(OPINION) ETH – A pastor is sounding the alarm that the first trumpet from the Book of Revelation is about to be sounded and we are currently witnessing the silence before the storm according to a recent piece from the Express.


The Book of Revelation is the final book of the Bible and the New Testament. In the book seven trumpets are sounded, one at a time, that unleash apocalyptic events witnessed and spoken of by John of Patmos in his vision. According to Revelation chapter eight, the angels of the Lord sound these trumpets after the breaking of the Seventh Seal, which secured the scroll of the apocalypse, marking the Second Coming of Christ.

With the devastating and destructive events occurring around the world, including the coronavirus and locust plague on the African continent and in the Mideast, some have theorized that these events could actually be the Four Horsemen from Revelation Chapter 6 – sent to cause famine and plague – coming to fruition before our eyes.

However, Pastor John Barnett is claiming that we are now living in what he has dubbed “the silence before the storm” in which will see the first trumpet of Revelation 8 sounded in the near future, which will be a devastating event that will literally wipe out one-third of Earth’s trees, a promise in which he believes was proved in the Book of Exodus.

In a recent video that he uploaded last month, the pastor started: “The doctrine starts in verse seven, the first angel sounds and hail and fire follow mingled with blood. “Now doesn’t that sound like something Exodus? Chapter seven to 10 – the Plagues of Egypt – It’s very similar to what’s happening.

“God was judging the Egyptians because they had their false gods, he was saying ‘those gods aren’t real’.  “God is doing the same thing here, he sends down hail and fire, mingled with blood, and look what happens.”

Dr. Barnett claims that the events that we’ve seen recently were merely a warning from God for humans trying to save the planet and not themselves, but dire consequences are coming. He went on to state that

“Today, everything is going green and it’s good, we shouldn’t waste, it’s wrong to waste. “But the go green is almost a reflection of the Mother Earth save the planet idea – no, save the people. “The planet is hopelessly heading for destruction, save the people – there’s almost a worship of nature.

“Well, a third of the trees are burned up and all the green grass, these speak of life and signs of life – they provide food, shelter, and shade. “But God says to the world, ‘if you don’t worship me if you worship the Earth, then your food, your life, and your comfort, I’ll show you that I’m the one who is the giver and sustainer of life.'”

Dr. Barnett went on claiming there are many ways that the first trumpet could come, with one being a huge volcanic eruption. He continued: “So God lets loose, a gazillion things could cause this, have you seen all the volcanoes? If one of those breaks loose, that superheated water vapor going up to the atmosphere and a third of all trees are burned up.

“That’s coming, that is literal, it doesn’t mean something else, God already did this in Egypt. “He burned up and killed their animals, their crops. “God is speaking, what a warning, what a wake-up call, people are listening and God will save people in the tribulation.”

Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.