In the Book of Revelationseven trumpets are sounded, one at a time, to cue apocalyptic events seen by John of Patmos Revelation in his vision Revelation The seven trumpets are sounded by seven angels and the events that follow are described in detail from Revelation Chapters 8 to According to Revelation the angels sound these trumpets after the breaking of the seventh seal.
These seals secured the apocalyptic document held in the right hand of Him who sits on the throne. The final three trumpets are sometimes called the "woe trumpets". Before the invention of the brass trumpetGod had Moses make two silver Trumpets Numbersbut the traditional sacred horn of the ancient Hebrews was the shofar made from a ram 's horn. The Angel sounds his trumpet, Apocalypse 8. Beatus Escorial. Upon the sound of the first trumpet, hail and fire mingled with blood is thrown to Earth, burning up a third of the trees on the planet, and all green grass.
With the sounding of the second trumpet, something described as "a great mountain burning with fire" plunges into the sea and turns a third of the oceans to blood.
Soon after, a third of all sea life and a third of all ships will be destroyed. This trumpet also symbolized the Romans victory of the war and was also an honor for all the blood that was shed. With the sounding of the third trumpet, a great star called Wormwood falls to the Earth, poisoning a third of the planet's freshwater sources, such as rivers and springs. Men will die from drinking its bitter taste. Following the sounding of the fourth trumpet, a third of the light that shines from the Sun, moon, and stars becomes dark from the celestial bodies being "struck.
The fifth trumpet is the "first woe" of three. Before this trumpet sounds, an angel translated as an eagle in some versions appears, and warns, "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!
The fifth trumpet prompts a personified star to fall from heaven. The star is given the key to the bottomless pit.
After opening it, the smoke that rises out of the pit darkens the air and blocks the sunlight. Then, from out of the smoke, the locusts are unleashed. The locusts are scorpion-tailed warhorses that have a man's face with lion's teeth. Their hair is long and they fly with locust-like wings.
They are adorned with golden crowns and protected with iron breastplates. They are commanded by their king, Abaddonto torment anyone who does not have the seal of God on their forehead, by using their scorpion-like tails. It is also made clear to them that they must not kill anyone during the five months of torment.
Robert Withama Catholic commentator, issued his two-volume Annotations on the New Testamentin Commenting on Chapter 9, he offers two preterist views for identifying the locusts with scorpion tails. After the fifth trumpet blast, the sixth one sounds. They command a force of two-hundred million mounted troops whose horses exude plagues of fire, smoke, and brimstone from their mouths. The mounted horsemen wore breastplates with the color of fire, hyacinthand brimstone. The horses are with lion's head and their tails, as well, are like a serpent with a head.
The plagues exuding from the horses will kill a third of all mankind. The sound of the seventh trumpet signals the "third woe. Loud voices in Heaven will say: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever.Has the 5th seal already happened to open our eyes to the 5th Trump?
Has a corresponding seal happened prior to each trump? What is the order of the vials and woes? And is the locust army devouring at this time? Thank you and God bless! You know Martha, I do not believe we are in the 5th Trumpet, neither does Scripture provide any support for that idea.
The Trumpets Have Been Blown
I mean where is the evidence in our world that the first 5 Trumpets have sounded? Allow me to provide an excerpt from the introduction of that study which I encourage you to read. This will be the moment in time when the Four Winds are released.
The moment when the Seven Trumpets begin to sound. The moment when the four beasts of Daniel rise which are simply four offices of the sixth kingdom that will be led by Ten Clay Kings. I think a lot of Christians misunderstand the entire purpose of the Sealing mentioned in Revelation 7. That is the Tribulation. To stand for God, to stand against Satan, his angels, children and those who would follow him. I want you to understand this is a spiritual harm, we are not talking about war here.
When we study the Bible we have to look at it with a level head, we have to analyze the Scriptures through prayer and look at it unbiased. We cannot be in the 5th Trumpet or any Trumpet for that matter as the Sealing is not yet complete and the Four Winds have not yet been unleashed on the earth.
Neither have the Ten Clay Kings risen, which means, we still have prophecy that needs to transpire. One of the many reasons I wrote it was to clear up so much confusion I see concerning the end times and how they unfold.
When we study Scripture and look forward to the end of this present age, we cannot become so anxious where we sideline certain parts of Scripture in order to rush other parts. That will not make prophecy come to pass any faster, the day is set, all that will do is hinder our understanding of the Bible.
I think we all can understand that. Seal: We need a Bible study on this subject, but until then let me just say the Seals are just that, seals. Think of a letter by an ancient king long ago.By Gerald Flurry. T he Book of Revelation was given as a mysterious, closed and sealed book. It was sealed with seven seals. It is similar to the book of Daniel, which God told Daniel was sealed until the time of the end.
But if God wanted to hide this knowledge completely, He never would have revealed it in the first place. He meant for those seals to be opened. In fact, God intended this important prophetic book to be understood in our time today!
Revelation tells us that Jesus Christ would be able to open those seals. Christ is the one who can show us all this revelation that has been sealed.
He alone can do so. It shows that loosing these mighty seals was not a simple matter. In order to reveal this prophecy, Christ had a titanic battle with Satan the devil, and He won. He qualified to replace Satan on his throne, and now He—and only He—is qualified to open those seals. I want to show you something Christ said that most people do not understand. We will look at one chapter of the Bible to see how that chapter alone unseals those seven seals.
Jesus delivered a pivotal prophecy—one of the longest single prophecies in the Bible and the most important prophecy Christ revealed when He was on this Earth. He spoke this prophecy after He had prevailed in that battle with Satan and qualified to reveal it. It is called the Olivet prophecy. It is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. I will just focus on the account in Matthew 24, and show how it looses the seals on the prophecies of Revelation.
All prophecy, in a sense, revolves around Matthew In this chapter, Christ prophesied about a volcanic eruption of crises on Earth that has never been experienced—and about the birth of a new age that will come from it. Jesus Christ has prevailed and has revealed this, and we are now seeing these prophecies being fulfilled. The seven seals form the story flow of the book of Revelation. Here is the overview: The first seal reveals false prophets; the second, war; the third, famine; the fourth, pestilence; the fifth, tribulation; the sixth, heavenly signs; and the seventh, seven trumpets.
If you understand those seals, they lead you step by step to the return of Jesus Christ: He returns at the last of those seven final trumpet blasts. So the Second Coming concludes those seven seals. That makes this prophecy—even though it has a lot of bad news—the most exciting, wonderful news imaginable!
The first seal Christ opens reveals the first horseman of the apocalypse. The first four seals reveal a total of four horsemen. Christians usually assume this horseman is Jesus Christ because Christ also comes on a white horse. But Christ comes with a sword, not with a bow Revelation This is a false Christ who has deceived the world —the Christian world and the non-religious—about the prophecies of Revelation!
Christ unseals and explains this to us in Matthew If you read through the chapter, you see that the main sign is the gospel being preached around the world verse Question: "Are the sky trumpets people have been reporting signs of the end times?
People in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Russia, the Czech Republic, Australia, and other places have been puzzled by what they describe as low frequency hums, trumpets, or horns that seem to emanate from the top of the sky or from under the earth.
Most of these sounds have never been heard before now, which makes the phenomenon unnerving. These noises have a groaning quality overlaid with a metallic, vibrating sound similar to that of musical instruments. In some instances, the sounds seem to include unintelligible voices. Theories abound about these strange sounds and their origination.
The main explanations of the sky trumpets are natural phenomena, alien spacecraft, manmade sounds, and spiritual activity.
Sky Trumpets—a natural explanation? Sky Trumpets—an extraterrestrial explanation? UFO enthusiasts are quick to point to the sky trumpets as corroboration of their theories concerning aliens visiting our planet. Sky Trumpets—a human explanation? Probably, many of the sky trumpet videos on the internet—maybe most of them—are hoaxes.
It is not difficult for a prankster to tweak audio and create a video in which a few of his friends stand gawking at the sky. Other explanations of the sky trumpet videos, besides their all being hoaxes, are that the sounds have an industrial or military cause. One Canadian city has said the so-called sky trumpets heard there were nothing more than the sound of a city worker doing maintenance on a piece of heavy equipment.
Sky Trumpets—a spiritual explanation? And then there are those who attach a spiritual significance to the sky trumpets and look for a spiritual origin. Others see the sky trumpets as divine in origin, believing them to be a warning that we are living in the last days.
It is true that trumpets figure into several biblical events. When God gave the Law on Mt. Every time one of these angels blows a trumpet, a new judgment befalls the earth Revelation 8—9. We also know that the sounds cannot be the seven trumpets of Revelation, because the tribulation is not yet upon us. We do know this: the days before the rapture will be characterized by increasing wickedness 2 Timothy —4 and widespread false teaching 1 Timothy ; 2 Timothy ; Jude After the rapture, the deception and wickedness will grow even worse 2 Thessalonians — The only way to escape this confusion is to be born again and live in hope of the imminent coming of Jesus Christ for the church.
But before I explain why this is so, I just want to state that I personally believe we are currently living during the events described in the 3rd Seal Rev Now I realize some Christians speculate that we may already be in the 5th or 6th Trumpet because of the turmoil in the Middle East in and around the Euphrates River See Rev.
I even spent some time over there myself. In fact, my Army Squad was stationed right on the Euphrates River.MelVee Sabbath School -- Ln 07 - 2019 -- The Seven Trumpets
I could actually see the river right outside the window of my sleeping quarters. I also thought about how Daniel and his three companions were captives here, and how Daniel saw many visions concerning the last days here. And when our squad went on long missions across the vast deserts of Iraq, I stood on top of the Humvee behind my 50 Caliber Machine Gun scanning the area and wondering what it must have looked like over years ago.
What was now just a hot empty desert with a few camels here and there was once a mighty empire with great buildings and temples.
The feeling I got thinking about all of this, as well as knowing that the Euphrates River still had a major role in Bible Prophecy See Revis difficult to explain. It was sort of like being taken back in time and then forward again to the future.
But getting back to the speculation of us already being in the 5th or 6th Trumpet. There are just too many problems with this idea for it to be true. One of the purposes of blowing trumpets in the Bible was to sound an alarm for war See Numbers They are sounding an alarm of war against those on earth who refuse to obey the Word of God.
This is important to understand. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. When this trumpet blows we will probably see pieces of a comet impacting the earth somewhere, a massive eruption of a number of volcanoes covered with ice glaciers, or simply a massive hail storm like never before will occur. The Tunguska event, or Tunguska blast or Tunguska explosion, was an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, at about a.
June 17, It is the largest impact event in recorded history. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvelous things. The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of Thee.
For I will at this time send all My plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people: that thou mayest know that there is none like Me in all the earth. For now I will stretch out My hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee My power; and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth. Now where the confusion and endless speculation comes in is when people do not take the Trumpets of Revelation literallybut rather consider them to be figurative.
And boy does it get confusing when people do that. For example, Dr. Bullinger points out on p. And others say that the trees represent apostles and great doctors while the grass represents common Christians.
You know as far as these endless speculations go, I believe Dr. Joseph Seiss was spot on when he said:.For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Is it the 7th trump of Revelation 9? Is it the trumpet of Rosh Hashanah? This article will explain that it is neither of those events and show from Scripture what the last trump actually is.
The kingdoms returns to Jesus Christ once Old Testament prophecy is fulfilled. One of the common interpretations of the last trump is that it is the 7th trumpet that is sounded in Revelation And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. There are several reasons that this event is often viewed as the last trump. For one, the Book of Revelation clearly states that there are seven angels designated to sound seven trumpets — each one unleashing a judgment on Earth from God.
However there are several flaws with this interpretation. For one, the book of 1 Corinthians was written in ca. The Book of Revelation was written in approximately 96 AD. If Paul was indeed referring to the seventh trumpet of Revelation, it would be over 40 years before any reader would have any idea as to what he was talking about.
Additionally, there is no basis in Scripture for Paul knowing about the Revelation John received decades later. Paul was killed in ca 70 AD — well before the writing of Revelation.
This would be the only instance in Scripture when one divinely inspired writer references a prophecy of a vision of another writer that had not even taken place yet.
The 7th trumpet of Revelation 11 seems like the time of the Rapture. But where is the Raptured church in that passage? Additionally, the reason that the kingdoms of the world are turned over to The Lord Jesus Christ at the seventh trumpet are not because of the Rapture of the church.
Assuming for a moment that the church was raptured at the seventh trumpet — how would that event automatically mean Jesus Christ now reigns over every nation on Earth?
Revelations, has any trumpet blown/seal been opened yet?
There is no logical connection. Letting Scripture interpret Scripture, we can look to Revelation 10 for the answer:. The mystery of God was that salvation would come to the Gentiles and then the Jewish remnant in the end times. This group of believing Jewish people will be supernaturally protected during the Day of The Lord also known as the Great Tribulation.
It is their coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ as the prophesied Messiah of The Old Testament that will fulfill all of the remaining Old Testament prophecies. This is how Jesus Christ wins rightful dominion world back to Himself from Satan. All the messianic prophecies had to be fulfilled before the death of Jesus Christ.
In fact there was even one prophecy remaining on the cross:. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The drinking of vinegar fulfilled the prophecy of Psalm And there are many, many prophecies yet to be fulfilled, that predict Israel returning to God and believing upon The Lord Jesus Christ.But as Snippins pointed out, most scientific research points to natural causes such as tidal waves, methane explosions, underground earthquakes, or shifting sand dunes as explanations for these aural phenomena.
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