ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 476



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IMMERSE

MESSIAH
7:16–8:13
They will never again be hungry or thirsty;
they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
For the Lamb on the throne
will be their Shepherd.
He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
When the Lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence
throughout heaven for about half an hour.
I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven
trumpets.
Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the
altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the
prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne.
The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people,
ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out.
Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw
it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there
was a terrible earthquake.
Then the seven angels with the seven trumpets prepared to blow their
mighty blasts.
The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire mixed with blood
were thrown down on the earth. One-third of the earth was set on fire,
one-third of the trees were burned, and all the green grass was burned.
Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and a great mountain of fire
was thrown into the sea. One-third of the water in the sea became blood,
one-third of all things living in the sea died, and one-third of all the ships
on the sea were destroyed.
Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from the sky,
burning like a torch. It fell on one-third of the rivers and on the springs of
water. The name of the star was Bitterness. It made one-third of the water
bitter, and many people died from drinking the bitter water.
Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and one-third of the sun was
struck, and one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars, and they became dark. And one-third of the day was dark, and also one-third of the night.
Then I looked, and I heard a single eagle crying loudly as it flew through
the air, “Terror, terror, terror to all who belong to this world because of
what will happen when the last three angels blow their trumpets.”





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