30 Minutes of Silence – Revelation 8:1-2
Matthew 24:21 (NASB) “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
Jeremiah 30:6-7 (NASB) 6 ‘Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? 7 ‘Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s distress, But he will be saved from it.
Daniel 12:1 (NASB) “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.
I. THE EXPERIENCE OF SILENCE
Psalms 50:3 (NASB) May our God come and not keep silence
Zechariah 2:13 (NASB) “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord; for He is aroused from His holy habitation.”
II. THE CAUSE OF SILENCE
Habakkuk 2:20 (NASB) “But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”
III. THE ANGELS RELATED TO THE SILENCE
1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NASB) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
1 Corinthians 15:52 (NASB) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.