Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Third Woe

"The second woe (calamity) has passed; now the third woe is speedily to come. The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!" (Revelation 11:14,15 - Amplified Bible)

John, in his vision, now comes to the third and final woe. We might expect after the first two woes that this one would immediately cause some great disaster. This is not the case. Rather the third woe immediately leads to an announcement and worship. However, as we will see, it also ushers in the seven vials of God's wrath!

The sounding of the last trump leads to the announcement that Jesus has won the victory. The physical kingdom of Christ is about to begin. The seven vials of wrath are the divine means used to destroy the kingdoms of this world and set up the kingdom of the Lord.

This is when I believe the rapture will occur. The Bible says that “God hath not appointed us to wrath.” (I Thessalonians 5:9a - King James Version) The seventh trumpet is just before God pours out his wrath.

The Bible says that we will be raptured at the last trump. The seventh trumpet is the last trumpet to sound, as far as the Bible records, in the Tribulation.


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