10 The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets
The covenant made between God and His people is an important key to understanding Revelation. God wants all His people to be overcomers who share Christ's throne. The sounding of the trumpets are life- changing calls to repentance.
The trumpets sound judgments against those who do not have the seal of God, elsewhere described as "those who dwell on earth." Just as breaking the seals shows God's love at work warning His people of the consequences for those failing to follow the covenant, so the sounding of the trumpets shows His love again at work warning those opposing His people of the consequences of their actions. Both reveal how God works to bring people to Himself so that He might save them.