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Rev. Clint Smith
“Are we there yet?” This is possibly the most asked question on any family road trip. When looking into the prophecies found in Revelation, we often want to know, “are we there yet?” The simple answer for today is, “no, we are not there yet, but we are close.” Believers should be comforted knowing God is completely in charge of all things!
In John’s vision God gave seven angels His seven trumpets. The seven angels prepared to sound trumpets of God. Notice all begins around God’s throne.
The seven angels discharge their duties and initiate God’s judgment. Trumpets 1-4 release supernatural judgments on the Creation.
God sends grace in the form of a single angel warning those on earth with this message of repentance: “Woe, woe, woe, great wrath is coming to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpets which the three angels are about to sound announcing ever greater judgments!”
In John’s vision, trumpet five revealed the abyss opening and an outpouring of scorpion locusts along with their king. People on earth are severely tormented for five months.
In the vision, God’s sixth angel sounded his trumpet and was commanded to release four demonic angels of death from the great river Euphrates. These demonic angels killed one-third of all people. After this great judgment, people continued in their sin and still refused to repent and turn to God.
John experienced spectacular mysteries revealed and then sealed by God’s mighty angel. The angel is a special holy angel and holds a scroll in his hand.
John was commanded to prophesy God’s divine judgment to the nations.
In John’s vision, John was given a measuring rod. He is presented those who righteous and those who are unrighteous.
God provided two human witnesses. The witnesses had supernatural powers to prophecy, perform miracles, and had strong abilities to defend themselves. They were clothed in sackcloth and preached repentance. People hated them and wanted to kill them.
The Church of Jesus Christ is not present during this Great Tribulation. Are you sure of your salvation? You can be sure today!