Donna Danna (5 Dec 2021)
"REPLY TO GARRY B. -- 7 Angels With Trumpets Don't Immediately Pour Out A Vial of Wrath After They Blow Each of Their Trumpets"

The book of Revelation doesn't say whether the same 7 angels sounding their 7 trumpets are the same angels that later pour out the 7 vials of wrath on the Earth nor does it say that after each of the 7 angels blows their trumpet that they immediately pour out a vial of wrath that contains a plague.  The 7 trumpet events are separate events from the 7 vial events.  And while some of the trumpet events are similar in some aspects to the 7 vials of wrath events later being poured out, not all 7 of them are the same.

According to Rev. 8:2, John saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. Nothing is said about them being given 7 vials of wrath at this point in time with the trumpets.  However, at a later point in time according to Rev. 15:6-7, "And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever."  There is no evidence that these 7 angels have trumpets with them.  These are also the 7 last plagues according to Rev. 15:1 "for in them is filled up the wrath of God."

After the 1st angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 8:7, hail & fire mingled with blood are cast upon the earth. A 3rd part of the trees are burnt up & all the grass.  In comparison, after the 1st angel pours out his vial upon the earth, a noisome and grievous sore fell upon men which had the mark of the beast and who worshipped his image according to Rev. 16:11.

After the 2nd angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 8:8-9, a great mountain burning with fire is cast into the sea & a 3rd part of the sea becomes blood. A 3rd part of the creatures in the sea died & a 3rd part of the ships are destroyed.  In comparison, the vial poured out by the 2nd angel in Rev. 16:3 on the earth is a greater & full judgment because when he pours it out on the sea, it became as the blood of a dead man & every living soul died in the sea.

After the 3rd angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 8:10-11, a star from heaven called Wormwood fell on a 3rd part of the rivers & fountains of waters, and many men died because of the bitter waters.  After the 3rd angel in Rev. 16:4-7 pours his vial upon the rivers & fountains of waters, they become blood.  God gave them blood to drink for shedding the blood of the saints and prophets (who refused to worship the beast and his image.)

After the 4th angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 8:12, a 3rd part of the sun was smitten, a 3rd part of the moon & a 3rd part of the stars so the 3rd part of them was darkened and the day shone not for a 3rd part of it & the night likewise.  The 4th angel in Rev. 16:8-9 pours out his vial on the sea & power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.  And men were scorched with great heat and blasphemed the name of God & repented not to give Him glory.

After the 5th angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 9:1, a star falls from heaven unto earth and opens the bottomless pit.  Locusts came out of it & tormented men for 5 months who didn't have the seal of God in their forehead.  This is the 1st woe.   In comparison, the 5th angel in Rev. 16:10-11 pours out his vial on the seat of the beast & his kingdom is filled with darkness.  They gnawed their tongues for pain & blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores and repented not of their deeds.

After the 6th angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 9:13-15, a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God tells the 6th angel to loose the four angels bound in the great river Euphrates which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month and a year, for to slay the 3rd part of men. This is the 2nd woe.  In comparison, the 6th angel in Rev. 16:12 pours out his vial on the great river Euphrates & the water is dried up that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

After the 7th angel sounds the trumpet in Rev. 11:15, there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. However, at this time Satan and his angels are cast down from heaven unto the earth which is the 3rd woe in Rev. 12:12.  In comparison, the 7th angel in Rev. 16:17-21 poured out his vial & there is a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great and the great city was divided into three parts and the cities of the nations fell & every island fled away & the mountains were not found. A great hail fell out of heaven upon men, every stone the weight of a talent (about 100 lbs. each) & men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague was exceedingly great.

There is also a great earthquake after the Two Witnesses are resurrected and ascend up to heaven in the very same hour according to Rev. 11:12-13 at which time the tenth part of the city fell & in the earthquake were slain of men 7,000. The 2nd woe is past & the 7th angel sounds his trumpet.  This earthquake does not sound like the same earthquake that happens after the 7th angel's vial is poured out on the earth.  The great earthquake with great hailstones that happens after the 7th angel's vial is poured out on the earth sounds more like the great earthquake in Ezekiel 38:20-22 when the mountains are thrown down and the steep places fall and every wall shall fall to the ground and there are great hailstones, fire & brimstone sent down from heaven on Gog and his bands of people in Ez. 38 & 39 who fall on the mountains of Israel.