The Seventh Seal
1And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2And I saw
- the seven angels which
- stood before God;
- and to them were given seven trumpets.
Thesis: The 7 angels of the 7 churches (7 stars in the right hand, 1:1) are “the 7 angels” that sound the 7 trumpets (8:1)and “pour out” the 7 bowls of God’s wrath (16:1)
20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.
- The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and
- the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches
3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth:
- and there were voices,
- and thunderings,
- and lightnings,
- and an earthquake.
On the morning of the third day there was
- thunder and
- with a thick cloud over the mountain, and
- a very loud trumpet blast.
Everyone in the camp trembled.
17And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
3And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
- 4And seven priests
- shall bear before the ark
- seven trumpets of rams’ horns:
and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout;