THE SEVENTH SEAL AND THE GOLDEN CENSER Ch8 is opened with the 7th seal, Christ Himself is opening this scroll with 7 seals, 7 means ‚Äúcomplete‚ÄĚ in scripture. The 7th seal is the title deed to this Earth, so Jesus is taking back His creation. All of creation belongs to Him. Vs1: ‚ÄúWhen He opened the 7th seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.‚ÄĚ Heaven is normally a place full of constant joy, adoration, worship, singing for the Lord from thousands of angels. But when this 7th seal is opened, there is 30 minutes silence (Earth Time) because what is getting ready to happen on Earth is so awful, so violent, so horrendous, that even the heavenly bodies realize the seriousness of the opening of this 7th seal. Vs2: The 7th seal is not a judgement in itself, but it opens up the judgement of the 7 trumpets, which in turn opens more judgements. God is getting ready to call attention to the Earth. Vs3: One angel was given a golden censer of incense. We use a brass one to offer up a sweet smelling prayer to God. So that's what this angel does, he offers up the prayers to the golden alter. Vs4: Out of the angels hand, our prayers are offered to God with the prayers of the saints and angels. Vs5: the angel hurled the censer down to Earth, and there were earthquakes, thunder, lightening. This is a signal to Earth that The Time Has Come.
THE TRUMPETS Vs6: the 1st trumpet sounds Vs7: The first four trumpet judgement s are hurled directly at the Earth.