Revelation chapter "9" is the Tet chapter. The Tet is a hebrew letter which means-serpent; objective good-that which appears evil but for our improvement. After the rapture of the Church probably but I am not for certain (about the exact timing) a little before the middle of the 7 year tribulation period locusts from hell will have the power to sting because the Bible says "And it was commanded them that they, should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads." Revelation 9:4. New Believers in Jesus Christ will be protected from their harm; however, massive war will break out at the end of this chapter. Does this not describe the biblical meaning of the number 9 perfect? The Unbelievers who have not repented are being judged (9). The Believers in Jesus Christ are enduring the purpose of God for their objective good (which only God can define) so they can be refined and bear true fruit for God. The primary reason why God allows evil in this world is to refine His true children. I know this because the treasure of this truth is revealed in the meaning of the biblical number 9.
I am writing to many Christians that are watchers. By this I mean that they are looking for Jesus Christ to rapture them into heaven in accordance with several New Testament Scriptures. Two would be "(16) For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1st Thes. 4:16-17.Yes there is tangible evidence through the biblical meaning of 9 that we are very close to this event.
The Bible never foretells the destruction of Israel in the 7 year tribulation. In fact the Scriptures say just the opposite. God will preserve this country to go into the 1000 year earthly Kingdom; however, Matthew 24 clearly talks about the inhabitants of Israel during the tribulation running for their lives. "(16) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains (17) Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house (18) Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes (19) And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (20) But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day (21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:16-21.
In 1987 a world constitution was drafted in Lakewood Colorado. Many people gave their approval to this document believing it would be the cause for world peace. Some have obviously passed on but I don't think they realized that this is not what the Bible teaches. When this is implemented ( I believe after the rapture of the church ) the Scriptures say that the judgment of God progressively takes place on this planet. I think it is very interesting that Article "Nine" gives authority to place "judges" around the earth. As I already stated one of the meanings of the number nine in the Bible is the judgment of God. Is mankind trying to take the place of God as judge?
The number 9 is used 49 times in the Bible. In Leviticus 25 the whole chapter is talking about Sabbath years and the year of the Jubilee. Even in verse 8 the Bible says "And thou shalt number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee FORTY AND NINE YEARS. " Moses was talking about Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles. According to verse 21 of this chapter the ninth year bears fruit. Once again the number nine has two different meanings for two different groups of people. This is why I am able to flip back and forth and give you examples for the righteous and the unregenerate. On the one hand there is evidence that this world is close to the judgment of God. On the other hand there is ample evidence that born again Christians are being refined at an exponential rate in much pain and suffering because of all the testimonies I am hearing regarding trials and tribulations.This is "Good" because it is of God and real. This is how we truly grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We have the privilege of getting to know Him because of our suffering! Human nature does not seem to respond to God when everything is going well all the time. This is another reason why I believe the rapture is so close. So many Christians are going through trials that are so difficult. God must refine His children before the Blessed Hope takes place.