The sounding of the seventh trumpet heralds God’s kingdom and the destruction of whatever would threaten the earth.
The plagues that fall on the earth as each of the first six trumpets are blown do not move the peoples of the world to repentRepentance is a central biblical teaching. All people are sinful and God desires that all people repent of their sins. The Hebrew word for repent means to "turn away" from sin. The Greek word for repentance means to "change on'e mind," more specifically, it means... More (9:20-21). Therefore, an angel interrupts the movement toward destruction in Revelation 10 and commands John to prophesy again. In Revelation 11:1-12, God’s two witnesses call the world to repent, and they are killed and raised. After this, however, many people begin to fear and glorify God (11:13). Only when this occurs does the seventh trumpet sound and the heavenly voices announce that the world has become the kingdom of GodThe kingdom (reign) of God is a central theme of Jesus' teaching and parables. According to Jesus this reign of God is a present reality and at the same time is yet to come. When Christians pray the Lord's Prayer, they ask that God's kingdom... More and Christ (11:15). Repentance rather than destruction is God’s desire. Moreover, God is the Creator and therefore opposes the powers that seek to ruin the creationCreation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and... More. God’s kingdom means the destruction of those forces that would destroy the world God made (11:18).