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1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

 


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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 8 Bible commentary...



The seventh seal is opened and seven angels appear with seven trumpets, ready to proclaim the purposes of God. (1,2) Another angel casts fire on the earth, which produces terrible storms of vengeance. (3-5) The seven angels prepare to sound their trumpets. (6) Four sound them. (7-12) Another angel denounces greater woes to come. (13)1-6 The seventh seal is opened. There was profound silence in heaven for a space; all was quiet in the church, for whenever the church on earth cries through oppression, that cry reaches up to heaven; or it is a silence of expectation. Trumpets were given to the angels, who were to sound them. The Lord Jesus is the High Priest of the church, having a golden censer, and much incense, fulness of merit in his own glorious person. Would that men studied to know the fulness that is in Christ, and endeavoured to be acquainted with his excellency. Would that they were truly persuaded that Christ has such an office as that of Intercessor, which he now performs with deep sympathy. No prayers, thus recommended, was ever denied hearing and acceptance. These prayers, thus accepted in heaven, produced great changes upon earth. The Christian worship and religion, pure and heavenly in its origin and nature, when sent down to earth and conflicting with the passions and worldly projects of sinful men, produced remarkable tumults, here set forth in prophetical language, as our Lord himself declared, #Lu 12:49|.

7-13 The first angel sounded the first trumpet, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood. A storm of heresies, a mixture of dreadful errors falling on the church, or a tempest of destruction. The second angel sounded, and a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea; and the third part of the sea became blood. By this mountain some understand leaders of the persecutions; others, Rome sacked by the Goths and Vandals, with great slaughter and cruelty. The third angel sounded, and there fell a star from heaven. Some take this to be an eminent governor; others take it to be some person in power who corrupted the churches of Christ. The doctrines of the gospel, the springs of spiritual life, comfort, and vigour, to the souls of men, are corrupted and made bitter by the mixture of dangerous errors, so that the souls of men find ruin where they sought refreshment. The fourth angel sounded, and darkness fell upon the great lights of heaven, that give light to the world, the sun, and the moon, and the stars. The guides and governors are placed higher than the people, and are to dispense light, and kind influences to them. Where the gospel comes to a people, and has not proper effects on their hearts and lives, it is followed with dreadful judgments. God gives alarm by the written word, by ministers, by men's own consciences, and by the signs of the times; so that if people are surprised, it is their own fault. The anger of God makes all comforts bitter, and even life itself burdensome. But God, in this world, sets bounds to the most terrible judgments. Corruption of doctrine and worship in the church are great judgments, and also are the usual causes and tokens of other judgments coming on a people. Before the other three trumpets were sounded, there was solemn warning how terrible the calamities would be that should follow. If lesser judgments do not take effect the church and the world must expect greater; and when God comes to punish the world, the inhabitants shall tremble before him. Let sinners take warning to flee from the wrath to come; let believers learn to value and to be thankful for their privileges; and let them patiently continue in well doing.

 


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Ar's Revelation Chapter 8 comment on 7/01/2014, 10:47am...

Revelation ch 8 vs 11 the Wormwood in the Greek Bible is called . Pronounced Apsinthos which, I understand in Ukrainian language is Chernobyl . This is a very bitter plant. In 1986, when the Chernobyl NUCLEAR accident happened, it cost many thousands of lives . It rained for three days and the poisoned waters ran like river everywhere thus spreading the danger. They say that more than 1.000.000 people have died because of that nuclear disaster. So this was after the third trumpet ! If we go backward to the second trumpet , and to verse 9, it says that one third of the ship s were destroyed. This refers to the second World War, when from 105.000 ships involved in the war 36.000 thousand ships were destroyed , burnt or sank. That s one third of the ships . So the second trumpet was the Second world War. It s natural to think that the first trumpet refers to the first World War.

 


Robin Ward's Revelation Chapter 8 comment about verse 3 on 6/02/2014, 10:47am...

Since an "alter " is a place of sacrifice , and Jesus is the LAST sacrifice , "it is finished " this 'ALTER ' in Heaven must be symbolic, and more like the table where the shewbread was displayed ,in the temple. There is NO "alter " for SACRIFICE in Heaven all SACRIFICING was done on EARTH Jesus sacrifice happened on EARTH ' ,Therefore the souls of the saints MUST be in their graves ON EARTH, asleep ,waiting for the last trump NO BODY is in Heaven OR Hell yet , because the judgement hasnt happened yet ,and wont happen until Christ returns to give his rewards , Rev 22,12

 


M's Revelation Chapter 8 comment about verse 11 on 5/16/2014, 5:49am...

It can now be seen in australia even the chemtrails are having trouble hiding it. dark welders glass cellphone photo put glass over phone. it hasbeen behind the sun since dec and just. visible again now. the red is obvious. even behind nazi chemtrails a special thanks to government who helps organise our cancers and slow deaths while they build their underground bunkers lol read the part in the bible about the elites google the antartic and see what the demons and nazi and fallen angels are doing Jesus will come soon its all happening now folks God Bless

 


Kathy's Revelation Chapter 8 comment on 5/03/2014, 3:16am...

The reason why they changed the word angels to eagles is because that 's what the new world order will be to try and change the true words of god so many will be confused and not know the truth of gods words, please do not read new testaments bible they are all wrong , changed the words of god for there own selfish reasons, remember anyone that changes gods word will be punished, so please read king James bile old testament the first , do not buy all these new bibles hat are being printed and sold hey are false words of god changed! Stay far from them, and stay close to the truth the first words that were written!

 


Jack's Revelation Chapter 8 comment about verse 8 on 4/17/2014, 2:24pm...

I believe this is an Asteroid that John was shown, some say it was a nuclear blast but a N.B would rise up as would a volcano. But an Asteroid would come in like burning ball being tossed. This will definitely set the beginning of the Great Tribulation and could very well take out the U.S it would have to hit somewhere in the Pacific Ocean in other words where it wouldn 't take out Israel, for obvious prophetic reasons.

 


Joanofarc77's Revelation Chapter 8 comment about verse 1 on 3/23/2014, 3:04pm...

I had a vision an angel was yelling out THE 7TH DAY THE 7TH MONTH THE 7TH IS HOLY THE 7TH IS SABBATH THE 7TH SEAL Very powerful vision Jesus sent me an Angel to prepare for this seal to be opened The silence in heaven for the half hour I feel strongly that it is very similar to when we down here give a moment of silence for the deaths of multitudes The martyrs had been crying out for justice when the seal is opened the silence for one half hour is quiet prayer for the multitudes who are getting ready to perish by God s hand of JUSTICE simple as that Joanofarc77 wordpress

 


Robert's Revelation Chapter 8 comment on 2/28/2014, 10:26am...

It s like a child being born Nine months to develop and be born Then years you can t remember So as life takes a while to be born in the flesh so does death in spirit

 


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It was silent in Heaven for about a half an hour
There were thunderings, lightnings and a great earthquake
Hail and fire, mingled with blood was cast on the earth
A great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea
The sun was darkened


 



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