Verse 1) AND WHEN he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half and hour. When Jesus opens the Seventh Seal, it is a very serious time. It is a time when everybody is quiet in heaven, and in prayer about the terrible things which are about to happen.This is the last and final Seal. When Jesus Christ opens it, this brings on the Six trumpets of Great Tribulation upon the earth, and the Seventh Trumpet is the Rapture or the Gathering of the saved to Heaven with Jesus.
Verse 2) And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. The Great Tribulation is about to begin at this time when the anti-christ places the Abomination of Desolation in the Temple. “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, ( whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judae’-a flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the house top not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:15-21). God’s judgments are about to fall and they steadily get worse as each Trumpet blows until the Rapture, and then it really gets bad on the earth as the Seven Vials of God’s Wrath are poured out. Remember that the Trumpets and the Vials are two different events separated by the Rapture.
Verse 3-6) And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. In this verse,”The Great Tribulation”, is now beginning, the last three and one half years, or 42 months, or 1,260 days in the Hebrew calendar of 12 thirty day months. Then “The Rapture” occurs immediately after “The Great Tribulation”. Read Matthew 24:29-31.
Verse 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. This sounds like nuclear war with hell and fire mingled with blood cast upon the earth ( fall out ?)
Verse 8-11) 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. The second and third angels trumpets signaled the fall of a giant asteroid, and or meteors upon the earth. Wormwood means poison. The Tribulation Trumpets bring forth destruction in thirds, while the Seven Vials of God’s Wrath bring total destruction.
Verse 12,13) 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 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! The fourth trumpet brings forth terrible atmospheric upheavels, or this could be the results of nuclear bombs being exploded, and the sun and the moon’s light being blocked out by fallout and pollution, and even possible volcanic eruptions. The angel says there are three more Woe’s or Trumpets yet to come.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.