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And The Rest Of The Men

Rev 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:
Rev 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

I always quickly glance over this verse: But what is in view is that those that do not seek a spiritual God in the person of the Father are already stuck in systems that are ultimately self-seeking and or self justified as systems of man's own construction. The ones who inherit a spiritual death from the fifth and sixth trumpet woes are those that attempt to worship God. Outside are those who worship other Gods or idols and even themselves, as making the gospel of none effect.

Not in view here are those members of the body of Christ that have not yet exited the churches. We must be approaching the overcoming of the angel (as the least of the flock) and the leavening of all such churches to one lump - the result that the whole is then leavened in their "blasphemous union". This actually requires the image set up by the false prophet spirit.

Likewise those men that commit sins without any faith are in view also: There must in some sense be a universality in view here so that the truth of the gospel is understood to every man. Indeed we see that this is the case in this modern era now that the internet has carried communication around the Earth at unprecedented speed.

In fact we do see that these plagues kill off the whole of the tare-filled church: These two woes are ongoing into the great tribulation, they compose together the two generating principles leading to the making of the image to the beast by the false prophet (as written of later on.) The overcoming of the angel of the church is the very next thing in view in the beginning of the next chapter (C10). There is in some universal sense an expectation that all should repent of these "plagues" - that the church should indeed be left completely by all: It has become fit for nothing.

Those that survive "for now" within these systems of woes could be said not to repent either: They do inherit plagues from God's wrath, but that is due their reward of having another gospel and another Christ: they certainly also come under the span of verse 20.


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