Which Trumpet Are We In?

| April 27, 2012
Seals, Trumpets, and Vials of Revelation

The 7 Trumpets and the 7 Vials are completely separate events that happen in chronological order of each other like the chart displays

My answer = Trumpet #0

I do not believe that any of the 7 Trumpets of Revelation have blown yet because the events described in each of them, starting with the 1st Trumpet, are of such great magnitude that it would be impossible for a Bible Student to miss. Once they start blowing, it won’t be a guessing game as to which one we are living through, we will know exactly which one we are in.

Events of the 3rd Seal happening today

But before I explain why this is so, I just want to state that I personally believe we are currently living during the events described in the 3rd Seal (Rev 6:5-6). For the information in the 3rd Seal basically describes a “planned” destruction of the world economy by those seeking to break down the Current Order so they can replace it with a NEW WORLD ORDER. (To find out whom “they” are, see The Serpent Seed) For if you are familiar with their plans of World Domination, you know that a worldwide financial collapse is one of the final steps in their takeover plan (See 4 Stages of World Socialism).

Speculation about the 5th and 6th Trumpet

Now I realize some Christians speculate that we may already be in the 5th or 6th Trumpet because of the turmoil in the Middle East in and around the Euphrates River (See Rev. 9:14), that river which separates Iran and Iraq today and which was the landmark of ancient Babylon – Satan’s old main base of operations.

View of the Euphrates River from my sleeping quarters

I even spent some time over there myself. In fact, my Army Squad was stationed right on the Euphrates River. I could actually see the river right outside the window of my sleeping quarters. And you know, I’ll never forget looking out at it and thinking about how our ancestors were once held captive here in ancient Babylonia under Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. I also thought about how Daniel and his three companions were captives here, and how Daniel saw many visions concerning the last days here.

And when our squad went on long missions across the vast deserts of Iraq, I stood on top of the Humvee behind my 50 Caliber Machine Gun scanning the area and wondering what it must have looked like over 2000 years ago. I mean, it didn’t look like anything special as I looked out upon it, but I knew from my studies that at one time this place was the most advanced

My view of the Desert

civilization in the world. What was now just a hot empty desert with a few camels here and there was once a mighty empire with great buildings and temples.

The feeling I got thinking about all of this, as well as knowing that the Euphrates River still had a major role in Bible Prophecy (See Rev 9:14-21), is difficult to explain. It was sort of like being taken back in time and then forward again to the future.

But getting back to the speculation of us already being in the 5th or 6th Trumpet. There are just too many problems with this idea for it to be true. I’ll address a few of those problems here in this article.

Great Fiery Hail

Let’s start by taking a look at the “First Trumpet”.

And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.–Revelation 8:6

One of the purposes of blowing trumpets in the Bible was to sound an alarm for war (See Numbers 10). And that’s what these seven angels in heaven are doing. They are sounding an alarm of war against those on earth who refuse to obey the Word of God. This is important to understand.

Let’s read on:

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 the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. –Revelation 8:7

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never read about or witnessed an event of this magnitude before. When this trumpet blows we will probably see pieces of a comet impacting the earth somewhere, a massive eruption of a number of volcanoes covered with ice glaciers, or simply a massive hail storm like never before will occur.

As far as the third part of the trees being burnt up, it’s hard to say whether or not this is referring to an actual third of all trees on the planet, or if it is simply referring to a third of all trees in a specific region where this fiery hail may occur.

Either way, it’s going to be a devastating event unlike any mankind has ever witnessed, with the possible exception of Noah’s flood and possible pre-Adamic catastrophes. But again, it’s not going to be an event that you will miss or have to speculate about.

You will know when it happens.

The Tunguska Event

Photograph from Kulik’s 1927 expedition. The Tunguska event, or Tunguska blast or Tunguska explosion, was an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, at about 7:14 a.m. KRAT (0:14 UT) on June 30 [O.S. June 17, 1908. The explosion is believed to have been caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an altitude of 5–10 kilometres (3–6 mi) above the Earth’s surface. Different studies have yielded varying estimates of the object’s size, with general agreement that it was a few tens of metres across. It is the largest impact event in recorded history.” Wikipedia

Greater than the 10 Plagues of Egypt

Now in order to put all of this in its proper perspective it’s important to realize that the Trumpets and Vials of Revelation are quite similar to the 10 Plagues God sent upon Egypt. In fact, the 7th Plague of Egypt (See Ex 9:13-35) is virtually identical to what’s described here in the 1st Trumpet of Revelation. The only difference is that the plagues of the Trumpets and Vials of Revelation will be more severe and will cover a much broader area, possibly even as much or more than a 1/3 of the planet.

That’s why God said:

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, ‘The LORD liveth, Which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;’

But ‘The LORD liveth, Which brought up and Which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.” –Jeremiah 23:7-8

And:

According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvelous things.

The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of Thee. –Micah 7:17

Purpose of the 7 Trumpets

Many people error in their interpretations of the Trumpets because they fail to see that the Trumpets serve the same purpose that the Plagues of Egypt served – To deliver God’s People from their oppressors and to show the world that Yahveh is God, as well as punishing the world for its iniquities (See Rev 9:20 and 18:4-8).

As it is written:

And the Lord said unto Moses, “Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, ‘Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, ‘Let My People go’ that they may serve Me.

For I will at this time send all My plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people: that thou mayest know that there is none like Me in all the earth.

For now I will stretch out My hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.

And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee My power; and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth. –Exodus 9:13-16

Confusion and Endless Speculation

Now where the confusion and endless speculation comes in is when people do not take the Trumpets of Revelation literally, but rather consider them to be figurative. And boy does it get confusing when people do that. That isn’t to say that there are not any scriptures in the Bible that are to be taken figuratively, for there are some. I just don’t believe that to be the case here, because if you look at these trumpets figuratively, you could interpret them to mean almost anything you want them to mean.

For example, Dr. Bullinger points out on p.307 of his book Commentary on Revelation that some people say the first trumpet denotes the wars of Alaric the Goth and Rhadagaisus the Vandal against the Western Roman Empire; some say the “trees” actually mean princes and great men; some say that the “trees” mean fortified cities, and that the “grass” means unwalled villages. And others say that the trees represent apostles and great doctors while the grass represents common Christians.

You know as far as these endless speculations go, I believe Dr. Joseph Seiss was spot on when he said:

“The truth is, if earth, trees, and grass do not mean earth, trees, and grass, no man can tell what they mean. Letting go the literal signification of the record, we launch out upon an endless sea of sheer conjecture.” –Dr. Seiss, Apocalypse: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation

Figurative vs. Literal

What those who take the Trumpets of Revelation figuratively don’t realize is, that our Lord Jesus Christ himself, when referring to the end times, told us to take these future plagues literally when He said:

“Great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and FEARFUL SIGHTS and great signs shall there be from heaven.” –Luke 21:11

I definitely believe comets, meteors, or asteroids would fall under the category of “fearful sights and great signs from heaven”, don’t you?

My friend, if you take Christ’s words here to be anything other than literal, you are not only going to have a difficult time understanding the events of the last days, but you’re probably having trouble understanding the rest of the Bible as well.

Don’t make it complicated! It means what it says.

In addition to Christ’s words in Luke 21, we’re also told in the book of Revelation itself to take the first 4 Trumpets literally. For prior to any of the trumpets blowing, we are told in chapter 7 of Revelation that the earth, the sea, and the trees would be affected physically rather than spiritually.

As it is written:

I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Saying, “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” –Revelation 7:1-3

Again. How could anybody take this to mean anything other than a physical disruption of the earth, sea, and the trees, for this is exactly what happens during the first 4 Trumpets. In the 1st Trumpet one third of the trees and grass are burnt up (Rev 8:7), in the 2nd Trumpet one third of the sea turns into blood (Rev 8:8-9), in the 3rd Trumpet a third part of the fresh waters turned bitter (Rev 8:10-11), and during the 4th Trumpet one third of the earth experiences a great darkness, no doubt because of the smoke and debris caused by possible meteor, asteroid, and comet impacts taking place during the first 3 Trumpets.

Isn’t it amazing how God’s Word interprets itself when we just let it?

Conclusion

Even though I do not believe any of the 7 Trumpets of Revelation have blown quite yet, that doesn’t mean that they can’t begin blowing at any time. For they can. And boy when they do, life is going to be much different than it is today.

Stay Alert,
Pastor Ben Heath

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  1. Rachel says:

    I agree,not one of the trumpets has been blown as of yet.

  2. Steve says:

    Are the first four seals that Christ warn us about in Matt. 24 and Rev. 6 happening today?

    The first beast has risen from the sea….the first four seals of Rev.6:1-8 have already been opened. “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are riding roughshod over the earth; All four are being ridden by Satan. Oh, Not in person yet! But, all four hidden dynasties of the New World Order are here and actively in control by his children…..These Four Horsemen are symbolically used to represent “powers” on the earth.

    It is important to understand that these New World Order Jews are not true Jews from the House Of Judah….They have stolen the Jewish name and are descendants of the same Jewish money changers that Christ whipped out of the temple…..The Bible calls them Kenites and They are descendants of Cain…the children of satan….. they control most of the world today through their Four Hidden Dynasties [They’re only hidden to those who don’t have eyes to see and ears to hear] also known as The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse…Below are The Four Hidden Powers that allow satan’s children to control the nations of the earth:

    (Religion)?….Here we have the rider of the white horse….we see he has a bow; and a crown given unto him and he’s been riding around “conquering” and seeing who else he can conquer…..This represents satan who wants to be worshiped as God…his New World Order Of Religion controls the Church leaders of today that are leading us to worship the green god (money), rather than teaching us the true “Word of God”….Revelation 6:1-2…

    (Politics)?….Here we see that the rider of the red horse has the power to take peace from the earth, i.e. to bring about war. Well, who is it that declares war? It is the governments, the political leaders of the nations, and the reigns of their power today are controlled by those same “children of disobedience” who listen to and follow “he who rides upon the red horse”…..Elected officials and dictators, Leading us toward world socialism which has already been proven a failure, taking away our God given rights at ever increasing speed?….Revelation 6:3-4-…

    (Economics)?….(the central banks and markets of the world) Corporate executives and bankers, playing on our fallen nature and desire for materialism, leading us to believe that economic well being is more important than salvation?….This is The Black horse of Economics with a pair of balances in his hand symbolizing famine and inflation which always follow war.

    Balances are the symbol which we use for justice. So yes, we could say that justice is out of balance, even upside down, and that would certainly be a true statement. But these balances aren’t just used to mete out justice, they are used to weigh commerce…conditions will be such economically that it will take a day’s wages to buy a loaf of bread…..Revelation 6:5-6…

    (Education)?….This is the pale Horse which is Symbolic of Pestilences…The power to to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death….Their sword, hunger and death are symbolic of their “lies”, their offensive weapon of propaganda (sword), and their withholding, i.e. starvation (hunger), of the truth both secular and religious, which ultimately causes spiritual death unless the people “wake up” from the slumber induced by the viper’s venom…Amos 8:11 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:”….. This famine is here and on us now. There is a famine now, for traditions and church social systems are what is taught and held in high esteem. A preacher committed to a denomination is allowed to teach only what is set under the banner of that denomination, and in most cases that teaching is far from the truths within the Word of God. …..This also includes the controlling of:(schools, news media, TV, Hollywood movies, etc.)College, High School, and Elementary School directors and instructors, teaching us tolerance for immorality and leading us away from our creator, God?….This permeates throughout the world, in the media, in the schools, in the institutes of higher education and in the “leaven” infected doctrines spewed forth from the pulpits. In the gnawing stage the locusts continue to eat away at the moral and religious fabric of society with their venomous lies and propaganda, consuming even now whom they may…Revelation 6:7-8….