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The 7 Trumpets of Revelation

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If not See Live Link to- Our Complete Study of Revelation
If you have, Good, then we're ready for the 7 Trumpets
Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
These seven angels, standing before the throne of God, are issued seven trumpets and are standing there obediently waiting for their command, ready to sound.
[3] And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
But first, let's call forth another angel and have the offering of the prayers of all the saints who have patiently waited on the Lord to avenge their blood. We read of them in chapter 6, remember?
Rev. 6:10
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Is this not how most events are started?
Someone is called forth to give an opening prayer? Why does all this seem so strange to some?
[4] And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
One thing is for sure. All those prayers, including yours and mine, are there in heaven, and our Father has heard and continues to hear and always answers them, according to His will and our benefit.
[5] And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
Now that sounds frightening!

Note: Be prepared, for in the next few chapters we will encounter much symbology, but "not to worry" or "be frightened" as those are who would try to read a scroll that's still sealed. As we learned in the very first chapter of this great book, the symbolism is clearly defined and it produces vivid pictures in our minds which we will "see" clearly and understand that which is taking place.

And again, if we begin at the beginning, in the Book of Genesis, by the time we get to the Book of Revelation we will have learned much and seen most of the symbolism used in Revelation. For instance we would know that God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.
We would have read of the 'burning bush' on the mountain. We would have read about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and how the Fire who was in the midst of the furnace with them, that fourth one, the Consuming Fire we just read of in Hebrews, protected them from the fiery flames of combustion.

Will the fire that this angel takes from the altar of God, from Him, hurt you and me? Not on your life! We know that fire purifies Gold, but it consumes that which is stubble, like straw. So in like manner does He, the consuming fire, our Father
[6] And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
OK, the angels are ready, everything is set to go with the famous 7 Trumpets of Revelation.

If you are a student of God's Word, and if you understand the 7 Seals which we've just covered, then these trumpets will make a lot of sense.
If not, I hope you like scary movies!

It is fascinating how eager people are to understand the Book of Revelation, which by the way is the last book in the Bible. Some want to know because they are curiosity seekers, some sense it could be true, and others want to know what is going to happen so they can "live it up" and then repent just in time to "make it" (as if they could 'pull one over' on God).

What are trumpets and how are they used anyway? Well, trumpets are loud horns and militarily speaking, when the trumpets blow, the troops begin to move into position to do battle, and then the final charge is sounded by the final Trump.

Again, and it bears repeating, if you are familiar with God's Word then you will have encountered trumpets many times before you get to Revelation, as well as most all of the symbolism in Revelation, which you will see.

For example, if you've read Exodus you will remember that it was Jo-shua (the same name as Ya-shua, i.e. same name as Jesus) who led our people into the promised land. Well guess what? We are about to enter into the promised land again, the Millennium. Do you recall what God instructed Joshua to do to take the city of Jericho? March around the city 6 days + the 7th. And on the last day, they compassed the city 7 times and blew the 7 Trumpets and at the "shout", the walls of the great city came tumbling down.

The same thing is about to happen to that great city,  
Babylon the Great, which we will soon read and learn about and how it falls. Have you read in 1 Thes. 4:16 how Christ returns?
1 Thes. 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God...

Live Link to-Mystery Babylon"
That Trump will be the last one, the 7th one, when the walls of this flesh age come tumbling down, and that angel in Rev. 14:8 says "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."

So here's where we are in Revelation.
We are all "sealed up" and we are about to go to war against the oppressor, you know who.
And what did God command the PRIESTS to do when going to war?
Blow the TRUMPETS, sound the ALARM
Numbers 10:8
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
By the way, you can read in Leviticus 23:24 when the Memorial of Blowing the Trumpets is to be held: "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation."
The Seventh month! (That's not July either. Remember the 1st day of the first month always begins on the Spring Equinox.) So when will the final Trump blow? Who knows, but don't you think the 7th month would be a good season to watch?
Remember, all the things that happened to the ancient Israelites happened and were recurded in the Bible as examples for our benifit upon whom the end of the world is come.
1 Corinthians 10:11  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come

Now here it is, God's command to blow the trumpets:

Numbers 10:9
And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Got your Gospel Armor on and in place (Eph. 6)?
Then get ready for the Trumpets of God to sound.
We're going to War!

NOT against flesh and blood! "But against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephes. 6:12", i.e. spiritually, with the sharp two-edged sword as our weapon!

Also, before we begin the trumps, be prepared to encounter much symbolism, the purpose of which is to Paint a PICTURE in your mind.

Remember back to our first few lessons in Revelation, and our discussion about pictures

First SEE the PICTURE. 

The meaning is contained in the picture not in the individual words themselves, which are used to paint the picture.

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Finally, keep in mind the 4 Hidden Dynasties (the first 4 Seals), which are used to deceive the people and bring about the New World Order, the One World "Beast" System, as we read about the first 4 Trumpets. We have already read in verse 5, Rev. 8:5, that the angel took "fire" from the altar of God and cast it into the earth. Remember from Heb. 12:29 that our Father is a consuming fire.
That "fire" from the altar is His truth, His Word, and it "burns" alright, and it causes shakings and quakings even among individual households.

When the first 4 Trumpets sound, the Word of God is going to be cast, mixed even more, with the 4 Hidden Dynasties and things will really begin to "heat up". The first 4 trumpets, as were the first 4 Seals, are also grouped apart from the last three which are Woe trumpets to the inhabiters of the earth. 

Yesireee! Woe, woe, woe!

Live Links to the Trumpets of Revelation chapter 9.
The "WOE" Trumpets, Five, Six, and Seven, each on their own file.

Live Link to- The first four trumpets of Revelation in one file
Live Link to- The 5th Trumpet (The first WOE)
Live Link to- The 6th Trumpet (The Second WOE)
Live Link to- The 7th Trumpet (The Third WOE)

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