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The 6th Seal

Revelation 6:12-17

[12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
[13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men,and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Phase One

6th Seal, 1st Trumpet, 1st Vial

[Rev. 6:12]  And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

[Rev. 8:7] The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood,and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up,and all green grass was burnt up.
[Rev. 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 worshiped his image.

The worldwide shifting of the tectonic plates will produce the “great earthquake.” The ruptures along the plate boundaries across land areas will create massive volcanic eruptions.These eruptions will destroy one-third of the trees (in the volcanic blast zone) and all the green grass (from the ash fall) on the earth. The volcanic ash in the upper atmosphere will change the appearance of the sun and moon (as people look upward through a dense cloud of volcanic ash; the sun will fade into a blackish shade and the moon will appear reddish or like it was blood). Finally, the amount of hydrogen chloride gas pushed up into the ozone layer by violent eruptions will so weaken the structure of the layer that ultraviolet radiation will be able to reach the earth’s surface in large quantities. This ultraviolet radiation will produce a noisome and grievous cancer sore on all the lost who have been left behind after the Rapture.

Phase Two

6th Seal, 2nd Trumpet, 2nd Vial

[Rev. 8:8-9] And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

[Rev. 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.

One-third of the creatures in the sea will be destroyed by the volcanically induced reactions in the immediate vicinity of seafloor fault lines. As time passes, ocean currents will carry the smothering volcanic material throughout the oceans of the world, leading to total destruction of sea life. One-third of the ships in port will be destroyed by the tsunamis waves, resulting from the eruptions of seafloor volcanoes.

Phase Three

6th Seal, 3rd Trumpet, 3rd Vial

[Rev. 6:13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

[Rev. 8:10-11] And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

[Rev. 16:4] And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

The “stars” and “a great star” and “Wormwood” is a comet, which will hit the earth’s atmosphere and melts completely before reaching the earth’s surface. Embedded within the frozen mass of gasses that form the comet’s nucleus, there are thousands, perhaps millions of tiny pieces of meteoric rock. These rocks will not melt like the frozen gases; instead, they will appear as “falling stars”“third” of the “rivers and upon the fountains of waters”among the continental land masses. that burn themselves out in the earth’s atmosphere. The entrance of the comet into the earth’s atmosphere will be heralded as a meteor storm and its final effect will be the poisoning of much of the earth’s water supply as the dense fog like gases descend upon the rivers and lakes within the continental land masses. It is most likely; this comet will fall upon the Eurasia continent, as it would fit the “third”of the “rivers and upon the fountains of waters” among the continental land masses.

Phase Four

6th Seal, 4th Trumpet, 4th Vial

[Rev. 6:14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

[Rev. 8:12] And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

[Rev. 16:8-9] And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 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.

This is a two-roll Jewish scroll that rolls together toward the center. As one looks upon an open scroll, much writing is in full view of the reader’s eyes. However, as one slowly rolls the two ends toward each other, the writing slowly but surely disappears from view bit by bit--- and finally disappears completely when the two rolls meet. When numerous volcanoes begin to erupt at the first trumpet, the upper stratosphere will not immediately be filled with ash. It will take time but gradually the suspended volcanic cloud bands of ash will roll themselves together --- and one by one all the heavenly bodies will fade from view. The spread of volcanic clouds in the stratosphere will occur in stages. When the fourth trumpet sounds, the distribution of suspended ash will be such that at any given location the heavenly bodies will only be visible about one-third of a twenty-four-hour period. The complete filling of the earth’s atmosphere does not occur until shortly after the fifth trumpet. By the last drop of the fourth vial, the injection of volcanic hydrogen chloride by violent upward projection will have virtually destroyed the ozone layer. Without this protective ozone shield, ultraviolet radiation will pour down upon those left behind after the Rapture. The beginning of skin cancer at the first vial will have reached plague proportions by the fourth vial. Ultraviolet radiation is a scorching fire as compared to the radiation we now receive from the sun at the earth’s surface.

Phase Five

6th Seal, 5th Trumpet, 5th Vial

[Rev.6:14-15] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Revelation 9:1-12

[1] And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
[2] And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
[3] And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
[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 foreheads.
[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 man.
[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.
[7] And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
[8] And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
[9] And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
[10] And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
[11] And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
[12] One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
[Rev. 16:10-11] 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, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
When all the tectonic plates of the earth have completed their massive worldwide slippage, not one island or mountain will have its original geographical location. Their fixed latitudinal and longitudinal set of coordinates in degrees of minutes and seconds will be changed. This great shifting will produce a volcanic chain of eruptions that will send mankind into the dens and rocks of the mountains. The bottomless pit is the earth’s interior being a great fiery furnace. When the crust along the tectonic boundaries open, there will be catastrophic volcanic eruptions like the world has never seen. Only dim outlines of the heavenly bodies will be seen from the earth. When these boundaries are opened, spiritual demonic beings will be released and torment lost humanity for the last five months remaining of the Great Tribulation Period.
The Following Is A Description Of The Demonic Beings
Which Will Be Released From The Interior Of The Earth During This Phase
Check out these links for information about Abaddon, Apollyon and Pazuzu:
01.  Abaddon
02.  Abaddon
03.  Abaddon
04.  Abaddon
05.  Abaddon
06.  Abaddon
07.  Apollyon
08.  Apollyon
09.  Apollyon
10.  Apollyon
11.  Pazuzu

You can do a search for more images of Pazuzu, if you desire. There are some true archaeological images and some creepy phony images on the Internet of statues of this Ancient Demon, which will reappear on the earth as they come out of the Interior of the Earth during this 5th Trumpet. They will be on the Earth for the time frame of the 5th, 6th & 7th Trumpet and will stay during the Wrath of God and only be bound back into the Interior of the Earth when they are bound with the Devil just before the beginning of the Millennial Reign.

The Devil and his demonic followers will first be cast out of heaven, then there certain demonic beings that will be freed from the Earths' Interior for a short period of time. Afterwards, they all will be bound in the Earths' Interior for the Millennial Reign, then they all will be cast into the Lake of Fire, along with the Islamic Antichrist, his Religious Leader and all humans who have never been Saved by Grace through Faith!!!:

Revelation 12:

[7] And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
[8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
[10] And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
[11] And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
[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 20:

[1] And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
[2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
[3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
[4] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
[5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
[6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
[7] And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
[8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
[9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
[10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
[11] And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
[13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
[14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
[15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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In Revelation 8:13, the Scriptures proclaim a warning by saying: Woe, woe, woe to those who inhabit the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!  This 5th trumpet sounds and releases these demonic beings through the volcanic vents from the earth’s interior. They torment lost humanity for five months or 150 days. This event begins a period of “five months” (5 x 30 = 150 days) before the end of the Great Tribulation Period, which is 75 days before the “last trump” (I Corinthians 15:51-52 & II Thessalonians 4:16-18) announcing the Rapture of the saved from the earth, since the demons are instructed not to hurt the saved, “but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”  
The full text of this 5th trumpet “Woe” is found in Revelation 9:1-11. The “Saved” will be on the earth during this event!

Phase Six

6th Seal, 6thTrumpet, 6th Seal

Revelation 9:13-21

[13] And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
[14] Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
[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.
[16] And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
[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.
[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 their mouths.
[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.
[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:
[21] Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

[Rev. 16:12 & 16] 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. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

At some time in eons past God confined four of Satan’s angels to a material place --- the Euphrates River. They are imprisoned here for a specific purpose --- to destroy one-third of the Holy Land population. These four demonic beings and their 200-million demonic army will use the natural elements of volcanic fire to destroy people in this area.  A large number of people will be jammed along the upper Euphrates and down the Jordan through the valley of Armageddon. This massive army will be there at the request of the Antichrist or Islamic leader to finally destroy the people of Israel. During this time, the splitting of the Great Rift Valley from Lebanon to the Gulf of Aqabah will cause the collapse of the Palmyra folds and faults. The Euphrates River will be diverted towards the Jordan River and the Dead Sea into the Gulf of Aqabah. The southern three-fourths of the Euphrates River will dry up and allow the kings of the east to travel west to Jerusalem to worship the returned Messiah for the next one thousand years.

Phase Seven

7th Seal, 7thTrumpet, 7th Vial

[Rev. 6:17]  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

[Rev. 11:15 & 19]  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 forever and ever. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

[Rev. 16:17-21] 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. 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. 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. 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.

This is the last stage of His great wrath and there will be very few people left alive on the earth. This phase begins with an increase in the intensity of volcanic eruptions producing volcanic hail or bombs and finally brings about the greatest earthquake in the history of humanity. It will occur in the Jordan River Valley and will split  the city of Jerusalem into three sections. This great earthquake will start a chain reaction of earthquakes throughout the global tectonic plate boundaries, resulting in the destruction the cities of the world and the city of Rome, Italy will be completely destroyed by volcanic fire by the Colli Albani volcano, eventually sinking beneath the earths’ surface and engulf by the Tiber River. This chain reaction will end with great volcanic hail or melting rocks being thrown out upon the unbelieving people of the world during this forty-five day period of the Wrath of God.

The Great Tribulation of Volcanic Hail

During the Great Tribulation Period, the words, “great hail” are mentioned as occurring on the Seventh Trumpet in Revelation 11:19 and on the Seventh Vial of Wrath in Revelation 16:21.  These two words describe something out of the ordinary.
First, it expresses the idea of being “great.” This is not something typical as if being a thunderstorm.
Second, the “hail” is associated with: [“shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth; lightning and voices and thundering and an earthquake; Rev.11:19.]---[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 and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts and the cities of the nations fell.  And every island fled away and the mountains were not found; 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. Rev. 16:18-21.]
The following links may give an explanation of this event as hail or volcanic bombs, which are cast out from volcanic eruptions, taking place primarily near the tectonic plate boundaries.

Check out these links, for more information about this plague of the hail.
01.   Volcanic Bomb
Check out this link, for information abut the number of volcanoes.
01.   Volcano List