And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.(Revelation 8:8-9) KJV
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.(Revelation 16:3) KJV
The 1st trumpet/vial caused hail to fall on the land. That’s because the land, as we see it today, is distributed around the globe in a haphazard pattern. How could stellar material falling in an apparently random manner, and including a great mountain burning with fire, fall only on the sea? Consider this:
- IF the star fall intensifies and massive amounts of material are falling,
- AND it is falling onto the sea,
- THEN this is because the land has been moved into one place and is protected from the worst of the downfall by a body, such as the moon, which is blocking it.
The continents coming together into one contiguous super-continent is a prerequisite for the Millennial Kingdom being established as a mountain which fills the whole Earth. As we look at the other plagues we see the descriptions of two waves of massive earthquakes:
- as the continents are moved into a contiguous landmass,
- as the landmass is lifted up because the radius of the Earth is increasing due to the volume of stellar material falling.
Stellar material begins to fall with the first trumpet and continues with increasing intensity until the fifth trumpet. This is referred to as the first woe. The sixth trumpet is the mustering of Earth’s forces for the battle of Armageddon. That’s when you will be forced to fight a supposed alien invasion. That’s the second woe.
The seventh trumpet is when we’re told there will be great hail. The third woe. Taking all of this into consideration we have to conclude that during the first woe the continents are moved into a contiguous landmass in preparation for it to be lifted up. The lifting up of Jerusalem will take place as the majority of the stellar material falls after the seventh trumpet.
Today we’ll resolve a potential conflict between the wording of the accounts in Revelation 8 and 16. Revelation 8:8-9 tells us that an extraterrestrial impact kills one third of everything in the sea. Revelation 16:3 on the other hand tells us that every living soul died in the sea. Is this a conflict? No. Here’s why: In Revelation 8 one third of the creatures in the sea are killed by the impact of an extraterrestrial object. The shock wave killed them. Revelation 16 tells us that the sea becomes so polluted that nothing can survive.
2nd Trumpet/Vial Summary
|.. the stars of heaven fell unto the earth ..|
|.. a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea:|
and the third part of the sea became blood ..
.. the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life,
died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
|.. the sea .. became as the blood of a dead man|
and every living soul died in the sea.
|Isaiah 2:16||.. all the ships of Tarshish ..|
|Isaiah 34:4||.. all the host of heaven shall be dissolved ..|
.. all their host shall fall down ..
|Matthew 24:29||.. the stars shall fall from heaven ..|
|Mark 13:25||.. the stars of heaven shall fall ..|