Overview Revelation 8
Updated: Jun 1, 2019
Overview Revelation 8
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. (See Overview Revelation 7 for this verse part of 7 seals)
2And I saw the seven angels which stood before God (Revelation 1:4 Seven Spirits before His throne; Revelation 1:20 or messengers to church of God; The Spirit and the Bride say come Revelation 22:17) ; and to them were given seven trumpets.
3And 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.
4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. (Priestly intercession Luke 1:9,10 (Morning and Evening); High Priest intercession Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 5 (Christ and his Bride the church); Revelation 5:8-10; Hebrews 4:14,15; Hebrews 9:3,4 – where was the golden censer – in the Holiest of all); EGW Rev. 8:3&4 High priest intercession
Leviticus 16:12,13,17 Day of Atonement no veil; EGW Hebrews 10:19-21 EGW “This is the great day of atonement – daily humbling- work of preparing our souls to reflect the divine image.”
Numbers 16:7,18,35,37 (brass) to discern holiness; 16:46 high priest for intercession/atonement that they die not
Represents both daily (evening and morning) and Great Day of Atonement by High Priest
5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar (Isaiah 6:6 & 7, Ezekiel 10:2-4 ; Luke 12:49,50; EGW Commentary Hebrews 7:25) and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. (Ezekiel 10:2-4/Ezekiel 9:3/lifted up from the earth (cross) for the Spirit of the Living Creature is in us Ezekiel 10:16& 17 ) – our time to shine is when we stand with Christ through adversity 2 Cor.12:9– receive the seal of God)
6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves(Prepare for the shaking (EGW commentary Ezekiel 9:2-4 3rd section; Psalms 57:7 my heart is fixed/prepared; Mark 1:2,3; Eph. 6:15 preparation of the gospel of peace; lesson of preparatory service – foot washing – humility; EGW Zech 3:1; Luke 1:17,76/Malachi 4:6/Isaiah 40:3,4,9,10) to sound. (Leviticus 23:24,25; Lev. 23:27-32 – Day of Atonement, Lev. 23:34-43 -Feast of Tabernacles)
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: (symbols of plagues Psalms 105:26-33 to try faith 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; Isaiah 28:2,17 hail sweeps away refuge of lies) and the third part (symbol of deceived children of God Rev. 12:4; Ezekiel 5:2&12)- of trees was burnt up, and all green (Jeremiah 17:7-8 Trust in God) grass was burnt up. (Luke 23:31- happened at the cross)
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire (Hebrews 12:18; Exodus 19:18 like the law of God; Jeremiah 51:25,26 Babylon; Matthew 21:21 hypocrisy Luke 11:23 ) was cast into the sea (Matthew 21:21/affects the world of people at large): and the third part of the sea (Revelation 17:15) became blood (results in persecution);
9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships (Proverbs 31:10,14 – woman bringing food from afar/missionary church) were destroyed.
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp (2 Corinthians 11:14) , and it fell upon the third part of the rivers (Isaiah 8:6&7, John 7:38) and upon the fountains of waters (Proverbs 25:26 righteous man falling before the wicked; Proverbs 13:14 (law of God) & 14:27 (fear of God);
11And 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. ( Jeremiah 8:14,15 bitter because of sin/James 3:10,11 blessing and cursing out of the same mouth/ poison Exodus 15:23; Jer 9:15 why 23:15 hypocrisy; Lamentations 3:15; Numbers 5:11 test for adultery)
12And 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 (Genesis 37:9 Family of Israel/ Revelation 12:4 church); so as the third part of them was darkened (Daniel 8:10; Daniel 12:3) , and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
13And 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!