Now this is just two of three and this is the sixth trumpet blast. Now come the “last trump” recorded in scripture.
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign forever and ever.
Look at this. The last trump brings out this declaration. In the King James it says Kingdoms but in the American Standard Version it’s kingdom. That word Basilea does not connote a plural use or a singular use but maybe more correctly is understood as realm of rule. In other words, the realm or nations or rule are now become… Also the way the scripture has it seems to add the words “the kingdom” of our LORD. Read like this: the realm of rule of the world is now become “of our LORD and His Christ” makes more sense. In other words this is a declaration of intent to set up dominion. Now contrast this please to the first horseman who sat astride his mighty white horse and has his weapon and possibly brandished it with much fuss and rode forth overcoming to overcome and this simple statement from “great voices” (or is it very loud voices?) in the heavens. Ouranos which is the Greek word used here (Strongs Greek #3772) literally means the sky, indicating elevation, so then from up on high in the sky this really loud statement rings out and there is no rider… no bow… no white horse.. not yet at any rate. Now this is interesting because we see this in the New Testament many times and in almost only one place; the Gospels. (Matt 3:17, Mk 1:11, Lk 3:22, Jn 12:28,) It does appear one in the book of Acts to Peter in his vision. (Acts 11:9) But for the most part this is God the Father bearing witness to His Son. This is God the Holy Spirit making the declarative announcement on behalf of the Father and the Son, note the language of our Lord AND His Christ or Messiah. You might just be able to juxtapose it this way, “of our LORD or YHVH and His Anointed One. However you look at it note one thing, Christ is NOT on Earth. But there will now come a pretender wont there?
Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17 saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast; because thou hast taken thy great power, and didst reign.
Rev 11:18 And the nations were wroth, and thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.
“That destroy the Earth” One might think of this as industrialists and their waste or loggers deforesting or strip miners or litterbugs or illegal chemical dumping or the many manifold issues of this post industrial world we live in but you might be wrong. If you look on this book alone and see the destruction of ecosystems and land and sea with them, it is the UNREPENTANT ones who are the “destroyers of the Earth”, all this comes on them. It is time to destroy the destroyers of the Earth… It is quite possible where in this begins the “day of the wrath of God” but… the church is still here. So far beyond the taking up of the witnesses do you see any splitting of the Eastern Sky or harpezo or anything? I don’t.
Rev 11:19 And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Now can we see this or is this confined just to heaven itself? We can see however another earthquake to go along with the one that rocked and devastated one tenth of Jerusalem, and “great” or big hail. The lightening and thunder might mask “voices” from on high but suffice it to say another major storm has just hit.
I also want my readers to understand the vastness of this planet and what it can take and there would still be some form of civilization. In fact the whole mess might be confined in some ways and adjusted to in others. Does it not say that men remained UNREPENTANT?
A lot is happening in this last Trump so this will be in parts.