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Revelation 11:15-19 (03.06.20)

Revelation 11:15-19 NIV
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” [16] And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshipped God, [17] saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. [18] The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small—and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” [19] Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

The opening of the seventh seal, the revelation of God’s plan for his creation, leads the way for seven trumpets to be sounded. These herald God’s judgement in an echo of the judgement of the plagues on Egypt & Pharaoh in the Exodus story. In issuing his judgement and liberating his people, God demonstrates his sovereignty. Sometimes we may feel that God ignores or doesn’t see the evil in the world, but Revelation tells us our God reigns and will right all wrongs!

Nothing escapes your attention, Lord. You see every act of injustice and division. We trust in you.

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