Revelation Revealed | The Throne Room of God and the Trumpet Judgments, #14 | Pastor Jim Hammond

When the apostle John was taken up into the throne room of God, he had a glorious view of what the throne room looked like. This past weekend, Pastor Jim expounded on the various elements of the throne room when he taught the 14th installment of his series, “Revelation Revealed.” Not only did we learn about the throne room, but we also learned about the seven trumpet judgments during tribulation. To learn more about Pastor Jim’s teaching, visit the web page linked below.

Dive Deeper

Revelation chapter eight begins with finishing the opening of the seventh seal, which was silence in heaven for one-half hour… the elders aren’t talking… the angels aren’t singing. Complete silence for 30 minutes.

After the 30-minute silence, seven angels step before God. Pastor Jim talked about the various opinions there are about the identity of the seven angels.

Another angel came forward, who was not one of the seven trumpet angels, who had a golden censor filled with incense and the prayers of the saints. He offered it on the golden altar in heaven.

Pastor Jim talked about how the throne room in heaven was replicated in the temple on earth. There were two altars in the temple on earth: the brazen altar and the golden altar. Each altar had a different purpose. The prayers of the saints were offered on the golden altar. He went over how all the elements in the throne room were a type and shadow of the sacrifice of Jesus.

Some estimate the trumpet judgments take place 2 to 2 ½ years into the tribulation. Pastor Jim then expounded on the first four trumpet judgments, followed by the three “woe” judgments.

He finished his message with an article by the American Medical Association which talked about the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, with the purpose of emphasizing the suffering Jesus endured while obtaining salvation for us. He said, “This is about… where will you go for eternity?”

Read About It

Revelation 8:1, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

Revelation 8:2, “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.”

Revelation 4:5, “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”

Revelation 8:3, “And 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.”

Discussion Questions

Do you think the book of Revelation is important to study?

If yes, why? If no, why?

How might the book of Revelation be used to speak with unbelievers?

Recent Sermon Notes

Grace Unveiled, #10: Credited to Your Account | Jim Hammond

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Grace Unveiled, #9: Established in the Gift of Righteousness | Jim Hammond

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The Principle of Connection | Mac Hammond

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