||Effect on Earth
|Poured on the earth
Result: Loathsome and malignant sores on people who had the mark of the beast and
worshiped his image. Implications: Because the surviving human beings are non-Believers
(Rev 9:20-21; 13:8, 16-17),
most, if not all, human beings are tormented with disfiguring and painful sores.
|Poured into the sea
Result:The seas became blood and killed all living creatures in it. Implications:
Any seafood that a society depends on ceases to exist. Any water derived from a desalination plant is no longer consumable.
|Poured into the rivers and springs of water
Result:All fresh water became blood which implied that all living
creatures in it died. Implications: With the poisoning of all fresh water, governments will be severely tested and societies
could quickly collapse. Among numerous issues: drinking water is confined to limited supplies of packaged goods, personal hygiene
is curtailed, and cooking is restricted.
|Poured onto the sun
Result:The sun scorched with fierce heat. Implications: Increasing the heat of the
sun to "scorching" may make many areas uninhabitable and unfarmable, critically exacerbates the problem of scarce safe water for
any use as well as providing any relief from the painful sores.
People blasphemed the name of God who has the power over
these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.
|Poured on the throne of the beast
Result: The beast's kingdom darkened and people were in pain.
Implications: People blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their
deeds. This is reminiscent of the Exodus, when the plagues hardened Pharaoh's heart so much so that he sought revenge:
Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh
and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord." And they did so. When the king of Egypt was told that the people
had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this we have done, that we have
let Israel go from serving us?" So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him; and he took six hundred select chariots,
and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he
chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly. (Ex 14:4-8)
|Poured onto the Euphrates River
Result:The Euphrates River dries up. Implications: The drying of the Euphrates
River sets in motion the conflict at Armageddon by enabling the kings from the east to mobilize their troops and invade over land.