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The Trumpets - Shifting Octal Subgroups

The eighth chapter of revelation lists the first four of the trumpet sequence as follows;

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Rev ch8:v1-13
Rev 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Rev 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.
Rev 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;
Rev 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.
Rev 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;
Rev 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.
Rev 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.
Rev 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Whereas in the seals we held fixed (static) a subgroup of our "sun" octal, say (b,d,f) and sequentially examined the word pictures in the text (whilst we shifted the identity element of the multiplicative group.) In the trumpets we hold fixed an identity element and shift the "static" subgroup.

The seals separated the first four seals from the last three easily enough: We have the same sequence in the trumpets also, - The first four trumpets also number to 666.

The last three trumpets are not the same as the seal sequence but are referred to "three woes" that are the wickedness of satan to bring antichrist, as "Death" or "Hell". as a consequence or backlash of the open seals.

The seals, which were on the book of life have completed the number of saved individuals as in the "great multitude" that correspond to the 144,000 chosen across the whole age from the cross to these end-times. The trumpets however show the consequences of shifting octal groups under the fixed unity, and refer to the states of "Death" or the left hand of God the Father.

The seals showed that the 144 "rest states" of the floating unity are the "penny" reward of God for serving Him, and staying in the "Sun octal". However the shifting octals under the fixed unity refer to moving out of the sun octal and represent disobedience, the element unity is in fact "shifted" to a different octal and there is no true "rest state" but a counterfeit one. This is in direct analogy to the "bow" of antichrist in the first seal.

The seals showed that rest in Christ is universal to His people (the elect in Christ) however the trumpets show that a person may appear to "at rest" when He is in fact disobedient. The word pictures in the passage above are very rich indeed, almost every word has direct meaning in the underlying algebra. The three woes are "demonic" influences that "frustrate the spirit of grace" and are there to turn away the multitude from the consequences of the last three seals which had they been in the trumpets would be to show Christ - the last three trumpets are "antichrist" and the "false prophet" culminating into "the beast" with the "image". The last woes are representative of the satanic counterfeit of the resurrection and the life in Christ. (followed by the counterfeit church, the "image" which is become the synagogue of satan.)

Just to recap, The sun octal with its subgroups {(a,b,c),(a,d,e),(a,f,g),(b,d,f),(b,e,g),(c,d,g),(c,e,f)} is held fixed in the seals with sequentially shifting unity with a seven cycle, so that if (b,d,f) is static, then the sequence a,c,e,g,b,d,f (where each term is used as unity and not a multiplicative seven cycle) are analogous to the seven seals. In each case the subgroups of the sun octal are preserved - the effects of the seals described in the passage of their opening show the results from the "triples" of the companion octals in the sea as revealed in the "left handed" octal resultant from the change of unity. The last three seals have no such companion octal from the sea - so therefore the consequences in the trumpets are not evident from the seals - the pageant here is "finished" in the seal passage, the trumpets precede the woes that are there to counterfeit salvation.


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