the first six trumpets
E A B a 8:7-. The first trumpet. b 8:-7-. The earth smitten (hail and fire &c.). c 8:-7. The third part of the trees. d 8:8-. The second trumpet. e 8:-8-. The sea smitten (burning mountains, &c.). f 8:-8. Third part of sea blood. g 8:9. Death of living creatures in sea. C d 8:10-. The third trumpet. e 8:-10,11-. The waters smitten (star falling, &c.). f 8:-11-. Third part of waters wormwood. g 8:-11. Death of men. B a 8:12-. The fourth trumpet. b 8:-12-. The heaven smitten (sun, moon, and stars). c 8:-12. Third part darkened. A D 8:13. Three woes yet to come. E h 9:1-11. The fifth trumpet. i 9:12. The termination of first woe. ("The first woe is past"). E h 9:13-11:13. The sixth trumpet. (The second woe.) i 11:14-. The termination of second woe.("The second woe is past") D 11:-14. "The third woe comes quickly."
7: And the first angel sounded (1st trumpet, action, warning, hand of God. Cp. Zech. 1. Peace cries begin),
and there came to be hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast out upon the earth, and the third part of the earth was burnt up (this burning up is from torment, i.e. not literal "fire");
and the third part of trees (as in 7:1,3; 9:4. = People, See Ps. 1:3, Judg. 9:7-15) was burnt up (as above), and all blue grass was burnt up (see or pale, see 6:8; 9:4. Mark 6:39).
8: And the second angel sounded (2nd trumpet),
and as it were a great mountain (= the truth, burns people mentally when they find out they have been deceived) burning with fire was cast into the sea (= people of the world. Ever been to a stadium and see people do the wave? Sea is a figure of speech meaning multitudes. See 17:15 for Divine the definition):
and the third part of the sea became blood (= people came alive);
9: And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life died (We are creatures in the sea [i.e. peoples] of the word. Here this speaks of a spiritual death not a physical death); and the third part of the ships were destroyed (symbolical of commerce).
10: And the third angel sounded,
and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp (= false light, lies. See 2 Cor. 11:14. Here we have the four horns, the four hidden dynasties of the book of Daniel, of the beast system beginning: I = Education, II = Political, III = Economy, IV = Religion. Can you see these today? Wake up!!!), and it fell upon the third part (these followed Satan in the first earth age. See Luke 10:18; Rev. 12:7) of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters (= people, see Rev. 17:15, Isa. 8:7-8);
11: And the name of the star was called Wormwood (= bitterness = Satan):
and the third part of the waters became wormwood (when the false messiah comes they will begin to worship him);
and many men died (= spiritual death) of the waters, because they were made bitter (Biblically illiterate).
12: And the fourth angel sounded.
and the third part of the sun was smitten (= eclipse, deception), and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars (Simulating appearance of Christ. Stars = children of God, see Job 38:7. The Lord Himself foretold these signs. See Matt. 24:29. Mark 13:24. Luke 21:25, and cp. Isa. 5:30. Ezek. 7,8. Joel 2:10,30,31; 3:15. Amos 5:20; 8:9. Zeph. 1:14-16.);
in order that the third part of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13: And I beheld, and heard an eagle (see Deut. 32:11) flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" (The woe trumps = trouble on earth. Satan's great M.O.[method of operation] is deception through the "churches")