"I saw another angel coming down from heaven...
and the earth was illuminated with his glory."
Revelation 18:1

The Seventh Trumpet: The Mystery of God is Finished

Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, " The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."


16 And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God,

17 saying, "We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.

18 "And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.


(please note, it wasn't necessarily Ramses)


The Seventh Trumpet



The seventh trumpet is the third and final woe. It doesn’t give many specifics about what the woe will be, but the next thing to follow seems to be the bowel judgments, which probably occur in rapid succession similar to the plagues of Egypt just prior to the Lord’s coming in the clouds of glory to meet His people in the air and take them home to heaven to live with Him for 1,000 years.

After this Christ will return with them to resurrect the wicked for one last struggle before their final destruction by being utterly burned up. Then all evil will be “ashes under our feet” (Malachi) and the Earth will be made new again- all the universe will be clean with no curse!  There will be no more sin or sinners- a merciful God will not keep people writhing in pain for eternity, and mar our happiness with such a horrible thing.  When you look at the evidence of all the Bible verses on this topic, it becomes very clear that this is true.

This may not be the sequence that you have been used to hearing for end time events or the interpretation of Revelation. But, it is biblically solid, and encourage each reader to seek carefully through the scriptures to prove what you believe- comparing scripture with scripture and considering every given text the whole Bible has to say on any subject before coming to a conclusion. This is the only way to get accurate answers and avoid dangerous false doctrines.

We are in earth's final hours- we must be careful to avoid deception and prepare to meet our Lord soon! We must not allow any pastor or teacher to compel us to believe doctrines that do not match with all that Scripture shows. God will bless YOU as you study- bless you with light from His throne that you may understand.

For the remaining discussion of the 7th trumpet I will directly quote the explanation of Uriah Smith in his book Daniel and the Revelation which we have been referring to throughout the 7 trumpets study so far.  Knowing how close the parallels are, I will leave it with you to make some comparisons with our modern times.  For a little background knowledge, though, keep in mind that the fulfillment of the 7th trumpet historically was around the time of the end of the 2300 day prophecy in 1844, when Christ moved into the Most Holy Place in the heavenly sanctuary, spoken of in the book of Hebrews (where Jesus went after he ascended to Heaven), and the investigative judgment began which was to culminate in His second coming.

Regarding these words, and the study of prophecy, let Revelation 1:3 be our guide; "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."

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From here, quoting from Uriah Smith's Daniel and the Revelation about fulfillment of the 7th trumpet;

"'VERSE 15. And 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 forever and ever. 16. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, 17. Saying, 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.'
From the 15th verse to the end of the chapter, we seem to be carried over the ground, from the sounding of the seventh angel to the end, three distinct times. In the verses last quoted, the prophet glances forward to the full establishment of the kingdom of God. Although the seventh trumpet has begun to sound, it may not yet be a fact that the great voices in heaven have proclaimed that the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ, except it be in anticipation of the speedy accomplishment of this event; but the seventh trumpet, like the preceding six, covers a period of time: and the transfer of the kingdoms from earthly power to Him whose right it is to reign, is the principal event to occur in the early years of its sounding; hence this event, to the exclusion of all else, here engages the mind of the prophet. (see remarks on verse 19.) In the next verse John goes back and takes up intervening events as follows:


"'VERSE 18. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldst give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldst destroy them which destroy the earth.'
'The Nations Were Angry.' - Commencing with the wonderful revolution in Europe in 1848, that spontaneous outburst of violence among the nations, their anger toward one another, their jealousy and envy, have been constantly increasing. Almost every paper shows the fearful degree to which they are now excited, and how tense has become the strain on the relations between them.


"'And Thy Wrath Is Come.' - The wrath of God for the present generation is filled up in the seven last plagues (chapter 15:1), which consequently must here be referred to, and which are soon to be poured out upon the earth.


"The Judgment of the Dead. - "And the time of the dead, that they should be judged." The great majority of the dead, that is, the wicked, are still in their graves after the visitation of the plagues, and the close of this dispensation. A work of judgment, of allotting to each one the punishment due to his sins, is carried on in reference to them by the saints, in conjunction with Christ, during the one thousand years following the first resurrection. 1Cor. 6:2; Rev. 20:4. Inasmuch as this judgment of the dead follows the wrath of God, or the seven last plagues, it would seem necessary to refer it to the one thousand years of judgment upon the wicked, above mentioned; for the investigative judgment takes place before the plagues are poured out.


"The Reward of the Righteous. - 'And that thou shouldst give reward unto thy servants the prophets. 'These will enter upon their reward at the coming of Christ, for he brings their reward with him. Matt. 16:27; Rev. 22:12. The full reward of the saints however is not reached till they enter upon the possession of the new earth. Matt. 25:34.



"The Punishment of the Wicked. - "And shouldst destroy them which destroy the earth," referring to the time when all the wicked will be forever devoured by those purifying fires which come down from God out of heaven upon them, and which; melt and renovate the earth. 2 Pet 3:7; Rev 20:9. By this we learn that the seventh trumpet reaches over to the end of the one thousand years. Momentous, startling, but yet joyous thought! that the trumpet is now sounding which is to see the final destruction of the wicked, and to behold the saints, clothed in a glorious immortality, safely located on the earth made new.
Once more the prophet carries us back to the commencement of the trumpet, in the following language:


'VERSE 19. And 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.'


"Having introduced the seventh trumpet in verse 15, the first great event that strikes the mind of the seer is the transfer of the kingdom from earthly to heavenly rule. God takes to him his great power, and forever crushes the rebellion of this revolted earth, establishes Christ upon his own throne, and remains himself supreme over all. This picture being completed, we are pointed back, in verse 18, to the state of the nations, the judgment to fall upon them, and the final destiny of both saints and sinners. This field of vision having been scanned, we are taken back once more in the verse now under notice, and our attention is called to the close of the priesthood of Christ, the last scene in the work of mercy for a guilty world. The temple is opened; the second apartment of the sanctuary is entered. We know it is the holy of holies that is here opened, for the ark is seen; and in that apartment alone the ark was deposited. This took place at the end of the 2300 days, when the sanctuary was to be cleansed, the time when the prophetic periods expired, and the seventh angel commenced to sound. Since that time, the people of God have seen by faith the open door in heaven, and the ark of God's testament there. They are endeavoring to keep every precept of the holy law written upon the tables therein deposited. And that the tables of the law are there, just as in the ark in the sanctuary erected by Moses, is evident from the terms which John uses in describing the ark. He calls it the 'ark of his testament.' The ark was called the ark of the covenant, or testament, because it was made for the express purpose of containing the tables of the testimony, or ten commandments. Ex. 25:16; 31:18; Deut. 10:2,5. It was put to no other use, and owed its name solely to the fact that it contained the tables of the law. If the tables were not therein, it would not be the ark of his (God's) testament, and could not truthfully be so called. Yet John, beholding the ark in heaven under the sounding of the seventh trumpet, still calls it the "ark of his testament," affording unanswerable proof that the law is still there, unaltered in one jot or tittle from the copy which for a time was committed to the care of men in the typical ark of the tabernacle during the Mosaic dispensation.


"The followers of the prophetic word have also received the reed, and are measuring the temple, the altar, and them that worship therein. Verse 1. They are uttering their last prophecy before nations, peoples, and tongues. Chapter 10:11. And the drama will soon close with the lightnings, thunderings, voices, the earthquake, and great hail, which will constitute nature's last convulsion before all things are made new at the close of the thousand years. Rev. 21:5."

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7 Trumpets Dual Fulfillment Summary Chart

 

Trumpet

Roman Empire

United States

1st

Visigoths attack of Rome under Alaric (Western Rome), scorched earth policy, Roman deforestation

WWI (Bombs), US midwestern drought of the 1930’s, global deforestation and desertification

2nd

Vandals attack of Rome through naval pirate attacks led by Genseric. They surprised the unguarded roman fleet in the bay of Cartagena.

 

Japanese surprise attack of US unguarded naval fleet in Pearl Harbor which got the US into World War II.  German U-boat naval attacks, and huge WWII naval losses worldwide.

3rd

Attack of Huns on Rome - Uriah Smith described the events in words that would dually apply to a nuclear bomb; “compared to a blazing meteor” ...“many persons would perish... wide desolations would be caused in the vicinity of those rivers and streams, as if a bitter and baleful star should fall into the waters, and death should spread over lands adjacent to them, and watered by them.’” He said the third trumpet would involve ‘Total extirpation and erasure,' ... ‘The Scourge of God.’”

End of WWII, Nuclear Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nuclear testing on US soil.

4th

Fall of Western Rome - Uriah Smith chooses a poem to describe the events of the fourth trumpet which draws the visual picture of a volcanic eruption

 

Mt St Helens eruption in western United States

5th

Rise of Islam, Islamic terrorism

 

Rise of Islam, Islamic terrorism/ 9/11

6th

Rise of Ottoman Caliphate

Rise of ISIS Caliphate

7th

Mystery of God Finished

Mystery of the ages is complete (Paul calls the Gospel a mystery), Possible final nuclear war (“great hail”)


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