When the seventh seal is opened, the seventh trumpet sounds, the Church goes up in the twinkling of an eye and then God pours out his wrath.
But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (NIV)
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. (KJV)
The mystery of God will be accomplished when the seventh angel begins to sound his trumpet. This mystery is also mentioned in connection to the last trumpet in 1Cor 15:51-52. This mystery is that we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in the twinkling of an eye when the seventh angel begins to sound his trumpet.
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
When the Seventh angel sounds his trumpet, Christ has opened the last seal on the scroll which is part of the book of life containing the names of the Children of God. It is time for the Children of God to be revealed. When the trumpet sounds, poof, in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, the first resurrection and the rapture take place.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
Creation is waiting in eager expectation for the Children of God to be revealed. This will happen when the Lamb opens the last seal on the Scroll which is part of the Book of Life. At that moment, the Children of God will be redeemed from the Earth but not before those who are asleep in Christ are raised.
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.” And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 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. 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.”
When the seventh angel sounds his trumpet, the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah and he will reign for ever and ever. The mystery of God is accomplished (Rev 10:7) and the sons and daughters of God are revealed. The Book of Life, the little scroll has been opened and those who inherit eternal life as the Children of God are raptured or resurrected to be with Jesus and will remain with him forever.
But there is more to the seventh trumpet; the Nations were angry for the time of God’s wrath has come. The seventh trumpet is the third woe and it contains the seven bowls of God’s wrath which are for the whole Earth (not just a third of the Earth as was the case with the trumpets). The seventh trumpet is the time when God pours out his wrath on the nations who have been left behind after the Church has been removed and the 144000 Jews Sealed.
The dead outside of Christ are not resurrected for judgment until after the Millennium.
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?” (NIV)
The sixth seal involves an earthquake, signs in the sky, stars falling to earth and the heavens receding like a scroll being rolled up. The kings of the Earth, princes, general, the rich and mighty and everybody tried to hide form what was about to happen in the next seal. For the time of God’s wrath has come. God’s wrath will not be poured out until the Church is removed and the 144000 are sealed. This is exactly what happens next and then the seventh seal is mentioned.
Rev 7:1-4 & 9-14
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (NIV)
After the sixth seal, but before the seventh seal is mentioned, the 144000 from all the tribes of Israel and the Great Multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language are described. Finally the seventh seal is mentioned, almost in passing. When it was opened, there was ‘silence in heaven for half an hour’.
The sealing of the 144000 and the rapture of the Great multitude could well be what the seventh seal is all about as the names on the little scroll are not known until the seventh seal is opened. When the scroll is opened the rapture an the first resurrection take place.
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (NIV)
This verse really belongs to chapter 7. It follows the discourse on the Great multitude and the 144000. As nothing else is said about the seventh seal, perhaps the sealing of the 144000 and the rapture of the great multitude are what the seventh seal is about. They are not just placed ‘in between’ the sixth and the seventh seal.
The seventh seal therefore is intimately liked to the rapture and the first resurrection as well as God’s wrath. This is also what the seventh trumpet is about. The seventh seal and the seventh trumpet are, therefore, coincident with one another.
This begs the question: “What about the other trumpets, are they coincident with the respective seal.
The seven bowls of God’s wrath are part of the seventh trumpet and are poured out after the Church has been raptured.
The Harvest at the End of the Age. It coincides with the First Resurrection and the Second Coming of Christ at the seventh Trumpet.
The Harvest at the End of the Age. A Great Multitude of believers (Wheat) are raptured to be with Christ when he comes on the clouds at the Seventh Trumpet at the End of the Great Tribulation. This co-incides with the First Resurrection which is when dead believers (also wheat) are raised to be with Christ. False Christians (Weeds) are also harvested from the Earth at this time by an angle in charge of the fire and they are thrown in to Hell for eternal punishment. The Nations are left on Earth and are divided in to the Sheep and the Goats according to how they treated God’s people. Those that persecuted God’s people (the Goats) are thrown into the Lake of Fire. Those that were Kind to God’s people receive a reward. They will become the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity if they do not rebel against God when Satan is released form his prison at the End of the Millennium.
The Church gets raptured after the Tribulation but before God pours out the Bowls of his Wrath on the Nations.
The Second Coming of Christ is at the End of the Great Tribulation, before the Millennium starts. When Christ comes at the Last Trumpet, He will raise the dead believers and rapture the Church. He will then pour out his Wrath upon the Nations of the Earth who have been left behind. He will bring an Army of believers to Strike down the Beast and the False Prophet and the Kings of the Earth. The Day of the Lord is when God Judges the Pagans who are alive when He returns. He will separate the Nations into the Sheep (who were kind to God’s people) and the Goats (who persecuted God’s people). The sheep will receive an inheritance which was prepared for them from the Beginning; namely to be the nations during the Millennium and in Eternity. The Goats will be those who accepted the Mark of the Beast and persecuted the Church. They will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. The dead outside of Christ will not be judged until the end of the Millennium when they will be raised for Judgment at the Great White Thone (A Second Resurrection – for Pagans). Those whose names are not in the Lambs book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire where the beast and the false prophet were thrown. Satan will also be thrown into the Lake of Fire at this point. Born Again believers from the Old and New Covenant will then dwell together with God in a New Jerusalem. The Throne of God will be on Earth and God will live with His people.
THE SAINTS ARE HARVESTED (TRANSFIGURED, REDEEMED, RAPTURED) AT THE LAST TRUMPET
1Cor 15:51-53 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
The Great Multitude appear in Heaven after the sixth seal is opened.
The saints will be handed over to the beast and persecuted for 1260 days or 42 months, times time and time and a half.
Christ tells us in Matthew 24 that the rapture will be immediately after the distress of those days.
When the seventh trumpet sounds, Christ’s coming will usher in His Millennial Kingdom and God’s wrath on the Nations is complete.
The rapture, the first resurection and the second coming of Christ are firmly linked.
Christ will defeat the Antichrist when he comes. This will put an end to the Great Tribulation.
The Church is spared from the bowls of God’s wrath which follow the Rapture
This is all consistent with the rapture being at the seventh (or last) trumpet.
The ‘last trumpet’ in 1Cor 15, therefore, corresponds to Seventh Trumpet in Revelation.
A prewrath view with synchronous seals and trumpets and nested Bowls. A prewrath view.
Pre-Trib Post-Trib or Pre-Wrath?
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From Tic Toc Ministries