Pastor Tim Romero
Revelation 16:12–16 (ESV): "12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. 13 And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. 14 For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15 ("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!") 16 And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."Christians are called to be vigilant. We must remain on high alert and be watchful for Jesus will return like a thief in the night. The best way to do that is to stay in the know keeping yourself informed of what is happening around you. We need to know the signs of the times.
John sees the sixth bowl judgment being poured out on the Euphrates River drying it up. This was a natural barrier that kept the Roman Empire safe from the people of the East (China, india, Japan etc). Once that is removed the nations of the East can move freely in position against Israel and ultimately against Christ.
He also notices the demonic influence of the unholy trinity here that are in the form of frogs. They were unclean in Jewish culture and considered a symbol of evil. These demons perform all kinds of signs and wonders swaying the masses to assemble for the battle of Armageddon.
The world is a stage being set for the great day of the Lord. Are you being vigilant Christian or are you too caught up in your own life. We need to stay in tune with what is happening in Israel for she is the prophetic time piece that helps us discern the times. Jesus said in Matthew 24:32-35 the fig tree tells us when summer is coming, so to will the spiritual fig tree, Israel, tell us the season in which Christ is coming back. Be ready!
Father we thank You for the ability to know the days and seasons in which we live. We know time is short, the stage is being set for the return of Your Son. Give us discernment and boldness as well as faithfulness to live for Your purposes. Quicken our hearts even now to be living vigilantly for Your honor and glory. Come Lord Come we pray in Jesus name, amen!