What was to occur under the fourth trumpet?


"And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and a 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 f or a third part
of it, and the night likewise." Verse 12.
NOTE - This trumpet brings us to the fall of Western Rome, in AD. 476, when the Herulian
barbarians, under the leadership of Odoacer, took possession of the city and sceptre of Rome; and the great
empire which had hitherto been the empress of the world was reduced to a poor dukedom, tributary to the
exarch of Ravenna. Its luminaries, or civil rulers, were smitten, and ceased to shine. "Italy now became in
effect a province of the empire of the East. The Roman Empire in the West had come to an end, after an
existence from the founding of Rome Of 1,229 years."- "General History" (Myers) ' page 348.

What use of this prophecy by the Apostle Peter shows that it referred to Christ?
Of what kind of doctrines should we beware?
Instead of consenting to His release, what did Christ's accusers now demand?
How was the \"devotion\", of the \"faithful\" disturbed?
What other event is mentioned under this seal?
With what announcement does the sixth trumpet close?
What special blessings were conferred on the Israelites?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle