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BIRTH PANG NUMBER 14 CHAPTER 16
Noisome and Grievous Sores
 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men, which had the mark of the beast and upon them which worshipped his image. Revelation 16:2
This first vial is directly tied to the first trumpet. The trumpets herald (announce) the beginning of seven chronological events, and the seven vials close each of these events. The first trumpet announces the beginning of event number one, and the first vial closes it when its last drop strikes the earth. Previous chapters have fully outlined the series of horrifying events that begin with the blowing of the first trumpet. The great unleashing of thousands of great earthquakes from the sixth seal to the seventh trumpet will be the action of God, and it will eventually lead to the outbreak of noisome and grievous sores in Revelation 16:2.
The following Scriptures attest fully that God will shake the earth to its very foundation during the latter part of the Tribulation Period:
 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. Luke 21:11
 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.  For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;  Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.  Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.  The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved (torn asunder), the earth is moved exceedingly.  The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
Malachi 4:1 + Haggai 2:6 + Isaiah 24:1 + 29:6 + 24:19, 20
When the Bible was written mankind believed the world was flat. But God, who made the universe, knew the folly of man’s belief, for in Isaiah 40:22 He tells us, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.” God knew the earth was circular before man. He also established the invisible forces of the universe that hold the earth in its planetary position. He testifies to this in Job 26:7 by the statement: “and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” This circular earth, made by God, and held in space by His invisible powers, will soon be shaken to the very foundation of it’s gravitational center. God testifies to this unbelievable foundation shaking of the earth’s core in Isaiah 24:18 as he states: “For the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.”
When the tectonic plates of the earth begin to readjust themselves to a new balance of geophysical isostasy, there will be a dramatic change in the gravitational core balance of the earth. Isostasy is neither a force nor a process, but the universal tendency to establish balance between the segments of the earth’s crust. Its attempt to correct the gravitation imbalance in the plates will cause a disruption from the crust to earth’s core. This disruption of the earth’s tectonic balance will damage the electromagnetic field. The central core of the earth is solid nickel and iron. The outer core surrounding it is liquid nickel and iron. As the earth spins in space it moves the liquid around the solid core. So we have the solid core rotating as an electric conductor in a magnetic field. God has so constructed the interior of the earth that it operates like a huge generator. This produces electricity in fantastic quantities, which generates a very powerful magnetic field, and that field is God’s magnetic field of the earth. The earth’s magnetic field is so complex that only God understands the delicate balance which keeps the geomagnetic shield in place around the earth.
Figure 22 portrays the protective magnetic field that God maintains around His planet Earth. The magnetic field is a protective barrier around the earth. The field is constantly being bombarded by many a wide variety of celestial particles and rays. Among the many attacking celestials are cosmic rays, which are strong charged, fast moving particles of hydrogen and helium. They severely damage living cells, and produce horrifying mutations of the skin. If the magnetic field were to be disrupted, all life forms would be subject to a very high dose of cosmic-ray bombardment. Terrible mutations of the skin would naturally occur.
I am convinced that the great shaking of the earth prior to, and during, the pouring of the first vial, will produce the conditions described in Revelation 16:2, the outbreak of noisome and grievous sores upon the flesh. The shift in the magnetic field of the earth will play a part in the fulfillment of Revelation 16:2. The earth’s magnetic field has shifted several times during geologic history. Whenever these reversals occur they reduce the earth’s magnetic field by about 80%, thereby leaving the earth without its protective shroud. I believe God will lower his protective magnetic shield to plague the doomed of the earth with flesh mutilation by cosmic radiation.
Thus far we have dealt with only the fantastic shaking produced by earthquakes up to the pouring of the first vial, which leads to surface cosmic ray bombardment. In all reality, this cosmic bombardment will be incidental in production of sores, when compared with the effect of volcanic eruptions produced by the movement of the same tectonic plates. Lord willing, we will show what will produce most of these sores, as we examine trumpet four and vial four in a continuation of this chapter next Friday as BIRTH PANG NUMBER 14A. Destruction of the ozone layer will produce most of the sores.