Please read, SORRY, THINGS WILL WAX WORSE AND WORSE PART ONE, before reading this post, PART TWO.
Continuing our study in Revelation 8, The Sounding of the Trumpets. We are in the section of Revelation dealing with the coming judgments. If you think things are bad now In this pre-Tribulation period we are living in, you will be shocked to learn what is coming.
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. ( Revelation 8:8–9 )
The second trumpet will bring salt water devastation. A massive, poisoned, burning something will be thrown into the sea. It could be a meteor or the contents of a volcanic eruption. Whatever it is we know that it is not a natural disaster. Natural disasters are the random results of an impersonal world. This is intentional. The fact that it is ‘thrown’ means that someone had to throw it. The resulting tsunami will be large enough to overturn, sink, or carry far onto shore a third of all ships. In 2016, the number of ships on the ocean at any given time was around 50,000. That means that nearly 17000 ships and their cruise will be destroyed in this one cataclysmic act. The damage to supply lines would be irreparable. Amir Tsarfati, REVEALING REVELATION, PG 119. Pause: In your wildest imagination, can you picture what has just been stated? It seems like the worst of nightmares. Frankie.
But what’s significant is not just the size of this “great mountain” but its composition. There is something about it that will cause the sea to turn to blood and 1/3 of all sea life to be destroyed. Fishing companies will have to close their doors. The economies of many coastal countries will implode. The world will be reeling. And only two trumpets will have sounded up to this point. AMIR, T. Pg-119.
I often wonder why the Book of Revelation is not taught more in our churches? My personal belief is that THE REVELATION is so devastating that pastors are afraid people will not be able to handle it; or they will dismiss it as having already happened, or is some kind of allegory or metaphor. ( or leave their church ) Humans are great at justifying our uneducated, misinformed, lack of knowledge ignorance; especially about spiritual realities. Especially in our politically correct ” Feel Good” culture, where so many people who have been ruined by our education system can’t even function or handle normal everyday life. How in the world could they be expected to handle the book of Revelation? I think the Book of Revelation should be used as a tool to help people turn to God and realize the seriousness of this life we are living. Our present political system and culture may not hold people responsible and accountable.They are in for a surprise when they find out God will not take excuses or lying and will hold them accountable. God, throughout history, has been long-suffering and shown tender mercies towards the human race, however, when judgment time comes there will be no ‘safe space’ or sitting in the corner sucking our thumbs and ‘acting out’ like the liberals do, screaming that God is not fair. Frankie. Tune in again for the third trumpet. There is a reason that God named the last book of the Bible, THE REVELATION, BECAUSE IT IS A “REVEALING” A WARNING FOR PEOPLE TO TURN TO HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Frankie The Earthman.