The second plague seems to be turning into a lesson to increase the patience of the saints. As I wrote at the beginning of my last short article, this time we did not want to wait until almost the end of the core time of the second plague to share our thoughts with you for its fulfillment. As Bible interpreters, we look at the clock of God, read the time of the second plague as October 2, 2018, and then we have to check the news for what event fits the Bible text—if one understands it symbolically, because that is the only correct way of interpreting a prophetic book, like the Revelation that was given to the apostle John.
There was nothing really "earth-shattering" on that date, other than the apparent confirmation of our suspicions that there could be a storm brewing from right-wing radicals like the neo-Nazis, who are torturing the nations in which they have gained a foothold. But as is so often the case, we had to wait a few days until it became clear what had truly happened on October 2 that would set the world in turmoil.
This time it even took five days, because it wasn’t until Sunday, October 7 that the news about the blood of a dead man in the European sea appeared: the assassination of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate of his own country, but in Istanbul, on Turkish soil—and still in Europe, because the geographical border of the continent runs through Istanbul and the consulate of Saudi Arabia lies on the western side of the Bosporus strait.
The journalist, who was critical of the regime, worked for the Washington Post, a big US newspaper that has also gained prominence on the Internet. He entered the Saudi Arabian consulate on the afternoon of October 2 to pick up certain documents—presumably divorce papers—which would have enabled him to marry his fiancée who was waiting for him in front of the consulate. According to her, however, he never came out again. Not alive, anyway.
So far, the Turkish authorities have established that a group of 15 state-hired assassins, who had just arrived in Turkey, were waiting for him in his own country’s consulate. He is said to have been brutally murdered in an unspeakable manner, and his body was cut into pieces, thus leaving the consulate unnoticed.
So, there was a lot of blood exactly on the day of the beginning of the second plague, as the Bible says:
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 16:3)
I would like to emphasize that the Bible speaks here of the blood of “a” dead man. Since the Bible often mentions "apocalyptic" numbers of dead people in symbolic exaggeration, this is a very significant characteristic of the trigger of the second plague, which has now become reality. But this in no way affects the symbolic meaning of the text; his blood certainly did not flow into the "sea" and turn the entire Mediterranean into blood, but the proximity of the crime scene to the Bosporus that connects the two seas—the Mediterranean and the Black Sea—is certainly no coincidence.
The "sea" of the verse was already explained in detail as "Europe" in the first article on the second plague, so I will not do it again here. It is remarkable, however, that the venue is the former Constantinople! For those who are not particularly familiar with the history of the papacy and the Protestant interpretation of the Bible, it would certainly be interesting news that there are two cities with seven hills in Europe where the popes reigned. When the Eastern Church split from the Western Church, the Eastern Pope chose Constantinople as the seat for his blasphemous throne. Istanbul is thus the former "Eastern Rome" and was also called so. Thus Revelation 17:15, in connection with verse 1 of the same chapter, applies to two cities and one continent:
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore [the papacy of the Roman Western and Eastern Churches] that sitteth upon many waters: (Revelation 17:1)
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues [Europe]. (Revelation 17:15)
It is not only the European "sea" that is now stirred up. Horror is spreading worldwide because of the impertinence of the "reformer" and crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MbS, who is said to have commissioned this murder of the unpleasant critic.
The German journal Der Spiegel describes how the shady and brutal machinations of this man become the plague of Donald Trump and Angela Merkel [translated, red is mine]:
The Wild Son of the Wilderness
Angela Merkel likes to praise Saudi Arabia as an anchor of stability in the Middle East. The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not the first thing that shows this picture is outdated. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to blame for this.
US President Donald Trump either openly supported all these steps by MbS—like the Yemen war or the wave of arrests against the oligarchs—or declared himself not responsible—like in the Qatar blockade or the dispute with Canada. But now with Khashoggi, the victim is a man who has been living in the USA for years and writes for the "Washington Post". That's why there's now increasing pressure on Trump and his cronies to exert their influence in Riyadh.
Many are wondering where this should lead, when it becomes fashionable for the governments of the world to just cut the critics of their regime into pieces and package them up and get away with it!
Therefore, worldwide freedom of the press is in danger and much more! We, too, are journalists after all, even if not for the Washington Post but the Heavenly Daily. And we, too, are pesky "regime critics" who do not make it easy for globalists and the secret masterminds like the Satan-pope to operate in hiding. The fact that we have not yet been killed is probably only because we are under special protection from God, otherwise the "Crown Prince" of the Vatican would have hacked at us, sawn us asunder, and cut us up long ago.
Is the world's attention now focused on Europe (the sea) because of “a” man's blood? Definitely! It is a nuisance when every man of the free press has now to fear for his life if he writes against some powerful figure. It is also a plague for the friends of MbS, however, because now relations with Saudi Arabia are teetering like skyscrapers in an earthquake. As one can already read in the American press, many countries now have to rethink their relationship to Saudi Arabia as a "stabilizing power in the Middle East." What will happen if this stabilizing factor disappears? Is it a coincidence that the third plague seems to be about the rivers of Eden, and thus about the Middle East and countries like Iran?
Not to break with our old tradition, I would like to express an assumption that seems obvious to me. We are only at the beginning of the core period of the second plague, which extends still to the throne line of the third plague, which in turn begins on November 26, 2018. Personally, the sea with the blood of a dead man, which is usually black, reminds me very strongly of the picture of an oil spill, like the one that just happened near Corsica. And as every child knows, after great tanker catastrophes, these oil slicks kill every living thing that comes into contact with them.
I still do not believe that all people will die in Europe, but I now consider the highlighted part of the verse to be part of the imagery of the oil-contaminated sea to illustrate that the "catastrophe" that began with the blood of a man will grow to great proportions.
Since we’re talking about Saudi Arabia, the subject of oil is not at all strange. This country is the world's largest oil exporter. Trump also secured the friendship of this oil-producing nation with a 110-billion-dollar arms deal! What will happen if the Western states, especially the European ones, get on the bad side of this Islamist "reformer’s" country?
Are we facing a second oil crisis in Europe (or worldwide) shortly before winter in the northern hemisphere? Will gasoline become prohibitively expensive? Or even worse: will there be limitations on driving again, like during the oil crisis of the 70s? Would that be a plague that people (at least in Europe) would finally understand as a plague? In any case, we do not give up hope that people will finally wake up as soon as they are hit in the pocketbook or the basic comforts of life.
Ah, I still owe the interpretation of the “lion” plague angel and the “sun” plague vial! Well, the sun in the Bible has always stood for the East, where the sun rises as we know. In this sense, it points to the East, or the Orient.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (Matthew 2:1)
That was easy! But what do we do with the constellation of Leo as a plague angel?
There are only three countries whose names are associated with lions in the Bible itself, precisely in the book of Ezekiel, which we have long since regarded as the prophetic book for our movement:
Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)
Many Bible scholars on the Internet explain to us that Sheba and Dedan can easily be identified as Saudi Arabia. For example, gracethrufaith.com says [red is mine]:
Sheba and Dedan
These two are first mentioned as grandsons of Cush in Genesis 10:7. Later, in Genesis 25:3, we read of two grandsons of Abraham’s named Sheba and Dedan as well, born to Jokshan, a son of Abraham and his 2nd wife, Keturah. It’s not clear which pair of grandsons is being referenced, but commentaries none-the-less identify these two as probably representing the nations of the Arabian Penninsula, notably Saudi Arabia.
According to archaeologists W. F. Albright and Wendell Phillips, Sheba was on the southwestern edge of the Arabian Peninsula across the Red Sea from present-day Ethiopia. Sheba is known in history as Saba in Southern Arabia, the Sabaeans of classical geography, who carried on the trade in spices with the other peoples of the ancient world. Dedan was probably the habitat of the Arabs on the northern part of the Arabian Desert, which is modern-day Saudi Arabia. The ancient capital of Saudi Arabia is still called Dedan on many maps today.
I like this purely biblical interpretation better than the one in the previous article with Henry the Lion as a model for the Nazis and neo-Nazis, but we must certainly wait and see how the second plague develops. One thing is sure: there is already a lot of bad blood, and there will be serious political consequences if the evidence in Turkey against Saudi Arabia increases.
May his prayer reach God's ear, otherwise I see a plague vial of black blood poured out over Europe and the world.