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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 29 – 7th Trumpet

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The Seventh Trumpet (Kingdom Proclaimed)

The seventh trumpet proclaims God’s kingdom and the temple of God was opened in heaven resulting in lightnings, noises, thunderings and an earthquake.

Look For
● Noises
● Thunder
● Lightning
● An earthquake
● A great hail

Revelation 11:19
“Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.”

Since there are minor earthquakes occurring around the world daily, we know that this earthquake has to be much more substantial than that or it wouldn’t even be mentioned. It could be anywhere in the range of about magnitude 9 to 11.

Related Verses
○ Noises, thunderings, lightnings, an earthquake
       ● 7th Seal (Revelation 8:5) “And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.”
       ● 7th Bowl (Revelation 16:18) “And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.”

You’re now 2/3’s of the way through the tribulation which should be definitely more than enough evidence to prove the accuracy of the bible by now, repent and accept Jesus as your saviour today because you may not live much longer. The hailstones in the 7th bowl alone each weigh about 34.2kg (75.3 lbs) and could be the size of a rounded briefcase or bigger.

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Part 7 – Left Behind?
Part 10 – Post Rapture Steps
Part 13 – The Tribulation (First Half)
Part 30 – Mid Tribulation
Part 38 – Armageddon
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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 28 – Intermediate Events

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The Seven Thunders
The seven thunders utter their voices, however John was commanded not to write what he heard.

Revelation 10:1-4
“I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”

Facts
● What John heard the Thunders say is not written in the Bible.
● So these thunders cannot say something that is written in the Bible, yet they must agree with everything that is written in the Bible.

A mystery in the bible is the time of the rapture and another is the new name that Jesus has in Revelation 19.

Matthew 24:36
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.”

Revelation 19:12
“His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.”

Thunder generally describes how God talks throughout the bible, so these could be His own words which must be said in heaven at that certain time. However since this is said in the future it could change the entire future of earth if the message of the thunders was written down.

The Mighty Angel
These verses between the 6th and 7th trumpets could signify a possible delay longer than between the previous trumpets.

Revelation 10:5-7
“The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”

The Little Book
John becomes a participant in the great drama which is unfolding before us. He is required to do a very strange thing, one that has a very typical meaning. He eats the little book at the instructions of the angel, and the results are bittersweet. Eating the little book means to receive the Word of God with faith. The part of the Word of God taken by John was judgment. It was sweet because the future is sweet. In Genesis 18:17 we read, “And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do…?”

It is sweet to know what God is going to do, but when you find out that judgment is coming, it is bitter. John eagerly received the Word of God, but when he saw that more judgment was to follow, it brought travail of soul and sorrow of heart. It was sweet in his mouth and bitter in his digestive system. If you and I can take delight in reading this section of the Word of God and the judgments that are to fall upon the earth, then we need to do a great deal of praying to understand the mind of God.

It is sweet to know the Book of Revelation and what God intends to do, but when we find out that judgment is coming to the Christ-rejecting world around us, we cannot rejoice in that. The prophecy becomes bitter.

Revelation 10:8-11
“Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.” So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.” And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.” Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.””

The Witnesses Killed
The antichrist rises against the witnesses once they have completed their testimony, he will make war against the them, overcome them, and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for three days and will not be buried. Those on the earth will rejoice over their death, partying and sending gifts to one another because of the torment these witnesses inflicted on the earth in God’s name.

Look For
● A televised event of the slain witnesses
● A worldwide party celebrating their death
● They will not bury their bodies

Revelation 11:7-10
“When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.”

The bible doesn’t say in what manner the witnesses will be killed but we can guess it has to be something that visually confirms their death such as gunshot wounds, missing limbs or anything else that people can easily look on and agree that nobody can survive that type of wound. If you didn’t catch it above, the witnesses are likely to be Elijah and Moses.

The Witnesses Resurrected
After three and a half days of laying in the street, God will breathe life into them and they will be resurrected. The witnesses then heard a loud voice from heaven and ascend in a cloud. Their enemies see this (on television) and in the same hour a great earthquake strikes the city where a tenth of it falls. About seven thousand people are killed in the earthquake and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Look For
● The saints resurrected after 3 days and ascend into heaven
● A huge earthquake in Jerusalem where about 7,000 people are killed
● A mass repentance in Jerusalem

Revelation 11:11-13
“Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.”

The enemies of the witnesses will see them resurrected and raised into heaven in a cloud. This will likely be broadcasted worldwide and will shock everyone watching.

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Part 30 – Mid Tribulation
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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 27 – 6th Trumpet

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The Sixth Trumpet (1/3 of Mankind Killed)

The sixth trumpet releases four angels to kill 1/3 of mankind using a nations army of 200 million strong.

Look For
● An army of 200 million who have armour coloured red, blue and yellow
● 1/3 of Mankind Killed

Revelation 9:13-19
“Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.

By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed—by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”

The Four Angels
These ‘angels’ seem to have only one purpose, to kill a third of mankind when they are loosed. Angels who obey God have no need for restraints which is why many believe these are demons. Demons also seem to be territorial and like to attach themselves to objects which could explain why they are fixed at the Euphrates river.

The Army
Currently the only countries of the world who have 200 million or more population in 2020ⁿ are: China (1.43 Bil), India (1.38 Bil), U.S.A (331 Mil), Indonesia (273 Mil), Pakistan (220 Mil), Brazil (212 Mil) and Nigeria (206 Mil). Therefore the only countries which could have an army of 200 million or more are China and India. This army could also be a combined force of multiple countries such as the EU or the new global government. It may also be allegorical and refer to an unseen army of demons.

The Riders
The riders have breastplates consisting of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow. It’s interesting to note that China has a flag containing red and yellow which is who this army could represent. The blue may come from another source.

The Horses
Their heads were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. The only unique features of a lion that the writer could be referring to would either be the shape of the head or the mane of a lion. There’s not currently any technology that looks like a lions head or has anything resembling a mane, therefore we have to wait and see what it actually refers to. These ‘horses’ will have riders so they can’t be any kind of unmanned craft which in turn could mean they require human control due to complexity. They also have to be big enough to allow a human on top of them or inside them.

Fire, Smoke and Brimstone
These are the three plagues the proceed from the ‘mouths’ and tails of the horses. Each one is distinct and yet it appears they all come from the same vehicle. Fire and brimstone is often mentioned throughout the bible in terms of judgement, but there’s never mention of smoke until now. Sulfur is synonymous with brimstone and can often be linked with demons. Another point to note is that sulfur was commonly used in incendiary projectiles thousands of years ago which could be attempting to describe modern incendiary weapons today.

Power in their Mouth and Tails
It seems that whatever type of technology this is, their weapons are in the nose and tail of them. The tail has heads like a serpent which is hard to try and imagine what the writer means by this since snakes heads are either diamond shaped or just rounded.

1/3 of People Killed
Killing one third of the population of the world is no easy task and would take a lot of modern weapons to do so. There are currently 7.8 billion people on the planet in 2020, if it were to happen today that would mean killing 2.6 billion people. (2,600,000,000)

Related Verses
○ Fire
       ● Exodus 9:24 “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail”
       ● Mark 9:44 “where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’”
○ Smoke
       ● Exodus 19:18 “Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire.”
       ● 2 Samuel 22:9 “Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.”
○ Brimstone
       ● Genesis 19:24 “Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.”
       ● Psalm 11:6 “Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup.”
       ● Revelation 14:10 “He [worshippers of the beast and his image] shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”

If you understand the way the Bible is set out with its heptadic structure there could be a potential time gap here between the 6th and the 7th trumpets.

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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 26 – 5th Trumpet

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The Fifth Trumpet (Locusts & Torment)

The fifth trumpet fills the air with smoke from a pit which blocks out the sun. Locusts (demons) come from the pit and torment those without the seal of God for 5 months. People can’t die. The locusts represent demons released from the bottomless pit and they will have the power to torment the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Abaddon/Apollyon is likely one of Satan’s underlings, a destroying demon and one of the “rulers,” “authorities,” and “powers” mentioned in Ephesians 6:12.

Look For
● People can’t die
● Air filled with smoke
● Sun blocked by smoke
● Demons torment those without God’s seal

Revelation 9:1-11
“1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.” 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.”

Ephesians 6:12
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Smoke Fills the Air
The smoke can’t be a metaphor for demons because demons are called locusts in this passage. The smoke is a separate entity. The phrasing of verse 2 seems to imply that the smoke can visibly be seen and it actually blocks the sun and fills the air extremely densely. Due to this I believe it’s referring to a volcanic eruption – or multiple eruptions, particularly a VEI-8 or VEI-9 supervolcano which can cover HUGE areas with smoke and ash. A VEI-7 volcano projects at least 100km³ of tephra which can fall at around 1,300 kilometres away (2,600km diameter). Keeping this proportion, a VEI-8 would project at least 1,000km³ of tephra which can probably fall between 5,000-7,000km (10k-14k km Ø) away covering about half of the planet.

Whatever causes it, the effects of the smoke blocking the sun would be devastating to all crops, livestock and humans. There’s no doubt that it would have a dramatic cooling effect planet-wide and again, like the 4th trumpet above will cause destructive blizzards and other natural disasters.

The Locusts’ Command
As the locusts were commanded not to harm the grass, the trees, or any green thing implies they have the capacity to do so, but not the authority. Only real locusts have a built-in mechanism requiring them to consume flora, trees, weeds and grass. However they can’t be anything like the locusts we know today since they can torment people as per the verse “They were given power” and they come from the bottomless pit. These are therefore demons which come from the pit and torment those without God’s seal.

The Locusts’ Appearance
The appearance of the locusts even further confuses things:
● Shape – “Like horses prepared for battle”
● Head – “Crowns of something like gold”
● Face – “Like the faces of men”
● Hair – “Hair like women’s hair”
● Teeth – “Like lions’ teeth”
● Wearing – “Like breastplates of iron”
● Wing Sound – “Like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle”
● Tail – “Like scorpions, with stings in their tails”

There’s too much to deconstruct about the appearance of the locusts so I’ll just summarise. Each fact about the locusts has the word ‘like’ which means the writer was describing them the best they could in their ancient language. Many of the facts don’t make sense when you think of a conventional locust. How can a locust have a golden crown, women’s hair, teeth like a lion and also wear armour? The most plausible explanation is that these ‘locusts’ are a otherworldly creatures which look nothing like any creature we know today, especially since they have a king over them.

Additionally they come from the ‘bottomless pit’ which (for obvious reasons) isn’t located on earth. What we can acertain is that these creatures are likely to be about the size of a locust as we know them today and we also know they can fly. We don’t know if they are visible to people on the earth or whether or not they can move through walls. They seem to be able to affect every person without God’s seal for the whole 5 month duration regardless of their location or whether there are six sealed walls around them.

People Can’t Die
This can’t be explained with science. You would think being shot in the chest by a tank would kill you. Think again. This won’t be a time of celebration however, the Bible says that people will seek death because of the pain but won’t be able to die. They will be tormented day and night for five months.

When this trumpet takes effect, people will be so shocked at the pain they suddenly start feeling that many are likely to lose concentration on what they’re doing and crash cars, fall over and drop items causing a lot of destruction. People are likely to scream out at the unending pain and their cries will last five months. Considering the amount of pain that those without God’s seal will seem to be in, people won’t likely want to leave their house, they will find it hard to sleep and factories and workplaces may be absent.

Related Verses
○ Smoke
       ● Genesis 19:28 “Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace.”
○ Locusts
       ● Proverbs 30:27 “The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks;” (These locusts have a leader – Abaddon)
       ● 8th Plague (Exodus 10) “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt”
○ Seal Torment
       ● 1st Bowl (Revelation 16:2) “and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.”
       ● 5th Bowl (Revelation 16:10) “and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.”
       ● 6th Plague (Exodus 9:9) “…and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast…”

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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 25 – 4th Trumpet

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The Fourth Trumpet (1/3 Heavens Struck)

The fourth trumpet strikes 1/3 of the sun, 1/3 of the moon and 1/3 of the stars so that a third of them was darkened. Days are 1/3 shorter.

Look For
● Days are 1/3 shorter
● 1/3 of the sun is dark
● 1/3 of the moon is dark
● 1/3 stars are dark

Revelation 8:12
“Then the fourth angel sounded: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night.

Darkened Sun, Moon and Stars
This trumpet is also interesting to try and comprehend. Keep in mind that in the 6th seal, the sky receded. It’s very likely that the sky still remains ‘rolled up’ even partially. This trumpet could be a further progression of the ‘receding’ universe. However for this scripture to be noteworthy the events can’t already be happening, therefore the blackened sun, the blood moon and the stars should have returned to their regular states since then. An example is that in seal 6 the stars fell to earth, but now later on this trumpet the stars seem to be back in their place. This rules out anything actually happening to the stars previously.

A third of the sun ‘was struck’ (ἐπλήγη) and will be ‘darkened’ (σκοτισθῇ). Could this refer to the total time the sun is shining? Such as going from shining 24 hours a day to 16 hours a day turning on and off like a light? If this were true it could only apply to one side of the planet (such as Israel). Also this method wouldn’t easily be done when looking into the physics of it and doesn’t strictly align with scripture.

Perhaps 1/3 of the physical sun is blocked 100% of the time in the same way the moon can have crescent phases. This also could be achieved by a very slow rogue planet passing in front of the sun, blocking up to a third of it for an extended time. This also doesn’t seem biblical so it’s eliminated.

The last option is that the entire suns intensity is diminished by a third or about 33.3%. This is the most likely as the bible seems to imply that the whole sun will be darkened equally on its surface by a third. Joel 2:10 seems to shed a bit more ‘light’ on this trumpet which seems to be referring to this event, or a similar event right after the 7th bowl but before His return. Either way we can see that it distinctly refers to the brightness of the sun, moon and stars being dimmed by about 33.3% 24 hours a day.

Joel 2:10
“The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.”

Days are 1/3 Shorter
To find some answers for the passage “A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night” we have to look deeper into the reason for the tribulation, which is to bring Israel to salvation. This could be the key to explaining why a third of the day did not shine and likewise [became] a third of the night, because it only applies to Israel. This is just my interpretation but Israel could have 1/3 less sun on an average day (becoming 8 hours) and somewhere else on the exact opposite side of the world (the pacific ocean) will have 1/3 more sun (becoming 16 hours), hence potentially explaining the verse.

Another possibility to consider is that the previous trumpet meteors (the 2nd trumpet in particular) could have impacted earth so hard that it slows its rotation by 1/3, making days a third longer and likewise nights 1/3 longer as well.

To sum up, I believe the sun, moon and stars are about 33.3% (1/3) darker and on top of that, the sun shines 1/3 less in Israel and 1/3 more on the opposite side of the world every day – excluding any current seasonal tilt.

During the period of the darkened sun, it doesn’t mean that the sun’s heat will also be reduced by the same third, but there’s always the chance that it will be. If this happens then we’re looking at a new mini ice age where crops will die and weather phenomena will become extreme.

Related Verses
○ Combined
       ● Joel 2:10 “The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.”
       ● Matthew 24:29 “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
○ Dark Sun
       ● Luke 23:45 “Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”
       ● Revelation 9:2 “So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.”
○ Dark Moon
       ● Isaiah 13:10 “For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.”
○ Dark Stars
       ● Isaiah 13:10 “For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.”
       ● Ezekiel 32:7 “When I put out your light, I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, And the moon shall not give her light.”

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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 24 – 3rd Trumpet

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The Third Trumpet (Wormwood Meteor)

The third trumpet releases “Wormwood” – a large meteor which will fall on the rivers and springs of earth making them poisonous.

Look For
● A burning meteor falling from space, landing on the rivers and springs
● Many people dying from poisoned water

Revelation 8:10-11
“Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.”

Wormwood
Like the second trumpet this seems to be another meteor falling from space. It’s hard to understand how the meteor can only land on rivers and especially springs – because springs come from underground and the meteor would have to break up into smaller pieces long before impact to contaminate 1/3 of the worlds rivers. However demons are often called ‘stars’ throughout the bible and this demon’s name could be ‘Wormwood’, especially since the first use of it is capitalised. The second use of wormwood refers to the ‘bitterness’ or poisoning of the waters seen throughout scripture and thus isn’t capitalised. Wormwood the demon could be the one who poisons the rivers and streams.

Unlike the previous trumpet there doesn’t seem to be any visual changes to the water which explains why so many people die from this judgement.

Related Verses
○ Fell/Fall From Heaven
       ● Job 1:16 ““The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them;”
       ● Daniel 4:31 “While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven:”
       ● Matthew 24:29 “the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
○ Stars/Demons
       ● Revelation 9:1 “And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.”
       ● Revelation 12:4 “His [satan’s] tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.”
○ Wormwood
       ● Deuteronomy 29:18 “and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood;”
        ● Proverbs 5:4 “But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.”
       ● Jeremiah 9:15 ““Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.”
       ● Amos 5:7 “You who turn justice to wormwood, And lay righteousness to rest in the earth!””

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Part 30 – Mid Tribulation
Part 38 – Armageddon
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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 23 – 2nd Trumpet

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The Second Trumpet (Sea Meteor)

The second trumpet calls something like a large mountain or meteor on the ocean and turns a third of it to blood. A third of all living creatures in the sea also die and a third of all ships are destroyed.

Look For
● Something large falling into the sea and turning the water to blood
● 1/3 of sea creatures dead
● 1/3 ships destroyed

Revelation 8:8-9
“Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”

Sea Meteor
This judgement being a meteor is important to note because is says a third of all ships will be destroyed. The destruction of so many ships can only occur from a huge tsunami overturning and sinking them. For approximately one third of all ships on earth to be destroyed by a tsunami in 2020 (about 18,000 ships), requires it to either strike the North Pacific Ocean or the North Atlantic Ocean. Depending on the size of the meteor some boats further from the impact zone may be shaken violently but not destroyed making it harder to place the approximate area it will strike.

To further complicate matters generally space objects are monitored by space agencies prior to their impact and will warn the public so they can get their ships out of the way. This means that either the meteor surprises everyone on earth or they wilfully hide the fact it’s coming.

To view marine traffic take a look at: www.marinetraffic.com/. I recommend turning on the density map to see the most common routes and then clicking ‘playback’ to remove the current ship markers. Your guess to where it will strike is as good as mine.

If it strikes the North Pacific Ocean, the tsunami will cover more sea than anywhere else. Countries such as: America, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guniea, Australia and New Zealand are likely to experience the catastrophic effects of the wave striking the mainland.

If it strikes the North Atlantic Ocean, the tsunami will cover less ground than the Pacific but the Atlantic contains more sea traffic. Countries such as: America, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Mauritania, Senegal, Western Sahara, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, England, Iceland and Greenland are likely to experience the catastrophic effects of the wave striking the mainland.

The countries in both these lists are America and Canada, so be prepared if you live in either of these countries. Also remember that God works in mysterious ways and it may still strike the unlikiest of seas like the Indian Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea, so search the scriptures. (Acts 17:11)

The different types of ships sailing the ocean today include: Military Vessels, Cargo Vessels, Tankers, Passenger Vessels, High Speed Craft, Tugs, Fishing Ships and Pleasure Craft (Cruisers). If the ships only carrying people are destroyed, people will die, but if one of the oil tankers or cargo ships sinks this will become a huge problem as oil and debris fills the ocean harming all types of ocean dwelling animals. This could be part of the reason why 1/3 of ocean dwelling creatures perish, alongside whatever blood-like compounds were in the meteor which leach into the water – further killing sea life.

Blood
The more literally we interpret the bible, it seems the more it makes sense. The blood is therefore probably real blood, including any other blood-related judgements in Revelation. An important factor to note is that in Exodus when the waters were turned to blood, it included even small ponds and lakes which were separated from the main body. The waters stunk and those in Egypt disdainfully drank the water.

Related Verses
○ Mountain & Fire
       ● Exodus 24:17 “The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain…”
       ● Deuteronomy 4:11 ““Then you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.”
       ● Deuteronomy 32:22 “…And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”
       ● Hebrews 12:18 “For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire…”
       ● Psalm 83:14 “As the fire burns the woods, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire,”
○ Blood
       ● 6th Seal (Revelation 6:12) “…and the moon became like blood.”
       ● 2nd Bowl (Revelation 16:3) “…and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.”
       ● 3rd Bowl (Revelation 16:4) “…poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.”
       ● 1st Plague (Exodus 7:14-25) “…and they [the waters] shall be turned to blood.”

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The First Trumpet (1/3 Vegetation Struck)

The first trumpet rains hail and fire down mixed with blood, burning a third of the trees up and all the green grass.

Look For
● Hail and fire falling
● Huge forest fires
● All grass burnt up

Revelation 8:7
“The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”

The first trumpet is likely to involve meteorites entering earth’s atmosphere as we orbit the sun. These meteors will be large enough to make it to the ground to start fires while also being able to hit every nation on earth due to earth’s axial spin. There are two ways that the green grass burning up could be interpreted, the first is that 100% of the green grass on the planet is burnt up, or 100% of the grass on 1/3 of the planet is burnt up.

Then there’s the matter that it also rains hail which consists of water. Which seemingly would have the reverse effect and slow the spread of the fires? I’m not even sure how blood could be mingled with all of it and what effects that would have on the earth. If there’s anything you should be grateful for in the tribulation it’s that you get to see God’s word fulfill itself, seeing exactly what He means by each of the prophecies.

Related Verses
○ Hail & Fire Falling
       ● 7th Plague (Exodus 9:24) “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail…”
○ Hail
       ● Joshua 10:11 “…the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah”
       ● 7th Trumpet (Revelation 11:19) “And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.”
       ● 7th Bowl (Revelation 16:17) “And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.”

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The Seventh Seal (Silence)

The seventh seal brings silence to heaven for about half an hour. Afterwards an angel throws a censer filled with fire down to earth and there were noises, thunderings, lightnings and an earthquake. These events (such as the noises, thundering and lightnings) may be heard and seen on the earth worldwide but they could also only apply to a single region of the planet such as Israel.

Look For
● Noises
● Thunderings
● Lightnings
● An Earthquake

Revelation 8:1-6
“When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth.” And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”

Related Verses
○ Noises, thunderings, lightnings, an earthquake
       ● 7th Trumpet (Revelation 8:1) “And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.”
       ● 7th Bowl (Revelation 16:18) “And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.”

Prelude to the Trumpets
There should be more than enough evidence that the word of God is true by now if you’ve made it this far into the tribulation, if not, you don’t have long left to repent. You’re only one third of the way through the wrath of God. Accept Jesus as your saviour now.

Below is the series of seven trumpets. This follows after the seven seals but precedes the seven bowls. The trumpets occur as part of the 7th seal and aren’t a new set of events. Likewise the bowls are contained as part of the 7th trumpet and are therefore part of the 7th seal as well. This is known as a heptadic structure where a set of items are contained within another. Below is a visual example of the heptadic structure in the bible:

● (Previous Seals)
● 5th Seal
● 6th Seal
● 7th Seal
          ○ 1st Trumpet
          ○ …
          ○ 7th Trumpet
                    ▪ 1st Bowl
                    ▪ 2nd Bowl
                    ▪ …

Below are the 7 trumpet judgements, sometimes called the judgement of thirds because most of them affect a third of everything on the planet. Unlike the bowl judgement which are yet to come and affect 100% of everything on earth which will be so much more devastating.

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The Rapture Survival Guide (TRSG) – Part 20 – Sealing the 144,000

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Sealing of the 144,000
144,000 Jews receive the seal of God on their foreheads so that they will not be harmed during the tribulation. These Jews are specifically chosen so there are 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes who will survive the tribulation.

Look For
● This event doesn’t seem to have any visible signs on earth so it can’t be used as a marker.
● There will always be at least 144,000 Jews on earth during the tribulation.

Revelation 7:3-6
“saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.”

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Part 38 – Armageddon
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