11 And [kai] he said [lego] unto me, [moi] Thou [se] must [dei] prophesy [propheteuo] again [palin] before [epi] many [polus] peoples, [laos] and [kai] nations, [ethnos] and [kai] tongues, [glossa] and [kai] kings. [basileus] KJV-Interlinear
they said to me, "You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations
and tongues and kings." NASB
This chapter represents a
pause after the sixth trumpet and prior to the sounding of the seventh trumpet.
It is mixed with the wonderfulness of Gods blessings
and the bitterness of the repercussions of mans rejection of Gods savior and of
Gods well defined spiritual life.
And now John is given a
second command to write the details of the visions that he is about to see. Visions
that will be far more devastating and horrifying than anything written thus
And so John is commanded
to write and distribute this book, which he is writing, to all of the peoples
of the world, both in his contemporary day, and to all peoples in the future,
up and until the Tribulation occurs, and even during.
Today, all of these
future events probably seem too bizarre or distant, met for someone else. Today
we have disasters but they seem to be elsewhere in the world. Today we have
many movies and sci-fi things that tend to desensitize society against horrible
things, making them less scary, common place, or even surreal.
And so society tends to
not take these things seriously. But, even though society is pursuing a tune of
their own making, it is the responsibility of every person to learn and make
known these things in truth, and not through exaggerated hysteria.
If the Rapture were to
occur today, then people alive today will be caught up in the most horrific
events in all of human history, over the course of the next seven years.
If the Rapture does not
occur for another century, we still have our obligation to learn of and teach
the next generation(s), with the hope that some will heed the gospel and
believe, and that some will heed doctrine and grow up, and or survive those
fateful future years.