This is the continuation of my earlier post beginning a series on understanding the Book of Revelation https://godsmorning.live/2016/12/18/understanding-the-book-of-revelation-the-unveiling-or-the-disclosure/
Because the explanations of the Seals are long and involved, I decided to jump in with the Trumpets first, especially as we are headed soon into the Sixth Trumpet. It is critically important for Christians to be getting themselves focused in Christ and Christ alone in this time — come out of the world, stay in the Word, and pray without ceasing. If you are reading this and have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the time to do so is now.
Revelation 8:6-9:11 The Seven Trumpets are much shorter duration events than the Seals, and overlap them. “So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”
First Trumpet – World War I, 1914-1918 – scorched earth policy, strategic bombing, military and civilian casualties exceeded 38 million. “The first angel blew his trumpet and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”
Second Trumpet – World War II, 1939-1945 – deadliest war in history involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million), “something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea …” Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, “a third of the ships were destroyed.” 105,127 ships participated in World War II – 36,387 ships were destroyed.
Third Trumpet – Chernobyl (Russian for wormwood) nuclear disaster 1986. “The name of the star is Wormwood.” And “A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made bitter.” How many have actually died or been made sick as a result of the Chernobyl disaster may never be known; however thyroid cancer, a very rare disease in children had skyrocketed to nearly 7,000 cases in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine by 2005. New data (in 2005), based on Belarus national cancer statistics, predicted approximately 270,000 cancers and 93,000 fatal cancer cases caused by Chernobyl. The report also concludes that on the basis of demographic data, during the last 15 years, 60,000 people have additionally died in Russia because of the Chernobyl accident, and estimates of the total death toll for the Ukraine and Belarus could reach another 140,000.
Fourth Trumpet – As is God, this is an unfathomable mystery to me. There is nothing specific in the account of the Fourth Trumpet to tie it to any particular humanity-related “trumpet worthy” event. There are no human aspects mentioned, only “a third of the day was kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.” In my mind, if a day is 24 hours, then we are looking at 8 hours being kept from shining. I am sure I am not the only one who has felt like days and nights have gotten shorter, and time and is passing so much faster. Researching this led me to the Schumann Resonance frequency. Time is actually speeding up (or collapsing). For thousands of years the Schumann Resonance or pulse (heartbeat) of Earth has been 7.83 cycles per second. The military has used this as a very reliable reference for global military communications because it was believed to always be constant. However, since the 1980’s this resonance has been slowly rising. Some scientists believe that it is rising faster than we can measure, seeing as it is constantly rising while measuring. The change in the Schumann Resonance frequency indicates the speeding up of time. Accordingly, 24-hours of time is experienced in 16 hours or less. That is, the time perceived is shortened. Science is unable to tell why this rate has increased, or the factor that caused this increase. We know, even if science cannot explain it, that it is God, who created everything and has everything under His power and control and who told us about this almost 2,000 years ago, as a clear sign that the end was near.
Some scientists believe the earth will actually stop rotating when this pulse reaches 13 cycles per second. When the earth stops rotating on its axis it is believed that it will remain still for around 3 days and then start spinning in the other direction. This will cause a reversal in the magnetic field around the earth, but what will happen after this point is unknown.
This brings to mind Revelation 8:1 “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.” Possibly this stillness of earth, if it does occur, corresponds with the approximate half an hour of silence in heaven. If a half hour is viewed in prophetic time (where a day is a 360 day biblical year), it would actually remain still for seven days. Then comes the seven bowls of the wrath of God.
As far fetched as all this may seem, a number of reports suggest that we will reach this critical mass or zero point when the earth stops rotating, very soon.” http://in5d.com/schumann-resonance-and-the-time-speeding-up-phenomenon/
“Given that the earth’s atmosphere carries a charge, a current and a voltage, it is not surprising to find such electromagnetic waves. The resonant properties of this terrestrial cavity were first predicted by the German physicist, W.O. Schumann between 1952 and 1957, and first detected by Schumann and Konig in 1954. The first spectral representation of this phenomenon was prepared by Balser and Wagner in 1960. Much of the research in the last 20 years has been conducted by the Department of the Navy who investigate Extremely Low Frequency communication with submarines.”
For more information, see: “Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics, vol. I”, by Hans Volland, 1995 published by the CRC Press. Chapter 11 is entirely on Schumann Resonances and is written by Davis Campbell at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks AK, 99775.
Although this organization is foolishly attempting to bypass God’s plan for mankind and use science in a new age way to solve the ills of mankind, the graphs are very interesting. There is nothing human beings can do to save the planet, solve poverty, end disease and war, or usher in a Utopian perfect society by all “vibrating” together, or any other plan they can come up with. Nothing can change what has been prophesied in God’s written Word, in which He told us the end from the beginning. https://www.heartmath.org/research/global-coherence/gcms-live-data/
Fifth Trumpet – Gulf War, 1991, Revelation 9:1-2 “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.” Out of this smoke would come the locusts with faces like the faces of men – jets, planes and helicopters (John would never have seen an airplane or helicopter so was describing what he was seeing and hearing, not knowing what it was, as best he could describe it). Revelation 9:3 “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.” Revelation 9:7-9 “And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.”
Revelation 9:11 “They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he is called Apollyon.” (meaning Destroyer). Saddam (translated from Arabic to English, means “destroyer”) Hussein was so named by his mother after an extremely difficult pregnancy which Iranian doctors had encouraged her to abort but which she endured (aided by Jewish doctors), and the Iraqi people nicknamed their leader “The Destroyer.” Saddam’s true importance is not just what the late Iraqi leader did himself, but what he unleashed (aided by the US), as the First Gulf War paved the way for the rise of ISIS and the current sectarian warfare in the Middle East.