A third of the earth was burned up (Revelation 8:7)


The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

Revelation 8:7 - NIV



⚪ Transforming the order-loving German people into anarchists

And they were cast upon the earth AND THE THIRD PART OF THE EARTH WAS BURNED UP. — Luther's teaching had the effect of transforming the order-loving German people into anarchists.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 148 + Cover


⚫ Discredit of the ruling class

Rev. 8 [...]
"The third part of the earth was burnt up." (R.V.) The peoples of earth may be properly placed in three divisions, to wit: (1) the agricultural group; (2) the artisans, mechanics, seafaring men and other laborers; and (3) the financial, religious and political group; the last forming the ruling class. The proclamation was a challenge to the latter to bring forth their witnesses and prove their position, or admit they are liars; and their failing to do so places them in a position of disrepute and proves their counsel without value, and therefore they must admit it.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 112 + Cover