Following up with the previous article about Revelation, is a more detailed description than given in the first article. Babylon will be covered in its own posting as there needs to be a great deal of attention paid to this fierce one world government as it arises out of great judgment and suffering.
The period of Revelation opens up with a severe earthquake that is unlike any other experienced in history. It will be extremely severe, and not follow any geological pattern, and affect the whole earth either at once, or move from place to place. There will be accompanying signs in the heavens of a supernatural nature, as well as thunder and lightening. The duration of this earthquake could be a number of hours to a couple of days, and most likely will target very sinful cities and places needing cleansing. This event begins the great countdown of time, and Daniel tells us the number of days will be 1335.
The first trumpet will be a vast meteor shower mixed with fire, and affect all of the grass and 1/3 of the green vegetation. This will cause intense heat, coupled with smoke and soot, which will begin to block out light and cause oxygen problems for the living.
The second trumpet will be an asteroid plunging into an ocean. It is estimated that an asteroid one mile across could be traveling at close to 55,000 MPH, or basically 12 miles a second. It would definitely ‘light up’ as it passed through the atmosphere, and become a burning mountain. Scientists have predicted in models, that the tsunami could be as high as 5,000 feet and moving several thousand MPH as it strikes land. An Atlantic strike could send a wave in as far as Ohio before it would stop. This would also fulfill Jesus statement in Luke 21:25 There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”
The third trumpet will be a comet hitting a land mass and contaminating the inland springs and lakes, and killing those who drink the water. Whether this trumpet will add to the already growing fires and earthquakes due to the impacts will be seen.
The fourth trumpet will be a band of darkness caused by fires, and the possibility of huge volcanic eruptions from the earthquake and asteroid strike. Scientists have been discussing a ‘super’ volcano located in Yellowstone National park, and mentioned just that particular volcano going off would cover most of the plain states in 3-6 feet of ash, and it would take years fro the ash to settle out of the atmosphere. Either way, there will be a lot of darkness during this time.
It is a huge understatement to say that mankind will be dazed and overwhelmed by these trumpets, which will occur in quick succession, and one day will be cut off from the next, meaning the lifestyle as we know it is over, and we now enter survival mode. With one fourth of the population dead and really no way to take care of any of it, we will all be thinking about God and his judgments. Survival, as well as getting the judgments to stop will be first and foremost on everyone’s mind that is alive at that time. No one will be questioning who sent this, but there will be much confusion about how to deal with this, and questions as to why the religious leaders did not see this coming.
There will be a response, and it will be created by the dark powers who have been preparing for this moment. Man’s response to God and the judgment will be Babylon, or the beast rising out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns. This beast is to rule for 42 months, and will be unlike anything ever seen before, or ever again, and will go directly against what God wants from us, and what the 144,000 will be preaching.