THE LAMB HAS OPENED THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THERE IS SILENCE IN THE HEAVEN, A PLACE ALWAYS FILLED WITH PRAISING AND CELEBRATION. YAHUSHA TAKES ALL THE PRAYERS (OFFERED BY HIS PEOPLE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME) MIXES THEM WITH THE DIVINE FIRE OF HIS JUDGING WRATH AND HURLS THEM INTO THE EARTH AT THE SOUND OF EACH MIGHTY BLAST OF THE :
REV 8:7When the 1st Angel blasted his Trumpet I saw hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were hurled to the earth. And a 3rd* of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was scorched.
*3RD = LIMITED JUDGMENT
(WHOLE WORLD NOT DIRECTLY AFFECTED YET)
THESE SEVEN TRUMPETS ARE MORE INTENSE THAN THE SEVEN SEALS, BUT NOT AS BAD AS THE BOWLS OF WRATH THAT ARE COMING.
THE RESULT OF THE EGYPTIAN JUDGMENT WAS LOCALISED ONLY TO THE LAND OF EGYPT, BUT IN REVELATION 1/3 OF THE ENTIRE LAND MASS OF OUR PLANET IS BURNED UP FROM HAIL THAT (UNCHARACTERISTICALLY) BURSTS INTO FLAME UPON HITTING THE GROUND. 1/3 OF ALL THE TREES AND ALL GREEN GRASS IS DESTROYED.
REMEMBER THE HAILSTONES THAT BURST INTO FLAMES WHEN THEY HIT THE LAND OF EGYPT? THE HAIL STRUCK THE FIELDS, PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND EVERY PLANT GROWING AND BROKE EVERY TREE.
WHY WOULD YAHUSHA KEEP INCREASING THE AWFUL EFFECTS OF THE JUDGMENTS? JUST LIKE EGYPT, IT WAS TO DRIVE EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN INTO SUBMISSION AND REPENTANCE. MANY PEOPLE WILL CRY OUT FOR DELIVERANCE, NO LONGER ABLE TO DENY THAT EVERYTHING PROPHESIED THOUSANDS OF YEARS EARLIER IS NOW HAPPENING JUST AS WRITTEN.
AND YET MANY MORE WILL HARDEN THEMSELVES (LIKE THE PHARAOH), THAT DESPITE THEIR SUFFERING AND AFFLICTIONS THEY WOULD RATHER CURSE YAHUSHA FOR THEIR TROUBLES RATHER THAN SEEK HIM FOR FORGIVENESS AND MERCY.
8When the 2nd Angel blasted his Trumpet, I saw what looked like a great mountain burning with fire, thrown into the sea, and a 3rd* of the sea became blood 9and a 3rd of the living creatures in the sea died, and a 3rd of the ships were destroyed.
*3RD = LIMITED JUDGMENT
THE SECOND TRUMPET IS SOUNDED AND THE SEA (THE SALT WATER) IS AFFLICTED WITH JUDGMENT. WHAT LOOKED LIKE A BLAZING MOUNTAIN WAS HURLED INTO THE SEA WITH THE RESULTS THAT 1/3 OF THE EARTH'S SEAS TURNED TO BLOOD, AND SO ALL THE SEA-LIFE
OF THOSE WATERS DIED OUT, AND 1/3 OF THE SHIPS OPERATING NEARBY WERE DESTROYED. JUST LIKE IN EGYPT, WHEN THE WATERS TURNED INTO A BLOOD-COLOURED, UNDRINKABLE MESS, KILLING THE FISH THAT THE EGYPTIANS RELIED ON AND CAUSING A HUGE STENCH!
AGAIN LIKE THE NILE RIVER PLAGUE, THIS BLAZING MOUNTAIN MIGHT BE AN ENORMOUS VOLCANO, OR PERHAPS A LARGE METEOR - SOMETHING THAT IS SO WORRISOME THAT WE HAVE NASA WATCHING THE SOLAR SYSTEM TO DETECT ANY HUGE CHUNKS OF ROCK THAT MIGHT COLLIDE WITH EARTH... SOMETHING THEY SAY IS INEVITABLE.
10When the 3rd Angel blasted his Trumpet, a great star fell from the sky, burning like a torch, and it fell on a 3rd of the rivers and on the fountains of water, 11and the name of the star is called Wormwood. And a 3rd* of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter. *3RD = LIMITED JUDGMENT
THE THIRD ANGEL BLEW HIS TRUMPET AND THE FRESH WATER OF THE EARTH WAS ASSAULTED. ONE-THIRD OF THE EARTH'S RIVERS AND SPRINGS AND LAKES WERE AFFECTED WHEN SOMETHING LIKE A BLAZING STAR FELL INTO THEM.
THIS ALSO SOUNDS LIKE A METEOR BUT COULD BE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY. THE BLAZING STAR IS GIVEN THE NAME 'WORMWOOD' (BITTERNESS - THAT WHICH TURNS SOMETHING BITTER). SO THE FRESH WATER BECOMES SO CONTAMINATED THAT IT'S COMPLETELY UNUSABLE.
JEREMIAH 23"THEREFORE THIS IS WHAT YAHUAH SAYS CONCERNING THE PROPHETS: 'I WILL FEED THEM BITTER WORMWOOD AND MAKE THEM DRINK POISONOUS WATER'”.
AMOS 5 “O' YOU WHO ARE TURNING RIGHT-RULING TO WORMWOOD, AND HAVE CAST DOWN RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THE EARTH!”
JEREMIAH 9 “AND YAHUAH SAYS, ‘BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORSAKEN MY TORAH AND HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE, BUT HAVE WALKED ACCORDING TO THE STUBBORNNESS OF THEIR OWN HEARTS .... I AM MAKING THEM EAT WORMWOOD, AND I SHALL MAKE THEM DRINK POISONED WATER".
SO WHETHER THIS IS REFERRING TO SPIRITUAL WORMWOOD OR ACTUAL LITERAL POISONING (OR BOTH) WE CAN NOW SEE WHY JOHN USES THE WORD 'WORMWOOD' TO DESCRIBE THE POISONING OF A MAJOR PORTION OF THE EARTH'S FRESH WATER, FOR IT'S A TERM THAT JEWS WERE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH AT THE TIME.
12When the 4th Angel blasted his Trumpet, a 3rd of the sun was struck, and a 3rd of the moon, and a 3rd of the stars, so that a 3rd of them were darkened. And a 3rd of the day did not shine, and also the night.
SIGNIFICANTLY LESS SUNLIGHT MEANS EARTH'S CLIMATE WOULD CHANGE DRASTICALLY - IT WOULD IMMEDIATELY COOL, AND COOLER WEATHER MEANS SHORTER GROWING SEASONS. SOME AREAS WOULD HAVE A PERMANENT WINTER AND SO NO CROPS WOULD GROW AT ALL.
LESS HEATING FROM THE SUN ALSO MEANS THAT THE WIND PATTERNS WOULD CHANGE. AND, BECAUSE SOLAR GENERATION OF ELECTRICAL POWER IS GROWING RAPIDLY AROUND THE WORLD IN BOTH INDUSTRIALISED NATIONS AND THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES, THE OUTPUT OF ELECTRICITY FROM THAT SOURCE WOULD SERIOUSLY DIMINISH.
13Then I looked, and I heard an eagle (VULTURE) flying through the sky, crying out with a loud voice, “WOE, WOE, WOE to those dwelling on the earth, WATCH OUT! Because of what’s coming when the last 3 remaining trumpets blasts!”
AN EAGLE IS SEEN AS AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL AND FORMIDABLE OF ALL BIRDS, AS IT IS QUITE LARGE AND DANGEROUS FOR A FLYING CREATURE, AND OFTEN THE SCRIPTURE USES TO SPEAK OF THOSE ATTRIBUTES.
FROM A SCRIPTURAL STANDPOINT, IT'S ALSO AN UNCLEAN BIRD, NOT TO BE EATEN. IN FACT SO CLOSELY RELATED ARE THEY IN PURPOSE AND SIZE, THE HEBREW WORD FOR `EAGLE' AND `VULTURE' IS THE SAME:NESHER.
SO BECAUSE OF THE CONTEXT HERE WE NEED TO SEE THIS EAGLE AND ITS CRIES OF WOE, WOE, WOE AS AN EXPECTATION THAT SCAVENGER BIRDS (VULTURES)ARE ABOUT TO BE ABLE TO EAT THEIR FILL BECAUSE OF THE HORRORS REMAINING FROM THE FINAL 3 TRUMPET JUDGMENTS.
AS TERRIBLE AS THE FIRST 4 OF THE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS HAVE BEEN, THE REMAINING 3 REPRESENT SUCH AN ESCALATION IN HUMAN CARNAGE THAT THEY ARE GIVEN THEIR OWN SPECIAL CATEGORY AND DESCRIBED AS "WOES".
MERCY ENDS AND JUDGMENT FOLLOWS. YAHUSHA HURLED 'EIGHT WOES' AT THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES RIGHT AT THE END OF HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY BEFORE HIS DEATH. AND THEY TOO SPOKE OF THE COMING DESOLATION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF YERUSHALIM AND THE TEMPLE.
MERCY THEN JUDGMENT!
THIS IS THE FIRST USE OF THE WORD `WOE' IN REVELATION AND IT'S A WORD OF WARNING, SORROW AND DISTRESS, WHICH USUALLY COMES AT A TIME WHEN THE MERCY AND LONG-SUFFERING OF YAHUAH IS ABOUT TO END. 'WOE' WAS THE CRY OF LAMENTATION BY THE PROPHETS UPON YISHARAL, AND EVEN THE GENTILES WHEN JUDGMENT WAS ABOUT TO FALL.
SO STAY TUNED, FOR IN THE LAST 3 JUDGMENTS, WE'LL SEE THAT YAHUSHA ALLOWS SATANIC POWERS TO JUDGE MANKIND, BECAUSE IF THEY WON'T LISTEN TO HIS FORCES OF JUDGEMENT THROUGH NATURE (TRUMPETS 1-4) THEN HE'LL BRING THE DEVASTATION EVEN CLOSER TO HOME.