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The Seventh Trumpet

Scripture reading for December 13th:  Revelation 11, Psalm 125-26, Proverbs 2

Key Scriptures: Revelation 11:15-18  “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 forever and ever.”  And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, “We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, Who is and Who was, for You have taken Your great power and begun to reign.  The nations raged, but Your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear Your Name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.””

The drama in heaven was coming to a glorious conclusion.  The seventh angel blew the seventh and last trumpet causing the announcement of the completed conquest of the kingdom of the world by the kingdom of the Lord Jesus.  The Lord took the throne and would reign eternally!  The elders worshiped God and thanked Him for His glorious rule, righteous judgments and rich reward!

Faith Confession:  I wait expectantly for this final trumpet and the completion of salvation for the saints and prophets as well as the judgment of the wicked.  Our God reigns forever and ever!

Psalm 125:1-2 “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.  As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, from this time forth and forevermore.”

 

 

 

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Eat that little scroll!

Scripture reading for December 14th:  Revelation 10

“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven.  He was robed in a cloud with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun and his legs were like fiery pillars.  He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land and gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion.  When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke.  And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”  (Revelation 10:1-4)

John saw this angel between the sixth and seventh trumpets.  This mighty angel could put his feet on land and sea, signifying that his message was for the whole earth.   As he shouted, sounding like the roar of a lion, seven thunders answered!  John understood what they said, but was told not to write it down.  This angel was telling John (and us) that there will be surprises in what happens on earth during the time of the great tribulation.  All must be careful to stay close to the Lord and not to think that we have everything figured out!  God has hidden some of his plans!

This angel with his feet on the sea and land spoke a message from God the Creator:  “There will be no more delay!”  (Revelation 10:6,7)  Soon the seventh angel would sound his trumpet and the “mystery of God will be accomplished. just as He has announced to His servants the prophets.”  John was told to take the scroll and eat it and prophesy about nations and peoples.  It was sweet in his mouth, but sour in his stomach! (See Ezekiel 2:8-3:3)  God’s word must be eaten by those proclaiming it.  All of it is sweet to the believer, but brings holy fear over the judgments on the wicked.  God’s holy word is a balanced diet bringing health to body and soul for those who eat it and digest it’s heavenly truth!

 

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