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 every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 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...» (chapter 16).
After that the beast was thrown into the fiery lake, «And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth» (19:21).
you see, the actions caused by the pouring of the bowls, very much remind us the
actions made by the trumpets. Correctly. Here is the key. The bowls are given to
us not only for the indication of the events in 1000 years; they give help or
additional details to understanding of the consequences caused by the trumpets.
Thus, the 1st bowl (purulent wounds on those who accepted the mark of the beast) lets us to understand, that before the first trumpet Antichrist will already force people to accept the mark of the beast. The 6th bowl prompts us that besides the inferners and 10 horns (17:14) the Oriental king will take part in the big fight, when 1/3 population of the Earth will be lost, and the fight will take place near Jerusalem (Armageddon is a Greek name for the valley Megiddo, located in the vicinities of Jerusalem (Jud.5:19; 4 King.23:29). It is an important strategic point connecting Europe, Asia and Africa. See http://philologos.org/bpr/files/a005.htm ).
we see, before second coming of Jesus Jerusalem will be besieged twice: for the
first time before Antichrist's governing, and for the second time before Jesus'
arrival. Antichrist wants to be similar to Jesus in everything. When Jerusalem
will be occupied, he will manage to convince some trustful souls that he is
Jesus - Messiah, whom everyone in Jerusalem expects. He will burn Vatican « At
the noise of taking of Babylon the earth trembles
» (Jer.50:46), because after the attack of Jerusalem, just before Jesus'
arrival, as the Bible says, a great distraction will take place in Vatican (when
after the resurrection of two prophets a great earthquake will take place in
Vatican). The Satan knows the Holy Scriptures. Therefore it is necessary to
remember, that Jesus
will not come until everything that is predestined (all the 7 trumpets) will
The second attack of Jerusalem will happen «when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people» (Dan.12:7). «Wheresoever the dead body is, (i.e. Israel will absolutely lose its strength), thither will the eagles be gathered together (then it will be attacked by all nations) » (Luke 17:37).
«...In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem... And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
... And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him... And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
... And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined…: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them » (Zech.12, 13).
«...And thou shalt come, (Gog and Magog- Muslim nations)... from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee... And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days... and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD» (Ezek.38)