Alpha & Omega - The Beginning and The End of The Revelation of John

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There are three woes mentioned in the Revelation of John. Of the seven angels, the last three are also called "woes."

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13)

1st Woe 5th Angel

12 One woe is past; and behold, there come two woes more hereafter. (Revelation 9)

2nd Woe 6th Angel

14 The second woe is past; and behold, the third woe cometh quickly. (Revelation 11)

3rd Woe 7th Angel

14 The second woe is past; and behold, the third woe cometh quickly. (Revelation 11)

An understanding of the three woes is crucial for understanding the timing of the two witnesses, which are to prophesy for 1260 days. After their mission is completed and they are taken up, there will be a great earthquake and the second woe will be finished and the third will begin.