IV. The first 6 trumpets must sound before the 7th. trumpet This is common sense. As John looked into the future (Rev.4:1-2), he "saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets (Rev 8:2-3). "And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound" (Rev 8:6-7). "The first angel sounded..." (Rev.8:7).
"The second angel sounded..." (Rev.8:8). The third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh angel sounded. One
after the other.
Wherever you place the 7th. Trumpet in the order of events, you must show where the previous have sounded. To say that Jesus is coming back at any moment is also to say that the first 6 trumpets have blown.
A. Note what happens under the first 6 trumpets The first angel sounded...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. 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; 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. 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; 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.
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.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud
voice, Wow, wow, wow to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the
trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound (Rev. 8:7-13)!