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Revelation Blood Rain (Revelation 8.7a)

"The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth." (Revelation 8.7a)✞

Fire Mixed with Blood

Online BibleAs we have so often seen, John of Patmos's visions were understood by him in the light of his own experiences. John may be taking at least a part of this picture of the blood rain from actual events which he had seen or heard about in that part of the world. A form of rain which was described like "hail and fire mixed with blood" has more than once been reported in some Southern Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy or Morocco. More recently in 2014, a mild red blood rain descended as a thick smog engulfing parts of England particularly Liverpool. A number of people suffered from breathing problems as a result.✞

Red Sahara Sand

DesertThere is a record of blood red rain in Italy in 1901. The reports said that "a fine red sand was blown from the Sahara Desert caught up into the upper air, then when the rain came, the fine red particles of sand descended with the rain and looked just like blood." The additional elements of hail and fire mixed with blood would appear to be part of a supernatural origin for which we have no immediate explanation.✞

Plagues of Egypt

Ten Plagues of EgyptOnly once before, in the seventh plague of hail during the ten plagues upon Egypt, have we encountered a similar calamity caused by hail. Exodus 9.23-26 tells the story, "When Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, the Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt, hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. Throughout Egypt, hail struck everything in the fields - both people and animals. It beat down everything growing in the fields and stripped every tree. The only place it did not hail was the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were."

"Revelation Blood Rain"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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