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.
From what time has the devil been a murderer?
To whom are sinners brought by conversion?
What will be the burden of the closing gospel message?
For what purpose is the mystery of the gospel made manifest?
19. In what prophetic language was the varying strength of the ten kingdoms of the divided empire indicated?
What will constitute the second plague?
Without this faith, will God answer prayer?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle