13 And [kai] the sixth [hektos] angel [aggelos] sounded, [salpizo] and [kai] I heard [akouo] a [mia] voice [phone] from [ek] the four [tessares] horns [keras] of the golden [chruseos] altar [thusiasterion] which [ho] is before [enopion] God, [theos]KJV-Interlinear
the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden
altar which is before God, NASB
Earlier we studied the
incense which was added to the golden alter (of incense), representing the
prayers of believers offered to God. And from those prayers God presented grace,
although judgments, to the world for the repentance of humanity back to truth
and away from evil.
Through this point, some
turned to God, but most continued in their rejection.
And now we have a change
in approach in Gods policy toward evil humanity.The prayers for mercy, and
ending the evil toward believers and such, is going to come to an end.
The time for mercy has
now passed.Many warnings have been
issued and all have been rejected.
The voice came from the
four horns on the alter, not
from the alter itself.
Remember that the coals
come from the brazen alter, the first alter, which represents the work of
Christ in accomplishing our salvation, by his sacrifice on the Cross.
The coals are taken from
the brazen alter, to the golden alter of incense, and placed in that second
alter, which in turn has incense placed into the burning coals, representing the
prayers offered to God, through the work of Christ.The smoke rises up to God (symbolically),
representing that this is an acceptable approach to God (the Father), because
it is accomplished through Christ’s work, and not from mans works.
The four horns represent
the totality of Gods plan and policy.One can lay hold of any of the horns from any
direction, so long as it is through Christ, but one cannot approach God from
any other method, especially not from ones own plan.
And now the totality of
Gods plan speaks.
Christ has done His work.People have accepted that work through their
belief.Prayers have been offered in
accordance with Gods policy.All of that
has been answered by means of grace, patience and mercy throughout many millennia
And now, that door is
Those who were going to
believe in Christ, have done so.Those who have rejected Christ will continue
to reject.Life is now going to get
really ugly … really ugly.