Lesson No. 458
Book of Revelation, Chapter 8
"Four of the Seven Trumpet Judgments"

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The seventh seal

1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. The trumpets 6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 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. 8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. 12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. 13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

Lesson No. 458 "Four of the Seven Trumpet Judgments"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 8


1) What happens at the opening of the seventh seal? What is going on regarding the silence in heaven? (Hint- verse 1)

2) The seven trumpets are passed out to seven angels (verse 2 the seven church angels?) then the gold censer is filled with much incense. What is mixed with the ‘much’ incense? (Hint- verse 3)

3) What happens to our prayers? (Hint- verse 4)

4) What happens after the sweet aroma of our prayer and incense? What does the angel do with the fire from the alter? (Hint- verse 5)

5) Four of the seven angels sound their trumpets in Chapter 8:

Verse 7- the first trumpet judgment brings hail and fire; 1/3rd of the trees burned

Verse 8/9- the second trumpet judgment brings fire mountain into the sea; 1/3rd of the sea becomes blood, 1/3rd of the sea life dies, and 1/3rd of the ships are destroyed

Verse 10/11- the third trumpet judgment has a great star called Wormwood falls from heaven; 1/3rd of the fresh water supply turns bitter and deadly

Verse 12- the fourth trumpet judgment smites the light of the sun and moon and stars; 1/3rd of the day and night light is gone

6) What happens after the fourth trumpet judgment? (Hint- verse 13) Why do you suppose that the angel does this announcement to the earth? Is what's coming that bad? Three 'woes'!

7) Wouldn't you think that, after these horrific events witnessed by all mankind, that everyone would agree with what the Bible says about judgment?

8) Big surprise- check out Chapter 9, verses 20 and 21, and this is even after the three 'Woes'!

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