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Trumpet Blast Alarm
(Revelation 8.7-9)
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"The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed." (Revelation 8.7-9)✞

Ships Were Destroyed

SeaAn "Angel trumpet blast" was like a smoke alarm which wakened us from sleep or warned us of danger. God was always sounding his warnings to human ears. It may be the trumpet fanfare which announced the arrival of royalty. Angel trumpet blasts were fitting symbols to express the invasion in time of the King of Eternity. Then a third of ships were destroyed.✞

Summons to Battle

Jesus King of KingsThis could also be a summons to battle. God was always summoning us to take the side of truth and to become soldiers of the King of Kings. "The trumpets" mark God's active involvement in punishing evil in the world. They were intended to produce repentance and faith. Here, we have a picture of the elemental forces of nature hurled in judgment against the world.✞

Earth, Sea and Rivers

Trumpet BlastAt each trumpet blast from the angels, a different part of the world was attacked. The destruction that followed was not total, for this was only the prelude to the end. The blast of destruction fell on the earth, then upon the sea, then upon the fresh water rivers and springs and then on the heavens. The tide of destruction was unleashed on every part of the created universe.✞

"Trumpet Blast Alarm"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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