Here are some common questions about when the seven trumpets will sound.
The seven trumpets have been applied to events that occurred over the last 2,000 years. But their complete fulfillment will be in the near future.
Here are some of the reasons why:
No. Except for trumpet seven. It will sound immediately following the close of probation.
The seven trumpets contain the partial wrath of God. His wrath is mixed with mercy. This is why the trumpets only affect 1/3 instead of 3/3.
|Trumpet 1||1/3 trees burned up|
|Trumpet 2||1/3 sea becomes blood
1/3 creatures in the sea die
1/3 ships destroyed
|Trumpet 3||1/3 rivers, springs contaminated|
|Trumpet 4||1/3 sun, moon, stars darkened|
|Trumpet 6||1/3 people killed|
After the close of probation the 7 bowls (also called the 7 last plagues) are poured out and they contain Godís wrath unmixed with mercy.
"Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete." Rev. 15:1
The 7 bowls affect 3/3 - the whole - instead of only 1/3.
|Bowl 1||Fowl and loathsome sores|
|Bowl 2||Sea becomes blood
Every living creature in the sea died
|Bowl 3||Rivers and springs become blood|
|Bowl 4||Sun scorches with great heat|
The 7 trumpets occur before the close of probation and are partial in their effect. The 7 bowls occur after the close of probation and are total in their effect.
Some people believe that the censer being cast down (Rev 8:3-5) occurs at the close of probation so they reason that the trumpets must occur after the close of probation. But this is not the case.
Yes. The final, complete fulfillment of the seven trumpets will be in the future. The first 6 trumpets will sound before the close of probation and the seventh trumpet will sound immediately following the close of probation.
Every word in the seven trumpets will have a clear, detailed, accurate fulfillment. The interpretation wonít be vague or shadowy. Common people will be able to read the seven trumpets in the Bible and see the events taking place before their eyes. The events that take place during the seven trumpets will fit in exactly with the proclamation of the three angelís messages and the appearance of the beast.
No. Revelation 10 and 11 are part of a break that occurs between the 6th and 7th trumpet. Revelation 10 and 11 present a scene that does not occur chronologically after the 6th trumpet.