|Revelation Book 16
Glad Helper Interpretation
|1Â 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.
2Â 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.
3Â 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.
4Â And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5Â 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.
6Â For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7Â And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
8Â And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
9Â 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.
10Â 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,
11Â And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
12Â 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.
13Â 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.
14Â 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.
15Â Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16Â And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
17Â 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.
18Â 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.
19Â 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 his wrath.
20Â And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21Â 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 exceeding great.
|13. (Q) What is meant by the angels with the seven vials, Rev. 16?
(A) This again is that fulfilling of the law. This is as the carrying forth in the earth of those influences that bring the wrath in the active forces, in the experience of the individuals.
14. (Q) What is the symbol of the 1st vial and the pouring of it?
(A) These all are as the same, through are represented as the effective activity upon the various conditions that have become a part of the errors in those that have the mark of the beast. 281-36
7. (Q) Please explain the meaning of some of the symbols in the sounding of the seven angels: 1. Hail and fire, blood and 1/3 of earth burned. What is the earth in this connection?
(A) As has been intimated or given in the first interpretations of what the elements represent, that are apparent or a portion of the First Cause; as the Earth, Air, Water and the like. These are then as has just been given, ever to represent or be symbolical of the same influences or forces throughout; else we may become confused as to their place. Earth - that as we represent as being in a state of transition, or as earthy. Not necessarily lowly or unduly a condition that would belie development. But as Fire is purifying, as Hail is the crystallization of the Water, the Air and the temperaments, so all of these then represent those as figuratives of that as may be purified by the fires of Nature; as may be represented by the earth when they are met and conquered and used for the development - as in the Hail and the like becoming purifying in their natures for the crystallization and the oneness of the individual's purposes and desires.
For to go back just a bit, that we may ever keep what is the purpose of the Revelation: Was it for the purpose of confusing, of being mysterious? (This has been gone over before, to be sure) Rather was it not to present it that each entity, each soul, might find within itself that which answers to that within, that makes the real answer to that as was before stated, "My Spirit beareth witness with thy spirit"? And until the answer is in accord, in attune, is there the consciousness of the prompting of the ability in a manifested material world to make same practical?
Then as the progress is made, as the understanding comes more and more, NEVER, NEVER does it make the manifested individual entity other than the more humble, the more meek, the more longsuffering, the more patient. Of this ye may be sure.
Then in all of the experiences of the opening of the centers as are represented, and those vibrations that find expression in the various temperaments of individual souls, these come not as justifications in SELF but justification in the Lamb of God!
8. (Q) 2. Mountain of fire in sea, sea becomes blood.
(A) Again as the body elements that becomes conflicting one with another, which shows the overcoming within the individual activities of the influences that are constantly warring within.
How has it been said? "O today there is life and death, good and evil - Choose thou." This may be said to be symbolical then of these conflicting forces within the influences that are ever present, or as given by another, "The Spirit is willing, the flesh is weak." These are symbolical then, one interpreting the other. 281-31
21. (Q) Please interpret the fall of Babylon as referred to in the 14th, 17th, and 18th chapters of Revelation.
(A) Babylon represented the individual; those periods through which every soul passes in its delving into the varied mysteries that are the experiences of the carnal- mental, the spiritual-mental forces of the body; and, as viewed from that presented, may come to the knowledge only through the CLEANSING that is shown must come to those that would be saved from the destructions that are given there. 281-16
17. (Q) Does Babylon symbolize self?
(A) Babylon symbolizes self.
18. (Q) Does Rev. 18 give some idea in symbols of the effect of the fall of self - selfishness?
(A) It does. 281-36
9. (Q) 3. Great star falls from heaven. What are the 1/3 part of the rivers and fountains that it falls upon?
(A) The star signifies simply the coming of the influence from without to the influences from within, as is signified by "His Star have we seen." Then this becomes that as falls upon the 3rd, or that is a 3rd portion of the bodily activities - and as interpreted in the experience of the individual, ye have made so many steps as it were along the way. 281-31