In Rev. 18 we read of a city that would be judged in one hour. Which city is that? And what kind of fire could possibly lay a city to waste in just one hour? The city is a city that sits on seven hills, for the story of this city also known as Mystery Babylon starts in Revelation 17, and is continued in Rev.18 where its final moments is explained like this. Rev. 18:17 “ For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!” For a more detailed explanation on the whereabouts of the city, I refer you to this : “Why we are not a denomination” http://www.themessage.com/sermons
What could possibly cause such destruction in just one hour? And why would traders who saw this not rush into this rich city to save some of the riches in the places where the fire has not yet burned? Because they will be witnessing a nuclear explosion and its aftermath in action from which it is best to stand far off due to radiation. In Rev.17 the woman which sits on a city which lays on 7 hills has been warned that ten horns [military powers] would hate her and burn her with fire, and in Rev.18 the fire that will destroy her is described to be able to do so in just one hour. What can ignite miles of city buildings in just a few moments? The nuclear bomb.
Fifty percent of the energy from a nuclear detonation is distributed in blast forces. Approximately thirty-five percent of the weapon's energy comes in the form of heat. “ The role of thermal energy should not be treated as a secondary factor in attacks on urban centers, because the full destructive effect of the initial heat from the detonation is felt when the fuel presented by civilization is ignited and becomes itself a weapon of destruction. Glasstone indicates a military interest when he states, "The types of mass fires of particular interest, because of their great potential for destruction, are 'fire storms' and conflagrations [p. 299]." [from: www.nukefix.org/weapon]
“ In Hiroshima, a tremendous fire storm developed within 20 minutes after detonation and destroyed many more buildings and homes." [Wikipedia Encyclopedia]
It all began in 1945 when the earth beast of Rev.13:11 did what it was foretold to be able to do. “ Rev.13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,…” In 1945 a government [beast] who became a world power due to their ability to work the earth from their East coast to the West, discovered the atomic bomb and made fire to fall from the skies on Hiroshima and Nakasaki. At that time the whole world wondered about this new bomb. What on earth is this? How did they do it? We must have it too! And then they wondered after the same knowledge, doing everything including spying to get it also. One of the bombs discoverers when he saw the power of this bomb is said to have said: “ Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds”
America is our earth beast who did not get its world power by conquering nations [seas] like Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander of Macedon or Rome, but by conquering the vast earth of the land of the Amer Indians, making it to give up its wealth, and by that wealth became able to push around the rest of the world with its military horn. It did spoke like the Lamb Jesus Christ at first when their Puritan forefathers was so much closer to God, but today it speaks more like the dragon Satan. Its draconian decisions in places like Iraq has been condemned worldwide. But who is like this beast? Who can stand before its abilities? When nations sees the American Buffalo beast coming, all most of them can do, is flee. For it’s a super power, a super beast, the one foretold in Rev.13.
But there has come a balance since 1945, for there rose to power north from Israel, Russian the end time Bible king of the north.[Dan.11:40] They too can make fire fall from heaven. And now we have this balance that can tip into any direction. In Rev.9 this balance is prophesied to be terribly disturbed, and then a third of the people of the earth will lose their lives. That could be more than 2 billion if it is to happen in the near future, even more if it happens later. Rev.9 describes the terrible horses which we discussed in my previous post. There we have seen how John saw horses [missiles] which kills in a 3 fold manner when its lion heads [war heads] roars or explodes.
" Rev. 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire,…” Approximately thirty-five percent of the weapon's energy comes in the form of heat.Rev.9:18b “…and by the smoke,…”Where there is fire, there is smoke. Where there is explosions-there is smoke and dust. Many people could choke in the smoke before the fires get to them. And with the radiation in the air-this smoke now becomes very dangerous, as it would be radioactive. Wikipedia describes here what happens:: " The neutron radiation serves to transmute the surrounding matter, often rendering it radioactive. When added to the dust of radioactive material released by the bomb itself, a large amount of radioactive material is released into the environment.”
Rev.9:18c :“ and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths." What else then the nuclear missile warhorses can issue fire, smoke, and brimstone [burning stone]. When mankind began to process uranium bearing rock, and put it through some more processes, it produced brimstone or burning stone, that can destroy a city. The exploding of a one megaton bomb will release a blast wave twice the speed of a hurricane, smashing buildings over a radius of five miles. Cars will be tossed about like toys, destroying everything within a 5 mile radius within 12 seconds of impact. During the time brimstone explodes, the blast wave turns buildings and structures into weapons as it crumbles and is hurled at people. Terrible will be this day when these nuclear warhorses is set free from their silo’s and other places of hiding.
But the initial fire, smoke and brimstone are not all. For these war horses that can run from America to Africa in just 25 minutes, also have tails. Once the lion warhead of a nuclear bomb has spoken, a mush room cloud will rise high into the air to tell the tale of what just happened. John describes their tails. " Rev. 9:19 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."
When the nuclear bomb detonates it sends a giant tail of smoke up in the air. From the point of impact, a smoke tail formed from burning material will rise that will become longer and longer like a massive air serpent. It’s a tail of smoke and radioactive debris that usually looks to have a mushroom head. The mushroom head is now also compared by John with the head of a serpent. And that is exactly how dangerous it is. As poisonous as a serpent head is, so poisonous is the nuclear fallout that stands up from the earth like a giant serpent ready to strike. And it can move above the earth like a serpent. On whatever it descends it releases radioactivity. Whosoever sees this serpent cloud stands up from the earth, must not think it will bring welcome shade or good rains. It is much better to get away as far as possible from the area where this serpent stood up. Indeed the tail of the nuclear bomb blown around by the wind will not only block sunlight, but also poison water, plants and whatever is precious to us.
" JOEL 2:1 ¶ Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. "
Fire, smoke, and thick gloomy darkness in the aftermath of mushroom clouds. These are the descriptions fitting nuclear warfare. The Bible prophets have seen and spoke their warnings. But who will listen?