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Trumpet Blast Alarms (Revelation 8.7-9)

"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

Sea"Angel trumpet blasts" are like smoke alarms which can waken us from sleep or warn us of danger, and God is always sounding his warnings to human ears. It can be like the trumpet fanfare which announces the arrival of royalty. Angel trumpet blasts are fitting symbols to express the invasion of time by the King of Eternity. Then a third of ships were destroyed.✞

Summons to Battle

Jesus King of KingsThis can also be a summons to battle. God is 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 are intended to produce repentance and faith. Here, we have a picture of the elemental forces of nature hurled in judgment against the world.✞

Destruction on Earth, Sea and Rivers

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

"Trumpet Blast Alarms"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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