R E V E L A T I O N.
We have already seen what occurred upon opening
six of the seals; we now come to the opening of the seventh, which
introduced the sounding of the seven trumpets; and a direful scene
now opens. Most expositors agree that the seven seals represent the
interval between the apostle's time and the reign of Constantine,
but that the seven trumpets are designed to represent the rise of
antichrist, some time after the empire became Christian. In this
chapter we have, I. The preface, or prelude, to the sounding of the
trumpets, ver. 1-6. II. The
sounding of four of the trumpets, ver. 7, &c.).