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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Hell on Earth (Part 6)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
— The seventh trumpet
From this point on, everything follows in rapid succession. Revelation 11:15-19 are among the most dramatic verses in the entire Bible. They are so powerful that George Frideric Handel took the words of Revelation 11:15, “and He will reign forever and ever,” and used them as the closing chorus of his great oratorio, The Messiah.
The crescendo of worship that is expressed by the angelic choirs in this section is the most dramatic and climactic in the entire Apocalypse. It is the fulfillment of all the prophetic promises of the coming kingdom of God on earth. Daniel foresaw the day when “the God of heaven will set up a kingdom… it will itself endure forever”. He also predicted: “One like a Son of Man was coming… and to Him was given dominion, Glory, and a kingdom… then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms… will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom”.
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 29) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
As there will be a complete change in the feelings of the ungodly, in the day of Christ’s second advent — so will there also be a complete change in their position. Hope, the plank to which they now cling, and on which they generally depend to the very last — hope will be entirely taken away in that dreadful day. They will seek salvation with earnestness — but shall not be able to find it. They will run hither and there in a vain search for the oil of grace. They will knock loudly at the door of mercy, and get no answer. They will cry, “Lord, Lord, open to us!” but all to no purpose. They will discover to their sorrow, that opportunities once let slip — can never be regained; and that the notion of universal mercy always to be obtained — is a mere delusion of the devil!