Revelation 8 pt 1

Hi, continuing with our study of Revelation and chapter 8.

Revelation 8:1   ‘When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.’

Someone dryly remarked that this period of silence will allow commentators to revise and adjust their chronologies!

However, it marks a moment of dreadful intensity before the outpouring of the trumpet judgements that will have such a serious effect upon this earth.

Zephaniah 1:7  ‘Be silent before the Sovereign Lord for the day of the Lord is near. 

The verse above portrays the awesome nature of the God of judgement.

Revelation 8:3  ‘Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand.’

Everything is working together in holy communion. The censer; the altar; the incense; the angels and the saints are joined together in common purpose. 

The prayers of the saints are of vital importance here. The church will be consumed by prayer. The prayer for justice and righteousness, and the prayer for our Lord to return and establish his kingdom here on earth.

Hasten the day…

Maranatha!

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