Revelation 8:10 Index
"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;"
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" . . . the third angel sounded . . . "

  • This trumpet covers the period known as the Dark or Middle Ages in which the church left the teaching of the Apostles and the simplicity of the gospel, and brought in church tradition and dogma. This resulted in the water of life being polluted and poisoned. It brought spiritual death too anyone who drank. (KC 120)
  • This same deception will be seen before Christ returns. "And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication" (Revelation 14:8). (KC 120)

" . . . fell a great star from heaven . . . "

  • . . . has application to Christ's words, "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven" (Luke 10:18). (KC 120)
  • In Revelation 12:9, John describes the event this way: "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (KC 120)