King James Version: Revelation Chapter 8:1-13
1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the
prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and
lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
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.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became
9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and
upon the fountains of waters;
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the
third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by
reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Seven ( the number seven is a spiritual number that symbolizes end,complete,finish, i.e in the spiritual sense. If you juxtapose that with the first
and second verse, you understand it clearly that the Angels,trumpets and the seal were all perfect in rhythm and if there was to be a convergence, it
will happen NOW, where the 7th seal,the 7 trumpets, the 7 angels converge. The description goes on to paint a picture of an Angel who does facilitate
the prayer of the saints before God and as we look at verse 5, thear appears as a result of the action of the Altar fire having been flung by the
Angel, there are three incidences that happen, first voices ( In.greek states ; kai fwnai kai astrapai kai seismoV meaning voice,lightning and
earthquake which would indicate a physical manifestation as the root word seismov actually means
a shaking, a commotion
..then lightning=astrapai then earthquake in that order. Correct me if I am wrong but this is Physical!
After this, we are taken through the blowing of the trumpets and the first one brings down hail and fire mixed with blood. this word 'blood' could
mean, 1) blood 1a) of man or animals 1b) refers to the seat of life 1c) of those things that resemble blood, grape juice 2) blood shed, to be shed by
violence, slay, murder of uncertain derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning
blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred:-blood. So if we are to to say blood, what would that mean? It would mean that blood in
its real form came down from up, that may make sense since it reads "..For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to
make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. Leviticus 17:11. Blood was poured on the altar and
the Angel who picked up the censur with the fire actually did scoop it from the altar. Should we then go with the flow that this blood was meant to
atone the saints of their sins which the Angel was now in fact doing? God answering their prayers in effect. The other meaning could be a reddish
hue to something and in this case your guess is as good as mine. It further explains the fact that trees and green grass actually did get burn’t up.
Again In my opinion, this is a celestial event that is beginning. The Hail being the fore-runner..lets call it a meteor shower.
When the second Angel does sound his trumpet, a ‘Mountain’ burning with fire is cast into the sea meaning this meteor hit the ocean which as we
are explained to later, turns the color of the ocean to red, and there are mass die offs of sea creatures including destruction of ships which were at
sea during that time. Again this comes directly after the meteor shower when we have Impact! When the third trumpet is blown, there is a Star that
pollutes the waters yet again..this is the infamous Wormwood. This Star does not butn violently like the mountain but rather burns ‘according to
another translation ‘as if fed from oil’ meaning it had a glow of some sort. Since people do not drink sea water, they were not affected during
the first impact, it is during the Wormwood event that people start dying because of the polluted water. Could it be a comet? Some are known to have
cyanide (excerpt:After a two-and-a-half-year journey across the solar system, the US space probe Deep Impact has swung by comet Hartley 2 for an
up-close study of its icy, volatile surface.
The probe came within 700km of the peanut-shaped comet, which has "poison geyers" that pump deadly cyanide gas into space..) Source
Its like a calendar of events..first a meteor impact, then after some unspecified time..a comet impact.
The Sun is not spared either because as we read on we get to see that our good ol’ Sol is Hit ! The moon too and this does not spare the entire
cosmos as it is explained that a third of the stars seem to disappear and this seems to be a cosmic event since we loose a third of the day and /or
a third of the night depending on where you are geographically. The day and night is a by product of earth’s rotation so what does that tell you?