Summary: The opening of the seventh seal reveals the judgment within the scroll beginning the Day of the Lord

‘God’s Wrath/Day of the Lord Begins’

Revelation Chapter 8

I. The Seventh Seal Opened (v.1)

A. Silence in Heaven(Zephaniah 1:7) [Unprecedented from the Dawn of Time: Praise & Worship/God Stops]

B. Space of Half an Hour [Deafening Silence/Consideration of Coming Wrath of God-His Strange Work]

C. Scroll Unsealed/Opened Contents Revealed

II. The Seven Angels (v.2)

A. Stood before God [Special Position]

B. Seven Trumpets Given [Special Work]

III. The Standing at the Altar Angel (v.3-5a)

A. Having a Golden Censer

B. Given Much Incense

C. Offered Incense w/Prayers of Saints upon The Golden Altar

D. Altar of Incense before The Throne

E. Smoke of Incense Ascended up before God

F. Took the Censer and Filled w/Fire of the Altar and Cast It to the Earth

IV. The Sequence of Heavenly Activity Marks Beginning Trumpet Judgments/God’s Wrath/Day Lord (v.5b,6)

A. And there were Voices [Lit. Sounds]

B. And there were Thunderings

C. And there were Lightnings

D. And an EARTHQUAKE [Additional event effecting the Earth]

E. And the Seven Angels Prepared Themselves to Sound

V. The First Angel Sounded [Trumpeted] SCORCHED 1/3 EARTH (v.7)

A. And there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth

B. And the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up

VI. The Second Angel Sounded [Trumpeted] TORCHED 1/3 SEAS (v.8,9)

A. And as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea

B. And the third part of the sea became blood [Salt Water]

C. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea and had life died

D. And the third part of the ships were destroyed

VII. The Third Angel Sounded [Trumpeted] POISONED 1/3 WATERS (v.10,11)

A. And there fell a great star from heaven burning as it were a lamp

B. And it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters [Fresh Water]

C. And the name of the star is called Wormwood

D. And the third part of the waters became wormwood

E. And many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter [Poisoned]

VIII. The Fourth Angel Sounded [Trumpeted] DARKENED 1/3 PLANET (v.12,13)

A. And the third part of the sun, moon and stars was smitten

B. Third part of them was darkened

C. And the day shone not for a third part of it

D. And the night likewise

E. And I beheld and heard and Angel Flying in the Midst of Heaven/Three Woes Announced

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