Fighting was a well-developed sport and enjoyed consistent popularity, in the classic period. In Greece, boxing became an Olympic game since 688 BC. Men have fought in combats since the beginning of their history. The Roman form of boxing was sometimes a fight until death. However, trained combat performers were also valuable commodities. So, their lives were generally not given up without due consideration.
A film by Scorsese
In modern times, important film directors have introduced characters living in a boxing entourage. A film by Scorsese is a portrait of an aggressive man who, tormented by feelings of rage and jealousy, alienates everyone close to him, including Viky, his second wife. When Vicky calls a rival boxer “good-looking”, LaMotta becomes uneasy. Everything goes downhill after he assigns Joey, his brother, to spy on her. Her “good-looking” comment from earlier upsets him so much that during his fight with Janiro, the rival boxer, he beats his face to a pulp. He then walks away triumphantly while smugly smiling at his wife.
Jealousy is, admittedly, an ambiguous feeling and has very often been represented in films, plays, poetry, and literature.
Othello’s war against the Turks
So, let’s enter into tragedy. The prince of Rosh in his role as the Antichrist was once embodied in Othello. He is a Moorish general in the Venetian army. By order of the Duke of Venice, Othello leaves to command the Venetian armies against invading Turks, accompanied by his new wife. The party arrives in Cyprus to find that a storm has destroyed the Turkish fleet. The tragedy revolves around Othello’s jealous love for Desdemona.
A jealous husband
Of God, the Bible says in Exodus 34:14-15: “For you must not prostrate yourself to another god, because Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, he is a jealous God; for fear that you may conclude a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, as they will certainly have immoral intercourse with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone will be certain to invite you, and you will certainly eat some of his sacrifices.” God considers Spiritual Israel as a wife and he will finally punish her for her adulterous behavior. He can show deep jealousy.
A mighty warrior
God is sometimes portrayed as a mighty warrior ready for the battle. Isaiah 42:13 reads: “Like a mighty man Jehovah himself will go forth. Like a warrior, he will awaken zeal. He will shout, yes, he will let out a war cry; over his enemies, he will show himself mightier.”
Some pages before, Isaiah in chapter 34 wrote: “For Jehovah has indignation against all the nations and rage against all their army. He must devote them to destruction; he must give them to the slaughter. “For in the heavens, my sword will certainly be drenched. Look! Upon Edom, it will descend, and upon the people devoted by me to destruction in the justice. Jehovah has a sword; it must be filled with blood; it must be made greasy with the fat, with the blood of young rams and he-goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams.”
A sacrifice in Bozrah
For Jehovah has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great slaughtering in the land of Edom. And the wild bulls must come down with them, and young bulls with the powerful ones; and their land must be drenched with blood, and their very dust will be made greasy with the fat.” For Jehovah has a day of vengeance, a year of retributions for the legal case over Zion.” Isaiah 34:2-8
There’s a big altar prepared on earth. It does not seem so pleasant to hear since truth is not always an easy point to accept. Anyway, there are many examples in the Bible urging for reflection.
Hailstones upon Gog
Ezekiel 38:22-23 puts it clear: “And I will bring myself into judgment with him [Gog of Magog], with pestilence and with blood; and a flooding downpour and hailstones, fire and sulfur I shall rain down upon him and upon his bands and upon the many peoples that will be with him. And I shall certainly magnify myself and sanctify myself and make myself known before the eyes of many nations, and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.”
This is a passage deeply connected with the plagues announced in Revelation, chapters 15 and 16.
Seven angels with seven plagues
About the plagues of Revelation, we read: “And I saw in heaven another sign, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues. These are the last ones because by means of them the anger of God is brought to a finish. And I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea mingled with fire, and those who come off victorious from the wild beast and from its image and from the number of its name standing by the glassy sea, having harps of God.” Revelation 15:1
Who are these people John sees coming off victorious in the proximity of the glassy sea mingled with fire? The glassy sea was an enormous basin filled with water, an outstanding architectural element outside the temple, near the altar. It probably was also an astronomic observatory and, consequently, a representation of the sky.
Many new scientific understandings
So, those coming off victorious in its proximity should have become aware of the truth about the vault of the sky. This is a detail which entails consciousness of the biblical teachings concerning the shape of the earth. The seven plagues of Revelation are in connection with a number of new understandings relative to the earth, the sea, the sources of waters, the sun, the throne of the wild beast and Babylon the Great. The last bowl is finally thrown against the air.
This represents a great revolution in the scientific domain, the discovery of irrefutable truths in astronomy, physics, chemistry, electromagnetism. And, of course, a deeper understanding in prophecy. Here you will find the related text of Revelation 15:5-8; 16:1-21(passim quotation)
Seven golden bowls
“The sanctuary of the tent of the witness was opened in heaven, and the seven angels with the seven plagues emerged from the sanctuary, clothed with clean, bright linen and girded about their breasts with golden girdles. And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls that were full of the anger of God, who lives forever and ever. And the sanctuary became filled with smoke because of the glory of God and because of his power, and no one was able to enter into the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.” Revelation 15:5-8 This last verse has a deep meaning. No one will have access to the general understanding up to the end of the scientific inquiry about the earth system. Up to then, nations will trample the sanctuary courtyard. (Cf. Revelation 11:2)
The anger of God poured into the earth
“And I heard a loud voice out of the sanctuary say to the seven angels: “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the anger of God into the earth.”And the first one went off and poured out his bowl into the earth. A hurtful and malignant ulcer came to be upon the men that had the mark of the wild beast and that were worshiping its image. And the second one poured out his bowl into the sea. It became blood as of a dead man, and every living soul died, [yes,] the things in the sea.” (Cf. Flat earth: a brief summary By earthmeasured.com A cosmic representation of the earth and sky By earthmeasured.com)
The rivers and the fountains of the water
And the third one poured out his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of the waters. They became blood. And I heard the angel over the waters say: “You, the One who is and who was the loyal One, are righteous because you have rendered these decisions, because they poured out the blood of holy ones and of prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.” And I heard the altar say: “Yes, Jehovah God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judicial decisions.” (Cf. Waters in the cosmic earthly space By earthmeasured.com)
A bowl poured upon the sun
And the fourth one poured out his bowl upon the sun, and to [the sun] it was granted to scorch the men with fire. And the men were scorched with great heat, but they blasphemed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give glory to him. The fifth one poured out his bowl upon the throne of the wild beast. And its kingdom became darkened, and they began to gnaw their tongues for [their] pain, but they blasphemed the God of heaven for their pains and for their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works. (Cf. The sun is a disk By earthmeasured.com Analemma of the Sun and the Klein Bottle non Orientable Surface By earthmeasured.com Spirals and the sun analemma By earthmeasured.com )
And the sixth one poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates, [Babylon]and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun. I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs. All these go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty. (Cf. Armageddon By earthmeasured.com)
Since much that is said concerning Jerusalem in the Scriptures is in condemnation of her, one point is clear. Only when faithful did Jerusalem symbolize the true Christian congregation, “the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:16) When unfaithful, it was pictured as a prostitute and an adulterous woman. As such, it could only represent apostates. They follow a ‘prostitute’ course of infidelity to the God whose name they claim to bear. This way, the pouring of the sixth bowl is a plague affecting the true Christian congregation. Their infidelity is becoming more and more evident in the course of time.
The seventh one poured out his bowl upon the air. At this a loud voice issued out of the sanctuary from the throne, saying: “It has come to pass!” Lightning and voices and thunders occurred. A great earthquake occurred such as had not occurred since men came to be on the earth, so extensive an earthquake, so great. And the great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of the anger of his wrath. Also, every island fled, and mountains were not found. And a great hail with every stone about the weight of a talent descended out of heaven upon the men. The men blasphemed God due to the plague of hail because the plague of it was unusually great.” Revelation16:1-21
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Arms laid down
So, by now, much of the prophetic book of Revelation can be understood. The same can be about the prophecy of Gog of Magog. The post initial picture is portraying Vercingetorix. He was the chieftain of the tribe of the Arverni, commander of the rebel stronghold of Alesia, king of the Gauls. He was forced to lay down his arms at the feet of Caesar. This young barbarian leader could be taken as a good representation for the Gog of Magog’s fighting and his conclusion. But these are considerations I will maybe expose in a later post.