“The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.”
Remember the wild fires that have occurred in California over the past few years and the amount of damage? Now imagine one third of planet earth on fire. According to the research I’ve done for this article, “the averages vary” but the amount of forest coverage is roughly 30% of the earth’s land surface, however, this doesn’t include living trees outside a forest, this judgment will cover all tress, including fruit trees or the ones you have on your property or a neighbors. The passage says a third of the trees are burned up, so the amount is much more that 30%.
We all eat from trees, nuts, oranges, apples, various other fruits as well, coffee, chocolate etc.
So, what about all the green grass?
We have to consider this part of the passage isn’t necessarily addressing the green grass that grows in your yards, it may very well include various other grasses that feed people, like wheat, oats, barely etc. If this is the case and I suspect it is, this judgment will cause food shortages worldwide, and depending on the season of the year this judgment occurs, this seasons crops will be destroyed and won’t be able to be replanted until the next planting season. This judgment will no doubt add to the continued famine world wide.