The Great Tribulation – Revelation – Part 5
A lot of people believe the Great Tribulation is 7 years long, but it’s not, it’s 3 ½ years long. In this part of the study of Revelation, we will explore the 7 Trumpets and the meanings behind each one of them and we will answer key questions that a lot of people in the church are asking today. Where is the rapture? Where is the church in the Great Tribulation? And more!
So as talked about in part 4. It is silent in heaven for 3 ½ hours. This is the first part of the 7 years we see in Daniel, called Jacob’s 70th week. There will be world peace during this first half of the 3 ½ years. Anti-Christ will commit the abomination of desolation in the middle of the 3 ½ years. It will be most likely the sacrifice of an unclean animal, like a peg. This will be done in an effort to say “all roads lead to God and not just one road”. In Revelations 8:5 it says, “The angel took the incense burner, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; there were rumblings of thunder, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.” The time of peace is now over and war will begin. Now, these 7 trumpets will be blown by the 7 angels.
So it’s important to note, the church has not been raptured out yet. So the church will be on earth during the 3 ½ years of peace and while some of these trumpets are being sounded off.
Trumpet 1 – “hail and fire, mixed with blood” – ⅓ of the earth was burned up. This is a war that causes this to happen. There will be a bad war that does this. We have the power on the earth to do this today if needed. Now notice this one has to do with the Earth. So there is a War that is one the Land that does these things to ⅓ of the earth.
Trumpet 2 – “something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea” – ⅓ of the sea was burned up. So this is a really bad sea war that takes place. This “great mountain, burning with fire” is most likely a bomb. Like an Atomic Bomb.
So The 1st Trumpet brings a Land War. The 2nd Trumpet brings a Sea War. Each destroys ⅓ of the land and sea.
Trumpet 3 – This trumpet has to do with the drinking water now becoming very bad to drink. This could play out in many different ways. Like an enemy nation attacking main water supplies with bombs. OR maybe the effects of Trumpet 1 and 2, these wars that are on earth and sea are so bad that ultimately destroy the clean water supplies. So there is progressiveness in these trumpets. Things go worst and worst.
Trumpet 4 – Right here we see ⅓ of the light from the sun, moon, and stars are taken from the earth. These are the effects of the war taking place on earth. So much bombing, gun powder in the air. The war itself will naturally cause the sunlight and moonlight and stair light to fad away in the parts of the earth that these wars are taking place in.
So after this trumpet is blown it says an Eagle is crying out. Not sure really what this means fully. It’s might very well be the church warning the world. We know the USA is described as Wings of an Eagle and I make the case in previous writing that the USA is the Promise Land of the Church. So It could be that this eagle is the church on earth warning the world, the nations about the prophecy and end-times. <- (That is My Opinion)
Trumpet 5 – At this trumpet, the Anti-Christ will be in full control. World Wide Marshall Law will be in effect. The Anti-Christ will be in charge of the world police. It gives the 5 month period that people will suffer on the earth, but not those who have the seal of God on their hand. So this war gets so bad, that this world leader raises up to world power and torment the world through Marshall Law.
Trumpet 6 – Now right here we see the 4 angels get released to kill ⅓ of mankind. It talks about a 2 million-man army on earth during this trumpet. They kill ⅓ of mankind. I have heard it said that this Trumpet is WW3. Maybe all these trumpets are. We see a consistent ⅓ die throughout these trumpets. It says those who don’t die don’t stop worshipping other gods and don’t repent.
The 4 Angels – We see these 4 angels during this Trumpet, we also see them in revelation 7. God doesn’t release the angels until the 144k jews have a seal on their forehead. It talks about the countless people, which is the church but doesn’t say they have a seal. Trumpet 5, talks about those with the seal of God on their forehead not being hurt. So I’m assuming this is no the church, but the Jewish people. So now we get to Trumpet 6, the 4 Angels are released. The Jews and the Church are both still on earth, they have not been raptured out yet.
After Trumpet 6, John sees another vision. It’s not the 7th Trumpet, it’s a scroll he is given.
The Scroll John Ate…
So John sees this Angel put one foot in the sea and the other on the land. And say, “ Then the angel that I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. 6 He swore an oath by the One who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it: “There will no longer be an interval of time”. Revelation 10:5-6
So There is a War on the Land, in the Sea, and in Heaven too. That is why this angel is raising his hand up in heaven and swore by him who created the heaven too. And saying that there is no may delay. Then John eats the scroll, it’s sweet in the mouth and bitter in his stomach. So I’m thinking about the 7-year peace agreement. It starts off great and ends in this bad war. That’s what I get from this scroll, it’s just a symbol. I could be wrong about it. Leave it up to interpretation.
The Two Witnesses…
In Revelation 11, John sees a vision about the two witnesses. These two witnesses are on earth for 1260 days. This is 3 ½ years. It says that they are killed at the end of their ministry when the beast from the bottomless pit comes up and wages war against them. They are killed and the whole world rejoices and sends gifts to each other during the 3 ½ days that they are lying dead in the street. Sending gifts to others happens during Christmas time. So it is very possible that this is happening Christmas week. The time of the traditionally celebrated birth of the Messiah Jesus. Kill his witnesses on his birthday. The two witnesses are going to be during the Great Tribulation.
Before these two witnesses show up, the Temple will be built. So no one will know who the two witnesses are until the Temple is built.
The Jewish Law
Jewish Law requires that you have two or three witnesses when making a case before a judge. Deut. 17:6; 19:15; is the law. Genesis 31:44 is an example of it playing out.
Trumpet 7 – This is the 2nd coming of Jesus. This is also the Rapture. Jesus himself even said, “He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other
” – Matthew 24:31. We know the rapture is the last trumpet because of 1 Cor. 15:52 says, “in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.” It literally says “at the last trumpet”. So yes, we will see all these bad wars play out.
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