The 7th Trumpet Of Revelation 11

This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the 7th Trumpet of Revelation 11.

The Trumpets represented Messiah sending army after army against the pagan Roman Empire.  The 1st woe was the Muslims attacking the Roman Empire and the 2nd woe was the Turks (Ottoman Empire) attached the Eastern Roman Empire.

The 7th Trumpet of Revelation marks a transition from judgment of the Roman Empire to the Roman Catholic Church, as it prepares for the bowls to be poured out on those who had obeyed the Roman Catholic Church, in killing the saints in France and Spain.

Revelation 11:14-17 “The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 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 for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 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.

Revelation 11:18-19 “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 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.

David Nikao Wilcoxson

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  1. The Seventh Trumpet

    Revelation 11:14 tells us,

    14 The second woe is past; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

    Recall that the first woe, brought in by the fifth angel in Rev. 9:1, was the Saracen woe that brought Islamic judgment upon the church. It ended in 1063 (Rev. 9:12), when the sixth angel brought in the second (Seljuk Turks) woe, which culminated in the overthrow of Constantinople through the use of gunpowder and cannons.

    The second woe, however, was then extended to include the Protestant Reformation, which was actually another form of divine judgment upon the Roman church. This woe was brought about by the use of the printing press, which created the “little book” (bibla ridion, or “little bible”) in Rev. 10:2.

    The time of the second woe then seems to continue into Rev. 11, which shows the two witnesses prophesying under persecution directed at them by “the beast that comes up out of the abyss” (Rev. 11:7). This is the beast or spirit of the earthly Jerusalem—carnal, legalistic religion whose foundation is some version of the Old Covenant.

    Although this persecution may be traced back to the time when Cain killed Abel, the problem reached its crescendo during the time of the Inquisitions, when the Roman church killed and tortured multitudes of dissenters in its attempt to maintain power and unity of doctrine through fear and coercion. During this time, love was sacrificed on the altar of unity, as we might expect from any form of Old Covenant religion.

    John then sees the martyrs represented by two witnesses who have the callings of the law and prophets, Judah and Israel, and having the scepter of Judah and the birthright of Joseph. The death of the martyrs in the spiritual streets of this spiritual city seem to coincide with the end of the Thyatira era (529-1517 A.D.), wherein Jezebel figures prominently (Revelation 2:20). Recall that Jezebel had killed the prophets, leaving only 7,000 as the remnant of grace (1 Kings 19:18; Rom. 11:4).

    The end of the Thyatira era portrays the death of the martyrs (witnesses) for 3½ “days” from 1513-1517, when, at the Fifth Lateran Council in 1514, Cardinal Pucini proclaimed to the pope that all opposition had ceased. The two witnesses were “dead.” But then they rose again and ascended when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg, launching the start of the Sardis church era (1517-1776).

    Sardis is the precious stone representing those Protestants who began to flourish and propagate the gospel of justification by faith alone. Because they found protection in Germany, England, and Holland, the Roman church was unable to stop this rising tide. The witnesses “ascended.”
    During the Sardis church era, various Reformers studied the Scriptures and pondered the principles of Christian government. Some experimented on a small scale. Others wrote treatises on “natural law,” by which they meant “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” i.e., the Creator. All of these efforts reached a culmination in 1776 with the establishment of a new Christian Republic in the New World, a Protestant Christian Republic that was bitterly resented by the Roman church. The popes often attacked the idea of a Republic, for they backed the Catholic monarchies of Europe and believed this was the divinely-appointed form of government.

    As for the start of the third woe, that is, the seventh trumpet, it is difficult to pinpoint a single beginning point—nor should we try. We have already seen how God sets up multiple starting points in order to provide us with double and triple witnesses.

    Rev. 11:13 ends the second woe with the fall of “the city,” which must be the same city described in verse 8, where the two witnesses were killed. That city is called Sodom, Egypt, and (by implication) Jerusalem, but it is not called “Babylon.” The name “Babylon” is reserved for a later phase of carnal religion and does not appear until Rev. 14:8. Babylon appears to be the name used when the focus of prophecy shifts from the little horn, as Daniel saw it, to the beast that John saw in Rev. 13:11.
    Daniel saw the beast which John described as coming out of the sea in Rev. 13:1, but John saw beyond Daniel’s revelation when he described a beast coming out of the earth in Rev. 13:11. This second banking beast, allied with the first religious beast, appears to be the final phase of tribulation prior to the coming of Christ. As we will see later, this final phase, known to historians as “The Holy Alliance,” lasted precisely 200 years from the Congress of Vienna in 1814-1815 until the Dominion was given to the saints in 2014-2017.

    The Message of the Seventh Angel

    When angels blow trumpets, they send a silent but effective message throughout the earth. So we see the message of the seventh angel given in Rev. 11:15,

    15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose 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 [aionios ton aionon, “for the ages of the ages”].

    Such announcements come before the fact, not after they have been completed. This trumpet, then, is the divine Statement of Intent. More than this, it is a Statement of Fact in the sense that when God intends to do something, He always succeeds. Men may have good intentions when they make such statements, but God’s intentions form the divine Plan which has been predestined from the beginning to succeed.
    So Rev. 11:15 should be understood as a divine decree that precedes the fulfillment of that decree. God speaks of it in the past tense, as we so often see in the Hebrew language. A good example of this manner of speech is found in the Abrahamic promise in Gen. 17:5 (KJV). Paul comments on this promise in Rom. 4:17, saying,

    17 as it has been written, “A Father of Many Nations I have constituted thee,”—in the presence of that God whom he believed, who makes alive the dead, and calls things not in being, as though existing.

    The KJV catches the essence of this idea, telling us that God “calleth those things which be not as though they were.” In other words, God speaks of future things as if they already existed. He speaks of promised things as if they had already come to pass. Such is the viewpoint of the timeless God, the alpha and omega, the One who sees the end from the beginning, the God who guarantees success.

      • I do not agree with Dr. Stephen E. Jones 100%, so in certain areas I edit or exclude some of what he has commented on. Thus quotation marks, etc. are not included: but yes you are correct in that they are of Dr. Jones comments and a referenced link would show original source as this excerpt did not originate from me. It is about the message and not about the messenger, except that true messenger be of God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

  2. The Harlot of Mystery Babylon:
    Isaiah 1:21 ¶ How is the faithful city[Jerusalem] become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

    Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

    Micah 1:9 For her[Israel] wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

    Isaiah 1:10 ¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

    Hosea 2:5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.

    1 Corinthians 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit

    Galatians 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
    24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.25 For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.


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