6 And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
The terrifying events are about to start with the blowing of the trumpets that are going to make men’s heart melt in fear.
7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire, mixed with blood, were hurled to the earth. So a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
The first trumpet is blown and death rains down on humanity. The phrase “hail and fire, mixed with blood” refers to chunks of ice and burning sulfur (Ezekiel 38:22) that comes down and causes great destruction, destroying 1/3 of nature. The blood could refer to the death of countless of people who chose darkness rather than the light (Psalms 11:6).
8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea. So a third of the sea became blood,
The phrase “great mountain ablaze with fire” may refer to a huge volcano that erupts and half of it breaks off and slides into the sea or a gigantic meteorite comes from space and strikes the sea.
9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
A third of all kinds of fish and creatures in the sea will perish from a poisonous substance that emits from the huge mountain. It will also cause a massive tsunami wave that will destroy any ship that’s out at the time that it hits the water.
10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from heaven. It fell on a third of the rivers and springs of water.
Now the third trumpet unleashes a judgment that brings another meteorite but this time it will strike the drinking water for mankind.