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Chronology of Revelation 5

Excerpt taken from “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 19, pages 351-353.

Now remember, though you can do it… the chronology before you is not specifically intended for gentle reading; rather, the “Chronology of Revelation” is set forth as a study tool to explain the relationships between individual and specific chapters and verses as they relate to the time line of the Latter Days detailing how each chapter or section in Revelation corresponds to the three and a half years of the Great Consummation. Bear in mind, the Great Tribulation doctrines have been proven utterly in error starting with the seven years of Tribulation which is a woeful misinterpretation.

Have fun!

Excerpt begins:

Revelation Chapter 10

Chapter 10

The revelation John the apostle receives in chapter 10 reflects a distant future and takes place while John is a prisoner on the isle of Patmos. John is in a heavenly realm as he sees a revelation far beyond his own natural time or location. John experiences a vision or event similar to, if not exactly like, the one Daniel experienced in Daniel 12. The angel clothed in linen from Daniel’s vision appears to be the same angel clothed with a cloud in John’s vision.

 

It is important to recognize the vision and events addressed in Daniel 12 relates to the beginning of the Great Consummation and will span three and a half years. It is here where the angel states, “How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?” The similar vision and events addressed in Revelation 10, however, relate to the end of the Great Consummation as the angel states, “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished …” John’s vision, however, relates to the end of the Great Consummation, pointing at the period three and a half years after Daniel’s vision but still during the Time of the Gentiles. Both visions take place during the Great Consummation. Daniel’s vision takes place before the Great Consummation begins. John’s vision takes place at the end of the Great Consummation near the conclusion of the Church Age.

10:1–6

Aside from the angelic presence in both visions, John’s and Daniel’s renditions (Revelation 10:1–6 and Daniel 12:1–7) contain the same little book, which must be sealed. In both visions, an angel places one foot on this side of the waters and the other foot on the other side of the waters or on the land. In the two visions, the angel then lifts his hands and swears by Him who lives forever and ever that all these things shall be finished or come to an end when the reason for the angel’s presence has been accomplished. John’s angel declares there should be time no longer even as Daniel’s angel declares all things shall be finished at the end of three and a half years.

 

But when the seventh angel sounds his trumpet and the Beast has achieved the scattering of both the power and people of God, there should be time no more and then will the mystery of God be finished (Daniel 12:5–7). At this time, the fifth[1] and sixth[2] edicts will also be fulfilled, completing all visions and prophecies applicable to the Latter Days and anointing God’s Most Holy, Jesus Christ, at the end of the Time of the Gentiles.

10:7

With no more than a cursory glance, verse 7 appears to be referring to the last trumpet,[3] also called the trump of God,[4] which initiates the Rapture and begins the Day of the Lord. There has been great confusion over the last trumpet of God versus the seventh trumpet. Many believers consider the last trump and the seventh trumpet to be one and the same trumpet. They are not! The last trumpet, or trump of God, is a divine trumpet sounded by the Lord. The seventh trumpet of judgment is an angelic trumpet sounded by one of seven angels specifically set aside for the Wrath of God. For more clarity on this subject consult This Side of the Whirlwind, chapter 13, subsection “The Trump of God Versus the Seventh Trumpet.”

 

When the last angel sounds the seventh trumpet of judgment, the mystery of God will be finished, bringing an end to the Wrath of God, which takes place at the end of the Great Consummation. At that moment, Jesus as the Messiah will return from the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with the Body of Christ. It is believed by many the Messiah will at that time appear in the skies over Jerusalem, entering the city through the east gate as potentially prophesied in Ezekiel 43:1–4 and 44:1–3. It is also believed these chapters in Ezekiel are related to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. Jesus is prophesied to enter Jerusalem with the Body of Christ in preparation for conquering the Beast, the False Prophet, and the armies of the Beast just prior to the saints’ destruction of the city and the sanctuary in accordance with Daniel 9:26.[5] Following the conquest of the Beast, Jesus will assume the throne of David in completion of both prophecy and covenant.[6] These events are explained in greater detail elsewhere within This Side of the Whirlwind.

10:8–11

As John continues in the vision, there on the isle of Patmos, he is given a little book to eat even as Ezekiel was given a similar book. The eating of the book likely expresses the closing up and concealing of the information found in the little book. The information in the book relates to the Latter Days and is to be sealed up until the time of the end.[7] The prophets Ezekiel, Daniel, and John were each required to withhold information until the end of the Latter Days (Daniel 8:26 and 12:4 and Revelation 10:8–11). The Lord has released some if not all of the hidden information in fulfillment of prophecy even as He released the first half of the prophecy and covenant during the time of Paul.[8]

Chronology

While on the isle of Patmos, John receives the book of Revelation in the latter days of his life. Because John’s vision takes place in the heavenly realm, its time line is insignificant to this message; however, the vision itself relates specifically to the end of the Time of the Gentiles when the Second Advent will take place, closing the Great Consummation with the sounding of the seventh trumpet, which ends the mystery of God for this age. The event in chapter 10 only covers the last few days or possibly weeks at the end of the Great Consummation. The chapter expresses elements pertinent to the last angelic trumpet at the end of the seventieth week of the Seventy Weeks of Daniel.

 

Okay, we’ll jump into chapter 11 in our next blog on the Chronology of Revelation series.

Until then:

[1] Daniel 9:24, “… to seal up the vision and the prophecy …” the fifth edict.

[2] Daniel 9:24, “… and to anoint the Most Holy,” the sixth edict.

[3] 1 Corinthians 15:50–52, verse 52: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump …

[4] 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18, verse 16: “… voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.”

[5] Daniel 9:26, “… and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary …”

[6] Revelation 19:17–21 and Daniel 9:24–27, the sixth edict: “…To anoint the Most Holy.”

[7] Daniel 12:4 and 9, “… for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”

[8] Colossians 1:25–27, “The mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.”

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