15 And [kai] the seventh [hebdomos] angel [aggelos] sounded; [salpizo] and [kai] there were [ginomai] great [megas] voices [phone] in [en] heaven, [ouranos] saying, [lego] The kingdoms
[basileia] of this world [kosmos] are become [ginomai] the
kingdoms of our [hemon] Lord, [kurios] and [kai] of his [autos] Christ; [Christos] and [kai] he shall reign [basileuo]
for [eis] ever [aion] and ever. [aion]KJV-Interlinear
15 And the
seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, "The
kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and
He will reign forever and ever." NASB
Since Genesis, the
anointed of God, Jesus Christ, has been the focus and center piece of Gods
divine plan. Since eternity past, when the second person of the Trinity was
given the title, Son of God, His rule and sovereignty was foretold and conveyed
as an event which is certain.
In many passages in the
Old Testament, His Kingdom and eventual rule is promised and explained, but not
until this book of Revelation, are the details of those final years of human
rule, explained in such great detail.
In three series of
steps, Christ, through John, describes the written warnings through the seals,
the imminent warnings through the trumpets, and finally the actual judgments
themselves through the bowl judgments.
The final three in each
respective category, represent the most horrific of judgments ever.
Christ, through this
book has given humanity fair warning in writing. Christ has given humanity fair
warning through real events in history. And now, in the end, the final warning will
come when the actual final events of history are carried out.
Through the seven years
of the tribulation, there will be many who will ignore the warning signs. Signs
that are simply too real to ignore, and yet they will be ignored.
Just as in other times
of history, when people have ignored the warnings signs of current events in
each respective generation, then there will always be those who never accept
the truth of life and the truth of their own failure to see it. We are living
such an example even in our current day, with all of the horrible government
policies and social attitudes that we have now, combined with the many problems
that we all face today. People simply ignore them, and many presume that the
problems are due to someone else's fault. Not their own.
But with the seventh
trumpet, all the warnings will have been made, and now the actual judgments will
The seventh trumpet sets
in motion the final consummation of Gods redemptive plan. This trumpet
describes the final fury of the Day of the Lord judgments (16), the final
harvest of judgment on earth (11:18; 16:19), and the Lamb's defeat of the kings
of the earth (17:12-18), culminating in the final, climactic triumph of Christ
at Armageddon (19:11-21).
With the sounding of the
seventh trumpet, the warnings have been completed, and now God will act and
retake from Satan, that which is rightfully His.