The Book of Revelation; An Apocalyptic Art Gallery featuring Symbolist, Visionary, & Mystical Art. Illustrations of the Prophet John's visions of the future: Featuring realistic paintings and pictures of Revelations signs and wonders; Illustrations of Eschatological art and word paintings by American Illustrator Howard David Johnson, who studied four years under the world's foremost Biblical scholars at the Center for Judeo-Christian Studies and whose illustrations have been published all over the world by distinguished learning institutions and publishers including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Apocalypse ; Apokalypsis - ( Greek ) 1.) literal - an uncovering or unveiling ; to appear. 2.) An act of communicating or revealing divine truth. 3.) Something that is revealed ; especially of an enlightening or astonishing nature. Syn. Revelation - an incredible or enlightening disclosure.~ American Heritage College Dictionary
"The second Angel poured out his Vial upon the Sea" ... And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy." ~ Revelation 16 : 5
Visions of the Apocalypse
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
"Fallen! FALLEN!! ~ is Babylon the Great!" "...Into the Lake of Fire" and "...The Second Angel poured out his vial on the Rivers"
The Book of Revelation: An Expository Systematic Analysis
When it comes to interpreting The Book of Revelation:
There are various camps of thought ~
the book as the history of the churches struggle against world systems.
This goes beyond the Roman period and follows thru to the present
With the futurist view, you can read the book and believe that it
meant what it said and it said what it meant.
You don’t have to go twisting things to make them fit here and
there, and changing them to fit some scheme.
The futurist view takes the Revelation just as it says, to be
just as it is. The book as prophetical.
to make all the events correspond to the Church’s struggle against
It sees the whole book transpiring during the period of Roman
history when the church went thru great persecution by various emperors.
It interprets the book as completed and fulfilled.
Spiritual or Eclectic~
it as a spiritual allegory in which every man is free to interpret it as
he desires, in effect saying nothing means what it says, bringing a sense
of total confusion to the book and removing it’s authority and teaching
The Bible declares that “God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33) It was never God’s intention to give us a book full of symbols that could not or should not be interpreted…
In the last verse of chapter one The Lord himself explains what two of the symbols of Revelation mean. The “Seven Stars” represent seven angels or messengers to the churches, while the “Seven Golden Lamp stands” symbolize the churches themselves.
The Lord sets an encouraging pattern here by showing that all of the symbols in The
Book of Revelation have definite meanings.
The pattern I see here is that God, knowing the future, knew also that when he gave this Revelation, that it would be a part of the collected writings of God, and the keys to the meanings of his symbols are written in the preceding books of the Bible. It is all contained and preserved there for us in the Word of God…
The Vision from Revelation 5: "The Lamb of GOD holding the Seven Sealed Scroll having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." MMXVII
|"The Angel who stands in the presence of God"||"The Book of LIFE"||"I am thy fellow servant~ Worship the LORD"|
The Majesty of the Resurrected and Glorified Messiah!
Revelation Chapter Onc ~ King James Version
"The Vision of Christ the King" MMXVII
Past - Present - and Future !
God gave John a simple outline of the entire Book of Revelation in verse 19
the things which you have seen, and the things which
and the things which will happen after these things;”
“The things which you have seen” refers to the vision of Christ which John saw in chapter one. “The things which are” alludes to the seven churches of chapters two and three and looks at the entire church era up to Christ’s return for his own.
“The things which will happen after these things” includes all the events after Christ takes his church out of the world, theTribulation, the Thousand year reign, the Battle of Armageddon, the White Throne Judgment, etc. This description begins in chapter four and concludes in chapter twenty-two.
Gabriel Sounding the Trumpet" MMXII [left], "The END of TIME" MMXIV "Michael and the Serpent"MMXVI
Seven Sevens of the Apocalypse
The End of Man's futile efforts to govern himself heralded by the sounding of seven trumpets, one at a time is recorded in the Holy Bible's last book; The Revelation of Jesus Christ as written by John, the beloved disciple who also wrote the Gospel. The seven trumpets are sounded by seven angels and the horrifying events that follow are chronicled in Revelation 8-11. The seven angels trumpets sound after the LAMB broke the seventh seal and there was silence in Heaven for about half an hour.... These seals secured the apocalyptic document, the title deed to the Earth in the right hand of Him who sits on the great white throne. The trumpets are referred to in Koine Greek as σάλπιγγος (salpingos, salpinx); this was a straight, narrow bronze tube with a mouthpiece of bone and a bell and do not resemble modern our modern day trumpets.
"The First TRUMPET"
|The Seven Trumpets
8:2 – 11:19
"The Second TRUMPET"
"The Third TRUMPET"
and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
"The Forth TRUMPET"
"The Fifth TRUMPET "
"The Sixth TRUMPET"
"The Seventh TRUMPET"
|And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitors of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.|
|And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 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 which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.||
"Abaddon aka Apollyon Angel of the Bottomless Pit"
|One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."|
Seven Sevens of the Apocalypse
The Seven Churches,
2:1 – 3:22
4.) The Seven Personages, The woman The Dragon The man child The Remnant The Archangel Michael The Beast out of the sea The Beast out of the Earth
Seven Bowls, 15:1 – 16:21
The Seven Dooms,
17:1 – 20:15
The Seven New
in the Bible and in Creation seven is the number of Completion and
Perfection; (seven colors in the rainbow, seven octaves on the musical
scale and so on.)
More of John's Visions of things to come: "And I saw a new Heaven, and a new Earth". "Heaven's Gate", and "The New Jerusalem coming down from Heaven"
Are these events far off or are they near?
* The rebirth of the nation Israel in May 1948 * The Jew's recapture of Jerusalem in 1967 * The rise of Russia ( Magog ) as a powerful enemy of Israel. * The Arab confederation against Israel. * The rise of a military power in China that can field hundreds of Millions of soldiers. * The revival of the dark occultic practices of ancient Babylon. * The revival of the old Roman empire in the form of a multi-national confederacy. ( The E.U. ) * The unprecedented turn to drugs. * Open homosexuality as a political force. * The coming of plagues. * The increase in internal revolutions. * The increase of wars. * The increase of famines. * The increase in pollution.* The increase in lawlessness. * The decline of the family unit. * The open departure of many Christian Churches policies from the Bible's teachings. * The move toward a one world government. * The move toward a one world religion. *
Many of these seemed absolutely IMPOSSIBLE a generation ago... believe it - or not!
The Vision of the Throne Room of God
The Seraphim; Tradition places These 6-winged angels in the highest rank in the Christian Angelic Hierarchy. A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying "holy, holy, holy". This Throne Room scene has profoundly influenced World Theology, Literature and Art. Interpretations are often seen in works depicting angels, heaven and apotheosis. Seraphim are also among the celestial beings in the Apocryphal Book of Enoch, and the Book of Revelation's "Living Creatures" from before the Throne" pictured here from chapter Four.
|The Eagle Headed Seraph||The Human Faced Seraph|
| Angels are organized into several orders, or "Angelic
| Thomas Aquinas
(Summa Theologica) and also Pseudo-Dionysius (On the Celestial
drew on passages from the New Testament, including Ephesians 1:21 and
Colossians 1:16, to develop a chain of command of three Hierarchies,
Spheres or Triads of angels, with each Hierarchy containing three
Orders or Choirs.
1 First Sphere
A. ) Seraphim B. ) Cherubim C. ) Thrones
2 Second Sphere
A. ) Dominions or Lordships B. ) Virtues or Strongholds C. ) Powers or Authorities
3 Third Sphere
A. ) Principalities or Rulers B. ) Archangels C. ) Angels
3 Personal guardian angels
|The Lion Headed Seraph||The Bull Headed Seraph|
the Son of Zebedee was only 16 and the only of
with the courage to come to comfort Jesus as
cross, and took over care of his mother,
He wrote one of the Four Gospels and three epistles before being
plunged into boiling oil in Rome and suffering nothing from it. It
is said that all in the audience of Coliseum were converted to
Christianity upon witnessing this miracle, according to Tertullian
(in The Prescription of Heretics) and that his church at Ephesus
grew to over 80,000 including outlying cell groups flocking to see
"the sorcerer even the Romans couldn't kill". He was
called "The beloved disciple", and was
only apostle to die of old age. John was banished to the isle of
Patmos to silence him, but from there had the apocalyptic visions
and wrote The Book of Revelation which boldly predicts Christ’s
victory and eternal universal dominion.
" I've often thought that some of the most fantastic creatures and visions in all of the literature of mankind were found in the sacred texts of active religions. Sensitive subject matter to say the least. Few artists in history have even dared to attempt to paint these symbolic visions because of the controversies surrounding them... While studying legends, myths, and traditions for illustration projects I've also been studying William Blake, Moreau, Rochegrosse, Delville, and the Symbolic artistic tradition. In my paintings, I have endeavored to realize decadent mythology and sacred religious texts in my photo-realistic paintings with the same style of vision and reverence they showed in their works "~HDJ
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Examination of Christ’s Messages to the Seven Churches….
These letters are the only time Christ spoke DIRECTLY to the Church after the resurrection...
Seven Churches to whom these letters were sent were not the largest or
most famous of their time.
and Antioch both had much larger congregations with many famous people
A Special Outline of the Topics covered in the various chapters of Revelation:
The letters to the seven churches found in chapters two and three are dictated to John by Jesus himself. These letters represent the
last recorded quotations of Jesus and are the only words he ever spoke directly to the church on Earth that are in the Bible...
We see in verse nineteen of chapter one that Jesus breaks the book into three distinct sections:
A. “The things you have seen”
B. “The things which are”
2 & 3
C. “ The things that will happen after these things”
4 - 22
story that takes place in Heaven…..4, 5, 19 & 20
Earthly story…………………6, 8, 9, 16, 19 & 20
Informational chapters………..7, 10-15, 17 & 18
Description of the New Heaven………….21 & 22
were these specific churches chosen?
This question has
intrigued Biblical scholars for centuries and has led to a variety of
explanations. Personal messages
from God himself to these specific, local churches commended their good
deeds and corrected or rebuked sin and worldly tendencies.
The Lord obviously
chose these particular churches because they had the combinations of
strengths and weaknesses, and differing characteristics that would convey
many lessons to all his churches, throughout its history!
application of the letters is to the individual church members of those
churches, the letters are full of tremendous comfort and challenge, even
rebuke and correction for all of us in every age, on many occasions these
letters have borne deep personal meaning to me, in my everyday life.
A fourth message from these divinely
dictated letters is a prophetic one. Revelation
is presented from an Eternal vantage-point, in a book that’s overwhelmingly prophetic in content,
it’s only reasonable to think these messages would also have prophetic
application. It is also
reasonable to assume this is the main reason choosing these seven
particular churches and placing them in this specific order pleased our
Looking at them in
this light it is remarkable to note that they break up and describe
perfectly the Seven
Periods of Church History.
So, we see, the letters counseled
specific churches of that day, that they were a type of the different
kinds of churches, that they have deep, personal messages to each of us,
and they have a prophetic application.
Application of the Letters:
~ A.D. 33-100 (Duty
The Ephesian church is the
prophetic image of the Apostolic Church.
Like the Church of Ephesus, the dominant historical characteristics
of this era were correct doctrine, circumspect conduct, and zealous labor
for the Lord, but waywardness in heart attitudes.
As their love fore
Christ began to wane, they more and more served out of a sense of duty.
In their own estimation, their acceptance by the Lord depended on
their performance for him.
opened the door to legalism.
One of the crucial
issues for a vital faith is correct motives.
As we remember how Christ has loved us, our natural response is to
love him in return. (See I John 4:9 & 10)
A.D. 100-312 (Poor but
suffering church at Smyrna was prophetic of the great era of persecution
under ten diabolical Caesars. The
motives of the church were purified during this long and difficult period.
Millions of Christians met cruel martyr’s deaths rather than
renounce Christ or swear allegiance to Caesar as Lord.
The ruins of the great coliseum in Rome’s foundations are still
stained with the blood of the martyrs.
This was a period
of tremendous witness and heroic faith.
Even the wicked Roman Empire was shaken by the testimony of these
A.D. 312 – 590
the era that the church at Pergamos symbolized, the church merged with the
state. Emperor Constantine
made Christianity the official religion of the empire and massive and
systematic persecution of Christians stopped.
But this apparent blessing to the church became a curse.
Within a few short years Emperor Theodosios (A.D. 378-398) made
church membership compulsory, and all who resisted were put to the sword!
This is the worst calamity to ever befall the church, completely
changing its nature. It
entered into its Great Apostasy, taking on the spirit and pattern of
Church compromised its position more and more in order to gain power and
favor. A church hierarchy
began to develop, with the Bishop of Rome, (later referred to as the Pope)
claiming increasing prominence because of his proximity to the ruler of
the empire. He sought to
strengthen his claim with the Declaration of Apostolic Succession-
alleging his office in Rome was linked directly to Peter and that the big
fisherman (and not Jesus) was the foundation of the church.
As the church of Pergamos compromised with the world’s paganism
and immorality, its symbolic and prophetic counterpart in the fourth and
fifth centuries committed spiritual adultery in an impure alliance with
the Roman Empire.
A.D. 590 – 1517 (the
The major characteristics of
this church paralleled the church era that spanned the Middle Ages.
During this time the dominant church fabricated a system that, like
Jezebel, bound the people to image worship, superstition and witchcraft; I
mean priestcraft (Freudian slip). These
scripture verses indicate this church will still have some adherents and
some power into
the “Great Tribulation” (v.22)
but the Believing
remnant from this prostituted form of Christianity will be delivered from the clutches of the “Mother
Church” by Christ’s return. (v. 25)
A.D. 1517-1750 (Dead Orthodoxy)
This church symbolized the
Reformation Era. During this
period of history the church was reformed but not revived!
Some essential doctrines were reclaimed, such as the truth that
people can be justified with God only by faith, but the changes did not
shake loose the elaborate rituals and Human traditions of the medieval
church. Complacency and a new
legalism set in, and only a few tasted the Power of the Holy Spirit for
A.D. 1750 – 1925 (Revival
This was the great missionary
era of the church. Believers
awakened to the millions who had never heard the name of Jesus, and many
missionary movements began during this period.
During this period the church sensed its need for revival and God
sent spiritual leaders like Wesley, Whitefield, Edwards, Finney, Spurgeon,
and Moody (to name a few) sparking revivals sweeping across England and
America and other English-speaking countries.
Out of this great spiritual awakening rose many universities and
churches dedicated to Christ. Unfortunately,
missionary zeal began to wane after World War I, and though some
evangelistic movements continued to flourish, many of the schools and
churches that arose during this period have long since abandoned their
The Philadelphian church is
still present in the world and it will be here until the Second
4:15-17; 1Cor.:15:51&52) but it is not the dominant force in the
professing Christian church today.
I wish to God with all my
heart that it were!
A.D. 1900–Tribulation (compromise & Apostasy)
the turn of 20th century the scholars at many theological seminaries, particularly in Europe, introduced what they called
“Higher Criticism” of the Bible. They
were eager to examine the historicity and accuracy of the scriptures by
using research methods used in secular education.
of the leading critics professed, at best, a lukewarm relationship with
God, and this was reflected in their hazy views of scripture.
More and more often skeptics began to deny outright the faith –
all in the name of scholarship – and before long they had
“Demythologized” Jesus into a mere man.
satanic infection spread like wildfire through the seminaries in Europe
and the U.S. and by the 1920’s it was echoing in the pulpits of American
churches. The western world
was caught up in the scientific and philosophical rationalism and the
church got sucked into the vortex because so many of its leaders had never
experienced a deep faith in Jesus.
sad truth is that thousands of churches around the world today call
themselves Christians, but Christ is nowhere to be in them.
Tragically, most of the unbelieving world look at them and want no
part of their sham- and I don’t either!
this Laodicean lukewarmness is the predominant characteristic of the
church age today, there are signs that the Philadelphian fervor is
reviving evangelistic efforts in these closing days of human history.
That’s consistent with God’s pattern of always showering down
Grace before hurling blasts of judgment.
unbelievers of this era will find themselves enmeshed with the Judgments
of God during the Great Tribulation which is soon coming upon this Earth,
but those who have been faithful to God will be taken out of this world
before the Judgment.
II. “Meta Tauna” ~Greek for "After these things"
is important to note that the church has been the main theme of the
Revelation until chapter six, and in chapters five and four the church is
in Heaven and isn’t seen on the Earth again till Ch. 19.
Big Question is: if the church is on the Earth in Chapters one thru three
and is described as present in Heaven in chapters 4 and 5, “where is the
church during the earthly devastation described in chapters 6 through 19,
and how did it get wherever it is?
promise to deliver the faithful church is given to us in Rev. 3:10,
but critics may say this is vague. Paul,
given a large part of the responsibility of outlining the destiny of the
church describes it more clearly in First Thessalonians 4:15-17 and First
Corinthians 15:51; 52.
is obvious from these verses and others that Paul predicts a time when
Jesus will raise the bodies of dead believers and simultaneously change
living saints to immortals.
then, would Jesus promise that a special group of saints would go to
Heaven without experiencing death?
answer is, that they will be the generation of Christians that happens to
be on the Earth at the time when God’s striving with rebellious men
turns into an avalanche of judgment on the Christ rejecting world and
Satan also – a judgment so terrible that God will not allow his people
to suffer thru it. This
tribulation is for those who have rejected God’s salvation – not his
the Church go through the Tribulation?
Man couldn’t pay the price
to Satan to get the world back Adam forfeited to him in the Garden, but
Jesus (our kinsman) was worthy and did it for us!
Revelation Chapters 6 thru 19 we find the horror story of the Bible.
those of us who understand what the prophets have taught, picking up the
morning newspaper can be a traumatic experience.
Headline after headline screams out a confirmation of these
The Great Sign - The Woman and the Dragon
This Great Sign in the Heavens occurred on September 23, 2017 When Venus Mars and Mercury aligned with Leo and Jupiter ended its 9 month stay in Virgo's womb...
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
"... And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see."
White horse rider 2 Thess. 2:3, 7-8
4th horse/ Death – 25 % of the Earth's population will die, with our population approaching 8 billion, it is difficult to imagine such carnage.
The Mystical Saint John's Vision of the Harlot Church
The Mark of the BEAST = 666
" And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the lamb ; and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; "... and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
"De esse et chimere: So if this isn't the Catholic Church this prophecy is talking about here, I ask you, What other city in history besides Rome has ever sat on seven hills and ruled over the kings of the Earth? Now, if this is so, it also stands to reason that the harlot's daughters would be the Protestant Churches...who came back to mother after a 500 year misunderstanding." From the book of Revelation, 14 : 9
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
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The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Qatar, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Jordan,
Syria, Lebanon, Morocco,
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Liberia, The
Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya,
Angola, Ghana, The Ivory Coast,
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan,
Nigeria, Namibia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya,
Eritrea, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi,
Senegal, Djibouti, Cameroon, Chad,
Gambia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, South
Africa, Seychelles, Viet Nam, Japan, South
Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia,
Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos,
Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Nuie, New
Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, American
Micronesia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, The Heard
and McDonald Islands,
The Philippines, Guam, Palau, Cocos Island, The
Kingdom of Tonga,
Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, India,
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Chagos Islands, The Republic
Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Nepal,
Indonesia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay,
Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Aruba,
Venezuela, Bolivia, Suriname, Guyana, Aruba,
The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica,
Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados, The Virgin Islands, Saint
Lucia, The Netherlands Antilles, Panama,
Northern Mariana Islands, Saint Vincent &
Grenadines, Grenada, Ecuador,
Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador,
Jamaica, Dominica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cayman
Islands, The Bahamas, Honduras,
Madagascar, Central African Republic, Ethiopia,
San Marino, Saint Kitts & Nevis
Anguilla, Burkina Faso, Equatorial
Guinea, Polynesia, Madagascar,
Mauritania, Burundi, and my home, The Great
Free State of
Oman, The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Liberia, The Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Angola, Ghana, The Ivory Coast, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Nigeria, Namibia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Eritrea, Tanzania, Botswana, Malawi, Senegal, Djibouti, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Viet Nam, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Nuie, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Australia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, The Heard and McDonald Islands, The Philippines, Guam, Palau, Cocos Island, The Kingdom of Tonga, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Chagos Islands, The Republic of Maldives, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Indonesia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, Aruba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Suriname, Guyana, Aruba, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, The Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Northern Mariana Islands, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Grenada, Ecuador, Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Dominica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Honduras, Mexico, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Gabon, San Marino, Saint Kitts & Nevis Anguilla, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Polynesia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Burundi, and my home, The Great Free State of Idaho (USA)...
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