Amazing Discoveries - Revelation 11 Commentary
* I.e. As it had been, manifestly visionarily, revealed in 1415 to, -as for Stephen (Acts 7:55-56), a martyrdom-dying Jan Hus that: “there will come an eagle in a hundred years that you will not reach”. Because that term/imagery of an “eagle” has puzzled many (‘Spiritually-ignoramus/inexperienced/devoid’; -see 1SM 25.4; cf. TM 116.1) people, it has been edited to incorrectly read: “man”, but when one knows&understands Bible prophecy, and its historical unfolding, that “eagle” obviously is known to be an allusive reference to the: “mid-heaven flying”, ‘treble-woe’, “one” eagle which appears in Rev 8:13 at the end of the Fourth Trumpet [just like the martyrdom revelation to Stephen was based on a prior prophetic revelation in Dan 12:1] which indeed is the end of the Fourth Church Age Era when the Universal (=“Catholic”) Christian Church had reached its point of no return and had indeed at that time begun to persecute and murder the faithful witnesses (=“martyrs”) of God. God was here showing&promising that he would be avenging such persecutive death....
“Jeremiah Witness” - By the way, this “hour” of fulfilment which is to involve the humbling and ‘dethroning’ of the leading part of Babylon, -which actually was God’s (NT/Spiritual) Israel then, thus a (NT/Spiritual) Jerusalem is fulfilling the earlier alluded to “Jeremiah Witness” in Rev 11:5a, as per Jer 1:9; 5:14-19ff.
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It can however be satisfactorily deemed that, with France always having had the intention to overthrow the Papal Government in/of Rome/Italy, and with their entry into Rome being most careful to conceal this ultimate revolutionary objective of theirs, when the Pope’s representatives signed France’s 21 terms of Capitulation on February 10, 1798, that was actually their effected downfall. And so, despite the here discussed odd delaying by Berthier’s Army, with that Feb 10 date&event occurring 14 days after the end date of the 3.5 years on January 27, 1798 , it can indeed be deemed that the “within 1 hour=15 days” prophetic time element of/in Rev 11:13 also came to be fulfilled on time!! And that seamlessly, “contiguously” so!!
So then, the additional discussion which follows directly here below is only in regards for those who would rather want to consider February 15, 1798 as the formal/official date of the Fall of the Papacy in Rome. The Heavenly Intelligence may have influentially overseen developments here to have an applicable fulfilled for either the Feb. 10 or the Feb. 15 events.
Indeed the Heavenly Intelligence was not at all foiled by the odd delaying of France’s army for having an accurate timely fulfillment, because, as exegetically stated above, a remote demonstrative pronoun had been used to say “in that hour”. This is instead of a proximate demonstrative pronoun which would have said “in this hour”. The key/substantive difference in meaning and understanding here is that the remote pronoun allows for a “remote” i.e. ‘“disconnected separate/apart in time” hour/15 days’; whereas a ‘proximate hour/15 days’ would logically be directly/contiguously appending this added prophetic time period to the 3.5 days=years. In fact, contextually, it can be seen that this “that hour” specification incorporates what is stated in Rev 11-12 to occur “after the 3.5 days”, thus: ‘after their ending on January 25|26|27, 1798’; and yet ‘not necessarily contiguously so’.
And so, these time elements in this Fall of Babylon prophecy would have been chronologically fulfilled in the Historical (and up to 1844) Wave of Fulfillment for this prophecy, even though all of the other elements in that prophecy were not also fulfilled then as the Second Coming was delayed from occurring, as planned/possible, around 1844. As discussed earlier, these time elements still would not have been chronologically fulfilled in the post-1844, present 1996+ Eschatological Wave of fulfillment of Bible Prophecies, when, as explained in this post, it now is the Socio-Economic Neo/“Daughter” Babylon (i.e. the West-leading Protestant Church+United States) which fulfills these prophetic elements.
-See also the “Reformation Then & Now” (Part 1) sermon by Mark Finley.
And this all ties in to what the Medieval Catholic Church went on to unBiblically do during, moreover the time of the New Covenant which, which eventually led to the religious revolt of the French Revolution. The New Covenant did not now make it lawful to commit the crimes and sins that the Old Covenant checked. The Law of God was still involved in the New Covenant (Jer 31:27-34), but as this was a Covenant that was now to spread as a Gospel Message, through the Church, throughout the whole world and beyond national borders (=Rev 6:3-4; -discussed in here), God/Jesus had not given His Church the mandate to spread this Message by the use of force. But that is what the Compromising Catholic Church set out to do, having seized the military power of the “dead” Pagan Rome (=Rev 13:3ff). And, as discussed earlier at Rev 11:2, that is how they came to unlawfully, forcefully “corral” a bunch of (Paganistic) Gentile people whose heart had actually not really been converted to Christ Gospel message....and this all eventually came to a head with France, when they revolted against that 1260-year ‘unequal yoking’ (2 Cor 6:14-18).
Bonaparte, Napoleon: Correspondance de Napoléon Ier; publiée par ordre de l'empereur Napoléon III. Vol. 3 (pub.1859) pp.624-637
Pastor, Ludwig, freiherr von. The history of the popes, from the close of the middle ages : drawn from the secret Archives of the Vatican and other original sources; (1899) pp.329-337
Blanchard, Jean-Baptiste Précis historique de la vie et dupontificat de Pie VI (1800) pp.255-270