I was just speculating.
I was thinking Pentecost, because that's the day Noah's flood started.
The waters persisted 150 days, and Apollyon's campaign is 5 months long. Then you have the 4 angels from Euphrates, "prepared for the hour, day, month, and year".
If there is a flood parallel, then does it follow the same schedule?
Just did a video with that assumption, reading Rev8ff live onscreen, commenting on the text. But not posted, because my video is boring.
Idea that trumpets were sounded for events and times, annually, monthly, holidays, convocations, so that's why the trumpets are used here.
So as I was talking, it occurred to me you can read the third trumpet as Year 3 Month 1 (beginning, first day), fourth as Year 3 month 2 (again beginning), so then fifth -- which begins Rev 9 -- would be Year 3 month 3 (again beginning).
So look: Abib/Nisan, Ziv, Sivan
(month when Pentecost begins). That plays into a different common contention about when Trib begins, but yet doesn't confirm it, as there are TWO accounting years, and the one beginning in Abib, is regnal (as well as sacred, Judah's kings dated their reigns from Abib 1).
So it wouldn't matter if the Trib began 'on time' at the beginning of Rosh Hashana. It would still be deemed the third year
, but now maybe the actual month is depicted: on the sacred/regnal calendar, which still doesn't tell you whether Trib itself began PER that calendar, or the other one (or any at all).
And notice that's playing to Noah, too: whose birthday, going by the math, is likely what we now call 1Passover.
I ended the video on that idea, didn't spend any time explaining it. Not sure the video is necessary, as the idea is probably clear to you already.
Now, what if
1st Trumpet lasts a year.
So the 'advertisement' that the Trib has begun, is not a bunch of suddenly-empty clothing falling on airplane seats and sidewalks; rather per BIBLE, lot of firey hail mixed with blood, which burns.. 1/3 earth, 1/3 trees and all grass; but it takes time for the pundits to analyze and calculate
the damage extent. Hence I'm thinking it takes a year. So too, did the Exodus plagues. So too, was Noah in the boat.
2nd Trumpet occurs Year 2
, and is remedial, since they didn't learn from Year One: your average pundit will call it an asteroid, and claim that the sea to blood is some kind of chemical in the asteroid, and all the dead fish and wrecked shipping, take a year or so for recovery. Meanwhile of course, some have calculated and notice oh, one third again
and begin to think of Bible, but most others scoff.
3rd Trumpet occurs Year 3, on Passover
(Noah's Birthday). Satan comes down JUST LIKE YEAR TWO ASTEROID, does the destruction himself
(that third), and many people die. Objective is to create a catastrophe and blame believers for it, preparatory to announce himself as Messiah (for of course he knows the Trib sequence, too). So he wants people to believe his version
of Bible prophecy, so he can a) win over the apostate, and b) bop believers into captivity or death. Cuz, now he can use the past 2 years, to make everyone want him (well, whoever he indwells, plus some guy in Israel who'll end up as the front man).
So oh how convenient, for REAL DEMONS to come out of imprisonment, beautiful and deadly.
4th Trumpet occurs 30 days later
, since if you knew your Bible, you'd know to start counting the Omer at the end of Passover week
, which including Passover's start (for those who do NOT know Bible and miscount it from the beginning).. is 30 days.
5th Trumpet occurs 57 days after Passover started, which is real Pentecost
.. 50 days after the end of Passover week, per Numbers 28:26 which Jews perpetually misread. Even the misreaders all know the importance of 56.. or will
know, by then (it's the most common meter in the Bible, difference between Passover and Pentecost, and Pentecost to 9th Av, amply documented in the Isaiah 53 meter, here
So the five months of torture then begin
, and end (say) the 12th or so of Bul. Per ISBE, that's when Gobyras took over Babylon in the famous underwater invasion sequence Cyrus used, with his uncle Darius the Mede, running the show.
Maybe exact anniversary of mene mene tekel upharsin.
Sixth Trumpet then blows.
Get the pun? Kicking off the sixth month!
Now the 2nd demon army (not even pretending to be human, since the fake Messiah is supposed to have angels at his command, right) -- comes up and out. Killing what? 1/3 one-third ONE THIRD of humans. In the name of Messiah, of course!
Satan wins now no matter what. If they believe HE is the Messiah, then they side with him (if only to escape death). If they don't, they learn to hate 'Messiah', which he's not but Jesus is. No doubt it will be like Hitler's Germany, where the initial targets were Jews and anyone who couldn't be used to 'help the cause', to weed them out, make the remainder easier to manipulate. Which of course, this SS de novo
, would do.
We know the 7th trumpet is at midpoint.
We know the Two Witnesses are killed at midpoint. All that is introduced to us during the intermission tableau/mime of Rev 10 and first half of 11. So then all of Bul ends the sixth month+ maybe 12 days, and when the six month ends it's Trib midpoint, too. (This would support those who contend Trib begins on Rosh HaShana, which maybe was
the old pre-Church schedule, I've not yet found it in Bible.)
So maybe just in time for 25 Chislev, the month following Bul, aka Chanukah, the LORD's birthday, our boys the Two Witnesses, get killed, or resurrected, or the earthquake happens.. or that statue is flown in.
And someone will say, 'well that's past the midpoint'. Not necessarily, depends on when the Trib actually began. Here, the accounting year is Jewish sacred.
In terms of absolute time elapse from Trib start, and whether you're accounting solar or lunar, the actual date can still be Trib midpoint, 3.5 years after it actually
began: there's maybe a 15-day variance, for example, between solar and lunar at this point (so 11/12 Chislev, 30 days later, is accounted by many lunar-keeping
Jews and Christians who don't know Bible.. as Chanukah).
Stopping this rough-draft scenario, here.