L I S T E N – ANGELS ARE SINGING AND WE JOIN THEM NOW

Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.

[Revelation 8:6]
CHOIR OF ANGELS

Every glimpse of your glory comes to us when we praise you – with everything that you gave to us, with all our being, we give them back to you God. With our life, with one voice, we shout in agreement to your heavenly hosts because we see them coming to the rescue. Your Son whom you gave to cleanse the world of her impurities but instead was condemned by the same people he came to save, but he didn’t count the wrong – he forgave and blessed us all. Let us all come before him with Thanksgiving and Love – He alone is worthy to take away every plague – JESUS is His name.

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What is the significance of the trumpet of which Paul wrote?

The book of Revelation tells of seven trumpets sounded by seven angelic beings at the end of the age (the first six coming in chapters 8-9). The drama builds through each event announced by a trumpet blast until the seventh and final angel sounds in Revelation 11. His announcement is the finale, the last and greatest event: The return of Jesus Christ to inaugurate the Kingdom of God on earth. “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever!’” (Revelation 11:15)

This trumpet announces the coming of divine wrath and the time of rewarding God’s servants (Revelation 11:18). And combined with the other verses, it’s clear that Jesus descends at the blowing of this seventh trumpet—and that this is when the saints are caught up to Him.

We see that believers aren’t taken off the earth during the Great Tribulation. But God will protect believers during this time of severe distress. The most specific reference to the protection that God promises for His people at the end of the age is in Revelation 12.

There’s more to the story. The context tells us that at least part of God’s people will suffer persecution while God protects the rest of the faithful: “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17)

THE HOPE WE HAVE

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

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