The Seven Trumpets, the Seventh Seal of the Book of Apocalypse

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The Seventh is the last of the Seven Seals of the Book of Revelation (the last book of the New Testament). All describe terrible prophecies for the earth. The first four seals are those of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, predicting false prophets, wars, famine and death, respectively; the Fifth Seal is the one of the Great Tribulation, which predicted indiscriminate persecution against the Christians; the Sixth Seal describes natural disasters and, finally, the Seventh Seal is the one of the Seven Trumpets, each one equivalent to a terrible plague.


The Seventh Seal is divided into several stages, each of them corresponding to a Trumpet. Every time a Trumpet sounds, a plague is launched upon the earth: the first four are described as strong winds that whip across the globe. The Fifth and the Sixth will bring more war (presumably the two phases of the Third World War which is yet to come). The last three Trumpets – the Fifth, the Sixth and the Seventh, are called Woes.

These are the Seven Trumpets: The First Trumpet: there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up; The Second Trumpet: something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed; The Third Trumpet: a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water; The Fourth Trumpet: a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night; The Fifth Trumpet: someone sees a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss; The Sixth Trumpet: someone hears a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. The Seventh Trumpet: the signs of the final events of this terrible time and the worship of God in heaven.

Just as the Seventh Seal is subdivided into seven Trumpets, the Seventh Trumpet it is also divided into the Seven Last Plagues (and they are equivalent to the third Woe). Only when they have fulfilled all these prophecies and the Seven Trumpet has sounded, the second coming of Christ will arrive on earth. Once “the mystery of God” is accomplished, there won’t be any more Seals or prophecies.

Certainly, the Book of Revelation is complex. Some people think even that is not a book to be understood, but it has been one of the most studied throughout the history of mankind. Most of its prophecies have been executed in varying degrees, but experts say the real are yet to come: the planet has been ravaged by terrible diseases, natural disasters, wars, famine, death and desolation. Only time will see if the Seven Seals are really true.

Meanwhile, enjoy life. It is too short and we can only enjoy it once! How about going on a trip? In Italy you will discover more about the secrets of the Book of the Apocalypse. Start with the city of the canals… rent Apartments in Venice and smile!

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