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The Revelation

from Jesus Christ

 

Chapter Eight

The church in action

 


Chapter 8

Now that the contents of the book of religious history had been revealed, John was shown how Jesus would try to warn the people of the world of the results of their political actions. Special Note

 

Seven pleas to live

 

2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God;

and to them were given seven trumpets. Note 1

 

But first a message of comfort for the Christians

The altar of incense3 And another Angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden Priest with censercenser; and there was given to Him much incense, that He should offer [or add] it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. Note 2

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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. Note 3

5 And the Angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast [or sent] it into the earth: Note 4 and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake [all heaven is busy].

6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound [their warnings]. Note 5

 

Angel with trumpetWars and rumours of wars Note 6

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. Note 7

8 And the second angel sounded,Angel with trumpet

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. Note 8

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. Note 9

12 And the fourth angel sounded,Angel with trumpet

and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so that the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. Note 10

 

 

An angel with book13 And [then] 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! " Note 11

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