25 Nisan 5762
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. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore (Strong's 1668) upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.Online Bible:
1668 elkov helkos hel'-kos
probably from 1670; ;n n
AV-sore 3; 3
1) a wound, esp. a wound producing a discharge pus
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 27th edition:
Lues (syphilis): Lues (pronounced Lou-ease) is an old name for syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that has been around for centuries and is caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete, a worm-like spiral-shaped organism that infects by burrowing into the moist mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. The spirochete then produces the classic non- painful ulcer known as a chancre. There are three stages of syphilis:
The first (primary) stage: This involves the formation of the chancre. At this stage, syphilis is highly contagious. The primary stage can last one to five weeks. The disease can be transmitted from any contact with one of the ulcers, which are teeming with spirochetes. If the ulcer is outside of the vagina or on the scrotum, the use of condoms may not help in preventing transmission. Likewise, if the ulcer is in the mouth, merely kissing the infected individual can spread syphilis. Even without treatment, the early infection resolves on its own in most women.
The second (secondary) stage: However, 25 percent of cases will proceed to the secondary stage of syphilis, which lasts four to six weeks. This phase can include hair loss; a sore throat; white patches in the nose, mouth, and vagina; fever; headaches; and a skin rash. There can be lesions on the genitals that look like genital warts, but are caused by spirochetes rather than the wart virus. These wart-like lesions, as well as the skin rash, are highly contagious. The rash can occur on the palms of the hands, and the infection can be transmitted by casual contact.
The third (tertiary) stage: This final stage of the disease involves the brain and heart, and is usually no longer contagious. At this point, however, the infection can cause extensive damage to the internal organs and the brain, and can lead to death.
Diagnosis is by blood test, either the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) or Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test. Treatment is with antibiotics.
The name "syphilis" was coined by Hieronymus Fracastorius (Girolamo Fracastoro). Fracastorius was a true Renaissance man; he wrote on the temperature of wines, the rise of the Nile, poetry, the mind, and the soul; he was an astronomer, geographer, botanist, mathematician, philosopher and, last but not least in the present context, a physician. In 1530 he published the poem "Syphilis sive morbus gallicus" (Syphilis or the French Disease) in which the name of the disease first appeared. Perhaps more importantly, Fracastorius went on in 1546 to write "On Contagion" ("De contagione et contagiosis morbis et curatione"), the first known discussion of the phenomenon of contagious infection: a landmark in the history of infectious disease.
For quite a while now (before the Oslo War of Passover, 2002) it has been almost impossible to turn on the tv or radio without hearing about anthrax and/or smallpox. The reason I have concentrated on the smallpox virus is that it is transmitted from human-to-human as opposed to anthrax which is usually contracted by exposure to animal substances.
Syphilis seems to be the natural extension of a study on smallpox as it is called "great pox" and they both present (as well as other STDs) with the same symptoms and could easily be considered "a noisome and grievous sore." Sexually transmitted diseases speak of infidelity and are pertinent to our study as they are the physical manifestation of an unfaithful mate. (Please see wormwood file for more on the book of Revelation and the testing of an unfaithful wife by the drinking of bitter waters.)
For a disturbing, hair-raising look at where public sex education has landed us please view the PBS Frontline Show "Lost Children of Rockdale County" and you will see that the smallpox/syphilis vial is already spilling over:
Lost Children of Rockdale County
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. 4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.Vials two and three both deal with water so I'm going to combine them. The second vial states that the sea becomes "as the blood of a dead man" which points to the absence of the circulation of oxygen/nutrients/removal of waste products which results in a change of color, temperature and "rigor mortis." For the ocean currents to stop there must also be a change in the earth's rotation and wind currents (please see four winds file), etc.
Various phenomena that could apply to these two vials:
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 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.Here we have another vial that is very prominent in the news especially in the summer months. Skin cancer from depletion of the ozone layer is already a problem. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs), solar flares, sunspot activity, etc. should also be watched (http://science.msfc.nasa.gov/ssl/pad/solar/cmes.htm).
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness;This vial is a little harder to pinpoint. I found two possibilities:
1. Rogue planet near earth flyby (please see '...and his kingdom was full of darkness...' for ancient historical data) and to be a little more specific: Planet X flyby stopping rotation of earth for 3 days as predicted for May, 2003?
2. Another possibility is a sandstorm which is what a group of scientists decided happened during the Exodus plagues (please see The Ten Plagues file):
Arizona: Dust storm causes 26-vehicle pileup
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. 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. 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."With the push of a button at the new Ataturk Dam last week, Turkey's President Turgut Ozal cut the flow of the Euphrates River to Syria and Iraq, his country's arid downstream neighbors, by 75%." (Time, Jan, 1990)
The Ataturk Dam along with localized drought conditions easily explain this vial. (Please see Euphrates file for more info.)
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. 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. 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 his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 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 exceeding great.Please see '...a great earthquake...' and '...great hail...about the weight of a talent..." files.