The purpose of the seven trumpets is to wake up everyone in the world
All around us are signs that the second coming of Jesus is near. But before He comes again the “gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world”. Matthew 24:14.
The problem is, the percentage of people on earth who have heard about Jesus and the gospel of His kingdom, is declining. If the current trend continues Jesus will never come again.
God has designed a method to get the attention of each person on earth so that he can hear a clear presentation of the gospel. Then each person will choose whether to worship Jesus or Satan. After the last person has made his final decision then probation will close and Jesus will come the second time.
Many people are too busy to take time to listen to the gospel. Most people are steeped in religion and tradition. Their mindset prevents them from hearing the gospel. Very soon God will interrupt the lives of people on earth and challenge their paradigms. Their minds will be opened. Taking time to hear the everlasting gospel will become a priority.
God will gain the attention of each person by sending great calamities on the earth. These calamities will occur during the seven trumpets found in the book of Revelation.
Shortly before the seven trumpets sound the people on earth will be shaken awake by a worldwide earthquake. It will be different than any previous earthquake because it will be felt all around the world. It will be accompanied by noises, thunder and lightning. This earthquake marks the beginning of the Great Tribulation.
Within a few weeks after the first worldwide earthquake the first four trumpets will sound in quick succession:
Hail and fire will be thrown to the earth. Fires will be ignited all around the world and 1/3 of the trees and forests will be burned up. All the green fields, crops and grass will be burned up. This devastation may be caused by meteors that rain down on earth. Volcanoes may begin erupting.
Something like a great mountain burning with fire is thrown into the sea. 1/3 of the sea will become like blood and 1/3 of the creatures in the sea will die. 1/3 of the ships on the sea will be destroyed. This will include cruise ships, freight ships, fishing boats and pleasure boats. This great mountain may be an asteroid that bursts into flame as it plummets through the earth’s atmosphere. It then plunges into the ocean at the speed of 50,000 miles per hour.
A giant star drops from the sky, blazing like a torch. It falls on 1/3 of the rivers and on the springs of water. 1/3 of the fresh water on earth becomes bitter. Many people drink the poisoned water and die. This giant star may be another asteroid.
1/3 of the sun, moon and stars are darkened. Both the day and the night are affected. The smoke and ejecta from the first three trumpets will darken the air and the sky.
The first four trumpets will destroy buildings, roads, and bridges. Communication and transportation systems will be badly crippled. Our food crops will be destroyed and clean water will be scarce.
People will be terrified and will be asking if God is angry with us. Their minds have been opened to hear the gospel of the kingdom. They will have a desire to know more about God and to be saved from the destruction ravaging the world.
As horrible as the first four trumpets are, they are nothing compared to trumpets 5, 6 and 7. The last three trumpets are called woes because their devastation is so overwhelming.
Satan and his millions of demons will appear visibly on earth. Satan will appear to be Jesus. Most of his millions of demons will appear to be angels from heaven. Others will appear as people who have died and supposedly gone to heaven. Satan (appearing as Jesus) will claim that he sent the earthquake and the calamities of the first four trumpets so that people will repent and worship him.
For five months he and his demons will inflict pain on people who refuse to worship him. He will offer to remove the pain if they will consent to worship him. He is not allowed to hurt those who have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Satan and his demons will combine forces with an army of 200,000,000 people. Together they will kill 1/3 of the people on earth. Billions of people will be slaughtered. This will be the last opportunity for Satan to convince people to worship him and he will stop at nothing to achieve his objective.
There is a second worldwide earthquake. It is accompanied by noises, thunder and lightning. There is also a great hailstorm. The kingdom of this world is given to Jesus and He will reign as King of kings forever. The door of mercy in heaven is shut. Human probation ends. People can no longer be converted to Jesus and choose to serve Him. Every person will continue to worship the master he has chosen, either Jesus or Satan.
Just before the first trumpet sounds, 144,000 servants of God will be sealed. During the first six trumpets they will give a clear, powerful presentation of the gospel to the whole world. Jesus will be revealed as a complete Savior. The 144,000 will present the everlasting gospel under the power of the Holy Spirit. During the chaos and destruction of the trumpets the earth will be lightened with the glory of the God of heaven.
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