During these last few eventful years, we have heard many lectures and discourses on the “Sixth Vial” which is described in Rev. 16:1 to 16. Most of the speakers never attempted to describe the fifteenth verse; in fact, many skipped it altogether. Why? Was it because it did not fit in with their preconceived, dogmatic ideas? If we are now passing through the period of the pouring out of the “Seventh Vial”, described in Rev. 16:17, as so many students of prophecy claim, then all of the “Sixth Vial” must have been fulfilled. I think most of us are agreed that REVELATION is all-symbolic and must not be taken literal. For instance, verse twenty says “And every island fled away, ‘and the mountains were not found”. Most of us seem to agree that “mountains” mean large nations, remembering at the same time, that the Word of the Lord is likened to a two edged sword and could also mean the actual disappearance of islands and mountains.
The “Sixth Vial” which we wish to discuss, begins in the twelfth verse. “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.” Abraham was told that kings would come from his loins. And Abraham came from the East. Most students of the Bible are agreed that the drying up of the great river Euphrates symbolized the declining power of the Ottoman Government in Turkey. It is a remarkable fact that the face of the “boss” carved out on the Granite Leaf in the Great Pyramid of Gizeh gives the date by the Chronology of the Great Pyramid, July 11th, 1920, the date that Great Britain sent an ultimatum to Turkey for immediate acceptance! While the face of the Granite Leaf gave the date Aug. 10th, 1920, the date of the signing of the Sevres Treaty, whereby the Ottoman Empire was reduced from 613,500 square miles in 1914 to 175,000 square miles. That fact alone proves that the Great Pyramid contains a message, exclusively for the British people. Coming back to my subject, the next verse, verse 13 of Rev. 16 describes three unclean spirits like frogs, coming out of the mouth of the beast, out of the mouth of the dragon (Satan) and out of the mouth of the false prophet. None other than Nazism, Fascism and Communism, the spirits of demons working miracles, and going forth amongst the kings and leaders of our modern world, gathering them in preparation for the Great Day of God Almighty. And during this interval of time, we have had two world wide wars and the wholesale slaughter of our own kind on a scale hitherto undreamed of! I believe a third world war is just hovering in the background and could begin at any moment. And the 16th verse says, “And. he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” A place of safety! That event is certainly taking place right now! But here is my love of contention; here is the verse that seems to be passed over.
The 15th verse, “Behold I come (as a thief) blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” Who is it that gathered them to Armageddon? It is none other than He who says He will come “AS A THIEF”.
Oh yes, I have heard that old story of how thieves come with great noise in Eastern countries. But, I contend that is irrevelent to this case under review. I know of several reliable students of Prophecy and Pyramidology who humbly believe that our Lord’s UNSEEN” PRESENCE is here now, directing the affairs of His elect, His sheep, His Israel Nation, His BRITH Ish People, His peculiar people, or His “set apart” people. The Index Pyramid (derivation of the Great Pyramid’s Apex) depicts the Lord Jesus going on before His Israel people, overcoming crisis after crisis before we actually come to them, i.e., The Battle of London, Dunkirk, Dakar, the miraculous landing on the toe of Italy, etc., etc.
You may say “But He is to come as the lightning”, well, that translation is wrong. The real translation is not lightning, but it is “as the bright shining” (the sun) emerges from the East and illuminates even to the West”, so will the “‘PRESENCE’ of the Son of Man be”. Not suddenly, but gradually, His followers will know that He is here. Lightning does not come from the East. The word “Parousia” means … presence”. Those who are looking for Him, “watching”, as He told them to do, will discern Him. The worldly wise will see nothing, and will be cut off, separated at a time of which they will not be aware!
Many to day are looking for our Lord to come as a human being, that is wrong, for He is coming NOW in great power and Glory. He is, even now searching for His jewels. Many are now busy publishing these “good tidings” in ZION, and ZION is the seat of the Lord’s Government in Israel, i.e., Anglo Saxondom.
Soon now, the angry Nations will be commanded to be still, or they will be dashed to pieces like a potter’s vessel. The deliverance of Israel (The British Commonwealth of Free Nations and the United States of America), is near at hand. As individuals and sincere followers of Him, we must WATCH that we may be accounted worthy to escape those things that shall come to pass, and stand before the Son of Man. “Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” (Rev. 16:15).
In the Kingdom Parable of the Marriage Feast, our Lord describes the coming into operation of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth: “The restitution of all things”. At this feast there was one who attended without a wedding garment. Which means that he tried to enter without wearing the clean, white, spotless robes of righteousness. Then the King said, “Bind him, hand and foot and cast him into outer darkness”. “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
And he said to me, “These are they which come out of Great Tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb”. (Rev. 7:14).
“And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.” (Rev. 16:16). “And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings and in quiet resting places.” (A place of safety). “When it shall hail, coming down on the forest, and the City shall be low, in a low place.” (Isa. 32:17 to 20).