And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.Rev 8:2-7 (KJV)
Okay, THIS would probably be a good time to go underground… which is why I include instructions on dig-out shelters. I don’t know how long you really have between the seventh seal and the first trumpet. Let’s say you’re living somewhere in the far wooded north. You need to get OUT OF THE WOODS NOW!
Earlier I discussed that the countries of Gog and Magog amounted to 1/3 of the earth’s surface. Some teachers prefer to think this way. All I can say is – the Bible doesn’t say WHERE the green grass and trees are destroyed.
It’s possible that believer’s will be spared from the seven trumpets. Where am I getting that from? See below. I don’t absolutely know for sure. All I know is, if you’re in some forested area… I’d move. Someplace mountain-y, but not a mountain covered in trees.
By the way, hail and fire, mixed with blood… where have I heard that before?
And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. 23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. Ex 9:22-26 (KJV)
It’s possible that the Angel will wait until Moses raises his hands in Jerusalem. The trumpet will blow, and behold – a replay of one of Moses’ greatest hits.
Why am I talking about Moses? See the Two Witnesses..