The Book of Revelation – Chapter 8 – The 7 trumpets: The first 4 trumpets – series video 21
When he opened the Seventh Seal There was silence in heaven for about half an hour and I saw the seven angels who stand before God and to them were given seven trumpets then another angel having a golden censer came and stood at the altar he was given much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne and the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the Saints ascended before God from the Angels hand then the angel took the censer filled it with fire from the altar and threw it to the earth and there were noises thunderings lightnings and an earthquake so the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound the first angel sounded and hail and fire mingled with blood and they were thrown to the earth and a third of the trees were burned up and all green grass was burned up then the second angel sounded and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea and a third of the sea became blood and a third of the living creatures in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed then the third angel sounded and a great star fell from heaven burning like a torch and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water the name of the star is wormwood a third of the waters became wormwood and many men died from the water because it was made bitter then the fourth angel sounded and a third of the Sun was struck a third of the moon and a third of the stars so that a third of them were darkened a third of the day did not shine and likewise the night and I looked and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven saying with a loud voice woe woe woe to the inhabitants of the earth because of the remaining blast of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound so now the Seventh Seal is opened and it says there were silence in heaven for about half an hour now it doesn’t explain how long a half an hour is in earthly time or in our time but there is a period of time where heaven and earth is in peace there are no disasters happening nothing’s going on on earth people are recovering from the asteroids and the earthquake and they’re preparing for the next seven trumpets that are about to sound now these are not the trumpets that is talked about in first Corinthians where it says they’ll be caught up in the last Trump in the blinking of an eye that trumpet that he’s talking about in first Corinthians is an example of the Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur High Holy holidays cycle the Feast of Trumpets the last trumpet of the Feast of Trumpets signifies the rapture and we see that the rapture takes place during revelation 6 verse 12 these trumpets that are about to sound these next seven trumpets are trumpets that signify or give a signal to what will happen on the earth these trumpets that sound off proclaim what is going to happen to the earth so the seven angels are given these seven trumpets in preparation for the disasters that will happen on the earth and then another angel has a golden censer and he stands at the altar what is a sensor a sensor is a container in which incense is burned so the thing that holds incense incense is like you ever see those little sticks that they burn and it makes smoke and it smells a sensor is a container that holds incense and it says he was given much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne so the prayers of the saints mix with the incense and when it says Saints the Saints are just Christians the prayers are mixed with the incense of heaven and it ascends before God from the Angels hands and so it takes a sensor and fills it with fire from the altar and then he throws it to the earth so why does he take the prayers and the incense why does he mix it with fire well the fire comes from the altar and if we refer back to revelation 6 verse 9 when Jesus opens the fifth seal it shows that at the altar under the altar the souls who had been killed for having the word of God after spreading his word they were looking for vengeance and justice so the fire that’s on the altar is mixed in with the prayers of those that are seeking justice but it’s mixed in with this fire to show punishment to the earth so because it was mixed with fire and thrown to the earth this becomes the signal to the angels to begin sounding off in their trumpets to give the signal of these next punishments these next disasters that will come onto the earth so now the first trumpet sounds off and we see a hailstorm and the hail is followed by fire and it’s mingled with blood now this is a callback to exodus 9 verse 23 where Moses was delivering the plagues to Egypt it says Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky and the Lord sent thunder and hail and fire ran down to the earth and the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt so the hail comes with fire the hail is not like an ordinary hail that is ice balls it’s ice that’s on fire hailstones that are on fire and it causes a third of the Earth’s trees and green grass to be burned up so this storm this hailstorm this plague happens all around the earth now it also says it’s mingled with blood and the blood represents the martyred Christians that were under the altar then after this happens the second trumpet sounds and it says a mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea and a third of the sea became blood the best that we can understand a mountain coming out of the sky is that it’s a giant asteroid and it crashes into the sea or into a sea in the Mediterranean or somewhere around the area of near Israel and when it crashes into the water it turns the water into blood and because of this a third of the living creatures in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed this also has me believing that it’s in a large body of water like the Mediterranean Sea because you’re going to have a lot of seafaring traffic a lot of ships and boats going to and fro in a heavy traffic area but even so a third of the ships were destroyed and this could definitely be by the explosion that the asteroid causes when it impacts and also the tidal wave that it creates all the ships will be turned over and destroyed and will sink to the bottom of the sea so an asteroid comes down and crashes into the ocean and it kills 1/3 of the sea creatures and it destroys 1/3 of the boats and ships and turns all the water into blood now after this the third angel is sounding his trumpet and it says a great star fell from heaven burning like a torch and it fell on the third of the rivers and on the springs of waters it’s saying that a star burning like a torch fell on the waters now in ancient times before people knew how to describe these things a comet was like a star people thought a comet was a star and a comet’s trail looked like a long flame or a torch if you look at a torch you see a high flame and with a comet it would seem like a star with a long flame or a torch so it’s saying that a star burning like a torch fell from the sky and we can infer this to mean that a comet falls on the earth and where does it fall it says it falls on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water so rivers and spring water are examples of freshwater where it’s not salinated there’s no salt you have the ocean as very salty but rivers and spring waters have no salt in them this is the water that people are able to drink naturally it’s drinkable water so the comet crashes into the earth and the effect it has is on fresh water drinkable water that people need to live and survive and because of this it says that it turns 1/3 of the waters into wormwood wormwood is a type of plant that is bitter to eat but even though it’s saying that it’s bitter it’s saying that it is much more dangerous than just being bitter it’s saying that people died from drinking the water so we know that bitter must mean something else it’s not that it’s bitter to drink it means that the water becomes toxic because the comet crashed into the reservoir of waters and spring waters and rivers where now the water is undrinkable it became toxic to people to drink so they give the comment the name wormwood which describes how it affected the waters and made the water toxic and unsafe to drink so 1/3 of the water in that area where the comet crashed into becomes undrinkable this will be important to remember when later events happen in Revelation and I’ll refer back to this when we get there now the fourth angel sounds off his trumpet and it says and a third of the Sun was struck a third of the moon and a third of the stars so that a third of them were darkened a third of the day did not shine and likewise the night so what we see here is examples that reference objects of time the Sun the moon and the stars are used to create measurements of time so by looking at the position of the Sun and the moon and the stars they can know what time of day it is they can know what time of the year it is this is how early people started to figure out time and how to measure time so when it’s talking about a third of the moon and a third of the stars and a third of them were darkened and it didn’t shine and likewise tonight it’s saying that the day in the night cycle is shortened by a third of the day so we have 24 hours in a day you would shorten that time by one third so if the math is correct you would divide 24 into three and you will get eight so 24 hours would be shortened into eight hours the day in the night cycle would be eight hours so you would have four hours in the daytime and four hours for nighttime this is the thing that Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24 verse 22 where he says if those days had not been cut short nobody would be saved but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened he’s saying that it’s going to be a time that is very difficult to endure that many people will not be able to handle it unless time was shortened and so he’s saying he’s shortening it for his people for the elect and who are the elect when you read Revelation you’ll see that the elect are the ones that he has singled out and saves which would be the 144,000 Jews from the twelve tribes those are his elect but also his elect are also the left-behind Christians that passed the testing of the hour of trial the ones that were martyred and did not get the mark of the beast the elect are his people Jesus people that he comes to save at the end of the hour of trial that time period I call is the harvest because when he comes to pick up his people at the end of the hour of trial it says in Revelation 14 verse 15 thrust in your sickle and reap for the time has come for you to reap for the harvest of the earth is ripe the end of the hour of trial is termed as the harvest and for the sake of Jesus’s elect the 144,000 Jewish people and the Christians who passed the testing of the hour of trial by not getting the mark they are the ones that will be taken up by Jesus in a very similar fashion to the rapture that happened before the hour of trial but we’ll get into that when we get to those chapters now after the time becomes shortened it tells us that the angel is flying in the midst of heaven saying woe woe to the inhabitants of the earth because of the remaining blasts of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to sound what this verse indicates is that the worst is yet to come …
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