VISION OF SEVEN TRUMPETS
REVELATION 8:2 – 11:19
The Trumpets begin with the cross/resurrection event.
Historically, the trumpets were blown seven times at
the completion of temple sacrifices.
Four Trumpets of
8:2 – 12
1/3 Earth Burned 8:7
1/3 Sea turns to Blood 8:8-9
1/3 Rivers Polluted 8:10-11
1/3 Heavens Darkened 8:12
Fifth Trumpet – 1st.
Smoke from Abyss
Longing for Extinction
Description of Locusts 9:7-10
Ruler of Locusts 9:11
Sixth Trumpet – 2nd
Trumpet #6 – Chapters 9:13 – 11:14 corresponds with the examples of
the sixth seal in that you have parts ‘a’ and ‘b’, with part
‘a’ showing judgment on Earth, and part ‘b’ showing
simultaneous events in Heaven.
Releasing Agents of Divine Judgment
Response of the Stubborn
Vision of Little Scroll 10:1-11
Vision of Two Witnesses 11:1-14
Seventh Trumpet – 3rd
Announcement of the Reign of God
Trumpet #7 – Chapter 11:15 and following corresponds to the seventh
seal of silence in Heaven while ‘the end’ occurs on Earth.
Note the past tense language.
Verse 15: “the kingdom of the world HAS BECOME the kingdomof our
Verse 17: “you
HAVE TAKEN POWER and begun to reign.”
Compare the language of trumpets with other references in the New
example, Matthew 24:31; 1Cor.15:52; 1Thess. 4:16.
All language depicting the end of God’s sacrifice and the end of
his judgment and the catching up of His Church.
So, again I suggest that the bowls of wrath do not
follow chronologically the trumpets but in fact the trumpets
began at the completion of His sacrifice – the Cross.
The trumpets conclude at the end of the age when Jesus again
The trumpets represent partial judgment against the followers of
What is the significance of the
judgments of 1/3rds?
In the 5th Trumpet; Why
aren’t believers affected?
Does God’s desire for and provision
for Redemption via judgment guarantee repentance?
Regarding the Little Scroll; 10:9;
What is a possible explanation for the sweet / sour
Could the ‘measuring of the Temple’ be the Rapture?
Why or Why not?
In the 7th Trumpet; 11:15
ff; What does
the past tense of the language imply?