We have an ancient enemy who’s trying to peel away the disciples of Christ to worship him instead. The continual encouragement in Revelation is to endure, even when Satan makes life difficult for us. And as we’ll see in Revelation 14, we can be faithful today by remembering the harvest reward we’ll experience in the days to come.
In these chapters, John sees the seven trumpets of judgment executed on one-third of the earth. Each judgment intensifies from the other.