3. And another angel came and stood over the altar. He had a golden censer, and he was given very much incense that he might mingle it with the prayers of all the people of God upon the altar of gold before the throne.

4. And the smoke of the incense (the perfume) arose in the presence of God with the prayers of the people of God (the saints) from the hand of the angel.


Incense -c) a fumigation; thus, driving out the occupants; to smoke, turn into fragrance as an act of worship; a sacrifice.

Here we see the angel in Revelation 8 mixing the prayers of God’s people with incense. This is done right before the 7 trumpets are blown. The angel then takes the censer and pours it out upon the earth (vs. 5). Then there is a lot of loud rumblings and thunder peals with lightning and an earthquake.

The prayers are a type of incense to God as a sweet-smelling sacrifice from His people so when they are mixed with the incense and poured upon the earth, that softens the blow of the wrath from the 7 Trumpets that are to come.

When the priests in the Old Testament poured incense in a censer and went through the congregation, plagues were stopped, and lives were spared.

Are we not priests for God today. Our prayers are so very important to the Lord. He will use them to pour out mercy along with His wrath. He is asking us today to be serious about our prayers so He can have mercy. He delights in mercy and not wrath. He wants to spare and pardon not judge and condemn.


2, O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.


2 thoughts

  1. Amen Sis! We should remain faithful to pray for each other! Good loves that❤️
    The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (James 5:16)


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