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UNDERSTANDING THAT WEIRD BOOK OF REVELATION - It Has More To Do With Your Life Than You Think

#8 - DIGESTING AND PROCLAIMING THE NEWS OF GOD'S COMING WRATH

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Revelation 10:1 - 11
#8 In The Series "UNDERSTANDING THAT WEIRD BOOK OF REVELATION - It Has More To Do With Your Present Life Than You Think"


Just to recap, we are right at the point between the sounding of the sixth and seventh trumpets. Remember, first there were the seven seals. The opening of these seals unfolds the course of this whole age, up to and including the end of the age and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The span of the seven seals corresponds with the words of Jesus regarding the events leading up to His coming in His words in Matthew chapter 24.

Between the sixth and seventh seals John was given two visions. These two visions interrupt the flow of the revelation of the seven seals. These two visions of the numbering of the people of God before the Tribulation (the 144,000), and the celebration of the same crowd, pictured after the Tribulation ("a great throng from every tongue, tribe, and nation"), are given to comfort the church in the face of the persecution she is about to face at the hands of antichrist and the Devil. 

Then the seventh seal contains the blowing of the seven trumpets. This, please remember, we said was of great importance to understanding the prophetic flow of the whole book of Revelation. Each of the three "sevens" - the seven seals, the seven trumpets, and the seven bowls - brings us right up to the very end of this age and the Second Coming of Jesus. In other words, the end time events pile up on top of each other, both in speed and in intensity.

We are now reaching the end of the sounding of the seven trumpets in our study of Revelation. Six have sounded. And one would expect that the next event we would read about would be the sounding of the seventh trumpet. But such is not the case. What we find next, in the tenth chapter of Revelation, is another visionary interlude. And this interlude comes, interestingly, at the very same point - between the sixth and seventh trumpets, just as the previous interlude came between the sixth and seventh seals.

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