Summary: The catastrophic events in most of the trumpet judgments that we’re about to get into are called “woes.” The prophetic interlude, or parenthesis, between the sixth and seventh trumpets (10:1–11:14) adds more details about the nature of the Tribulation
Rev.#27~8:1-7 7TH SEAL 10-17-09
We’ve been reading and studying the many things that are revealed under the 7 sealed judgments, as six of the seals have now been open by the Lamb, the Lord Jesus, we’ve saw many things that were under 6 of these seals, --“the Antichrist bringing a false peace, then God bringing Russia and her coalition into the mountains of Israel at the mid way point of the tribulation, as He destroys 5/6 of that coalition referred to as Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38:-39:, and then under the 5th seal was the Tribulation Martyrs calling out from under the Altar for vengeance, and then under the 6th seal was a Minnie picture of the Great Tribulation.”--
And then the chronological order of events are interrupted as chapter 7, “a parenthesis” is inserted to inform us about two different companies of people that will be saved in the Tribulation, and that is “the 144000 Jews, 12000 from each of the 12 tribes as their sealed in their foreheads with the seal of God”.
The other great company that we read about in chapter 7 is the great multitude of Gentiles the world over that are saved because of the preaching of the 144000 in the Tribulation that never heard the truth to do with Jesus before the rapture, their preaching message at that time is, “the gospel of the Kingdom” which will consist of the fact that King Jesus is about to set up His Kingdom on earth and its now or never for all who’ll receive the message.
So there is a prophetic insert, “a parenthesis” between the sixth and seventh seal, which is chapter 7:; and also let me say that between the 6th and 7th trumpet judgments is another “parenthesis” as more information is revealed, and an extended insert or parenthesis, between the 7th trumpet and bowl judgments.
Because of the similarity of the seventh judgment in each series, it is possible that the three sets of judgments take place with some overlap so that they all terminate with the return of Christ.
The catastrophic events in most of the trumpet judgments that we’re about to get into are called “woes.”
The prophetic interlude, or parenthesis, between the sixth and seventh trumpets (10:1–11:14) adds more details about the nature of the Tribulation Period and mentions a fourth set of seven judgments (the “seven thunders”), which John was not allowed to pin down.
Ø But now lets take back up with where we are today, The Lamb, the Lord Jesus resumes the opening of the last seal, seal number 7, as the chronological order of events resume.
He opens seal number 7 that we find in chapter 8:1-6, and that is where we take up today, under this 7th seal are the 7 Trumpet judgments, and under the 7th trumpet judgment we’ll find the 7 Vial judgments which are the most horrific and destructive of all, and these 7 vial, or bowl judgments are emptied swiftly on the earth dwellers, just prior to the Lords return to earth.
Many, many angels are seen used of God in the Revelation, these seven angels that we’ll see in these verses have a particular mission and that is to announce and to execute judgment through the sounding of the trumpets. But they are restrained for the space of about half an hour.
Gods angels will carry out what ever they are commanded to do, they don’t form a committee and discuss the situation, there are no questions ask.
The opening of the seventh seal reveals the second series of judgments. The trumpet judgments, and they are more intense and severe than the seal judgments.
Under the seal judgments, one-fourth of the world’s population, about 1.5 billion people will be killed.
And then the trumpet judgments will kill another third of the worlds population: and then the worst of all; The bowl judgments will leave only a fraction of the world’s initial population alive, and they are wishing they could die, let me say that all these earth dwellers that die in these horrible judgments suddenly realize that now their worse off than ever before as they lift theirs eyes in hell.
Lost and ungodly sinners may laugh and mock the things of God today, but God will have last laugh.
Proverbs 1:24-31 24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.