Angel with the Golden Censer, Revelation 8:3-6

This angel with the golden censer filled it with fire and incense and the prayers of the saints and threw it to the earth.

A censer is always mentioned in connection with the High Priest. Numbers 16:1-19. This angel’s priestly work is to prepare for the angels with the Seven Trumpets.

Saints are those who belong to God.

This Altar of Incense or golden altar was before the throne of God in Heaven which the earthly one was just a copy.

Background Reading:

The Vision of Seven Angels Given Seven Trumpets – Angel with the Golden Censer

8:2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand in God’s presence, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 Another angel came with a gold censer and stood at the altar. He was given a large quantity of incense to offer on the gold altar before the throne, along with the prayers of all the saints. 4 The smoke from the incense and the prayers of the saints went up from the angel’s hand to God. 5 The angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth. Then there were peals of thunder, noises, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. 6 The seven angels who had the seven trumpets got ready to blow them.
Revelation 8:3-6


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