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Great Star Blazing (Revelation 8.10-12)

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water - the name of the star is Wormwood [Wormwood is a bitter substance.] A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night." (Revelation 8.10-12)✞

Third Angel Sounded

AsteroidThe third angel sounded a blast on his trumpet, and "a great star blazing like a torch" fell from Heaven. It fell on a third part of the rivers, and on the springs of water. This asteroid or maybe a meteorite is called by the name of "Wormwood" which means "bitterness" and a third part of the waters became bitter. Many people died because of the toxicity of the poisoned waters. The "star blazing like a torch" fell into the sea.✞

Asteroids and Meteors

An AsteroidAsteroids, which are large pieces of rock and ice flying through space, and meteors which are shooting stars burning out in the earth's atmosphere, are now being tracked by astronomers. It is possible that as in the past an asteroid will strike the earth in the future with devastating effects. In this Revelation picture of terror, John has a vision of God using the elemental forces of nature to warn us of the final destruction to come.

Sun Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and StarsThe angel sounded a blast on his trumpet, and "a third of the sun was struck, and a third part of the moon, and a third part of the stars, so that a third part of their light was darkened, and so that a third of the day was without light, and so with the night." Generally, the pictures in this part of Revelation may find their origin in the descriptions of the ten Exodus plagues which fell on Egypt when Pharaoh refused to allow the people of Israel to leave at the command of God.✞

"Great Star Blazing"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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