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Sixth Trumpet: Religious War, 1/3 of Man Killed.
“Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice…” Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And this is how I saw in the vision…the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths. The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols…and they did not repent of their murders nor of the sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.”
Here we see that angels are holding back a war that will originate from the Middle East, where the Euphrates River is.
But when the sixth trumpet sounds, the angels will back off and a world war will erupt. We can see right now in world events that the Middle East has and is a place of trouble. Israel and its neighbors have fought for decades, and now the West and radical Muslims are fighting and it is going to get worse. The three plagues of fire, smoke and brimstone that kill one third of mankind can easily be seen as nuclear devastation.
World War III is right around the corner. The king of the North (the US) and the king of the South (radical Islam) are already in conflict; it is just a matter of time before it escalates and the sixth trumpet is fulfilled.