The Mystery of God is Finished at the Seventh Trumpet Blast.
“but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.” (Rev 10:7)
Did you know that seven is a special number in God’s eyes? Maybe it has to do with the seventh day of creation in which He completed and rested from all His work. Really, it could have taken Him only one day but in the providence of God “seven” was to be an everlasting reminder of completion and resting. Indeed, God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. (Gen 2:3)
We see the power of seven at work when Elijah told his servant to climb to the top of Mt. Carmel and “look toward the sea” for the prophesied rain. “There is nothing” he responded six straight times! Finally, on the seventh time, he saw a cloud as small as a man’s hand and the rain soon followed. (1 Kings 18)
This significance of seven was not lost on Elijah’s successor, Elisha. Elisha told the leprous Naaman, the valiant warrior, to “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” Sure enough, after the great captain of the army humbled himself and obeyed, his flesh was restored to him on the seventh dip! (2 Kings 5)
Joshua was also involved in a tremendous seven story. God told him to march around the city of Jericho for seven days with seven priests blowing seven trumpets! WOW! Is this not a case of overkill…? But wait, it is not until the seventh day that they are told to march around the city seven times and then with all the seven priests blowing their seven horns the walls will come “tumbling down” and the people go up and take the city.
“And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times and the priests shall blow the trumpets.” (Joshua 6:4)
Let’s skip ahead to the last days of human history and we shall see another profound instance of the number seven! If you know the book of Revelation, (the revelation of Jesus Christ – Rev 1:1), even in a small way you known that it is filled with sevens. In this book we see Jesus having seven horns and seven eyes, holding in His right hand seven stars and walking in the midst of seven golden lamp stands… You get the idea!
Later He will take a small scroll sealed with seven seals from His Father’s right hand. As He opens the seven seals the scroll unrolls and opens up to reveal seven trumpets. It is the seventh trumpet blast at which “the mystery of God is finished” (Rev 10:7).
Oh, if only the church knew Her future as well as she knows Her past!
At the seventh trumpet blast the skies will open up and we will see Jesus Christ Himself descending on a cloud. We will then be caught up to meet Him in the air with all the redeemed saint of all time. He will reward each one of us and then we will all return back to earth, this actual earth of today, where Jesus will destroy the Antichrist and his armies at the Last Battle for Jerusalem. From Jerusalem Jesus will rule the nations with a “rod of iron” for 1000 years. At which time God the Father will return to earth, bringing down with Him the New Jerusalem. Christ will hand over the kingdom back to His Father at that time (1 Cor 15:24-28) and we will live forever with God on the new earth.
Then the seventh angel sounded; 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 will 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 You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” (Rev 11: 15-18)
Yours for the soon Returning King,