IV. Seven Trumpets

A. Introductory Vision: A view of trumpets, the altar of incense and the end of intercession (Revelation 8:2-6)

B. The sounding of the seven trumpets (Revelation 8:7 – 11:18)

1. A plague falls to earth–hail and fire (Revelation 8:7)

2. A burning mountain sinks into the sea (Revelation 8:8-9)

3. A polluting star falls on the rivers and springs (Revelation 8:10-11)

4. A plague partially darkens the heavenly bodies (Revelation 8:12)

a. Announcement of three further woes (Revelation 8:13)

5. A scourge of darkness and locusts arises from the Abyss to attack unsealed humanity (Revelation 9:1-11)

a. Transition from first to second woe (Revelation 9:12)

6. Preparation for the eschatological battle (Revelation 9:13 – 11:13)

a. The wicked: Four angels at the Euphrates release an army of two hundred million horsemen to destroy a third of humanity (Revelation 9:13-21)

b. The righteous: The little book (Revelation 10:1-11) and the two witnesses (Revelation 11:1-13)

c. Transition from second to third woe (Revelation 11:14)

7. The mystery of God is finished (Revelation 10:7)

8. Christ claims His everlasting Kingdom (Revelation 11:15-18)