Revelation 8)

1: And when He opened the seventh seal, there came to be silence in the heaven about a half an hour. (Silence because the Accuser, Satan, is thrown out of heaven and cast to earth. This is he great hour of temptation. It is a 5 month period, see 9:5)
2: And I saw the seven angels which stand before God; and to them were given seven trumpets (cp. Num.10:9, &c.)
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar (the altar of God), having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense (incense symbolic of prayers going up to God, see 5:8), that he should offer it up with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne (Glorious realities in heaven. The small golden altar of the Tabernacle and the larger one of Solomon's Temple were but copies in miniature. See Hab. 8:5; 9:23,24).
4: And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. (God hears your prayers)
5: And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings (ministers of fire, see Ps. 103-104; Rev. 10:1-10.), and lightnings, and an earthquake. (Chs. 6 & 7 present the six seals, the sixth carrying on to the end. The seventh seal contains a new series of judgments under the seven trumpets [8:7-11:14] and the seven vials [16:1-18:24]. The seventh seal thus embraces the period of both trumpets and vials [8:7-18:24], and is immediately followed by the Apocalypse [Unveiling of "The Word of God"], the Son of Adam. The 7 trumpets are in exact chronological order and will happen exactly in this order. The first six trumpets relate to the earth, the seventh to heaven [11:15]. The seven are divided into four and three, the last three being woe trumpets. The judgments and woes now to be set forth are just as real, as literal, as the judgments predicted and fulfilled in the past history of Israel; Ex. 34:10. Deut. 28:10. Isa. 11:15,16. Mic. 7:13-15)
6: And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets (they mean action about to take place -Warning!) prepared themselves in order that they might sound. (The 7 trumpets are in Chronological order. Observe the first 6 seals and intuitively recognize the 7 trumpets)

E 8:7-11:14. The Second Vision on Earth.

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")

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