Continuing from part 1…
Another angel (Rev. 8:3-5). When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour (v. 1). This silence was in anticipation of coming judgments. During that time of silence an angel stood at the altar of incense (in the heavenly temple). Here are four things that this angel did, or that occurred.
1. He stood at the golden altar of incense with an incense burner, and mixed the incense that was given to him with the prayers of the saints (all believers that were praying).
2. He then offered the mixture on the golden alter.
3. The smoke of the incense and prayers rose up to God from the altar.
4. The angel then filled the incense burner with coals of fire from the altar and threw it down to the earth; and there came thunder and lightning…
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