The Book of Revelation Chapter Eight. 

Chapter eight provides the seventh seal which encompasses seven trumpets, four of which are sounded in this chapter. Actually, chapter eight continues where chapter six ended.  At this point,  things are starting to look really bad for the world.  God's continued judgments continue to unfold.

  • The Continuation - vs.1 ...he had opened the seventh seal...  The continuation that ended in chapter six takes shape.
  • The Observation - vs.1,2  
  1. The Silence - vs.1  Why the silence?  See Zeph.1:7; Zech. 2:13
  2. The Violence - vs.2  ...given seven trumpets...  Judgment is sure.

Note the three-fold purpose of trumpets:
1.  The Call To Worship - Numbers 10:1,8
2.  The Call To War - Numbers 10:9
3.  The Call To Wake - Numbers 10:10

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Book of Revelation Chapter Eight  continued...

  • ​The Preparation - vs.3,6
  1. To Present Themselves To God - vs.3,4  Required for service - Note Romans 12:1,2; 2 Timothy 2:15
  2. To Represent God To The World - vs.5,6 See 2 Corinthians 5:18,20a

Note:  Angels represent God's Anger Against Sin.
Note:  Believers represent God's Answer For & From Sin.

  • The Desolation - vs.7,13a
  1. On Earth - vs.7  The Result:  Starvation - Famine - Lack of Oxygen
  2. In The Seas - vs.8,9  The Result:  Lack of Evaporation - No Rain
  3. Fresh Water - vs.10,11  The Result:  Lack of Sanitation
  4. The Heavens - vs.12,13a  The Result:  Great Fear - See Luke 21:25,26
  • The Contemplation - vs. 13b.
  1. Man Is Troubled - 13b  ...Woe, woe, woe to the inhabiters of the earth...
  2. Man Is In Trouble - 13c  ...which are yet to sound...

While it is true, that many awful things are happening even in our day... they do not compare to the awful things that will happen during the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21).

Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger