Revelation 11:15-19 - Trumpet 7 (3rd woe and Coming of Jesus)


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Rev 11:1-2

Rev 11:3-12

Rev 11:13-14

Rev 11:15-19


15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

 16And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

 17Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

 18And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

 19And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Revelation 11:15-19 KJV

15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:

   “The kingdom of the world has become
   the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
   and he will reign for ever and ever.”

 16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:

   “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
   the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.
18 The nations were angry,
   and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
   and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name,
   both great and small—
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”

 19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

Revelation 11:15-19 NIV

When the seventh trumpet sounds, the mystery of God that He has disclosed to all the prophets will be revealed, finally!  Revelation 10:7  The Messianic promise that all the sages of all the ages have waited for is finally here.  Jesus comes in all His glory and splits the eastern sky.  He comes in reigning authority to claim all that belongs to him-the saints.  In the KJV of the bible Jesus is described in verse 17 as which art, and wast and art to come.  However, in the NIV bible Jesus is described as the One who is and who was and not as to come because the translators of the KJV added that phrase.  In verse 17, Jesus is not to come, because when this verse comes to pass HE IS HERE! 

These verses parallel Revelation 19 where Jesus comes riding the white horse, wearing a diadem and leading all the armies of Heaven.  Three different times in Revelation Jesus is described wearing a crown, but only once is He wearing the diadem, a crown identifying him as the rightful heir to the throne.  The stephanos, which Jesus wears in Revelation 6:2; 14:14, is a crown of victory because Jesus is victorious over death.  Revelation 19:12 describes Jesus as wearing many diadems because He is the ruler of both Heaven and earth.  However, when he comes on the white horse in Revelation 19 and with reiging authority and power in Revelation 11, he only exerts His right to reign over the hearts of men that have chosen Him as their king.  He comes specifically to redeem His own. 

In Revelation 12:3 and 13:1, Satan, the old red dragon, is described as having diadems on his seven heads and his ten horns because he rules over the hearts and minds of those that love him and have chosen to remain at enmity with God.  He is also the prince of this dark world because through deception he duped Adam and Eve out of their right to reign on this earth.  God owns the earth, but gave dominion to the man and the woman for a specified amount of time.  He established the terms and the duration of the lease at creation.  The terms included choosing Him over all others and all things.  The duration of the lease agreement will last for 7,000 years.  We know this because the days of creation serve as a pattern of the timeline for mankind's right to reign.  2 Peter 3:1-13  It is imperative that a righteous man reestablish mankind's right to reign before the termination of the lease agreement.  Therefore, Jesus chose to become lower than the angels.  He willingly took on flesh so He could do for us what we could not do for ourselves!  He came to offer Himself at the appropriate time and will come again.  He has waited to come until the fullness of times because He is longsuffering and not willing that any should perish, but He will also come at just the right moment.

Satan will continue to reign over this old world during the seventh millenia but his subjects will all be deceased awaiting the second resurrection which is not a blessed event.  Revelation 20:4-6  Satan will be confined to this planet in its destroyed condition.  In addition, there will be no one for him to decieve.  He will have 1,000 years to consider the collateral damage to the planet.  He wanted the earth, now he has it!

The saints will get a vacation.  We will go to Heaven to live with Christ for 1,000 years because it will be a sabbatical for us.  It will then be just the right time for mankind to come back and reclaim our home given to us in the garden.  Paradise will be restored and Jesus is the man for the job!  He will fight the devil at Gog and Magog and win back our deed and title.  Revelation 20:7-10  Our Heavenly Father, who is the Master Creator, will destroy the Destroyer and make all things new.  There will be no more sorrow because He will wipe away our tears!  Amen, even so come Lord Jesus.  Learn more. . .