Trumpet #7: False Doctrines Intoxicate
Revelation Time Period #7:
1840 AD - Christ's Second Coming
"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets" (Revelation 10:7).
Revelation 11:15-19 "15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.4 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."
The judgment on Babylon occurs because rulers (kings of the earth) have entered into inappropriate relations (fornication) with apostate religious organizations (whore). As a result, people are intoxicated (drunk) by false doctrines (wine). The situation gets worse and worse as time proceeds: "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Revelation 18:2-3 KJV).
The false doctrines become saturated with spiritualism (devils, foul spirit, unclean bird). The world's economy is also affected by the actions of this last political power. Businesses (merchants) become rich because of the advantages provided by the union between the church and the state. As the evil matures, the judgment that has been restrained is finally unleashed culminating in the seven last plagues.
Mystery of God In Revelation 10, this event is described as being part of the 7th Trumpet. See more details about the Mystery of God.
Seventh angel sounded = The start date. See more information about The Start Date of the 7th Trumpet.
Time of His Wrath = 7 Last Plagues. At the end of Christ's ministry, it is announced that the time of His wrath has come (11:18). This coincides with Babylon and the angry nations being destroyed during the 7 last plagues, which are also described as the wrath of God (16:1) and as judgments poured out on Babylon (17.1). This also coincides with when Michael stands up and the time of trouble begins (Daniel 12). It is at the end of the 7th plague that Christ battles all earthly kingdoms and delivers His people. The 7 last plagues (thy wrath is come) begin to fall as the restraint of the Holy Spirit on the minds of the wicked is now totally withdrawn from the earth. The serious and irreversible decline of all earthly powers is put in motion at this point. Note: None of God's people will be harmed after probation closes. The plagues destroy the very ones who were destroying the earth (v. 18). The 7th plague includes the appearance of Christ and the destruction of any remaining wicked on the earth. The righteous are raised to life and given immortal bodies (reward given to servants). The 7th Trumpet encompasses the time period of the 7 Last Plagues.
The time to judge the dead = Millenium. Verse 18 refers to the "time of the dead" when they will be judged. It is during the 1000 years after Christ's return, when the righteous reign with Christ in heaven, that the wicked dead are judged (Rev. 20:4-6). The sounding of the 7th trumpet ushers in the beginning of the millenium and new reigning power, but doesn't include the millenium.
Taken to thee thy great power and reigned = The final transition of power to the final (5th) realm (see Dan. 2). Notice that while the courtroom was still in session (Daniel 7:9-14, 27), prior to the 7 Last Plagues, the declaration was made that the realm has been given to Christ (v. 15-17 "the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord"). Then, when Jesus returns to earth and gathers the saints to meet Him, the saints are rewarded the realm as heirs with Christ. Jesus and the saints form the final political entity that rules the earth for eternity, starting at the second coming. "When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, THEN shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations." Matthew 25:31, 32.
The Fall of Babylon & the fall of the 7th HeadBabylon is a symbol used in Revelation 17 to describe the confusion and unfaithfulness of fallen Christian Churches. Babylon was first announced as fallen just prior to 1844 when the three angels' messages began to be given (Rev. 14:6-12). Yet its fall is not completed until its true condition is fully exposed and the final warning announcement is made just prior to the second coming.
"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Revelation 18:2-3 KJV).Babylon's fall occurs just like each of the 7 Heads; an entity's moral fall occurs, but people are given time to repent and escape out of it as they experience warning judgments. As the warnings are rejected, eventually the entity's fall is complete and destruction results. The fall of Babylon, from 1840 to the Second Coming coincides exactly with the 7th head. Freemasonry, the 7th political entity (Head) ruling the Roman realm, is ecumenically minded and influenced by a confusion of religions. This is symbolized by Babylon in Revelation 17, where churches (those of the protestant churches who, as daughters, follow their Papal mother) ride the state powers (Freemasonry). Revelation 13 predicts that this church and state union will eventually replicate the structure of the middle ages when the church persecuted through state powers.
The unbiblical beliefs that are promoted by Babylon intoxicate the whole world during this time period, except for the Remnant of God described in Revelation. The problem with being drunk is that a person may not realize how bad off they are, or even care. There is still time to turn to God and He will lead the repentant mind into all truth, but it must be done with the whole heart and now, before Babylon's judgment is complete.
Linking the 7th Trumpet and 7th HeadThe fall of Babylon (7th Trumpet) is brought about because the churches (harlots) spread the wine of Babylon to all the nations (Rev. 14:8), with the support of the state powers (riding the beast). The state powers during the 7th period are the divided nations of the Roman realm led by Freemasonry (Head #7). Just like the entities in all the other time periods, the apostate churches and Freemasonry experienced a moral fall near the beginning of their Trumpet time period (1840) as they rejected truth. Because they spread false doctrines to all the nations, they experience increasing troubles, their fall is eventually complete and their power is brought to an end during the 7 Last Plagues. The same event (the second coming of Jesus during the 7th Plague) brings about the end of the 7th Trumpet judgment and it signals the final transition of power from the 7th Head to the everlasting realm of Jesus. Learn more about "Linking the 7 Trumpets to the 7 Heads".
7th Trumpet SummaryTrumpet #7 = False doctrines drunken (1840 to 2nd Coming). This 7th period of warning and judgment is described in great detail in Rev. 14-18 (3 Angels' Messages and fall of Babylon). False doctrines ("wine") are spread to all the nations (Rev. 14:8). The period encompasses the pre-advent judgment (court scene of Dan. 7:13-14,22-27) that enables Jesus to receive the realm ("kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord" - Rev. 11:15), the unique end-time display of Christ in His church ("mystery of God... finished" - Rev. 10:7, Eph. 5:25-32, Eph. 2:19-3:21, Eph. 1:9-10, Col. 1:24-29), and Jesus' phase of ministry in the Most Holy Place during the heavenly Day of Atonement (Rev. 11:19). It also includes wars and rumors of wars ("nations were angry") and the 7 Last Plagues ("wrath is come" - Rev. 11:18, 16:1, 17:1), and ushers in the post-advent judgment ("the dead...judged").
Return to: The 7 Trumpets (Rev. 8-11)
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Millenium (Rev. 20:1 - 20:15)
New Earth (Rev. 21:1 to 22:21)
Epilogue (Rev. 22:6 to 22:21)