Trumpets and Vials
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Pastor Tom McElmurry
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The 6th Seal
 And I
beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great
earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon
became as blood;
 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
 And the
kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men,and the chief
captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
 And said
to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him
that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
6th Seal, 1st Trumpet, 1st Vial
[Rev. 6:12] And I beheld
when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great
earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon
became as blood;
[Rev. 8:7] The
first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with
blood,and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was
burnt up,and all green grass was burnt up.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there
fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men, which had the mark of the
beast, and upon them, which worshiped his image.
The worldwide shifting of the tectonic plates will produce the “great earthquake.”
The ruptures along the plate boundaries across land areas will create
massive volcanic eruptions.These eruptions will destroy one-third of the
trees (in the volcanic blast zone) and all the green grass (from the
ash fall) on the earth. The volcanic ash in the upper atmosphere will
change the appearance of the sun and moon (as people look upward through
a dense cloud of volcanic ash; the sun will fade into a blackish shade
and the moon will appear reddish or like it was blood). Finally, the
amount of hydrogen chloride gas pushed up into the ozone layer by
violent eruptions will so weaken the structure of the layer that
ultraviolet radiation will be able to reach the earth’s surface in large
quantities. This ultraviolet radiation will produce a noisome and
grievous cancer sore on all the lost who have been left behind after the
6th Seal, 2nd Trumpet, 2nd Vial
[Rev. 8:8-9] 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.
[Rev. 16:3] 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.
One-third of the creatures in the sea will be destroyed by the
volcanically induced reactions in the immediate vicinity of seafloor
fault lines. As time passes, ocean currents will carry the smothering
volcanic material throughout the oceans of the world, leading to total
destruction of sea life. One-third of the ships in port will be
destroyed by the tsunamis waves, resulting from the eruptions of
6th Seal, 3rd Trumpet, 3rd Vial
[Rev. 6:13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[Rev. 8:10-11] And
the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven,
burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the
rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is
called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and
many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
[Rev. 16:4] And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
The “stars” and “a great star” and “Wormwood”
is a comet, which will hit the earth’s atmosphere and melts completely
before reaching the earth’s surface. Embedded within the frozen mass of
gasses that form the comet’s nucleus, there are thousands, perhaps
millions of tiny pieces of meteoric rock. These rocks will not melt like
the frozen gases; instead, they will appear as “falling stars”“third” of the “rivers and upon the fountains of waters”among the continental land masses.
that burn themselves out in the earth’s atmosphere. The entrance of the
comet into the earth’s atmosphere will be heralded as a meteor storm
and its final effect will be the poisoning of much of the earth’s water
supply as the dense fog like gases descend upon the rivers and lakes
within the continental land masses. It is most likely; this comet will
fall upon the Eurasia continent, as it would fit
the “third”of the “rivers and upon the fountains of waters” among the continental land masses.
6th Seal, 4th Trumpet, 4th Vial
[Rev. 6:14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[Rev. 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
[Rev. 16:8-9] And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And
men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God,
which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him
This is a two-roll Jewish scroll that rolls together
toward the center. As one looks upon an open scroll, much writing is in
full view of the reader’s eyes. However, as one slowly rolls the two
ends toward each other, the writing slowly but surely disappears from
view bit by bit--- and finally disappears completely when the two rolls
meet. When numerous volcanoes begin to erupt at the first trumpet, the
upper stratosphere will not immediately be filled with ash. It will take
time but gradually the suspended volcanic cloud bands of ash will roll
themselves together --- and one by one all the heavenly bodies will fade
from view. The spread of volcanic clouds in the stratosphere will occur
in stages. When the fourth trumpet sounds, the distribution of
suspended ash will be such that at any given location the heavenly
bodies will only be visible about one-third of a twenty-four-hour
period. The complete filling of the earth’s atmosphere does not occur
until shortly after the fifth trumpet. By the last drop of the fourth
vial, the injection of volcanic hydrogen chloride by violent upward
projection will have virtually destroyed the ozone layer. Without this
protective ozone shield, ultraviolet radiation will pour down upon those
left behind after the Rapture. The beginning of skin cancer at the
first vial will have reached plague proportions by the fourth vial.
Ultraviolet radiation is a scorching fire as compared to the radiation
we now receive from the sun at the earth’s surface.
6th Seal, 5th Trumpet, 5th Vial
the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every
mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the
earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and
the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves
in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
 And the
fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth:
and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
 And he
opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as
the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by
reason of the smoke of the pit.
 And there
came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given
power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
 And it was
commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither
any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not
the seal of God in their foreheads.
 And to them
it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be
tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a
scorpion, when he striketh a man.
 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
 And the
shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on
their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as
the faces of men.
 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
 And they
had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of
their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to
 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless
pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue
hath his name Apollyon.
 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and
his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for
pain, And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
When all the tectonic plates of the earth have
completed their massive worldwide slippage, not one island or mountain
will have its original geographical location. Their fixed latitudinal
and longitudinal set of coordinates in degrees of minutes and seconds
will be changed. This great shifting will produce a volcanic chain of
eruptions that will send mankind into the dens and rocks of the
mountains. The bottomless pit is the earth’s interior being a great
fiery furnace. When the crust along the tectonic boundaries open, there
will be catastrophic volcanic eruptions like the world has never seen.
Only dim outlines of the heavenly bodies will be seen from the earth.
When these boundaries are opened, spiritual demonic beings will be
released and torment lost humanity for the last five months remaining of
the Great Tribulation Period.
The Following Is A Description Of The Demonic Beings
Which Will Be Released From The Interior Of The Earth During This Phase
Check out these links for information about Abaddon, Apollyon and Pazuzu:
In Revelation 8:13, the
Scriptures proclaim a warning by saying: Woe, woe, woe to those who
inhabit the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the
three angels, which are yet to sound! This 5th trumpet sounds and
releases these demonic beings through the volcanic vents from the
earth’s interior. They torment lost humanity for five
months or 150 days. This event begins a period of “five months” (5 x 30 =
150 days) before the end of the Great Tribulation Period, which is 75
days before the “last trump” (I Corinthians 15:51-52 & II
Thessalonians 4:16-18) announcing the Rapture of the saved from the
earth, since the demons are instructed not to hurt the saved, “but only
those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.”
text of this 5th trumpet “Woe” is found in Revelation 9:1-11. The “Saved” will be on the earth during this event!
6th Seal, 6thTrumpet, 6th Seal
 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
 And the
four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour,and a day, and a
month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
 And thus I
saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having
breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of
the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued
fire and smoke and brimstone.
 By these
three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke,
and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
 For their
power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like
unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
 And the
rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not
of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils,and
idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which
neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
[Rev. 16:12 & 16] And
the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and
the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east
might be prepared. And he gathered them together into a place called in
the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
At some time in eons past God confined four of
Satan’s angels to a material place --- the Euphrates River. They are
imprisoned here for a specific purpose --- to destroy one-third of the
Holy Land population. These four demonic beings and their 200-million
demonic army will use the natural elements of volcanic fire to destroy
people in this area. A large number of people will be jammed along the
upper Euphrates and down the Jordan through the valley of Armageddon.
This massive army will be there at the request of the Antichrist or
Islamic leader to finally destroy the people of Israel. During this
time, the splitting of the Great Rift Valley from Lebanon to the Gulf of
Aqabah will cause the collapse of the Palmyra folds and faults. The
Euphrates River will be diverted towards the Jordan River and the Dead
Sea into the Gulf of Aqabah. The southern three-fourths of the Euphrates
River will dry up and allow the kings of the east to travel west to
Jerusalem to worship the returned Messiah for the next one thousand
7th Seal, 7thTrumpet, 7th Vial
[Rev. 6:17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
[Rev. 11:15 & 19] And
the seventh angel sounded; and 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 forever and ever. And the temple
of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of
his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings,
and an earthquake, and great hail.
[Rev. 16:17-21] And
the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a
great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is
done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was
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: and great Babylon came
in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the
fierceness of his wrath. And there fell upon men a great
hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men
blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof
was exceeding great.
This is the last stage of His great wrath and there will be very
few people left alive on the earth. This phase begins with an increase
in the intensity of volcanic eruptions producing volcanic hail or bombs
and finally brings about the greatest earthquake in the history of
humanity. It will occur in the Jordan River Valley and will split the
city of Jerusalem into three sections. This great earthquake will start a
chain reaction of earthquakes throughout the global tectonic plate
boundaries, resulting in the destruction the cities of the world and the
city of Rome, Italy will be completely destroyed by volcanic fire by
the Colli Albani volcano, eventually sinking beneath the earths’ surface
and engulf by the Tiber River. This chain reaction will end with great
volcanic hail or melting rocks being thrown out upon the unbelieving
people of the world during this forty-five day period of the Wrath of
The Great Tribulation of Volcanic Hail
During the Great Tribulation Period, the words, “great hail”
are mentioned as occurring on the Seventh Trumpet in Revelation 11:19
and on the Seventh Vial of Wrath in Revelation 16:21. These two words
describe something out of the ordinary.
First, it expresses the idea of being “great.” This is not something typical as if being a thunderstorm.
Second, the “hail” is associated with: [“shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth; lightning and voices and thundering and an earthquake; Rev.11:19.]---[and there were voices and thunders and lightnings and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty and so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts and the cities of the
nations fell. And every island fled away and the mountains were not
found; every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God
because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. Rev. 16:18-21.]
The following links may give an explanation of this event as hail or volcanic bombs, which are cast out from volcanic eruptions, taking place primarily near the tectonic plate boundaries.
Check out these links, for more information about this plague of the hail.
Check out this link, for information abut the number of volcanoes.