What Can You Tell Us About the Wormwood in Revelation 8:10-11?

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“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.”

Revelation 8:10-11 KJV

Wormwood is a bitter desert plant. This is in the Third Trumpet Judgment. There are seven trumpet judgments in chapters 8, 9, and 11.  A star out of the heavenlies falls onto the waters on the earth. In verse 11, the name of the star is called “Wormwood,” and the third part of the waters became “wormwood” or “bitter.” Men will die when they drink from the water where this star comes down; it could be a meteor or a falling star. 

Many people try to read something else into this.  Approach your study of Bible prophecy from a literal perspective.  I believe it is a star, and it is called “Wormwood.” It is mentioned one time in the New Testament and seven times in the Old Testament. It always represents sorrow and bitter judgment.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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