Revelation: The Seven Trumpets and When They Shall Sound

April 4, 2014   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

Five of the seven trumpets that signify the end of the age have come to pass. With only two left to occur, we must look to the Bible to understand what to expect.

seven trumpetsThe Bible indicates in Revelation that seven trumpets will sound before the end of the age and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Five of the seven have already sounded as evidenced by critical moments in recent history, and a third world war, which is the triggering event of the sixth trumpet, may have already begun. Our understanding of Biblical prophecies and the events that have already come to pass, will guide us in what to expect when the final two trumpets sound.

The First Two Trumpets

In Revelation 8:7, John describes an apocalyptic vision. His vision explains the triggering event of the sounding of the first trumpet — hail and fire mixed with blood falling to the ground, and approximately 33% of all of the grass and trees in the known world destroyed.

 

During World War I, large amounts of artillery shells and chemical agents were released on troops for the first time in history through modern warfare, killing over 8 million people. Soldiers on both sides burned vast tracts of land in order to eliminate any natural or man-made items that their enemies could use.

 

Another war, World War II is also the event that was triggered by the sounding of the second trumpet. Looking to Revelation 8:8-9, the Bible explains that a third of the ships involved in the conflict that coincides with the activation of this trumpet will be destroyed. During World War II, approximately one third of the ships that participated in the conflict were sunk. In turn, the nuclear bomb deployed at Hiroshima resembled “something like a great mountain burning with fire,” a sight that was new on the world stage.

The Third Trumpet

In a podcast discussing the seven trumpets, Irvin Baxter told listeners of his understanding of the sounding of the third trumpet, which occurred during the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. In Revelation 8:10-11, the prophet explains that the third trumpet will sound before a star, called Wormwood, will fall and affect a third of the waters.

 

In 1995, God prompted Irvin to research the Chernobyl disaster that occurred in the Ukraine in 1986, whereupon he learned that “Chernobyl” means “Wormwood” in Russian. Furthermore, the nuclear radiation that emanated from the destroyed power plant contaminated more than 33 percent of the water supply in Europe and Western Asia, killing thousands and affecting hundreds of thousands of other citizens with diseases caused by the radiation.

The Fourth Event

Revelation 8:12-13 explains that the fourth trumpet would sound before the length of the days become shortened, and the sun would not shine for a third of the day. Therefore, time will be shortened and our days around the world will be experienced differently. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, a “new world order” with a new age of globalization began to develop. President Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!” and 29 months later the fourth trumpet sounded.

The Fifth Instrument

According to prophecy, the fifth trumpet will sound before a bottomless pit of fire causes a massive amount of smoke to block the light of the sun. During the Gulf War, Iraqi soldiers ignited over 700 oil wells around the deserts of Kuwait, which were some of the largest, underground wells of oil on the planet. From the seemingly bottomless hole in the ground, smoke entered the atmosphere and blocked sunlight for three months. With Suddam Hussein as their president, whose name means “Destroyer” or “Abaddon” in Hebrew as described in Revelation 9:11, Iraqi soldiers incited a battle with the United Nations in the Middle East, an area still under turmoil.

The Sixth Trumpet

This second-to-last trumpet will sound before a war is started near the Euphrates River. This waterway traverses Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Iran, which comprise the Middle East. Revelation 9:13-21 indicates that four angels will command an army of 200 million individuals.

 

With a population of more than 1 billion people, China is able to field an army that consists of more than 200 million soldiers, and in addition, countries united under the Islamic faith have the ability to create an army of the same size. When a new world-dominating government is established under the Antichrist, an event coming very soon, we will be in the midst of a great war that will see the Abomination of Desolation and the Great Tribulation.

The Final Trumpet

The sounding of the seventh trumpet will be the most dynamic event out of all the trumpets prophesied in the Bible, affecting all human beings. It is at this last trumpet that Jesus Christ will send angels to rapture all saints for their eternal reward and pass his judgments on the fate of the earth’s inhabitants. This event also marks the end of human government and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, on earth, for the next one thousand years.

 

At this time, the end time, all of what the Bible has prophesied will come to pass and prove the power of God’s will. To learn about what the Bible teaches and how to understand the end time, join us during our regular television and radio broadcasts. For more information about the seven trumpets, purchase your own copy of The 7 Trumpets DVD from our Understanding the Endtime Series.

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  1. Meaning: King of Kings, Lord of Lords

    April 12th, Midnight, 2019, sven sven sven sven sven sven sven — “DA/DE/DI/DU/DO/DY” All vowels at once.

    There are many sets of trumpets. To do not be lead astray, recall that only the Father knows the time of events, not the son. Hold to true love and do not let it grow cold, and no other burden should be placed upon you. Repent to yourself, and to others, and to God Most High.

    Be at peace. Do not freak out. Do not do anything rash. Go in love and peace. Listen for the next sounding. Blessed are the ones who believe me and spread these words.

    -ps: The angels walk amongst you. BE NICE. Be happy. Believe what you will, Worship God (Most High). Do not hurt one another.

    3 commandments:
    1. Live a good life
    2. Do not harm others
    3. Believe in (God Most High)

    Do this and count them on your fingers. You already hold a crown of life if you have true love in your heart. <3 Peace and Love my fellows.

    • Tonight I was laying in bed after not being able to sleep asking God over and over for a sign if I was going to heaven or hell and I suddenly caught myself thinking about the Notre Dame Cathedral catching fire after standing for over 800 years and going through wars and revolutions and plagues and then suddenly I hear a horn outside my window that sounded like a car in the distance and I noticed that it was fading out and then it got louder but and it sounded off for maybe 2 minutes continuously. I believe this was a sign given to me that the 6th Trumpet or event has sounded off/started.

    • Thee end is nigh my fellow Christians. Thee be a time when good and evil shall stand at thy face with thy Holy Spirit above all and shall be judged by God. There will be a time when thy Son of God will come back to us and deliver us from the twisted ness of the devil.

  2. I had a dream about the rapture. It was a war, a very bloody, violent war. It was between the Israel’s and the whole world. The small Israelite army won. Remember there was a promise made to Abraham that is real would always be protected through him. In his first coming they rejected him as messiah but he still didn’t give up hope. Anyway the Israelites ended up winning the war. But as the war ended he spoke. He spoke through a loud voice in the sky then the Israelites lowered their weapons dropped down and worshipped him. They invited believers to join them as a family. So if you can, just have faith in him as a believer. All you need is the faith of a mustard seed to make a big huge tree. Spread the word. Get everyone you can to believe. He is coming. But when he does it will already be to late. It will be to late to believe. So therefore anyone that is a nonbeliever needs to start believing as soon as possible.

    • Bobby Davis

      There is so much confusion the whole Christian world is confused and totally unprepared for the second coming of Jesus and the different theories of what these trumpet s mean.The secret rapture post trib pre trib mid trib. People having visions each of them different.when Jesus returns the whole world will know for every eye shall see him including those that pierced him.

  3. About 6 or 7 years ago, I was awakened by a loud sound coming from outside. I was confused, it was coming from outside. It sounded like a horn and I wondered if the high school marching band was up the street warming up for a parade, as they always gather on a side street not far from where I was. The horn sounded out of tune and I went outside and it was loud and coming from nowhere. I looked around and expected to see neighbors gathering outside because it was pretty loud. No one was outside. It was around 7 a.m. I went and grabbed my phone to try to record it. My phone was old, but I recorded, although a car passed and drowned it out. Then it stopped. I listened back and you could hear the horn, but not loudly. If this wasn’t one of the trumpets sounding, I don’t know what is. It was a horn, though it wasn’t a pretty sound because it sounded out of tune.

  4. Roger Glasgow

    I agree with me Baxter’s revelation on this topic , I do however believe the invasion of Gog the leader of Magog invaded the land of people living in peace 1000 years without walls , in 1948 by the Eastern Russian khazarian converts to Babylonian talmudic jews a Turkish Mongolian Huns tribe that existed in the Caucasus mountains between the Black Sea and Caspian, in the 7th century, please read the 13th tribe by Arthur Koestler , a communist ashkenazi Jew historian , also much more information on this , ashkenazi Jews are descendants of Japheth thru gomer to Magog , the Star of David did not exist it’s the star of moloch , adopted by Amschell Bouer to Redshield it Rothschilds owner of 80 percent of Palestine who is Gog the leader of Magog the khazarian turkish hun converts to the satanic Babylonian Judaism Who has control of the untrue worlds currency especially mystery Babylon the United States with her statue of Ishtar in the harbor as described in the Bible even its building , would in joy your thoughts on this if the synagogue of satan has not power over you good day Roger Glasgow

  5. Dr. Gregory John Danylyk, PharmD (Greg)

    What signified the fourth trumpet? Have we moved back to a 360 day orbit around the sun? Thank you for your work. I want to help. Wishing you much courage, strength, and peace. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Greg

  6. Nathan Guyton

    this is fate this whole page is because it says in Revelation that the seven trumpets will sound when Jesus comes to get his people you need to read your Bibles and actually learn something

  7. BoBo Jones

    Love all this talk about “The Rapture”. I love trumpets. They are loud, precise, musical, to the point to get your attention. Can’t wait. Book of Revelation. Isaiah and Judges are a few favorites. Everyone should read 1st & 2nd Book of Adam And Eve. (Grown children kicked out of The Garden of Eden-everything scares them!!). All praise to The Most High.

  8. David Musond

    Life serving messages. please, keep educating us. And kindly, explain more on the ifrsy seal and what it really reprents here on earth. And also, explain Genesis,’in the beginning, was word, the word was with God and and the word was God. Further, explain on adam and Eve AND Lillith. And from which family did CANE an ABEL married?

  9. I had a dream a couple of years ago where I was in a room that had Windows all around it and as I was looking out one window I saw this whirlwind going around and around with flames of fire inside this whirlwind and it was getting closer. I looked out the opposite window and saw the same thing. And in this dream I remember thinking that this was like the chariots of fire and I knew that this was the armies of God were gathering.

  10. Karen Lockwood

    I had a dream & in my dream there was commotion then I heard a loud train…I looked around & I didn’t see any train…Something made me look up & the sky opened & channel 2 was in the opening of the sky…The train was Gabriels horn & channel 2 being in the opening of the sky is God telling us that everyone will see Jesus on His return…

  11. Quote—-This event also marks the end of human government and the establishment of the Kingdom of God, on earth, for the next one thousand years.–unquote–Really?But how? Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.—- If we are already on earth,WHY would we be coming down from heaven? Rev 20:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
    Mal 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
    Also,if we were to be on Earth for 1000 years,WHY would Jesus meet us in the air?

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Marcos,

      The Fourth Trumpet
      Let‘s look now at the fourth trumpet. If World War I was the first trumpet, World War II was the second trumpet, and if Chernobyl, the world‘s most horrible nuclear accident, was the third trumpet, what could the fourth trumpet be? The fourth trumpet is described in Revelation 8:12:
      And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
      The sun is smitten, the moon is smitten—the sun does not shine for one-third part of the day and the moon does not shine for one-third part of the night. Of all of these trumpets, the one that seems most certain is the Chernobyl trumpet. That happened in 1986. If they are in order, the fourth is the next one due to happen. The next question becomes: is there a chance that it has happened already, and, if so, did we miss it?
      Shortening of Days
      Let me turn your attention to another prophesy, Matthew 24:22. Jesus gave a very interesting prophecy concerning the time of the Great Tribulation. He said in Matthew 24:21-22,
      For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect‘s sake those days shall be shortened.
      Here Jesus prophesies of a shortening of days. The question becomes are the number of days shortened or is the length of the days shortened? It has to refer to the length of days. Here‘s why. God‘s Word cannot be changed. It is forever settled in heaven. In the book of Daniel 12:11-12 it says,

      And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
      This is a prophecy concerning the time involved during the reign of the Antichrist. God explicitly says that it will continue for 1,290 days, and blessed is he that waits to the 1,335th day. God is very specific, and numbers the days exactly. If He were going to shorten the number of days, these prophecies could no longer be true. However, He explicitly numbers them, and that cannot be tampered with. To do that would change God‘s Word. Instead, He will shorten the length of the days and nights. Has this already occurred? Probably.
      My wife had an experience with the Lord concerning this prophecy. She asked the Lord how He would shorten the days. God spoke to her, and said, ― I already have.‖ She asked how. He said, ―I have speeded everything up and people don‘t realize it.‖ These days, time is flying for everyone. Consider this: the thing that makes a day and night is the rotation of the earth. If God speeds up the rotation, the resulting days and nights would be shortened.
      If time has been speeded up, and an hour is not as long as it used to be, that means that a runner should not be able to run a four-minute mile any more. If the clock is moving faster, it should be take five minutes or more to run the four-minute mile. A professor from Indiana University provided the answer: the Theory of Relativity states that time and speed are relative, one to the other.
      I still do not fully understand how this prophecy will come to pass, nor if will even be detectible here on earth at all.

  12. stung!!!

    Did anyone else hear the Fifth trumpet of God Almighty sound when oil wells were lit ablaze during “Operation Desert Storm”?
    During the Gulf War when all the oil wells were lit ablaze I was attacked by a demon on three separate occasions all at night. This is what happened. While I slept a demon flew through my window and attack me. The spirit inside me fought this demon briefly until I awoke. Then it made me take over. I leaped out of bed trying to defend myself. This demon was horrid and spun circles around me thrashing through my soul with its hands, then it left as fast as it came. The demon radiated from the pains associated with the abyss. He was like a coal pulled from the fire, with the pains of the abyss Rev 9, 3. This attack happened on three separate occasions as I have stated. all on separate nights during the time frame when the oil wells had been lit ablaze in the Middle East. The third time it attacked me however was different from the rest. As before the demon attacked me, but this time I had enough since to command it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. What happened next is even more amazing. After commanding this demon to leave in the name of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit delivered me outside my bedroom into the hallway. The demon followed. We were brought into the presence of the Lord. The Demon stood to my left and grabbing my hand, it placed its tail on top of my left hand. It was the sting of the scorpion and it went like this. It sent waves of fire through my soul Rev 9, 10. The pain was so sever that I couldn’t scream. Unconditionally, I looked straight up and said “Father please help me”. The demon then left.
    This all happened after being seduced into trying transcendental meditation, which caused spiritual bondage to witchcraft / demonic forces. Maybe the spiritual bondage occurred after playing a Ouija board or Tarot cards as a young boy. I’m not quite sure. They appeared at that time just to be games, and were sold in the kids section at stores or at least the Ouija board was. I had a lot of spiritual warfare after participating in these so called “games”. What I am sure of is that prior to being attacked by this demon, I was forced to go through the Illuminati’s esoteric initiation performed through altered states of consciousness / transcendental meditation assisted with witchcraft / demonic forces. Why I say demonic forces is that I believe all witchcraft to be the powers of demons / the Devil. I was forced to go through said esoteric initiation through methods including witchcraft, demonology, and subversive acts of terrorism. The methods of witchcraft included mind control / manipulation, heart palpitations, witchcraft dreams causing sleep depravation, powerful visions, and many other forms. In said ceremony I was instructed to except the worship of one of their many “demonic gods”. They informed me that in excepting one of there gods I accepted them all. One of there gods was the Devil, another they named Jesus, but they appeared to have a demon for every occasion. They informed me through methods of telepathy , that in accepting the worship of one, I accepted them all. What better way to join all religions of the world together under one banner of 666 spiritually enslaving society?
    David Spengler of the United Nations says that all people must go through a esoteric initiation and worship Lucifer to enter the New Age of Enlightenment. Helen Blavatsky calls it a Christ like consciousness, universal mind set. Benjamin Cream states that after said initiation all its members will be able to hear ancient wisdom spoken telepathically at the same moment by ascended Masters. I knew nothing of this group at that time or there Luciferian agenda of a One World Government. Take a guess what method is used for this initiation? I bet you know now. Have you heard of the New Age Movement, or its affiliation with “Free” Masonry? Do you know what a unholy baptism is or the term Kundalini.
    To the best of my knowledge this is the method Satan’s Secret Society uses to distribute the “spiritual mark of the beast”, and cause spiritual captivity Revelation 13, 10. Have you received your spiritual stamp of acceptance? If so, did you take it on the forehead becoming a spiritual slave of evil, or on the right hand a servant of the Devil himself? Does this sound hard to believe? Here are a few scriptures giving in sight. Revelation 13, 10, If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go . This is spiritual captivity to witchcraft / demonic forces. Naham 3, 4, who enslaved nations by her witchcraft. Revelation 18, 23, By your magic spell all nations were led astray. Hebrews 2:15 states by there fear of death they are held in bondage. Witchcraft / demonic powers are very real. Thank you Jesus for the Holy spirit and your Angels.
    There is a way out, but it has been difficult for me. Revelation 12, 11, Those who overcame, overcame by the blood of the lamb and the “word” of their testimony. They didn’t love their own lives so much as to shrink from death. Hebrews 2, 15, By their fear of death they are held in spiritual captivity / bondage. Satan’s “Secret” Society isn’t very secret anymore! It is like a giant octopus with many tentacles reaching far and wide.
    Here is the rest of the story. Three to four nights later the demon returned in the early am @ about 3am. He wasn’t alone, Satan / Apollyon and the demon’s twin brother was with him. They hovered in the air above the ground, before the olive tree in our back yard. I could see them as the spirit in me manifested them to me! Satan hovered in the middle while the demons were on either side of him. The demon on his left had been thrown into the lake of fire for what he did to me. He radiated like a coal pulled from the fire what seemed to be 15’x15′. He was lit up like a Christmas tree! Graciously yours baptized by fire the witness! Who will believe this testimony? God will be my witness! Located in California. Recommended information Fake truth Movement Exposed 1-12 on you tube. It has insight into who has received the spiritual stamp on there right hand.

    • Doug Norvell

      1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

  13. Veronica Gonzalez

    On January 13th of 2017, I received a dream, I was traveling down a country road, as I was looking through the windshield I could see many military jets, maybe hundreds or even thousands I don’t know exactly but it was many that filled the sky. On each jet it carried a symbol of a nation. Out of nowhere those jets began to fall, no missiles fired, just falling on its own.
    Then I completely woke up from my dream with anxiety and in a cold sweat.
    January 20th of 2017 Trump signed papers to become president. I felt the exact same anxiety when I was woke up from my dream.
    Now if we awknowledge our surroundings, aren’t nations already falling, people are dying in other countries over religion.
    Mexico is at war, while Trump is trying to build a wall, while innocent people are dying, chips are being implanted, great sickness that leads to death… Great earthquakes are taking place, great fires,
    huge weather changes… and the list goes on and on!
    The time isn’t maybe I will abide in God’s Laws tomorrow, the time is now!
    No one knows the time or hour, always be prepared like it’s our last day here on earth.
    Thank you so much for sharing this information, I received alot of clarification!
    Lord bless everyone in every nation, provide grace through every trial and tribulation, may we show love and mercy upon everyone, just as You have with us, may Your Laws never depart from us, pour Your salvation upon the lost in the MIGHTY and POWERFUL NAME of JESUS I pray…
    Amen & Amen!

  14. Laurie Gahagan

    In my rapture dream the world was still at peace. No war until we get taken. I was 14 when I dreampt it. I am like 57 today…and I still believe. God does Not make mistakes. It is just because of His Holy Spirit in me. The Holy Spirit keeps the world peaceful.

  15. No failure

    The only thing we humans can do is really focus on a strong and very close relationship with the most high almighty Jesus christ/heavenly father God. That is all we need to do these events are not our concern… Our concern is focusing on building spiritual inheritance WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Do not worry about these events Matthew 10:28… FOCUS on spiritual life and growth, always… We are more than these biological fleshly vehicles. Remember the source/essence of our true existence is infinite energy, we are not bodies with a soul, rather souls with bodies.

  16. Read all about it in the Works of Josephus, the last Hasmoneon High Priest and Jewish historian. It happened in the first century. The bible was not printed until the 16th century. God finished his work in the first century but religion wants to keep people under her authority. Come out of her, my people! Matt 23:8-10. 2 Cor 3:17; Heb 8;13 the old was passing away; 1 Pet 4:7 The End of all things was NEAR to them. End of the old covenant age. End of mediators, priests, prophets, middle men interceding between God and mankind. Reconciliation has come. 2 Cor 15 20-24.

  17. Trumpets were used for the ingathering an dispersion of the Israelites only. The Sons of Aaron were to blow the trumpets, limiting these blasts to only the legitimate priests of the Aaronic priesthood. We have a new priesthood, a new city with a new temple and form of worship, made of living stones; therefore these trumpets ceased with the 7th being blown in the first century. 66-70 AD, 3.5 yrs war that destroyed the Harlot of Babylon (Jerusalem) and her dignity as QUEEN being stripped from her and the law required that she be stripped naked and burnt in the fire. Revelation was written to ‘bondservants’ and only the nation of Israel were servants in the family motif waiting to be adopted so they could inherit their MaSTER’s possessions. We are not bondservants nor ‘firstfruits.’ The bible explains the bible. Adam gifted mankind with spiritual death and God used mediators, middle men to intercede between the two separated parties, only occasionnally did god speak ‘face to face’ with anyone until reconcilaition came in the first century. Now anyone, anytime, anywhere can speak to Father without a mediator. Reconciliation has come. Jesus gifted mankind with life by reconciling the world to their Father. ‘No longer will they say, ‘Know the Lord, for they will ALL know me, from the least to the greatest.’

    Do you have relationship or religion? Religion has lied to keep people under their authority. Matt 23:8-10. Jesus forbid spiritual authorities. We have direct access to our Father now. Those who have been reconciled to their Father have the same TEACHER the disciples had. 2 Cor 3:17.

  18. Arshad Khan

    First Trumpet will cause everybody to fall unconscious except those God want to keep . Second Trumpet will bring everybody to life. See Miracles of God at justice party uk on you tube

  19. “hail and fire mixed with blood falling to the ground, and approximately 33% of all of the grass and trees in the known world destroyed.”

    This sounds like dramatic climate change to me… where it could be heavy snow, hail on one side of a country while it’s so hot it’s scorching the earth on the other side with fire. While grave destruction to our natural resources caused by deforestation could be approaching 33% in due time.

    While there was great destruction of natural resources in WW1&2… it wasn’t 33% of the world’s natural resources being destroyed. It would take a cataclysmic drought from climate change to cause that, coupled with continued deforestation.

    It seems as if we’re nearing a time where the 1st trumpet could come. Trump the president is quite popular, is it possible his name Trump, being similar to trumpet is the first trumpet?

    Perhaps mass bloodshed is coming next from a great war… to complete the first trumpet of great hail, fire, blood & 1/3 resources destruction.

    Not sure. Interesting topic to ponder on.

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Jeannie,

      We do not know for sure, which event will happen first. The scriptures do not provide us with that information. We know that the two prophecies looming on the horizon are the 6th Trumpet war and the Peace Agreement. We just don’t know which one happens first.

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Dave,

      We believe that the 4th Trumpet is the speeding up of time. Jesus said: Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
      We know that this cannot be the number of days, because we are told there are 1260 days. However, if the length of the day was shortened, it would make time shorter.
      This is what we believe Revelation 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

      Pastor Baxter has also said he believes this happened at the fall of the Berlin wall, after this event the New World Order was established and the prophetic events began to happen faster and faster.

  20. gregory miller

    Trump and vp pence sounds like trumpet to me, trumpence, doesn’t matter we know the time is at hand, I love Trump but it’s not hard to make enemies in this world, and the alliance of Russia, Iran, Syria, etc have already formed.

  21. 2nd Thessalonians chp2:7 / He who restrains must be taken out of the way, before the man of perdition can be revealed / The Holy Spirit must be removed, so we will not see the Anti christ, as is intimated on the 6th trumpet/ it makes sense, Holy Spirit is GOD, He is restraining at the moment living in all believers, before satan has free reign

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Erica,
      The scripture does not say the Holy Spirit must be removed. This is a popular teaching, but it has no scripture to back it up. One question we must ask, if the Holy Spirit is taken out how do the Two Witnesses work? They will be mortal men, because they will die and lay in the street for 3 1/2 days before the return of Jesus to establish His Kingdom on Earth. This is also when the rapture will take place, at the second coming of Jesus Christ.

        • Doug Norvell

          Hello Dave,

          To understand who the “he” is you have to understand verse 6. It plainly tells us that the factor holding the Antichrist back is time. This makes perfect sense because of the prophecy of Daniel 9:27. We learn here that in the middle of the final 7 years the abomination of desolation will take place. This is when the Antichrist reveals himself, so God has foretold the specific timing of revealing of the Antichrist. God’s word is forever settle so there is no way that the Antichrist can be revealed at any other time. So God’s timing is the factor. So the “he” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 is referring to God or his timing. Many jump to the conclusion that the phrase “taken out of the way” refers to being completely removed from the scene. However if I am blocking traffic with a cone in the middle of the road, I can move that cone to the side of the road and traffic would begin to flow yet the cone would still be on the road. So God has determined the time that the Antichrist will be revealed and until that time is met the Antichrist cannot be revealed.