Sin resulted in widespread disaster and terrible pain, yet pain is actually a form of God's grace.
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Revelation 8 (ESV)
1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal,
there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 Then I saw
the seven angels
who stand before God,
and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer,
and he was given much incense
with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne,
the smoke of the incense,
with the prayers of the saints,
rose before God from the hand of the angel.
5 Then the angel
took the censer
and filled it with fire from the altar
and threw it on the earth,