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And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8, 9)
The second trumpet judgment sounds. Notice again the preciseness of this judgment. A giant fiery mountain crashes into the sea. From this, one third of the sea becomes blood, causing one third of the sea life to die, and one third of the ships were destroyed. It is possible that war could breakout drawing many military vessels to the proposed area, where one third of the ships and sea life could perish. But I think it is more likely that this judgment will come directly from the hand of God. Like the first trumpet, it will serve notice that though man has turned to the antichrist, he is helpless to save them from the wrath to come.
Itís not clear what this burning mountain is, but I believe John is describing an asteroid. Not just any asteroid, but one that is so enormous, that upon impact, it will melt, destroy and disintegrate anything in its path.
Imagine if you will a giant fireball the size of a country crashing into the ocean at a speed of 35,000 miles per hour. Forget about the heat and the death of the sea creatures, the tidal wave that this impact will cause will be of epic proportions. The way I see it, any ships that are not immediately disintegrated from the intense heat will be destroyed by the giant tidal waves that follow. Needless to say, many people will die.