The Voice Of The Seventh Angel Revelation's Seventh Angel Transitions To Final Triumph
or many years, scholars have
wondered concerning the seventh seal found in Revelation, where
the text describes a brief silence in heaven:
"And when he had opened the
seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an
hour" (Revelation 8:1).
This means the seal judgments
seen in Revelation only total six judgments -- and the seventh is
a transitional device to introduce the details seen in the six trumpet
judgments which follow. Similarly, the seventh trumpet is not a judgment
at all, as are seen in the six trumpet events, for when the seventh
trumpet blows, we see declarations of glory in the heavenly scene:
"And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are
become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever
and ever" (Revelation 11:15).
Although the significance of
these statements may elude some, when it comes to the mysterious book of
Revelation, every clue we receive turns out to be very important. Because it
is commonly thought there are seven seals, seven trumpets, and
seven vial judgments, the realization that there are actually only six
of each judgment (six seals, six trumpets, six vials), helps us to
recognize the 666 nature of the tribulational pattern itself.
The truth is, the book of
Revelation is positively overflowing with mathematical clues concerning how
the end of the age will unfold, but because of our foolish reliance on the
traditions of men, we regularly assimilate the information within a systemic
approach which is flawed. As a case in point, most believers will tell you the
tribulation period is seven years in length, when the text plainly states
the term of the Antichrist figure is 42 months, or 3 1/2 years:
"....and power was given unto
him to continue forty and two months" (Revelation 13:5).
This belief in seven seal
judgments (and seven of the trumpet and vial judgments), as well as a
seven year tribulation serves to shift the focus from the sixes,
which provide us with the key numerics to accurately perceive what is
Spiritually occurring. Further, because the number six is readily
divisible by the Spiritual "thirds" which are seen throughout the text, once
again, the math is skewed to distract us from the formulas which can help us
unravel the true nature of the prophesied events.
For instance, when the Devil is
imaged as a colorful dragon who is said to pull a third of the stars into
his orbit, we might realize that "third" leads us right back to the number
"And there appeared another
wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon...and his tail drew the third
part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth..." (Revelation
This would mean that the stars
which remained now consisted of .666% of the stars before the dragon
impacted the entire creation with his iniquity. Surely this is significant.
During the trumpet judgments,
the days are shortened by a third (Mark 13:20), through the
apparent increase of the spin rate of the planet, because we see the day "shone
not for a third part of it, and the night likewise" (Revelation 8:12). As
this obviously tumultuous event occurs, a day will become 8 hours instead of 12,
or .666% of what it was before the devastating judgment.
When the judgment angels are
loosed from the river Euphrates, they kill "the third part of men" -- which is
usually thought to refer to a third of the men in the world. However, since a
human being is thought to consist of three components in the form of body,
mind, and soul, it is a distinct possibility that one of the these three is
in view when it says this horrifying angelic host is given the power to "slay
the third part of men" (Revelation 9:15). In any event, what is
left is definitely .666% of what it was before the dreadful event.
There are actually many more
examples, but the point is, by missing the mathematical significance seen in the
Spiritual and symbolic transition from six (representing the
finite, created nature of man), to the number seven (imaging the rest,
perfection, and completion seen in the divine nature of God), our carnal minds
continually jump to incorrect conclusions.
In another study, we've shown
the number six is always associated with when the Beast "was," and the
number seven is when the Beast "is not." In previous studies, we've also
shown the number eight is seen as the return of the Antichrist Spirit,
when his deadly wound is healed, and he mystically "ascends out of the
This is the beast was, is not,
and shall ascend cycle, expressed in multiple works as the 6,7,8 Cycle.
In this astonishing pattern, we see that eight, as the number of new beginnings,
renews the cycle of another one through six, with no rest (or seven) in
sight. Conversely, God always was, always is, and always shall be:
"Jesus Christ the same
yesterday, and to day, and for ever" (Hebrew 13:8).
Thus, we rejoice with the
seventh angel, for significantly, it is in that very same Scriptural passage we
see the eternal nature of God:
"And the seventh angel sounded;
and there were great voices in heaven....Saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord God
Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou has
taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned" (Revelation 11:15,17).
For more on this important
prophetic formula, see the online video on
THE 6,7,8 CYCLE.