Revelation 8. Forum Discussion

Jesus opens the seventh and final seal

Previously, Jesus opened six of the seven seals of this AMAZING book held by God the Father.  The book contains a recording of all that ever was, and all that will be.  It provides remarkable insight into the final days and the great tribulation. 

In this chapter, Jesus opens the final seal. John is taking this all in and recording it for our reference.

He writes that there was silence in heaven for a half hour after Jesus opened the final seal of the book. This highlights the significance of what has just occurred.

With the seventh seal removed, we now get to see what the book says about the future.  There is majesty to behold, including:

  • Seven angels standing before God.
  • Each angel was given a trumpet.
  • An eighth angel standing at the alter with a censer burning incense.
  • Incense being offered up by the eighth angel along with the prayers of all the saints.

The great tribulation has begun, and those on earth are experiencing catastrophic events, the likes of which the earth has never seen!  These events will include:

  • A huge fireball hurled to the earth.
  • Thunder.
  • Lightning.
  • Earthquakes.

As the seven angels standing before God prepare to blow their trumpets, there is an expectation that something enormous is about to occur. Something, literally, of biblical proportions!

Then the seven angels begin sounding their trumpets, one at a time. With each sounding of the horn, God’s wrath will be felt:

  1. When the first trumpet sounds, there will be fire and hail, mixed with blood. A third of the earth will be burned up.
  2. The second trumpet sounds and great piles of flaming earth are thrown into the sea. A third of the sea and everything in it will be destroyed.
  3. When the third trumpet sounds, a star named wormwood falls from heaven and destroys a third of the waters, making it not safe to drink.  Many will die because of the effects the wormwood has on the water.
  4. The fourth trumpet sounds, and a third of the sun, moon and stars are covered.

As if this was not bad enough, an ominous message is sent from an eagle flying above warning:

“Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” – Revelation 8:13.

Tomorrow, Lord willing, we will continue to study what was recorded in this precious book that only Jesus was found worthy to open.

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Michael

I have seen hurricanes, water spouts, and the northern lights. The northern lights were the most impressive. Our God is an awesome God!!

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John

I get confused between the 144,000 and the "Great multitude" that will be saved. Is the number much bigger than the 144,000?

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