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THE SEVEN TRUMPETS

PMT 2014-005 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Seven trumpetsI am continuing a quick survey of the Book of Revelation. I now will skip ahead to consider the seventh seal and the following trumpet judgments. In all this we must continue to bear in mind John’s near-term indicators: he is writing about first-century events (Rev. 1:1, 3; 22:6, 10).

With the opening of the seventh seal the seven trumpet series begins sounding (Rev 8:1–6). The first four trumpets show judgments upon things, the last three upon men. They review and intensify the chaos of the seals: destruction increases from one-fourth (Rev 6:8) to one-third (Rev 8:7–12). Continue reading