Revelation 8

Revelation 8

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.   I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.    Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.  The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.  The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. Thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake followed.  And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 

First Trumpet

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. 

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Second Trumpet

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. 

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Third Trumpet

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. 

Fourth Trumpet

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 the stars; so as 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!

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When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed for the Word of God, and for the testimony of the Lamb which they had.  They cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, Master, the holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”   Revelation 6:9,10

Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.  A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.  Isaiah 66:6

First Trumpet
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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. 

They were told that they should not hurt [treat unrighteously] the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those people who don’t have God’s seal on their foreheads.  Revelation 9:4

The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn’t repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn’t worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can’t see, hear, or walk.  They didn’t repent of their murders, their sorceries, their sexual immorality, or their thefts.  Revelation 9:20,21

After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them. Revelation 11:11

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I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for them. I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they opened books. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.  The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each one according to his works.  Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.  If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.  Revelation 20:11-15

But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”  Revelation 21:8

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God’s house. I trust in God’s loving kindness forever and ever.   Psalms 52:8

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  They are planted in Yahweh’s house. They will flourish in our God’s courts.  They will still produce fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green, to show that Yahweh is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.  Psalms 92:12-15

Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand on the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. On his law he meditates day and night.  He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that produces its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.  The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.  Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish. Psalm 1

“Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, and whose confidence is in Yahweh.  For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green; and will not be concerned in the year of drought. It won’t cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7,8

For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax.  They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers, so that it can’t move.  They are like a palm tree, of turned work, and don’t speak. They must be carried, because they can’t move. Don’t be afraid of them; for they can’t do evil, neither is it in them to do good.”  Jeremiah 10:3-5

I have seen the wicked in great power, spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.  But he passed away, and behold, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.  Psalms 37:35,36

The vine has dried up, and the fig tree withered; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all of the trees of the field are withered; for joy has withered away from the sons of men. Joel 1:12

The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet. They break out in song.  Yes, the cypress trees rejoice with you, with the cedars of Lebanon, saying, “Since you are humbled, no lumberjack has come up against us.”  Sheol from beneath has moved for you to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the departed spirits for you, even all the rulers of the earth. It has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.  They all will answer and ask you, “Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?”  Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, with the sound of your stringed instruments. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you.  How you have fallen from heaven, shining one, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, who laid the nations low!  You said in your heart, “I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north!  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!”  Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit.  Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, “Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms; who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn’t release his prisoners to their home?”  All the kings of the nations, sleep in glory, everyone in his own house.  But you are cast away from your tomb like an abominable branch, clothed with the slain, who are thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trodden under foot.  You will not join them in burial, because you have destroyed your land. You have killed your people. The offspring of evildoers will not be named forever.  Isaiah 14:7-20

Thus was it beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its root was by many waters.  The cedars in the garden of God could not hide it. The cypress trees were not like its boughs. The pine trees were not as its branches; nor was any tree in the garden of God like it in its beauty.  I made it beautiful by the multitude of its branches, so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied it.’  “Therefore thus said the Lord Yahweh: ‘Because you are exalted in stature, and he has set his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height;  I will even deliver him into the hand of the mighty one of the nations. He will surely deal with him. I have driven him out for his wickedness. Strangers, the tyrants of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him. His branches have fallen on the mountains and in all the valleys and his boughs are broken by all the watercourses of the land. All the peoples of the earth have gone down from his shadow, and have left him.  All the birds of the sky will dwell on his ruin, and all the animals of the field will be on his branches;  to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, and don’t set their top among the thick boughs. Their mighty ones don’t stand up on their height, even all who drink water; for they are all delivered to death, to the lower parts of the earth, among the children of men, with those who go down to the pit.’  “Thus says the Lord Yahweh: ‘In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning. I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers. The great waters were stopped. I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.  I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with those who descend into the pit. All the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth. Ezekiel 31:7-16

Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.  Wail, cypress tree, for the cedar has fallen, because the stately ones are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest has come down.  Zecheriah 11:1,2

Yahweh’s voice makes the deer calve, and strips the forests bare. In his temple everything says, “Glory!”  Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood. Yes, Yahweh sits as King forever. Yahweh will give strength to his people. Yahweh will bless his people with peace.  Psalms 29:9-11

Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness; you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, ‘Haven’t we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?’ Amos 6:12,13

The land mourns and languishes. Lebanon is confounded and withers away. Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Carmel are stripped bare.  “Now I will arise,” says Yahweh; “Now I will lift myself up. Now I will be exalted.  You will conceive chaff. You will give birth to stubble. Your breath is a fire that will devour you.  The peoples will be like the burning of lime, like thorns that are cut down and burned in the fire. Isaiah 33:9-12

“In those days and at that time, I will cause a Branch of righteousness to grow up to David. He will execute justice and righteousness in the land. Jeremiah 33:15

The Lord Yahweh’s Spirit is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of Yahweh’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3

In Yahweh, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain!”  For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.  If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?  Yahweh is in his holy temple. Yahweh is on his throne in heaven. His eyes observe. His eyes examine the children of men.  Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.  On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face. Psalms 11

Seek Yahweh while he may be found. Call on him while he is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to Yahweh, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will freely pardon.   “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,” says Yahweh.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the earth, and makes it grow and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;  so is my word that goes out of my mouth: it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do. For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace. The mountains and the hills will break out before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.  Instead of the thorn the cypress tree will come up; and instead of the brier the myrtle tree will come up: and it will make a name for Yahweh, for an everlasting sign that will not be cut off.” Isaiah 55:6-13

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“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, that the tender branch of it will not cease.  Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud, and sprout boughs like a plant. Job 14:7-9

Let the sea roar, and its fullness! Let the field exult, and all that is in it!  Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before Yahweh, for he comes to judge the earth. I Chronicles 16:32,33

Second Trumpet
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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. 

They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life, even to death.  Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.”  Revelation 12:11,12

Yahweh said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”  Exodus 7:19

The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man. Every living thing in the sea died.  The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.  I heard the angel of the waters saying, “You are righteous, who are and who were, O Holy One, because you have judged these things.  For they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this.”  I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.”  Revelation 16:3-7

REPENT

He said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.  Revelation 17:15

In her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on the earth.”  Revelation 18:24

The beast that you saw was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. Those who dwell on the earth and whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see that the beast was, and is not, and shall be present.  Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.  They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while.  Revelation 17:8-10

You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, the place, Yahweh, which you have made for yourself to dwell in; the Sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.  Yahweh shall reign forever and ever.”  Exodus 15:17

It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of Yahweh’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.  Isaiah 2:2

I will bring these to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”   Isaiah 56:7

Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.   Yahweh has made known his salvation. He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.  He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.  Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!  Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp, with the harp and the voice of melody.  With trumpets and sound of the ram’s horn, make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.  Let the sea roar with its fullness; the world, and those who dwell therein.  Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.  Let them sing before Yahweh, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.  Psalm 98

I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they will not benefit you.  When you cry, let those whom you have gathered deliver you; but the wind will take them. a breath will carry them all away: but he who takes refuge in me will possess the land, and will inherit my holy mountain.”  He will say, “Build up, build up, prepare the way! Remove the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.”  For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.   For I will not contend forever, neither will I always be angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls whom I have made.  I was angry because of the iniquity of his covetousness, and struck him; I hid myself and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.  I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.  I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near,” says Yahweh; “and I will heal them.”  But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can’t rest, and its waters cast up mire and mud.  “There is no peace”, says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:13-20

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Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.  Jeremiah 51:25

 I love you, Yahweh, my strength.  Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.  I call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies.  The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me.  In my distress I called on Yahweh, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.  Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.  Smoke went out of his nostrils. Consuming fire came out of his mouth. Coals were kindled by it.  He bowed the heavens also, and came down. Thick darkness was under his feet.  He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind.  He made darkness his hiding place, his pavilion around him, darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.  At the brightness before him his thick clouds passed, hailstones and coals of fire.  Yahweh also thundered in the sky. The Most High uttered his voice: hailstones and coals of fire.  He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yes, great lightning bolts, and routed them.  Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.  He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.  They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.  He brought me out also into a large place. He delivered me, because he delighted in me.  Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness. According to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.  For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his ordinances were before me. I didn’t put away his statutes from me.  I was also blameless with him. I kept myself from my iniquity.  Therefore Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.  With the merciful you will show yourself merciful. With the perfect man, you will show yourself perfect.  With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.  For you will save the afflicted people, but the arrogant eyes you will bring down.  For you will light my lamp, Yahweh. My God will light up my darkness.  For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.  As for God, his way is perfect. Yahweh’s word is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. Psalms 18:1-30

…. wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.  Jude 1:13

But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can’t rest, and its waters cast up mire and mud.  “There is no peace”, says my God, “for the wicked.”  Isaiah 57:20,21

You said in your heart, “I will ascend into heaven! I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit on the mountain of assembly, in the far north! I will ascend above the heights of the clouds! I will make myself like the Most High!”  Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the pit. Isaiah 14:13-15

You were the anointed cherub who covers. Then I set you up on the holy mountain of God. You have walked up and down in the middle of the stones of fire.  You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you.  By the abundance of your commerce, your insides were filled with violence, and you have sinned. Therefore I have cast you as profane out of God’s mountain. I have destroyed you, covering cherub, from the middle of the stones of fire.  Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty. You have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I have cast you to the ground. I have laid you before kings, that they may see you.  By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your commerce, you have profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought out a fire from the middle of you. It has devoured you. I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all those who see you.  All those who know you among the peoples will be astonished at you. You have become a terror, and you will exist no more.”’”  Ezekiel 28:14-19

In that day, Yahweh with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea. Isaiah 27:1

He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.   By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.  Job 26:12,13

Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of Yahweh! Awake, as in the days of old, the generations of ancient times. Isn’t it you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the monster?  Isn’t it you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep; who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?  Those ransomed by Yahweh will return, and come with singing to Zion; and everlasting joy shall be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy. Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.  Isaiah 51:9-11

The sea has come up on Babylon. She is covered with the multitude of its waves.  Her cities have become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells. No son of man passes by it.  I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up. The nations will not flow any more to him. Yes, the wall of Babylon will fall.  “My people, go away from the middle of her, and each of you save yourselves from Yahweh’s fierce anger.  Don’t let your heart faint. Don’t fear for the news that will be heard in the land. For news will come one year, and after that in another year news will come, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.  Therefore behold, the days come that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land will be confounded. All her slain will fall in the middle of her.  Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, will sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers will come to her from the north,” says Yahweh.  “As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so the slain of all the land will fall at Babylon.  You who have escaped the sword, go! Don’t stand still! Remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.”  “We are confounded, because we have heard reproach. Confusion has covered our faces, for strangers have come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh’s house.”  “Therefore behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded will groan.  Though Babylon should mount up to the sky, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet destroyers will come to her from me,” says Yahweh.  “The sound of a cry comes from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!  For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice! Their waves roar like many waters. The noise of their voice is uttered.  For the destroyer has come on her, even on Babylon. Her mighty men are taken. Their bows are broken in pieces, for Yahweh is a God of retribution. He will surely repay.  I will make her princes, her wise men, her governors, her deputies, and her mighty men drunk. They will sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up,” says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Armies.  Yahweh of Armies says: “The wide walls of Babylon will be utterly overthrown. Her high gates will be burned with fire. The peoples will labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they will be weary.”  Jeremiah 51:42-58

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God. Your judgments are like a great deep. Yahweh, you preserve man and animal. Psalms 36:6

Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: “Yet again they will use this speech in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I reverse their captivity: ‘Yahweh bless you, habitation of righteousness, mountain of holiness.’ Jeremiah 31:23

Oh that you had listened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18

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He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,  Revelation 21:10

I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast, his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.  They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.  Who wouldn’t fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you only are holy. For all the nations will come and worship before you. For your righteous acts have been revealed.”  Revelation15:2-4

I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.  Psalms 89:25

Third Trumpet
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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. 

REPENT

Neither do I make this covenant and this oath with you only, but with those who stand here with us today before Yahweh our God, and also with those who are not here with us today  (for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the middle of the nations through which you passed; and you have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them); lest there should be among you man, woman, family, or tribe whose heart turns away today from Yahweh our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be among you a root that produces bitter poison; and it happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, “I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry.” Deuteronomy 29:14-19

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Proverbs 5:3-5

There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High.  God is within her. She shall not be moved. God will help her at dawn. Psalms 46:4,5

“Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.  As if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; Or he went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.  Won’t the day of Yahweh be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?  I hate, I despise your feasts, and I can’t stand your solemn assemblies.  Yes, though you offer me your burnt offerings and meal offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals.  Take away from me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.  “Did you bring to me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, house of Israel?  You also carried the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.  Therefore I will cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,” says Yahweh, whose name is the God of Armies.  Amos 5:18-27

“So you will know that I am Yahweh, your God, dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain. Then Jerusalem will be holy, and no strangers will pass through her any more. It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will flow out from Yahweh’s house, and will water the valley of Shittim. Joel 3:17,18

He brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, waters flowed out from under the threshold of the house eastward, for the front of the house faced toward the east. The waters came down from underneath, from the right side of the house, on the south of the altar.    Ezekiel 47:1

You who turn justice to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth: Amos 5:7

Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness; you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, ‘Haven’t we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?’  Amos 6:12,13

The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”  He said to them, “I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.  Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.  Nevertheless, don’t rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”  Luke 10:17-20

Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.  And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”  John 12:31,32

Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.  When they came to Marah, they couldn’t drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.  The people murmured against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” Then he cried to Yahweh. Yahweh showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them; and he said, “If you will diligently listen to Yahweh your God’s voice, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Yahweh who heals you.”  They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.  Exodus 15:22-27

All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.  Therefore lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord, looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it; lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.  Hebrews 12:11-16

But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Amos 5:24

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Therefore they are before the throne of God, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them. …for the Lamb who is in the middle of the throne shepherds them, and leads them to springs of life-giving waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:15,17

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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 the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. 

The earth quakes before them. The heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.  Yahweh thunders his voice before his army; for his forces are very great; for he is strong who obeys his command; for the day of Yahweh is great and very awesome, and who can endure it?  “Yet even now,” says Yahweh, “turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.”  Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.  Who knows? He may turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal offering and a drink offering to Yahweh, your God. Joel 2:10-14

The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.  Yahweh will roar from Zion, and thunder from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but Yahweh will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.  Joel 3:15,16

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.  Psalms 96:5,6

A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.  Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Israel, his strength is in the skies.  You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God!  Psalms 68:5,34,35

The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, speaks, and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset.   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines out. Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.  He calls to the heavens above, to the earth, that he may judge his people:  “Gather my saints together to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.”  The heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah.  “Hear, my people, and I will speak; Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.  I don’t rebuke you for your sacrifices. Your burnt offerings are continually before me.  I have no need for a bull from your stall, nor male goats from your pens.  For every animal of the forest is mine, and the livestock on a thousand hills.  I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.  If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.  Will I eat the meat of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?  Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High.  Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”  But to the wicked God says, “What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips, since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers.  “You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.  You sit and speak against your brother. You slander your own mother’s son.  You have done these things, and I kept silent. You thought that I was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes. “Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you into pieces, and there be no one to deliver.  Whoever offers the sacrifice of thanksgiving glorifies me, and prepares his way so that I will show God’s salvation to him.” Psalm 50

For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. How lovely are your dwellings, Yahweh of Armies! My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of Yahweh. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.  Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.  Blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are always praising you. Selah.  Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.  Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.  They go from strength to strength. Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.  Yahweh, God of Armies, hear my prayer. Listen, God of Jacob. Selah.  Behold, God our shield, look at the face of your anointed.  For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.  For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.  Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. Psalm 84

…. wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.  Jude 1:13

You also carried the tent of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves. Amos 5:26

The heavens shall declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah. Psalms 50:6

The heavens declare his righteousness. All the peoples have seen his glory. Psalms 97:6

Those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the expanse. Those who turn many to righteousness will shine as the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3

Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this:  he will make your righteousness go out as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun. Psalms 37:6

But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2

For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning lamp. Isaiah 62:1

I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my case, and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light. I will see his righteousness. Micah 7:9

There will be no night, and they need no lamp light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.  Revelation 22:5

Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns.  His tail drew one third of the stars of the sky, and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.  The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days.  There was war in the sky. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war.  They didn’t prevail, neither was a place found for them any more in heaven.  The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.  I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ has come; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.  They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life, even to death. Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.” Revelation 12:3-12

Out of one of them came out a little horn, which grew exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.  It grew great, even to the army of the sky; and it cast down some of the army and of the stars to the ground, and trampled on them.  Yes, it magnified itself, even to the prince of the army; and it took away from him the continual burnt offering, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. Daniel 8:9-11

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Behold, the day of Yahweh comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger; to make the land a desolation, and to destroy its sinners out of it.  For the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be darkened in its going out, and the moon will not cause its light to shine.  I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will humble the arrogance of the terrible.  I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.  Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in Yahweh of Armies’ wrath, and in the day of his fierce anger.  Isaiah 13:9-13

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!

In righteousness he judges and makes war.  Revelation 19:11

Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  Hebrews 2:14,15

When we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’   “I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.  But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you; delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you, to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Acts 26:14-18

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.”  Hebrews 8:12

  • Sing to Yahweh a new song! Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.  Sing to Yahweh! Bless his name! Proclaim his salvation from day to day!  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.  For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised! He is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but Yahweh made the heavens.  Honor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.  Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.  Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Bring an offering, and come into his courts.  Worship Yahweh in holy array. Tremble before him, all the earth.  Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.” The world is also established. It can’t be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.   Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. Let the sea roar, and its fullness!  Let the field and all that is in it exult! Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy before Yahweh; for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, the peoples with His truth.  Psalm 96

    May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us. Selah.  That your way may be known on earth, and your salvation among all nations, let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.  Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.  Let the peoples praise you, God. Let all the peoples praise you.  The earth has yielded its increase. God, even our own God, will bless us.  God will bless us. All the ends of the earth shall fear him.  Psalm 67