Before the judgment actually starts in Revelation 8:7, He waits a long time.
Because we are a people of action, waiting is something that is hard for most of us.
But God says that the greatest action that we can perform is being still before Him and praying.
The half-hour of total silence before the throne of God reminds us that this chapter is about the power of prayer and silence. As we offer our prayers before His throne, we will see God respond to those prayers, the angel pours out the censer, and the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound as God begins the Tribulation.
What are some of the lessons ahead in this chapter’s study? The coming judgments are dreadfully frightening and terribly unsettling, and the earth dwellers will have a horrifying end.
The coming judgments should make us humbly reach out to our God of love and mercy while there is still time.
Remember: only you can choose your destination. If you have not already humbled yourself before our merciful almighty God, I urge you to do so today!