The seventh angel blew his trumpet (Rev 11:15)

“Then the seventh angel

Blew his trumpet.

There were loud voices

In heaven,

Saying,

‘The kingdom

Of the world

Has become

The kingdom

Of our Lord

And of his Christ Messiah.

He will reign

Forever and ever.’”

Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος ἐσάλπισεν· καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ, λέγοντες Ἐγένετο ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ κόσμου τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν καὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ, καὶ βασιλεύσει εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

John said, “Then the seventh angel (Καὶ ὁ ἕβδομος ἄγγελος) blew his trumpet (ἐσάλπισεν).  There were loud voices (καὶ ἐγένοντο φωναὶ μεγάλαι) in heaven (ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ), saying (λέγοντες), ‘The kingdom (ἡ βασιλεία) of the world (τοῦ κόσμου) has become (Ἐγένετο) the kingdom of our Lord (τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν) and of his Christ Messiah (καὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ).  He will reign (καὶ βασιλεύσει) forever and ever (εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων).’”  John indicated that finally the seventh angel blew his trumpet.  Then there were loud voices in heaven saying that the kingdom of the world had now become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ or Messiah, who would rule the world forever.  With the seventh angel trumpet blast, everything was changed.  The various kingdoms of the world would become the new divine kingdom with Jesus Christ the Messiah who would rule forever or endlessly.  The seven trumpet blasts were reminiscent of Joshua and the seven trumpet blasts at Jericho in Joshua, chapter 6:1-21.  The divine eternal kingdom of God destroying the earthly kingdoms was reminiscent of Daniel, chapter 2:44-45, “In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed.  This kingdom shall not be left to another people.  It shall crush all these kingdoms.  It shall bring them to an end.  It shall stand forever.”  Daniel then talked about the eternal kingdom, set up by the God of heaven that would never be destroyed.  No other people would inherit this kingdom, since it would crush all the other kingdoms.  This was the eternal kingdom of God.  Do you expect to be part of the eternal kingdom of God?

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