Revelation 8:7-11

The final seventh seal of judgment inaugurates the seven trumpet judgments. From the first 6 verses of Chapter 8, it seems the prayers of the people are a catalyst for the next level of the judgment of God to finally begin. Chapters 8 and 9 can be disturbing and must have caused the apostle John anxiety because in chapters 10 and 11, God pushes the pause button. These two chapters give us the assurance that God knows exactly what He is doing.