This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the seventh seal of Revelation 8.
Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 7th seal of Revelation 8, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.
Trumpets can be a signal of war, as Jeremiah 4:19 shows:
O my inward parts, my inward parts! I am in pain! O the walls of my heart! My heart pounds in me, I am not silent. For you have heard, O my being, the sound of the ram’s horn, a shout of battle!
It represents the preparation of 7 trumpets of war against the pagan Roman Empire, when He sent army after army against them.
Revelation 8:1, “When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
In the context of the historical fulfillment of the seals of Revelation, when Constantine gave the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., it gave liberty to the Christians, and there was peace for a little while.
There was a coin minted during this time that said “Beata Tranquillitas” which means “Blessed Tranquility”.
Revelation 8:2-6, “And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets. Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.”
So why did the Lord switch from Seals to Trumpets?
In the Old Testament, the blowing of trumpets was often used to proclaim that God was about to pronounce judgment upon a wicked system, city, country or people.
The seventh seal is divided into seven Trumpet judgments, as the Lord sent the Goths, Vandals, Huns, Heruli, Saracens and Turks, to invade and scourge the Roman territory.
As you’ve seen in the previous studies, Jesus executed justice against the Roman empire causing it to collapse, and He will continue to pour out His wrath during the 7 trumpet judgments.
The Lord was angry at those who killed His followers, but He didn’t wait 2,000 years to execute justice.
The prayers of Christians who suffered persecution at the hands of the Romans, were collected, offered up to God, and our Lord has already executed justice on behalf of the martyrs who were killed by the Roman Empire.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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