Rather than copy Revelation 8, and more for you I will leave the link. Let me remind you that Revelation is hard to understand without some Biblical teaching and a little bit of knowledge about ancient history. I am not discouraging your from reading it. You are promised a blessing if you do, I’m simply telling you a lot of people delve into when they should be learning about Jesus first.
Revelation was written by John on the isle of Patmos in about 90 A.D. He was in exile after surviving as the last disciple, torture including boiling in oil. John was an old man who still loved Jesus and he had known the love of Jesus even referring to himself as the disciple Jesus loved. He is likely the one leaning on Jesus in the Last Supper painting, but I can’t state that positively. It may be a younger Mark.
In exile, under Roman rule, he received a series of visions and was told what to write about coming events and the return of Christ. Christ appears with seven candlesticks and has seven stars, each a church in what is now Turkey. He tells them different things and it represents the church ages. It was written in code in order to not be intercepted by the Romans. Stars have been meant as angels in Job, here churches and even pastors. He knew they would understand the symbolism of the coin, while the Romans thought it rambling from an old man even if they read it
While we are not going through the whole book in one post, we are very much in a latter day age, but He will never leave us as promised. And the world will never end as some say, but go through a purging or purification, there will be a new heaven and earth.
For those who understand little, just know that you should ask Jesus in as Lord of your life. I do believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture or catching away. The Greek word in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, is harpazo, a violent snatching away, as you would someone about to be be run over or burned, even if you had to grab them by the hair is the implication. I do not believe He will allow Christians to go through this time on earth , though some do.
And some even teach that or that is or has already happened. Not so. So be ready when you think He isn’t coming, He will come as a thief in the night. Like the bridegroom in Jewish tradition, comes for the bride at night. Some people suggest the fall festivals and Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Atonement, as clues given by Jesus in Matthew 24, as the calendar is different, the trumpet can be blown on two days at the new moon, the reason He says you won’t know the day or hour, but He could come anytime. Those days are coming up in September and October, August is Teshuvah a time of repentance, it would be a good time to make sure which side you are on.
As the world in engages in chaos a leader arises that we know s the AntiChrist, he will proclaim peace and set up a false religion and government, there will be third temple built in Jerusalem. He will not allow Jews waiting for the Messiah to make sacrifices again, the two witness are killed in the streets, who are likely Enoch and Elijah, for they have never died.
Jesus will have to return to stop all this. Seven years to us is not to Him, God lives in eternity and counts time differently. So as for the angels, the first trumpet causes hail and fire, mixed with blood, it sounds like an earthquake. The second, a mountain falls into the sea, a volcano perhaps. The third causes a star to fall, I would think a meteorite.
These first three cause trees and grass to be burned up over a third of the earth, and the sea is polluted and ships and sea creatures destroyed. The water is bitter, Wormwood and polluted. If it is not a meteor, will nuclear weapons play a role, as the world is enraged? The fourth angel’s trumpet brings about the sun and the moon being affected and the stars, it causes darkness, some sot of eclipse perhaps, or more effects of a nuclear war?
The next three angels we hear about to blow their trumpets, the shout is woe, woe, woe. Triple woe. Jesus uses it twice and when He doubles something it is a given, like a double promise, when He heals the woman with the issue of blood and when He raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead, the number twelve is there twice and both are touched by talits.
Let’s look at Jesus’ words, though there are woes in Luke 6, here is woe to cities who are unrepentant……then He began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” Matthew 11:20-24. I would also recommend reading chapter 12. And the other judgements are demons loosed.
I was thinking about this angel that sounds very much like Jesus, as the Angel of the Lord, because of the description, there was also a statue that they would know of, that was the Colossus of Rhodes and that imagery would have been understood in those days like stars in His hand, were minted on coins, to represent king.
People will be tormented and wish they could die, but you can read it all if you like. Just remember, He is closer than ever to coming, and never take that mark.