The First Shofar

My Heart is for Israel

Revelation 8:7
The End Times

In my last post, we exploredRevelation 8:2-6 and I shared an overview of the Four Views on the Seven Shofars contained inRevelation 8-10.  In this post, we will explore the impact of the First Shofar.

“The first one sounded his shofar; and there came hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was thrown down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”  ~ Revelation 8:7 (CJB)

The first four shofar judgments affect nature directly and people indirectly (compare Matthew 24:4-8) and resemble the plagues of Egypt (see Psalm 105:29, 32), while the last three plagues (Revelation 8:13) affect people directly. (compare Matthew 24:13-22).

The idea that the End Time plagues will recapitulate those of Egypt can be found in the Midrash…

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