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Blood Rain
(Revelation 8.7a)
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"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

Online BibleAs we have so often seen, John of Patmos's visions were understood by him in the light of his own experiences in life. John may have recalled a part of this picture of the blood rain from actual events which he had seen or heard about in that part of the ancient near eastern world. A form of blood 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 was also 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." These high air currents can carry sand from the Sahara across Europe, the Atlantic Ocean and even to Canada and the United States. 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 Egypt

Ten Plagues of EgyptOnly once before, during the ten plagues upon Egypt, in the seventh plague of hail did we encounter a similar calamity caused by hail. Exodus 9.23-26 told 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."

"Blood Rain"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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