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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Can It Get Any Worse? (Part 1)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
Revelation chapter 10 serves as an interlude between the sixth and seventh trumpets. It includes the ominous seven thunders, which are sealed up and kept secret. The sounding of the seventh trumpet is delayed until John can take the “little book,” devour it, and prophesy again.
Time is running out for the people of earth! By the end of the six trumpet judgments, half the population of the planet has been wiped out. The interlude that comes next sets the stage for the seventh and final trumpet. It is so dramatic that it results in the total collapse of the world system that has aligned itself against God.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 17) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
I find Christ’s second coming to be the best argument with the Jew. If I do not take all the prophecy of Isaiah literally, I know not how I can persuade him that the fifty-third chapter is literally fulfilled. But if I do, I have a resting-place for my lever, which I know he cannot shake. How men can expect the Jews to see a Messiah coming to suffer in Old Testament prophecies, if they do not themselves see in them a Messiah coming to reign is past my understanding.