Seven Angels and Their Trumpets

So far, we have lived through Revelation 8, 9 and part of 12. The Lamb has broken the seventh seal. Six angels have blown their trumpets since then. The seventh angel is about to blow the seventh trumpet: “The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever!’” (Rev. 11:15, HCSB) The seventh angel’s trumpet does not point to the Rapture. It is the final trumpet, at which time Jesus will put an end to humankind’s six years of rule and start His seventh year of rule, or the Messiah’s Millennial reign, which is represented by the Feast of Tabernacles, as in Leviticus 23:34. Here we see God’s mystery (Gen. 2:1,2) and His instruction to observe the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week: six days for people to work (time for human), and the seventh day is for rest and the Lord (time for God).

I recommend reading Joel 2, the entire book of Revelation, and Daniel 12 for further study and to clearly understand the material being covered in this chapter. This chapter is very intense and full of information, but in spite of this continue your reading. You can always return to it for detailed study after completing this entire book. In the meantime, let’s briefly get acquainted with the seven angels and their seven trumpets in Revelation 8–11. I came across this information on YouTube, verified it, and think it’s an excellent analysis of the six trumpets. Please refer to the biblical text that accompanies these passages.

  1. Revelation 8:7: World War I. Russia and Germany adopted a “scorched earth” policy, which manifested in the burning of trees and grass.
  2. Revelation 8:8–9: World War II. “Burning Mountain” is the first atomic bomb used on Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Both cities are near the sea. According to theologian Irvin Baxter, a third of the ships were destroyed, and most of the people on the ships died.
  3. Revelation 8:10–11: The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion in 1986. “Chernobyl” is a combination of two words from the old Slavic dialect, which mean “bitter plant or wormwood.” Many people, especially children, have been affected by it. Nearby rivers and lakes are still radioactive. Nevertheless, people have been using the contaminated water for watering crops, drinking, and raising livestock. The devastation of the explosion is not obvious to the naked eye, for the poison is hidden in contaminated water and air pollution, from which people have developed sicknesses, which result eventually in death. The effect of this accident continues to bear its deadly fruit today. I know a woman who is battling thyroid cancer. Her husband lost his life to the same cancer. They both were children at the time of the accident and lived about one hundred miles from the station.
  4. Revelation 8:12: Eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991. During its eruption, a third of the moon and sun were covered due to the ash cloud. It also changed the weather around the globe.
  5. Revelation 9:1–12: Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Italy called this operation “an operation of locusts.” American helicopters resemble the locusts and their ability to shoot and use precision weapons; therefore, no damage was done to the earth. Tons of smoke came from about six hundred oil wells, which Saddam Hussein’s retreating army set on fire. Saddam’s name means “destroyer.”
  6. Revelation 9:13–21: Middle East crisis. It began approximately in the beginning of 2014 or even earlier, perhaps from the time US went to war with Afghanistan (after 2001) and, later, Iraq. It involved the region around the Euphrates River and included mostly Iraq, Syria, and Iran. It even effected other countries that practice Islam, like Egypt. ISIS played the biggest role. “Hour, day, month, and year” means that four significant things are to happen in that region. The predetermined events are already completed. Besides the Middle East, the world, especially Europe, is now witnessing its aftermath. Only time will reveal the aftershocks of this trumpet. Verses 17 and 19 give us an exact description of the machinery and equipment used by ISIS. About a third of the people involved died. Two hundred million is the estimated population of that region, who practice Islam. Thus, the source of the troops is Islamic in nature, just as we witnessed through ISIS.
  7. Revelation 11:15–19: Kingdom of the Messiah. This is the final trumpet that is going to seal the end of humankind’s rule and start the Lord’s Millennial rule or the Day of the Lord. When I studied Revelation, I noticed that the events are ordered relatively chronologically, though the narrative stops periodically to clarify certain events. If the seventh angel with the seventh trumpet in chapter 11 is the last trumpet, which ends humankind’s rule on Earth and starts the Lord’s millennial rule, we are living in the time before the seventh trumpet. It means that the following events will be coming next: the mighty angel with the small scroll (Rev. 10), the two witnesses (Rev. 11:114), the woman with the child and the dragon (Rev. 12), the beast and his mark (Rev. 13), bowls of judgment and the battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16), the judgment of Babylon, the prostitute on the scarlet beast (Rev. 17—18), and the Rapture or the wedding of the Lord and His Church. The events may not be in the order I listed. Some scholars believe all this will be accomplished in a maximum of seven years! Upon further study of the Scriptures, I realized that we are approaching this seven-year period and have little time left before the Rapture and the return of Christ. This is exciting news, because we will witness Revelation prophecies come true! The sad news, however, is that most of us are not ready and are in a deep spiritual slumber. I hope that, through this book, I can make people aware of our last days before the Lord’s return and give some directions as of what to do next.As we read, “There will no longer be an interval of time [sometime after the sixth trumpet in Rev. 9:13–21], but in the days of the sound of the seventh angel, when he will blow his trumpet, then God’s hidden plan [kingdom of the Lord and the Messiah Rev. 11:15–19] will be completed, as He announced to His servants the prophets” (Rev. 10:6c–7, HCSB). In other words, sometime after the sixth trumpet is blown, a secret event will take place. After this event there will no longer be periods of rest between the events, which are scheduled to happen and recorded in the rest of Revelation, until the day of the last trumpet of the seventh angel. This secret event, I believe, can be the Rapture. Although the birth contractions have been reasonably spaced out, we are no longer going to have a rest period between them after the event with the angel that is recorded in Revelation 10. All events will follow one after another, as planned by God. The sixth angel has already blown his trumpet. The seventh and final trumpet, which will signal the Day of the Lord, is coming soon!

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The Power of the Holy People

. . . the power of the holy people has been completely shattered . . . (Dan. 12:7) 

We see another confirmation and a sure prophetic sign of our times, the poor quality of our spiritual condition and the devastating defect of God’s people, which is recorded in Daniel: “And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, ‘How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be? . . . that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished” (Dan. 12:6, 7c).  The Apostle Paul describes this devastation in the following way:

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Tim. 3:1–7) Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first . . . (2 Thess. 2:3a)

Thus, we see through several Scripture passages that people who are considered to be God’s will be in a state of contradiction to God’s expected standards, prior to the second coming of Christ. Jesus’ words reinforce this point: “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Lk. 18:8b) Demonstration of faith is determined by a change of heart and observation of His commandments. Transformational faith must be practiced. For example, I am a strong believer in the benefits of regular exercise. I can even tell others all about those benefits. This belief does me no good, because I don’t practice my belief; I don’t exercise. So, if our faith in Christ fails to transform, our faith is in vain. Upon His return, the Lord will be looking for faith demonstrated by works, not mere words: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” (Jas. 2:26, 14). Jesus gives us even more details in Matthew 24:4b–14.

The power of the holy people is their faith, which transforms them and makes them holy, righteous, faithful to Christ, obedient to His Word, and separate from the works of this world. Although Scripture tells us about the falling away or a change in the quality of His people and the presence of deception, His Bride must be different. If the Rapture happened at this moment, a staggering number of Christians would be left behind. It saddens me to see and know, that most believers think they are ready for the Rapture. Unfortunately, their belief is not grounded in Scripture but in puffed-up promises based on lies and a twisting of God’s Word. The Bible warns us about deception, false teachers, and prophets, a great falling away, and being left behind. Are we traveling on the safe boat and in the right direction? One degree to the right or left, and we can miss our desired destination. There is no room for mistakes, because the cost is eternal.

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Women Missionaries

Today whole world celebrating international Women’s Day. I hope this day will remind you once more the importance of a woman’s influence around us. If we walk with the Lord in His obedience, we are world changers. If we walk in the flesh we influence as well. May we never be ashamed of our conduct and choices. Here is a wonderful link of information about several strong Christian women who are not ashamed of their walk before Christ: http://womenmissionaries.blogspot.com/. You do not need to leave your home and your country to make great contribution to the world. Every woman is powerful in her own house, church, city and country. We will be surprised in heaven how much our obedience brought fruit to the Lord. No wonder David speaks of women as such: “The Lord gave the command: a great company of women brought the good news: “The kings of the armies flee – they flee!” She who stays at home divides the spoil.” (Psalm 68:11–12. HCSB)

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Full Scope Intercessor

This level is truly a level where people have the ability or following one who has the ability to hear God’s voice directing the prayer needs. This level is for people who completely devoted their lives to prayer. They cover many areas, fast and pray. They are often guided by God through dreams, visions, gift of prophecy, discernment and unique interpretation of the Word of God. These individuals are nothing short of prophets (although they may never feel so.) But the kind of work God is doing through them is nothing short of prophetic anointing. They see things that others do not see, and understand things that others do not. They feel and know the heart of God. In this level a person daily covers Self & Family, Church, Expanded Circle, and City intercession besides other assignments given by God.

Note: These individuals usually have a prayer team or a praying partner. These individuals are perfect candidates to lead intercessory prayers for cities, countries, and breaking many stubborn strongholds. Do not feel intimidated if you can’t find a praying partner. God can still use you mightily.

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City (State, Country) Intercessor

In this level you already pray and cover the work of Self & Family, Church, Expanded Circle intercession. These levels gave you enough insight and experience in intercessory work. You might feel that God is calling you for more.  Interceding for many needs of your city or town, perhaps even your nation (country) may be your next step or level.

At this level you might already have a small team, which can consist of two or more people. Adding a partner can allow you to bring serious petitions for your city. At this level, it is important to have guidance of the Holy Spirit. God will equip and teach you Himself. Be prepared to fast, because interceding always leads to fasting.

City intercessory is a full time job and should be taken seriously. The joy and rewards are huge and so is the opposition. Feel free to take upon yourself only what you can handle. The bigger and stronger the team the more serious intercession can be done for your city.

What to pray for: revival, local government, leadership, neighborhoods, weather, peace, guidance, stores, safety, churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, salvation of souls, against principalities: abortion, human/sex trafficking, pornography, oppression of women or other group, homosexuality, drunkenness, etc.

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings ad all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:1-4, NKJV)

Note: Never underestimate the power of two. The team of two with persistence, well planned and organized petitions and patience, can do wonders for any town and even country. If a partner can’t be found, pray on the level you can handle.

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Expanded Circle Intercessor

It comes naturally to include in our prayers needs beyond our family and church. Here are some ideas that one can include:

  1. Praying for the salvation and needs of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc.
  2. Praying for companies we and our family members are employed by.
  3. Praying for the safety of our city and its government.
  4. Any other burdens God places on our heart (against sex trafficking or abortion).

Tip: Feel free to include as many people and petitions as God puts on your heart. Do not feel like you need to include many people, nor be afraid to have a long list. Take a load that you feel comfortable with. Have freedom to increase or decrease your list depending on how you feel.

Note: The above list of suggestions for your prayer is the job of an intercessor. God will be pleased even with a little. He can use these two fish and five loaves of bread from your hands to do miracles beyond imagination.

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Church Intercessor

Intercession for the church comes natural after intercession for self and family. By interceding for the church and its members, we enrich and build immunity to self and the body of Christ. Praying for the church is part of the whole armor of God and should be practiced daily: “Praying always with all prayer . . . with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18, NKJV). Here are just some ideas:

  1. Pray for your pastor, his family and their needs.
  2. Pray for your church members, their families and their needs.
  3. Add to your praying list people that you feel a special burden given by the Lord.
  4. Pray for the needs and revival of your church.
  5. Pray for the persecuted church all over the world.
  6. Pray for a missionary that you know, or an evangelist.

Note: The above list of suggestions for your prayer is the job of an intercessor. God will be pleased even with a little. He can use these two fish and five loaves of bread from your hands to do miracles beyond your imagination. 

 Tip: Feel free to include as many people and petitions as God puts on your heart. Do not feel like you need to include many people, nor be afraid to have a long list. Take a load that you feel comfortable with. Have freedom to increase or decrease your list depending on your spiritual season.

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Dream of Trump and Tsunami

I had a dream about 3.5 years before President Trump became president. In the dream, I was in California. I saw a hostile attitude toward Christians from homosexuals and perverted people. In the dream, I saw that Mr. Trump went to the White House in order to stop all this madness. I also saw a tsunami rise as a consequence of the behavior and persecution of these people against Christians. The tsunami rose to the roofs of skyscrapers on the California coast. Part of the dream came true: Mr. Trump became president. The other part I hope will never come true. Pray for California and offer a prayer of repentance for the inhabitants of this state, in order to propitiate God.

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Power of Thanksgiving and Praise

Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

While praying one day, God has given me the following vision: “When God’s people praise Him, their praises and thanksgivings come to the Lord in a form of a very pleasant incense. God breathes in this incense with delight, and after fully satisfying Himself with this incense of praise, it comes out in a form of an incense which is capable to disarm and paralyze a spiritual attack on behalf of the person who gives praise and thanksgiving. This substance (incense) is then collected into special jars and stored in a specially designated room. At a time of need, the angels pour out the contents of the jars on the earth. The incense literally paralyzes the oppression of demons in a way that they can’t see nor move.” How sad that many Christians have their jars completely empty and there is no paralyzing substance for their use. As a confirmation to my vision, the Lord pointed me to these passages:

“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to bind their kings (principalities & powers) with chains, and their nobles (satan’s armies) with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgement – this honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 149:1-2, 4-6, 8-9)

“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” (Acts 16:25, 26)

Praise, singing and prayer are at your rescue. May it never be only at a time of need but at all times!

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Three Kinds of Prayer

Copyright © 2018 Natalya Vazemiller This is excerpt from the book She Divides the Spoil

The Three Kinds of Prayer:

Prayer is an important part of being a Christian and a spiritual warrior, especially during spiritual combat. It is also an incense to the Lord: “Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice” (Ps. 141:2). God loves to hear us and receive our prayers. We are important to Him, and all what concerns us concerns Him. Let’s briefly cover the three prayers apostle Paul is talking about:

  1. We are to “. . . pray always with all prayer and supplication and at every opportunity in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18a, NAB). Prayer is communication with God: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6–7). In our prayers, we can tell Him our worries and problems, “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). All people of God prayed. Daniel was willing to be eaten by lions over missing His time with God in his daily prayer. In prayer, we make our needs known, we praise and worship God, converse with Him, and repent of our sins. Through prayer, we socialize with Him as with a friend, making a relationship with Christ possible.
  2. We are to “pray for all saints.” In the next verse, Paul writes “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak” (Eph. 6:19–20). If Paul needed prayers, so do we. We are to pray for ourselves and others, for we all are in need of grace and support. We are a family and one body, and we should support each other. Praying for other saints helps us heal spiritually and physically “pray for one another, that you may be healed” (Jas. 5:16b). Isn’t it amazing? If we care for our body, we can be healed. The same applies to our spiritual body, the Church! We need each other! Praying for each other builds immunity within the body of Christ. We are being attacked by evil forces daily. We need as much immunity as we can get.
  3. We are to pray with “supplication in the Spirit.” It is written that: “. . . God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts . . .” (Gal. 4:6). This very Spirit is the Spirit of the Father, or the Holy Spirit as we all know: “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me” (Jn. 15:26). This Spirit helped Christ on the Earth to complete the ministry and bring Himself as the perfect sacrifice: “. . . who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God . . .” (Hebrew 9:14b). This Holy Spirit enables us to do the works of righteousness and overcome all obstacles and sustains us in all trials and leads us to salvation of our souls.

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