Revelation Chapter 8 (GOD'S WORD)

The last of the seven seals is broken in this chapter. This seal opens up the terrible judgments of the seven trumpets, 4 trumpets in this chapter and the remaining in succeeding chapters. These judgments primarily are involved with the physical earth. It, too, must go through a redemption process (recall, in the Old Testament, the redemption was for land). The sin curse has been on the earth ever since the fall of Adam, first man.

This is not a pleasant chapter to read. Most of it is beyond imagination as to the magnitude of the judgments. There is one bright spot early in the chapter which indicates how our prayers are handled in heaven. Personally, I am thankful that "much incense" is mixed with my prayer as it goes before the Father. Praise to the One with the "much incense"!