MP3: The Mighty Angels of Revelation 8
Hosts: Nathan Jones & Vic Batista
The Second Trumpet Judgment Angel
Vic Batista: With the next judgment after the First Trumpet Judgment, conditions just keep getting worse and worse. The Second Trumpet Judgment we read about in Revelation 8:8-9:
“Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
Nathan Jones: With the Second Trumpet Judgment, here we are talking about a great mountain burning with fire that’s thrown into the sea. Some Bible prophecy teachers believe this will be a massive meteorite, and not Planet X which some people say will be a hidden planet that’s about to smack into the earth. More sensationalist Bible prophecy teachers have already named this burning mountain Nibiru. While we really don’t know, what we do know is that it originated from the throne-room of God when He had an angel send down a mountain-sized burning fire. To me, it sounds like a meteorite.
This burning mountain is so large that when it is cast into the sea a third of the sea becomes blood. Now when the Bible refers to a sea, it usually means in the Bible the Mediterranean Sea. It could also mean the seas of the earth. So, whether a third of the Mediterranean Sea turns to blood, or a third of all the seas of the world turn to blood, which I think is more likely, a third of the earth’s seas are turned into blood. In other words, the seas become so corrupted that they are poisoned.
When you poison water, what happens? It kills the animal life. The dead animals floating in the seas ruining shipping lanes. It ruins drinking water. It is a terrible judgment because the living creatures of the sea die. There goes the fishing industry. There goes the ships traveling across the waters. What a tremendously horrific judgment that falls upon the earth!
Vic Batista: Just mind-boggling! We have lived to see the Exxon spill, as well as other oil spills, but those are so minor compared to they dying seas found in the Second Trumpet Judgment. Then there was all the death of the animals in the waters being contaminated. So, you can imagine what are going to be the repercussions to this judgment.
Nathan Jones: Absolutely horrific! When people claim that we today are living in the Tribulation, I have to wonder if they have not really read Revelation. Have we really seen a third of the world’s oceans turn into blood? It just hasn’t happened. Can you imagine living during the time period where one after another after another over the course of seven years these judgments are devastating the earth?Nathan Jones: When people claim we're in the #Tribulation, I wonder if they haven't really read #Revelation. Click To Tweet
Vic Batista: What about those who might still be holding off in giving their lives to Christ? How can people come to know the Lord in a personal relationship?
Nathan Jones: First, remember that Jesus Christ has already done the work of salvation by dying on the cross for your sins. By allowing Himself to be put on the cross to die for your sins, the wrath of God fell on Him instead. Jesus then beat death by being resurrected. He lives! We have a risen Savior.
Jesus loves you so much that He was willing to die for you. He has now extended an invitation to you. To accept His salvation and have the punishment and guilt for your sins be put on Jesus Christ, you need to accept Him as Savior. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life, as John 3:16 tells us.
So, place your faith and give your heart to Jesus Christ. Pray from your heart something like, “Dear, Jesus, please forgive me of my sins and be my Savior.” Jesus promises to forgive you of your sins. He’ll cleanse you of your guilt. And, He’ll save you from the coming Tribulation and the final judgment in Hell.
Vic Batista: Once cleansed of your sins, you can begin that wonderful relationship you’ve just started with the Lord.
In the tenth segment of our series “The Mighty Angels of Revelation,” we’ll look at more of the Trumpet Angels found in Revelation 8.