We continue our journey through the Seven Trumpets of Revelation. The fifth trumpet reveals imagery that both seem frightening and puzzling. Once again placing the descriptions in its proper historical and literary context is crucial to its interpretation.
The key message from this trumpet scene is that Jesus/God is more powerful than any gods (sources of power and security) that this world offers. All who choose to be with the true God will be delivered, but all who place trust in anything else will find that what they thought was safety will return to sting and torment them.