This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the first Trumpet of Revelation 8
Many Pastors teach that when the end times 1st trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, literal hail and fire will be thrown down to the earth, burning up 1/3rd of the trees and all the green grass.
In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the first trumpet represents Messiah sending the Goths, led by Alaric, to attack the Roman Empire from 400-410 A.D.
Our Messiah is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of saints, in his attempt to wipe out the Early Church.
Here’s my Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible Study video on the first trumpet judgment.
Here’s a video from Bible Or Traditions that adds more explanation about the first trumpet judgment.
Rev 8:7 “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.”
The Bible defines hail as symbolic of war.
“Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail, Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?“ Job 38:22-23
Isaiah 28:2 speaks of God sending the King of Assyria and his army against the House of Israel, “Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, Like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, Like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, Who will bring them down to the earth with His hand.”
Fierce Gothic tribes had been at war with the Romans along the Northern frontier for many years, but they were restrained by the genius of Roman military leader Theodosius. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goths
But when he died in 395 A.D., the northern cloud of warriors, who had so long been gathering, discharged itself with fury upon the Roman Empire.
The barriers of the Danube were thrown open, as the uncommon severity of the winter allowed them to roll their large wagons over the broad and icy back of the river.
From 395 – 410 A.D., under the rule of Alaric, the Goths moved in the direction in which literal hail comes, and attacked the Roman empire in Greece, Gaul, Spain, and then 300,000 Goths invaded Italy.
This caused the Roman Empire to withdraw its troops from the British Isles, which made them vulnerable to invasion from Anglos and Saxons from Denmark and NW Germany.
The fire represents their scorched earth policy in their invasions of enemy territory, as they burned everything in their path, and there was much blood being poured out.
Thus did the first great storm of hail lay waste the Roman Empire.
The trees represent the proud and lofty people who were destroyed, as Israel was often likened to trees.
“For thus says the Lord to the house of the king of Judah… I will prepare destroyers against you, everyone with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars, and cast them into the fire…Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods,…O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.” Jeremiah 22:6,7,9,29
Isaiah 40:7 shows that the grass represents common people.
“The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.”
The green grass represents peace among the people, and the burning represents the destruction of the peace, as the countryside was pillaged and ravaged.
Alaric confirmed that he was sent by God to attack the Romans when he said, “It is not of my own will that I do this; there is One who forces me on and will not let me rest, bidding me spoil Rome.”
Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of First Trumpet of Revelation 8?
Now you know that any person who teaches that it is fulfilled in the future, is teaching you false prophecy.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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