Revelation:  Things Which Must Be Hereafter
Event Scripture Hist. Interp. Time Of Historicist Fut. Interp. Futurist Book
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Rev 8:1  And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.  Event 10-7th Seal Strong **** 476 AD 8:1   Guinness sees this as the  Seal of the Trumpets, representing the fall of the Pagan, Imperial Western Roman Empire around 476 AD.  Robert Fleming sees this as a short breathing space for the church under Constantine Until his death in 337 AD Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p234 chart   AND Robert Fleming, "Rise and Fall of The Papacy", P46 8:1    This (Rev 17) is, in my opinion, the first and most well documented sign in the whole Book of Revelation.  It is also the only one that is divinely interpreted within Revelation 17 itself.  So, if you are filling out your Revelation puzzle, this is the first piece that you fit into place on your chronological time-line, as every single symbol that is given by John has been explained in a very neat and tight fit into the 1,260 year time-line for the rise and fall of the Papacy.  This Revelation 17 event most certainly fits with great exactness into the time of the French Revolution, as displayed in Revelation 16, Vials one through five.  Given that so much of Revelation 12 and 13 describe this same beast empire, yet in an earlier, more imperial and less religious form, it serves as the foundation post from where we begin to unlock the secrets of the meaning of this entire Book of Revelation.  Strong argument is therefore made that the seals and first four trumpets most probably refer to the fall of Imperial Rome prior to 476 AD.
Rev 8:2  And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. 
Rev 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. 
Rev 8:4  And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. 
Rev 8:5  And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. 
Rev 8:6  And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.  8:6    Elliott marks the first six trumpets as covering 395 AD to 1453 AD.  He also argues here for a chronologically successive interpretation and against those who suppose the Book to consist of a triple series of prefigurative visions, chronologically parallel with each other. Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p 321-p322
Rev 8:7  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.  Event 11-1st Trumpet Moderate 395 AD to 410 AD 8:7    Gothic invasions which followed the death of Theodosius On Jan. 17, 395,  the era of Alaric and Rhadagaisus, embraching 400 AD to 410 AD, the Vandals had extended their conquests to the Straits of Gades: and Alaric, who had reached South Italy, died suddenly. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p234 chart..Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p 325, Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p 377
Rev 8:8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;  Event 12-2nd Trumpet Moderate 429 AD to 468 AD 8:8    Gothic invasions:  the era of the Vandals Alaric and Genseric, who conquered the maritime provinces of Africa and the islands in the Mediterranean, beginning in 429 AD to 468 AD, when te Roman Navy had hoped to destroy the Vandals, were utterly destroyed by fire-ships driven among them in the night.   Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p234 chart, Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p378-p380
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 were destroyed. 
Rev 8:10  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;  Event 13-3rd Trumpet Moderate 433 AD to 446 AD 8:10    Elliott and Guinness regard this as further Gothic invasions.  Attila the Hun was also raging against the Eastern reaches of the Empire from 433AD to 446 AD.  Robert Fleming sees this as the destruction of the Western leg of the Pagan Roman Empire, which Elliott has for the Seventh Seal. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p234 chart, Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p378-p380    AND Robert Fleming, "Rise and Fall of The Papacy", P47
Rev 8:11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. 
Rev 8:12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.  Event 14-4th Trumpet Moderate 456 AD to 476 AD 8:12   Elliott and Guinness have this as Gothic invasions:  The period of Odoacer, Chief of the Heruli, a remnant of the host of Attila, on the Alpine frontiers of Italy, threw off Roman rule.  This occurred beginning in 456  AD until the fall of Rome in 476 AD.  Robert Fleming regards Rome to have already fallen in the West and stretches this time of further deterioration between 568 AD to 773 AD. Guinness, “History Unveiling Prophecy”, p234 chart, Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p383    AND Robert Fleming, "Rise and Fall of The Papacy", P47
Rev 8:13  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!