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Three Woes of Revelation
By Servant of God
God uses the Woes to express danger in His
Word. The Woes only apply to His enemies, they are a warning to
those that don't do things God's way.
The Woes don't apply to those that love
and serve Him. The knowledge of the Woes is very important to all.
The Woes are the fulfillment of prophesy to those that serve God and
know His plan.
The last three trumps are Woe trumps, They
are very bad for those people that are God`s enemies, They are the
judgements that fall on God's enemies.
Let's look at those three Woes in the book
of Revelation. The Woe`s in Revelation are God's judgements on His
Let's look at Revelation Chapter 8
Revelation 8:1 And when He had opened the seventh seal, there
was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
Now Pastor Arnold Murray teaches this is
when Antichrist is in Jerusalem (about the space of half an hour)
Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God ; and
to them were given seven trumpets.
So we see that the seventh seal was opened
before even one trump sounded. the last three trumps are Woe trumps.
Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through
the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “WOE, woe,
woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other
voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”
Revelation Chapter 12
Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that
dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for
the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he
knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
Revelation Chapter 9 is
the first Woe, in Chapter 9 we see the locust army were upon
the earth, and power was giving unto them.
Revelation Chapter 9
Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke (Deception)
locusts upon the earth; and unto them was given power, as the
scorpions of the earth have power.
Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not
hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any
tree; But only those men which have not the seal of God in their
Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not
kill them, But that they should be tormented five months: and their
torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a
Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall
not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and
there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five
Revelation 9:12 One WOE is past; and behold, there come
two woes more hereafter.
So we see that this WOE was god`s judgment
on His enemies that don`t have the seal of God in their foreheads.
Now let's look at the next (2nd) WOE, in Revelation
Chapter 11, Chapter 11 is about the two
Revelation Chapter 11
Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they
shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
Revelation 11:5 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.
Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain
not in the days of their prophesy: and have power over waters to turn
them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as
Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their
testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall
make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and
tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an
half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall
rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to
another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the
The word tormented used here and in
Revelation Chapter 9 verse 5 is Strongs, Greek # 928 basanizo,
from 931; to torture:- pain, toil, torment, toss, vex.
Revelation 11:11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life
from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great
fear fell upon them which saw them.
Revelation 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying
unto them, “Come up hither,” And they ascended up to heaven in a
cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great
earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake
were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and
gave glory to the God of heaven.
Now these seven thousand men are the seven
thousand fallen angels Satan brings with him, they are the negative
part to the seven thousand of God's Elect. Now this happens in
the sixth trump, When the beast (Satan kills them) the second Woe is
God`s judgement He sends through His two witnesses to torture them
that dwell on the earth.
Now back to Revelation Chapter 9
and another look at the Second Woe:
Revelation Chapter 9
Revelation 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from
the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Revelation 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose
the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
Revelation 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared
for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third
part of men.
Revelation 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two
hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Revelation 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that
sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and
brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and
out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
Revelation 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by
the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of
Revelation 9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails:
for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them
they do hurt.
Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these
plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should
not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and
stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Revelation 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their
sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Now to Revelation Chapter 11 for
the Third Woe
Revelation 11:14 The second Woe is past; and
behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded ; and there were
great voices in heaven, saying, “the kingdoms of this world are
become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of His Christ; and he shall reign
for ever and ever.”
Now let's go to the seventh trump. I am
going to read from the Companion Bible side column verse 15.
seventh angel, This seventh trumpet embraces the seven vials, or last
seven plagues, which make up the third Woe.
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is
come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that
Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the
saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest
destroy them which destroy the earth.
Now it becomes more explicit what the
details of this Woe actually are if you go to Revelation 16:1
to the end of the Chapter.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel,
when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished,
as He hath declared to His servants the prophets.
Revelation 16:1 to the end of the
Revelation 16:1 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.
Revelation 16:2 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.
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.
Revelation 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the
rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Revelation 16:5 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.
Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Revelation 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so,
Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun;
and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Revelation 16:9 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.
Revelation 16:10 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,
Revelation 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their
pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Revelation 16:12 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.
Revelation 16:13 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.
Revelation 16:14 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.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that
watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see
Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in
the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Revelation 16:17 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.
Revelation 16:18 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.
Revelation 16:19 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
Revelation 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were
Revelation 16:21 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
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