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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Revelation 8 and 9 Trumpets 2-5-2015

SLIDE 1 Seventh seal and the Angel with Golden Censer

SLIDE 2 Quick review of Pre Trib; Mid Trib; Post Trib

SLIDE 3 How do you handle waiting? (in the doctor’s office, in traffic, in the speedy checkout at the grocery store.) Patience (longsuffering) is one of the Spirit’s fruit. Afraid I need to cultivate that gift and allow God to control my emotions. Our LORD has many qualities and characteristics. Slow to anger is shown in His delay to kill all unbelievers.

·        Exodus 34:6 "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
·        Several psalms: Psalms 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
·        Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.                               
SLIDE 4 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Prayer  
SLIDE 5 REVELATION 8 AND 9
  • ·        Why trumpets
  • ·        Comparing Trumpets with Plagues on Egypt
  • ·        Rule of Satan VS the Hand of God

GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED.

Revelation 8: When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Heaven is a place of worship, praise, joy and song. Heaven is described as a place alive with sounds from angels, elders, the redeemed throbbing with excitement. Something extraordinary is about to happen?
SLIDE 6 How do you deal with silence? My friend and I can be in a room or sit for manicure without filling our time with talk. My son and I are the same way, comfortable without words.                                                                     
*But if you are meeting a client or a new friend for lunch or how about teacher conference: a long silence produces anxiety. If you email a friend an apology and they do not respond quickly it causes concern. *Now I am in the second week of an online bible study using the book “Keep it Shut!” There are indeed words of wisdom to pray before you speak, and pause to give others time to speak. Sometimes silence is golden. Good lesson.       

SLIDE 7 Imagine standing before a powerful Holy God waiting during 30 minutes of silence. Two of my favorite verses come from Psalms.

·        Job 6:24 “Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.”
·        Psalms 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
·        Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God
·        Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
·        Zephaniah 1:7 Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is near;

GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED.

SLIDE 8 Why trumpets: slide with Scriptures for use of trumpets
·        Leviticus 23:24- Feast of the Trumpets
·        Numbers 10:2- Call people to assemble
·        Numbers 31:6 -Alarm; Call to war
·        Joshua 6:4-24- Walls of Jericho fall down
·        Judges 7:18- 'For the LORD and for Gideon.” War
·        1 Chronicles 13- Rejoicing, celebrating
·        1 Chronicles 16- Blow before Ark of the Covenant
·        2 Chronicles 7- Instruments for music
·        Psalms 98 -Joyful noise before Lord
·        2 Samuel 2:28- Halting the battle               

SLIDE 9 What is the purpose  you think the Lord might be using the trumpets? 
Revelation 8:2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.                                                                                                        

SLIDE 103And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne,4and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel.
Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
SLIDE 11 5Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED.

SLIDE 12 6Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
71ST angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And 1/3  of the earth was burned up, and 1/3 of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

SLIDE 13 82ND angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and 1/3 of the sea became blood.91/3of the living creatures in the sea died, and 1/3 of the ships were destroyed.

 SLIDE 14103RD angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on 1/3 of the rivers and on the springs of water.11The name of the star is Wormwood. 1/3 of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.

SLIDE 15124TH angel blew his trumpet, and 1/3 of the sun was struck, and 1/3 of the moon, and 1/3 of the stars, so that 1/3 of their light might be darkened, and 1/3 of the day might be kept from shining, and likewise 1/3 of the night.
Last night my pastor taught from Hosea. Not only were the people punished but the all nature mourned. Hosea 4:3 Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away. Isaiah 24:4, Jeremiah 4:28; Joel1:10,18; Zephaniah 2:3; Ezekiel 38:20. All these prophet of the OT prophesied the truth of God’s promises.

GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED.                                                                    
Jesus taught about Dark and Light. Those who do evil hate the light. The gospel of John says Jesus is the light of the World. In heaven we will have no need for sun or moon for Christ is the light. In our Christian walk we are to be the light to others.
*The People in the Dark Room   If you are sitting in a dark room with no windows, you can't see the objects in the room.  Even though the objects are there, you aren't aware of them because you're in darkness.  However, if someone turns on the light switch,  the things previously hidden from your eyes are now obvious.             Don't get angry at people in spiritual darkness for not being able to see what's obvious to you.  Instead, bring them some spiritual light. (Matt. 5:14-16) --Kent Crockett    
                
SLIDE 16 13Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!"

SLIDE 17 Chart compare Exodus Plague with Seals and Trumpets       
plague
EXODUS
REVELATION
1
bloody river, 7:14
7th seal  1/3 seas became blood 8:8


3rd trumpet 1/3 water bitter 8:11
2,3,4
frogs, 8:1, lice, 8:16

flies, 8:20

5
livestock struck, 9:1
1st trumpet1/3 earth, trees, grass
     No food for animals famine 8:7
6
boils, 9:8
4th seal  6:7 pestilence
7
hail, 9:13
7th seal Hail and fire 8:7
8
locusts 10:1
5th Locust to sting but not kill  9:5
9
painful darkness, 10:21
4th trumpet  Darkness
    1/3 Sun, Moon, & Stars  8:12
10
firstborn struck, 11:1
6th trumpet   1/3 mankind killed 9:18
Revelation 9:1And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.2He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

SLIDE 18 3Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.4They were told not to harm the grass 
of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.5They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.6And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED

Remember the people begging the mountains to fall on them in Chapter 7.
SLIDE 197the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads looked like crowns of gold; human faces,8 women's hair, teeth like lions' teeth;9 breastplates of iron,  the noise of their wings was like of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.10 tails stings like scorpions, power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.
SLIDE 20 11Their king was the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew Abaddon, Greek he is Apollyon. Do these helicopters remind you of the locusts?
We know that John used symbols of things he was familiar with, symbols are timeless. But in our age of development the symbols could be updated to things we know.
12The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come  

SLIDE 21 136TH angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."                                          
The Euphrates is important to God-32 times in Old Testament from Genesis through the chronicles of the kings and prophets in eleven different books God uses the Euphrates as a boundary for his people.                                               
Deuteronomy 11 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.  
Compare 5th and 6th Trumpets  extra sheet below

 SLIDE 22154 angels prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, released to kill 1/3 of mankind.( If the angels were bound, these must be satan’s angels since God’s warriors and messengers are not bound.)
16-19 mounted troops 200 million horses those who rode them: breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and horses had lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 3 plagues 1/3 mankind was killed,              
by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. Power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound. We might not understand the angels that bring judgment, we do not know God’s mind. But we do know god has warned his people through the ages of his judgment.

GOD WILL LEAVE NO SIN UNPUNISHED       
                                        
SLIDE 23 20-21the survivor did not repent of their evil acts; nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, wood, (which cannot see or hear or walk),nor repent of murders or sorceries or sexual immorality or thefts.
*“At one time many convicts were employed in building high walls around the prison grounds at Portland. Soldiers posted above them with loaded guns watched them at their work. Every brick laid rendered their escape more impossible, and yet they themselves were laying them. So each sin committed makes it harder to refrain from further sin, more difficult to turn back.”
Do you know people and family today that are laying bricks of damnation to their souls? Yet they continue to use drugs and alcohol and commit vile acts against God. They are building the wall higher and higher to shut out the only person that can save them. 
29 “Building Our Prison,” Sunday School Times, accessed at http://moreillustrations.com/Illustrations/sin%206.html

Slide 23 Do you choose to trust God to bring justice and to leave no sin unpunished?