“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, 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 shall reign for ever and ever” Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of the covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightening, loud noises, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail” Rev 11: 15, 19
The seventh trumpet ushers in a turning point of Revelation and instills finality to man’s choice of whether to worship the beast or Christ. Of all the trumpets, the seventh trumpet is the most brutal, in that it does not destroy the environment as a judgment, but marks the end to the age of sin on earth. For the saved, it will be one of the most awesome and privileged states, and for the condemned, it will be the most horrible day of existence any being can live through.
If one takes the time to notice, the story of Revelation has a great deal of interplay between scenes in heaven and on earth. For the most part, what goes on in heaven is invisible to mankind, but the seventh trumpet temporarily ‘lifts the veil’ between the worlds of the seen and unseen, and for the first time, all alive will see heaven with God and his angels, while simultaneously seeing the Anti Christ in his ‘glory’ and all will come to understand quite readily who is who, and who is really in control. But the centerpiece of the seventh trumpet is the appearance of the Ark of the Covenant, which will demonstrate once and for all, God’s holiness and constancy, that his word and laws are eternal and unchanging.
It will also be at that time that those who are alive will know for sure which master they will serve for all of eternity. The lifting of the heavenly veil will also accomplish the lifting of the temporal veil in that the great deceptor cannot make the claim he is who he is, and all of mankind will see for the first (and last) time in human history, the ultimate and simultaneous view of perfect love and perfect hate in one arena. It will bring about one of the most sobering moments of time in cosmic history and the amount of anguish for the majority who has taken the mark will be indescribable, and there will be no doubt about the outcome of this war from here on out.
Up until this time, Jesus has served the role of Priest, Prophet and King. It is important to grasp that from the time of Jesus death and resurrection until the seventh trumpet, Jesus has been an intercessory for man and through the ultimate blood sacrifice, able to forgive sins. With the calling forth of His kingship, Jesus role of Priest and Prophet has come to an end, and His intercession for the forgiveness of sins is now complete. With all of mankind having chosen their fate, Jesus is now anointed as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and will have total dominion over the heavens and the earth.
Due to the ending of the heavenly intervention by now King Jesus, those who are sealed with the mark of the Living God will experience a transformation not known since the time of Adam and Eve; they will enter a sinless state without experiencing death. The evil and corrupt nature will be changed and those who have persevered throughout the trumpets and persecution will now have a time of rest. However, they will still be present upon the earth and will have a front row seat in the final chapter of the cosmic battle between good and evil.
Those condemned will have the utmost contempt for their false god and for themselves. There cannot be words or events that one can relate to, to even begin to understand the profound and complete loss of eternal life, and the anger directed at Satan will be unfathomable. Satan’s mask is now off, and the condemned no longer have a choice in their actions. For their own survival, they must now follow the beast as they will be painfully aware that there will never be salvation for them, and there is no chance they can ever be forgiven for their sins. The stage is now set for the beginning of the second series of seven events.
The final note on the seventh trumpet should be the severity of the signs sent by God. As each milestone is reached, the signs in the heavens, as well as the accompanying thunder, lightening and earthquakes increase in magnitudes. Along with these three, is also heavy hail, which will be very representational of the final plagues soon to come. With all being able to see into the heavenly realms, these signs will not be misinterpreted at all, and Satan will not be able to ‘spin’ this as he has with his concocted lies and con jobs. The seventh trumpet leaves no doubt about who is in charge, and who the fraud really is. And it also leaves no doubt for the living where they will be spending eternity.