Revelation Chapters 8 & 9

Well, I promised my weekly notes on Revelation so… you can get them here.


This week I talked about John’s vision of the six trumpets. This passage is one of the more bizarre parts of Revelation and doesn’t really make sense until you understand that it has to do with idolatry (which becomes clear in Revelation 9:20). It becomes even more clear when you compare it to the account of the Exodus of the Jews and the plagues of Egypt and see the similarities. Some of the main things about the passage in Revelation include:

1. That God’s response to the saint’s cry of “How long” is one of judgement (just as it was for the Israelites in Egypt). I intend to explore the subject of God’s judgement more in depth at a later time.
2. That God first judges the idols (both in Exodus and in Revelation) to show that they are powerless.
3. That there are demonic influences behind idols, and ironically, the things that we worship end up causing us torment and even death.
4. God intends for judgement to lead to repentance.

There are so many other things to cover but these are some of the main points. You can see it all laid out in my notes!

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