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Title: Book of Revelation: Chapter 8

Book of RevelationChapter 8
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Seven Angels with
  • Seven Trumpets

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Revelation 81
When He opened the seventh seal, there was
silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Revelation 82
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God,
and to them were given seven trumpets.
Silence in Heaven
  • Silence in heaven for half an hour as the
    seventh seal is opened.
  • What is the meaning of this silence?
  • Calm before the storm?
  • Silence increases the tension.
  • Impact on the judgments that are coming
  • But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the
    earth keep silence before Him. Habakkuk 220

Seven AngelsSeven Trumpets
  • Angels standing ready to carry forth His
  • Each is given a trumpet.
  • Purpose of trumpets?
  • Assemble (Numbers 103)
  • To move (Numbers 105)
  • Alarm for war (Numbers 109)
  • Times of festivity (Numbers 1010)

Seven AngelsSeven Trumpets
  • Purpose of trumpets?
  • To call the wicked to repent?
  • Used as a warning and call to judgment
  • 7 sealsintroduce judgments
  • 7 trumpetsannounce judgment
  • 7 bowls of wrathjudgment

Revelation 83
For the vision is yet for an appointed time but
at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it because it will
surely come, it will not tarry.
Revelation 84
Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in
him but the just shall live by his faith.
Revelation 85
Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, he is a
proud man, and he does not stay at home. Because
he enlarges his desire as hell, and he is like
death, and cannot be satisfied, he gathers to
himself all nations and heaps up for himself all
Another Angel
  • Gods awareness and prayers of the saints
  • Angel was given a great quantity of incense to
    add to the prayers of the saints.
  • Censer was a firepan in which hot coals from
    the altar were placed. Grains of incense were
    burned on the coals to produce a sweet smell
    before the Lord.
  • Leviticus 1612,13

Altar of Incense
  • This scene preceding the sounding of the first
    trumpet symbolizes the prayers of the saints
    ascending, like incense, unto God.
  • Incense might represents the Saviors
    intercession in heaven for the saints.
  • Hebrews 725
  • Romans 826,27
  • Ingredients needed for the prayers to come before
    Gods throne!

Sounds in Heaven
  • The censer that offered the incense is filled
    with fire taken from the altar.
  • Fire strikes the earth, causing peals of thunder,
    lightning, and an earthquakeall symbolical of
    Gods response.
  • All this expresses certainty that God hears and
    answers the prayers of the saints.
  • God always warns firstthen comes judgment!

Revelation 85
So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets
prepared themselves to sound.
Revelation 87
The first angel sounded And hail and fire
followed, 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
First Angel/Trumpet
  • Angels prepare to sound the trumpets (vs.6)
  • The first four trumpets affect the areas of
    nature, (natural calamity) whereas, the next two
    pronounce woes upon mankind.
  • First trumpetland disaster
  • Hail and fire mixed with bloodJudgment
  • Only 1/3 affectedjudgment is not FINAL
  • Exodus 922ff Joel 230

Revelation 88
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.
Revelation 89
And a third of the living creatures in the sea
died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Second Angel/Trumpet
  • Second trumpetmaritime disaster
  • Great mountain burning with fireJudgment (Micah
  • Thrown into the sea
  • Became like blood
  • 1/3 of the living creatures in the sea died
  • 1/3 of the ships were destroyed.
  • Commerce and industry will be affected

Revelation 810
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.
Revelation 811
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.
Third Angel/Trumpet
  • Third trumpet land/water (inland water) disaster
  • Great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch
    (blazing torch falls into water)
  • Name of the star is Wormwood
  • 1/3 of the rivers and springs of water
  • 1/3 of the waters became Wormwood.
  • Many men died because the water became bitter

Third Angel/Trumpet
  • Wormwood is a bitter plant mentioned in the Old
    Testament, usually with divine chastisement
    against idolatry.
  • Deuteronomy 2918 Jeremiah 915 2315
  • Wormwood in the fresh waters symbolizes the
    bitterness and sorrow men will suffer because of
    their idolatries and sins.
  • Not everyone, but many, will die!

Revelation 812
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.
Revelation 813
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 blasts of the
trumpet of the three angels who are about to
Fourth Angel/Trumpet
  • Fourth trumpetabnormal functioning of the
    heavenly bodies
  • Darkness upon the earthsun, moon, and stars are
    darkened no light!
  • The land is in darkness 1/3 of the day
  • Imagery of darkened heavenly bodies was familiar
    to the first-century Christiansserved as a
    warning to those who did not serve the Lord.
    (Joel 210 315 Amos 58 Micah 36)

IntervalEagle Flying in Mid-Heaven
  • The eaglea bird of prey
  • Mid-heaven is literally the highest point, the
    place the sun reaches at meridian.
  • Three woesbecause the three remaining trumpets
    are still to come
  • The worst is yet to come!
  • Will more directly affect mankind!