posted on Aug, 23 2003 @ 12:50 AM
This is the prayers that the Saints offered to God for all mankind ....and God received the prayers of the rightous for all of mankind .... the
people did believe on behalf of the the prayers offered by them in intercession .....God did listen to the faithful servants ...
Revelation 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Here there follow the sounding of the trumpets one after the other, of all seven angels, which are accompanied each time by great disasters and
punishments for the earth and its inhabitants.
Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth;and the third part of
trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
The chastisements of God follow gradually, indicating the mercy and long suffering of God, calling sinners to repentance.
At first the chastisement of God strikes a third of the trees and all the green grass.Wheat and other grasses are burned to the root.....those things
which are necessary for the feeding of men and animals.By ''hail and fire mingled with blood... cast upon the earth'',many commentors understand a
war of extermination.Does this not refer to an aerial bombardment with its destructive and incendiary bombs?
''The fire mingled with blood indicates the destruction of cities....their fires and blood-letting, during which ,as we see, there will be killed
not less then a third part of all the creatures living on earth;wars exterminate not only men, but also everything produced on earth.Our supposition
and opinion regarding this is confirmed by the blessed Joel, for he says that before the coming of the great day there will be sent on earth blood and
fire and vapour of smoke(Joel 2:30 )''
(St Andrew, ch. 22 )
Revelation 8:8-9 And the second angel sounded, as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea
became blood; and a third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
One may suppose that on the bottom of one of the oceans there will open up a volcano whose fiery lava will fill the third part of the water basins of
the earth. bringing death to everything alive.Others think that what is referred to here are the fearful bloody sea battles with the help of newly
invented murderous weapons.
'''The Apocalypse''' in the teachings of Ancient Christianity.....