Revelation 8:8-11 Mountain Sized Meteor

Revelation 8:8-11 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

These events occur during the trumpet judgments of Revelation. It is a little over a third of the way through the tribulation judgments. There appears to be two separate events noted in these four verses. One of them impacts the sea. The other impacts the land. Both are very destructive.

The first is the “great mountain”. It is burning with fire. In light of the recent meteor that struck Russia, this is easy to visualize. There were multiple sources of video that showed a meteor exploding in the sky and leaving a trail of fire and smoke. This great mountain slams into the sea. Recent measurements indicate a meteor can hit the atmosphere at approximately 33,000-40,000 miles per hour. Imagine the momentum of this object. It is a simple physics equation, mass X velocity. This would create a destructive tsunami of massive proportions. Imagine the sound percussions and damage from the sonic boom of an object that size and subsequent objects that break apart.

Look at the data of the size of the meteor that struck Russia. It was estimated to be approximately 55 feet wide and weighed 10,000 tons. Remember the zinc factory destruction that occurred from a fragment of this meteor? Consider all of the damage done by the relatively small meteor that affected rural Russia. Windows were broken from sound waves. The blast was estimated to be approximately 500 kilotons (data provided by NASA). Over 1,000 people were injured.

Think of the size of the asteroid that recently passed by Earth and missed the same day as the meteor that hit Russia. That asteroid was half the size of a football field.

Now consider the size of the object in Revelation 8:8. It is described as a “great mountain”. There are two words in the original Greek that describe the object. Oros is Greek for mountain. The adjective is mega in the Greek which means great, huge, large, or immense. We use “mega” in front of words in English if we want to express the enormity of something. This is a mega mountain! The devastation is significant. One third of sea life destroyed. Imagine the sight and the stench. One third of all ships destroyed.

The event in Russia was a starter kit.

One Response to “Revelation 8:8-11 Mountain Sized Meteor”

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