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Rev. Manson B. Johnson
by Rev. Manson B. Johnson
Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times



Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope of the future.

Bible Text: Revelation 1:1; Matthew 24:1-51

Aim:To help students to become aware of what to expect in time and eternality to come.

The Things Hereafter: Chapter 8

I. The Seventh Seal – Revelation Chapter 8

A. Half hour of silence v.1

B. Preparation for seven trumpets vv.2,6

C. The angel of prayer vv.3,4

D. The angel and altar of fire v.5

E. First trumpet sounded v.7

  • hail, fire, and blood
  • 1/3 trees and all grass burned

F. Second trumpet sounded vv.8,9

  • mountain in the sea–sea became blood
  • 1/3 part sea life died
  • 1/3 part of ships destroyed

G. Third trumpet sounded vv.10,11

  • star falls and pollutes the water

H. Fourth trumpet sounded vv. 12,13

  • 1/3 part of sun smitten
  • 1/3 part of moon smitten
  • 1/3 part of stars smitten
  • 1/3 part of the day did not shine
  • 1/3 part of the night did not appear
  • the angel of woe v.13

Let’s talk about it:

  1. After reading vv.1-3 why do you think that God permitted the angels to hold back the four winds?
  2. After reading v.4 how many tribes of Israel were sealed (vv.5-8)?
  3. Who are the people noted in v.9?
  4. What was their message to God in v.10? Did all of them have the same message to God?
  5. What does the reference about the angels falling on their faces mean in v.11?
  6. How many sayings or words did the angels use in their message in v.12 to God the Amen on the throne?
  7. According to the elders’ answer in vv.13,14 who are those in white robes?
  8. What are the contrasting differences between the Christ Church serving God now in this Church Age compared to serving Him in vv.15-17 in Heaven?

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