(7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
The seventh trumpet sounding announces the final stage of the Lord’s wrath that will fall at His second coming. In this text, we are told that when the trumpet sounds “the mystery of God s should be finished”. In other words, the mystery of God will then be ended.
This great “mystery of God” is the mystery surrounding God’s eternal kingdom. The Bible tells us some things about what our eternal state with the Lord will be like, however, much of our eternity is truly a mystery to us…
What will it be like to stand in the very presence of the Lord?
What will our resurrected, glorified bodies be like?
What will the New Heavens and New Earth be like?
Will we immediately recognize the Old Testament and New Testament saints?
What will our relationship with our loved ones be like?
What will our role be in the final judgment of the lost?
This is only the beginning of the questions that we have about our eternal state with Christ. The list of questions about eternity seems to be endless. It will only be at the inauguration of His kingdom that we will be able to come to a full understanding of the many blessings that it holds for us.
This fits in perfectly, with the context of this verse. At the completion of His wrath (the sounding of trumpet seven), when He arrives at His second coming, His eternal kingdom will come into existence and the mysteries concerning His kingdom will now be made crystal clear. This is what is meant by the phrase “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished”
What a day that will be! To stand before our Lord, in a sinless eternity, with all our questions being answered! We, then, will know with certainty about what we had wondered. We will see with our physical eyes what our minds could only imagine.
Folks, this wonderful day is coming! May it always be a source of strength as we pass our time here in faithful service to our Lord…
Heb 11:13-16 KJV –
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
May we all strength and encouragement today, as we remember that soon… “there should be time no longer” and we shall be in our eternal home with our Lord.
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation