood!
( REMEMBER ALL THESE PLAGUES ARE GLOBAL IN SCOPE! )
MANKIND HAVE CHOSEN TO IGNORE YAHUSHA'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEAN AND RIGHT BEHAVIOUR, DECLARING THEMSELVES UNCLEAN AND UNFIT FOR DELIVERANCE ... SO YAHUSHA IS ABOUT TO POUR OUT GLOBAL PLAGES ON ALL THE UNCLEAN (BOTH IN THE WORLD AND IN HIS BRIDE) ...
SO WHAT MAKES A PERSON UNCLEAN ?
H E B R E W U N D E R S T A N D I N G :
Strongs search results for "UNCLEAN":
2930 - to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated):--defile self, pollute self, make self utterly unclean.
2931 - foul, defiled, infamous, polluted.
2932 - impurity:--filthiness.
3563 - to hold together; a cup (as a container), a lot (as if a potion), a cup, bowl, or cavity.
5079 - rejection, impurity, especially personal (menstruation) or moral (idolatry, incest), filthiness, put apart, be removed, separation, set apart.
6172 - nudity (literally) especially the pudenda (genitals) or (figuratively) disgrace, blemish, nakedness, shame.
( ANY NUDITY OR SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR OUTSIDE OF A MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP IS UNCLEAN )
6292 - to stink, unclean, abominable thing.
6945 - a quasi (ie 'aparent') sacred person, ie ('male or female) temple devotee (through prostitution) to licentious (wrongful sex-acts) idolatry ... ie sodomite (one who does anal sex), unclean.
2 COR 6:17“Come out from their midst and be separate,” says Yahusha, “And do not touch (BEHAVE) what is unclean, and I will welcome you openly".
ISAIAH 64:6"All of us have become as one unclean, and all the `good thing' we do are as filthy rags to You. All of us fade like leaves, and our crookedness (like the wind) has blown us all away. There is no one who calls on Your Name or stirs themself up to take hold of You, for You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our crookedness".
PROVERBS 30:12 "There are many who are `pure' in their own eyes, but still not washed from their filthiness".
JEREMIAH 13:15 "You all have it coming to you. I’ve measured it out precisely, all my decrees. Because you have forgotten Me and embraced the Big Lie, that `so-called mighty one' Baal (THE LORD). You wanna play the whore with other deities, so I’m the one Who will rip off your clothes, expose and shame you before the watching world. Your obsessions with idols, woo-hooing parties and perverse behaviour. You don't care where you do it - on the hills, in the fields— every time I look you’re off with another slimey partner. O'Yerushalim, what a sordid life! Is there any hope for you!”
EZEKIEL 5:11 "So as I live,’ declares Yahuah, 'you have defiled My Temple (NOW OUR BODY) with all your detestable idols and abominations (UNCLEAN BEHAVIOUR) so I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity and I will not spare you".
ISAIAH 24:5 "The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they disobeyed My Divine Laws, violated My Instructions, and broke the Everlasting Blood-Covenant I made with them".
MATTHEW 15:8 "What comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and defiles a person (MAKES THEM UNCLEAN). For out of the heart comes wicked thoughts and plans, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, lies and abuse. (BEHAVIOUR)
GALATIANS 5:19 "And the behaviours of the flesh are well- known, which are: adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you (as I said before), that those who behave like this will never inherit the Reign of Yahusha. But the fruit (behaviour) of Yahusha's Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness, and self-control. And there's no laws against anyone behaving them. Those who are Yahusha's have `staked the flesh' (KILL IT AND THROW IT ON THE ALTAR TO BURN UP) with its passions and desires. So if we're only alive by Yahusha's Spirit within us, then we need to make sure we're behaving as He wants, not being selfish, provoking one another, or envying one another".
THE WORLD HAS BEEN SEPARATED FOR EITHER BLESSING OR JUDGMENT, ALL BASED ON THEIR BEHAVIOUR ... AND AS WE KNOW, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM A HUMAN WITHOUT THE DIVINE HEART OPERATION FIRST !