" 'Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail such as has not been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now' (Exo_9:18).... However, there will be one like it in the time to come. When? In the days of Gog and Magog, as it is written, ... 'A torrential rain, and great hailstones, fire and sulfur' (Eze_38:2, Eze_38:22)." (Exodus Rabbah 12:2)
If these verses in Revelation are to be understood literally, then, since God uses nature to accomplish his purposes, one can imagine asteroids plunging into the earth, other materials from outer space darkening the skies and infecting the water, and heat flashes setting fire to the vegetation; and one can seek scientific explanations for such phenomena. But if these are graphic but figurative ways of describing God's judgment and the terror it will evoke, such speculations and researches are irrelevant. There are intelligent, well-informed, God-fearing New Testament scholars taking each approach.
the third: Rev_8:7, Rev_16:3-21; Exo_7:17-21; Eze_14:9
Rome was built on 7 mountains (Zech 4:10). It was destroyed in 410 CE by Alaricus, king of the West Goths. By some writers, Rome was considered to be Babylon the Great.
Causes, to smoke Psa_104:32; Psa_144:5; Sets the foundations of, on fire Deu_32:22; Makes waste Isa_42:15; Causes, to tremble Nah_1:5; Hab_3:10; Causes, to skip Psa_114:4; Psa_114:6; Causes, to melt Jdg_5:5; Psa_97:5; Isa_64:1; Isa_64:3; Removes Job_9:5; Overturns Job_9:5; Job_28:9; ScattersHab_3:6; (Burning,) of destructive enemies Jer_51:25; Rev_8:8
Mount Krakatoa Volcanic eruption coming out of the ocean. Like Enoch 18:13. And in the columns of heaven I beheld fires, which descended without number, but neither on high, nor into the deep. Over these fountains also I perceived a place which had neither the firmament of heaven above it, nor the solid ground underneath it; neither was there water above it, nor anything on wing; but the spot was desolate.
There could be a great volcanic eruption like that of Vesuvius in a.d. 79. Strabo tells of an eruption b.c. 196 which made a new island (Palaea Kaumene).
Volcanic eruption coming out of the ocean. Like Enoch 18:13. And in the columns of heaven I beheld fires, which descended without number, but neither on high, nor into the deep. Over these fountains also I perceived a place which had neither the firmament of heaven above it, nor the solid ground underneath it; neither was there water above it, nor anything on wing; but the spot was desolate.
On August 27,1883, (Month 6, Day 2) the 2,623-foot mountain Krakatoa in the Sunda strait of Indonesia literally exploded, burned up completely, and was cast into the sea, the waters where the mountain stood having been 1,000 feet deep ever since. Following this event, atmospheric waves girdled the earth seven times; tidal waves are thought to have destroyed a million lives; some tidal waves reached England, more than 11,000 miles away; and the explosion was actually heard at Bangkok at a distance of 3,000 miles! Thus, within the memory of a few people who have just died, we still have the evidence that the trumpet of God still sounds above the waters of the sea. www.studylight.org/commentary/revelation/8-8.html
www.history.com/this-day-in-history/krakatoa-erupts Began August 11, then increased until the 26th and then exploded heavily on August 27th. Steve Quayle 8/12/2016; www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=523428#summary This EQ is important due to its proximity to Krakatoa, which violently exploded in 1883, changing the weather dramatically in the Western Hemisphere. Steve Quayle 8/12/2016. Time to watch this area.Mount Tambora
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In 1812, Mount Tambor entered a period of high activity, with its climatic eruption being the catastrophic explosive event of April 1815.
Fire can refer to the tail of the Asteroid, war, plagues.
Figurative of Judgments: Deu_4:24; Deu_32:22; Isa_33:14; Jer_23:29; Amo_1:4; Amo_1:7; Amo_1:10; Amo_1:12; Amo_1:14; Amo_2:2; Mal_3:2; Luk_12:49; Rev_20:9; Jer_48:45; Lam_1:13; Eze_39:6
Of the destruction of the wicked Mat_13:42; Mat_13:50; Mat_25:41; Mar_9:44; Rev_9:2; Rev_21:8 ; Frequently employed as an instrument of divine vengeance Psa_97:3; Isa_47:14; Isa_66:16;
Characterized of: Consuming Jdg_15:4; Jdg_15:5; Psa_46:9; Isa_10:16; Isa_10:17; Melting Psa_68:2; Isa_64:2; Purifying Num_31:23; 1Pe_1:7; Rev_3:18
Fire was a frequent instrument of the Divine primitive wrath (Gen_19:24; Exo_9:23 (lightning); Num_11:1; Num_16:35, etc.; Psa_104:4, the American Standard Revised Version “Who maketh ... flames of fire his ministers”). Fire shall yet dissolve the world (2Pe_3:12).
Sea can refer to a multitude of people, nations, and tongues (Rev_17:15) or the ocean (Psa_46:2).
Of destruction Eze_35:6; Of judgments Eze_16:38; Rev_16:6
In Daniel's vision Dan_7:2-3
In John's apocalyptic vision Rev_4:6; Rev_8:8-9; Rev_10:2; Rev_10:5-6; Rev_10:8; Rev_13:1; Rev_15:2; Rev_16:3; Rev_21:1
The word “sea” is used symbolically in Isa_60:5, where it probably means the nations around the Mediterranean. In Dan_7:3, Rev_13:1 it may mean the tumultuous changes among the nations of the earth.
“When Rabbi Akiba prayed, wept, rent his garments, put of his shoes, and sat in the dust, the world was struck with a curse; and then the third part of the olives, the third part of the wheat, and the third part of the barley, was smitten “Rab. Mardochaeus, in Notitia Karaeorum, p. 102.
The plagues of Egypt, too, are again taken advantage of by the Seer, for in the first of these Moses "lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river; . . . and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt."* Here, however, the plague is extended, embracing as it does not only the river of Egypt, but the sea, with all the ships that sail upon it, and all its fish. Again also, as before, the "third part" is not to be thought of as confined to one region of the ocean, while the remaining two-thirds are left untouched. It is to be sought everywhere over the whole compass of the deep. (Exo_8:20-21)
Rev 8:9. And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships (Isa 2:16) were destroyed.
Trumpet 2: Meteorite/Volcano explodes in the ocean, 1/3 ships and sea life destroyed. (Rev 8:8,9). Affects Day 5 of Genesis 1. Exod 8:20-21.
Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
If it is an asteroid/comet or meteor then we also need to add.
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Luk 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luk 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Exo 8:20 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Exo 8:21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
It may be Mount Etna on the island of Sicily which vulcanologists say is ready to blow its top, like Mt. St. Helens. Many scholars feel that the sea on which this judgment falls is the Mediterranean. www.raystedman.org/new-testament/revelation/angels-of-doom