Earth in the Hands of an Angry God

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #87 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 8:6-13: “6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 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. 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; 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. 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; 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. 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. 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!”

Yesterday, we looked at the opening of the seventh seal, and we saw the wonderful demonstration of what happens to the thousands upon thousands of prayers of the saints that have ascended from this earth and have been stored up in the throne room of God Almighty in Heaven. We also saw how that when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in Heaven for about half an hour. This is because the seventh seal introduces another set of extremely catastrophic judgments — the seven Trumpet Judgments which we will begin looking at today.

John MacArthur calls the four trumpet judgments that we will cover today the “divine destruction of earth’s ecology.” This is because these four judgments devastate the natural processes that we depend on for the earth to operate normally. Let’s begin looking at these trumpet judgments.

1. The first trumpet judgment brings about hail, fire, and blood, which destroys a third of all plant life.

2. The second trumpet judgment brings about a third part of the sea being turned into blood and the death of a third of sea life.

3. The third trumpet judgment brings about the poisoning of a third of the fresh water supply and the death of many people.

+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch singing “The Blood Will Never Lose its Power” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”


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