The blast from the Fifth Trumpet will announce the emergence of a great political power and a great religious power on earth. The Biblical symbolisms contained in the description of the message from this trumpet blast are prophetically unique. Rather than having readers become bogged down with an overwhelming amount of Biblical study that serves no purpose here, I will simply give an overview of the meaning and outcome.
This trumpet will announce the first great "woe" on the earth. The prophetic description covers many overlapping, unfolding and interacting highlighted events in the final three and one-half years of man's self-rule. The highlights of this Fifth Trumpet include:
(2) the emergence of great power wielded by the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope
(3) the emergence of a fully-united European union of ten nations
(4) the emergence of a colossal military might from this united European union and the destruction of several hundred million people by it
(5) the protection of God's elect and the torment and trying (testing) of those who have refused to repent in the environs of God's scattered Church
All these events begin once the fifth trumpet is sounded:
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth, and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose smoke out of the pit like the smoke from a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Out of the smoke there came locusts upon the earth, and they were given power like scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:1-3)
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