The Angel of the Waters

 

In Bloody Waters, we saw a clear picture of how “waters” are used in the apocalyptic symbolism to represent peoples, and how the waters’ flow represents migration and the peopling of the earth. We saw how the springs of water stand for origins.

This article will extend those concepts to the changes that are taking place (or have taken place) in society right now in the timeframe of the third plague—and which have dominated the headlines week after week: the “yellow vest” protests in France.

First of all, we need to recognize that France represents the origin of so-called Western values. This idea is rooted in the history of the French Revolution, out of which came the first manifesto on atheistic Human Rights. These values then propagated from France to the rest of Europe, to the United States, and ultimately to the whole world (via the UN) and grew into what is now the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In this context, I highly recommend our short video about the symbolism of Columbia, because it quickly touches many important symbols and key points relating to this topic. When you consider that the declaration of human rights was conceived as a replacement for the divine law of God (i.e. the Ten Commandments), then it becomes clear how France is a fountain of poisoned values, and how the streams of that ideological poison have flowed to the whole Western world and beyond.

Furthermore, the French Revolution was a revolution of the people against the monarchy. Thus, we see the “waters” (kindreds, peoples, nations, and tongues) as the active agent of change at that time. Hence, it is entirely appropriate to see the past and present revolutions in France as another dimension of the symbolism of the rivers and fountains of waters—especially the events that have transpired during the core time of the third plague from November 26 till December 18, 2018.

An Overview “from Above”

Considering the timeframe of just over three weeks for the third plague, it would be reasonable to expect the associated Bible texts to cover approximately that timeframe. The text can be broken into three basic parts: the judgment being poured out, and two voices affirming the judgment. The first part (pouring out the vial) should speak of the event of November 26 (which it did, as we explained in Bloody Waters), and the two voices which come afterward should speak about happenings during the rest of the timeframe (the yellow vest protests). This is exactly the overview that God gives through heavenly signs.

The Scales of Justice First, let’s review the text and then compare it with what we see in the sky. We will skip the first part (verse 4), since that was covered previously. The next actor to be introduced is “the angel of the waters:”

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. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. (Revelation 16:5-6)

This angel (or messenger) speaks about righteousness (or justice) and judgment. These are things that we typically associate with balances: it is about just balances, or the weighing of judgments. In the heavens, this symbolism is found in the constellation of Libra (the scales). When we turn our gaze to this area of the heavens at the beginning of the third plague, we see that a messenger indeed speaks of justice by virtue of his crossing the boundary into the constellation of Libra. The exact moment is November 29, 2018, the very next day after both throne line dates on the clock have passed:

Mercury Enters Libra

Notice how Mercury, the messenger planet, moves to the right (in retrograde motion) crossing into Libra on this day. In this way, the messenger “speaks” of the justice of the Lord symbolically by entering the scales of Libra.

We intentionally use a wide field of view in the picture above to include the corner of Virgo, where you can see Venus approaching Libra from the right. Virgo and Venus are associated with the third plague through the great and marvelous sign,[1] where Virgo represents the third angel of the seven, who holds the third plague vial (Venus) in the heavenly picture shown by the stars of the Mazzaroth.

The Great and Marvelous Sign of the Seven Last Plagues

Let us continue to explore the third plague timeframe and see how the last verse is represented in the heavens.

And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. (Revelation 16:7)

Again, the theme is judgment, which is represented by the scales of Libra. Another (voice) is heard. Could this be a reference to Venus, which we saw approaching Libra? If so, we must be able to explain how Venus is connected to the scales, since this voice also speaks of true and righteous judgments. It is not hard: advancing the clock, we can find that Venus indeed crosses the boundary into Libra near the end of the third plague core timeframe:

Venus Enters Libra

This fits with the true and righteous judgments mentioned in the text, but the careful reader of God’s word must still inquire as to how this voice can be coming from “the altar.” This is explained in The Great and Marvelous Sign of the Seven Last Plagues, beginning at minute 6:47. There, you will learn that Libra was seen as an altar in ancient times.

Thus, we have found both voices represented in the heavens in the timeframe of the third plague. Who could these two heavenly voices represent? We will come back to that question later, but it can already be seen that the word of God in the heavens perfectly echoes the written word—all according to the timing of the clock of God. This means we can leverage the symbolism in both the heavens and the Scriptures in this period of the third plague to ascertain what God wants to say about the earthly events that have now transpired.

History Repeats

There is no doubt: the yellow vest protests are historic in more ways than one; the unique thing we are seeing today is the fruit of the French Revolution. The New York Times opines the following:

A Sea of Yellow Vests

Someday the “gilet jaune,” the fluorescent yellow hazard vest that has become synonymous with the French outcry over fuel prices, growing income inequities and much more, will end up in a museum as one of the most effective protest garments in history.

Whoever chose it (and no one is claiming authorship, just as no one has stepped forward as a leader of the movement), and for whatever reason, instinct or insight, it was a potent idea. So effective, in fact, that on Tuesday the French president, Emmanuel Macron, announced that fuel taxes would not be raised. There hasn’t been such a compelling sartorial symbol of revolt since the Sans-culottes seized on their trousers as the point of visual difference with the aristocracy during the French Revolution.

The present government of France is descended from the revolutionists that fought against the reign of King Louis XVI, and those who were the revolutionists in the late 1700’s are now the ones in power. The tables have turned, in a sense, and the common people who were oppressed in the past have become the oppressors of the commoners of the present.

There are many parallels between the French Revolution and the yellow vest protests today, starting with their uniform distinguished by color. The yellow vests, which French motorists are obliged by law to carry in their cars to wear in case of distress, have been donned by the protesting populace as a symbol of the distressing hike in fuel prices resulting from Macron’s implementation of a carbon tax in accommodation of the Climate Deal. That’s a mouthful, and we’ll break it down a little at a time, but the first point is simply that the people have chosen their own uniform colors to identify their cause, as it was done at the commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, as Wikipedia notes:

The commoners had formed the National Guard, sporting tricolore cockades (cocardes) of blue, white and red, formed by combining the red and blue cockade of Paris and the white cockade of the king. These cockades, and soon simply their colour scheme, became the symbol of the revolution and, later, of France itself.

Thus, the choice of France’s red, white, and blue colors became the symbol of their cause. It is not entirely by accident that other nations (most notably the United States) share this color scheme as much as they share France’s revolutionary “values.” The Phrygian cap was also a distinctive part of their uniform, and it was precisely the icon of Marianne with the Phrygian cap (the revolutionaries’ goddess of liberty) that was broken by the protestors. The very symbols of the old Revolution are the target of the yellow vest protestors, because the “values” of the Revolution have proven to be as oppressive as the reign of Louis XVI.

The Fashionable Phrygian Cap

France is a country that’s no stranger to protest movements—from the massive student demonstrations of 1968 to contemporary union-led strikes. But during the “yellow vest” protests that rocked the streets of Paris this weekend, protesters reached further back in their history, to the era of the French Revolution.

Protesters marching along the Champs-Elysées on Saturday (Dec. 1) could be heard chanting slogans like “We are running the revolution” and “Macron to the Bastille.” The Arc de Triomphe bore a message in spray paint: “We have chopped off heads for less than this,” a reference to the death by guillotine of king Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette.[2]

Leading up to the storming of the Bastille—the start of the French Revolution—the conditions were much like they are today:

During the reign of Louis XVI, France faced a major economic crisis, caused in part by the cost of intervening in the American Revolution, and exacerbated by a regressive system of taxation.[3]

The principle issue was economic woes for the common people, caused by high taxes for the poor and low taxes for the rich. This is exactly the scenario of today. The yellow vest protests started because of Macron’s fuel tax hike, which would have impacted the working class, especially in the rural districts where there is no public transportation. New York Times reports:

Those who participated [in the initial yellow vest protests] were predominantly men and women who rely on their cars to get to work and take care of their families. In the mix were small-business owners, independent contractors, farmers, home aides, nurses and truck drivers. They live and work primarily in rural towns and in the suburbs or exurbs of France’s big cities, many earning just enough to get by.

Today, the protestors have again chosen a uniform identified by color: the yellow vest, and they are attacking especially those symbols that represent the revolutionaries of the past: the Phrygian-cap-wearing Marianne, as well as other national monuments of the red-white-and-blue revolution.

Just before the Bastille was stormed in 1789, a few representatives of the people tried to negotiate concessions from the governor, but—as today—it was “too little, too late.” The mob stormed the Bastille and the Revolution had begun.

A Global Problem

The spread of the yellow vest protests to other countries in Europe shows that the general dissatisfaction is not unique to France. This is true also of the cause of the protests: the fuel tax increase was part of an effort to implement carbon taxes in support of the so-called Climate Deal (the Paris Agreement). Ironically (or let us say “rightfully”), Paris—where the Climate Deal was born—got the brunt of the fallout in the third plague, but the Climate Deal affects more than just France. It affects the whole world.

Who is driving the policies? The policies of France before the revolution came from the head of the Catholic Church. History records:

It was popery that had begun the work which atheism was completing. The policy of Rome had wrought out those conditions, social, political, and religious, that were hurrying France on to ruin. Writers, in referring to the horrors of the Revolution, say that these excesses are to be charged upon the throne and the church. In strict justice they are to be charged upon the church. Popery had poisoned the minds of kings against the Reformation, as an enemy to the crown, an element of discord that would be fatal to the peace and harmony of the nation. It was the genius of Rome that by this means inspired the direst cruelty and the most galling oppression which proceeded from the throne. {GC 276.4}

It is no different today. It is again the Catholic Church’s poison and policy that is responsible for the oppression in France and the rest of the world. Pope Francis is using the environmental question as a means to unite the world under his “moral” banner, and thus he is the instigator who is provoking the people of the world.

A Global Problem

Pope Francis…in the June 2015 papal encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home…extends Catholic environmental ethics to advocate for those at the margins of social consciousness who are most vulnerable to rapid environmental changes—the global poor and future generations. Pope Francis’ active collaboration with leading experts in climate science and development economics and his perspective as the first non-European Pope strengthens his contributions to ethical discourse on inter- and intra-generational justice, the preferential option for the poor, carbon mitigation policies, and common but differentiated responsibilities in international climate negotiations. His advocacy efforts in 2015 anticipated critical convocations of world leaders, including the UN General Assembly’s ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015 and the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, culminating in a unanimous decision among 195 governments to adopt the Paris Agreement. Pope Francis’ contribution to discourse on international climate policies and sustainable development objectives inspired political cooperation leading up to pivotal international agreements.[4]

Thus, it is papal policy which is ultimately influencing the whole world—and the Climate Deal isn’t the only way the devil is garnering the world’s support for his cause against God.

It is not wrong to care for the environment; it is even a duty given by God. However, Satan uses that as a pretense to accomplish a more sinister scheme. He uses that “moral authority” to compel the nations of the world to serve Human Rights—which is to worship the creation instead of the Creator. Is it possible to care for creation properly while rejecting its Author?

How this policy is affecting the world can be seen not only in the yellow vest protests, but also in the COP24 negotiations. From the Vatican on December 13, 2018:

Final negotiations are continuing at the COP24 Climate Conference in Poland where a draft is expected to be presented which includes a rule book to implement the Paris pact.

The creation of a “rule book” means that the Climate Deal is being given teeth. That means countries around the globe will soon be dealing with changes in their local laws similar to what President Macron of France has been trying to dutifully implement, and which has been met with the people’s outcry.

Where is this heading? What do the yellow vest protests say about the financial pressure that is coming down the pike , world-wide? Will this escalate into the fulfillment of Revelation 18, when all the merchandising grinds to a halt and the angry nations burn the great whore with fire?

True and Righteous Judgments

We saw two voices in the third plague affirming the righteousness of the judgments of the third plague. These were represented in the heavens by Mercury and Venus, both entering the scales of Libra in the third plague time. Who are these heavenly witnesses, who declare that God is righteous in the judgments exemplified in France through the yellow vest protests, because France utterly shed the blood of saints and prophets in the past, and now they are getting what they deserve?

The record of France in slaying the saints is a horrible one:

In no land had the spirit of enmity against Christ been more strikingly displayed [than in France]. In no country had the truth encountered more bitter and cruel opposition. In the persecution which France had visited upon the confessors of the gospel, she had crucified Christ in the person of His disciples.

The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Century after century the blood of the saints had been shed. While the Waldenses laid down their lives upon the mountains of Piedmont “for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ,” similar witness to the truth had been borne by their brethren, the Albigenses of France. In the days of the Reformation its disciples had been put to death with horrible tortures. King and nobles, highborn women and delicate maidens, the pride and chivalry of the nation, had feasted their eyes upon the agonies of the martyrs of Jesus. The brave Huguenots, battling for those rights which the human heart holds most sacred, had poured out their blood on many a hard-fought field. The Protestants were counted as outlaws, a price was set upon their heads, and they were hunted down like wild beasts. {GC 271}

Does France not deserve to be overrun by wild beasts (in the form of angry protesters) in turn? How inconsistent that the nation who killed the saints of God should purport to be a chief advocate for human rights!

Everyone who follows a path similar to France in rejecting God and replacing His divine law with a law that makes humanity (and human rights) its god, will also receive their just deserts . Anyone who follows the path of blaspheming God by tolerating same-sex marriage as a human right, openly condemning the Creator’s design, will finally get eternal freedom from God—which is eternal death. Since ages long ago, France has been leading a revolution against God that has now spread around the globe. Of revolutionary France it is written:

France presented also the characteristics which especially distinguished Sodom. During the Revolution there was manifest a state of moral debasement and corruption similar to that which brought destruction upon the cities of the plain. And the historian presents together the atheism and the licentiousness of France, as given in the prophecy: “Intimately connected with these laws affecting religion, was that which reduced the union of marriage—the most sacred engagement which human beings can form, and the permanence of which leads most strongly to the consolidation of society—to the state of a mere civil contract of a transitory character, which any two persons might engage in and cast loose at pleasure.... [i.e. same-sex marriage] If fiends had set themselves to work to discover a mode of most effectually destroying whatever is venerable, graceful, or permanent in domestic life, and of obtaining at the same time an assurance that the mischief which it was their object to create should be perpetuated from one generation to another, they could not have invented a more effectual plan that the degradation of marriage.... Sophie Arnoult, an actress famous for the witty things she said, described the republican marriage as ‘the sacrament of adultery.’”—Scott, vol. 1, ch. 17. {GC 270.1}

Do you see how thoroughly these so-called Western “values” have been adopted by world society today, with same-sex marriage and LGBT tolerance choking out those who want to honor God’s seventh commandment? Do you recognize what the true mark of the beast is?

In this Age of Aquarius, God has sent His messenger in part to weigh the world in judgment—like Mercury in the scales of Libra. He has taken note of the world’s defiance of God. This anointed one finishes his assessment: “Thou art righteous, O Lord, because thou hast judged thus.” If God will finally give the world the just reward of their doings, then take heed for yourself, because God will in no wise clear the guilty.[5]

Are you, personally, ready and able to face the judgments of God? Are your sins forgiven, or will they come back to claim their price on your soul, like the sins of France and the world? Cling to Jesus with all your heart!—because soon there will be no choice but to feel “the wrath of the Lamb.” As we saw earlier, the Destroyer Himself also enters into judgment, symbolized by Venus entering Libra. Here, Venus represents Jesus, who affirms the justice of the Almighty Father in pouring out the third plague:

And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. (Revelation 16:7)

How does Jesus, who was crucified on the altar of France in the person of His followers, judge the world? He is also persecuted today through the affliction of all God-fearing men and women around the globe who are constantly censored and harassed by the “revolutionaries” whose only pursuit is freedom from the law of God. Good people are forced through so-called human rights laws to tolerate even the most hideous sins against God, even in their very sanctuaries. Is this not a killing of Christian souls that exceeds the atrocities of France’s darkest chapters in the immutable annals of history? If the body were killed, God will resurrect it; but if men and women lose their eternal life because they are worn down day after day by the sins of the world on every side until faith has died… is that not a greater and infinitely more consequential massacre than the universe has ever witnessed?

The two anointed ones from the heavenly realms have each come down in their turn to see this world—like the two angels who visited Sodom—and their report has already been decided even before the third plague’s end: this world truly and fairly deserves the judgments of God Almighty.

Galvanize yourself, if you fear God, and take a firm stand for His law, and worship Him alone—not humanity or human rights or human wisdom or human beings. Only the Maker can remake what has been damaged beyond repair. There is no other way to fix a world that has been destroyed by mankind except to pour out your soul to its Creator in repentance, and submit yourself to Him—no matter the consequences.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

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Explained in the video entitled The Great and Marvelous Sign of the Seven Last Plagues (watch or download). 
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Exodus 34:7 – Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. 
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