40 YEARS OF WAR TO SUBDUE THE NATIONS
Speaking of the little open scroll in the hand of the ‘Rainbowed Angel’ of Rev. 10 Bro. Thomas
writes, "A little scroll is a short time in which things written therein are to be accomplished - a period,
say of forty years, according to the testimony of Mic.7:14-17." The little scroll contained the seven
thunder judgements of Deity against the nations and refers to the war of Armageddon and its
aftermath (see Eureka Vol. 2 pgs.542-544).
Rotherham translates — "As in the days of thy coming forth out of the land of Egypt, will I shew him
wonders". R.S.V. - "As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them
While this is clearly a reference to the miracles performed by Yahweh in the wilderness on Israel's
behalf and an assurance that similar miracles will be seen again during the Second Exodus of Israel,
the inference is that these "marvellous things' will span a similar period of 40 years. As the context
deals with Israel being used as Yahweh's weapon of war against the nations it is reasonable to
postulate that these wars will also span a period of approximately 40 years.
In Eureka Vol. 1 page 133 in the section dealing with the "Aion of the Aions" Bro. Thomas refers to
"The Hour of Judgement" of Rev. 14:7 and suggests that it is a period of 40 years. He writes, "It is the
antitype to the 40 years in the wilderness, and the Aion of the sickles (Rev. 14:14-20)." See also
Eureka Vol. 5 pgs. 38-39, 74-75, 163-165 (Logos Edition).
The Second Exodus of Israel to be considered later in these notes will almost certainly be over a
period of 40 years - Ezek. 20:34-38.