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The Sounding of Trumpets One, Two, Three and Four

The Sounding of Trumpets One, Two, Three and Four

The Sounding of The First Trumpet. Vs.7.

The nature of the judgment.

"Hail and Fire mingled with blood." Micah 7:15; Jer. 23:7-8. They were like the plagues of Egypt. Ex. 9:23-28; Joel 2:30. "Hail" "Fire""Blood"Could it be the Blood that they rejected, will judge them.

The Action of the Judgment.

"They will cast upon the earth" "Ballo" cast; to throw; hurl (a violent or intense action).

The Effects of the Judgment.

The third part of threes was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.Every field and meadow stripped of its growing crops, and bloody and putrid blackness spread over all the world. This has somewhat of a correspondence to an earlier stage, under the sixth seal. Not to hurt earth, the sea, nor the trees, till the servants of God were sealed. The sealing now has been accomplished, the prohibition is lifted. (Revelation 7:3)

The Sounding of the Second Trumpet. Vs. 8-9.

The Nature of the Judgment.

Like a burning mountain " As it were a great mountain burning with fire." It looked like a burning mountain. It is not literally a mountain/volcano, but the image of a meteor.

The Place of the Judgment.

The Sea is the place of this plunging mass. "Was cast into the sea: " It would seem as if some particular sea was meant. If so, what sea? The Mediterranean Sea, which means the midland sea, or the middle of the earth. Around this sea the greatest recorded events of the world and of the Church have been enacted, and which is the central sea of all history, both sacred and profane.

The Effects of the Judgment.

"The third part of the sea became blood."

"The third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life died."

"The third part of the ships were destroyed." Burned, sunk, or dash ashore. Ex. 7:20; Psa. 78:44; 105:29; Hosea 4:1-3; Zeph. 1:3; Isa. 2;12-1###Here John sees the fulfillment of these predictions.

The Sounding of the Third Trumpet, Vs. 10-11.

The nature of the Judgment.

"There fell a great star from heaven," - This star falls out of heaven. "Burning as it were a lamp." "Torch," - This star has a name. The Name of the star, vs 1 "The star is called wormwood""Wormwood" -"Absinthe " is a bitter; intoxicating, and poisonous herb. It produces convulsions, paralysis, and death.

The Place of the Judgment. vs. 10

"It fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters. " Jer.9:13-15.

The Effects of the Judgment.

vs. 11 "The'third part of the waters became wormwood. "

"Many men died of the waters."

"Because they were made bitter" - "Poisonous "

The Sounding of The Fourth Trumpet, vs. 12 -13.

It doesn't say what it is - it only says what it effects and what those effects were.

The Place of The Judgment vs. 12.

"The third part of the Sun was smitten ."

"The third part of the Moon."

"The third part of the Stars."

The Effects of the Judgment.

"The third part of them were darkened."

"The day shone not for a third part of it."

"The night likewise.

Isa. 13:9-11; Eze. 32:7-8; Joel 2:10,30-31; 3:15; Zeph. 1: 14-16; Matt. 24: 29; Luke 21: 25.

The Announcement of Greater Judgment, vs. 13.

Is a .pre-announcement of the general character of what is to come, a fore warning of greater judgment to come.

A Flying Messenger - "An angel flying through the midst of heaven."

Proclaiming with a loud voice: "Saying with a loud voice"

Terrible Judgments, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth."