Chapter 7 Seven Trumpets
TRUMPET #1The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. (Revelation 8:7)

With this initial trumpet, a third of the earth will be burned, as nuclear fire erupts across the earth.

TRUMPET #2The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8-9)

The second round of attacks target ships and submarines. A third of the ships are destroyed and coastal cities are flooded. Jesus described the churning of the oceans saying there would be perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves (Luke 21:25b).

TRUMPET #3The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter. (Revelation 8:10-11)

Wormwood is a bitter-tasting plant that grows on several continents. In the Russian and Ukrainian language, wormwood translates as “chernobyl.” The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident resulted in a radioactive discharge that was the first-ever at the top of the International Nuclear Event Scale. Since that disaster Chernobyl (wormwood) has become synonymous with nuclear contamination.

Wormwood   (English to Ukrainian)

полин, чорнобиль;гіркота, прикрість

[wormwood     polyn, chornobyl’; hirkota, prykrist’ ]

Chernobyl (Ukrainian: Чорнобиль, Russian: Чернобыль)

This trumpet depicts the detonation of a bomb designed solely to spread radioactive contamination. Nations incapable of exploding a nuclear bomb can still build a dirty bomb, which spreads radioactivity using only conventional explosives. Such an explosion high above the earth would maximize the geographic area contaminated. This impacts water supplies so that many more people die.

In this story, a great star fell from the sky. Aster is the Greek word from which the star-shaped asterisk * was derived. The Asteraceae plant family was also derived from this same Greek word. Wormwood is a member of this Asteraceae plant family.

Revelation was written in Greek; wormwood translates as Chernobyl in the Ukrainian and Russian languages. John did not coordinate with the scientists who would later place wormwood in the Asteraceae (star) plant family. Scientists did not coordinate the naming of this plant with those who would later name a nuclear power plant, Chernobyl. That this wormwood actually does turn water bitter is not a coincidence either. No person coordinated any of these facts with the nuclear disaster that inevitably followed. Only God could perfectly align these factors ahead of time.

TRUMPET #4The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way. (Revelation 8:12)

Darkness could result from increased volcanic activity or smoke. Whatever the cause, the environment has been completely destroyed.

TRUMPET #5Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them. (Revelation 9:1-6)

An angel, referred to as a star, is seen with the key to a bottomless pit inside the earth, called the Abyss. This angel releases demons that were trapped inside the Abyss for thousands of years. Locus normally attack crops, but these locusts have power to sting like scorpions. These locusts only attack people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. People will suffer so badly they desire to die, but are unable. This is a foretaste of hell, where people will long to die but are not able to die.

TRUMPET #6: Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. (Revelation 9:13-16)

Four angels, who today are bound at the Euphrates River, will be released to kill a third of mankind. The four released angels ride horses, just as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode horses. That these four angels are bound at the Euphrates River points to Iraq, the nation through which most of this river flows. Meanwhile an army of two hundred million soldiers advances against Israel. This army is likely an alliance of eastern nations.

The spiritual powers causing deaths are described. And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm. (Revelation 9:17-19)

To worship demons and idols after world events have fully validated Bible prophecy is a breathtaking delusion. The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts. (Revelation 9:20-21)

By the sixth trumpet Gentiles worldwide will have accepted the mark of the beast. However, God has protected Israel from the beast the first three and a half years (Revelation 12:6). Israel will repent and accept Jesus as the Messiah. (Zechariah 12:10).

Seven Trumpets

Description

Trumpet #1(Revelation 8:7)

Nuclear strikes against land-based targets burn a third the earth.

Trumpet #2 (Revelation 8:8-9)

Nuclear strikes against ocean-based targets.

Trumpet #3 (Revelation 8:10-11)

Nuclear contamination of water.

Trumpet #4 (Revelation 8:12)

Darkness covers the earth.

Trumpet #5 (Revelation 9:1-11)

Smoke pours from the Abyss; demonic locusts come from the smoke.

Trumpet #6 (Revelation 9:13-19)

200,000,000 soldiers descend on Israel; a third of mankind is killed.