Bible Prophecy Revealed

BK1 – Missiles and Rockets Found in Bible Prophecy

Here is just one section from Book 1, which is full of new interpretation. Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of this page:

Sixth Trumpet: Missiles and Rockets

When the angel blows the 6th Trumpet in Rev. 9, John sees fire-breathing horses. John’s description was not an attempt to describe a modern weapon. John described exactly what he saw, but it is symbolism that must be interpreted; but when properly interpreted it turns out to be modern missiles and rockets:

13 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. 14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. (Rev. 9:13-16)

The Euphrates River begins in Turkey and flows through Syria and Iraq, but the major portion is in Iraq. The four angels of destruction being released from the Euphrates tells us that the final war of this age will begin in Turkey, Syria, or Iraq, or at least be caused by the people living in that region. It also tells us that the beast will be based in Islam. Armageddon will be the last battle of this war and is seen in Rev. 16. Rev. 9 continues:

17 The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. 18 A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. 19 The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. (Rev. 9:17-19)

One-third of all people on Earth will be killed in this war. Therefore, it must include a nuclear war, because a regular war cannot kill between 2 and 3 billion people. This is what John saw:


Notice that it says the “power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails.” This describes two different power sources. It is the power at the tail that kills people.

The rider (not shown in the drawings) tells us it is controlled by humans. The verse says the tails have heads on them like snakes; and since the tail’s head inflicts injury with fire, smoke and sulfur, then the head of the tail must explode. So it is the heads on the tails that explode. A missile’s payload of explosives is in the nose-cone and is called a warhead.


The power of the mouth is at the opposite end and propels the missile to its target. The metal breastplate of the rider represents the outer metal covering of the missile. The breastplates have colors on them, as do missiles that identify their intended purpose, and the type of explosive they are carrying, and so forth.

Rockets travel up then down as they travel toward their targets, like an artillery shell; but guided missiles have the ability to make turns as they travel. Consider the tail of these horses that are like snakes. The snake-like tail is what turns the tail’s head. Directly behind the missile’s warhead is the guidance and control section.


John’s description is not specific enough to refer to one particular missile; it refers to all self-propelled missiles and rockets regardless of size, from the small shoulder-launched missiles to the intercontinental. There will be 200 million missiles and rockets used in this war; rockets do not have guidance systems.

Notice that the command to release the angels of destruction come from the altar before God. Because of the large number killed and the specific date given, “this very hour and day and year,” we know that this war will not and cannot start until this exact point in time. There is security in knowing that World War 3 and nuclear war cannot happen today, except the specific day and hour that God has appointed. The 6th Trumpet blast signals the start of WW3. The nuclear war described in the 7 Bowls of Wrath (Rev. 16) takes place near the end of the war. However, it is possible the U.S. will be hit by a nuclear strike before then, because the nuclear effects described in Rev. 16 are said to hit the beast of Rev. 13, and may not be a global nuclear war at that time.



The missiles and rockets are also described in the Old Testament.


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