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The Lamb is on the Throne The Book of REVELATION. The Seven Trumpets Revelation 8:6 – 9 (p 1142-1143). Seven Trumpets. What does this have to do with my life? Revelation is written to the churches – It lays out the cosmic battle of good and evil

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The Lamb is on the ThroneThe Book of REVELATION

The Seven Trumpets

Revelation 8:6 – 9 (p 1142-1143)


Seven Trumpets

  • What does this have to do with my life?

  • Revelation is written to the churches –

    • It lays out the cosmic battle of good and evil

    • It shows God and the Lamb as the ultimate controllers of history

    • It Promises victory to the people of God and individual reward based on:

      • Devotion to Christ

      • Faithfulness of our witness

    • It promises that God will act to bring evil to an end – establish justice

      • Joel 1 – 2 “The dreadful day of Yhwh”

  • Our picture of reality and who God is affects how we live.


1. The first 4 Trumpets

  • Hail & Fire, mixed with blood (8:7)LAND

    • One third of earth, trees and all grass burned up

  • Burning mountain thrown into the sea (8:8)SEA

    • One third of sea turns to blood, one third of sea creatures & ships destroyed

  • Star “Wormwood” falls to earth, poisons water (8:10)FRESH WATER

    • One third of fresh water turns bitter – many people die.

  • Sun, moon stars struck (8:12)HEAVENS / SKY

    • One third turn dark, one third of day and night without light.


1. The first 4 Trumpets…

  • The 10 Plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7:14 – 12:30)

  • Water turns to blood

  • Frogs

  • Gnats

  • Flies

  • Death of Livestock

  • Boils

  • Hail

  • Locusts

  • Darkness

  • Death of Firstborn Son (Passover)

  • First 4 SEALS – Human Agents (God lets sin run its course)

  • First 4 Trumpets – Natural world (God acts in judgment on evildoers)

  • The 4 trumpets’ impact limited to one third – limited judgment


2. The 5th and 6th Trumpets

  • Introduced by the Eagle – “Woe! Woe! Woe!” (8:13)

  • The 5th Trumpet – the horde from the Abyss

    • “Locusts” who harm humans, not grass or trees or plants

    • 5 months – the usual season/period of a locust plague

    • “Looked like” –

      • Something like crowns of gold on their heads; Resembled human faces; Women’s hair; Lions teeth

      • ? Northern “barbarians – long, blonde (gold) hair, ate meat off the bone (lion’s teeth).

    • Their king was “the Destroyer” – Satan

    • They brought tremendous suffering and devastation – Judgment ! !


2. The 5th and 6th Trumpets…

  • The 6th Trumpet – Demonic horde of uncountable number

    • Turned on the people that worshipped them

    • Brought even more suffering and devastation.


3. Repentance?

  • “They did not repent”

    • Worshipping demons

    • Worshipping idols

    • Acts of murder, “magic”, sexual immorality, theft.

  • Even facing the consequences of –

    • Human sinful oppression and exploitation (4 seals)

    • Natural disasters (4 trumpets)

    • Suffering and destruction by humans and demons (5th & 6th Trumpets)

      – They did not repent ! ! !


Choose Life

  • Replacing my vague and inaccurate perceptions with the true reality

    • Our God is active, in charge, working out His purpose

    • He invites us to join Him

  • Daily choices –

    • Invest in the Kingdom – devotion to Christ + generosity to others + availability + ...

    • Every simple choice matters – “cup of water” Mark 9:41 (also Matt 25:31-46)

  • “Welcome home, good and faithful servant” – will ring for eternity ! ! !


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