Is the following a prophecy? If it isn't then what do you make it? Read slowly and carefully and you decide.
I am thinking the four angels holding the winds are beginning to let loose the four winds of destruction now! They hold on until the 144,000 are sealed is the only timetable given. From the events that have been happening it sure appears as though they are about all sealed. How bad would it have to get for you to see the catastrophes that have been going on are far beyond normal. When I first wrote this it was April 30'th and now it is May 28'th and catastrophes are still coming at a rate never experienced before. We still have a lot of tornado season to go through in the USA and take a look at the strife getting higher and stronger over there around Israel. I'm of the opinion that Yahweh is letting Satan and his angels and evil men loose to do their hellishness. The weather and strife of nations is where they excell to destroy plus many other evil things they have conjured up. It is a world of evil gone rampant.
Re 7:1 ¶ And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Re 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Re 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Those Servants of God are the 144,000 and yes of course they have a job to do. Hint, it is a witnessing job. The witnessing they have to do is after the churches are measured up. (judged) Rev. chap. 11:1. The witness goes to those outside what has claimed to be His church. Rev. 11:2 and on.
What I'm getting at here now is that the angels that were holding the winds preventing catastrophes to happen, let go I would say as soon as those special 144,000 are sealed. I am beginning to believe those four angles holding the winds are the first four angels described in the first four trumpets. When they finally have all let loose then the first one begins to sound the first trumpet when Jesus gives the signal. He is described as an angel who gives the signal. He is the only one who can minister at the Golden Altar in the Heavenly Sanctuary. The following first three verses tell the story of the signal to start the Trumpets. -
Re 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Re 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
Re 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
Re 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
These will be the first seven plagues, Rev. 9:20 reveals that, posted last verse below.
Re 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.
Re 8:8 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;
Re 8:9 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.
Re 8:10 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;
Re 8:11 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.
Re 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.
Re 9:20 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:
This is one of many studies one can do to show that we are very close to the consummation. We are very close to the trumpets to sound and my friends these are the first seven plagues.