Revelation 11 pt 16

Revelation 11 pt 16

Continuing our study of Revelation 11.

Jesus achieved a fundamental victory over the enemy at the cross. He nailed our sins to the wooden cross that we might walk free. The enemy was completely defeated. 

Colossians 2:15  ‘And having disarmed the powers and authorities, Jesus made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.’

From the cross until the return of Christ Jesus we live in an ‘already but not yet’ place.

The Kingdom of Heaven invaded this earth at Pentecost. Three thousand were added to their number that day. The Kingdom has invaded again and again, expressed in salvation, healing, revival and deliverance.

But yet the enemy continues to hold sway over this world, expressed in every form of evil.

And this will continue until the seventh trumpet when Christ Jesus returns.

There is slight disagreement over whether the last trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15:52 and the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15 are one and the same. I have mulled and been drawn both ways by this dispute and have plumped for agreeing that they are the same. And if they are not the same then they are mighty close. We shall find out one day!

Revelation 11:15  ‘The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and he will reign forever.’

When the seventh angel sounds his trumpet, then the kingdom of this world will be given back to Jesus. He will return in power and glory to defeat the enemy, take control of the kingdom of the world and begin to reign forever.

1 Corinthians 15:24  ‘Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.’

Hasten the day…

Maranatha!

and previously:

  • Revelation 16:1 Painful Sores
    And so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores. 
  • Revelation 15:8 Holiness
    Please click image and scroll down to see full picture. Once again, these precious verses remind us that God moves in heavenly righteousness. The seven angels are dressed in robes of perfect holiness and they carry the seven plagues that will purge and cleanse this corrupted world. The temple is filled with the glory of God as He brings perfect holiness and righteousness to bear down on this earth. 
  • Revelation 15:3 A Deeper Understanding
    Please click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core.  But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God. 
  • Revelation 15:3 Moses and Jesus
    Please tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 15:1 Glass and Fire
    The bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God.  And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits! 

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