The Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15-19)

Studying Bible Prophecy

After the terrible events of the sixth Trumpet (which is the second woe), including the things that John heard and saw from the might angel and of the two witnesses, the seventh angel sounded his trumpet. This seventh trumpet (which is the third woe) introduces, opens the door to, and includes all the rest of the judgments, including the seven bowls and the following events leading to the establishing of the millennial kingdom.

Here, in three parts, is the introduction of the seventh trumpet.

Verses 15-17.Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God…

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The First Trumpet — Revelation 8:7

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The seven trump judgments will be revealed in the breaking of the seventh seal, and are judgments of much greater intensity. Whereas the seals were each opened and revealed by the Lamb of God, the trumpets are announced by angels when they blow their trumpets.

The first four trumpet judgments are much like the plagues of Egypt as they are divine judgments on the earth. The next two involve devastation of earth’s inhabitants; and the seventh trumpet, like the seventh seal, announces all that will follow in the Tribulation: the bowl judgments, and all the events leading up to the millennial kingdom.

In the first trumpet judgment God brings hail and fire, mixed with blood; and the result will be that a third of the earth, the trees, and the grass (and probably also grains such as wheat, rice and oats) will burn up.

Now the Scriptures do not give…

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