Vial - God's Judgement on the Papacy (Second Beast)
First Vial - Sore came upon men
Vial - God's Judgement on the Papacy (Second Beast)
Revelation 16:1 - Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.
Revelation 16:2 - So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
Isaiah 1:4 - Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
Isaiah 1:5 - Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, And the whole heart faints.
Isaiah 1:6 - From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no soundness in it, But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores; They have not been closed or bound up, Or soothed with ointment.
Isaiah 1:7 - Your country is desolate, Your cities are burned with fire; Strangers devour your land in your presence; And it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
Nahum 3:19 - Your injury has no healing, Your wound is severe. All who hear news of you Will clap their hands over you, For upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually?
Hosea 5:12 - Therefore I will be to Ephraim like a moth, And to the house of Judah like rottenness.
Hosea 5:13 - When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah saw his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb; Yet he cannot cure you, Nor heal you of your wound.
Jeremiah 30:12 - For thus says the Lord: 'Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.
Jeremiah 8:21 - For the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt. I am mourning; Astonishment has taken hold of me.
Jeremiah 8:22 - Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people?
Psalms 38:3 - There is no soundness in my flesh Because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones Because of my sin.
Psalms 38:4 - For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
Psalms 38:5 - My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.
The earth, in the antichristian universe, signifies the people at large under Roman Empire.
The First Vial was poured out on Papal France, where its catholic worshippers of the beast are covered with its noisome and grievous sores.
The First Vial was poured out when the foul and loathsome sore of atheism spread across France casuing the French Revolution. The French Protestants had been killed, so the Catholic religion was all that was left. And the Lord Jesus allowed the abomination of atheism to corrupt the French people, to turn them away from the Papal Church, which led to the bloody French Revolution.
This had been the moral state (sore) of France for a century. A plague rendered more acute and deadly by the venom of INFIDELITY which had taken possession of the entire nation, loosening every moral tie, and preparing the totally apostate people to dethrone God Himself, if it had been possible, substituting the worship of a licentious harlot, as the goddess of Reason. France fell into total apostasy, as the plague of infidelity and immorality, like an ulcerous sore, covering the nation from head to foot (Isaiah 1:6).
The country of France was called the First Born Son of the Papacy, as the French king and Catholics revered the pope as their leader. The Pope commanded the King of France to have his Catholic army to persecute and kill the Protestants in the country.
Having the Mark of the Beast meant that you revered the Pope (forehead) and that you obeyed the Pope (right hand).
Earlier, France was equally split between Catholics and Protestants, but after the French persecuted the saints, there was practically none left in the country, as they had either escaped or were killed. The true Christians who contributed to the great country of France were now gone. The salt of the land that had preserved it, had been cast out.
French Revolution caused them to seek liberty from any religious institution, and they turned on the Roman Catholic Church. The result, which is explained in the next few vial judgements, resulted in mighty Catholic nation of France, to be thrown into a civil war, which was deluged with the blood of the leaders, the Catholic priests and many Catholics.
September Massacres In Paris, over a 48-hour period beginning on 2 September 1792, as the Legislative Assembly dissolved into chaos, 3 Church bishops and more than 200 priests were massacred by angry mobs; this constituted part of what would become known as the September Massacres.
Priests were among those drowned in mass executions (Drownings at Nantes) for treason under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Carrier; Priests and Nuns were among the mass executions at Lyons, for separatism, on the orders of Joseph Fouche and Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois. Hundreds more priests were imprisoned and made to suffer in abominable conditions in the port of Rochefort.
Under threat of death, imprisonment, military conscription, and loss of income, about 20,000 priests were forced to abdicate and hand over their letters of ordination, and 6,000-9,000 of them agreed or were coerced to marry. Many abandoned their pastoral duties altogether.
By the end of the decade, approximately 30,000 priests had been forced to leave France, and others who did not leave were executed. Most French parishes were left without the services of a priest. Any non-juring priest faced the guillotine or deportation to French Guiana. By Easter 1794, few of France's 40,000 churches remained open; many had been closed, sold, destroyed, or converted to other uses.
- French Revolution
- Dechristianization of France during the French Revolution
- September Massacres
- Drownings at Nantes
From France as the centre, the revolution spread like a plague, through its affiliated societies, to the other countries controlled by the Papacy.
Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign followed, then his dictatorship, and then his coronation as emperor. In the 20 years of his wars most of the kingdoms of Europe were overthrown; millions perished by the sword;
The Papacy was stripped of its revenues and dominion. In the brief space of 25 years the whole face of Europe was changed by the French Revolution, which for crime, bloodshed, and world-wide effects, was without a parallel in human history.