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Revelation 11:15

15 And the 1aseventh angel 2btrumpeted; and there were loud cvoices in heaven, saying, The 3dkingdom of the world has become the ekingdom of our Lord and of fHis Christ, and He will 4greign forever and ever.


151 The seventh trumpet, the last one (1 Cor. 15:52), has two aspects, the negative and the positive.

The negative aspect includes (1) the last plagues, the plagues of the seven bowls, in which the wrath of God is finished (15:1; 16:1-21), as the last woe to those who dwell on the earth (8:13; 9:12; 11:14) — v. 18; and (2) the destruction of the destroyers of the earth immediately upon the Lord's coming back to the earth (17:14; 18:1-2; 19:19--20:3) — v. 18.

The positive aspect includes (1) the coming of the eternal kingdom of Christ, which is the kingdom in its manifestation — vv. 15, 17; (2) the judgment of the dead (see note 182) before the resurrection of the saints — v. 18; and (3) the giving of the reward, at the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10), to the prophets and the saints after the resurrection and rapture of the saints (1 Cor. 15:23, 52; 1 Thes. 4:16-17), and the giving of the reward, at the throne of God's glory (Matt. 25:31-34), to those who fear God's name (14:6-7) — v. 18.

Hence, the seventh trumpet comprises all the things from the end of the great tribulation to eternity future, such as the last plagues, i.e., the seven bowls (ch. 16); the resurrection and rapture of the saints (including the two witnesses); the rewarding of the saints; the marriage of the Lamb (19:7-9); the coming back of Christ to the earth; the destruction of Antichrist, the false prophet, their followers, the material Babylon the Great, and Satan (18:1--19:4; 19:11--20:3); the reigning in the millennial kingdom (20:4-6); the final judgment upon the earth and Satan (20:7-10); the final judgment of the dead (20:11-15); and the ultimate consummation in the new heaven and new earth with the New Jerusalem for eternity (21:1--22:5).