I have to say that this last week has been a roller coaster. But it’s been a good and amazing roller coaster! I’m sticking with no more social media for myself. I mean my posts still post there but I’m no longer looking at the news feeds and kinda handed DH and I’s joint account over to him. 🙂 It’s been wonderful! “M” and I play games, watch tv, or I’ll spend time here typing while he works on his imagination (quiet play time or working on his letters).
This last week was kinda hard as “J” was down for the count with the Flu, It’s absolutely horrible this year! I was worried sick that he was going to develop pneumonia again, his chest sounded so bad! Thankfully they got him on super strong cough/expectorant meds. Unfortunately this stuff seemed to turn him into an energizer bunny instead of making him sleepy LOL!
Why am I typing all this? What does this have to do with the Trumpets in Revelation? I’ll tell you…. With each one a Third of something is going to die. From humans to objects in the sky. It made my think of my 3 boys….One is Saved, but struggles with doing the right thing, I have one that is devouring the scripture every night reading it, asking tons of questions that forces me to study harder, but he refuses to claim God. Then I have my youngest… he’s not old enough to know what is all this information, but he’s learning and if you spend time with him at one point he’ll tell you about “the angel tell Mary, she had a baby”
As parents we want our kids to believe like us. I’m very laid back about it, though we do have a rule that they must attend Church with us, we do not force anything else on them. We answer questions and we tell them why it’s important to us. I could go into a whole big thing about this really, but the gist of it is that because i believe in the Bible and that the whole Bible is true, I worry about my kids and the times that have to come. I think about the Trumpets and such; that a Third of everything is going to be dieing, that at one point those that are alive will beg for death and I think of my kids going through that and it breaks my “mommy heart” so much!
There is not much put with each one but I’ll try to give my 2 cents too.
So with that….The First Trumpet. I don’t know who is going to do the throwing, but it does state that Hail and Fire mixed with Blood will be “thrown” down on to the Earth. I mean…umm hail and fire ok, but mixed with blood? That just went to a different level. One third of the earth will be on fire. Seeing as a lot of the Earth is water already that means a third of the land right? So maybe the size of North America, or even add in South America for good mearsure. That much of land just burning. Then on top of that a third of the tress will be destroyed and all the green grass. This is important, Trees and plants are what make oxygen for us to breathe, so that means if there are people still here it’s going to start getting hard to take a breath. Slowly suffocating. *shudders*
I’m a visual thinker. As i read something my brain rapidly makes up a picture for me to see in my head that is realistic. As i read these lines i pictured people suffering and then it brought my kids in the picture and for a moment “I” couldn’t breathe.
Then I read the Second Trumpet. A mountain…seriously…a MOUNTAIN of FIRE is thrown into the Sea. I’ve been watching Octonauts with my kiddo, and it made me think of under water volcanoes and thermal vents. Heating up to the point that the water would be boiling. It says that the Sea would become Blood, probably from the fact a third of the sealife is killed and ships are destroyed…. I knew i didn’t like to be on the water for a reason! *cough* Actually i can’t swim so i just stay on dry land, thank you.
For the Third Trumpet a giant star that burns like a torch falls to the earth touching a third of the rivers and streams. It has a name, says so in the Bible. Some translations say Wormwood, and others say “Bitterness”, they are the same thing. Which is appropriate seeing as all the river and streams it touches turns the water bitter. It also states that anyone that drinks of the bitter water would die as well.
I have to say that this gave me pause. I got to thinking that Jesus when alive on earth, called Himself the “Living Water”, it’s the story about Him and the woman at the Well in chapter 4 of the book of John. It’s a good read! Check it out! But anyways. How true it is that Jesus/God can give us Life giving Water, and if we drink of the Bitterness that is so common it slowly kills us. I’m learning quickly how much Bitterness i still have for a lot of people in my past and how it is affecting me here today. Just like it says in Revelation 8:11 “and many people died from drinking the bitter water.” It reminded me not to drink of the bitter water, but of the Living Water that i have free access to.
Ok back to the Fourth Trumpet…
This one effects the sky. but it’ll effect those on earth too. If there is not enough heat you freeze, if you have too much heat you burn. (i mean the earth is already burning but still) A third of the sun, moon, and the stars go dark. Then on top of this a third of the day and night are also dark. So much darkness. It makes me think of how dark things look when we close God out of our lives. The comedian Michael Jr. said that some of us put God in the “Good room”; you know that room that is right inside of the front door that no one is allowed to go into under penalty of “mom” or “grandma”. The rest of the house is a mess! But that one room is perfect and Jesus is only allowed there. I LOVED this visual for myself. if i have bitterness then how am i letting Jesus into all of my life? Anyways… that’s what it got me thinking about.
This chapter ends with a warning…. a warning that sends chills up your spine. I’m learning that reading Revelation is not for the faint of heart, and also NOT to be read right before bed…. did that mistake once. Never again! The nightmares were horrible. I’m sticking to the morning time, might be heavy for then but yeah….much better!
“13 Then I looked, and I heard a single eagle crying loudly as it flew through the air, “Terror, terror, terror to all who belong to this world because of what will happen when the last three angels blow their trumpets.”” Rev. 8:13
Think of it… the only sounds are flames crackling, people crying (those still alive), a lot of the stars are now missing so the sky is even more quiet, if you’re still alive and all of a sudden you hear a cry of “terror” being yelled…. i mean the only word that comes to mind is “hopelessness”. It’s make me not want to belong to the world anymore that’s for sure!
Some might think “well this was drepressing”. You’re right! Revelation is not a book of happiness in the beginning. But remember…the ending is always the same God prevails, and those that follow Him and call Him their Savior will win in the end. The ending is that Happily Ever After that we all look for.
I hope this didn’t freak you out too much. Hopefully i didn’t get too off track too much. HAHA! Thanks for reading my silly prose. 🙂