This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the third Trumpet of Revelation 8
Many Pastors teach that when the end times 3rd trumpet of Revelation 8 sounds, a literal meteor will fall from the sky and make the river water bitter, killing many men.
In this Bible study you will learn that the true historical fulfillment of the third trumpet represents our Lord sending the Huns, led by Attila to war against the Roman Empire.
Our Lord is exacting vengeance against the Roman Empire because Satan had empowered them to kill millions of Christians, in his attempt to wipe out Christianity.
Here’s my Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible Study video on the third trumpet judgment.
Here’s a video from Bible Or Traditions that adds more explanation about the third trumpet judgment.
Revelation 8:10-11, “And a great burning star, like a lamp, fell out of the heaven. And it fell onto the third part of the rivers, and onto the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.”
A falling star is a great person or leader, who executes evil plans from Satan, which are used by God to execute His judgment.
The great burning (destroying) star was the king of the Huns, Attila, who was called “the scourge of God.”
Attila the Hun came on the scene after the Goths and Vandals. The Huns were wild, hideous barbarians who did everything on horseback. They were divided into groups called Hordes, who had their own Chieftan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attila
Historian Gibbon says that all of Attila the Hun’s major battles were fought on rivers. His strategy was to lure Roman armies into crossing the rivers after he had feigned a retreat. While the armies were crossing the rivers he ordered his troops to attack.
He came from the area around a river in Illyricum which in Greek is called “Apsynthos” (Wormwood).
The absinthe plant — Wormwood — grows freely in the Alps and is bitter and is associated with gall in Scripture (Deut. 29:18).
Therefore, the same name gives us both the local origin of the “great star” and the effect of his war on the Roman third. Attila burnt cities, massacred and enslaved inhabitants and generally caused despair, famine and bitterness.
Attila and his 800,000 man army rose quickly and flashed across the land, and desolated the Italian Alps, which is the source of the Danube, Rhine and Po rivers.
This is an area with over 40 rivers that covered 1/3rd of the Roman Empire.
Historians estimate that 300,000 men lay slaughtered in the rivers, causing them to become contaminated (bitter), leading to diseases which caused thousands of people to die downstream.
“The rise of the great Hunnic power which threatened European civilization in the fifth century was as sudden and rapid as its fall.” (J.B. Bury. “History of the Later Roman Empire” Vol. I. p 161).
Attila’s attack only stopped when he died on his wedding night, after he got drunk, suffered a severe nosebleed and choked to death on his own blood.
Can you now see the Biblical, historical fulfillment of Third 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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