0006 Revelation Ch. 8.2-9

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The seven trumpets begin. Sometimes called the one-third judgments. Blood, darkness, locusts and Euphrates dried up are parts of the judgments. 200,000,000 man army from the East invades the Middle East. Over a billion people killed by this army. To view 5 minute clips of this series go to http://community.webshots.com/user/matav1

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0006 Revelation Ch. 8.2-9

  1. 1. Revelation 8:2 – 9 Sometimes called the 1/3 Judgments because 1/3 of everything is destroyed
  2. 2. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels who stood before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden cense r… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:3 … And much incense was given to him, so that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints on the golden alta r [of incense] before the throne. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:4 And the smoke of the incense which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God from the angel's hand. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:5 And the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar, and cast it into the earth … </li></ul>
  7. 7. Before the Throne <ul><li>Rev 8:5 … And voices and thunderings and lightnings and an earthquake occurred . </li></ul><ul><li>More violence in nature to signal the approaching doom </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ One-Third” Judgments Rev. 8:1-12
  9. 9. First Angel Sounded Fire, Hail and Blood Rev. 7:6 The prayers for vengeance (v. 1) are beginning to be answered when the censer is cast to the earth to mark the start of the 7 terrible Shofar Judgments.
  10. 10. First Angel Sounded Fire, Hail and Blood <ul><li>Rev 8:7… A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees, and every blade of green grass . </li></ul>
  11. 11. First Angel Sounded Fire, Hail and Blood
  12. 12. The Second Angel: Ch. 8:8-9 <ul><li>A mountain of fire (meteor) fell into the sea </li></ul><ul><li>One third of the sea turned to blood </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Second Angel: Ch. 8:8-9 <ul><li>One third of the sea creatures died </li></ul><ul><li>One third of the ships destroyed </li></ul>
  14. 14. Third Angel: Rev. 8:10-11 <ul><li>A star (which was named Wormwood) looking like a torch afire fell into 1/3 of the rivers and river sources </li></ul>
  15. 15. Third Angel: Rev. 8:10-11
  16. 16. Third Angel: Rev. 8:10-11 <ul><li>1/3 of the water sources became poisonous and bitter </li></ul><ul><li>Many people died from drinking it </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Fourth Angel: Ch. 8:12 <ul><li>One third of the light and heat of the sun darkened and also it did not shine for 1/3 of a day. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Fourth Angel: Ch. 8:12 <ul><li>One third of the Stars darkened </li></ul><ul><li>The moon did not shine for 1/3 of a night and when it did it had 1/3 less intensity </li></ul>
  19. 19. A Terrible Lamentation Ch. 8:13 <ul><li>Rev 8:13 … Woe, woe, woe, for them that dwell on the earth, by reason of the other blasts of the shofars of the three angels, who are yet to sound. </li></ul>
  20. 20. A Terrible Lamentation Ch. 8:13 <ul><li>So terrible are the next judgmental plagues that a special angel is sent to proclaim a lamentation for the people on earth. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Fifth Shofar Blast: Locusts <ul><li>Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Fifth Shofar Blast: Locusts <ul><li>In the book of Revelation, stars are most often angels going to the earth to carry out judgment. This one is one of those angels. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Opening the Bottomless Pit Rev. 9:1-2 <ul><li>Rev 9:2 [He] opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and smoke came out of the shaft like the smoke from a large furnace. The smoke darkened the sun and the air. </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Locusts From the Bottomless Pit (Ch. 9:3-11) <ul><li>Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts … </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 9:4-6 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, [nor] any green thing …or tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads… that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Locusts’ Appearance and Commission: Ch. 9:3-11 … And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. www . davidmiles . net /
  26. 26. Considerations about the Locusts <ul><li>They are hordes of hybrid demonic beings, since we see that they have stings like scorpions. </li></ul><ul><li>They have the ability to understand and think, to distinguish between groups of people. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Considerations about the Locusts (Cont’d) <ul><li>They make a distinction between those with the seal of God on their forehead and those who do not. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the beginning of God’s next step up in severity of judgments . </li></ul>
  28. 28. &quot;The First Woe is past…” Rev. 9:12 <ul><li>Rev 9:12 The first woe is past. Behold, after these things yet come two woes. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad as the disasters of the previous judgments were, it gets worse…and worse. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev 9:13 And the sixth angel sounde d… </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Rev 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. </li></ul>The Sixth Trumpet: Invasion of Middle East by China www.cyberspaceministries.org
  30. 30. The Sixth Trumpet: Invasion of Middle East by China <ul><li>Rev 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Sixth Trumpet: Invasion of Middle East by China <ul><li>The Euphrates can be dried up in a day’s time. In 1990 Turkey built a dam on the upper part of the river and by closing the dam, it can stop the water from flowing into the Euphrates. This is important because by drying up the Euphrates it would make it easy for China to enter the Middle East. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Chinese Confederation Comes: Verses 15 - 16 <ul><li>“ [in the 1950’s], the late ruler of China, Mao - Tsetung boasted in his diary that he could field an army of 200 million soldiers.” ( www.newlifechristianchapel.org/nlccp5.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>With this boast in mind, it seems clear that the “horsemen” of the invading army is the Chinese Army invading the Middle East. </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Chinese Confederation Comes: Verses 15 – 16 <ul><li>Note in verse 18, we see that 1/3 of the remaining population are killed (or about 1.5 billion people) It is possible that these will be Asian Nations since China won’t allow any possible enemy to stand in the way of her conquests. </li></ul>
  34. 35. The hardness of heart of those left behind after the Rapture <ul><li>Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and golden, and silver, and bronze, and stone, and wooden idols (which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk). </li></ul>
  35. 36. The hardness of heart of those left behind after the Rapture <ul><li>Rev 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders , nor of their sorcerie s [including drug use and witchcraft] , </li></ul>
  36. 37. The hardness of heart of those left behind after the Rapture <ul><li>nor of their fornication [In the Greek, “pornaia” which includes “cross-gender”, homosexuality and other sodomy of all kinds with both men and women, incest, “cross-dressing”, sex with animals and lewdness of dress and actions, watching pornography of all sorts and incest and adultery) , nor of their thefts. </li></ul>
  37. 38. The hardness of heart of those left behind after the Rapture <ul><li>Despite their acknowledgment that these judgments are from God and the Lamb (Jesus) and despite their knowledge that they are brought on by the sins mentioned here, they STILL refused to repent and turn to God for salvation. Instead, as shall be seen, they blasphemed and cursed God for His giving them the consequence and punishment for their evil ways. </li></ul>

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