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The Sixth Trumpet War of Revelation 9
The Last Prophesied War Before Armageddon

A 200-Million-Man Army. 1/3 of Mankind Will Die.
That war has already begun. Who are the players? What will happen?

By Ken Raggio

First written in August 2006. Updated as news unfolds!

"And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them," Revelation 9:13-16.

In Revelation 8 and 9, John described seven "trumpets" of the endtime. My article entitled, "The Seven Trumpets of Revelation" explains the entire subject. That article shows that the first five trumpets have already sounded, and we are right now in the era of the Sixth Trumpet. Lest you insist that all seven trumpets will occur after the rapture, I remind you that the rapture of the church and the second coming of Jesus Christ will occur "at the last trump."

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed," I Corinthians 15:51-52.

The seventh and last trumpet calls the saints of God to meet Jesus Christ in the air to attend with Him the battle of Armageddon, where He will triumph over all His enemies and establish His kingdom on earth.

Therefore, we must come to terms with the reality that all the previous trumpets will have already sounded before the rapture of the church. That means that living believers will see and hear these powerfully significant prophetic signs take place. I urge you to read my companion article entitled, "The Seven Trumpets." You will see that the first five trumpets have already sounded.

Although many people are familiar with the term "Armageddon," very few of them actually know what the Bible says about that fearsome battle. Saddam Hussein called the Gulf War of 1991 the "mother of all wars," but the Gulf War will be dwarfed by both the Sixth and Seventh Trumpet Wars.

Before Armageddon takes place, John said that he saw another terrifying war during the sounding of the Sixth Trumpet (Revelation 9:16).

The Sixth Trumpet will be the last major war before Armageddon. In this spiritual revelation, John saw the largest army ever assembled. "I heard the number of them," he said. Two hundred million!

That will be the largest army that has ever fought in the history of the world! Think about it! A 200-million-man army! And that army is scheduled to march very soon.

This incomprehensible battle, according to John, begins when four angels or spirits are loosed in the region of the Euphrates River. It is a horrible calamity that will kill fully one-third of the population of the earth - more than two BILLION people!

Look at any map of the region to see the local nations that will be involved in this war. They are the nations touched by the Euphrates River: Euphrates Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. By no small coincidence, these are also the nations that are RIGHT NOW engaged in an escalating war against Israel and the West. This prophecy describes a coalition of nations that will almost certainly include China and Russia and several other Muslim nations of the Middle East.

The Sixth Trumpet War begins along the Euphrates River. The Euphrates originates in Turkey, and flows through Syria and Iraq. Then it converges with the Tigris River, which then borders IRAN. Anyone who hears the daily news should know that these four nations are extremely volatile trouble spots for military conflicts nowadays. The prophecies even imply that the nation of Iraq, once controlled by the regime of Saddam Hussein, will be a notable part of this final showdown. The presence of radical Shia and Sunni Moslems, plus Al Qaeda and Hezbollah throughout this region guarantees that there will continue to be increasing hostilities.

The population of these countries today is: Turkey - 77 million; Syria - 19.4 million; Iraq - 29 million; Iran - 70 million. The total population of that region is 195.4 million. Obviously, a 200-million-man army cannot come from these nations alone.

China Many Bible students have for decades suspected that the two hundred million man army would come from China. Chairman Mao boasted in the 1960s of an army of two hundred million men. Until the Islamo-fascist uprising of recent years began, it seemed that no other nation on earth could accomplish that feat.

Admittedly, radical Islamic extremism might now be capable of calling a 200-million-man army, but at this time it seems highly unlikely. In the light of China's cooperation with Iran and Syria (both openly and covertly), it appears to be fairly certain that China will league with Iran and Syria, somehow engaging Iraq and Turkey as well, to attempt to defeat Israel and the west. The entire international community is familiar with the loathings of radical Islamic fundamentalists who scream "Death to Israel! Death to the United States!" Their rabid anti-Zionism, anti-American hatred will not die, but will escalate into the worst conflagration in the history of human conflicts.

Every day, the evidence mounts that China will be tightly leagued with Russia and many of the Islamic nations in a powerful new anti-Israel political and military alliance from which this 200-million-man army will ultimately come.

I will show that actual alliance to you in this article. I will show you HARD EVIDENCE that there IS, right now, a massive coalition forming between these very nations just mentioned with China, Russia and several extremist Islamo-fascist nations in that neighborhood.

China army China possesses the worlds’ largest conventional, low-tech army. China could, at least theoretically, easily engage the largest army of foot-soldiers in the history of the world. The combination of its own interests in competing with the West for OIL DOMINANCE in that region, and winning the good will of the oil-rich Muslim nations there, is already spelling the creation of a POWERFUL POLITICAL AND MILITARY AXIS between China and the Muslim nations.

Kings East The Bible foretells the last and final march of "the Kings of the East," immediately before Armageddon. I believe that coalition is being formed right now. The SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION might be described as the Eastern powers' emerging answer to the Western NATO alliance. The SCO was founded in Shanghai, China in 2001. It is, above all, a cooperation between China and Russia, with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as members. More significantly, however, (with regards to Bible prophecy) is the SCO "observer status" of IRAN, PAKISTAN, India and Mongolia. As of October 2008, Russian and China have voiced approval to make Iran a permanent member of the SCO.

Iran and Pakistan are hotbeds of Islamo-fascist extremists, including Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, and the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which supports the enormous terrorist extremists, Hezbollah. Together, they are Israel's public enemy Number One.

Pakistan is arguably the most explosive political situation in the world today. It is a nuclear-empowered country that is in grave danger of falling into the hands of the likes of the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden.

This is a convoluted mess. On one hand, it seems impossible to predict what may happen when these nations join forces, but I can't see how it can possibly be good news for either Israel or the United States and Western democracy.

It seems inevitable (to me) that China, Russia, Iran, Syria, perhaps Pakistan and Afghanistan will team up to finally squash the entire Zionist and American presence in the Middle East. This would definitely fit the description of the SIXTH TRUMPET WAR!! And it is ESCALATING even as we speak!

On February 26, 2008, the Parliament Speaker of Kyrgyzstan, Adahan Madumarov, proposed that the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) should form a Parliament Assembly. This is a MAJOR, MAJOR news development! His proposal was submitted to the President of the SCO, Kurmanbek Bakiev, who welcomed the initiative.

What is the significance of the SCO forming a Parliament? It will consolidate the Communist/Islamic nations of the East in the most formidable new political entity on planet earth. It will catapult the SCO into the world league of powers and almost instantly place it into the same ballpark as the European Union and NATO. This new non-democratic, communistic, pro-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Western, anti-NATO Parliament is destined to change the face of world politics dramatically.

For the first time in history, there will be a unified Parliament representing a conglomeration of Russia, China, Kazakhstan (a nation scarcely known in the west, yet four times the size of Texas), and several central Asian communist-Islamic nations, AND Iran, Pakistan and maybe even, eventually, Afghanistan. The SCO threatens to be the biggest challenge ever to Western Democratic ideology and politic.

But most significantly, is what the SCO represents in the context of Bible prophecy. The SCO may quickly rise up to be the political and military beast that finally comes to the Middle East to crush Israel. Don't miss that point!

Do not forget that these nations are the homeland to the world's most oppressive and despotic governments. Furthermore, several of them are the host nations for the world's worst terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and the Taliban. These nations share massive "underground" networks trafficking opium, heroin, and other illicit drugs that support the terrorist organizations. Their drug lords and mafia-like war-lords wield enormous power in these countries. Additionally, illicit arms traders in both China and the Muslim nations where the Taliban and Al Qaeda operate could easily provide all the missing links to a Sixth Trumpet scenario.

If and when this happens, it could very easily fulfill all the prophecies of the Sixth Trumpet War.

Only God knows the potential holocausts that could ensue if Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Syria drag China into the fray. If a nuclear war breaks out, the entire Middle East could easily go up in smoke.


Revelation 9:14 speaks of four spirits being loosed in the area of the Euphrates River, which runs through Iraq.

In verse 15, "And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men."

The very next verse introduces the 200,000,000-man army. I believe that the FOUR HORSES of Zechariah 6 and Revelation 6 are those four spirits that break out into war around the Euphrates. The American Standard Version calls them the four spirits that "patrol the earth."

The forces of Capitalism, Communism, Catholicism and Islam are converging RIGHT NOW on the Middle East. This unspeakably horrific SIXTH TRUMPET War is developing RIGHT NOW as a CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS between Capitalism, Communism, Catholicism and Islam in the area of the Euphrates River. It is NOT going to be pretty, but it IS going to fulfill Bible Prophecy, and it IS going to IMMEDIATELY PRECEED the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ at Armageddon.

What will precipitate a battle of such magnitude? What could be the motive behind a 200-million-man army marching into the middle east?

The west's military industrial complex has produced a menagerie of today’s sophisticated weaponry: stealth jets, intercontinental ballistic missiles, tanks, high-tech warfare tools as spy satellites, reconnaissance planes, aircraft carriers, and more. That hardly prepares them for a massive conventional ground warfare (old-fashioned foot soldiers) of this magnitude.

In these days of exorbitant oil and gas prices, and talk of shortages and energy dependence, and cries of "drill here, drill now," China's explosive economic growth is a cause for grave concern.

China's need for oil is growing at a staggering pace. The Middle East is the most likely place for China to get its oil, and it will get it, if necessary, by force. The Euphrates region is fabulously oil-rich. China has a long history of co-operation with Iran and Syria, economically, politically and militarily. Every day, China has more incentive for forming stronger alliances with the oil-rich Muslim nations.

These alliances will come with increasing threats to the west. Any new links between China and the Muslim world will invariably smack of anti-Semitic and anti-Western hostilities.

China has already demonstrated to the world its eagerness to act swiftly in matters pertaining to political upheavals among its neighbors. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Korea, Cambodia, and Vietnam have all felt Beijing breathing down their necks in modern times.

China strongly desires to maintain and expand dominance in the Asian community. (The Gulf War, however, may have taught them a painful lesson about what happens when modern warfare is waged with the advanced weaponry of Western powers against outdated weaponry such as theirs.)

China has conducted Nuclear Testing more recently than the other superpowers, and appears anxious to flex its muscles to assert its presence in the region. They conducted intimidating military exercises against Hong Kong during its transition from British rule to Chinese.

New threats are developing in the region.

In November 1997, unexpected election results in Taiwan raised the possibility of an international crisis. The old communist KMT government was suddenly unseated by the Democratic Progressive Party, and the consensus was boiling to declare independence from Beijing.

Eight of Washington’s elite military and diplomatic personalities were rushed to the region to try to diffuse any potential flare-up of tensions from Beijing.

The United States has recurrently warned China not to interfere with Taiwan, and China has recurrently warned the United States not to interfere. Obviously, the risk of serious trouble is running pretty high.

But the real showdown between China and the West may end up being in the Middle East if and when the Muslim world enlists China's assistance in the anti-American, anti-Israeli confrontation. The record shows that China has already been engaged in illicit sales of nuclear armaments to Muslim nations. Many of the Muslim nations in the Middle East are client states of China. The de facto alliance already exists. Both China and the Muslim nations have a similar interest in maintaining control of the oilfields of the Middle East. It may be that China joins with the Muslim nations in a cataclysmic confrontation with both Israel and the West in the near future, probably over the oil wealth of that region.

Nuclear Powers in India and Pakistan

In the summer of 1998, both India and Pakistan conducted Nuclear testing in their countries. Meanwhile, China, in July 1998, deployed six new ICBMs, loaded with nuclear warheads. That adds to 14 others that were already deployed. While the United States is certainly one of their perceived enemies, no one can deny that the entire Asian region is a hotbed of potential conflict. CHINA, PAKISTAN, and INDIA are all potential nuclear forces to be feared.

Most alarming, is the possibility that a nuclear showdown between these nations could EASILY KILL ONE-THIRD of humanity. There are 2.68 BILLION people living in the region.

That could easily become a fulfillment of the prophecy of Revelation 9:15, "And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men." The very next verse introduces the 200,000,000-man army (presumably China and its coalition partners).

Many Asian leaders hold the view that the United States must remain politically, economically, and militarily engaged in the Asian-Pacific to ensure stability. Others believe, however, that the US will ultimately withdraw, leading to regional instability. Consequently, many countries are attempting to forge new ties with the United States.

A TWIST: China has "New World Order" connections.

Zhu Rongi China's former Premier, Zhu Rongi, a radical reformer, was elected with a mandate to save the nation's industry and banks from collapse. Zhu's strategy included reorganizing the central bank along the lines of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Some students of prophecy would recognize the connection with behind-the-scenes international banking forces. This suggests that China is moving toward compliance with, and may actually be complicit with New World Order operatives (i.e., Big Brother).

Security Council As China acquires more and more clout in the east, via the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other agreements, we could quickly see a shift in dominance at the United Nations Security Council, weighing heavily against the United States. China may become increasingly active in the UN Security Council (photo), and ultimately dominate the UN strategy in a Middle East showdown. As long as China holds its seat there (and its veto power), its power should never be underestimated!

HERE IS AN INTERESTING ASIDE, for what it's worth:

Revelation 9:17 says,

"And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone."

Do these colors reveal the powers behind a 200-million-man army?

I will remind you that global politics, however influential, are nevertheless subservient to global economics.

Let me state that in other terms. Before you get TOO worried about who will win the struggles between CAPITALISTS and COMMUNISTS, remember that BOTH SIDES are controlled by Central Banks and the International Banking System. Remember Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild's historic, albeit infamous statement in 1791: "Allow me to issue and control a nation's currency, and I care not who makes its laws."

With that, let me remind you that the New World Order rules the world through the banking system, chiefly the Bank For International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. That means they control capitalist nations, communist nations, Muslim nations and Christian nations all the same. By further deduction, the NWO rules the central banks in the US, CHINA, IRAN and ISRAEL all the same. (For what it's worth, the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, is a SOCIALIST.)

I know that a lot of people cringe at such "conspiracy theory babble" but there can be no denying - through the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of International Settlements, the World Trade Organization and a hodge-podge of other extremely powerful international financial institutions, that every nation on earth has become a slave to the money-mongers. Whether you want to believe it or not, the international bankers truly rule the world.

With that said, I am going to also remind you that the Bible prophesies that the seven-headed, ten-horned beast of Revelation (representing the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast, and World Government) was SCARLET. That means RED. That means SOCIALISTIC. Expect the end-time World Government to be entirely Socialist. That spells GLOBAL SOCIALISM.

In a word, the New World Order fully intends to paint the globe RED - Socialist. That means that America is NOT going to succeed at turning the Middle East into a Democratic Republic. That means that SOCIALIST COMMUNISTS are going to prevail in the Middle East.

Do not be surprised to see the New World Order marching a SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST army into the Middle East to "settle" all the conflicts.

Two major Bible prophecies support this conclusion:

* 200 million men (Chinese or Islamic) attack from the EAST
* the GOG-MAGOG (Russian) Army attacks from the NORTH (Ezekiel 37).

This is probably a long shot, but I think it's at least worth a mention. Let's look at that verse again.

Revelation 9:17 says,

"And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone."

The COLORS of these breastplates (shields) were RED, BLUE and YELLOW:

* Fire-RED
* Jacinth-BLUE
* Brimstone- YELLOW

The New World Order has evolved from its roots in the International Banking System established by the Rothschilds The very name, Rothschild, means RED SHIELD.

The shield and colors of the Rothschild family on their coat of arms is BLUE and YELLOW. China is firmly controlled by a sophisticated Central Banking system that is fully compliant with the Bank for International Settlements in essentially the very same way as the US Federal Reserve controls America.

Was John telling us that the 200 million soldiers would be marching under the NEW WORLD ORDER colors? Or New World Order directives? Can it be that the secretive New World Order will use these primitive conventional means of warfare to attempt to crush the Middle East and convert it entirely to Socialism? I think so. But this Sixth Trumpet War may be intended for a much larger purpose than crushing Israel. This may be America's last stand.

The Sixth Trumpet War may spell the end of America's democratic republic. This may ultimately spell the overthrow of America by world-wide socialism. Don't say it can never happen.

Additional support for that theory comes from the fact that China has recently overhauled the Central Bank. The Central Bank is Big Brother’s number one power tool over any government. That indicates the increasing control of the New World Order gang, even inside the Great Wall.

Simply put, the entire NEW WORLD ORDER is headed for Scarlet-colored Socialism (including America) that will be complicit with Islam in rising up ominously against Israel. The pro-Israel American stance that was the hallmark of the 20th Century will be forever gone. Israel is destined, by prophecy, to see all the nations of the world come against her to destroy her. THAT is when Jesus will come.

In case you do not understand what I have just said, let me say it plainly. The Sixth Trumpet War (in which two billion people will die) may be won by Communism and Islam (from Russia, China, and Iran), and Capitalism and Christianity may be sorely defeated (a devastating American defeat) just before Jesus comes to turn the tide at Armageddon.

It is going to be very interesting, to say the least, to see how these scenarios actually unfold. Stay tuned to this website for more insight. If you have not subscribed to the DAILY BIBLE STUDY, please do so now!

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